Rachel Pollack, tarot icon, author and tarot teacher says of the show:
"This is what the Tarot world needs, less mysterious old Gypsy lady, more rock star. People often ask, where will/should the Tarot go in the new century. Now I know. Rock star! Larry King show! Oprah! Donnaleigh!"
On December 18, 2010,
the hosts of
Beyond Worlds were awarded
"Joint Tarosophists of the Year
for bringing "professional and leading edge content over the year." Press release HERE.
We were nominated by 75% of all voters, and this prestigious award by Marcus Katz' voters was presented to us on air quite by surprise by the esteemed Lon Milo DuQuette.
(Beyond Worlds has...) consistently produced an educational, wide-ranging, contemporary, relevant, fun, accessible, professional and well-produced online radio show for Tarot. Their guests have included Lon Milo Duquette, Rachel Pollack, Mary K. Greer, and I personally discovered how friendly and professional they were as hosts when I appeared on the show during the year.
Donnaleigh's infectious enthusiasm and courteous questioning gets the best out of every guest, supported by Theresa's no-nonsense approach and Georgianna's down-to-earth authenticity. As a group, they are the ideal "four suits" of a full deck and demonstrate the diverse heart of the Tarot.
Those voting often referred to the show as "dynamic", "refreshing", "innovative", "constantly curious", "educational" and "meaningful", all the qualities for this well-deserving TAROSOPHIST OF THE YEAR AWARD. We truly applaud them and look forwards to their exciting projects in 2011.
Beyond Worlds was honored to receive
The Best Tarot Podcast of 2010 and 2011
Best Tarot Podcasts 2011 ~ Beyond Worlds has a whole new crew but they are consistently delivering solid tarot education. Each week, host Donnaleigh and her tarot friends entertain, teach and help you to grow your tarot skills with the best that tarot has to offer. "
See other "Best of Tarot 2011" recipients HERE.
Best Tarot Podcasts 2010 ~ Beyond Worlds (http://www.tarottribe.com) is THE premier podcast for tarot education. Bringing the best that tarot has to offer, week after week host Donnaleigh continues to grow her show to dazzling new levels and help us to stretch our tarot wings in the process. If you want to learn how to read, this is the first place to pull up a chair."
See other "Best of Tarot 2010" recipients HERE.
Lon Milo DuQuette wrote, "I was honored to 'honor' you with this award. Congratulations to you, Theresa and all at Beyond Worlds. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to spiritual art (and art form) Tarot. Thanks for having me on the show. Love, Lon"
Best Tarot Podcast: Beyond Worlds consistently offers the best information for a tarot reader and a variety of topics, hands down. And the amusing discussion in the chat room while the live show is going on is also not to be missed (yes, I am the most inappropriate person in the chat room ~ fair warning!). Voted by the community as Outstanding Cartomancy Website of 2012 by The Academy of Cartomancy Arts and Science in the 2012 Pecto Awards. Thank you!
Beyond Worlds Tarot Tribe also won Outstanding Cartomancy Website for 2013 by the Academy of Cartomancy Arts and Sciences (Pecto Awards),
and Donnaleigh was surprised with an Honorary Award for "her fantastic contribution to the tarot community both domestic and foreign."
Hello Donnaleigh! What a fantastic show you have! I just listened to the podcast
and you have a new fan of the show! Thanks for having the Deviant Moon cards on!
All the best,
Thank you for your interest in my Lenormand! It's lovely you
contacted me because I was long planning to drop you a line, actually -
your teaching videos have been tremendously helpful to me in the past
months. I thank you SO MUCH for them, they are wonderful, they are an
Anna Klaffinger, Austria
Creator of the Anna K Tarot
I can honestly say that everything I know about Tarot can somehow be traced back to her in some shape or form."
Kim in Australia wrote:
I just want to send you a big thank you. You don't know it but you were my only line to my spiritual side this year. I was doing an intense University course that took so much of my time that the only spiritual part I had was listening to your podcasts. I got them on my iPod and played them in my car on the way to University and other places. Sometimes I responded to your what does this image make you think of posts on Facebook. But I just realised that if I don't thank you, you won't know.
