Burn your books (no, don’t)

I drew another zen koan card today, and then drew a few from the Arcana deck (from Dead on Paper) for commentary. Koan: “I burn the books in my bag. But the verses written in my guts cannot be forgotten.” Cards: Emperor, 5 of Diamonds, 10 of Diamonds. Extra: 7 of Hearts. I think the […]

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Cartomantically, A.R. Ammons

I’ve been enjoying The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons and a few of them made me think of various playing and tarot cards. Here’s a cartomantic translation of one poem, first using playing cards: I chose those cards on purpose because they seemed to translate the poem well. Two diamonds for two shining […]

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Into the weird

This deck is called, “Into the Weird,” and it is. I drew three cards for the question, “What can I learn from this deck?” Here’s one quick reading: Even though you can learn the value of switching perspectives, expanding your consciousness, and finding an opening to your inner darkness, beware that it can also devour […]

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