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Among the kaleidoscope of practices and philosophies that shape the diverse form of witchcraft known as Faery, a popular saying arises again and again that describes what very well may be the singular heart of the tradition: "A witch bows to no one." It is offered as both advice and meditative device, the sentiment being one of claiming and protecting one's personal power and fully embracing one's own divine authority. Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt & Between, provides insight into the Faery tradition as well as the Witch's Crown exercise for embracing your personal power.
Le Monde (The World). Corresponding to the number Twenty-One, also to the Hebrew letter Tav. [Note: Waite’s deck places The Fool here (though this card is still numbered Twenty-one, and The Fool is still numbered Zero). In terms of correspondence to the Hebrew alphabet, inserting The Fool here is correct; Tav is the last letter of the alphabet,
Date: 2008-05-07 By: Llewellyn
This simple three-card layout is perfect when you are seeking a yes-now answer to a question. It is also a good way to learn how to interpret composite Tarot sentences. The layout consists of a single triplet that is read in the form of a Tarot sentence. The cards are shuffled and cut, then dealt in the layout in order. All the cards of the
Date: 2008-09-29 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
No, you're not. None of us ever are, no matter how hard we try. What do I mean by, "There's a New World coming?" Every year is a new beginning, as well as an ending. The start of a new calendar gives us pause and opportunity to regret all the things we did poorly in 2008, or didn’t do at all. And it gives us a chance to promise that we will do
Date: 2015-08-10 By: Patrick Dunn
When we think of meditation, we tend to think of Eastern meditation techniques. Many are familiar with zazen, for example—sitting, attending to the breath, and bringing the mind back from stray thoughts. But what about Western meditation practices? How are these different? Are they as powerful? Patrick Dunn, author of the new Practical Art of Divine Magic, maps out a powerful, theurgic meditation on beauty designed to bring us closer to the divine.
Date: 2009-11-16 By: Llewellyn
I was the lodge master of a German/American Freemason lodge in San Francisco, California. On a cold Monday night in December 1966, I had just closed the weekly meeting, and, as was my habit, I was waiting until the last lodge member had left so I could turn off the lights. One lodge brother was still present, putting on his overcoat and hat. His
Date: 2014-09-29 By: Debi Chestnut
Why is it that certain things and places spook a lot of people? Places such as basements, attics, abandoned buildings; dolls; clowns—the list is endless. Are these feelings based in truth, or past experiences with television and film? Debi Chestnut, author of the new Stalking Shadows, explains how we can move past our initial feelings of unease and continue forward.
Date: 2017-04-24 By: Debi Chestnut
In the Major Arcana of the Tarot, the Fool goes on a journey. This is similar to the Hero's Journey in mythology, and some view the ups and downs of the Major Arcana as the pathway the Fool takes to wisdom. Most people take the "Fool's Journey" several times during their life. If we hold the journey up as a template against our own life, it can help us figure out what to do next. Where to look for strength, or when we need to sit down and take a breath. Here, Melissa Cynova, author of the new Kitchen Table Tarot details how we can embrace the cards and their wisdom on our journeys.
Date: 1969-12-31 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
I want you to know right from the beginning that this is blatant pitch to get you to buy a special book. When marketing people suggested that I use my editorial space as a "bully pulpit" to do just that, I resisted the idea, but this book is too important and potentially too valuable to you for me not to make this extra effort. This book can give
Date: 2005-03-25 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
This is an article from Carl's previous blog, Conversations Across the Table, originally posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 First, let me apologize for not writing recently. It’s been a very busy time and I have had such minor matters as a tooth ...