Deck Review: Healing Light & Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras.


Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras

Healing Light & Angel Cards. (C) Saleire & Schiffer Books, 2015.

Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras, by Saleire. Schiffer Books, 2015.

This is a neat little oracle deck. It comes housed in a hinge lidded box with a magnetic closure, which is standard box design for Schiffer Books. The box measures 5 1/8” x 3 1/8 ‘ x 1 ½” so it’s a nice size to bring along when traveling. The total number of cards is 42. The guidebooklet is the same size as the cards and has 96 pages.

The manner in which this deck is used is uncommon among oracle decks. Most oracle decks are not organized according to suit while the Tarot is divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, with the Minor Arcana consisting of four suits. Oracle cards are usually numbered and titled, but not clearly organized.

The Healing Light and Angel Cards are organized into six “suits.” I use the term suit lightly because not all suits have the same number of cards, yet each suit has a clearly and easily identifiable theme. The suits are as follows: Chakra Cards

  • Chakra Cards
  • Action Cards
  • Color Cards
  • Animal Cards
  • Crystal Cards
  • Angel Cards

The manner in which Saleire intends for us to use the deck is to shuffle each suit of cards separately from one another. So you end up with six piles of cards in front of you. For the reading you then choose one card from each pile, therefore one card from each suit.

The concept revolves around working with your chakras.The Healing Light & Angel Cards are helpful in identifying blocks and imbalances within your chakras that, once identified, can be focused upon for further healing so blocks can be removed and balance can be regained. Every reading should begin with you asking something along the lines of, “which chakra needs to be worked on and brought into balance at this time?”

Another way I have used The Healing Light & Angel Cards is to ask why I have a certain health issue. I had a chronic 39-year knee problem that was miraculously healed by the Virgin Mary during a trip to Rome in 2012 (see the post here), but I wanted to know WHY the heck did my knees bother me for nearly 40 years. When asking the question the chakra card I drew at random was the Root chakra. The Root chakra is your foundation, stability, and security in life. This is what grounds us and helps to maintain the health of all the other chakras. I thought back and realized at the time I first injured my left knee my cousin, aunt and uncle had just moved away to Florida after us kids having grown up together. It was a huge adjustment and thinking back, as a child my security and foundation was threatened. About a year later my grandfather, an aunt and two cousins also moved away, so once again I felt my familial foundation being undermined. The Healing Light and Angel Cards helped me to realize the reason behind my knee condition.

This deck can help you to get at the root of physical, emotional and even spiritual afflictions and then you are better informed in how to deal with and heal these conditions. The other suits offer suggestions as to which colors, stones, angels, animals, and actions can be taken in order to facilitate the healing process.

The artwork is computer-generated and has a soft, calming feel to it. Colors are bright for the most part, and the Color Cards suit consists of fractural images that are quite beautiful. The images can also be used as focal points for meditation as well.

Wishing you many blessings,

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

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Bayou Witch Incense: providers of quality magical supplies


Bayou Witch Incense logo, created by Lisa Hunt.

Bayou Witch Incense logo, created by Lisa Hunt.

I am often asked if I use incense, oils and herbs when I perform spells for others. The answer is yes, however, I am VERY particular as to where I obtain my materials. I have been in business since 1997 and during that time I have worked with a number of businesses that provide the materials I use for my spell work, but none can compare to Bayou Witch Incense.

Located in Louisiana, Bayou Witch Incense has been providing oils, incense, herbs, candles, and other products to American retailers for the past 25 years. Next month they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their online store, located at http://bayouwitchincense.com.

The proprietor is Celeste Heldstab, who is a pagan practitioner. She works with high grade essential oils to create wonderful oil and perfume blends. I have used essential oils for years and for magical work NONE can compare to the oils crafted by Celeste of Bayou Witch Incense. I believe the quality is not only in the oils themselves, but also the great care Celeste takes every time she creates an oil blend. I am very sensitive and I can feel her energy in everything she creates.

