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The Wisdom of the Heartfelt Hierophant

I am resonant as I re-read something that struck chords in me 20 years ago. It stood and still stands as one of my faves, and of course it feels different this time. No longer an Initiate, I initiate myself, feel a new charge cascade in tingles throughout me like when you hear someone sing in just that way that wonderfully waterfalls an ablution inside you.

This time around, my Hermit-Devil character, assemblage of Magician on the Right, Priestess on the Left, this time with them married within me form is again made from the formless. The cairn on the path of this passage is not unconsciously passed by this time with sparkly eyes drunk on wonderment. To clarify, that was a good thing. To enter. To enter from a place inside where reasons are unreasonable. To enter fully, because my I Am must, I had to, and so I did. I had a choice, though I am My Am. I did not bow my sovereignty to Must then. I stepped into the unknown with it bringing in Tarot full force alongside Architecture,Art, Alchemy, Poetry, and Psychology. It may have been one of the most important and courageous things I’ve done. Fears then were simply signs to inform my awareness. Acceptable risk was even off to the side behind me, left somewhere in the dust. Being afraid was like anxiety and worry, a waste of energy. I had plenty of fear, though being afraid was not a quality of them. Being aware in a manner where fear was simply the wise Counsel of Nature, of what was, is, and potentially will be. I entered fully, without a net. I stepped past my own steps.

As I immerse in the fresh discovery of my previous, first footprints that began an important cycle back then, I pause in respectful Silence and cherish the wild intensity of my creativity then. I steep, aware and conscious of this milestone moment of a new cycle, passage into a new orbit. I feel like the serpent maybe does just before it bites its own tail. I live in the meditative moment where the world of the serpent experiences that quark of a millisecond AS it bites its tail, becomes the Uroburos, and disappears Forever to bleed itself out of the serpent, out of the tip of the lead into the circle.

New circles, such as the one I have just had the honor to experience, make all things go ‘round. Awake again, I step more fully into into my previous footsteps, their paired and alive, talismanic artifacts, and stand like a Temple on their unseen stylobate, their fecund made-of-earth foundation. We stand together as I breathe the joy of being refreshed. As we stand together, One, my heartbeat fuels the next evolution, the earth’s presence rises from my feet with their groundgrabber toes up and throughout me, and my future orbits begin to present themselves to come more into focus. I will not describe them now. That would be a disrespectful irritant of a grain of sand, an undue influence to their soft oyster newness. As a Creator, I am deftly familiar with the responsibility to be the rock under which freshly molted ideas hover under my watch as they acclimate to move and make form from the formless. No irritants allowed. No grain of sand. I’m not out to make a pearl. Here, in a new circle, the snake his skin shedded to artifact steps, the snake his skin not missed Moves forward.

Enough about me. Back to the book that transported me above to right here. As I immersed into this book this time, a particular line struck me as one of my favorite assemblies of words to date. It may stand as the most concise and clear statement about creativity and divination that hasn’t lost its heart to the analytical, hasn’t divorced beauty to forsake its heart for a mistress of structure. For sure it’s no skeleton in a biology class used with overt irony as fact to discuss living things. It’s skeleton, it’s structure, is embedded within it like a 4 of Pentacles hidden bridge, and it’s still possibly an invertebrate. I needn’t know that distinction. The snake, his skin not missed resonates throughout with the chords struck by what i will refer to as The Astral of Ancestral Divination, and Forensic Archeological Empathy. No old, desiccated Hermit sitting in a Hierophant throne here. This is the Hierophant, wisdom from experience immersed in the throne of the heartfelt. Enjoy this assembly of words, this quote from someone whose politics in life I firmly do without, whose work I respect and value to the utmost. If it whets your whistle, enjoy!:

Symbolic representation and imagistic writing are the pure hieratic forms of esoteric expression. Through symbolism, and through it alone can we read the thought of the Ancients. It is only through the symbolical that we will be able to coordinate the known elements of this great civilization and that the writing may take on its true meaning.    ~ R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz — The Temple In Manp. 19

 

 

 

May you wake to The Sun of who you are with actionable and clear purpose comfortable with the not-knowing.

 

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Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre: Theme Team Technique

Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre: Theme Team Technique

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes look into the depthful places of other cards throughout the deck where Major Arcana characters make cameo appearances in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  These “Presence of” blog segments are to introduce you to people in the crowd so to speak.  Mystereum is young, yet oh how they grow so quickly.

