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Preserving the Heart of Historic Tarot with Tarot University's Christine Payne-Towler



Published: 2015-09-20T21:45:48-07:00

 



ArkLetter 125

2015-09-20T21:45:48-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 125, September 13, 2015 NewMoon ArkLetter September 13, 2015 I. News and Reviews I am preparing a 3-month webinar over October, November and December. Everything we will talk about is in my recent book, so participants will need to acquire their own copy. The focus will answer the question, ”What are the layers of meaning in the Tarot of the Holy Light?" We'll be looking at the Icon, the illustrations, and the appendixes, which detail the system of signs/planets/elements inhabiting the cards. In the course of teaching to the deck, I'm simultaneously...



NewMoon Notes, September 13, 2015

2015-09-20T21:45:03-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 125, Septeber 13, 2015 NewMoon Notes, September NewMoon 2015 I’m happy to report that the Sun/Moon conjunction in Virgo is casting a fortunate, healing, and creative spell over the coming month. Even after the chart itself breaks up, these influences continue to stretch through the month, and some even farther into fall. Let’s catalog the primary features. NewMoon in earthy Virgo shares the sign with Jupiter. I see this as a great boon for the mineature lives playing out inside our bodies, as if the micro-environment for digestion, assimilation, and nourishment experiences...



News and Reviews

2015-09-20T21:44:43-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 125, September 13, 2015 September News and Reviews Hard to believe we are so close to Libra already! The seasons have been pretty mixed up this year, at least at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. Spring came on so early and so dry that we entered summer long before the calendar would admit it. Then we peaked with unseasonable and unreasonable August temperatures across the whole of July, burning up our lawn so badly that the yard returned to river sand, flowing underfoot just like it does at the ocean...



ArkLetter 124

2015-08-14T07:52:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 124, August 14, 2015 ArkLetter 124 I. Manly P. Hall and Masonic Tarot I'm happy to announce the release of another new book for the scholars among us. Researched and written by Yolanda Robinson, Ph.D., it is entitled The Revised New Art Tarot; Mysticism and Qabalah in the Knapp-Hall Tarot. I thought that while my readers are awaiting my next contribution, Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition, they might enjoy this excellent tome about the New Art Tarot by Manly P. Hall and Augustus Knapp. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/08/manly-p-hall-and-masonic-tarot.html II. NewMoon Notes for August 14th, 2015...



Manly P. Hall and Masonic Tarot

2015-08-14T07:51:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 124, August 14, 2015 Manly P. Hall and Masonic Tarot I'm happy to announce the release of another new book for the scholars among us. Researched and written by Yolanda M. Robinson, Ph.D., it is entitled The Revised New Art Tarot; Mysticism and Qabalah in the Knapp-Hall Tarot. I thought that while my readers are awaiting my next contribution, Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition, they might enjoy this excellent tome about the excellent and fascinating Knapp-Hall Tarot by Manly P. Hall and Agustus Knapp. The Revised New Art Tarot; Mysticism and Qabalah...



NewMoon Notes, August 14, 2015

2015-08-14T07:50:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 124, August 14, 2015 NewMoon Notes, August 14, 2015 According to the “bastard Greek Kabalah on the Hebrew type”, which is the historical body of correspondences I am reviving from the 1600’s, here are the astrological and Tarot events in the sky overhead at NewMoon. It might prove to be of value to lay your birthchart on a large table. Around it place the Trumps of the Zodiac into their twelve house positions, then lay out the planetary cards into the locations where you natal chart falls. Just doing this much makes...



ArkLetter 123

2015-07-15T18:24:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 123, July 15, 2015 I. News, Book and Deck Reviews We are now in the final edit of Volume 2, which contains all the historical essays that back up the choices made in Tarot of the Holy Light. It's a real challenge to stay in front of the computer when the weather is beautiful, my garden is begging for my presence, and my family has grown with the addition of a brand new shining star, Jackson Red Towler. But I'm so excited with this work, and the responses that I'm getting, that...



