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The Placemaker ~ The Ace of Wands & the Sacred Rite of Site

The Placemaker ~ The Ace of Wands & the Sacred Rite of Site

First, I do the coffee. Then, I do the things. ~ unknown

Happy NOW Year!

Now Year you say? Yes. Into the gas and out with the clutch and get a move on! There are things to orchestrate and strategize and read and play with now. Commitments to establish and bring to life as you enact them. What’s currently in your Idea Sandbox? towards the front burner?

Well, on December 21st on the Solstice and the Jupiter~Saturn conjunction I pulled a book project from the dusty and sleepy cells of my unfinished library of work and nudged it awake. I gave it a couple of weeks to wake up in low orbit near the front burner of my work. Today, I begin to land it, and share it. And today, I begin to turn up the front burner heat and bring it into being. I will be intermittently sharing excerpts as I reify, create, make, and land them into life to graduate from my Man-Womb Place of Creation as I build the community between the covers of this book in progress. Currently, my working title is Telling Tarot ~ Card Stories from Beyond. Part fairy tales, part anecdotal history, meaning I made them up and feel they fit the resonance of each card’s tenor, and part… well, like YoYo Ma said, Some things cannot be measured. We’ll see how much unmeasurable and moving feeling emanates from this work as I bring it into being to graduate from my sandbox into the world’s. Today, I share a draft excerpt from one card to strike an initial chord, set an initial tone, and begin to ring this work into being. Enjoy!

~ The Placemaker ~

The Ace of Wands & the Sacred Rite of Site

To site a sacred structure or other important building project, the High Priest/Priestess, The Placemaker, would literally engage in a walking meditation rite to initiate the general space where the Architecture was to be built. Minutes. Hours. Days might pass as they conscientiously went Into The Black, went INconsciously in dereistic thought rather than UNconsciously, and began to connect to the genius loci of the place, the god or spirit alive in the heart of a place. The time, the planets, the seasons naturally dialed into the day to reflect in both Light & Shadow… they tuned themselves to align to the whole of the hours, to the minute, the second. They tuned in not in chronological time, the Chronos’ Land of the watch. They tuned into Moira’s Land, the inner rhythms, the natural, inner nature of the Universe and the Self and the Archetypes. They would tune in to Moira’s Land as The All rippled the sacred fingerprint of the place throughout their inner rhythms. Consciously and unconsciously they became the inner ocean and land in the intricate and depthful intercourse we feel as the coastline.

Standing with a foot on both sides is better with a pen or a brush. They stood with a foot on both sides in a float-straddle of the coastline’s back and forth ebb and flow with the omphallos in hand raised above the ground. The omphallos would not touch the earth again until the Place of Power of the heart of the site was magnetically connected and tuned in and tuned to and resonated with in the harmonic of oneness with the place in the world.

in another way The Rite of Site of The Placemaker would continue until such time when the High Priest/Priestess would arrive at a reverberating and synchronized resonance within as they had come to stand right at the unseen Yoniverse heart of the matter of the place. This was an exercise in Actualized Archetypal Cosmology.

They would turn slowly, tune in further. They would turn until their inner resonance synced up with the vibrational energy of the site, connection enacted, and they became one, inter-penetrating force of energy at which point a sacred chord of harmony was struck within The Placemaker. Right there, in the sacred heart of the place, they half-shuffle-stepped to the side to reveal the center to the sky in a consummate acknowledgment of the discovery of the Divine there at that spot, A Place of Power. They would square their shoulders, face out from the center through what was to be the sacred structure’s front entry, and firmly plant the sacred staff of the Omphallos bullseye in the Yoniverse of the place. It is HERE! Done.

Sacred place seeded, secured to come to life, the Scribes would literally mark the front to back and side to side axes based on the stance of the Placemaker. The Heart Direction going straight out perpendicular from the chest was the Key. And then, they would proceed to circumscribe a series of ellipses outward, each centered on that genius loci spot, the Sacred Architectural G-Spot on which the structure would birth from as it was built. This presents Architecture as a Psycho-Spiritual act visible as an open gestation gesture throughout the importance of placement to inform its future construction.

The quaternity in the IV of The Emperor gets us here to this established place of ourselves being The Placemaker of Self. We then fully make the move from the 3 to the 4, with the 4 being the simplest expression of how your personal boundaries are set up and establish themselves through action. Identity is placed and secured and enters into its continual evolution in the Major Arcana IV. This is the Place of Your Creation Placed. At the arrival of The Emperor the evolutionary seed of how one synchronizes one’s Psyche within and with the external world around is planted firmly.

How one’s natural vibration strikes chords to resonate and then tune to harmonize begins to establish the Architecture of one’s identity where boundaries begin to come into being as the shape of the person, you, whether evolved or not. I make no judgment in that regard. We each are of course where we each are now. Death is the mother of memory, of our yesterdays now gone as they transform into the fertilizer for dreams and tomorrows.

Boundaries and identity track along in a mini-binary star relationship as their tennis match plays back and forth from here. One to the other, the pulse of the heartbeat of personal, self-development begins to emanate noticeably here from your energies.

Meditation Exercise: Allow the Ace of Wands to be your ally to tune your own energetic harmonics as an Energetic Placemaker of Self. With the Ace of Wands in one hand and XVII The Star in the other, ask yourself out loud, When I am tuned to resonate with myself AS my celestial groove, what does that sound like?

~ The End ~

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1 coffee? 9? Whatever amount you choose. I extend my appreciation in advance. You can never have enough coffee. No strings because it’s coffee not tea. Maybe that’s why coffee cups have sayings on them. Is that teabag remorse?

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Buy Me A Coffee

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Pay some coffee, then download your fill.

Paid with coffee or shared? Thank You!

Here you go! Download your fill of the current titles. Like coffee, more to come.

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Are You sending out a newsletter?

Here’s an idea. Attach a PDF eBook as a Thank You.

Do you need giveaways for that conference?

Need giveaways as a Thank You for 40 people coming to your webinar and are on a tight budget? I have you covered. Pay or tip me in coffee, download and give them each an eBook. 4. 40. 400. Scale it to you. Also, let me know if you want to team up to customize any of the eBooks to become value-added marketing collateral for your webinars, lectures, promos, presentations, conferences. Contact me by commenting here. I’ll get in touch to arrange to add your links and logo for a creative and collaborative marketing handout. Or, we’ll discuss what you have in mind. Good for you. Good for me. Good for community. What else is there? Oh right. Coffee. Can’t forget that.

Use My eBooks As Marketing Giveaways In Your Collateral

Give my eBooks as an affordable marketing giveaway. Have 40 people on an upcoming ZOOM call? Excellent. Pay me some coffee. Download what you need and set up how and when you distribute to your people. Send my eBooks to your group as a Thank You for coming to your presentation. DONE. It’s good for both of us. You have a creative giveaways that complement your offering without competing. I have coffee, so I make more. Call it AFM — Allied Fields Marketing. Provide value-added giveaways to enhance your offering’s value!

Sure, there’s a big honor system here. What’s the harm in that? Sure, someone can pay me one coffee, $3, and then hand out my work as a marketing gimme promo to many many potential clients over and over. I don’t see the problem. I know the drill. You start a business. You have a budget. You don’t even have P & L yet, maybe don’t even know what that is — Profit & Loss. But, there you are. You’ve started a business, STILL have to make a profit, and you learn as you go. You have a limited budget. Regardless, you STILL need a robust and full presentation package to promote and present your services at the quality level of their value. Nevermind that you are heading into your 1st webinar on your own and haven’t had a sale yet. Is that you? Well, take one more step. Make your offering more robust. Get yourself some giveaways with substance for the price of coffee. Pay some coffee and download these eBooks to complement and enhance your presentation.

Pens Are Passé in the Pandemic

Have a new business and need promo material while you get started? Cool. Pens are passé in the pandemic. Skip the passé. Give your clients and potential clients my PDF eBooks around the holidays as a Thank You for being your client, for attending your presentation. In person? ZOOM? I imagine you have electronic registration. Even if the meeting or webinar or conference is in person, you can use these eBook PDFs as a Thank You. Or, share over your webinar. Your call.

You get great eBooks + marketing collateral. I get coffee. I can support that.

We Both Win!

Happy Sag Season & into 2021 We Go!

~ Jordan, Inner Gold Emanations

* Note: Tarot in the Land of Mystereum at Amazon and The Library of Esoterica at Taschen are purchased there, are not included in this. Astro Art Charts, Tarot Readings, Coursework also not included. Those prices remain what they are In the Shop ImaginAction.

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2021 in Promotions

 

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Happy NOW Year from The Placemaker!

Happy NOW Year from The Placemaker!

First, I do the coffee. Then, I do the things. ~ unknown

Happy NOW Year!

Now Year you say? Yes. Into the gas and out with the clutch and get a move on! There are things to orchestrate and strategize and read and play with now. And, what’s currently in your Idea Sandbox towards the front burner that you can take one action today towards it being a reality? And, then one more action tomorrow or every other day? If you do, what will it look like next week? Next month? How long until you complete it and move up another? I call my way the BITCh Method ~ Butt In The Chair. Same bat time, same bat channel on the days I schedule creative sessions with myself. Can you dial it in? Can you put something personal on your schedule and commit to it start to finish? Hey! Begin somewhere. Anywhere! Start to finish. You can use this technique to groove in and install a creative on/off switch for each and every project you undertake. See if this provides you a tool to use to more fluidly flow into the fluency of your own creative voice as you reify your ideas and enact them to completion. Give it a go and see, and let me know what shakes out for you.

