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.