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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2008 02:18 am
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debra
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THE LITTLE WHITE BOOK!
 
For contributors to the Forum's collaborative deck:  We'd like a statement about your card for our LWB. 

Please post it here.  If you're shy, send it to me by PM. 



What to include:   
Card description
Say a few words about how you made this card.

Card meaning
Say a few words about what this card means to you.


Artist bio
Say a few words about yourself

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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2008 05:06 am
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Pm'd to you

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Card description
I made this facsimile oil painting of a 15th Century Flemish manuscript illumination back in 2004. The theme is the classical Three Fates, the Moriae - Clotho who spins the thread of life, Lachesis who measures its length , and Atropos who makes the final cut. This 15th century emblematic painting which I have copied  is contemporary with the time during which the earliest tarot imagery emerged.

Card meaning

I thought to use this image for the Wheel of Fortune in response to Lynyrd Narciso's 2007  deck Tarot Whispers at the House of Dusk, in which he used the emblem of the Three Fates in his design for his Wheel of Fortune.

Artist bio

I am perhaps primarily known for my publications and website on alchemy. I have a broader interest in emblematic and symbolic material and in recent years have focussed much of my energies on the artwork of modern tarot. As an artist I am known for producing coloured versions of early emblems, and I also make detailed facsimiles in oils of classic paintings and images from manuscripts.

 

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Card description
My card is a digital painting based on a photograph I took last year in Australia's Byron Bay hinterland. It shows a statue of an Asian deity, pouring water from a jug, surrounded by lush greenery.



Card meaning
Temperance is about the right measure, giving and receiving, creating harmony from variety, and of course, mixing things. Here, focused tranquility and the knowledge about nature's cycles leads to abundance.


Artist bio
Collecting Tarot for 25 years now. For a long time, I was primarily interested in comparative symbolism of decks, partly because of the limited range and availability of decks back in the 80ies. Then I started to read the cards and finally, with all the opportunities granted by the internet, I have decks in my collection I'm purely enjoying for their beauty or innovative artistic concept.


I have published two books on faeries and nature spirits and I enjoy creating digital art, collage art, and mixed media jewelry.

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Justice

Card description:  Terms of assessment, justification, and evaluation drift past the eyes of a judge with the sword and scales of decision.  I wanted to depict compassionate Justice, with Buddha eyes and breast-like scales.  But the card took on a life of its own, and Justice's two harshest features, vengeance and finality, appeared as reddened eyes and the central, indispensible sword. Cut paper, colored pencils.

Card meaning:  Justice demands careful attention to disputed facts, competing principles, and hidden intentions.  Justice is Reason applied to the fate of others, and thus serious, necessary, complex, heavy. What was done cannot be undone but there must be ways to transcend the past. To establish truth, clarity and order, Justice sits amidst confusion and pain, listens and weighs, finally decides.

Artist bio:
  I have been reading tarot for 35 years, but only recently with any skill or sensitivity. I am a political scientist.

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The Emperor


Card description
This card was created using colored pencils, metallic markers and Paintshop.  It depicts a Emperor Penguin in the Arctic who is fulfilling his role as protector of the egg while the female penguin is away hunting food.


The Emperor is a card which never held much significance for me because I have always lacked a significant male role model in my life.   The opportunity to focus on this card through this collaborative project help me to explore this card from a different perspective and made me realize the real Emperor(s) in my life were simply women who exercised these qualities to help me grow and learn. 

Card meaning
The Emperor Penguin is the largest of the penguin species and it's habitat is one of the most brutal and barren areas of the world, Antarctica. Penguins mate in the Arctic winter.  The female passes the egg off to the male before she returns to the seas to gather food. Traditionally, The Emperor is identified with his role as father, authority figure and regulator.  The Emperor Penguin depicts the role and responsibilities of The Emperor not only in regards to his requirement to protect, but nurture as well.  If the baby penguin hatches before it's mother returns, he must guide and care for the baby penguin as well.  Somehow, in the Arctic environment, the Emperor Penguin is able to maintain discipline, adhere to the rules and do what it must to ensure the species survives and the cycle of life goes on. This card is meant to depict the Emperor in all his traditional forms, but to remind the seeker the Emperor can nurture and provide security and comfort just as well. 