And, Until Then, Enjoy the Coffee Currency Shop

I will be resuming my regular blogging this Wednesday with an excerpt from a new book I am working on. I’m holding back the title for the time being. Though, on Wednesday I will give you a taste with The Placemaker of the Ace of Wands.

Shakin’Your Inner Booty and dancing scribes a new world, new life, and place-making with enthusiasm

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Yes, pay in coffee For the downloadable eBook PDFs I offer. No Kindle required.* Heck, pay one coffee or several or 5, and also maybe even periodically tip your server in coffee when you get some goody out of them. Like, Hey, I was using your work and this great thing happened! Thank You. Here’s a coffee!

1 coffee. 3 coffees. 5 coffees. Whatever amount. I extend my appreciation in advance. You can never have enough coffee in the cupboard.

My eBooks are straight up PDFs. No Kindle required. All 6 PDF eBook downloads are available for coffee. And, more are on the way. Heck, just pay 1 coffee, then download your fill. All 6 if you like.

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Once you have, download any or as many PDF eBooks below as you want. Need eStocking Stuffers or ZOOM Party Gifts or marketing collateral giveaways? Done. Pay me some coffee. Set up your ZOOM meeting or webinar or conference to share these.

Buy Me A Coffee

There You Go. My Coffee Currency Shop,

Because Coffee Has Value to me! I look forward to see if my work provides value for you!

Pay some coffee, then download your fill.

Paid with coffee or shared? Thank You!

Here you go! Download your fill of the current titles. Like coffee, more to come.

Enjoy Coffee Currency Ideas for Your Work

Are You sending out a newsletter?

Here’s an idea. Attach a PDF eBook as a Thank You.

Do you need giveaways for that conference?

Need giveaways as a Thank You for 40 people coming to your webinar and are on a tight budget? I have you covered. Pay or tip me in coffee, download and give them each an eBook. 4. 40. 400. Scale it to you. Also, let me know if you want to team up to customize any of the eBooks to become value-added marketing collateral for your webinars, lectures, promos, presentations, conferences. Contact me by commenting here. I’ll get in touch to arrange to add your links and logo for a creative and collaborative marketing handout. Or, we’ll discuss what you have in mind. Good for you. Good for me. Good for community. What else is there? Oh right. Coffee. Can’t forget that.

Use My eBooks As Marketing Giveaways In Your Collateral

Give my eBooks as an affordable marketing giveaway. Have 40 people on an upcoming ZOOM call? Excellent. Pay me some coffee. Download what you need and set up how and when you distribute to your people. Send my eBooks to your group as a Thank You for coming to your presentation. DONE. It’s good for both of us. You have a creative giveaways that complement your offering without competing. I have coffee, so I make more. Call it AFM — Allied Fields Marketing. Provide value-added giveaways to enhance your offering’s value!

Sure, there’s a big honor system here. What’s the harm in that? Sure, someone can pay me one coffee, $3, and then hand out my work as a marketing gimme promo to many many potential clients over and over. I don’t see the problem. I know the drill. You start a business. You have a budget. You don’t even have P & L yet, maybe don’t even know what that is — Profit & Loss. But, there you are. You’ve started a business, STILL have to make a profit, and you learn as you go. You have a limited budget. Regardless, you STILL need a robust and full presentation package to promote and present your services at the quality level of their value. Nevermind that you are heading into your 1st webinar on your own and haven’t had a sale yet. Is that you? Well, take one more step. Make your offering more robust. Get yourself some giveaways with substance for the price of coffee. Pay some coffee and download these eBooks to complement and enhance your presentation.

Pens Are Passé in the Pandemic

Have a new business and need promo material while you get started? Cool. Pens are passé in the pandemic. Skip the passé. Give your clients and potential clients my PDF eBooks around the holidays as a Thank You for being your client, for attending your presentation. In person? ZOOM? I imagine you have electronic registration. Even if the meeting or webinar or conference is in person, you can use these eBook PDFs as a Thank You. Or, share over your webinar. Your call.

You get great eBooks + marketing collateral. I get coffee. I can support that.

We Both Win!

Happy Sag Season & into 2021 We Go!

~ Jordan, Inner Gold Emanations

* Note: Tarot in the Land of Mystereum at Amazon and The Library of Esoterica at Taschen are purchased there, are not included in this. Astro Art Charts, Tarot Readings, Coursework also not included. Those prices remain what they are In the Shop ImaginAction.