I purchased a perfume about a year ago called Blue Nile. It smells so lovely and whenever I wear it suddenly people talk to me for no reason. I can be in the produce section and someone will turn to me with a smile and say, “check out these peaches! I bought some last week and they were delicious. You should try them.” Or I could be looking at the meat and someone will point and say, “did you know that these packages have been mislabeled Choice when they’re really Prime? I used to work in a restaurant as a cook and I know Prime when I see it. Look at that marbling at Choice prices!” In both cases I did purchase the peaches and the mislabeled Prime and was very happy. I had people just smiling at me all over the grocery store. So now whenever I go out to buy groceries I am sure to be wearing Celeste’s Blue Nile. It also brings a smile to my face to see all the men suddenly take notice, some of whom are quite cute!

The incense is created all by Celeste by hand and she uses her essential oils and blends when adding scent to the incense. The incense comes packaged in brown plastic to help protect the oils within the incense from exposure to light. Labels are hand-written, which adds even more charm and Celeste’s own energy to her products. The incense smells divine and a typical stick of incense from Bayou Witch Incense will burn for approximately one hour. I do not have that length of burn time with any other brand of incense.

Over the years I have become increasingly particular about the materials I use for spell work and must say that of all the providers I have tried over the decades, no one compares to the quality and the degree of customer service provided by Bayou Witch Incense. I have recommended Celeste’s products to my clients and friends numerous times over the years, and I shall continue to do so as long as Celeste remains in business.

If you desire magical materials that are crafted with care, love, and with attention to other magical details, look no further than Bayou Witch Incense. I truly cannot recommend their products highly enough.

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Wishing you many blessings,

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

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Book Review: Tarot Interactions


Tarot Interactions, by Deborah Lipp.  Llewellyn Publications, 2015. Paperback $16.99 Kindle $9.99

How many of us wished we had someone to tutor us when we first began learning to read tarot cards? I learned on my own with the massive help of Eden Gray’s classic text, The Complete Guide to the Tarot (Bantam Books). It was the only tarot book I could find in my home town in the late 1970s even after much searching and asking (plus dealing with weird looks!).

These days there is a wide variety of tarot books easily available and the task of choosing just 1 – 3 for a beginner can be quite daunting and overwhelming. As a tarot instructor myself I appreciate books that read like a course on tarot rather than start off with a dry (and often incorrect) “historical” overview of how the Tarot came from Atlantis, Egypt, or gypsies, then goes into a discussion of the symbolism and meaning of each card, and finally concludes with the classic Celtic Cross spread & perhaps a few others.

Tarot Interactions does not follow the conventional tarot book mold. In fact, it breaks it, and quite spectacularly. When it comes to tarot books I am very difficult to impress. I’ve been reading and studying tarot since 1976 and have basically read them all. Yet I always go back to Eden Gray, and another wonderful classic no one should be without, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack (Weiser Books). I have been recommending these two books to my students for nearly 20 years. Now I can finally add a third, Tarot Interactions.

Tarot Interactions is quite different from the old formula we’re all accustomed to reading in a “how-to-read-tarot” book. What I really liked from the start is the personable method of writing Deborah Lipp has. As you read the book it sounds as though you’re sitting with her at your dining room table with a deck of tarot cards spread out before you. She is seated next to you sharing her method of reading the tarot while you sit there trying to soak it all up like a sponge. I love it when authors take the time to construct their writing style so that they are speaking WITH a reader as opposed to speaking AT a reader. Deborah Lipp is clearly well-informed about the Tarot, but she does not come across as a know-it-all. She comes across as a teacher who takes the reader by the hand in order to guide them through the material.

The title, Tarot Interactions, refers to how as readers we can relate to and use the Tarot. Furthermore, within a reading the cards interact with one another. Every two-card combination means something and also the meaning of a card changes based upon its position within a spread. In this manner the Tarot cards themselves also interact with each other. As a reader it is important to pick up on all of these nuances. Deborah Lipp explains how these interactions work and she offers a wide variety of exercises to take the reader through a learning process. Meanings of the cards are included, but she goes far beyond that and teaches through her book how the cards interact with each other and how meanings can change based upon a card’s position within a spread.

