The Western Mystery Tradition, Western esotericism, occultism — what are all of these things, and why are so many people talking about them? It can be tough to wrap your head around how much of our culture is steeped in ideas we call occult. Everything from religion to pop culture to (gasp!) science are heavily… Read more »
The Lovers is the 7th card in the Major Arcana, so it’s number VI, because we start counting at zero with The Fool. As I frequently point out during tarot readings, every six is about love in the Tarot. Sometimes it’s not so obvious, such as with the Six of Swords, and sometimes it’s too… Read more »
In 2005, I started collecting the Pritzker edition of the Sefer ha-Zohar. I finally got the last two volumes this week — an early birthday gift to myself! I’m so pleased to see them all sitting together on the shelf! Finally!! #books #bibliophile #kabbalah #Arnemancy #zohar #ספרהזהר via Instagram
Back in March, I had a conversation with Jeremy Crow in episode 28 of My Alchemical Bromance. We discussed the Left Hand Path (LHP), about which I had only a surface understanding before we really dug into it. While there are multiple ways to differentiate between the two paths, we focused on one in particular… Read more »
I spent this smokey morning at the cabin solving a Rubik’s Cube and reading the Sefer Yetzirah. #permutations #bucketlist #kabbalah #rubikscube #Arnemancy via Instagram
One of the meditations I’m teaching the Qabalah Qlub is simply coloring. This doesn’t require knowing any particular set of color correspondences. It’s a contemplative method of learning the Sefirot on the Tree in relation to each other. #qabalah #קק #arnemancy #coloring #kabbalah via Instagram
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.
“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.
Recently, I was reading for a client who had a lot of questions about the Wheel of Fortune. This is one of the more intimidating and complicated cards in the Major Arcana. We talked at great length about this card and its symbolism. When I drew this card for the Card of the Week, ideas quickly… Read more »