The Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Yearly Guidebook

For those who are new to the Metaphysician’s Day Planner (MDP), this is a product description and walk-through.

My dedicated use of the MDP year to year has been essential to my success and also personal wellbeing. The organizer-planner is structured in such a way to inspire a holistic and comprehensive approach to the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

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2023 Metaphysician’s Day Planner: Pre-Order

One of the many cover options for 2023.

It’s that time of the year again, for the Metaphysician’s Day Planner. The 2023 Day Planner will be substantially the same as it was this year, 2022.

New to the MDP? CLICK HERE for a walk-through of its contents.

In short summary, it’s customized with your birth chart, 2023 solar returns chart (though I calibrate to the day, rather than to the sun’s degree), and the text you’d like on the interior first page. (Most people will customize their name here, a power word for the year, or a brief phrase.) This name or text is in Prompt #3 from the Order Form below.

This year there will be an optional $8 add-on that includes 4 videos:

  1. Recap of 2023 forecasts (full details and receipts are always in the guidebook) and your 2023 survival guide,
  2. Achieving the goals you set with divination and ritual,
  3. How to improve and master anything, and
  4. Practical & mystical guidance on achieving prosperity.

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Working with My 2022 Metaphysician’s Day Planner

So if you saw me share this video earlier but it was the same video as the one on the Day Planner pre-order page about how to upload to Lulu, then you saw the wrong video. I took that down and re-uploaded with the correct video. Serves me right for naming both video files “2022 day planner how-to.” Totally confused me this morning when I went to upload to YouTube.

THIS video walks you through how I’m filling in the different page sections of the day planner. Sorry, it’s been one of those weeks. I’m frazzled and fried. Going to go take a nap now. Thanks.

BA GUA (EIGHT TRIGRAMS) PRINT-OUT

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+ Complimentary 2022 Forecasts & Guides

How I Read Tarot Cards: Workshop at the World Divination Conference

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Nov. 20 – 21, Sat. & Sun.

The World Divination Association, founded by the amazing Toni @thecardgeek, hosts the annual World Divination Association Conference, a virtual event that brings together an impressive roster of authors, creators, and modern mystics. I’ll be one of the speakers this year, sharing my learned experiences and insights into reading tarot professionally for others.

For those who heard previous info about me doing a course on Freud and Jung, and how to apply psychoanalytic and analytic theory to tarot readings, due to some tech obstacles, I’m changing my workshop topic. The Freud and Jung workshop would have been PowerPoint intensive, along with a massive workbook, tons of researched reference materials, etc., and it wouldn’t have worked in the virtual event setting.

So I’m pivoting and going with a talking-head-video-livestream format where I’ll be talking about reading tarot professionally for others– not the business aspect, no, but the actual tarot reading part of it all. The heart and soul of reading tarot.

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2022 Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Guidebook

The 2022 Metaphysician’s Day Planner is now open for pre-orders.

As it is with every year, you’ll get a portfolio of different cover designs to choose from, so you can fully customize and personalize your Day Planner.

The above are the selected covers for the Guidebooks to 2022, complimentary books that come with every order of the Day Planner.

Delivery Time:

Mid-December, 2021

$25

  • PDF of the Metaphysician’s Day Planner for 2022, with your birth chart (in Whole Signs) and 2022 solar returns chart in the front pages
  • JPG of your birth chart
  • JPG of your 2022 solar returns chart (set to the day, not to sun degree)
  • See below for all features in the Day Planner
  • PDF of the Guidebook to the Day Planner (this e-book stays the same from year to year)
  • PDF of the Metaphysician’s Guide to 2022 (this e-book contains astrological forecasts for 2022 and workbook prompts for you to cast your own 2022 projections)

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Workshop at the California Institute of Integral Studies – Nov. 6, 2021

Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot

General Admission: $100
Generosity Rate: $125
Reduced Rate: $75

Sign up for an all-day online tarot workshop with me, via Zoom, and hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

November 6, 2021
10 am – 5 pm
1 hr. break for lunch

Alchemical Tarot by Robert M. Place

I’m so excited to be conducting an all-day workshop at the Cal. Institute of Integral Studies. More than that, the admission rates go to support an incredible educational program. The Cal. Institute of Integral Studies does so much for the community, and gives sanctuary to brilliant, peculiar minds who otherwise have felt like they don’t belong anywhere else.

You can be a total tarot beginner or a seasoned practitioner. That’s because at the heart of it, this workshop is about where tarot card meanings come from, and the source of archetypes, instinct, and intuition. And yet tarot is very much an empirical, learned knowledge that asks for your focused study.

Terra Volatile Tarot by Credo quia Absurdum

This course is about both mysticism and philosophy. A semiotic study of the tarot means embodying both the mystic and the philosopher, and that’s what we’ll do through a series of collaborative reading exercises.

After an overview of history and the development of different tarot designs, along with a brief introduction to reading mechanics, we’ll explore techniques for cultivating transformative personal spirituality, from divinatory readings for yourself to birth cards and pathworking.

You’ll team up with classmates to workshop your personal readings. You’ll also be reading for each other, to hone professional cartomancy skills. I’ll share my insights and insider tips, acquired from two decades of experiences in reading tarot for others. Explore your role as a channel for guiding others toward attaining wisdom and an improved quality of life.

