N O N R E A D I N G
Debi Ann Scott to Veronica Chamberlain, talking behind my back about what they get out of their Nonreadings – each in the one-to-one with me.
“I’m just so grateful I found her and that she accepted to mentor me in her Nonreadings. It’s the best present I could ever receive. If I died tomorrow, I would feel complete. I will just be the best I can be where I’m at and as I keep learning.”
Why do people say this? Because Nonreading goes to the bold heart.
It’s an exercise in radical acceptance.
Twice a month I devise a lesson that surprises and asks the boldest and weirdest questions. For you to consider.
The way you do the considering is by throwing cards on the table.
There is instruction on how you go about it, and why you must be ready to get blown away.
Lo and behold.
The people I work with are fascinating people who tell fascinating stories. What I do is push their stories to the edge.
Can you sense the vastness in that? If you can, then right now you’re experiencing the vertigo effect. If you can’t, then something holds you back. What is this ‘something’?
I explore the something by playing with Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, hardcore nondualism – if I must use any words for that, sorry for being so silly – and cards.
I bet you didn’t think these go together.
Well, they do.
Or so the people I people I get through my wringing machine would swear.
I’m not the merciful kind.
W H A T' S T H E B I G D E A L ?
Nonreading is thus a program in advanced meditation techniques whose ambition is none other than to cure people of fear and ambivalence.
It’s an utterly original program in the sense that I combine the reading of cards with my Zen training, or to be more specific, my knowledge and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, the Kagyu school.
In my readings and psycho-magical consultancy I go for delivering a clear-headed vision.
In my nonreadings, I go for boldness. I go for the spirit of the gentle warrior. I go for the heart that you have no idea you have.
Think of this offering as a meditation with me on what it means to be real.
I call this inquiry Nonreading, as it involves radical boldness in dialogue.
I’m particularly fond of addressing questions about thresholds, insight, contemplation, and the nature of awareness.
You can call this applied nondualism, or plain being present.
I hear your question as you formulate it, and then I hear all the stuff that you’re not formulating, not acknowledging. I see your words flying, and I hear something else too.
That’s the bold part. That I dare to actually hear you.
The radical part is when I will suggest what is so plainly obvious that it will hurt.
Give it a go. Ask to be part of it.
H O W I T W O R K S
The way it works is via a monthly subscription. I consistently have no more than 10 students at a time. 130 $ per month gets you across the abyss and the mundane at the same time. Try it.
Not ready? Ask for a reading with cards.
You can also ask for a one-shot nonreading, if your question is crazy enough, and you need a heavy-duty wisdom suggestion. Pick any of the options on the booking page.
Make sure you add ‘nonreading’ to your question, so that I know you want to go beyond your wildest dreams.
M E N T O R' S P L A N
You can think of this as ‘mentoring’ – let us use that word.
This is different than my 1:1 tuition in reading cards, where we go through a set number of lessons in reading Marseille Tarot, Lenormand cards, and playing cards. Check my Courses page for it.
In the Nonreading ‘whatever it’s called’ we do whatever the heck possesses us. Shit can possess us, let us make that very clear. So, there’s that.
In principle, I give you a lesson that has a core idea I’ve worked with and whose quality is to blast the hell out of you. You do the work, ask me questions, or present me with a concern or idea of your own that you want to clarify or develop, and I give you my best shot in a coherent and focused way.
I devise assignments for you that will make you think very hard and act very promptly. These assignments are aligned with what I observe you need and my own core practice.
I’m good with the following: balance, power, diplomacy, and inspiration. These form the backbone to everything I do.
If we do cards, my trademark is the slashing of throats. My samurai sword is always hot and bloody. My dedicated students love me in quiet terror.
I teach in this way because at the end of ‘all the way’ miracles await: The students’ finest work dedicated to me. Such dedication makes my life as a teacher worth the while.
Here’s Veronica Chamberlain’s word for it, if you read this far:
“How can I explain lessons from Camelia? I’m in the chair, I must pay attention, I’m captured by all the info she generously shares, she pulls me back from straying, makes me use my brain, calls on my shit, explains it all in detail, and she makes the cards this lively dance. Camelia teaches how to see the language, the story, art, colours, magic, movement, and words emerge from the cards.”
Contact me for available slots. I can make myself available to the bold and the radical for several months at a time.
In this program there are 33 lessons – you can stop before, or ask for more. Many go beyond.
S E M I N A R
You may also want to have an eye for new online seminars on specific topics related to Nonreading, as I’m in the middle of expanding this, so that more than 10 students can join us. You’re welcome to sign up to my free newsletter for announcements of future courses and activities.