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Grimoire Show and Tell (Part 1 of 3, YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017)
 
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Part 1 of 3 video installments for the YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017. This year’s theme: the personal grimoire or metaphysical journaling. Prior to participation in this video challenge, I shared personal practices, insights, and a glimpse inside my book of methods, an East Asian Taoist approach to metaphysical journaling, which I discuss in my second book, The Tao of Craft. Link to that first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-CmFMrxiHc. “Tarot as a Tool for Craft” - $15 Online Course - How do you distinguish the mechanics of using tarot for divination, tarot in psychic readings, or how to work with the tarot for developing your four clairs? - Learn indispensable techniques for using tarot to advance your craft - Work with the tarot to refine shamanic journeying, mediumship abilities, celestial contacts, and other-world summonings - Gain access to pages from my personal grimoire to supplement your own path - Sign up for the class here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/01/22/a-15-online-tarot-course-tarot-as-a-tool-for-craft/ 8/03/17 Update | I've completed all three videos and consolidated them into a blog post on my website, including written commentary. Check it out here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/03/the-2017-youtube-pagan-challenge-ytpaganchallenge/ Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/bellwen Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/Tarotanalysis Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/benebellwentarot
Views: 11750 Benebell Wen
Introduction to the Holistic Tarot Companion Course
 
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An introduction to the classical and analytic approach to tarot that Holistic Tarot takes and how to work through this companion course. Video 01 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captions available for this video, so if you need the English subtitles, be sure to turn them on. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Decks Pictured: Borderless Derivative of the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot in the Public Domain (Private collection); Oswald Wirth Tarot by U.S. Games; Pagan Otherworlds by Uusi; The Golden Botticelli Tarot by Lo Scarabeo; Derivative of the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot in the Public Domain (Private collection); Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim (Self-published); Golden Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo Books Pictured: An Introduction to Transformative Tarot Counseling by Katrina Wynne; Going Beyond the Little White Book by Liz Worth; Mastering the Tarot by Eden Gray; Tarot and Magic by Donald Michael Kraig; Tarot of Ceremonial Magick by Lon Milo DuQuette; Tarot of the Holy Light by Christine Payne Towler; Tarot Spreads by James Ricklef; Tarot: The Open Reading by Yoav Ben-Dov; Tarot: The Path to Wisdom by Joseph D’Agostino; Tarot: Voice of the Inner Light by Richard Palmer; The Tarot Coloring Book by Theresa Reed; The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings by Brigit Esselmont; Women of the Golden Dawn by Mary K. Greer Select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites, used here for educational purposes. Otherwise photographs used herein were taken by me.
Views: 7444 Benebell Wen
Tarot Deck Creator Unboxes Her Own Deck
 
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Pre-Order Details and About the Book and Deck Here: https://benebellwen.com/2018/10/08/preorder-the-spirit-keepers-tarot/ Hi! I'm Benebell and I conceived of, created, designed, and hand-illustrated (these are my own pen and ink line drawings) a tarot deck, the Spirit Keeper's Tarot. This is pretty raw, amateur footage of me unboxing my own tarot deck. If you want a better look at all cards in the deck, you can browse them here: https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/gallery-of-all-cards/ Delivery and official launch date will be December 21, 2018, on winter solstice. Yes, if you pre-order, you should receive your deck by that date. Pre-order info coming soon. To stay up to date on all announcements relating to this deck, follow me on Twitter, as that will be the first place I post the latest news about this deck, its companion guidebook The Book of Maps, and how/when to you can finally get your hands on this deck. The deck by itself will be $55 USD. No additional shipping charges for U.S. residents. Add $17 USD for international shipping to anywhere in the world. The deck, book (400+ pages), and online course set, with many more goodies to count will be $65 USD. No additional shipping charges for U.S. residents. Add $15 USD for international shipping to anywhere in the world. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarotanalysis If you care to go down a rabbit hole of reading, there's plenty of content to help you get to know my deck and my design process. Check it all out here: https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/
Views: 2994 Benebell Wen
Grimoire: About My Book of Methods and a Flip-Through
 
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My second book, The Tao of Craft (North Atlantic Books, 2016) covers the foundational principles of Taoist magic. In this video, I do a bit of show-and-tell to give you a glimpse of my personal grimoire, or Book of Methods, to demonstrate how the foundational principles from The Tao of Craft might be implemented by an individual practitioner. Take a peek inside my working craft journal in this video flip-through. To read more about my work, check out www.benebellwen.com. Want to know more about this book of methods/grimoire? I did a three-part series as part of the #2017youtubepaganchallenge and talked all about my work with this book. Check out the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0x6BzLuplwZY2n8jrzfq0B3b4h6jAZAm
Views: 23216 Benebell Wen
Tarot Symbolism and Classical Study of the Cards
 
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How classical studies in tarot deepens your grasp of symbolism. This video includes a quick dive into art history to demonstrate how knowledge of history and culture enriches your appreciation of symbolism. Video 02 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captions available for this video, so if you need the English subtitles, be sure to turn them on. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Decks Pictured: Borderless Derivative of the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot in the Public Domain (Private collection); Golden Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo; Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot by U.S. Games; A Sea of Calm Mandala Oracle Deck by Fiona Stolze (Self-published); The Azathoth Tarot by Nemo (Self-published); Pagan Otherworlds by Uusi; Steele Wizard Tarot by Pamela Steele (Self-published); Oswald Wirth Tarot by U.S. Games; The Golden Botticelli Tarot by Lo Scarabeo Select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites, used here for educational purposes. Otherwise photographs used herein were taken by me.
Views: 5344 Benebell Wen
Spirit Keepers Tarot: Update and Comments
 
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Companion blog post to video: https://wp.me/p32or0-3yb You can read more (a lot more) about the Spirit Keeper's Tarot and its companion guidebook, The Book of Maps, here: https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/ Kelly from The Truth in Story's video on the deck, which I reference because she made a great analogy: https://youtu.be/RXs3Do7qLzw My Blog: https://benebellwen.com/blog/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellwen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarotanalysis
Views: 1769 Benebell Wen
Pagan Practice, Opinions, the Personal (Part 3 of 3, YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017)
 
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Part 3 of 3 video installments for the YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017 hosted by Annika. This year’s theme: the personal grimoire or metaphysical journaling. I’m Benebell Wen, the author of Holistic Tarot and The Tao of Craft. The 2017 Metaphysician’s Day Planner: https://benebellwen.com/2016/12/04/metaphysician-day-planner/ The 2018 Metaphysician’s Day Planner is in the works and will be ready for pre-orders soon enough. Be sure to stay tuned via my Instagram and Twitter. I Ching and the Practitioner: An Online Course | https://benebellwen.com/2017/07/14/i-ching-and-the-practitioner-a-course-on-the-book-of-changes/ Watch Part 1 of 3: https://youtu.be/eI3lJku3cww Watch Part 2 of 3: https://youtu.be/34tmXeyL2t4 8/03/17 Update | I've completed all three videos and consolidated them into a blog post on my website, including written commentary. Check it out here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/03/the-2017-youtube-pagan-challenge-ytpaganchallenge/ Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/bellwen Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/Tarotanalysis Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/benebellwentarot
Views: 4000 Benebell Wen
Learning the Opening of the Key | Tarot Summer School | 01 Introduction
 
