Spear began his spiritual awakening in 1990. He received his first set of Ryder-Waite tarot cards from a friend who had the deck stored in a forgotten corner of a dresser. Upon touching the deck Spear saw a woman and began to describe her to his friend. The friend was shocked that he was describing his aunt who previously owned the tarot deck. The friend gifted the deck to Spear saying that he felt the deck never really belonged to him. Spear promised to take care of it.
Over the next 10 years, Spear began to study shamanism on his own through books and life experiences that he would later find out were shamanic journeys or lessons. In the Shadow of the Shaman by Amber Wolfe has been a very influential text that he used a great deal to help explain what was going on around him and still does to this day. During this period he began reading tarot in a recreational manner for himself and a few close friends.
By 2000 Spear found himself doing tarot readings for others in order to help them out with their lives. He became an ordained minister to honor his commitment to his spiritual path. His shamanistic learning increased with constant, real-world affirmations that he was on the right path. At this time he began to seek out and use other forms of divination as well as other tarot decks and oracle cards. Nothing seemed to coalesce.
In 2010 the universe made it clear that Spear should start performing tarot readings on a professional level through the loss of his full time job and after many years researching and testing tarot decks he finally found the right deck for him. It was a tarot deck that utilized the imagery of the Greek Gods, stories and heroes. The Gods of ancient Greece have always been important to him and one day it just clicked. Now using the Olympic Tarot he developed a spread that he named “the temple” to focus his reading through. Spear can also do direct question/answer readings called ‘Oracle’ readings.
In 2013 Spear received his second degree attunement in Usui Reiki by Shirley D. Sheldon.
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