Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum

Jess Karlin is dead!

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot > Tarot Books & Media


 
jackdaw*'s Avatar
jackdaw*  jackdaw* is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 04 Aug 2005
Location: Wherever she laid her hat was her home
Posts: 13,049
jackdaw* 

... or, feeling ignored, figured this was a good way to get people talking about him and his poisonous garbage again ...
Top   #41
jema's Avatar
jema  jema is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 05 Aug 2001
Location: sweden
Posts: 5,046
jema 

lol just saw this. I wonder if JK was Maralee too...
Top   #42
gregory's Avatar
gregory  gregory is offline
Cat on a cold stone roof
 
Join Date: 01 Jan 2004
Location: The world of the things that could have been.
Posts: 72,249
gregory 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jema
lol just saw this. I wonder if JK was Maralee too...
Doubt it. But - you never know....
Top   #43
Mi-Shell's Avatar
Mi-Shell  Mi-Shell is offline
The more I know, I know that I know NOTHING!
 
Join Date: 29 Aug 2006
Location: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,680
Mi-Shell 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdaw*
... or, feeling ignored, figured this was a good way to get people talking about him and his poisonous garbage again ...
Oh Jackdaw!
I am thinking the same thing!
Top   #44
gregory's Avatar
gregory  gregory is offline
Cat on a cold stone roof
 
Join Date: 01 Jan 2004
Location: The world of the things that could have been.
Posts: 72,249
gregory 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mi-Shell
Oh Jackdaw!
I am thinking the same thing!
Top   #45
firecatpickles's Avatar
firecatpickles  firecatpickles is offline
in a barrel in the yard
 
Join Date: 16 Jan 2006
Location: mars
Posts: 18,189
firecatpickles 

Who is Maralee? Now I am thoroughly confused.
Top   #46
kapoore's Avatar
kapoore  kapoore is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 24 Apr 2004
Location: California, USA
Posts: 161
kapoore 
Jess Karlin


Thanks for the post on what happened to Jess Karlin. I would occasionally browse his website, and I bought his book. He did make important contributions, I think, especially in terms of his ideas on reading cards based on elemental qualities. But I do believe he was a borderline personality. He would draw people in and then take great pleasure in trashing them. I got stung several times before I realized he had to be nuts. Still, I can't help wondering what made him decide to kill off his alter ego. Maybe he ran out of victims and turned on himself? Like a lot of borderlines, though, he had a certain allure, and he adored Aleister Crowley. I doubt he has totally left the scene because I believe he had a sincere interest in Tarot.
Top   #47
cirom's Avatar
cirom  cirom is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 17 Jul 2003
Location: Miami Florida USA
Posts: 2,182
cirom 

Both his character and the real person behind it presumably, is the typical internet coward. Hiding behind the anonymity that the internet provides in order to say things that they wouldn't have the guts to say to ones face. Not to mention the overused tactic of notoriety to achieve some relevance and notice. He contacted me several years ago via personal e-mails, to then blatantly change or misquote my responses on his web site. He trashed my work of course, which is ok, many people do, but in doing so he criticized not just the shallowness of my images in terms of tarot "accuracy" which many also do. But then he also assumes to understand the process by which I produce my images and to diminish that also. The first part I accepted because its par for the course and yep he probably knows far more than me about Tarot's history. But the second part he got wrong, by the comments he made he clearly doesn't know as much about Photoshop and digital art as his arrogance leads him to believe. In fact judging by the graphics he produced for his own site, he has in fact a very rudimentary command of the material by which he judges others. Simply put he, the real he as well as the personalities he hides behind, is full of it, and if ever we met in person I would delight in telling him face to face.
Top   #48
Zephyros's Avatar
Zephyros  Zephyros is offline
Jedi
 
Join Date: 31 Jan 2004
Location: Israel
Posts: 8,179
Zephyros 

I'm actually reading his blogspot right now, didn't know about him before this thread, and while I'm sure that there are reasons for hating him that much I do think he has some good insights. I don't particularly care for his style, too abrasive, but I do think that in some things he has good points., especially in deck reviews. Also, his post on a review he did on a certain Tarot deck, I can see the point of his follow up in which he tells that the review was posted here and received many answers, none relating to his actual review.

But that's just my opinion, like I said, I don't know the whole story.
Top   #49
gregory's Avatar
gregory  gregory is offline
Cat on a cold stone roof
 
Join Date: 01 Jan 2004
Location: The world of the things that could have been.
Posts: 72,249
gregory 

Pity to give him the oxygen of publicity again here
Top   #50




 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

Copyright © 1996 - 2019 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.