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I have been awful at updating, but I just haven’t been in the mood for it. I used Fey for 2 weeks, it is a lovely deck and I look forward to using it more later. This week I received a Book of Thoth – Etteilla deck in the mail. But I chose to pick another for my weekly deck. I wanted something that wouldn’t require any kind of reading up on it. Something not too RWS or too mystic. I just wanted something where I read the images – not the card titles. So this week is dedicated to the odd Tarot of the Spirit World. It is a Lo Scarabeo deck and it’s about spirits. The LWB is cryptic and I just leave it in the box for this week.

The card for today (4 of pentacles) is showing an older man reading from a large book, open before him. The text seem to be in another alphabet. From the page we see the ghost of a young woman, carrying a basket with 4 coins on her head. The two seem to be, even if she were still in the flesh, in 2 different worlds. His a scholarly and intellectual one – hers one of physical work. I like how their eyes meet in a rather startled gaze. This card makes me think of how words in a book can evoke worlds which we are foreign to. Books as doorways, as memory keepers.

 

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About jema

Dreamer, tarot reader and hobo librarian

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  1. I’ve never seen this deck before! My first reaction at seeing this card made me think the woman was saying to the man, “Get your nose out of that book, get off your bum, and give me some help!” lol 😀

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