News, Book and Deck Reviews

2015-07-15T18:23:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 123, July 15, 2015 News And Book Reviews We are now in the final edit of Volume 2, which contains all the historical essays that back up the choices made in Tarot of the Holy Light. It's a real challenge to stay in front of the computer when the weather is beautiful, my garden is begging for my presence, and my family has grown with the addition of a brand new shining star, Jackson Red Towler. But I'm so excited with this work, and the responses that I'm getting, that I'm drawn...



NewMoon Notes and Stages of the Moon

2015-07-15T18:22:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 123, July 15, 2015 NewMoon Notes and Stages of the Moon For those who wish to examine the most focal aspects of today’s NewMoon chart, here are the Tarot conversions that loom the largest, at least in my view: NewMoon (Fool and Priestess) in the realm of Cancer (Justice), squaring Uranus (Magus) in Aries (Hierophant). Mars and Mercury (Strength and Star), also in the realm of Cancer (Justice) are exactly opposing Pluto (World) in Capricorn (Tower). These two formations are making the online astrologers very excited. I agree that the energies are...



ArkLetter 122

2015-06-16T10:06:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 122, June 16, 2015 I. Book News: THL User's Manual Has Launched The book to accompany Tarot of the Holy Light is now available to you here. Scroll down below the ad for the deck to find the buy button for the book. Then read this essay for more an overview and some full-color illustrations contained in the book. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/06/book-news-thl-users-manual-has-launched.html II. NewMoon Notes and the Stages of the Moon This month I am going to note the highlights of the NewMoon chart, and let my readers think about how they might make...



NewMoon Notes and Stages of the Moon

2015-06-16T10:05:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 122, June 16, 2015 NewMoon Notes and Stages of the Moon This month I am going to note the highlights of the NewMoon chart, and let my readers think about how they might make the interpretations. Meditate on these clusters of Trumps and place them into your birth chart to see how these transits might be affecting you. NewMoon conjunct Mars in late Gemini: Priestess and Fool with Strength in the realm of the Chariot. Mercury (The Star) is also in the his natural home of Gemini, at the beginning of the...



Book News: THL User's Manual Has Launched

2015-06-16T10:04:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 122, June 16, 2015 Book News: Our black & white softbound manual for Tarot of the Holy Light has launched! Tarot of the Holy Light book and deck The book to accompany Tarot of the Holy Light is now available to you here. Scroll down below the ad for the deck to find the buy button for the book. We are thrilled to announce the first imprint of our new book, Tarot of the Holy Light, A Continental Esoteric Tarot. This is Volume 1 of a 2-volume set, the second of which...



ArkLetter 121

2015-05-17T21:13:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 121, May 18, 2015 I. Book News: Stand By -- Coming soon Tarot of the Holy Light; A Continental Esoteric Tarot is Volume 1 in a pair dedicated to the Tarot of the Holy Light. It is so close now that we’re getting goose bumps! We are watching the many obstacles we have overcome fall away like booster rocket from a satellite. Mercury retrograde will of course have his way with us, as you’ll see below. But we can now see that things are happening in divine right order, and the direction...



NewMoon Notes and World Server's Spread, May 18, 2015

2015-05-17T21:12:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 121, May 18, 2015 NewMoon Notes and World Server's Spread NewMoon Notes: With the Tarot of the Holy Light: A Continental Esoteric Tarot book finished and the Foundations of the Esoteric Tradition companion volume soon to follow, it is time to adjust my focus. I will begin by putting astrology back in service to the Tarot, rather than the other way around. My goal from the mid 1970’s has been to learn the esoteric applications that the Renaissance magi would have observed and employed in the Tarot. It was obvious to me...



Book News

2015-05-17T21:11:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 121, May 18, 2015 Book News: Stand by -- Coming soon Tarot of the Holy Light; A Continental Esoteric Tarot is Volume 1 in a pair dedicated to our Tarot of the Holy Light. It is so close now that we’re getting goose bumps! We are watching the many obstacles we have overcome fall away like booster rocket from a satellite. Mercury retrograde will of course have his way with us, as you’ll see below. But we can now see that things are happening in divine right order, and the direction of...



