Category Archives: Personal Reflections

I Dream of Gypsy Witch

I recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the dream that set me on the path to becoming a card reader. On July 7, 1998, I had a dream in which I was reading and studying playing cards; I was doing … Continue reading

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“Deception” and the Ace of Spades

“Deception,” one of the new midseason shows this TV season, just aired its season finale (and series finale, as it was also cancelled). The premise of the show I found interesting from the start: A magician, Cameron Black (played by … Continue reading

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The Petit Etteilla and I Talk “Black Panther”

Since the time of my last post with the Petit Etteilla, I was able to schedule a private session with Björn Meuris, a teacher and expert who specializes in traditional cartomancy (particularly Lenormand and Petit Etteilla), to help me better … Continue reading

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The Petit Etteilla Wants to Get In On Valentine’s Day

As I’ve been sharing in the last couple of posts, I’ve started studying and working with the Petit Etteilla. One of the easiest ways for me to develop a bond with a deck or deck system is to conduct a … Continue reading

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Petit Etteilla: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

In my previous post, I shared how the Petit Etteilla, said to be the original Lenormand deck, came into my life. And since then, I’ve been thinking about the experience with a bigger picture sensibility, contemplating the nature of my … Continue reading

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Getting a Gift of Cartomancy

In previous posts, I mentioned that I’ve declared 2018 the year I would work more with playing cards personally, as I’m coming up on the 20th anniversary of the dream that set me on the path to becoming a card … Continue reading

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Answer Spread: Finding My “Soul” Deck

I first heard this idea of a “soul deck” from fellow cartomancer, Kapherus, when he referred to Hessler’s Enhanced Playing Card Deck as his in a blog post. It got me to thinking about the deck I would consider my … Continue reading

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