Practicing Zen and All That Jazz

by Michael Elliston, author of The Original Frontier: A Serious Seeker’s Guide to Zen. Zen is more like jazz than classical music. More like a chart, lead sheet, or fake book of old standards outlining the key and time signatures, chord progressions, and suggested melodies around which we can improvise, rather than a sheet of notation spelling out each note and precise accents, emphasis, and feeling — e.g. adagio versus allegro — attempting to recapture…

Spirits of Palo Kimbisa

Or, Tonight on Lucero TV: Wheel of Lucero! by Sophia Kelly Shultz, co-author of Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa: Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion with Tata Rodriguez. I have a deadline for this blog entry:  February 19th. It is February 18th.  So far I have a great idea, and about 20 handwritten pages with which I am enormously dissatisfied.  “This is such a great idea,” I mutter.  “I even have a terrific…

Health through Your Eyes

Using Iridology to Heal Yourself by Julien Allaire, Iridologist, Naturopath, and author of Health through Your Eyes: Understand and Use Iridology. If your eyes are a door to the beauty of the world, they are also a window to the individuality of your inner environment. They allow anyone who can read them to better understand the panorama of our state of health. Their reading and analysis will guide you on your life’s path, realizations, and…

Write Your Way to Happy

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” –Susan Sontag Happiness: the state of pleasure, contentment, or joy. Do you dream of an easier, calmer life, where problems slide off you like water off a duck — a life in which you can fully enjoy the joys of simply existing? With 100% Happiness: A Guided Journal to Enhance Your Daily Life, you can…

The Ra Material’s 40th Anniversary

by Jim McCarty, co-author with Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert of all editions and volumes of The Ra Material: Law of One. Don Elkins’ search for the secrets of the universe began when he was in high school. Years later, as a professor of physics at the University of Louisville, he realized that science did not have these ultimate answers, so he turned his search to the field of the paranormal. He regressed over 200…

New Year by the Numbers

by Dusty Bunker, author of RedFeather’s newest release: Numerology and Your Future, 2nd Edition, as well as: Numerology and the Divine Triangle (with Faith Javane); The Beginner’s Guide to Astrology; Astrology’s Hidden Aspects; Birthday Numerology (with Victoria Knowles); Numerology, Astrology, and Dreams; Quintiles and Tredeciles: The Geometry of the Goddess. “You’re freaking me out!” the woman exclaimed, as she took a step back. It happened during my eye appointment two years ago. The assistant was…

Archetypes: Your Guides to Your Authentic Self

by Dr. Jean Benedict Raffa, author of The Soul’s Twins: Emancipate Your Feminine and Masculine Archetypes. This pair of statements is one of 20 on Part I of The Partnership Profile, an informal self-assessment in my new book, The Soul’s Twins: Emancipate Your Feminine and Masculine Archetypes. It’s not always easy to choose one statement in each pair, because sometimes your preferences change depending on the situation. So it can take some self-examination to decide…

A City Within A Deck

Inside the Byzantine Tarot by John Matthews, author of RedFeather’s newest release, The Byzantine Tarot: Wisdom From An Ancient Empire (illustrated by Cilla Conway) and also The Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision (illustrated by Giovanni Caselli). When Cilla Conway and I announced that we were working on a Byzantine tarot a number of friends asked us if this was possible, since the period in which tarot received its formulation was much later, toward the end…

Writing The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot

by Caitlín Matthews, author of RedFeather’s new release, The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot as well as Untold Tarot: The Lost Art of Reading Ancient Tarot. The idea for this tarot began back in Venice in 2001 when, with my husband John, I went to an exhibition of Leonardo’s flying machines and other engineering inventions. In the echoing nave of a decommissioned church were hung models of winged flight and other strange contraptions that Leonardo dreamed…

Invoke the Dark Goddess

by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, creator of RedFeather’s long-anticipated newest release, Dark Goddess Tarot, as well as Goddesses A to Z, a delightful ABC book that teaches children about 26 goddesses from 19 cultures around the world! Our world is getting darker. The year has already been a doozy — enough that even the most resolute among us may be concerned about getting through another dreadful day or endless night. When I wrote the words, “The Dark…