The act of burning incense has been an important ritual since ancient times. Believed to have originated in Egypt in the time of the Old Kingdom, it was once used by priests for fumigating tombs. Incense has a long history of being used in conjunction with ceremonies, rituals, and spiritual and religious occasions.
Incense burning was discovered in India and Southern Asia as early as 3300 BC. Used alongside worship and prayer, it was believed that burning incense could ward off evil spirits while purifying the surroundings.
Over 2,000 years ago, the trade of spices and incense played a significant economic role between the east and west. In those days, the Middle Eastern Incense Route wound its way through the Middle East to the Mediteranean region, where it was popularized by the Roman Empire. It’s been estimated that 3,000 tons of incense traveled this route each year.
More and more people are starting to get interested in magic and witchcraft, and it can be really overwhelming when you get started. It doesn't HAVE to break the bank to stock your witchy cabinets. Here are some great ways to make magic with the help of your local dollar store.
I admit it - I am a bit behind the trend... I had the deck originally when it came out, but circumstances had me rehoming several decks for a bit of extra cash. I recently re-purchased the deck from Taroteca Studios and I wanted to share my thoughts on this deck in case you were on the fence about it.
When you are just starting out reading the tarot it can be really daunting. There are SO many books out there that it can seem like you are drowning in choices. Well fear no more, check out my guide for 5 of the books that every new reader should have in their library!
For the novice Tarot reader, selecting a Tarot deck can be incredibly overwhelming. There are literally hundreds and even thousands of different Tarot decks to choose from, all with their own symbolism, energy, stories, mythology and artwork. What’s more, there are also oracle cards and wisdom cards that are often included under the Tarot card banner. So, where do you begin? How do you sift through the vast array of choices to find your perfect Tarot deck?
Let me start off with two VERY important things. These are things that are vitally important to understanding this deck and working with it. Ready? Click on read more to learn more about this fascinating deck.
Learning the tarot isn't just about memorizing a bunch of keywords and then winging it. It involves your personal feelings and interpretations of a card as well. But if you aren't writing these things down you are really doing yourself a disservice. Click read more to learn more about starting your own tarot journal.
I'll be the first to admit that the lenormand system can seem really daunting at first - it is so totally different then tarot. With only 36 cards you would think it would be a cake walk, right? Sometimes I think that if you are a tarot reader transitioning into lenormand that it is a little harder then the other way around. If you are interested in learning more about this system here are 10 tips to get you started.
For the novice Tarot reader, selecting a Tarot deck can be incredibly overwhelming. There are literally hundreds and even thousands of different Tarot decks to choose from, all with their own symbolism, energy, stories, mythology and artwork. What’s more, there are also oracle cards and wisdom cards that are often included under the Tarot card banner. So, where do you begin? How do you sift through the vast array of choices to find your perfect Tarot deck? Keep reading for 9 surefire tips to help you pick your next tarot deck.
As more and more people get interested in tarot there is also an increase of artist who feel moved to create their own deck. So what do you do when you have a great idea and you want to share it with the world? Keep reading for information about crowdfunding your creation.
Lately it seems like everyone has something to say about black oppression, white privilege, the unfairness of the Civil War, etc... Just a couple weeks ago there was an uproar in several of the tarot groups that I am a member of about a deck with an unusual name: The Ghetto Tarot
So why do I think this is one of the most soulful decks that I have seen? Click read more to hear about this deck from one of it's creators Alice Smeets.
Lenormand is such a wonderful and direct system of divination that I love so much that I have created my own deck. But Ciro Marchetti's deck is the gold standard -here is a review of the deck in all of it's glory (yep, I am soooo in love with this deck!)
24 years of tarot experience, 20 years experience as a mom, and a lifetime of knowledge is just rattling around in here!