These Thursday Mystereum Tarot Theatre Themes are a stage to express the coordination of living order that heartbeats throughout The Land of Mystereum.  The Mystereum Presence Of series can be found under the Card Cameos tab above for you to explore how Major Arcana characters make cameos and guest appearances throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  The intent of this series is to more clearly bring the presence of the Mystereum living family lineage to you.

Today’s Theme Is A Bit Different

Rather than further elucidating cameo appearances throughout the deck today, today’s theme is one of the alchemies of Imagin-Action. It is a driving force in Mystereum’s “there is expert skill in play like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.”  Today’s technique only requires about 15 minutes, maybe less.

Thursday Tarot Theme Team Technique

  • draw or select a Tarot (oracle) card or cards
  • be committed to work your problem or focus of your inquiry
  • assign 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to it.  Yes, mute the cell phone, cover your computer screen or TRAVESTY turn it off.  That’s asking too much, huh?  That’s cool, just don’t proceed any further.  Seriously.  It’s like that old adage by someone wicked cool (??) “Meditate 20 minutes each day.  If you don’t have time to meditate for 20 minutes, then you need to do it for an hour.”
  • assign 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to your exercise
  • Turbo Read your card or cards by making one or, tops, two sentences or short phrases that embrace the cards’ story as a whole.  Write your Turbo Reading to record it. mp3 it if you have a recorder.
  • And, here’s where the technique starts to enter the stage.  Grab your schedule planner and scan it.
  • Revisit your Turbo Reading bringing it in front of you next to your planner.
  • Simply let your reading and your planner be your focus for 3 minutes, no more, no less.
  • During this 3 minutes let your eyes wander over your cards, your Turbo Reading and your planner, let them open and close.  Simply do not interrupt the flow of what naturally happens for you. And, don’t take ANY notes mental or otherwise during this 3 minutes.  Oh cummon!  You’re not gonna miss your Great American Novel idea in 180 seconds . . . oh . . . wait.  180 did you say?  180 worlds of seconds occurring in 3 minutes. . . . all right all right land your magic carpet back in your chair.
  • During this 3 minutes let your eyes wander over your cards, your Turbo Reading and your planner, let them open and close.
  • As your 3 minutes of Silence (music going that you really really like all the while is wicked cool ok as music can be magical spirit and soul on the move concretely and often with fluid fluency. Yup, I distinguish between spirit and soul, yet that’s for another time. . .)
  • As your 3 minutes of Silence passes simply start writing what you are thinking in regards to turning your card reading into a daily lesson.  Keep up with yourself for 60 seconds, 1 minute.
  • Read over what you wrote without correcting or editing any of it.
  • What did you come to?
  • Work it a bit by rewriting slowly and neatly for 2 minutes working your problem with the goal to make a statement or expression as a daily lesson.  Great for you if something just clicks and you’re done.
  • Record your daily lesson in your planner, and leaving this process behind move into your day . . . or, leaving this process behind continue in your day.

I’ve found this to be effective at the start of the day, at mid-afternoon coffee/ginger ale or whatever floats your boat — something with hutzpah is best from my perspective — and as I close my day to forget into dreaming and revisit in the morning . . . at which point it gels even more or is sometimes happily discarded to do a new exercise for the new day.

Here’s An Example

I’ll use what came to mind earlier this morning.  I was thinking about sequence, and smiled at the simplicity and power of The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, and The Emperor as they were the fourfold formgivers in Spring of 2005 as I began The Mystereum Tarot.

“Why not do a check-in this far out with them.  What will they formgive for me today?”, I thought. So, I drew them out.  In 2005 it was something like “Magical formless first spark Magician, form given to formless by High Priestess as then The Empress carries to full term this new form, and four corners of a whole new world are fully located and ratified by The Emperor.

I smile.  Cool to me still, but it is also wonderfully hanging out with feet grounded on the magic carpet of poetry-philosophy something kind of thing.  So, today, I  II  III  &  IV brought forth 2 statements:

  • Mag HP Empress n Emperor: Ibis-eye Isis-see full treasure birthing in depths clearly.
  • Work the problem and you begin to magically give form to the formless. Carry your process to full term. Implement by proper placement.

