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Tarot Prep Work

09 Jan
I have really been enjoying following peoples’ public Tarot projects in progress.  This project is a research project to Map and write the history of the Land of Mystereum.  I felt to run back into its creating and making process publicly — and I have already found some wonderful divinatory surprises which please me very much.  I am thankful for the 200+ people who have The Land of Mystereum to take for a spin.  May Your Life, Your Way fuel your All Similar, Each Unique effectiveness!
My thought here is that I am probably the best to open up the deck’s structure as I am aware of what I was thinking when I Frankenstein’d it, and will not have to hypothesize about “WOW, where did THAT come from . . . especially if I EVEN don’t know.  I can simply say that.”   Skeletons and the forces present in structures are very 4 of Pents.  Hidden structures.  Bridges.  Fields of forces dynamically directed.  And, I cannot see my skeleton, and I use it ALL the time.  So, below is my “Bob the Biology Class skeleton” that stood up in Mrs. Vantrease’s class years back.  Over time, we will really see if this is Bob or Barb or either or both or neither.  Felt like an interesting gig to open up my creative process on a project.    This will be the public makings of a book.  A handbook? A workbook?  An encyclopedia?  A multi-volume encyclopaedic tome?  We’ll see.  For now enjoy the Bob’s bones hanging by the chalkboard below.  I haven’t pitched it to my publisher, as it may be too big to finish.  Then again, ask me next week. LOL  Enjoy the ride!  Comments of course welcome.  Here we go!
[[TO MAP MYSTEREUM and further elucidate the “follows in the footsteps of deceptive simplicities of the Marseilles tradition.”  Thank you for that Jean-Michel David of ATS in Oz.]]
[[to expand and further enhance the Mystereum Image Lineage Series and Themed Personifications Series]]
[[the divinatory structure of form ossified around space of architecture and sacred space.  Temporal Relationships of Built Form would only be 1/2 the picture at best.]]
[[the divinatory and natural structure of formlessness in archetype]]
[[fun and expertise as the highest octave studies]]
All In A Day’s Work: 2011 in Review & On To Bigger
Mapping Mystereum: A Visual Dictionary
The Prescient Remembrances of the Perpetual Present
Presences Journeying Through The Land of Mystereum
Throughout (Tarot in) the Land of Mystereum the Major Arcana & Mystereum Symbols visit, live with, sit with, and inform one another through powerful witness.  The Land of Mystereum is about emancipating and enhancing one’s Tarot voice.  As the cards speak directly to you in the first person, I feel it is only a matter of time until people start talking back and starting their own conversations with it.  The land of Mystereum is about divination.  Divination from inner inheritances, those wonderful identity traits you were born with and / or have developed through your life that express You as only You do, your life your way. 
Though The Land of Mystereum has a book, its 192-page Imagination Primer book, nowhere is it against using and learning from books.  The Land of Mystereum, though, is simply a single expression that holds true to divination.  All original material divined for each card, and only a few sparse quotes from dead people.  It emerged from a 3 year process of turning on my own feelingsense of divination by turning off Tarot.  Like C.G. Jung expressed, “Learn all you can, and forget it into every action.”  This action, now even morphing Jung’s “active imagination” into Actionable Imagination(c) and Imagin-Action(c), itself forgotten, was one of the initial form-givers for The Land of Mystereum (2010 Schiffer Publications) to evolve from The Mystereum Tarot (2008 self-published).  It is certainly not stripped down, more carries an intensity of identoty.  It provides Imagination Tools(c) from each card given as gifts to the reader, given as gifts for mining one’s inner inheritances, emancipating, enhancing one’s own voice.  I drew a line to keep it simple to give people an opportunity to NOT use research so much as to give their own inner research a go.  I drew this line knowing that presenting deceptive simplicity, crucibled down intensity of identities, was risky.  That it could cause The Land of Mystereum to die on the vine.  But, that risk was a paltry one, personally, as I felt that Tarot for children and those new to Tarot and hobbyist and pros and old hands all alike might simply appreciate a new Tarot entree.