Meditation and keeping a journal are both encouraged, and I highly recommend at least keeping a journal as you work through this book. You will want to keep a record of the exercises you do and the results you get so as you work more with Tarot Interactions and time passes you can go back to check your progress. Meditation will help to open your psychic centers and heighten your intuition as well, so that is also a recommended practice while reading this book and beyond. Even as a seasoned reader myself I found the exercises to be useful. People who are new to Tarot will find the exercises not only useful but also great guideposts for their journey.

As I read Tarot Interactions I envisioned Deborah Lipp as a kindly teacher who only wishes for her students to understand the material at hand and is all too happy to share her own experiences with reading the cards. I wish this book had been written in the seventies when I was learning. It would have made my progress much easier.

I highly recommend this book to beginners, but seasoned readers will also find it to be quite useful as well.

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

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My UFO Sighting


Have you ever seen a UFO? A UFO is simply an “unidentified flying object.” It can be anything. Classified as a UFO does not automatically indicate the craft is extraterrestrial. It can be a weather balloon, a misidentified plane or helicopter, or even a mirage or some other trick of the eye. Yet, there are cases reported around the world and plenty of photographic and video evidence for metallic round or cigar-shaped objects that cannot be explained.

I saw a UFO when I was ten years old.

The Cast of the original Star Trek series.

The Cast of the original Star Trek series.

At the time I was heavily into “Star Trek,” which had just began to run in syndication. A friend and I were roller-skating on a side street half a block from my house. She was a year younger.

It was a typical northern Illinois summer day: bright full sun, not a cloud in the sky, and hot.

I wasn’t too keen on roller-skating because I wasn’t very good at it so I basically kept my eyes on the sidewalk directly in front of me. As I was looking down I could see a large shadow suddenly appear that encompassed the sidewalk, the street, and the front yard of the houses on either side of the street. This caused me to bring my gaze upward wondering what was creating the shadow.

That’s when I saw it. My ten year old mind just went blank. I was looking at something that made NO sense to me whatsoever. I tried to tell myself it was plane, but it was hovering over a house. It did not exhibit any movement, nor did it make any sound whatsoever. It just hung there.

The craft was larger than the house, which was the largest house on the block so I’d estimate the craft was approximately 1500 square feet in diameter. It just hung there in the air. I had stopped skating. My friend who was directly behind me bumped into me. As she said something to me all I did was point up. She looked and there was just silence.

I have no idea how long we stood there gawking at the UFO. Perhaps it was mere seconds, maybe minutes. All I knew was that this image I was seeing did not compute. My brain kept telling me “that’s a plane, it must be!” But it was no plane. What type of plane is circular without any windows or external markings?

As we stood there and I realized what we were looking at I turned to my friend and jokingly said, “Hey, maybe Scottie will beam us up if we can get his attention.” So like dumb kids will do stupid things we began screaming & waving at the craft.

Thankfully, we were not beamed up. Instead, the craft was there one second, we began screaming and waving at it and then it simply wasn’t there. I didn’t know about wormholes at the time, but I figure the craft either slipped into one or had some other method of traveling interdimensionally.

When the UFO disappeared that’s when it no longer was a game. We both started screaming in fright at that point. We roller-skated as fast as we could back to my house and rolled into the house still wearing the skates and screaming at my mom that we had just seen a UFO.

And, that, in a nutshell is my UFO story. If you have one, feel free to share in the comments below.

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

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Attracting Stray Spirits: Sandalwood, Frankincense & Myrrh


Anniversary # 18, but at a different restaurant.

Anniversary # 18, but at a different restaurant.

Here is another example of me minding my own business & suddenly, out of nowhere & without warning, weirdness strikes.

My husband & I went to eat at Babin’s, which is a Cajun-style seafood place. Neither of us had ever been there before, but we had been wanting to try it for a long time so with hungry tummies there we were.

