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  1. Yes, it was that lesson that spurred me to get the traditional Rider Waite Smith. Before that I had used almost exclusively the TDM. I got the Centennial second-hand and fell in love! Now I have the Albano and The Centennial Rider Waite Smith. Both are beautiful, both I love dearly. Her suggested cleansing methods are definitely interested and would would definitely be replacing decks frequently a mass market works better to a pricier indie deck. Her suggested elemental spread is great as well. I still use it to this day to gauge how things are flowing in my home. The keyword idea is good, I think it's nice to have keywords but not to adhere to them so strongly. But it is definitely good. Maybe I should review the lessons again...
  2. Oh, these are great resources. Quareia is excellent and renowned. And you could spent months learning and perusing through Runesoup's archive of posts and podcast interviews. All excellent.
  3. Oh the deck is something else. The Quareia course line is excellent as well, foundational.
  4. Definitely, stick with Quareia and see what roads this opens up for you.
  5. I tried the spread that comes with the Gill and found it interesting, I had to real question but I did like how the cards interacted in the spread. It is basically the Kircher tree, and then one reads it with the correspondences related to the deck itself, which are more thoth related than RWS. I like it, can't say I will be using it often but I can say I tried it. Overall the deck is still excellent, quite a handy companion to have.
  6. Oh the deck is incredible, the only oracle deck I own and would never replace. I miss the middle to first intro song, the one that sounded kind of harry potter like. Hahaha, As far as how advanced runesoup is, well, I think as a whole GW manages to unpack so many western notions, beliefs, and philosophies, while also provided context and tools for each of us to begin building our own within our own framework, culture, life experience. This in all has been truly invaluable and what is truly unique. Through the courses you learn to approach the topics from an inquisitive stance instead of just learning how to do magic, you learn the context within history and culture and philosophy. With these courses there is always the contextual framework which he starts with, in what environment did this and this arise and the lines (historiographically and culturally and magically) that led to its ascent. But I have to say Quareia equips the practitioner thoroughly and your time is well invested in following through with the courses. So, keep at it, there is good fruit from that tree. Here's the link to the glitch bottle interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BHbxWRTwZ0. Ay Alkistis, she's phenomenal. I did catch mention of this interview but have yet to listen to it. A million thank yous for the link because I had yet to go searching for it.
  7. Oh I forgot to answer your other question. Runesoup. Well, I've been a listener of the podcast for years before he opened the community and courses. He also has a newsletter that is excellent The All Red Line. His courses run along similar topics as his podcast interviews. Basically getting better at magic, enchantment, sweetening life, improving outlooks, and prospects and perspectives. As a member, I really have to sayvthat it is $10 well spent. The community is active, dynamic, open, and involved. His courses are run by community votes, so we vote what we want to learn and dive into. So far the courses have been Sigils, Journeying, Grimoire, Saints & Angels, Ancestors, Magical Geography, the PGM, and the current one is a hands on astrology tech one. I can guarantee you will learn and get better in many areas not just magic. There are active prayer and intention threads. The courses will give you a deep dive into history of topic, perspectives, and context. Lots of shifts and learning. What can I say? I think it is a great and caring community. You can start whichever course you want no order is necessary, and well, I've grown in leaps and bounds. There are several runesoup folks part of Quareia as well. I mean if you have the time, and space, it's doable. Perhaps you could give his podcast a listen, maybe check some of his back log of episodes, those that interest you and get a feel for his philosophy and where he's coming from. And while doing so listen to some excellent guests. Off the top of my head memorable episodes: both Becca Tarnas interviews, both Ramsey Dukes, both Jose Leitao, he also interviewed Benebell Wen, Camelia Elias, and Robert Place. Jake Stratton Kent, His Josephine McCarthy (of Quareia) interview is real good. She was also interviewed by Glitch Bottle, a 3 hour interview! Very much worth it. Hm, he has lots of interesting interviews. Al Cummins, Mitch Horowitz, oh and he recently interviewed a lady (can't recall her name) about her ndr near death experience and the consequences of that. That interview was really good. Check his interviews out first and give it a good think. And keep going with Quareia, there's great tech there.
  8. I didn't get far enough to join the community but I know from members of the community in Quareia that it is very active. There's also mentorship progams available and there a lot of good interactions and learning going on.
  9. I would like to join again, and oh goodness, I'm going to repeat myself again! I want to stick to the Gill Tarot, exploring its depths fully. I would love to use it as my deck of the week.
  10. Well, I was part of Quareia for some months. Stayed at the apprentice level and moved on to Runesoup where I'm now an active member. I loved Quareia, parts of what I learned in the course have stayed with me and I continue to incorporate them. I also really admire Joesphone, her dedication, her frankness, and her no bullcrap approach. She is one of my current magical heroes. The other being Alkistis of Scarlet Imprint. Josephine is rigorous in her approach, demanding dedication, discipline and consistency. Truly she teaches the keys to powerful work and craft. The most important element of Quareia in my opinion and what I found as I engaged with the work is consistency, putting in the work. If you do that, just put in the work, take the time, then you will grow and learn in leaps. There is a learning curve as the course is structured to start one brick at a time. Meaning you are starting bare bones, with the very foundation. So at first many things will seem repetitive or even unnecessary. But stick with it, follow the course, because there is a rhyme and reason for the structure. It is non-dogmatic, she is teaching the structure underneath many magical disciplines, sans the trappings. In my opinion it is enriching and if I had the time I would continue, but with my own regular life and personal studies, and Runesoup, my plate is already more than full. PS. Her Magician's Deck is priceless and I highly recommend it. It is truly an enspirited work and a work of art.
  11. I just caught the latest newsletter and there's quite a bit going on for the Fortune's Wheelhouse team, plus MM Meleen is considering printing a small batch of a majors only Pharos Tarot. I hopped on here to share and also to add my name to the list of people that would love to hold these cards in their hands.
  12. Haha, it looks like Hermione and I will read a lot of books together! Yes, what I've always wanted a book partner!
  13. I liked the show, I've seen the episodes aired so far. At first I was hesitant, and I did like the Sabrina show on cable tv from years ago. I like that this new Sabrina is based on the comics not the cable show. It is much darker. Some parts are a bit overdone, but overall it's a decent show. Better than a lot currently out there with a similar theme. I liked the Lilith twist and how it ended for her, really she was the true hero for me. I'm looking forward to a new season if it does pop up.
  14. As am I! I had never heard of this deck before it went out of print. I happened unto it by chance. I saw someone post a picture of the deck pips and I thought, what is this? When I went searching I found that the deck was the Gill. I traded for it and don't regret it at all. It's a beautiful deck.
  15. A couple notes about The Gill Tarot, which I can't keep my hands off. It is a beautiful deck, did I mention that already? I find that it is the opposite of pretentious. Often, a lot of esoteric decks tend to have a more pretentious voice, this one is not. It is based on the Kircher tree, which I do without in most decks but in this deck, it is so approachable and seamlessly woven that it is not obtrusive nor superfluous. I'v also noticed that I prefer using the deck in bigger spreads, not elaborate, just bigger, with more cards. I tend to keep to three card spreads, and go from there. But this deck, and I think this is because fo the minors, really shines when many cards are on the table. I've used the 9 card spread and the council of 13. I imagine the astrological spread is real nice with the deck as well. I have a feeling, have yet to confirm, that the cards laid out lenormand style with a specific number of cards, say 21, will also let the deck shine with its qualities. I have more to say but will pop back in tomorrow.
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