Tarot Mastery

Q&A and discussion on the Hermetic Qabbalah

Moderator: Moderators - Public

Tarot Mastery

Postby Vod-Vil » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:54 pm

Does someone who studies the Tarot eventually have no more need for the cards? Are the Tarot cards just flash cards?
Is the goal to internalize the system without the use of the cards?
Vod-Vil
Silver Member
Silver Member
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:29 pm
Location: San Diego

Re: Tarot Mastery

Postby Takamba » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:26 am

"For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect."

I would answer no to the first question. The tarot is a tool for reflection and INsight, it is also a channel or doorway toward astral and visual exploration of the self (a many splendored thing). It can always be useful. As a tool for "fortune telling," well, your guess is as good as mine. You will grow intuitively by practice, and tarot is only one facet of the Art you've made your stage entrance into. What you decide to keep and not keep is up to you and your knowledge of your will.
"If we are to have Beauty and Love, whether in begetting children or works of art, or what not, we must have perfect freedom to act, without fear or shame or any falsity."
User avatar
Takamba
Nothing
Nothing
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:19 pm

Re: Tarot Mastery

Postby Hermitas » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:59 am

According to Paul Foster Case, yes, even serious masters still use cards for focusing their meditation. Now, he did describe one supposedly very advanced master as having cards with designs that were more like colors and patterns of energy instead of the traditional images, but he still had cards that he used to focus his meditation.
User avatar
Hermitas
Nothing
Nothing
 
Posts: 1167
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:49 am

Re: Tarot Mastery

Postby seekinghga » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:20 am

Vod-Vil wrote:Does someone who studies the Tarot eventually have no more need for the cards? Are the Tarot cards just flash cards?
Is the goal to internalize the system without the use of the cards?

Attaining to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel should be the primary task, and if you feel the cards help with that then use them. After that step has been accomplished you will have clarified the means to guidance in the matter beyond the likes of which any mind can proffer.

I'll venture to add that the Great Work is "the solution of complexes". Another word for that phrase "solution of complexes" is Deconditioning. Take that as ye will.

Farther and farther we float; yet we are still. It is the chain of systems that is falling away from us.
- VII, 5:36

I was alone in a great park, and by a certain hillock was a ring of deep enamelled grass wherein green-clad ones, most beautiful, played. In their play I came even unto the land of Fairy Sleep. All my thoughts were clad in green; most beautiful were they. All night they danced and sang; but Thou art the morning, O my darling, my serpent that twinest Thee about this heart.
- LXV 2:50-52
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
- LXV 5:59
seekinghga
Stone of Precious Water
Stone of Precious Water
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: York, PA

Re: Tarot Mastery

Postby seekinghga » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:00 am

seekinghga wrote:Farther and farther we float; yet we are still. It is the chain of systems that is falling away from us.

It's not so much that the "systems" "fall away" as it is that we are divested of our conditioned proportion to them. The error of their seeming duality is acquitted by oneness. It is of consequence that petty, myopic, small-minded and divisive ideologies are stamped out in the indelible imputrescence of Love under Will; they cannot co-exist with that love (study this, if you so choose, in connection with 156; see Liber CDXVIII). This absolutely includes who and what we believe (read: think) that we are. "Light cleaveth unto Light, and filth to filth; with pride one contemneth another. But not Thou, who art all, and beyond it; who art absolved from the Division of the Shadows."

Wending back to topic, the tarot can be a handy guide of reference for some and it is advisable to familiarize oneself with it. However, the study of it, and especially its divining potentials, are fallible to the lull and pull of the Ego and should be calculated as such. Its redeeming balance can come when it is applied solely to the Great Work; i.e. it is used as a means to dissolve the self-perpetuating, self-insisting complexities of belief. "There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt."
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
- LXV 5:59
seekinghga
Stone of Precious Water
Stone of Precious Water
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:30 pm
Location: York, PA


Return to Qabbalah

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest