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Mag issue devoted to THE FOOL

Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 14 Mar 2002, and now archived in the Forum Library.

Ophiel  14 Mar 2002 
Greetings all. This news is a bit on the older side of things...

There's a quarterly magazine published in the U.S. called "Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning." Each issue is devoted to a particular topic. Last fall (2001) the issue was dedicated to THE FOOL. The Fool is quite an interesting character through-out medieval thought. It's a bit more complicated than it might appear on the surface.

David Ovason edited a book a few years ago called "The Zelator," about a modern day initiate into the Mystery wisdom, Mark Hedsel. Hedsel actually wrote the book, about his search through the arcana of the last 800 years or so. Ovason wrote a long piece in the intro about THE FOOL, which, of course, included information about the Tarot card. THE FOOL was often actually an Initiate, and in fact some (many?) believe that the fools and troubadours that traveled Europe were, through their stories and songs, preparing humanity for a new initiative of freedom.

In any event, I wanted to let you know about this issue of the magazine. And there is only one actual Tarot article, by MJ Stone, called "Zero in the Tarot." You can view information about this back issue at:


Melvis  14 Mar 2002 
Hey, Ophiel!

Okay, I just signed up for a subscription to Parabola! :D It sounds fascinating and I can't wait to receive my first issue!

Also, I noticed in the Table of Contents for "The Fool" issue that there is an article by Anna-Marie Ferguson on Percival. She's the creator of the Legend: Arthurian Tarot Deck, so there is another tarot connection! ;)



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