Il Tarocco Napoleonica (The Napolean Tarot) by Osvaldo Menegazzi

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One of the decks I picked up on my 2019 visit to the Milan studio of Osvaldo Menegazzi, known as Il Meneghello, was the Tarocco Napoleanico, the Tarot of Napoleon. I pulled it out the other night, and realized I had not written about it yet! Today is Bastille Day in France, so this seemed […]

The Sybil’s Oraculum, by Tayannah Lee McQuillar

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The good people at Inner Traditions sent me a copy of The Sybil’s Oraculum: Oracle of the Black Doves of Africa, created by Tayannah Lee McQuillar, with artwork by Katelan V. Foisy. The packaging is striking: The cover art on the box repeats on the book cover and the card backs. Done in the style of […]

Shopping at Afikomen Judaica

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In search of metal candleholder inserts, I found myself at Afikomen Judaica in Claremont yesterday. Sure, I could buy them cheap from Amazon, but I’d rather not give Jeff Bezos the money. And I would have missed out on an amazing experience. How can you not love a place that has the slogan “Live. Shop. Shmooze.”? Miriam […]

Movie Review – “Thor: Ragnarok”

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I know this isn’t my usual sort of post, but I have so many feelings about this movie, and this is my blog, so where else am I going to vent? Note: I saw the movie in Warsaw, Poland, the week it opened in Europe. The audience didn’t laugh at the scenes that were meant to […]

The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe by Ralph Metzner

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The Well of Remembrance: Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Myths of Northern Europe Author: Ralph Metzner, Shambhala Press, 1994 I picked up this book at Moe’s Books in Berkeley one quiet afternoon. I was not familiar with Metzner’s work, but the title intrigued me, so I bought it. The majority of the text is written by Metzner, […]

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