Monday, December 30, 2019

"A Simple Travelogue through The Tarot and the Tarot Tableau."

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Good Afternoon my friends. Let us try something different today. Consider it a precursor for the video(s) that I keep promising on the Tarot. Perhaps an introduction on that system would be in order. Everyone has heard of Tarot cards; mostly as a medium for fortune telling and predicting the future. This is the most pointless application for these cards that I can imagine.

Here is how I understand them to have been associated with this degenerate practice. About 800 years ago, a number of wise individuals gathered together in Fez, Morocco. All of them were high initiates of different mystery schools, which were entrusted with protecting the tenets of Ageless Wisdom. They knew that a dark period was coming on to the Earth and they wanted a means to ensure the survival of these teachings during the coming period of chaos and confusion.

These men came from different cultures and spoke different languages but... as is the case with the wise since time immemorial, they were able to understand one another, having made contact with 'the universal self', which was resident in each of them. It's said that one of them might have picked up a stick and drawn a figure in the sand. Apparently the meaning of this was immediately communicated to all of them and they realized that they could take the secret teachings and present them as symbols and images in pictorial form. Then... one of them, perhaps... suggested that they be given to The Gypsies who were nomadic and traveled hither and yon. These mysteries were concealed as playing cards that were used for the purpose of fortune telling, which Gypsies are known to engage in. Later they could be rediscovered for their true purpose.

Ageless Wisdom is called Ageless Wisdom because it is always the same, no matter what age it is discovered or transmitted in. There is one eternal self that is resident in all of us but which is, for the most part, asleep and dreaming. This wisdom transcends Time and Space. It transcends Language and Culture and it has appeared here and there through the ages at various times and in various places. It was present in Ancient Egypt, Sumer and Chaldea, Greece and other places, like Atlantis and Lemuria.

An alphabet is associated with The Tarot and that is Hebrew. I have pointed out that this was taken from the Chaldeans. Recently someone mentioned to me that it originated instead from the Greek but I call your attention to the fact that the Chaldean language is Semitic, as is Hebrew and they are both 'flame alphabets'. The Hebrew Bible uses the term kasdim for Chaldean in The Greek Old Testament. Perhaps this is where the Greek came in. It all gets mysterious when one is trying to decipher events from long ago and that's unfortunate. I don't want to argue with anyone about it. Maybe this is a good time to discuss the Jewish association with arcane teachings and the Kabbalah.

There have been illumined Jews of Semitic origin through history and they are associated with many arcane, metaphysical and magical texts. Then there are the AshkeNAZI Jews who ARE NOT SEMITIC and lay claim to all manner of things, which they have no claim on. There are good and bad people from every genetic strain. I take what is good and useful and I leave the rest. I don't discard something just because it has Jewish associations, far from it. I take each person as I find them and it is up to them how they prove out to me over time BUT EVERYONE STARTS WITH A FRESH SLATE- A TABLA RASA- WITH ME!

One is a fool, as are many who get ensnared by New Age Hocus Pocus, who seek to use The Tarot for fortune telling. Very, very few people have the Siddhi, or POWER, to accurately foretell events and one is often better off not knowing in the first place. Here is what I always say to people about fortune telling and The Tarot; WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THE FUTURE WITH THE TAROT WHEN YOU CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE WITH THE TAROT?

I am going to seriously cut to the chase here and simplify for you how the Tarot is 'meant to work' and what you can accomplish with it. Yes... it can be exceedingly intricate and there are those few who are Left Brain and very bright who can make use of the complexities. I am not one of these people and neither are most of you.

Here is how to get the very best from these Major Arcana cards. We are not going to concern ourselves with The Fool card because that symbolizes The Spirit in search of experience BEFORE it engages the manifest realm. That leaves us with 21 cards that can be divided into groups of 7. The first 7 cards represent Powers or Forces. When you arrange the next 7 below them, you have Mediums, which each of the first 7 cards acts through. Then you have the row of the final 7 that represent Conditions that are resolved or created, by the movement of the force through the medium. I don't concern myself with the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana.