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Enroll in this OOTK course today at the Tarot Summer School | http://www.tinyurl.com/tarotsummerschool (Full course description and more info on the Tarot Summer School landing page.) This excerpt from the full OOTK course is provided for free viewing to give you a sense of the course's tone and point of view. To enroll and participate in this class, check out the link above. About this Course: The Opening of the Key is a five-operation inter-disciplinary divinatory procedure rooted in the adept traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Today, given the publicly available records of the procedure, it can be used by tarot practitioners from all backgrounds. Learning the Opening of the Key (OOTK) isn’t about learning the OOTK. It is about deepening your understanding of divination. This course is an invaluable lecture with supplemental texts on how to process and think through esoteric practices and studies. This course is about how to calibrate your own mental state and vibrational frequency to ready yourself for communion with higher consciousness (or Divinity). The lessons I strive to teach in this course transcend a tarot technique tutorial. I hope to share with you how to be a more powerful metaphysician. Prerequisites: An intermediate level proficiency with tarot is a prerequisite for the course. This is not for tarot beginners. However, it is okay if you are not familiar with Western astrology or the Kabbalah/Qabalah. All the references you need for the basics in the various esoteric studies will be taught through this course. Direct link to enroll in the "Learning the Opening of the Key" tarot course at the Tarot Readers Academy | http://tarotreadersacademy.usefedora.com/courses/learning-the-opening-of-the-key
Views: 5285 Benebell Wen
Grimoire Content and Logistics (Part 2 of 3, YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017)
 
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Part 2 of 3 video installments for the YouTube Pagan Challenge 2017. This year’s theme: the personal grimoire or metaphysical journaling. I’m Benebell Wen, the author of Holistic Tarot and The Tao of Craft. Video referenced at 00:20: https://youtu.be/5-CmFMrxiHc 8/03/17 Update | I've completed all three videos and consolidated them into a blog post on my website, including written commentary. Check it out here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/03/the-2017-youtube-pagan-challenge-ytpaganchallenge/ Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/bellwen Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/Tarotanalysis Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/benebellwentarot
Views: 9324 Benebell Wen
Metaphysician’s Day Planner for 2018
 
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It seems like everybody is offering a version of an annual day planner and organizer these days. Well, here’s mine. I’ve designed a day planner that keeps me organized as a corporate lawyer, charts my goals and resolutions, book writing projects, my venture as a professional tarot reader, astrologer, and feng shui consultant, and all my social media content planning. This book is everything for me. It’s a page by page play by play of how I achieve my goals and do everything that I do. Part metaphysical planning, part incredibly well-organized goal-setting and annual, quarterly, monthly, and daily scheduler, and part grimoire, use the 2018 Metaphysician’s Day Planner to take you to new heights of success, both in your life goals and in your occult development. For $25, you’re getting the **DIGITAL FILES ONLY** of the 2018 day planner and the companion guidebook to the Metaphysician’s Day Planner. The files will be delivered to you by e-mail after receipt of your order request. I will also provide step by step illustrated instructions on how you can use a third party print on demand printer service to produce the physical copy of your book at budget friendly prices—under $10 when you use the service I recommend. Read more about the 2018 Metaphysician’s Day Planner, its Companion Guidebook, and how you can order yours today: https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/09/2018-metaphysicians-day-planner-pre-order/
Views: 4277 Benebell Wen
Tarot & Shadow Work for Cultivating Dynamic Power
 
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Full course description including free downloads and preview chapters here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/05/24/tarot-and-shadow-work-for-activating-dynamic-power/ Learn more about Tarot Summer School at the Tarot Readers Academy: https://goo.gl/kASf8S
Views: 2591 Benebell Wen
Learn Astrology with Benebell
 
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An online workbook-intensive primer on Western astrology. This is a beginner’s course on how to read both a Placidus and a Whole Signs astrological chart with the tropical zodiac. Read the course description here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/03/20/astrology-course-for-beginners-online-independent-study/ Images of space and constellations from NASA.gov.
Views: 2425 Benebell Wen
Taoist Magic and Chinese Sigils [Book Trailer]
 
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This is a book trailer to introduce my second book, The Tao of Craft: Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Tradition (North Atlantic Books, September, 2016). About THE TAO OF CRAFT: https://benebellwen.com/the-tao-of-craft/ Read chapter excerpts here: https://benebellwen.com/the-tao-of-craft/read-excerpts/ Free sigil, talisman, and spell-crafting downloads: https://benebellwen.com/the-tao-of-craft/tao-of-craft-downloads/ Free Fu talisman instructables, downloadable PDFs: https://benebellwen.com/the-tao-of-craft/fu-talisman-instructables/ To order the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tao-Craft-Talismans-Esoteric-Tradition/dp/1623170664/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505767049&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Tao+of+Craft Closed captioning provided. If needed, click on the “CC” option to turn on the subtitles.
Views: 5788 Benebell Wen
01. Introduction
 
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You are watching video #1 in an orientation course series on the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. The video series is intended for those working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck and who have a copy of its companion guidebook, The Book of Maps, for reference. Listing of all course videos: : http://benebellwen.com/video-course-series/ * * * For the course on working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck, start here, as this video will explain the following video series for Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. I offer my recommendations for where to start reading in The Book of Maps: “Author’s Introduction,” “Design Statement,” “Ordering of the Keys,” “What is a Beneficent Spirit?” and then skip to the back for “Cultural Integration and the Prisca Theologia” and “Card and Box Design.” External Links: Introduction, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/introduction/ Spirit Keeper’s Tarot Homepage, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/ Gallery of All Cards, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/gallery-of-all-cards/ The Book of Maps (download free excerpts), https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/the-book-of-maps/ Cultural Integration and the Prisca Theologia, https://benebellwen.com/2018/09/03/cultural-integration-and-the-prisca-theologia/ Hermeticism and Spirit Keeper's Tarot, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/hermeticism-spirit-keepers-tarot/
Views: 785 Benebell Wen
Curses and Baneful Craft | Bell Chimes In #13
 
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This week for Bell Chimes In, there are two parts. In this video, Episode #13, we’ll address curses and baneful craft, or baneful magic. After this video, move on to Episode #14, “Can’t Curse, Can’t Heal.” Link: https://youtu.be/tvKKP-BO0d4 Model Code of Ethics for Malevolent Craft | https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/tinkering-bell-episode-04-model-code-of-ethics-for-malevolent-craft.pdf See also: Poison Magic | https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/27/ku-or-taoist-poison-magic-tinkering-bell-series/ “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1192 Benebell Wen
02. Deck Creator Intentions
 
