Category Archives: Art

Staring at the Sun

Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: Englightenment, lightening, explanation. Clarity, glory, Heaven and Earth. Philosophical sulfur. Reversed: Fire. Heat, warmth, glow, flame, passion. Meteors, lightning. Internal, external and philosophical fire. S.L. MacGregor Mathers’ interpretation of the card as it was … Continue reading

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The Stars

The Stars “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, … Continue reading

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Eight of Wands

Etteilla’s interpretation of the card. Upright: countryside, field, plain, agriculture, crop, farming or crop growing, cultivation, landed property, real estate, farm, garden, orchard, prairie, forest, grove, foliage, pleasure, fun, leisure, pastime, recreation, enjoyment, peace, calm, tranquillity, innocence, country life, valley, … Continue reading

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The Fool and the Hermit

At a closer look, there are many similarities between two or sometimes three cards of the Major Arcana. There are hidden – esoteric -, underlying connections. One of these pairs can be

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Practical Tarot Shadow work explained

The idea of ‘shadow’ originates in the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. In Jungian psychology, the ‘shadow’ refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or it is a … Continue reading

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Working with the Hexa Tarot

Inspired partly by the Endless Column, and partly by the subtle connection between the cards, the Hexa Tarot is an exclusive alchemical deck. The Endless Column is

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The seventy-eight Tarot card and their attributions

When it comes to the interpretation of the cards, most commonly, people prefer the so-called Waite method associated with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and subsequently the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Another highly popular method is the one associated with … Continue reading

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Another look at the Court Cards, part one

The Knight of Wands, Queen of Disks and Page of Swords. The Court Cards are the super-humans of the deck of cards. They are the gods-chosen, the representatives of the gods in our world. For example, the Two, Three and … Continue reading

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Archetypes and iconography

“…the Alphabet of Thoth can be dimly traced in the modern Tarot which can be had at almost every bookseller in Paris. As for it being understood or utilised, the many fortune-tellers in Paris, who make a professional living by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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