There you go.  Notice that The Empress stepped back for me in the first of the 2 points above, and like a dance naturally stepped back in in the second to whiz-bang it!  I think it’s pretty dang whiz bang, ’cause I feel I can use that as a self-bossing mantra.  Every day a little more of that old boss goes away . . . as I realize more and more that I’m the old man now . . . in my firm at least.

How Will You Use Your Imagination Actionably With Mystereum Today?

Work the problem and you begin to magically give form to the formless.  How will you use Imagin-Action today?

Thanks for visiting this Mystereum segment. Here’s the 1st video I ever did

It’s only 51 seconds or some such.  Can’t get much from something so short, huh?  Bzrzrzrzzrzrzrz.  Try it and see for yourself.

Turbo Reading, making a single sentence or two AS your whole reading can step up your Tarot driving skills over time so your longer readings can more comfortably explore and bring you more treasures for the valuable time you spend doing them.  And, quick “rest stops” of Turbo Readings within your longer readings can provide scenic overlooks to keep your reading fresh, and/or act like a GPS system that guides you to TURN RIGHT BECAUSE THAT TREE OVER THEE IS COOL!

Also, check out Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum. Mystereum can support and further inform the coordination your create and make in your journey throughout your life.

Become your Natural Nature

as you discover your Inner Inheritances with the families living in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  Many wonderfully surprising things begin to happen when you do. Many. In Your Way.

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

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

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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot Tarot How Will You Use Tarot in Your Land of Mystereum?

Tarot Tarot How Will You Use Tarot in Your Land of Mystereum?

Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.  So, look in YOUR mirror.  How close are you to you?  How close are you to finding your own natural leadership that is present in your Inner Inheritances? How close are you to work with and effectively enliven your own interactions?  Explore the naturally Blissiplined Sandbox of Imagin-Action and The Land of Mystereum with these daily blogs.  Sound rigorous?  Sure is!  Sound hard?  Not a chance. Rigorous like breath maybe.

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum can enhance the heartbeat and breath of your ideas to effectively play out and build foundation under your dreams.  Imagin-Action can help you make your dreams beyond real.  Imagin-Action can bring your realized dreams into play as natural features in your everyday personal, business, you-name-it course of life.

How Will You Use Tarot in the Land of Mystereum?  Here’s how Karen S is!!   Isis is isIS, huh?

Karen S in month 1 with Mystereum

just after she received her signed copy she ordered direct

I am getting some fantastic feedback using this deck …Hi Karen, Just wanted to say love the way you did the reading for me. Apart from the fact that it was so precise & relevant, I also loved the way you encouraged me to dig deeper which allowed me then to see my role in past & present circumstances. This then also allowed me to understand how I can take part in improving areas of my life that I want to. Many Thanks, Camara xx
I find people like to really throw themselves in and love handling the cards — Karen S

Karen S in month 3 with Mystereum

THAT was quick!  Hi JJH – love your work. I use your deck for a lot of personal work – it has inspired me greatly and I have made and implemented some very creative changes to my life – so if that makes me a fluffy bunny – well kiss my tail !! I like the energy of your deck – it makes be laugh a lot and when I’m laughing… then that is when my ideas start flowing – so thank you x ~ Karen S

Karen S in month 7 with Mystereum

and AMAZING things are happening JUST HER WAY!!  Since purchasing this strange and oddly enchanting deck, that comes in a box with a satisfying magnetic click… That gives me 6 of Cups nostalgia to days when I stored my treasures of pebbles and old coins and autumn gathered conkers in a manly scented old king edward’s cigar box… Well I have to admit that I have become most proficient at handling the cunts that life throws at you every so often… Not only more speedily are they dealt with but also in wildly humorous ways and with effortlessly classy panache … So don’t ask yourself how much does this deck cost? Ask yourself how much will this save me… All those hours soon add up …And to free those up quickly and stylishly…to open up room in your life for what you do want…Priceless ...~ Karen S

All Similar, Each Unique.  How Will YOU Use Mystereum?

If you are on the fence about getting Tarot in the Land of Mystereum, pull a card for the Card Back above, and ask, “How will The Land of Mystereum Magicianly infuse into my life and enhance my World MY WAY?”

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  1.8 pounds of Tarot!  . . . in the box with the book of course. Noooo No No, the deck is not 1.8 pounds in your hands.  If it was, I’d have to offer Tarot Sit & Get Fit Videos. Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  1.8 pounds of Tarot!  How will you discover and infuse your Inner Inheritances to enhance Your World?

