Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

Be in the World

Our monthly feature, Tarot Time asks you to name your most expansive desire. Step out into the World and grab new experiences. Have fun…it’s good for the Soul. Click here for the full newsletter.

Tarot de St. Croix

Limited Edition: The Travel Tarot Game

New game from Divine Play

This new soft, self-enclosing game board is made with up-cycled materials and includes:

A companion book with instructions for 3 new tarot games, journal pages, & over 100 insightful storytelling prompts for tarot play.

PLUS: A Custom spread by Barbara Moore and Elemental correspondences by Joanna Powell Colbert.

The games play with any tarot deck!

It’s making its debut this weekend at Pantheacon in San Jose, California!

 

For more information contact me.

Recreation For The Soul ~ Divine Play Newsletter January ’12

 

This month we explore what used to be fun, meet divine player Amethyst Mahoney and tell stories using Lisa de St. Croix’s  10 of Pentacles for inspiraiton.

See the full newsletter here.

Optional Layers Of Richness

The Tarot Game board

I was absolutely delighted that Barbara Moore shared her game story on her blog at Practical Tarot. She discovered, as many do, that there is “much storytelling and sharing of emotions and experiences”… the game can really take awhile to play!

This not to say that a faster game can’t be managed. If you are playing with more than a few people, I recommend each player use a three or four card spread only. In this way, the game play is completed in 1 hour or so.  In depth, larger spreads are wonderful for solo play or for two players.

Facilitating the game is an art. As Barbara noted in her story…players tend to look to their host for how to proceed.  She realized that by stepping back from managing the game,  “soon everyone was comfortable and letting their creative juices flow.”

There is no right or wrong way to play.  Rules and the pieces and parts of The Tarot Game are the foundation to get you started. I love how Barbara suggest ways to streamline the game, choosing or eliminating the various layers of the game.

See her game story in its entirety here.

Recreation For The Soul ~ Divine Play Newsletter, December

 

 Featured in this issue is the Ace of Cups from the unpublished Tarot de St. Croix. I’ve truly enjoyed my collaboration with Lisa. You’ll find more of her tarot images while playing The Tarot Game’s free demo.

Pair up with your spouse or good friend and try the tarot storytelling activity or the Fun 4 Soul game. I’d love to hear how it goes.

Oh and don’t miss a chance for great tarot giveaways this month. Details inside!

See entire newsletter here.

 

Once Upon A Tarot Time

5 cards selected for Tarot story

 

When you play the Tarot Game and land on a STAR space, you may be directed to select 5 cards from the full deck. Beginning “once upon a time” tell a short story from the images on the cards. Try to read the story in the order drawn, however as a variation, you may rearrange the cards.

Here is one pass at a possible story in the images shown. What is your story?

Once upon a time their was a passionate leader, however his vision for his constituents had been blurred over the years. He was no longer sure that his personal convictions and beliefs were of any use. Deciding that fresh ideas were needed, he approached his son and gave him the charge of venturing out to engage with the world. In doing so, the young man found that what was truly valued were matters of the heart. He gave to his father the gift of remembering to rule from his heart and to invest in personal relationships.

 

The challenge in this activity is to garner inspiration from the images before relying on what’s been learned about the cards through book study. The first card drawn becomes part of the Game reading, the main points of the story become part of it as well. In this case, King of Wands is take for the reading, along with possible notes ” to lead others I need fresh purpose, to entrust others, and develop relationships.”

Give it a try with any 5 cards drawn at random – for best results use a deck you seldom look at, so that the images will be fresh. Let me know how it goes!

Divine Play Newsletter ~ November 2011

In this issue, meet Divine player Lisa de St. Croix. She’s the artist behind those wonderful tarot images you see on the blog and used in the trial version of The Tarot Game.

The artist of Tarot de St. Croix Lisa’s image of The Hermit is also featured this month.

 Take a look

Laugh and Learn

“Jude Alexander is the author and creator of “The Tarot Game,” a vibrant and interesting game that makes a vibrant and informative life of its own each time you play. Storytelling and Tarot are woven into a fun and educational fabric in this upbeat venue. Laugh and learn and experience Tarot and personal expression like never before.  The Tarot Game is both a stunning creation that is offered by Schiffer Publications professional.”

~Jordan Hoggard,

Author of “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer”

http://www.JordanHoggard.com