Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Lipp, author of several books, including Tarot Interactions, Merry Meet Again, and the new Magical Power for Beginners.
When working in a coven, grove, or other ritual group, creating a "group mind" (sometimes called an "egregore") empowers all the work you do. Your magic will naturally sync up, and your rituals will be more harmonious.
Should Paganism be exclusive or inclusive? That's a thing Pagans have been debating for decades. There is plenty of room in our community for groups with open-door policies and groups that screen carefully. I love and celebrate the open-door groups that make Paganism accessible to all.
Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp
Many people want to improve their psychic skills when reading the cards. Deborah Lipp provides an exercise that helps clear the way for your psychic voice to emerge.
Exercise: Speed Reading
Do this exercise with a companion as your querent. If you must work alone, speak out loud, as if to a querent. You can record your voice for noting in your journal later.
Take a series of deep, calming breaths. Make sure you feel centered before you begin.
Shuffle or mix your cards, and allow the process of shuffling to continue centering you.
Lay down the first card and immediately begin speaking. Don’t let yourself pause for a breath. Say
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Lipp, author of The Elements of Ritual, The Way of Four, The Way of Four Spellbook, Merry Meet Again, and the new Tarot Interactions.
People lose their minds over court cards in the tarot. They can stop the reader cold: Is this a person? If so, is it the querent (the person receiving the reader) or some third party? Is it a symbol, an abstract concept, or what?
Partially, this is answered by context, because all of the tarot court can be any or all of the above. I like to start from the idea that a court card is a person—often a third party—because I think too many readers resort to abstracts too often. I like my readings to be
Last month, a fabulous new book was released. It's called Merry Meet Again: Lessons, Life & Love on the Path of a Wiccan High Priestess, written by Deborah Lipp. In case you don't know who Deborah is, in a nutshell she is a 3rd degree Gardnerian Wiccan High Priestess who has written several books for Llewellyn on witchcraft and magic, and one on James Bond (not published by Llewellyn!). She was encouraged to start writing after years of experience running a coven and giving presentations at Pagan and Wiccan festivals by a well-timed tarot reading in 1999, and has been at it ever since.
In her memoir, she has a lot of stories to tell; things like finding Wiccan training before the