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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in The Mystery

 

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As The Gargoyles Sleep, Celebrate The Sunrise

Welcome along your TarotBlogHop from TABI Tarot!

 

As The Gargoyles Sleep, Celebrate The Sunrise

Litha and Midsummer and Tarot.

Enjoy this Tarot spread and poem to celebrate the sunrise at Midsummer.  Psssst.  Litha told me Lilith made me do it.

The Vampire’s Offspring

juvenilis puerilis vanitas ostentatio jactatio

Ours is not a lot to be feared.  The dragon is a necessary beast.

Feel your safety on your holy ground.

Suckle

on the myth of your goodness

in those places you hold sacred,

while I suckle

on the rest of humanity.

We do not follow you to those places

as we cannot

do those things which are conquerable,

and simply cannot bear those places where you sing.

Those places do not protect you.

Enslaved gargoyles,

traitors to us lest their unknowing feet

entrained in those stone shoes that you fashioned,

and an occasional bellringer stroking them

as they drone high above your path,

where the wind is stronger than the scent of your life to remind them,

keep us circling above,

intent on your storied portals that are not your saints,

they are lists of the best tasting among you.

        Angels.  You misname them.

        They are simply prettier to you

than their gargoyle siblings

held down by those enslaving prisonshoes of stone

that you call cathedrals.

You should know,

there have been sly ones among you.

Those tricky Nassenes for instance,

knowing that in our vanity we will not touch our young,

as we, too, find them abominable,

stole away with nine of them,

worshipping them as they grew,

carrot-leading them:

    You are perfect as you are . . .

    Grow strong not beautiful . . .

    Help keep us safe . . .

    Up there you can see eternity.    Live up there on the stone city peak . . .

    Turn to stone, it is strong . . .

Ignorant of their heritage,

of their eventual grace and stealth and eternity,

they were tricked-taught to perceive a strength and power

in your piles of stone conveniently shaped, and forget their own.

Behold Us!

We are strong and beautiful.

Can you resist us?

Gaze into our eyes and see inside your universe.

Touch our skin of winter,

and feel the heat of your passion

pulsing in the silence of our bodies.

Peeking through the wonder piquing,

can you resist us,

knowing that all we want

is simply your entire life for just a moment?

Your silent gargoyle guardians sometimes stir

inside their stoney sleep

still unborn into a life

where they would eventually die into their own eternity.

They lie dormant far above you,

and nightly we circle.

Nightly the bellringer.

Nightly they stir far above you.

It is not fire or lightning

that occasionally rips the towers from your cathedrals.

Keep eating your garlic.

We will help you stop sinning more quickly

if you are spiced up a bit.

~ Jordan Hoggard

Best to you having enjoyed this scenic overlook along your TarotBlogHop!

Your next Hopstop to enjoy is Morgan Eckstein’s “Gleamings From The Dawn

EXPRESS TAROTBLOGHOP TICKET: If you hit a missing link along your TarotBlogHop, you can get back on the bloghop from this master list.  TarotBlogHop Master List, June 2012. 

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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Movie Time, Tarot BlogHop

 

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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Magician

Presence Of . . .

There is a cameo appearance theme of Major Arcana cards that appear throughout the Mystereum Tarot deck in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors to inform their story further so as not to minimize The Minors.  This visual expression of the cards themselves journeying around The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  We could call this opening up the epistemology of card divination, epistemology being philosophy of the study of how we know things.  We could call the card cameo appearances a Tarot etymology that expresses snapshots of the origins of each card’s divination personality in their ongoing and living birth in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, “Cards in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum inform one another.”  Cards in the Land of Mystereum literally inform one another in the visual story of the cards where they appear.  They don’t start doing this after you learn them. They start doing this after you meet them, and notice them, can pick their “face” out of a crown so to speak.

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearnace feature of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in working with your intuition, to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by Mystereum’s 192-page Imagination Primer book.  Pick a Major Arcana character in your Tarot in the Land of Mystereum deck.  Then, one by one, go through your deck.  See what full portions of the card and what out-takes or details appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled the hangouts of the card you have chosen, ask yourself, “How does this card contribute with its appearance in this other card?  What clue to this card’s identity does the guest appearance accentuate, how does it flesh out the card’s story?

