Seeing what there is to see

I have been painting lately, or rather drawing. The hiatus I took between October and now led me down a way where I picked up pen and paper and began sketching and drawing. It happened spontaneously. I was sitting about in my house, thinking on playing cards, barajas, fortunetelling packs, and Cyprianic cartomancy. Reflecting on … Continue reading Seeing what there is to see

Expanding on crossed cartomancy

It is that time of the year again, September, the month I like to focus on St. Cyprian and St. Justina, as their feast day is in this month. Today as a matter of fact. Seizing this opportunity I'd like to expand a little on crossed cartomancy or what can alternately be termed Cyprianic cartomancy. … Continue reading Expanding on crossed cartomancy

“Sorcerous Poetics”

I originally began writing this as an exploration of historiolae and their narratives within a Cyprianic context. To be sure, historiola as a thing is the basis for this piece, but my focus has changed. I want to zoom in on "Saint Cyprian as a Healer and Further Considerations on Sorcerous Poetics" from Jose Leitao's … Continue reading “Sorcerous Poetics”

The Oracular Incantation

We begin in a hall like a cathedral full of echoes, enclosed by high stone walls. There is a cup, a breath disturbs the waters of this upraised cup, prayers are intoned. Within all is holy. Beyond, a sword stabs the earth, sinking deep and disturbing the soil, echoing the words, "the earth gives and … Continue reading The Oracular Incantation

Tarot dreams, or dreaming with tarot

The eve of St. John the Baptist is here and for me the actual eve, the night, of this day is about imaginal, and not so imaginal, escapades. Wild nights under the starts, ecstatic dancing, and a communion between the living and the spirits (including the dead). Since this is about entering into more fluid … Continue reading Tarot dreams, or dreaming with tarot