BIG MASSIVE THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart.
Your podcasts really just kept my toe in the water when I didn't have time for anything else. So now when I pick up my cards again hopefully they will be like I never put them down.
"I put all of the Beyond Worlds lessons on my iPod and listen to them while I'm driving and cleaning (I even fall asleep to them at night). It is the best produced and most consistent podcast that I have found. I listen to the archives every day."
"Hey I wanted to shoot you a quick email. Yesterday how you mentioned that the Tarot Connection was one of your first intros to the tarot community. That is how I felt, too. I first went to the ______ forums but that felt impersonal, people with user names and not real names, and not hearing or seeing them felt odd. Once I found the Tarot Connection I heard someone's voice; there was great content and it was addicting lol.
I felt a part of a community. Now that I found your show (how the hell did I so late! lol)
it has taken it to another level.I feel a part of something more so because it is LIVE and I can chat and interact with others, plus I laugh my ass off with the s*** that people say. Any way long story short, Thank you for doing your show it is nice to have a "Home" away from home. :) You guys are providing top notch tarot education and entertainment."
I think without your amazing efforts the tarot community would be much the poorer. I'm even further impressed that even when times have been tough for you, you've kept the community in mind and come back to give further. So many podcasts falter in only a few months, and yet you've made something enduring and inspirational, and you continue to spend time and energy nurturing, educating, and sharing with us tarot lovers across the globe. To put it simply, you ROCK, Donnaleigh! I know that sometimes we only get to hear the complaints and frustrations people have, so I want you to know that I'm sure I speak for many people in my thanks to you. :)
Debi Scott, Tarot Enthusiast:
I love the Tarot Tribe you and others are creating and it is not only educating, it is humorous!
You have the best Tarot education on the Web! I listen and have listened to many podcasts! I also have to add Leisa's and Dena's to the best list. It seems to me you are drawing the best and caring guests because of where you are taking Tarot. You are elevating and deepening it to the spiritual, self discovery, self help and help for others. You, Leisa and Robert Place are my 'Tarot Rock Stars' as you all have given me the ability to learn and study the Tarot, not to mention all the fun, laughs and entertainment! It means a lot to a person that does not have this type of information available where they live.
I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the work and time you are putting into the content and format of your shows! It is just astounding what I am learning. I can't even find the words to describe the joy it brings me. I can feel the care and generosity in every show. Don't ever let anyone discourage you in the path you are on as it is going to take you to great places, inside and out because you are doing it from the heart. Can't lose on that path!
What sums up how I feel about all you have done and are doing? Wait, let me pull a card............The ACE of Wands, a new passion for Tarot and all associated with it!
I thank you again for all you give and share. It is highly appreciated!
Just thought I'd drop you a quick line to say how much I love your YouTube videos and podcasts. I've spent hours listening and watching so far and haven't scratched the surface of the material you have available. I especially love your stuff on Lenormand. As there's not a lot out there for Lenormand in English your videos have been invaluable to me.
Ferol Humphrey, Director of Living Tarot Network& Originator of Living Tarot Method:
"...As far as I am concerned, you and Thalassa Therese and Marcus Katz are the next fastest moving supertrain of Tarot. You are carrying the work forward beyond tradition...
The shows are so much better than the radio, so keep them coming!
When Leisa stopped doing podcasts I thought I was going to end up listening to the radio again - BORING!
Love the show!
~Sherry in Tennesee:
"...the various podcast interviews with artists sent me over the edge, LOL!
Some of the older ones have been like a treasure hunt to find.
I am wanting to start really studying (the cards) now, instead of just admiring the art. I like how one of your tag lines says, "Come learn with me". Really nice. It makes it very welcoming to people who may get overwhelmed. I must say, I never would have thought there was so much to learning Tarot, before I started checking into it.
Oh, and enjoyed tonight's show...
it is going to be one that I have to listen to over and over,
slowly, with my iPod."
"Love it that your videos are so free from unnecessary stuff,
so straight to the point, so full of great info, just like Lenormand itself."
- Comment from YouTube viewer, Lalagonegaga.
