Limited Time Special Offer

Published September 10, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

A Metatron candle burning in front of my statue of Sekhmet.

A Metatron candle burning next to my 9 1/2″ statue of Sekhmet.

In appreciation to all of my blog followers, Facebook friends & followers on Twitter I am offering you all a limited-time BIG discount on my Single Votive Enchantment (aka Spell) service I offer through my website.

My votives are all homemade by yours truly and instead of the typical 2 ounce size you find in the stores & at Yankee Candle, my votives are 3 ounces of 100% pure soy wax. They measure 2 1/2″ tall by 1 3/4″ in diameter. I make them in single large batches for general intentions that can later be custom-related to your specific magical intentions with the addition of particular herbs and sometimes additional essential oils.

Intentions run the range from things we wish for to things we really wish we could get out of our lives and everywhere in between. You name it and I can perform an Enchantment for that specific purpose.

My candle categories are as follows:

  • Love
  • Prosperity
  • Relationship Strengthening
  • Relationship Healing/Reunion
  • Job/Career Advancement
  • New Job
  • New Friendships
  • Spiritual Communication with Angels and/or Spirit Guides
  • Improved Communication Between Individuals
  • Dreams
  • Protection
  • Court Cases

My main batch of each type of candle contains a particular blend of essential oils. In order to then fine-tune that candle to your specific needs I then add herbs to the top of the candle as I perform your Enchantment for you. The herbs are what make all of my Enchantments custom-designed with your specific needs and desires in mind.

Every Enchantment is accompanied by a brief report detailing how your candle behaved as it burned and concludes with my own psychic interpretation of your candle remains. That is like receiving a reading on how your candle’s energy worked for you and gives you a very good idea of what you can expect in terms of results.

Regular price is $45.00 USD, but I am extending this offer today to you all as a special thank you for ONLY $33.00. That’s a savings of $12 off the regular retail price.

Discounted Enchantments will also include the same type of Enchantment Report that I put together for clients who pay full price and specific herbs added to your candle to better suit your magical intentions. I am not skimping on this at all just because it’s a special offer.

In order to take advantage of this offer, please use the link HERE. Do not use the payment links at my website. I am not advertising this offer at my site so all those links are for the regular price. Payment is handled via PayPal and even if you do not have a PayPal account you can use your credit card there with payment being secure.

Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are scheduled according to lunar phases and days of the week in order to provide you with the optimal type of lunar and solar energy required for your specific magical intentions. Enchantment Reports are delivered 1 to 2 days after your candle has gone out.

My soy votives tend to burn for approximately 30 hours

3 of my votives with 10" high saints candles.

3 of my votives with 10″ high saints candles.

(that’s double the time of a store-bought paraffin wax 2 ounce candle), so let’s say I perform your enchantment on a Monday at 10:30 AM. Your candle will still be burning 24 hours later, so usually it is a 2-day wait for Enchantment Reports unless your candle burns down faster than average. If I perform your Enchantment on a Friday, please keep in mind I have the weekends off to spend with family and focus on my art, so you can expect Enchantment Reports for Friday Enchantments (this includes all Love enchantments) to go out the following Monday.

Here’s the payment link. This offer EXPIRES on: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th. Any orders that come in after that day will be promptly refunded in full. No exceptions.

Thank you for following me online here, over on Twitter, and on Facebook. I have “met” many lovely people online and I appreciate you all. Without all of you Magickal-Musings.com would not exist and I’d be miserable in a 9-to-5 job. I give thanks every single day for the tremendous blessing of being able to work at home since 1997. This has also allowed me to be a stay-at-home mom for our daughter who has never known a day of daycare. My husband and I are all too aware of how blessed we are and that blessing is due to my clients all around the world and to all the encouragement and support my online friends provide for me on a daily basis.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wishing You All Many Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD, R. M-T.

Magickal-Musings.com: readings, spells, free information

Visionary Art: Soul Portraits and Manifestation Mandalas created just for you

Egyptian Lenormand: only 5 copies of the self-published edition remain. I ship worldwide.

 

Deck Review: Tarot of the Night

Published September 8, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Tarot of the Night                                                       

Tarot of the Night, box cover.

Tarot of the Night, box cover.

Richard Shadowfox
$45.00 USD
Schiffer Books

 

If you enjoy horror movies and things that go bump in the night, then Tarot of the Night is the deck for you.

