How Are Card Readings Useful?


Have you ever wondered if getting a card reading would help you? Is there a decision weighing heavily on your mind? Or perhaps you wish you had more information about a certain situation in your life? People get card readings for all sorts of reasons, but the most common reason over the years seems to be the search for validation of their own intuition. You may have a hunch as to what you should do about a certain situation, but you have no way of knowing for sure how your actions would work out. Obtaining a card reading can present you with guidance as to not only how your proposed actions would work out, but if they would NOT work out then the reading ought to provide you with additional guidance as to what sort of action would be required. Here is an example I’d like to share with you.

The situation is that a woman is dating a wonderful man right now, but an ex recently came back into her life. She was wondering if she should continue on with the new man and forget her ex or if she should give him a second chance. The reading consisted of two Lines of 5 readings. A Line of 5 is a typical Lenormand spread consisting of 5 cards that are read left to right in a type of narrative style while paying attention to every 2-card combination. I pulled 5 cards on Man 1, reshuffled the deck & then pulled 5 more cards on Man 2.

From the card draw she received it became immediately obvious to me which man was the better choice for her. Looking at the two images below can you also tell which man is the better choice?

The Egyptian Lenormand, by Nefer Khepri (Schiffer Books, 2015)

The Egyptian Lenormand, by Nefer Khepri (Schiffer Books, 2015)

The Egyptian Lenormand by Nefer Khepri (Schiffer Books, 2015).

The Egyptian Lenormand by Nefer Khepri (Schiffer Books, 2015).

Briefly, Man 1’s cards are overall much more positive than Man 2’s cards.

Man 1’s reading begins with The Stars, a very positive card. It represents guidance from Above, meaning from your angels, spirit guides or God Him/Herself. This is the card of illumination and it casts its light on the darkness, thus bringing important things to light while destroying the shadows. It overcomes negativity and brings blessings.

Mountain represents obstacles, delays, obstructions, things that slow us down or cause us problems (big or small, but mainly big!). Mountain can also represent lofty goals we hold for ourselves that may take some time to achieve. Man 1 has been dealing with some difficulties for a while. These are things that may have been blown out of proportion, though. They are not insurmountable and I feel he may be coming out of the problem-time right about now or very soon. In the meantime he’s been very worried and preoccupied about it and he may not have told my client the whole story, if anything at all.

The Letter represents just that – a letter or some other form of written documentation; such as, a prescription, diploma, report card, passport/visa, and other important documents. This is something in writing.It’s odd for the Letter to appear in this type of reading unless it is providing some details about Man 1’s  interests. The Letter would indicate he likes to write. It may also indicate he enjoys reading quite a bit. Related to Mountain, The Letter is telling us that the worries are over something written, so there is written documentation of the problem and Man 1 is now having to deal with it.

The Sarcophagus is the card of endings and transformations. Major change is afoot when Sarcophagus appears in a reading. Something is about to come to an end so something new and better can begin. Sarcophagus brings the preceding cards to an end, so what I’m seeing here is that those problems caused by something written are coming to a close. Everything is nearly resolved now and should be over with shortly. Sarcophagus is telling us that this situation is transitory and it shall soon pass.

The Key concludes the Line of 5 on Man 1. Like The Stars, Key is also a very positive card. Keys open and lock doors. Therefore, The Key can signify new opportunities on their way, success, and safety/security. Following Sarcophagus, The Key is saying that the ending that is coming is going to lead to many new or much better opportunities in the near future. So whatever this is that Man 1 has been worried about will not only pass, but once it clears out things are going to be much better for him in general and he can look forward to much better times ahead.

Things do not look so bright for Man # 2, who is the ex. Sickle represents cutting, separation, harvesting, and sometimes danger or cuts and abrasions. Sickle is one of the few Lenormand cards that is directional, meaning that it’s very important to see which way the main symbol of the image is pointing. Where the tip of the Sickle points that is what is being cut. As the first card Sickle represents the past so this is the past break up between my client & her ex. The tip of the Sickle points to the next card, Garden.

