Category Archives: Meditations on the Tarot

Study Guide VIII. Justice

A new “study guide” for  Letter VIII on Justice has just been posted.  While reading this summary is obviously no substitute for reading the original, it should offer a good review for those already familiar Letter VIII and may help … Continue reading

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Authentic Christian Platonism

“St. Bonaventura, in his doctrine of ‘signatura rerum’, interprets the entire visible world as the symbol of the invisible world. For him, the visible world is only another Holy Scripture, another revelation alongside that which is contained in the Holy … Continue reading

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Tarot Course Materials

Most of the material linked to, below, was developed for a class which was offered at a local bookstore in 2017.   These links can also be found under our new Tarot Course Materials menu item.  Some aspects of this material will be revised and supplemented … Continue reading

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The Soul’s Choice

[Editor’s Note:  Go to The Soul’s Choice menu for a recently revised and expanded presentation of this material (or scroll down to continue reading this newly reformatted and illustrated, single page version) ~ Nov. 2018 ] The Lover stands in equilibrium between two … Continue reading

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“Two Gravitational Fields” (Pope Benedict XVI)

In one of our initial posts (Let the journey begin…), we suggested that Meditations on the Tarot might be linked to Pope Benedict XVI through Robert Spaemann (the same Robert Spaemann who wrote the forward to the German edition of MOTT, … Continue reading

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Why Meditate on the Tarot?

Cultivate the Seed of Self-Transcendence: The Self is a relation that relates to itself and to the power which grounds it (cf. Kierkegaard). The idea of “the separate self” is an illusion to be transcended. Serious Students May Reasonably Aspire … Continue reading

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The Hanged Man — Again!!!

Don’t be surprised if we return again and again to this arrangement of images with our primary focus, perhaps, remaining on The Hanged Man.   In any event, consider, for a moment, that Christianity, construed as an exoteric tradition, is designed for … Continue reading

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TTTarot Hermeneutics

One of my fantasies is to open a little brick and mortar meeting place called The TeenyTinyTarot © Cafe and Community Center with a study area devoted to Tarot Hermeneutics.  With regard to the Tarot Hermeneutics study area, I would designate … Continue reading

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Study Guide VII. The Chariot

A new “study guide” for  Letter VII on The Chariot has just been posted.  While reading this summary is obviously no substitute for reading the original, it should offer a good review for those already familiar the text and may … Continue reading

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A Metaphysical Reading of the Tarot Suits

[Editor’s Note:  This material has been significantly revised (at least twice!) since it was last updated, below.  The most recent version (3.2) is available in PDF format (Download PDF).  More recently, however, it taken on another form:  Neoplatonic Symbolism in … Continue reading

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