There are plenty of ways to draw connections between the cards of the Major Arcana. You can do it through numerology, through astrology, through the septenaries or visual cues in their symbolism. One of the simplest ways to find the connections between the cards, though, is simply to fold the sequence of the Major Arcana […]Read more "Pairing the Major Arcana, Forward and Backward"
In my previous post, I talked a bit about Erich Neumann’s book The Great Mother and how, despite the various problems with it and the need for context-sensitive critical reading, it can provide a great theoretical framework in which to understand the Wiccan Goddess. Wicca is about experience, not theory, and a theoretical perspective like […]Read more "The Horned God, Schematized"
Erich Neumann’s book The Great Mother is fascinating and maddening. Neumann was a Jungian psychoanalyst, and his book is subtitled An Analysis of the Archetype; understandably, then, it presents a Jungian approach to world mythology in the aim to establish an overarching cross-cultural archetype of the Great Mother. As a work of comparative mythology, the […]Read more "Erich Neumann and the Wiccan Goddess"
I decided to experiment with a different medium! Rather than a written post this time around, I made a video with some rambling thoughts about pathworking: What it is in the context of Tarot, a couple of different techniques, and some reasons that it might be worth doing. I’m not sure if I’ll do more […]Read more "Ideas for Pathworking"
This week’s post is going to be on the personal side. This blog is, by its nature, rather personal, but for the most part I try to keep things focused on Tarot, bringing in my own experiences as a jumping-off point for cartomantic discussion. This week, though, it’s really all about me. There’s no Tarot […]Read more "Shadow Work: The Thoughts We Don’t Allow Ourselves to Think"
Let’s talk about darkness. The term “shadow work” gets thrown around a lot in Tarot circles these days, particularly by more naturalistic-ish readers like myself who use Tarot less for prediction and more for personal reflection. Many Tarot readers use Tarot in conjunction with psychoanalysis or other forms of counseling. And many of us are inspired […]Read more "Reevaluating Shadow Work"
“I’ll get back to posting weekly,” he said. “I promise,” he said. Well, he was a big fat liar and he apologizes for his deceit. Things are hectic right now, but I promise, I am trying to keep up with the blog as much as possible. This summer might turn out to be a season of […]Read more "The Arch of the Arcana: From Kenoma to Pleroma"