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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Hermit

Presence-of Card Cameos . . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

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, the lineage of each card’s divination personality in their ongoing and living developed births of their appearances in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, . . .

Can You pick a face out of a crowd?

“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, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearance Presence-Of feature in The Land of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in card inter-relationships and 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, the Presence-Of places 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?  Are these cards the same yet simply at different scales?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses in a way that something beyond its grasp is formed that,

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of The Hermit Cameos

The Hermit in The Land of Mystereum plays 4 visual storytelling parts, appears in 4 cards.  There is The Hermit card of course, and as well The Hermit character makes Presence-Of cameos in Death, Ace of Wands, and 2 of Wands.  It felt very natural for The Hermit to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card’s character further alluding to and contributing personality to the sense of place throughout these 4 cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Hermit appear more?  Well, maybe he/she really does, and then again there are 4 appearances to 9’s mirror his 4-cornered world of inner identity and illumination.  This Mystereum visual character dictionary of storied appearances reaches out to symbolically spice up the deck in many places, like in the 4-charactered stage in The Hermit’s play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story, and each card embraces their identity as well. The Land of Mystereum is really a land, a place of divination in community with itself within and about where “All Similar, Each Unique.”

The Hermit appearing

in The Hermit card visually expresses the story of shining a light on your mysteries and confusion, turning over the pretty rocks of your beliefs to discover the treasure they hide.  With The Hermit discover your outer stillness as you actively walk the cloister of your mind.  Look up through your crown into your Psychic Sky.

I like that Mystereum’s Major Arcana characters explore The Land of Mystereum much like Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly entertaining.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo, and Mystereum is about higher octave yang energies and putting them to conscientious use.

The Hermit cameos twice in Death

  • Hermit image on both forward and back flowing banners.
  • inner life is the herald connecting past and future.
  • through The Hermit all things are continuous much like The Hermit may be the Psychic Synapse of experience.

The Hermit appearing in The Ace of Wands

  • as the Wand holder.
  • as the one who cracks open the alchemical egg, the crucible of night, into the day.
  • as the one who compasses and squares a location to give it genius loci, making location into place with the energy of crafted identity.
  • the emanator.
  • infused and active inner energy and journey.
  • Ace of Wands as source of genius loci.

The Hermit cameoing in The 2 of Wands

  • BECOMING the alchemical egg, the crucible of night, that has been cracked open into the day.
  • AS the maker of the puzzle pieces of night and day in the Psychic Sky.
  • Analogy of The Hermit AS twilight in the Ace of Wands, the energetic place of beginning ALSO as the magical space between, the moment after crossing the Psychic Synapse, the first concrete step IN a new place.

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self in Your Royal Court of Higher Self filling the seats of Your Court to cheer on your expert skill expressed in 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 vibrant motions established by The Hermit, Death, The Ace of Wands, and The 2 of Wands as teammates. Here is expressed quite a band of allies for your journeys within and about.  Play with the vibrant strength of their inner motion YOUR WAY!  The Hermit may also be a symbol of your inner light that both reflects and is also unmoved by outside influences . . . like the Moon in the Hermit’s sky, and there’s your next Birth Card Pair, the Moon~Hermit Tarot Birth Cards.

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 to round out your inner team’s work.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of my job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance informing your intuition.  If you’ve ever learned to drive a standard transmission car . . . and how are you with it now?  What about an automatic?  How are you with it now?  Similar to intuition I say, similar to Mystereum.  At first there are a lot of things to keep track of, and then you simply drive.  The Hermit’s puzzlepieces of sky synchromeshing, The Hermit AS twilight are both visual metaphors of the unseen and unmoved mover.

Explore Your Personal Twilights With The Hermit

as you explore whole worlds that can exist in the tiniest of things and the smallest of places . . . like the infinity inside you.

All images and text (c)2010, 2011, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

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

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of The Chariot

Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of The Chariot

Presence-of Card Cameos. . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

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, the lineage of each card’s divination personality in their ongoing and living developed births of their appearances 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, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearance Presence-Of feature in The Land of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in card inter-relationships and 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, the Presence-Of places 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?  Are these cards the same yet simply at different scales?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses in a way that something beyond its grasp is formed that,

3 of Swords to Tower: story excerpt from the Imagination Primer

. . . It is important to take stock here when things are distorted or feelings that perplex or confuse you come up.  We have not built much here.  But, we have heard rumors that when lots of us (3 of Swords) get together over time left unchecked something called The Tower is formed. . . .”  Oh, so The Tower is both a natural phenomenon and also preventable at times?  Ohhhh the responsibility.  What else does this Presence-of quality indicate to you here?

