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Esoteric Endeavors. Symbolica. Esoterica. EsotericOs. Astrologikos. Futharken. Oracula. Tarot. Oblique Strategies. Origin and history[edit] The entire story of Oblique Strategies, with the content of all the cards, exhaustive history and commentary, is documented in a website widely acknowledged as the authoritative source, put together by musician and educator Gregory Alan Taylor.[4] The text of Schmidt's "The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts" was published by Mindmade Books in 2012.

Oblique Strategies

Design and use[edit] Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation. Some are specific to music composition; others are more general. Use an old idea.State the problem in words as clearly as possible.Only one element of each kind.What would your closest friend do? From the introduction to the 2001 edition: These cards evolved from separate observations of the principles underlying what we were doing. Cultural impact[edit] Editions and variations[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Tarot cards, reviews, information and insight, at Illumination Tarot. Illumination Tarot - Reading for Others. Illumination Tarot - Original Spreads: Introduction. Mystic Dreamer Tarot. Garlic Software “We pride ourselves in providing a highly crafted product from inception to production.” © 2012 Garlic Software LLC Contact.

Mystic Dreamer Tarot

Wiccan Moonsong - Tarot Readings. The Tarot Garden Database. Your Source for Unusual, Hard-to-Find, and Rare Collectible Tarots! Tarot - Free Tarot Readings from Byzant. FREE Tarot Readings. Free Tarot Readings. Free Tarot Readings. Tarot eCards Universal Tarot App. Tarot: Crowley Thoth Deck On-line Reading. Tarot Spread Tutorial : 3 Card Spread. What the Spread Reveals This is a very simple yet useful spread, that can have a wide range of meanings assigned to each of the three positions.

Tarot Spread Tutorial : 3 Card Spread

Two of these are presented here for your consideration. They include the top row of titles, which introduces a problem or decision focused approach, "Context - Focus - Outcome" and the bottom titles which introduce a timeline approach, of "Past - Present - Future. " To begin this spread, shuffle the cards carefully, spread them out in a long line in front of you, then allow your Higher Self to draw three cards from the deck. Each step should be done carefully and with calm focus. Problem Solving or Decision Making Approach This spread will help you to learn to apply the tarot to figure out how to approach a problem or decision.

Left Card: The Context - This card reflects a general overview of the Querant's present situation. Tarot Spread. Peeling The Cosmic Onion – Tarot And Quantum Physics. From India Corespondent Divyaa Kummar… On such things as matter, we have all been wrong- what we called matter is energy whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.

Peeling The Cosmic Onion – Tarot And Quantum Physics

There is no matter… – Albert Einstein At this point I would like to include our more rational readers to join us, by adding a new perspective for you to view tarot through! Tarot: a tribute in seven parts. By Sarah Taylor.

Tarot: a tribute in seven parts

Aces in Tarot - Tarot. In the Tarot, the Aces are equivalent to the number 1.

Aces in Tarot - Tarot

In numerology, the number one represents the very beginning of a cycle, potential and what is possible, but not yet developed. the Aces are also represented by the four seasons. When Aces appear in a spread it represents change, a natural flow or progress to a cycle of events. Innerstellarmedium. The innerstellarmedium is a place in cyberspace where we can meet face-to-face.Astrology + Tarot Readings via live video consultation with interactive graphics. Better than in-person, your tarot card spread + astrological chart come alive — from the comfort of your chosen environment without the hassle of yet another commute.

Your reading is [optionally] recorded. Replay + review your session later to absorb all of the fascinating details you may have missed. Wielding the sword of integrity: Justice and Adjustment. Editor’s Note: If you want to experiment with tarot cards and don’t have any, we provide a free tarot spread generator using the Celtic Wings spread, which is based on the traditional Celtic Cross spread.

Wielding the sword of integrity: Justice and Adjustment

This article tells you how to use the spread. You can visit Sarah’s website here. –efc By Sarah Taylor So there we are, travelling along the road marked “Life.” Sagittarius in the Major Arcana - the Alchemical link! Let’s start our exploration of Sagittarius in the tarot with the Major Arcana.

Sagittarius in the Major Arcana - the Alchemical link!

In astrology, Sagittarius is the last of the three Fire signs that we encounter as we go around the zodiac – the first being Aries, the second Leo. It’s the mutable one – taking what’s been established in Scorpio and transforming it into something else. It combines fiery passion and creativity with the expansiveness and benevolence of Jupiter, its ruler, to give us the visionary, the explorer, the philosopher. The key word for me here is ‘transforming’ – that ability to take what we have and change it, to temper it... ah, you’ll see where I’m going with this now! The tower tarot. Tarot Suit of Wands – Keen. Feeling creative?

