BONUS Intro to Tarot & the Fool Card

By on May 27th, 2022

We hope you enjoy today’s soundbite in which Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei give a brief introduction to the Tarot. In addition to looking at the deck’s origin and how it can be used, they give a short introduction to the first card, the Fool.   ...

INTERVIEW Climbing the Western Side of the Mountain

By on April 22nd, 2022

In this interview, Qapel talks about the part the Western Mysteries played in his own path and how his teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, employed these teachings. He also discusses the similarities and differences between the Western and Eastern esoteric teachings, and how...
What are the Western Mysteries?

What are the Western Mysteries?

By and on September 16th, 2016

With the growing popularity of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shamanism, we can forget that Western culture has always had its own traditions of transcendence, the Western Mysteries. Sometimes called the Divine Mysteries, the Western Mysteries are the study of the occult;...
Retreat on the Tarot

Retreat on the Tarot

By and on January 22nd, 2015

While Buddhism, Sufism, shamanism and other traditions offer us outstanding tools for our spiritual unfoldment, they also require learning about foreign philosophy, culture, and sometimes even language. The tarot’s archetypes are something that all Westerners have...