I had some stuff to send out, so this correspondence has been a long time coming. This week we finally got through the Minor Arcana cards in our Tarot Card episodes (6 or 7 episodes so far and I uh… think 3 more to go, all about the 3 Septenaries of the Major Arcana!) To celebrate getting through the first four suits I thought I would send out text versions of these four episode (please forgive my scribbles and notes in the margin).
Also to celebrate I wanted to announce that I am and have been designing a set of tarot cards! Check out some of these designs! I have wanted to do a deck of cards since around 2003 when I was writing my first Nonstandard Assembly book! I am not exactly sure how they will be available, I have been thinking about doing a “3 Card a Month Club” or something like that, tied to my Subscribestar account. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for developing details!
You might be asking yourself, “What the heck is Subscribestar? “ Well, I am glad you asked! Subscribestar is an open source Patreon alternative that is 100% dedicated to free speech! In this world where folks are getting de-platformed, demoted, pushed out by algorithm etc. it is becoming more and more important to find these tech alternatives! Right now I only have one tier, it is a $3 tear and there are currently like… 14 exclusive episodes posted. Episodes on Sex Magick, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, and Crowley’s Liber 4 (the first part on Mysticism). I am going to also post text versions of selected episodes (much like the ones that are attached here) over there in the $3 dollar tier. I know it seems like a pain to open an account on a new platform, but I feel like the free speech thing is so important! As we talked so much about on the March 31st Episode Government Sponsored Social Media Techo-Censorship!
We have a lot of good stuff coming up, We are getting back into the Goetia with The Testament of Solomon. I have a series of interviews lined up starting with that super long and interesting episode with the author of The Dive Manual, Anthony Tyler. We are going to be talking about one of my favorite subjects (The Djinn… hey I wrote a book about one of these things!) with magician and writer Brian Barrott. We are going to talk with writer and researcher Adam Backus about unraveling urban legends (this is so good! And has a twist ending when Adam floors me with some truth bombs!) And I will be settling down and talking to Mike Burroughs from the podcast Blood and Dust about the idea that the Judeo / Christian movements were in ancient times actually an anti-civilization movement!
Thank you all for your support, thank you for listening, and thank you for taking the time to read all this!