Years ago, I was asked by a young man if he could take my picture. I was on the corner of Divisadero and Page in San Francisco, dressed in my steam punk best (complete with top hat and eye makeup), and on my way to provide Heroic Tarot readings for an event. I was rather focused on getting downtown to the corporate party, but the sparkle in the man’s eyes convinced me to pause for a moment and let him take the picture. Little did I know that I was taking part in something that would become a movement. Starting out as a form of photographic storytelling, then evolving into a community, Dijon Bowden’s Souls of San Francisco project now has a documentary chronicling its rise and effect. Film Hero describes it best:
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The world is full of magazines chock-full of articles that will tell you what to wear, eat, and think, all in the mindset of convincing you to conform to a set of established conventions. Where’s the fun in that? I’m happy to have discovered a publication that not only doesn’t mind a bit of imperfection, it celebrates it!
Heroic Tarot just received a brand new 5 Star Review! Here’s what the client had to say:
This was my first Tarot card reading and I am so very grateful that I chose Storm to do it. He is a lovely soul who gave me an enormous amount of insight on who I am and where I am going. His reading was so spot on I was really astonished. He gave me some real clarity on what my path is and he is giving me some writing exercises to help with that. I will be making regular visits to this wonderful man from now on. What an incredible gift he is; absolutely love him!
I’m so grateful to to have received this accolade! Are you seeking guidance? Interested in what energies are coalescing around you this year? Schedule your appointment with me today!
While my focus was on the ayahuasca healing retreat for which I signed up, my adventures in Peru also included glimpsing dolphins in the Amazon River, hugging monkeys and sloths in an animal rehabilitation center (and getting bit and scratched by a toucan!), and witnessing the beauty of the rainforest in a national park. I have so many pictures to share and I’ll be uploading them on my Instagram (@heroictarot) starting this week!
What beauty did you see in the world this week? Leave a comment below!
Today I begin my diet to prepare my body for my trip to Peru to engage in ayahuasca ceremony in the Shipibo peoples tradition. I will be undergoing six ceremonies in ten days. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this particular plant medicine, retreat center Caya Shobo provides this explanation:
Hello, Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and you’re starting off this new week with a spring in your step! I have some fantastic news I want to share with you!
This May I am taking a leap into the unknown and embarking on a journey the likes of which I have never experienced before.
When I’m assembling a collage painting, I like to create a story with the images. Each piece is an important part of the narrative. For Secret Operatives, I imagined two secret agents from different countries meeting and falling in love. Their love was so strong that it spanned multiple assignments and several continents.