About: Reverend Erik

Name
Erik Arneson
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https://arnemancy.com/about
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Tarot reading is one of several things I do professionally. As a bona fide Johannes factotum, I have a number of other skills I enjoy practicing. If you’d like to learn about my Masonic writings, visit TransforMason.org. If you’d like to have me officiate a wedding, check out my wedding page. I also develop software and work with information security.

I got a huge kick out of this article by Kyle B. Stiff: The Occult Framework of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. While it may seem goofy to link the rich symbolism of Tarot to a classic piece of absurdist American humor, there is a good message to learn. The concept of the transformative journey is pervasive in our culture,… Read more »

Friends, Arnemancy is running a Labor Day sale on Tarot readings by Email. Until Wednesday, September 3rd, you can order a 3-card reading FOR JUST $10!!! These readings normally cost twice that. I’m aiming for a 48-hour turnaround time, but demand might be high.

Friends, setting up this website and looking for new opportunities for Tarot reading has been a fun, interesting, and sometimes crazy ride so far. I’m glad to have so many good friends and business owners who have been willing to help me out. Since The Press Club closed, I’ve worked my first street fair and collaborated… Read more »

Last week started with the end of a family reunion, and then got frantically busy. This week is starting frantically busy, and ending with a wedding. Because I’ve had so much on my plate, I decided to read from the Gummy Bear Tarot by Dietmar Bittrich. This deck will put a smile on your face even if you… Read more »

This article from Lisa Frideborg over at Love Dove Tarot is all about why she doesn’t read with reversed cards. I always like hearing other readers’ reasons for avoiding reversed cards. Mine is pretty simple: I think that the language of the Tarot is rich enough without adding a whole set of 78 additional meanings…. Read more »

If you’ve had a full-form reading from me in person, then you’ve probably seen my nine-card spread. It doesn’t have a name, but I’ve been working with it for about a year now, and I really like it. This description should be very useful to those of you who like to take a photo of your readings to reference later. Read on to see the meanings of the positions in these nine cards.

I will be reading Tarot cards for brunch this Sunday, August 17th! Come and see me at Crush Bar from Noon until about 4pm. Crush Bar is located at 1400 SE Morrison Street in Portland, Oregon. They’ve got an amazing brunch menu and delicious drinks. Mention this post and I’ll give you 50% off your… Read more »

Great suffering for brief pleasure.The Bruegel Tarot I love this new deck! Before I get  into  the rather straightforward message of this card, please take a moment to look at the image and enjoy the great variety of imagery, both comic and macabre. There’s a man in this card who appears to be the main… Read more »

The Festival of Thoth

This post is just marginally related to Tarot. Today I’d like to talk about Hermeticism and the Feast of Thoth. Hermeticism describes a poorly-understood school of mysticism from the early centuries of the Common Era. It arose in northern Egypt, around Alexandria, and was contemporary with the early Gnostics. We don’t know a whole lot… Read more »