"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand
about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” - Socrates
Please find below initial recommended reading, decks, and readers for further research on a variety of topics. We have read/researched/accessed each of these resources and can recommend each based on experience. Any tarot or oracle cards shown are those we use ourselves. This section will continue to grow as we have more time to add titles from our vast library of recommendations, so please check back for updates! (Please feel free, too, to contact us with any recommendations or requests, including for reviews.)
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Coming May 1, 2019:
Wisdom of the Major Arcana
by K. Gaelsdottir
Recommended Books by A.E. Waite
Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942) was a scholar, mystic, with deeper knowledge from varying mystical, spiritual, and occult (meaning "secret" or "hidden") traditions, including as a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. However, unlike such adepts as Aleister Crowley, he favored the Light, rather than the Dark, arts.
(Starting with the basics regarding religion, myth, ritual, and mystical experience. More (especially non-Western) philosophers, academics, traditions, etc., to come.
These are works that are deep, complex, multi-layered, and intense reads--our favorite kind. More fiction titles to come.
Recommended Books by Evelyn Underhill
Evelyn Underhill (1875 - 1941) was one of the most respected voices on the scholarship of Mysticism, and while her scholarship is most often from a Christian mystical tradition, her views were wholly inclusive and transcendent, demonstrating the truths that are at the foundation of all mystical practice.
Important Grail Literature
These are considered classics from the Medieval period. Others and ones from the Romantic Period to come.
Recommended Tarot and Oracle Decks
Gemma is, simply (and forgive us here)...a gem. Her upbeat, but no-nonsense manner, infectious laugh and smile, and ability to bring in both intuitive insight into the cards, astrology, and even outside media references make her a joy to watch--and you always learn something. She also remarks on trends that are important to notice throughout the daily and weekend readings.
Naraayanie is a true teacher; she often incorporates elements of her Hindu spirituality into her readings, offering elements as they make sense in her channeled messages. Her readings and insights often involve the Twin Flame journey, including her own personal experiences. She is no-nonsense and pragmatic, while also nurturing.
Sarah is very clear, intuitive, and gives a wider view of issues during readings, especially monthly sign readings and major eclipses, new and full moons. She is a clear and compassionate communicator, getting to the heart of matters while recognizing the bigger influences. A clear, but rather magical reader.
Helen is an extraordinary reader; she has a depth of knowledge, intuition, insight, and experience, and her reading style inherently seems imbued with a kind of ancient wisdom. We appreciate her focus on giving equal attention to both light and dark; pain is not to be feared, but it is a means of illuminating what needs to be felt and learned. It always has a lesson to teach.
Your Angelic Karma
This is a reader whom we appreciate, like Naraayanie, for being completely no-nonsense, but with a warm heart and genuine compassion for those who are actively challenging themselves along the spiritual Path. She is a truly genuine reader whose coaching/channeling is authentic, sometimes blunt, but always for the greatest good.
Jane International Tarot & Astrology
Jane is a very clear channel when it comes to the connection between astrology and her readings via the tarot. Her monthly readings are highly intuitive, but her reading style is very matter-of-fact, even if compassionate. You know you're getting a no-nonsense, but powerful view of issues, events, and influences.