Monday, 5 June 2023

The Wandering Star Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: The Wandering Star Tarot written and illustrated by Cat Pierce. Boxed set of 80 cards and guidebook. Published by Hay House. Nov 2021UK: £22

“Gather Knowledge. Love deeply. Soak in joy.”

Sample: 3 of Cups: The air is positively crackling with possibility! Pleasures, flirtations, and frovoloty beckon. They beg you to indulge a bit – to leave cars behind, laugh, heartily, and enjoy the lighthearted energy that is costing through you. You have worked hard and been very diligent, and you deserve a moment of fun. Seek out friends and family members, who are light and easy and help raise your vibration. Avoid and put up a boundary against people who drain your precious life for us. This is the time to emerge. The bear is positively crackling with possibility! Pleasures, flirtations, and for Valatie Beaconsfield. They beg you to indulge a bit – to leave cars behind, laugh, heartily, and enjoy the lighthearted energy that is costing through you. You have worked hard and been very diligent, and you deserve a moment of fun. Seek out friends and family members, who are light and easy and help raise your vibration. Avoid and put up a boundary against people who drain your precious life for us. This is the time to energise and soak in an abundance of earthly delights… So be careful not to overindulge! Too much of a good thing can also text the spirit. A day without laughter is a day wasted.

The Rose Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: The Rose Oracle by Rebecca Campbell, set of 44 cards and Guidebook. Published by Hay House US $26.99 : Can $35.99 : UK £22.99 (March 2022) 

“Unlock the mysteries of the rose, connect to the divine feminine, nature, beauty. May Her healing mysteries call you home to your true nature.”

The rose is an ancient symbol of love and perfection. It is known as the Queen of flowers. The cards call us to meet the Mother Rose, connect to the goddess, to beauty, and to nature. Its perfume, soft velvet petals and beauty have provided great joy across the generations and across many countries of the world. The cards help us to reconnect with the garden, the Earth, the divine feminine, with seasons and cycles. 

Secrets of Paradise Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Card Deck Review: Secrets of Paradise Tarot - Inspired by Caribbean & Latin American Culture& Mysticism. By Leticia Ferrer-Rivera. Illustrated by Laura Bello. Boxed set of 81 cards and Guidebook. Published by Hay House. Date Jan 2023 UK : £22

“May the oceans bring blessings, abundance, and healing to all who inhabit the Planet Earth.”

Sample: Madre Tierra - About this card - This title replaces The World in traditional decks, and depicts the Ceiba Tree (the sacred tree of the Maya) from Puerto Rico. Animals from Africa, Spain, Uruguay, and Puerto Rico appear in this card, under the Sun and Moon. Card Meaning: This card appears when a person needs to evaluate their position in relation to the rest of the world. Is this person in an eternal night under the moon or burning under the baking Sun? Or are they as grounded, centred and strong as the sacred Ceiba Tree? This card is also a representation of power and shows how much influence someone has over their circumstances. It highlights knowledge and education. We must always learn from situations, and not only be interested in what we can easily master. This card might also show a deep love of nature and a person’s deep caring for the planet. This card honours all wildlife and animals. 

Moonology Manifestation Oracle Deck

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Moonology Manifestation Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland. Published by Hay House. Boxed set of cards and guidebook. Oct 2021 £17.99 

Opening up the doors! Relax, focus, believe, open and step up. 

The Moon is the magical queen of the sky, po served for 15,000 years. It is our ally when it comes to manifestation. We create our life with our feelings, thought and actions. It’s all about mind set - not moon set! There are no easy fixes! Complex questions are raised here. Here the Moon is female.

Dragon Wisdom Oracle Deck

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Dragon Wisdom by Christine Ariana Fader, with illustrations by Anja Kostka.
Published by Earthdancer, an imprint of Inner Traditions. US $19.99 : Can $24.99 : UK £16.99

“I am ready. I am ready. I am ready.”

A sturdy box holds 43 colourful oracle cards and the companion guidebook. 38 cards are dragons, 4 are elements and one elf. These dragons guard the treasure that is you, and are your friends, companions and advisors on your journeys. Adventure, unconditional love and magic are promised, and strength, freedom and courage. For those who like dragons! These are fun, friendly, non threatening dragons, bringing all positive energy, caring and uplifting advice to become your own Dragon Rider, with values of courage, loyalty, friendship, and all that leads to you becoming the hero of your own life! The book provides information on how to use the dragons, and you will find well written guided meditations with a small ritual for each card. Alba is Queen of All Dragons, and we meet her and can speak with her and other companion guides and teachers. 

