To celebrate the launch of The Secret Commonwealth, I thought I would share this deck of alethiometer cards I created. As alethiometers are even rarer in our world than in Lyra’s, I hope these cards can help you hone your skills in their stead. Click here to download the cards (ZIP) Printing Your Cards I recommend… Read More
I’ve long wanted to design a Tarot spread for writers, and here it is! What windows do the cards open up for you? Click here to download this worksheet (PDF) Here are some ideas for your work with this spread… The Foundation Structure – What’s the plan & pattern? What are the cornerstones & keystones?… Read More
As promised, here is the 2nd and final part of my exploration of The Fool’s Journey and how the archetypal and mythical elements, and the universal imagery of the Major Arcana of the Tarot can be helpful for writers in developing character, world and story. Please read Part 1 first. If you feel the need to take notes, might I… Read More
What is the Fool’s Journey? The ‘Fool’s Journey’ is the term coined by Eden Gray to describe the story of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Unfortunately, Gray’s own account of the journey is merely a rushed appendix to A Complete Guide to the Tarot, and in the absence of an “authoritative” version (if it isn’t a fool’s journey… Read More
It all began with a search for simple Tarot symbols to use in my note-taking. I found this key which would have been a perfect solution, had I not got drawn into the challenge of representing the Major Arcana with as few shapes and lines as I could. The next thing I knew, instead of using the symbols… Read More
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