The imagery is computer-designed and the edges of the elements in each composition are very crisp and clean. Characters are depicted in medieval garb that stylistically resemble characters in medieval role-playing video games.

Image including a castle & the nighttime sky. Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

Image including a castle & the nighttime sky. Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The environment in which action takes place showcases castles (ruined walls, turrets, sconces), graveyards, and forests, which further enhance the medieval feel of the deck. Every scene occurs during the night with the exceptions of The Sun and the 9 of Wands. This is a Tarot of the Night, after all. As a result, the moon is the dominant symbol within the deck occurring on many of the cards in one form or another.

Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The overall color scheme consists of black borders, backgrounds of dark blues and black offset by splashes of orange and red accompanied by other colors (example: flesh tones & greens). Card titles are placed at the base of the image within the black border with the number at the top. The cards measure 3 ¼ X 5”.

Fans of the old classic horror movies (envision the old 1960s/early 1970s Hammer Studio Films and you get a really good idea as to the overall feel of this deck) would enjoy the Tarot of the Night with the depictions of cemeteries, ruined castles, and coffins that are populated by such characters as skeletons or skeletal body parts (16 cards), spirits (11 cards), and even a vampire depicted on The Sun card.

The accompanying paperback guidebook is 256 pages long. Cards are depicted ¼” smaller than actual card-size in black and white. Both upright and reversed interpretations are provided. The guidebook concludes with three spreads: a 3-card spread, the Celtic Cross, and a 13-card spread specific to this deck entitled “The Vincit Omnia Veritas”, or “Truth Conquers All” spread.

10 of Pentacles with two spirits. Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

10 of Pentacles with two spirits. Copyright Richard Shadowfox & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The Tarot of the Night has gothic appeal. It makes for a great Samhain/Halloween deck, especially for readers who plan to read at Halloween parties next month. Presented in the standard high-quality hinge-lidded box with magnetic closure typical of Tarot decks published by Schiffer Books, the box measures 6 X 11 X 1 ¾”. If you’re looking for a deck that travels well, especially if you’re planning to read at more than one Halloween party, the Tarot of Night is a good choice.

Wishing you and yours many blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Magickal-Musings.com: readings, spells, free information

Visionary Art: Soul Portraits and Manifestation Mandalas created just for you

Egyptian Lenormand: only 5 copies of the self-published edition remain

 

Visionary Art

Published September 7, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Visionary Art  ~ “refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.” ~ The American Visionary Art Museum.

“Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye:  The eye of contemplation; the eye of the soul. All the inspiring ideas we have as artists originate here.” ~ Alex Grey, visionary artist & author of Sacred Mirrors.

I create Soul Portraits and Manifestation Mandalas, which are two forms of visionary art. I have been creating Soul Portraits since 1998 and Manifestation Mandalas since 2011.

When I create a piece of visionary art, I am tuning in to my spirit guides and my clients’ spirit guides. I receive mental images of symbols, sometimes in full color, sometimes not. I am then instructed via clairaudience (yes, that  means I hear voices in my head) as to exactly where to place each symbol within the overall composition. Once the initial drawing is complete for each section I am shown which colors to use, or simply told something along the lines of, “No, not Indigo Blue. Use Prussian Blue instead.” If you’re an artist you’ll know there’s very little difference between those two shades of blue, yet many spirit guides make such distinctions often.

My visionary art serves two distinct purposes, hence the two separate services.

A Soul Portrait is a symbolic depiction mapping out where your Soul currently is regarding your own spiritual evolution.

Symbols, as well as the meaning of colors that appear in a Soul Portrait depart knowledge regarding lessons learned, lessons yet to be mastered, and those lessons we may prefer to forget. A Soul Portrait is basically a map of one’s Soul and your progress up until now.  Each piece is created and infused with Reiki energy so when my client gazes upon their Soul Portrait these positive energies are released into their life time and time again.

A Manifestation Mandala is quite different. I ask my client

A Manifestation Mandala I created for myself. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2011.

A Manifestation Mandala I created for myself. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2011.

to provide me with a list of 1 – 4 wishes they wish to manifest in their lives. The wishes could be for anything. I then meditate to connect with my client’s energy while focusing on their wish list. As with my Soul Portraits, symbols and colors then begin to come to me that result in a completed Manifestation Mandala.  Once again, I create each piece while channeling Reiki energy into it. Every time my client looks at their Manifestation Mandala they are reiterating their wishes, affirming their wishes are attainable, and those same positive energies are released again and again into my client’s life in order to help those wishes to become my client’s reality.

