This book depicts manifestations of folk magic, black magic, and practical magic as courage and everyday wisdom, and it demonstrates how reading cards can entice us to concrete magical action. It thus goes beyond reading cards for personal and spiritual growth and demonstrates how the cards create connections between people, from the living to the dead. It talks about objects magically landing in your kitchen, family secrets that get untangled in necromantic sessions, power and how we use it.
At the heart of the book is a guide to storytelling and spellcrafting with cards, demonstrating the transformative power of stories that makes us skillful in the arts of asking the good question, knowing, having, giving and receiving.
Fully color illustrated with the unique and rarely seen Marseille cards of Carolus Zoya (ca. 1790), and accompanied also by the author's original art, the book is a delight to the eye.
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Table of Contents
Magic in the Spine · 9
Magical Prompt: 'I Knew It' · 23
Bringing Down the Bowl · 35
Necromancy · 55
The Path of Magic · 77
Magical Morals · 89
Natural Magic: Four Rituals and a Soul · 109
Spellcraft: Basic Principles · 133
References · 164