We launch our eighth year of podcasting with an episode that looks forward to the coming months through divination. Lots and lots of divination! Laine and Cory try out several different divinatory methods (some they’ve used before, and some they haven’t), then break down what they see in the cards, beans, bones, or stones for the year ahead. Plus we do our Magical Object, which seems like child’s play but also has plenty of magical uses, too!.
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Download: Episode 122 – Divining the New Year
Both of us use Cory’s method of cartomancy for one of our readings. You can find out more about that in his book, 54 Devils, or by reading these posts from our past:
- Blog Post 82 – Cards, an Overview
- Blog Post 83 – Pips & Faces (Cards, part II)
- Blog Post 84 – Diamonds & Clubs (Cards, part III)
- Blog Post 85 – Hearts & Spades (Cards, part IV)
- Blog Post 88 – Spreads (Cards, part V)
- Blog Post 89 – The New World Witchery Guide to Cartomancy
Laine also uses the following methods/tools:
- The Javamancy Board by Chas Bogan of Carnivalia/The Mystic Dream
- The Rabbit Tarot, by Nakisha Elsje Vanderhoeven
Cory also uses the following methods/tools:
- Rune Stones given to him as a gift, read using some of the information in Diana Paxton’s Taking Up the Runes
- The Haindl Tarot pack, by Hermann Haindl (Rachel Pollack’s books are the top recommended interpretation guides)
- His personal “bones” collection for bone readings. He uses elements of the technique in cat yronwode’s Throwing the Bones, as well as drawing on his experience. Some photos are below:
Thank you to listener Maria, who suggested the Everyday Magical Object of marbles for this episode. Please feel free to send in your own suggestions for future objects!
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Promos & Music
Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune.
Incidental Music is “Laid Ten Dollars Down,” by the Black Twig Pickers, and is used under a Creative Commons License from the Free Music Archive.