Chapter One Using the Cards

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

Over the centuries, Tarot decks have become popular tools for fortune-telling, and in many minds the two are inextricably linked. Serious-minded students of Tarot look down on using the cards for such lowly purposes as predicting rising and declining fortunes in love, business and other personal affairs. Randomly shuffling and dealing out the cosmic secrets contained within the cards borders on blasphemy. To these aficionados, the Tarot is a key for unlocking universal truths hidden deep within the subconscious. In much the same manner, a mage searches within herself for the definitions of reality that mark her progress toward Ascension.

Tarot decks are meant to be used. Their very form — distinct cards placed in a precise hierarchy in relationship to one another — demands their use in visual displays as the best method of studying their contents. Cards, like books, can be read. Unlike books, however, their pages can be arranged in a variety of ways. Each arrangement of the cards unfolds a new awareness of the meanings of the images. By rearranging the cards, either randomly or by intention, the building blocks of reality are themselves re-ordered. The world around us, reflected in the cards, becomes a very different place. Attempting to understand the meaning of these reassembled chunks of possibility is the true work of fortune-tellers, philosophers, mages and Storytellers.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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