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  1. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 8, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Jordan –

    Reading your blog while listening to late night saxophone music! πŸ™‚ Great to see you getting a blog going!


    • mystereum

      April 9, 2011 at 5:51 am

      I love the combo, Bonnie! I used to play sax & it is still one of my musical faves. πŸ˜€

  2. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Jordan –

    I love this story! And I really loved it when you explained the window concept of the back of your cards. Incredible!


    • mystereum

      April 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

      Thank You Mucho, Bonnie! You make me smile.
      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  3. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 9, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Jordan –

    You definitely have the mind-set to play a great sax! It takes a certain kind of soul. πŸ™‚ Right now I follow Charley Langer – hoping that he does well!

  4. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Jordan –

    All I can say is – we are so Blessed to have your imagination in our little world! πŸ™‚



    April 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm


  6. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Jordan –

    Kudos! I love the Tarot birth cards , and love the way t hat you have presented this!

    BTW – The scans (always my personal nemesis!) look great!

    • mystereum

      April 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Thank . . . YOU, Bonnie! Much appreciated on the kudos for content AND format. I am still getting the hang of what happens when pasting in from my original files. StuuuRANGE things happen from original to Preview. . .why the heck did those 3 words turn invisibly black?? kinda thing. I will get familiar with the whack-a-mole commands soon enough. ;-D Mucho thanks now, though.
      Diggin’ the sould comment for sax, too.

  7. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Jordan –

    You are sneaky! The Strength/Justice switcheroo never crossed my mind! Very conventional Tarotist here! You open up the process! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      April 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      πŸ˜€ Hiding in plain sight? or, in and quick and no-one gets hurt. ;-D

  8. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Jordan –

    Yay – I made it through a PP presentation! πŸ˜‰ This is quite an involved … and evolved … spread. A great beginning for showing people how to use this deck, and how to grow as individuals! Bravo!


    • mystereum

      April 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Awesome, Bonnie! Thanks, and I am glad you feel it fits The Land of Mystereum! Looking forward to publishing more of my Mystereum spreads here. I have . . . well, quite a few. ;-D Here’s to natiralizing inner inheritances perenially with Mystereum!
      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  9. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Jordan –

    I sense the stirrings of an e-book here! πŸ˜‰


    • Jordan Hoggard

      April 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Yes Yes, Bonnie! Gotta get Schiffer on board, or see if they’ll let me simply do it myself.

  10. cazadoradesignos

    April 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing your work. Love the way the spread is developed like a garden and like a poem. You are a tarot poet!

  11. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Jordan –

    My eyes are drawn to the diamond – perhaps it is the Hope diamond? πŸ˜‰


    • mystereum

      April 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      Niiiice! The (eternal) Hope diamond? The nexus of Self? ;-D
      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  12. houseofnale

    April 17, 2011 at 12:53 am

    “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” I like it! =)

  13. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Jordan –

    You have now brought hope into everyone’s life! πŸ˜‰


  14. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 17, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Jordan –

    It is interesting to me – the original Nine of Pentacles is rather sedate – which I would expect it to be. The Land of Mystereum Nine of Pentacles, which is a “gentled down” version, almost looks sinister to me! πŸ˜‰


    • mystereum

      April 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      That’s really interesting, Bonnie. Tell me about that.

  15. Aurora DΓ­az

    April 17, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I see the yellow expansive star glow filling my heart with warm friendly feelings of joy and gratitude.

  16. cazadoradesignos

    April 20, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Thanks, Jordan!

    Sharing your story, the spread and your drawing is a gift. The Fool arquetype really resonates with the bridge. From now on I will never see a bridge as before…

    • mystereum

      April 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      So glad your enjoyed it, and I appreciate your comments a great deal!

  17. Beth

    April 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Jordan!!! How did I not realize that you are NOT going to be there next week? Oh no!! It just won’t be the same.. I am truly sorry to learn this.. You will be hugely missed! Sending tons of extra magical energy your way! – Beth

    • mystereum

      April 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      :-(, Beth. Thanks for the sentiment. I will miss your smiling energy!!

  18. Amber

    May 6, 2011 at 7:56 am

    You got great points there, that’s why I always love checking out your blog.

    My blog:
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    • mystereum

      May 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Amber! Much appreciated. Looking forward to checking out your blog!

  19. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Jordan –

    I have never thought of the Hermit in this way before. And it is one of my Birth Cards! πŸ˜‰ I will have to think about this – way cool!


    • mystereum

      May 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Mucho, Bonnie! I am liking that simply taking a walk and having a thought from Mystereum is systematically expressing the originality of my ideas. Finding it more and more a wonderful catalyst for my own work. πŸ˜€ Look forward to your Hermit thoughts as it is in your Birth Card DNA.

  20. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Jordan –

    Excellent post! I think that I would add the other two Queens, and perhaps see the presence of the High Priestess on different levels (or perhaps as a spiral?).

    Kudos! I see a webinar here! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      May 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      πŸ˜€ Thanks, Bonnie! I will add the Queen of Pentacles and Swords when their gigs come up. Was sticking to the presence of the (High) Priestess character in this one, and the other 2 Queens are one and the same + she appears in a King or two’s head, also.

      Webinar rue simmering once the other two Queens come out to play. πŸ˜€

  21. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Jordan –

    Have to love the Magician! That gentleman can be called in to help us do some really great tings! πŸ™‚ It is important to know that the Magician works in concert with others, such as the Page of Pentacles, to spark ideas, and to make things happen!


  22. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Jordan –

    Yay! Looking for the other two Queen’s to come out to play, and keeping a close eye out for upcoming webinars! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      May 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      They have unleashed themselves from their embroidery. ;-D

  23. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Jordan –

    Way cool! Going to look for myself – the Queen of Pentacles! When I find her, I won’t be lost anymore! πŸ˜‰


  24. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 19, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Jordan –

    The Queen of Pentacles loves this! Especially the connection with the Kng of Wands! I love what you said her about enjoying the world on whatever scale we see it at. Life is not stagnant – it is moving, reshaping, morphing all the time – we see what we want to see, we see what we are expecting to see, and then … if we are lucky, and we are blessed, we see a glimmer of the big picture!


  25. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 24, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Jordan –

    Wow! Where to start! I loved the literal relationship (sister, brother) between the cards, the thought that each card shares its gifts on the journey of life with the other cards, and the tempering aspects of a well honed sword/Sword.



    • mystereum

      May 24, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Much appreciated, Bonnie. Thanks! The Ace of Swords felt to tell a good Tarot yarn to introduce a full excerpt from Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.

  26. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Jordan –

    Wanting more stories! πŸ™‚


  27. Chanel Bayless

    May 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Jordan! Wow ! I really enjoyed reading this and want to see more! That’s what I love about tarot.. the story..the way it transports me somewhere else so I can have an otherworldly view of life. You fed right into my passion.

    Thank you much! πŸ˜€


    • mystereum

      May 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      You are full-on welcome, Chanel! I am starting to think Tarot boxes should physically have a hyperspace button on them ;-D as I love the otherworldly right IN this world places they take me, always refreshing perspectives. Look forward to casting a couple more stories, messages from the Land of Mystereum, into our great tarot ocean in the near future.
      Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

      • Chanel Bayless

        May 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

        I couldn’t agree more! Look forward to reading more stories and messages from the Land of Mysterium. Have a LOVELY weekend! πŸ˜€

  28. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 30, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Jordan –

    Into writing short books are we? πŸ˜‰ I love that none of us are getting out of this alive! πŸ˜‰ There is a difference between the unknown, and “not knowing”, and there is a lot of that which occurs naturally in life.

    BTW – It will be interesting to see how people go through this post and “pick paragraphs” for perusal and digestion. Things will be missed, or not seen in depth, IMHO, for those who do this.

    Death and not-knowing to me is more like a six lane highway, with lots of hectic movement in all directions. I think I am looking at/feeling multiple universes here – different levels on the same timeline, as well as the past/future aspects of each timeline.

    I do agree that our imagination is the basis or our survival system. I also agree t hat failure is a huge part of our learning experience. I feel that the evolving of the Mystereum Tarot into Tarot In The Land Of Mysteruem was/is a natural progression. Taking it out for a test drive, using it in some very important ways. Not so much a balancing act as evolving it, moving it forward.

    BTW – IMHO, good stories do have a tendency to meander. πŸ˜‰

    Can’t say that I agree with you about channeling. I do get out of my own way to bring things through in a reading, in journey work and in visualisation. Go more intensely into the now is a completely different thing.

    It is not unusual for you to be thinking more about death now that the Mystereum Tarot is a living being. It has come to completion, and you need to experience its death (in its current form), and move forward with the next phase.

    Good questions to ponder!

    To make it easier for people reading this post, I would suggest that they print it out. In that way, they can read it at their leisure, at will, in small chunks, and reference back to the first paragraphs easily. There is a lot of good stuff here!


    • mystereum

      May 30, 2011 at 3:14 am

      Great commentary, Bonnie!

      I appreciate your point and disagreement on channelling a great deal, and think there are different experiences of it. Mine stems most probably from my Mercury and Neptune being 4 degrees from one another exalted way deep into Scorpio. . .a foot on both sides kinda thing where to me psychic contents are pretty much like looking at art in a museum. They have always been a very present and actually mundane and normal part of my creativity. Like one hand IS a muse, in the other a pencil so to speak. And, as an astrologer once told me, “Jordan, that’s normal to YOU! But, that is so NOT normal!” πŸ˜€ Have a great Memorial Day / Decoration Day!

      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  29. John Michael Allen

    May 30, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Magnificently blessed you are! I trust that piece of basalt is kept in a hallowed place as a life-affirming talisman. We can all say with absolute confidence, “Not even a 14-er can keep Jordan down.”

    • mystereum

      June 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

      Amen, Brother!

    • mystereum

      June 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      It’s my 5th Ace, Man! Immortalized as one of the primary voices on my wand, it lives in a place of reverence.

  30. Bonnie Cehovet

    May 30, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Jordan –

    I totally agree – there are different types of channeling. I love the museum analogy! You ae right, too, in that what is a normal, everyday occurrence for you is something that I have to open myself to … i.e. it seldom occurs without intent (although it certainly can). Love your astrologers comment! πŸ˜‰


  31. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Jordan –

    Kudos to Garnet! May the 5th Ace rule!


