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Ace of Wands: Ace Your Horniness & Vitality | by Jules Hazard

I’m not the first tarologist to come up with attributing horniness to Ace of Wands. Apart from all the mentions of this deep-rooted symbolism in serious literature… Well, just look at the imagery. A stick phallic in form held tight with a generous godly hand. Any ancient philosopher or mystic would find it evident that

Tarot and Cognitive Biases: Neuroscience of Magic | by Al Yen

There are three cognitive biases typically mentioned in the context of tarot: the Barnum Effect, the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, and the Pygmalion Effect. It is true that these phenomena make people more gullible when they encounter horoscopes, personality tests, and tarot readings. What is often overlooked though is how neuroscience can actually make the tarot cards a useful tool to make your brain work for you, not against you — when you are aware of how to use the cognitive biases behind tarot.

you get used to sleeping at the sounds of gunfire

home, sirens, shelter. mom’s Syrian friend gives her safety and survival advice. our American and Russian friends keep in touch with us, worried. those who come to Russian squares to protest and get beaten and arrested by the police and SWATs fight for us in the ways they can. my friends are in Ukrainian war

Writer’s Block Case Study: Poem Writing

This case study was written to illustrate how specifying goals for a poem works as part of the strategy for working with writer’s block.

Marie Kondo Method for Writer’s Block (But Not Exactly)

Every particular occasion of writer’s block is just another game quest on your creative journey. Here’s a 3-step walk-through!

Local alien initiates first contact

I realized I’d been reborn as someone new when I saw myself in my lover’s eyes. Jules has always looked at me as if asking, What plane of yourself would you like to show me today? Who do you want to be right now? I can be skinless around him. I can be whoever I want. Isn’t it the ultimate freedom?

Local Gay Writer Introduces Himself (by Jules Hazard)

I’d been many people before I became “gay writer and artist Jules Hazard”. As far as I’m concerned, Jules Hazard might also not be a thing for the rest of my days. The Internet makes it easy for struggling third-world dudes like me to emerge out of nowhere claiming any identity they relate to while staying as sexily mysterious private as I personally prefer to be. A welcome digital respite for those who, for any reason, lack the opportunity to manifest their true selves in real life.

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