Sunday, April 5, 2020

Review for Mystic Spirit Tarot Playbook

HEADLINE: Kooch Daniels could no more write a bad Tarot book than Rumi would have been capable of writing a bad line of prose.

Tarot is not like most disciplines. It’s not something one can study from a couple of books or through the little white instruction manuals that are packed with every deck. There needs to be a personality involved — a teacher and student relationship akin to what you would find in a martial art. A gentle-but-firm voice to prod you along and, when the teacher can teach no more, help you awaken to your path — one where you will carry on your teacher’s lineage and contribute what you have discovered along the way.

Part of this process requires keeping a journal or notebook. Such practices are a cornerstone of the Western Mystery Traditions, of which Tarot plays a significant role. This record-keeping system is designed to serve as a “logbook” for your Tarot journey, as well as a way of incorporating the teacher’s lessons into practice — thus forming a unique interpretation of the cards and how they relate to each other.

So how does a teacher make this happen by distance and, in most cases, without knowing the student personally? Well, Kooch Daniels has found a way.

Kooch’s latest creation, Mystic Spirit Tarot Playbook, is a well-illustrated how-to guide and magickal record for Tarot readers of all levels of experience. By following through the text and illustrations, as well as note-taking on the feelings and impressions of the cards, the student can formulate a starting point far more focused and personal than what they would get from just reading one of the countless books on Tarot interpretations. Kooch is then able to help the reader — her student — reach into their soul for answers to be found in the cards. Indeed an ingenious system she has devised.

The book is appropriately published in hardcover. Highly recommended — a must-have for any serious Tarot initiate.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Our New Chakra Oracle

It's been a long creative journey, but so much to learn along the way.  Our oracle deck, Sacred Mysteries, The Chakra Oracle, and its guidebook are now available to order at your favorite bookstore.

This 49 card deck and its accompanying guidebook offer easy access into the chakra system. It's mystically beautiful and can help you or your clients discover new pathways to success. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tarot Telesummit --Tarot Horizons

You’re invited to a FREE TAROT event, the
The Spiritual Path of Tarot Telesummit 4 - Tarot Horizons!  to show you how to access the magic and meaning of these divining, magical cards

Registration is open.

The event will run from July 16 -27, with two calls per day, Monday through Friday at 10:00 am Pacific Daylight time and 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight time (excluding weekends).

Each call will be like a mini-class, complete with guided meditations! You’ll be able to listen to live calls online, by phone, or with your mobile device, and free 48-hour replays will allow you to listen at your convenience.

I'll be talking on the major card, The Empress

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tarot for Teens

written by Kooch and Victor Daniels
authors of Tarot At A Crossroads

            When the everyday world seems to lack answers, the Tarot can offer an alternative “reality”—especially for teens. More and more teens are using the Tarot to create a magical reality like Harry Potter’s world, or another that fits their own interests and explores questions that daily school life doesn’t seem to answer or even address.  Sometimes their excitement for Tarot can inspire soul wonder. But if they draw dark cards, they can leave a reader’s table with distrust or anxiety that lasts for a long time.
            In a world of perfect readers, there would be no need to address the importance of using tarot cards with impressionable teens in a psychologically sound manner.  But not all readers realize how heavily their words and interpretations can affect vulnerable young people who are newly searching for their paths. When you meet a teen who has been told by a reader that “he will never find love”, or that “the cards indicate that she isn’t capable of reaching a goal,” knowing how to reframe such messages as a way to realize one’s potential becomes urgent.
            In some ways many teens are well along to becoming adults, while in other ways they’re still kids whose judgment is not yet well developed. Pressure to know the advantages verses disadvantages in making important choices and to find answers to perplexing questions can be hidden under a teen’s shyness, their distraction by cell phones, or their unwillingness to openly discuss feelings.
            But never underestimate a young person’s natural intuition and wisdom, or what he or she might make of your comments. For example, instead of agreeing with your interpretation that the major arcana card “Justice” represents fairly weighing pros and cons, in a teen’s perception it can represent his right to photo bomb a classmate’s selfie.  To make sure you’re both communicating on the same track, be willing to ask relevant questions. Some young people will view you as a knowing authority and will accept your interpretations as a source of deciding truth. Others will view your comments primarily as a source of entertainment, or some as a combination of both.
            Although there are innumerable situations, and countless ways to discuss the cards, there are some beneficial methods for working that can inspire positive directions and self-discovery.  When possible, encourage a back-and-forth dialogue to gain clues and insight into a teen’s inner world. This may include what has actually gone on in the past, what is felt in the present, and concerns about the future that are triggered by the turned up cards.  This exploration opens up an opportunity to let out feelings that may be tightly kept inside.
            You can let teens talk about what they see in the images and speak in relation to whatever is most critical to them now.  You can let them have a turn at guiding the discussion to get a good sense of how they want to run with or from the messages they and you find in the card symbols. Keep in mind that many teens feel overwhelmed by the complex questions and dilemmas they face. What internal demons or emotional pressures may they be facing? A golden nugget might be uncovered when you open up a chance to make decisions that can lead in a helpful direction.
            Whatever process you use during your reading session, don’t forget the magic and mystery that the cards can inspire.  Without fail, it bodes well if your cards leave your client believing he or she can reach for the stars and find their way out of any mineshaft of confusion or fear.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Celebrating Our New Book!

Looks so much nicer in print than on the computer....sitting in my hands for the first time.....OMG!!!!   Hoping you will LOVE it!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

New Book Release and Book Launch Party @ Songbird

Please help us celebrate, Tuesday Dec. 6th 

Book Launch Party from 7 to 8:30 pm. 

@ Songbird Community Healing Center

8297 Old Redwood Hwy.  Cotati, Ca.

           NEW!  NOVEMBER 2016


Tarot At The Crossroads, The Unexpected 
Meeting of Tarot and Psychology

by Kooch and Victor Daniels


IF YOU’RE A TAROT READER, you’ll find insights and understandings that are in no other work on the Tarot. The book addresses the relationship between reader and client. It shows how to uncover thoughts, feelings, and sensations that underlie first reactions to a card, and it offers a number of unique new spreads that can add additional dimensions and depth to your readings.

IF YOU’RE A COUNSELOR, our discussions of visual imagery will take you to new understandings for working with clients. Much of our thinking occurs as mental pictures and mind-movies. This book details how to use a collection of visual images as a substitute for psychodramatic enactment, empty chair dialogues, sand trays, or artistic media...and so much more!

 This wonderful book integrates traditional tarot interpretations with psychological insights to create meaningful interpretations and useful directions for your work whether you do readings for yourself, for friends, or professionally — or if you simply want to explore the value of using a symbolic language

The engaging style draws you right in. GET IT NOW at your favorite bookstore or click below on:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Today 1 PM Pacific time, Tarot With Kooch

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