Babin’s is a very nice looking establishment, very homey feeling. As soon as we walked in I could just feel the positive energy rush up to greet me. It was a bit, well, weird. Not that I’m unaccustomed to feeling energy in public places (oh heck no, I feel it ALL. THE. TIME & much of the time it’s not good). It’s just very rare for the energy to rush up, get in your face and go, “hi, there!”

I immediately thought, “Oh, ok. There’s a lovely, friendly spirit here. Nice to meet you.”

I could then feel the energy move along with us as we walked further into the restaurant as though it was escorting us inside. There is a long narrow entryway that runs about 60 feet or so before you reach the hostess. Immediately beyond that is one of the most beautiful and inviting waiting areas I have ever seen. There were 3 – 4 small tables with chairs and a running fountain. The floor is flagstone or stone tile and the walls are brick.

Babins' waiting area. Picture from the internet.

Babins’ waiting area. Picture from the internet.

What struck me most as we waited for the young lady to seat us (there was no wait since we went early to dinner so it was just about 5:00 PM) was the lovely scent of incense that wafted in the waiting area. I even remarked on it to my husband and the young lady who seated us.

I guess I should have figured something wasn’t quite right when she and my husband both gave me a strange look. In my line of work you get used to that out in public or among extended family so I’m forever discounting it. I went into automatic “ignore” mode so thought nothing of their attitude – until the next day, that is.

We had a lovely dinner. The food was awesome. Our server Trevor was great, very friendly and he and my husband hit it off immediately. My husband was wearing one of his Arizona Cardinals football jerseys & Trevor just happened to be a fan. They had the nerve to talk football at the table for a good 5 minutes. FIVE MINUTES. I kid you not! No, I am not a football fan unless you happen to be a Northwestern Wildcat. Love my Wildcats!

Once dinner was over we took the same route we had into the restaurant. As we walked through the waiting area once again I could smell the incense. I said to my husband, “isn’t that a lovely smell? It’s a mixture of sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh.” Once again I got the “weird” look and no comment. That’s my husband for you. I’m used to that.

Fast forward to a few hours later and it’s bedtime. I’m in my bathroom getting ready for bed when suddenly –

… *** sniff ***  … *** sniff *** …

What IS that?

Why, it just happens to be incense!

You figure in my house, that’s normal, BUT, only in the mornings. You see, my husband is allergic so I never can burn incense later in the day because if it’s lingering in the air all he does all evening long is sneeze his poor head off. So when I use it I’m sure it’s out by noon, then he has no issues.

I do not keep candles in the bathroom and the scent came upon me suddenly so I can say it wasn’t any soap, shampoo, body powder, or any other scented item we have in the bathroom. It just seemed to waft in through the bathroom door.

I didn’t think much of it at first, to be honest. I was tired and wanted to go to sleep, so we went to sleep.

I awoke at around my usual time to use the restroom. Once you get older you can forget about making it through the entire night, I guess.

As I walked to the toilet again, I could smell the same lovely scent of incense I had smelled in the restaurant. I took a quick mental inventory and realized that the incense I had burned earlier that day was rose. That did not smell anything like what I was currently smelling in my bathroom.

I returned to bed wondering if I had somehow picked up a new “friend.”

It happens.

I go places and spirits can sense that I can feel their presence so they will sometimes come home with me. Most of the time they visit for the rest of the day, then they leave. In all cases these have been positive spirits because I have myself under protection at all times to keep the nasties away so I never worry about picking up something negative and bringing it home.

The next day I wake up (obviously), get ready for my day, have some breakfast, then head for my computer to work on a reading for a client. I have yet to burn any incense and really that day – since I did not have any spells to perform for clients – I had no intention of burning any incense. Suddenly, there it was again. The same delightful mix of sandalwood, frankincense & myrrh!

I walked out of my office and downstairs to get a glass of water and the scent followed me. I went back upstairs and quickly ran back into my office and took a good sniff. I could smell a candle I had burning, but there was no other scent other than the nice smell my office always has due to the candles, oils & herbs I store.

As I sat down in my computer chair suddenly the incense scent was back and it wafted all around me. I was then positive I had a visitor and that it was the energy from the restaurant.