If You want a X-Wheel pinwheel-n-Deal a Special for your world Your way, simply email me at Jordan@JordanHoggard.com .  Want a discount?  A payment plan?  Come to the Mystereum table and we’ll work it out.  The dealer always wins, huh?  Be your own dealer.  Pick a card for the Card Back above.

How Will YOU Use Mystereum when yours arrives?

How will each day bring your magic to light?

Tune in, take the time to make laughter, and find the laughable in any situation

It’ll provide fresh workability to discover the treasures in experience.

 

DISCLAIMER:

This blog is in no way intended to give you the higher octave of ADHD which is ALAS.  What is ALAS?, you say?  ALAS is . . . ATTENTION . . . Look A Squirrel!  Discipline in the sandbox is finding the natural way you flow and play with your ideas effectively.  It is about discovering their value that can take seconds, can take your whole life up to this point.  Each day, each play.  Make ’em count.  The value of a moment can be perennially catalyzing.  The value present in each moment can be infinite.

Oh, and I checked the Cosmic Daytimer.  The future and the past seem to be all booked up.  No room in The Inn.  Now works, though.  There always seems to be an opening for you now.

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

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

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in The Mystery

 

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Copper Tarot Birth Card Talisman Pendants . . .

. . . there are only 2 of the 2-sided copper Tarot Birth Card talisman pendants left

one each of:

  • Hanged Man ~ Empress SOLD
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  • Fool ~ Wheel (not a Birth Card pair, a resonant pairing sparked when creating the others) SOLD

TWO-SIDED Birth Card Talismans.  One alchemical Birth Card etching on one side, the other of the Birth Card pair on the other side. Punched and ready for a jump ring and your choice of necklace — jump ring and necklace not included.  OR, great to incorporate as a meditation piece, an altar citizen, OR integrate it into your wand design.

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

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Tarot Turbo Reading with Mystereum’s Hierophant

Hierophant as not simply one card . . .

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.

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?”

So, let’s see how many cards are in the Mystereum Hierophant

5 cards! including V The Hierophant

The 5 Mystereum Hierophant appearances are, and I will snippet a thought about each card relating to The Hierophant:

  • The Hierophant ~ an established down-to-earth spirit AS tradition.
  • The Page of Wands ~ Hierophant giving spiritually infused place to the base of the Page’s wand as he enters his Pentacle-y Court.
  • The Page of Pentacles ~ Hierophant centering up with on-high magic and fluid motion (that’s The Mag n Chariot flanking Hierodood)which adds The Magician and The Chariot cards which could make 7 cards to read for this one Hierophant card, though I’m sticking to the 5 directly related to The Hierophant for this one.
  • The Ace of Cups ~ Hierophant stretch-stands up and lends his inner and outer portrait to form the Ace’s Cup.
  • The Wheel ~ look at that UFO thingee kind of activity in the sky. And, the Libra symbol and the Om symbol.  Do those make a pun?  Why YES, they do!  The Libra symbol is also the electrical engineer’s symbol for the electrical unit called an “ohm.” Gonna stop there on this one for today.  Om Libra Ohm eclipsed Sun Aries Aquarius.

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Turbo Read it?

Yup, put these 5 in a sentence or simple phrase using the above or whatever comes to you from your Tarot and life perspective.  One simple sentence is best, though a compound sentence can work, too.

I’ll chime in with:

Hierophant ~ Page of Wands ~ Page of Pentacles ~ Ace of Cups ~ The Wheel

Establish your own sense of place ~ and your energetic signature ~ will be grounded ~ and continually fulfilling ~ throughout time.

Your own signature sense of place continually energetically grounds and fulfills you.

Hmmmm, turn up the heat on the crucible with basil and rosemary and lemon pepper and oil . . .

and PESTO presto! I get from

Your own signature sense of place continually energetically grounds and fulfills you.

TO

Like your home, love your life!

Take this as far

Take this as far as you want like kneading bread.  Run up and down through your note-taking like improvising across musical scales, a note here, several of those notes there.  It’s only cooked to serve warm when you light up and resonate with one of your iterations.  Heck, if you change your mind, POOF it’s Par Baked bread.  Re-season it and stick it back in the oven.  Have fun Turbo Reading.  It’s a great technique to drum the tenor and set the overall tone for a reading.  Then, go back in and flesh it out on topic, the new topic you’ve come up with in the Turbo Reading that resonates with you.

