Learn more about the Tarot and explore the ancient mysteries! Arnemancy is about Tarot, Hermeticism, and occult philosophy. Explore these pages to learn more with the Reverend Erik Arneson.
- What is Alchemy? (10/26/2017) - Alchemy is an ancient practice that can be considered in part as a precursor to chemistry. However, like Freemasonry, it can be said to have both a speculative and an operative side. While "operative" alchemy deals with the transformation of base metals into gold, "speculative" alchemy uses similar symbolism, allegory, and language to speak of spiritual truths and a path to inner light and wisdom.
- Featured Card: Eight of Wands (7/18/2017) - When I first started this blog, I had a “Card of the Week” feature that was not weekly and didn’t last long. This “Featured Cards” feature is the sequel to that. I promise no regularity but lots of longevity. Let’s examine the Eight of Wands.
- The Devil Card in Different Decks (7/5/2017) - A while back, I featured the Devil card as Card of the Week. In that post, I emphasized a few elements of the card’s symbolism that I find very poignant. In particular, the chains or rope binding the foreground figures is voluntary, meaning that the bonds can be thrown off. This symbolism isn’t consistent across... Read more »
- Learning from Qabalah Qlub (6/8/2017) - In January, the Portland Scottish Rite Valley started a monthly club night. I came up with an idea for a club to study Hermetic Qabalah as it's presented in Morals & Dogma and the Scottish Rite degrees. This has been an incredible learning experience for me.