posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 04:20 AM
a reply to: BStoltman
I have used Tarot for over thirty years now.
Tarot popularity is huge. I have watched them go from something Bohemian to widespread use through all society all over the world. What started with
1920s fads and fashions for occultism among the aristocracy has trickled down big time. The origin is fascinating, too.
I think the gain in popularity has arisen at the same time as patriarchal religion in the West is decreasing in practice. I use them because I don't
want to be alone in my decision making and value the interaction of my consciousness with the random image. I am always looking for an edge and thirty
years means they have enhanced my skills of survival. That speaks for itself.
There will never be any way of proving their power. That is because it is a subjective experience, either first or second hand communicated. I think
they are very "quantum". They amaze me to this day. I still have good and bad days with them, where sometimes they work much better than others. Right
now I am particularly fond of them as I am finding life to be a real trial. More than anything it is soul company on a level that fellow humans can
The great psychologist and author Jung legitimizes the Tarot as I see it in terms of archetypal reflection of one's will on all levels. He was quite
the psycho analytical genius of the modern age and I go along with much of what he observed in terms of archetypal manifestations in the human
However, they are beyond science to me. They are a morning ritual I do with a coffee. I reference an archetype for the day and as a reflection of my
daily experience. It keeps me psychically aware, gives me an imaginative edge.
It is strange, but I do find it so helpful. I don't think I am being evil doing this. It is not even divination as such. It is more a psycho
analytical experience for me; a quantum experience. They are totally subjective and work in the realm of myth, imagination and self reflection. Self
reflection and consciousness are vital components of true civility. On that level anything that encourages the interaction of self with self to
reflect on behavior on a constant daily basis is encouraging a conscious mind. The Tarot, I Ching, all manner of reflective tools do go some way to
putting a little thought into action so we might make a few less mistakes having considered our actions before we actually act; they are a buffer
against haste in decision making.
Has anyone seen the recent movie "Personal Shopper"? At the end of the movie Kristen Stewart''s character asks "Is there anybody there...Or is it just
me?" Interesting question to ask of the universe and the question that manifests a need for spirituality and religion. Communism even could not wipe
out our need for spirituality. It is the obvious conclusion to draw that there is a real human need for spirituality. If there is a need for it on
such a basic universal level in our collective experience then it is obvious that spirituality exists in nature and evolution.
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