Presence Of The Magician, Tarot Presence of the Mystereum Magician

The Magician in The Land of Mystereum plays 2 visual storytelling parts, appears in 2 cards.  There is The Magician card, and as well The Fool guest stars, makes a cameo appearance in The Page of Pentacles.  It felt very natural for The Magician to appear in this way as a perennial thread of a card further alluding to a sense of place throughout cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Magician appear more?  Well, maybe he really does.  Look at the tattoos on his arms.  This Mystereum symbol dictionary reaches out and symbolically spices up the deck in many places.  I will be elucidating the story of the appearance of each symbol individually in this Presence Of series.  So, for today, I will simply express the Magician’s appearance in of course his own card and as well in The Page of Pentacles.  Enjoy this additional dna thread of personality and identity structure that weaving through the fabric of The Land of Mystereum.

The Magician appearing

in The Magician card visually expresses the story of a living transformation in his own card.  Is it that his head is bowed?  Have his eyes expanded to resonate in the magical flight of watching in his raised eye-wings like a luna moth that actually sees with its method of flight?  What about his touch?  At the horizon between air and water, at the surface of the water, at his elbows his arms transform into underwater calves with feet.  These feet are supported by the deep blue water of the earth below the surface.  His magical eye-wings synchromesh with the sun above, and the sun is itself expresses the integrated inner opposites of antinomy.  There is an eclipse that occurs in the sun, an eclipse that is The Sun card appearing with a wink.  The Sun winks, and magically, there is an inner eclipse.  The Wheel’s spokes as the rays of the sun? Most definitely.  And, whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set of The Sun~The Wheel~The Magician present.

I’m glad I wasn’t aware of the concept of Tarot Birth Cards when I was divining Mystereum, and that still they naturally occurred for the most part in what I felt was yay or nay about images and compositions.  We’ll have to see as I go through this Presence Of series.  Similar to my not even ever hearing of the Hebrew character of samech until afterwards studying the Tree of Life, and go figure.  Mystereum’s Temperance card has the visual O with a top-flourish of it.  Gotta love archetypes.

The Magician appearing

in The Page of Pentacles card visually expresses the magic occuring in the expert skill in play of the Page of Pentacles, the expert skill in play of Marco Polo opening up his treasure hull into the Higher Court  Or, The Magician simply appears above the Page of Pentacles’ own pentacle, appears as a team with The Hierodood and The Chariot shining as sun=rays above compositionally.  Not an accident.  Note that the Page’s pentacle becomes colorful in red and blue tattooing as it encounters his neck and shoulder.  And, look at all that orange on the ground. And, what’s that dark blue thingee?  The Magician may be soldly Page-messaging about the magic that occurs as the root (chakra) synchromeshes with the throat/voice (chakra).  Kundalini rising and / or that awesome feeling when our own Page, standing with the sun at his feet, solidly lifts his head to resonate in our experiences?  The stop in stopping to smell the roses may have to do with one’s feet, though it seems the irony is expressed by The Page of Pentacles here.  Stop and smell the roses.  With The Magician, The Hierophant, and The Chariot in your Page of Pentacles, you may feel solidly magical and down-to-earth-spirit on the move.  What do YOU feel when you literally smell a rose?

Page of Pentacles Mag features:

  • Magician’s water-legs solidify in the pentacle
  • watering the playfully pensive Page’s concrete imagination with magic
  • Magician appears on top left = 45 degrees into Quadrant II = 135 degrees; also = from the unconscious
  • Magician flanks Hierophant in the middle above, also counterparts with The Chariot either side of The Hierophant
  • water gives way for Chariot gold sun . . . is the brightness of The Hierophant’s still waters running deep
  • Subtle Mag detail changes = form-giver for The Page of Pentacles
  • The core of the Magician’s Fabric of One tattoo is white here rather than gold.  It has emerged off of his arm to gift this Page his Pentacle
  • the magical eye-wings fill with water
  • flesh sky becomes lavendar, moonlit
  • Mag head / heart is now flesh vs deep blue. Cf also magical eye-wings filling with water
  • underwater puzzle-piece wing-tails of The Mag with the Chariot Sun

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self filling the seats to cheer on your play!  Consider these characters to already have season tickets to cheer on your strong play.  There are no cheap-seats in your game of life.  Play well.  Play with the magical and solid strength of The Magician and Page of Pentacles.  Play with the magical strength of YOU!

Check out previous Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum.

Thanks for visiting!  Best to this “Presence Of” series more fully elucidating one of the naturally hidden structures that are alive and well in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Much like construction documents and specifications . . . suffice it to say that these cameo appearances are a lot like Consultant Coordination . . . strike that . . . they ARE Consultant Coordination of the family of players character to character throughout Mystereum.  Huh.  Who knew? 😉

Enjoy a short video from The Sun . .  .

