Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Simon Court, author of the new The Magic of Pathworking.
Magic, or the Western Esoteric Tradition, captured my mind at an early age. It seemed simple and straightforward to learn and progress through study and work, especially as a member of a reputable order or school. I applied to a group and was accepted, beginning the daily meditation work and text study. This was Qabalistic magic and I devoured the basics of the background theory, the Tree of Life, the correspondences, the method and structure of ritual. I was immersed in it. Then everything changed.
I knew vaguely of pathworkings but was directly introduced to them by Dolores
Pathwork is deep work. You want to use the tarot to improve yourself, to explore your spiritual path, and to get to know the cards better but feel stuck, maybe it's time to take your study to the next level. Maybe it's time to really dig in. To give you a good understanding of what this work is like, below is a lengthy excerpt that gives an example of how Leeza Robertson approaches the Minors.
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The Sevens in many respects are ambiguous, with each of these cards seeming to have an ‘either or’ type meaning or representation. Just when you think you have a seven sorted it out, it throws up another possibility. I guess this is why the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Leeza Robertson, author of the new Tarot Court Cards for Beginners.
It is no secret that I use many and varied techniques to deepen my relationship with the tarot. From spell-work to journaling to meditation, I am always gathering new tools to take me deeper into the blessings and challenges of the cards. One of my favorite techniques is pathworking. For me, pathworking with the cards not only allows me to take a journey with them but also through them. It is as if I am standing literally in their shoes navigating my life experience through them, giving me the position of the detached observer.
The court cards of the tarot are especially
As I described in Modern Magick, one of the important tools of a magician is pathworking. The concept behind this skill is simple. It holds that the Tree of Life is a map of the levels of the astral plane.
The Tree of Life
Design: Kircher ——— Colors: Golden Dawn "Queen Scale"
In my book I wrote, "Magicians can use this map to chart their way to meeting with higher spiritual entities, non-physical consciousnesses capable of giving any information needed."
For this post, that leaves a lot of questions. First is the term "pathworking" itself. When I first became involved with the practice, the term exclusively described the process of projecting astrally up