There are all sorts of ways to arrange various cards for the purpose of reflection and meditation. You can put two cards together, three cards, four cards, five cards. It depends on what you want to achieve through the associations. I don't bother with that either. I am NOT INTO COMPLEXITY. I am INTO SIMPLICITY. Therefore....... let me say that each of the Major Arcana cards is a pictorial symbol, or an archetype. When you meditate on a card (for 5 minutes). It begins to vibrate in your Self Conscious mind. You can close your eyes after and an impression of it will appear. Everything you put any degree of attention on, is routed to the Subconscious Mind, which is a foundry of sorts. It is a factory that produces things, when the image, or blueprint of them, has been held before the mind's eye for a necessary length of time. If you do it every day for awhile, the impression is much stronger.

Each of the Tarot cards represents something that is present in your Subconscious Mind. If you meditate on it for the appropriate length of time, it will ACTIVATE its counterpart within you and bring it forth into action in your life. I have proven this out. If you want to improve your memory, you meditate on The High Priestess card. If you want to stimulate your imagination, you meditate on The Empress card. If you want to achieve Self Mastery, you could meditate on The Chariot and Strength and The Hermit next to one another. They are each connected to the process at a different stage. If you want to improve your capacity to meditate, you would focus on The Star. If you want to stimulate Cosmic Consciousness, you focus on The World. If you want to activate your Intuition, you focus on The Hierophant.

Here is an interesting consideration; the Death card is associated with the letter Nun, which means 'fish'. The Hanged Man is one of the Mother Letters, Mem, which means 'water'. The Star is Tzaddi, which means 'fishhook'. SO.... if (through meditation- because that is the power of The Star card) you drop the fishhook into Mem (the water), you can pull out the fish, which is Death. Hmmm. As you perhaps can see, there are all sorts of alchemical and metaphysical characteristics to these cards.

I am going to post The Tarot Tableau, somewhere in this article and you can then see the 3 rows of 7 and you can consider the implications.

This is not for everyone. There are many different systems by which one can awaken, or uncover, the True Indwelling Self, which is YOUR DIVINE PERSONA. I have used various tools in my own journey. These days I rely on Meditation, Prayer and The Intuition. These are what work for me. I did study the Tarot for decades and it had a profound and lasting impact on me and I credit it with assisting me in developing a number of talents that I possess and those familiar with me, can make their own judgment, as to whether I gained any useful abilities.

Here is what Eliphas Levi had to say about The Tarot; something he held in high regard;

"A prisoner devoid of books, had he only a Tarot of which he knew how to make use, could in a few years acquire a universal science and converse with an unequaled doctrine and inexhaustible eloquence."

Wow! If this is true, doesn't it sound like something a person might want to look into? With that in mind I give you a short treatise by Paul Foster Case, titled- “An Introduction to the Study of the Tarot”. This should give you a comprehensive view into the nature of this tool, as well as a taste of the complexity.

In no way am I in any position to improve upon what Dr. Case reveals in this article. He was a master of the system. I am not. I am one who got a great many assets and blessings from my study with him, which covered at least 30 years.

The key takeaway from this, from my perspective, is that these are meditation devices to awaken the qualities of God within. They vibrate and awaken in you the vibration of sympathetic strings, which bring to the surface mind, real abilities, real powers of being and expression. Not everyone wants to increase their capacity of Love, Compassion, Integrity, Memory, Intuition, Concentration, Reason, Strength, Justice. Most people would rather make money, become famous, get a life partner or some combination of material fortune. I, on the other hand, would much, much prefer to have these qualities, since they make life worth living and life is meaningless and pointless without them but... that's just me.

Here is the graphic of The Tarot Tableau:

Tarot Tableau
Click image for expanded view

I hope you have gotten a few useful things from this posting. If it only provoked you to think then that is a good thing all by itself (grin).

