Monday, October 5, 2009

The Tarot Pips

I will be speaking on a unique interpretation of the tarot pips. The intro to those lectures follows below.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Enchanted Cottage
30 H Street
Bakersfield, California at 12:00 PM


Sunday, October 25, 2009
Spirit Fusion Festival
At The Fresno Discovery Center
1937 N Winery Ave Fresno, CA 93703
Fresno California
Time to be Announced


The tarot has been designed to be a perfect representation of the universe. It contains cards called the Major Arcana that represent the big concepts like astrological signs, planets and the three mother elements, fire, air and water. These huge things appear in twenty-two cards which actually represent a minority of the tarot. It is the major arcana that gets all the attention. It like focusing on the president’s power and not realizing that your area of the country is shaped by the influence of its congressional representatives.

With all due respect to astrological signs and planets, the average person’s daily life and actions are defined by the interplay of fire, air and water. Those elements and earth are revealed to us in the pip cards. There are 40 of them, if you count the aces, as compared to the 22 major arcana. Those forty cards represent only four ideas that spring forth from the aces. There are an additional sixteen cards of the tarot called court cards. These too are related to the suits and these too hold the same pattern of four ideas. Together, the court cards and the pips represent 71% of the entire perfected universe. Seventy-one percent of your life is comprised of four ideas. The idea that life is complicated is an illusion. Difficult, yes. Complicated, no.


Theo Huffman said...

"It like focusing on the president’s power and not realizing that your area of the country is shaped by the influence of its congressional representatives."

I think your analogy doesn't quite ring true. "Your area of the country" is shaped by your state government, especially the legislature and the governor. Congressman shape things on the federal/national level. If you're gonna use that wording for advertising copy, you might consider adjusting it.

Robert said...

I wasn't fond of that one either. I have a point that comes out later but it doesn't fit there. I have a few days yet to tighten that up.

Monsignor Scott Rassbach said...

I'm not fond of the "difficult but not complicated" analogy.

All computer programming is composed of 1's and 0's. yet those 1's and 0's when arranged correctly, provide amazingly complex processes and ideas which interact in startling ways. It can be very, very complicated.

Similarly, if you start with 4 building blocks, or 2, you can end up with an astonishing number of interactions, the more iterations of 4 or 2 you encounter. With 4 blocks and 10 emanations of those 4 blocks, you end up with an astronomical number of interactions. It's so big I don't even know how to begin counting it, partially because there's no upper bound to the number of times the emanations can interact (although there is in the deck, for there's only one instance of each emanation. In life, however, the interactions can continue as long as there's someone to perceive them).

Complexity arises not out of the blocks themselves, but the arrangements of the blocks into new relationships.

Robert said...

I see your point when it comes to computing and maybe even for some people in life.

However, we'll agree to disagree.

If you happen to be able to drop by do so or if you happen to be at next year's pantheacon, you can hear the whole wrap. Then you may still disagree but at least then, you'll understand what I'm driving at. (grin)

From my perspective, those few building blocks are fundamentally ignored. We try to make these big huge changes. However, if we focus on the little interactions of the microcosm, the macrocosm becomes more alive and much easier to deal with.

We do all these big magicks with demons, angels and planets but forget about the three internal elements we easily manipulate with our thoughts.

Mr. J. said...

I would love to attend.. damn huge distance between NJ and CA..

Robert said...

Well, this one just may go on the road someday. I have hopes. We will see.