I’m Benebell Wen, the author of Holistic Tarot (2015) and The Tao of Craft (2016), both published by North Atlantic Books. I’m also the creator and illustrator of the independently produced Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck. My professional background is in law. To date I am still practicing law full-time, licensed in both California and New York. I work in venture capital, with an emphasis in securities, business and labor laws, and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, and patents).
Yet my primary area of interest and study has always been in the occult. I hope to share that interest with you here on my platform. Click on the Site Map linked below for a descriptive outline of everything you’ll find on this website.
What do you mean by “occult”?
For many, the word “occult” conjures a feeling of intimidation, fear, and the unknown, which becomes the breeding grounds for misapprehension and even bigotry. To me, the meaning of “occult” is simple: it’s the unseen side to whatever is presently visible to you. It is a property of space and how space acquires energy. My study of the occult is nothing more than the study of what I can intuit, but cannot perceive through my physical senses.
Should you be avoiding the occult? That depends on you. I am a strong proponent of education, in all areas, because knowledge enables us to be independent, and independence enables us to become transcendent. Yet there is wisdom to avoiding the occult, because when knowledge is wielded irresponsibly, you can use it to hurt people, even hurt yourself. Knowledge has the risk of being manipulated for disastrously selfish effects. That’s why I’m a proponent of pairing occult study side by side with religion-guided cultivation of virtue.
Should you be avoiding the occult? Ask yourself: is ignorance bliss? If you answer yes, then perhaps the occult should be avoided after all. Whether you want to understand the occult or not, it exists and unseen energies affect you. By understanding the occult, you learn how to navigate around those unseen energies so they don’t affect you or your loved ones in malefic ways. Occultism to me is just a science. You can choose to understand it so that it becomes technology or you can choose to ignore it and remain pushed around by Fate.
VITRUVIAN ED., IN SEPIA
It’s the start of a new year! The 2019 Metaphysician’s Day Planner is what I use and carry with me everywhere to help me stay on schedule of my own goals.
Click on the image to order your 2019 Day Planner.This day planner is customized with your birth chart, 2019 solar returns chart, annual planning strategies keyed to both Eastern and Western esoteric practices. You’ll find monthly horoscopes for all zodiac signs, monthly ephemeris tables, the four main moon phases noted in the daily planner section, and major holidays of various world religions. Plus, there’s a quick reference grimoire section at the back of your planner, which includes moon phases, color correspondences, astrology, elemental correspondences, I Ching, feng shui, the magic square, gematria, and so much more.
Every order of the day planner comes with a complimentary 200-page Metaphysician’s Guidebook. You’ll find a witch’s almanac section in the Guidebook with all 2019 astrological forecasts for love, career, health, education, travel, etc. There are lifestyle chapters for financial and personal planning, tips for success, and an appendix of folk magic and folk medicine.
This Metaphysician’s Day Planner is equipped for the corporate executive, entrepreneur, and social media guru, yet created specifically for metaphysicians.
Please note that these orders are for the digital files only. I will include printing instructions on how to get the planner and/or guidebook printed through a third-party print-on-demand site.