A Spring in My Step

A Spring in My Step

This moonth, the plan that emerged at the start of the year – after the much needed stock-taking hiatus – is starting to unfold.

The serialisation of Soulwaves is nearing the half way point and it’s a real pleasure for me to listen to something I wrote nearly five years ago. It’s a double pleasure to merge the audiobook with the albums of ambient music that it inspired. The few that listen to it seem to like it and I have now created a playlist to make all the parts easier to find. All in all, it’s one component of my creation of legacy of content in one place.

While the Soulwaves project is massive in scope – especially if it turns out to be prophetically even part-true, the Big Project though is the creation of my Magnum Opus – listen to the background to it here …

Flavours of ThoughtThe first part is already available as a course on Insight Timer and I plan to publish a course a month, probably up to the end of 2025.

Check out Flavours of Thought Part #1 : Ethereal Whispers

Our home has really come together – just waiting for the temperature to rise so the rendering can be applied and for our solar installer to add the panels to get our energy usage to net zero. We are close too to having our rainwater harvesting system working which will probably augur months with no rain.

We’ve been busy too in the DIY department and have created a larder which we are quite proud of – in the same style as the walk-in wardrobe I build a couple of months back. The acoustic panels are not only stylish but also wonderfully deaden the room spaces.

All in all, it feels great to be Springing Forwards

Tatton Larder After

The Scintillating Intelligence

The Scintillating Intelligence

My unfolding of the Path to Overstanding materials has led me to return to my study of the Tree of Life. I always found the language around the Kabbalistic tree quite obfuscating. What’s a Sepiroth after all? Of course, this challenge fits into my mission to make such arcane esoteric language into the exoteric and understood.

Naturally, it I benefit greatly from going over old study notes, spotting things I missed and, more importantly, seeing the wisdom contained in such a glyph in a new and overarching context.

For example, the Sepiroth are better described as being emanations. In addition, they are connected to each other by Intelligences, which also map on to the keys of the Major Arcana. The emanations and intelligence are referred to as Paths of Wisdom with which I am not totally comfortable. To me, they only become Paths when combined together, IMHO.

One aspect of the Tree that I am particularly drawn to is the Scintillating Intelligence, which is The Fool in the Tarot. In isolation, it’s one of my favourite cards ranking along with The Hermit and The Hanged Man in the archetype of my world. When I first read about The Fool, I discovered it is also known as Aleph, The Life Breath. 

Around the same time the Tarot found me, I had just found out about Core Process which is a way of encapsulating your essence in two words, or so. Mine turned out to be Breathing Life – you have to love a coincidence. I cannot help but breathe life into situations I find myself in and into people I meet who could do with a boost. The Life Breath is of course the chi that keeps us alive and powers our creativity. Using it every day helps us to maintain and even enhance our well being.

What I had either buried, or ignored, is that the Scintillating Intelligence connects the emanation of Kether with that of Chokmah. Kether is the Limitless Light and Chokmah, the knowledge of said Limitless Light.

So operating in this space is pretty special and doubly so when you appreciate that emanations are bidirectional portals. So the knowledge of the Limitless Light trickles down the Tree until it manifests in our physical body and our world of space and time. What we then do with that wisdom goes back up the other way. The Scintillating Intelligence also informs the Limitless Light of what is possible based on its infinite potential.

In microcosm, this could be an idea or a notion, just like this one. In macrocosm, when we return to Source and depart this mortal coil, it could be the realisation of the impact a soul incarnate can achieve in a physical body. This acts as a seed and template to adopt for souls who are about to incarnate. What goes around, comes around.

Armed with this briefest of scintillations, be that change and let me know by way of comment below how your own scintillations are influencing the world and the planes above.

and to take your first step on the Path to Overstanding, visit my home page

The Tarot of Overstanding

The Tarot of Overstanding

Overstanding Pentaclea change of plan

I spent my 59th birthday at the funeral of my best friend from school. It was a sad and poignant day but also a celebration of his life and impact.

At the time, I had published 15 books but I had never finished the draft of a novel that I penned before any of them. This book was about the future history of Earth and allowed me to explore themes a bit too wild and whacky for a non-fiction book. On the way back on a long train journey, I decided that I should really get it published by my 60th birthday, just in case.

