How about some cartomantic martial arts? We can call this reading of 40 cards on the table in 30 seconds, the ‘quick draw style.’
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I’m editing 3 creative academic books right now, due to appear shortly with EyeCorner Press. One is on a revaluation of Buddhism: Cruel Theory: Sublime Practice, one on the Beat generation writers, Pilgrims to Elsewhere, and one on poetry, Linguistick, written by a familiar of Taroflexions, Enrique Enriquez. They are all good. In line withContinue reading “ELOQUENCE”
One of the greatest pleasures I have in life is to go and visit my friends, Witta and K. Frank Jensen. Frank goes by the name of ‘legendary card collector’ and Witta is acknowledged as a ‘very talented artist’. I don’t want to be presumptuous and say that these names are understatements, as I don’tContinue reading “THEME TAROT”
GRAND ETTEILLA’S SECRET
As most cartomancers know, Etteilla (Jean-Baptiste Alliette, 1738 – 1791) is credited with having contributed to separating fortunetelling with playing cards from divination with tarot. Now, why did he do that, some still ask? My guess is that he wanted a place with the high-standing esoteric masons, and he needed something that would convince them ofContinue reading “GRAND ETTEILLA’S SECRET”
TAROTIZING FORTUNETELLING, FORTUNETELLING THE TAROT
Lenormand, playing-cards, Tarot, which one is more bad-ass? See, that’s a cultural question, not one of distinction. They are all cool, if you care to pay attention.
PETIT ETTEILLA: JUST FOR YOU
In a reading situation today with my old Petit Etteilla deck, I found myself promulgating a curious sentence: ‘Yes, your boss will do the right thing and put the sack of money where the money needs to be put, just for you.’ This was in response to a question about a large project that needsContinue reading “PETIT ETTEILLA: JUST FOR YOU”
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