Category Archives: Tarot

Gertrude Moakley: Il Bagatino (The Magician / Magus)

  “I Il Bagatino (Quarterpenny, The Juggler) The lowest of the trumps, as we have said, is the Carnival King, Bagatino (Quarterpenny). The procession of triumphs which he leads is taking him to his own execution. The card shows Bagatino … Continue reading

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Mary K. Greer: Moralization of the Deck of Cards, Part 3

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/moralization-of-the-deck-of-cards-part-3/ The third chapter on the topic of ‘Moralization of the deck of cards’ from Mary Greer. What a real treasure trove of information this whole series has been – and her entire blog, for that matter. If I remember … Continue reading

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O Fortuna & Fortune plango vulnera

The first two tracks from Carl Orff‘s Carmina Burana. I think this video is taken from a 1975 production (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298787/), made into DVD in 2002. Lots of Tarot symbolism here; the Wheel naturally most obvious together with Fortuna, but many … Continue reading

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A Japanese Devil?

“Among Pamela Colman Smith’s teachers at Pratt was Arthur Wesley Dow, who was trained in France. Apart from being an important painter of the period, he was also an art teacher strongly inspired by Japanese art.. Dow emphasized the Japanese … Continue reading

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Wasps’ Nest: Asking the Unpopular Question

Card example: 3 of Wands from the Waite-Smith (“Rider”) deck (image from here) Client A: “I had just moved from Chile to Finland. I hated being here. I hated these people. And I hated myself. I was looking back at … Continue reading

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Mary K. Greer: Moralization of the Game of Cards, part 1

http://marygreer.wordpress.com/ Once again a wonderful post from Mary, this time exploring the relationship between the Church and playing cards (echoing carte da trionfi in the game of Triumph) from the viewpoint of two famous churchmen; Hugh Latimer and Martin Luther.

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Tarology: Donnaleigh de LaRose

Donnaleigh interviewed by Enrique Enriquez: http://tarology.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/a-conversation-with-donnaleigh-de-larose/

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Thoth Tarot Exhibition catalogue

Recycling here an older post about the Thoth Tarot Exhibition catalogue, as there can’t be too much of Thoth around 🙂 Available here as a pdf-file the catalogue for the exhibition of the Thoth Tarot which premiered in 1941. The … Continue reading

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Introduction into Science Tarot

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New decks

New Tarot decks sprout like mushrooms. You take a stroll in the Tarot Woods and behold, there are four new decks before you, to your right there are two, on the left, three. And you even stepped on one, darn. They’re … Continue reading

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