“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Book review time!  I’ve finished Book the Second, and have had time to catch up on my reading. Here are some short reviews of the lovelies I’ve just finished: The first and third books were sent to me by Red Wheel/Weiser, and the 2nd one was from my friend, Leeza.  Tarot: Plain & Simple – Leanna Greenaway It is what it says it is. Very simple. It’s got card meanings, reversals, key points about each card and exercises for you to do. This is a beginner book. It also says it’s the only tarot book you’ll ever need, and I’m …

K is for Kitchen Table Tarot #atozchallenge

Kitchen Table Tarot, published by Llewellyn in 2017 and written by Me, is currently in its fourth printing and is selling pretty darn well. Seen as a sassy, yet practical modern guide to tarot, this handy-dandy-purse-sized book has been touted as, “Pretty good” by its author, and “Shut up, you WROTE that?” by one of her friends.  Also, Maggie Stiefvater liked it. So. You know. That’s fucking cool as hell. I am not good at writing about myself, but I’m pretty good at writing, i think, and my Book the First makes me proud. I’m heading to Dallas next month …

“Gertrude is a spider, weaving a web of funhouse mirrors” – Taisia Kitaiskaia

I found Taisia Kitaiskaia in the Hall of Fame for amazing names, but also in my friend Sara’s instagram feed. Literary Witches – what an amazing title and concept. The book is a beautiful little hardcover with a subtitle of “A celebration of magical women writers”. That’s like all of my favorite things in one title.  Each woman is featured in the book with a small drawing, a magical portrait, a small fairy tale and a short bio. They’re just beautiful – the artwork alone would make this a great book, but the playfulness and warmth that the author feels …

Madam Pamita’s Magical Tarot – Book Review

I have to admit, I was a little put off by the cover of this book. We readers get a lot of shit because of the whole “gypsy” fortunteller trope, and I was under the impression that Madame Pamita was a conjured name with some theater attached. I was bolstered by the fact that Rachel Pollack and Mary Greer both wrote a blurb on it, and checked it out. I’m glad that I did. Turns out, Madame Pamita is the actual name under which the author works and practices (and plays ukulele to boot). She is the owner of a …

“I’m not telling anyone what to believe. I simply present the evidence so people can draw their own conclusions.” Jenniffer Weigel

About a year ago, I got to interview a trio of siblings who are all psychic. Terry Iacuzzo, Rosemary Wise, and Frank Andrews. I’ve always been fascinated with stories about folks who grew up having the “Shinnin”, as the Simpsons call it, and even more with families who do. I suspect most people in my family have very strong, honed intuition, because there are family stories about “remember when Uncle Richard passed and we all woke up at 3am and started calling each other?”  In reading “Psychics, Healers & Mediums by Jenniffer Weigel, I found an entire group of people …

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

Tarot Court Cards For Beginners taught this reader some new tricks. I learned tarot mostly by intuition and inferring knowledge from the cards. So, I never really took time to look up the history of the cards. I LOVED this book and learned so much about those damned court cards. When I first learned, i was convinced that the card I chose had to align with a person. Just like the books said – there was a dark haired man in the future. Even if there really wasn’t. I had to give myself permission to stray away from these absolutes …