I’m an intuitive consultant in the UK, reading remotely for individuals and businesses, and I sometimes do readings for animals. Animal whispering.
I use Tarot cards, ordinary playing cards, Norse runes and other divination tools for investigating questions, analyzing situations, evaluating strategies and options, and formulating forecasts (estimates and predictions) in respect of specific questions and scenarios.
I’m a working writer, Arts Hons graduate and qualified teacher in Further and Adult Education, previously lecturing in Business Studies, English and Design Theory. Before that I worked in Marketing, PR, Recruitment and Museums.
I was teaching in FE college when I became ill in my early 30’s; a form of rheumatoid arthritis. It was not diagnosed for some years and became progressively worse as I lost physical mobility and was feeling so unwell there came a point where I could no longer go out to work as before.
The prognosis was not in any sense terminal, though it does reduce by life span expectancy by an average of about ten years, but it was definitely life limiting. The pain however was both chronic and acute; unremittingly severe, fiery and aggressive, and it seemed that nothing could touch it. The effects on daily life were many, for me and my family, while I fought to stay as mobile and functional as possible. It forced me to dig ever deeper in coping.
I had always been aware of a certain ‘psychic’ sensitivity, and had over the years experienced dreams of precognition, and perhaps most unsettling of all, ‘poltergeist’ manifestations. Unexplained kinetic manifestations. Sometimes these were witnessed by other people. They were mostly benign in nature, and at worst, expressed frustration, throwing small objects, just as I myself was experiencing frustration at my loss of mobility.
This was nothing like ‘Carrie’. It was not under my conscious control whatsoever, and in time I concluded it was possibly due to the effect of some disruption of a body’s physical energy -its electrical field.
I later discovered the work of the classically trained archaeologist and later (sceptical) paranormal investigator TC Lethbridge, who wrote about these phenomena and other ‘supernatural’ phenomena, in his book Ghost and Ghoul and other titles.
I did not welcome these experiences, however benign. They were too bizarre and sometimes alarming, but then one night I had a medical dream, diagnostic, which checked out correctly in the lab after a helpful GP ran extra tests, and this provided information which had not been available during 12 previous years of medical investigations.
This put a different complexion on the weird stuff. Maybe it could be mobilized to help me then, if only by helping me ask the right questions? I thought about this for quite some time, and then was given a tarot deck one Christmas and seized on the cards as a way to find out if I could train this capability for practical use by learning to read them.
I started out as many readers do, by reading for myself, then family and friends until finally, I felt ready to read at a service level for people I didn’t know.
One day I was contacted by a journalist, and accepted an invitation to put myself to the test, taking part in a magazine feature called ‘How Did They Know That?’ in a national circulation magazine, ‘Fate & Fortune’.
Things carried on from there. So. Has Tarot helped me get better? Has it made the problem go away?
Well, no. How could it? It’s not magic. It’s not medicine, and I can’t tell you all the things I have tried over the last 25 years, both allopathic and complementary with greater or lesser results, but none sufficient to halt the damage. I feel better these days, not nearly so ill but a lot of damage has been done by this point.
Stuff happens. Stuff gets broken, which is not to say it can never be repaired, but it’s never good as new either. Everything has its price.
What Tarot has done for me, is support me in managing the situation, staying on top of it, while opening up a whole new area of study and a whole new way of working, keeping me active and engaged with the wide world.
This experience has made me learn new things, do new things, find out new things about myself, develop abilities that I might not have done otherwise.
Ain’t that the silver lining for us all, if we’re lucky.
We are part of Nature, but there is still more in Nature than we fully understand or ever will. There is more in us.
All of us.
Thank you for your visit.