Garden represents socializing, social activities, groups of people, friends, co-workers, and can represent large gatherings in parks or attending movies or concerts. What was “cut” by Sickle was socializing. Man 2 may have been very controlling and may not have allowed her to see her friends as often as she would have liked. This could have lead to the break up.

Snake is the central card. The central card is the focal point in the Line of 5 reading. The Snake represents vindictiveness, manipulation, and is usually an older woman who is very intelligent yet bitter. However, I’ve seen Snake to come up for a man, especially when he can be “catty” like a woman can. Following Garden the Snake is saying that there was someone within their social circle who caused issues with the relationship. They may have taken a dislike to one of the partners. Also, her friends may have viewed him as manipulating her and if he was insisting she spend more time with him and ignore her friends they may have been very resentful of him and wished for the couple to break up.

The Moon represents fame and recognition for one’s work. This is also a card of creativity. Here, it is trapped  between two very negative cards, Snake and Desert Fox. The Moon says that Man 2 has a reputation and it isn’t a good one. Due to the presence of Snake he can be deceptive.

The Desert Fox concludes the Line of 5 on Man 2.  The Desert Fox is deceitful, very intelligent – but in a cunning/tricky sort of way. He loves to pull the wool over a person’s eyes. He will appear in one guise to you, but with someone else he will be a totally different person. He excels at putting on airs, taking on different roles, and is quite the actor. You can never be sure if you are seeing the real him or not when you’re with a Desert Fox man. They wear all sorts of masks and they excel at keeping their inner selves hidden completely. As the relationship went on she may have discovered some things about Man 2 that really shocked her, or she may have suspected these things existed.

In conclusion, it could not be more clear-cut than this, which is why I love the Lenormand card system so much. They tell it like it is and they are to the point.

Immediate feedback from my client was that she was guessing Man 1 was the better choice, but she had to be sure. She also said she was already listening to her intuition and had basically decided to stay with Man 1. In this case she used a card reading to validate her own intuition or gut hunches, which is one of the main reasons people come to me for Lenormand and Tarot readings.

In short, card readings are useful because they can validate our own intuitive gut hunches. It’s scary to simply follow a hunch, but with a card reading backing it up it gives a person a great deal more faith in their own judgment and they are then better equipped to carry through with their decisions.

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UFO & Alien Management: Book Review & Author Interview


UFO and Alien Management: A Guide to Discovering, Evaluating, and Directing Sightings, Abductions, and Contactee ExperiencesUFO & Alien Management

Dinah Roseberry

Paperback spiral-bound

SchifferBooks.com

$12.99

I’m not big into aliens and UFOs, but I will tell you I saw a UFO once, maybe twice, but definitely once & one of my best friends was with me so I have a witness. It was hovering over a home in our neighborhood & we ran the 2 blocks back to my house screaming our heads off all the way. It’s one of those things a person just never forgets. What if you have had a UFO or alien experience, but you have blocked it from your consciousness?  UFO & Alien Management addresses that as well as offers information for those who do remember their experiences, or bits & pieces of them. The author, Dinah Roseberry, focuses on offering information on how any reader of this book can take themselves through a UFO/alien regression in order to discover if they have hidden memories. If you just suspect you MIGHT have had an experience, this book is definitely geared to help those who may be repressing memories to bring them forward so they can then be dealt with in a healthy manner.

UFO & Alien Management has a sturdy cardboard cover akin to higher grade paperback books; however, unlike a typical book, this one is spiral-bound. This is done so the book will lie flat when a person is reading the text for a guided regression session. As you read UFO & Alien Management you will not have to keep your hand on the book to keep it open to a page or weigh the sides of the book down with rocks or anything if you are using it for a regression. It lies perfectly flat for this purpose, which is a very nice touch as it makes the use of the book easy and convenient.