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You are watching video #2 in an orientation course series on the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. The video series is intended for those working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck and who have a copy of its companion guidebook, The Book of Maps, for reference. Listing of all course videos: : http://benebellwen.com/video-course-series/ * * * I always want to know about a creator’s intentions behind a tarot or oracle deck, so here’s a chat about mine for Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. This tarot deck was about giving life. In this video, I explain what that means to me and why, personally, because of life events (or lack thereof…) I’m going through, giving life to this tarot deck was so important to me. External Links: Evocation of Waite and Crowley, https://benebellwen.com/2018/10/07/evocation-of-waite-and-crowley/ Design Statement, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/design-statement/ Reflecting Back on the Design Process, https://benebellwen.com/2018/09/22/reflecting-back-on-the-design-process/ Read My Progress Diary, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/progress-diary/ Spirit Keeper’s Tarot Homepage, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/
Views: 558 Benebell Wen
The Privilege of Beauty | Bell Chimes In #36
 
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Just a ramble, neither here nor there, talking about beauty and then making my way at the end to address glamour magic. The reference I make at 06:36 about Aleister Crowley and glamour magic is from Liber B vel Magi. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1261 Benebell Wen
The Tao of Craft
 
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I'm not a vlogger, but I thought this would be the way I'd share news of my second book, The Tao of Craft. Apologies for the n00biness of this video. I hit start, yapped, and then hit stop. And then uploaded.
Views: 3605 Benebell Wen
Deity | Bell Chimes In #1
 
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Let's see if I can articulate my perception of deity in 15 minutes. Probably not. In retrospect, I wasn't as clear as I wanted to be in my explanations. Accompanying blog post on my website: https://benebellwen.com/2017/09/21/on-deity/ “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic and then give my perspective. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Shout out to Diane Brandt Wilkes and Hazellie Wong for coming up with the series name, “Bell Chimes In.” Shout out to Kimberly Tsan because I’m also loving “For Wen the Bell Tolls.” You can find her here on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/thefablesden Also loved Travis the Pagan Scholar’s “ChatterBell,” but dammit by the time I got his memo, I had already finished the opening sequence. Find him on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmMUG2T5UJ_97Yv8lfdakPg Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 2233 Benebell Wen
Selling Spirituality | Bell Chimes In #32
 
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I chime in on a conversation that has resurfaced on the interwebs as of late: whether it’s ethical to be charging money for tarot readings, psychic or mediumship services, and/or spell-crafting. I want to talk about the subconscious impact of the halo effect, classism, my responses to the arguments against charging, and then we’ll end on something personal. * * * “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1297 Benebell Wen
10. The Akashic Records and Tarot
 
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You are watching video #10 in an orientation course series on the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. The video series is intended for those working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck and who have a copy of its companion guidebook, The Book of Maps, for reference. Listing of all course videos: http://benebellwen.com/video-course-series/ * * * This video discussion supplements the section in The Book of Maps, “Accessing the Akashic Records” that begins on p. 77 and the subsequent section, “An Akashic Records Reading.” Before trying out the Akashic Records Reading procedure instructed in the Book, first try out the Guided Akashic Tarot Reading (the next video in this series). Here, before delving in to the guided reading of the Records, we discuss how I would explain the Records, some of my thoughts on the material practices around accessing the Akashic Records, and how to use the tarot in a way that intentionally seeks to read the Records. External Links: Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/ The Book of Maps (download free excerpts), https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/the-book-of-maps/ Gallery of All Cards, https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/gallery-of-all-cards/
Views: 465 Benebell Wen
Tarot, Occultism, and Modern Witchcraft: Tarot Summer School 2018
 
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This is the promotional video for “Tarot, Occultism, and Modern Witchcraft,” a seminar that will be featured in the lineup of Tarot Summer School 2018 at the Tarot Readers Academy. Closed Captioning provided for this video. We’ll be examining tarot through the framework of occultism and modern witchcraft. Learn more about the course and sign up here: https://tarotreadersacademy.usefedora.com/courses/tarot-occultism-and-modern-witchcraft?affcode=5969_q0w0ocgv *** Course Description: This class is structured after a graduate-level lecture plus a series of guided tarot readings ritualized and crafted to show rather than tell you about tarot in witchcraft. We’ll mimic an oral tradition where you listen to me lecture. Then there will be a series of guided practicum for hands-on application of the points covered. The lecture portion covers a comparative analysis of exoteric, psychology-based tarot reading and esoteric, psychic-based tarot reading, and also tarot as a witch’s tool. We’ll cover the history and legacy of tarot in Western occultism, focusing in on applying Hermetic principles to the tarot, and consider the role of tarot and witchcraft in the modern era. The practicum portion will be a series of guided tarot readings and training videos to demonstrate the basics and preliminary exploration of using tarot to commune with your Holy Guardian Angel, spell-craft for financial gains, extracting cards for talismans, petitioning forth spirit entities to conduct a divinatory reading, using tarot commune with land spirits or assess the characteristic properties of a land, and tarot in pathworking, with proprietary training models shared on how to enhance your clairvoyance and clairaudience during a tarot reading. Run time of all videos in this course is about 160 minutes, brought to you in digestible 5 to 15 minute segments, 16 videos in total. Course Outline: Module 1: Introduction; Differentiating Exoteric from Esoteric (14:46) Module 2: Psychology-Based Tarot Reading vs. Tarot in Witchcraft - 2A. Exoteric (Psychology-Based) Tarot (4:00) - 2B. Esoteric (Psychic-Based) Tarot (13:05) - 2C. Mechanics of Esoteric Tarot (Further Discussion) (10:32) - 2D. Magical Modification (9:58) - 2E. Spell-Crafting with the Tarot (5:25) - 2F. The Anointing Blend and Module Conclusion (14:15) Module 3: History and Legacy of Tarot in Western Occultism (9:34) Module 4: Applying Occult Principles to Tarot - 4A. Hermeticism in Tarot (13:34) - 4B. Hermetic Life Path Reading (7:22) Module 5: Occult Influences into Modernity - 5A. Tarot Defined as Witchcraft (10:26) - 5B. Guided Spirit Petition (7:18) - 5C. Witchcraft and Tarot in Modernity (11:54) - 5D. Communing with Land Spirits & Pathworking (15:38) - 5E. Guided Pathwork Through the Ace of Coins (13:47) - 5F. The Practicum Series in Review (8:58) - 5G. The Lectures in Review and Closing Remarks (6:00) Decks Pictured in Video: Awakened Soul Oracle by Ethony Dawn; Bad Bitches Tarot by Ethony Dawn; Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot (2012 version) by Lo Scarabeo; Golden Dawn Magical Tarot (Llewellyn, 2010) by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero; Grand Etteilla Egyptian Gypsies Tarot (1969 version) by Cartomancie Grimaud; RWS Keywords Study Deck (U.S. Games, 2019) by Benebell Wen, et al.; Smith-Waite Centennial in a Tin (2015 version) by U.S. Games System; Tarot de Marseille by George Gottlob and Piatnik; The Lost Tarot (Majors Only Deck) by Hans Bauer; The Rider Tarot Deck (1971 RWS) by U.S. Games Systems; Thoth Tarot (2012 version) by U.S. Games Systems; Triple Goddess Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2017) by Jaymi Elford and Franco Rivolli; XIII Tarot by Nekro and Lo Scarabeo
Views: 1271 Benebell Wen
The Tarot Journal and a Structural Overview
 
