Friday, April 20, 2012
I'm working on whipping up some graphics representative of tarot cards for the next venture of this hear blog, which is to act as a Tarot journal. I think I'll be working on the above image to make it look a bit more artistic for future posts as well. Whether or not I'll leave the attribution of where I learned of the spread, I'm not sure, so I decided I should go ahead and throw it on this image for future reference.
I picked up the Easy Tarot Handbook from the local Books-a-Million about two weeks ago. It came with the Gilded Tarot deck and a layout sheet for a price of, I think, $19.95 plus tax. (I hope you'll pardon my discount occultism; if not, I won't be bothered.) There are things that I like and don't like about both the deck and the manual. The book makes it almost difficult to ever find a negative in the readings, and the cards I find to be somewhat hard to relate to. That being said, I had to start somewhere, and I'm finding that the book is a fairly nice read and the cards are just find for a neophyte like myself.
The same store, mind you, had other decks, including Steampunk and Necronomicon sets like mine, though slightly pricier. I think I might pick them up for the novelty of it, not so much because I find either Steampunk or the (Simon) Necronomicon having any actual connections to the Tarot or Occultism.
It's not like I get any comments on this blog, but for the record: I don't need some internet mystagogue to drop a note saying I should've read The Book of Thoth or The Tarot by S.L. MacGregor Mathers or some other occult text by an author with more occult credibility, nor do I feel the need to counter-balance my reading of a Llewellyn (comparative) nobody with the other texts that I've got my hands on. It's appreciated, but not, so don't bother.