Printed on semi-glossy high-grade paper and consisting of 80 pages, UFO & Alien Management  is a presentation in a simple and straightforward manner. Dinah Roseberry has a very personable way of writing and you will feel as though she’s right there next to you telling you all about the subject matter. UFO & Alien Management would be enjoyable by anyone who has had an alien or UFO experience, but even if you haven’t and you’re just a fan of Star Trek or Star Wars, the book is a very interesting read.

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Dinah about her book. What follows is that interview.

Nefer: The importance of spiritual protection during an ET regression is a new one on me. Would you care to further expand upon the reasoning behind this? Have you or your clients had negative experiences, hence the need for protection?

Dinah: There are all kinds of situations where one should practice protection. Paranormal investigators (the smart ones) do this routinely because things can turn wrong on a dime. Star Beings are an unknown; there is lots of speculation about good, bad; right, wrong; safe, dangerous. It’s best never to take chances. I have definitely heard of those who have had frightening things happen to them relating to UFOs and Star People. Protection is protection and can be used for anything—a trip to the dentist, a long drive down a dangerously icy highway, a visitation from aliens. Why wouldn’t someone want their spiritual protection in place before becoming involved in things unknown? It never hurts to be careful. My recommendation is not to enter this field without it.

Nefer: It sounds from reading your book, UFO and Alien Management, that you have worked with Archangel Michael a long time. What has your experience with him been like?

Dinah: I always feel protected now that I know he is about. I found out about his protective nature when attending an Angel workshop with Pat Cassell. Through her, he offered a specific prayer so that he could be called upon whenever I needed him for protection. Believe me, I keep him running! I don’t always call on him just for myself, either, but for anyone going through anything! A psychic I know asked me once if I had a request for Michael. (She hears her answers audibly in her head (clairaudient).) I asked for more protection. He answered: “What, again?!” She said that he laughed and then added, “Of course.” I also interact with the archangel Raphael for my health and other angels have shown up in varied readings I’ve had. I’m always in awe whenever I feel they are around.

Nefer: What is/are your reason(s) for writing this book? How do you hope your book will help others?

Dinah: To be absolutely honest, I decided to write this book because of money. Not making money, but because I know that people sometimes find the high cost of hypnosis for alien abduction or UFO experiences to be beyond what they can manage. I went through this personally and just had to let things pass me by, because I could not afford to purchase assistance. Some fifteen years or so later, an opportunity was given to me to become a certified hypnotist (more archangel, guide, and light being help). I found that there was a way to conduct a “pre-session” via visualization that could give lots of information about any kind of UFO event for someone wanting to “find out what really happened.” For my process, one just has to be calm, persistent, follow the rules closely, and allow the information to surface. Then, at that time, a person can decide if a hypnotist or other assistance is needed. Oftentimes, their questions will be answered and no more help will be desired. The book takes a self-help approach, giving the methods, the preparations, the goals, the cautions…it offers a helpful and important place to start.

Nefer: Can someone benefit from your book who has had no UFO or ET experiences?

Dinah: The short answer is yes. Some people don’t think they have had an experience, when in fact they have. This can bring that kind of thing up from the subconscious. Also, people interested in the topic can use the method to make contact, but I do suggest caution with this and for people to consider the dangers.

Nefer: You list different types of aliens. Most readers will only be familiar with the Grays. Is it safe to assume different alien races have different agendas; and if so, how do we know this to be the case?

Dinah: This, of course, is total speculation. I haven’t a clue about agendas. Much of what I have experienced, read about, heard about, etc. spouts theory—just like I do. (Although I should mention that I’ve had several experiences and was part of a small group who—on September 13, 2012—saw 19 UFOs.) We really don’t know the truths or whys. Are there people who do know? I believe there are. And yes, I believe they are keeping information from us. (I guess you can see that I’m a bona fide conspiracy theorist.) My thinking is this: if we, here on this planet, have people who have agendas, why wouldn’t that kind of thing occur everywhere in some fashion? The whole thing is a scary concept. It always rolls back to the question: Do we really want to know? Uhmm, sorta kinda maybe—as long as there are no big spider aliens. I just couldn’t deal with that. (And I should say that I’ve heard that there are bug aliens that resemble spiders.) We very well could be taking a chance trying to interact just because of this agenda thing. Speculation all.