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Video 03 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captions available for this video, so if you need the English subtitles, be sure to turn them on. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot (Free Course) A Comparative Analysis of Fortune Telling and Divination in Tarot: A Chinese Perspective, https://benebellwen.com/2017/02/02/a-comparative-analysis-of-fortune-telling-and-divination-a-free-lecture/ ($49) Learning the Opening of the Key Course, http://tarotreadersacademy.usefedora.com/?affcode=5969_q0w0ocgv ($15) Tarot as a Tool for Craft, https://benebellwen.com/2017/01/22/a-15-online-tarot-course-tarot-as-a-tool-for-craft/ Decks Pictured: Triple Goddess Tarot by Jaymi Elford (Lo Scarabeo); Tabula Mundi Tarot (Color Version) by M. M. Meleen (Self-published); Borderless Derivative of the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot in the Public Domain (Private collection); Derivative of the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot in the Public Domain (Private collection); Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert (Schiffer Publishing); Golden Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo; Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson; Oswald Wirth Tarot by U.S. Games ; Pagan Otherworlds by Uusi; Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim (Self-published); Rider-Waite Tarot (1971) by U.S. Games; Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood; Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot by U.S. Games; Steele Wizard Tarot by Pamela Steele (Self-published); Tarot Illuminati by Kim Huggens and Erik C. Dunne; The Azathoth Tarot by Nemo (Self-published); The Golden Botticelli Tarot by Lo Scarabeo Select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites, used here for educational purposes. Otherwise photographs used herein were taken by me.
Views: 5294 Benebell Wen
Bloodstone for Shielding: Tinkering Bell #8
 
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Craft your own bloodstone talisman for shielding and cloaking, inspired by what we read from Pliny the Elder, the Grand Grimoire (Red Dragon), and The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus. Be sure to check out the companion blog post linked below for the supplemental downloads and reference sheets for this practicum. Companion post on Bloodstone for Shielding: http://benebellwen.com/2018/04/19/bloodstone-for-shielding * * * The Great Compassion Mantra: Free Sacred Text Download, https://benebellwen.com/2018/01/10/great-compassion-mantra/ Glossary of Gemstone Correspondences: Free Glossary Download, https://benebellwen.com/2016/08/03/gemstones-and-crystals-glossary-personal/ Practica of Esoteric Craft: Free Online Course, https://benebellwen.com/2018/02/06/practica-of-esoteric-craft-tinkering-bell-series/ *** Media Credits: Light Bulb Breaking Sound by Mike Koenig via soundbible.com; images of moon phases via nasa.gov; stock photography from pxhere.com; stock video footage from beachfrontbroll.com; all other media not original to me used here for non-commercial, educational purposes. *** http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram: @bellwen Twitter: @tarotanalysis
Views: 1156 Benebell Wen
Seeds of Doubt | Bell Chimes In #34
 
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Pagan Perspectives, Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/paganperspective/ “A Bout of Doubt” by Rich (YouTube: christowitch2005), Pagan Perspectives, https://youtu.be/YiRiifuu0VI “Doubts” by Cara (YouTube: cutewitch772), Pagan Perspectives, https://youtu.be/F5cOU4A7rsQ “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1123 Benebell Wen
Three Truths I’ve Learned | Bell Chimes In #33
 
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What are three truths you’ve learned through personally-lived experience and lessons? Here are mine. Then if you feel so inclined, please share yours. #threetruths “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1557 Benebell Wen
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, God, Devil, Religion, and Coloring Your Own Deck
 
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About the deck and book, with pre-order details here: https://benebellwen.com/2018/10/08/preorder-the-spirit-keepers-tarot/ I didn't realize how many different offshoot tangents I went on in this video chat, but here it is. Primary objective was to introduce you to my current personal project, the Spirit Keeper's Tarot. Black and white line drawings of the Major Arcana are now available for free download. See: https://benebellwen.com/spirit-keepers-tarot/
Views: 2531 Benebell Wen
Soul Mates and True Love | Bell Chimes In #15
 
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Ethony’s “Love and the Tarot” three-part video series. Here is Part I, “True Love and Love Tarot Cards,” https://youtu.be/HR2NMGyUZr0 “Love and Tarot,” companion blog post with Ethony’s video series, http://ethony.com/love-tarot-part-one-2/ In a previous “Bell Chimes In” episode, I talked about past lives and reincarnation, https://youtu.be/GKHHfueIfPw “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1164 Benebell Wen
To the New Seeker | Bell Chimes In #16
 
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If I could impart a few words to the new would-be seeker on an esoteric, occult, or mystery path, what would I say? Regrettably, I neglected to explain a lot of points that needed more explanation, so this is one of those videos that requires a companion blog post. Be sure to read the blog post for a lot more details, info, and practical tips: https://benebellwen.com/2017/12/17/to-the-new-seeker/ FREE RESOURCES AND DOWNLOADS I’ve got loads of free resources, budget-friendly and even free online courses, and so much more tailored to a new seeker available on my website. Check out this video’s companion blog post for a consolidated listing: https://wp.me/p32or0-2I0 *** Not one but several videos inspired me to chime in. In no particular order: “Advice for the New Witch” by Witches of the Moon, https://youtu.be/XgDNs4LOG2M “Advice for New/Young Witches” by Kelly-Ann Maddox, https://youtu.be/n21fHq3CvOU “Advice for Beginner Witches” by Samantha Valens, https://youtu.be/6PbtgpsHYuI “Advice for New Witches” by Dianna Ravenwood, https://youtu.be/IpTpiiNTW6k “Advice for New Witches” by Pyperh, https://youtu.be/-iBg_IJIzS8 “Advice for Beginning” by Cara (cutewitch772) via Pagan Perspective, https://youtu.be/m68EyVzKkJw *** “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 2425 Benebell Wen
Expelling Malefic Attachments: Tinkering Bell #1
 
