Allyn McCray became interested in occult studies early in life in an effort to explain and avow the clairaudient, clairvoyant, and telekinetic events she experienced early in life. These studies led her to a deck of Tarot cards in 1971 which marked the beginning of her lifelong interest in Tarot as a reader and a teacher. In 1999, the American Tarot Association recognized Allyn as a Certified Tarot Reader and accepted several of her articles and a deck review in the ATA Newletter. During her experience as an internet reader between 2000 and 2002, Allyn's readings were regularly featured on the former websites, Psychicnut and Roadtalk.
In 2002, Allyn entered an international school of esoteric studies, The Church of Light, to gain insight into the integration of metaphysics. Allyn is now an Ordained Myetaphysical Minister, Hermetician, Certified Teacher, Communications Director with the Church of Light as well as an Advisor in The Order of the Sphinx. During the last 12 years with the Church of Light, she has contributed articles to their newsletter, The Quarterly, coordinated three conventions, appeared as a guest speaker, and facilitates astrological Sunday Services. She is also author of the blog site "Let's Talk Tarot".
Allyn has taught Egyptian Tarot at Santa Fe Community College, currently teaches classes on-line at www.churchoflight.tv, and reads professionally in both public and private venues.
In an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot deck, Allyn traveled to Egypt in 2005 and gained privileged access to all three chambers of the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx, as well as a chance to meet Dr. Zawi Hawass, the Minister of State for Egyptian Antiquities and Affairs at that time.
Allyn again traveled to Egypt in 2012 with the famed American geologist and author, Dr. Robert Schoch, and again gained privileged access to the entire Giza Plateau, and the pyramid and labyrinth of Hawara with Egyptologist, Dr. Reda.
Currently, Allyn has been chosen to edit C.C. Zainís famous book, The Sacred Tarot for eventual online study, is editor for a Church of Light newsletter, The Weekly Beacon, and is working on her lecture series on Egyptian Tarot.
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