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2021 in Card Cameos

 

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Mystereum Wands Gallery

Mystereum Wands 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 born of life experience. There have been to 10-Part Mystereum Tarot Moments short, around 1 minute or less, videos For the Pentacles to date. About to resume on the other 3 suits… uh hem, 9 years later.

So, Today

Here are the Wands WITHOUT the perspective and bents of me describing them with words so you can dive in and see for yourself what the Land of Mystereum Wands are all about. 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 grown to speak to you, your way. If there are caption comments in the images, simply click for a large view. I imagine the caption will scale out of being text graffiti that interferes with the larger image. What do the Mystereum Wands 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 Wands with my words shed like chaff from wheat in the wind. All image. All your perspective. Personally, my Minor Arcana order is Pentacles, Wands, Cups, Swords. Mostly, due to it takes all elements to put a sword together from earthly materials, to fire and smelting and melting and forging and and folding and annealing ( or not if pre-mature), to water set up clean for quenching in the quickening douse to temper… to air… to… make a sword. May be limiting. May be expansive. AN order that may be able to be shed like chaff from wheat in the wind. The snake its skin shedded. The snake, its skin not missed.

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer Tarot deck + 192-page companion book boxed set published by Schiffer Publications in 2011 is available on Amazon. Here’s a link to my Shop where there’s a direct link to Mystereum on Amazon.

What Energetic Messages Do the Mystereum Tarot Wands Gift You?

Thanks for Visiting the Mystereum Wands!

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum available on Amazon. Link in my Shop. All images (c) 2011 Jordan Hoggard. Published by Schiffer Publications

Jordan’s Shop Supports This Blog. Check out the great eStocking Stuffers to add that special flourish of visual music for the eyes and the soul to complement your gifting.

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Which music-for-your-eyes eProducts from the Shop do you give this year? 

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

ImaginAction (c) 2008 – 2020 Jordan Hoggard

Mystereum Featured in Jessica Hundley’s The Library of Esoterica by Taschen Books

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2020 in Card Cameos

 

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(2) To Practice Properly

To practice properly The Art of Peace, you must:

  • Calm the spirit and return to the source.
  • Cleanse the body and spirit by removing all malice, selfishness, and desire.
  • Be ever grateful for the gifts received from the universe, your family, Mother Nature, and your fellow human beings.

~Morihei Ueshiba

… and, I add …

Inception ~ The Universe, I The Magician. Your 1st sparks, formless. You ideate. You create, and abduct onset.

Conception ~ Your Family, II The High Priestess. Your giving form to the formless. You make, and put together.

Carry to Full Term ~ III The Empress. The Yoniverse, that from which all emanates. You carry 1st sparks to full term.

Your Fellow Human Beings ~ IV The Emperor. Establish Your Place, 1st inklings of Sovereignty. You establish genius loci in the placement of your ideas.

Is this

Is this REALLY The Emperor hiding in plain sight at work as The Placemaker initiating the Rite of Site as the Ace of Wands scribing the set with Sacred Inner Square and Compass who is the 1st to set the stage to locate a sacred structure before it is built? … or, just some random Architect caught in the act? My hero Julia Morgan, anyone? RBG, R.I.P. Your memories are indelible blessings.

Shakin’Your Inner Booty scribes a new world, new life, place-making, enthusiasm

Heartfelt Hierophant (verb) The:

  • 3 of Wands. Energize Yourself.
  • 3 of Cups. Fill Yourself.
  • 3 of Pentacles. Build Yourself.
  • 3 of Swords. Communicate Yourself.

The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace is based on the Four Great Virtues:

Bravery, Wisdom, Love, and Friendship, symbolized by Fire, Heaven, Earth, and Water.

~ Morihei Ueshiba

… and, I add …

Brave Wands

Wise Swords

Loving Pentacles

Friendly Cups

The Art of Peace, The Art of War Tarot Pages Coming Soon. Not a deck, simply a sequenced and consequenced thought.

Kintsukuroi of Self Readings available from Jordan after the Debut article comes out 10/1 in the Tarosophist International Magazine. The Imagination Primer has now woken up… hmmmm………..

KintsuKuroi of Self Readings Coming Soon…

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum will advance differently as we move forward.

Don’t waste trouble.

OOPS, go figure, I got eclipsed by Jodorowski. His Chariot said,

I made a diamond out of my misfortune.

Oh, that’s not an eclipse. That’s an ALLY! Thanks Jodo! Me and My Friend Fred And Carl extend heartfelt gratitude to you. Thanks to you both for being here in the crucible of life boiling us down to…

cool

Jordan’s Shop Supports This Blog. Check out the great eStocking Stuffers to add that special flourish of visual music for the eyes and the soul to complement your gifting.

*********************

Which music-for-your-eyes eProducts from the Shop do you give this year? 

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

ImaginAction (c) 2008 – 2020 Jordan Hoggard

 
 

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To Practice Properly

To practice properly The Art of Peace, you must:

  • Calm the spirit and return to the source.
  • Cleanse the body and spirit by removing all malice, selfishness, and desire.
  • Be ever grateful for the gifts received from the universe, your family, Mother Nature, and your fellow human beings.

~Morihei Ueshiba

… and, I add …

Inception ~ The Universe, I The Magician. Your 1st sparks, formless. You ideate. You create, and abduct onset.

Conception ~ Your Family, II The High Priestess. Your giving form to the formless. You make, and put together.

Carry to Full Term ~ III The Empress. The Yoniverse, that from which all emanates. You carry 1st sparks to full term.

Your Fellow Human Beings ~ IV The Emperor. Establish Your Place, 1st inklings of Sovereignty. You establish genius loci in the placement of your ideas.

Is this

Is this REALLY The Emperor hiding in plain sight at work as The Placemaker initiating the Rite of Site as the Ace of Wands scribing the set with Sacred Inner Square and Compass who is the 1st to set the stage to locate a sacred structure before it is built? … or, just some random Architect caught in the act? My hero Julia Morgan, anyone? RBG, R.I.P. Your memories are indelible blessings.

Shakin’Your Inner Booty scribes a new world, new life, place-making, enthusiasm

Heartfelt Hierophant (verb) The:

  • 3 of Wands. Energize Yourself.
  • 3 of Cups. Fill Yourself.
  • 3 of Pentacles. Build Yourself.
  • 3 of Swords. Communicate Yourself.

The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace is based on the Four Great Virtues:

Bravery, Wisdom, Love, and Friendship, symbolized by Fire, Heaven, Earth, and Water.

~ Morihei Ueshiba

… and, I add …

Brave Wands

Wise Swords

Loving Pentacles

Friendly Cups

The Art of Peace, The Art of War Tarot Pages Coming Soon. Not a deck, simply a sequenced and consequenced thought.

Kintsukuroi of Self Readings available from Jordan after the Debut article comes out 10/1 in the Tarosophist International Magazine. The Imagination Primer has now woken up… hmmmm………..

KintsuKuroi of Self Readings Coming Soon…

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum will advance differently as we move forward.

Don’t waste trouble.

OOPS, go figure, I got eclipsed by Jodorowski. His Chariot said,

I made a diamond out of my misfortune.

Oh, that’s not an eclipse. That’s an ALLY! Thanks Jodo! Me and My Friend Fred And Carl extend heartfelt gratitude to you. Thanks to you both for being here in the crucible of life boiling us down to…

cool

Jordan’s Shop Supports This Blog. Check out the great eStocking Stuffers to add that special flourish of visual music for the eyes and the soul to complement your gifting.

*********************

Which music-for-your-eyes eProducts from the Shop do you give this year? 

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

ImaginAction (c) 2008 – 2020 Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2020 in The Deceptive Simplicity Series

 

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Mystereum Wands Gallery

Mystereum Wands 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 Wands WITHOUT the perspective and bents of me describing them words 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 Wands 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 them ot of the image areas.

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer Tarot deck + 192-page companion book boxed set published by Schiffer Publications in 2011 is available on Amazon. Here’s a link to my Shop where there’s a direct link to Mystereum on Amazon.

What Viscerally Energetic Messages Do the Land of Mystereum Tarot Wands Gift You?

Thanks for Visiting the Land of Mystereum Tarot Wands!

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum available on Amazon. Link in my Shop

Jordan’s Shop Supports This Blog. Check out the great eStocking Stuffers to add that special flourish of visual music for the eyes and the soul to complement your gifting.

*********************

Which music-for-your-eyes eProducts from the Shop do you give this year? 

Blog (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard

ImaginAction (c) 2008 – 2020 Jordan Hoggard

Mystereum Featured in Jessica Hundley’s The Library of Esoterica by Taschen Books

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2020 in Card Cameos

 

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Tarot Tarot. Mystereum. Full Frontal Friday

Tarot Tarot. Mystereum. Full Frontal Friday

It’s Full Frontal Friday in The Land of Mystereum!  What happens when cards have a head-on collision? Is it total destruction? Or, is it more like the Summer Run activities at CERN where two atoms are charged at one another . . . to explode into energy, to become another new thing altogether?