Nefer: In your considered opinion, are aliens here to merely observe (as in: “hey! Let’s take the kids to the zoo!”), to help with our technological development or physical evolution, or to take our planet for their own? What is/are your reason(s) for your opinion?

Dinah: I do believe they are observing and one source has said to me that we are never alone in our lives—there are dozens of aliens standing in our rooms watching everything we do—24/7. (Creepy.) We’ve all heard about the good ones, too. They are here to help us move our vibrations upward—boy do we need more help if that’s the case. There must be some truth to the theory that there is a council that rules over the whole body, otherwise why wouldn’t they just come on down and a) take over, b) have us for lunch—or take us to lunch, c) get rid of all the scum—or add said scum, d) cure our diseases or wipe us out with their own brand of germ; or e) give us still more technology (maybe they already have and that’s why we have so many problems). I try to keep an open mind on these things. I want really bad to believe in the good…and I’ve had mostly good experiences. Others I’ve talked to, not so much. Which brings us back to your beginning question about protection!

I wish to thank Dinah Roseberry for taking the time to reply to my questions about UFO & Alien Management. I believe her contribution to the field to be an important one as it will allow many to access regression techniques that until now may have been beyond their means. I do reiterate what Dinah has said and stress the importance to everyone to please invoke some type of spiritual protection before any regression attempt. This also goes for contacting your spirit guides and even reading Tarot, Lenormand or oracle decks. 

 

People can find out more about Dinah Roseberry and her books at  www.roseberrybooks.weebly.com or specifically her  book UFO and Alien Management at www.ufomanagementgroup.weebly.com.

Positive Affirmations for Today


Positive Affirmations for Today

The Only Goal, from "Messages of Light." Image &Text on image (C) Mario Duguay, 2003.

The Only Goal, from “Messages of Light.” Image &Text on image (C) Mario Duguay, 2003.

Focus on the path ahead of you and imagine your path illuminated by a golden light from above. Breathe deeply as you also inhale this sacred light into your very soul. Know that no matter what obstacles may fall across your path you WILL achieve your objective. You WILL be successful.
Wishing you all a wonderful day ahead,
Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.
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How to Use Your Body As Your Own Personal Oracle


FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Stuart Miles, 2012. Image ID 100123080.

FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Stuart Miles, 2012. Image ID 100123080.

Every single day each of us is faced with options and alternatives about which we must make a choice. Sometimes choices are obvious, but many times they are not and this leaves us questioning which option or alternative is correct for us. Your intuition & your own body hold the answers that you seek.
Most people do not read Tarot or do any other type of divination, nor are they gifted psychics. In fact, the majority of people have a difficult time connecting with their intuition. There is a way to connect with your own body and learn to use it as a valuable tool for assessing a situation, a list of options, and anything else about which you are facing a decision. This method is simple to carry out and you can practice it anywhere, even in front of other people. They will never be aware of what you are doing.
Our bodies are natural barometers. They respond in various ways to external stimuli. This is why when you visit certain places you may feel sad or upset in some way. That’s because your body is picking up on the sad or upsetting things that have happened in that location (except in cases where you have bad memories of the location, of course). Certain people may also make you feel unpleasant for whatever reasons. These feelings well up because that is how your body is choosing to respond. Your own energy field has analyzed the environment and finds it to be less than satisfactory so your body has a physical reaction.
Your body’s reactions are your clues as to when something is a good choice for you, or not.  When something “feels” right you may experience happiness, relief, or any other positive emotion. Your physical body will feel loose, perhaps completely tension-free and you
Image 100174993 from FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Posted by Farconville, 2013.

