I did ask Closrapexa if we could have a Magical use of Tarot section, but was told there weren't enough posts - maybe you and I should archive them all together?
Great idea - but... wouldn't we have to ask a Moderator or something, to do that for us?
I'm presently away on holiday earthair and won't be back to my normal home routine until the middle of next week (say 20th August) - which is when I could then spend time thinking about this sort of thing.
I'm into experimentation with whatever I'm studying at the time... so yes I probably fall into this category of magician - I only wish chaos magicians would stop writing about meta this and meta that I prefer to think of myself as a Womble - making good use of the things that I find Plus the Wombles use the M/W symbol from Ace of Cups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQMMPFtoG4
Very BIG smile. I will refrain from making any comments about other magical practitioners as that way leads to major dramas. . (though I might be dying to).
As for the W - Thankyou!. Just so happens - that you are the messenger (or Angel if you like) "repeating the message that the Universe wants me to hear" right now with this - as I've just bought that new book about the symbolism in the RWS... plus several discussions on letters in the RWS (in the RWS forum section) have been catching my eye recently. Haven't begun reading in earnest yet...
Plus when you mentioned Ace of Cups - I immediately "saw" the Page of Cups.
The magical initiate, or beginner in the psychic or esoteric practice studies.
Appropriate for this thread!
I used to practically live in Wimbledon you know?...
I like your "Womble" description.
I describe myself as a simple hedgewitch (a "Chanting HedgeWitch" - since I rather like chanting) with wide eclectic interests. ("simple" being my refuge from any finger pointing drama's that may arise.). And have met, been instructed by, and know pagans/magicians/shamans/esoteric practitioners of many sorts. Such a rich and wonderful diversity!
Zen in Japanese (with that circle symbol that has another name...), in Chinese perhaps it's Wu Wei - the art of doing the non-doing. (sorry had to comment. Presently a student of Wing Tsun Kung Fu, which means I'm a rudimentary student of Chinese philosophy)."Your example reminds me of Zen which is a state of mind not only exercised in seated meditation but also in doing your daily work."
Absolutely - as with anything, you cannot become the "pro" that invents their own stuff on-the-fly - without 1st having the rhythmic beginners practice (The "Kung Fu" or "hard work which results in great skill") - using the same chosen imagery so that all the associations of mind, tactile or visual body sensations, and observations of personal results become "embodied" into one's personal understanding."The thing is, I think especially when starting something, rituals are immensely helpful. Like daily practicing an instrument at a fixed time."
YES!!!! DITTO THAT. The "poetry" somehow feeds the soul."And ultimately, I'm not interested in ritual work only because of their magical power. I'm drawn to them, as well as to the Tarot, because of the inherent beauty of the performance."
AND btw - I've just discovered that AT has a short list of 'Tarot and Magic' books - look up 'Tarot, books, apps and media' (Donal Tyson is there) if you haven't already.