This page is designed to pull together as much quality content as possible from around the web pertaining to Meditations on the Tarot (MOTT for short – Copyright © 2002 Tarcher/Penguin). Here– in more or less random order –is what has been discovered so far:
Striving Towards Being: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism. Includes sections devoted to epigraphs and structure.
- FourHares.Com: A collection of PDF files and tarot images with references to local and online study groups. Additional resources pertaining to philosophy, anthroposophy, and freemasonry.
- Meditations on the Tarot: Plunging in the currents of the Hermetic Tradition, including discussion of Martinism and Metaphysics.
- The Corpus Hermeticum and Hermetic Tradition: Includes the complete Corpus Hermeticum; Hermetic Excerpts and Fragments preserved in classical literature; A compilation of the Hymns of Hermes; and Hermetic texts from Nag Hammadi.
- English Wordplay ~ Listen and Enjoy: A very attractive site offering some extensive excerpts from several of the Letters from MOTT. Additional writings by Valentine Tomberg are also discussed on this site (and much, much, more). http://www.englishwordplay.com/tarot.html
- Wikipedia: Valentin Arnoldevitch Tomberg (February 27, 1900 – February 24, 1973) was an Estonian-Russian Christian mystic, polyglot scholar and hermetic magician.
- Meditations on the Tarot Facebook Group: An online forum for Hermits and Contemplatives reading MOTT.
- Christian Hermeticism Facebook Group: A place for sharing and learning about the Hermetic tradition from within the scope of catholic discourse (taken in its original sense of universal).
- Gornahoor.Net: A 50 page PDF index of MOTT. The same (or a very similar) index appears at Tarot Hermeneutics in a larger print format (92 pages). It concludes with this copyright:
Copyright © Colin James Hamer 2000 Doctor Colin James Hamer, D.C.H., M.R.P., S.T.L., Ph.D., A.F.Phys. (I.T.E.C.), D.Sc. (hc) Master of the Rainbow Program & Director of Creativity House
- Free Hermetic-Christian Study Center: Features a variety pages, including one on Hermeticism and one on Valentin Tomberg. There is also a page of Downloads which includes a German edition of:
- One Cosmos: Several good articles here–just do a search for tarot. The first one to catch my eye was: A Brief Message from Beyond the Grave.
- Wikipedia: Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism is a book published posthumuously and anonymously in 1985. It was originally written in French and translated into English by Robert A. Powell of the Sophia Foundation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditations_on_the_Tarot
- Medtarot Discussion List: Meditations on the Tarot discussion list participating in the Hermetic tradition as a community of Spirit.
- Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot > Talking Tarot > An Introduction to Christian Hermeticism: A student’s review and discussion of a summer course at Vancouver School of Theology: “An Introduction to Christian to Hermeticism”. The course is said to have been led by Cynthia Bourgeault.
- Tarot Hermeneutics: Valentin Tomberg Biography and Bibliography with links to other Tarot resources.
- Wiley Online Library: Abstract of article:”Rule-Governed Christian Gnosis: Hans Urs von Balthasar on Valentin Tomberg’s Meditations on the Tarot”, by Kevin Mongrain.
NOTE: This entire article is available on Academia.Edu (10/26/2018)
- Ignatius Insight: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Tarot: A Review of Meditations on the Tarot by Anonymous (Valentin Tomberg) | Stratford Caldecott
- Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: Meditations on the Tarot and the Vatican. This is at a website written by two Catholic converts from the New Age. Meditations on the Tarot was central one of the authors’ conversion. Includes other articles pertaining to Tomberg and Anthroposophy. http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2013/12/meditations-on-the-tarot-and-the-Vatican
- Sophia Foundation: The Sophia Foundation was founded by the translator of Meditations on the Tarot. The following pages may be of interest:
- Second Spring Community >> Metaphysics >> Anybody up to reading “Meditations on the Tarot”? This is an interesting discussion of MOTT in a public forum.
- Linda Goodman Forum Topic: The Cosmic Christ and The Personal Incarnation
Includes some significant discussion of MOTT and Tomberg. http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum21/HTML/000603.html
- Life Streams — Narrative and Grace: A thoughtful review of MOTT which also includes selected links to other Tarot related resources.
- Don’t Shoot the Prophet: An Episcopal Church oriented site with several relevant articles, including one article on “Christian Hermeticism” and another on Tarot entitled, “A Christian should have no doubts,” or “Where they burn books…”