I picked up my first tarot deck as a teenager in the early 1980s. It was the era of big hair, synthetic fabrics, and conspicuous consumption. People who shared my interests were most definitely on the fringe.
It’s been exciting to see tarot, witchcraft, and other occult practices, come out of the shadows — though, I must admit, I truly hope they never completely “go mainstream.” There’s something special about the mystery and mystique that surrounds these things, and it would be a shame to lose that.
I like being part of something old, mysterious, and yes, even a bit dark — something that hasn’t been chipped away, sanded smooth, and polished to make it palatable for the masses. So, here at Wayfinder Tarot, we’ll discuss a wide range of occult topics and we’ll do so with frankness, open hearts, and open minds. With the help of talented writers including my beautiful daughter-in-law, Tiana — we’ll bring you fresh, thought-provoking ideas and resources for learning.
Holly Willowbrook, author
Holly Willowbrook is drawn to magical places. She’s lived in a geodesic dome home in the Sierra Nevada foothills and a 140-year-old folk Victorian on the California coast. The historic towns and breathtaking natural beauty of the Lost Coast area of northern California were the inspiration for the fictional town of Greenvale.
Holly currently resides in the driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. It’s a place that the ice age glaciers missed, leaving a magical landscape of winding rivers, green coulees, craggy bluffs, and lush forests.
Holly has been writing professionally for more than 25 years. She’s worked as a newspaper feature writer and humor columnist, a magazine writer and editor, commercial scriptwriter, and a marketing copywriter.
Her love for all things mystical led her to pick up her first tarot deck in her teens.