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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 08:10 am
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I also found a number of people who would say that the cards were negative. This was quite interesting to me, as the cards appear to bring out people's own fears and uncertainties. A reading would involve me saying, no, I don't see that at all - to the person.
Part of the discomfort, for some seemed to stem from the use of snakes as a motif.


Hi katroving. This is art that takes no prisoners. It has come to life from the artist's mind without inhibition or modification for its possible reception. The system created strikes one as powerfully occult and dangerous - the snakes may contribute to that, but IMO it's the style/quality and subjects of the art (including the written words) of the deck as a whole that make it too overwhelming for anyone to read with unless they understand or are prepared to spend time learning to work with it.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 09:18 pm
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Thank you, I see what you mean. I agree that it is not a deck for the casual reader or observer.
Robin was the son of a Swedenborg minister and was raised as Swedenborgian. The philosophy of Emmanuel Swedenborg may be an essential clue to understanding these cards.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 07:42 am
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Robin was the son of a Swedenborg minister and was raised as Swedenborgian. The philosophy of Emmanuel Swedenborg may be an essential clue to understanding these cards.

I'm sure you're right. The first impression of the cards is visionary (I'm reminded of William Blake), but the modern characters in many cards and some text (especially the titles) make them feel hallucinatory too. But perhaps visions and hallucinations are not dissimilar. All this combined with biblical quotes. My knowledge of Swedenborg is very limited - it might be enlightening to dig a little...

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 07:29 am
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I needed to reduce the resolution. Let me know if it is  readable.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 07:31 am
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Yes, it is readable (and historically important)- thanks katroving.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2018 07:34 am
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You are quite welcome.

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