I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Widening the Mind

From the Tarot of the Absurd, the Page of Blades; from the Post-psychedelic Cyberpunk, the Shaman:
A mind sharp with wisdom is often honed on the strop of curiosity.
~ Jessica Shanahan
          Like all the Pages, the Page of Blades/Swords is an avid learner. Since she learns best by listening, her preferred teaching style is oral. Her mind is full of ideas and questions that she likes to discuss and debate. She doesn't mind reading (as the bookshelf indicates), and she dreams of writing her own books and sharing her truth with the world. But before that happens, she will have to learn tact and the gentle art of persuasion (rather than relying on the blunt force of her tongue). Her logical mind might have trouble understanding the mystical world of the Shaman. A shaman is concerned with the health of the community - the earth and all its inhabitants. Using ritual and altered states of consciousness, he or she moves into the spiritual realm to access information that will be beneficial. Shamans believe all problems have spiritual imbalance at their root and so work to restore balance. Hopefully the curiosity of the Page will override her rational, linear mind, allowing her to be open to another viewpoint that is alien to hers. While the method might not make much sense, the Page might learn something she could use. Sometimes the key is a spiritual solution.


  1. Honest curiosity does require an open mind, otherwise new info wil only be accepted when it correlates with what she already knows.

    1. So true. She's going to have to learn that she can accept alternative views without necessarily adopting them as her own.