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When I say “expelling malefic attachments,” I’m keeping that terminology overbroad to cover a lot of different ground. If you’re feeling energetically weighed down, unduly influenced in a way you intuit yet can’t explain and it’s been detrimental to you, or you’re sensing atrophic, less-than-positive vibes around you that you’d like to get rid of, then consider trying what I do for myself: a fifteen-day integrated total mind and body cleanse. Fu protection talisman downloads, recipes, and other references from the video: https://benebellwen.com/2017/09/05/tinkering-bell-series-expelling-malefic-attachments/ Erratum: At timestamp 19:01, the English translation appearing across the screen is incomplete. It should read: "By the power of this protective recital, may my misfortunes due to stars, demons, harmful spirits, and ominous planets be prevented and destroyed." (from the Maha Jaya Mangala Gatha, or Great Verses of Auspicious Victory, an exorcistic sutra). You can read more about the invocation on page 211 in my book The Tao of Craft. Blooper: At timestamp 12:13, cryptic white text in brackets appears across the screen (“[cue b-roll footage while I narrate via voiceover…]”) as I talk about gluten. The text was intended to be an internal and private production note only, to be deleted post-production. However, I forgot to delete it after completing that section of the video and in my review of the video pre-upload, missed it. Hence, the cryptic white text at 12:13. Opening Sequence Notes: Green fairy costume gifted to me by a member of my tarot tribe because she thought it would be really funny and even though it’s far from being “me,” because I love her, cue Bell in a green fairy costume while she’s Tinkering around. Pre-order the 2018 Metaphysician’s Day Planner here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/09/2018-metaphysicians-day-planner-pre-order/ Check out the 2017 Metaphysician’s Day Planner: https://benebellwen.com/2016/12/04/metaphysician-day-planner/ Video Notes and Credits: “Inception Reflection New York,” “The Sprawling City,” “Dubai, UAE,” “Rivers of Laser Fire,” “Mind the Signage,” “The Red Light District in Amsterdam,” “Incredible London at Sunset,” “The Edges of Dubai,” “The Rapture,” “Slot Canyons, Desert,” “There Were Three Moons That Day That Cut The Sky,” “Dragons Coming,” “The Turkish Baths Of Budapest,” “A Polar Sunbow Erupts Over An Iced Volcano,” “Another Midnight Walk Discovery,” “The Giant Car Robot,” “Carnevale In Venice,” “Inside The Hagia Sofia,” “A Walk After Dinner in Zermatt Switzerland,” Alone In The Desert,” “And from above there was Heaven Light,” “Hiking in Glenorchy,” “Lamps In Cairo Bazaar,” “More Beijing at Night Sneaking into the Secret Anasazi Goblin Caves,” “Soaring Over Tibidabo,” “Spiralstorm,” “The Private Pool at Hearst,” “The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice,” “The Seas were Painted with Swirls and Surprises,” “The Temple of Heaven,” “there was a cracking sound that was first felt in the bones,” “Underearth,” “The Underwater Cave of Mystery,” “The Mist from the Tree Tops Fell on Me From Above and Behind,” “The Grassy Roof in the Central Icelandic Farms,” “Okinawa, Japan,” “Monet’s Garden in Giverny” by Trey Ratcliff via Stuck in Customs (stuckincustoms.smugmug.com); “Bible Page” by Abe Winer and “The Bible” by Leana Creek via GuoGuiyan (guoguiyan.com); “The Parts of the Immune System and Their Functions” via bodyhealthinfo.com; B-roll footage: Videezy.com; Vidsplay; Beachfront B-Roll Public domain photographs sourced from: NASA.gov; Wikimedia Commons http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram: @bellwen Twitter: @tarotanalysis
Views: 3609 Benebell Wen
Witchcraft and the Witch | Bell Chimes In #6
 
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It's the #seasonofthewitch and what better topic to chime in on this October than to tackle the question: who is and isn’t a witch? And what the heck is witchcraft? These are the subjects I chime in on in Episode #6 of Bell Chimes In. Companion blog post where I expand on what I started to talk about in the video: http://wp.me/p32or0-2Gy *** "Bell Chimes In" is about discourse, or at least that is my hope and intentions for the video series. It's about me chiming in on a topic oft talked about, with my own perspective, opinions, or hypothesis, and with that, continuing the conversation on that topic. So I hope you'll join in. What's your paradigm for what a witch is? What's witchcraft to you? Are you born a witch or is it a chosen path? Do you self-identify as a witch? Do you call your practice "witchcraft" or do you call it by another name? Now it's your turn to chime in, whether that's as a comment, your own blog post, or a VR video response. Even if you don't chime in publicly, chime in privately, using this video as a personal prompt to think more on the subject as it plays out in your own life. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 4017 Benebell Wen
Bonding with Your New Tarot Deck
 
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Video 07 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. In this video, we address how to acclimate with a new tarot or oracle deck. What does bonding with your deck mean? Why would you need to bond with a deck? This video lecture addresses how to program 78 pieces of cardstock to your personal specifications. How do you take that off-the-rack tarot deck and custom tailor it to you? Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captioning available for this video (and all video lectures in this Holistic Tarot series) to accommodate the Deaf and H/H communities. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Online courses offered: https://benebellwen.com/online-courses/ Word docx file for tarot journal to log acquired decks and deck interview responses: https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/template-form-for-logging-a-new-tarot-deck1.docx Glossary of gemstone correspondences: https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/personal-glossary-of-gemstone-correspondences-2016-08-08.pdf Decks Pictured: Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma (U.S. Games, 2013); Mystic Mondays Tarot by Grace Duong (self-published); Ostara Tarot by Morgan Applejohn, et al. (Schiffer Publishing, 2017); Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim (self-published); Resonance Oracle Cards by Dara Caplan (Schiffer Publishing, 2012); Tabula Mundi Tarot by M. M. Meleen (self-published); Tarot of A. E. Waite (A.G.M. Muller, 2016); Tarot of the Holy Light by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dowers (Noreah Press); The Arthur Rackham Oracle Cards by Doug Thornsjo (Duck Soup Productions); Way of the Horse: Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery by Linda Kohanov and Kim McElroy (New World Library, 2007) Deck focus: Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim. See: http://www.roxiartwork.ca/ B-Roll Footage Credits: Beachfront B-Roll Photograph of a bedroom from Hearst Castle by Trey Ratcliff via Stuck in Customs.
Views: 2728 Benebell Wen
Holy Anointing Oil: Tinkering Bell #6
 
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In Episode #6 of the Tinkering Bell series and the first TB video installment for 2018, we cover the crafting of holy anointing oil, based on the instructions provided in the Book of Exodus. A variation of the holy anointing oil is also found in the Book of Abramelin the Mage, and thus known amongst ceremonial magicians as the Oil of Abramelin. Companion Post with Free Reference Downloads: https://benebellwen.com/2018/01/15/oil-of-abramelin-or-holy-anointing-oil/ Attn: You can also put in a bid through a silent auction, which will end at midnight on January 31, 2018 to acquire one of five bottles of the Holy Anointing Oil I crafted plus sample sizes of the Oil of Abramelin, both the Book’s version and Crowley’s version. The sample sizes are more for you to get to compare the original recipes with the Book of Exodus + Benebell twist version. Details in the companion post linked above. Tech Note: Something was wonky with my mic and it kept picking up noises in the background that weren’t actually there—I recorded this in absolute silence and was home alone. So please forgive the weirdness of the audio. The Great Compassion Mantra (Free Book Download): https://benebellwen.com/2018/01/10/great-compassion-mantra/ Holistic Tarot Companion Course Video #4: Superstitions, Thoth, Theology: https://youtu.be/1aPXeaTpV_U Playlist of Past Tinkering Bell Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0x6BzLuplwaeswcmQGnYtamDUnRbka82 Public domain photographs sourced from: pxhere.com http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram: @bellwen Twitter: @tarotanalysis
Views: 1348 Benebell Wen
Saturn Return (and Decisive Age) | Bell Chimes In #29
 
