from Michael Wall
Percolator Cards are designed to provide occasional sparks and action ideas for people who are new to the Fire Circle. Please feel free to remove any cards from the deck that don’t fit your local approach – and to create new ones! (…and PLEASE send me copies 🙂
The cards are already formatted in a template which will print out on standard card stock available from your local stationary supply. I recommend that you spray the cards with a clear sealant of some sort to help protect the ink from running as a result of a damp or drizzly night. Light colored stock is easier to read in the twilight….
I usually put the cards out on a small table or altar, inside a water resistant, see-through case (a traveller’s bar of soap container is a good size). Also on the altar is a 7 day candle to provide light to read by, perhaps a set of tarot cards, or a deck of affirmation cards… and this text (which is also included in the download materials).
Choose a card at random.
Send yourself on an adventure!
Discovery follows your willingness
To pursue the suggested course
and an open mind and heart
If it’s unclear, ask a long-timer!
If your quest involves conversation,
Please whisper if you are in Circle
Please return the card to the deck
Have a wonderful journey!
It also works really well to introduce the idea at some point in your event when the most celebrants are around, like at a meal or during an orientation. Get a couple of long time players to draw a card and do whatever it offers, to show how easy and fun it can be. Tell people that the intent of the cards is to help them find ways to stay engaged in those moments where perhaps they are starting to fade… Before revealing the cards, suggest that people approach the cards “seriously” as an oracle of action – that transformation is available through doing, not just thinking about, what the card says to do…
One of my favorite stories is about a 1st time celebrant in Australia who drew a card during the dinner demonstration that said “Start a Chant” – and since he didn’t know any, he devoted himself to making one up, and then got his friends to help him start it in the Circle!
Please enter your name and contact details below so I can get a sense of where the cards are traveling. I’d appreciate it if you would ask the same promise requested of you below of anyone else to whom you might give the card templates. Better yet, just send them here – the deck continues to grow as friends like you provide new suggestions…
Have fun and may the magic be deep and rich around your fire!
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