Review of TAROT FLIP book!

October 23, 2010

by Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

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I wish this was my first Tarot book. That would have instantly made me a “kickstart professional” for using this book does bring you on an inner level of professionalism which you can easily match with your outer appearance as a professional: again, with the help of TAROT FLIP.

Marcus Katz, a true genius of the Tarot world and the man behind www.TarotProfessionals.com and www.Tarot-Town.com and his trusted co-author Tali Goodwin created a masterpiece allowing you to learn the deep subconscious core and meaning of Tarot cards: using NLP techniques the authors interviewed hundreds of Tarot Professionals with their hundreds of different decks on the meanings of cards to get to the very soul of each of the 78 cards.

Now you can short cut years of book learning and get a simple answer for any card in any position in any spread. The revolutionary addition to each card’s description is the “What you say” section: a prompt of how you announce the card to the client, for example, with the 7 of Swords, which was one of the most challenging cards for myself when I was first starting out: (“upright: Trespass, reversed: Integrity”): “In this card, we see in the situation for which we are reading some indication of deceit – someone is breaking the agreement.” or “When this card is reversed, we know that all is being honestly presented.”

Simple? Yes. Brilliant? Beyond brilliant!

To give you a full taste of what a card presentation is like in TAROT FLIP, I will share the rest of the 7 of Swords with you.

“Theme/Framework: Exchange
Oracular Title: A Sign Reading Don’t Walk on the Grass.
Flip Title: A Man Borrowing Books from a Library.”

For the purpose of discovering the core meaning, authors asked “flipped” questions of what a card is NOT, “flipping” between synonyms and antonyms until settling on a final keyword.

There is an interesting section on the suits, where the authors explain how the majority of the suit is most evident in the Ace of the suit. The example readings show you how to use the new knowledge in practice.

Even though at the first sight this book is the most suited for the beginners, giving them the opportunity to read straight from the box of newly purchased Tarot cards, experienced readers, in my opinion, will sunbathe in the luxurious simplicity and simple true WISDOM of the core of the subconscious meanings of the cards. For myself, I know I will return to this little book every now and then, while waiting for the next two books of the Volume I of the Tarosophy KickStart Guides: TAROT TWIST: Finding a Spread for Every Question and TAROT SWITCH: Methods of Engaging Tarot in Life. The Volume II will start with the intriguing TAROT UPLIFT: Tarot and Kabbalah for a Spiritual Life.

As many other Tarot Enthusists I am thanking Marcus Katz and his team for all the great passionate work they do.

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by Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

Saturday, October 16, 4 pm Central time  
Tips For Working With and Combining Tarot and Astrology

Dear Friends!!

As you have heard, I co-hosted the last show directly from a hospital, where I have been for over a week now. It was quite a fun experience, I had to admit: I was in the office of the Chief Doctor, the only place where they have internet. In fact, it is exactly where I am writing from now. There is a nurse here, probably making sure I will not run through the files looking for some secret info on my fellow hospital occupants 🙂 I will not bore you with details about my health; it all is about the immune system probably…

Last week we had a very interesting and internationally famous guest Robert Lee Camp and he kindly agreed to have another show with us concentrating specifically on the callers and life readings. Well, since we are just figuring out the routine and format of our show, Talking with Ed and Victoria Evangelina, we failed to do the following: announce a competition Robert planned for the listeners and give a Feng Shui tip. So, I guess, we will have the competition when Robert is back with us in January 2011 (we are fully booked with some incredible guests until mid-January, so stay tuned!!) As of Feng Shui tip: I will deliver one for you this Saturday 🙂

Unless I completely forget to because we are having some spectacular gathering this Saturday, October 16th! If you ever wanted to be in informal settings with not just one, but several highly ranked professionals from the fields of your passion and enjoy their sharing the tips and tricks, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! And since you are reading this blog, may I assume that YOUR passion is all, or any combination of: Tarot, Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui, Divination, Spirituality…

Our guests on October 16th, 4pm Central time are my dear friend ANNA COOK, the author of bestselling, 5-star ranked book Tarot Dynamics (visit her website at www.tarotdynamics.com), her (and now ours, too!) friend Valerie Sylvester, the Resident Astrologer for www.TarotElements.com and Valerie’s teacher, a famous psychic and Spiritual Entertainer Pattie Canova.