I knew that if I went into a full expression of the depth of inter-relationships inherent in Mystereum, that would be fully encyclopedic. So, I simply put it out there as if it was simply “non-derivative” (of RWS / Thoth. . .  though I cannot say not resonant with the Marseilles tradition as it strikes deceptively simple chords to resonate similarly).  I knew that if I went much further than playwrighting all of the cards to speak, The Land of Mystereum would become a tome of an encyclopedia, a multi-volume book set, and would lose the potency of CARDS ACTUALLY SPEAKING TO YOU, literally speaking too you like fairy tales inherent and speaking froim their own innate structure.  Yet now, for The Land of Mystereum’s 1st birthday, that is exactly what I am going to do.  Thus far Mystereum has been boutique thought in a boutique profession and community.  It is not that it has been ignored, though I am sure dutifully omitted by some . . . no accounting for taste LOL . . . but some waves begin the begin, and some needn’t yell loudly to be felt.  And some . . . well, I will simply say, “All similar, each unique.”  Each birth is brilliant in its age.
So, the encyclopedia of The Land of Mystereum, indicating it not being simply another deck on the market, but a deck+book package, a story, a play, a novel of sorts with interesting areas of study to be sparked . . . that encyclopedia and multi-volume set begins here in this blog below.  Welcome to the Grand Reopening of The Land of Mystereum AS its 1st birthday party!  None of this is to harken some delusion of grandeur that Mystereum should lord over Tarot.  That’s hoaky at best. I simply feel it to be a success of a contribution to the vast and wonderfully checkered Tarot community, and would simply like to follow in the footsteps of a handful of wonderful 5-star reviews and interviews that have occurred with Mystereum and me.  I would like to enhance and develop it further and begin teaching The Land of Mystereum after I have sat back for a year to see who sees, feelingsenses, and expresses what they do with it and about it.  This is similar to me getting Tarot out of the way for 3 years as prep for action, me forgetting all I learned into the action of “for getting” what do the cards say to me. . . how do I DIVINE them.  I got out of the way for a year to walk my talk and flow Mystereum-speak out there to see how it walks its talk.  What I REALY now love is that I got archetypes to speak in Mystereum, albeit in a different voice than before.  Or maybe it was simply me thus-spaking-Zarathrustra altogether similar differently.  Hoopy doopy hullaballoo?
This is in outline and notes form.  I see how huge this can actually become, so I will begin blogging these one by one starting with a (just came to me) Land of Mystereum 4-line Tarotverse(c).  I will simply do short, 4-lines per item, verse from a Tarot reading perspective.  This may layer on another layer of decptive simplicity, and over time may serve me to create and make The Land of Mystereum to be an encyclopedia meshing together like baclava.  And, that’s simply a trailhead.  Here we go!  Stepping onto the trail, continuing the journey, we’ll see where this goes.  Heck, there is a great deal of contribution nascent in The Land of Mystereum.   And, gonna toot Mystereum’s horn as I back-scribe the manners in which it has, does, and will play chords.  Tooting Mystereum’s horn?  How dare I be so self-serving?!  Heck, somebody’s gotta start the band to play the next set.  And, I think I will.
This will be “always complete and never finished,” until it is finished.  Heck, then I may go for a coffee and an archaelogical strata-layer-level baclava multi-volume set afterwards.  LOL Not gonna run too far ahead though.  The Land of Mystereum is right here and stepping on the stage for its next set.  All I have to do to be a scout is to be a spectator scribe.  Let’s hope it is less threatening than in Kingsfield ‘s class (The Paper Chase), and just as rockin’ly interesting and ON!  Let’s hope Chiron, Mystereum’s mascot, is up to the task of playing with Kingsfield shall we?
In addition this may very well be an Ode To WTH have I Even Done This Past Year?  Have I done anything at all? . . . and, I SEE!  Oopsy.  LOTS!  LOTSA LOTTA/O . . . a pun itself in Mexico.  How many volumes does it take to get to the center of a Land of Mystereum Tootsie Pop.  A one, a two, a CRUNCH.  Three.  LOL Whatev. Lemniscate comes to mind.  Enjoy the journey and the mystery!
