Enrique Enriquez: Tarology

Most of you who are interested in tarot and actively reading in the tarot community will probably already have heard about this film that’s being made. I can’t remember where I read about it, but I know that Mary Greer posted it on her blog recently, and reminded me of it. Today I donated to the project because even though they’ve already met their goal we all know that a little extra never hurts! Here’s the link to their IndieGoGo page if you’re interested in learning more about the project and perhaps even donating: http://igg.me/p/22809?a=147412&i=shlk I’m fascinated by the intuitive way that Enriquez reads the tarot. More than anything though, what I’m reminded of by the video is something that Thalassa never fails to mention in her tarot seminars, and that’s that the tarot is all around us every day. The way that Enriquez breaks down the symbolism of the wall of posters into neat little tarot boxes is really powerful magic, and I think that it’s magic that transcends the tarot really. The more I think about it (and I’ve been thinking about it more and more lately) tarot is one aspect of a larger set of magical symbolism. That’s not to take anything away from tarot, since it’s a highly refined and intensely practical branch of magical symbolism, but I think what’s most interesting to me about tarot as a whole is to explore its meaning outside of the traditional context of Western esotericism and occultism. I guess that’s clear in my approach to this deck, infusing the traditionally European images with a contemporary Asian sensibility (done by a kid who grew up in suburban Southern California living in rural Wales!), but I hadn’t articulated recontextualizing the tarot as a whole into contemporary symbolic magic until now. I hope you enjoy the video and that it stimulates you as much as it obviously did me!

Enrique Enriquez: Tarology from chris deleo on Vimeo.

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