Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sasha Graham, author of several books and decks, including the new Dark Wood Tarot.
The Dark Wood Tarot brings you into darkness so you can find your light. According to NASA, 68 percent of the universe is made of a mysterious force called Dark Energy. Dark Energy counters gravity and causes the universe to expand. Could it be there is an accessible energy inside a tarot spread that we've been ignoring all along?
Einstein pointed out that empty space is not empty. Space holds more space. Space is not diluted as is expands, like a growing flower reaching to sunlight, space itself becomes more space. This means the space between your
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot by Sasha Graham
You can hear or read something many times and not "get it." Until that one time when you do. Maybe it was the way it was said. Maybe your brain was poised to receive. Whatever the case, Graham, in her incredible book on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, helped me understand the importance of Freemasonry's influence on tarot. I hope you enjoy this excerpt as much as I did.
The Golden Dawn’s structural forefather is Freemasonry. Freemasonry and tarot’s common denominator is a perfectly designed structure. Freemasonry’s elegant organization was a core reason the Golden Dawn existed with
Complete Book of Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot by Sasha Graham
Recently we posted about Stuart Kaplan’s generous foreword to this remarkable work. Keeping with the theme of beginnings, let’s look at how Sasha’s investigations into the creators of this deck shaped her ideas about the Fool. This book isn’t just a triple biography (Waite, Smith, and Kaplan) but also a close examination of the creation and meaning of the deck itself and an in-depth study of the symbols in each card.
"Stories can be sung, some painted, some written in poetry or prose. But all stories can be told, and told so that every human being can understand them."
~ PCS The Evening
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, 365 Tarot Spells, and the new Llewellyn's Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot.
Tarot contains a gorgeous internal structure, just like the delicate bones of your human skeleton. Each of us are made up of the same essential body parts from blood to belly, yet who we are, the signature of our soul, the way we inhabit our body, are as unique as the snowflakes in a storm. Individuality graces our skeletons, muscles, and soft internal organs. No two people move in exactly the same way; even identical twins are different.
Tarot's structure is so well organized and simple that a