The Major Arcana

Most tarot decks in use today, including the Rider-Waite, contain a standard number of 78 cards, which is then split into two sections: the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana.  The word “arcana” itself means “a deep or profound secret.” It is thought that each of these cards contains symbolic imagery revealing a powerful hiddenContinue reading “The Major Arcana”

What is Alchemy?

Today I’d like to introduce you to a new series I’m starting here on “The Rhetoric of Magic” about Alchemy. This topic of Alchemy is one that has always intrigued me. I’ve been captivated by the strange symbolism which, although unusual, nonetheless always manages to strike a chord deep within that resonates with unexplained meaning.Continue reading “What is Alchemy?”

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