Image 100174993 from FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Posted by Farconville, 2013.

won’t have any unpleasant physical sensations. When something is not right for you your body will also react, but in a negative manner. You can feel any number of things ranging from mild anxiety or worry to severe reactions like trouble breathing, physical pain in various places (especially the neck, chest and stomach), numbness and tingling. Basically, any unpleasant reaction is your body’s way of telling you, “No, this is not right for you,” while the positive reactions or a feeling of being free of negative reactions is your body’s way of telling you, “Yes, go for this. It’s a good choice.”
How do we then actively ask our body for help with life’s choices and decisions? Here is the simple method I have used for years and it has helped me tremendously. I am not sure where I learned it, but most likely I read it in a book somewhere. I have used this method for over 30 years and it has worked well for me nearly every single time. The trick is simply this: it does take practice. It does take time to learn how your body really responds to external stimuli and it will take time for you to decipher your own body’s clues for you, but it can be done and it shouldn’t take you very long to master this process.
There are just a few simple steps to take. What I suggest is if you are faced with more than 2 choices or options, write down a list. Leave space underneath or next to each option on the list so you can take notes as to how each makes your body feel. By the end of the session you should have your answer. In many cases this method works the first time you use it as long as you can quiet your mind enough to truly focus on your body.
Once you have your list, the first thing you do is close your eyes (unless you’re in front of others then leave your eyes open) and breathe deeply and slowly. Breathe in and out slowly 10 times. This helps to clear your mind and it also settles your nerves if you find the decision upsets you or makes you feel anxious. This is also a good practice for anti-anxiety. When you find yourself feeling anxious or worried take a time out to breathe in and out deeply 10 times. The additional oxygen entering your body will help to calm you.
After you have carried out the breathing exercise allow your mind to focus on ONE option. Continue the deep breathing and bring your attention to your body. Give yourself a mental scan beginning with your head, working down to your neck, shoulders, chest, arms, stomach, hips, your legs and finally your feet. Ask yourself if you are feeling any tightness, pain, or any other type of discomfort in any of these areas. Pay special attention to your head, neck, chest and stomach. These areas of our bodies are much more sensitive to external stimuli than the rest of us and you will most likely notice a reaction in these areas before you notice anything anywhere else in your body.
Follow this same process for each option and in between be sure to take notes on your list of options so you don’t forget what your body felt when you considered each alternative. Once you have gone through all your alternatives examine your list and your notes. There is an excellent chance that you now have your answer.
Our bodies are wonderful tools. We do not just reside within them. They are barometers for what is going on in our lives, but it is up to each of us to train ourselves to understand the signals our bodies send to us. I hope that you find this article to be helpful.
Wishing You Many Blessings!
Nefer Khepri, PhD., R. M-T.
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Dream: Getting Into Heaven By the Back Door


Dream heaven iphone LINE FORMS HEREI once had a dream I had died & was standing in this LONG line waiting to get into heaven. Jesus was up at front of the line with a huge ledger book. He was also wearing glasses. St. Peter was with him. They would ask your name, then confer amongst themselves while reading about you in that ledger.
When I got up to the front & Jesus asked my name, firstly I said, “What? You already know my name!” He replied, “don’t get cheeky with me. It’s a formality. State your name.” So I did. Then he looked me up in his ledger & as he read he went, “hmm. Hmmm” as did St. Peter.
After what seemed to be an eternity, Jesus looked me up & down & said, “It says here in 2010 you purchased an iPhone. Is that true?”
I said, “well, yes it is, Lord, why? Is that a problem?”
He said “it sure is! That’s the Mark of the Beast so DOWN you go!”
I found myself falling and falling while it was getting hotter and hotter.
When I arrived in hell the devil greeted me and said, “I have only 1 question.”
I replied, “OK, Mr. Devil, what is it?”
He asked, “Are you a Cubs fan?”
I replied, “Well, yes I am! I love the Chicago Cubs! I’m very proud to say I’m a third generation fan! I’ve seen some great games at Wrigley and even got to meet Ernie Banks, my personal hero!”
Legend & Hall of Famer Ernie Banks & me.