ArkLetter 120

2015-04-18T11:58:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 120, April 18, 2015 I. Progress Report and Updates First, a note from our editor, Michael Dowers: After many years, with many ups and downs, trials and tribulations we have finally completed a digital file for the first volume of Christine’s book, Tarot of the Holy Light; A Continental Esoteric Tarot, a 496 page volume packed full of Christine’s wisdoms and truths about our beautiful Tarot card deck. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/04/progress-report-and-update.html II. NewMoon Notes, April 18, 2015 Here is our NewMoon, finally coming around the bend at the end of Aries, late but not...



Progress Report and Update

2015-04-18T11:57:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 120, April 18, 2015 Progress Report and Update, April 18, 2015 First, a note from our editor, designer and artist, Michael Dowers: After many years, with many ups and downs, trials and tribulations we have finally completed a digital file for the first volume of Christine’s book, Tarot of the Holy Light; A Continental Esoteric Tarot, a 496 page volume packed full of Christine’s wisdoms and truths about our beautiful Tarot card deck. Very soon (within 4-6 weeks) we will release a black and white softbound version of Christine’s new book, Tarot...



NewMoon Notes April 18, 2015

2015-04-18T11:56:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 120, April 18, 2015 NewMoon Notes April 18, 2015 Here is our NewMoon, finally coming around the bend at the end of Aries, late but not forgotten. Right now, left brain and right brain (of the collective mind) are attempting to digest and summarize all the experiences we have gone through since Solstice, in preparation for the immanent move to the mid-spring sign of Taurus. At this cusp, the Sun has to leave behind the sign of his exaltation, while the Moon looks forward to entering hers. Additionally, current circumstances require that...



ArkLetter 119

2015-03-20T06:36:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 119, March 20, 2015 I. Sophia and the Serpent This month's post has been generously shared out of the LuxLapis archive curated by Samten de Wet. The author is Johnes Ruta (1999), and an mp3 of a reading of this essay is available at: http://azothgallery.com/Johnes-reading_The-Dualiy-of-philoSOPHY.mp3 We strongly suggest that you simultaneously read along and listen to get the most out of this presentation. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/03/sophia-and-the-serpent.html II. NewMoon Notes March 20 2014; After Drought, the Deluge Wow, out with the old, in with the new in a big and unprecedented way. We have just...



Sophia and the Serpent

2015-03-20T06:35:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 119, March 20, 2015 Sophia and the Serpent This month's post has been generously shared from the LuxLapis archive curated by Samten de Wet. You can join and like his Facebook page at LUXLAPIS TAROT RESEARCH https://www.facebook.com/groups/108463702530317/ The author of this compilation is Johnes Ruta (1999), and an mp3 of the author reading this essay is available at: http://azothgallery.com/Johnes-reading_The-Dualiy-of-philoSOPHY.mp3 We strongly suggest that you simultaneously read along and listen to get the most out of this presentation. We have retained as much of Samten's formatting as possible. For those who are intrigued...



NewMoon Notes March 20, 2015

2015-03-20T06:34:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 119, March 20, 2015 NewMoon Notes March 20 2014; After Drought, the Deluge Wow, out with the old, in with the new in a big and unprecedented way. We have just passed through a cosmic wormhole -- Super NewMoon Eclipse at Spring Solstice. This has provided dramatic setting for Earth's transition at the cusp between the past and the future. Just after FullMoon I was quite arrested by this article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-17/pam-was-so-big-she The gist of the story is that the recent Tropical Storm Pam, which hit so hard in Vanuatu on March 17th,,...



ArkLetter 118

2015-02-18T15:47:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 118, February 18, 2015 I. The Misraim Rite and Tarot I have finally succeeded, after all this time and with all this heaven-sent help, in getting this manuscript OFF my computer and into the hands of the editor and art director. I feel 1000 lbs lighter now that it's in the hands the physical "makers" of the book, even if it's only moved across the house, to Michael's computer. Wheeeee! My feet are barely touching the earth as I walk. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/02/the-misraim-rite-in-tarot.html II. NewMoon Notes February 18, 2015 This month's NewMoon is happening...



