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

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

The Suits In Their Element

When I see the pips, the elements do not come first, instead, as I mentioned in the opening of this series, their phenomenological virtues (qualities) comes first. By this I mean their tangible physical life applications and the processes arising out of their applications and uses, and what is mirrored in the cards at play. … Continue reading The Suits In Their Element

Encountering the Suits: Weight of Influence

Spinning golden plates, that shimmer like a bull's eye. If batons embody potential and power, coins denote power of a different kind. The power of acquisition and persuasion. Persuasion as a secondary to acquisition, in that through crafty words one can persuade the other on the value of a thing. Not so long ago, actual … Continue reading Encountering the Suits: Weight of Influence

Crossed Cartomancy II

Jumping back into the fray of Cyprianic cartomancy, I'm now going to survey several approaches to the method. The main, or recurring, spread used in The Book is the cross pattern, as illustrated in the first part, which can be read here. It is with this one that I will stay. Moreover, for three examples … Continue reading Crossed Cartomancy II

Crossed Cartomancy I

"Cartomancy, or the divination through playing cards, is more modern, for cards were only invented after Charles V. This branch of the conjectural sciences, still today practiced by many people, and sincerely accredited by many more, is the great resource of lovesick girls, using it out of jealousy, suspicion and longing for the object of … Continue reading Crossed Cartomancy I

Encountering the Suits: Accomplished Work

Force. Tension. Expansion. Like a massive tree trunk with roots running deep, arising out of the earth and reaching upward to the sky, so the baton presents itself vibrating with life. Made of wood and wielded with power. I position myself with the baton in hand like the Ace and I have a plan. A plan … Continue reading Encountering the Suits: Accomplished Work