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 design 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.

2022 Metaphysician’s Day Planner


Estimated E-Delivery of PDF: Mid-December, 2021

Order the

Spirit Keeper’s Tarot: Revelation Edition

View the completed Major Arcana cards, the pip cards from the Minor Arcana, and the Empyrean Courts.



Sightsee the Tarot

Take a tour of the tarot with this ongoing educational video series. Discover new books and tarot thought leaders. Workshop classic tarot spreads or specialized reading techniques. Let’s explore all the different perspectives of tarot reading through the ages. This video course series of hands-on tarot workshops, 10 to 30 minutes at a time, will introduce you to a diverse range of approaches to the cards.

Sightsee the Tarot Video Series Page

Many of the video workshops include free tarot resources, reference charts, handouts, and workbooks for free download, so be sure to check the Series Page linked above.

Free 30-Card SKT Majors+ Deck Download

Download a 30-card black and white version of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck, Vitruvian Edition. This 30-card deck includes The Initiate as Key 0, the Major Arcana, the 4 Aces, and the 4 Archangels (tarot Kings).

Free E-Book: Key of Solomon, et al.

A 560-page digital book for free download. You can also order a physical paperback copy if you’d like.

What you will discover within the pages of this book I’m sharing, you’re going to find to be the keystones of Persian magic and witchcraft, the magical practices of Muslim-influenced Southeast Asian countries, the Golden Dawn (though many of their correspondences differ), hoodoo, Wicca, and maybe even the traditions you’ve inherited, though perhaps you’ve always wondered where those traditions might have come from.

If you’re serious about your occult studies, then I hope you’ll add this text to your library and read through it cover to cover at least once.

CLICK HERE to read more about the book and then download the PDF.

Last Updated: 2019 Oct 12

Glossary of Astrological Terms

This is a free download that has been provided here on this website since 2013. The glossary file was revised and updated, with many pages of new entries and correspondence tables, so if you haven’t downloaded the latest version (last updated October 12, 2019), then be sure to do so.

CLICK HERE for all Free Astrology References.

Last Updated: 2019 Oct 21

Glossary of Gemstone Correspondences

This is a free download that has been provided here on this website since 2016. The glossary file was revised and updated on October 21, 2019, so if you haven’t downloaded the latest version, then be sure to do so.

CLICK HERE to download the PDF and DOCX files of the Glossary.


Tarot Card Meanings with Bell

This is an educational video series covering the 78 keys or cards of the tarot, showcasing the distinct attributions for four different deck systems: the Tarot de Marseilles (TdM), the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS), the Thoth deck by Crowley-Harris, and my own deck, the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot.

Using audio-visual learning methods, the series facilitates reading fluency with the four listed tarot systems. The card by card primer is designed to help with memory retention in a more visually engaging way than studying them out of a book.


Be sure to check the Series Page linked above to download free references, correspondence tables, video transcript, recommended reading or study techniques, and more.


An online tarot course taught from my book Holistic Tarot. Begin the course by watching the video lectures, all freely available on YouTube.

Learn Tarot with Holistic Tarot (Video Playlist)

I also offer a structured, self-paced tarot tutorial series. This tarot tutorial is a companion course to Holistic Tarot, meaning it’s keyed to the contents of that book. While someone proficient with the tarot can follow along the above-linked video playlist with complete ease, it may be more difficult for a total beginner, unless that total beginner has my book and is following the free course syllabuses provided here, “Holistic Tarot Study Guides.”

If, however, you’ve got a handy copy of Holistic Tarot and you’d like a self-paced, guided, well-structured tarot beginner course, then start by downloading the “Study Guide for Tarot Beginners” (PDF) check out the below linked Companion Course, and go from there.

Holistic Tarot: A Companion Course


An online tarot course taught from my book Holistic Tarot. Enter the companion course at any level–beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Organize a tarot journal in a three-ring binder by downloading the study guides and handouts. Begin the course by watching the video lectures.




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196 thoughts on “Introduction

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  2. Myrna D Taylor

    I am not able to purchase the spiritkeepers deck using the links provided, there isn’ta full email. PayPal is saying us are r not found. I am trying to buy 1 standard edition and 1 premium edition. Please help. Thanks so much.


    1. Hi Myrna: So very sorry about the inconvenience! Are you using the full e-mail abelldelivers at gmail dot com (using the at symbol and the period in place of the wording)? That’s both the e-mail contact for any inquiries about the order and also our PayPal e-mail. If you’re still having trouble, no worries– just shoot us at email at that address and we’ll walk you through it. ❤


  3. Valerie Bergin

    Hey Bell! I used Zelle. How long does that take to show up on your side? Mine shows it worked, but I haven’t received confirmation. Thank you!


  4. Beverly Mukai

    What an incredible body of work! Excellent research and outstanding, concise presentation of the material. Thank you so much for your hard work. I am enjoying the course so much and look forward to checking out other courses as well. Namo Jiu Tian Xuan Nu


  5. I want to know more information anout jiaobei(筊杯), about where your know it and could you please give me the reference. Because I am writing the graduating essay and need to use it . didn’t find the refernce, but search you on the internet. I will appreciate it very much if youcan give me a replay. Lookig forward your reply and thanks.


  6. It is a nice deck I have written scripts for languages to be used in tarot. I like the changing names of the deck as they are appropriate translations of similar meanings yet not. The feminine aspect gives light to humanities struggle with the functioning body as mammalian and the divine derived by words. Interesting concepts to decipher in tarot.


  7. Real interesting fact about tarot. Traditional you needed permission from the Bhudda to engage in what was either post murder of creators that gave their lives by just living in and around Thebes, an overt meaning of actors. I guess I made it illegal to sell readings because of the original meaning. I instructed some later in reading the written “spread” when I was gone. Fascinating the arrows of presentation of dignified or Ill-dignified told the story. Madam President, Elizabeth II really has a true account of the laws of engagement in Tarot.


  8. Zee

    A while ago i stumbled on your site, and since then i am amazed by all the knowledge you share. Today again i found a oracle set which attract me instantly and information on Chinese metaphysical is amazing.


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