Clearing the waters: Cyprian and the seafarers

Recently, I sat down and read one of the latest publications from Hadean Press by Jose Leitao, Clearing the Waters: A Monograph on Saint Cyprian Divination From the 17th to the 19th Century. It is a compact book, 142 pages long including the index, that explores divination through a Cyprianic lens, especially filtered through the … Continue reading Clearing the waters: Cyprian and the seafarers

Seeing what there is to see

I have been painting lately, or rather drawing. The hiatus I took between October and now led me down a way where I picked up pen and paper and began sketching and drawing. It happened spontaneously. I was sitting about in my house, thinking on playing cards, barajas, fortunetelling packs, and Cyprianic cartomancy. Reflecting on … Continue reading Seeing what there is to see

The Oracular Incantation

We begin in a hall like a cathedral full of echoes, enclosed by high stone walls. There is a cup, a breath disturbs the waters of this upraised cup, prayers are intoned. Within all is holy. Beyond, a sword stabs the earth, sinking deep and disturbing the soil, echoing the words, "the earth gives and … Continue reading The Oracular Incantation

Tarot dreams, or dreaming with tarot

The eve of St. John the Baptist is here and for me the actual eve, the night, of this day is about imaginal, and not so imaginal, escapades. Wild nights under the starts, ecstatic dancing, and a communion between the living and the spirits (including the dead). Since this is about entering into more fluid … Continue reading Tarot dreams, or dreaming with tarot

The Friar’s Delight Lenormand: a review

The Friar's Delight Lenormand is a little unpretentious gem of a deck. Firstly, I'm not big on Lenormand decks, I used to have a couple some years ago, and I dabbled with reading them but it never stuck so they quickly moved on to more motivated hands. After these failed experiences I spent a couple … Continue reading The Friar’s Delight Lenormand: a review

Tangled hearts at the crossroads

This month's augury is coming into play a bit later than expected, as I've found myself with lots on my plate. So here, 11 days into October, is the omen. Tangled hearts in riddled messages of crossed desires stay the course. October is an interesting month for matters near and dear. We find ourselves still … Continue reading Tangled hearts at the crossroads