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of The Chariot Cameos

The Chariot in The Land of Mystereum plays 7 visual storytelling parts, appears in 7 cards.  There is The Chariot card of course, and as well The Chariot character makes Presence-Of cameos in the The Tower, Page of Pentacles, Knight of Pentacles, Knight of Swords, Knight of Cups, and Page of Wands.  It felt very natural for The Chariot to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card’s character further alluding to and contributing personality to the sense of place throughout these 7 cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Chariot appear more?  Well, maybe he really does, and then again there are 7 appearances to 9’s mirror his identity.  This Mystereum visual character dictionary of storied appearances reaches out to symbolically spice up the deck in many places, and like 7 characters on stage in The Chariot’s play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story. The Land of Mystereum is really a land, a place of divination in community with itself within and about.

More cameos to come . . .

I will be elucidating the story of the appearance of each character and symbol individually in this Presence-Of series one by one.  So, for today, I will simply express The Chariot’s appearance in of course his own card and as well these 7 others where he appears . . . directly.  Enjoy this additional dna thread of personality and identity structure that weaves through the fabric of The Land of Mystereum, that enhances and reinforces as an inner divination community told through Tarot cards.

The Chariot appearing

in The Chariot card visually expresses the story of bringing powerfully different, inner forces into harmony in action at speed in real-time.  Is The Chariot holding on to his Chariot?  No, he is connected by and drives with his feet, his groundgrabbers that feel everything coming in like an archetypal McPhereson strut suspension made of hi feet and legs that are unseen.

And, The Chariot makes a cameo appearance out of the lightning purified further by filtering itself through the sacred destruction of The Fool’s lightning voice of truth as it passes through and razes The Tower.  Oops whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set present with that as above so below gig in the Tower~Chariot Tarot Birth Card Pair.    I like that Mystereum’s Major Arcana characters explore The Land of Mystereum much like Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly entertaining.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo, and Mystereum is about higher octave yang energies and putting them to conscientious use.

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 how images and compositions were put together.  We’ll have to see if they are all present 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, samech IS the pattern of the composition in the Mystereum Temperance card.  Mystereum’s Temperance card has the visual  O  with a top-flourish of it of the samech symbol.  Gotta love archetypes.  Gotta love not having to know, and discovering them nonetheless.  Could be gnosis.  Could be Know-sis.  Could be a comfortability with the not-knowing in design and a wonderful relationship with the Muse Melusina.  It’s not really reinventing the wheel you see as that’s mostly only good for a tire designer.  Some people call it beginner’s mind.  That’s cool.  I know it as “forgetting is for getting.  It makes more room for the good stuff” and “discover the age-old wisdom natually present in your emotions” to quote myself from my Imagination Primer set of tires so to speak.

The Chariot of course appears 1st as himself in The Chariot

  • harmony and agility at speed
  • high octane, high performance movements
  • to sidle up at speed and engage from the side in synchromesh

The Chariot appearing in The Tower

card visually out of The Fool’s lightning voice of truth shouted down and purified further by filtering itself through the sacred destruction of The  The Tower as it passes through it.

The Chariot cameoing in The Page of Pentacles

  • AS The Page of Pentacles deftly moving solid new discoveries playfully and directly into Your Royal Court of Higher Self.
  • Note that The Magician is also up there on the left from the magical unconscious, and The Hierophant is centered up top to solidly cascade spirit down to the Page’s world of a Pentacle

The Chariot appearing in The Knight of Pentacles

  • solidly breaks the border, solidly knows no limits while being continually linked by the Fabric of the ongoing discoveries of his journey.