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What are your Saturn Returns and what are my thoughts on the astrological event? In sharing personal stories about my own Saturn Return, I reference the Decisive Age, a numerological calculation. Be sure to download the free Saturn Return Survival Kit and check out the companion blog post: http://benebellwen.com/2018/03/11/your-saturn-returns/ References: Saturn Return Calculator, http://www.rainbowcircle.f2s.com/Saturn/return.html About Your Decisive Age, https://benebellwen.com/numerology/decisive-age/ * * * “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1190 Benebell Wen
Is Tarot Evil, Crowley's Thoth, Christianity, and Tarot Superstitions
 
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Video 04 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captions available for this video, so if you need the English subtitles, be sure to turn them on. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Decks Pictured: Golden Universal Tarot (Lo Scarabeo); Golden Botticelli Tarot (Lo Scarabeo); Visconti-Sforza Tarots reproduction (Lo Scarabeo); Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (U.S. Games); The 1971 Rider Tarot (U.S. Games); CBD Tarot de Marseille by Dr. Yoav Ben-Dov; Le Tarot de Marseille (Fournier); Tarot Mucha (Lo Scarabeo); Tarot of the Holy Light by Christine Payne-Towler (Self-published); Dreaming Way Tarot by Rome Choi (U.S. Games); Tarot de St. Croix by Lisa de St. Croix (Self-published); The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson (U.S. Games); The Prisma Visions Tarot by James R. Eads (Self-published); Tabula Mundi Tarot by M. M. Meleen; Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot by U.S. Games; Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg by Yury Shakov (U.S. Games); Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nora Huszka (Self-published); Anna K Tarot by Anna Klaffinger (Llewellyn, 2013) B-Roll Footage Credits: Beachfront B-Roll; Cute Stock Footage; Joe Zazulak (Spiral Silverstar); Pexels; Phil Fried on Vimeo; Videezy; Vidsplay; Worthington Foundation Select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites, used here for educational purposes. Otherwise photographs used herein were taken by me.
Views: 5356 Benebell Wen
How Magic Works | Bell Chimes In #8
 
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Let’s conclude this wondrous month of October with some unverifiable ruminations on how magic works. And what exactly do I even mean by “magic”? Hocus pocus? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo? Here I ramble a bit nonsensically and talk out of my ass about the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, thermodynamics versus kinetics, the Arrhenius Equation, Bell’s Theorem, no-go theories, unconstructables, collision theory, statistical mechanics, Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty, and how my approach to magical undertakings is not so different from my approach to cooking dinner. Really. *** “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1735 Benebell Wen
Tradition vs. Solitary Occult Practice | Bell Chimes In #23
 
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In this episode, I chime in on occult practice within an established lineage or tradition versus the solitary path. “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1847 Benebell Wen
Seal of Changes: Tinkering Bell #7
 
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The Seal of Changes is a template for crafting 64 talismanic sigils that harness the 64 powers encoded into the Book of Changes. In this practicum video, I’ll share with you my favorite one: the Seal for Raising an Army based on Hexagram 7. Companion post with free downloads and references: https://benebellwen.com/2018/02/03/seal-of-changes-tinkering-bell-7/ Enroll for the “I Ching and the Practitioner” Online Course: https://benebellwen.com/2017/07/14/i-ching-and-the-practitioner-a-course-on-the-book-of-changes/ My designs of the Seal of Changes and the Seal of Changes for Raising an Army are both dedicated to the public domain. You are free to use it as-is or make derivatives of it for personal and commercial purposes. Enjoying the free occult educational content? Consider donating via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/benebell Or send Amazon gift cards to [email protected] Tarot deck pictured: Golden Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo Public domain photographs sourced from pxhere.com. Some of the b-roll video footage is sourced from Beachfront B-roll at beachfrontbroll.com. http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram: @bellwen Twitter: @tarotanalysis
Views: 1096 Benebell Wen
Benevolence and Your 1,111 Acts of Compassion
 
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Blog post with links to the free downloads and more info: https://benebellwen.com/2017/06/21/benevolence-and-your-book-of-1111-acts/ What if the story of your life is told through a record of your acts of kindness, your benevolence, compassion, and personal sacrifices? I've created a blank notebook that can help you to do just that. In fact, I've created three different versions of the notebook. You can either print out the notebook yourself and set it into a binder or you can have it print and bound by a third party publisher. For those who have a copy of my book, The Tao of Craft, check out page 152, in the chapter "The Tools of Craft," section titled, "Accumulating Good Deeds." I've even pulled that section out as an excerpt, so if you don't have the book, just check out the PDF below. https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/accumulating-good-deeds-from-chapter-6-the-tools-of-craft-the-tao-of-craft.pdf Unlike most tags, this one is something you'll work through for life. The idea is to log 1,111 acts within your lifetime. Download the free notebooks here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/06/21/benevolence-and-your-book-of-1111-acts/ Got something to say about the doctrine of benevolence or commentary in response to what I've said in the video? Want to share a photo of your book or how you've customized your book on social media? Would love to have a conversation. #1111acts This video is closed-captioned for the D/HH.
Views: 2526 Benebell Wen
Can’t Curse, Can’t Heal | Bell Chimes In #14
 
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This week for Bell Chimes In, there are two parts. The preceding video, Episode #13, addressed curses and baneful craft, or baneful magic. Link: https://youtu.be/P38IKcwSH9I The second part to the topic, Episode #14, I chime in on my thoughts about the phrase, “A witch who cannot hex cannot heal,” attributed to Z. Budapest. (From Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America, edited by Helen A. Berger.) I’ll also chat about the notion, “A hex binds the hexer to the hexed, and also violates its object’s freedom of will.” (From Theology and Embodiment: The Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality, by Melissa Raphael.) So many incredible voices have chimed in on this particular topic, but I’d like to give due credit to the one who inspired me to make this video, and that’s Lunar Wisdom’s “Is It True; If You Can’t Curse You Can’t Heal?” linked here, https://youtu.be/fvW_JhRO-XM. Model Code of Ethics for Malevolent Craft | https://benebellwen.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/tinkering-bell-episode-04-model-code-of-ethics-for-malevolent-craft.pdf See also: Poison Magic | https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/27/ku-or-taoist-poison-magic-tinkering-bell-series/ “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1091 Benebell Wen
Spirit Guides, Patron Deities, Spirit Animals | Bell Chimes In #27
 