Artist bio

I am a Tarot enthusiast living in Atlanta, Georgia.  I'm a contributing editor on The Tarot Channel and freelance writer for other Tarot publications such as Tarot World Magazine.  I've been studying Tarot since 1996.  I have one self-published deck called The Tarot of Ambriel - Where the Angels Live

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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2008 07:13 am
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The Fool

Card description: The Tarot is an infinitely appropriating force. Zero position traditionally known as “The Fool”, “La Mat” or “The Joker” is a source uniting the complete arrangement (singularity) of the Tarot to both its beginning and end (duality). The symbolism of this position cannot be discussed without defining, in a large way, the whole of the Tarot. For this card I have chosen to pay homage to Crowley’s imagery of The Fool in his Deck of Thoth, loosely interpreting his visual symbolism.

Card meaning: Like all interpretations of the Tarot the meaning of “zero position” is open to speculation. Crowley distinctly links the mythos of The Fool to a plethora of rich cultural icons existing through out history. Other references point towards the idea of “Qabalistic Zero”, also relating to the meaning and position of the letter Aleph in the Hebrew. Modern ideas of numerical zero are much unlike either of these two definitions. Mayan culture developed a similar function of "zero' describing its cultures mathematical and esoteric symbolism. Divinatory Meaning: The absolute necessity of departing from tradition.

Artist bio: As an Artist, I look for what I cannot always see. I am interested in any available insight seen through an internal yet interpersonal individuality. I seek to understand intuitions influence on perception; how precepts of integrity, value and meaning are, in turn, influenced by the emerging experiences of a new and changing bio-political and techno-ecologic environment.

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Strength

 

Description:

The traditional image of tarot’s Strength shows a woman overcoming a big cat, a lion. Both of these figures are remembered here, the lion becomes a Siamese cat taunting a caged canary, while the woman stands over a fallen man, bloodied dagger in one hand, a mask in the other. Behind her is an open door and what lies beyond is undefined.

The image was created using a combination of Poser (to compose the elements), Painter to add brush work for a painted look, and Paint Shop Pro for some layering and colour adjustments.

Meaning:

If the cat recalls the lion, then the woman is the canary and the fallen man, her tormentor. Masks allow us to become something other than ourselves and do things we could not otherwise achieve – thus they are a source of strength. The open door was to suggest freedom.

Bio:

Philosopher by education and dyed in the wool sceptic. I do however, love the games of tarot and am keen to do my small part to popularize where they have been overlooked. I also love tarot art and find that I must be thankful to occult beliefs for giving rise to so many beautiful packs of cards!

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The Hierophant
 
Card Description: Originally depicted as an elemental entity, the material spirit-mate of his twin being (now labelled "La Papess") the design of this card was altered shortly before playing cards were produced based on the Tarot. As an actual historical figure "Le Pape" is unique to the Tarot, and so in my depiction I have extended his lineage to include his root origins, with more of the sexual nature of this card in evidence that generally considered. He is the wandering wise man, beloved of women and inspirational to men, but always most "at home" with children, who he shares his wisdom with in its purest form, as the simple truth.
 
Card Meaning: Sexual awakening, masculine vigour, timeless wisdom, fatherhood. "Do as I say, and as I do." In a typical Tarot reading, this card represents clear, understandable, and outward truth, plain and simple.
 
Artist bio: Whenever able I have always spent my time with nature, unencumbered by noisome intrusions from my more enlightened fellow humans. Words on paper have provided me with inspiration (and income) all my life. I was recognised as a conscientious objector to war by the United States government in 1972. It was my idea to let them know how I felt, and my feelings haven't changed anymore than American politics. Peace.
 

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The Hanged Man/Chimera  (making this up as I go along) 


Card Description:  Chimeric image designed and drawn by using multiple photographic images of my son as model.  Media used were waterproof ink, metallic and gouche paint, and Derwent colour pencils for shading on heavy watercolour paper.


Card Meaning:  Caught up and writhing in confusion while searching for a new perspective.  If all the separate aspects of the being (3) separate and stabilise (4) - 3 aspects X 4 stability = 12, the Number of the Trump, they can rearrange their parts to work together to disconnect themselves from the fish hook, releasing themselves from the hook of their pain and gain a new understanding of their watery lives.