End Transmission.......


Anonymous said...

Mas and Mas Visible, indeed as this article implies many themes are becoming more Visible, at least for those on a search for meaning beyond the five-sense limited experience of reality...
Somewhere along the path through this labyrinth it came to my attention that the Tarot is also a written language, as each card of the major arcana is a Chaldean letter, hidden in the drawing, thus one can literally read the layout, get an 'answer' from the cards, from the fire (Spirit) as to which path to take, through the labyrinth of course....
Maybe useful for some readers who look for this particular type of guidance in this 2020 year of clarity of perceptions...
Marry Christ-mass to one and all
Cheerful Love. GrizzlyBear Hug

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Like. I've had a couple of tarot decks in my life, but I had no clue of their real value. No idea what happened to them. Probably lost in one of my several moves. Maybe I gave one away. It's been a while.

Jim N said...

Dear Les, Thanks so much for guidance in approaching this practice. What Tarot deck would you recommend a beginner to use?

Anonymous said...

Mas and Mas visible
Comments are not going through the
Cheerful Love, Grizzlybear hug
Merr Christ-mass !!!

Visible said...

Go here to get the deck- For the pens to color it in, go here- You can get sets of fewer pens and even more. You are probably fine with a set of 48 and even 72 is overkill but I tend to get the biggest bang for the buck and that is this one. I've colored in 3 or 4 sets by now. I seldom look at them as they have done their job on me.

Also get, The Tarot by Paul Foster Case and later on once you've shown yourself you're serious, "The Book of Tokens" same author. Most importantly, TAKE THE LESSONS!!! IN THE LESSONS YOU LEARN THINGS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYWHERE BEFORE AND HEAR INCREDIBLE TALES AS WELL. You get two lessons twice a week and it gets to where you anticipate their arrival. I took ten years worth of them and there were still more so... they go on and on and on. When you buy the cards the coloring instructions come with them. In the act of coloring them they impress themselves on your mind, as do the colors and you learn the musical note, planets and et al. Read the lessons at least twice. I used to read each one again each morning before I meditated.

O said...

What Does the Bible Say About Tarot Cards?

God warned His people, the Israelites, against divination when they were on the verge of entering the Promised Land. He lists divination among such evils as child sacrifice and casting spells in Deuteronomy 18:9–12. Leviticus 19:26 puts is blatantly: “Do not practice divination or seek omens.” Tarot card reading definitely falls within the scope of this prohibition.

Jeremiah 10:2 says "This is what the LORD says: 'Do not act like the other nations, who try to read their future in the stars. Do not be afraid of their predictions, even though other nations are terrified by them.'"

In some cases, tarot card reading can be guided by demons. In Acts 16, Paul meets a fortune teller, a slave, who earned her masters a lot of money by fortune-telling (verse 16). The Bible attributes her ability to having a demonic spirit, which Paul was able to cast out of her by the name of Jesus Christ (verse 18).

Isaiah 46:10 says "Only God holds the future, and only He truly knows what will happen".

Anonymous said...

Dear Visible, my fellow Linguisite.

Happy New Year Celebrations, and in G Minor too!!!

Visible said...

A new Visible Origami is up now-

"Please... Come Into the Sanctuary of Divine Love in the Secret Heart of God."

Visible said...

That is a very funny video and they got one of the biggest orchestras I have ever seen too. Thank you! It was funny watching some of them crack up. It was also sad seeing some of them not moved in any direction at all.

riseandshine said...

I Love the Tarot although I don't totally understand it, yet...thankyou for this posting Viz..Wow, I have a lot to learn .. This Lady 'Tarot by Janine' is channeling William Shakespeare through The Tarot....I found it very interesting.. see what you think Viz ? Happy New Year

Visible said...

Sorry... she is a complete fraud. Watch how she uses her language and the vague reachings going on. Also, though I don't use the Tarot for fortune telling I have a good understanding of the meanings and she is fake.



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