The Role of Trauma in Transformation

  The tower tarot card, in almost any rendition, can be a very startling image when it presents itself in a spread. My clients, as they have tried to decipher their spreads in the past, always glance at the card with nervousness. Frankly I don't blame them. In the traditional illustration by Pamela Coleman Smith…

Femininity, Tarot, the Yin and Yang

When discussing the aspects of the tarot to my students I often find it more fitting to use the terms Yin and Yang when referring to the feminine and masculine representations in the tarot.¬†The term feminine is a loaded term today. It comes with so many associations, both negative and positive, that really fog the…

Black Sheep, Christianity, Magick & Labels

I grew up in a Greek Orthodox Christian household. I was baptised, I went to Sunday school every week, I participated and understood almost all the sacraments of the church and I was even a camp counsellor at my community's summer camp. Through my upbringing I understood very well the importance of spiritual ritual in…