As the author of the Chakra Wisdom Oracle deck, Tori Hartman promotes what has always been the key to her success: The spiritual empowerment, healing, and education of people. She believes that in order to heal and manifest our heart’s desires, one needs to incorporate their family legacies to find their soul’s purpose and live with a deep sense of belonging. In September 2014, the demand for the Chakra Wisdom Oracle deck was so high that Watkins released her next book, the Chakra Wisdom Toolkit, a 52-week journey of the lost fables.
Born and raised in New York’s Greenwich Village during the 1960s, the environment in “The Village” at the time was “anything goes,” and little if any self-expression was questioned. Her creative outlets during this time included love beads, astrology, and experiencing the Beatnik scene at the White Tavern.
At age 8, Hartman’s parents discovered her psychic abilities. Her mother was a playwright and gifted astrologer, and her father was a World War II veteran and actor. While her mother understood and supported the gift, ultimately, alcoholism blocked the spiritual connection that she and Hartman may have shared. In 1976 when Hartman was a teen, her mother died of alcoholism. It would take more than 25 years to piece together the damaging mosaic that her mother left behind.
When thinking about her deeply troubled mom, Hartman says, “Life taught me that the deep wounds inflicted upon some of us as children are Spirit’s way of leaving us open to receive messages. We are given the gift of wounds to assist others in their healing.”
For over a decade, Hartman has been promoting the empowerment of individuals. In July 2017, she released her final book in the Chakra Wisdom Oracle series, How to Read the Cards for Yourself and Others.