Three reasons to subscribe . . .
#1 Share the progress of my new book!
I’ve finally established the design, approach, and scope of the third book in my accidental trilogy. It began with The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore, then continued with The Tarot: Methods, Mastery, and More.
Volume 3 is titled The Tarot: Symbols, Structures, and Synergies. I’m excited about creating an ebook, with visual dimensions that wouldn’t be possible in print format. I’ll post an outline of the book soon, and update subscribers weekly on my progress toward completing the project.
#2 Discover (or revisit) a transformative period in modern Tarot history
During the last quarter of the twentieth century, an amazing cast of characters moved our understanding of Tarot to a whole new level. Weekly posts will document those decades with material from many sources that are now hard to find—for example, groundbreaking publications like Tarot Network News, The Winged Chariot, and The Mail Art Tarot.
I’ll also be posting podcasts made from vintage interviews and lectures, along with excerpts from the landmark book Wheel of Tarot and notes from one-of-a-kind events like the first International Tarot Symposium.
I’m lucky enough to have some of the extraordinary decks that were created during this period—and every week or two, I will write about one of them, sharing images from the decks, background information, and notes about the artist.
#3 Explore unexpected ideas and connections
For the past two decades, I’ve been mapping the intersections between Tarot and other ways of knowing—literature, philosophy, psychology, science, music, even math.
Stories I look forward to posting include Beat poet Jack Spicer’s plan for a book on Tarot; biographical notes on Michael Dummett—esteemed philosopher and accidental Tarot icon; and a weekend at Big Sur when Tarot got tangled up with G. Spencer Brown’s attempt to revolutionize mathematical logic.
If you’re thinking those stories might be dull, I promise to surprise you.