I recently published a review of the Tattoo Tarot, newly published by Laurence King. Following my review, I had the pleasure of reaching out to Diana McMahon-Collins, who wrote the companion book for the deck, to talk a bit about the creative process of bringing the Tattoo Tarot to life. What inspired you to design a tattoo-themed […]Read more "An Interview With Diana McMahon-Collins"
I love James Bond. I grew up with him. The Bond movies are the only films my parents own, and I’ve seen each of them (yes, even Never Say Never Again, which isn’t canon) so many times I’ve lost count. My family’s Thanksgiving tradition during my childhood was always to get Chinese takeout and watch James Bond […]Read more "The James Bond Tarot (Part 1)"
The Tattoo Tarot is a new Tarot deck designed by Diana McMahon-Collis (a co-founder of the Tarot Association of the British Isles) and illustrated by tattoo artist MEGAMUNDEN. It’s a 78-card, traditional TdM-style deck done in the illustrative style of traditionalist tattoos. The deck is accompanied by a small companion book (25 pages) with keywords for […]Read more "A Review of the Tattoo Tarot"
Patricia Monaghan, one of the most badass scholars of women’s spirituality in the modern age, had a really cool talk she used to deliver about taxonomizing goddesses. I never actually got to see this talk (for lo, I am but young), nor have I been able to find any published writings where she rehashes its […]Read more "Five Goddess Prototypes in the Tarot"
Jesus, I’ve been away. I was on vacation visiting my parents. I climbed a mountain. I breathed the smoke that results from the entire western half of the continent being on fire. I finally caught up on all my schoolwork so that I’m on track as I begin the fall semester. I’m even trying to […]Read more "A Tarot Spread for When You’ve Dropped the Ball"
Every now and then, I sit down with a notebook and a pen. I write out a numbered list going from 0 to 21 (or, more rarely, four side-by-side lists going from 1 to 14), and I start to take notes, trying to see if I can look at Tarot from a new angle. This […]Read more "Dividing the Majors: An Experiment and a Spread"
This is part 3 of a post about my own practice of Slavic polytheism. Here, we get into the nitty-gritty of how I set up my shrine, how I do my daily devotional, what I do with my offerings, and the like. At the moment, half my things are in hibernation for the summer, so […]Read more "Slavic Polytheism, Part 3: Spirits and Praxis"