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Artist's Interpretations

To: alt.tarot,alt.divination,alt.magick.tyagi
From: (Carroll)
Subject: Re: Artist's Interpretations (was Re: JKarlin: The Haindl Deck, a review)
Date: 14 Nov 1995 20:16:00 GMT

Surklyn ( wrote:

: Ok... this may sound REALLY Naive and ignorant.  But isn't the interpretation 
: of the Tarot up to the author of the Tarot?? According to his own beliefs?? 
: And aren't we supposed to find our own Meanings within the tarot??? Then why 
: complain that the author is not correctly illustrating the cards?? They are 
: his intpretation... therefore are correct... to him... ?

: 				)   O   (

Yes, you are right;  that IS the way it is.  And, anyone who denies this 
tediously boring truth of the matter is lying to you.  We are supposed to 
(not "find", but) make up our own Meanings.  YOU are right and were and 
will be.  His interpretation is eternally correct and He is never wrong.  
That's the beauty of the supportive, loving Tarot Cards.  I look at the 
cards everyday;  I make up things for them to mean;  I grin with my own 
correctness.  It's an affirmation and when I walk it is with confidence.  
"what's your secret?" the timid ones ask.  "how do you maintain your 
undying assurance of your own speculations?" the same ones ask.  And I 
tell them it is the Tarot Cards.  I check my assertions against the 
images and find I am ALWAYS correct.  Oh, the books, they'll say I'm 
wrong but I just laugh cause *I* know the TRUTH.  The truth of my innate 
correctness, uncorrupted.  

Some will say (and I've heard it said) that the cards have intended 
meanings.  But don't listen.  These people might tell you that the cards 
mean MORE if you'll only explore the intended meanings.  But don't 
believe it.  Right now you are EVERYTHING, even KING!  Don't let them 
tell you that you might be wrong.  It's undeniably true that you are only 
CORRECT!  Walk with this confidence and watch it inspire AWE.


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