These magnificent ladies will come on our show to:

  • present a rundown on HOW and WHY they apply both systems;
  • share stories on the effectiveness of their methods;
  • each of them will share her own TIPS on HOW TO work with Tarot and Astrology;
  • the Ladies will discuss the predicting of the WORLD EVENTS using Tarot and Astrology…. did you know that just before 9/11 the SAME CARD KEPT APPEARING IN TAROT READINGS all over the world??
  • then we hope we will have time to take in a couple of calls, and YOU will have a chance to hear these professionals’ opinion on anything you are interested in, for example, “what I might expect from my new job”, etc.
  • if you want a numerological reading with Ed Peterson, please call in too: or you may want to wait for our SUNDAY show, we are planning to hold exactly due to the high demand of our listeners to more air time and live calls for numerological and the Deck of Shadows readings and more Feng Shui talks!!! Stay tuned to know when 🙂
  • of course Victoria Evangelina will share an easy and practical Feng Shui tip to enrich your life with positive energies;
  • and at the very end of the program we’ll announce the FABULOUS, seriously, VERY GENEROUS present MARCUS KATZ of www.Tarot-Town.com and www.TarotProfessionals.com is going to grand to the winner of competition he has for his first appearance on our show on October 23rd, Saturday, 4PM Central time.  What are the rules? Listen in, be the FIRST to know and good luck: I wish I COULD PARTICIPATE AND WITH THAT PRESENT MYSELF; once again, it is a VERY generous one!!!

If you are one of the 200+ regular followers of our show, you already know a little bit about Anna Cook from my blog post about her and from the radio show we had on September 25th, 2010.

Valerie Sylvester is known, first of all, due to her amazing Astrology/Tarot blog posts on the Tarot Elements website. The perfect synergy of the two disciplines makes a delightful weekly treat to all of us! Valerie has been psychic since she was a kid, and later had good fortune to study with some acknowledged professionals in Astrology, Tarot and Psychic Development fields. She has her own Tarot Populuxe website, the one to be updated more often as soon as she finds time between her scheduled readings and writings. I can add from personal experience, that Valerie is a very warm and encouraging lady and I appreciate her friendship A LOT!!

For over twenty-five years Pattie Canova has been a psychological intuitive, reader, teacher, lecturer, writer, and performer. She has her own show on the Broadway, called “Traveling at the Speed of ENLIGHTENMENT”! To visit her show (which apparently is something totally unique, including life interaction with the audience!) is on the Top 15 things to do on my long “To Do in America” list, the first 10 being visiting relatives and close friends and spending 2 days in a Borders bookstore 🙂 By the way, there at the Borders I will not look for Pattie’s bestselling, five-starred book Tarot Sutra: An Intimate Guide to the Secret Language of Sex because I am going to order this book and the deck of cards that go along with it directly from Pattie’s website using this link: http://pattiecanova.com/writing.html and have them autographed and delivered all the way to China for me!

Pattie is currently a faculty member at the National Council of Geocosmic Research. She teaches courses and intensive workshops including her popular ongoing workshop series, “Rediscovering the Self: Understanding the Ambition of the Soul’s Journey”, as well as the course: Tarot: “Symbolism and Metaphysical Psychology”.

During our show with Catherine Chapman, the brain and creative force behind hugely successful www.TarotElements.com, we touched on the topic of being in the moment of silence and connection to one’s Inner Higher Self in order to get the direct guidance. To help people reach such a place and state of mind, Pattie Canova created the Center for the Quiet Heart, a holistic meeting place with a focus on quieting the mind. “In order to hear the direction of the Inner Teacher, who will lead us to peace, we must arrive to a place of stillness,” says Pattie.

I would recommend you to watch this YouTube clip featuring Pattie to get a little bit of an “appetizer”, if I may say so, of this vibrant, energetic and highly popular Woman.

To summarize it all: I am looking forward to our Saturday, October 16th 4 pm Central time show  Tips For Working With and Combining Tarot and Astrology and it feels to me, it is going to be much like a tea-party with close, like-minded friends. I am hugely grateful to my dear friend Anna Cook for her support and for creating the idea of this show and organizing it all!!! Anna: you are the BEST and your Tarot Dynamics book is ALWAYS used when I am doing readings (i.e. every day!!)

And last, but not least: my deepest gratitude to all of you, my dear friends. I feel your support and all of that “reiki energy” you send me so generously! Blessings of Love and Light and Prosperity to all of you! See you on Saturday, October 16th, 4pm Central: mark your “remind me” box here on the show’s page: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edvictoriaevangelina/2010/10/16/talking-with-ed-and-victoria-evangelina

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THANK YOU!!!

by Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

Dear Friends! Thank you for the incredible support we receive from you, your kind comments and emails, beyond hundreds show downloads, thank you for joining our show’s page on Facebook and for marking us Favorite on Blog Talk Radio.