The Misraim Rite and Tarot

2015-02-18T15:46:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 118, February 18, 2015 ArkLetter 118 The Misraim Rite and Tarot It's just past Valentine's Day as I write this, and the sun is shining on my riverbank with incredible brightness for February. We are only a month into this New Year, but hasn't it been extraordinary so far? Wild weather, wild headlines. The best summation I've heard so far is Revolution/Renaissance. Ready or not, here it comes. I have finally succeeded, after all this time and with all this heaven-sent help, in getting this manuscript OFF my computer and into the...



NewMoon Notes February 18, 2015

2015-02-18T15:45:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 118, February 18, 2015 NewMoon Notes February 18, 2015 This month's NewMoon is happening in the last degree of Aquarius, right at the cusp of Pisces. This puts both Sun and Moon in line to cross Neptune as the NewMoon kiss beaks up. Translated into Tarot Trumps, this is the Priestess/Fool combination passing through the exit-door of the realm of The Moon (#18, Aquarius), already stepping over the threshold to the realm of The Sun (#19, Pisces ). Every forward step either one make takes them closer to their separate encounters with...



ArkLetter 117

2015-01-20T05:14:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 117, January 20 2015 I. The Gnostic Faustian Tarot, plus Announcements Philosopher and friend Samten DeWet took the time to start a discussion recently, a portion of which I want to pass on to you. He had recently found a recitation of the Egyptian Tarot myth of origins, in this case entitled The Ritual of Egyptian Initiation, written by esotericist C.C. Zain. This is the same individual (original name Elbert Benjamine) who created The Sacred Tarot and the extensive encyclopedia which supports it. (For the essay in question, see https://www.light.org/The-Ritual-of-Egyptian-Initiation-SL001.cfm ) http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2015/01/-the-gnostic-faustian-tarot.html...



The Gnostic Faustian Tarot

2015-01-20T05:13:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 117, January 20, 2015 The Gnostic Faustian Tarot January 2015 ArkLetter Philosopher and friend Samten DeWet took the time to start a discussion recently, a portion of which I want to pass on to you. He had recently found a recitation of the Egyptian Tarot myth of origins, in this case entitled The Ritual of Egyptian Initiation, written by esotericist C.C. Zain. This is the same individual (original name Elbert Benjamine) who created The Sacred Tarot and the extensive encyclopedia which supports it. (For the essay in question, see https://www.light.org/The-Ritual-of-Egyptian-Initiation-SL001.cfm ) The...



NewMoon Notes January 20, 2015

2015-01-20T05:12:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 117, January 20, 2015 NewMoon Notes January 2015 Happy Aquarius to all! Our NewMoon conjunction is happening so early in the sign that we are literally embarking on the Wet Way at the very moment of NewMoon. Therefore we will undertake the interpretation with the understanding that this NewMoon is actually the belly-button of the year, the true "end of the old/beginning of the new" regarding the alchemical cycle of time. Welcome to this moment of reorientation, wherein we cease looking "up" the Ladder of Lights and start the six month re-materialization...



ArkLetter 116

2014-11-22T04:32:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 116, November 22, 2014 I. Announcements And Updates, Plus a bonus Deck Review AstroTheology: The Thin Spindle of Necessity, Part 2 has been released. Part 1 is here, part 2 is here. The second part deals with the Ladder of Lights, which is an essential aspect of Boehme's Astral Alchemy. Enjoy! http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/11/announcements-and-updates.html II. New Moon Notes for November 22, 2014 Today's NewMoon puts the evolutionary emphasis on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp. Medieval astrologers saw this as a movement in the collective body of Astrological Man (or Melothesic Man, another name for the same...



Announcements and Updates

2014-11-22T04:31:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 116, November 22, 2014 Announcements And Updates, Plus a bonus Deck Review AstroTheology: The Thin Spindle of Necessity, Part 2 has been released. Part 1 is here, part 2 is here. The second part deals with the Ladder of Lights, which is an essential aspect of Boehme's Astral Alchemy. Enjoy! Notes on the upcoming book: We are scrubbing the reconfigured manuscript now, preparing the book on the 78 cards of Tarot of the Holy Light for its print-on-demand debut. I'm clearly not in charge of the timing, but I still have hope...



