A Fool, A Fish, A First- Ready for April Fools Day?

Tarot of Cruelty by Lilith Dorsey. All rights reserved Copyright 2014.

All This Foolishness The Fool card is everything in the tarot, and nothing. It is the alpha and omega, and here anything is possible. The joy of the Fool is in the beginning. It is assigned the number zero. This is quite fitting. This card is spiritual impulse, nonchalance, mania, and sacred sight all at once.Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth gives the following magickal words about this delightfully foolish beginning. Know naughtAll ways are lawful to innocence.Pure … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Bernadette Montana

Lilith Dorsey and Bernadette Montana at NY Pagan Pride 2013.

Women's History month is still upon us, so I figured I would take this opportunity to spotlight a great woman and a great friend. Bernadette Montana has over 25 years in teaching and practicing Wicca, the Tarot and Native American practices. She considers herself a progressive witch under Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. She is a 3rd degree High priestess in the Alexandrian tradition, an ordained Interfaith minister, a tribal member and pipe carrier of the Sun Bear tribe (an all nations tribe) , and … [Read more...]

Tarot, Jodorowsky, and Questions from a Crippled Hand

Jodorowsky, are you looking at me ?!?! photo by Irene Tobon. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

The Dance of Reality – Sacred , Profane, and Timeless Alejandro Jodorowsky is a genius. I thought that way before I was blessed with the opportunity to shake his hand last Friday night. The man is a filmmaker, author, shaman, visionary, iconoclast. The Dance of Reality, Jordorowsky's first film in 23 years had it's NY premiere at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art on March 14, 2014. Like all of his films it's an artful display of a world bizarre. Most people are familiar with his cult/occult c … [Read more...]

Tarot Tea Anyone? Crowley Chai Chat?

Tarot Tea Anyone? by Lilith Dorsey

The world is a big and sometimes overwhelming arena to navigate, the same can be said of the blogosphere. Then when you start talking about adding Pagans to the mix things can get weirder and more wonderful, in my experience. Christine Hoff Kraemer, our managing editor here at Patheos Pagan, has put out the clarion call! In her post Building Pagan Intellectual Culture Face to Face, she writes, “during the month of February, if you write online, make a date to have a cup of tea (or food or drink o … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Raven Moon’s Oracle

Raven Moon's Oracle, wonderful wares !

 Welcome to the latest stop on Divination Space Station. This week we are blessed to have an interview with Jenn Ficentise, proprietress of Raven Moon's Oracle. As Head Gypsy in charge she specializes in the metaphysical: Tarot Card Readings, Intent Candles, Mojo bags, good luck charms, crystal programing, Soy candles, and the list goes on. She has an amazing psychic talent and is one of the few people I recommend to read when I am unavailable. I am so pleased to have her insightful … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Lilith Dorsey

Voodoo Fortune Teller photo by Steve Snodgrass.

 Welcome to this week's stop at Divination Space Station with Voodoo Universe's creatrix Lilith Dorsey. I realized after the really adept and informative guest blog interviews with Dorothy Morrison and Awo Robert Ogbe Di, I should probably submit my own experience as well. I've been reading cards professionally for over twenty years, and have done psychic readings everywhere from the parking lot at a Grateful Dead show to Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge in New Orleans to a … [Read more...]

Divination Space Station: Dorothy Morrison

Psychic. Fifth Avenue, NYC. By Timothy Krause.Licensed under CC 2.0

 Welcome to the Voodoo Universe's first installment of the Divination Space Station, our guest interview series on all forms of divining. Divination: it's in the cards, the stones, the bones, the future. I have participated in quite a few divination panel discussions or roundtables over my twenty years of involvement in the Pagan community. Several interesting discussions came from these sessions, which were both led and attended by practitioners from all walks of life. On many … [Read more...]