  32. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Jordan –

    I do love the way you separate cards with the “window” of the card back! So elegant! It took me a long time to not fuss when Judgment hit one of my readings. When you look at where it is in the cycle, it is where it “needs” to be.

    Seeing kindness in your tags. πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      June 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks, Bonnie! Felt it gave people a place to hop into the roller coaster and take it off in their own way.

  33. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Jordan –

    I see the scans, but no text. πŸ˜‰


    • mystereum

      June 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      :Simply my wand reporting for duty flanked by centers either side constructed from Night and Day. πŸ˜€ Guess it took me a month to have a wordless post on WordPress. My 5th Ace silently and dutifully and magically reporting for duty. 3 visual words. . .or is that 3,000 words. ;-D

  34. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Jordan –

    Love the new background! πŸ™‚

    This is a very deep thought, the prescient painting. Whenever imagery repeats itself like this, there is a reason. In each of these time periods, something was kicked in that was/is connected tot he other time periods. IMHO, anyway. πŸ˜‰

    The energy moving into wand at this point in time is necessary. It as come to a point where is can now be used to activate other things in your life.


    • mystereum

      June 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      You are right on the money, gloriously with no need of humility, Bonnie! What has kicked in is an absolute celebration and reverence for my multiple so-close-to mountain experiences AND a dispensation with the residual hangers on of rationing and going without just to make it through the experience. Time to treat those like a dog swimming, and shake off, tail UP and trot away from them. I served myself well to live through those experiences. The memories served me well to express the power of life, of my life, the power of presence in experience. But, their directly present time has passed, and that is what my noticing of the pattern is indicating to me. . .that art talisman tokens as trailheads of my experience resurged forth graciously to simply step into view to marshall forces. Three, the number of the first shape, the triangle the smallest module of a potential structure. Three stand for me to flex my temples in a far-seeing smile knowing indomitable spirit, and now more feeling an Emperor step by step where I am realigning my pace and direction. . .step by step. . . realigning the whole system in a sungle step. . .step by step.

      I thought I was through those experiences, and recently I began to feel a bit too dead-man’s eyes about them. . .like I was in the wrong gear with them. And, I now feel I anesthetized parts of me to get all of me through them. Perennials and gardening and Death and Master Gardener. . .I have been poking up my perennial nose in my garden it seems. Rise and Shine Me! πŸ˜€

  35. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 4, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Jordan –

    I agree! Shake off the residue from those experiences, and use the wisdom to do far greater things. You are on track and movin’ fast, my friend!

    Your wand has magickal qualities that you are not yet aware of. What I do know it that you will respect both the wand and its abilities. Garnet does not mess around! πŸ˜‰ I think we do have to have the dead man’s stare to get through some of life’s experiences.

    Now it is time to “Rise and Shine YOU!” πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      June 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      And, shakin’ like a wet dog on a sunny day! πŸ˜€

  36. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Jordan –

    Love bypassing copyright violations! πŸ˜‰ Those were great pics!

    One of the things t hat resonated with me here was the Queen of Wands seeing through the mirage of her blind spots, then forgetting (consciously, although I am adding that word) what she saw, while remembering the clarity of her vision.

    Thanks for linking to Christine’s article! The two play well together! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      June 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Love your adding of forgetting consciously, Bonnie! That’s the way it is! & . . . That’s the way it is, this day, June 11, 2011. ~ Walter C. ;-D

      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  37. Christine Payne-Towler

    June 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Jordan —

    Thanks for the shout-out! And you got it, bull’s-eye, the reason why I included the Balbi Page of Swords in the illustrations to that article, even though nowhere did I directly state why. There he stands on his dramatic red and black checkerboard, which is imposed on the gently rolling landscape with artificial precision. The figure he cuts is all graceful curves and flashing colors, and he seems to be dowsing with his sword on the chessboard grid. I have always loved this card for the way the “Pythagorean” curves and colors contrast with the “Aristotelian” flooring. We need the one to set off the other.

    This principle is actually operative right through to our inner senses. I’ve learned the hard way that when a person’s inner gyroscope is weak (inner-ear issues), the eyes overwork, trying to make up for that by seizing onto the verticals and horizontals of the landscape to steady one’s balance. My astigmatic self used to think “I don’t like all these 90-degree angles that civilization produces everywhere.” It’s true — from our architecture through car and clothing design to the standard shapes of our reading and computing surfaces, so much in our culture is cubic, far beyond the demands of efficiency or convention. But now I understand — the curves and colors of the Pythagorean world define beauty for the high-performing sensory net, but the nervous system defaults back to black-and-white Aristotelian logic when depth perception fails. Just so in society — if we cannot produce leadership of and by Philosophers, then we have to default back to being a nation of laws.

    Keep it coming! I believe that the future of Tarot is it’s deep dark past. The more work we do “cleaning out the closets” so to speak, the more treasures we’ll unearth about this wonder-tool we all love so much.

    Toward the One,


    • mystereum

      June 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Right on, Christine!

      Bull’s–eye is acceptable. ;-D I love the literal visual of your astigmatism example. My similar vein of experience comes from having 20:20 vision in my weak eye and 20:15 vision in the other. And, fluidity of clear sight in motion whether eyes open or closed, off-the-cuff or planned. . .but, i remember back, decades ago when for years I trained in the martial arts. Remembering back to the first month or two, the first days, and forms. . .step 1, 2, DANGIT what’s 3?! And, I smile as like water dripping on a rock, over and over across time the 1, 2, 3 was beautifully lost in the effortlessnes of motion like dominoes set up and staccatto-clicking at speed moving through their falling down. Fractals in motion, always perceiving the angles of curves, the generative formulas and lines constructing ellipses, or a simple flowing curve splined in tangent to flow into the next line, curve, square, shape, or simply its next place. As I read I was not looking for direct expressions of that Ace of Swords dowsing on the checkerboard, but was feeling its identity flow through the entirety of your article. . .where what was left unsaid was as generative as what you did say. Feels to me to be the natural way, though in Philo classes and such the dead-end of one or the other often boringly takes precedence, and many do not take that whole world of an Aristotelian expression and a Pythagorean one to “1, 2, DANGIT what’s 3?!” and take their thoughts creatively and lifefully forward from the forms of basic beginnings. . .like The Hermit sensing, about to see his own footsteps, his own footsteps as he completes a circle in a familiar place about to be experienced differently. . .presaging, prefiguring The Wheel of what is then “1, 2, 3, DANGIT”. Over and over through life, and it rarely becomes boring. And, more so the continual mastery, Aristotelian-Pythagorean antinomy in each motion, leads to further discovery.

      Really glad your article was revealed through Bonnie Cehovet! Great to talk to another who gets it, celebrates that, and at one and the same time simply finds it very much a natural mode of being in the world. Though sight and seeing always differs, amazing how vision powerfully brings together connections! Great to connect with you!

      Hail the deep-dark past of Tarot and most all things continually meeting the future in the perpetual present!

      May Chthonic Numinosity Inherent in Self Always Depthfully Inspire You,

  38. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Jordan –

    Beware of those wet dogs! πŸ˜‰


  39. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 14, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Jordan –

    Interesting that you picked up on my statement. I was just thinking out loud, because I am not sure jus “how” disruptive thislunar eclipse is going to be, but I do have a feeling that quite a shake up is in order. Eclipses of all kinds make us step back and look at things, and a total eclipse in the sign of Sagittarius (the wanderer witht he very questioning mind) begs to bepaid attention to. Can we thank the heavens that the Rapture was not “scheduled’ for this time period?!!

    I feel that in looking at the role the “Mystereum Tarot” played/is playing in your life, it is a compendium of your experiences, while at the same time “being” a learning experience. Cool that you brought the Empress into the mix, because while the eclipse rides on the tails of the Sun and the Moon, we are seeing/experiencing it fromt he perspective of soeone on the Earth. The World, of course, is actually where all of this happens. (We won’t get into parallel worlds for now!)

    Too bad that we won’t see the eclipse here in the U.S.!

    I like t he Pallas Athena reference. When I first entered the service, and t he Women’s Army Corp was separate from the men’s army (this changed while I was in basic training), Pallas Athena was our “representative”, or symbol. Great poem!

    Dark into dark is an interesting concept. Being in the dark, then letting go and going that much deeper into the dark.


  40. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Jordan –

    Very cool! Making people responsible to themselves. πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      June 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks, Bonnie! Simply my pro-active way of making imagination and divination actionable for people so they can get some Frank-Sinatra’n informing their own decisions as they do it THEIR rockin’ way.

  41. Corrine Kenner

    June 16, 2011 at 3:51 am

    You are irrepressible, Jordan. Keep up the great work!

    • mystereum

      June 16, 2011 at 4:06 am

      Thanks Mucho, Corrine! Much appreciated! Irrepresible is SO much better than being a weed. Have a great full lunar central eclipse!

  42. Idun aka Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

    June 19, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Cool post. The 5 of Wands is the central card in the Celtic Cross I did for myself this morning. Love what you said about the Sun in your video. My second card is the 3 of Swords…

    • mystereum

      June 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Thank You Idun! It gives me a big smile that you loved what I said in The Sun vid! πŸ˜€ And. . .drum roll, you wonderfully tipped the scale of the cards I was deciding between for my next blog. . the 3 of Swords is getting ready for its performance. xoox

    • mystereum

      June 24, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Many Thanks!! Wonderful review, and you have a great blog!!

  43. Bonnie Cehovet

    June 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Jordan –

    Thank you for putting this blog out there. I love this deck, and would like to see more people considering the Marseille style decks, either through this lovely deck, or through the decks that Jean-Claude Flornoy restored.


    • mystereum

      June 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      πŸ˜€ You are welcome! A big ole simplicity towards complexity I have, that I guess I overlooked for decades until it unfolded to reveal itself. . .and I fully trust in it doing so when it did and not a moment before. . .is that I have always been able to sight-read any deck put in my hands or on the screen. . .and as I minded my temples flexing last time I looked at a Marseilles deck. . .your blog post reminded me of that. Reminded me of my own decptive simplicity towards myself and Tarot and basically most everything. . .where I can almost miss my own valuable statements and actions and miss capitalizing on them for myself and to further provide a service to others. Call it a Mystereum Knight of Wands AWAKENING moment, and your block on a Marseilles deck that lightly, subtlely, has shade rather than wholly and deceptively simply hiding its allusions in plain sight as is traditional for Marseilles decks struck a symphony of chords to resonate and focus me to look at my own process with “looking at a Marseilles deck” eyes. Cheers Bonnie!

