The Tarot is a never-ending journey. A rabbit hole of esoteric symbolism! Spending time with @soror_tzadkiel’s #RotaTarot and taking to her about it is a great reminder that I’ve got a lot left to learn. The Major Arcana in a wheel reminds me of the 231 Gates, like Bruno’s Seal of Seals. So many possibilities!
#freaky #occult #Arnemancy #tarot #ColorWheelOfFortune #aleftav via Instagram

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 all decks, however! Recently, Twitter user @mduduzii_98 asked me about the Devil card in the Hermetic Tarot, which made me think of how different decks present essential symbolism differently.

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Date(s) - Jun 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scottish Rite Portland Valley


On Saturday, June 17th, I will be part of a panel discussion on grimoires. This panel is part of the quarterly speaker series at Esoterika Lodge #227 in Portland, Oregon. The three-person panel will consist of:

  1. Larry Roberts of Miskatonic Books
  2. Matt Turcotte, Senior Warden of Esoterika Lodge
  3. and me, Erik L. Arneson!

The panel will take place at the Portland Scottish Rite building at 709 SW 15th Ave. This is a big building. Make sure you use the Yamhill Street entrance! A $10 donation is requested. This donation goes toward supporting Esoterika Lodge’s quarterly speaker events.

For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

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