Enjoy the mystery in Your life, Your way!
Here goes building on some O’ mine with and on and within the cornerstone of The land of Mystereum:
[[on the next blog iteration try out the verse form of 4 lines each for each card in relation to the placement of its presence in/with other card(s) . . . to get to a critical mass.  Then, go back and really get into each one, one by one.  4-line Tarotverse per card relationship]]
(line 1),
(line 2),
(line 3),
(line 4),
[[make an “Appearance Chart” with the following info]]
The Fool (2) appearances (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Fool, The Tower
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link whole Birth Card blog section and/or A “Fool” blog
===> create and produce and link new Fool vid
The Magician (2 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Magician
===> Minor card presence (1): Page of Pentacles
~ The High Priestess (12 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (6): The High Priestess, The Empress, Strength, Temperance, The Moon, The World
===> Minor card presence (6) : Queen of Cups, Queen of Wands, King of Cups, 6 of Pentacles, 6 of Wands, Ace of Swords
The Empress (3 Big Tree-related appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Empress (big tree), The Emperor (big tree), The Hanged Man (big tree)
===> Minor card presence (0):
The Emperor (3 Big Tree-related appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Emperor (big tree), The Empress (big tree), The Hanged Man (big tree)
===> Minor card presence (0):
The Hierophant (5 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Hierophant, Justice (head/nose)
===> Minor card presence (3): Ace of Cups, Page of Pentacles, Page of Wands
===> link 5’s vid(s)
The Lovers (8 appearances) (note eye-path visual of divined “Samech” composition) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Lovers, Temperance
===> Minor card presence (6): 2 of Cups, 10 of Wands, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Swords, King of Pentacles
===> link 6’s vid(s)
The Chariot (7 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Chariot, The Tower
===> Minor card presence (5): Page of Wands, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Cups, Knight of Swords, Knight of Pentacles
===> link  7s vid(s)
Justice (3 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): Justice, Hierophant (head/nose)
===> Minor card presence (1): Ace of Cups (Hierophant)
===> link 8’s vid(s)
The Hermit (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)

===> Major card presence (2): The Hermit, Death
===> Minor card presence (2): Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands (very Miers Briggs antinomy expression, extreme E and I integrated dancing)
===> link 9’s vid(s)
The Wheel (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Wheel
===> Minor card presence (3): 10 of Pentacles, Queen of Swords, Queen of Pentacles
===> link 1’s vid(s)
Strength (7 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): Strength, The Devil
===> Minor card presence (5): Ace of Swords, 4 of Wands, 4 of Cups, 6 of Cups, Page of Wands
The Hanged Man (4 appearances) (Big Tree-related appearance with Empress and Emperor) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): The Hanged Man
===> Minor card presence (3): 4 of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Page of Swords
Death (6 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): Death
===> Minor card presence (5): 10 of Swords ghost Roman numeral X in the sky, Knight of Wands, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Pentacles — with white faces.  King of Swords would be at a higher octave about Death, and thus completely dies into his surroundings everywhere to be seen and nowhere to be found, thus no white face. White face as in Chinese theatre white face, integrated mask or make-up.
===> Death blogs:
Temperance (14 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (4): Temperance, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Moon
===> Minor card presence (10): 6 of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, 10 of Wands, Knight of Wands, Queen of Wands, Queen of Cups, King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Pentacles, King of Swords
===> link 5’s vid(s)
The Devil (9 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (): The Devil, Strength, The Hanged Man,
===> Minor card presence (): 4 of Wands, 4 of Cups, 6 of Cups, 4 of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Page of Pentacles
===> link 6’s vid(s)
The Tower (3 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (3): The Tower, The Fool, The Chariot
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link 7’s vid(s)
The Star (2 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (2): The Star, The Hierophant
===> Minor card presence (0):
===> link 8’s vid(s)
~ The Moon: (21 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse) (The Sonata of The Moon; Moonlight Sonata)
===> Major card presence (9): The Moon, The Fool (viewing earth FROM the moon), The Magician, The High Priestess, The Hermit, The Wheel, Death, Temperance, The Tower.