Despite my laudable ambitions, the Universe had other plans for me and another book and project got in the way. I met an Earth angel in the form of Laurence Udell. At first he wanted me to mentor him to write his opus. It ended up that we wrote and published what became my 16th book together. It is called The Big U and I am really proud of it.

When the project came to conclusion though, I got into writing Soulwaves : A Future History. It turned out my first draft was pretty amateur and I ended up re-writing it and publishing a 100,000 word novel from the ground up. The central character was changed and I brought in other actors in the Density and perspectives from the Council of the Light in the Void. This collusion proved significant and it took me to explore themes which are literally out of this world.

The novel was published on the 1st New Moon of 2020 and gave rise to a series of soul-full meditations and a whole album of ambient music, which you can tune into in my SoundWise portfolio.

Shortly after publication, the world was thrust into lockdown and, like many, I found myself with time on my hands. In Spring 2020, I began to write of a set of short stories called Soulwaves : Insertions. They were published on the first New Moon of 2021, 13 moon orbits after the seed novel. 

Following this event, on each subsequent New Moon, I have released an ambient track inspired by the corresponding Insertion. On each Full Moon, a guided meditation on the associated numerology has been released. At the time of this post, I have completed 11 of the 12 and not missed a deadline. I am rightfully proud of this timeliness and the quality of this output.

So earlier this year, I started serialising the third book in what had morphed and grown into the Soulwaves Anthology. It is a direct spin off of the 12th Insertion and called The Duadex.

It’s progress was interrupted by an unexpected house move and much needed knee surgery. Now both have been done successfully, I can move on at a pace. However, again the Universe has other plans. I have drafted the next few chapters of the Duadex but the Muse is not with me. This is a project for next Spring.

This is not failure of a writer succumbing to writer’s block. Rather it is a recognition that there is a time, rhyme, reason and season for everything.

the tarot of overstanding

In the summer of this year, I architected a new Tarot deck with 23 Major Arcana and four suits of the Minor Arcana of 15 cards each, not 14.

The talented artist, Siri Opli, began to illustrate them and we serialised them daily on Facebook and Twitter. This task is nearing completion and it would be done now had something rather new and potentially mind-blowing had not come along.

In meditation, the idea for a fifth suit came in. It gives an over-arching context for the other four suits and indeed the Tarot itself. It is called The Suit of Overstanding.

I am aware of decks like the Osho Zen with 23 Major Arcana. I am unaware of any decks with more than four suits for the Minor Arcana. I may be wrong of course.

Anyhoo, this new project is calling me and I have been ‘asked’ to project manage the production of the deck and to write a companion book for the deck also called The Tarot of Overstanding.

Several years ago, a medium gave me this message.

Finish the Trilogy First this is of the utmost importance:

  • Do it with fervour – he must do this first because of that which about to come before him – we say must because – this is the writing that will support him on both the physical and mental planes to be able to succeed and overcome irreverent blight.
  • This is the one that wins self acclaim and silences critics. 
  • This is the opener of doors he doesn’t know exist.
  • Tell him – finish the trilogy FIRST.

He has manifested a tangible Tool capable of being used by many in places of school and thought.

This is no insignificant project. Born of Love from The Divine. The Original Source is US – the Tarot is JUST his ‘gateway’ his ‘door’.

I wrote the first two books, Flavours of Thought and Planes of Being, a decade ago. The third book in this particular trilogy is something different. The Tarot is not fixed in stone and nobody owns it or can hold a patent or trademark over its wisdom. It is a font of collective guidance for which I am one of its baton carriers and guardians.

I am in debt to Paul Foster Case and the Builders of the Adytum, with whom I have studied for many years. I stopped training with them earlier this year as I realised it was stopping something new and revolutionary coming along. This book indeed.

So, the scribing of Sian’s tale will take a back seat and I’ll get back to it in Spring. She can wait as she’s not born yet.

