Tuesday, 22. November 2005
This is where you will begin your journey into a new level of relaxation and awareness. Each meditation serves a specific purpose, depending on what you want to achieve. Choose freely and feel free to perform more than one meditation. Here are some hints to get you started:
|• Make sure you are in a quiet room with no distractions.|
• Allow some time for your meditation. These meditations last from 3 - 10 minutes. The duration of each meditation is listed below so you can plan your time accordingly.
• As you listen to the words of the meditation, picture the images that are being described in your mind.
• Be open to the meditation.
by Learning Meditation. (English)
Till today there are 17 Meditations for listening.
The Pythagorean Tarot
Why a "Pythagorean" tarot? This deck began as a project to embody my interpretations of the tarot, based on traditional iconography, archetypal imagery and Pythagorean numerology, into a deck for my own use.
X. Fortuna - Tuche - Fortune
In the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn one was expected to copy one's own tarot deck from a master copy and to color it; however, in only a few contemporary orders, such the Builders of the Adytum (BOTA), are students expected to even color their own decks. Although I enjoy and respect many commercial tarot decks, I believe that at some point each serious student should design his or her own deck embodying their understanding of the Arcana. Indeed, as one's understanding evolves over a lifetime, it's not unreasonable to expect to design and construct several decks. On the basis of these beliefs I started work on the Pythagorean Tarot.
The Wheel of Fortune turns; while one declines
Another is upraised, but she assigns
The fate who holds the hidden axle pin,
The sacred source where destinies begin.
Ensure each turn of life the soul refines!
The Pythagorean Tarot
|It is significant that Fortune is trump 10, for the Pythagoreans say that the decad is a higher-order unity, since the decad circles back on itself and encompasses all the elementary numbers. This is symbolized by Greek and Roman numerals, since the Greek numeral for 10 is I, which is also the Roman numeral for 1. The Pythagoreans also call the decad "Fate" and the "All-fulfiller," since it brings all things to their natural ends. It represents the wheel, for it comprises the monad (1) and the ennead (9), which are the hub and the rim. Indeed, it is the outermost rim of the heavens, which turns all the inner spheres. X.Fortune heralds a new epoch of integration.|
- A tarot system based on Pythagorean numerology and ancient Mediterranean spirituality.
An Interpretation of the Major and Minor Arcana by John Opsopaus. (English)
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