Legend & Hall of Famer Ernie Banks & me.

The devil released a long drawn out sigh and replied, “No one of such great faith is allowed into hell. You must go straight up to heaven!”
And that’s how I got into heaven by the back door.
True dream! I had it about 2 years ago & it still makes me laugh to think about it, but gee whiz, if the iPhone really is the Mark of the Beast then many of us are screwed, especially me since I’m on my third one!

Wishing You Many Blessings!

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

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The Kabbalistic Visions Tarot: Deck Review.


Kabbalistic Visions Tarot box cover featuring the Hanged Man card. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

Kabbalistic Visions Tarot box cover featuring the Hanged Man card. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The Kabbalistic Visions Tarot
Book: Marco Marini
Art: Luigi Scapini
$45.00 USD
http://schifferbooks.com

The Kabbalistic Visions Tarot sums it all up in a nutshell through its title. The interpretations offered in the book by Kabbalistic scholar Marco Marini are based completely on the Kabbalah. Marini is both a scholar and a teacher. His vast knowledge shines forth in the guidebook. I have no background in Kabbalah and admit that I understand very little of it. A great deal of the guidebook, therefore, went right over my head. I’m happy to report that after experimenting with the deck off and on for several decks (something I do for all my deck reviews so I get to know the deck well prior to reviewing it) I have come to discover that the cards work well with the traditional RWS interpretations as well. So for those of you who learned Tarot card meanings from the likes of Eden Gray, Rachel Pollack, and others, you can use this deck with the card interpretations you have learned over the years. Mr. Marini also includes a divinatory interpretation of each card so a reader need not focus solely upon the Kabbalistic aspect of the deck and the deck can easily be used by someone who knows nothing of Kabbalah, such as myself.

The Fool, Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The Fool, Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

As for the other half of the title, “Visions,” the artwork of Luigi Scapini is just that – visionary. No other word describes it, except perhaps “trippy.” It’s very trippy. I haven’t used that word in decades, but it nicely describes the art. The images are not just otherworldly, but they look very shamanistic in nature. I immediately thought of Graham Hancock’s wonderful book, Supernatural, which is about altered states of consciousness attained through trance – many of which were induced via the use of hallucinogens, shamanism, and the wondrous visions shamans receive on their journeys to the otherworld.  There are illustrations in Hancock’s book drawn by actual shamans and the artwork of Scapini for The Kabbalistic Visions Tarot is very reminiscent of shamanic otherworld visions.

If you’re interested in simple renditions of the pips or an RSW clone you will find neither in The Kabbalistic Visions Tarot. What you will find in this deck is a visionary world of surreal images populated with characters and each cards’ Kabbalistic significance explained for those who wish to focus on that aspect of Tarot.

This is not your mother’s Tarot deck.

Scapini’s visions are surreal. The little white dog of the RWS Fool card has been replaced by a baby crocodile that chomps on the Fool’s left leg. The Magician appears in his traditional “as above, so below” pose,

The Magician, from Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The Magician, from Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

but he points to a disembodied eye above a sun within a prism surrounded by four calla lilies. The Popess (aka High Priestess) is the famous Venus of Willendorf figure that dates to the Upper Paleolithic (28,000 – 25,000 BCE). She is depicted in black and spews milk from both nipples as she feeds her many blue and yellow babies to either side of her while two green primate-type creatures with erect phalluses face one another along the base of the image.

