Category Archives: Stories

Walkabout article on Tarosophist International

Walkabout happened exactly a year ago (well, 3 days plus) so now’s a good time to revisit the event. I wrote about this purely awesome thing (before it happened) here http://tarotpuu.livejournal.com/58891.html and the even more awesome group responsible for this delight can be found here http://www.nic.fi/~hoyhen/ (Teatteri Naamio ja Höyhen). … Continue reading

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short story: The Fool

This story is based on a dream I had a few nights ago. I don’t know if there’ll be any other “Tarot stories”, I haven’t planned anything. I did enjoy writing this, and a special thank you goes to Tackerama … Continue reading

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Tarot-tarinat

Minttu "Birdy" Hapulin uunituore kirja Tarot-tarinat (Atena Kustannus Oy, 2009) "(Hapulin) elämänmakuisissa tarinoissa tarotin voimat liikuttavat niin betonilähiön teiniä kuin metsänreunassa asuvaa äitiä. Kaikkein arkipäiväisin tilanne sisältää aina hitusen salaperäisyyttä, koska jokaisella pakan kortilla on sekä valoisa että pimeä puolensa, eikä … Continue reading

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Tarot Walkabout

Teatteri Naamio ja Höyhen presents Walkabout: "Wishing you were somewhere exotic, but can’t afford the ticket or the time? Do you want to see the world as you’ve never seen it before? Would you like to come out and play… … Continue reading

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Al-Qa’im

The fact that I lived three years in Iraq as a child (1979-1982) probably had some influence on my future taste in music. Different kinds of native instruments from Middle East and Asia began to interest me as a teenager, and it wasn’t long … Continue reading

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“The Three Perceptives”

  “There were once three Sufis, so observant and experienced in life that they were known as The Three Perceptives. One day during their travels they encountered a camelman, who said: ‘Have you seen my camel? I have lost it.’ ‘Was … Continue reading

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[Pi] & Ptolemaeus

Pi – Archimedes One of my all-time favourite movie scenes, and equally one of my all-time favourite movies – “Pi” by Darren Aronofsky. It also has the actor Mark Margolis playing a major role, who happens to be one of my … Continue reading

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Ganesha & elephants

Elephants walked into my life when I was about 15-y-o or so. Within a year, I suddenly had six elephants, of different sizes and shapes, staring at me from my window sill. Friends and relatives travelling in different places, unaware of each other, all brought … Continue reading

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“Hang ten, honey”

I have a lot to thank Tori Amos for. Back in 1994 I had been playing piano for six years or so, and was really beginning to feel sick about it. The songs I practised were mainly classical tunes. I loved … Continue reading

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“Would you like a reading..?”

“Choose one person (living / dead / fictitious) to whom you would go for a tarot reading.” Hum. Either Hannibal Lecter or Carl Jung. Tough one. Probably Lecter 🙂   

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