Monday, 26 September 2016

Sinead de hOra

Sinéad is a Physical Therapist and Intuitive Counsellor and has practices in Central London, Kent and Ireland.  
Each treatment experience is unique as Sinéad follows no set procedure. She designs each treatment in accordance with what your body's requirements, using Shiatsu, deep tissue, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, Balinese, reflexology, pregnancy massage, energy healing, energy reading, chakra balancing, Reiki, lomi lomi, Ayurvedic and Chinese philosophies, feng shui or whatever she feels is right for a specific client. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Victorian Steampunk Tarot

The Victorian Steampunk Tarot – Unravel the Mysteries of the Past, Present and Future, by Liz Dean and illustrated by Bev Speight. Published by Cico Books. The magnetised flip lip box includes a full deck of 78 tarot cards and a full colour explanatory booklet of each card.
The deck is very loosely based on the Rider-Waite deck but each card carries an individual computer graphic artwork to express the spirit of Victorian steampunk, the age of steam with modern counter culture anything is possible, plasma screens, hot air balloons, the era of Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, Edgar with, for instance, clockwork hearts and butterflies, deconstructed burlesque and brass spyglasses. The cards can be interpreted either upright or upturned thought the backs are intended for exclusively upright use.
Each major arcana card is provided with a basic message with the astrological sign and keywords and a longer explanation of the card’s meaning both upright and upturned. Each minor arcana card is given an upright and upturned explanation. This is a creative tarot deck which centres on the Victorian’s love of botanical collections and the natural world. The Cups are depicted as dragonflies, the wands as moths, the swords as bees and the pentacles as beetles. The booklet provides information on how to prepare for a reading by creating space and attuning to the cards, protecting and cleansing them. There is also guidance for readers on what to do if you are unable to make sense of a reading. There are spreads, such as a 3 card reading for past, present and future, a 2 card spirit message, how to get a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer by laying the cards three times, 7 cards to answer a question, the week or year ahead with 7 or 13 cards and the 10 card cross. 

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Tarot Masters

Circle Network Review: The Tarot Masters - Insights from the World's Leading Tarot Experts, Edited by Kim Arnold, Published by Hay House, paperback, 156 pages £9.99 ISBN: 9 781781803042

38 influential authors, artists and teachers have contributed to this book. Questions they were asked: How did your Tarot journey begin and what inspired you? What is your interpretation of a Major Arcana card and what is it about the card that you either love or loathe? Kim Arnold has attributed a card to an expert in the first section, herself as The Fool, others are: Ina Custers-van-Bergen; Mary K Greer; Caitlin Matthews; John Matthews; Mark Ryan; Jane Lyle; Richard Abbot; Geraldine Beskin; Alfred Douglas; Rachel POllack; Alison Cross; Linda Hare; Lyn Howarth-Olds; Juliet Sharman Burke; Carrie Paris; Corinne Kenner; Cilla Conway; Sasha Fenton; Mark McElroy; and Riccardo Minetti. Comment are provided on the major arcana card chosen for them by Kim Arnold and this is followed by information about the Tarot deck. In the latter part equally informed and masterful tarot experts, Ciro Marchetti; Adele Nozedar; Naomi Ozaniec; Lisa Tenzin-Dolma; Adam Fronteras; Tiffany Crosara; Philip Carr-Gomm; Liz Dean; Laurent Langlais; Trudy Ashplant; Diane Beck; Paul Highes-Barlow; Chloe McCracken; Suzanne Corbie; Jane Struthers; Major Tom Schick; Melanie Young; contribute to their understanding of a card, A directory of contributors curriculum vitae follows at the end. This is a 'chatty' book with charcoal sketches of each major arcana card. Suitable for beginners or for those who follow celebrities. 
The editor is a tarot reader and founder of the UK Tarot Conference. has won the Kindred Spirit Entrepreneur Award and many other prestigious awards. Review; Wendy Stokes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tomorrow's God

Tomorrow's God - Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge By Neale Donald Walsch UK  Paperback £7.99 Published by Hodder & Stoughton