2 Fives, huh?  V and 5 cards.

That’s plenty, right?  Here’s a little extra, though.  You may want to go look at the 5’s Birth Cards, too.  Best to the Temperance~Hierophant Tarot Birth Card Pair providing some things to chew on that resonate tastily for you.

Till next time!

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

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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Hierophant

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

. . . 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 Hierophant Cameos

The Hierophant in The Land of Mystereum plays 4 visual storytelling parts, appears in 4 cards.  There is The Hierophant card of course, and as well The Hierophant makes Presence-Of cameos in the Page of Wands, the Page of Pentacles, and the Ace of Cups.  It felt very natural for The Hierophant to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card further alluding to a sense of place throughout cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Hierophant appear more?  Well, maybe he really does.  Look at the UFO thingee above him.  Is this also present in a way in the sky above The Wheel?  This Mystereum character dictionary of appearances reaches out and symbolically spices up the deck in many places, like characters on stage in a play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story.

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 Hierophant’s appearance in of course his own card and as well these 3 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.

The Hierophant appearing

in The Hierophant card visually expresses the story of a living spirit coming down to the earth in groups of people landing and walking about up and down his pyramid, playing on his legs, swimming and boating in his water — a bit like the stick-figured wall in the cave scene in The English Patient.  Is The Hierophant sitting IN the pyramid?  Is the Hierophant sitting in Front of the pyramid?  As his gorilla self’s Highness appears to be floating in his lotus pose . . . Does his sitting IN the pyramid and in FRONT of the pyramid compose the throne of the psychological connection of that which is within to that which is about?  Why is the pyramid made of red earth, or is it rusted iron?  Why is his robe of the orange chakra’d sacral region?   Yellow of Sun above and below?  Oops whoopsie, there’s another Tarot Birth Card Set present with that above and below gig, the Temperance~Hierophant Tarot Birth Card Pair.  I’ll stop for now with the question about references.  This paragraph is about to get too long, and non-derivative things take a little getting used to, huh?  I like that Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly strange.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo.

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, 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.  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 set of tires so to speak.

The Hierophant

  • down-to-earth spirit
  • alien ships
  • the gnosis of the unknown emanating down and filling within and about to emanate resonantly into established knowing

The Hierophant appearing in the Page of Wands

card visually expresses the down-to-earth spirit of The Hierophant coming in at the base of the Page’s wand from the (unconscious) left.  There is an inception of the Hierophant’s established and wise down-to-earth spirit in this Page’s wand.  Is this indicative of his naturally expert skill in play that may be wise beyond his years?  Or, are kiddos simply smaller people, and people nonetheless?  Yup, I think.  With the core of personality pretty much fully developed by age 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 depending on which psychologist you speak to . . . The wise Hierophant imbues this Page’s wand to swipe through piss-poor socialization and magnetize the greatly further-formative experiences to his core personality . . . with ease and with the fearlessness of a child.  The Hierophant is here as well because the Pages are egg-teeth of sorts.  The Pages  both open the mundane egg of the world AND they act as the Marco Polo portal to the Higher Self egg-tooth penetrating into the Higher self, Your Royal Court in Mystereum.

The Hierophant cameoing in The Page of Wands

  • coming in and across through the Page’s wand to XI Strength on the tip end

The Hierophant appearing in the Page of Pentacles

  • There’s a Temperance-y above and below interplay between The Hierophant centered above (and flanked by The Magician and The Chariot) and the Page of Pentacles below being red-blue tatooed by his “magical down-to-earth-spirit on the move” of all 3 Pentacle.

The Hierophant appearing in the Ace of Cups

  • rising spirit to well up and fill to overflowing to replenish Source
  • welling up
  • spiritually fulfilling emotionally
  • the source of water (fulfillment) in my steps
  • the source of watery things in my steps

The Hierophant appearing in The Wheel

  • maybe this was simply an allusion to the Hierophant present, and maybe illusion . . . too.

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 down-to-earth strength of established spirit with The Hierophant and The Page of Wands, Page of Pentacles, and Ace of Cups as teammates.  Play with the magical strength of YOU!  The Wheel may simply be the timekeeper or line judge.

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?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of an illustrator’s job, like card knowledge may be the smallest part of a reader’s job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance Informed 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.

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

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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Card Cameos, 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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