  44. Bonnie Cehovet

    August 19, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Jordan –

    People tend to forget – Tower moments do lead to Star moments! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      August 20, 2011 at 2:31 am

      Thanks, Bonnie. Thought the transition, even personally after this past 5 years and especially this past Spring was worth an expression or so.

      Jupiter’s Blessings,

  45. Cheryl Ryder

    November 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you!

  46. Bonnie Cehovet

    November 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Jordan –

    Short, to the point … great work! πŸ™‚


  47. tarotpic8ynette Packer

    November 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Hey – Jordan – Excellent – Loving the fact a big proportion of Aces are popping up in my personal reads at present. Allllllllllll good …Warmest Lynette

  48. Bonnie Cehovet

    November 8, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Jordan –

    You done good – you choose t he card that I would have chosen! πŸ˜‰


  49. Bonnie Cehovet

    November 11, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Jordan –

    Great post!


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    November 15, 2011 at 3:53 am

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  53. Bonnie Cehovet

    January 9, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Interesting series here!


  54. Sophie Falco

    January 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Great post, Jordan. As someone with 3 planets + Chiron in Pisces in the 11th house and my north node in the 12th house, I understand all too well this swimming Neptunian boundarylessness… I like the image of the sponge, it works for me. I find that I draw on the Jupiterian side of me to counterbalance the excess of Neptune: wisdom, learning, gravitas, and the Martial to help with the boundaries and some sparks of energy. But I also see those Neptunian elements as useful – I get instant feedback from a querent, I ‘know’ if and how what I’m saying is touching them, so I can adapt, repeat, or move on.

    • mystereum

      January 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thank You, Sophie! I really dig your Jupiterian counterbalance statement to the Neptunian aspects.
      Adapt, repeat, or move on” Yes!, as if without thought or will, and fully comprehending the components . . . like seeing an eagle fly across the road in front of one’s car, inspiring driving, the journey, rather than interfering with it. . .yet often not chasing it like a butterfly. I rather not see those when I am driving. Their lifespan is short enough already. πŸ˜‰

  55. Bonnie Cehovet

    January 23, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Jordan –

    Kung Hei Fat Choi back attcha! πŸ™‚


  56. mystereum

    January 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Kung Hei Fat Choi, Bonnie! πŸ™‚


  57. cazadoradesignos

    January 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks, Jordan! After my meditation session this images are a GIFT!!!

  58. mystereum

    January 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    You’re welcome, Aurora! They resonated with me as well. Sharing them smiles them to expand further, differently in others’ eyes. Glad they came as a GIFT!

  59. Bonnie Cehovet

    January 25, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Jordan –

    A great way to get people to think! πŸ™‚


  60. mystereum

    January 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks, Bonnie! πŸ™‚ Blissings, Jordan

  61. Lisa

    January 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Again you managed to make me feel better about the Hanged Man. I really like the succinct explanation of my birth trio at the end of the post and it pulled it all together. Very nice post!

    • mystereum

      January 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I am so pleased, Lisa! Thank You. He can be a squirrely and quirky bit of a card, and I appreciate you resonating with how I am flipping perspectives to other facets of focus. Thank You for your rockin’ comment!

  62. Lisa

    January 29, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I hear you about different perspectives, Jordan. Each card has many voices. Repeating cards is something I’m thinking about a lot lately. In the solar return reading I did for myself on my birthday earlier in January, Temperance showed up three times! “How is this even possible?” I hear you asking. I did a 12 Houses spread and used three cards from three different decks to give a fuller picture of the energy of each house. In my reading, the Temperance card first shows up in the central theme position in the 1st House. In the 3rd House it shows up as the ‘shadow’ and in the 4th House it shows up in the spiritual guidance position. Talk about food for thought! This is one of the reasons I love doing multiple deck readings – Allowing for repetition this way provides the Universe to ‘flag’ development themes and makes dig deeper for meaning.

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

      Food for thought, Lisa? You just now gave me a whole buffet! Thx Mucho!

  63. Bonnie Cehovet

    January 29, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Jordan –

    This happens often enough to pay attention to! πŸ™‚ It gives weight to the Seeker’s question, but the reader needs to also look at what place the card(s) have in their life.


    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:58 am

      Thanks, Bonnie! Nice to feel valued! Blessings, Jordan

    • mystereum

      February 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      and as well, I really resonate with your “look at what place the card(s) have in their life.” Questions that come to mind are:
      ~ Describe the movement of the card into and through different areas of your life?
      ~ Do the cards live in that area for now? Do they cycle around? . . . like the moon and sun to the earth?
      ~ How are the cards or card included? Welcomed? Difficult?

      Looking at this alone directly, at the repeating card(s) placement(s), can bring a clarifying perspective to the focus of the tenor of the identity of the reading for self or clients.
      . . . enough prepositions just there. Felt like I was Family-Tree diagramming the sentence . . . microscoping closer and closer . . . EverReady Bunny sentence? Ode to Ellipses Expressed. πŸ˜‰

  64. Louise

    January 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Love that you have cat-ear-seeing! Great niche to sell yourself with, JJ!! Blessings this Imbolc!

    • mystereum

      February 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Blessings, Louise! I responded to all these comments and they disappeared, so apologies for the belated reply. Thank You!

  65. Carolyn

    January 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Greetings, Jordan! Oh, I see that one must come prepare to mediate a bit upon your offerings here! “I see with cat’s ears.” & the 9 folds over on itself. It’s all giving me a new perspective. Good to be part of the Blog Hop with you. Be well, Carolyn

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:57 am

      That I was able to gift you a new perspective from my psychic sandbox brings a smile, Carolyn. Thank You!

  66. Joanna

    January 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love this, Jordan! Especially the Seeing-with-Cat’s-Ears (shall we start calling you by that name? πŸ˜‰ I appreciate your gifts of the Merc/Neptune conjunction because, as a triple earth sign (tho’ w/Venus & Merc in Sag) I am always looking for ways to ground mystical experience in our bodies and our earthly lives. 9 of Pents rocks!

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

      We shall! With a crazy French aksent! SWCEJJ = SWISH. Thank You! I smile enjoying that my Merc/Neptune gifts are SO resonating with your “Journey through the Gaian Tarot.” It gives me wonderful resonances and teaches me more how to expand my down-to-earth spirit. It is causing some great and simple realizations, deceptively simple in the breadthy ways they are enhancing my expansion into my role yet in very grounded ways . . . flying higher with a new lease on life, as high and higher as my roots expand depthfully and deeper. Thank You for hopping by, Joanna!

  67. Arwen

    January 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Brilliant! Seeing-With-Cats-Ears aka SWCEJJ (swish?) I truly loved this piece. Grounding the woo-woo in the here and now is truly important.

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

      SWISH with a crayzee Franch aksent it is! Thank You! You’ve got me laughing as when new clients raise an eyebrow after their reading and express how THAT was different! Never had a reading like this before! I smile and express back, “I’m not woo woo, simply Woo.” πŸ˜‰

  68. Zanna Starr

    January 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    “He Who Sees With Cat’s Ears” has spoken! In contrast to your hip beat, I find myself humming a Cole Porter tune. Can you guess which one? Thanks for this excellent hop stop.

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

      da DUN! LOL Thanks for hopping by, Zanna! I can only guess them all as I don’t know the names by heart. Cole Porter grooves a room. Great Sunday afternoon hanging around the house music. You’re welcome, Zanna. I am looking forward to hopping all the way through them myself now that the links are hoppable. πŸ™‚

  69. october

    January 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Omg, I love your tone!!!
    This was an amazing, fun and refreshing blog post. You’re so lucky to have Neptune conjunct mercury in the 10th house, and in that case, I’m glad you do! It helped write this colorful post! πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Thanks, October! I feel music are what emotions sound like, and your comment about my tone plays wonderfully. Thank You!

  70. Donnaeligh

    January 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    This is wonderful. I especially loved this part:

    “Reasons can be unreasonable, often a kind of looking back.”

    That taught me alot.

    • mystereum

      February 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

      πŸ™‚ You make me smile, Donnaleigh. Thank You! Glad that resonated with you.

  71. Claire-Marie Le Normand

    February 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

    …unlit candles in the dark…..very nice.

  72. Bonnie Cehovet

    February 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    While the pit crew does not drive the race car, the car is able to race well because of the decisions and actions of the pit crew. Listen to your pit chief – he has experience that you may not have.


    • mystereum

      February 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Yes, and yes, and as well the driver is also the one who challenges the engineers by pushing the car. With a great team, there is a tandem double-slingshot where both behind the scenes and those on stage work seamlessly as one . . . and may bark here and there at one another. LOL I know Ayrton Senna’s team would try and hold him back with, “You are doing things way beyond, that that car isn’t made for.” He’d bark, “Give yourself some credit. I haven’t broken you car . . . again . . .yet.” πŸ™‚ They really worked together to get all the goody out of their experience.

    • mystereum

      February 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      And, yes and yes, we are on the same page from my perspective, especially with the “ignored . . . or did I?” Teamwork can be a beautifully double-eged sword used to carve and tune and tailor excellence . . . as Senna most always did.

  73. rootweaver

    March 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Yes! How fantastic! Thank you for this marvelous tale, where can we get more? More, more! We want more! xxx

    • mystereum

      March 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Much Rootweaver! (Jera?), I will have a couple more samples here next month. The come from my book + Tarot deck set, “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer,” published by Schiffer in 2010. You can order it at .

      Loving how it resonated with You! xxxx’s

  74. Zanna Starr

    March 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you for a fascinating journey! Love the psychic snapse!

  75. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

    March 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    head-spinny reading, full of twilight magick… love it!

    • mystereum

      March 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      :-), Lisa! Thanks for hopping by and also being a BlogHop neighbor!

  76. Arwen

    March 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wow. I will come back to read this one again. Made me think. For now, I’m just going to stand in the middle of the bridge and snatch hugs from everyone who goes by. πŸ˜€

  77. Claire-Marie

    March 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Love the idea of spring as dawn twilight. wonderful.