The Hebrew letter Mem, which means water, is often associated with the Hanged figure, as is the element of water.  Thus, elementally speaking, this suggests that the 'hang-up', and writhing parts of the self which need stabilising, are emotionally-based.

Artist bio:  Prior to retirement on the grounds of ill-health, my professional background was in psychology, social work and later, alternative therapies.  I strongly considered furthering my formal studies in my true area of interest to PhD level - Historical and Philosophical Studies.  However I needed to work in order to support my intellectually disabled son.

I have always painted, though this took a backseat to my studies formal and informal), parenting and work until the last decade.  My paintings contain a range of media and themes.  I am self-taught.  I have contributed to the 2006 Tarot Lover's Calendar (December), the 4th Aeclectic Tarot Deck (Queen of Cups), have a short story based on a tarot draw published in the 1st TaroS journal.  I am currently working, on large canvases, on the 'mythos' tarot deck.

My painting is primarily for meeting my own creative needs, although I do have a painting hung in Germany, and have had an offer to print a completed 78 card deck.

mythos (shirley jackson)

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The Moon

 

Card description

 

The moon is only visible in its various phases and only one side of it not by its own light but by the interplay of the reflected sunlight and shadow of the earth, transformed and mostly in the realm of the night – where nothings looks the same as during the day. Here the borders between dream and reality the mundane and the magical are thin and easy transgressed.

I went into my photo collection and transformed in paintshop the images that represented the moon influence best and transformed them in a way they did no longer looked like being of this reality but of a completely different plane.


Card meaning


The moon is about the other worlds not the physical as we know it but the one that exists in our mind, and subconscious. Made of strange symbols that not always make sense even to our own “logic” because it has no logic it only is. This world is shown to us in our dreams and nightmares, in visions and when under the influence of certain substances legal and/or other.

This is where dream and reality mingle, where madness and creative genius walk hand in hand. Here not logic but intuition and magic are the powers at work.



Artist bio

 

I have been a lover of tarot for a big part of my life part, being exposed to them from a very young age.

Not only reading with them but also since a few years collecting them. Professionally I work in the Belgian patent office where all is about creativity and logic.

 

 

Mr. la-luna (Stefan )

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The Moon

 

Card description

 

The moon is only visible in its various phases and only one side of it not by its own light but by the interplay of the reflected sunlight and shadow of the earth, transformed and mostly in the realm of the night – where nothings looks the same as during the day. Here the borders between dream and reality the mundane and the magical are thin and easy transgressed.

I went into my photo collection and transformed in paintshop the images that represented the moon influence best and transformed them in a way they did no longer looked like being of this reality but of a completely different plane.


Card meaning


The moon is about the other worlds not the physical as we know it but the one that exists in our mind, and subconscious. Made of strange symbols that not always make sense even to our own “logic” because it has no logic it only is. This world is shown to us in our dreams and nightmares, in visions and when under the influence of certain substances legal and/or other.

This is where dream and reality mingle, where madness and creative genius walk hand in hand. Here not logic but intuition and magic are the powers at work.



Artist bio

 

I have been a lover of tarot for a big part of my life part, being exposed to them from a very young age.

Not only reading with them but also since a few years collecting them. Professionally I work in the Belgian patent office where all is about creativity and logic.

 

 

Mr. la-luna (aka Stefan Spelkens )

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The High Priestess

 

Card description:
This card was made with pastels on a white paper.

The image I depicted in this card is the veiled face of the priestess against the background of the night with the two pillars to show duality of the world. The Priestess is veiled, because the inner wisdom we all possess is often veiled and hidden from sight. Her face is serene, like in meditation, but is also meant to show that she is in contact with her own wisdom. She knows her place in this world and is at peace with it. The Night and the The Triple Moon point to the our unconciousness and the quiet of the night.
The round water below the face is like the mirror of Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings. It is a mirror to look inside ourselves and a gate to the 'hidden' knowledge that we all have. And thus a way to connect to our inner High Priestess. I didn't plan for it to come out this way, it came into existence as I was working on the card. I wanted to add water in the card, to point to the unconcious and subconcious, but it somehow changed into a mirror. I added the half opened Tora and the pommegranate mainly because they are the familiar symbols for this card.


