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GD, Waite, Divination and Tarot

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From: tyagi@houseofkaos.abyss.com (nagasiva)
Subject: Re: GD, Waite, Divination and Tarot
Date: 12 Jan 1998 15:23:27 -0800

49980104 aa2 Hail Satan!        

from tarot101@juno.com (John Gilbert) [perm. rcvd to repost]:
# 1.  Secrecy as a condition of initiation is first and foremost a form of
# discipline on several levels: 1) it teaches the candidate a form of
# self-discipline which is necessary to advance spiritually on the path as
# they advance ritualistically, 2) it units the individuals into a group
# with a common cause and purpose (to maintain their 'secret'), 3) it tends
# to limit the number of evesdroppers and other curious people who are
# really not interested in the group and individual effort of following a
# spiritual path, and 4) it tends to discourage those who criticize and
# send negative energy toward the ceremonialists.

# 2.  Waite and Case both admit the higher use of both tarot and astrology
# is for Alchemy where the twelve steps of the alchemical process are
# related to the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the Planets and the Elements
# to which the twenty-two trumps are also correlated.  That this process is
# the same as or very similar to psychotherapy was also admitted by both
# Regardie and Case.  In any event it is a science and art of
# transformation (transmutation) not unlike ritual magick.

lovely, I'd never heard of this 12-step process previously (aside
from the obvious AA groups ;>).


# 3)  The funny thing about a 'blind' is that as more and more people
# accept it and build an egregoire the blind becomes actual.  One of the
# original blinds was rotating path 24 and 26 around path 25.  It is that
# blind which is now the more widely used forms of the Tree of Life (with
# Death on the readers left and Devil on the right).

such an arrangement would eventually catch my eye based on the logical
asymmetry with the other paths (e.g. 15/17).  of course if all of them
were rotated, then it might evade criticism longer. :>


# The astral world does
# not know truth from a blind, it does what it is instructed to do in the
# most logical manner it can using deductive reasoning step by step. The
# reality of today may have been the blind of yesterday for where creative
# imagination flows, reality follows.

while I agree with this, it seems to me that Hod brings a degree
of logic to the analysis which would show up blinds in cases
where discrepancy may be discerned.  it was primarily for this
reason that I sought to reconstruct the tarot in order to iron
out the discrepancies between the cards and the sequences of
attributes paired with them.

[...]

blessed beast!
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