REDFeather Q&A: Striking the Balance with Beth Seilonen

REDFeather sat down with Ravyness Drakon creator, Beth Seilonen, to discuss the deck, creative timing, and how to balance between dark and light. A Coloring Page is also available now. RF: Who would benefit most from this deck? Beth: I would recommend this deck for those who are ready to have that honest dialogue, to address the past, to learn from those that they admire, and to embrace what really brings joy to them.  RF:…

What’s in your Spiritual Toolbox?

with Michelle Motuzas, creator of Shamanic Healing Oracle Cards, The Wild Elemental Oracle, The Empathic Oracle, and Intuitive Wisdom Let’s unpack your spiritual toolbox! Its Saturday morning and you look at your to-do list: Fix the hole in the bathroom wall Go grocery shopping Rake the yard Fixing the hole in the wall has been on your list for weeks now. You know you need to do it, you even want to do it (kind…

Melding Judeo-Christianity, the Occult, and the Tarot

Rota Mundi Tarot author Daniel E. Loeb on Tarot, Judeo-Christianity, and alchemy. The Arcanum Sapientiam Deum (Secret Wisdom of God,) has always been partially concealed, and as in alchemy, the holy is separated from the profane. The Apostle stated, “We impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages… (1 Corinthians 2:7).” The Mysteries (Arcanum) of God are only made known to seekers (Deuteronomy 4:29), and the secret wisdom is…

Calling in Spirits

By Kelly Patton, creator of Secret Woods oracle deck It was a lonely and quiet Seattle morning, perfect for calling in spirits. I sat in my studio with a hot mug of coffee and the music turned up. I began a free-flowing method of gestural drawing to call one of the spirits into the room. The lamps burnt and the candles’ flame warmed the space as rain fell on towering pines outside; their forest scent…

The Astrology of Tarot

by Juno Lucina, author of The Kingdom Within Tarot deck and The Alchemy of Tarot: Practical Enlightenment Through the Astrology, Qabalah, and Archetypes of Tarot (illustrated by Shannon ThornFeather), and The Healing Tarot: 78 Ways to Wellness (illustrated by Monica Knighton). Astrology is the study of the rhythms, the patterns, and the continual changes of our solar system. Imagine for a moment a large piece of fabric stretched as taut as possible. This is much…

Modernization & Contemporary Tarot

The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same by James Jacob Pierri, aka Auset Gypsy, author of our newest release: Auset Gypsy Tarot (illustrated by Rebecca Stotsenburgh and Heather Scott). I am a Tarot traditionalist. Period. However, my deck the Auset Gypsy Tarot appears to look very different and far from traditional. We are living in changing times — perhaps it’s Uranus transiting through Taurus or the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction back in…

A Teacher’s Soul

Reflecting on the Work of Eleanor Hammond by Christopher McClure, Director of REDFeather Mind-Body-Spirit. Eleanor Hammond was a remarkable personality. I first had the honor of meeting her in 2014 at the International New Age Trade Show where we were both exhibiting, I myself for REDFeather and she for a deck she had recently self-published. Since this was a New Age trade show, it was buzzing with all of the newest titles from publishers big…

What is Beautiful?

by Jay R. Rivera, author of Beautiful Creatures Tarot (1st and 2nd Edition) with illustrator Jasmine Becket-Griffith. The more often we see the things around us — even the beautiful and wonderful things — the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds — even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see…

Target Practice

by Gabi Angus-West, creator of Bonefire Tarot. Have you ever approached a deadline? And did it occur that the word deadline may own a rather more sinister origin story than merely the unpleasantness you feel as you strive to meet expectations agreed to and placed upon you while striving not be labeled as an over-promiser (or worse, an under-deliverer)? Etymologically, the word “deadline” initially connotated one drawn around imprisoned Union soldiers in Confederate prisons. They…

Eternal Seeker Oracle

by Pamela Steele, creator of REDFeather’s newest release: Eternal Seeker Oracle. Inspired by the tarot’s major arcana, the Eternal Seeker Oracle has evolved from over 40 years of tarot study and reflection. In 1978, I acquired my first deck, the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. After returning to the motel where my cousin, Maya, and I were camped, I opened the cards and laid them on the bed to have a first look at my first deck. After…