Post – Judgement Phase

The creation of the Judgement image for the forthcoming Initiates Way Tarot started with a vision of a pair of wrought iron gates with a blood red sky of dawn behind it. According to conversations with friends on social networks it appears that there were  several massive spikes in the schuman resonance and it peaked well above its normal average of  7.83 Hz. On that particular day I barely noticed time passing as I painted and wrote notes for the chapter on the Judgement Image in the Major Arcana.  Could these fluctuations in the Earth’s electromagnetic field account for this surge in creativity? Possibly.

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In the last deck of Tarot Cards that I painted the Judgement image was re-interpreted as a “Gathering” and portrayed a calling to a different path by way of a choice of entrances or openings, or entry into a particular way of being and consideration of life so far and evaluating everything and choosing to either ascend to a different level of consciousness, or stay in a world of purely physical considerations; or simply hearing a call to a higher purpose and therefore making drastic changes in life to allow that to happen.

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As it stands at the time of conception of the new Judgement image for the Initiates Way Tarot there have certainly been some major decisions and ones that are directly related to choosing a different path, ongoing commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and truth and carving out a definite ‘way’ for those who may travel in our wake in the distant future, new seekers to the path looking to find a foothold so they can begin their own journey.

The guided meditation to go with this Major Arcana is that final one that I have to write before I can begin recording them for a CD that will be published later in in the year. If you would like to know more about this please contact me via Email.

©JadeM May 22nd 2017

Initiates Way Tarot Paintings

About

IMG_9453Glasgow born and Cumbrian raised I live in the Lake District in England. It’s an interesting and ever evolving learning path and during my journey I feel compelled to share parts of it in the hope that I will inspire others to bring out their own latent talents. I’ve been a singer songwriter for as long as I can remember and I set foot upon the path of magic in my late teens embracing paganism and shamanism as the foundations upon which to begin exploration of the inner worlds of spirit. 

Initially my own Healing journey started at university in 2003 when I trained in Reiki while studying Media at the university of Cumbria. I was given a set of Tarot for my 18th Birthday so it has always been a big part of my life and I started reading tarot seriously for friends and classmates at Uni and never looked back. In 2004 I took the Reiki Master attunement and that changed my life dramatically. I have worked with hundreds of people on a one to one basis since then. 

Creativity is a way of life for me and my creations are like my other children and I release them out into the world with love. I have always wanted to help people and discovered upon growing up that there were terms for it like empathic, sensitive, healer etc which led me into studying and researching the Tarot, Qabalah, Astrology, Gematria, ancient languages and the Western Mystery Tradition.

In 2013 I published my Soulscapes Tarot cards with a little white book of instructions. The process of creation of this deck was a priceless experience for me and I used this deck for the next 6 years when reading Tarot for others because it is my connection to that intuition, inspiration, wisdom, and guidance that comes from within. 

I have just finished creating my second Tarot deck the Initiates Way and alongside that I have created 22 pathworkings / visualisations to help students to explore the inner realm of the Tarot and use them not just for divination but as a spiritual Development tool. 

The Initiates Way book with these pathworkings will be published in spring 2019 by Mandrake publishers in Oxford. 

Music and Art are my lifelong passions.

I run regular spiritual development classes, meditation circles and workshops  using the Initiates Way Tarot and teaching Reiki. 

Jade@esoteric-art.co.uk

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Initiates Way Paintings at the Carnegie in Workington

On the 9th of April Sacred Circle held their second annual Health, Healing and Awareness day at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington. There was a fabulous turnout of exhibitors for the day who brought with them not only fantastic wares but added to a collective energy that shone like a beacon for the entire day.

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This was the first time any of the Initiates Way Tarot paintings had left the safety of my Sanctuary and they are now re-installed back in their homes since. During the Inner Goddess workshop we visited the healing pool and Sacred Sanctuary of the High Priestess which was a joy to facilitate. The High Priestess and the Magician presided over the sacred space and everyone had a taste of the stillness and peace within their own Healing Sanctuary during the guided meditation.

