Plus a very tiny Rachel note . . .
Quick follow-up: Supplementing Promises, Part 4.2—I hope you’ll read this short, wonderful anecdote about how Arthur Corwin changed the life of one student. And there’s an overview of three Tarot/baseball decks at Baseball Ink.
Quick flashback: Early on in the history of EP, I created a series of four Tarot surveys. At the time I couldn’t get a lot of people to participate, and I hadn’t thought about any of it until a few days ago, when I was going through some older posts.
Amazingly enough, the whole project has been waiting patiently over on SurveyPlanet—so I’m hoping some of you will want to contribute your own insights and experiences. I promise, the surveys are quick, interesting, and completely private. (An email address is not required, and SurveyPlanet will not collect any data during your visit.)
Here’s my original overview of the surveys project:
I'm hoping to gather information that will illuminate the many ways people relate to Tarot--how they discovered it, how they use it, and how it fits into their lives.
A huge proportion of what’s publicly visible about Tarot today highlights a very narrow range of uses and users. Yet I know from my own research and personal connections that there are many surprising facts about how, where, and why Tarot turns up.
Reporting on those surprises is one of my purposes for writing about Tarot today.
And as part of my quest to locate Tarot in relation to the wide world, I’ve whipped up four surveys that I hope people will be willing to take
Each one has ten multiple choice questions, and typically takes less than ten minutes to complete.
A little more detail on what the surveys cover:
If you’d like to participate in one (or all) of the surveys, start here!
Rachel Pollack filled out the Coins survey—and on several questions, she wrote in her own answer instead of (or in addition to) choosing from the multiple choice options. For example, in the question about creative uses of Tarot, she chose all of the options, and added “I use Tarot in writing fiction, and sometimes comics.”
Another question asks about use of the terms “psychic” and/or “intuitive.” Rachel chose none of the options, and wrote in:
I don’t use these terms because to me the cards are primary—it's not about me having some special talent and the cards being just a device.
If you decide to participate, there will be opportunities to add your own insights, experiences, ideas, and comments. All the responses will remain anonymous, but I plan to share some of the results.
This coming week, I’ll be sending a series of Daily Notes, explaining/launching a major Exploration Project reboot.
See you then. C