In a word, trippy, and that’s just the first three major arcana cards. The art is highly detailed and although the cards measure 3 ½” x 5 ½”, they each have a thick black border that measures approximately 5/8” on all four sides of the image. The image itself measures 2 3/8” x 4 3/8”. The paintings are created to look as though they have been painted upon ancient scrolls so the edges of each image is frayed with rips and tiny gaps and both ends are rolled under as though the image is on a scroll that has just been rolled open. Card titles appear on the base of each scroll and have been painted by the artist since the font is the same, but there are slight differences to show the titles were hand-created, which is a lovely touch that adds to the already unique personality of The Kabbalistic Vision Tarot. Each scroll is unique. The artist did not use a template. Painting the images to make them appear to have been painted on ancient scrolls is a very interesting idea that appeals to me, but I just wish the borders were more narrow so the artwork could be showcased at

The Popess, Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

The Popess, Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

slightly larger dimensions. The images have a lot of very interesting detail and if you really enjoy Tarot art as I do, I recommend you first view this deck with a magnifying glass so can see all the tiny nuisances of the imagery, some of which are really quite startling and thought provoking.

The packaging, as always from Schiffer, is strictly top-notch with a lovely hinged lid to the box that is also attached by white ribbon with a magnetic closure that allows the box to be stored standing on its end just like a book. There are two separate well-crafted recessed wells within the box; one for the guidebook and one for the cards. The deck’s guidebook is 256 pages and measures 5 5/8 x 7 5/8″. For each card a thorough discussion of the Kabbalistic imagery is included along with a simpler divinatory interpretation. The guidebook concludes with four spreads: The Kabbalistic Cross, The System of the Seven Cards, The Game of the Pyramid, and The System of the Twelve Cards. The book is paperback bound with nice, thick paper. Included is a nicely laminated poster that measures 14 X 20″ & is the definition of trippiness. Some details of the deck & the poster I do not consider suitable for children or even teens. My daughter took a look and freaked out. The cards have a thin yet sturdy laminate and are gilded in pewter. Word to the wise: do not shuffle these the first few times while wearing black pants unless you like glittery black pants. I thought it was a pretty cool effect myself.

If you are looking for a tarot deck that is unique and very different from the norm

Poster, from Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

Poster, from Kabbalistic Visions Tarot by Marco Marini & Luigi Scapini. (C) Marini, Scapini & Schiffer Books, 2014.

whose imagery can help to create an altered state if you meditate upon it, then wonderfully unique and trippy Kabbalistic Visions Tarot is definitely the deck for you.

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

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Dreams DO Come True: My Meeting with Chicago Cubs Legend, Ernie Banks.


Nefer Khepri, Ph. D.:

On Friday the sport of baseball lost the great ambassador it ever had, the great legend, Ernie Banks. I am heartbroken at the realization the world is now a smaller, darker place without Ernie here, but I console myself with the face that his Spirit will shine on forever & will encourage others from the world of spirit. Perhaps one day, soon – you never know – he may help the Cubs get to a World Series. Ernie, hopefully before I die, please. Just ONE. You changed my life & helped me to overcome tremendous obstacles to get to where I am today. I am blessed to have been able to tell you that I OWE IT ALL TO YOU. God bless you & RIP, Mr. Cub. Your legacy will never be forgotten. For video coverage go to: http://wgntv.com/2015/01/24/the-legacy-of-ernie-banks-mr-cub/ where WGN-TV of Chicago has posted some lovely tributes. If this is your first time visiting my blog, thank you & to all of Ernie’s fans out there, let’s play two!

Originally posted on Magickal-Musings:

Ernie just having signed my baseball. Ernie just having signed my baseball.

Last Sunday I had an amazing day. It was a total surprise & I didn’t find out anything about any specifics until we were at the venue & I was looking at the list of events scheduled. Stuart took me to what I thought was a sports memorabilia show as we walked into one of the event halls at Reliant Stadium here in Houston. Then I saw a sign of events & there were all sorts of professional sports people showing up. Two of them were former Chicago Cubs Ferguson Jenkins, & my personal HERO – Ernie Banks, former short-stop back in the late 60s/early 70s.

My husband had purchased the tickets two weeks prior to the event.  Stuart had bought me an autograph ticket for each Chicago Cub & he bought 2 baseballs so I could get them signed by each player. I…

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