High Priestess from the forthcoming Initiates Way Tarot
High Priestess from the Initiates Way Tarot

There are only two more of the Guided Meditations for the Tarot that i’m currently writing, that of the Judgement / Aeon and the Universe / World, and upon their completion I will begin the editing and recording process for each of them with Meditation Music so that you can experience all of the Archetypes for yourself. This will be available as downloadable .mp3 format or as a full collection on CD as soon as they have gone through the production process. If you would like to be notified when this project is finished please get in touch and I will add you to the subscription list.

You can follow the progress of the Initiates Way on Instagram or the Esoteric Art Facebook page.

If you would like to join the Sacred Circle please visit our group on Facebook.

©JadeM April 2017

Using the Tarot for Meditation

The Soulscapes Tarot is a 78 Card Tarot Deck that can be used as a focal point during guided meditation as well as a tool for Divination so that you can read for yourself and others.

Each of the Major Arcana has a path working which I have written with the intent of introducing you to the Tarot Archetypes so that you can experience and work with them yourself. All 22 Pathworkings will be published along with a Tarot workbook that can be used with either the Soulscapes Tarot or the Initiates Way upon its completion, or any Tarot deck that you are connected to. If you would like to experience these guided meditations in Group Sessions please Contact me for dates and times when we will be holding open Circles to physically attend for these.

You can also join our Sacred Circle group on Facebook if you have any questions.

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To use the Soulscapes deck to read for others you will need to Pre-order a copy of the third edition from our webstore. I will be ordering another batch soon. Please email if you would like to be informed when the package of the Soulscapes Deck and Tarot Workbook is available to pre-order.

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“Through Art you can come to an understanding of who you really are, express your deepest emotions and desires and become a catalyst or conduit, initiating experiences for others.” – Jade M

Initiates Way Tarot Paintings

Three months have passed in the blink of an eye and much of it has been spent creating, painting, writing and gathering together my research notes for the Tarot Workbook that will accompany the forthcoming Initiates Way Tarot deck. If I thought that the journey of creating the Soulscapes Tarot brought with it major change and learning, it has transpired that the second time around of creating imagery for Tarot Major Trumps has brought with it immense wisdom, guidance and life learning for me personally and spiritually for which I am eternally grateful to have received .

Art of Temperance from the Initiates Way Tarot

The creation of the Major Arcana paintings for “Art – Temperance” “Pan-Hermes-Devil”, “Ivory Tower – Tower of destruction”, “The Star Sothis”, “Sun”, “Moon” and the “Goddess of the Grove – Empress” has been an enlightening, sometimes frightening, awakening journey all of its own and a huge learning curve in terms of my current understanding of the Tarot and its uses. The images for the Initiates Way have arisen of their own accord from the depths of imagination like bubbles popping to the surface from the bottom of a deep lake.

Even the method of painting has been so different from image to image. I started out using fingertips to dab and smudge block colour straight on to the canvas to paint the Wands / Staffs Court images and then to have gone on to watering the oil paint down with Olive oil and painting in layers on the Pan – Hermes – Devil, and incorporating metallic acrylic and indelible markers to define symbols. There is definitely something primal about the imagery that speaks to the subconscious rather than to the analytical mind.

I will be taking some of the new Initiates Way paintings to show at the upcoming events at Morton Manor in Carlisle on the 2nd April and our Health Healing and Awareness Day in the Carnegie on the 9th April.  Each of these images comes with a meditation to awaken that particular Archetype that has been written for use in a group setting or for use in ones sacred space during meditation, these will be published soon in book format as well as audio. I’ll be running workshops at the events using the High Priestess path working for anyone who wants to come and join in and learn how to use the Tarot for Meditation.

High Priestess from the Initiates Way Tarot by JadeM

Tarot is so much more than just just a tool for divination. It is your entrance point into another realm entirely, a journey within your very being and it is there waiting for you to set out upon its grand adventure.