Hi Donnagleigh, I'm living here in Ireland and I came across you about a month ago on blog radio and I just love your show. I just love both tarot and all forms of spirituality and healing. I had moved away from the tarot and healing over the past year after my father passed away but listening to your show has helped me greatly and I thank you.
I started to look at the tarot again over the past couple of weeks. Not actually using the cards but reading about them and listening to your radio blogs. Nice and gentle! Again, thank you for your wonderful shows and for being a beacon of light to so many people out there.
~ John in Ireland
Well, I just wanted to mail you to say something. I know we don't chat
much on a personal level, but you have helped me so very much over the
past 12 months to read the Lenormand cards. Thanks Donnaleigh, you
really have inspired me to learn with your videos and your daily draws
on the FB group. I'd rather watch and learn than sometimes make myself
known in the groups lol
-Martyn Williams, UK
I want to
let you know that I learned to read Tarot & Lenormand with you and
your shows/videos. And I want to thank you for making my life more
magical and divine.
May the Goddess give you many blessings of happiness.
I am thankful for your patience, creativity, love, and kindness.
~Aphrodite Le Fay (from Brazil)
~ Tarotist Vesta's Wind says:
"I am really excited to have so much wonderful discussion at my fingertips. Thanks Donnaleigh, for making Tarot so easily accessible to those who cannot afford to attend pricey classes, etc.
Blessings to you."
"Enjoying your classes. Everything I know about tarot I learned from you.
Thank you for everything you do."
~ Rebecca R.M.
Yuletide blessings to you and your family Donnaleigh from the UK. Thank
you for all the guidance you have given me and others regarding our
Tarot & Lernormand:) You've got me back onto my Tarot readings
again. I listen to ur podcasts every night. Are you making any more on
the Majors? Last ones were the threes. Would love to hear the fours:)
Tricia May Hazim, UK.
I have been listening to your podcast via iTunes for a few months now and it's really a comfort to know there are like minded people out there. I have been studying tarot for about 12 years, though the last year has been very intensive. That's where your show has come in. I've learned so much and have been introduced to so many helpful avenues by you and your guests.
Thank you for following your inspiration to create this talk show. It really feels like a lighthouse guiding all of us ships as we travel the seas of life.
You've been a huge help to me.
I just got my first Lenormand deck last week and started
watching your videos.
Thanks to you, I had the whole deck numbers/images memorized
in an hour. The next morning I woke up and said them all out loud to my hubby
and he was amazed. I just want to say "thank you dear sister" for
helping a newbie take her first steps down the path, :c )
~ Beth Henry
First: I would like to say, that I love your show. It's fabulous, my "must listen to". I'm subscribed to it on Itunes and I enjoy every single episode!
Best wishes for you and the crew!
Your faithful listener,
"Beyond Worlds is one of the best sources of free information on tarot there is. So, if you have internet access but you are on a terrible budget, don?t have money to travel for conferences or in-person classes, Beyond Worlds is the perfect place to learn more about tarot from the most respected people I know. Where else can you get a free education from authorities on the topic? Did I mention free?"
Tarot Reader and Tarot Deck Creator
"I have found you and the Beyond Worlds podcast very inspirational. It has been a big help to me in the last 2 years where my tarot reading is concerned. I want to thank you for being an inspiration and putting together Beyond Worlds. It's the best tarot show out there."
Scott Bryant, Tarotist
I've been catching up on all your podcasts while driving to and from work. It's an awesome training experience, and I feel like I have friends in the car with me. Thanks to you I now have Konxari, limited edition Gaian, Alchemical, Sevenfold Mysteries (majors), Pearls of Wisdom ~ need I go on??
And just wanted to thank you for turning me onto something new to love and search for Lenormand decks!
In the meantime, congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! So deserving.
Bright blessings to you. Take care... hope I can see you one day soon.
Bright blessings to you.
Tarotist Dale Howard
"I just wanted to tell you that I've been pretty much obsessed with learning about tarot for the last few weeks. I don't have anyone I can talk to about it except my friend, Tracy. I tried registering at Aeclectic's tarot forum, but they aren't accepting new regular members right now.
