Liber T and Navigators of the Mystic SEA: A Deck Comparison

By way of offering an example reading for my "Friend or Foe" two-deck comparison layout, I decided to run the spread on the  Liber T, Tarot of Stars Eternal and Navigators of the Mystic SEA decks. I've had both decks for a while and have used them together before. Both are Thoth clones, and I … Continue reading Liber T and Navigators of the Mystic SEA: A Deck Comparison

The “Friend or Foe” Two-Deck Comparison Spread

We're all familiar with the "new deck interview" technique, in which questions are put to a newly-acquired deck by running it through a special spread created for that purpose. The idea is to determine how effective the deck will be to read with. But I have never seen a spread designed to compare the degree … Continue reading The “Friend or Foe” Two-Deck Comparison Spread

“Weekly Blueprint” Pull for Saturday

The "action" card for today is the Universe reversed. The first thing that crossed my mind on seeing this card was "unfinished business" related to the Tower I pulled yesterday. The second thing was the old chestnut "waiting for the other show to drop." Another pertinent thought  is "what goes around, comes around." I performed … Continue reading “Weekly Blueprint” Pull for Saturday

“Weekly Blueprint” Pull for Friday

The "action" card for today is the 4 of Swords. I've been anticipating this pull all week  (although dreading is probably more accurate). At first glance, the most striking thing about the pairing of this card and the Thoth Tower as "background" influence is the the stark color contrast: the flaming red of Crowley's Tower … Continue reading “Weekly Blueprint” Pull for Friday

The Map Is Not The Territory

The Hermetic Qabalah assumes that the material Universe was created through an orderly evolution of increasingly substantive thought-forms (symbolized by the sephirot – Hebrew for “emanations” - on the Tree of Life diagram) that originated in the realm of pure Spirit (aka the “Mind of God”) and terminated in the mundane reality with which we … Continue reading The Map Is Not The Territory