Scheduled for release October 2017
Divination deck Tarot of the Morning Star second edition
Seventy Eight Card Deck with booklet, $49.95 Available from Magus Books
Divination deck Tarot of the Morning Star was originally published in 2007 as a major arcana deck only limited to 75 signed hand numbered copies.
If you don’t create your own reality, you are condemned to live in someone else’s.
Morning Star, meaning “Lucifer,” is generally assumed to be Venus. However, I believe that Lucifer, the morning star, should be assigned to Sirius, which rises with the Sun to announce the annual inundation of the Nile.
The rising of Sirius is the birth of the mother’s son, the morning star, which fertilizes the valley of the Nile, the body of the mother, making the mother pregnant with new life. This new life can be one of two types. The mother can be impregnated by the energy of Horus to continue the previous world order and maintain the status quo of previous generations; or, she can be impregnated by the energy of Set to realize a new world order rising from the ruins of the old to create original and unique life situations.
The illustrations of the Tarot of the Morning Star are visual representations of specific frequencies resonating with their corresponding worlds. They can be compared to specific stations on a radio dial. However, unlike the radio receiver that only presents the ghost voices of disembodied entities we cannot see, the images of the Morning Star tarot cards offer the experience of hallucinated voices, vision and emotion: the source of the transmission. We can see, hear, feel and communicate directly with the entity and are not limited by time and space.
Our brain is our receiver; it is not the source of our sensations. We should consider the possibility that everything we experience, dreams included, is permeable to outside influences. With this concept in mind we are equipped to tune into whatever frequency we choose empowering us to be both anywhere and anything. Our perception of life’s situations determines the quality of our lives. The concept of the brain as a receiving/transmitting machine for us to control is one of the key concepts of magical technique. This hypothesis suggests that our core being is something outside of our brain.
The tarot’s images are also gates relating to rites of passage and places of testing with parallels to ancient texts such as The Egyptian Book of the Dead.
It has been my experience that just the possession and display of these images and others from similar genres, in combination with particular formula, opens up communication with the entities of the realms they represent. Sometimes achieved through ritual practice, the techniques can be as simple as focusing on a geometric figure, or number of numbers, if one knows their correspondences.
Observers may find themselves thrown into alien landscapes, standing beneath strange skies bejeweled with unknown constellations where our laws of geometry and physics do not function. The fabric between dimensions melts and we morph to flow like liquid poured into forms. Through these experiences we learn we are not the vessel we happen to inhabit at any one time or place. We realize we are an unimpeded flow of energy that is not bound by time and space but uses time and space for experience. We come to know we are infinite.
Dedicated to the spirit of Sixteen who emerges through the living Sphinx that is the wheel of the Taro.
See Dream Linguistics for more elucidation.
Seeking more in depth material on the philosophy behind the deck see Tarot of the Morning Star