Every Soul Portrait and Manifestation Mandala begins with a meditation session. The session lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours. Images come, sometimes fast and furious, sometimes painstakingly slow. As I sit in meditation I am also aware of my surroundings so that when symbols begin to come through I am conscious enough to be able to create very quick rough sketches of what I am seeing with my mind’s inner eye.

 

Sketch of Raechel's Soul Portrait. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Sketch of Raechel’s Soul Portrait. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

I enjoy working on each piece of visionary art so much because they are not MY compositions. I never know what a clients’ guides or my guides will suggest regarding symbols or even the use of color. I had serious doubts when I was shown that hill on the right of Raechel’s Soul Portrait should be PINK, but decided to follow higher guidance; and, I’ll be darned if that pink doesn’t work really well, plus the meaning of the color merges with the deeper overall meaning of Raechel’s Soul Portrait.

Despite the times when unusual colors come forth (there was a time I created a brown sky, another time a green sky) the piece of visionary art manages to turn out just fine.

Each Soul Portrait and Manifestation Mandala is special in its own way & on its own merits. Each one affects me differently as I work on it. I found this one to be particularly healing. Must be that green goddess figure as we all know green is the color of healing.

The horse on the far right showed up after all the other symbols had been received & I didn’t even think anything would go there, but when the horse came through & I showed Raechel, she shared with me that the horse had very special personal significance to her. This not only validated the symbols I received for her, but it also validated my work as a whole. I am often told by clients that a particular elements or elements of their Soul Portrait or Manifestation Mandala means something special to them, yet I had no conscious knowledge of that at the time I created the piece.

It is always a great honor to create a piece of visionary artwork for someone else. I am always humbled by the experience and once a piece is completed I always find I have received some type of a healing that many times I was not even aware I was needing. That is always a very lovely added bonus.

I have decided to branch off my visionary artwork to its own website. I am still at Magickal-Musings.com, and always will be (have been there since 1997), but will be removing my visionary art links there so my main site can focus on my readings and candle work. My visionary art can now be found at its new home: The Visionary Art of Nefer Khepri. I hope you all enjoy the new site. It was a real experience designing it (someone could have done a case study on me regarding Trial and Error!), but I’m happy with how it looks.

In the immortal words of Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, “IT’S ALIVE!”

Art IS alive. Art is a living thing, especially when you consider all the time and personal energy each artist places into every piece they create. I consider Art to be as great a blessing to me as Reiki and I hope that one day soon you will grant me the honor of creating a Soul Portrait or Manifestation Mandala for you or a loved one.

Until next time, wishing you all many blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Business Site: Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Candle Work, Free information

Visionary Art: Soul Portraits & Manifestation Mandalas

The Egyptian Lenormand: FIVE self-published copies remain with my deck being published by Schiffer Books in a few months

My Forthcoming “Aloha Spirit of Maui” oracle deck.

 

Friendship From Tragedy

Published September 2, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

The Wheel of Fortune, (C) Lisa Hunt & Llewellyn Publishing, 1999.

The Wheel of Fortune, Celtic Dragon Tarot. (C) Lisa Hunt & Llewellyn Publishing, 1999.

Something really neat happened to me & it involves Tarot toward the end of the story so I thought I’d share here since many of you are into Tarot as collectors, readers, and/or artists.

For those who know me via Facebook, I work at home running my internet business through which I offer readings & visionary artwork. I am also a deck creator. As a result of working on the computer I don’t get out much so I don’t have many local friends. I met someone under incredibly tragic circumstances (my daughter is best friends with Cassidy Stay, the sole survivor of a family massacre of six here in Spring, TX).

We were leaving Cassidy’s old house after we had gone to light a candle & pray for the family. As we were leaving my daughter saw another school friend go into a house & we went over as she needed a friend at that moment. Turns out the girl didn’t even live there. She was visiting for the very first time, or maybe 2nd time, I forget. Now, how odd was that?

The timing had to have been PERFECT for my daughter to see her friend enter that house. As it was, that morning as the horrible news about the Stays unfolded, I called my husband totally distraught. He was so upset that he immediately came home from work. I told them that at some point that day we would go to the Stay’s home and light a candle and pray for them. I left it totally open-ended as to when we would go.