So, I asked it, “what’s your name?”

I did not receive a verbal response other than I could sense laughter, as though the entity was amused it was being directly addressed.

Then I asked, “what do you want?”

Again, no verbal response, but this time I sensed a “swoosh” or wave of energy toward me that hit me all along my back. The most accurate comparison I can make is that it felt like when a child runs up behind you and throws their arms around you in a great big bear hug.

I smelled the incense for the rest of that day, the next, and the day after. My husband could never smell it though he was often in the same room with me when I was able to smell it. I would ask him, “you can’t smell that? It’s so strong!” His reply was, “you need to call the doctor if you’re having phantom smells. You might be stroking out!”

Yes, he’s very helpful that nonbeliever husband of mine.

I never heard or saw any paranormal activity other than the scent and the sensation of being hugged or rushed by energy every once in a while. It always felt nice, welcoming, and friendly so I was never worried.

It took three and a half days for the incense smell to completely leave me; however, every once in a while I will get a nice whiff of it.

Me at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Nashia is standing behind me, slightly to my left.

Me at Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Nashia is standing behind me, slightly to my left.

I’m not sure what type of entity was hanging out at Babin’s and then decided to follow me home, but it’s not the first time. The most notable time was when my husband and I visited Iao Valley on the Hawaiian Island of Maui in 2011. I met a lovely spirit there by the name of Nashia who asked permission of the spirits of the land there to come home with me. Permission was granted and she has been one of my spirit guides ever since.

I have no idea if this entity will come and go, but as I conclude this blog post you have ONE guess as to what I’m smelling right this minute!

Yep! You guessed it!

Sandalwood, frankincense, & myrrh!

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

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Photographic Anomalies in Anniversary Pictures


Minding my own business is usually when weird things occur. This is just one of those things that happen to me that I file under “weird things in Nefer’s life.” That file is pretty close to bursting by now.

Case in point, my 21st anniversary back on May 22nd. There we were minding our own business & taking some pictures when – little did we know – some weird stuff was going on.

Photo 1. Unaltered. My husband & I on our 21st anniversary, 2015.

Photo 1. Unaltered. My husband & I on our 21st anniversary, 2015.

The photo in front of our mantle at home was taken by our 16 year old daughter using my iPhone6. My phone’s camera gets a heavy workout because I’m always taking pictures of the cat, the dog, artwork, readings, and so on. It has never had any issues and all the pictures always looked completely normal.

Sometimes a picture will be a bit askew so I will pop them into Windows Picture Gallery to correct the slant. Then I will put them into Photoshop if I’m going to meme them, crop or whatever. So, here is the pic untouched as my daughter took it, straight from my phone.

Nice pic, right? Ahem.

Now, look at the SAME picture after I have uploaded it to my computer and straightened it using Windows Picture Gallery.

Photo 2: Straightened & Auto-Adjusted copy of Photo 1.

Photo 2: Straightened & Auto-Adjusted copy of Photo 1.

The picture is now straighter, but what I’d like to know is what is that weird wavy-looking “energy” or “squiggles” around us? Also, note how some of it is rising up from the statues on the mantle behind us. The statues now also have white shadows. Also note I have more of the energy around my body than my husband does.

A brief word about our mantle and the wall décor hanging above it. All of those items were gifts over the years to me from my parents. Both of my parents are now deceased.

I am now left to wonder 4 things:

Does the camera in my phone have a problem? I have uploaded & corrected other pictures and have not seen this effect in any of them so I think this can be ruled out.

Did the phone camera actually pick up on some weird anomaly? Perhaps.  What do you photo experts and photographers think? I’m very interested in your opinion.

If it is paranormal, that raises two additional questions. Where did the energy come from? Is it from the statues of the Egyptian deities behind us on the mantle as They extend a special blessing to us on our anniversary? Or, does the energy come from my parents also being perhaps present in the photo and the camera somehow picked up on their energy – which would also explain why most of the energy is around me and not my husband. Conversely, if it is a blessing from the gods, as I am Their priestess, that would also explain why there is more visible energy around me than my husband.

