Simplicity Tarot by Emilie Muniz: A Tarot Deck for Everyone

The Simplicity Tarot by Emilie Muniz is this perfect RWS-based deck that checks all the boxes that people keep saying they want in a tarot deck, but don’t seem to notice that Simplicity Tarot exists. It flies quietly, humbly under the radar, and I have no idea why. Muniz’s deck features all the hallmarks for what our community keeps saying we want in a tarot deck, and yet this deck isn’t trending. Why is that?

Here is this deck with imagery that feels classic, timeless, not overly modern, with refinement and elegance, beautiful on any reading table spread, and has the diverse representation so many of us readers today want in a deck.

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Accessing Genetic Memory Through Tarot: Ancestral Connections and Past Life Recall

$33 USD

About the Course

Recent scientific findings have established a link between genetics, inheriting memories from our ancestors, and those inherited memories being retained within our neurons.

In other words, a deep reservoir of untapped knowledge is resident within our own genetic and cellular memory.

This master class will address using tarot as a tool for triggering an altered state of consciousness, which can then facilitate retrieval of genetic memory from the unconscious.

We will be using ritualized tarot techniques to recall generations past, to have conversations with our ancestors through tarot, to find out who they were, where they were from, what their lives were like, and most importantly, what messages they have to share with us, for us at present and for their own future lineage.

We then transport the tarot techniques to a different level of genetic memory, one that helps us to access our own past lives.

Past life tarot reading does not require you to believe in reincarnation. Rather, a past life reading can be a fable or metaphor for the greatest recurring challenges you face in your present life and the narrative of the so-called past life will instruct you on the best possible ending for your own life story.

How do you overcome recurring mistakes and finally learn those life lessons you know you need to learn? Past life tarot reading is one of the most reliable techniques for facing personal error because by projecting the story as someone else, we’re able to be more objective and honest with ourselves.

Finally, we will address how the content covered relates to mediumship and how a professional tarot reader can use these reading techniques to bridge ancestral connections and do past life readings for querents and clients. The premise of that is reaching beyond the memories in the personal unconscious encoded within you, to tap in to the collective unconscious.

The contents of this online course was first presented at the Tarot Readers Studio in New York on April 28, 2018. If you weren’t able to attend that event but are interested in the subject, then this course is for you. Although modified from the 2018 Readers Studio master class, the ideas and research conveyed remain the same.

Course Objectives

  1. Contact with your ancestors and through the tarot, to find out who they were, where they were from, what their lives were like, and most importantly, what messages they have to share with us, for us at present and for their own future lineage
  2. Past life recall to help break current unwanted cycles in your life and to finally learn the life lessons you need to learn, reveal your soul contracts, and make modifications to soul contracts as needed

Deliverables

  • Closed-captioned* videos that are a combination of animated PowerPoint slides with voiceover and my talking head:
    • An Introduction to the Theory of Genetic Memory Retrieval (20 minutes)
    • Instructions for the Ancestors Reading (30 minutes)
    • Guided Ancestors Reading for Yourself (12 minutes)
    • Instructions for the Past Life Reading (19 minutes)
    • Guided Past Life Reading for Yourself (12 minutes)
    • Demonstrating Modifications of the Two Reading Methods (23 minutes) [*this is the only video not closed-captioned]
    • Final Tips for Reading as a Professional Psychic-Medium Tarot Reader (15 minutes)
  • Handouts (pdf and docx files):
    • Course Introduction & Outline of the Master Class
    • Consideration Points for Card Interpretation
    • Ancestor Reading Tarot Spread Quick Reference Sheet
    • Retrieving Ancestral Memory: Reading Worksheet
    • Past Life Reading Tarot Spread Quick Reference Sheet
    • Retrieving Past Life Memory: Reading Worksheet

Closed Email List-Serv Group

As soon as you enroll, your e-mail address will be automatically added to a closed e-mail list-serv or group forum on Google Groups. You’ll be able to interact with other enrollees, practice these readings by doing exchanges, and asking follow-up questions. If recurring points of confusion come to light, I’ll make additional videos or write up bonus materials that will then be uploaded onto this list-serv.

Using Course Content

It was my intention when crafting this course that I convey to you a comprehensive workshop that will be adequate for preparing you to then go out into this world and share, adapt upon, and even teach the content in a way that blends your pedagogical style with the ideas I’ve presented.

So please feel free to use the ideas I’ve presented. Take this course, extract what you want to integrate and adapt into either your personal spiritual or your professional path (both are welcomed uses of this course content). Tailor the content to your unique style and point of view. Please feel free to use these techniques in your capacity as a professional tarot reader, healer, or spiritual counselor, or integrate it into the courses and workshops you teach. Or just use it to supplement your personal and private spiritual practices.

