The above-linked Introduction page will give you an overview of what this series is about and provide a course contents listing.
This is Video #4 in the series “Tarot Card Meanings with Benebell.” We’ll be covering the Kings in the Tarot de Marseilles and Rider-Waite-Smith, but titled the Knights in the Thoth. In my own deck, the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, I’ve titled these court cards the four Archangels.
For what is a rough average cost of buying a tarot or oracle deck, you will get a comprehensive course pack, including a 245-page handbook and a fully customizable deck creator’s journal that will help you every step of the way through designing, printing, marketing, and selling your own tarot or oracle deck. You’ll be getting industry trade secrets that I haven’t seen shared anywhere else.
The objective of this course is not to tell you what to do. The objective is to first ask, what do you want to do and what is your plan? Okay, now that we’ve established that, let me share with you my insights on how you can make sure you achieve what you want to do, you can sell that idea and people will want to buy it, and how to fine-tune that plan of yours so you ensure your success.
Is there a formula for success? Yes, yes there is.
And step by step, variable by variable, I will take you through that formula. Run your own fact pattern into that formula and you will produce the best possible outcome for yourself. I’m going to share with you how you can maximize the marketability of your creative project.
No matter what your deck project is, we’ll nudge it farther along to bring you more marketing power, more sales, more visibility, and to make your project the best version it can possibly be.
Series I (2018) was created for the First Edition black and white SKT deck, so when card images are featured, only the First Edition black and white will be shown. However, the substance of the information discussed applies to both the First Edition and the Vitruvian Edition decks.
Series II (2019) features both the First Edition and the Vitruvian Edition decks and is designed with both deck users in mind. Series I is more theoretical and when I created it, I assumed I was addressing an established, experienced practitioner, so the main purpose was to present my point of view to a fellow colleague. Series II is still far from being practical, but this time, I tried to account for someone who might not have attained years of metaphysical study and practice yet, so my hope is Series II will be more accessible.
COURSE READING LIST
The following are all the texts to have on hand when working through the video course series. You can work with either the First Edition column of texts or the Vitruvian Edition. The printed LWB comes in the box with your cards. For more information about what the MWB or Twenty-Two Weeks workbook are, click on the hyperlinked titles in the left-most column. The PDF links will take you to the free download of that version of the text. The About links will take you to a long-form description of the text along with free downloads of sample chapters.
Those who’ve purchased the Premium Packageof the SKT Vitruvian will be receiving the digital files to this workbook with your order. It’ll arrive by e-delivery in your e-mail inbox, so check for it. This blog post is just a write-up to orient you on what the workbook is.
Premium package orders for the First Edition deck back in 2018 will also be receiving a First Edition version of the workbook. It will have arrived in the e-mail inbox that your Book of Maps First Edition digital files arrived in.
22 Weeks with the SKT is a 158-page workbook and 22-week daily planner formatted at the standard US Letter size (8.5″ x 11″). It’s intended to be a guided spiritual-metaphysical immersion.
Note: The First Edition workbook is 214 pages because it includes the card meanings from the LWB (which were not in the LWB from the First Edition) and the additional chapter on Olympic Spirits that is new to the Vitruvian Edition Book of Maps.
The primary purpose of the immersion is to demonstrate how esoteric practices, divination, and integrated spirituality can enhance your everyday lifestyle, amplify your personal power so that you achieve so much more than you even realized you were capable of achieving, and help you to bring pain, anxiety, and even personal character flaws under your control.
The incidental secondary purpose of the immersion is to help you get acclimated with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot cards.
First, if you’ve pre-ordered the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck, Vitruvian Edition and have heard nothingat all from me, no updates, nada, just crickets, then I think you need to get on the SKT newsletter mailing list ASAP. =)
I’ve been sending out periodic updates about the deck’s design progress, production status reports, free downloads, and more via the SKT newsletter, but you need to voluntarily sign up for it. I don’t automatically put you on the list just because you pre-ordered. You have to put yourself on the list.
If you’re not up to date and want to be, then click on the below link to review all past issues of the newsletter.
Today’s installment of Sightsee the Tarot will walk you through the choreography of a five-minute party reading and some incredible tips on choreographing party readings, straight from one of the most renowned tarot professionals in the country, Jenna Matlin. But even if you’re not interested in being a pro reader, mastering the five-minute party reading is a great skill to have.
Since footage for this video was filmed after 10 pm, I didn’t have any human bodies to be my extras. =) Hence, our little stuffed friend Q-Ball is the stand-in.
Post-edit, I realized I didn’t cover everything I wanted to cover (and certainly nowhere close to covering all the juicy bits in Matlin’s book!), so this companion blog post is my personal add-on to the video.
What are the differences between the 2018 First Edition Spirit Keeper’s tarot deck and the 2019 forthcoming Vitruvian Edition?
I showed a walk-through of the Vitruvian Edition in a YouTube video here, which also offers direct comparisons to cards redesigned from the First Edition. So be sure to check that out if you want to know exactly which cards in the deck were redesigned.
Also, please note that the First Edition is now out of print. It’s featured in this blog post only as a point of comparison for the Vitruvian Edition, which you can pre-order now until March 20.
You can also check out the Gallery of All Cards to view every single card in the deck, both the First Edition and Vitruvian Edition. However, the exact color tones in the actual printed Vitruvian deck will be significantly more muted than the digital images you see on screen.
I’m also still tweaking the exact color tones, so the Vitruvian images in the Gallery are works in progress. I keep printing and re-printing tweaked test copies of the deck to scrutinize the color tones and every singe time so far, I’ve found issues that I wanted to correct, so bear in mind what’s there is still subject to minor tweaks.
Recently I went on Instagram and turned the question on you folks and asked what you intuit to be the differences between the First Edition and Vitruvian. People had some incredible observations and insights! Now it’s my turn to share how I perceive the differences. =)