Myths

Does a well developed memory make us better at Tarot?

September 20, 2010

Yes, I think it does. In mythology, memory was worshiped as a vital part in connecting with divinity. Mnemonic — the word we use for a device that aids the memory — is related to the name Mnemosyne, the Greek Titan goddess of memory, who was said to have known everything that is past, present […]

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Are We Gods Or Men?

August 7, 2009

I wanted to continue the theme of using the Iliad as a way to think about certain topics that are involved in a Tarot reading. The previous post looked at Homer’s Iliad, which describes a Universe of free-will, fate, prophecy and the gods. In this post I want to explore two characters that Homer describes […]

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Who Are The Gods?

July 31, 2009

The Olympian gods in Homer’s universe are a family like any other. It has Zeus, the all powerful father that cannot be defied, at least not outright, but he can be deceived; it has Hera, the jealous and watchful wife who is a master of the political game and is very familiar with intrigue; and […]

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Homer’s Gods, Fate And The Tarot

July 28, 2009

I want to explore the epic poem, the Iliad, as a way to help me understand what a Tarot reading might be able to accomplish. Can a Tarot reading predict the will of the gods, human free-will and fate, or are our lives fixed? I’ve read Homer’s Iliad three or four times now. I like […]

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Do We Have Free Will?

July 21, 2009

An interest in Tarot cards or divination, will no doubt be at odds with a fundamental concept that we in the modern world hold central to our self-identity: free-will. What do I mean by this? I mean that free-will is something that is implicit in the very fabric of most societies. As an example, laws […]

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