I encourage you to find your own unique spin on the information I’ve shared, create your own unique derivative of the reading techniques, and present the research I’ve consolidated and synthesized for you in a way that is true to your own voice.

How to Order

$33

To order and receive the course materials via e-mail:

  1. Send the tuition cost noted above via either:
    1. Google Pay https://pay.google.com/ to the e-mail address abelldelivers@gmail.com, or
    2. PayPal to the e-mail address abelldelivers@gmail.com. Yes, it’s going to say “James Zhang from Castro Valley.” That’s the Hubby. Also, this is the preferred method of payment.
    3. For PayPal, you can pay with your credit card by following this link: https://www.paypal.me/benebell.
  2. If you are unable to use either Google Pay or PayPal, please contact abelldelivers@gmail.com directly to coordinate.
  3. When you send payment, please include:
    1. Your name or a name identifier for me to reference you by,
    2. Your e-mail address, so I know where to send your ordered course materials to, and
    3. Identify the course you’re ordering.

That’s it!

But if any of that sounds confusing or you just don’t know, no worries. Email me at abelldelivers@gmail.com to let me know you want to place an order. We’ll take it from there together.

Once I receive your payment as the purchase order, your course materials will be delivered to the e-mail address you specified within 2 business days.

If you don’t receive the course materials in the e-mail inbox specified within the two business days, then something went wrong. Doh! Please email me at the below address asap.

abelldelivers@gmail.com

DELIVERY NOTE: So far I’ve been good about getting the course materials to you in approximately 48 hours from when I receive the PayPal payment, so if that time has gone by and you haven’t received anything from me, first check your Spam folder. Second, check to see the e-mail address associated with your PayPal account. I may have sent it to that account if no e-mail was provided in the notes section of the transfer. If still nothing, then something went wrong somewhere, so contact me at the above e-mail addy ASAP so we can get things squared away.

Bibliography

Ben-Yakov, Aya, Yadin Dudai, and Mark R. Mayford. (2015). “Memory Retrieval in Mice and Men.” Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology 7.12: a021790. Retrieved from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Caetano-Anollés, Derek, and Gustavo Caetano-Anollés. “Piecemeal Buildup of the Genetic Code, Ribosomes, and Genomes from Primordial tRNA Building Blocks.” In Koji Tamura (Ed). Life 6.4: 43. Retrieved from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Devin R. Burrill amd Pamela A. Silver. (2010). “Making Cellular Memories.” Cell. 140:1:13-18.

Kaja Finkler (2005). “Family, kinship, memory and temporality in the age of the new genetics.” 61:5:1059-1071. Social Science & Medicine. Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Kastellakis, George et al. (2015). “Synaptic Clustering within Dendrites: An Emerging Theory of Memory Formation.” Progress in neurobiology 126: 19–35. Retrieved from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Lei Yang, Alec A. K. Nielsen, et al. (2014). “Permanent genetic memory with >1-byte capacity.Nature Methods, 11:1261-1266.

Poo, Mu-ming et al. (2016). “What Is Memory? The Present State of the Engram.” BMC Biology 14:40. Retrieved from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Roozendaal, Benno, and James L. McGaugh. (2011). “Memory Modulation.” Behavioral Neuroscience 125.6: 797–824. Retrieved from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Steven Henikoff and John M. Greally (2016). “Epigenetics, cellular memory and gene regulation.” Current Biology. 26:14:644-648.

Sullivan J.A. (2014). “Is the Next Frontier in Neuroscience a ‘Decade of the Mind’?In: Wolfe C.T. (Eds.). Brain Theory. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Wolf Reik & Gavin Kelsey. (2014). “Epigenetics: Cellular memory erased in human embryos.” Journal of Nature. 511:540-541.

Zoë Migicovsky and Igor Kovalchuk (2011). “Epigenetic memory in mammals.” Front. Genet. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada.

SKT 3.0, Second Septenary Walk-Through

Are you getting SKT fatigue from all my obsessive posts about this deck? =)

I apologize for being so single-track in all my postings at the moment, but that’s just where my mind is at.

I’m amused at how with each edition, I seem to change the same cards over and over. Like here in the second set of Major sevens, once again it’s the Hermit card I revise and the background of the Wheel of Fortune. However, this time around, I did change up my Temperance.

If you watch the above video on YouTube’s platform, timestamp links are in the video description box, so you can skip around from section to section.

This previous post is where you can find the video on the First Septenary of cards. This post is a pictorial walk-through of Keys 1 – 11.

