Thursday, June 09, 2011
started working on stream of consciousness studies of some tarot decks in preparation of designing the entire deck rather than one card at a time. Well I can only design one card at a time...what I mean is I will study all the cards then design the entire deck and then start carving and printing the physical cards.
I studied the Morgan-Greer Tarot deck in May. I'll start posting my research within my personal metaphysical studies blog here:
And I'm currently studying the Universal Waite deck.
I think the next one I'll work with will be the Osho Zen deck
and then I'll tackle the Thoth deck.
The Thoth deck is so complex and rich in archetypes that I will need to give it more time to understand my reactions to it. It does give a lot of people feelings of unease, and it did so for me at first. Now when I handle the deck it just makes my forehead itch... I've worked with the traditional symbolism in the classic Coleman-Waite deck for so long I already have an understanding of my reactions to the archetypes but the Osho Zen and the Thoth decks are a whole ball game; or should I say card game...that's why I save them for last.