I am taking a very short break from my journey down the Royal Road of Tarot ….
Two questions I am always asked is , Tarot ? “Are you not afraid ?” & ” Where can I buy your Tarot cards ?”
1. Does the Tarot scare me?
Many people ask me if I am scared by The Tarot, or if I am in some way held in the spell of their dark powers …
In answer to your questions ….
I had no choice, The Tarot claimed me over a quarter of a century ago.
When I was a boy productions such as Dr Terror’s House of Horrors & Tales Of The Unexpected fed the belief that the Tarot was ‘ The Devil’s Picturebook ‘ . In fact at one of my very first Tarot reading engagements, I was verbally attacked by an outraged Christian guest at the party where I was reading.
In what I consider to be the definitive Tarot work :
The Tarot – A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages by Paul Foster Case
he states :
“To reiterate ( The Tarot should not ) be used for vulgar fortune telling, or to amuse a party of friends. If you yield to the temptation so to abuse this information, you will pay for it in the loss of all power of true divination, and probably in the loss of ability to control the higher rates of psychic vibration. Thus the ultimate result of abuse of this divinatory practice will be to make you more negative, more the slave of circumstance, more liable to evil of every kind “.
I can assure you that I do not use the Tarot lightly, however I believe the cards only release power within the reader or querent as opposed to having any inherent power of their own. The Tarot is in fact only a deck of painted cards, although they can also be the mirrors of your subconscious mind.
I have for many years used the Tarot as a means of meditation. I have entered the realm of the cards many times. The Tarot has been the springboard for much deeper esoteric study. In fact, on this site, are several pages that illustrate these interests. Certain pages that I have created as a memory aid for my own purposes.
The Cube Of Space – explores & illustrates human experience, consciousness & the purest forms of Tarot symbolism. Here can be found my 3 dimensional representation of The Cube.
The Tree Of Life – is a symbol found in almost every culture. A metaphysical ladder that links heaven & earth. Again the Tree is crucial to understanding the deeper significance of The Tarot, especially in regard to how it corresponds with Kabbalah.
The Tarot does not scare me, it is the ultimate mystery , my life’s purpose, a journey that I know will never end …
The images of the cards shown here, used throughout my sites & instagram @omaratarot come from my personal deck, an ongoing map of my personal journey as I absorbed the meanings of this magical mysterious oracle. A large commercial run has not been produced, single decks can be ordered from me at a cost of £40 + £5 Delivery. My deck is professionally custom printed each card measuring 70mm x 120mm, delivered in a custom design rigid box (Gloss laminated (smooth finish).
I hope today is magical for you