    • mystereum

      March 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks for hopping by and for enjoying spring as dawn twilight, Claire-Marie!

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  79. Amanda Donnelly

    March 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Twilight is my favorite time of day. The veil is thin then, ripe for this kind of magical work. Love yur post, Jordan!

  80. Joanna

    March 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I’ve read this three times now . . . once this morning and twice just now . . . there is magic here, magic to make the head spin and encourage us to dance across the twilight bridge. Will be lovely to take this imagery into the dreamland. And I’m with Arwen; I think I’ll snatch hugs too.

    • mystereum

      March 20, 2012 at 3:35 am

      You make my heart sing, Joanna! Thanks for appreciating the magic! Dream On . . . to steal a line from DL’s fave. πŸ˜‰

    • Arwen

      March 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Joanna, we can stand back to back and be the two Silly Girls Not-So-Gruff Who Live On The Bridge.

      • Joanna

        March 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        Sounds good to me, Arwen! πŸ™‚

      • mystereum

        March 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        Magical hugs for all! Standing in the middle, though . . . The Moon/High Priestess’ 3rd eye might blink . . . as you float-stand on her forehead. πŸ˜‰

  81. LisaM.

    April 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Jordan~I wasn’t sure how to respond-so I pulled three cards from my Mary-El deck and this is what I got: Page of Wands, 3 of disks, Ace of Wands.
    I asked: “How do I dance with an idea? Fundamentally or Patriotically?
    My sentence: Strength of heart, grounded with action, will be creatively expressed.

    Now, I’m not sure if this expresses fundamentalism or patriotism, but I did enjoy using key words to make a sentence.

    • mystereum

      April 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      What a great response! You caught me in a Jordanism where the warm-up is often not part of the performance — patriotism/fundamentalism. lol Glad you enjoyed using key words to make a sentence. That’s a great Turbo Reading sentence you put together! πŸ™‚ The technique comes from one of the Imagin-Action Tools I am putting together to couple with spread groupings in upcoming eBooks. Thanks for playing, Lisa!

  82. Bonnie Cehovet

    April 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Jordan –

    Each time someone uses this deck, they will see something different. The “Transparent Tarot” (Emily Carding) comes to mind, for some reason. Both decks can be put together in so many different ways! πŸ™‚


  83. Zanna Starr

    May 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Love this, Jordan! Love the Wands cards you shared and your interpretations, the quotations, etc. You’re on Fire! (um… figuratively of course)

  84. Arwen

    May 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Fun, clever and entertaining. Thanks. πŸ˜€ (post was good too. HA!)

  85. Claire-Marie Le Normand

    May 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Wandy Dancing. I love how that sounds.

  86. psychic readings

    June 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Thanks for sharing. Always love reviews and articles on tarot. Love that there are so many to choose from as well, they all speak in their own language.

  87. Karen Sealey

    June 15, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Hi JJH – love your work. I use your deck for a lot of personal work – it has inspired me greatly and I have made and implemented some very creative changes to my life – so if that makes me a fluffy bunny – well kiss my tail !! I like the energy of your deck – it makes be laugh a lot and when I’m laughing… then that is when my ideas start flowing – so thank you x

    • mystereum

      June 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      You are very welcome for Mystereum, Karen! And, thanks much and Amen on the ‘kiss my tail’ if it’s fluffy bunny, and ideas flowing when laughing. I find that fun and laughter are the higher octave of most eveything. Heck, if I was having fun with experiemental astrophysics, playing with it, that expresses an expertise past getting good with the steps. And, that’s when ideas flow, that’s when breakthroughs happen. Great to hear your story of how you are using Mystereum! Reminds me of a quote about this, “Look! We’re dumbasses. We work HARDER!” lol Laughter is SO not that.

      Great to hear from you about how you are using Mystereum!

      • Karen Sealey

        June 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        Hehehe πŸ˜‰ I’ve only just dipped my toe in at this point… I’ve got a few ideas creeping in that will be hopefully taking me on a bit of adventure and I’m thinking of taking your deck as my guide… It’s up in the ether at the minute but when it starts to come to form and manifest on earth… well then I’ll keep you posted…

  88. Karen Sealey

    June 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    ‘Keep sight of what you brighten’ thanks JJH ~ sound advice πŸ™‚ x

  89. Christiana Gaudet

    June 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    You are so creative! I love the spread and the poem. What a great way to celebrate the Sunrise!

  90. Chloe

    June 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Hiya Jordan,
    I agree with Christiana – what a lovely spread and poem, too. I especially loved your phrasing for card 3 – really beautiful. As for the poem, that last bit made me laugh out loud – more garlic, please πŸ˜€

    • mystereum

      June 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Chloe! Laughter and garlic. Who knew the Vamps had a sense of humor? πŸ˜‰

  91. Arwen

    June 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Intriguing questions and I like they layer on one another. Fun post as always.

  92. Alison Cross

    June 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    oh noes! Did my comment not get accepted?! Can’t remember exactly what I wrote, Jordan. I love the poem – so creative. I never looked at Gargoyles that way before – the equivalent of Angels….and I’ll keep eating the garlic!

    • mystereum

      June 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Hey there, Alison! Thanks! Couldn’t find a comment hiding in the pending or spam. ?? Thanks for re-commenting!

  93. ivy

    June 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    That was very…

  94. Sharon

    June 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    That’s a fantastic poem, darkly beautiful and compelling. I love your spread too! I especially love the way you focused on the skeleton as that which supports us, and on light as something that brings clarity, and freedom of thought and movement.

    • mystereum

      June 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Much appreciated, Sharon. It’s one of my fave poems playing with the directness of a character’s voice. . .and in a wonderful revisionist history kind of way as their fictional character was “actually” there. Thanks for spending some time here.

  95. Bonnie Cehovet

    July 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Jordan –

    This is fantastic!


    • mystereum

      July 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Mucho Thanks, Bonnie!
      phhhhzzzzzzzzzz, πŸ˜‰

  96. Karen Sealey

    July 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    III Empress … qu’elle surprise! Toyota Previa !!!

  97. Bonnie Cehovet

    July 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Jordan –

    Great blog … fantastic video! πŸ™‚


    • mystereum

      July 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Much, Bonnie!
      Thank you for your continued support!

  98. Chloe

    July 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Fascinating seeing how you put this technique into effect. It was interesting, too, when you said to actually put a card distance between the cards, I did so in my mind, and saw an actual card to bridge the gap – a different mental way to draw cards πŸ™‚

    Love the effect in your video of turning yourself into drawings – v cool!

    • mystereum

      July 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Many Thanks, Chloe! Glad the literal space between the cards technique worked as a connective bridge of the space between. :-)’s on the video effect. I can thank Carrie Paris for that.

  99. Arwen

    August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you. I enjoyed the pull of this post. And the video…wow. How convenient indeed. πŸ˜€

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      You’re welcome, Arwen. I enjoy the choice of the word “pull”, like natural orbits. Thanks for the nod. πŸ˜€

  100. John

    August 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Excellent post and video! I didn’t know that about the multiplication tables! Thanks for sharing!

  101. Kerry

    August 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I love how many of us came to community in our pentacles explorations. Not surprising, I guess, but still pleasing. Another thing with the nine and multiplication – the two digits of the answer add up to 9 – 18 (1+8), 27 (2+7) etc. I always loved that, too πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      I am digging how many of us came to a confluence in our Pentacle explorations as well. Glad you posted the 9’s addition component of the multiplication tables. Thanks! 9’s are pretty dynamic and special. Solid. Fluid. Simply a finished engine needing to be dropped into the car of the 10’s?
      Thanks to another 9-lover, Kerry! πŸ˜€

  102. alisoncross

    August 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    The 9 is very special in multiplication – it’s the easiest table to teach small boys when they are fed up and just wanting to play Minecraft! I tend to forget that Pentacles is about community, I must remember that!!! Another great Blog from you Jordan πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks Mucho, Alison! And, heck, if 9’s are the easiest to teach to small, fed up boys with gaming on the mind . . . 9’s are the new 1’s! lol Thanks for your perspective, Alison. Always appreciated to flesh things out in gerat ways. πŸ˜€

  103. Joy Vernon

    August 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    very stream-of-Jordanciousness

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      stream-of-Jordanciousness. I like that better than The Silver Surfer. Very neologistically Jung at heart. Like Carl Jung happily plopped in South Park? πŸ˜‰

  104. Teresa

    August 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    cool! Love the 9, love the stream of consciousness, love the video & effects, and love this community-building blog hop!

    Hugs and butterflies,

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Ditto and hugs and butteflies to you, too, Teresa. Hugs and butterflies. I rather like that . . . caterpillar up to the hug and open your arms to butterfly(verb) be inspired.
      Hugs and butterflies,
      ~Jordan~ Oh, the ~ ‘s on either side are butterfly wings!

  105. Koneta

    August 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    There is no spoon… πŸ™‚ Love the Mirror/Mirror concept. Excellent as always!

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      There is no spoon, or Spoon Is Dead . . . should be on the cover of Time Magazine? πŸ˜‰ Thanks on the Mirror/Mirror concept!

  106. ivy

    August 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Well said. Thank you πŸ™‚

  107. cosmicfaery

    August 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I’m certainly having fun with the “9” now, Jordan πŸ˜‰ Never realised the 9x table flips over after 45…fascinating…love your connection with the hieroglyph, too. I learned so much from your post. Thank you πŸ˜‰

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      You’re welcome. Great that you stopped by! Best to the 9’s cascading in their dynamically orderly dna way for you. πŸ˜‰

  108. Christiana Gaudet

    August 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    This is like one big multi-media poem! So creative and meaningful. Love it.

    • mystereum

      August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks! And, funny, Christiana, I kept oscillating between writing in verse and paragraphs as I was putting it together, and the personlaity of the 9’s seemed to laugh at having one or the other or the need to combine when a fluidity in more of a proetic form would be more to their liking/style. Thanks!