Card meaning:
To me the High Priestess means a state of 'inner knowlege' and 'knowing'. In our daily lives this knowing is often subconcious or hidden. But somehow we can always access this, if we take the time to stand still and listen to our own inner voice. Intuitively, we all know what is right and what is wrong for us. If only we connect to it. This is what the High Priestess teaches us. She shows us the way to part the veils and to see behind them, to see the truth.
Another important aspect of the High Priestess I find the duality of the world. And the knowledge that not everything is only black and white, but that there are many shades of grey.


Artist bio:
I am a tarot lover from the Netherlands. I have been interested and busy with tarot since 1996. I mainly collect tarot, but I am also a reader. I use the Rider Waite exclusively for my readings and this is also my favorite deck. I have always admired the art and symbolism of the tarot, but only recently discovered my own creativity and how much I enjoy making art myself. I make clay statues and work with pastels.


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PROGRESS REPORT (for cards & lwb)


0 Fool -Mark E Merrill
card & description done

I Magician –nicole
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II Priestess –truelight
card & description done

III Empress -BlueToy

card done

IV Emperor –Ambriel 
card & description done

V Hierophant –Demian
card & description done

VI Lovers -Jackdaw
card & description done

VII Chariot -Skad1
card & description done

VIII Strength (numbering tentative) –Philebus
card & description done

IX Hermit -Little Window
card & description done

X Wheel of Fortune –AdamMcLean
card & description done

XI Justice (numbering tentative) –Debra
card & description done

XII Hanged Man –Mythos
card & description done

XIII Death –Gregory
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XIV Temperance –Morwenna
card & description done

XV Devil –palestrina
card done (Mr.la-luna and Gregory assisting w/ translation)

XVI Tower – STEPHAN
card & description done

XVII Star -Tantricknight
card done--   WHICH ONE? :D

XVIII Moon –MrlaLuna
card & description done

XIX Sun -Chronata
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XX Judgment -Quarkling
card & description done

XXI World -OnePotato
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 Posted: Tue Mar 11th, 2008 12:04 pm
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Are all the cards in the index folder ? (signed: Puzzled; can't see the final HP there...)

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 Posted: Tue Mar 11th, 2008 12:23 pm
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She wrote that she e-mailed her final version to Adam (I THINK I saw that...) and Adamn wrote that his internet has been ailing lately, so I assume he'll get to it when he can...

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That is because the final HP isn't there. I still need to post it to Adam to put it there. and to BlueToy too. Sorry, I am being the queen of procrastination again:v

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 Posted: Mon Mar 17th, 2008 04:59 pm
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Card Description: The Magician began from a photograph taken of me in hooded robe holding a crystal ball. Replacing the background with clouds stood in for the traditional arm raised to the sky. The tools traditionally shown on the card are represented by the energy coming from the crystal ball in the form of elemental colors. The mercurial correspondence was then added as well as the lemniscate on which the Magician stands.

 

Card Meaning: The Magician operates like a lightning rod - directing energy with intent. Presented with either an honorable goal or an unlucky mark he can make things happen. The Magician reminds us that we have the skills for transformation, manifestation and accomplishment.

 

Artist Bio: Tarot fiend, mother of two, and voracious reader.
I would live outdoors if not for bugs and plumbing concerns. I am delighted to take part in creating a deck with such an impressive group of tarot enthusiasts.  

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It's cool that both LaLuna and Nicole are in the deck in photos!

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XVI - THE TOWER

(maybe somebody must correct my english a little bit?)

Card Description

"XVI - The Tower" shows a futuristc building with human form, much higher than the surrounding skyscrapers. The human form of the building looks like a painful cry, it seems bursting, white light and 2 light nebulous skeletons break out from inside. In the far you see 2 vulcanoes spying out fire and dust. The land in the foreground and the trees seems to be dead and all resources are finally exhausted

Card Meaning

The whole life you created the construct of your personality. Like building a house you setted by hard working stone by stone over each other. You never gave up to grow, inside and outside, and your charisma became more and more. What you didn't expect before is that building a house needs lots of ressources, even inside and outside. As more you move to the high, so more you loose the view for you base. "XVI - The Tower" shows the situation in which you feel more and more unliving and following a blind planning. All your senses scream to break out of this unhappy situation. In this moment outside growing can't go on because the outside form doesn't fit any longer the inner essence, which crys to grow into the wide, and no longer into the height.

