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Review: RP Minis: Tarot Nova and Everyday Tarot

Running Press Reviews: Tarot Nova and Everyday Tarot Publisher: Running Press, under the name RP Minis, http://www.runningpress.com As a frequenter of bookshops, I always run into that tall rack of absolutely needless crap standing dutifully next to the checkout line, the impulse purchase rack to ensnare us hoarders with our need to possess small totems […]

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Review: Millennium Thoth Tarot

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo Illustrator: Renata Lechner A review of the Millennium Thoth Tarot will be difficult for me, and I’m quite certain that the review will sadly fall on the more pedantic and comparative side. I hold a great respect, even reverence for the Crowley-Harris Thoth. The first book I was ever recommended on tarot […]

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Mississippi’s Ends and Means Committee

Well, it finally happened. After over one hundred twenty years, the official flag of the state of Mississippi will be changed. I should be overjoyed since I have been a proponent of this change for many years, but I’m not. Not now. Not this way. For those not in the know, the Mississippi state flag […]

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Review: Affirmators! Tarot

Publisher: KnockKnock, LLC Author: Suzi Barrett Illustrator: Vikki Chu How do I label my reactions to this deck? Excitement? A type of unbecoming juvenile giddiness? I don’t know. It was love at first sight. I saw it on the shelf in its beguiling purple box, saw the cheetah waving its wand, and I knew. Showing […]

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Tarots Mucha and Golden Art Nouveau: A Comparison and Review

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo (both) The Tarot Mucha, 2014 The Golden Art Nouveau Tarot, 2019 For me, an art major of long ago, nothing brings a smile to my face quite like the words Art Nouveau. The name inspires visions of sensuous forms, organic design, and haloed repetition. Like most artistic movements, one artist reigns supreme […]

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Making progress…

NB: This post was written with the express permission of the querent. Friday, June 30th, 2017, I was given the opportunity to read for the girls’ friend A—. It was a lovely experience. I had been told the Wednesday before that A— wanted a reading, which is my daughters’ code for “We want A— to […]

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Review: Tarot: The Open Reading and the CBD Tarot de Marseille

I have been trying to put my finger on exactly what it is about Yoav Ben-Dov’s book Tarot: The Open Reading that makes me enjoy it so, that makes me feel as if this were the book I needed right now. This doesn’t happen very often. I have a minuscule cadre of books that I […]

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I’m pickin’ up cinder blocks on the way home…

Wife and I were taking a night out on the town to celebrate our twenty-first anniversary. We had chosen one of the three nice restaurants that we have in town. It was not a difficult decision. One of the places likes to push the coat issue, and our anniversary is in June. I am not […]

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Gimme that ole time religion…*

Mississippi has a long history of doing things its own way, and we have been the butt of many jokes because of it. I used to resent the jokes because so many people do not know what it is like to live in Mississippi, what it means to be a Mississippian. Now, however, even I […]

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שְׁכִינָה, indeed.

Southern Christianity, in my experience, is quite fundamentalist (or Fundamentalist, if you prefer) in its outlook, and though I might wish that I could say that these beliefs are foreign to me, they are not. I was reared in the church, the Southern protestant church, that is, yet over the years, I have come to […]