I continue my daily investigation of the artwork of the Tarot.
"Artistic vision registers and prophesies the expanding consciousness of man. I am not speaking only of works of art, but the artistic vision wherever it imbues living acts. Artistic imagination creates what has never before existed. To live artistically is to embody in social forms the unique individual and the intuitions of union." - M. C. Richards
I have been studying Tarot symbology and using Tarot cards since 1975.
This summer, I plan to spend 1 hour each day in Tarot studies and research.
I will keep my notes regarding this Tarot project online.
"The Tarot operates primarily through the symbolic, nonrational aspects of consciousness, the same state from which dreams communicate. The quality of accuaracy of the Tarot interpretation depends solely upon the querent's own ability, because it is only a reflection of the focus or level of consciousness of the inquirer. The Tarot is an excellent teacher, for as the user advances in expanded awareness it reflects this expansion and responds uniquely to each individual, never teaching more than the person is capable of receiving." - Angeles Arrien, The Tarot Handbook, p. 18
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson
walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall
in. I am lost...I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It takes me
forever to find a way out.
II I walk down the same street. There
is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall
in again. I can't believe I am in the same place but, it isn't my
fault. It still takes a long time to get out.
III I walk
down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see
it is there. I still fall in...it's a habit. My eyes are open. I
know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.
walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I
walk around it.
I use Tarot cards to reflect on aspects of life. The use of the imagination is a useful tool in my adjusting to the flow of life, and using the will to create the future.
The Tarot decks I use most often are the 1) Thoth-Crowley-Harris Tarot, 2) Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, 3) Voyager Tarot, and 4) Tao Oracle. The webpage below, gives information on my studies in the Tarot.