Tarot Suit of Wands – Keen

The Tarot has an expression for your efforts. There are four suits in the Tarot deck. Swords represent ideas and communication, the cerebral plane. Cups represent our emotions. Pentacles appear in a reading to indicate our possessions, finances and everything we experience on the material plane. When a card from the suit of Wands appears in your reading, the chance to put it all together and create something special is upon you. Some people make great paintings, others start their own companies, and your application of creativity may simply be cooking a good meal, finding a fashion style that complements your “look” or getting a few errands done with time to spare.

The Tarot. Introduction Tarot cards are popular.

The Tarot has over 12,000 books listed with 'Tarot' in the title, and there are hundreds of different deck designs. Fortune tellers using Tarot cards are popular and ubiquitous. Many authors claim the Tarot is a repository of ancient occult wisdom that originated in ancient Egypt. Other authors relate Tarot to Kabbalah - Amazon lists 140 books with 'Tarot' and 'Kabbalah' in the title, and there are many, many more that discuss the relationship in considerable detail. Although Tarot cards are not a repository of ancient Egyptian or Kabbalistic occult lore, their true provenance is just as interesting. The Tarot pack is like a normal playing card deck, but contains an additional suit of cards as "trumps", in a manner similar to card games such as whist and bridge where one suit can be designated a "trump" suit.

Tarot. Divinity, sacrifice, suspension. A reversal of values. The Hanged Man from the 1701-1715 classic “Tarot de Marseille” tarot deck of Jean Dodal. Odin hung upside down from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days to attain complete wisdom and knowledge. Tarot Cards. The actual origins of Tarot cards are steeped in myth and mystery. One myth suggests that early Christians used story-cards, which later became the tarot, to spread the story of Christ under the noses of the Romans. This story, however, is unsubstantiated, and has been debunked by what we know of the tarot’s actual history.

Lenormand. Main Page - Tarotpedia. Tarot_notes [the libarynth] Parn:tarot_tutorial [the libarynth] A Tutorial by Paola Orlic and Claud Biemans Introduction Stories have a curious relationship with the future. In sci-fi and other speculative fiction genres, stories allow us to imagine whole worlds in near and far future. In games, we can play out possible futures in the first person. In fortune telling, stories guide us to identify with them, to find their connections to our own lives and to speculate about what the future would bring. Tarot is such an elaborate system of stories, symbols and archetypes, that can be used (according to Jung) to reach deep into the person's psyche and uncover links between our experience and images of kings and queens, astral bodies and abstract institutions.

A (so far) unrelated, but equally engaging universe of stories are ethnobotanical accounts about interactions between plants and human culture, collected by scientists, cooks, gardeners, herbalists and consciousness researchers. The Tarot Garden Database. Discover Tarot. How to Choose a Tarot Deck... What's the deal with so many decks? Editor’s Note: If you want to experiment with tarot cards and don’t have any, we provide a free tarot spread generator using the Celtic Wings spread, which is based on the traditional Celtic Cross spread. This article tells you how to use the spread. You can visit Sarah’s website here. –efc. Perspectives On Tarot.


Decca Haindl. Decca Thoth. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Preface[edit] It seems rather of necessity than predilection in the sense of apologia that I should put on record in the first place a plain statement of my personal position, as one who for many years of literary life has been, subject to his spiritual and other limitations, an exponent of the higher mystic schools. It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling. Now, the opinions of Mr. Museo dei Tarocchi - Riola (Bologna) Italy. Tarot Talk: News, Reviews. Diary Dates and Decks. THE PROFILERS TV2 July 17th and 24th 2003 For as long as I can remember, all the arms of the New Zealand media – radio, newsprint and TV – have always chosen to represent practitioners of the divinatory arts as pariahs or charlatans.

(see below in Paranormal article) Under cover of their objectivity myth, the typical agenda of TV documentaries and print articles is to debunk and mock anyone who works outside the conventional institutionalized ‘scientific’ boundaries in so-called parapsychology or psychic fields of human behaviour. All kinds of snide remarks, sensational headlines, emotive adjectives and downright lies are used to discredit anything oracular – whether it be astrology, tarot or numerology. Under this kind of attack most of my colleagues tend to shun any kind of public profile or media spotlight. Oracula.