Later that afternoon as I sat here at my computer trying to get some work done I stood up & grabbed the candle. Without even thinking I emerged from my office and told my family, “get in the car. We’re going now.”

No one said, “Oh, but I have to do this first.” No one asked me, “why right this minute?”

Instead, we all got into the car and drove the seven minutes it takes us to get over to that neighborhood. We lit the candle and prayed under the painful scrutiny of the media. Some photographer was next door trying to take pictures of my daughter on the Stays’ front porch as we prayed. How LOW is that? I blocked her as best I could and shielded her as we left so no one could get a picture of her.

Returning to our car she spied her friend go into a house she automatically assumed was her friend’s home.

The lady of the house answered the door and immediately

The Star, Celtic Dragon Tarot. (C) Lisa Hunt & Llewellyn Publishing, 1999.

The Star, Celtic Dragon Tarot. (C) Lisa Hunt & Llewellyn Publishing, 1999.

invited us in. As she told me the girl wasn’t hers, and was in fact visiting for the first or second time, an image flashed into my mind  of the Wheel of Fortune and The Star side by side. I don’t often “think in Tarot,” so this was very odd and I made a mental note of it.

The mother and I immediately hit it off & she was very nice. She later invited my daughter and I to go tie ribbons around trees at her son’s school in memory of the Stays. My daughter & I were happy to do this. Now, here is where the Tarot comes into the story again.

Two weeks ago she invited me over for lunch. This was our first visit. I arrived as she’s putting lunch on the table and she says, “but first, I just HAVE to show you something. I’ve been DYING to show you!”

What does she then pull out of a cabinet? My all-time favorite Tarot deck, “Celtic Dragon Tarot,” by Lisa Hunt!

I gasped, told her that was my favorite and she declared, “Kismet!” and we both laughed. However, that has turned out to be very true. I knew when those 2 Tarot cards popped into my head this would be something special, something fated to occur; and, that the universe had brought us together, under extremely terrible circumstances to be sure, but I now have a new friend who is so like-minded with me that it’s kind of scary.

When I think of how PERFECT the timing had to be, plus the circumstances. That girl

Rosemarie & I after tying memorial ribbons around trees.

Rosemarie & I after tying memorial ribbons around trees.

had to be visiting Rose’s daughter, we had to be out on the street at that exact moment, my daughter had to see her friend go into Rose’s house. All the cogs on all the wheels had to align just perfectly for Rose and I to ever have met.

Some days I am truly amazed at how the universe works. If this meeting was not orchestrated by a Higher Hand, than I don’t know what is.

The universe truly does work in mysterious ways.

 

Wishing you all many blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

Magickal-Musings.com: candle work, Tarot & Lenormand readings, visionary artwork (my artwork will soon be branching off into its own sister-site).

Egyptian Lenormand: my self-published deck of which only 6 signed & numbered copies remain. To be published later this year by Schiffer Books & available at Amazon.com for pre-order.

 

Deck Review: The Eclectic Gypsy Cards.

Published August 30, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Eclectic Gypsy Cards.
Lynn Boyle.
$25 AUD + s/h
Aquarius Fortunes on Etsy
Facebook Business Page
Facebook Group: Prophecy Corner
 

A proficient card deck creator, Lynn Boyle now has fourteen decks to her credit, all of which are available for sale at her Etsy shop. Price on all her decks (to date) is $25 each with shipping being $2 in Australia and $6 overseas. Dollars are in Australian dollar amounts.

I have been using Lynn Boyle’s Eclectic Gypsy Cards for a good while now and I really enjoy them. The deck consists of 36 poker-sized cards. Since there are 36 cards here you can use this much the same way you would use a Lenormand deck, but this is not a typical Lenormand deck.

There are some card images and interpretations the Eclectic Gypsy Cards hold in common with Lenormand, most notably the Anchor, birds, Bouquet/Flowers, Dog, Fish, Fox, Heart, House, Key, Letter, Lily, Lucky Clover, Man, Ring, Ship, Snake, Star, and Woman.

Card titles that will not be familiar to most Lenormand readers are: Broken Bottle, Broken Heart, Broken Mirror, Butterfly, Clock, Death & Rebirth, Dove, Hand of Fate, Handshake, King, Knife, Oracle, Owl, Phoenix, Poison, Sunflower, Violets, and Wheel. Of these cards, two can be found in the Kipperkarten card deck: Broken Mirror and Handshake.

