Back in the late 70s when I first started testing the waters of the paranormal, there really weren’t a lot of books with practical information on developing intuition. There was no “New Age” section. At the time, it was called “Occult”. That alone was kind of scary. The books there were even scarier. Most of them were silly spell books, Alister Crowley, and creepy accounts of the Necronomicon. Astrology was big and who didn’t have a copy of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs?
It wasn’t until the 80s rolled around and the Wiccans came out of the broom closet to grace the bookshelves with more practical “magic”. These books had less to do with spells than they did with developing your intuition through things like ritual and tarot cards. By that time, I had discovered Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon, so all the Celtic mythos and ceremony really resonated with me.
By then, I had been reading tarot for five years or so, most of it learned on my own through trial and error and a lot of “play”. I had long since given up the little pamphlet that came with the deck and opted for making up stories from the images and positions of each card as the information came into my head.
Little did I realize at the time I was doing it right. I was opening up the gateway for my intuition to grow and become strong. By the time the 90s rolled around I was good enough to get a gig at the New York Renaissance Festival for a couple of years in a row.
The thing about all this is that many women (and men too) had to develop these skills on their own. We had no mentors. Psychics had a dubious reputation as being con-artists…and you could forget it if you were a self-proclaimed witch. Even I was skeptical of everyone else except me…well, because I knew I was the real deal.
Today, many of the women I taught back then have gone on to become mentors themselves. I never taught Eliza Fayle, but we are definitely kindred spirits. She’s the real deal, too. You know how I know this? Because of this: Eliza believes that anyone can learn to read tarot and strengthen their intuition. It’s not magic. Everyone has this ability. The tarot, crystals, wands, any kind of ceremony or ritual, are all a ways of using tools and actions that give us focus. This focus serves as a signal to the subconscious to open up and puts us in a different state of awareness. When we’re open, we can do amazing things with our brains and our energy.
Last year, Eliza started doing intuitive mentoring. She started by using Froud’s Faery Oracle tarot deck as a part of her workshops. We designed the workbook to go along with the classes and from there, her new venture took off.
A couple of months ago, Eliza returned to us for a redesign on the book, Discovering Our Intuitive Self: Tarot and Oracle Card User Guide.
This book is full of practical advice and several easy to follow spreads for reading the cards. Eliza takes you through the basics of picking out a deck that resonates with you (you don’t have to use Froud’s deck if you don’t want to), how to formulate your questions for the most helpful answers, and more.
Developing Our Intuitive Self is available through download on the Silver & Grace website here, and sells for $4.99 CAD through PayPal. Or, you can receive the ebook for free when you sign up for Eliza’s Basics of Oracle Cards online workshop. Either way, you win.
Eliza is trained in facilitation, meditation techniques, and Tarot. She has innate intuitive and psychic abilities which she continually enhances through self-study and formal exercises. She combines all these skills with her accumulated wisdom, life’s lessons, and good old common sense, to mentor and guide women to fully embrace who they truly are. This guidance is provided through the online magazine, eBooks, email mentoring sessions, online courses, in person workshops and key note speeches.
Along with her very French husband, two cats, three fish and one rat, Eliza resides in Quebec, Canada. She has three twenty-something children, and after a brief period of empty nest is enjoying being step-mom to a young teenager.