A Few Keys...

I’m turning 40 in a month or so, and I realized that I have been looking at the tarot on and off since 1987, and fully devoted to it since 2001. At this point, I am happy to think I have arrived at a departure point. Below are a few keys I have decanted from all I have researched, thought and experienced while working with the tarot. Those keys are the blueprint of my current line of inquiry about these images. I just felt like sharing it here. (Although I may be talking to my own echo!).



The Tarot: A Gestvral Langvage for the Common Man

Presence is meaning.
To the left, remembrance, to the right, l'Avenir.
Those who look straight at yov are seeing the present.
Fill yovr head with attention.
Do what the images do, not what they say.
Sit passively, stand receptively and walk actively.
Embody yovr destination.
Dvel with the sword, bvild with the wand,
offer a cvp, plant a coin.
Let the hands show yovr intention.
Forget what red is and notice what is red,
stand on a nvmber as yov wovld on a hill,
strip down to yovr armor;
for what tvrns gold into lead also tvrns salt into svgar,
what one step fvlfills another covld encvmber
and what yov wear wears yov down.
Know an image by its friends:
the deepest trvths hide in the obviovs.

Enrique Enriquez
New York, 2009
What’s honeymoon salad? Lettuce alone
Don’t look now, mayonnaise is dressing!

Re: A Few Keys...

Lovely Enrique, really wonderful. You've captured so much wisdom in just a few sentences.

Happy Birthday to you, I hope this reaches you in time.
The Tarot will lose all its vitality for one who allows himself to be side-tracked by its pedantry. - Aleister Crowley

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