Reading with the Magic Tarot by Frederic Lionel

Reading with the Magic Tarot by Frederic Lionel
Frédéric Lionel was born on 17 July 1908, in Amphion les Bains, France. “The Magic Tarot: Vehicle of Eternal Wisdom” was published initially in Franch by Editions du Rocher in 1980. The English translation I own was published in 1982 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. The book was accompanied by an exclusive, Major Arcana only deck designed by Lionel. The Magic Tarot is one of the very few specially designed, esoteric – divinatory if you prefer – Tarot decks. While the traditional Western esoteric system, primarily represented by the Golden Dawn, is Kabbalah based and only by subordination connected to Astrology and Numerology, Lionel’s work focuses on Alchemy and aspects of self-development and enlightenment. Continue reading

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Two plus two make four

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‘Do you remember,’ he went on, ‘writing in your diary, ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four’?’ Continue reading

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Aquarian Hermetic Tarot (2019)

Aquarian Hermetic Tarot
Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a philosophical and esoteric tradition based primarily upon the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. The name Hermes Trismegistus in Ancient Greek means ‘thrice-greatest Hermes’ and was translated into Latin as “Mercurius ter Maximus”.
Hermes Trismegistus may be associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth.

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Archetypes and genders within the Major Arcana cards

The things we have been taught, the way we have been educated and cultivated, shaped the way we think. These patterns are the measure of our artificial limitations. What concerns me is that we accept and learn – memorise – anything without questioning and thinking. “Believe and do not question” applies not exclusively to the church dogmas but also to rational and scientific matters. Esotericism, although dealing with the invisible aspects of our universe – the macrocosm – and ourselves – the microcosm –, it is science. Continue reading

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The Hermit in Botticelli’s Temptations of Christ

The Hermit in Botticelli’s Temptations of Christ

The Temptations of Christ is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, executed in 1480–1482 and located in the Sistine Chapel, Rome.
In 1480 Botticelli, together with a couple other Florentine painters, left for Rome, where he had been called as part of the reconciliation project between Lorenzo de’ Medici, the de facto ruler of Florence, and Pope Sixtus IV. The Florentines started to work in the Sistine Chapel as early as the Spring of 1481.
The theme of the decoration of the Chapel was a parallel between the Stories of Moses and those of Christ, showing the continuity between the Old and the New Testament. It also was meant to prove the continuity between the divine law of the Tables and the message of Jesus, who has chosen Peter, the first bishop of Rome, as his successor. This would finally result in the legitimation of the latter’s successors, the popes of Rome. Continue reading

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The New Cold War, an open letter


I promise I will do my best to keep it short as it is possible. I am aware that these days, the modern man loses its focus in only a few sentences and, generally speaking, his or her interest resume to the headlines.
We are on the verge of the new Cold War or something much worst. Continue reading

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RIP Rockstars Playing and Fortune-telling cards promo video


Please play it, share it, like it! Thanks!!!
More about the deck at http://tarotator.com/introducing-the-rip-rockstars-playing-and-fortune-telling-cards/
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Secrets of Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

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Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, adventurer, mountaineer, poet, painter, novelist, and allegedly spy or secret government agent, member, or co-founder of several esoteric orders, founder of Thelema, considered the Godfather of modern Satanism and labelled by the press of his time as being “the wickedest man in the world”. Preceded mainly by his bad reputation, Crowley is the one to love or hate. He has remained one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, both amongst occult-ists and in popular culture. In 2002, a BBC poll placed Crowley on the honourable seventy-third position in a list of the 100 Greatest Britons, a list led by Sir Winston Churchill, and populated by prominent personalities such as Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, John Lennon or Diana, Princess of Wales. He has become even more famous after his death than during his life. Continue reading

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The inverted pyramid

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The inverted pyramid is a seventy-eight card Tarot spread attributed to Etteilla. Several variations of the original spread are circulated nowadays. Continue reading

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Ronaldo’s Bugatti

Ronaldo’s Bugatti

Recently there has been a lot of discussion on and offline regarding the rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo supposedly spent 12,300,000 USD on the exclusive Bugatti car La Voiture Noire. The only one built car is styled after the legendary Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic model, and it was made to mark the 11th anniversary of the founding of the car manufacturer. Continue reading

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