Leila Raven's Blog (7)

How to make your own learners tarot deck from old playing cards.

If you can't afford to buy a deck, or just want a deck to learn along with, making your own learners tarot deck is easier than you might imagine!

The process of putting it together may even help you familiarize yourself with the cards as well as help you in the beginning of learning some of their meanings and symbols.

All you'll need is two decks of playing cards…


Added by Leila Raven on May 19, 2011 at 4:24pm — 9 Comments

A wander through the garden....


Stepping out my back door of my little 1950's house

onto the old peeling deck

It's been hung with home-made green glass lanterns

made from old florists vases I've hung with twine and sewn beads on…


Added by Leila Raven on May 18, 2011 at 10:37pm — 9 Comments

Today May 15 is Mercuralia

Mercuralia falls on the Ides of May, which means the middle of the month or the 15th of May. This is a festival to honour the Roman God Mercury who became known as Hermes in the Greek Tradition to follow.

This festival of Mercury was predominantly…


Added by Leila Raven on May 15, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments

This Friday is Friday the 13th...




Beliefs around the origins of Friday the 13th vary, depending who you consult.

Essentially it's a combination of two different threads of superstition coming together. Firstly that Fridays are unlucky and secondly that…


Added by Leila Raven on May 12, 2011 at 3:13pm — 14 Comments

Multi-dimensional models, higher dimensional constructs. How many dimensions are there.

These are brief thoughts of mine on the various different ideas of multiple dimensions floating around out there. I have seen theories of 7 dimensions. Theories of 9 dimensions. Theories of 11 dimensions. Theories of 13 dimensions... etc. There are physics dimensional theories like the 11 or 12 dimensional models in string theory. In physics we supposedly…


Added by Leila Raven on April 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 28 Comments

Chalices and Incense

Chalices and Incense


chalices and incense

pentacles and charms

light the candle

and toss the runes

Some think that ritual

that fair exotic spice

is the making of magic

and is bound in sound advice

But all these things are tools

not the place where magic is found

magic is creation

nothing hidden or profound



Added by Leila Raven on April 7, 2011 at 9:23pm — 15 Comments

Being Authentic Self

(Katt is my nickname, and many of my friends know me by that name so many of my older images are tagged with it)


For me I believe integral to the process of enlightenment is being authentic self. What does this mean? I don't have all those answers, I'm still working on it. I do…


Added by Leila Raven on April 7, 2011 at 8:10pm — 9 Comments

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