Last week, during the show with Anna Cook, the author of Tarot Dynamics, we experienced a lot of technical difficulties. Apparently, the Gremlins we “invited” to our very first show woke up and came to pay a visit: from 21 raised for a reading hand only one lady managed to hang on and get her mini-reading on air; the rest of the people kept on being dropped off the lines and disconnected… I myself happened to be disconnected some four or five times! Our apologies for the unruly behavior of the citizens of the communication lines (i.e. Gremlins) and we will try to prevent such a situation happening by introducing a new format: taking in calls for mini readings every 15 minutes or so… Be on the line and be there early to make sure you get the reading! 🙂

And now to some wonderfully exciting news. Many of you have already heard from my many excited shouts on the Facebook that on Saturday October 2nd show our dear guest is Catherine Chapman, the creator of the beautifully clean and stylish Tarot Elements website. I will not tell you just how much incredibly useful information Catherine has on that amazing website, starting from tips and techniques on conquering Court Cards, reading the Celtic Cross Spread like a Pro, coherent explanations and plenty of examples and exercises on Elemental Dignities, FABULOUS indeed author spreads and more and more: visit CONTENT PAGE and do not miss Discussions, Interviews, Inspiration and Tarot News pages, sitting at the very end of the long scroll down through delightful goodies for the mind and spirit of a Tarot Lover of any level!

I cannot, not mention the famous graphics… The Tarot community has been trying long and hard to get Catherine’s secret, but the girl just laughs charmingly and promises, that one day she should open up a school, take like “five hundred pounds” from each of us and share her secrets. Catherine! You never know, but I am SURE there are those of us who will willingly trade a few Limited Edition decks in order to learn from you….. and I am one of those people! 🙂

With years, Catherine Chapman gathered a lovely team of professionals and friends on her website. The team consists of Catherine herself, Tarot Elements’ Resident Astrologer Valerie Sylvester (who is, by the way, coming to our show on October 16th, and not alone but with her famous psychic teacher….. shh-h…. I wont tell you her name just now, BUT she has a Broadway show about her life, and yes, it has been running for a while!); the famous reviewer Bonnie Cehovet who, it seems to me, has read each and every Tarot related book and played with each and every Tarot and oracle deck, and among contributing friends you’ll find Barbara Moore, the Tarot Lady, Douglas Gibb, Dea Animi and others.  

I was surprised and delighted by Catherine’s unexpected present! While her book, BEYOND THE CELTIC CROSS, has been in my check out cart on Amazon.com for several months, waiting for my trip to either Europe or the USA (Amazon does not ship to Central Asia), Catherine kindly sent me her gift, and what a blessing it has arrived just in time for me to read it (but not to STUDY, of course!) before our show. THANK YOU DEAR CATHERINE!!

This book, born from correspondence and classes with Paul Hughes-Barlow, who is famous for his highly informative and detailed Super Tarot website/blog and deep research into oldish techniques, is a small one. But they are oh so right: never judge the book by its cover, for it, indeed, takes you onto deep levels of interpretation of  any spread 10+ cards spread, and even, what I found quite priceless, helps you or your client to see the situation developing in many of the smaller variations you/they can introduce to daily life.

The book promises that “once the counting and elemental laws have become inherent, your mind will be left free to explore and interpret the combinations that appear,” and the authors keep the promise and deliver the techniques in detail, enabling you to offer readings that are “out of this world”.

I have to admit I was intimidated by the card counting but is not even nearly as tough as it sounds! Just watch a YouTube video of Paul if you are confused… for a wonderful radio show, where Catherine performs a Celtic Cross readings using card counting and elemental dignities techniques, explaining each step of hers, listen to Donnaleigh de LaRose‘s June issue of Beyond Worlds-Your Tarot Tribe Blog Talk Radio show.   

So, what is on Talking with Ed and Victoria Evangelina‘s agenda for Saturday, October 2nd, 4PM Central?

  • we will talk about many ways Tarot changed Catherine’s life;
  • we will talk about Catherine’s new, outstanding Tarot Study Blog;
  • we will talk about her passion for creating new spreads and how she does it;
  • Catherine will present the exclusive 3-2-1 spread and we will have a handout with her famous graphics, too!
  • OF COURSE I will ask Catherine about the website and try, once again, to dig out at least one of the many secrets of cyberspace success this lady enjoys 🙂
  • Ed Peterson will look into Catherine’s numbers and shed some light onto recent and future developments of her life;
  • if we have enough time, Victoria Evangelina and Catherine discuss the similarities and differences in Elemental Dignities between Feng Shui and Golden Down techniques;
  • every 15 minutes we plan to take in calls for mini-readings: Catherine will read with Tarot cards and I join her with my trusted Deck of Shadows, created by Scott Grossberg;
  • Catherine will announce the lucky winner of her book, and YES you still have some time to participate: go to the new Tarot Study Blog, have a look around and leave a meaningful commentary on a card of your choice… Good Luck, and trust me: you will love the book and techniques described!
  • and of course you will get your weekly Feng Shui advice 🙂

Well, till we meet on air, October 2nd, Saturday, 4PM Central! Use this link to copy and paste in your browser in case a pop up widow does not appear on your screen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edvictoriaevangelina/2010/10/02/talking-with-ed-and-victoria-evangelina

Once again thank you for following us and we promise to live up to your expectations: Marcus Katz, Ciro Marchetti and many others are to be our guests until the end of 2010! Stay tuned for your FUNdamental experience!!

