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...
2013- What Does Tarot Have to Say?

2013- What Does Tarot Have to Say?

TAROT AND ASTROLOGY   Tarot has a deep relationship with Astrology dating back to its early beginnings when the Visconti family began commissioning its team of astrologers and philosophers to create allegorical card games. In our modern age we rely ever more on the messages from the stars, giving them, once again, credence and a listening ear. The hard part is figuring out how these messages might pertain to our lives precisely, though a good astrologer can do this for us. What if Tarot was a mirror for Astrology and Numerology? What we know for sure is that Tarot is a constellation of its own- powerful and developed enough to offer meaningful insight and guidance to the seeker who is willing to Hear.     THE BIRTH OF TAROT   Tarot was born in a middle time, a transition period between the end of the Medeival Times and the Renaissance. Life was difficult, death was still quite ominous, and people lived largely in poverty, believing that most of their lives boiled down to God, and their own Four Humors. Bleeding was the common healing practice of the day- literally draining off prescribed amounts of blood, for the purpose of purification… vampiric, no? To us, it may seem like a horrible time to have been alive, but to those who experienced it, well, I can’t help but wonder if they weren’t more preoccupied with thoughts of relief. After all, the Black Plague had just ended some 50 years before, wiping out anywhere from 75 – 200 million people! Wars and famine were an unfortunate part of Medeival life. Or maybe...
Magnum Opus Podcast #3- The Illuminati and the Occult

Magnum Opus Podcast #3- The Illuminati and the Occult

  Today we take the plunge into understanding the meaning of the Illuminati, the confusion born from conspiracy theories, and the personal power to transform the world – the spiritual warriors weapon for change, justice and love. Its an in-depth episode, more like a class than an entertainment pursuit. Learn basics of the Tree of Life, the 7 Planes of Consciousness and where YOU fit in, with power, with love, with enlightenment, and with true change and consciousness. I am most satisfied with this episode, among all of the podcasting I have done. I do so much hope you are fed deeply by it, and take action to put the principles into practice. This is part 1, part 2 will discuss the symbolism, metaphor and literary narrative involved with the ‘power’ of the Illuminati. Much LOVE!!!!!!!   Music by: The Whitest Boy Alive- All Ears Lamb- Its All in Your Hands Little Dragon- Ritual Union   Learn more about the Tree of Life HERE Learn more about the 7 Planes of Consciousness HERE        ...