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Tarot Mucha, by Giulia F. Massaglia

Reviewed by Tabitha Dial

The Tarot Mucha is an Art Nouveau style deck inspired by Czech painter Alphonse Mucha. Mucha’s style resonates in his unique lettering, and the stained glass work that seems to influence his paintings. He broke into the art world when noted stage actress Sarah Bernhardt became the model for his most . . . → Read More: Tarot Mucha, by Giulia F. Massaglia

Why the Waite-Smith Tarot Was the Almost Perfect Tarot

By Marcus Katz

The world’s most popular tarot deck, the Waite-Smith Tarot (sometimes called the Rider-Waite Tarot) is about to be totally revised in our book, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot. Everything that people have guessed about for a century, in hundreds of books and thousands of websites, is about to be overturned with facts. . . . → Read More: Why the Waite-Smith Tarot Was the Almost Perfect Tarot

On Divination, by Galina Krasskova

Reviewed by Jennifer Lawrence

To begin with: this book does not teach the reader to read the Tarot, the runes, ogham, the bones, palms, tea leaves, entrails, the flight of birds, the I Ching, or any of a myriad of other divinatory methods. In only one way is it a how-to book on divination: it . . . → Read More: On Divination, by Galina Krasskova

Improving Your Habits with Lunar Help

By Maggie Anderson

Almanac devotees are familiar with the formidable list of agricultural and farm husbandry chores that can be done successfully under the right Moon phase. These include planting potatoes, making cheese curds, and cutting hay. I keep my Moon Sign Book handy just in case that five-pound bag of potatoes under my sink . . . → Read More: Improving Your Habits with Lunar Help

Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working with the Ogham

Reviewed by Nicole Rain Sellers

For millennia, trees have been held sacred among indigenous cultures and great civilisations alike. Tree mythology features in all major world religions. Trees speak deeply to our human collective unconscious, as symbols of otherworld connection, longevity, nourishment, and the mysteries of transformation.

To the ancient Celts, certain trees held special . . . → Read More: Trees of the Goddess: A New Way of Working with the Ogham

Ten Must Haves for Your Tarot Altar

By Lilith Dorsey

Tarot Cards have a life and an energy all their own. Some people think I am insane for creating rituals that feed, bless, and protect them. They can think whatever they want, it has been with the benefit of over 30 years experience reading cards that I wholeheartedly believe that your tarot . . . → Read More: Ten Must Haves for Your Tarot Altar

Attitudes to Astrology in Eariy Christianity

By Timothy Michael Joseph Hegedus

Abstract: Astrology was fundamental to the cultural and religious ” furniture” , as it were, of Greco-Roman society. The teachings and practice of astrology, its persistent popularity, and its close connections with other forms of pagan religion posed numerous challenges for early Christianity. It is therefore not surprising that the . . . → Read More: Attitudes to Astrology in Eariy Christianity

Marseille Tarot, Towards the Art of Reading, by Camelia Elias

Reviewed by Jason Miller

[Snip] There are alot of people working with the Marseille these days: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Yoav Ben-Dov, Enrique Enriquez; but my favorite has been Camilia Elias, the mind behind the excellent blog Taroflexions. Camelia’s style of reading combines the meanings of cards drawn from the largely oral cunning traditions that have surrounded . . . → Read More: Marseille Tarot, Towards the Art of Reading, by Camelia Elias

The Lover’s Path Tarot

Reviewed by BadWitch

[Snip] There are just so many things I like about Lover’s Path Tarot.The artwork, which has an Italian Renaissance style, is gorgeous. The pictures are beautiful and full of symbolism that really helps with intuitive readings. Each of the major arcana cards is based on a traditional love story. For example, Wisdom . . . → Read More: The Lover’s Path Tarot

The Theban Oracle, by Greg Jenkins

Review by Molly Khan

[Snip] I was very excited to find The Theban Oracle by Greg Jenkins. Historically, the Theban alphabet was first published in the 1500’s, though it is attributed there to Honorius of Thebes, a possibly mythical magician of whom we know very little. It has been picked up in the last few . . . → Read More: The Theban Oracle, by Greg Jenkins