NewMoon Notes November 22, 2014

2014-11-22T04:30:00-08:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 116, November 22, 2014 New Moon Notes for November 22, 2014 Today's NewMoon puts the evolutionary emphasis on the Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp. Medieval astrologers saw this as a movement in the collective body of Astrological Man (or Melothesic Man, another name for the same idea), representing a migration of vital forces from the functions of the lower bowels and colon to the functions of the thighs. This represents a shift of emphasis from the detoxification and eliminative functions to the mobility afforded by the largest power-generation muscles in the human body. The thigh...



ArkLetter 115

2014-10-23T14:56:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 115, October 23, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I. Announcements and Calendar Dear readers and lovers of Tarot, I am about to launch a funding campaign, and I'd really love to hear some feedback from my subscribers, Facebook friends, and whoever is out there reading this. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/10/newmoon-notes-october-23-2014.html II. NewMoon Notes Ahhh, Scorpio. The realm of plain speech and naked emotions. As we leave Libra, we leave behind the diplomacy, the velvet glove, the mollifying manners and all of the other appurtenances of codependent civilization. Now we enter the alchemical furnace, where the superficial...



Announcements and Calendar

2014-10-23T14:55:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 115, October 23, 2014 Announcements and Calendar Crowdfunding Coming Soon! Dear readers and lovers of Tarot, I am about to launch a funding campaign, and I'd really love to hear some feedback from my subscribers, Facebook friends, and whoever is out there reading this. Many of you know me as a renegade, whether my work is estimated as the fly in the ointment, or as a refreshing voice from the ignored margins. Both views are true, and both point back to the same underlying reality. My stance is that the Tarot community...



NewMoon Notes October 23, 2014

2014-10-23T14:54:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 115, October 23, 2014 New Moon Notes Ahhh, Scorpio. The realm of plain speech and naked emotions. As we leave Libra, we leave behind the diplomacy, the velvet glove, the mollifying manners and all of the other appurtenances of codependent civilization. Now we enter the alchemical furnace, where the superficial niceties are burned away, leaving the bones of the issues floating in a soup of disintegrating wishes, expectations, promises and fantasies. This is not an enjoyable realm for most people, although Temperance (the Trump icon for Scorpio) is the process of "making...



ArkLetter 114

2014-09-23T23:13:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 114, September 24, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I. Announcements and Calendar Welcome to the Libra NewMoon at Fall Equinox, my favorite time of the year. Despite the ambiguity of shorter days, colder nights, slower growth and atmospheric turbulence, what's not to love about the cusp between Summer and Fall? For a few weeks, the day and night hours are balanced, allowing us to find some peace amidst the radical extremes that lie behind and before us. II. New Moon Notes This NewMoon is in the first degrees of Libra. Given the interwoven...



Announcements and Calendar

2014-09-23T23:12:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 114, September 24, 2014 Announcements and Calendar Welcome to the Libra NewMoon at Fall Equinox, my favorite time of the year. Despite the ambiguity of shorter days, colder nights, slower growth and atmospheric turbulence, what's not to love about the cusp between Summer and Fall? For a few weeks, the day and night hours are balanced, allowing us to find some peace amidst the radical extremes that lie behind and before us. Those who are regular readers of these ArkLetters have most likely been wondering what happened to me over the second...



NewMoon Notes

2014-09-23T23:11:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 114, September 24, 2014 New Moon Notes Libra NewMoon, September 24, 2014 The NewMoon is in the first degrees of Libra. Given the interwoven relationships that criss-cross the interior structure of the Zodiac, this highlights the early degrees of Pisces, where Neptune is retrograde, and the early degrees of Sagittarius, where Mars is transiting. The first decanate of every sign is always the most "pure", because it carries the character of the sign's natural ruler. In this case, Mars is sitting in the Jupiter decanate of Saggitarius, and Neptune is sitting in...



ArkLetter 113

2014-07-26T15:42:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 113, July 26, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I. Announcements and Calendar Hello all, Happy high summer to you one and all! This month is, as I expected, way too complicated for me to write an ArkLetter for you right now. In fact, I'm writing every day. But now it's for the sake of tying down all of the lose ends of this giant manuscript that is finally, finally leaving my desk for the future, so that it can arrive in your hands as a gorgeous, amazing fully-fledged tome. Better get your glasses...



Announcements and Calendar

2014-07-26T15:41:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 113, July 26 2014 Announcements and Calendar NewMoon Saturday July 26th, 2014 Hello all, Happy high summer to you one and all! This month is, as I expected, way too complicated for me to write an ArkLetter for you right now. In fact, I'm writing every day. But now it's for the sake of tying down all of the lose ends of this giant manuscript that is finally, finally leaving my desk for the future, so that it can arrive in your hands as a gorgeous, amazing fully-fledged tome. Better get your...



NewMoon Notes, Saturday July 26th, 2014

2014-07-26T15:40:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 113, July 26, 2014 New Moon Notes It's Mayan New Year today, bright blessings to all. NewMoon is conjunct Jupiter here at the entrance of the Dry Way. What draws my attention is this coincidence: The three ancient Alchemical principals are the Sun, Moon and Mercury. The two benifics of Astrology are Jupiter (the Greater Benific, teacher of the angels) and Venus (the lesser benific, teacher of the demons). Jupiter and Venus also hold up the Father Pillar on the Kabbalah Tree. This shows us that the most transformative and evolutionary forces...



ArkLetter 112

2014-06-27T01:10:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 112, June 27, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I. Announcements and Calender ... I don't have an article for you this month, but thankfully this is for all of the best reasons. We are in the final pipeline now for sending our book The Tarot of the Holy Light; Foundations of the Continental Tarot Tradition, to the printer. My lips to God's ears, people, Michael and I are getting ready to be delivered of our second child. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/06/announcements-and-calendar.html II. NewMoon June 27, 2014 ... A few remarks to guide your studies this month:...



Announcements and Calendar

2014-06-27T01:09:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 112, June 27, 2014 Announcements and Calendar I don't have an article for you this month, but thankfully it's for all of the best reasons. We are in the final pipeline now for sending our book The Tarot of the Holy Light; Foundations of the Continental Tarot Tradition, to the printer. These lips to God's ears, dear friends, Michael and I are getting ready to be delivered of our second child. When I was writing the text for The Underground Stream (http://www.amazon.com/The-Underground-Stream-Esoteric-Revealed/dp/096730430X) and the Tarot.com interpretive CD simultaneously in the late 1990's,...



NewMoon Notes June 27, 2014

2014-06-27T01:08:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 112, June 27, 2014 NewMoon Notes A few remarks to guide your studies this month: The Sun/Moon conjunction celebrates the onset of Summer five days after the Solstice. Retrograde Neptune in Pisces sends a strong trine to the NewMoon, reminding us all that the root causes of this summer's developments were first sown into the dreamtime while we were still waiting for the Equinox last winter. If things aren't working out as originally envisioned, try thinking back to examine whether there were any fears or trepidations inhibiting your vision at the time....



ArkLetter 111

2014-05-28T11:40:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 111, May 28, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I. NewMoon May 28 2014 Here we are in the sign of Hermes, enjoying the dualism of our manifested universe. This time of year has the potential to feel like a mini-paradise in the Northern hemisphere. Spring is warming up and expressing itself in lush growth and baby animals. But even as we revel in the regeneration, the freshness and dewy purity of this month, the season is already verging towards the hot dusty summer that's due in just a few short weeks. http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/05/newmoon-notes-may-28-2014.html II....



NewMoon Notes, May 28, 2014

2014-05-28T11:39:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 111, May 28, 2014 NewMoon Notes for May 28, 2014 Here we are in the sign of Hermes, enjoying the dualism of our manifested universe. This time of year has the potential to feel like a mini-paradise in the Northern hemisphere. Spring is warming up and expressing itself in lush growth and baby animals. But even as we revel in the regeneration, the freshness and dewy purity of this month, the season is already verging towards the hot dusty summer that's due in just a few short weeks. After we cross the...



