About the site
was born from a simple appreciation for tarot and the sincere wish to help others
explore tarot themselves. It is an offering of personal insights and experience,
as well as original reviews and writing.
I love the tarot ... its history, development, and survival; its variety of artistic expression;
its effective use in self-development and transformation. My first deck
was given to me when I was a teenager. Since then I have been continually involved with tarot work, both privately and professionally. It was natural for me to create a website
that explored this art, through which I could share my own findings and experiences. The site has
grown and changed much, but its focus remains the same ~ to encourage people to embrace and trust their intuition,
and to further their own personal development.
The tarot can be an effective tool in the quest for wholeness. It can open the window into ourselves wider, offer us messages of faith and hope,
bring us meditative stillness, help us make more enlightened decisions about our lives, and ultimately become
an element in determining our own happiness. In this way, the tarot deserves our respect, as a creation of humankind that fulfills
a deeper purpose.
More personal info...
I am someone who has a strong need to share and a sincere faith to do so. I have published essays, poetry, short fiction, and reviews, in
a number of alternative women's zines, spiritual journals, anthologies, and literary magazines; in publications as diverse as Parabola
, and Chicken Soup for the Soul
. I was the Divining Arts columnist for the women's journal The Beltane Papers
as well as a staff writer, reviewer, and proofreader for more than ten years (it has since ceased publication). My professional non-tarot site where I share a small selection of writing and photography is here
More generally, I would also add that I strongly believe we are each responsible for our brothers and sisters
of this planet, we should live our truth in our daily choices, and that we are all one.
Photo: Vermont, 2019
All writing and photography © N Levine - Illumination Tarot, unless otherwise noted. 1999-2020