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Stefan Beckhusen, 31.08.1960, Creator and Publisher of "Medevial's Traumzeit-Tarot", 3d-Artist and by main-profession Tattoo-Artist, living and working in Braunschweig / Germany

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Thanks, Stephan. I will do a little editing to make the English read smoothly :D

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At last.


DEATH

Card Description:
Death stands with his scythe by a corpse on his memorial – but the main plaque of the memorial is cut out to show a waterfall with a rainbow behind. Death is a statuette I have on my desk (except when the grandchildren visit….); the memorial is in Brussels, it’s to Everard t'Serclaes who was made famous by his recovery of the city from the Flemish after it was invaded by Louis de Male in 1356. The locals believe that the statue brings luck and grants the wishes of all who touch it. I thought it an appropriate memorial as it marks his death, but it was the death of someone who transformed and possibly still does, if you believe the superstition. The waterfall is in Norway. The card was created using Photoshop, my medium of choice, using many layers, the salvation of the person who can’t draw.

Card Meaning:
Death comes to us all, but is only the end of our human form; we can shed that and move on to better things. This is also applicable metaphorically – change can also bring with it better opportunities than we would have dreamed of, had they not been imposed upon us by irresistible forces. Death itself may look alarming, but the cleansing it brings can be a force for good. It is only something to be afraid of  if you allow fear to win out.

Artist (ARTIST ????) Bio:
Tarot collector, mother of two adult daughters,  grandmother, reader (if it’s in print, I’ll read it), manic traveller, dual national UK/Canadian. Death is my favourite card; this is my third….. I think I like being involved in collaborative decks, though a recent experience is making me wonder…. And I feel a bit inferior in present company….

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gregory wrote: At last.


DEATH

I think I like being involved in collaborative decks, though a recent experience is making me wonder…. And I feel a bit inferior in present company….



I insist that you through that feeling of inferiority out the window, down the hill, and into the river.  You death card is great. So there Grandma Gregory.:ok

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Just updated the list of cards and LWB contributions (posted in this thread on Tue. Mar 11th).

Reminding...nagging...nagging :cool:

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And...I have recruited skad1 to help with the lwb.  She put the cards and descriptions together in a pdf file and they look great--I bow to her genius.

We'll definitely give everyone a chance to review it before making it final.  Please continue posting your lwb contributions on this thread!

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THE SUN

Card Description
To me, the Sun has always been a card of youthful optimism.
A day that is sunny, bright and playful.

This sun carries all that optimism forward, with a little girl who is visiting with her best imaginary friends, in a garden bursting with sunflowers.

She carries a basket of lemons, because lemons have been described as tasting like sunlight, and because she is about to take all the lemons handed to her in her grown up world, and make them into lemonade.

The wall stands between the world of her childhood, and playful freedom, and her grown up world full of Big Dreams and responsibilities.

Card Meaning
The Sun speaks of letting go of the ego, and the stress, and tapping into the world of your Inner Child. It is a card of freedom from responsibilities, playful attitude, childlike wonder, imagination, optimism, and success.

Artist Bio
Robyn Tisch Hollister writes stuff and makes things. Occasionally, she will get up in front of crowds and do something foolish. She likes crows, hates the telephone, and wants to be a time traveler when she grows up.
She is the creator of the Tarot of the Midnight Masquerade, the Minute Deck, the All Hallows Tarot, and a bunch of different oracles.


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Card description: The Chariot

This card was created with ink and colored pencils.  It was then scanned into the computer and the background was added.

Card meaning 

Things are moving along, or progressing.  What happens is not always under your control.  There are other things or people controlling your life, or influencing events.  But they are a positive influence.  

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Professionally I am a Mechanical Designer in Dallas, Texas.  I got my first tarot deck in the late 70’s, but didn’t continue until I saw the i Gatti Buffi in the 00’s.  My next deck was the Adrian tarot, and from then it’s become a consuming interest.

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A preliminary lwb has been started.  The file is too large to use anything but pdf to view, and even that is fairly large.  Too large to attach to this message.  I sent a color version and a black and white version to Adam to load on the Collaborative deck page.  I added the b/w and you can see what it'd print like on a black and white printer.

Please review your entry.  If you have changes let me know, and update the posting on the forum. 

