Check out my free online course offerings to see whether investing in one of my independent study courses would be right for you.
If you have a copy of Holistic Tarot, the companion course is an ongoing complementary video series, though at this time, it is not yet completed–we are up to episode #8 of a 12+ video series. I’ve also created an orientation video course for those working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck or if you’re just interested in learning more about the occult practices that the deck is designed for.
The Practica of Esoteric Craft is a comprehensive primer video series + supplemental downloads + practical hands-on homework assignments that bridges Western and Eastern occult thought. In some episodes, we explore Renaissance magic and review medieval grimoires. In other episodes, we get into traditional forms of Chinese witchcraft and Taoist ritual magic.
Writing or thinking of publishing a nonfiction book in the spirituality, New Age, occult, metaphysical, or mind-body-spirit categories? Check out the free five-module multi-media course series with audio lectures to download, handouts, workbooks, and so much more that takes you from assessing market trends, establishing an author platform through the grit and logistics of writing your book, covering word count, writing the first sentence, how to get started, outlining your chapters, and legal tips on public domain and fair use. One module focuses on traditional publishers and the submissions process. Another on self-publishing. The course concludes with tips on media kits, public relations, marketing and promotional strategies, and all the author work that comes after publication.
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.
This is an ongoing video series that offers a tour of tarot spreads, reading techniques, books, and different decks, exploring the perspectives of notable figures and thought leaders in the field. From rational-based psychological approaches, journaling for introspection and self-reflection, tarot for integrative therapy to fortune-telling, ritual magic, spell-crafting, and mediumship, this video series will introduce you to the diversity of tarot reading approaches.
This is an ongoing video lecture series that will cover card meanings and key symbology in the tarot for four systems: the Tarot de Marseilles, the Rider-Waite-Smith, the Thoth, and my deck, the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot. The objective of this course will be to facilitate familiarity of all four deck styles and for you to become proficient at reading any and all of the four systems. This primer is designed to help with memory retention of the cards in a more visually engaging way than studying the card meanings out of a book.
Taoism is a nature-based religion, philosophy, and a 2,000 year old tradition of sorcery native to China since the Zhou Dynasty. In that same time, Buddhism enters China and a modality of it–esoteric Buddhism–is blended in with Taoist magic. Yet the roots of Taoist magic trace back even further than the dynasties of antiquity, back to Neolithic shamanism. This introductory six-video lecture series will delve in to Chinese occult practices that syncretize Buddhism and Taoism.
Video 1 is an introduction to the course and the distinction between exoteric and esoteric Taoist/Buddhist practices. Video 2 covers the history of Taoist and Buddhist mysticism in China. Video 3 gets into the cultural practice of Taoist sorcery while Video 4 gives you a crash course into Eastern metaphysics. Finally, Videos 5 and 6 will give a primer on practicing or integrating Taoist magic and esoteric Buddhism into your path.
This online course is essentially the Tinkering Bell video series plus follow-up written material for you to read, supplemental handouts, and most important of all, homework, or the practicum aspect of the course. After each video installment, there is a “Homework: Your Practicum” section for you to work through a guided working. “Practica of Esoteric Craft” is a consolidation of all Tinkering Bell episodes.
I’ve designed this series to be a collection of practical applications of craft for you to actually try out. Take notes during your process to document your own methodologies and also your impressions of the craft. When you’ve finalized something that works for you, take the time to add it to your personal grimoire. All written content and reference files are also provided so that you can write out a comprehensive page or page spread in your own grimoire after each practicum.
This is a companion video course series for working with the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck and its guidebook, The Book of Maps. All videos are available freely to the public, though keyed specifically to those who are working with an actual copy of the SKT deck and own a copy of The Book of Maps. The course covers deck creator intentions, spirit interactions, kundalini awakening, accessing the Akashic Records, ritual magic, pathworking vs. astral travel, reading the SKT deck intuitively, and much more. There are also guided tarot reading sessions and a remote healing session that accompany this course. From this landing page, you’ll also be able to download for free the Little White Book and Medium White Book for either the First Edition or Vitruvian Edition.
In this five-module multi-media course, learn about writing and publishing nonfiction books in the spirituality, New Age, occult, metaphysical, or mind-body-spirit categories. Through audio lectures, topical blog-style essays, handouts, and workbooks, this course is a wealth of resources and information that the aspiring author must have in his or her arsenal. Learn how to get started on your book writing aspiration, how to establish an author platform, how to finish your book, how to prepare a book proposal, all about both traditional publishing and self-publishing, and how to promote and sell your book. Finally, once you’re a bona fide published author, how do you optimize your publication credentials to earn money?
Is there any value for a tarot reader to make a distinction between fortune telling and divination? How might Chinese perspectives compare to or inform Western perspectives? This workshop will examine the Chinese etymological origins of “fortune telling” and “divination,” apply medieval esoteric Taoist texts to tarot reading, juxtapose those texts with what Western occultists have said on the matter, and propose a theoretical framework through which to read tarot, as either a fortune teller or a diviner, though the two are not mutually exclusive.
Albert Einstein attributes his most ground-breaking insights not to logic or mathematics, but to intuition and inspiration or, as artists and writers often express it, to the muses. However, the one trait believed about the muses, about how intuition and inspiration hits us, is that it comes only when it comes, almost divinely, and the artist or writer cannot call upon it at will. Yet through tarot, we can learn how to harness intuitive-creativity at will. Tarot facilitates the transcendent experience needed for the muses to speak to us when we call upon them to speak. Learn how to use tarot to trigger your intuitive-creativity and apply the tarot fundamentals taught in my book, Holistic Tarot to remove creative blockages. This is the replay of a free 45-minute webinar hosted by North Atlantic Books back in 2015. The webinar also comes with a free 20-page handout.
This is a self-guided intermediate tarot course on a cross-cultural interpretive framework for reading tarot. The Five Components of Circumstance is a cosmological theory based on the Chinese maxim that one’s fortune is based on five factors: 1) fate, 2) luck, 3) feng shui, 4) karma, and 5) education. That theory is a cornerstone in Chinese metaphysics and is used to diagnose an individual’s personal formula for success. By integrating Five Components analysis with tarot reading, the tarot practitioner will have a new set of vocabulary for interpreting a spread, any spread in fact, and can more precisely pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in a querent and what adjustments need to be made to expedite the querent’s goals. As a self-guided tutorial, you can go through the course at your own pace. Generally, the course should take about 25 minutes to complete.