I also took the photos below at Longhorn Steakhouse where we went for our anniversary dinner. I apologize to all the foodies that I failed to photograph our main entrees. Stuart had the prime rib and I had the lamb chops (they were to die for & just melted in my mouth!). For dessert we had the sampler photographed here.

Original photo, unaltered.

Original photo, unaltered.

Same photo of the dessert sampler, auto-adjusted.

Same photo of the dessert sampler, auto-adjusted.

Once I saw what happened to the photo of us in front of the mantle I also put the food pictures into Windows Picture Gallery and then put them into Photoshop. I could see the same effect around the dessert sampler, but only after I had run Auto-Adjust on the photo. Looking at the original there is NO indication to the naked eye that anything strange may be occurring. The effect that was produced (or discovered?) when using Auto-Adjust makes the dessert sampler look like it was photographed under water with light coming in from the surface creating a nice rippled effect. Someone needs to invent a filter like this, if one doesn’t already exist. I assure you, I did not use a filter on these photos.

I’ve had one photography friend suggest this is steam from the coffee (located in the far upper left-hand corner, but barely visible & though it’s the same photo I did slightly crop it, but only after I realized an anomaly was present) and the cobbler on the center of the dessert tray. We began eating the dessert the second after I took the pictures and I can tell you the cobbler, though warm, was not hot. The other 2 desserts to either side were both cold desserts. Therefore, I do not think this was steam, but I can’t rule it out 100%. Also, at home standing in front of our mantle the fireplace was not lit so one cannot say that is steam in that picture.

Original, unaltered photobomb of the dessert sampler.

Original, unaltered photobomb of the dessert sampler.

Here are two more photos of the dessert sampler. They are identical except the second has been run through Auto-Adjust. This was actually the first photo I took, but due to my crazy husband photobombing it, I took a second photo, which you have just seen. As you can see from these two photos, in the original there is no anomaly, while in the second it is quite visible after being run through Auto-Adjust. Also note how there is NO energy or anomaly around my husband’s face or head.

Auto-adjusted photobomb of dessert with anomaly.

Auto-adjusted photobomb of dessert with anomaly.

Something of importance I’d like to point out is this: whenever we go to eat out we never know who is preparing our food, what sort of mood they are in, or the overall energy of the place. So as our food arrives at the table I always give it a burst of Reiki energy intended to clear it of other energies & also to bless it. Could this be a photograph of Reiki energy? That would explain why the energy is only around the food and not around my husband.

Another photography friend of mine, Kort Kramer, had this to say after he kindly examined my photos:

All that I can say is that I’ve seen similar things when I run Auto Levels in Photoshop or do the auto correct in iPhoto, though not so extreme. As I am sure you gather, Auto Adjust type actions will run a number of filters on an image to hopefully make it look better. I actually like your originals, and don’t see any sign of the “ghosting” in them. The fact that it does a set of adjustment opens the door to sometimes getting unusual effects when these filters combine. I see that it also altered the angle of the photos as well, which when combined with certain filters might explain the odd outlines. 

“So I guess I am saying that I’d put my money on saying the filter caused the odd effect. But I can’t be sure. But the fact that I don’t see an indication of them in the “raw” photo nudges me in that direction. Or you captured some Reiki energy that wouldn’t have been normally visible. I could go either way.

Since taking these pictures I have used my iPhone at the same time of day & under the same lighting conditions to take photos of my family in front of the mantle. I then ran the pictures through Windows Photo Gallery and used the same auto adjust on each of them. The weird effect is not visible in any of the photos. We have since gone out to eat again, and though it was a different restaurant we had a combination of hot and cold dishes on the table. I took several pictures to see if when I used the auto adjust if the “steam” would reappear. It did not.

I leave it open to discussion. Please feel free to comment here or tweet at me or post your opinion to my timeline on Facebook. I thought this was interesting and wanted to share. Hopefully, my camera on my phone is fine. I have not seen this anomaly occur in any other photos I’ve taken with it before or since.