Make Mind Movies With Your Cards

I don’t know much more than that about atoms, though here’s a Full Frontal Tarot Thought: Do cards coming together become one resonant thing like all the things that come together to make . . . a movie?  The story.  The visuals.  The music!  YES!  What about when one of your pivotal experiences from early in life comes full frontal head-on core to core with a current scene in your life?  Does it birth an evolution of the idea, a higher octave and very effective iterated new version of itself?  Or, does it make something else entirely?

Think about the movie The 300.  There is the early scene about King Leonitas and the wolf and the winter cold.  Leonitas slowly and steadily backs into a crack of a cave, and as the wolf charges BAM he zap-plunges his staff . . . and arrives back to Sparta heralding his Self-leadership proving himself as the new king in a new fur coat certainly not bought at Macy’s with his allowance, begotten by his bold and courageous focused action. And, in the end, the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonitas revisits that one act from early in his life with the wolf and the winter cold.  The wolf and the winter cold functions as his whole strategy against Xerxes’ wolf of a much larger army as Leonitas dispatches most of his army home to remain with 300 of his men in one of the most famous last stands ever.  The seed of his early experience with the wolf and the winter cold evolves into his method of organizing his whole scene, and a whole army.  Is this not like cards coming together in an imaginatively actionable way?  One small, though potently memorable scene from before becomes a fully developed and orchestrated plan for King Leonitas in the Pass at Thermopylae. . . Plus, there’s an amazing love scene between King Leonitas and Queen Gorgo. Actually, it’s better than that. It’s a full frontal bold YEAH kind of scene.

So, Let’s Back Up. Let’s Revisit Full Frontal Movies of the Mind In A Small Pass

through the 2 of Swords.  Does your card have a woman with two Swords crossed?  This woman blindfolded with a watery emotional scene behind her?  Isn’t the scene behind her possibly the Full Frontal Movie Of Her Mind?

The 2 of Swords in The Land of Mystereum

has the “crossing” of two Swords coming together to focus on the whole world of an inner Movie of the Mind scene.  It presents a sharpened focus between the two Swords that changes, like a magnifying glass changes, the world of what you are focused on to see it more clearly and in doing so TRANSFORM it into an inner scene.  Focus on something.  Isn’t it like unsheathing the sword from its scabbard?  Don’t you see it in a whole new light?

Let’s get Full Frontal serious here, and POOF, layer in a video.  Sorry, no war here, just a sneaky Newsman.  You’ll NEVER guess what he got into the news.  WOW, it’s a 4-letter word in Newsland.

Notice how The Newsman looks around before saying “Tarot.”  Is he worried. Neh.  That’s just the doorway, the portal to . . .He’s about to slip in an evocative story-snippet in a poetic way, and we all know that poetry doesn’t make the news. Poetry is a 4-letter word in Newsland.  In Newsland first, they have the killings, then the weather, and a couple of times a week they OH THE DRAMA spice it up with . . . you guessed it, The Lottery. Slipping in a short and poetic example in the news is unheard of . . . is Full Frontal Bold.  GO NEWSMAN!!

Experience The Ace of Swords’ in its full frontal telling of its creation story directly from its perspective.

What subtlety informs the Movie Scene of Your Mind when things come together, one being a higher octave evolution of the other? Like I’ve visually-with-no-words added the CERN-style energies of the Queen and King of Wands above, what comes together when you experience a card in the Movie Scene of Your Mind?

How is Tarot a portal to YOUR amazing 4-letter words out in the open?  Poetry?  STILL can’t believe he snuck that in there, and all in under a minute. He should get an award!

Rockin’ness to Your Full Frontal Friday

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All images (c)2010 Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com, plus, the last of the copper Tarot Dog Tags are featured.  You know you want yours. 🙂

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Card Cameos, Movie Time, The Mystery

 

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Tarot. Mystereum. The Presence of the Hermit

Presence-of Card Cameos . . .

Major Arcana cards make cameo appearances in other cards throughout Tarot in the Land of Mystereum.  They appear throughout Mystereum in multiple cards, both other Majors and in Minors.  This is to add to, to inform Tarot character development through visual story and allusion.  I also felt that this multiple-cards-in-a-card visual story technique furthers the deck so The Minors . . . are not minimized.

This visual expression of the cards themselves journeying around The Land of Mystereum is at the heart of the very structure of Mystereum.  We could call this opening up the epistemology of card divination, epistemology being philosophy of the study of how we know things.  We could call the card cameo appearances a Tarot etymology that expresses snapshots of the origins, the lineage of each card’s divination personality in their ongoing and living developed births of their appearances in your readings.  Interestingly enough, we can also simply say, . . .

Can You pick a face out of a crowd?

