How to read playing cards so you won’t loathe your fortunetelling business.
Author Archives: Camelia Elias
A dead, beautiful thing
On what happens when we wash a dead thing.
Broke, bedevilled, and coerced
How is it possible that the cards fall on the table just perfect?
THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE
The surface and the story behind the surface. Read for both.
THREE NEW BOOKS
A month ago I wrote here about finalizing three book manuscripts and a deck of cards. Since I like to start projects and finish them on the dot too, I was true to my own word once again. I just had a book launch party, and shipped today a whole lot of boxes. It wasContinue reading “THREE NEW BOOKS”
WORK AND FUN
What happens when you don’t qualify ‘wok’ and ‘fun’.
Fashionable English Lenormand in 1887: The gift of Kamekichi Tsunajima
Card enthusiasts know it well. Perform a google search, or use the search engine of a museum, and voilá, before you know it, you’ll have access to some of the most fantastic images currently available, of both ancient and recent origins. For instance, I’ve downloaded a number of historical Tarots from Gallica, the French nationalContinue reading “Fashionable English Lenormand in 1887: The gift of Kamekichi Tsunajima”
What you say, not what how you say it
An example of the kind of feedback I give students.
MAGIC AS A COIN, A HORSE, AND A WHEEL
I like to talk often about my weariness with causality and the need to explain everything and justify everything according to some presupposed linearity that moves us from A to B. What is a fact is that we move, but hardly ever from A to B, and almost never do we move from A becauseContinue reading “MAGIC AS A COIN, A HORSE, AND A WHEEL”
DO IT TODAY OR TOMORROW?
I like to ask the cards to decide things for me. It’s a sign of the kind of bravery favored by fortune.