New Private Office in Woodstock, New York!

Published December 28, 2017 by Donnalee

I am delighted to have a new private office in downtown Woodstock, New York, in which to do readings for folks.  Appointments are arranged by email via laughingdakinimusic@yahoo.com and are $65.00 for up to 40 minutes with any of the following decks: Rider-Waite-Smith, Gummy Bear Tarot, Halloween Tarot, Dreaming Way Tarot, Heart&Hands Tarot, or Slutist Tarot.  The custom Arma*** deck is also available for readings at $81.00 for up to 40 minutes.

NB: PLEASE CHECK IF THERE IS A CURRENT SPECIAL PRICE FOR NEW CLIENTS–LOOK AT THE MOST RECENT POSTS TO SEE.

When you email me I will send you a writeup of what to expect at an appointment.

Work on the book continues to go really well, so we will see that emerge sometime.  Meanwhile I look forward to reading for you in charming downtown Woodstock, New York, or by email.

Lovely recommendation from a wonderful client!

Published July 6, 2018 by Donnalee

I was so delighted to get this lovely recommendation from Jordan, whom I saw last week in my Woodstock NY office. It was so sweet of him to follow up and allow me to use this on this site–I’ll put it on the client recommendations page.

“My experience with Donnalee was more
incredible than I could have imagined. I had high hopes, yet
was still beyond satisfied. I’m now recommending her to
everyone who I think could use it.

First, Donnalee creates an atmosphere
in the room which feels safe, comfortable, and grounding-
her energy is naturally that way as it is. But she goes the
extra mile to make sure you are both comfortable.

It felt natural talking to her about
what was going on in my life, she is very open and
understanding. When it came to reading my cards, her
observations were concise and intuitive, everything said
and displayed was accurate for the situations I had
described. In some instances I was speechless. I felt like
my experiences were validated, and that I had access to the
strength inside of me to deal with my struggles with a sense
of clarity and calmness.

Now, when I feel myself getting pulled
into my ego, and suffering with these specific problems, I
visualize the cards and my experience with Donnalee, and am
able to ground myself, collect myself, and carry on with
faith instead of fear. Endlessly grateful!

Jordan R.” [in-person at Woodstock office]

HALF-PRICE FOR FIRST SESSION CONTINUES

Published July 2, 2018 by Donnalee

Since people have been really enjoying the offer of half-price for their first session, or first session after a long time, I am continuing it through the end of July. Now’s a good time to contact me about an appointment.

As before the tl;dr email reading remains the special price of $10.00.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks and best wishes
Donnalee

Half-price sessions for new and returning clients

Published June 3, 2018 by Donnalee

I am pleased to announce that all first readings for new clients, in person or email, will be half price for the next month. This will include sessions that are already booked, and I am open to extending it to returning clients for their next reading.  The only exception are the tl;dr email readings.

I look forward to working with you, and hope this is a happy surprise for you all!

Best wishes

WORDPRESS IS MAKING ITSELF OBSOLETE. We can now edit other people’s comments, so the comments now count for nothing and can be fake news. WHAT A DISGRACE.

Published March 17, 2018 by Donnalee

Since we can now edit other people’s comments, the system of comments is now worthless, so if they don’t change it, I will no longer comment on anyone’s post and will go back and remove as many comments of my own as I can find, since it is just creepy and insane of them to allow people to fake whatever they want in the names of others.  I WILL NEVER EDIT ANYONE ELSE’S COMMENTS.  If they are spam, they never get posted on my blog, and if they are real, they may or may not get posted. 

I will update if they are smart enough to reverse this.  If not, I will probably get rid of my blog with them.

IMPORTANT: WordPress has been ‘helpfully’ deleting your comments here without telling me

Published February 15, 2018 by Donnalee

I just found out that WordPress ‘helpfully’ enabled a program which now tells me it has deleted over 500 comments to this blog WITHOUT TELLING ME OR GIVING ME THE CHANCE TO MODERATE THEM.  Since that is the main way my clients contact me, it is not good.  I have changed the settings so that I get all comments now, so if you have written to me here and I have not responded, it is because WordPress never showed me the comment, so please try again or email me at laughingdakinimusic at yahoo dot com.

If you have a WordPress blog and fear this is happening to you, it is indeed unless you changed the setting for ‘akismet’.

Best wishes–Donnalee

Thanks all.

I am still alive and loved this week’s Readers Studio in NYC

Published May 5, 2016 by Donnalee

I had a great time at this last week’s Readers Studio in New York City, and enjoyed seeing all the great folks again.  The featured speakers (Heatherleigh Navarre, Sasha Graham, and Barbara Moore) were so rewarding on themes broadly, and specifically, pertaining to facing our fears as individuals, as readers, and in dealing with ‘difficult’ cards, and extending out from there in far-ranging tarot fashion.  The presentations and exercises were all very worthwhile and I felt I learned a great deal from each of them.  I am excited to use these exercises later again for myself and see what new learning arises.

I got a kick out of speaking with a few folks and giving them ideas and having several of them (um, from different publishers, but that’s okay, because they were completely different ideas on different subjects!) be excited about ideas I gave them and decks/projects I suggested.  I love getting back in touch with the tarot community in such concentrated doses.

I bought and was given a number of new-to-me decks, and especially love The Raven’s Prophecy Deck and book, by Maggie Stiefvater–the book alone is worth a read for a different perspective on the cards, and it works so well with the deck.  I love it and have been using it a great deal.  I got a great deck bag for it handpainted by Rachel Paul, creator of The Dark Carnevale Tarot and other decks, who also gave me a fantastic deep reading one night.  Thanks so much, Rachel!  Since her decks are of cultures so unfamiliar to me, I chose the one that I knew least about, and she used that, and it worked great.  What a great experience to have a reading from the creator of the deck used!  I recommend it to anyone.

 

Oh, speaking of which, some of us were given the excellent opporunity to have a one-card reading by the excellent Rachel Pollack with the majors of the new deck she is creating with Robert Place.  I had not spent time with Rachel before, but it is like sitting down with a wise rabbinic teacher, to listen to all the stories and midrashes and origins of the cards.  The art is gorgeous too, and I have my eye on some  of the prints Robert is selling, as gifts and for myself–

 

I also love the various Visconti-Sforza deck sizes, and have been using those a lot as well.  I was fortunate enough to get a large version of the Visconti Sforza tarocchi deck from the 1970s with the Stuart Kaplan book from 1975 in it–such a treat to see the cards at that size.  Speaking of that gentleman, it was such a priovilege to meet him this weekend and to chat quite a bit about ideas for decks and projects: he has such a sharp intellect and view of the big picture, and how it is made up of details and currents.  His daughter Leslie (and I apologize for name errors if I made any!) was also acutely insightful and very friendly, and open to hearing about and discussing concepts and projects.

 

I was fortunate to have a private reading from the perceptive and helpful Andrew McGregor of The Hermit’s Lamp, up Toronto way.  He lead an intriguing class on the uses of trickster energy in tarot readings which got a lot of people excited and contributing their experiences of this.  The private reading, about some very serious subjects, was helpful, seemed very accurate, and gave advice on options to follow.  I really appreciated the opportunity to gain from his wisdom and special skills, and I look forward to working with his new book, A Tarot Of You.

 

So much went on at the event that I have hardly processed it, and will most likely detail more here at another time.  I simply wante dto get back to this blog and keep a brief record of some highlights and ideas for me to follow up on in future posts.

 

 

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