for divination and ancient ceremonial rites that invoke the spirit of divining communities. Carrie was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK, is creator of the Magpie Oracle, and co-creator of the Lenormand Revolution deck, and soon to be released iOS app and study guide. She has two new Lenormand decks coming out in 2014; the Nippon Lenromand and the Dark Salon Lenormand. Carrie considers herself a Global Citizen and enjoys dividing her life and teaching annually in California, Santa Fe, and Europe with her husband, artist Rob Hampson and the World’s most psychic terrier, Rose-shine. Carrie now offers classes and divination services to a global clientèle in the US, Asia, and Europe.

Carrie's Blog

12 Days to Center

A little over 25 years ago I was living in Kyoto, Japan. It was my first holiday away from the U.S. and I was feeling quite homesick. I recall walking to the neighborhood shrine on Christmas morning thinking it would be the ideal spot to feel sorry for myself.  Sulking on a cold bench I […]

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Embodied Divination: A Sacred Pilgrimage to Activate your Creative Gifts

What’s your outlook for the next year?  For me, I’ve taken a deep plunge with something I’ve been putting off for what seems a lifetime.  I’ve made the commitment to live a more creative life both on canvas and in the field of divination. By this I mean that I’ve committed to making a piece […]

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Divining the Ancestral Tree

Welcome to part II of the Samhain Series. Last week guest blogger, Karen Krebser and I kicked off the series with a casting sheet that encouraged thoughtful inquiry by adopting the intelligence of the wise woman as our guide. Our aim was to help you organize and pinpoint your questions before presenting them to your […]

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How to Ask a Question Like A Wise Woman

Welcome to the Samhain Series, dear diviner.   I’m excited to introduce you to guest blogger and co-diviner, Karen Krebser of the Muses Darling.  Together, Karen and I have conjured up some supernatural soul treats designed to connect you to this special season. Following is the first of many free casting sheets being offered between […]

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The Samhain Series: Lifting the Ancestral Veil

  Click here to listen to Karen Krebser give tips and techniques for divining with the ancestors. Samhain, a pre-Christian Gaelic festival observed between the sunsets of October 31st and November 1st, is viewed as a liminal time. It marks the end of the harvest seasons while taking into account the start of winter.  This […]

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Getting the Upper Hand: A free Casting Sheet

I’m one of those people who feel nostalgic during the Autumn months. My heart yearns for the Italian side of my family who came to the US from Calabria’s beautiful Mediterranean shores. Like many immigrants, my relatives did what they could to blend into their new culture, and try as they might they never completely […]

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I’m being Followed by a Moon Shadow

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   Eclipses are notorious for amplifying emotions, and for many the desire to suppress lunar-driven angst far outweigh the gumption to stand in the dark and face our anxiety. This post is about […]

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It’s all in your head: A free casting sheet to expand the mind

Today’s casting sheet borrows from a 1700’s pseudoscience known as Phrenology, a way of understanding a person’s psychology and personality traits by measuring the size, shape and structure of the head. The professional Phrenologist employed an instrument known as a craniometer to measure areas in the brain that were over or underdeveloped as well as […]

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The Magpie Oracle II’s Emblem Elucidator

Click below to upload your Magpie Oracle II’s Emblem Elucidator: Magpie Oracle II Emblem Elucidator

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Telling Time with the Magpie Oracle II’s Keepsake Box

  Simple is rule and I created the Magpie Oracle II’s Keepsake Box with that specific rule in mind.  I wanted to make a casting kit that brimmed with universal symbols, yet wasn’t tied into an established system with set meanings.  I also wanted something that would cover a wide range of life-themes. The type […]

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