Sunday, 4 June 2023

Universal Celtic Tarot Review

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Universal Celtic Tarot published by Lo Scarabeo by Cristina Scagliotti

We have a deck that focusses on the time of the ancient Celts who lived in the areas of Ireland, Scotland, France, Northern Spain, and Turkey. They were creative, artistic, courageous, freedom loving, strong, and spiritual people, who were wonderfully imaginative storytellers, who loved nature, and whose world was filled with wonders. They had regular seasonal festivals, and celebrated the beginning of the year at Lughnassah, and the spring festival on May Eve. 

The deck describes their value system, the ogham letters, little people, and plant spirits, their myths and legends. We see the cauldron of the Dagda in the Ace of Cups, the flower maiden, Blodenwedd, and Ceridwen in the Wheel of Fortune. 


Saturday, 3 June 2023

Living With the Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine book review: Living the Tarot by Amber Jayanti - Applying Ancient Wisdom to the Challenges of Modern Living. Introduction by Mary Greer. Practical ways to use the cards on an everyday basis, the book provides Qabalah, mythology, astrology, numerology, magick, Buddhist, Hindu and psychological perspectives, and how the tarot can be used for personal growth and self understanding. Only the 22 Major Arcana cards are profiled. 

A key allows something which is closed to be opened. 

Friday, 2 June 2023

Complete Lenormand Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Book Review: The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook - Reading the Language and Symbols of the Cards by Caitlin Matthews, Published by Destiny Books. Paperback: £13.05 Kindle: £8.99

Colour images with history of Petit Lenormand cards and comparisons with the tarot, here we learn the meaning of each card, their alphabet, and how they relate and we are given examples of readings. We learn what a 'significator' is, laying out the grand Tableau of all cards, and how to use the cards as a storyboard. Playing card images are included on the Lenormand cards and we learn how to use them in a reading and how to improve our skills after having worked with them for a while, such as telling the time in a reading, finding lost items, locations, resding for ourselves and others. There is a quick reference guide at the back of the book for key meanings and a useful index. It's a must for all professional Lenormand readers!
Review by Wendy Stokes

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Oracle card reading - June

For June, I begin the reading with Magical Messages from the Fairies by Doreen Virtue. The card of Emotional Healing tells you 'As your heart heals of old emotional pain, you receive new blessings and love. As you let go of emotional wounds, you awaken to a new level of power and joy. Call upon supportive friends, professionals and others to help you connect with loving kindness, to see the beauty all around you, to take delight in in the growth of nature at this time'. The fairies are in nature, whether it be the sea shore, forest, moor or parkland - go find them!
Next I have chosen Tiger's Eye from Gems Oracle Cards by Bianca Luna. This is a number 10 and shows the sign of Jupiter and links to the ajna chakra. No man is an island - or woman either! Sometimes you find yourself in a complex world, and to live happily you must co-operate peacefully with others, help them, understand them, and sometimes challenge them when they make mistakes. The tiger's eye helps you to be far-seeing into the future and helps you with accuracy. It gives you idealism and love of humanity, and ensures your actions are purposeful, clear and caring.

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Oracle Reading for June

From Goddess Guidance Cards Ixchel (pronounced EE-shel) known as 'Medicine Woman' was a moon Goddess revered in Mayan times. She gave birth to all other Mayan deities. She is connected to the tides and water and controls the rain. She is also known as 'Lady Rainbow' and is a healer and a mother goddess of fertility and childbirth.  The card depicts a woman with her arms upraised with a waterfall to her right, a South American temple to her left and a lightening storm above her. The message is 'You are a channel for Divine Healing Power'. Commanding power is not the same as demanding it! Demanding comes from a childhood place akin to a tantrum. Commanding is based on the sure knowledge that you are part of grace and wisdom - a lightening rod which can conduct power. Always remember that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Power is to be used wisely, and for the wellbeing of others, especially those most in need. 

