Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh At one time or another, we will all encounter situations when we simply want to help someone in need, and yet we may not know what to do for or what to say to them — the avenues you are used to providing…
Practice doesn’t make perfect; it makes permanent. ~ Chuck Miller Knight of Earth — Persistence in Action from The Orbifold Tarot
Lovers’ Links — a Simple Love Meditation
In the interest of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d explore a meditation based on the Orbifold Tarot’s Lovers card, which can be done as a devotional practice for your lover or deity, as a couple to be done together, or as a single person for some good old self-love 🙂 To begin, let’s look at…
Pairspectives #4: The in-Between
One of my favourite Sanskrit mantras dealing with duality appears, at its surface, to expound the virtue of crossing from one side of duality to the other. asato mā sad gamaya, tamaso mā jyotir gamaya, mṛtyor mā amṛtaṃ gamaya Lead me from the unreal to the real; From ignorance to illumination; From death to immortality A…
Pairspectives #3: Decision
Our most difficult decisions are probably when both choices seem absolutely equal — in rewards and risks, benefits and sacrifices. This is, of course, what makes them so difficult! When presented with unequal choice, the decisions are not usually so difficult. We may still not necessarily make the “right” choices, due to a number of…
Empowerment, Embodiment, Impermanence, and (the illusion of) Control
In embodiment, there is no longer such importance on outcomes or the desire for control, yet we find that the comfort we seek is within ourselves — and that’s pretty damn valuable.
Circle-casting with the Orbifold Tarot
Continuing with the magick and meditation theme, we delve a little more deeply into elemental magick and the ritual of circle-casting. Although this example shows the circle on the table or altar, it can by all means be cast around you as an actual circle on the floor. Even if you do not cast circles…
Using the Orbifold in Meditation and Magick
Tarot practice extends far beyond the divinatory. These principles can unlock aspects of our own consciousness and working with them, we can effect significant changes both in our interior landscape and our exterior world. The abstract geometry of the Orbifold Tarot is the perfect aid to this: they can serve as focus points for meditation,…
The Tyldwick Tarot — a review and sample reading
I’ve had this deck around 6 weeks now, and it is one of those treasures whose richness radiates from its mere presence—but its full depth can only be experienced through quiet and solitary study, letting its world sink into the unconscious and watching how that world resurfaces in the conscious mind. Instead of depicting people…
My YouTube channel!
Some of you may already have noticed my YouTube videos featuring The Orbifold Tarot, but I plan on making the channel more than just promotive, including discussion and educational material as well. This is first video is on Meditation and some of the challenges we face due to some misconceptions about the practice.
Short Musings on the Orbifold #5
Illumination is not always found in the brightness of full consciousness; sometimes the clearest choices are made when the conscious mind is at rest in the darkness as Venus heralds inspiration—inspiration that splits Earth and Sky wide open at dawn. #OrbifoldTarot
Short musings on the Orbifold #4
Ensure actions are grounded, without overthinking the possible results. When action is rooted in being, thought is unnecessary; but when action is simply reactive, the mind is tortured by the results. Reflect upon the emotional impact of action, anchoring the self before action by illuminating the hidden, emotional causes of reactivity. #OrbifoldTarot