The first in a blog post series that explores this past weekend’s Gospel reading from Luke (chapter 21) using the technique of “ars memoria.” We’ll illustrate the gospel passage with different tarot deck images to recreate the written word…
It is just as important to notice what is ABSENT as it is to see what’s obvously slapping you in the face. What are you NOT seeing when reading a tarot spread? Perhaps more importantly, what are you NOT seeing when trying to determine equity in the rest of the social world?
“The study of calendars has been neglected by historians as a merely technical curiosity; but in fact, the calendar was at the heart of ancient and medieval culture, as a structured perception of time, and as an organizing principle of social life.”
Humility in the Fool? You think I must be joking… But research would seem to elucidate an element of humility—or lack of humility—in the history of the fool. In either sense—present or absent—we are provided a mode of observing, or gauging, or ruminating upon the virtuous nature of humility.
Previously, we discussed the gestural symbolism of humility found in the tarot. Let’s explore some other places where humility can be interpreted in the deck…
One of the amazing things about the exhibit Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. was the astonishing number of pieces that had never before been seen in the United States. That, in my view, is an astounding feat and triumph for the curators of […]
Another symbol my cousins and I found in several of the artworks in the show “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was that of a puppy or dog. WHAAaaaa????
During my tours around the Maryland-Washington D.C. area, my cousins and I embarqued for a day to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.