Category Archives: Meditations on the Tarot

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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Christianity, Platonism, and the Tarot of Marseille

This document grew out of a student’s question.  The student inquired as follows: “…a couple of questions on the tarot card analogy that was discussed this past class. Do the tarot cards have a specific order in which they can … Continue reading

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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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