I heard lot of good things about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book on Tarot, then I read a couple of positive comments on different Tarot forums and specific social media groups. Finally, I stumbled into a quite exciting book synopsis which determined to read the book.
I have to admit, I had quite high expectations and somewhat I was pretty disappointed. I will explain.
But for the beginning, who is Alejandro Jodorowsky?
Born to Jewish-Ukrainian and Polish parents in Chile, Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru, currently living in Paris (France). Read more…
Some of the Tarot readers relays on numerological calculations, respectively numerological connections between the cards. If there are more cards of the same number, that means something.
During their readings, they add up the numbers displayed on the cards and based on these calculations, draw different conclusions, make predictions or even give some advices.
My concern is that practitioners do not really know and understand the theoretical aspects and particularly, they do not know how the Tarot cards were numbered and what is their actual numerological value. Read more…
“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.”
(Proverbs 3: 13-18, New International Version)
From human perspective, the ‘truth’ is permanently relative and variable. From personal perspective, there are always three ‘kind’ of truths: mine, yours and her/his. The first two are always subjective, while the third, supposedly, should be objective, respectively neuter. From universal and esoteric perspective, there is only one truth, most probably, out of our reach.