Learn more about me and my ways of introducing myself. You can also find me on Instagram @bellwen and YouTube as Benebell Wen (oh yeah, I have a YouTube channel) and Twitter @Tarotanalysis
This ongoing series is available on my YouTube channel as Bell Chimes in. You can also check out the playlist. In 2017, there were 18 episodes. You can find the complete list of episodes with links to companion blog posts. In 2018, another 18 episodes was completed. Here’s the complete list with hyperlinked companion blogs.
You can book a Reading to me for a tarot reading, astrology transits chart or divination or, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, a consultation on feng shui, residential and/or business.
I write reviews of tarot and oracle decks, as well as nonfiction book reviews about topics related to the occult. I am also available for speaking engagements. Send me your questions.
You can download all of my courses digitally. Popular courses include: Astrology for Beginners and I Ching and Practitioner, Tarot & Shadow Work for Activating Dynamic Energy, Tarot, Occultism and Modern Witchcraft.
Check out my free courses to find out if my teaching style and pedagogy are right for you: Writing and Publishing Nonfiction; Orientation Series for Spirit Keeper’s Tarot; and the Practica of Esoteric Craft (or Tinkering Bell series). These are just a few. For the complete list, please visit the Online Courses link.
There are many free resources available. However, it may take some digging to find Gemstones or Crystals Glossary. These can be downloaded as DOCX and PDF files. This Saturn Returns Survival Kit is a fun one. This free mp3 and transcript for Psychoic Protection and Shielding is also available.
Here’s a PDF summary of my research into NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) as well as cold reading. This is what I refer to social inductive reasoning. This Kuan Yi’s Great Compassion Mantra is available in English, Chinese and Sanskrit. The book is considered a powerful protection tool that can ward off evil and malign forces.
You will receive the digital files along with the companion guidebook for a free oracle deck Chinese Oracle Script Divination cards. I also include printing instructions. The 19th Century guidebook of Etiquette is an example of such a random downloadable document. There’s so many more, I promise, if you’re willing and able to dig. There’s plenty of inspiration on the blog for grimoire design. This video series consists of three parts about my grimoire.
Many people find my website while searching for tarot oracle Deck Review and Book reviews . For those who want to be professional tarot readers , I offer many tips, tricks, commentary, and thoughts.
Holistic Tarot was published by North Atlantic Books, 2015 and won numerous book awards such as the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. The 870-page book is a reference guide for beginners to tarot. However, I have included some chapters to help them transition into intermediate reading techniques.
You can View Excerpts Before you Buy or the endorsements, (book blurbs), that Holistic Tarotgarnered. A Companion course has been added to the book. It is intended for beginners, but the style and tone of the course will be similar to a seminar at a higher level. You can download a variety of Study guides free of charge. These include additional handouts, references, resources, and many other useful information that you can use in your own tarot journal. You can also watch YouTube videos about the tarot.
You can make any revisions if you have the book in your possession.
The Tao of Craft – Fu Talismans, Casting Sigils in Eastern Esoteric Tradition (2016) is my second book. This book was to be kept private and never published. It was my attempt to document the esoteric traditions of my family and heritage. Until that point, these practices had been passed down from generation to generation. Then, I set out to research the Chinese legacy of ceremonial magic and witchcraft throughout the dynasties. The Tao of Craft was born.
Excerpts from the 600-page guide. These Fu Talisman Instructions are available for free if you don’t know what they are.
Download all the Tao of Craftsupplements to help you deepen your personal practices inspired from the book. You can integrate them in any way you like, either in whole or in part. This includes the digital image files of many of Fu sigils, correspondence tables, digital references from the Appendices and image files of deities illustrated in text. Make sure you read the Modifications to Text section. You can make any revisions that are needed.
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot
Spirit Keeper’s Tarotis a hand illustrated 78-card tarot card deck. It includes 2 additional Key 0, making it a total 80 cards. The deck is inspired by late Renaissance woodcut prints. The symbology is based primarily on late Renaissance Christian mysticism, Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrianism.
Learn more about the SKT deck and my Design statement . My Status Diary documented each step of my journey, starting with the design and illustration of the deck by hand. Then, I had to find a manufacturer for my deck and how it went working with one. I’ll tell you all about it, including the sales figures and everything else I learned along the way.
This site contains brief introductions to some my favorite practices, in addition to all the information already mentioned. You can start by reading the link below. Then, move on to the next section. This will help you get a sense of the basics of these practices.
Start here if you are unsure about the meaning of tarot. What’s Tarot? This is a brief summary. Then I explain Why Tarot? “- Why am I so passionate about this deck? For those who wish to learn tarot, I will give you some pointers. You can also download free worksheets to your tarot journal.
I was an ardent skeptic of Astrology for a long time. This was mostly due to the fact that I only heard about monthly or daily horoscopes, and compatibility between Zodiac signs (based on sun signs). After I began to study astrology through the ages and learned about whole signs, decans and studied both astronomy as well as modern astrology for asteroids, I became a passionate believer.
My Introduction To Astrology. Next, you will need to identify your astrological trio, which is your sun, moon and rising. A brief overview of the celestial bodies that an astrologer might look at in a reading, along with some information about personal sensitive points or general chart analysis. Let’s now get into astrological homes and Hermetic Lots. This is the section you are most familiar with the twelve Zodiac signs.
You’re familiar with the “horoscopes” thing that you see in glossy magazines or newspapers. What are “horoscopes?” Here are some insights on sun sign Astrology. This may seem like an odd insert, but it’s one my favorite considerations in the field of natal chart astrology. It’s past-life astrology— and it’s very accurate. A past life reading is for anyone who wishes to learn more about past lives, reincarnation, and karmic accounting. Finally, you will find a list of free astrology references .
Download the Glossary Of Astrological Terms absolutely free. It will expand and deepen your knowledge of astrology in just one reading.
Numerology is a part of every metaphysical and divinatory practice that I do. There’s almost nothing I do that doesn’tin any way account for numerology. Learn why numerology has become my favorite supplementary study, and how I approach this topic. Calculate your life path number. Consider the implications of this calculation. You can also run your own Name Analysis using gematria or isopsephy.
Feng Shui Basics
My childhood in feng shui. If you aren’t sure what feng shui actually is, read What is Feng Shui?. To understand the theory behind a craft, make sure to read Basic Astrology. These principles will be applicable across all esoteric practices of Chinese and Taoist, as well as Hermeticism’s prevalence. It’s important to know. The basics of learning feng shui are then covered. “Feng Shui Basics” ends with a practical note. Learn how to implement the core tenets of feng-shui in your home or office.