Blog Post 89 – The New World Witchery Guide to Cartomancy

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Greetings everyone!

I know that I’ve been a bit scanty on blogging lately, for which I apologize most profusely.  Unfortunately, I’m likely to stay busy with many irons in many fires for quite some time to come, but I feel like you readers are wonderfully patient with me when the blog and podcast have dry spells and I want to reward that.  And so, I have put something together for those of you who have been taking an active interest in the recent cartomancy posts.

I’ve put together those posts with some additional material in an e-book, which I’m making available for download free from the site:

The New World Witchery Guide to Cartomancy

It’s a PDF and should be easily readable with Adobe Reader.  Like I said, it’s totally free.  Feel free to save it, copy from it, distribute it, etc.   Please do attribute any citations, excerpts, or references back to me, but otherwise, I hope you enjoy it!  And if you do like the book, consider making a donation here, or with the button on the sidebar.

I’m also planning to revise this material, with some additional sample readings, expanded information, a quick-reference chart, and improved graphics and release it as a chapbook sometime in the near future.  The printed chapbook will have a cost of some kind (and will probably be sold through our Compass & Key Etsy shop, which I’m hoping to revamp and relaunch soon), but I’ll try to keep it very reasonable.  The e-book will remain available through the site, however, and I intend to keep it free/donations-only for all to download.

I know it’s nothing spectacular, but I hope it is useful to some of you.  Thank you all so much again for your patience and your patronage of New World Witchery, both blog and podcast.  We really appreciate your support!

Thanks for reading, and be well!


8 thoughts on “Blog Post 89 – The New World Witchery Guide to Cartomancy”

  1. Cory,

    Thank you so much for providing us with this great gift. It’s wonderful that you took the time to post this let alone do all hard work creating it.

    I really enjoy all the work done on the blog and the podcast – a great learning experience for me!


    1. Wow, thank you so much Pam! I really love doing this blog and I’m just super-happy that people get something out of it 🙂 And I hope the e-book is useful to you!

      Many, many thanks for being a loyal reader/listener! All the best!


  2. Cory,

    Thank you so much, I love your podcasts and blogs.You and Laine are a pleasure to listen too.
    I look foreward to each podcast.Keep up the great work!

    Cory, Congrats!!! on baby #2


    1. Awww, many thanks Diana! I’m pretty excited about adding to the family. And thank you so much for the kind words about the blog/podcast. It really means a lot to both Laine and me to hear that people enjoy this stuff as much as we do. 🙂

      All the best!


  3. Wow. I’ve been looking for such a resource for cartomancy a long, long time. I’ve loved reading with playing cards for years but really could use some guidance, and I bet I’m not the only one.
    You know, every time you guys come out with something amazingly helpful like this, it reminds me how much you revived my own interest in the Craft, and I cannot thank you enough for that. Keep it up, and many thanks!

    1. Emily, thank you so very much for this comment. I’m really touched by things like this. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that doing this blog and podcast has helped people in some way. We seriously do this because we love it, and the fact that so many folks are identifying with what we talk about and interested in the same stuff is amazing! So many thanks for sharing such a sweet and encouraging post! You are wonderful!

      All the best,


  4. Cory:
    Thanks so much for such a great ebook on reading the playing cards. You certainly have provided a different system–card meanings–that is interesting and relevant to today’s world. I do hope you will follow up on your statement that you will be providing an “advanced” book on your system. I do hope that it will be an ebook, too. I will be the first to purchase it.

    I am a professional card reader, and I have been reading playing cards for a long time. I have studied so many systems–and used them, too, such as Chita St. Lawrence’s method and the wonderful Hedgewitchery. Your system is very deep, and I feel the more it is used, the more information one gets. Your system is a great foundation on which one can build his or her own system with time.

    I look forward to reading your next work. ANd, I hope, you will post more on your system.

    1. Thanks so much for this lovely reply to the cartomancy guide! I do still plan to do a more detailed version of it, though it will still be a while before it’s where I want it, but it will definitely be available for purchase through the Etsy shop when it’s ready. I’m also hoping to produce other eBooks/guides/etc. for those who are interested in American magical systems, so keep an eye out for those, too.

      Thank you again for this wonderful and encouraging comment!

      All the best,


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