  109. Freespirit

    August 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Very interesting and original post, you see many layers beneath the mundane veneers. Thank you for this. Brightest Blessings – FS x

  110. mystereum

    August 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thank You, and happy you can enjoy the lasagna or baclava of the layers, FS. Magical Blessings, Jordan x

  111. Karen Sealey

    August 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Yay !!! Love this Heirpphant !! Plus bonus feature… just discovered carousel when you click on pictures… happy happy joy joy πŸ˜‰

  112. Joanne

    August 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This was a fantastic idea and very entertaining! Thanks!

  113. Bonnie Cehovet

    August 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Jordan –

    Way too funny! However, it does not entice me to open my spam folder! πŸ˜‰


  114. Karen Sealey

    August 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hahahaha !!! Mr Hoggard – you are singing to the choir !!! I very much enjoyed your merry game … full on groove on lol πŸ˜‰

    • mystereum

      August 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      full on groove on, Silver Surfin’ celestial groove. πŸ™‚

  115. Bonnie Cehovet

    August 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Jordan –

    Great article! I like the new template too! πŸ™‚


  116. Karen Sealey

    August 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    See with your cat’s ears the whole worlds behind you without even moving your eyes. – Now that, I especially like πŸ˜€

  117. pdblizzard

    August 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Very cute – an enjoyable read πŸ™‚ I’ll never look at my inbox the same way again.

  118. Karen Sealey

    August 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Fancy missing my Queen of Pents out…. πŸ˜‰

  119. Karen Sealey

    August 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Ah… yes did read that πŸ™‚
    ‘Oh, my email is filled with sheep, pigs, and cattle? ‘ that is really too funny !!! You know Hoggard is ye olde English word for shepherd…? Lol πŸ˜‰ x

    • mystereum

      August 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      And Norse for Hog Guarder, though our swine-mind wasn’t so hot at spelling, piggish even in our ways. πŸ˜‰

  120. Karen Sealey

    August 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Thanks Jordan! It was on my ever expending list of things to do…sit down and find all the cards with this symbol… so you have done my homework for me πŸ˜‰ Though Please explain MVP … I am worried about hanged man and the health risks of being upside down in a tree with a Mitral Valve Prolapse !!! πŸ˜‰ x

  121. Christiane

    August 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Love the video, Jordan, and your idea to make mind movies with the cards…awesome! πŸ˜‰

  122. moderndayruth

    August 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Awesome, wise and witty!!! Not to mention that Kn of W is one of my favs from your deck <3

    • mystereum

      August 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Thx For checking it out, and I appreciate your great taste in that Knight! Have a great one!

  123. Karen Sealey

    August 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Love the bonus exercise… way too good to resist… πŸ˜‰ x

  124. pureblessedtarot

    September 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
    Douglas Adams

  125. Christiane

    September 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you for another entertaining post! Tarot and Spam, what a great combination πŸ˜‰ That’s why I have awarded you the Super Sweet Blogging Award πŸ˜‰

    Wishing you a magickal week!

  126. Karen Sealey

    September 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Perfect exercise for the day I have had… my 4th is 6 of cups… πŸ˜‰

    • mystereum

      September 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      πŸ™‚ Best to your 6 of Cups making fulfilling exchange through your cards and life!

  127. moderndayruth

    September 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    What a catchy title! πŸ™‚

  128. gold account

    September 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

    TARA GREENE I am a professional Psychic, Intuitive, Tarot Reader, Astrologer, Transformational Psychotherapist, Energy Healer, Dream Worker, shamanic healer, artist, writer, singer, dancer, women’s spirituality workshop leader, ritual creator and Ceremonialist. I was born this way. My life’s work is to assist people to more consciousness, healing,awareness using my innate intuitive skills. I am a teacher and inspirer. I remember being a High Priestess for many lifetimes. I love magik, the Great Mystery, my children and husband. I love travelling, music, writing, doing radio.

  129. silver account

    September 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

    TARA GREENE I am a professional Psychic, Intuitive, Tarot Reader, Astrologer, Transformational Psychotherapist, Energy Healer, Dream Worker, shamanic healer, artist, writer, singer, dancer, women’s spirituality workshop leader, ritual creator and Ceremonialist. I was born this way. My life’s work is to assist people to more consciousness, healing,awareness using my innate intuitive skills. I am a teacher and inspirer. I remember being a High Priestess for many lifetimes. I love magik, the Great Mystery, my children and husband. I love travelling, music, writing, doing radio.

  130. Karen Sealey

    September 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Cool … so now I can go into the kitchen and shout I’m doing the PotSS and everyone will keep out as they think it is housework hahahaha πŸ˜‰

  131. pureblessedtarot

    September 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Oh… and here’s the best part… I’ve still not read the book… So who knows what will happen when I actually work out how to use it…. πŸ˜‰ x

    • mystereum

      September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Pretty dang awesome! The Imagination Primer is like a 4-cheese Tarot white sauce of a picnic of a novel or Tarot play. Glad to see the cards literally speaking to you. They do in the book, though somehow all in the cards has a Mo Betta facet to it. πŸ˜‰

  132. Karen Sealey

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    OK… so there is a reason I have not fully read the book…
    Basically I have a two pronged theory to approaching decks:
    a. You don’t learn anything while you clutch the LWB for back up…
    b. I’m looking for intelligent design – so my reasoning is… a deck is an intuitive tool… so… if the creator has done the job properly… it should hit the ground running straight out of the box…
    So… w.r.t. that theory – well I slap a ‘ Vorsprung Durch Technik’ bumper sticker on your ass πŸ˜‰
    for personal development work… yes – I have dipped into the owner’s manual… particularly to further my learning from the Treasure of the Stones readings. And well… let’s just say that I could wax lyrical ad infinitum … πŸ™‚ xx

  133. Kerry

    September 23, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Well, that’s a road trip and a half πŸ˜‰

  134. Christiane

    September 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Wow! I’m dazzled….in a good way πŸ˜‰

  135. Koneta

    September 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been. πŸ˜›

  136. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

    September 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I think that “…and conquer the world with tired and knowing smiles” is perfect for The World.

  137. Carolyn Cushing

    October 31, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Wow, what a story! And discovering Rilke, Jung, Blake, and Neruda all at the same time is a IV-full of awe and mystery, shadow and light!

    • mystereum

      October 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Funny, I remember pushing my IV on the wheelie stand around the nurse’s station that I pushed while relearning how to walk. I like the quadruple author crown IV you mention much much better than the other after being off my feet for 10 days.

  138. Arwen

    October 31, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Honorary tire designer? Jordan, your posts amaze and entertain and enlighten. Thank you.

  139. alisoncross

    October 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Wow. Jordan. I’m going to read and re-read this one. Thank you! (((hug))) Ali x

  140. Alison

    October 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Now THAT’S a journey! Thank you…

  141. Bonnie Cehovet

    October 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Incredible promo! πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      November 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks! Hope people will take advantage of it! Great double-gifts for the holidays if they are shopping and don’t use them right away. πŸ˜€

  142. Bonnie Cehovet

    December 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Jordan –

    Love this take on 12/12/12! Definitely a time of raising vibrations! Come 12/21/12 … we get to do the work! πŸ˜‰


  143. JJ

    December 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Just another day. I’m knitting a sock though, does that count?

    I keep meaning to buy your deck, maybe I should stop hanging around and do it? Oh wait, not on a day that ends in “Y”……right, got it.

    • mystereum

      December 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      πŸ™‚ JJ. A sock sure DOES count, maybe even x 2. I have to laugh. Not on a day that ends in “Y” = never. Oops. If you would like Mystereum signed, you can order from the instructions on the banner link towards the bottom of this blog. Otherwise, it is available at The Tarot Garden and Amazon. Thanks Much for your interest!

  144. Muselady11

    December 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Seriously wow. This poet bows to your poet genius. Well played!

  145. Arwen

    December 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Liked the line about angels and gargoyles quite a bit.

  146. Koneta

    December 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

    It is not fire or lightning

    that occasionally rips the gargoyles from the towers of your cathedrals. πŸ™‚

  147. Christiana Gaudet

    December 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    You are simply too much fun!

  148. Alison

    December 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Love this present – thank you!

  149. Roma

    December 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Excellent Christmas Present Prescient Presence οΏ½
    Tarot in the Land of Mystereum guide! Now i’m especially taken because of your competencies in creating. The situation brought to mind an article concerning contact psychic reading I just read two hours previously. However, fine piece… thanks for submitting posts.

  150. pureblessedtarot

    December 31, 2012 at 4:19 am

    High Five Hoggard! πŸ˜‰ x

  151. Bonnie Cehovet

    December 31, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Reblogged this on Bonnie Cehovet.

  152. sarahtaylor777

    December 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I caught this on Bonnie’s post on fb. Thank you for this, Jordan. I will miss you on fb, but the picture you have painted is one that I am going to bear in mind. Thought-provoking. With thanks.

    • mystereum

      December 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      You’re welcome, Sarah. Best to You and Yours into a Magical New Year.

  153. JJ

    December 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I was on Facebook for 10 days way back in 2006 before I deleted my account. I found it the most mindless and vacuous exercise in wasting time. For similar reasons, I never bothered with Twitter. I’m glad to see many people waking up: Internet marketing in general is not quite the magic potion it is painted to be.

    I didn’t know you were interested in the work of Jaynes. I knew a fellow who was quite devoted to him. This fellow introduced me to tarot 11 years ago. I always called him “Magus Mine” since he considered himself a prototypical Magician.

    I came to find Jaynes a bit too narrow in belief and overly fond of assumption. Similar to some tarot historians, you can only extrapolate so much, assume so much, before you are in the realm of projected theory. Perhaps we could say the same of most philosophers? But they sure are interesting to read.

    I found a playing card deck recently called the Existentialist Playing Cards:

    I like the art and I like the spark of thought such things engender. Wouldn’t it be neat to have a tarot deck devoted to philosophers and people like Jaynes?

    You have made a good start….;-)

  154. xaralouise

    December 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Hey, JJ! I was wondering where you were! Went to thank you on FB for posting to my own blog as many times as you did in 2012, to find you were no longer there!
    I’ve now found your blog and followed it. I hope you’re well and that 2013 brings to you all that you want and deserve! πŸ™‚

    With Hogmany blessings!!

  155. JJ

    January 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Oh-oh, I think it’s another JJ who has been commenting, my name is Judith Johnston. JJ is a common enough initial I suppose. I have a few meanderings with the Wildwood you might like on my blog though. (Sorry to hijack comments Jordan, felt I should clear this up.)

    • mystereum

      January 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Thx! Following your blog, and looking forward to further.

  156. pureblessedtarot

    January 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Oh Mr Hoggard! Well, you asked which cards came to mind… well… I jumped on a link to Skinner and immediately got swept off on a journey with pigeon guided missiles… So, now I have Skinner!!!! booming through my head in Superintendent Chalmers’ voice… and much OTT hilarity at thought of 3 pecking pigeons…
    So, you will get no sense from me now… So, to answer your question, I’ll have to take a dive into Mystereum and see who wants to play…
    So…XVIII The Moon … ok so may need a telescope?
    Page of Pents LOL !!! Is he steering? or are those 3 pigeons he is looking to?
    Queen of Pents…. oh! she sits inside a big coin and holds a small coin… both big & small…
    πŸ˜‰ Thanks!! That was a fun flying visit into M πŸ˜‰

  157. Karen Sealey

    January 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    You gave me an earworm… πŸ˜‰

  158. JJ

    January 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

    And you know of course I do architecture playing cards on my blog? Without training, I comment on the Great Ones. Le Corbusier should have remained a painter….

    I don’t know, I kind of like a good cat pic.

    • mystereum

      January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Oh, when I was on Facebook, I almost posted cat pics exclusively through the election. Love me some cats. I don’t really understand your “without training” part of your comment. Meaning, you’re a natural? Creds and authority can sometimes just be props, not necessarily necessary, so good for you!
      In regards to Corbu, I’m glad he did what he did, and I have no revisionist personal history to suggest to historical friends. Mostly ’cause they’re dead, and minorly because he did what he did. He was simply horrible at undervaluing his paintings. Gallery owners would double and triple the prices, and they would sell. Plus, he designed stark white and simple architecture, except for his coup de tas of Ronchamps, and lived in luxury with opulent ornate things. When asked why, he would mostly respond, “Oh, that’s for my clients. I couldn’t stand to live in that barren kind of space.”

    • mystereum

      January 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks for your comment JJ.

  159. Karen Sealey

    January 4, 2013 at 10:24 am


  160. JJ

    January 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    When I did architect Gerrit Rietveld on the 10 of Spades, he said much the same thing about his famous SchrΓΆder House. He lived in it for a time 25 years after he built it and found it awful to live in. But the lady who commissioned it loved it. Such is ART.

    Without training = without a degree in architecture. In our society amateurism is a terrible sin, but if you look at history, many discoveries in science were made by amateurs. I guess they didn’t realize they couldn’t do it. I have a small deck called The Ocean Oracle, and when I look up the shells and who discovered them I find many of them were amateurs who just liked to scrounge around for a good shell. Same thing in botany, and on and on.

    I did Le Corbusier (we were never familiar enough for me to call him Corbu) on the King of Spades and his Villa Savoye on the 8 of Spades–the spades are all Modern architecture in the Play Architecture playing cards that I am studying, Next up: De-Structuralism in the Clubs suit. Ooh-la-la.

  161. JJ

    January 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Fortunately I don’t hang around in spirituality circles. I prefer listening to jazz in the quietude.

    • mystereum

      January 22, 2013 at 5:32 am

      Jazz is Mo Betta! It may inCLUDE that other thing, though when it does, it’s called groove . . . and we DO!

  162. dodo

    January 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Some folks would like to burn you at the stake for saying such things. To them you speak heresy…fluently! Me, I’ve had several good giggles, in between nodding with relieved approval.

    • mystereum

      January 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Heresy spoken fluently. Is there any other way? Thanks mucho for your rockin’ comment! There’s no I in team, and OH there’s no I in heresy, either. lol

  163. dodo

    January 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve no idea what a bicameral mind is unless the term refers to the two sides of the brain, but I was on Facebook for a few weeks some 4 years ago and I left soon enough. I found the whole thing not only creepy but mindboggingly vapid -or as JJ says, vacuous. The general level of discourse was pathetic, when not downright questionable. So glad to find out I’m not alone. I’ve neve bothered with Twitter either as it sonded like something for tweets/twats. Flickr, on the other hand, unfashionable as it seems to be, or have become, I still find OK. It’s been rather good for my self-confidence as a graphic artist and it’s -admitedly over- populated with some wonderful stuff that soothes the eyeballs and the mind (bicameral or otherwise).

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  165. Cheryl Carlyle

    February 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    hey Jordan, I added my email so I can get updates. This looks very cool.

    • mystereum

      February 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Thank You, Cheryl! Volume 2 & 3 will be available soon, and then I will release 1 a week through the series for the story to unfold.

    • mystereum

      May 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Cheryl! I’ll look forward to your rockin’ voice.

  166. Karen Sealey

    February 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Less chat Jordan and more action!! I have devoured vol 1 and am waiting…. πŸ˜‰ x

  167. Karen Sealey

    February 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Ha!! You caved so easily πŸ˜€ I thought you would make me beg! lol

    • mystereum

      February 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      ahhhh, don’t get too comfortable in your seat. lol

  168. Karen Sealey

    February 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Niiiiice πŸ™‚

  169. Karen Sealey

    February 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    pfft !!! It won’t let me like… so I will have to write LOVE IT here… πŸ™‚ x

  170. Bonnie Cehovet

    March 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Jordan –

    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  171. Bonnie Cehovet

    March 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Jordan –

    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  172. Karen Sealey

    March 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Oh Mr Hoggard! You leave me thoroughly blissed… ;-)x

  173. JJ

    March 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    9-41-16 – Grade 7 lock, 1968 onward into high school. Shall we start a club Big J?

    I have been enjoying the odd mandala drawing with your deck.

    • mystereum

      March 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      It’s always been a funny memory anchor to me. Cool on the mandalas.

  174. Kelsey Lynore

    March 16, 2013 at 1:33 am

    I love Judgment. If you’re never called out on your shit, or vice versa, no forgiveness is really even necessary. :/ It’s also what prevents you from eating the poison berries. You mention the Queen of Swords and then name the Queen of Cups…. but the Queen of Swords is a really interesting mention that I wouldn’t have thought of! She’s been around the block, she’s in a position to move on. The Queen of Cups… I worry about co-dependency and chronic apologist victimhood for her… Dunno. Interesting. Cool deck, too! I hadn’t seen it before. Take care.

    • mystereum

      March 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks for the rockin’ breadth in your comment, Kelsey! Amen to calling and getting called out on our shit. Kinda mandatory for deepening.

  175. mystereum

    March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Reblogged this on The Land of Mystereum ~ Tarot, Voice, and Story and commented:

    The Psychic Synapse of Ostara…

  176. pureblessedtarot

    March 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I like your meanderings Jordan πŸ™‚ I did get myself tangles in a web though as my brain is being trixie today and read Anarchos as arachnid… πŸ˜‰ x

  177. JJ

    March 22, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I bought a similar drafting template with squares, triangles, circles, ellipses and hexagons–ye olde general purpose metric template. Love the darn thing, use it for lots of stuff. There is something about templates….swoon.

    I love the idea of astrology in history, and also alchemy, I just like reading about the history or the various experts and their lives. I have a couple of books on alchemy, particularly the artwork. I like the artwork of astrology too but have no patience or interest with the charting and such.

    Which reminds me, I have a biography of Paracelsus by Philip Ball (an excellent author) called “The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science” that I still haven’t read after several years, so I vow to read it. I don’t suppose you have read that?

    • mystereum

      March 22, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      I haven’t read that, JJ. And, now I want to read that! Thanks Much for the referral to the what-looks-to-be-a-great-title Paracelsus biopic.

  178. Kelsey Lynore

    March 22, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Against fixed structure… it has to move and swap parts.

  179. JJ

    March 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    And this is an idea that runs through your entire deck–one of the reasons it is different! I was quite surprised at the gentle way this meanders through the Minor Arcana. Surprised and rather heartened actually.

    • mystereum

      March 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      That adds a bright star in my day, JJ, to get a postcard so to speak like that back from the Mystereum Minors from their not-minimized mode of being. Thank You.

  180. karen

    March 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you Mr Hoggard πŸ™‚ That has amused me greatly… Just off to polish my docs…
    πŸ˜‰ x

  181. karen

    March 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I’m am woefully inept and lacking the eloquence required to pay full justice to how exquisitely delightful I found vol 5 to be – let’s just say – rest assured I will be re-reading this many many times πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      March 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thank You, Karen!! I am wonderfully floored by the note you sent me yesterday about “The English Patient” in this regard. Would you mind posting it or a version of it in the comments?

      • karen

        March 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

        Mr Hoggard!!!
        I have just read vol5….
        You have made me cry…
        The last time I cried like this was watching English Patient….

        • mystereum

          March 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm

          Wow and WOW! Thank You, Karen! The English Patient is my all time fave movie. I am honored to be associated with it in such a wonderful way!

  182. karen

    March 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Well maybe in a few years time, people will say – oh! The English Patient… I love that almost as much a J Jordan Hoggard’s poetry πŸ˜‰ x

  183. karen

    April 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Hey! I like that πŸ™‚ x

  184. karen

    April 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Ba da da dum tddddddz πŸ˜€

  185. pureblessedtarot

    April 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    The 8 swords put me in mind of a Guard of Honour. The black line that cuts through the clouds echoes back to the messages of 6 of S and 7 of S but also whispers hints forwards to the 9 of S … Similarly with the shadow hand, that takes me back to the 6 and 7…

    • mystereum

      April 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Karen. I appreciate the picture you painted for the card.

  186. mystereum

    April 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks, Karen. These were my two prototypes as I was going into pre-production on my 2008 self-published edition. Based on the card manufacturer’s available card sizes that I ended up awarding the card production to, the box on the left (playing card size) was the one I made. All hail 7th grade Butterick flat pattern work and a Bernina + architecture with descriptive geometry. I printed the boxes on photo paper with my printer from the pattern I created and then cut, folded, and assembled them. Thanks for liking. I enjoyed the way they turned out. A little thin, but for an Indie deck at the time…

  187. pureblessedtarot

    April 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    That’s a nice thought for the day πŸ™‚ thanks! Xx

  188. pureblessedtarot

    April 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm

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  189. pureblessedtarot

    April 24, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Love it!! πŸ˜€ xx

  190. pureblessedtarot

    April 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Mystereum 6 of P is one of my most favourite cards πŸ™‚ x

  191. Aaron

    April 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    What?! Juggling?! Holy Crap! I never would have related it to this. I can see it now! yes! It is like the Wheel of Fortune, to me, when I relate this to not just up and down of energy but the in and out of it. The “where are we sending that energy to and how are we receiving it back”. Thanks.

