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:

Writing the Rosetta tarot papyrus hieroglyphs

Since the papyrus edition of the Rosetta tarot deck is a redux of the deck first published in 2011, rather than share about the process for the art itself which is already done, I thought  I’d share some of the process behind the new borders being made now, because that is what is exciting to me […]

Rosetta redux: the Papyrus edition

My first tarot deck, before Tabula Mundi, was called the Rosetta Tarot and was published in November 2011. I currently still have some pocket size versions in a tin for it, both with the card bank design (a version of a rose cross) on the tin, or a custom tin with either your choice of card or the […]

The Feast of Stars: Nuit, the Maiden, and the Holy Harlot

The Feast of Stars: Nuit, the Maiden, and the Holy Harlot Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. February has some of my favorite holidays: February 1st/2nd and February 14th. February 1st, or 2nd, may be my favorite one of all. This is one of the cross quarter days, halfway between […]

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 […]

The Secret Zodiacal Cards of Tabula Mundi Tarot

As mentioned in the Colores Arcus Kickstarter, the Babalon edition will have at least 12 extra cards. Ever wonder what I was referring to on page 77 of Book M, or in the Nox et Lux Kickstarter, when I mentioned that the Tabula Mundi minors contained secret zodiacal cards? Finally I am here to reveal […]

Kickstarter Link!

Here is a link to the Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084719384/324748591?token=bfd0c4bd It starts July 9th at 5:20 AM EDT. Many free gifts for first day backers, and periodic give aways throughout the campaign! Plus a glimpse of the most elaborate deck packaging in the world. What’s inside this? To be revealed during the campaign! […]

Fool Me Once

Happy April Fools Day! If you are here for the “Two Truths and a lie game, you are in luck!” To recap, your job is to guess which of the following three statements isn’t true: 1) I only have ten more cards to paint, and the date of the Kickstarter for the Tabula Mundi Colores […]