From the mists of a not-so-distant past, the figure of the warrior Samurai still stands as a powerful symbol of personal quests and self-realization. This deck can help you forge your own path of the Samurai, a spiritual journey through the secrets of the soul.
The Samurai Tarot is a beautiful deck. The soft, pastel colors and watercolor-like washes, certainly evoke another time and place, a tribute to the styles of art known as Ukiyo-e. It is a delightful "art deck."
With that said, I also have to clarify a preconception on my part. One of the things Western civilizations have done is borrow a tiny bit from native cultures, thinking they have caught the essence of that culture while allowing them to steal and destroy that culture. The most famous example of this is in the Americas. Today, people wear a leather vest, put a feather in their hair and a dream catcher over their beds, have meetings where they say, "Ho!" a lot, and think they are honoring Native American traditions while Native Americans on reservations suffer poverty, alcoholism, unemployment and other problems. Occultists in the West have adopted traditions [read more]
I grew up with the saying, "In like a lion, out like a lamb," as a way of predicting what the weather would be like during the month of March. As a predictive tool, it has never served me well. Tarot has proven much more useful. But even with all its awesome potential, tarot is as much a question generator as it is an answer-giving tool. And that... read this article