Anyway, I had bought a deck quite some time ago but got overwhelmed with learning the card meanings. When you posted a link to the Beyond World Tarot Intensives classes last month (the female threes) I tuned in, and it was so interesting and helpful, so I picked them up again and even bought a 2nd deck."
Siddaleah in Seattle
I am so happy i came across your radio station, listening to the tribe
has truly opened my eyes. I'm still on the Major Arcana, but have
learned so much from your discussions. Looking forward to all the
Karen Alcorn, USA
Love love love Tarot Tribe! I stumbled on this and I can't get enough. I am really enjoying going through the archive and listening to all your past shows! I work at a desk all day so your archive has totally helped me get through my days :)
Thanks so much Donnaleigh and I look forward to your next show!
I love your work!
- Stephen O'Neill
You are also known in Belgium with your video's!!
Keep up the good work!
I just wanted to thank you for all that you do with respect
to Tarot and Lenormand education. You give so generously of your time
and talent. You are not afraid to live big and inspire others. You are
probably the most gracious and kind person that I have met in the Tarot
Thank you again!
Maggie Lukowski, of Maggie Moon Tarot
Just wanted to say "thank you" for your
videos. This study buddy has learned so much. I now know the cards
forward, backward and vice-versa. I could not believe that I got it so
quickly. You're an amazing person!
I got my first tarot deck a year ago. While I was fortunate enough to
have a mentor at first to give me a good foundation, my most impactful
resource was Beyond Worlds.
Tarot Tribe was my education. I
learned the basics from a mentor, but my breadth of knowledge comes from
this treasure trove of lessons and speakers. I'm constantly listening
and learning. Even what books I study on my own, first came to me via
I've met fabulous, experienced readers that've said I know
more about the cards than they have in years (while still much better
readers... that'll come to me in time). I only have Donnaleigh, her
co-hosts and her work to thank for that.
Here's to forever learning.
- Ryan Edward
The writings of Enrique Enriquez and Scott Grossberg converted me from being totally averse to the Tarot to being absolutely in love with the Tarot.
Your podcast, however, is what ultimately sealed the deal, and kept me on the journey. Thanks for inspiring me week after week. The diverse perspectives and always inspirational insight have been so edifying whilst totally entertaining.
Thanks so much!
Hello. I started memorizing the Lenormand deck yesterday. I had no idea my brain could do that. I can tell this is something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. I will think of your ideas (23 with mouse ears). I am very grateful to you for this.
"Your work is remarkable."
Just wanted to send the warmest thanks and blessings from a newbie tarotist in the UK. I've been following your podcasts for a short while and literally consuming the episodes, one after the other.
Thank you Donnaleigh and your co-hosts for such informed, illuminating and spirit lifting guidance on the craft and art of tarot. I didn't know that Tarot was such a soulful and spiritual practice and am truly blessed to have found such a wonderful community of Tarot lovers. Already I'm hooked! My small, (but emergent) collection of decks is growing, as too is my book collection. There's something magical about listening to people of wisdom, experience and depth, talk with such enthusiasm and knowledge.
Please express my profoundest thanks and appreciation to your co-hosts too. All of you are now part of my life, and I'm learning so much tarot from you all. Most of all, however, I'm experiencing your genuine spirit, and for that I thank you profoundly. In a world that sometimes seems to be full of dark disunity, it's truly wonderful to find so much good heartedness.
For some reason, and after a gap of many years, I re-ignited my interest in Tarot by buying a deck for my birthday, (the Universal Rider Deck), however, as a thorough going double Virgo, I then had to have some Practical instruction and discovered your podcast on iTunes. What I hadn't bargained on was the almost instant click that took place - it all fits!
I now spend a part of each day with my decks laid out, looking at the cards while listening to your podcasts. I'm having a blast and beginning to grasp the enormous scope of these seemingly innocent cards. Thank you for opening up this wonderful world, and lighting the pathway.
Thank You from my heart, and keep the guidance, uplift and humour coming! Loving every single minute Donnaleigh!
Blessings from the UK. With sincerest appreciation and thanks.
Silvia Wray, UK