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Occult Priestess Reverend Korinne~ Tarot and You

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As a follow up to my youtube video “Exploring The Mystic Art of the Tarot” I would like to share details of how the Tarot works and why it is an invaluable tool designed to enlighten and guide us.

As a professional psychic  I have worked at nightclubs, events and psychic fairs as well as on the phone and in my home. The diverse work background of locations, people and cultures has trained me to give advice with an open mind respectful of the clients religion, belief system and personal ethics. I have performed over ten thousand readings during my seventeen year career.

I studied psychology along with developing my intuition. While healing my clients through Tarot readings, I was also learning about and healing my own insecurities and misdirection.

Through having access to clients all over the world with all different kinds of issues and circumstances I have come to understand the commonality of universal life themes as described in the Tarot. Combining my natural intuition, empathy, spiritual guidance and the symbolism of the Tarot I see and feel the path of my client.

How a Reading is Performed:

I first ask for the full name and sign/birth date. I usually have a couple of Tarot decks available to choose from including the Alister Crowley Thoth deck and the Robin Wood Tarot.

I ask the client to shuffle the cards and think about the past month of their life, how they feel now, and what they would like to see happen in the next three months. Then I ask them to think of three questions they would like to have answered. I instruct the client to see their thoughts like a  movie in their head, mindful of their feelings as well.

When the client is done shuffling I ask them to cut the cards once.  I then lay out the cards in a traditional Celtic cross ten card spread.  I rely on “helper” cards; additional cards I place on top of the primary ten to aid me explaining details.

The first two cards speak of current situations, people and influences as well as challenges. The reading moves on the describe the past month, the month yet to come, up to three months into the future as well as mental, emotional and subconscious assessments.  Often advice is given through mental images or intuitive communication with my spiritual guide. Speaking of dreams and interpretation is common as well. I encourage my clients to keep journals of their thoughts and dreams. I find a client that keeps tabs on themselves is easier to teach and guide.

The Tarot readings reveal clear insight into your life, covering all major aspects and personal concerns. As a reader I am responsible for communicating your path, mirroring your inner self back to you and advise on goals and changes.

Beyond behavior patterns, beyond family history, beyond chemical imbalances; the transpersonal psychology of the Tarot reaches all levels of your outer life and inner self. Compared to traditional psychology, spiritual counseling is personal, interactive, healing and most of all actionable. Glimpsing into the future allows you to prepare for or work on changing events; giving you creative control over your life. Utilizing a skilled spiritual counselor will help you to understand your self and change your life.

Experience the Art of the Tarot through a private reading with Reverend Korinne. E-mail readings are only $40.00 via paypal.

See occultpriestess.com for other services, prices and discounts.

A Testimonial from an E-mail Reading:
“I was deeply affected by my reading with Korinne. She was able to cut to the heart of every question I brought to the table and offered wise, valuable advice on how to proceed forward in my life. Because my reading with Korinne was done via email, I saved my reading, and I re-visit it every now and again, which brings even more insight into my unfolding path. Korinne is a gifted, knowledgeable spiritual adviser, and I would recommend her work to anyone who seeks guidance about any issues in life.
Blessings,
Reverend Rose Vanden Eynden
Author of SO YOU WANT TO BE A MEDIUM

 

UPDATED: January 2015;

I recieved a client recommendation I particularly liked- and am sharing it here…

Lady Midnight! You are, hands down, the best psychic/reader/mystic/medium that i have ever experienced. In tune, in the moment, engaging, totally aware, completely thorough and sensitive, you blew us the freak away. Our epic session with you past like a trip through many dimensions. We both came away with a great deal more self-awareness, and wisdom. We cannot thank you enough nor recommend you enough to anyone wanting to delve into the deeper mysteries of existence! Can’t wait to see you again for more. Namaste!!!

~ FIN ~

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Thoth begins Kundalini

On May 22nd of 2004 a bit over a month after my thirtieth birthday I was visited by the Egyptian God Thoth. This vision marks the beginning of my first Kundalini awakening.

My Journal Entry:

I got a mental message when I picked up a Thoth bookmark. Then for no particular reason I said aloud “Thoth”, then “Tu-Hu-Tay”. I immediately felt his presence. I saw Thoth next to the wheel of fortune. The setting was stone, cave like and to the right of Thoth was a door.

Thoth asked “Are you ready to receive the key to the magickal machine within you? A key to the mechanics of the universe- becoming a co creator- Are you Ready?”

