Aries 2: Second decan of Aries

The Three of Wands from my new deck in progress: I’m following 777 mainly and strictly for the decan descriptions but occasionally incorporating some symbolism from other decan descriptions. Crowley’s description of the decan per 777, Succedent decan of Aries: A green-clad woman, with one leg bare from the ankle to the knee. Picatrix: A […]

The intersection of Art and Magick

In my last blog post I *very* briefly talked about the process I’m using for creating the art for my next tarot deck, as yet not publicly named. To recap, for each card I have been: studying the description in the *source text* (more specifics about what text that is and why in a future […]

Books, Holy Books, Magick, and Color

In my Crowleymas post earlier today, I include a picture of a book I made, a re binding of Liber AL vel Legis (Crowley’s Book of the Law). It started its life as a standard paperback edition that looks like this. In the fiery third chapter of Ra-Hoor-Khuit, one of the last verses (v. 73) […]

Altar of the Fool

Happy April 1st! Just for fun, I thought I’d share a picture of my altar, all done up for the High Holy Season. Yes, it is a slot machine, and what of it? Kether is in Malkuth, after another fashion, after all. It is actually especially perfect for the Fool, with two of Kether’s favorite mottos: […]

The Key to the Rosarium

Emblem XXVII. He that endeavours to enter into the Philosophers’ Rosarye without a key, is like him who would walk without feet. ~ Michael Maier’s alchemical opus Atalanta Fugiens of 1618 The Rose Garden of Wisdom has an abundance of various flowers, But the gate is always closed with strong bolts; Only one thing of […]

Who is HRU, Part II: an esoteric pop up book

This may be the world’s first esoteric pop up book. I showed Part one, the beginning pages of the book, during the Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus tarot kickstarter. If you missed Part I, here it is again: and at long last here is Part II, the middle of the book:

An infinity of secret zodiacal cards?

I thought I’d both show some progress on the secret zodiacal cards coming with the Babalon edition of Tabula Mundi, but also show something about the creation process, and how actually instead of 12 secret zodiacal cards that are obtained by combining the three minors of each sign, there are actually a much larger number […]

Who is HRU? Part I and other news

Time for a little show and tell, to tell you about, and show you a little, of the inside of the world’s most elaborate deck package called “Who is HRU?” First some information. “Who is HRU?” is a prose poem of 418 words. Some time in February of this year, I made a meaningful connection that […]

The Ten of Disks: Adam Kadmon and the Vault

The last of the decanic minors, the Ten of Disks, was the most recent card finished. This card, as the last decan of Virgo which is ruled by Mercury, combines the energies of the Hermit with the Magus, in the sephira of Malkuth.     The following is from Book M: Liber Mundi, the guidebook […]

Leap Year: A Unicorn sighting

February 29th. Leap Day. Here we go, at midnight, or thereabouts.  This post is as rare as a unicorn. As it should be. Warning: this post is brought to you by Neptune on the day-out-of-time. Yes it is out there, and that is the point. Happy Leap Day! One would think, with the name “Leap Day” […]