Dreamscape Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Dreamscape Oracle by Matt Hughes. Boxed set of 32 cards and guidebook. Published by US Games Systems Inc. Card Size: 3 inches x 5inches. £20 

I love the artwork with gold and holographic foil accents, and I think you will enjoy it too with its animal messengers and mythic archetypes. 

Matt’s art is known as ‘Gothic Art Nouveau’. 

I’m really shocked that there are numerous Amazon reviews that describe this Matt Hughes - a sensitive artist - as Matt Hughes, a fighter who has published an autobiography of great disgust to most people. Be aware please, that our Matt Hughes has produced another superb card deck. This is only 32 cards but each one is a beautiful work of art. It’s a ‘wow’ glinting experience that you will want to own. Appealing to women especially as readers or enquirers, these decks by the Matt Hughes are elegant, timeless and delightful! Try the Dreamscape Oracle Spread! 

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Universal Goddess Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Universal Goddess Tarot by Maria Caratti, published by Lo Scarabeo. 5 inches by 3 inches card size. £22.95 

This card is 'Angerona' Goddess of the Winter Solstice and represents 'silence' - the mother who never asks questions but welcomes you into her benevolent arms when you are tired or uncertain. This is a delightful deck, the paintings are of highest quality and are convincing as deities. The information in the insert is adequate and concise. There is a paperback by Antonela Platano to accompany the deck and a deluxe edition. This is a deck which will deliver a valuable reading every time, without fail! 

This card on the right is the card of Justice, here numbered VIII. She is the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Justice and she speaks to us directly. Do you hear her voice say with great power and authority: "Bow down before me, for I am Ma'at, the Goddess of Truth, Justice and Order. Obey my commands and you will be rewarded by the same coin, or disobey me, and be condemned by the 42 judges. 

Tarot for Lovers

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Book Review: Tarot for Lovers by E W Neville. Published by Schiffer Publishing £13.99

The retired author, Ed Neville hails from Southern California and spent 28 years working in top management in government whilst combining studies on the Occult, Astrology and Tarot. This book was first published in 1987 - but don’t be disheartened - people haven’t changed, and the information is just as good today as it always was! 

Love is so extremely important throughout our life, from cradle to the grave, but fraught with so many serious difficulties and who, as a reader, hasn’t had numerous questions about relationships? If relationship questions are your weakness, then this is the Tarot book for you! Covering the Majors, Minors and Court Cards, you can not only read for others but read for yourself! 

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Whispers of Healing

Mind Body & Soul Card Deck Review: Whispers of Healing Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield with illustrations  by Josephine Wall. Boxed set of cards and instruction booklet. £17.99 Blue Angel Publishing.

“I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds”. Jeremiah 30:17

In this deck we have 50 cards, size: 17cm x 12cm, each with an image by the popular visionary artist, Josephine Wall. Additionally, in the booklet, there is information on how to use the cards, how to prepare them, ask a question, select cards, and 200 words of explanation about the energy of the card, the image’s symbolism, colours and chakras. Spreads are for a one-card reading for a daily message, or a three-card reading. You are invited to keep a journal of your card choices, readings and outcomes. 

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Shining Tribe Tarot Review

Mind Body and Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: 
Shining Tribe Tarot (previously Shining Woman Tarot) by Rachel Pollack is a wonderful tarot deck of 78 illustrated cards, inspired by international myths and stories, shamanic journeys, esoteric traditions, tribal art and other creative enjoyments. There are standard tarot, Native American, Kabbalistic, prehistoric rock art, fairy tales and other influences. There are scenes from Greece, North America, Malta, Ireland, England, France, Denmark and the Netherlands. 
The original title of 'Shining Woman Tarot', refers to the last card of the major arcana, usually titled 'The World'. The image is a celebration of life and appears in several images throughout the card deck, such as, 'The Tower', '3 of Stones' and 'Awakening'. Images of animals occur, such as the turtle (tortoise), toad, snake and fish. Some of the traditional tarot titles have been changed, such as 'Tradition' and 'The Hanged Woman'. There is the ‘soul's journey’ through the major arcana from birth to enlightenment. The four suits are descriptive of human experience in all its varied forms. Wands (fire) are trees: Cups (water) are rivers: Swords (air) are birds: Pentacles (earth) are stones. Each card is given a poem and a write up in the accompanying book. 