I reply to him with song lyrics, “Yes I’m ready, to fall in love right now.”

I began shuffling my Cartouche cards (deigned by Murray Hope) as the vision unfolded. I saw a number five as an open lock. The Thoth card is on the bottom of the deck. I feel like my thoughts are buzzing with the possibilities of downloading information from the universe. I imagine being able to see everything as energy. I feel the energy of my neighborhood and I want to rise to a higher vibration. As I imagine my rise, it feels a bit weighty, grounded yet graceful like a princess with pride, dignity and accomplishment. The grounding is a timing of sorts, as well as a mechanism to keep me from ascension so I may complete my work here on the earth plane. Yet somehow I feel this may be an ego attachment, which can be modified so that I may ascend at any given time.

~ FIN ~

Psychology of Derangement

Recorded November 2, 2004

Written in “article style” channeled from an unknown spiritual teacher.

The sickness of the mind can be broken down into categories. The first is the elusive mind. This indicates that the person who is suffering from this will be unaware of their problems. Their will is weak and they succumb to many maladies.

The one that concerns us here is the derangement of the mind that blocks itself off from other parts of the self. Here the patient is playing different roles in the same body.

There are many levels of growth going on at once. Each split self is learning lessons, yet when married into one being- these separate selves can look extreme.

The soul has agreed that in this life they will take on more than one ego, in hopes to integrate these selves. It is a life journey of integration. Yet each separated self grows and evolves as the one does heal.

Verbal communication with the other “selves” is possible. Just as speaking with a spirit, we can communicate with any fraction of our self. When you become aware of the other “selves” you can then counsel them into healing.

Each separated self has individual needs and ways of expression. One side may need religious expression or exhalation, another self may need a strong mother to bring her about. When in communication with the other selves, you can fulfill each need as it manifests. The more you feed the healthy needs of the split selves, you can integrate into a whole loving being.

Compassion for our split selves also gives us compassion toward our fellow-man. Seeing our split selves as ego- selves, fabricated personalities that teach us lessons. We can also see how each person that affects our lives is but a larger ego-self system. Then we can begin to understand the concept that we are all one. Having all come from the same source we are all aspects and “fabricated personalities” of the One.

~ FIN ~

Livin Your Life Like it’s Golden

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Hello Bloggers and avid Readers-

Our Latest Question comes from our comment section once again.

All of my life I have felt pulled at times to be more spiritual. It only comes in spurts. I am an Eclectic Pagan, but I feel no pull to one particular God/dess. There are times when certain ones grab me by the collar and direct me for a time to accomplish a goal (for example, I was moping around about my book that I was writing. Saraswati spoke to me in a song of Indian music I was listening to. Within 3 months, my book was done). Why can’t I stay focused on daily practice? I am 36, I have accomplished many things in my life but a sense of whole connectedness to the Gods.

I can really relate to the feeling of being called and then grounded. When we are on a spiritual path, we must also be on the path of self-healing. The path of self-healing is another aspect that contributes to your souls evolution as a whole. What is spirituality or incarnation for, if not the evolution of your soul? Spirituality contributes to your souls growth, as well as childbearing, hard work, breakups and break downs- this life is about lessons.

To look at our “spiritual path” from the “big picture” perspective is necessary to enable us to correctly understand the “lessons” we are learning from everyday life. To see with a birds eye view what we are lacking and what is going great. Evaluate your life.

Taking into account that The Questioner communicates with non-physical divine presence in the form of a God or Goddess, adds another beautiful element to her spiritual tapestry. Communing with a “God Consciousness” is a blessed and sometimes difficult growing experience. Kali Ma or Hecate may have a lesson of death and rebirth to teach you, or Cerridwen may want you to throw your romantic partnership into her bubbling cauldron. Being picked up by the scruff of the neck and led by a divine energy does seem harsh. This particular kind of “teaching” only happens when we are unwilling to take part in our own growth process, unwilling to sacrifice some lie or false judgment that is impeding us. The Gods are good.

I found the “Voice” of my Gods softened and became more compassionate when I softened and became more compassionate. We must remember we are living in a world of mirrors especially when we are communicating with spirit. If you smile at a mirror it smiles back- if you frown at the mirror, it frowns back. Remember this quick trick while exploring the astral or inner realms.

The reason we feel the “inertia” of rising and falling, or being magickal and then being mundane- is because the magickal must be incorporated into your daily life.

