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Rachel Pollack: The Deck Makers Interview Series

Editor's Note: How does one introduce world-renowned Tarot deck maker, scholar, writer, artist, and collaborator Rachel Pollack? With unbridled joy, deep respect, and gratitude for her years of contributions to the Tarot world. Pollack has authored 37 fiction and non-fiction books; her work has been translated into 15 different languages. Like countless other Tarot enthusiasts, I fell in love with Pollack's 78 Degrees of Wisdom (nineteen years ago now) and still use it today with my Tarot students. In today's interview, Pollack addresses her creative process--singly and in collaboration--for the making of prior decks (Shining Tribe, Vertigo, Burning Serpent Oracle) as well as forthcoming work (Raziel Tarot--The Secret Teachings of Adam and Eve). Rachel Pollack: The Deck Makers Interview Series Which Tarot deck/s did you make and why?  The only deck I have made completely is the Shining Tribe deck.  I co-designed (with the writer Neil Gaiman and two others) the Vertigo Tarot, but did none ... more

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The Poet Tarot: A Deck Makers Interview with Two Sylvias Press

Editor's Note:  When I started teaching Tarot deck making classes this year, I couldn't wait to interview other deck makers so all of us could be inspired by the creative process and insights of those braving the terrain before us. For the duration of the Deck Makers Interview Series, I'll be asking the same basic three questions each time: Which deck did you make and why, how long did it take you to make your deck, and how were you changed by making your deck? Having taught Tarot writing classes since 2012, I've witnessed firsthand the playful and powerful blessings that blossom out of sustained contact with the creative energies of the Tarot. As a poet and a life-long Tarot enthusiast, the first Deck Makers that came to mind for me to interview were Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy of Two Sylvias Press, the creators of The Poet Tarot deck and the Poet ... more

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Thirteen Writing Prompts for November Butterfly and Three Questions

This November marks the two-year anniversary of the publication of my first poetry collection, November Butterfly. I’ve just finished a 15 page companion prompt PDF titled, November Butterfly: Thirteen Writing Prompts Based on the Power and Creativity of Iconic Women Designed to Help You Write New Work From Multiple Points of View (thanks to generous help from Don Mitchell of Saddle Road Press). Putting my gratitude into action this month, in an attempt to support Saddle Road Press, I am offering the companion prompt PDF for free to anyone buying the Kindle Edition of November Butterfly ($4.99). Don Mitchell and Ruth Thompson create beautiful poetry books and support an entire family of Saddle Road Press authors with hours of work. We do not have any snazzy tech in place, so we’re going with the honor system; contact me directly when you buy the Kindle version and I’ll send you the prompt PDF. The prompt PDF runs ... more

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Tania 2016 Ace of Disks

Tarot Dreamers: Make Your Tarot Deck, The High Priestess

Tarot Dreamers: Make Your Tarot Deck Course 2: The High Priestess and Her Gifts I’m so ... more

Quest 2016 Capricorn

Calling all Lovers of Tarot: Are You Ready to Make Your Own Deck?

Would you like to try your hand at creating your own Tarot-inspired Vision Deck? Whether you ... more

Beattie Butterfly

First Tuesdays: Themed Monthly Poetry Workshop SDWI

While the poetry we write starts as a conversation with the Self, it inevitably becomes a ... more

Transition in Blue Robyn Beattie

Wheel of Archetypal Selves: The Many Faces of Change

In this on-line Tarot Writing course, we will explore Tarot’s many faces of Change, from Public ... more