According to Lynn Boyle, the cards have the following Tarot or Lenormand correspondences:

“The Oracle card in the deck is like High Priestess in Tarot, Wheel as well. Sunflower is the Sun, Owl is wisdom & patience a bit like the Hermit in Tarot. Handshake is like the 2 of Cups. Dove is like Temperance  (peace harmony reconciliation). Phoenix is like the Judgement card / resurrection & learning from the past. Death/Rebirth is the Death card. King is the Emperor. There is a Broken Mirror in the Whitmans cards which I have been inspired by. Poison is a bit like the snake again (can mean bitterness or resentment) or perhaps even the Devil in Tarot. Broken Heart is like the 3 of Swords. Violets, Hand of Fate, Butterfly, Broken Bottle & Clock have all been inspired by various gypsy decks I have come across in my travels & I believe its quite easy to intuit there meanings.”

The Eclectic Gypsy Cards have a nice balance between positive, negative and neutral cards. The way I see them, I divided the deck up into 22 positive, 8 negative, and 6 neutral cards.

The images are very clear cut and easy to understand with most rendered in bright colors, which would make sense as this is a Gypsy deck and most associate bright colors with that culture. The card title is clearly visible on each card, but these cards do not include numbers or playing card inserts.

Accompanying documentation for the Electric Gypsy Cards consists of a 4-page pamphlet of interpretations printed out on A4-size paper. Interpretations of both a positive and negative nature are included for each card. The cards arrive in an organza drawstring bag and Lynne takes great care in packing them for international shipping. My box arrived in Texas all the way from Australia and the deck was very well packaged and arrived safe and sound, despite a lengthy delay caused by the local branch of the post office, but that had nothing to do with Lynn, but had everything to do with local postal employees being incompetent.

Using the Eclectic Gypsy Cards to generate a reading for my blog, I am going to ask what type of academic year will my daughter have this year. Last year she struggled with reading issues caused by an heretofore undiagnosed brain and optic nerve problem (Irlen Syndrome, please see Irlen.com to see if you or one of your children also suffer from it) & she had a very nasty Science teacher. As a result of those two problems she suffered badly from anxiety so that is naturally one of my concerns for the new school year. In asking the Eclectic Gypsy Cards how she will do her Sophomore year, I received the following cards:

Eclectic Gypsy Cards, Copyright Lynn Boyle. Self-published.

Eclectic Gypsy Cards, Copyright Lynn Boyle. Self-published.

  Ring + Ship + Star + King + Hand of Fate

For those of you who read Lenormand cards, I did not pre-select a significator. All five cards were drawn at random. I note that I was concerned about my daughter’s success this academic year and the Star card is in the central position where the significator would normally appear. The Star means goals, hopes and success. It matches my concern regarding my daughter.

Ring represents a partnership or commitment. That is definitely what happens when a child attends school, at least one who is interested in learning. They make a commitment to attempt to do the best they can in all their classes. I have had talks with my daughter over the summer about this issue since last year she was picky about which homework assignments she would actually complete. I told her I expect her to be more committed this year and that receiving zeros as grades will no longer be tolerated. The Ring reflects the topic of these conversations.

Ship is moving forward. My daughter is now a Sophomore so she is definitely moving forward, and I also see Ring + Ship combined as meaning that her increased commitment to doing well will start to take her places.

Star in the center represents my wishes for her to be successful. I also see it as representing her being surrounded by all the positive energy I send her daily to protect and help her in all of her endeavors. Over the summer I also taught her how to better connect with her angels and spirit guides so for me, The Star represents the guidance she will receive from the new connections she has made with her spiritual team.

Ship + Star to me means moving forward toward new blessings. I take this as a very positive card combination.

King is a card not found in Lenormand decks. Lynn Boyle defines King as meaning: “wealth, power, privilege, & position, success & prosperity, independence, having influence, rules and regulations … thinking straight, level headed & analytical … being a leader.” Given the context of my question, King represents my daughter taking more control over her academic life, becoming more determined to succeed. I can already see signs of this. It is now the second day of school & she came home with homework, told me about it and immediately sat down and did it. I tried not to allow my mouth to drop open when I saw what she was doing. Normally I have to really get after her to do her homework and she whines about it. This is a different child from last year already!

