What’s your favorite breakfast food? Eggs and hot sauce.
Book you’d like to give everyone (or wish they would read)? The Voice That Thunders by Alan Garner
What makes you laugh? Usually physical humour or witty ripostes.
Song that never gets old: King Orpheo.
Drink of choice: A bottle of Pinot Gris.
Would you rather be hot or cold? Cold! My nickname at home is ‘the hot water bottle.’
Mountain, beach, desert or forest? Coastal, but not lying on a beach - I’d rather be beach-combing!
Favorite color? Raspberry/burgundy.
Best movie line: From The Red Shoes by Powell and Pressberger: Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance? [Vicky thinks for a short while] Victoria Page: Why do you want to live? [Lermontov is suprised at the answer] Boris Lermontov: Well I don't know exactly why, er, but I must. Victoria Page: That's my answer too.
Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance? [Vicky thinks for a short while] Victoria Page: Why do you want to live? [Lermontov is suprised at the answer] Boris Lermontov: Well I don't know exactly why, er, but I must. Victoria Page: That's my answer too.
Last thing you splurged on? Some lovely clothes.
Bonus Q: Favorite book/deck you've created or co-created (or are most proud of)? The Celtic Devotional, now sadly out of print.
About Caitlín Matthews: I have studied and taught many aspects of the Western Mysteries for over 30 years, including ancestral ritual, shamanism, and divination, whether it be reading the omens in nature, to the many kinds of early cartomancy, and also tarot and Lenormand. I am the author of over 60 books which include Enchanted Lenormand Oracle (2013), The Complete Lenormand Handbook (2014,) and have created four tarots and five oracles. I also teach all over the world. Together with John Matthews & Felicity Wombwell, I am the co-founder of The Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies (FIOS) which spotlights the oral and sacred arts that often become sidelined as unimportant: we annually host exemplars of these sacred arts to teach in UK. Supporting traditional skills and methods of divination is very important to me and I am very fortunate in having so many colleagues throughout the world who share this interest. For my general website, listing books and forthcoming events, see www.hallowquest.org.uk; to see my myth and divination blog go to www.caitlin-matthews.blogspot.com.