    • mystereum

      April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Great comment on the Wheel of Fortune both ways, Aaron! You are very welcome.

  192. Le parfait skin reviews

    May 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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    it seems as though you relied on the video to
    make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to
    your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  193. JJ

    May 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Serious question: Why do you think there is such an interest in vampires in popular culture?

    • mystereum

      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?

      • JJ

        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.

        • mystereum

          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.

  194. moderndayruth

    May 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Loved the video, Jordan! In full honesty – it’s one of the pips that deep inside i don’t really get… πŸ™

    • mystereum

      May 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Much, Ruth! Some cards can be boogers, huh? Hope the video planted some seeds for you.

  195. Aaron Lozano

    May 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I needed to hear that last statement. I have been feeling that my energy is misspent. Great post!

    • mystereum

      May 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

      You are very welcome, Aaron! Thanks much for the kudos.

  196. Jenna | Queen of Wands Tarot

    May 7, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Great way of looking at 6/p…give as much as you can but also look for misspent energy. I am thinking much along these lines of late.

  197. JJ

    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.

    • mystereum

      May 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      • JJ

        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.

  198. pureblessedtarot

    May 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Well speaking from my Virgo BS free zone… I have to tell you… LOVE IT !! πŸ˜€ x

  199. JJ

    May 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Years ago I used to read HiC’s Tarotscopes. I am not a great believer in astrology (surprising no one I expect), but I like the idea of pairing it with tarot.

    Well, I’m a Leo and consider the 8 of Pentacles one of my personal cards, so this sounds good. I think.

    (Checks mirror for the fourth time in an hour, feels burning sensation….)

  200. Kelsey Lynore

    May 27, 2013 at 6:12 am

    So, Jordan — You pulled the Queen of Swords for my Sun and the King for my BF’s. Thing is, we got in our first fight on the night of the lunar eclipse — of course! I’ve already broken out my mourning veil, which is fine, I am very Queen of Swords-y — but that we got paired Courts makes me hesitate. Care to take a…uhm.. stab? Haha. πŸ˜‰

    • mystereum

      May 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Surprise surprise getting into the first fight on the lunar eclipse. πŸ˜‰ Then, as well your paired Courts comingle though not necessarily need to mix… I would extend to you… taking a stab at it (good one) that one of you should poke the buttons on the phone and mix it up together understanding that there are two swords, and that that requires two scabbards. She’s the ultimate natural leader and he’s the ultimate natural communicator. Also, heat dulls blades, so chillax and take the high road… when he pushes, don’t push back to escalate, simply say “What can I do to make this work?” Then of course he’ll need to hear from you afterwards what HE can do from your perspective to make it work. Don’t turn up the heat unless the swords are sheathed. Not so no-one gets hurt… I just can’t STAND for you to dull a good blade the wrong way. πŸ˜‰
      That’s my 2 cents.

      • Kelsey Lynore

        May 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        Mmm — Stab very much appreciated. I’ve actually turned my phone off, though, and I’m not turning it on in the near future. Alone time. And a mourning veil. Very Queen of Swords. πŸ˜‰

        • mystereum

          May 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

          Make sure you graffiti the veil with “NO BS” with a πŸ™‚

          • Kelsey Lynore

            May 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

            Oh, of course! The veil only goes up with magic words, i.e. grown-up, honest discourse. πŸ™‚

            • mystereum

              May 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm

              Amen to that!

  201. Kelsey Lynore

    May 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    PS — I think you nailed it with the boring, workaholic routine, as that is the card I intend to play to get through this. Head down, focus on something that I can do something about — work! Oh, yay!

  202. Carmen Waterman (@CarmenWaterman)

    May 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Wow Jordan how wonderful. I don’t have a kindle would I be able to read it directly on my computer?
    Thanks so much for sharing this amazing offer.

    • mystereum

      May 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Many Thanks, Carmen! There is a Kindle for PC download on Amazon so you can have a Kindle reading library on your computer. Look for “Kindle for PC”, unless you have a Mac which I believe only works with iBook and Nook. And, thanks much for tweeting this to your followers! Makes my day! πŸ˜€

  203. Carmen Waterman (@CarmenWaterman)

    May 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I tweeted this to my followers too. πŸ™‚

  204. pureblessedtarot

    June 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    5 of Wands is very interesting but being a very cuspy Virgo, I’m wondering to which Aerosmith song you refer? If it’s Love in an Elevator I may be tempted to tip my scales into Libra for a while… πŸ˜‰

  205. pureblessedtarot

    June 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Kudos on the radio show Mr H πŸ™‚ x

  206. goalfulchels

    June 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Powerful quote at the beginning!

    • mystereum

      June 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Glad you liked it. Came across my email and the post it came from disappeared, so I figured I wouldn’t drop the ball.

  207. Patricia Anne Cain Filgate

    June 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks, Jordan ! I loved the video. …and the horoscope for me this week is particularly apt. πŸ™‚ Patrice

    • mystereum

      June 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      You’re welcome, Patrice. Glad to give you some resonant info. Best to your horoscope being a great ally for you. πŸ™‚ ~ Jordan

    • mystereum

      June 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks for the kudos on the video, Patrice!

  208. JJ

    June 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I liked your greeting cards at Zazzle Jordan. Watercolour and circles, very nice. Having blobbed some gouache last week I was hesitant to draw points of architecture this week in the sketchbook, but your Leo forecast might get me going. It will look awful but I’ll learn a lot about the point.

    • mystereum

      June 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Go you, JJ! Thanks for the like of my watercolor print greeting cards on Zazzle.

  209. pureblessedtarot

    June 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    That is making me smile for too many reasons to list :). Tarot table? Altar? Yes! I have a garden… That serves me very well πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      June 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Rock on on the table and the altar and to get your personal pentacle out there rockin’ the garden! Smile on!

      • pureblessedtarot

        June 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

        I like to get my groove on on the ground… I can rock on without worry of rocking off πŸ˜€

        • mystereum

          June 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

          Good stuff! Just don;t fall off the ground. πŸ˜‰

          • pureblessedtarot

            June 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

            LOL I’ve tried my best to fall off and happy to say that to date I have failed… So it seems pretty fool proof πŸ˜‰

            • mystereum

              June 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm


  210. Vivianne

    June 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I enjoyed this post, and your list of things to do πŸ™‚

  211. Alison Cross

    June 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Great post and today I am really going to Live My Width!!! What a great expression. I am purloining it πŸ˜€

  212. Ania

    June 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I rather wish I wasn’t living my width quite so much :/ I blame the scones

  213. sungoddesstarot

    June 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Jordy, I am so bloody happy you’re back in the hop because you always have so many interesting things to say:) Thank you for teaching me to live my width…

    • mystereum

      June 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      You’re welcome! And, thanks for the warm welcome back.

  214. Joy Vernon

    June 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I absolutely love the X bridges surrounding the I that only I can be. Thanks for an invigorating post, Jordan!

    • mystereum

      June 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      You’re welcome, Joy! Much appreciated. I look forward to hopping when I get back in town later today. BlogHop on!

  215. Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker

    June 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    “It’s you as only you can be.” Splendiferous, Jordan! So glad you are back on the hop1

    • mystereum

      June 22, 2013 at 1:03 am

      I’m diggin’ “splendiferous,” Arwen! Thanks. Glad to be back. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  216. Jenna

    June 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Living my width over here…. all of it! πŸ˜›

  217. Cher Green

    June 21, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    ‘Remember, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the portal.’ Love this take on the Tarot cards. Enjoyed the post.

  218. JJ

    June 22, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Jordy? Crummy buttons, you never let me call you JORDY…..

  219. Louise / Priestess Tarot

    June 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Maybe I should have read this post before living my width with a huge bar of fruit and nut and a glass of Merlot. But it’s Saturday night, the kids are in bed, so why worry?? πŸ™‚

  220. Muselady11

    June 23, 2013 at 1:33 am

    What a wonderful, quirky, spiritual style you have, Jordan! Very enjoyable. Felt as though I was being rocked back and forth through the lines. Actually aside from widening/expanding, this is my fav of yours: Remember, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the portal.

    I’ll remember that the next time the eight of wands comes up in particular….:)

    • mystereum

      June 24, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Thanks much, and thanks for the nod to my quirky style. Glad the “no people in a card” expression resonated with you.

  221. pureblessedtarot

    June 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I like that Mr H πŸ™‚ I like that a lot!

  222. pureblessedtarot

    June 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I had a drink with the Q of C… She’s says if I want to amp then to go with the flow of my Artist, Mathmagician and Psychic comedium… Cheers! πŸ˜€ x

  223. Sharon Cumming

    July 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Love the way you compare twilight to nature’s psychic synapse. Twilight is my favourite time, there’s always a hush in the air, it’s peaceful and empty, and at the same time vibrating and full of potential. Be all that we are, in shadow as well as light, embrace our width πŸ˜€ Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      July 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      You’re very welcome. Great to find another twilight lover resonating with nature’s psychic synapse that isn’t necessarily the movie. You’re very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  224. pureblessedtarot

    July 6, 2013 at 8:13 am

    F.A.B. Funderbirds Are Bo! πŸ˜€

  225. pureblessedtarot

    July 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Cheers! πŸ˜€ x6 πŸ˜€ xx

  226. pureblessedtarot

    July 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Reblogged this on The Pure and Blessed Way… and commented:
    Fave Rave…

  227. Aaron Lozano

    July 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Now to find that little sprout!

  228. pureblessedtarot

    July 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

    πŸ™‚ ha! That’s why there are more Virgos than any other sign… Lol

  229. JJ ColourArt

    July 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Jordy Baby, enjoyed the Sun card–I picked the Sun card from another deck, so it’s all coming together. I never get that card so enjoyed hearing your thoughts. I also enjoyed Leo this week. I am finding your astrology things rather canny.