I just added the first page because I thought it needed one.  Any comments or suggestions are welcomed.

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I am just slightly amending mine in my post above (death) as something occurred to me that I forgot to mention. Oops my bad and that !

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This card is based on the painting Cupid and Psyche by Francois Gerard, and is created using cutouts from various scrapbooking papers.

Card Meaning
Love, romance, soul mates.

Artist Bio
Jackdaw began reading Tarot in 2001 and has an ever-changing collection of decks.  She occasionally creates decks for personal use, with more enthusiasm than skill.  At present she has four decks in the works: two Tarot, one Lenormand and one Minchiate.

In real life she lives in Nova Scotia with her spouse, daughter Baby Jackdaw and left-handed cat.

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I told Stefan I'd polish his English a bit for the LWB.  If this is ok with him--I'll send him a pm and ask him to look--

XVI - THE TOWER

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XVI - The Tower shows a futuristic human-like building, much higher than the surrounding skyscrapers. The building's human form looks like a painful cry. It seems to be bursting apart: white light and two light nebulous skeletons break through from within. In the distance, two volcanoes spray fire and dust. The land in the foreground and the trees seem dead, and all resources are exhausted.

Card Meaning

Your personality is a construct created over your whole life. As if building a house, you began with the hard work of setting one stone atop another. You never stopped growing, inside and out, and your charisma increased. But you didn't expect that building a house takes lots of resources, both internal and external. The higher you grow, the harder it is to see your own foundation.  XVI - The Tower shows a situation in which you feel less and less alive, like you are following a program blindly. All your senses scream to break out of this unhappy situation. External growth can't continue because the outside form no longer fits your inner essence, which cries out to expand, not upwards, but outwards—to grow, not in height, but in depth.

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Stefan Beckhusen, born August 31, 1960, is creator and publisher of Medevial's Traumzeit-Tarot.  A 3-d artist and tattoo artist by profession, he lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany.

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Jackdaw wrote:
In real life she lives in Nova Scotia with her spouse, daughter Baby Jackdaw and left-handed cat.

Ok, this has NOTHING to do with the LWB. But.. I just have to ask.. how do you know or determine your cat is left-handed????? :qq

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There is a whole OT story behind that ... but short answer is that his left paw is much weaker than his right, but he still attempts to catch treats or bat at bugs with it :) 

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for the Empress (and durn, I'm really horrible at expressing my thoughts)
 
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The line art for the image was rendered in pen and ink on paper, and was afterwards coloured digitally. The goal was to portray the empress card in an almost-abstract art nouveau-inspired style – that is, with the figure somewhat lost into the decorative details. To elaborate, the idea behind the figure springing from or fading into the decorative elements (which themselves represent vegetative forms) was to show the card from opposite approaches: 1, the figure being one with nature represents human consciousness  attuning to creation on some providential or encompassing level; yet at the same time, 2, the vegetative forms themselves are stylistically represented – that creation is viewed or filtered via the eye of human experience.

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Life, fertility, creation, nature, abundance, femininity.
 
Artist bio

Enjoys visualizing dots colliding in space.

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Gregory is an experienced editor/proofreader, so I recruited her to help with our lwb.  ("Impressed into service," more accurately.)

:ro

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Beaten into submission is closest.  But I'll do it !

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Here is my lwb entry...is this the correct place to post it?
If not, could someone let me know?

Card description
This card was created using oil pastels...the big thick pastels that tend to act a lot more like paint (but without the brush). I like to let the medium show through in my artwork, so I used raw, painterly strokes to suggest beams of light. For color, I used cool deep blues for everything except the lantern -- a radiant yellow focal point that bathes the hermit in its warm glow.

Card meaning
This hermit card illustrates how even the smallest light can penetrate the darkness of a winter's night. The lantern could represent knowledge, the product of inner reflection and the guidance it provides, and the promise of sharing knowledge with others.

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I've been a graphic designer for over 20 years, working in New York City and specializing in corporate identity. Very recently I realized how much I miss drawing and painting, especially since all of my professional work these days is done with a keyboard and a mouse. So creating this tarot card for our collaborative deck is a part of my very slow but concerted effort to begin creating art again. My interest in the Tarot goes back to my years in art school, where OnePotato and I both studied under Arthur Corwin.

