Notebook: Page 8
The list returns!
For those of you who haven’t been following along for the past week—I’m wrapping up this phase of Tarot | An Exploration Project. I’ll be working on other Tarot projects, and will post here occasionally in future. So if you want to remain on this email list, we’ll still be in touch.
Between now and November 22, I’m posting every day, in order to keep a couple of promises and share some material from my inventory. Today, I’m offering another page from the list I made around 1990.
I found this list just a few months ago, and wrote about it this way:
I discovered a legal pad with several handwritten pages, headed “Tarot to look for.”
At first I wondered why I hadn’t just looked for these items instead of making a list—but then I remembered that in days of yore, when I wrote these notes, you had to go somewhere to “look for” things. I live near several excellent university libraries, but tracking these items down would have been the work of days.
Over some subsequent posts, I followed up a number of items from the first two pages. Here’s a quick tour . . .
Adams, Richard. The Tyger Voyage. Knopf, 1976.
Journal of American Folk-Lore, Boston 1896. H. C. Bolton, “Fortune Telling in America Today.”
Davis, Dorothy Salisbury. A Death in the Life. (fic)
Cooper, Louise. The Book of Paradox. (fic)
Corwin, Arthur. Tarot and the Tapestry of Myth, 1975.
I hope you’ll enjoy visiting (or revisiting) those posts!
It looks like I’d already tracked down or ruled out the items on page three. So now, I’m going to share the fourth page of the list, along with my notes or quick research.
Here are the relevant items from this page . . . .
Bleakley, Alan. Fruits of the Moon Tree.
Aha. Turns out I already have notes for this. Bleakley’s book is now hard to come by ($$$$), and only had a brief Tarot mention anyway.
But his next book had some interesting Tarot references, and it’s free to read at the Internet Archive.
Projective Psychology 30, no. 1 (June 1985), p. 9.
I hope someone will track this down, just out of curiosity. Good luck, and please share!
Colquhoun, Ithell. Sword of Wisdom: MacGregor Mathers and the Golden Dawn.
Wish I’d looked for this sooner. It seems Colquhoun was a surrealist painter as well as an occultist, poet, novelist, and more. So (can’t resist) will write about her in tomorrow’s post.
Fish, Mary. “Morphological/Mythological: A Meditation between Plant Systems and the Tarot,” in Crone 2 (1982), Montana State University p. 70-75. Illustrated with flower spreads.
I thought this was an impossible find. But it turns out Fish did a fascinating series of art works based on her—well, I suppose I’d better write about this tomorrow as well!