We were born before the wind......
I have been on a journey this past year and a half, or so. It began with the line, As Above, So Below - from Hermes Trismegistus' Emerald Tablet. That lead to crystals and a whole world of mystical things - the Tree of Life, Hoodoo, Voodoo, Wicca, The Kabbalah, Tea Leaf reading, Feng Shui, the I Ching, palmistry, numerology, astrology, Tarot, fortune telling...
All of these blend into each other which is the most surprising discovery I have made. Even into different religions. They go back thousands of years. A few months ago, I would have said, I don't believe in Hoodoo or Voodoo. Even two months ago I would have said I don't believe in witchcraft. Did you know that crossing your fingers behind your back is an old witchcraft spell?
I'm just at the beginning of tarot and fortune-telling cards. The man with the crutches on the upper left is from the 1700's and is from a minchiate deck from Italy. Some of the upper cards are between 1700's-1800's. The deck on the bottom is a handmade fortune-telling deck from Warsaw from the 1940's. I have had to go buy books to research and as for the fortune-telling deck, I've yet to figure out what the symbols mean.
It has been very interesting, I only wish I'd have started in my 30s and 40s when I still had more than a reptilian brain (the memory is going, going,)
It is raining and I do hope the little trick or treaters are able to go out. I don't want any candy left after tonight.