Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

January/February 2015 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

The Tarot Contemplation Ritual

This article was written by Donald Michael Kraig
posted under Magick

STEP ONE. Remove the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana. Take from the twenty-two cards (which should be numbered from 0 to 21) the cards numbered 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, and 18. These will not be used at this time, so put them with the remainder of the deck. Keep the remaining cards of the Major Arcana with you while you perform the relaxation ritual.

STEP TWO. Immediately after completing the Relaxation Ritual, take the sixteen cards that remain from the Major Arcana and mix them up (shuffle them) in any manner you desire until you get a feeling it is time to stop. Note that this feeling may be very subtle. If you don’t get such a feeling, stop mixing them after one minute.

STEP THREE. Select any one card and look at the picture on it for no more than three minutes.

STEP FOUR. Take three deep breaths and the Tarot contemplation ritual is complete.

STEP FIVE. Record the card name and number in your magickal diary. Also record any feelings, sensations, or ideas you received while looking at (contemplating) the card.

From Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig

Donald Michael KraigDonald Michael Kraig
Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses...  Read more

RELATED PRODUCTS

Modern Magick
Modern Magick
Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts
Donald Michael Kraig
$29.95 US,  $34.95 CAN | Add to Cart
Modern Sex Magick
Modern Sex Magick
Secrets of Erotic Spirituality
Donald Michael Kraig
$19.95 US,  $22.95 CAN | Add to Cart
Tarot & Magic
Tarot & Magic
Donald Michael Kraig
$12.95 US,  $20.50 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

Did you know that certain homes can support and ignite affairs, divorce, being bullied at work, conflict with family members, lawsuits, and other very unpleasant and disrupting events? Feng Shui techniques can find these possible scenarios and cure them. Feng Shui dates back to Neolithic China, and the people of that area have relied on Feng... read this article
Use Venus to Make New Year's Resolutions That Stick
The Dead Are Watching
Brighten Your Ostara by Bringing Balance to Your Life
Creating a Plan for Spirit Communication: A Topic of Pagan Activism
The Goddess and the Priestess: The Archetype of the Powerful Woman Realized

Most recent posts:
Turn a Word into A Spread
Many times we ask questions of the tarot that only touch the surface of the true issue. Marcus and Tali give a technique that can help dig deeper and...

New Year's Resolutions By Venus Sign
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jessica Shepherd, author of The Love Alchemist's Notebook and the new Venus Signs. Many of us are...

Psychic Abilities: The Little Voice and the Light
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Debra Robinson, author of A Haunted Life and The Dead Are Watching. I've had so many people over the...





Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $15.95 CAN
$11.19 US,  $12.76 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $10.99 US,  $12.50 CAN
$8.79 US,  $10.00 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.16 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Magical Almanac Llewellyn's 2015 Magical Almanac
Practical Magic for Everyday Living

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.16 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Pocket Planner Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Pocket Planner
Daily Ephemeris & Aspectarian 2014-2016

By: Llewellyn
Price: $8.99 US,  $10.50 CAN
$7.19 US,  $8.40 CAN On Sale!