“To learn to play seriously is one of the great secrets of spiritual exploration.” ― Rachel Pollack

It isn’t often you get to interview your hero.  The second tarot book that I ever bought was “78 Degrees of Wisdom“. I’d been reading cards for about a decade at this point, and although I could read the cards, I didn’t really understand them. Not entirely. Rachel Pollack’s book introduced me to my cards in a way that made me feel like we were old friends. I could talk to the cards and for the first time – clearly hear what they said. Magical. Because the Universe seems to conspire to shower me with blessings, I was invited to …

Laughing is the only way to deal with the bleeding walls – Michael Bodine

If you know me at all, you know that I’ve always been fascinated by psychics who grow up in a family of psychics. From me, to my friend, Terry Iacuzzo and her siblings, there seems to be a theme in the upbringing of gifted kids. We’re a little weird, we’re a little isolationist, and we carry that weirdness into adulthood. I’ve recently found an exception to this rule. Michael Bodine was raised with two psychic siblings and a mother who read tarot cards and took him to psychic camp. He would rather have played football and hung out with his …

Cancer with Leo Rising – Liz Abbott

Have you ever seen someone’s profile on Instagram and couldn’t stop looking at it, and then the next thing you know it’s 3 in the morning and you’re down a serious rabbit hole and start navigating their feed like a fucking ninja to avoid liking a post from 2016 and kind of feel like you know the person but there’s no way you could but you still kinda want to hang out and send them an interview request even though you legit only know them from stalking?  Just me? So, Liz Abbott is the High Desert Witch who runs High …

“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 …

where there is a woman, there is magic. – Ntosake Shange

I first met Heatherleigh Navarro at one of my first tarot conferences – I believe it was NWTS. I’d heard of her, of course, from mutual friends and friends who had been to her shop, The Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, MI. What I didn’t hear about was her Presence. Good god, this woman has gravitas. Sparkly eyes, quick wit and a great smile. The NEXT time I met her, I asked if she could give me some business advice, and boy, did she. I felt like it was the conversational equivalent of being smacked in the back of the …

Tarot: Support for empowered living – Siobhan

I think I first found Siobhan on the ever-giving wondrous blog of Beth Maiden at littleredtarot.com. I am always ready to learn, and Siobhan’s writing about tarot, life, and one of my favorite articles about how to be an earnest ally. If you haven’t yet, go to her website and just start reading. She’s insightful, funny and I have a gigantic crush on her. That’s probably not relevant, but here we are. 🙂 Siobhan filled out the questionnaire for us. I hope you take the time to get to know her and her wonderful work.  LFT Questionnaire What you appreciate …

With my willingness to connect with you on a heart-to-heart level, my readings are healing and authentic. – Sarah Barry

During a massive binge of The Hermit’s Lamp podcast, I heard the delightful story of how Sarah Barry started reading professionally. She just did it. Such enormous bravery – she’s seriously one of my heroes. And look at her frickin bike!  Anyway, she’s now been reading for years and has such an enthusiasm for tarot – it’s engaging. She’s got a blog that dates back to 2010, and I’ve learned so much from her. Sarah is on Instagram and Facebook, and you should also sign up for her newsletter. I love that the internet brings me closer to kickass Australian …

I love doing spells – it’s like spiritual crafting – Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea‘s Modern Tarot is the first of her many books that I’ve read, but definitely won’t be the last. Tea’s take on tarot (I fucking love being alliterative) is just what it says it is – a modern take on the tarot. She and I had similar introductions to the cards – at age 14, one of our guy friends gave us a deck – and off we went. Each card description ends with a spell to help you touch the card. Be the Emperor. Be the Queen of Cups. James Wanless uses a similar technique to learn the …

The World is Calling Us to Get Real. – Nancy Antenucci

I’ve never met Nancy Antenucci, or as I like to call her in my head, “The Nucc”. We haven’t met in life, but online, I feel like we’ve been best friends for about 30 years. I was tickled to get an inscribed copy of her book, Psychic Tarot, with the note “To a special kindred that I haven’t met but I sure as shit know.”  Yeah. We’re bffs. Like all of my good friends, the first thing Nancy does with her book is call me on my nonsense. I have never liked being called a psychic, because it feels like …

For me divination is a direct method of connecting to a place where everything is knowable.  -Andrew McGregor

Andrew is the owner of the Hermit’s Lamp in Toronto, and is a reader, an author and deck creator. He also has only podcast that I’ve ever binged. The Hermit’s Lamp podcast features a huge variety of folks from the magical, spiritual and divinatory worlds, and I’ve learned something new from every guest on the show. If you are looking to build your online community, or just to have your mind blown open, you should absolutely check it out. xo Lis LFT Questionnaire 1. What you appreciate the most in your friends. I appreciate kindness, passion and creativity in my …