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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 13 Apr 2004, and now archived in the Forum Library.



ros  13 Apr 2004 
This is in the Evolve magazine. The interview with the man who wrote Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot. Interviewed by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson. I found this interesting.

JHT: How has your interest shifted over your years of consulting the cards? Do you think this is a natural progression everyone evolves into?

LMD: I'm constantly re-evaluating my views and opinions......
I have however developed one constant in my Tarot world-view It is this: Tarot, like any other true divinatory device, doesn't tell the future. It can't, because there is no future. There is only the "Great Now." If we are skilled (and lucky), a Tarot reading gives us a snapshot of the "Great Now."

Like many Tarot readers I find it difficult to read my own cards. The reason we can be so good at reading for others is because we are detached from the question. When we're detached from the question and the questioner, we're a more perfect vehicle for the "Great Now" to drive around in. We're free to be cavalier and indifferent. We're free to be ruthless and rude-just like the "Great Now" is!
Our disinterest creates a mirror. The more we are disinterested, the clearer the mirror's surface becomes. It's easy to hold the mirror before somebody else's face and tell them, "Well-there it is! Take it or leave it." The mirror of indifference becomes pretty cloudy though, when the question is mine, and the poor fool is me.
My field theory of divination is this: The instant you are truly prepared to hear the answer to your question, you become the oracle and the answer can be seen, heard, felt, smelled or tasted in any observable phenomenon. 


Maan  13 Apr 2004 
hi ros, like you already said..this might be better in talking tarot...so more can read it

Love
Maan 


Myrrha  14 Apr 2004 
Interesting quote, thank you Ros.


Quote:
Originally posted by ros
My field theory of divination is this: The instant you are truly prepared to hear the answer to your question, you become the oracle and the answer can be seen, heard, felt, smelled or tasted in any observable phenomenon.


This reminds me of what a friend who has had 25 years of close involvement with the Yijing says: that the cards or the oracle are a preparation for real divination, which is a state of mind and a way of looking at things.

--Myrrha 


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