Fact and Fiction in Storytelling, or, How Do You Really Forge a Blade?

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If you want to tell a story that keeps your readers turning pages, you must convince them that perhaps it could be true. Or, at the very least, convince them to suspend their disbelief for the duration of the story. This won’t happen if they spot even small errors in your work. It breaks the spell and […]

The Fool’s Journey through the Tarot Major Arcana: SunFest 2016: The World and the Fool

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So what did I tell you? All that wondering around looking for enlightenment and It was right under your nose the whole time. So was it worth it? Did you learn anything? The point is, you are all the cards. Each one of them lives and works inside each one of you. Understanding each card […]

The Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana: SunFest 2016: Judgement

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Do you see It!? A sustained C natural played on a French horn sounds from a speaker hidden in the trees behind her. It’s everywhere. All around us. Inside us. Right here. Right now. And forever. Maybe you see a part of It? It will take lifetimes, but don’t stop until you can see It […]

The Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana: SunFest 2016: The Sun

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Behold! The Sun. It is the center of our solar system. Its light, composed of all the colors of the rainbow, and brings life to all creatures and plants on Earth. It is a symbol of wholeness and unity. And like The Sun, I am whole. My body and spirit, my conscious and not-conscious are […]

The Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana: SunFest 2016: The Moon

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Stop and attend. Seekers stop in front of two pillars, one black and one white. You have come far on your journey, but you will go no farther until you learn to let go of the physical world and enter the realm of The Moon. If you have truly learned the lessons of the first […]