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Hi there Little W.  Exactly the right place, and I've also sent it to skad1 to be included in the lwb and checked your name off the "she owes something" list

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Thank you!

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The text from Palestrina for the LWB - thanks a lot to Mr-LaLuna for his translation!!!



In Kirchers « Œdipius Aegyptiacus » the devil is represented holding in his hand a pan flute whose seven parts represent the harmonious movements of the planets (as does Orpheus and his lyre). “He makes the spheres roll… and produces all things”

Pan is a terrestrial God rather than an infernal…The devil is red his face is rubicond

I have always been attracted by simple image, by « popular » images, the “peintures idiotes” (stupid paintings) about whom Rimbaud talked. This one is a very classical one: everything is there for being a copy of the Tarot de Marseilles. But “popular doesn’t mean easy. There is nothing more disappointing to me than the stupid tastes of our contemporaries.


I realised "The Abysmal Tarot" based upon a coherent system by which I’ve drawn the carts in the name of different friend (applying a different style for each), the difficulty inhabited, the time of the creation, all those personalities.  Of course it is here a poetic work, I wish it will be seen as such but I hope also that some would discover its essence.

  I just finished a tarot (22 cards in black and white) portraying in a primordial manner, the female organs (pornographic?). I was of course thinking of antique gnosis, of Crowley and Cefalu. 

 
I started, after long been procrastinating, a tarot based upon the works by Gerard de Nerval. I’ve found there a manner of thinking in which I can immerge myself.

The Myths have to be mixed like cards...

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Thank you Palestrina and Mr. La-Lu!

Gregory will do the last bits of proofreading etc. for our lwb.

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Here is my entry.
The actual painting will follow, as soon as it is finished.

XXI The World

Card Description
This looks like a big bird doing some sort of axial-mundi dance, on top of a sphere. Maybe that's a world egg? It seems to be held up by four little creatures- a man, an eagle, a bull, and a lion. And all of this is taking place within some kind of bright opening in the sky. It is rendered as a straightforward watercolor on paper.

Card Meaning
A successful culmination of events...
But as one world ends, another begins.
Conclusions lead to beginnings in a continuous spiral of ever widening cycles.

Artist Bio
OnePotato studied the tarot from a historic/prehistoric perspective under Arthur Corwin back in art school, and has gone on to a career as a graphic designer specializing in symbol design and systems. He has recently shifted his attention back toward fine art.

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THE STAR CARD

Card Desciption:The card was originaly done in color pencil and then copied in sepia.It shows a female figure standing with two vessels poring out water and forming rivers.The card shows a tree,a swan and a star.
 
Card Meaning: "The nude figure with the star on its forhead is the synthesis of Isis,of Nephthys,and of Athor.She also represents the planet Venus through whose sphere the influence of Chesod descends.She is Aima,Binah,Tebunah,the great mother,Aima Elohim, pouring forth the waters of creation". This is paraphrased from the Philosophus Ritual from the Golden Dawn.
The Swan is the emblem of the pure soul and is associated with Astraea the daughter of Zeus and Themis.The swan represents the Goddess of purity and innocense and in Alchemy the swan is the "whitning phase" of the process.It shows the transformation of a pure idea (hope) into reality.The tree represents the Tree of Life in its unmanifested form.It is our hopes and dreams that will bring the Tree back to life,the waters of creation our will to make it happen.
The Star card is about hope and the faith we need to help us persue our dreams.It reminds us of our purpose in life to be co-creators and the promise that if we persue our dreams with pure intent then we will then realize them.

Arist Bio:My name is Mike and I'm a contractor in L.A. I've been collecting tarot for a couple years.I also read tarot primarily for myself.My son Joe is 19 and works in my office.He's the artist of the family and together we put the card together.

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Does anyone know how the collborative deck is comming along?

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I think it is coming along; the LWB is ready to roll, AFAIK, and there were samples of the titles/layout posted a few weeks back....

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tantricknite wrote: Does anyone know how the collborative deck is comming along?

Well, after several years of perfect service, my printer developed a clog in the pink jets. I have been patiently soaking it, and hoping it will clear, but so far it has not even improved. Perhaps this job has jinxed it to an early death.

In about another week, if it's not miraculously cleared, I'll buy a new one and print the decks straight away....

Sorry to keep you all waiting!

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