Creating a Tarot Deck – Colour

Creating a Tarot Deck – Colour

The Tarot Deck colours are an easy way to quickly and accurately distinguish between each tarot card. Golden Dawn attributions The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn developed a sophisticated system of colour attributions for all 78 cards. "Clairvoyance" was used to...

My first tarot deck

My first tarot deck

My first tarot deck, after over 35 years of reading professionally, has finally seen the light of day. It's not particularly exciting, but you have to start somewhere. It has got me thinking about what to do next, as I am artistically challenged. My first tarot deck:...

Why create a Tarot deck?

Why create a Tarot deck?

To create a Tarot deck is a non-trivial exercise, although many go through such a process. As a professional Tarot reader I have happily used the same deck for nearly 30 years. There is no reason to change... I use the same Tarot spread too - and with every reading I...

Creating a Tarot Deck

Creating a Tarot Deck

Creating a Tarot Deck is apparently quite easy judging by the avalanche of new decks out there. For years people have been askng me when I was going to create my own Tarot Deck, and my answer has always been that "I am happy with the Thoth Tarot deck (by Aleister...

Tarot dreams – do they happen?

Tarot dreams – do they happen?

Dreaming of the Tarot? Tarot dreams have been lacking in my long spiritual journey, despite studying and working with the Tarot professionally. This has always been a source of wonder to me, as I have incredibly powerful dreams. Dreams have always been a major part of...

True Attribution of the Major Arcana part 2

True Attribution of the Major Arcana part 2

Why is the Chaldean Order preserved n the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and the Minor Arcana, but not in the Major Arcana? In my previous post I raised the question of what the 22 Major Arcana would look like when stripped of all the accretion attached. The primary...

True Attribution of the Major Arcana?

True Attribution of the Major Arcana?

What is the true attribution and order of the 22 Major Arcana? The answer depends to a great extent on which Tarot deck you use, or which Secret Society you subscribe to. Or you can go by the flavours generated by the Adepts representing the schisms in those Secret...

Ordering the Major Arcana

Ordering the Major Arcana

What is the correct order of the Major Arcana? It is a subject that upsets a lot of people. I have views about it too, but now is the time to re-assess what the order is about. Does the Fool belong at the beginning or the end of the sequence? Should The World be at...

De-constructing the Tarot

De-constructing the Tarot

For years I have been hard at work de-constructing my knowledge of the Tarot, a process that will continue for a lot longer, I suspect – probably it will never end. In case you wondered, yes, there is more than enough to call for spending that length of time. In fact,...

The Atbash Cipher: Re-ordering the Major Arcana

The Atbash Cipher: Re-ordering the Major Arcana

Encoded within the Atbash cipher is an elegant solution to the transpositions of Major Arcana carried out by both the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. The Golden Dawn transposition of Justice and Strength is accepted almost without comment, and why there is...

Atbash cipher conceals a powerful system of Magick

Atbash cipher conceals a powerful system of Magick

The Atbash code highlights  the transpositions of the Major arcana first by the Golden Dawn, and then by Aleister Crowley. The Atbash code is a magical system in its own right. The Golden Dawn system of Magic is based upon the Kabbalah, in particular the Hebrew...