Star + King represents success coming from someone being a hard worker and dedicated to what they are doing. I am hoping that the early indication I have already had from my daughter as she quickly completed her Geometry homework today is an indication that she is taking her education more seriously as this card combination seems to indicate.

The final card is the Hand of Fate. Well, that sounds a bit ominous, doesn’t it? This is not a card of the Lenormand system, so again, I am quoting Lynn Boyle as to the card’s meaning: “being guided, hand of God or hand of Destiny. If you are too far off track the Hand knocks you back on course. Divine intervention. Karma …”

Well, that about sums up what I’d like to have occur – for the hand of God to knock some sense into my child that her grades are important and will determine what sort of university she can attend! I’d say that looks like she will falter from time to time but that she will be knocked back on track, probably by yours truly, but hey, isn’t that a mother’s job anyway?

The final card combination of King + Hand of Fate indicates to me the presence of a strong male in her life that will help to keep my daughter on course. She has already been speaking about her Geometry and Spanish teachers positively, both of whom are male. She says of her Geometry teacher that he teaches in a way she can easily understand. It also helps that she has always been very good at Math. They had a bonding moment when she saw a “Bad Wolf” magnet on his filing cabinet. She pointed to it & said to him, “I see what you did there,” to which he replied, “Do you know what that’s from?” My child immediately looked and behaved as though she was offended and said, “Of course! It’s ‘Doctor Who!'” The teacher gave her a high-five. Instant friends due to “Doctor Who.”

Overall, I really enjoy using The Eclectic Gypsy Cards. They give me clear and accurate readings, plus I enjoy looking at the images. Check them out and see what the future has in store for you.

Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.

 Magickal-Musings.com: Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells, Visionary Art (my visionary art will be moving elsewhere very soon & I’ll announce here when that occurs)

Egyptian Lenormand: my self-published deck. I have only SIX copies remaining of a limited print-run of 100, all signed & numbered. Once these are gone due to my contract with Schiffer Books I will not be able to produce anymore copies. Get them while you still can. I ship worldwide.

 

 

Spiritual Protection Online

Published August 22, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Kyron y la modificacion del ADN. (C) Maria Paula Maximo.

Kyron y la modificacion del ADN. (C) Maria Paula Maximo.

There are a lot of sensitive people out there; and by “sensitive,” I mean open to receiving and picking up on energies that the typical person cannot feel. I have some advice regarding online activity for all who are sensitives: this is important so I hope you all take it to heart.

Every time you are ABOUT to get online (not when you get online, but you are ABOUT to), put up your shield. Imagine that protective bubble around you, call on your angels and spirit guides and any other form of higher power in which you believe & ask that they shield you from the energy of others.

This is important. Why? Simply because there are many very sad, lonely people out there who reach out with their own energy. They knowingly or unknowingly latch on to our energy and draw from it in order to help themselves feel better. This is what is known as an energy vampire, or a psychic vampire. They can literally eventually drain the life right out of you, just like Christopher Lee in the movies,

Bloodsucker, (C) Alvaro Tapia.

Bloodsucker, (C) Alvaro Tapia.

except that their eyes don’t turn all red, at least I hope they don’t!

You can also know psychic or energy vampires in person.  An example.

You’re in a great mood, then someone calls & dumps their problems all over you. You end the phone call feeling drained, tired, like the energy has just been zapped right out of you. Truth be told, it has been. Your friend, in dumping all over you shed themselves of some negative energy, handed it on over to you, and through your words of sympathy and understanding they’ve managed to soak up some of your energy in the process. Most do this unknowingly, but there are some who are well aware of what they are doing and they do so in order to feel great all the time and feed off the energy of others.

When we put up our shields psychic & energy vampires & negative people can’t make that connection to us. As their tendrils go outward they bump up against our shields and fall away. Our guides may even cut the tendrils. I know Michael cuts many for me daily. When your guides cut energy tendrils they are not only protecting you, they are also working to prevent the sender from attaching to the energy of another person. So you may want to ask your angels & guides to not only protect you, but to also cut any and all tendrils heading your way. That way you are doing others a big favor who are not as informed as you are.

