The Emerald Tablet is one of the foundation texts of Hermetic philosophy. Where did it come from and what can we learn from it?
The Kybalion serves as an introduction to so-called Hermetic philosophy to many. However, after more study, it is clear that The Kybalion is not a book about Hermetic philosophy at all.
Learn about Giordano Bruno’s Art of Memory from De Umbris Idearum: On the Shadows of Ideas, recently translated by Scott Gosnell.This book contains both De umbris idearum and Ars memoriae, which are Bruno’s work on the nature of ideas and imagination as well as his complex mnemonic system.
Since October of 2015, I have been reading cards at Pairings Portland’s monthly Astrology Night event. This has been a lot of fun and very interesting, but it has brought up a lot of questions about my thoughts on astrology. It’s been a popular form of divination for millenia, so that’s understandable. Just today, I… Read more »
There hasn’t been very much activity on the Tarot reading front in December. Last year, it was a very slow month. This year, I focused my December efforts in other directions. I already have events planned for 2015, though. Stay tuned for details! Thank you all for the support you showed me in 2014. Here’s… Read more »
“Prithee, nuncle, tell me whether a madman be a gentleman or a yeoman.” The Fool, King Lear, Act III, Scene 6 This week, we’re talking about The Fool. The deck I’m referencing is one I don’t use very often, The Haindl Tarot. I was just putting the deck away when this card slipped out.
Peter asks: When were some of the first known tarot cards created and do they originate from a specific cultural tradition?