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What is my perception of spirit guides? What are my thoughts on the concept of spirit guides? That’s what I’ll be chiming in about in this episode of Bell Chimes In. * * * “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 2232 Benebell Wen
Race, Culture, and Spirituality | Bell Chimes In #20
 
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This chat is all over the place, but what I touch upon will relate to race, culture, and spirituality. “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1486 Benebell Wen
Vajrapani Mantra: Guided 108 Recitations [Supplement to Lei Fa, Thunder Rites Practicum]
 
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This is the supplemental video, a guided 108 recitations of the Vajrapani mantra, for Thunder Rites (雷法): Tinkering Bell #9, a free introductory course on Lei Fa, a form of Taoist magic, https://youtu.be/6rVLhaKGbpY
Views: 1638 Benebell Wen
Tarot Card Interpretation and Critical Theory
 
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This is Video 08 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. In this video, we break down tarot card interpretation into six basic theoretical models or paradigms of critical theory. Admittedly this lecture may get too dry to sit through, but I do believe it advances an important framework for considering how you interpret the cards. Closed captioning available for this video (and all video lectures in this Holistic Tarot series) to accommodate the Deaf and H/H communities. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Review Video 6 for the Wirth Cross, “Tarot Trends and the Anatomy of a Reading,” https://youtu.be/qrHUNkesilI To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Decks Pictured: Azathoth Tarot by Nemo; Bad Bitches Tarot by Ethony Dawn; Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot 2012 by Lo Scarabeo; Goddess Tarot by by Kris Waldherr; Golden Dawn Magical Tarot by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero; Grand Etteilla Egyptian Gypsies Tarot 1969 by Cartomancie Grimaud; Marseille Cat Tarot by Lo Scarabeo; Mystical Tarot by Luigi Costa; Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea by Julia Turk; Pearls of Wisdom Tarot by Roxi Sim; Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood; Smith-Waite Centennial in a Tin 2015 by U.S. Games System; Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot 2013 by U.S. Games; Spirit Within Tarot by Steven Bright; Tabula Mundi Tarot by M. M. Meleen; Tarot de Marseille by George Gottlob and Piatnik; Tarot de St. Croix by Lisa de St. Croix; Tarot of the Holy Light by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dowers; Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery by Robert Place; The Fountain Tarot by Jason Gruhl and Jonathan Saiz; The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson; The Rider Tarot 1971 by U.S. Games; The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck by Kim Krans; Thoth Tarot 2012 by U.S. Games Systems; Triple Goddess Tarot by Jaymi Elford and Franco Rivolli Stock photography from pxhere.com; Cantor Jordan S. Franzel, Kabbalah Teacher, via cantofranzel.com; mashable.com; the guardian.com; peta.org. Other select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites. Statement of Fair Use: Any copyrighted images are used herein for non-profit, educational purposes and scholarship.
Views: 1898 Benebell Wen
Syncretic Religious Practices | Bell Chimes In #4
 
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My personal religious practice tends to be syncretic. In this video, I talk about syncretism in Taoist occultism and why a syncretic or eclectic religious practice would make sense for those who are sensitive to spirit. Companion blog post that expands on what I talk about in the video: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/01/syncretic-religious-practice/ In the blog post, I also answer a question that a commenter had asked about how I incorporate Buddhism into my personal practice. I don't address that head-on in this video, but since it's a related offshoot from Episode #4's topic, I address it on the blog. *** “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1187 Benebell Wen
Events and Appearances in 2018
 
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I wanted to share with you where I’ll be and what I’ll be up to this 2018. Come join me at one of these amazing conferences. PantheaCon 2018 | February 16 to 19, 2018 San Jose, California Website: https://pantheacon.com/ My Presentation: Introduction to Buddhist-Taoist Esotericism 2018 Northwest Tarot Symposium | March 3 and 4, 2018 Clackamas, Oregon Website: http://nwtarotsymposium.com/ My Presentation: Tarot, Occultism, and Modern Witchcraft: Lecture and Roundtable 2018 Readers Studio | April 27 to 29, 2018 New York, New York Website: http://www.tarotschool.com/RS18 My Presentation: TBA at the Event 2018 UK Tarot Conference | October 19 and 20, 2018 Kensington, London Website: http://tarotconference.co.uk/ My Presentations: Tarot and the Four Pillars: Divining for Self-Empowerment - and - Tarot and Katabasis: Keys to the Underworld
Views: 798 Benebell Wen
Lady of the Ninth Heaven | Bell Chimes In #18
 
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Who is the Mysterious Lady of the Ninth Heaven (Jiu Tian Xuan Nü, 九天玄女)? In the spirit of de-mystifying her, let's call her Lady of the Ninth Heaven. I love hearing about how other practitioners work with deities and spirits of various pantheons. Getting personal and sharing your experiences or insights into certain deities is one of my favorite types of videos to watch from the community. So here's mine, and here I am, chatting to you about the Lady of the Ninth Heaven. Companion blog post: https://wp.me/p32or0-2M3 * * * I CHING AND THE PRACTITIONER: ONLINE COURSE. Sign up for the online course, “I Ching and the Practitioner.” Link: https://benebellwen.com/2017/07/14/i-ching-and-the-practitioner-a-course-on-the-book-of-changes/ FREE DOWNLOAD OF ORACLE BONE SCRIPT DIVINATION CARDS. Free download of digital files to produce your own Chinese Oracle Script Divination Cards and its accompanying Guidebook. Link: https://benebellwen.com/2015/09/24/chinese-oracle-script-divination-cards/ * * * “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES. Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis PHOTO CREDITS Pixnet.net via user mimosa1682002 (direct link: http://pic.pimg.tw/mimosa1682002/1315146740-2201707933_n.jpg); “战争女神九天玄女又叫九天壬女” lishiquwen.com; “九天玄女|吉樂旅遊” http://www.urielshen.com; https://baike.so.com/doc/4498940-4708385.html; https://www.pmume.com/o/119.shtml; http://m.sohu.com/a/155409794_782560?_f=m-article_19_feeds_4; http://www.sohu.com/a/78160999_376650
Views: 2714 Benebell Wen
Reiki | Bell Chimes In #35
 
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Reiki. What are your thoughts on reiki? After a whole lot of spending my own money and going out to investigate, here are my thoughts. I go more in-depth with why this critique in a companion blog post, here: https://benebellwen.com/2018/06/06/is-reiki-bullshit/ This video features Closed Captioning. Yep. That way the Deaf/HH community won't get duped by lineage reiki certification either. Previous episode I was referring to: Seeds of Doubt, https://youtu.be/cjqTQNSjNH0 (starting at timestamp 9:09). “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective, just my opinion. Watch past installments of “Bell Chimes In” via this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0x6BzLuplwaeswcmQGnYtamDUnRbka82 Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1858 Benebell Wen
The Lightworker and Kuan Yin | Bell Chimes In #17
 
