The Power of the Trumps

Author: Camelia Elias
Publisher: Divination Books
ISBN: 8792633382
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit


The Power of the Pips Courting Numbers in Cartomancy

Author: Camelia Elias
Publisher: Divination
ISBN: 8792633390
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book highlights the importance of reading cards in context, rather than seeing them as carriers of inherent signification. The focus is on the pip cards of the Marseille Tarot. The style follows the same tone as in the companion book: The Power of the Trumps: A Subtle Burst, whose premise is to deconstruct set cartomantic cliches.

En Terex It

Author: Enrique Enriquez
Publisher: Eyecorner Press
ISBN: 8792633196
Release Date: 2012-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In these 2 volumes Enrique gathers fresh voices and sharp tongues to speak of the art of Tarot as the art of living magically. Forty-seven tarot luminaries (readers, historians, philosophers, magicians, and scientists alike) gather here to offer unique perspectives on what we can think of as divination with bones, human bones. Artists, deck creators, and modern-day neo-platonists follow Enrique's lead, letting themselves be enchanted by the piper at the gate of games. Some of the central questions that Enrique deals with are: do we read for the symbol, or the image? Do we read for the narrative that the cards create or their potential for transformation? Do we read for the plot, the poetry, or the formal properties? We find Enrique holding the torch and asking everybody the same questions: how do we experience the tarot? Through symbolic readings or through interacting with the image? While it is clear that he goes with the latter, he gives everyone a chance to state their preferences. But he doesn't stop there. He wants to see what the argument is for such preferences. What are the motivations in considering where images take us? How do the images do that? Why do we go to fortunetellers? My own contribution to this is to suggest that we read cards for the magic of narrative. We go to fortunetellers to see others play with our lives. Here are 47 of them. -- CAMELIA ELIAS, "HE RECO ME: ENRIQUE ENRIQUEZ'S POETICS OF DIVINATION"

Tarot for the Green Witch

Author: Ann Moura
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738702889
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

From the author of the Green Witchcraft series comes a unique approach to using the Tarot as a spiritual tool for channeling energy and communicating with the Divine. Utilizing themes and images from Natural Witchcraft, this book takes readers step by step through the Major and Minor arcana. Illustrations.

The Oracle Travels Light Principles of Magic with Cards

Author: Camelia Elias
ISBN: 8792633285
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book depicts manifestations of folk magic, black magic, and practical magic as courage and everyday wisdom, and it demonstrates how reading cards can entice us to concrete magical action. It thus goes beyond reading cards for personal and spiritual growth and demonstrates how the cards create connections between people, from the living to the dead. It talks about objects magically landing in your kitchen, family secrets that get untangled in necromantic sessions, power and how we use it. At the heart of the book is a guide to storytelling and spellcrafting with cards, demonstrating the transformative power of stories that makes us skillful in the arts of asking, knowing, and having. Fully color illustrated with the unique and rarely seen Marseille cards of Carolus Zoya (ca. 1790), and accompanied also by the author's original art, the book is a delight to the eye.

Marseille Tarot

Author: Camelia Elias
ISBN: 8792633420
Release Date: 2014-12-26
Genre: Games

This book aims to cover four basic questions: Why do we read cards? What's so special about the Marseille Tarot? How can the cards uncover our blind spots? What does it mean to live a magical life, when we allow the stories that the cards tell us to offer solutions to our real problems? The book is also the first to introduce the readers to the wonderful and strange cards of Carolus Zoya, a most rare and unseen Tarot de Marseille deck made in Turin at the end of 1700.

The Pictorial Key To The Tarot

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849606367
Release Date: 2013

The occult world owes much to Mr. Waite, for a series of competent and careful compilations that have done much to preserve the treasures of mediaevial and ancient thought. This contribution to the library is devoted to the Tarot, which he describes as "fragments of a secret tradition under the veil of divination." We are not at all sure that the Tarot was intended primarily for divination, and still less for the usually base purpose of the fortune teller. No mechanical device can be of much avail in divination, unless the operator already possesses some measure of psychic vision, and needs no more than an exterior aid to mental concentration. In such cases the Tarot cards are of service. The study is a fascinating one from the academic point of view, and nothing could be more complete than Mr. Waite's condensed and yet exhaustive survey of our available knowledge. It may be said, too, that his inclination is always toward the higher and spiritual interpretation. There are 78 excellent plates.

Tarot Triumphs

Author: Cherry Gilchrist
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781578636044
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Tarot

Focusing on the major arcana, or trumps, of the Marseilles Tarot, the aim of this book is to encourage the reader to experience the tarot in a direct, fresh, and uncluttered way. Key points: Focuses on the 22 trumps, or the major arcana of the tarot Offers advice on how to study each card and find its unique significance Provides instructions for laying out and reading the cards Explores the tarot in terms of history, divination, symbolism, and esoteric traditions This exploration of the major arcana includes "The Fool's Mirror," a new method for laying the cards out, as well as hints for using the tarot to gain deeper levels of awareness. Cherry Gilchrist offers ways to approach each card, absorb it, and understand its essence. Readers are encouraged to relate this essence to personal experience as the most enduring and rewarding way to prepare for reading the cards.