Zoomed in view of The Empress card in the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot (Revelation Ed. 2021)

Here’s a tentative rundown of the day’s schedule:

MORNING SESSION
10:00 am A Beginner’s Introduction to the Tarot
10:30 am History and Origins of the Cards
11:00 am Differing Tarot Designs and Systems
11:20 am Break – 10 minutes of guided relaxation (Video Clip)
11:30 am Sources and Evolution of Card Meanings
12:00 pm Philosophy, Psychology, and Mysticism
1:00 pm Lunch Break (1 hour)
1:30 pm Casual Tarot Chit-Chat (optional, if you prefer a 30 min. lunch)
AFTERNOON SESSION
2:00 pm The Mechanics of a Tarot Reading
2:30 pm Breakout Sessions
3:30 pm Break – 10 minutes of guided relaxation (Video Clip)
3:40 pm Reflections and Discussion
4:10 pm Your Tarot Archetypes and What They Reveal
4:45 pm Q & A Session
5:00 pm END

Saturday, Nov. 6

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Card from the Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris Anne

A Lenormand Deck Showcase

I’ll be showcasing six Lenormand deck recommendations, each one different from the others in art style. Four of them are indie and two are traditionally published. These are decks that have been sent to me and for these types of collection showcases, I typically choose only from the decks sent to me for my collection.

Let’s take a look at how the Lenormand is illustrated in six different art styles. The first is what I’ll call contemporary kawaii cutecore; the second is Western European medieval art; the third is inspired by the Italian Renaissance; then the Lenormand in a black and white Victorian illustration style via digital collage; children’s picture book fairytale art; and fin-de-siècle, rendered through digital collage of illustration works by Pamela Colman Smith.

If you haven’t jumped onto the Lenormand bandwagon quite yet and you’re interested in learning a bit more about the system, I have a nutshell summary write-up from seven years ago, here (“The Lenormand: Nutshell Summary of the Petite Lenormand, from History to Practice“).

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Asian voices in the tarot community

Morning Calm Oracle by Seo Kelleher

When I was growing up in the tarot world, the only Asian I knew of in this field was Robert Wang. Times have changed some, and I’m pleased to share with you many who are contributing incredible work to the tarot community.

In no particular order, here’s who I’ve been fangirling hard over as of late:

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Order the 2021 Metaphysician’s Day Planner (with Add-On Options)

Order the 2021 Metaphysician’s Day Planner today! We offer this custom-tailored package year-round, so order any time!

Delivery Time:

Delivery time will be within 7 days from date of order.

$25

  • Metaphysician’s Day Planner for 2021, with your birth chart (in Whole Signs) and 2021 solar returns chart in the front pages
  • See below for all features in the Day Planner
  • The Metaphysician’s Guidebook (delivered as a pdf e-book, with an additional option to order a physical copy)
    • The Guidebook includes basic instruction on how to read your birth chart and solar returns chart, run transits forecasts for yourself, and insights into the key astrological events of 2021
    • A break-down and explanation of each section in the Day Planner and how to optimize your work and planner organization with those sections
    • Insights into how to work with the grimoire end pages and integrate metaphysical study into your everyday life
    • Basic name analysis with numerology tutorial (for both personal names and business names)
    • Basic medieval geomancy tutorial
    • Lifestyle articles on time management, goal-setting, achievement, how to deal with failure, and more
    • 2021 void of course moon times
    • And so much more!

+ $5 Add-Ons

If you’d like the printable do-it-yourself files for the SKT Mini deck, it’s an additional $5 add-on to your planner order.

You can also opt for the $5 add-on for the printable do-it-yourself Way of the Warrior oracle cards (text-only). Information on the oracle deck below.

For those who’ve never purchased a metaphysician’s day planner before, see below links to previous versions and you’ll get a sense of the contents.

How to Order

STEP ONE:

Either send $25 for the day planner only,

Or send $30 for the day planner + add-on options (please specify whether you want the SKT Mini or the Way of the Warrior oracle deck)

Or send $35 if you want the day planner plus both the SKT Mini and the Way of the Warrior add-ons.

Send by PayPal or GooglePay to abelldelivers@gmail.com.

You can also click on this link: https://www.paypal.me/benebell

STEP TWO:

E-mail me at abelldelivers@gmail.com your completed Order Form (see below).

  1. Name as you want it to appear in the book:
  2. Date of birth (month/day/year):
  3. Time of birth:
  4. Location of birth (city, state/province, country):
  5. City, state, and country of residence for 2021:
  6. Size option, from the following (check one option below):
  • [ ] Standard US Letter Size, 8.5” x 11”
  • [ ] European A4 Size, 8.27” x 11.69” (210 mm x 297 mm)
  • [ ] Trade Paperback, 6” x 9” [Warning: Font sizes 7 and 8 used; less space to write in; minor changes to grimoire pages to fit the substantive content into the smaller page size]

If you order the +$5 option, please also include:

7. Mini deck option (check one option from below):

  • [ ] SKT Mini Printables
  • [ ] Way of the Warrior Printables
  • [ ] Both – Note: +$10

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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.

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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.