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan

All images and text (c)2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available at standard retail price signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Fool

The Presence Of The Tarot Fool

This cameo appearance theme of Major Arcana cards appearing in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors to inform their story further so as not to minimize The Minors, is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  Here’s a frickin’ bad-ass funny sidebar, a mini-rant to open up this Fool presence article.  In a recent review Mystereum was recommended for fluffy-bunny readings.  Hmmmm. too many plush toys may indicate issues.  So, No, not so much.  Thank You for playing some of your time to Mystereum in a review, yet I prefer zero to not paying attention.  When in Rome Ya know?!  If something is non-derivative, it may be best to get into another gear, and express it relative to its own language rather than the is-not-derivative-thus-is-not-relative-to-that-which-it-is-non-derivative-of.  I don’t think I would try to translate Latin with Sanskrit.  My feeling in public response here is that one person’s misinterp as “fluffy bunny” is simply a potential manner of interp/misinterp of the higher-octave-of-finding-the-workability-present-in-any-situation.  So, I guess there isn’t a rant.  More of a oh-well-hands-up and no accounting for taste, huh?

What’s this workability thing I’m talking about?  Well, even if you know EVERYTHING that is wrong with something, it still leaves you only one thing.  Everything else.  That’s pretty dang vague, huh?  It certainly may impress some people how many cons you know about something, yet that may simply be your ego conning you into thinking you haven’t wasted all your time being a nay-sayer know-it-all . . . which is to say a buzzkiller, a complainer.  Knowing what’s right about something makes for workability.  Workability can lead to building further value.  Names are important, so are flyswatters.

Back to the regular programming . . .

The Fool in The Land of Mystereum plays 2 visual storytelling parts, appears in 2 cards.  There is The Fool card, and as well The Fool guest stars, makes a cameo appearance in The Tower.  It felt very natural for The Fool to appear in this way a as a large, perennial thread of a card alluding to places in The Land of Mystereum. The place in your life before The Tower.  The place after.  There is also The Wheel and The World.  Why doesn’t The Fool cameo there, too?  There are 4 directions.  The Fool played the 2 directions in the vertical scale of height in the rise of The Tower.  The Wheel and The World run the scale horizontally, cyclically playing out the 2 directions of time and scale.

The Fool appearing

in The Fool card visually expresses the story of a leap of faith of course, yet this expression is the leap of faith that is not literally leaping or jumping.  The Fool’s trust of journey is so thorough in each Fool-step that new golden ground alchemically terraforms up under each new Fool-step.

The Fool appearing

in The Tower card visually expresses the story of The Fool riding in on the Golden Fabric of Truth, the 4-pillared, golden symbol of community, 4 pairs partnering with each other and together neighboring with one another . . . the truth of self and place with others . . . and out of The Fool’s vocal Thor-hammered lightning bolt of truth blast-razing The Tower . . . who is that emerging to say Hello out of the bottom of the lightning bolt as it exits the crumbling Tower?   Well, I’ll be!  Is that The Chariot cameoing here in his corresponding Tarot Birth Card?  Why, yes it is!   Take a walk through your Mystereum deck.  Pick a character, any character.  Have a character scavenger hunt.  How many places do they appear throughout the deck?  Many cards play the chorus of their support cameo for more depthful character contributions to your readings.  Can you find the one card that is totally alone in the deck?  Is there one?

Also, check out the 7’s Birth Card article, and there will also be more on The Chariot once we get to The Presence Of The Chariot in The Land of Mystereum “Presence Of” series.

Best to the ground alchemically rising up to meet your every golden Fool-step along your way!

Check out previous “Presence Of” articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present throughout Mystereum.

The Presence Of The Priestess to see her guest starring cameos that further inform cards with her presence in The Land of Mystereum.

Thanks for visiting!  Best to this “Presence Of” series more fully elucidating one of the naturally hidden structures that are alive and well in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Much like construction documents and specifications . . . suffice it to say that these cameo appearances are a lot like Consultant Coordination . . . strike that . . . they ARE Consultant Coordination of the family of players character to character throughout Mystereum.  Huh.  Who knew? 😉

Enjoy a short video about hidden structures . .  .

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan

All images and text (c)2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available at standard retail price signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Enjoy the personality of this fountain pen sketch by Ewa! Stunning, personality that wonderfully flows. What are your words for this amazing work?

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

The Idea Solar System Technique + a Tarot spread to work further with it.
“Idea Solar System” (c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard as presented in “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.”

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Tarot Birth Cards

 
 
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