Esoteric emblems: C.C. Zain’s Church of Light (l) and Paul Foster Case’s BOTA (r)

Tracing the history of Tarot so far, we have looked at three stages: the “Historical Tarot,” from around 1450 to 1750, the “Esoteric Tarot,” from 1750 to 1880, and “The Makers of Modern Tarot,” 1880 to 1925.

A Quick Recap

During the Historical period, the Tarot trumps appeared mysteriously in Italy and were…

Hexen 2.0 Tarot, in a public reading about global futures.

I’m still trying to fathom the extent (and intent) of Suzanne Treister’s Hexen 2.0 project, but I’ll tell you what I’ve figured out so far. Beginning with — these comments from a 2013 New York Times review of the Hexen installation, then showing at a New York gallery:

The British…

Cynthia Giles

Writer at large, Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities. Persistently curious! Creator: “The Constance Project,” and Dreamfish Press.

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