JadeM 2017

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Initiates Way Paintings

Three months have passed in the blink of an eye and much of it has been spent creating, painting, writing and gathering together my research notes for the Tarot Workbook that will accompany the re-issue of the Soulscapes Tarot and the forthcoming Initiates Way Tarot deck. If I thought that the journey of creating the Soulscapes Tarot brought with it major change and learning, it has transpired that the second time around of creating imagery for Tarot Major Trumps has brought with it immense wisdom, guidance and life learning for me personally and spiritually for which I am eternally grateful to have received .

Art of Temperance from the Initiates Way Tarot

The creation of the Major Arcana paintings for “Art – Temperance” “Pan-Hermes-Devil”, “Ivory Tower – Tower of destruction”, “The Star Sothis”, “Sun”, “Moon” and the “Goddess of the Grove – Empress” has been an enlightening, sometimes frightening, awakening journey all of its own and a huge learning curve in terms of my current understanding of the Tarot and its uses. The images for the Initiates Way have arisen of their own accord from the depths of imagination like bubbles popping to the surface from the bottom of a deep lake.

Even the method of painting has been so different from image to image. I started out using fingertips to dab and smudge block colour straight on to the canvas to paint the Wands / Staffs Court images and then to have gone on to watering the oil paint down with Olive oil and painting in layers on the Pan – Hermes – Devil, and incorporating metallic acrylic and indelible markers to define symbols. There is definitely something primal about the imagery that speaks to the subconscious rather than to the analytical mind.

I will be taking some of the new Initiates Way paintings to show at the upcoming events at Morton Manor in Carlisle on the 2nd April and our Health Healing and Awareness Day in the Carnegie on the 9th April.  Each of these images comes with a meditation to awaken that particular Archetype that has been written for use in a group setting or for use in ones sacred space during meditation, these will be published soon in book format as well as audio. I’ll be running workshops at the events using the High Priestess path working for anyone who wants to come and join in and learn how to use the Tarot for Meditation.

High Priestess from the Initiates Way Tarot by JadeM

Tarot is so much more than just just a tool for divination. It is your entrance point into another realm entirely, a journey within your very being and it is there waiting for you to set out upon its grand adventure.

JadeM 2017

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Creating a New Tarot Deck “Initiates Way” 2017

So 2016 has come to a welcome end and as the wheel has turned 2017 has ushered in new hope, inspiration and motivation for new ventures and creations.

When I was at University in 2006 I created my first Tarot deck for the final project that I did before I graduated from the Media and Communications degree. It was called The Initiates Way. Thinking back it was rather ambitious to attempt to create something as big as that on my own  while I was still right at the beginning of my path into discovery. It was a big learning curve for me that lead on to the creation of the second deck between 2009 and 2013. The Soulscapes Tarot was self published after seven years of working one to one as a Holistic Therapist and 20 years of reading as a professional Tarot Consultant and a lot of the awakenings and experiences that I had during that time are imbued in the imagery of the deck.

High Priestess from the forthcoming Initiates Way TarotNow as I find myself in a different place entirely, with a completely different perspective I have begun the task of re-creating the Initiates Way Tarot to document the journey so far and add another dimension to the Soul Journey of my own revelations and discovery through working with the Tarot Archetypes. This time I have assistance with the very willing dragon twins who love to paint and create at every available opportunity.

Early December 2016 I started in ernest with the images for this new deck. So far I have painted the High Priestess, the Ace, King, Queen and Princess of Wands / Staffs and I’m working on the Magician at the moment.

Ace of Wands / Staffs from the Initiates Way Tarot During the process of creation for this deck so far Christen and Charlie have assisted me with some awesome backgrounds to work with. The Ace of Wands / Staffs is our co-creation between the three of us and is currently hanging on the wall in their room as inspiration for us as we set out to create the rest of the images together for that suit.

Three sittings later and the Magician image is starting to take shape nicely. I started painting it on Jan 1st with the original painting of the Messenger / Magician from the Soulscapes deck as company.

Magician from the Initiates Way in Progress

I have written guided meditations for each of the Major Arcana that will be available online soon for anyone who wants to pathwork with any of the Major Tarot images. If you are interested in the guided mediations that I have written especially for working with the Major Arcana they will be published in the forthcoming Soulscapes Tarot Companion and some of them will be available as streamable mp3’s on iTunes. Please email me for more info on this.

