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"Crosstown Traffic" Major Arcana Study Plan


This sub-forum has been kind of dormant lately, so I thought I would add something.

I had a 25-card "diamond" layout on my hands that I couldn't figure out what to do with. I started tinkering by adding numbers in various patterns and finally realized that I could fit 21 of the Major Arcana and the four Aces into the model, and then add the Fool as a kind of "free agent" along the lines that Cherry Gilchrist discusses in her book, Tarot Triumphs. What I came up with is a B.O.T.A color-coded tool for studying the Major Arcana in various groups and sets. It resembles an abstract expressionist painting I once saw in an NYC museum that had something to do with a traffic jam, but I can't remember what it is, so I named this after the Jimi Hendrix song. It does remind me of the attached Paul Klee painting and the photo of the Chinese traffic jam.

I have no idea what this might lead to beyond looking at the card combinations in novel ways, but I like the look of its numerical structure. Instead of a Magic Square, it looks like a "Magic Diamond" or maybe a "Mystic Spiral."
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Turns out it was a Mondrian painting.

http://www.piet-mondrian.org/broadway-boogie-woogie.jsp
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I'm updating this to include a revised Major Arcana map and a new Minor Arcana map. I had to get creative to make the Minor Arcana model work to my satisfaction. This is "way off the beaten path" stuff, so I'm not really expecting much for comments. Call this my "post-Korzybski manifesto;" the map IS the territory, or at least has a lot to say about its dimensions.
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This is the last piece, a "Crosstown Traffic" study map of the court cards derived from my old "allies" table. I'm going to put everything together into a single pdf document with introductory text.

http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread...ghlight=Allies
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Here is the final series of "maps" in one document.
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