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Born in Britain shortly before the outbreak of the second world war, I was taught basic tarot skills by my maternal grandmother. In the sixties, I joined a Golden Dawn-type esoteric school, passing through the curriculum and becoming an instructor in ritual etiquette and the making and consecration of talismans. At the end of the eighties, I left the school to plow my own furrow in areas such as tarot and astrology. Since my retirement I have spent time researching the occult history of the tarot and the various ways the tarot has been used for divination in the past.

  1. Steve permalink

    Hi Auntie

    Have really enjoyed reading your blog, particularly about The Insight Institute and Frank Lind. Do you have any information about why the Institute starts at the ‘Worcester Park’ address but then moves to the ‘New Malden’ address in 1949?

    I’m also fascinated by Richard Gardner who pops up in 1970 with various reprints of The II deck and published some books that seem to be influenced by Lind.

    Would it be possible for you to post any scans of the advertisements that were placed in the magazine, I would love to see them.

    Keep up the good work, all the best


  2. Wonderful blog. Thank you for your years of insight shared here.

    • Hi Whispering Fields,

      Your comments are very kind. Much of what I publish is not original to me. But people seem to appreciate my choices!


  3. Liminalsoup permalink

    On the article “Contacting the Element” from August 7, 2019 you show a simple black and white tarot deck. Can you tell me what deck that is?

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