Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

I’m back with another Daily Dose! Today we’ll have 2 cards featured so check back for the second post soon! I’m back from an incredibly fun, busy weekend in San Jose, CA. The Bay Area Tarot Symposium was a wonderful experience filled with beautiful connections, new friendships and an ever-expanding path for City Mystic! I’m pleased to announce that City Mystic • New York is now carried by Devera Publishing and Distribution and can also be found in the Sacred Well book store in Oakland, CA. Hooray! Let’s get down to business… Today we move further into our experience of Tarot through the eyes of Paris… and we come to a very special phase along our journey, the High Priestess.   High Priestess Paris is a city that is steeped in pride and self-celebration. The Hotel DeVille, sitting at the edge of the Marias along side the River Sienne, is the ultimate culmination of this energy. Littered in statues representing heroes of Paris past, the building is crowned with the stern, flowing fertile statue sitting atop the large grand clock in the very center of the building called, simply, Paris. She represents the depth, beauty, fortitude and magick of the very city herself, encompassing the passion of her people. Her majestic qualities are highlighted in combination with a very different architectural structure found in the Montmartre cemetery. It is the door to someone’s final resting place, and it depicts the sStar of David along with four symbols wrapped around representative of the four worlds of the Tree of Life- Atziluth or the world of Archetypes, Briah, or the creative...
City Mystic Spring, Part 3- Revealing the Social Codex

City Mystic Spring, Part 3- Revealing the Social Codex

Hi friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! I got to spend mine cooking for my dad who always cooks so well for me. It was such a delight to share a special day with him and make him feel a little spoiled. Spending time with my dad got me thinking about the maternal and paternal influences in our lives and how, no matter how much we do to grow, change and evolve, they still remain important core parts of our hearts, minds and values. That train of thought led me back to City Mystic • Paris in an odd way. Thus far I’ve told you about the very personal influences that have guided me through the process of creating City Mystic • New York, and further into Paris. They were a combination of circumstances and personal disposition. But there is another, major side of my motivation to make these decks which is at once socially inspired, totally impersonal yet paradoxically deeply personal. It comes back to my father. My dad has always taught me to look deeper at social trends and values. He has always taught me to question the status quo and challenged me to create my own ideas and social rules based on my own sense of integrity. I am incredibly fortunate to have the dad I do. None of me would be what I am without his tremendous influence on my life. And it is that influence, in a round-about way, which inspired me to share City Mystic with folks the world over. I grew up in the San Francisco bay...
Magnum Opus Spring Update

Magnum Opus Spring Update

Spring is charging along, in true Aries fashion, and much is happening behind the scenes at Magnum Opus! Despite much planning and enthusiasm, we have decided not to pursue a full Gypsy Bus tour, and have opted, instead, to participate in a small West Coast tour of selected music and consciousness festivals. We’ve decided to utilize the funds we saved and built for a project much closer to our hearts- our very first photographic Tarot deck! Here’s a little Teaser of the completed Major Arcana… (btw, you can work with these when we work together this season… read below to find out how and where) In late February/ early March, the Magnum Opus team (myself, Ginnie Jester, and graphic designer Chris Hopkins of Good Choice Design) packed our bags and became bi-coastal! It was the beginning of a project we have utterly fallen in love with (and we hope you do too!)- our very first Magnum Opus Tarot deck! Currently, we’ve completed the Major Arcana portion, which we will be performing Consciousness readings with in the style of Integrative-Occult Tarot (along with two other staple decks- Rider-Waite and Thoth) this season on our festival tour! Our first stop on the tour is Lucidity in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ll be offering three different kinds of Tarot readings in exchange for donations. If you’ve been eagerly waiting for a Magnum Opus reading with me and plan on being at Lucidity, please stop by! I’d love to connect and read for you! I’m bringing three decks with me, and will be offering one type of reading for each deck: Schedule and Readings...
AstroTAROT ’14 Forecast

AstroTAROT ’14 Forecast

This week Magnum Opus delves deep into the archetypal mysteries through the dual portal of Astrology and Tarot. Based on the correspondence system set forth by the Golden Dawn, we peer into the major transits of 2014 through their Tarot counterparts. We define the energetic pulse of the year Numerologically and describe several angles of these archetypal ballets. This episode is a multi-media archetypal extravaganza! Not to be missed. Last year’s show proved to be terribly helpful (it will be reposed soon- the entire cast is migrating from podomatic where it was audio only. All previous episodes are being re-mastered in video, so stay tuned!). Card images used are of the Rider-Waite[-Smith] deck. All photos are property of Ginnie Jester. Copyrighted Photos can be found on my Etsy shop!https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmpressHouse Music by: Beacon, Bjork, and The...
Fair Play Solutions with Sunyata Satchitananda

Fair Play Solutions with Sunyata Satchitananda

        This week the Magnum Podcast goes all out! First, meet Sunyata~ Wonderful, wise, enlightening, encouraging, empowering… that’s the medicine that came through this heartfelt conversation with Sunyata Satchitananda, Sexual Healer and Spiritual Counselor. Sunyata and I connected after the online sexual inequality blow up. When he told me he’d written a book titled Do No Harm, geared toward establishing ethical boundaries for sexual healers, I knew I had to have him on the cast. As we connected and conversed, I became even more excited to have him on. It was a wonderful honor and pleasure to speak with Sunyata on the Magnum Opus Podcast! Apologies for the choppy video, Skype is wonderful and frustrating in that way Life coach, Sunyata Satchitananda is a psychic-intuitive, Reiki master, Quantum Light & Tantric healer who is dedicated to helping men and women live an exuberant and fulfilling life by transforming challenges into transcendent achievements! Sunyata facilitates healing and transformation of emotional wounds and the limiting thought patterns these cause. Read testimonials of Sunyata’s ability to facilitate relief, healing and wellbeing from debilitating emotional & energy wounds. Contact Sunyata for in-person healing or sessions by Skype. See more of his work here! http://www.sunyatasatchitananda.com   Sunyata and I have teamed up! We will be offering a 90-minute intensive workshop that will knock your socks off and empower you like never before! *learn the archetypal interplay, the conversation of the divine forces influencing our sexual lives *learn to work with these forces *discern the high level of sexual manipulation utilized by the ruling class to “divide and rule” *unplug from the...
Rape In the Jungle, An Interview with Writer Lily Kay Ross

Rape In the Jungle, An Interview with Writer Lily Kay Ross

The reckoning between Masculine and Feminine energies continues as the conversation deepens. This week we welcome guest and strong feminine voice, Lily Ross. She shares her incredible story, heartfelt insights, and wisdom gleaned from personal experience.         Lily Ross is in her final year at Harvard Divinity School where she is getting her MDiv, a degree oriented toward ministry. She believes in art as ministry: art as a beacon in changing times. As a writer, poet, performer, scholar, post-colonial feminist, lover of humanity, beauty junkie, and student to nature, she has taken up residence at the intersection of art, spirit, and enacting change. Lily has a devotion to propagating art in service to solidarity with life and the quest of becoming more fully human. Lily is also co-founder of NOMADculture.net, an online magazine planting seeds across the landscape of culture, activism, art, and thought. It was a pleasure to spend time with Lily and get to know her and her story. Her strong heart radiates brightly. Many thanks!   Find more of her work at lilykayross.com and...