Tarot Deciphered is an in-depth voyage into the esoteric roots that underlie the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, and the myriad of decks that share their symbology. This card-by-card analysis reveals detailed insights drawn from the multi-layered traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the magical order that most strongly influenced modern tarot. For each card, you will discover how astrology, mythology, alchemy, the elements, and Qabalah contribute to the card's overall meaning. Authors T. Susan Chang and M. M. Meleen, co-hosts of the popular Fortune's Wheelhouse podcast, decipher the symbols and stories of tarot and provide a carefully researched synthesis of ideas designed to help you connect with the wisdom of the cards.
Unlock the Symbols, Meanings & Magic of the Cards Discover the esoteric roots underlying the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, and contemporary decks that share their symbols. This illustrated, card-by-card analysis reveals detailed insights drawn from the multi-layered traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the magical order that most strongly influenced modern tarot, helping you give better readings informed by the history of spiritual practice. For each card, you will discover how astrology, mythology, alchemy, the elements, and Qabalah contribute to the card's overall meaning. Authors T. Susan Chang and M. M. Meleen, co-hosts of the popular Fortune's Wheelhouse podcast, decipher the symbols and stories of tarot. Their carefully researched synthesis of esoteric ideas is designed to foster a deeper connection with the wisdom of the cards.
Revised and updated! Reading the Tarot is a complex and mysterious art. The seventy-eight cards that comprise the traditional Tarot deck are full of archetypal symbolism that can help anyone to connect to the universal subconscious. That Tarot can be used to reveal information hidden deep within your own subconscious. This book discusses each of the seventy-eight cards in depth, addressing their possible interpretations based upon the symbolism of the standard Rider-Waite deck. These interpretations can be applied to most other traditional decks as well. In addition to card descriptions, ""Tarot Deciphered"" provides ten different spreads that can be used with most Tarot decks. These spreads range from the common Celtic Cross Spread to the complex Astrological Spread. Also include is the Healing Spread, a tool which can be used to aid psychological healing. This book is perfect for both the novice and experienced reader. It contains all the information you need to further your exploration of the Tarot.
Tap into the energy and archetypes of the Major Arcana for manifesting and amplifying desired outcomes with The Magickal Tarot Guidebook and Deck, a unique approach to tarot that includes a newly commissioned deck designed in the style of the iconic Rider-Waite. Tarot is a powerful tool for divination. Its magick, however, goes far beyond fortune-telling and prediction. Tarot cards represent situations we experience as we progress through the journey of life, with each card holding specific messages of perspective and guidance. Each individual tarot card holds rich symbolism that is imbued with energy and vibration. That energy can be applied to nearly all forms of manifestation, thus making your tarot deck a powerful magickal tool you can use to invoke specific outcomes in spells and ritual work. In the 160-page book accompanying your tarot deck, you’ll learn the specific manifestation focus of each Major Arcana card as well as spells and rituals that align with each card: Use the Magician for confidence and glamour magick Use the High Priestess to assist in dreamwork and divination Use the Empress to support fertility and grounding of your creative projects Use the Emperor to aid in receiving a promotion or professional success After learning more about each Major Arcana card, use the full tarot deck included in this kit as your own magickal tool!
Now you can study the wisdom and beauty of Ashling Wicca in the first book to ever publish its teachings. The Ashling Wiccan series reveals the mysteries and origins of this unique tradition and presents information useful for both the beginner and the seasoned practitioner. Lessons presented here include history, philosophy, and living the essence of Ashling Wicca. Because initiation into this tradition can only be acquired under the direction of an initiated High Priestess of Ashling Wicca, this guide is presented by an expert on Ashling Wicca, a woman who has been traditionally initiated into Ashling Wicca. Here you will find the basic information necessary to begin following the Ashling path. Within this book you will find spells and the beginnings of ceremonies and the details of magick in Ashling Wicca. Everything in this book is designed to enhance your experience of Ashling Wicca.
This book, continuing where Ashling Wicca, Book One left off, takes the student even further into the mysteries of this wonderful tradition. Begin learning what it is that makes Ashling Wicca so beautiful. This book is the second of five in total and serves to bring the student deeper into Ashling Wicca. Lessons include both the practical and the theoretical. Because initiation into this tradition can only be acquired under the direction of a High Priest/ess of Ashling Wicca, this material is presented by an expert on the tradition, a woman who has been trained to teach Ashling Wicca to students of the Craft. Here you will find the information necessary to continue following the Ashling path.
Learning a tradition of Wicca requires more than simply reading a book. It requires study, reflection, and absorbing the material. This workbook is designed to help the student of Ashling Wicca to do these things. Designed as a companion to ""Ashling Wicca, Book One,"" the workbook provides tests, exercises, journal entries, and reflections all intended to further your understanding of Ashling Wicca. This book should be used in conjunction with ""Ashling Wicca, Book One."" The units in each book are identical, allowing you to easily line up the written information from the master book with the tests and other material from the workbook. Use both to get a thorough introduction to Ashling Wicca.
Gerard Encausse (Papus), who founded the modern Martinist Order, was in his day (1865-1916) a skilled populariser of occult thought. Nowhere is this more evident than in his€Tarot of the Bohemians, an extraordinary, comprehensive and profound study of T.S. Eliot's 'wicked pack of cards' that reaches far beyond its mundane use as a fortune-telling device.€ In this highly readable study, as relevant now as the day it was first published, Papus links the Tarot with Kabbalah and astrology, traces an esoteric history of the pack, then embarks on a deep analysis of the symbolism of the cards. He concludes with seven practical lessons on how to use the cards for divination. The book as a whole is a must-read reference for students of the occult and likely to remain so for many years to come.
This volume brings together some of the leading voices in the field of Deleuze studies to explore – and practice – a variety of approaches to the schizoanalysis of religion. The authors share an enthusiasm for applying Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalytic project to “religion,” but they display significantly different ways of carrying out its creative and destructive tasks. As a whole, the book addresses the relevance of Deleuze for contemporary developments in political theology, liberation theology, Christian doctrine, and the recent growth of interest in spirituality and atheism. Opening up new lines of flight for Deleuze studies, Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Religion makes rhizomic connections that will be of interest to scholars in other fields including theology, psychology of religion, philosophy of religion and the history and practice of Western esotericism.
Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman critically revisits these thrilling experiments in the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist idea of the symbolic is dynamic and complex, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first advanced a modern conception of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for their otherworldly and nebulous posture, yet post-Marxist thinkers appreciated the rich potential of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first recognized. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic among contemporary thinkers, Breckman traces a fascinating reflection of Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social. Engaging with the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj i ek, Breckman uniquely situates these important theorists within two hundred years of European thought and extends their profound relevance to today's political activism.
In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette investigates the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle, demonstrating how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle.