Bonnie Cehovet’s review of Prescient Remembrance, Volume 6!
Posted by Jordan Hoggard on May 4, 2013 in Tarot Birth Cards
May 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Serious question: Why do you think there is such an interest in vampires in popular culture?
May 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm
Personally, more than the immortal qualities I feel that there is so much mystery and fear, stealth and depth, and hidden realms present in the night for people … and vampires are masters of it… and, all they want is your whole life for one, infinite moment. There’s my 2 cents. Would you like me to send you Volume 1 & 2 for free?
May 9, 2013 at 10:58 am
That’s very generous of you Jordan, but I am not a great fan of vampires. I do have Ian Daniel’s “Tarot of Vampyres” which I find kind of kitschy and charming, plus he wrote an excellent book, but vampires aren’t really my thing.
Reading your words, it occurs to me that the stealth aspect, the secrecy, represents a type of power and mastery that people long for in a world that can make them feel helpless and out of control. Perhaps that’s the appeal?
Darkness has always been fearful for people–probably a biological thing–so to have mastery over the fear of that would be appealing too I think. Better to master the hidden realms than be fearful of the night. Also, there is a component of sexual power to the vampire archetype, perhaps as a result of the omniscience of hidden secrets and conquered fear?
I find that Tarot can represent a similar appeal to certain people, as if it gives them power or some sort of leverage of being in-the-know.
Great stuff, thanks for replying.
May 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm
All points great there, JJ. And, I’ll simply let Prescient Remembrance remain a mystery to you, except to say it’s not a story of biting and chasing and fear and screaming but of one man’s search for his lost love. I figured the Vamp world needed a human interest story, so it’s a metaphor for the power and grace…. ahhh, talking about it is not something an author should do.
Thanks for your comments. Tarot does have that appeal as well. Journey is as Journey does whether it’s a Fool’s journey, a Hero’s journey, that they are one and the same and/or neither. Every card an Oracle straight from a dark psychomanteum I say.
May 19, 2013 at 11:35 pm
Huh, I have never heard of a psychomanteum. Whew, amazing what people do. I am incredibly boring, but I’d rather read a book.
Being an author is like going on a date: one must hold back, keep a few secrets, and make them eager for the next installment.
May 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm
May 26, 2013 at 10:48 am
Thanks Jordan, I already had a look at that so I’d understand your comment.
The older I get, the more I feel I don’t know anything about the world. It makes life interesting though to learn about new things and see what other people are doing and thinking.
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