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Walk-Through of Key 1 to Key 11 in SKT III

This will be a walk-through of Keys 1 through 11 from the Major Arcana for the forthcoming third edition of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. Please note that I don’t anticipate the deck coming out any time sooner than 2021, and don’t be surprised if it doesn’t come out until 2022. I also won’t be doing pre-orders until the whole deck is done.

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Inspiration and Process for Coloring SKT III; The Emperor Revisited

Yeah, I’m going full-color (sorta– it’ll be a muted palette) for SKT the Third (I’ll be calling it something else, something fancy-shmancy, but for now it’s SKT the Third).

If you click into YouTube to watch the video on that platform, you’ll be able to skip around using the timestamps I’ve provided in the description box.

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SKT the Third, Experimental Trials: Trying Out Full-Color

I made a little video to showcase the evolution of my Lovers card from the SKT, laced with Bach’s Prelude in C Major. =) You can click on that YouTube logo along the bottom bar of the video to enlarge.

Experimenting with color…

Please understand that nothing has been committed to just yet. This is nothing more than an experimental trial, though I’m sharing it with you as an entry in my SKT progress diary. Your honest feedback is welcomed!

Actually, it’s very welcomed. Like the previous shitty-Emperor-card post. You all gave me really good critiques that were specific, detailed, and because of the collective you, I had something tangible to work with as I continued trying to draw a good Emperor card. (It’s still in the works. We’ll revisit Key 4 at a later time.)

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HALP ME WHY CAN’T I DRAW AN EMPEROR?!

Yeah. I needed the title in all-caps. Because I’m screaming at the top of my lungs and yanking at my own hair.

WHY IS DRAWING THE EMPEROR CARD SUCH A STRUGGLE?

For an irrational woo answer to that, I might say maybe it’s because our global collective culture is moving away from dominant-masculinity, and as a feminist I’m certainly not going to cry a river over that shift, but it does mean I’m really, really struggling with tapping in to that masculine energy.

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The Sevens: Tarot Card Meanings

New to this video lecture series?

Start Here

The above-linked Introduction page will give you an overview of what this series is about and provide a course contents listing.

The Sevens is the ninth of seventeen videos in this series. This is the realm of choice, mental reasoning, and philosophical discernment, where:

  • the Seven of Wands is the discernment between fight vs. flight;
  • the Seven of Cups discerns between vice and virtue;
  • the Seven of Swords is risk vs. control; and
  • the Seven of Pentacles/Disks is action vs. non-action.

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Drafting & Tinkering for SKT #3

To quell any confusion, yes, I’m at work on a third edition of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. No, not a new deck,  but a new edition of an already existing one, the SKT.

I have not yet arrived at a decision on coloring. Do I want it in sepia? Grayscale with accents of colors? Full color via digital applications? I don’t have any answers. I’m going to give all of the above options a few tries, compare, and see which path is right for SKT the Third.

The images in this post are sepia-toned only because my first order of business is to produce both a black-and-white and also a sepia-toned set of base images to work from. That way I can tinker with both and see which I want to work with when creating the full deck.

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Tarot Deck Piracy and Anti-Chinese Sentiments

See also: 7/07/2020 Edits below

“My legal counsel advised me to never do business with Chinese companies, because all of them will rip off your intellectual property.”

Paraphrased, but an accurate representation of what was said by a very prominent deck creator in our community. She’ll tell you my paraphrase isn’t accurate and that I’ve misrepresented her. She takes issue with me saying she used the word “all.”

I can’t recall if that precise word “all” was ever used, so let’s believe her and say I’m mistaken. She never said “all.” It was me who read into what was absolutely, unequivocally implied in the subtext.

Oh, wait. The below was sent to me, after I started feeling pretty terrible about maybe misconstruing what she had said. I was beginning to second-guess myself, thinking, man, I now feel like crap for thinking she said “all” when she didn’t. Many of her friends were messaging me, privately and publicly, telling me I got her all wrong, I am remembering her words wrong, and she never, ever said “all.”

Some deck creators saw that same post I saw and immediately thought it was problematic and insensitive.

Other deck creators believe she means well, but perhaps she worded her sentiments wrong– let’s chalk this one up to poor word choice. Maybe. But what I’ve seen from her, she is one fine writer.

And still others think I am the one who is way out of line, being overly sensitive, probably because I’m Asian, and poor, poor Karen for getting misunderstood.

I’ll concede that the truth is probably somewhere in that middle “no man’s land” intersecting point of the Venn diagram. I’m not 100% right, but then neither is she.

Here’s the thing. That was not her first offense. From what I have personally witnessed, it was her third. If we consider what the entire community has witnessed, who knows how many times she has repeated this rhetoric.

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