Bound Angel

Bound Angel

There are MANY obstacles keeping us from staying in a state of “High Vibration” or Inspiration (“in – spirit” thank you Wayne Dyer). Any annoyance can set off an agitated mind into a state of low vibration. The calm mind deals with trauma or lives daily “bullshit” with ease and confidence. So then the next trick is to CALM our minds. To restrain ourselves from participating in and contributing to the “DRAMA TRAUMA” of our friends, loved ones and ourselves.

I stepped out of the Wiccan circle, and entered the Buddhist refuge in order to calm my neurotic mind and heal or “re-program” or “de-program” my constantly repeating negative thought patterns.

Before I found the soothing energy of Buddhist mantra and yoga, I used the sharp knife of  “mystical” western psychology to dissect the inner workings of my fragile emotional/psychic system. I became a “Jungian”- worshipping at the altar of mental brilliance as it perceives spiritual knowledge. You see the “Logical” brain (left hemi) can only understand mysticism, abstract concepts or jibber jabber by communing with the “Spiritual” brain (right hemi). Jung displayed the talent of making the mystical seem possible- through his logical view of the divine and how the divine manifests in the forms of “Synchronicity”, “the collective unconscious”, “the Shadow” even the “Holy Spirit”. Jung labeled and popularized these ANCIENT concepts to the chagrin of his scrutinizing peers and teacher/mentor “Ziggy” Freud.

So to share my journey I tell you I studied Jung and used his philosophy in my life, and in my brain. I then found the “self help” movement. Through books like “CoDependent No More”, “Yesterday I Cried” and “Healing the Shame the Binds You” I learned how I was programmed to think negative thoughts, and propagate negative actions through my family and society of origin. I then proceeded to heal my childhood wounds with the loving salve of Buddhism, facing my fears, becoming lovingly but blatantly honest with myself and others, dodging fights or people who wanted to bait me into a conflict, I lost my *need* for a romantic partner (but not my desire for one), I became compassionate toward those who wished me harm, I practiced loving until I got much better at it, I LET GO of people and situations that kept me in low spirits.

I kept detailed journals of my thoughts and feelings, always keeping an ear and an eye out for divine guidance. I came to a point where I could hear my guides clearly and recorded the information they imparted through clairaudience and visual symbols in my third eye. We must be diligent when we begin to receive clear communication- to decipher the symbols we receive and get at the root of the message.

For those who cannot hear their guides please purchase some sort of ORACLE- either Tarot or Runes, any divinatory tool that will answer more than “yes”, “no” questions and comes with an instruction book(let). The Oracle will give you a window into your own self, to peek at your personal situations and how you are being guided at any given time. If you do not have the time to learn an Oracle- then hire one. A skilled psychic counselor will easily identify the “issues” in your life and give you practical advice on how to proceed for the highest good of all involved. (I am for hire, occultpriestess.com.)

To sum this up- Life goes from magickal to mundane with your rate of vibration. High vibration = inspired, low vibration = depressed. Understand, during a Large Chunk of the journey, low vibration can be expected. In my observation most of us do not reach a state of “calm” until the age of thirty. Oprah says something like- ‘We are idiots in our twenties’- her sentiment being- that is when she made her most blatant mistakes, and learned many of the harsher lessons (as a reverberation of traumas in her childhood- I do not think Oprah added that point). I do not wish to put this judgment on all 20 year olds, there are always exceptions and exceptional people. Understand we must go through our shadows to see the light of truth. “Drama” and even very serious situations are manifestations of a dis-ease in our subconscious. If we cannot heal our past pain in our mind/heart or subconscious, we are destined to play out our pain on the stage of life in the form of drama and serious situations. However just like the mirror, when your drama turns to loving karma- the play gets a LOT better!

When you get the hang of your “Spiritual legs”. Once you learn to walk on the rocky boat of ups and downs, sacrifice what no longer serves your highest good, the wild sea will begin to slow. The waves will finally come to a rest and you will see the beginning of your new life without fear.

One last Tip: Try the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram as described in the book Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kriag. YouTube has dozens of videos on the “LBPR” and some even have proper pronunciation of the ritual :). When the LBRP is done on a semi regular basis, the drama in your life will begin to dissipate. The LBRP raises your vibration with the light of the Arch Angels and Sacred names of God- thus causing those who are “trapped” in the dark to avoid your light. (Metaphors) Taught as a ritual of protection, this practice will strengthen your aura and improve your “Life/StagePlay”.

