My name is Walter; I am a spirit advocate, card reader, geomancer, mystic, and medicine man. Sacred Bonfire is my personal and spiritual journal on the Internet. This site holds a collection of essays, photos, quotes, heresies, and restless thoughts about my personal spiritual journey.

In these pages I write about the art and craft of divination using tarot and geomancy, herbal healing, Christian mysticism, the sacred-masculine, and male tantra. My spiritual practice is the Art of Peace along an Unnamed Path.

Look around the site and browse articles posted in the Mystic Labyrinth, my personal blog to learn about books and card decks that influence my work; mysticism and magick; and exploring the sacred-masculine through male tantra.

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Below is a list of books and oracle card decks that interest me and inform my work.

The Mystics Labyrinth Required Reading

  1. The Art of Peace, Morihei Ueshiba
  2. Two Flutes Playing, Andrew Ramer
  3. The Velvet Rage, Alan Downs
  4. The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
  5. Joyful Wisdom, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  6. Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
  7. The Happiness Trap, Russ Harris
  8. Faithfully Religionless, Timber Hawkeye
  9. The Way of the Rose, Clark Strand, Perdita Finn
  10. Gay Spirit Warrior, John R. Stowe
  11. Psychic Witch, Matt Auryn
  12. Six Ways, Aidan Wachter
  13. High Magick, Daniel Echols
  14. The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Matthew Fox
  15. The Cloud of Unknowing, Annonymous
  16. The Flame and the Cauldron, Orion Foxwood
  17. Meditations on the Tarot, Annonymous
  18. The Tarot de Marseille Revealed, Joav Ben-Dov
  19. Garbed in Green, Casey Giovinco
  20. The Path of the Green Man, Matthew Thomas Ford
  21. The Art and Craft of Geomancy, John Michael Greer
  22. Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
  23. A Religion of One’s Own, Thomas Moore
  24. Ruling Your World,  Sakyong Mipham
  25. Tarot, Mirror of the Soul, Gerd Ziegler

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 & 2Man 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); Longing for Darkness (Galland); Life of the Beloved (Nouwen); The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, & Neoplatonism 3rd ed (Place); Holistic Tarot (Wen); The Multi-Orgasmic Man, (Chia); The Man-Tantra Letters (Bliss/James); American Brujeria (Cross)

Tarot and divination oracles I use:

  • Baraja Mística
  • Alchemical Tarot de Marseille (Place)
  • Thoth Tarot (Crowley)

Other favorite Tarot decks and oracles

Golden Tarot (Black); Alchemical Tarot 4th ed. (Place); Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (Gits/Dunham); Tarot Pierre Madeníe, 1709 (Madeníe); Playing Marseille (Edward); Brut Tarot (Gits/Dunham); New Choice Tarot (Salerno); Tattoo Tarot: Ink and Intuition (Megamunden); Divine Masculine, St. Jinx Arcana Tarot (St. Jinx); Ancient Italian Tarot (Lo Scarebo); CBD Tarot de Marseille (Ben-Dov); Fountain Tarot(Gruhl, Saiz, Todaro); OSHO Zen Tarot (Deva Padma); 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 CardsArt of Life Tarot (Livingstone); Cosmic Tribe Tarot (Ganther); City Mystic New York TarotTarot of the Sevenfold Mystery (Place); Medieval Scapini Tarot (Scapini); Steampunk Tarot(Moore); Nostradamus TarotGay Tarot (Bursten/Platano); Penny Dreadful Tarot (Showtime); The Burning Serpent Oracle (Place, Pollack); Malpertuis LenormandThe Druid Plant and Animal Oracle (Will Worthington); Cartomancer Poker Deck (Benoit)

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