My name is Walter; I am a spirit advocate, cartomancer, and Tarot reader. Baraja del Brujo is my personal and spiritual journal on the Internet. This site holds a collection of essays, photos, quotes, heresies, and restless thoughts about the art and craft of cartomancy, Tarot, divination, and the spiritual journey. I am also a healer, herbalist, writer, meditator, and part-time urban monk practicing the Art of Peace along an Unnamed Path.
This site is a sacred space to ponder, ask questions, and share insights with spiritual warriors who are on the path to revelation and enlightenment. Here is where I share with seekers the views, discoveries, and insights I have about the art and craft of cartomancy, Tarot, and divination oracles. I also like to write about herbal and energy healing practices, gay-affirming spirituality, magical rituals, the erotic sacred, gay/queer spirituality, male-centric tantra, and contemplative photography. Look around the site and browse through the articles posted in the Arcanum blog pages. Sign-up to receive updates about newly published posts, or send a message if you would like to share a personal story or experience by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
Everyone is welcome at my table regardless of garb, sexual orientation, nationality, spiritual practice, gender identification, or creed.
Below is a list of books and oracle card decks that interest me and inform my work.
Tarot del Brujos’s Required Reading
- The Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba
- Two Flutes Playing, Andrew Ramer
- The Velvet Rage, Alan Downs
- The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
- Joyful Wisdom, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
- Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
- The Happiness Trap, Russ Harris
- Faithfully Religionless, Timber Hawkeye
- Gay Spirit Warrior, John R. Stowe
- The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Matthew Fox
- The Flame and the Cauldron, Orion Foxwood
- Tarot, Mirror of the Soul, Gerd Ziegler
- Psychic Witch, Mat Auryn
- The Tarot de Marseille Revealed, Joav Ben-Dov
- Garbed in Green, Casey Giovinco
- The Path of the Green Man, Matthew Thomas Ford
- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
- A Religion of One’s Own, Thomas Moore
- Modern Tantra, Donald Michael Kraig
Books for the journey: Buddhist Bootcamp (Hawkeye); Joy of Living (Yongey Mingyur); Meditations (Marcus Aurelius); Rising Strong (Brown); The Candle and the Crossroads (Foxwood); Autobiography of a Yogi, (Yogananda); Everyday Tao (Deng Ming Dao); Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior (Trungpa); Turning the Mind Into An Ally (Sakyong Mipham); Great Eastern Sun (Trungpa); Full Catastrophe Living (Kabat-Zinn); When Things Fall Apart (Chödrön); Wisdom of No Escape (Chödrön); The Book of Awakening (Nepo); Living Buddha Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hahn); Happiness (Ricard); The Way of the Bodhisattva (Shantideva); The Way to Shambhala (Bernbaum); One Continuous Mistake: The Four Noble Truths for Writers (Sher); Meditation (Eknath Easwaran); QueerDharma vols. 1 & 2; Man Seeks God (Weiner); Wherever You Go There You Are (Kabat-Zinn); Wicca a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Cunningham); Queer Magic (Prower), The Way of Tarot (Jodorowsky)
Tarot and divination oracles I use:
• Baraja del Brujo, v.6
• WH Tarot de Marseille, 2020
• Tarot de Marseille, Pierre Madenie 1709
• Pagan Playing Cards: Limited Black Edition, UUSI
• Medallion Playing Cards, Theory 11
Other favorite Tarot decks and oracles: BRuT Tarot (Gits), BRuT Limited Edition Poker Deck (Gits), Arcana Tarot, (Dead on Paper), Toth Tarot (Crowley), CBD Tarot de Marseille, (Ben-Dov), Cartomancer Poker Deck (Benoit), Ancient Italian Tarot, (Lo Scarebo), New Choice Tarot (Salerno); Tattoo Tarot: Ink and Intuition (Megamunden); Divine Masculine, St. Jinx Arcana Tarot (St. Jinx); Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (Gits/Dunham); Golden Tarot (Black); Thoth Tarot (Crowley); Fountain Tarot (Gruhl, Saiz, Todaro); OSHO Zen Tarot (Deva Padma); Alchemical Tarot (Place); Santa Muerte Tarot Book of the Dead (Listrani); Sun and Moon Tarot (Decort); Chinese Script Oracle (Wen); Tao Oracle (Padma); Universal Waite (Colman Smith/Hanson-Roberts); Guardians of Wisdom (Ledbetter); Buddha Tarot (Place); Madame Endora’s Fortune Cards; Art of Life Tarot (Livingstone); Cosmic Tribe Tarot (Ganther); City Mystic New York Tarot; Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery (Place); Medieval Scapini Tarot (Scapini); Steampunk Tarot (Moore); Nostradamus Tarot; Gay Tarot (Bursten/Platano); Penny Dreadful Tarot (Showtime); The Burning Serpent Oracle (Place, Pollack); Malpertuis Lenormand; Maybe Lenormand, (Edward), The Druid Plant and Animal Oracle (Will Worthington); Pagan Playing Cards, Black Edition (Gits)
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