Interview with poet Mark Hannan about “Incantations” in Light & Shadow Tarot

Destiny Books, division of Inner Traditions in Rochester Vermont, released their newest (1996) Tarot deck and book set this month. The Light & Shadow Tarot is a collaborative effort from the late artist, Michael Goepferd; author, Brian Williams; and poet, Mark Hannan. Michael Goepferd spent much of 1992-94 creating, carving, and printing the 78 linoleum…

Holding On? We humans can become attached to anything.

We humans can become attached to anything – material objects, people, ideas, thoughts, or actions. Americans living in a highly commercialzed society rife with “reference anxiety” (keeping up with the joneses) are especially prone to attachment. We are told from our very earliest years what we “need” in order to be liked, respected, to get…

Listening – not another task

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Homes, Sr. . Listening isn’t another thing to do, another task or activity that you have to add to your list of chores or self-growth to do list. It’s actually a way of being, something that…

Constructive Living

 Accept your feelings, know your purpose, do what needs to be done. .. “The key is not to resist or rebel against the symptoms or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks, that is, to accept them directly as they are without shunning them.” – Takahisa Kora, MD . Accept…