Shadow Work (Bell Chimes In #37) & Applying it Right Now to A-Z New Age Practices

Bell Chimes In is baaack for 2019. =) And we kick off the series with #37, on shadow work.

Well, it’s not really about shadow work. I realize now in retrospect I never even actually addressed what shadow work is, or even what it is to me. I just jumped right in to my opinions and tangential thoughts.

Anyway, I want to conjoin that video chat with a blog post on the most recent thing to fire up the tarot, pagan, occult, and New Age communities: Doreen Virtue’s “An A-Z List of New Age Practices to Avoid and Why.” At first my response to that article won’t seem to relate to shadow work, but just stay with me. I’ll get there.

Which by the way, is totally okay. Shadow work, that is. It didn’t make it onto Virtue’s list of demonic things. So we’re good. Phew.

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Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards: Review

Daily Guidance Oracle (Virtue)

I’ve been meaning to work with and try to understand angel oracle cards and what better introduction to the phenomenon than through Doreen Virtue’s Daily Guidance from Your Angels oracle cards!

There is also a related sister book that was published one year after the deck, Daily Guidance from Your Angels: 365 Angelic Messages to Soothe, Heal, and Open Your Heart (Hay House, 2007), which can be used as an oracle tool in the form of bibliomancy or for daily guided meditations. In this post I will only be reviewing the 44-card deck, Daily Guidance from Your Angels (Hay House, 2006).

Daily Guidance Oracle (Virtue) - Box and Deck

It’s a 44-card deck, 3.375″ x 4.875″ in dimension, with a semi-gloss finish, good, heavy cardstock, and gold gilded edges. The box is just as sturdy, again with a semi-gloss finish. As with most Hay House oracle card publications, Daily Guidance comes with a perfect-bound companion Guidebook and the package is a complete system that you can start using as soon as you get it, no learning curve required.

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A Review of Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards


Here’s the thing. I’m such a snot. I didn’t want to like this deck. Oh no. I wanted to sneer at it. I wanted to toss my chin and hand up in the air and say, “What fluff!” But…

…I like it. I do. I really like this oracle deck. Deep down, I’m just a big fluffy bunny rabbit tarot practitioner. Because I really like Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance oracle cards.

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