The Chariot cameoing in The Knight of Swords

  • regally generating ideas from the field
  • putting ideas into action
  • defending stance if necessary with clear and experienced communication
  • communications are naturally expressed in actions, presence and stance going beyond spoken words

The Chariot appearing in The Knight of Cups

  • things have actively taken on an emotional and intuitive way
  • honesty and strength inherent in situations communicated from your core
  • emotions and intuitions lead the way on your journey

The Chariot appearing in The Page of Wands

  • AS The Page of Wands.
  • Page of Wands in one manner being the mundane incarnation of The Chariot?
  • Notice the The Hierophant appears at the base of his wand on the left. Down-to-earth-spirit fueling his wand’s energy.
  • Notice that Strength appears at the tip of his wand on the right. Clarity of natural, inner-animal voice in his expressions, his points and direction,

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self in Your Royal Court of Higher Self filling the seats of Your Court to cheer on your expert skill expressed in 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 vibrant motions established by The Chariot, The Tower, The Page of Pentacles, The Knight of Pentacles, The Knight of Swords, The Knight of Cups, and The Page of Wands as teammates. Here is expressed quite a band of brothers as allies for you.  Play with the vibrant strength of motion YOUR WAY!  The Chariot may also be that Chariot-style feeling you get when you stand amidst a vast field of bright sunflowers.

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 . . . the Tarot Consultant Coordination in Mystereum present to round out your inner team’s work.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of my job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance informing your intuition.  If you’ve ever learned to drive a standard transmission car . . . and how are you with it now?  What about an automatic?  How are you with it now?  Similar to intuition I say. At first there are a lot of things to keep track of, and then you simply drive.  The Chariot’s unseen legs and feet which drive his Chariot and feed him all the stability info he needs are a (non)visual metaphor of the unseen and unmoved mover, Divine Groundgrabbers of his toes and feet and legs communicating high performance in the moment, wise in time, at speed. . .and communicating a feelingsense not limited to the physical realm.  Divine Groundgrabbers as a receptivity in The Chariot’s All.

Have a VROOM of a great one with a Chariot-thought present in bright field of sunflowers!

All images and text (c)2010, 2011, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

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

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Connective Tissue & The 2 of Pentacles

2 of Pentacles

~ Natural balance at the smallest scale.                 ~ The most crucial connective tissue.
~ Basic, solid equality nourishing equanimity.
~ The responsibility of taking on only what you can handle while you size up the trailheads of choice paths.

Enter the 2 of Pentacles

we love the stable balance present in how you team up
with your ideas as important assets.
The Chariot comes to our home to rest and relax.
He acts much like we do.
He is simply larger and much faster.
We dig that we are in similar lines of life.
~ A FREE sample Imagination Tool from The Two of Pentacles:
We gift you a direct line of polarity from your feet to your imagination.
Let yourself feel your own two feet clearly.
Feel subtle things with your feet cascade through your imagination as you experience them.
Polarity. Unseen connections? Insta, non-local cascades!
Imagination Tools?  An Imagination Primer?
Get yours when you get your Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Enjoy Your Way!
Jupiter’s Blessings,
Jordan & The Land of Mystereum
(c) 2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard
 
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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Card Curiosities

 

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Sevens: Birth-Placing Identity

Tarot Birth Identities: The Sevens
  
Welcome to my Tarot Birth Card Identity Blog!  This blog is intended to be a simple overview of Tarot Birth Cards, a casual and concise walk-through of the groupings of Birth Cards to express some of the ways that they can contribute vital components to identity.  Also, I will layer in Birth Card Preludes to express the whole of each Birth Card grouping in a short statement.  I find that these Preludes, as I like to call them, are best stated as triggers to remind one how the Birth Cards can integrate an overall expression of a Birth Card combo in a single voice.  Enjoy finding your own path with these, and I look forward to hearing your own, personal “trigger” Preludes and Birth Card thoughts directly composed from your feeling-sense of them.  Have fun with ’em!
  
Note also how these Birth Card expressions and Preludes factor in to hook up and work with my videos like the upcoming Sevens Spread Out video on my YouTube channel — check out links below. 7’s video to be released in the near future.  Enjoy the correspondences of the numbers as they flow back and forth between the Major Arcana in the Birth Cards and each of the suits of the Minor Arcana and Courts in the videos.  Also, again, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with Preludes on your own for the Aces through the Tens, and as well the Royal Court characters.  In The Land of Mystereum the Courts are Your Royal Courts . . . so enjoy taking ownership of your Tarot Birth Cards in YOUR own way!
 
So, let’s get started with the Sevens Land of Mystereum-style, shall we?