Queen of Wands / Staffs by JadeMThe Queen of Staffs / Wands has had a lot of positive feedback and it was with her that I decided that I should begin the Fools Journey once again for another round of learning, growing, seeking and creating. If theres one thing that the Tarot has taught me it is that we are never too old to learn something new and that we evolve all the time from one state to another and fluctuate through the processes of change. Each of these new images have burst straight from the tubes of paint straight to the canvas just by using fingers. Any fine detail that has been added at the end has been to define something or bring more understanding to the image. Watch this space for more creations.

JadeM 3/1/2017

Book Review of The Druid Code by Thomas Sheridan by JadeM

The Druid Code by Thomas Sheridan

druid codeNowadays I find that unfortunately I struggle for time to read as much as I used to. I was very fortunate to receive a review copy of this fabulous book. Sometimes it takes me months to read a book in between busy schedules and I read the The Druid Code in parts in the quiet spaces I create amid the chaos.

Having had a keen interest in Archeology for a couple of years now and more than a passing interest in all matters Mystical this is one of those books that has pulled together a lot of the things that I have been thinking about and researching myself over the years after visiting Sacred Sites, especially the “official” stories and explanations that are given for the functions and use of sites such as New Grange in Ireland.

I don’t think anybody can have the definitive answers but this text is an absolute gem that offers much needed clarity on megalithic sites and how we can approach understanding them from our cultural point of view. Understanding where we come from and connecting with our ancestors and the land is in itself a journey that everyone should take whether from a Spiritual point of view or simply to better understand our place in the world. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in humanity, culture, and especially those who are searching the past for clues as to how we arrived at some of the systems that are functioning in our society today. The Authors passion about the subject comes across in the writing style, it is a very engaging title and I sincerely hope that Thomas writes more in this genre and isn’t put off by some of the reactions to it. Change will create resistance in those who have built a concrete way of seeing especially if you are offering alternatives to accepted points of view!

JadeM November 2016

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The Druid Code sets out to examine the wider concept of magic and mythology being utilised as an early form of social psychoanalysis by the druids, and how magic theory developed from this. How this evolution of ritual magic, eventually made its way into Folklore, Witchcraft and Freemasonry. From the proto-shamanic world of the megalith builders, to lost civilisations of the Atlantic fringe, along with the continual changes and challenges to the human experience in the face of traumatic cultural upheaval, the druids, along with their legacy, have played a far more influential role than has been previously acknowledged. The Druid Code utilises mythology connected to sacred sites. Developing a bidirectional conduit back through time, to reveal what took place in 2500BC. A shift in human consciousness that was to make humans what we are today. From Atlantis to Alchemy, you will never see history in the same way ever again. Thomas Sheridan

Spirit Guide Portraits by JadeM

Spirit Guide PortraitsDuring the last Body Mind Spirit Fair that I attended in Kendal I was luck enough to get to draw a couple of Spirit Guide Portraits.

Each image is unique to the person that I draw them for and no two portraits have ever been the same because we are all so different. The first image was for a lovely young man who came with his girlfriend and even though I didn’t get a name or anything like that, it became apparent that there was a connection with Australia that he needed to look into.

I also did an image for a friend in the morning after she gave me a much needed blast of healing just at the start of the day. I saw a beautiful lady spinning and trailing what looked like long strips of shimmering material on her arms, a bit like a ballerina twirling in place. Unfortunately I will have to wait until she sends me a picture before I can post it as I forgot to photograph it before we packed up for the day.

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This is the last Portrait that I did at the Manor in Kendal. Very intense connection and a lot of healing going on for that particular young lady.

These Portraits can either be done in the presence of the person or they can be done remotely from a Photograph.

If you would like a Spirit Guide Portrait done for yourself or someone else please use the link  here and then send me a photograph of the person who the Portrait is for!

http://www.esoteric-art.co.uk/Store/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=spirit&product_id=96

I normally charge £50 for these but I’m offering them at a special reduced rate of £25 per portrait for the next little while so get your orders in quick!

JadeM