Bizarre But Humorous

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Symbols appear on each and every tarot card - visual signs that convey meaning. Some of them are highly individual and personal, others time-honored and traditional. Some are easy to understand, others difficult and multivalent. In this forum, we want to study symbols from different decks, traditions and cultures together using books, websites, lwbs and our own intuition.
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Bizarre But Humorous

Post by Barleywine » 27 Feb 2018, 09:46

Free-association from the images on the tarot cards is a valuable tool to obtain extra meaning in an imaginative and intuitive way. Usually this is a completely sober undertaking. But yesterday I came across something so absurd in the Morgan Greer deck that I just had to share it. I buried it at the bottom of a blog post on free-association, so scroll down to the end to see the joke and skip the curmudgeonly attitude.

https://parsifalswheeldivination.com/20 ... -wysinwyg/

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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by kyan » 27 Feb 2018, 13:30

HA HA! :icon_lol:

it wooks wike he’s wearing a wed wig too!

ginger willy!

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Post by Barleywine » 27 Feb 2018, 16:09

That would actually be this owl mask.
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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by kyan » 27 Feb 2018, 19:30

dang, that’s it right there!

you know, a deck with inuit or northwest coastal tribal stylings would be marvelous. it could be called the “inuit intuit” tarot. :icon_rolleyes:

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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by Barleywine » 28 Feb 2018, 07:44

kyan wrote:
27 Feb 2018, 19:30
dang, that’s it right there!

you know, a deck with inuit or northwest coastal tribal stylings would be marvelous. it could be called the “inuit intuit” tarot. :icon_rolleyes:
Nice idea and great title! It would probably be best as an "animal" deck.

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Post by kyan » 28 Feb 2018, 16:02

you’d think... but with all the talk about the cultural appropriation and wotnot i suspect the deck may be frowned upon, even if the intention was to celebrate the wonderful art.

somewhere online was discussion on the medicine cards animal oracle deck (light blue card back with yellow lightning bolt) and how it was insulting to native peoples. :icon_e_confused:

i loved that deck and felt it offered good insight and animal wisdom.
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Post by kyan » 28 Feb 2018, 16:02

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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by tarotbear » 05 Mar 2018, 09:46

Hysterical ! It is all in the mind of the beholder ! :icon_twisted:
There are three ways of looking at things; theirs, yours, and my Tarot cards.

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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by I Sunshine » 11 Mar 2018, 19:17

kyan wrote:
28 Feb 2018, 16:02
you’d think... but with all the talk about the cultural appropriation and wotnot i suspect the deck may be frowned upon, even if the intention was to celebrate the wonderful art.

somewhere online was discussion on the medicine cards animal oracle deck (light blue card back with yellow lightning bolt) and how it was insulting to native peoples. :icon_e_confused:

i loved that deck and felt it offered good insight and animal wisdom.
I, too, saw that discussion. But I still love the deck... and use it. My intention is to gain from all the native wisdom. I think that counts for something. I certainly would not want to show any disrespect.

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Re: Bizarre But Humorous

Post by kyan » 12 Mar 2018, 07:11

I Sunshine wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 19:17
I, too, saw that discussion. But I still love the deck... and use it. My intention is to gain from all the native wisdom. I think that counts for something. I certainly would not want to show any disrespect.
i feel the same way, there’s so much to be learned from native culture. i was talking to my friend last night about african art — i knew a couple that were art dealers in the 50s and 60s and their house was filled african art. mostly old masks and figures, and i’ve always felt that they would make great subjects for a set of cards. the art is so moving and powerful... some of the masks, especially ones with fibers for hair, almost felt alive, as if emanating spiritual energy. i don’t know anything about african folklore or anything but i’m sure there is a vast supply of wisdom among the various tribes.

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