10. December 2019
Granted, when winter solstice is finally over on the 22nd of December, it does not look like spring is just around the corner for a long time. Due to our plante not really circling round the sun, but performing a rather ellipsodial movement, the fact that the nights are now getting shorter again and we can celebrate longer and lighter days, happens ever so slightly, there is practically no observable difference to the days before. But we all know it does happen. The return of the sun, the...
15. October 2019
When I was younger and my children were teenagers, we would sometimes get little souvenir presents from friends who visited the US. From late August until the end of October, these would usually contain name brand sneakers (those were considerably cheaper in the US), fancy T-shirts and all sorts of Halloween-paraphernalia, usually candycorn, chocolates and miniature pumpkin pies. At a time, when Hallowe'en was practically unknown as a holiday in continental Europe, my kids loved taking the...
12. August 2019
Dear friends and cartomancers! I am sure some of you will know that I turned 80 this spring. A long time to be active in all things spiritual, I should say. For decades now you and I have been talking abot the most personal issues, trying to find a solution in the cards. There is not a single question, I should think, that I have not been asked yet, be it love, life or work-related. But there have also been numerous private questions you have been asking me time and time again. And some of...
02. May 2019
When I lay the cards, I am usually quite happy with the answers I get. A typical Lenormand Fortune Card set consists of 36 cards, which leaves ample room for combinations and interactions. Also, the statements the cards make are pretty clear and distinctive, so it is not difficult for me to find the answers to the questions in my life. There are, however, times, when I enter a spiritual shop and am, once again, faced with this wide array of devices you can buy in order to find out more about...
02. May 2019
The pendulum The reason why a pendulum works on its own has to do with gravity. The physicist Léon Focault was the first person to realize that, once put into movement, a pendulum does not just swing back and forth, but also turns sideways. This is caused by the combination of gravity and the rotation of the planet. So much for all those people who believe that a pendulum cannot find a direction on its own. When a fortune-teller or any other spiritual person uses a pendulum, it works because...
01. October 2018
Soul Cakes Did you know that the Christian holidays encompassing the three days from All Saint’s Eve (31 October, also known as As Hallow’s Eve or Halloween), All Saint’s day and All Soul’s Day are called Allhallowtide? Traditionally, around this time of the year, so-called soulers would go from door to door and ask for food in return for a song or a prayer fort he dead. Nowadays, the soulers are mostly children and this tradition is mixing with the custom of wassailing around Christmas...