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Mystereum Swords Gallery

Mystereum Swords Gallery

I’ve Posted About

I’ve posted about my Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer, Schiffer Publications 2011, in a lot of ways. I’ve done a Process of Sequencing Individuation Tarot Psychology synopsis with the Majors, and a 9-Part Tarot Birth Card Series. I’ve done a series of the Presence of the (insert Major card) series going through how in the Land of Mystereum each of the Majors visit and cameo in many of the Minors to bring lineage into the power of the Minors, give them higher octaves readily present without playing the implication game with things unseen. There’s been The Soul Seat Heartfelt Silverback Hierophant where instead of the Hierophant on a bad day, the stubborn and unbending traditionalist, the Hierophant is seated AS active wisdom, himself born AS a throne of life experience. There have been 10-Part Mystereum Tarot Moments short videos of the Pentacles to date which are all around 1 minute or less. I’m fascinated with how March can be expressed with depth in around 60 seconds. It’s like dialing in to Moira time, syncing with the internal rhythms, one’s own, personal mindful and heartfelt inner musical meter. I plan to continue the other 3 suits… uh hem, now 9 years later.

So, Today

Here are the Swords WITHOUT the perspective and bents of me describing them with words. Simply the card images here, so you can dive in and see for yourself. No tour guide theme. No intent, ahhh especially no intent from when I was creating and making them. They graduated from me. Now, they speak for themselves in the ways they’ve grow to. What do they say to you?

Intention is over-rated. It is simply vastly more important the way an idea or intent comes across. Can be the heartbeat pulsing actions to life, though the actions are going to speak louder than the intent words.

Intention is over-rated. It is simply vastly more important the way an idea or intent comes across

~ Jordan Hoggard at a BBQ in 1993, Denver Colorado. Thanks Joe B. for writing the 1st sentence of the 1st part on your white board. Otherwise, this statement would have most likely been lost.

Enjoy the Mystereum Swords with my words shed like chaff from wheat in the wind. All image. All your perspective. If the captions eclipse the image, please click the image for a larger view. It will most likely scale the caption out of the image area.

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What Communicative Imagination Messages Do the Tarot in the Land of Mystereum Swords Gift You? What hides in plain sight?

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Tarot. The 8 of Swords Plateau. Where’s Waldo?

Plateau of Communications

The 8 of Swords, air and mind and intellect with Swords, can very much indicate a plateau of communications. This plateau can present false summits and as well can be a place to explore and expand communications like on a mountain park.

Deceptive Simplicity

Is this 8 of Swords simply a geometric composition of Swords with no people to add quality-of-use gestures or personification to the meaning?  How are you with subtlety that is so big and so there you might just miss it?

So Big and So There

Yes, there is certainly a cascading composition of Swords. What else is there?

What Else Is There?

Do you see the Eye in the Sky?  What about the Shadow Hand reaching across the lavender lake across purple mountains majesty and into the stormy sky?   What about the…

8 of Swords and the Shadow Hand

8 of Swords and the Shadow Hand

What do you see in this 8 of Swords image?

Personally, I feel there is always at least one person in each of these Tarot cards. You, peering through the architectural portal into a magical world.  Happy Alice-ing!

Imagination Primer Snippet … from the companion book

“… a positive change of mind that manifests towards your troubles.   …We are one of the rest stops for The Fool.  He has brought a great many of his discoveries here.  We have many perspectives that communicate together to be experienced as a single group.  The Fools’ discoveries shed light on and release us from the prison of our expectations.  We like to call ourselves The Little Anti-Tower.  We live to act in the moment here!”

(c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard, excerpted from Tarot in the Land of Mystereum‘s 192-page Imagination Primer companion book included in the deck package.

Do You Ever Take Time…

Do you ever take time to MAKE a plateau for yourself?  Turn off your PDA?  Turn off your phone?  Hear only the sound of your breath softly ripple-waving across an expansive scene like on a plateau?  If so, what insights do you have on the 8 of Swords?  Post them in the comments section.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you in subtlety next time.


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