“I do not know these good people,” the prisoner replied. “Truly?” “Truly.” “And now tell me, why is it that you use the words ‘good people’ all the time? Do you call everyone that, or what?” “Everyone,” the prisoner replied. “There are no evil people in the world.” Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita This […]Read more "The Devil and the Star: There Are No Evil People"
Tarot is riddled with alchemical symbolism. Particularly in decks influenced by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or other high forms of high magic (Etteila, Papus, etc.), we find that the Tarot deck is a series of symbolic, allegorical depictions of the same spiritual, magical, and psychological forces at play in the Great Work […]Read more "After Temperance, the Devil: The Great Work is never done"
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"
About a year ago, I wrote a post called “Five Goddess Prototypes in the Tarot,” where I talked about five archetypes* commonly associated with the divine feminine and where they can be found in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Go read that post; I’m pretty damn proud of it. Today, I’m going to do […]Read more "Five God Prototypes in the Tarot"
I’m coming at you with another YouTube video! In this video, I talk about the thematic relationship between Death, Temperance, and the Devil as they’re placed on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. I spend some time thinking about the Qabalistic theme that unites them, and then the individual way in which each card manifests that […]Read more "Video: Death, Temperance, and the Devil on the Tree of Life"
Today concludes the three-part series wherein I assign one James Bond film to each of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 if you’d like to catch up with the rest of the series. Thanks again to Deborah Lipp for helping me put together this list. XV. The […]Read more "The James Bond Tarot (Part 3)"