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). 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 a 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
- The Oriental Orthodox Order in the West: Audio teaching on “The Magician, The High Priestess, The Emperor and the Empress” (MP3 files), Lynn and Ward Bauman, Spring and Summer 2013. Additional resources on a variety of spiritual teachings and paths. See also this google search for downloadable study guides and other materials. http://www.theooow.com/resources/audio-teachings/
- 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
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- 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 now available on Scribd (11/23/2014)
- 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. An advisory board member, John Hipsley has created high quality, color print, spiral bound study guides for Meditations on the Tarot.
- Tarotlongevity: “Meditations On The Tarot” by Anonymous – An Abridgement
This page offers an abbreviated review of each of the 22 Letters/Arcana. http://tarolongevity.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/meditations-on-the-tarot-by-anonymous-an-abridgement
- 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.
- TeenyTinyTrumps.Com: Inexpensive sets of Tarot Trumps based on the “Major Arcana” from the Tarot of Marseilles. Proceeds are used to share “Meditations on the Tarot” and the path of Christian Hermeticism with other Unknown Friends.
- “Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition: Studies in Western Esotericism”, by Antoine Faivre. Includes about 34 pages devoted to MOTT (see pages 191-225 + notes).
- 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…”
- The Magical Messiah: Christian Hermetics – An Introduction. This site seems to reflect the thoughts of an erstewhile Christian Hermeticist who has now moved on. Still worth a look perhaps… See also: Christian & Hermetic Compatibility