Shane Ward was born to a low income, working class family in London England in 1960. Although not particularly religious he was a choirboy for eight years. His love of music resulted in singing in eleven Cathedrals, becoming a choirmaster at age 13 and learning musical composition. Unable to find any spiritual comfort with the Church, however, Shane embarked upon a quest, searching the origins of religion, which ultimately led to his fascination with the mysteries of the Tarot, the Occult and Spiritualism.
Shane has studied the Tarot, Numerology, Astrology and Qabalah for over twenty years. He has worked professionally in Tarot and Numerology, and set up his website, Interactive Numerology Forum, in 1997. His website focuses primarily on research into the validity of the subject for people of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has attracted over 56,000 visitors.
Nothing teaches a person about understanding the Tarot more than the real experiences of life. Shane's path through life could be described as 'eventful', having to deal personally or indirectly with mundane issues such as divorce, poverty, financial problems, small businesses, unemployment and bereavement to more exotic problems like, repossession, bankruptcy, drugs, sexual harassment, blackmail, disability issues, courts and tribunals. Understanding and applying the philosophy of the Tarot in real life has helped Shane immensely in overcoming some of life's more serious problems with objectivity and a positive outlook. Shane is married to his second wife, Sharon, and has four children.
This self-help book is a personal journey of the author's experience of quitting cigarettes after smoking for twenty-eight years. It will identify and guide you through the most common pitfalls of quitting as well as give weapons to beat the nicotine monster. And if that's not enough, there are some fun poems, songs and office graffiti thrown in to distract you while you quit.
Unlike any book ever written about the Tarot, this book sweeps aside the myths and the mysteries to reveal how the meaning of all 78 cards of this ancient philosophy applies to the people of today. The cards are explained in such a way as never before, looking at how each Tarot card can reflect every-day, real life events in the modern world. This book is a must for professional Tarot readers and students alike. The novice will find it a practical introduction into the world of the occult. Even ... more info>>