===> Minor card presence(12): Wands: Ace, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Page, Knight.  Queen of Swords.  9 of Pentacles (Howling at), Page of Pentacles.
===> link 9’s vid
The Sun (43 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (11): The Sun, The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Hermit, The Wheel, Strength, Death, Temperance
===> Minor card presence (32): Wands: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, Page, Knight, Queen. Cups: 4, 6, 7, 9, Queen, King. Swords: 3, 10, King. Pentacles: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Page, Knight, Queen, King
Judgment (4 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (1): Judgment
===> Minor card presence (3): 5 of Wands, 2 of Cups, Queen of Pentacles
===> link to “Judgment’s Perennial World” https://jordanhoggard.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/judgments-perennial-world/
===> link to  “Forming Archetype ~ Form-Giving Judgment” https://jordanhoggard.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/forming-archetype-form-giving-judgment/
The World (10 appearances) (4-line Tarotverse)
===> Major card presence (4): The World, The Fool, High Priestess, Strength
===> Minor card presence (6): Cups: 9, Page, Knight. Swords: Ace . Pentacles: 7, 9
LAND OF MYSTEREUM SYMBOLS
The Fabric of One (The Four Pillars Roll-morphed into a Circle, The Four God-fingers of Self) (5 appearances)
===> Major card presence (4): The Magician, The Hanged Man The Devil, The Sun
===> Minor card presence (1): Page of Pentacles
The Fabric of All (The Four Pillars Flat, The Four God-fingers of Community) (15 appearances)
===> Major card presence (8): The Fool, The Magician, The Lovers, The Chariot, The Hanged Man, The Devil, The Tower, The Sun
===> Minor card presence (7): 2 of Pentacles, 4 of Pentacles, 2 of Swords, Page of Pentacles, Page of Cups, Knight of Pentacles, Knight of Cups
The Uroburos
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Ankh
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
5-Petaled Flowers
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
6-Petaled Flowers
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Lemniscate
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Hourglass
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Om, Ohm, Libra, (A U M)
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Taurus
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Aquarius
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Leo
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Scorpio
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sagittarius
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Moon
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Compass and Square
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Tree
===> Major card presence (): big trees
===> Minor card presence ():  little trees
The Mountain
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Fish
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Phallus
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
The Axe
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Lightning
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():

Calla Lily Hands
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Hand Emanation(s)
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun and Moon appearing together separately or eclipsed
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Sun and Moon appearing together eclipsed one way or the other
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Pentacles/Pentagrams Outside of Pentacles
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Cups Outside of Cups
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Wands Outside of Wands
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
Swords Outside of Swords
===> Major card presence ():
===> Minor card presence ():
THOUGHTS ON COLOR SYMBOLOGY
Gold — psyche, numinous, inner day, crown chakra
Red — passion, life, blood, intensity, heart chakra
Orange — sacral, sacral chakra, agile base, not redness-not-yellowness-orange,
Light Blue — visible water, outward nourishment
Deep Blue — deep water, inner nourishment, depth, chthonic, throat chakra
Light Green — old growth, tea of growth, tea of verdant
Deep Green — growth, verdant
Green — Not yellowness/goldness. Not blueness. Green
Brown — earth, wood
Light Brown —
Earth Brown —
Dark Brown —
Flesh / Beige / Light Tan —
Pink/Salmon — new skin, sensitive, receptive, puerile
Fuchsha — living primal violet
Violet — Not redness.  Not blueness. Violet.
Lavendar — moon, twilight dusk, twilight dawn, ancient (older than) primal violet
Black — night, darkness, chthonic, depth
White — lightness, integration
Light Gray — cloud shadow
Dark Gray — storm shadow
(c) 2011 Jordan Hoggard
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