Workshop Reminder: Alchemical Astrology & Tarot

2014-05-28T11:38:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 111, May 28, 2014 The Alchemical Healing Academy Presents Alchemical Astrology & Tarot with Nicki Scully & Christine Payne-Towler Two-Day Workshop in Eugene, Oregon June 7th and 8th 2014 To register please contact Shamanic Journeys, Ltd. Phone: 541-484-1099 E-mail: office@shamanicjourneys.com For more information regarding author Nicki Scully, founder of shamanic journeys, ltd. and the Alchemical Healing form please visit www.shamanicjourneys.com Christine Payne-Towler, Photo by Anya Kumara Christine Payne-Towler, Photo by Anya Kumara ArkLetter 111 May 28, 2014 copyright christine payne-towler 2005-2014, all rights reserved Subscribe to the TAROT ARKLETTERS Classes, Readings, and...



ArkLetter 110

2014-04-28T23:14:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 110, April 28, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I: Tarot Deck Review: The Magdalene Legacy Tarot: Lost Keys of the Madonna It was truly fulfilling to find the new Tarot deck and book conceived by Casey DuHammel and illustrated by Deborah L. Shutek-Jackson in my postbox. I have been eagerly awaiting this creation since my first conversations with DuHammel several years ago. Her passion for the story of Mary Magdalene bowled me over when we first talked! She told me then that she'd been collecting material about Mary Magdalene for many years already,...



Tarot Deck Review: The Magdalene Legacy Tarot; Lost Keys of the Madonna

2014-04-28T23:13:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 110, April 28, 2014 Tarot Deck Review: The Magdalene Legacy Tarot: Lost Keys of the Madonna It was truly fulfilling to find The Magdalene Legacy Tarot: Lost Keys of the Madonna, a deck and book set conceived by Casey DuHammel and illustrated by Deborah L. Shutek-Jackson in my postbox. I have been eagerly awaiting this creation since my first conversations with DuHammel several years ago. Her passion for the story of Mary Magdalene bowled me over when we first talked! She told me then that she'd been collecting material about Mary Magdalene...



NewMoon Notes, April 28, 2014

2014-04-28T23:12:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 110, April 28, 2014 NewMoon Notes, April 28, 2014 What a powerful month this has been! Two eclipses, a perfect Grand Square in the Cardinal signs, a powerful surge of both stress and strength blaring through the headlines, and spring coming on like gangbusters after a cold, wet and persistent winter. I hope you are all finding yourselves on the up-side of the season, participating in the rising of the saps and the return of warmth and fertility to the Northern Hemisphere. I must admit to being a bit exhausted from the...



ArkLetter 109

2014-03-30T11:46:00-07:00

Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 109, March 30, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: I: Remote Viewing and Immortality Dear Diary -- Yes, friends, this is how it feels to sit down to write another ArkLetter this month. You have been such faithful readers, month in, month out! I so appreciate having my own bully pulpit, from which to share this fountain of inspiration called life. Welcome to Spring 2014, it's a blessing to meet you here under these auspicious skies! http://www.tarotarkletters.com/2014/03/remote-viewing-and-immortality.html II: New Moon Notes, March 30, 2014 The context for this month's NewMoon remarks is the Grand...



Remote Viewing and Immortality

2014-03-30T11:45:00-07:00

"Tarot ArkLetter - http://www.tarotarkletters.com By Christine Payne-Towler ArkLetter 109, March 30, 2014 Remote Viewing and Immortality Dear Diary -- Yes, friends, this is how it feels to sit down to write another ArkLetter this month. You have been such faithful readers, month in, month out! I so appreciate having my own bully pulpit, from which to share this fountain of inspiration called life. Welcome to Spring 2014, it's a blessing to meet you here under these auspicious skies! The other day I was struck by a juxtaposition of the type that seems to happen around me more often as I...