NEW BOOK AND LECTURE

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CONNECTING WITH THE PIP CARDS IN THREE FORMATS

  • Book in paperback on all amazon channels
  • Recorded lecture (67 min.) + Q&A (71 min. live on Feb 3) + slides (35 pages in pdf) + ebook (pdf)
  • Recorded lecture + Q&A + slides
THE POWER OF THE PIPS: courting numbers in cartomancy

I introduce the reader to the following method of reading the pip cards of the Marseille Tarot:

  • Think about the essential properties that form the four suits in a pack of cards.
  • Don’t think ‘meaning’.

As symbolic meaning is presented as situational, all the examples discussed highlight the importance of reading the cards in context, rather than seeing them as carriers of inherent signification.

The style follows the same tone as in the companion book: The Power of the Trumps: A Subtle Burst, whose premise is to deconstruct set cartomantic clichés.

In The Power of the Pips I look at how the pip cards embody connection, from creating coherence to burning bridges.

The book is accompanied by an original lecture as a deep-dive into such concepts as rulership and timing, and calibrations with the pips.

How logical is the function of each card? How do we see context creating meaning in accordance with function and common sense?

When is a pip card a full stop, a comma, or an adverb?

The three formats
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Note that the lecture is an original talk adding depth and insight to the ideas explored in the book.

You can enjoy the lecture on its own, or as enriching your reading experience.

GET THEM AS YOU PREFER

PAPERBACK | AT YOUR LOCAL AMAZON | $16
RECORDED LECTURE PLUS Q&A AND EBOOK | $42
RECORDED LECTURE PLUS Q&A | $35

“Just Brilliant! The lecture is superb, I love how you inspire us to use our own language and style. Thank you.” – Aitzie Olaechea

“Amazing Camelia! Many thanks for creating it! I enjoyed video sooooooo much!” – Dea Devidas

“I just watched the video of the Q&A! OH! BEYOND FABULOUS! Camelia’s genius is exceptional! I am so grateful, Camelia! Thank you ever so much for another Show of BRILLIANCE! – Gina Joao Joseph

Contents of book

  • SMALL SEDUCTIONS / 9
  • A SHORT THEORY OF THE PIP CARDS / 15
  • A SHORT THEORY OF THE COURT CARDS / 27
  • WISHING WELL / 53
  • HUMOR ME / 59
  • BELIEVABLE STORIES / 65
  • WAIT FOR IT / 79
  • THE DECISIVE FACTOR / 89
  • BURNING BRIDGES / 101
  • FREE WILL / 105

The book focusses on the idea of the pip cards as connectors both at the morphological and semantic level. Function is prioritized over the symbol simply because function is tangible and the symbol is not.

The examples of readings discussed are all based on real life events highlighting the idea that the best readings are the ones where context, not ‘meaning’ rules and where concretization through precision sets the agenda.

Contents of lecture

  • RULERSHIP AND TIMING
  • THE PIPS ACCORDING TO THE ALPHABET
  • CALIBRATIONS WITH THE PIPS
  • EXAMPLES OF REAL LIFE READINGS ON SUCH TOPICS AS PERFECTIONISM, PROCRASTINATION AND PARDON

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The lecture is pre-recorded (67 min), followed by a live Q&A on Feb 3 (71 min.)

The lecture adds new dimensions to the idea of connectors explored in the book, and takes a deep-dive into further nuances. The material is original and can stand independently of the book.

You get the whole bundle at once: the recordings of the lecture and Q&A, the slides in pdf form, and the ebook of The Power of the Pips (if this latter option is chosen).

“I’ve been enjoying The Power of the Pips very much – I think it may be your best yet: there’s so much in it that’s distinctively Cameliaesque. The combination of laser-sharp precision with the freedom of ditching cultural accretions is powerful and compelling. You really take reading by the scruff of the neck and shake it free of the nonsense (literally) but at the same time let the pips speak for themselves. It’s great.”

– Nathan Thompson –

More power?

Check out The Power of the Trumps

A companion to the Power of the Pips, also in three formats as:

  • a series of 8 recorded video lectures
  • a transcript of the lectures along the recorded videos
  • a paperback book on amazon

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About the lecture series

BEYOND CARDS AND MAGIC

  • Features individual recorded lectures followed by live Q&A sessions (also recorded in case you miss the live call)

Beyond Cards and Magic

  • Is about reading quirky, complex, tried and tested texts and grimoires, and whole cartomantic systems through the lens of the Tarot cards.

Beyond Cards and Magic

  • Opens a gate to the possibility to read with the cards against the grain, bust a few towers, and laugh.

THE CRAZY TEXT AND THE TAROT

FORTHCOMING TOPICS ARE:

  • The Greek Magical Papyri
  • Romanian Witchcraft
  • Marseille Tarot reads the Raider Waite-Smith Tarot

In these lectures

  • I present you with an idea to think about.
  • I offer a reading with the cards pertaining to the idea.
  • I invent an original method of reading old wisdom texts through cards.