An August Experiment
Eleven days of daily links!
Hello, everyone. Exploration Project has been on hiatus for a few weeks—and I’ve had a lot of ideas.
Now for what’s new. I’m a tremendous fan of Clara Parkes’ newsletter, The Daily Respite. It’s the first thing I read every morning! And I’m in awe of Clara’s ability to communicate so much with so few words.
Based on that inspiration, I’ve decided to offer a two-minute post every morning, for the next eleven days. Just great links, and a bit of context.
Here’s my first effort . . .
A Beautiful Resistance is a beautiful website—artfully designed and thoughtfully produced. It’s the hub for several related projects, having to do generally with
plurality, tolerance, and respect for pagan, indigenous, and non-industrial ways of being in the the world . . .
Visiting the site makes me feel as if I’ve stepped for a while into some unexpected yet familiar realm of ideas.
There isn’t a lot of content about Tarot specifically, but I found two articles that relate to stories I’ve covered here on EP.
A Plague of Gods: Cultural Appropriation and the Resurgent Left Sacred is really long, and quite thought-provoking. Here’s a short EP discussion of Tarot and the question of cultural appropriation.
Art, Resistance, Magic is a profile of Remedies Varo, a surrealist painter and close friend of Leonora Carrington. Here’s an EP take on Carrington, but I never heard of Varo until now. She apparently created a Tarot around the same time as her friend, but I could only find one card image:
Probably The Empress—and certainly deserving of the term “surreal.” For more about Varo, here’s a wonderful overview from The New York Times.
See you tomorrow. C