~ OM ~ Sat Nam ~ Be Here Now ~

Salutations to my Guru Sri Mamua Devi and my Guru’s Guru.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share this with you. What a wonderful question! I am very pleased. Questions are most welcomed – I will explore this topic as in-depth as anyone would like, because it’s important!

~ FIN~ 

Buddhism and the Tarot- a meeting of the minds

NAMASTE’-

Today I was talking to myself, again. We were discussing our impending meeting with our spiritual mother’s (Guru’s) family member. You see when I was twenty one I met my Buddhist teacher, Guru (from darkness to light) and spiritual mother. Her name was Maria Rose, as a devotee I came to know her as Sri Mamua Devi. As I evolved through the Buddhist teaching (Dharma) my Guru was a constant presence. With the folly of life and youth I relocated far from my Guru and lost touch.

In 2007 I reconnected with the family member of my Guru, at which time I found out that Maria Rose had passed into the realms of light. I was distracted by her loss, however as all devotees come to understand, the Guru teaches beyond the physical body- therefore their teaching and guidance are in no way restricted by death, time or distance.

The topic of the meeting with my Gurus family member is the Tarot. I began thinking of how I would explain that the cards are symbolic representations of archetypal energy, and how our spirit guides communicate with us during a reading. I thought- hmm how interesting to be explaining psychic *mystical* phenomenon to a Buddhist! I am not bragging when I say I know the Tarot. Buddhism is a path I follow, but I have never had a dispute between being psychic and being a Buddhist. However the Tarot is an Occult subject.

How do the Buddhists feel about the Occult? I take the story of Milarepa as my only example. Milarepa started out life as a “Black Magician” and thus had to suffer humility under his Gurus guidance for many years. Once Milarepa was “still” the Guru Marpa then began to teach him all of the wonders of the universe. Milarepa meditated in solitude for so many years that he actually learned how to fly. Milarepa then began to teach all the wonders of the universe to his devotee’s- until his ascension at age 84. Milarepa was mostly known for the miracles he manifested in front of his students.

The reason I know the story of Milarepa is not the fruit of much belabored Buddhist research. I prefer to undertake the practice of the dharma rather than study the history. The reason I know Milarepa- One day after a lovely meditation, Sri Mamua Devi read aloud an extensive list of unusual sounding names, and asked us devotees which name stood out most to us. The name I most remembered was “Milarepa”. I printed out the story of Milarepa and placed it into my Buddhist “Book of Shadows” (lol Buddhist Wiccan). I have found myself reading Milarepa’s story many times throughout the years. In the past two days I found out that Milarepa is in my Buddhist “family” lineage. That means my Guru’s Guru, His Guru’s Guru (you see like a family) way back in the 1000’s – 1050 to be exact Milarepa lived as an Enlightened Being, not the first or the last, but one in a GREAT succession of spiritual teachers.

I experienced a large “COSMIC WINK” from this information. My Kundalini was awakened at age 30, which is 7 years after I met Sri Mamua Devi. A person like me (ignorant Westerner) with Kundalini rising at 30- is a testament to the power of my Guru and all in the lineage! I mean WOW!

At age 30 I purchased an astrological report on-line, which I had never done before. I was so impressed with the site- I figured what the heck (www.adze.com). I was pretty shocked my eyes skimmed over the words at the end of the report- “In your last life you lived in Tibet.” That was the first time I let myself imagine I had been enlightened in a past life. It is known that if you reached enlightenment in the past- enlightenment is attainable – possibly likely in this very lifetime!

Now, with the information that Milarepa is in the lineage, I wonder if I have any personal/karmic spiritual ties to his energy. I like to wonder about things like that! So Milarepa is my great, great, great and so on, Guru’s Guru.

“Blessings to my Guru and my Guru’s Guru.”

If it seems I am talking to myself that is true. I figured why waste good thoughts when I can share them in a blog. I am also trying to be conversational and somewhat witty- how am I doing?

Teaching a Buddhist Tarot is also a great opportunity for my own understanding. I speak in Tarot, the other person speaks in Dharma, and we find the common meanings. I am most excited about the possibilities of what I may learn.

I will be speaking of spiritual guides, visions in the minds eye (pituitary gland), intuition, emotion- and many other occult and esoteric teachings. Buddhism teaches that many of these things are distractions, illusions and not valid sources of information. Although Buddhism still employees the “Seer” (psychic) to seek out the reincarnations of those in the lineage.

I am so pleased to have this opportunity!

~ FIN ~