Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner

Most people think of tarot cards as a fortune-telling device, but did you know they’re also a great tool for writing and creative thinking? Writers from John Steinbeck to Stephen King have used tarot cards for inspiration, and Italian novelist Italo Calvino went so far as to call the tarot “a machine for writing stories.” You don’t need arcane knowledge in order to use this tool; just and open mind and a desire to jump start and explore ideas in creative ways.

Tarot for Writers Book Cover

Tarot for Writers

Take the class on Saturday, May 21st! Now you, too, can learn how to use tarot cards to develop your own short stories, novels, screenplays, and poems — with direct guidance and advice from Corrine Kenner, the best-selling author of the Tarot for Writers Guidebook. You’ll learn how tarot cards can help you break through writer’s block, help you with plotting and dialogue, and glean insights into your characters’ past, present, and future. The Tarot cards are rich in symbolism and relationships which can add twists, turns, questions and answers to your prose.  This workshop is extremely hands-on. Bring your projects, your ideas, or notes on napkins! Oh, and of course, a tarot deck. If you don’t have one, our staff can help you pick one out.

Eye of Horus Metaphysical is thrilled to host this class in our classroom.  In the Tarot for Writers Workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • tap into the archetypal imagery and symbols of the tarot for writing inspiration
  • create characters and stories based on randomly drawn tarot cards
  • use additional cards to develop scenes, settings, dialogues, and description

Corrine Kenner Tarot AuthorCorrine has written twelve books and edited four anthologies, including Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Tarot Journaling, and Crystals for Beginners. One of her books, Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love and Romance, was a COVR Visionary Award finalist, marking it as one of the top three divination books of 2006. She created the Epicurean Tarot, and she’s currently finishing a book and deck set called the Wizards Tarot. Her work has also been featured in the Encyclopedia of Tarot.

Corrine has taught tarot classes and workshops in England, Canada, and across the United States — and while she’s recognized as one of the world’s foremost tarot experts and authors, she lives right here in Minneapolis. Wherever she appears, students love her sense of humor and her practical approach to New-Age subjects.

Advanced registration is required.  Call the store at 612-872-1292 to register, or register for the Tarot for Writers Workshop series online.

Handmade Leather Journals

These handmade and hand bound journals are meant to take us back to a time when things were not mass produced—to a time when value was placed on how much skill and effort was required to produce a truly unique item. Even the paper is handmade by a family that has been crafting paper for nearly 150 years.  Actually, the paper is premium quality handmade linen parchment that passes the most strict PH – acidity-marker test. This tree-free, environmentally friendly paper is wonderful for all types of media such as water colors, fountain pens or any type of pencils and ball point pens you can think of.

Handmade Leather JournalsTop grade vegetable tanned leather is used throughout our entire line of heirloom quality, Coptic bound journals. At first stiff, the leather becomes softer and gains character with use and age. One of the great joys about a hand bound Coptic laced binding is that the book always lays open flat, there is never a need of holding down the page so its easy to write in . . . perfect for a sketch book, Gratitude Journal or Book of Shadows!

Vintage, old world craftsmanship and consistent quality become more precious as time marches on.  Perfect for a personal journal, or to create your own family or craft tradition heirloom, detailing your seasonal celebrations, quotable moments, and magickal themes.  Look closely and you will see the beautiful woven linen pattern in the tree free paper of our journals. You can see, touch and feel the quality of each journal with the turn of every page. It’s a personal and lasting experience of texture and senses which will ignite your creativity and invite you to try new mediums and explore your inner and outer world, knowing the record you keep will last for generations. The image above features the Entangled Dragons Journal, Earth Mother (Gaia) Journal and the God’s Eye Journal.

Other styles are planned and we will add more when they become available.  View all handmade leather journals.

Ancient Deckle Edge Scroll

Ancient Deckle Edge Parchment ScrollFor those who like a little more room for artwork, diagrams or creating your own illuminated manuscript, we also offer the large 14½” x11″ Parchment Scroll. If you are truly into the “old ways” this journal/sketchbook is made exactly the way they made them 1,000 years ago. The cover is free-ranged goat skin. The pages are handmade deckle edge parchment paper of high grade organically grown cotton which is acid, resin and toxin free. Just roll it up and use the leather string to tie it into a compact and attractive scroll which can fit into a satchel, messenger bag or backpack. Then when you get to your destination, unroll and record your observations.  The larger format makes it easy to stretch beyond the imposed boundary of a smaller book.

On some of these you can see the actual spots of the goat on the naturally vegetable tanned leather… very ancient and tribal look and feel. Some of them are tanned all the way to black.  Each one is unique.  The paper can be removed and refilled. Great for Artists!  Another plus for artists is that we are able to offer it at a reduced price because we get this direct from the makers. Check it out!

  • Size when flat and closed: 14 1/2″ x 11″
  • Size when rolled in a scroll: 11″ x 3 1/2″
  • Paper is approx 13″ x 10 1/2″
  • Refillable