Next Post: more weirdness in my life. I went to another restaurant on Father’s Day, & once again while minding my own business, I came home with an unexpected “friend.”

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

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The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

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The Psychic Workbook: review


The Psychic Workbook, by Karen Fox, PhD., Schiffer Books 2015. 223 pages. 8 1/2 x 11″, PB. $24.99.

Psychic Workbook

“Being psychic is a learned skill.” (page 4, emphasis mine)

I rarely pick up a book & then can’t put it down. The Psychic Workbook is on of those rare books that is not only well-written, but it is highly informative and helpful. Anyone who wishes to work on developing their intuition and psychic abilities more fully will find this book to be one of the most useful titles ever written on the subject.

The book begins by identifying the “clairs” (clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, and even clairalience and Psychic workbook pageclairgustance), which are classifications of various types of psychic ability. The author then focuses on short exercises that help you to identify the clairs that are the strongest for you. Once you have done that, the rest of the book is filled with numerous exercises for you to do in order to develop your strongest clairs more fully AND to also focus on developing the other clairs.

Exercises range in length from short to those that require perhaps up to 20 minutes to complete, and everywhere in between. What I particularly appreciate about The Psychic Workbook is that the author provides ample space within the pages not only to record all of your answers to the questions contained within the exercises, but there are always psychic workbook page 2several pages of lined blank paper at the end of every chapter where you can record your own observations. This is really nice because then you’re not required to purchase a journal, unless you are addicted to journals like I am.

The Psychic Workbook is well-written and easy to understand and does not leave the reader feeling like an authority from on high is talking down to them (a personal pet peeve I have with many books of this nature). Instead, the tone of the book focuses on an attitude of “try this, you might like it; and if not, simply move on to something else.” Don’t feel you MUST complete EVERY exercise in the order in which it is presented. I skipped around in the book and did those exercises that interested me the most and this approach worked out just fine for me. If you want to carry out each exercise in order, of course there isn’t anything wrong with that approach either. Many people, when they are faced with a book that contains exercises have terrible flashbacks to school and having to complete all exercises within a chapter in order to be tested on the material at the conclusion of the chapter. This book is nice and friendly. I doubt very much that you will experience any unpleasant school-related flashbacks. In fact, had my schoolbooks been more like this one I may have enjoyed school even more so than what I actually did. I loved school simply because I love the process of learning new things.

Chapter headings are as follows:

  1.  So You Have a Hunch: What IS Psychic Ability & Do You Have It?
  2. Getting Started: Know Your Psychic Sense
  3. Meet the “Clairs”: Components of your Psychic Sense
  4. It’s Easier Than You Think: 7 Approaches to Psychic Development
  5. Getting Unstuck: Create the “Package” For Your Psychic Abilities
  6. It’s There When You Need It: Using Your Psychic Ability in Everyday Life
  7. Your Next Step: The Final Frontier is Not Space (Sorry, Star Trek)

The final chapter title made me laugh.

The author, Dr. Karen Fox, is a professional psychic medium, medical intuitive and psychic educator with over 30 years teaching experience. She currently teaches at the Aspen Program for Psychic Development in Denver, Colorado. She is educated in the formation and organization of curriculum and this is very apparent throughout The Psychic Workbook. The book reads like a course book from start to finish. Exercises are well organized, to the point, and all are very helpful.

The Psychic Workbook will appeal to anyone who has ever had an intuitive hunch and who is interested in developing their intuition further. The Psychic Workbook would also be of interest to those of us already psychic in one or two areas, but may want to train ourselves to develop skills in other areas of psychic development. The Psychic Workbook will appeal to newbies as well as seasoned psychic professionals and I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Next Post: anniversary pictures displaying some weird energy or maybe just a badly screwed up phone camera (though it’s taken great pictures since). Debunkers are welcome.

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Tarot & Lenormand Readings, Spells & Visionary Art

The Egyptian Lenormand: signed & activated copies available ONLY HERE

The Turtle Lenormand: my most recent self-published deck. 28 copies out of 50 remain

Twitter ~ Nefer Khepri (all tweets are my own)

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