Case in point, this happened to me the other morning. I opened my email not thinking to put my shields up since I don’t do that until I log into Facebook, usually. I read an email from a very sad and miserable person who said their life is a total mess and they asked me to tell them what to do and to fix their life for them. I then felt all these tendrils head out to me and in my mind’s eye I saw HUNDREDS of very skinny black wavy lines heading right for me. It was gross, like a giant black squid. I put up my shield a bit late so some tendrils attached (also called energy cords, I use tendrils so you guys can visualize what I saw). So I had to ask Michael to cut the cords, which he immediately did, but as I asked him I began to feel dangerously ill. I felt something wrong with my HEART, of ALL things! Like it was no longer beating correctly and I began to see dark spots in my peripheral vision. I also became a bit lightheaded, but as Michael cut the cords all those symptoms stopped immediately.

Let this serve as warning to you all. A word to the wise, if you prefer.

ALWAYS put up your shield and say your protections BEFORE you open your browser. Also, if you have not been doing this, you can start right now, and after you ask for protection, ask Archangel Michael to cut all energy cords leading from you to everyone else online “in all Space, Time, and Dimensions” and that he also cut all cords leading from everyone else to you “in all Space, Time, and Dimensions.” He will do it immediately. It’s totally painless for all involved and you may end up feeling a LOT better once he’s finished.

For more on cutting etheric or energy cords with Archangel Michael’s help I refer you to an extremely popular earlier blog post of mine.

Wishing you all many blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD, R. M-T.

Readings, Spells, Visionary Art

Egyptian Lenormand card deck

Introducing “The Aloha Spirit of Maui” oracle deck!

Published August 13, 2014 by Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.

Waterfall along the Road to Hana, Maui.

Waterfall along the Road to Hana, Maui. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Yes, I am at it AGAIN! Here I am with yet another deck idea, but this time no hand-drawn art is involved. Instead, the deck will consist of my own photographs that I took on 3 vacations to Maui, Hawaii. The idea germinated in 2009 upon returning from our first trip to Maui. I was looking through my pictures and every once in a while I’d say to myself:

 “Ooh! That would make a great card image for some deck!” 

As it turned out, I took well over 1,800 photos that first trip and narrowed it down to keeping 688. Of those, around 22 made for great card images, but I just didn’t know the type of deck. I have 37 year’s experience reading Tarot so naturally I assumed my pictures would contribute to a Tarot deck. 

 But things change … 

 In 2007 I had learned from a cousin of mine that one of my aunts had read Lenormand cards, but only for immediate family and very close friends. I had never known this about her, but she was the one who taught me how to perform spiritual cleansings on people and locations. I always knew she was a curandera (Mexican white witch and healer), although being a firm Catholic she would never ever admit to that.  I spent the next 2 years trying to convince my cousin to send me a copy of my aunt’s handwritten notes on her Lenormand card-reading system. Late in 2009 he finally agreed and that was my first real introduction to the wonderful world of Lenormand. I was totally sucked in and began studying all I could, which was mainly online via blogs since at that time very little was available in English that made any good sense to me. 

When we returned to Maui in 2011 I began thinking that perhaps what I had going with my 2009 photos wasn’t so much a Tarot deck as a Lenormand deck. I began looking for Lenormand symbols in nature that I could photograph. Again, I went on a photo-shooting frenzy taking anywhere from 120 to 300 pictures a day. We were there for 8 days, so yes, that adds up fast. Upon returning home I narrowed the field of my 2011 photos down to a group of 510 from a total of over 2,100. Once again I saw images that would make great Lenormand cards, but the Lenormand system just didn’t seem exactly right.

As a result, I needed to go to Maui a third and final time.

Natural archway at Black Sand Beach, Maui.  Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Natural archway at Black Sand Beach, Maui. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

I just knew that the old adage, “third time’s the charm” would prove true and I would come home and realize just what sort of a deck I had in the making. Unfortunately, when my husband asked me early this year where I’d like to go for our 20th anniversary and I said “Maui,” he replied, “Aw, honey, I’m sorry, but I’m all Maui-ed out.” 

To say I was bummed would be a gross understatement. I think I cried off and one for about five days. How was I to come up with the images I needed? Plus, I dearly LOVE Maui. The energy there is so healing. I was dying to go back. If I had my way we’d be living there now. 

So I waited and did not mention Maui or card deck ideas. I figured if it was meant to be that it would just find a way of working itself out. 

