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.
Also, I apologize in advance that this website is a hot mess. It’s like your grandmother’s attic (I hope)– a treasure trove of goodies that grandma is more than happy to have you take home with you. But you’ve got to find it first. 🙂
Pre-Order the 2023 Metaphysician’s Day Planner, which comes with all my astrological forecasts for the year head, a handbook on how to optimize your organizer to achieve all your goals, a workbook with step by step instructions on how to use your birth chart and solar returns chart to cast your own personalized forecasts, and a dozen+ cover art options.
Estimated E-Delivery of PDF: November 15 – December 15, 2022
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.
A free 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.
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.
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.
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.
CLICK HERE to look through hundreds of tarot and oracle deck reviews.
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot: Revelation Edition
More information forthcoming.
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).
- CLICK HERE to read more about the deck download.
- CLICK HERE for the Majors+ glossary of card meanings.
- CLICK HERE for the free Medium White Book.
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.
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.
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.
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