Category Archives: Meditations on the Tarot

A Brief Introduction to the Tarot

My introduction to the Tarot came about quite unexpectedly through Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism (hereafter “MOTT“–reputed to be among “100 best spiritual books” of the 20th century).  Prior to reading MOTT, my evaluation of the … Continue reading

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Side by Side with the Solitary Man

“The Hermit of the ninth Card is a man of heart, a solitary man who is walking.” “The Hermit is neither deep in meditation or study nor is he engaged in work or action. He is walking. This means to … Continue reading

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The Major Arcana of the Tarot from a Christian Point of View

Here are 5 of the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille–and below them, a couple more: And if we count the banner at the top of the page, there are actually 11 of the 22 Major Arcana displayed … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

One way to help familiarize yourself with the  22 Major Arcana of the Tarot is by means of a simple game called Joy to the World (aka The Kingdom of Heaven).  This is a variation on an earlier game called, … Continue reading

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Virgin Nature, Divine Magic…

Quoting from Letter I on The Magician: “The first Arcanum —the principle underlying all the other twenty-one Major Arcana of the Tarot — is that of the rapport of personal effort and of spiritual reality. . . . The first … Continue reading

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Death and Resurrection

“Having beheld the resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One. We venerate Your cross, O Christ, and we praise and glorify Your holy resurrection. You are our God. We know no other than … Continue reading

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The Shield of the Empress

Quoting Meditations on the Tarot regarding the shield of The Empress bearing an eagle in flight: “…the left arm, which carries a shield bearing an eagle, signifies the power of energy over matter or the volatile over the gross…”  (54). … Continue reading

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Our Preliminary MOTT Study Guides

Introducing our preliminary MOTT Study Guides. These MOTT Study Guides are designed to offer a preliminary introduction to Meditations on the Tarot and to Christian Hemeticism.  Each of the Major Arcana or Trumps will be considered in numerical order, beginning with … Continue reading

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Playing the Fool

One way to help familiarize yourself with the  22 Major Arcana of the Tarot is by means of a simple game called Playing the Fool (aka The Pilgrimage of the Fool ). This is a variation on another game called, … Continue reading

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Latest MOTT Web Links…

This post is just to draw attention to the fact that our list of MOTT Web Links has recently been reformatted and updated (including several new links).   This page is designed to pull together as much quality content as possible from around … Continue reading

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