Last week I took a short vacation to the stunning North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. At one point, we decided to attempt a hike down a mountain through the woods on a hardly visible trail.
We were warned that it was a hike for experts. After getting lost and feeling like we were in way over our heads, we left and headed for a State Park, with clearly marked and groomed trails. The
experience was unsettling. And it made me wish I had tried harder to see my way through the wilderness, to find the path, to settle down and enjoy the beauty that was around me. But when strong
emotions, such as fear, are triggered, they can override every other experience.
That experience reminded me of the Tarot of the Secret
Forest, a unique double-sided deck. When I use this deck, I feel like I’m in the woods on an unmarked path. Luckily, in a reading, it is easier to calm down than when I’m in the woods on a
mountain. In the middle of the fear and unknowing, secrets and treasures can be "http://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738707631"> "http://www.llewellyn.com/_theme/llewellynjournal/articleimages/9780738707631.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;">found, if we only look. When Lucia
Mattioli created this deck, she was thinking about Japanese wisdom that …