Tag Archives: archetype

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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In Memoriam: Hajo Banzhaf

Hajo Banzhaf 1949-2009 The leading german tarot authority Hajo Banzhaf passed away on 11th February 2009, at the age of 59. His wife, Brigitte Theler-Banzhaf, passed away on December 2007. Mr. Banzhaf authored and co-authored 21 books on astrology and tarot, and … Continue reading

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The Dynamics of Symbols

In her book "The Dynamics of Symbols – Fundamentals of Jungian Psychotherapy" (1992) Verena Kast writes: "According to the Jungian concept of humanity, whatever is external is also internal, and whatever is internal is also external. Hence, we should try … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Fool

The tarot Fool has seen many faces and forms; from the airy and a-bit-noble-kind-of RWS Fool to the bare-ass vagabond of the Marseilles type. From all the Fool’s that I’ve seen I think the Visconti-Sforza deck gives him the most human and ‘genuine’ … Continue reading

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current (trans-)personal & collective things

“Man is in need of a symbolic life…But we have no symbolic life…Have you got a corner somewhere in your house where you perform the rites as you can see in India? Even the very simple houses there have at … Continue reading

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