Happily, there are some new subscribers to the Exploration Project. But it’s not straightforward to find all the material that’s already been published.
And some earlier subscribers may not have had time to open every email over the past few months. So here’s a review of what’s available—and an invitation to check out stories you missed.
From first to most recent . . .
Newsletter 0. With notes on Bill Butler’s pioneering Dictionary of Tarot, and poet Diane Di Prima’s esoteric library.
Newsletter 0.1. With notes on historian Theodore Roszak’s 1988 booklet Fool’s Cycle/Full Cycle: Reflections on the Great Trumps of Tarot, and a small company that is bringing some of the earliest Tarot decks back to life.
Newsletter 0.21. With notes on iconic author Ken Kesey’s interest in Tarot, and a commentary on Zen and the suit of swords.
Newsletter 0.28. Focusing on Suzanne Treister's Hexen 2.0 Tarot project—a brilliant convergence of art, imagination, and activism.
Newsletter 1.1. So ambitious it exhausted me for a while! Four pretty long stories, covering the ground-breaking 1992 anthology Wheel of Tarot: A New Revolution; an exploration of how Tarot is portrayed in the mainstream media; the comic tale of some counterculture geniuses exploring Tarot and math at Esalen in 1973; and the Gillabel-Herzer art deck, Cosmic Egg Tarot.
Newsletter 1.21. Dialing back a bit this time: Insights into one of serious Tarot’s founding publications—Tarot Network News—plus a tour of the 2011 gallery exhibit Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot.
Newsletter 1.31. The first of two personal essays, plus some notes on an inventively original Tarot-themed dance performance.
Newsletter 1.32. My personal “Tarot manifesto,” plus some notes on The Star—history, myth, and astronomy.
Newsletter 1.4. About The Wheel of Fortune, new directions, and “Tarot in Troubled Times.” Plus a graphic view of Tarot structures, created with Goalscape.
Newsletter #? In the wake of January 6—asking hard questions (and telling tales) about the use/misuse of Tarot. Plus some notes on a delightful, slightly vintage Peanuts Tarot deck!
I’ve also added quite a few essays recently, and will list them in another roundup.
As always, thanks for reading! Warmest regards, Cynthia