Kalin Art & Spirit

Welcome Seekers & Enlightened Beings!

“The SubConscious lies blooming just beneath the surface of the waters of Consciousness. The marriage of our Instinct to our Awareness creates a Spiritual Evolution that becomes powerful, “Embodied Wisdom.”

To the readers of this blog. I want to let you know that this Word Press site will be updating in mid 2021.  In the meantime, I welcome you to dive into my Blog, “MUSINGS”! (found in the box to your left <—–) I’m so glad you’re here…stay tuned!

<— VISIT my BLOG MUSE-INGS page for updates every 10 days [Decans of AstroTarot] and follow me at Kalin Swann on FaceBook.


One of my most impactful experiences with religion was being ‘failed’ from the second year of my three year Lutheran Catechism class. I told my minister and vicar that ‘God doesn’t fail people from church!’. They agreed with me and after a year’s sabbatical and the subsequent firing of this ‘teacher who failed kids in church’, I asked many pointed questions, finished my lessons, was confirmed by the church and quit!…so I could go on asking questions & seeking truth from other sources.

In college, my most influential classes were the three-term Shakespeare series, learning how to SEE & draw from an artist’s viewpoint and an Introduction to Comparative Religions class.

I took that last class so seriously, that I took a term off and studied with Mormon missionaries, read the Bhagavad-Gita, Tibetian and Egyptian Books of the Dead, the Tao te Ching, and became addicted to spiritual learning. It’s not far from exact to say that I’ve now read half of the metaphysical books in print!…as well as philosophy, psychology and women’s studies.

This pause between terms lit my Spiritual Fire and I’ve been a Hermetic Hermit ever since. As a Modern Mystic, I study every day in order to grow closer to my Creator and to understand the unseen realms of creation. My calling is to translate & share these important spiritual insights in a way that is meaningful and easily applied by you, dear reader.

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Later, upon becoming a Unitarian Universalist, I had the opportunity to learn more about many religions and experience them firsthand in “Neighboring Faiths” Sunday school classes. After teaching students for 8 week sessions, I accompanied children to Buddhist center feasts, Catholic mass, a Jewish temple, Pagan ceremonies and the like. Over the years my family has participated in Kwaanza, Hindu Festival of Lights, Hanukkah festivities and intergenerational celebrations from many traditions.

I homeschooled my kids for 8 years founded on a History-based Wholistic education, of which I wrote my own curriculum. I based my lessons and exams on textbooks from various perspectives and encouraged open-minded discussions about the reasons for the author’s points of view and their veracity. “Question Authority” is our family motto. *wink* We first studied World Geography & World Religions as a comprehensive introduction to becoming open-minded ‘Citizens of the World’.

As homeschoolers, we practiced exercises by Rudolf Steiner and read Classic English literature, Great Books, Historic Fiction and books of Cultural Literacy from all continents. We read ancient philosophers and discussed their subsequent roles in modern society.

I co-led a Women’s Spirituality group at church. We incorporated facets from many spiritual traditions, and each woman was encouraged to bring her unique gifts, talents and experiences to share with the group.

After leaving that position, my 10-year interest in the Kabbalah, led me to study more intently and take a year-long webinar class with two Rabbis. I learned much about the Hebrew Mystical traditions from a Jewish Reform perspective. I found the Kabbalah to be THE foundation for the many esoteric paths I had studied since my 20’s.

I’ve completed Frank Clifford’s “Predictive Astrology” course through the London School of Astrology and will participate with Acyuta Bhava Dasa’s advanced astrology course soon.

Today I follow fellow Astrologer’s posts, practice YoQi and write ‘Morning Pages’ as recommended by Julia Cameron in her transformational book, “The Artist’s Way.” It was after leading classes in “The Artist’s Way” that I discovered that it was a book written by and for the Enneagram Type #4 personality ~the ‘Artist’. That book was a touchstone for me on my path of Understanding. I dove into the study of the Personality on many levels and took a course with Rick Hudson through the Shift Network.

I started noticing the esoteric ‘threads of Truth’ that run throughout all the systems and traditions that I’ve engaged with and noticed that their Archetypal stories can be found in pictorial symbolism of the Tarot. I studied Jungian psychology which led me to create a unique deck of Tarot cards that I’m finalizing and will publish soon.

I’ve created a unified system that is based on a lesser-used form of the Tree of Life glyph.  I have placed my own “9 Keys Tarot” cards onto this Tree in a unique pattern, as a blueprint to help people ascend to their Higher Self. This comprehensive system incorporates NINE Esoteric systems, which is no small feat!

Metaphysics describes both the ‘Art of Living’ & the ‘Science of Life.’

I hope that my blog writing will encourage you to look within yourself and begin what Plato called, “The Great Work” of personal understanding and wisdom. After all, it’s our once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn, grow and evolve our Souls while we are incarnate beings. Look within!

Soon, I will have 9 Key TAROT DECK & Workbooks ready to print on demand so that you can learn the secrets of the 9 Keys Tarot on your own. Stay tuned! ~K

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Today’s Spiritual Warriors are needed desperately! Followers of light are being called up to shine, in order to lead others out of the darkness. If you are frustrated by the chaos that is covering the globe, read on for important information.  Together, WE can turn it around!


8 Replies

  1. Raeanne Sep 7th 2012

    LOVE IT!! You are really beautiful. So how do you chit chat on this thing? I was ready for that noon mtg, but no clue how to do it.,

  2. kalin

    LOL, Rae, Im sure you know how to do it! 😀
    I will try it again this Saturday at noon mtn time…for an hour this time,
    so everyone will have more time to get here. See ya soon! ~:)

  3. Heh, girl!! Love your Webpage. Can’t wait to spend some time ‘poking’ around. And probably giving some of my opinions….. Luvya, JB

  4. kalin

    Sure, JB, I’d appreciate hearing them! ~: )
    and may have some questions for you as well…

  5. Incredible…..

  6. Joanie Sep 11th 2012

    I took the 1st Kabbala class while still in progress and the ideas along with discussions were very inspiring and thought-provoking. Thanks Kalin! I like the look of the website. I’m sending positive energy to you in this endeavor.

  7. kalin

    Thanks Joanie~
    I Loved having your input~ you are a real help!!
    You are welcome to join us again, free of charge, at the next Kabbalah class!
    Every time we look inward, we discover NEW things…because we’re always ‘regenerating’. ~: )

  8. I love the website. You have really improved on it a lot since I was last here. The blog is now easy to get to and I can read it and see what is on your mind that teaches all of us something, i think even you when you are finished writing it. Great job Kalin…. Love our time together, altho usually too short.

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