Tarot for Magical Times

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Review: Tarot for Magical Times By Rachel Pollack and Johannes Fiebig. Published by AGM Urania. 160 page full color explanatory book £10.21

‘Enlightenment is man’s emergency from his self-incurred immaturity.’ Kant

Astrologically, we are influenced by the planet Pluto which entered the constellation of Capricorn in 2008. It will occupy this position until 2024 during which time we will experience a process of cultural and personal transformation due to the breakdown of organisational structures, dogma and habits. Previously, when this planetary configuration occurred, it was the time of the Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment. Tarot for Magical Times focuses on this precise issue and uses the card of the Tower to play a central role in representing this planetary position.

Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Book Review: Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living, by Melusine Draco, Paperback £9.99 E-book £6.99, Published by Moon Books

Melusine Draco’s many books on the occult have a well-deserved reputation for being informative, interesting and useful. This book is ideal for the solitary practitioner living in a town or city (the author provides differences between ‘witchcraft’ per se and ‘wicca’ per se). It is possible to know about herbal lore, to honour nature and to practice magical arts anywhere in the world. She accepts that criticism of witchcraft is still very common in the twenty-first century and suggests it is necessary to be discreet, yet confident. The book contains excellent advice and many good exercises. It also gives an understanding of the problems that present themselves to those living in a built-up area. 

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Becoming a Garment of Isis

Mind Body & Soul Book Review: Becoming A Garment of Isis - A Nine-Stage Initiatory Path of Egyptian Spirituality by Naomi Ozaniec, published by Inner Traditions. 315 pages. 

From the Preface: Melbourne 2009 “As the light is a great comfort to a traveller on a dark night, as the light is a great comfort to a ship approaching a new coastline, as the light is a great comfort to the distressed, as the beacon is a great comfort to a besieged people, so I am a light for the soul. Only when your soul powers have begun to stir will you seek me out. Until then, you will be content with the world of appearances; you are not seek my light. As a light provides a guide in dark places, so my light shines without ceasing. As one flame may light another, so I will ignite your soul powers so that you may come into the fullness of your own divine light. But releasing the illumination of the soul is more than the work of a lifetime, so I open the door of remembering so that you may walk in my footsteps following my light to where it leads. I have been a light upon the Earth and it is my wish that my light shall burn brightly again. For where I am remembered upon the altar through the lighting of lights, so I am also as a light in your heart. This is where our relationship begins and where our lights may meet, the greater holding the lesser in its brilliance. Once we have embraced soul light to soul light, we are linked by the love of our hearts. For do not doubt my love for all that lives upon earth.”

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Hallowquest and Arthurian Tarot


'We must create once more a pure work' W B Yeats

Hallowquest Tarot Magic and the Arthurian Mysteries is the title of the companion book that accompanies The Arthurian Tarot Cards by Caitlin and John Matthews with artwork by Miranda Gray This specialist deck and book style initiatory course in the Mysteries of Britain are based on the mediaeval stories from Britain and France of King Arthur, the Round Table and the search for the Holy Grail and feature the personalities, places and events that will be well known to students of these extraordinary tales. The authors are specialist tarot creators and this is one of their best! It presents a coherent deck which features the Greater Powers (Major Arcana) and Lesser Arcana (Court cards and Minor Arcana) correspond to the four seasons and the traditional cups, swords, pentacles and staves. Black and white scans are provided of the cards in the book. There are rituals, meditations, occult explorations and shamanic journeys and Hallowquest provides a year's meditation course as a series of doorways into the archetypes and symbolism in order to provide a structure for personal self development.

Monday, 22 May 2023

The Eye of Horus Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Oracle Review: An Oracle of Ancient Egypt - The Eye of Horus - by David Lawson, published by Connections. Boxed set of 25 stones in a bag with a 160 page book. 
The ancient Egyptian culture was a leap in evolution, understanding of spirituality, knowledge of mathmatics and consciousness of the wonder of the animal world. The oracle is to provide guidance, inspiration and insights. Many ancient spiritual tradition have eyes of protection. The Eye of Horus was a symbol of healing, intuition and vision and to ward off danger, illness and bad luck. It is possible to use the oracle for oneself or other people. 

