One of my absolute favorite writers, Italo Calvino, would have been 88 today, had he not kicked the bucket in ’85. I secretly entertain the idea that he would have lived longer had he gone Zen. The ‘don’t think’ doctrine would have saved him from the brain explosion that he suffered. Calvino thought too much.Continue reading “CALVINO’S CLAIM”


I often refer to my interest in tarot as being an activity that combines cross-cultural approaches to both the history of tarot and the practice of divination. Where history is concerned, although much can be said about the development of Tarot after the Golden Dawn days, when the occultists Edward Waite and Aleister Crowley letContinue reading “30-SECOND TAROT”