“Cards in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum inform one another.”  Cards in the Land of Mystereum literally inform one another in the visual story of the cards where they appear.  They don’t start doing this after you learn them. They start doing this after you meet them, notice them in a “what’s that?” way, can pick their “face” out of a crowd so to speak.  Takes a little doing of course, yet play it like a movie . . . “Who’s that? What is THAT thing or person doing here?”

Have some fun opening up and exploring this cameo appearance Presence-Of feature in The Land of Mystereum.  It is there to assist you in card inter-relationships and working with your intuition, to further inform the Imagination Tools gifted by Mystereum’s 192-page Imagination Primer book.  Pick a Major Arcana character in your Tarot in the Land of Mystereum deck.  Then, one by one, go through your deck.  See what full portions of the card and what out-takes or details appear in other cards.  Once you have walked through your deck and pulled the hangouts, the Presence-Of places of the card you have chosen, ask yourself . . .”How does this card contribute with its appearance in this other card?  What clue to this card’s identity does the guest appearance accentuate, how does it flesh out the card’s story?  Are these cards the same yet simply at different scales?  For example in the Imagination Primer the 3 of Swords expresses in a way that something beyond its grasp is formed that,

So, on to the Tarot Presence-Of The Hermit Cameos

The Hermit in The Land of Mystereum plays 4 visual storytelling parts, appears in 4 cards.  There is The Hermit card of course, and as well The Hermit character makes Presence-Of cameos in Death, Ace of Wands, and 2 of Wands.  It felt very natural for The Hermit to appear in this way as a perennial story-thread of a card’s character further alluding to and contributing personality to the sense of place throughout these 4 cards in The Land of Mystereum.  Why doesn’t The Hermit appear more?  Well, maybe he/she really does, and then again there are 4 appearances to 9’s mirror his 4-cornered world of inner identity and illumination.  This Mystereum visual character dictionary of storied appearances reaches out to symbolically spice up the deck in many places, like in the 4-charactered stage in The Hermit’s play.  Mystereum is not a deck of card soliloquies or monologues.  The whole deck is inter-related both in visual and spoken story, and each card embraces their identity as well. The Land of Mystereum is really a land, a place of divination in community with itself within and about where “All Similar, Each Unique.”

The Hermit appearing

in The Hermit card visually expresses the story of shining a light on your mysteries and confusion, turning over the pretty rocks of your beliefs to discover the treasure they hide.  With The Hermit discover your outer stillness as you actively walk the cloister of your mind.  Look up through your crown into your Psychic Sky.

I like that Mystereum’s Major Arcana characters explore The Land of Mystereum much like Harold and Milo explore their strange new worlds and find them enlightenly entertaining.  Alice does this too, though, I don’t know her as well as Harold and Milo, and Mystereum is about higher octave yang energies and putting them to conscientious use.

The Hermit cameos twice in Death

  • Hermit image on both forward and back flowing banners.
  • inner life is the herald connecting past and future.
  • through The Hermit all things are continuous much like The Hermit may be the Psychic Synapse of experience.

The Hermit appearing in The Ace of Wands

  • as the Wand holder.
  • as the one who cracks open the alchemical egg, the crucible of night, into the day.
  • as the one who compasses and squares a location to give it genius loci, making location into place with the energy of crafted identity.
  • the emanator.
  • infused and active inner energy and journey.
  • Ace of Wands as source of genius loci.

The Hermit cameoing in The 2 of Wands

  • BECOMING the alchemical egg, the crucible of night, that has been cracked open into the day.
  • AS the maker of the puzzle pieces of night and day in the Psychic Sky.
  • Analogy of The Hermit AS twilight in the Ace of Wands, the energetic place of beginning ALSO as the magical space between, the moment after crossing the Psychic Synapse, the first concrete step IN a new place.

Best to your own alchemical team 

supporting your Self in Your Royal Court of Higher Self filling the seats of Your Court to cheer on your expert skill expressed in play!  Consider these characters to already have season tickets to cheer on your strong play.  There are no cheap-seats in your game of life.  Play well.  Play with the vibrant motions established by The Hermit, Death, The Ace of Wands, and The 2 of Wands as teammates. Here is expressed quite a band of allies for your journeys within and about.  Play with the vibrant strength of their inner motion YOUR WAY!  The Hermit may also be a symbol of your inner light that both reflects and is also unmoved by outside influences . . . like the Moon in the Hermit’s sky, and there’s your next Birth Card Pair, the Moon~Hermit Tarot Birth Cards.

Check out previous Presence Of articles to discover more about the coordinated dynamism present to support and further inform your journey throughout The Land of Mystereum.

