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Faces and Spaces of Justice: A Reading

Since it is summer, I am lingering a little longer with last moonth’s Face and Space of Justice from the Haindl Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems  so I can tell you about the “Gifts of Justice for the USA on its Birthday” meditation and Wisdom reading that I did on the 4th of July. I [...]

Pilgrimage Report in Poetry and Prose

The Summer Solstice-hinged e-retreat Walking the Ways of the Summer Light just concluded. This offering is a poetic report from a few moments of my Pilgrimage trip to Acadia National Park.    Love, the shaper, makes her a light fish with dark eyes swimming green, this passage skims skin from her cheeks. What she wanted [...]

Faces and Spaces of Justice: Haindl Tarot

  Like many of the images in The Haindl Tarot (published by U.S. Games), the Justice card has usual elements in a composition that includes iconic symbols. Here scales appear with their message about the importance of balance in attaining Justice. But these scales float before the the eight eyes of peacock’s feathers. This is a far-seeing [...]

Faces and Spaces of Justice: The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery

The inspiration of Robert M. Places' Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery is Neoplatonic mysticism as it emerged from the Renaissance. The whole deck, and most directly the Major Arcana, grows from Plato's idea that each person has 3 souls: the Soul of Appetite, the Soul of Will, and the Soul of Reason. Each soul's development [...]

Faces and Spaces of Justice: Sojourner Truth of the Pentimento Tarot

In Joanna Powell Colbert’s Pentimento Tarot, the ancestors – some famous figures, other unknown – look out at us from the layers of history and invite us to enter into their wisdom. The deck was conceived when Joanna began experimenting with the medium of beeswax collage. She says: “I found myself envisioning antique tarot cards [...]