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In this episode, I chime in on what I think of the lightworker, and what I interpret lightwork to mean. Trigger warning: I do get a bit flippant and critical of how modern day New Agers use the term “lightworker,” so if you take the lightworker title seriously, this may not be a video you want to watch. Also, to explain my definition of the lightworker, I talk about bodhisattvas, specifically Kuan Yin and Di Zhang Wang, with the retelling of an all-time favorite tale about Kuan Yin. A few related articles from my blog: Spirituality and Politics: Light Worker, Shadow Worker, https://benebellwen.com/2017/08/23/spirituality-and-politics-lightworker-shadow-work/ The Irony (or Maybe Paradox) of the Empath, https://benebellwen.com/2017/12/20/the-irony-or-maybe-paradox-of-the-empath/ “Bell Chimes In” is a video series on my channel where I pick a topic that is oft talked about and chime in with my perspective. In doing so, I hope you’ll chime back. After the video, please join in conversation with me through a video response, blog post of your own, or by adding your thoughts in the comments section of this video. This isn’t about me. This is about us, about discourse and the collective ideas of a community. LIST OF ALL 2017 EPISODES Check out the schedule of “Bell Chimes In” episodes for 2017 here: https://benebellwen.com/2017/10/19/list-of-2017-bell-chimes-in-episodes/ Although the 2017 set of videos is done, the 2018 set is still on the drawing board. I don’t even know if the 2018 set will look anything like the 2017! Everything is open for discussion and for change. So if there is a topic you definitely want to see me chime in on in a future episode, let me know! If there’s a particular direction you envision the “Bell Chimes In” series going in, I’m listening and would be happy to hear your thoughts. Website | http://www.benebellwen.com Instagram | @bellwen Twitter | @Tarotanalysis
Views: 1766 Benebell Wen
Tarot Trends and the Anatomy of a Reading
 
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Video 06 in a series of video lectures for the Holistic Tarot companion course. In this video, we outline tarot card trends over the last century, how to apply critical theory to interpret a tarot card (we’ll be using Key 13: Death to demonstrate), and talk about what a tarot spread is. Access the course materials here: https://benebellwen.com/about-the-book/a-companion-course/ Closed captioning available for this video (and all video lectures in this Holistic Tarot series) to accommodate the Deaf and H/H communities. To order Holistic Tarot via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Holistic-Tarot-Integrative-Approach-Personal/dp/158394835X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492850891&sr=8-1&keywords=Holistic+Tarot Online courses offered: https://benebellwen.com/online-courses/ Decks Pictured: Apokalypsis Tarot by Erik Dunne and Kim Huggens (Lo Scarabeo, 2017); Aquarian Tarot by David Palladini (U.S. Games, 1970); Art of Life Tarot by Charlene Livingstone (U.S. Games, 2016); Bluebird Lenormand (U.S. Games, 2016); Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot (Lo Scarabeo); CBD Tarot de Marseille by Dr. Yoav Ben-Dov; Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman (Watkins Publishing, 2014); China Tarot by Der Jen (Lo Scarabeo, 2006); Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue (Hay House, 2006); DruidCraft Tarot by Philip Carr-Gromm, et al. (St. Martin’s Press, 2005); Efflorescent Tarot by Katie Rose Pipkin (self-published); Fairytale Lenormand by Arwen Lynch Poe and Lisa Hunt (U.S. Games, 2016); Fin de Siècle Kipper by Ciro de Marchetti (U.S. Games, 2016); Fountain Tarot by Jonathan Saiz, Jason Gruhl, Andi Todaro (self-published, 2015); Golden Dawn Magical Tarot by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero (Llewellyn, 2012); Golden Dawn Tarot Deck by Robert Wang (AGM Müller, 1977); Golden Tarot by Kat Black (U.S. Games, 2004); Golden Universal Tarot (Lo Scarabeo); Grand Etteilla Egyptian Gypsies Tarot (B. P. Grimaud, 1977); Haindl Tarot by Hermann Haindl (U.S. Games, 1990); Hello Kitty Tarot by Brittany Tingey (self-published); Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson (U.S. Games, 1990); Hoi Polloi Tarot (Hoi Polloi, Inc., 1972); Labyrinth Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tony Christie (Gaois Publications, 2012); Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson; LXXXI Quareia The Magician’s Deck by Josephine McCarthy, Stuart Littlejohn, and Cassandra Beanland (self-published, 2015); Magi of Ancient Egypt Tarot by R. Falconnier, illustrated by M. Otto Wegener (1896); Morgan-Greer Tarot by Lloyd Morgan and Bill Greer (U.S. Games, 1979); Oswald Wirth Tarot (U.S. Games); Psychic Tarot for the Heart by John Holland (Lifestyles, 2014); Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood (Llewellyn, 1991); Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg by Yuri Shakov and Cynthia Giles (U.S. Games, 1992); Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori (North Atlantic Books, 2012); Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot (U.S. Games); Steele Wizard Tarot by Pamela Steele (Self-published); Sun and Moon Tarot by Vanessa Decort (U.S. Games, 2010); Tarot of Bones by Lupa Greenwolf (self-published); Tarot of Ceremonial Magick by Lon Milo DuQuette (U.S. Games, 1997); Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti (U.S. Games, 2015); The Good Tarot by Colette Baron-Reid (Hay House, 2017); The Incidental Tarot by Holly DeFount (self-published); The Poet Tarot by Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy (Two Sylvias Press, 2014); The Rider Tarot Deck (U.S. Games, 1971); The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans (self-published, 2012); Thoth Tarot (U.S. Games); Triple Goddess Tarot by Jaymi Elford and Franco Rivolli (Lo Scarabeo, 2017); Type Tarot by Hurgle Studios (self-published, 2016); Universal Worth Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2008); Voyager Tarot by James Wanless (Merrill-West Publishing, 1986); Wooden Tarot by A. L. Swartz (Skullgarden); XIII Tarot by Nekro (Fournier, 2014) B-Roll Footage Credits: Beachfront B-Roll; Cute Stock Footage; Videezy; Vidsplay Photographs of The Pictorial Key of the Tarot vintage books from CollecTarot & Books (collectarot.com) and Waite Smith (waitesmith.org) by Dusty White, House of White (Felton, California). Pages of Monde Primitif by Antoine Court de Gebelin courtesy of the John Adams Collection at the Boston Public Library. “Baby Boomers” black and white photographs from the Virginia Historical Society (vahistorical.org). Black and white photographs from the 1960s courtesy of The Culture Trip (theculturetrip.com), permission granted for educational, non-commercial uses. Photograph of Sylvia Plath courtesy of Poetry Foundation (poetryfoundation.org). Video stills from "Lisa’s Wedding." The Simpsons, Season Six, Episode No. 122, written by Greg Daniels, directed by Jim Reardon, Fox Broadcasting Company, original air date March 19, 1995. Other select images sourced from Wikimedia Commons and public domain sites, used here for educational purposes. Otherwise photographs of tarot decks used herein were taken by me.
Views: 3852 Benebell Wen

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