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by Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

Dear Friends! Thank you for the incredible support we have received from all of you after our first show on Saturday 19th! You can listen to it in the archives and leave comments…. Close to 200 (!!!) people have downloaded our first show during this week, and we thanking you with all the heart for your trust: believe us, we have some INCREDIBLE guests scheduled for your FUN and development!

And now, buckle up for the FUNdamental experience!!! ANNA COOK, the bestselling author of the TAROT DYNAMICS, an international reader and teacher with 32 years of experience and a very dear friend of Victoria Evangelina is on our show this Saturday, September 25th, at 4PM Central on Blog Talk Radio! We wonder if we shall make this show 2 hours long…. for there is so much to discuss and share with you, our dear listeners, that we are simply afraid to be out of time in a blink of an eye!

Here are just a few highlights of what we are planning to talk about on September 25th show:

  • Ed and Anna will discuss numerology in Tarot;
  • Anna will teach a class on DYNAMIC AND DIRTY TIMING IN TAROT;
  • Anna will choose a winner of her authographed TAROT DYNAMICS book (how to secure your lucky chance? read on!!);
  • we will talk a little bit about a life of a visionary, wanting to take the guesswork out of learning and reading the Tarot and make it available for all in the 21st century;
  • Victoria Evangelina will share a weekly Feng Shui tip and join Anna’s readings with drawing a card from Scott Grossberg’s outstanding The Deck Of Shadows;
  • we will have a SURPRISE guest….. no, he is no one extremely famous in the Tarot community…. and yet, he is very, very IMPORTANT…. and there is a whole army of people like them! WHO IS IT???? ….well…. set your reminder to listen to the show on 9/25, 4PM Central on BTR! 🙂
  • and of course we will be doing free mini-readings for the people who are calling in (a friendly suggestion….. it looks like we are going to have a LOT of people who are going to call in….. so do call in earlier during the show and do not forget to “raise your hand” by pressing “1” so we can see you on the switchboard!)

PLEASE NOTE!: you need to have YOUR OWN TAROT DECK (any) handy, because when asking for a reading from Anna Cook, you will be drawing YOUR OWN CARDS (one or three)! Why?

“Unlike other readers I do not believe that ANYONE should shuffle your cards except, you,” says Anna. She is the only reader we know who is so sencitive to making sure there is no outer influence on the energy of the reading and we respect it greatly… Just as her many international clients do: it’s just between us, do not tell anybody, but Anna is now reading the cards for… GRANDCHILDREN of people who were coming to see her for a piece of advice in Cays Tea-Room on 4th and Prospect in downtown Cleveland back in the late 70-es…  Her clients stick with her, and we got a full-swing confirmation to it when listening to the latest Anna’s radio appearance on NuLife Radio

The best way to prepare yourself for this very DYNAMIC show is to listen to the archives of Anna’s appearance on Beyond Worlds Beginner’s Class show  hosted by our very own fairy GodMothers Donnaleigh de LaRose and Theresa Reed.

AND NOW THE GIFTS!!!! Do not miss your chance to vin the Amazon 5-star ranked bestselling Tarot Dynamics book, authographed by Anna herself! Post your responce to the question “WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MODERNIZE THE TAROT?” in the comments section of this post, and on OCTOBER 2nd, Saturday, Anna will call into the show and announce the WINNER!

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See you all on 9/25, 4PM Central on BTR, Talking with Ed and Victoria Evangelina and Anna Cook show!

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Learn more about our famous guest ANNA COOK  and the highly practical system of reading the cards on Anna’s skillfully made website www.tarotdynamics.com

Read Bonnie Cheovet’s excellent interview with Anna on Aeclectic to learn more about this professional and her dynamic system: Interview with Anna Burroughs Cook

Ed and Victoria are sending deepest gratitude to the Tarot Tribe and all the friends and famous professionals who are supporting them with so much trust! We hope to live up to your expectations!

Victoria Evangelina expresses her deepest gratitude to Anna Burroughs Cook for her generous gift of the TAROT DYNAMICS book. Anna: I love your system, I love how practical it is, I love that there is a simple yet sophisticated enough structure to rely upon. Ever since I got it, your book is next to Paul Quinn’s Tarot for Life by the Tarot deck I am using at the time! …and thank you for being such a good friend…