THE TOWER ~ THE CHARIOT
XVI ~ VII  ::  16 ~ 7
Note how the numbers of these cards add up to 7, and thus correspond with the Sevens in general, and the (upcoming) Sevens Spread Out video on my YouTube Channel
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7’s Birth Card Prelude: With The Tower ~ The Chariot as your Birth Cards you may often experience vast abilities to re-orchestrate your momentum in world-altering ways.
            See how this simple Prelude statement expresses the 2 characters as facets of one personality?
The Tower ~ in world-altering ways; to re-orchestrate
The Chariot ~ you may often experience vast abilities (to re-orchestrate) your momentum

~ Notice the cross-over overlappage and mixed order in the single Prelude statement that can be gifted by the 2 cards.  Integration in these kinds of Prelude statements may very well indicate that things are rarely simply put in line like dominoes disconnected yet set to fall.  With integration of concepts imaginatively things are incorporated, incorporated like a well-made 3-day rue is folded into and simmered into a gumbo.  Certainly not two things once served up.  They mix and blend and contribute inter-locking strengths.  Is something new made by teaming things up this way.

~ The Tower as indicating that the pond remembers its turning over only in its fertility?

~ The Chariot as a single sunflower in a vast field of sunflowers? An experiential acceleration in an intense cascade of expansion on the move, meshing and syncing in a seamless segue in motion and at speed?  Like a chariot that engages from the side to sync up and match and mesh momentums?  Hmmm, a sunflower.  Brown ground.  Green stalks (wanna say yellow clovers and blue diamonds n Lucky charms).  Golden petals.  Lush, brown center . . . gold petals connecting to the sun across the sky . . .

You see, in The Land of Mystereum cards are exalted, and they exalt themselves without arrogance and with total confidence.  They are comfortable with what they are as they further expand and develop themselves.  Always complete, never finished, their verbs cycle and shift forward as they speak and live in motion.  The Land of Mystereum is not a place to experience “OH, not THAT card!”  The Land of Mystereum is a place to live with the cards, to move through their experience to inform your own.  And, on THOSE cards?  All I can say is check out Tarot in the Land of Mystereum, and maybe you can do this quality justice in a reading, on a blog.  Try it and see.  Take a look.

So, back to the order of this blog, your Tower ~ Chariot Birth Cards. 😀

The Tower card can represent your Outer Expression.  This is how most people might ‘see’ you in the world.  The Tower card is known for its ability to alter your world across the board in powerfully specific and system-wide ways.  With the Tower card representing your Outer Expression experience the powerfully pervasive ways you fully reconstruct your world in times of marked change.   Know that your strength dwells in abilities to shift strongly.  Keep sight of the ways you reconstruct things, rebuild things, integrate and iterate and reiterate things in bright new ways that create full-boat renewal.  Odds are, with The Tower as your Outer Expression you may be perceived as the one who can be looked to regardless of the situation.  You can build with that single quality.  It is both mortar and stone in regards to personality.

The Chariot can represent your Inner Expression.  This is a side of you that maybe only your closest family and friends ‘see’.  The Chariot as your Inner Expression may symbolize that you make connections quickly as you enthusiastically sync up and mesh with your focus directly at speed, in motion, in real-time.  Your modes to engage your focus are most probably agile and forward thinking.  Too few words here for The Chariot?  With The Chariot the meaning occurs in the act.  Your whole life up to a Chariot moment may have prepared you for it.  YAH!  Oh, that was to the horses, not you.  ;-D

Putting them back together again: You may often experience vast abilities to re-orchestrate your momentum in world-altering ways.  Note the cards not mentioned in this second Prelude. They are not really missing, though.  Are they simply and vitally present like the color of your eyes?

I hope you have enjoyed this The Tower ~ The Chariot Birth Card Identity Blog, and find it useful in your process as you further explore and enhance and express your own, personal Tarot voice!  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is all about the life-long process of emancipating your Tarot voice in YOUR way.  Teachers are rockin’, gurus not so much.  There may be no I or U in team LOL, but there certainly is U in gurU.  With your fuel-injected and aspirated Tower ~ Chariot inner divinity fueling your way, rather than being created in the image of . . . you may well know how much we each HAVE the face of . . .

If this article freed you up to be more you in ways only you can be like The Sun, I am thankful.  ‘Till next time.

Jupiter’s Blessings from The Land of Mystereum,
Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Tarot Birth Cards

 

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