Carry Me Crystals Oracle | Review
Cleansing , Decks , Oracle , Review / 28 October 2016

A lot of card readers use crystals in their practice. Either because of a ‘gemstone-fetish’ (guilty), to ‘infuse’ cards with energy, to protect themselves or perhaps some clients expect to see them. And then there is of course gemstone therapy. Carry Me Crystals Oracle combines a few things of the above. This oracle is said to offer a substitute for stones and a message on what you need right now. The Carry me Crystals Oracle, released quite recently by Schiffer Publishing, is delivered in a nice container. The white and lilac colored box feels like a rather luxurious chocolate bonbon packaging. The cover can be opened by pulling a little ribbon (cover lid will remain standing), revealing a large full color companion book and a small opening for a Lenormand sized oracle deck. It was a bit surprising to have such space for such a tiny deck, but the Carry Me Crystals Oracle won’t be overlooked this way. Besides, I do believe there will be options to use it in a different way. With its special top it can become a beautiful display when you take out the carton that holds the oracle. Instead you might find something to keep…

A Mystic Guide to Cleansing & Clearing | Review
Books , Cleansing , Mindfulness , Review / 26 June 2016

How to clear or cleanse your tarot deck or yourself is a much asked question in Facebook groups like Tarot Professionals. Not everyone does it, but many of us spiritual workers do think that being aware of energy around us is an important practice. Enter David Salisbury’s A mystic guide to cleansing & clearing. Salisbury wrote a so-called Cleansing Introduction and while I at first thought it would be specifically catering to Pagans I soon realized this book needed a place on The Queen’s Sword due to its usefulness in a broader sense.