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Journey of Love

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Journey of Love by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn, Boxed set of 70 Oracle cards plus guidebook. Published by Blue Angel, £17.99

Poet Richard Cohn has joined forces with painter and fusionartist Rassouli to produce this interesting deck. The box is a delicious colour of lapis lazuli with gold embossed lettering, and makes an ideal gift with songs, poetry, dreaming, honouring, accepting, growing, of human folly and human glory are all thrown together into this one deck.

The Enchanted Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck review: The Enchanted Tarot By Amy Zerner and Monte Farber - Box containing 78 cards, 192 page fully illustrated guidebook Published by Connections Book Publishing. 

Through the Enchanted Tarot we are invited to enter ‘a realm of myth and magic’ and this quality deck certainly delivers both by providing a depth of symbolism within traditional and other tales. I can vouch that this deck will come up to expectations for Tarot and art enthusiasts. Its strengths lie in its profound wisdom set within the card concepts, and also the beauty and majesty of its detailed illustrations (which can be viewed under a magnifying glass for added enjoyment.) 

Saturday, 20 May 2023

The Illuminati Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: The Illuminati Tarot - Keys of Secret Societies by Casey DuHamel and illustrated by Bob Greyvenstein Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Presentation boxed set of 78 cards with full colour guidebook. U.K. : £36.99  US : $39.99

Provided along with the card image, number and title, the Majors have association with the Priory of Sion, all have a quote, an explanation of the card and its symbolism, the keywords and meaning in a reading, in addition to its archangel, astrology sign, Cabala path, element and Hebrew letter. Plenty of new material here for the general Tarot reader. 

The Court Cards are Novices (Pages - Earth), Initiates (Knights - Air) Adepts (Queens - Water), and Mages (Kings - Fire) all are given a quote, an explanation and keywords, and their individual Nature, Element, Tetragrammaton and Card Persona. All Pips have keywords. 

Friday, 19 May 2023

Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses & Heroines

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines Divination Deck by Kay Steventon and Brian Clark, published by US Games Systems Inc. Pack contains 52 cards size 2.75" x 4.75" with 52 cards, an information booklet and a spread sheet. £23.40

"The heroines task is to become herself in the world"

 I have chosen as a sample Demeter, an Olympian Goddess, who carries the energy of ‘letting go’. She stands amidst her fields of grain watching over the harvest. As earth mother, she presides over fertility, birth, harvest, decay and rebirth. Her myth focuses on the loss of her daughter, Persephone, to the underworld. This poignant narrative of closeness, separation, grief, and reunion echoes the timeless theme of attachment and loss. On a divinatory level, Demeter suggests a breaking of the mother-daughter bond in order to develop independence. The card heralds a more mature phase of a relationship. Energy previously with-held, imprisoned 
feelings, or an aspect of the self that has felt violated can be released so that a new course of life may unfold. Attachment, separation, and loss are intricately woven into the tapestry of life. Mourning allows the process to be complete so that we may let fo and life can be renewed.

LeGrande Circus & Sideshow Tarot

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: LeGrande Circus and Sideshow Tarot by Joe Lee, published by US Games Systems, Inc., card size: 3.5" x 4.5" 78 cards plus information booklet in a strong, lift-off lid box. 

Joe Lee has worked in circuses as a clown and fire-eater. He is also an art teacher so he knows the ropes and has produced this themed deck which reflect the energy, atmosphere, sights and sounds of the circus and all the fun of the fair. The cards are very squarish in shape and have a vintage style poster look (1930s - 1950s). Wild animals, many endangered, were still used in circuses - and in some countries without animal rights laws - still are, so their contribution is included in this deck. Lion, tiger, elephant and horses were the mainstay of the circus and they are featured on the cards. You will also find every daring do imaginable here from Ringmaster, highwire, trapeze, strong-man, knife thrower, clowns of all kinds, people from all countries, to those at the front of house who are not forgotten along with the massively hard work involved in putting up the big top and taking it down again and getting the show on the road to the next location. The stress and strain, with the help of the elephants is the price to pay for the magic, sensation, amazement and joy that the acts are designed to provide. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

The Anubis Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: The Anubis Oracle - A Journey into the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, illustrated by Kris Waldherr, boxed set of 35 cards plus book, published by Bear & Co.

