I first became intrigued by Tarot at the age of 15, when I received a Marseilles deck and a book on Salvador Dali’s Tarot as a birthday present. My interest in esoteric subjects and comparative religion grew over the next decade, following living and travelling in Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, and the Philippines, and studying in Europe. My equally eclectic professional life developed in multinational corporate roles working in a large London embassy, luxury goods, software, biofuels, and finance. From 1995, I undertook formal studies in Tarot in London, and occasionally read for the public in Covent Garden Market. Over the next ten years or so, while carrying out my corporate work life, I continued to study intensively and gradually became a respected practitioner and acknowledged expert in working with Tarot. In 2008, I was headhunted by Treadwell’s Bookshop of London, renowned for esoteric scholarship, where I worked for several years. I worked full time for nine years as a freelance Tarot consultant and tutor, but am now in another full time post that has me spending time between the UK and France.
My mother’s family are from the Philippines, and are hereditary stewards of a holy well attached to a famed Catholic basilica outside Manila, built on a pre-Christian site. For centuries my Filipino family have performed this role, and have worked as healers and teachers. I have inherited this calling to community service as a means of connecting with the divine, which I express through my work in Tarot.