New Observations welcomes acclaimed tarot reader Mark Van Sickle to their podcast. Mark discusses his life and experience along with the history of tarot. Mark then does a reading on our current situation in America and, card by card, discusses and clarifies the meaning of the individual card and how
This week, Whitley takes us along the right-hand path, from the Empress through Justice, Force and Temperance to the Star. Don’t miss his powerful and enlightening descriptions of how to become a craftsman and artist of your soul.
Last week, Whitley explained the descending branch of the Tarot cross, ruled by the High Priestess and ending in the card of Judgment. This week, he discusses the left hand path, ruled by the Emperor and dominated by chance and chaos. It is the past that the entire living world is on, which leads along its directionless way to destruction. But the Tarot, uniquely, also offers a clear vision of how to escape from the left hand path, which is outlined in the ascending branch of the Tarot cross and the right hand path. But do we really want to leave the left hand path, to find out way beyond material life and the randomness that governs it? Truthfully, very few of us are attracted to this higher direction. But it’s there, and next week we will begin to explore it.
Years ago, Betty Andreasson Luca was given a little blue book, which she put on a closet shelf. It later disappeared. Early last October, when I was suffering through a health crisis, I came into contact with a little blue book. In a comment made after publication of my October 5 journal entry, I said that I would publish what I remembered of its contents. Subsequently, though, things got much worse and I did not keep my promise as quickly as I had thought I would.
These are the contents of the book as I remember them:
15,000 years ago prior to planetary cataclysm injection of concepts: soul survival, deity, afterlife.