The Way of the Sign

Author: Camelia Elias
Publisher: Eyecorner Press
ISBN: 8792633102
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Way of the Sign is a book about extraction, about reducing methods of inquiry to the bare bones. In a clear, concise, and dialogic style, Camelia Elias guides students through 10 schools of theory and criticism. The focus is on 'asking' each theory to give its best in the simplest way, by making us see what is at stake and how we might respond to it.


Author: Enrique Enriquez
Publisher: Eyecorner Press
ISBN: 8792633129
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In TAROLOGY Enrique Enriquez sees the Tarot de Marseille through the prism and science of pataphysics, the science of imaginary solutions. By following into the footsteps of Oulipian writers, he applies the idea of constraint and the rule of restriction to the surprisingly visual and gestural nature of Tarot. The result is not only illuminating but also enriching for all those interested in the history of Tarot and its divinatory practices. Enriquez develops a whole new method of reading cards, which combines careful considerations of chance with choice. By using a phenomenological and constructivist approach to the cards, Enriquez shows how the Tarot de Marseille speaks poetry and thus reveals some of our deepest concerns with language, with what we can say when we are at a loss for words. --- "In TAROLOGY, going from pataphysics to poetry, Enrique Enriquez PERFORMS tarot in a way that is marvelously free of cultural preconditioning to the workings of myth and symbol, while at the same time proposing following the rules of 'watch and learn', 'keep it simple', 'stay on track', 'be surprised', 'be fearless', and 'let the image talk the walk'. This is no small achievement." (Camelia Elias, Professor of American Studies and Tarot de Marseille Reader)

The Sorcery Club

Author: Elliott O'Donnell
ISBN: 9781304969767
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Fiction

The Sorcery Club San Francisco is in the grip of an economic collapse, and three clerks find themselves on the verge of starvation until one of them discovers a strange old book in a junk shop. The book dates back several hundred years, and is an account of the history of the lost civilization of Atlantis and a practical guide to Atlantean black magic. By means of this tome they make contact with mysterious entities, who offer them a pact - if the three of them can abstain from marriage and from quarrelling with one another for a period of time they will have a succession of powers granted to them and of they hold to this compact for the full period they will have all of those powers for the remainder of their lives. If they break the pact they must however accept the consequences.

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards

Author: P. R. S. Foli
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1490549048
Release Date: 2013-03-15

This is a cleaned up, edited version of the public domain classic. Inside this little book you will find several methods for telling fortunes with ordinary playing cards with clear, easy instructions. Contains additional vintage playing card images not present in the original book. If you are looking to learn how to tell fortunes with cards, this is an excellent book because it gives instructions for multiple methods of telling fortunes with playing cards. It provides instructions for telling fortunes with a full deck of 52 cards and describes the meanings of each card. It also provides instructions for divining with a 32 card deck, which is essentially a portion of a full deck, and gives the meanings of the cards along with their combination meanings. This book also tells the reader how to divine the past, present and future with cards. And that's not all - there are instructions for divining with a 21 card deck, a French system, an Italian method, a lottery and more! The author gives sample readings for each method and also shows how to answer specific questions using cards. Written in 1915, this is a classic book describing age old techniques for divining with playing cards that have been passed down in various cultures for centuries.

The Ring and the Book Unabridged

Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788074843228
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Drama

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem, and, more specifically, a verse novel, of 21,000 lines, written by Robert Browning. It was published in four volumes from 1868 to 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife was having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. Having been found guilty despite his protests and sentenced to death, Franceschini then appeals—unsuccessfully—to Pope Innocent XII to overturn the conviction. The poem comprises twelve books, nine of which are dramatic monologues spoken by a different narrator involved in the case (Count Guido speaks twice), usually giving a different account of the same events, and two books (the first and the last) spoken by the author. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

21 1 The Fortune Teller s Rules Read Like the Devil Manifestos

Author: Camelia Elias
Publisher: Divination
ISBN: 8792633412
Release Date: 2018-08-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This is a collection of essays that gathers the voices of both reputed veteran and young cartomancers. The book captures the heart of cartomancy through 21+1 snappy rules, delivered with martial arts aplomb in the form of manifestos. While each fortuneteller imparts his and her deep wisdom about what works and what doesn't in any cartomantic session, the idea is to go beyond the flashy, the verbose, and the dictatorial, and rather suggest instead what the nerve of each individual contribution to cartomancy is all about. As most of the contributors are also artists, this book showcases their calligraphic and sigil style artwork.