A good quality box with drawer pull to the card set and an extensive guidebook that fully explains how to work with this oracle. The 'neteru' are the archetypal deities, such as Nephthys, Isis, Khnum, Sobek and Horus, Sekhmet, Ma'at, Thoth, Bast, Osiris, Hathor, Set, and others of the well known Egyptian pantheon. Other aspects of Egyptian antiquities are included, the Nile, the Desert, the Crested Ibis, etc., and spiritual composites, such as Sacred Purpose, Higher Love and Wisdom, Right Timing and Direction. Many of the Egyptian symbols are incorporated, papyrus flower, sun and moon, ankh, feathers, etc. 

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Jailbreaking the Goddess

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Book Review: Jailbreaking the Goddess - Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality - by Lasara Firefox Allen, published by Llewellyn Publications, paperback 267 pages US $22.99
This is a deconstruction guide for all you have been told about goddess spirituality and provides new language expertise to express the feminine. Challenging the reproductive model of maiden, mother and crone, this revision ing provides a 5 stage rather than 3 stage model: Fomella, Potens, Creatrix, Sapienyptia, Antigua. Many childless feminists will identify with this path. Colonial and patriarchal language is challenged to reclaim women’s spirituality which heralds a new paradigm, updates the pre existing culture. 

Monday, 15 May 2023

Awaken the High Priestess Within

Mind, Body and Soul Ezine Review of the Isis Oracle Cards, 44 card and 220 page book boxed set by Alana Fairchild. Full colour illustrations by Jimmy Manton Published by Blue Angel Publishing.

🌟 My most favourite oracle deck! We are invited to ‘Awaken the High Priestess Within’ but the card deck can be used by males and females alike. The book has b/w illustrations of the cards, all with wonderful titles, such as Enter the Chamber of Healing, Lady of the Stars, Serpent of Fire, Temple of Black Obsidian. Each card has a substantial write-up and offers an in-depth understanding of the card, a practical healing ritual and a poetical incantation.    

We are invited through 'ancient mystery teachings of Isis' to become 'initiated' through our struggle with difficulty and uncertainty to re-activate our soul talents for healing, love and self-mastery. Practical ways are suggested to help us to do this. 

Celtic Book of the Dead

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: Celtic Book of the Dead - An Oracle to Steer Your Life Journey by Caitlin Matthews and Danuta Mayer. Published by REDFeather, an imprint of Schiffer Books RRP £27.99 (release date: 28/1/2023)

“The three candles, that illuminate every darkness, are truth, nature and knowledge.”

 We are given a direction by the author, “May your immram make you glad in your soul, and may its blessing ripple through the world.”  If I had a criticism, it would be that the Lenormand size cards are somber in colouring, and computer graphics rather personal artworks, so I was a bit disappointed. There is a folded card insert in the box for a card spread - I would have preferred a larger sized, and more colourful deck of cards. 

Sunday, 14 May 2023

Finding Heaven Here

 Mind Body & Soul Ezine Book Review: Finding Heaven Here - By John C Robinson Paperback £9.99  240 pages  Published by O-Books Author’s Website:

Dr John Robinson holds two doctorates, as an American interfaith minister and as a psychologist. In this book, he explains very simply, the complex subject of finding Heaven here on Earth. This is where psychology meets spirituality. The book allows the reader to touch what feels like the spiritual realms, if only for a moment. Heaven is a state of mind, and if we can spend time in this beautiful place, the trappings of the modern commercial world fade into the distance and are replaced with peace, contentment and appreciation.

Saturday, 13 May 2023

The Spirit of Nature Oracle

Mind Body & Soul Ezine Card Deck Review: The Spirit of Nature Oracle - Ancient Wisdom from the Green Man and the Celtic Ogam Tree Alphabet by John Matthews and Will Worthington. Published by Eddison Books Ltd. Boxed set of 25 cards plus book. Deck previously known as "The Green Man Tree Oracle".

“It is wise to listen to the voices of the trees for they tell us much that we might otherwise forget” Tacitus.

Pieces of bark or stone with letters from the Celtic alphabet known as Ogam have been used for divination for 1,600 years. Information about this 'secret' alphabet, sacred groves and the Green Man are provided in the companion book.  Each card carries an image of one of the sacred trees of the Celtic people, with the title of the tree and the Ogam letter it represents. For each tree, a divinatory meaning, tradition and lore are supplied.