As our anniversary date loomed on the calendrical horizon my husband called me from work one fine day and announced, “You know, we need to go somewhere special we both love for our anniversary. How do you feel about going back to Maui?” He had totally forgotten our previous conversation on the subject, obviously. Now he was convinced it was a great idea! I replied very calmly with, “that would be very nice.” So he told me to go ahead and make the arrangements and we would go a month after our anniversary and make the trip coincide with my birthday. 

After that phone conversation I got up and performed a huge happy dance all around the house! 

On June 17, 2014 I returned to Maui now determined to get those final shots I needed for whatever deck this island’s wonderful energy wished to create through me as the channel. I set my intention before getting on the plane and reiterated my intention upon landing that I was here to obtain the final images necessary for this photographic card deck. 

River at Iao State Park, Maui. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

River at Iao State Park, Maui. Copyright Nefer Khepri, 2014.

Once again I went on a picture taking spree, but after the first day it was extremely limited. The evening of our first full day there I took a very bad fall. Not down a cliff or anything as dramatic as that (thank the gods!). It was in a dark parking lot. I bounced several times & skidded across loose gravel for about 10 feet, all according to my husband. I went through the next day, my birthday, in EXTREME pain and was popping Tylenol 3 at a time every 4 hours after a quick call to my GP, plus taking 3 Aleve every 12 hours, as per his instructions. I didn’t even sleep the night of my birthday due to all the pain so the next day not only was I in pain, but I felt awful from lack of sleep. 

Yet, I persevered. I went around with Stuart and we did things he wanted to do. I was cut up, bleeding, and had 2 bandages on each arm so I was unable to get in the water, not only due to the salt content that would have burned my wounds, but hey, sharks, dude. Sharks. NO WAY! And yes, I have seen “Jaws” way too many times, which is to say I’ve seen it 3 times, which is far too many for me since I’m afraid of water in the first place and can’t swim! 

Despite all the pain and misery, I managed to take 400 pictures despite the pain it caused me to raise the camera to my eye, and believe me, it seriously hurt every single time. I had badly injured both my lower arms, my elbows and when I was bouncing on the gravel, well, I did that on my chest. The bruises were something out of a nightmare, let me tell you. 

On my birthday as my husband snorkeled happily with not just one, but TWO SEA TURTLES (for those of you who know me you know I dearly LOVE sea turtles & had my own great experience in 2011), I sat up on the beach working on a card for my forthcoming, “Turtle Lenormand” (you can follow that deck’s progress here). Then he had to come up & tell me all about the sea turtles, one of which had a shell that was “at least four feet long.” Yeah, go husband, go! I hate you! Happy freakin’ birthday to me. Sob. Sob. 

Yet, I continued to take photos, sometimes of very odd things and I had no idea why I would ever think such a thing would make for a good photo, but I figured perhaps the island was speaking through my camera lens. 

Sure enough, upon returning home as I examined my photos I ended up with an additional 84 that I felt would make great card images. I also realized what I had on my hands.

Not Tarot. 

Not Lenormand.

An oracle deck.

To be honest, oracle decks and I do not get along very well. I use only two with great success: Ciro Marchetti’s self-published edition of Oracle of Visions and The Map. A few other oracle decks also work well for me, but are not as insightful as these two have been. Let me stress this is a VERY individual thing. Just because only two oracle decks work well for me consistently time and time again does NOT mean they are the two best out there or that they would also work great for you. There are a lot of great oracle decks out there, a few of which I have reviewed for my blog. You need to experiment and purchase different decks and see which ones work best for you. As with everything else, what works great for one person may not do the same for another. 

I never thought I would ever even consider creating an oracle deck, but as I examined my photos from our 2014 trip it was crystal clear that was what had formulated among my vast collection of Maui photographs. 

Thus, The Aloha Spirit of Maui oracle deck was born. 

I have been busy off and on cropping my images into 4X6″ portrait orientation so they can serve as card images. I’m also thinking up titles for each and also card interpretations. It’s all quite a process and although no hand-drawn art is involved in this particular project, it will still end up being time-consuming, but I am really looking forward to the finished result. 

If you would like to follow the process of this deck, please visit its blog, the sister-blog to my main blog here at WordPress. If you follow you will receive an email notification every time I submit a new post. If you are on Facebook you can also follow my visionary art and other art projects and decks as a member of my new group

I look forward to seeing what The Aloha Spirit of Maui has to say through me. I am very excited about this project and hope that others will also share in my excitement as I go through the birthing process with this deck. 

Wishing You All Many Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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