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Introduction to the Magic of Tarot

Introduction One of the most controversial issues in the history of Tarot is the extent to which magic and divination played a role in the design of the 15th century Tarot. Opinions are sharply divided and vehemently argued. On one side are those who side with Dummett (1980) and maintain that the Tarot was designed to play a game - plain and simple. Their strongest argument is that extensive treatises on magic written in the 15th and 16th century, such as Agrippa's De occulta philosophia libri tres (1531), never mention the Tarot. There is no smoking gun. Read More »

Confluence of the Three Systems

In this essay we will examine the most esoteric, interior architecture that connects Tarot to the historical stream of Mystery School teachings passed down and grafted together from most ancient times. Read More »

Awaken your inner psychic

The ultra-intuitive New Moon in Pisces is the stuff dreams are made of -- so pay special attention to your dreams this week!  Pisces awakens our intuition, making dreams more vivid and memorable.It's a great time to connect with your inner psychic -- the key is being able to interpret what those mysterious messages mean and how you can apply the lessons to your waking life. What are your dreams trying to tell you? Read More »

Albigensian Crusade

Part IV: Albigensian Crusade and the Inquisition The "problem" of the Cathari was solved by the Albigensian Crusade. Without going into irrelevant details, the Cathari in Provence (called Albigensians after the town of Albi) were preaching the downfall of the Church under the protection of powerful local rulers who were snubbing their noses at the Pope. When they murdered a Papal Legate, the pope went anaerobic and called on the rulers of northern France to intervene. Read More »

Iconology of the Early Tarot References

Anderson, M. D. 1963. Drama and imagery in English medieval churches. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. Read More »

The Sun

The Sun is the most powerful body in Astrology's sky. It influences the way we express ourselves, our overall energies, and our broad personalities. While you have many signs -- every planet in our solar system was in one of the 12 zodiac signs when you were born -- your Sun sign is what's generally referred to as your zodiac sign. Hey, baby, what's your sign? Read More »

The Moon

More about the Moon New Moon Horoscopes | Full Moon Horoscopes | Phases of the Moon | Moon Sign Compatibility Read More »


Pluto is the planet of major transformation, representing the cycle of death and rebirth. It is responsible for breaking down the old to make room for the new. Pluto can also represent power and control, and reigns over our relationship to authority figures and leadership. Read More »


Neptune is the planet of our subconscious minds, influencing our dreams and fantasies, our imaginations, hopes, beliefs and our connection to spirituality. Yet Neptune can also be deceiving, as there is a tendency to take the fantasies that Neptune delivers as true reality, only to realize later that we've been duped. Confusion can arise when Neptune's in the picture, yet there is also incredible potential for compassion, creation, and connectivity. Read More »


Uranus is the rebellious planet of awakening, change, and surprise. It's the planet that makes us react -- it shocks us and pushes us into action through sudden events in our environment, or by revealing radical truths within ourselves. Are you a real risk-taker, or do you seize up when confronted with change? Whatever your style, you can thank Uranus for that. Read More »

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