    I’m using my other blog today (it’s Judy from Photon Stimulus)

    • mystereum

      July 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Judy,
      Thanks Judy, and thanks for the “canny” compliment — gentle, restrained. I had to look it up as uncanny is good, and I wasn’t sure how it was being used like canny being canned or… So, thanks for the new word usage!

      • JJ ColourArt

        July 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

        I was thinking of canny as being “astute” or “knowing.”

        Words have such facets, which makes life interesting I suppose.

        • mystereum

          July 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

          Astute or knowing. Thanks much.

          Words. I’ll see you facets and raise you fractal-facets. They do make life interesting… such as… semantics are often just that… some antics.

  230. JJ

    July 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    AND, I pick up your subtle “Jordan”–I had to try out “Jordy Baby”–it was one of those days when silliness overtook reason. I think I’ve got a grip now.

    • mystereum

      July 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I thought it was a fun way to start a comment… like a hipster from the 70’s/80’s who is still current.

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  232. pureblessedtarot

    July 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I think I need to get glasses… I just misread as sacred adornments of boobies… πŸ˜€ I’m trying to shake off the image! πŸ˜€

  233. pureblessedtarot

    July 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Spud? Where did you learn such a word? πŸ˜€
    Have you tried mash?

  234. voyance par telephone

    July 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hey there! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

  235. la voyance gratuite

    July 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Greetings! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic work!

  236. Fate

    July 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Hi. I was wondering if you would like to do an article exchange with my forum. You can check out my site here if you are interested. Do contact me at

    • mystereum

      July 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you for your gracious offer. Prior to me contacting you, please clarify your statement that “some rules of the site are not stated.” That’s both too vague and broad to facilitate a conscientious comfort level as it stands.

      Additionally, what kind of exchange? Do you mean to indicate that I place an article or articles there, or are you also looking to place articles on my blog? If the latter is the case, I am definitely not interested.

      Please clarify, Fate. Thanks.

    • mystereum

      July 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Looking forward to hearing back from you.

  237. pureblessedtarot

    July 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I love seeing the Kn of P… I will never forget the first time he appeared for me… I ended up in the hands of a professional make up artist getting a free make over… I emerged with Kn of P hair and eyes covered in gold and turquoise glitter… My little Tarot heart was filled with glee πŸ˜€

  238. twopynts

    July 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Great entry, very interesting stuff. It is good to be an Aquarius! πŸ™‚

  239. lisahuntart

    July 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Well said, Jordan! I like the idea of going with the flow, but it is an overused phrase that has lost its punch over time and can be easily misused. “Workability” take a more pro-active approach to a given situation and sounds more empowering than the passivity of just going along with things. Thanks for the awesome post!

    • mystereum

      July 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      You’re welcome, Lisa! You’re right on the money. My perspective is that going with the flow has gone with wind, so I figured to juice it back up again albeit with a twist. I appreciate your rockin’ compliment!

  240. Aaron Lozano

    July 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Wonderful Tarot-scope for Capricorn. You remind me of a great astrologer that writes for the VC Reporter here in Ventura. He is always in tune with the energy and really makes you think about what you are reading. Great job Jordan!

  241. luke

    July 30, 2013 at 2:41 am

    The very next time I read your blog, I hope that this doesnt let down me up to this one. I mean, I know it ended up being my replacement for read, however i actually thought youd get something fascinating to say. Almost all I pick up is a few whining about something that you may fix in the event you werent as well busy searching for attention.

    • mystereum

      July 30, 2013 at 2:50 am

      Next time please pay attention and comment on the blog you read. Thanks. Posting about whining is way beyond off-topic in regards to this blog. oops, sarcasm over. OH WAIT! You are spam incarnate that slipped through. Thanks for the chuckle! I took the liberty of amputating your spammy dialysis link. The rest of it is priceless.

  242. pureblessedtarot

    July 31, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Reblogged this on The Pure and Blessed Way….

  243. sungoddesstarot

    August 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    what a beautiful poem my bloghop neighbour!

  244. pureblessedtarot

    August 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I like your blue talk πŸ˜€

  245. Sharon Cumming

    August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Wow that’s an amazing poem! I love the association of The Hierophant with flour, kneaded dough, and baked crust… talk about the bread of life! πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      August 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Thank You, Sharon! And, glad you resonated with the process the Hierophant’s bread of life! πŸ˜€

  246. Alison/Alison's Alembic

    August 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    The blue edits are pure joy to read! Thanks πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      August 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks much, Alison! I had a blast riffing them off rather than creating a whole ‘nother article. Since I had started with the poem It became one of those editing moments of “YOU! Hey YOU. Yeah you, the one writing. One entree per blog, please. Next!” So, I just let the editing be thinking out loud to preface with a short lead-in story. Thanks again. I like how the blue edits bounce around. Happy Lammas!

  247. xaralouise

    August 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    The blue bits were confusing at first, but I can see how they worked together in the second paragraph! I never got to do that with my uncle when he ran his own bread shop. 25 loaves was the first batch of the day. Thank you for the memory of warm, fresh bread πŸ™‚

    • mystereum

      August 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      You’re welcome for the memory of warm, fresh bread, Louise. And, fully understood about the blue edit portion being confusing at first. I laughed when I stumbled into the sticky fly paper of the Wiki article and figured I would simply try to write myself into and out of it which took a paragraph or so. Thanks for adding the flour to ease the sticky in the dough and get further into where things start happnin’. πŸ˜€

      • xaralouise

        August 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        Oh, now if you’re wanting a flour fight… πŸ˜‰

        • mystereum

          August 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

          πŸ˜‰ Uh, I have seasonal home kitchen experience. You have bakery experience. I’ll be toast! uhhh, groaner on that one.

          • xaralouise

            August 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

            And what, pray tell, stops us from pooling resources? πŸ˜‰

      • mystereum

        August 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        And, the seeds of takeover plans were born.

  248. Vivianne

    August 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I love the narrative of your poem πŸ™‚

  249. Cassandra Santori (@dancingtarot)

    August 2, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Sweet poem, thanks!

    • mystereum

      August 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      You’re welcome, Cassandra!, and thanks for the compliment!

  250. JJ

    August 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

    “…continually baked golden by decades under fire,” Now that’s a good line! I also loved “unflinchingly tender.”

    I never understood the appeal of the blog hop thing, but they seem to be popular with tarot people.

    • mystereum

      August 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks for the accolades on the two lines that stood out to you, JJ!

  251. Jenna } Queen of Wands Tarot

    August 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for the stunning gift of your poem. You have reshaped the Hierophant in a new way for me. I particularly love “Silverback” and the concept of bringing down to earth. You inspire me to write more poetry.

    • mystereum

      August 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      “reshaped”. Such a great word, Jenna, in the context of bread. Glad to have reshaped the Hierophant in a new way for you. I always imagine he might play the stubborn and unbending traditionalist when he sits there too long without anyone dusting him off to see what he really looks like and acts like. I look forward to seeing your poetry!

  252. Joy Vernon

    August 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I love your story of baking the bread of the Super Gods!

    And your inspired writings also inspired in me a new spread–the four quarters spread. Pull one card, and see that card divided into four equal sections, as if a cross were drawn on it. The lower right quarter is the kneading, the top right corner is the rising, the top left corner is the baking under fire, the lower left corner is the golden crusted loaf.

    I’ll do an example using my pre-first edition, hand cut, bark wrapped Postcard Mystereum.

    I asked how I can protect my stores for the winter, and pulled Strength.

    Divided into four corners, I start with the lower right, kneading. I see blue tendrilling up her arm while her green hand reaches outstretched to receive the incoming flow of red life force as her hand hovers over some phallic lion extensions (??). Kneading is preparing the dough, so to prepare my stores for the winter I need to first receive the stores, and recognize the potency of being filled with life force. I need to receive first, and educated by your story, I know that this is a very hands-on, Sisyphean process–I need to do the steady, tedious work, ask for what I need in order to receive it.

    Second quarter, Rising. A primary color rainbow swoops up from her shoulder. The rising of the dough is letting it expand and grow in its own time, left alone. My simple red life force is now expanding out into other colors as I let it sit in darkness. To protect my stores (I’m thinking here of my money and resources; winter can be a slower time for tarot readings), I think planting some small investments that will expand in ways I can’t predict (the red dot that expands into the rainbow). This makes some sense in that a couple things on the drawing board involve what might work out to receiving a lot of clients for not very much money, but this shows me that if I invite them to continue to participate and them let them develop in darkness, they will grow into a rainbow of clients.

    Third quarter, baking under fire. A sun on the horizon is the steady heat that triggers the billowing of cumulus rainbow clouds on this quarter, and I see that the bread continues to rise and expand in the heat of the oven. The blue and purple rainbow clouds show me that the clients most interested in healing and spirituality will stay the longest, lingering and expanding as they grow into what they need. I think my responsibility here is to be the steady heat, not too hot, not too cold, just what they need as they develop in their own ways.

    Bottom left, the golden crusted loaf. I love that the long-whiskered lion is here, my stores protected through the winter! He is being revived with the life force that she received from the kneading stage as she transforms into the color of him. I also see on this side a paw and a foot. Fully baked, my stores have one foot of the wild beast and one foot of the life-giving woman; he balances her and she revives him. When I look at this, I think of my cats meowing and nudging and purring and loving when they are hungry (or can see the bottom of the bowl!). This brings me full circle as I again think of the simple expedient of asking for what I want and need. And not to forget that the wild beast in me has some simple, practical needs, like dinner on the table and roof overhead; I remember not to get so lost in billowing spirituality that I neglect the pyramid base. When I ask for it to start with, I’ll have it to feed the beast when the time is come.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me do a spread in your comments section! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your day!

  253. mystereum

    August 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Wow Wow and WOW!, Joy. Thanks for enjoying the story! Great spread! The Four Quarters spread is a great spread! I’m honored to have provided the writing-ground and some sun-water for your inspiring spread-seed to open up. SUCH a great spread. Thanks for going through it in detail here!

    Your spread of 4 in one quartering the card… that’s a WOW. It pulses with the Sisyphean bread-making process breaking down wheat and putting back together by the mixer and tiring the kneader and rising patience and baking… putting everything back together again. At first “The Quaternal Card” came to mind