This year, I’ll complete the Insertions project and, in 2022, I will launch three new Soundcasts. Indeed, by the end of this year, in the Just for Each Day Soundcast, you will be able to hear five meditations inspired by the five suits. You can hear the first of them below.

The first Soundcast will be the audiobook version of the Tarot of Overstanding. A introduction will probably appear before the year is out

The second Soundcast will be an ambient album inspired by each key of the Major Arcana.

The third Soundcast will be a set of guided meditations similarly seeded.

When the Tarot evolves, we evolve. I hope you are ready for the ride.


Seeds of Thought

by Töm Evans | The Tarot of Overstanding

The Seeds of Alchemy

The Seeds of Alchemy

HaltHiatus Time

The good news is that the knee operation went well and I am making a good recovery. The prognosis is good. The healing though is slow and steady : a nudge from the Universe to slow down and take stock perhaps

Being grounded for a while makes you think, especially when I can’t sit at a desktop computer and consume myself in the usual busy-ness. 

But this enforced hiatus gives one time to think and re-evaluate. My first ‘activity’ post-op was hosting of the next Insertions Lecture in the series. This one explored the number 10 and the concept of there being more levels of awareness open to us than we take for granted. One of the topics we discussed was the Scientific Method which roughly flows like this :

  • Step 1 : Observe
  • Step 2 : Hypothesis
  • Step 3 : Model
  • Step 4 : Test

We mused on where intuition sat in the scheme of things and only afterwards did it occur to me there is space in our world for the Intuitive Method which flows like this :

  • Step 1 : Receive an intuition
  • Step 2 : Do nothing, just observe
  • Step 3 : Spot coincidence/sign to back up/confirm intuition
  • Step 4 : Thank those who are looking over and after you 
  • Step 5 : Repeat

The lecture is available via Soundwise … subscribe to the lectures here

So, bearing these steps in mind, this month I am launching a new initiative which came in as an intuition.

Siri Tarot The Seeds of Alchemy

I still have much more esoteric knowledge to share than I have done so already. So next year, 2022 will see be revisiting the Tarot again and currently I am working with the artist, Siri Opli, on a new deck. I’ve written seed words to which she is illustrating. Next year, you will be able to purchase the deck from Siri and I plan to write a text book which expands upon the Tarot as it is currently known. 

Accordingly, the deck will have some ‘new’ features. The first is 23 Major Arcana keys, rather like the Osho Zen deck. The second is that each Minor Arcana has 15, not 14, cards. This puts the 8 or infinity card at the centre numerologically. The third new feature is the most significant. The Minor Arcana will have five, not 4, suits. 

The fifth suit is that of Overstanding. The four standard suits are a reminder that we are 9 dimensional beings having an experience in the physical plane. This new suit allows us to access the 11th dimension and sit above the four Planes of Being (as explored in my book of the same name).

Does this all sound like the anaesthetic went to my head? Well not really as it was all in place pre-op. I’ve just now formulated a plan. By the end of 2021, I will have recorded five new meditations, each based on the five suits of the new deck. You can get access to them via my Soundwise app – they will appear in the Just for Each Day Soundcast. Then, in the New Year, I will create a series of 23 meditations each inspired by a Major Arcana key. These will switch on your magical powers.

Access the Just for Each Day Soundcast here

Or, for better value, subscribe to my Tom’s Tomes bundle

You will also find the recent IT Live on the Seeds of Alchemy on the free Soulwaves podcast …

p.s. I mentioned an Insight Timer playlist in the podcast, these have stopped working so the ‘seeds’ meditations will come out as a course and Soundcast in the new year.

Avoiding Mindfalls

Mindfall HeadHave you ever had the same thoughts running around and around in your head? Perhaps somebody upset you or crossed a boundary. Maybe you have a conversation looming that you were dreading or are rehearsing a speech or presentation.

These internal ’conversations’ can go on for days. Nothing you do can shake these thoughts from your head. This state is known as a mindfall.

Such mindfalls can be debilitating and can ruin your day. Eventually, if left ’untreated’, they can even lead to mental ’dis-ease’ such as depression or, on the flip side, even generate illusions and delusions of grandeur.

In this short video, I show how to use a single flavour to jump out of a mindfall.