Thanks for visiting!  Best to this “Presence Of” series more fully elucidating one of the naturally hidden structures that are alive and well in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum to round out your inner team’s work.  Who knew?  Drawing pretty pictures is the smallest part of my job.  And, the more you know, the more you enhance informing your intuition.  If you’ve ever learned to drive a standard transmission car . . . and how are you with it now?  What about an automatic?  How are you with it now?  Similar to intuition I say, similar to Mystereum.  At first there are a lot of things to keep track of, and then you simply drive.  The Hermit’s puzzlepieces of sky synchromeshing, The Hermit AS twilight are both visual metaphors of the unseen and unmoved mover.

Explore Your Personal Twilights With The Hermit

as you explore whole worlds that can exist in the tiniest of things and the smallest of places . . . like the infinity inside you.

All images and text (c)2010, 2011, 2012 Jordan Hoggard

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum is available signed by the author at www.jordanhoggard.com

Groc the videos at www.youtube.com/drawsalotmore

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2012 in Card Cameos, The Mystery

 

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Today’s Card? The Land of Mystereum 5 of Wands

Today’s card is the 5 of Wands.

The 5 of Wands warrants a free reading exercise here.  Let’s work this 5 together.

Do you feel stiff competition?  Chaotic energies?

Try asking yourself the question, “What energetic component do I have that the competition is missing?”

Pull another card.  Use the card back here as an unrevealed clarifying card for this question.

Think about . . .

What can you turn over in your situation like a card back?

What can you see anew?

What do you assume, feel is normal, that is not normal to anyone else and that you can use?

Ask again, “What energetic component do I have that the competition is missing?”

Does your question and the additional card you turn over focus something, bring something to mind?

Does it reveal something you already have that you can now see more fully?

Bring something that is already there into crisp focus as a strength that YOU wield!

Look at the child in this card.  The pura vida, pure life, child.

What in the heck is he doing?  Is he crazy?

 He has put his wand behind him. Note that he keeps it, though.

He is still in the mix, but he has seen something everyone else here is missing.

Maybe the chaos is that two of them are too focused,

and two of them would rather be somewhere else so they chit-chat off to the side?  Or, are they next?

Or, are they seeing what the child is seeing, but keeping quiet?

Look at the child in this 5 of Wands card.

The pura vida child raises his hands to bring in the rainbow as his new wand, his new contribution.

No-one else has it, and bringing it into the situation is like. . . .

Bringing something that no-one else has or even sees, bringing something that the competition is missing.

Think of The Sun.

Its light is part of the rainbow.  Watch this 46 second video as you keep your second card in mind.

Then ask yourself. . .

What is the rainbow that I bring to my situation?

Till next time,

Cheers,

Jordan

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in Card Curiosities

 

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Mirrors. Projections. Inspiration!

Picking . . . The Queen of Wands, 2 of Pentacles, & 10 of Wands to express one perspective of the point. . .

Mirrors. Projections. Inspiration!

Everything is n + 1. Each Is More, Each of Us Is More

The Queen of Wands mirrors herself

to envision her blind spots backwards

to naturally flip them

to see right through their mirage

to forget her seeing

remembering the clarity of her energetic vision.

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The 2 of Pentacles projects its shadow,

the shadow projecting the light,

the black spot on a yin-yang

more than beauty mark,

the white spot more than hope.

They are wormholes both

these dark dot white spot places

within fields of Other. . .

So far into one

as to become. . .

So far into the Other

to feel distinct Self. . .chthonic numinosity,

the depthful light of self.

Antinomy? Nope. Resolved AS life itself.

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The 10 of Wands cockatieling what was once weight

cockatieling what was once unwieldy

coackatieling beyond simply holding it all together,

cockatieling wand-feathers temples flexing

fanning them forward effortlessly in yoga-powered form.

Both night and day in inspiration

brought forth chthonically numinous . . . ?

Or, more resolved like a porch n sky by Maigritte?

Night-time depthful front porch lit under dark tree canopy

under bright day-blue eyes-wide-open sky?

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And. . .to sidestep copyright violation. . . maybe this painting says it all: “Empire of Lights” by Rene Magritte.

Or, this one. . . Another complete idea expressed by Magritte.  Or, maybe saying or expressing or anything all is not the point.

And, when a triptych is as well quaternal . . . n + 1.   3 + 1 = 4.

Triptych of paintings also as group, a 4th, the quaternity of group.

Triptych in number = Quaternity of the group

And, n + 1.

And, there’s always more . . .

Even less is more, more or less.

Till next time!

Jupiter’s Blessings,

Jordan

p.s. This “Stoicheion-Somata Tarot” article by Christine Payne-Towler plays well with/on Aristotle via the Pythagorean sandbox.

They aren’t really oil and water, though each relatively useless without the other? Ground and dancing figure?

“Non sequiturs often aren’t”  ~ Jordan Hoggard

(c) 2011 Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Card Curiosities

 

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