Ted Lawrence Orcutt (born September 29, 1945), popularly known as T.L. Orcutt, is an American novelist, author, occult tarot professional,retired professor, and psychotherapist. His four nonfiction books lean toward personal growth, transpersonal psychology,mysticism, and paranormal experience. He is more recently known for his fiction trilogy, released in a single volume December 2011 and entitled, The Path of Return Trilogy. The first novel in the series, Jamayah: Adventures on the Path of Return, develops themes of paranormal mastery and cosmic awareness. The immediate sequel, Collateral Karma, focuses on ritual, ceremony, magic, lucid dreams, evil, occult and shamanic magic. Third in the series, Letters from the Afterworld published for the first time within the single volume trilogy, develops themes of soul essence, mediumship, automatic writing, astral projection, and reincarnation. Favoring adventure and paranormal suspense, he frequently incorporates elements of humor,satire, and tarot symbolism.