Warning! Imbibing Mystereum May Cause Serious Creative Side Effects…

So… I open my email today from the Spiritual Badass Blog Challenge and I read…

Today’s topics:

1) Your favorite Tarot deck and why

OR

2) A card you REALLY like or REALLY dislike, and why

So option 2 is not quite working for me as I’ve never REALLY disliked any card… and as for which card I REALLY like… well that’s kind of like asking me which is my favourite child… The answer being – whichever one I happen to be sat with(or is within earshot) when you ask 😀

And as for option 1… well if you’ve spent anytime wandering around my blog then it’s fairly obvious as most of it is Mystereum Musings… with this being my 87th M induced post…

Now there are lots of reasons why I love this deck and in fact I must sit down properly at some point and maybe give that some serious consideration… but off the top of my head, since I’ve had this deck, alongside the usual reading type stuff …I’ve used it for…

  • Business planning
  • Designing workshops
  • Writing
  • Blogging (obviously! lol)
  • Art work
  • etc
  • etc
  • etc 😀

But the main reason I love it, is that it unlocked lots of parts of me that had been switched off, hidden and buried over the years… and one of the first things that happened to me was that I got the urge to start drawing again… I’d not drawn since I’d been at school and suddenly I found myself everyday sitting with a box of pastels that had sat in their wooden time capsule since 1985… they were out and free and blazing trails of colour…

Which led to one of my favourite decks…

This kind of started as a joke… I was in a meeting about organising a charity event which was called Bring A Bra…

The idea being that women donated a Bra as entrance fee and then these could be sent overseas to women who ran small businesses selling them…

Now somebody said – OH! You can’t ask people to bring in their bras! Maybe they don’t want anyone to see them!

I found that hilariously funny and said – Hey! Show me your bra! Let me read all your secrets! 😀

Someone else chipped in – Seriously? You can read Bras?

Sure! Why not! Ha! The BraCana! 😀

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I went away and thought about it and then found out advertising had gone out saying that I would be there doing Bra Readings!

So… I thought… Mmmmm…. actual bra readings are not going to be that good maybe, as people may just grab something off a sale rail rather than what they’d usually opt for…

How do I do this?

Then images flooded my head and basically I didn’t move from my desk for the next 3 days… (don’t even think about that… ) And the images went from in my head to being live and read in under a week… Though by then, they’d shifted from BraCana as although they were loosely based around the Major Arcana… they way they landed as 24 images in 3 groups of 8 made them feel more Rune-ish and oracle in nature and so they became the BraRacle…

And surprisingly… they read rather well! Also they are quite a nice novelty deck for the crowds I move in as I spend a lot of time with Belly Dancers and Burlesque Artists…

More recently, I’ve started working on my own Tarot deck…

Because I’ve had so many wild and varied adventures hanging out with M, I wondered what my own deck would reveal…

And also… I have always really wanted a handmade one off…

Mrs Sealey's Tarot Deck... Work in progress...

Mrs Sealey’s Tarot Deck… Work in progress…

Yes… Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is my favourite deck…

Because it taught me the value of doing something purely for your own pleasure…

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10 thoughts on “Warning! Imbibing Mystereum May Cause Serious Creative Side Effects…

  1. Interesting post, especially for someone like me to whom all this is quite new – and mysterious! I love your last line about the value of doing something purely for your own pleasure because that is where I am, right now, with my writing. I have a project in front of me that I was viewing like a mountain of ‘work’ to be done. Yesterday I decided that I would only write in a way that delights me. And then I wrote about 1500 words for the project! I am carrying on like that for the time being. Thank you!

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  2. Your welcome! I think you have to work in a way that delights you as really… if you’re blissed by it then how can anybody else get excited by it… It is easy to view things as being a big mountain to climb but that is what mountains are there for 😀

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  3. Haha, now I want the Bra Oracle deck! The Land of Mystereum is definitely a creative adventure. I’m not sure that it speaks to me (yet), but I think when I am ready to sit down and create my own deck, I will definitely need to get it. 🙂

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  4. Yes, Mystereum does not immediately speak to everyone… yet when it does! Whoa!!! I heard it so loud from first time I spotted it and went to pre-order it… and when it came… it felt to have been made just for me! It’s like it somehow stores every memory you’ve ever had and also knows where to send you to fill your gaps…
    As for BraRacle… I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to making any copies… It was such a whizz bang project that to get a decent quality for printing, I’d have to start from scratch and I don’t know if that would loose some of the essence…
    Maybe one day… 🙂

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  5. Ha hahaha! Bra readings! I can’t believe people really thought you were going to do that. Hilarious. I love the lesson from the deck you’ve chosen…doing something for your own pleasure. Delicious. Really we all ‘should’ do everything for our own pleasure…but in all honesty how often do we really do that? Love it. Going to have to check the deck out now.

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    • Lol I have one of those faces… People generally believe anything I tell them… I used to work in Casinos years ago and had one day someone grabbed my bicep and asked how come it was so pumped! I thought – bloody cheek! I told them that I was the UK female arm wrestling champion… I spent half an hour talking about competitions, training routines, diet and god knows what and they believed every word… 😀 Yes! You should definitely check out Tarot in the Land of Mystereum… It’s an interesting one! 😉

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