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Meditations on the Tarot: XI Strength

On Wednesday the 18th (please note that the book club now takes place every other Wednesday!) we learn about "Natural Religion," the "fortitudinis fortitudo fortis" of Hermes, and how the virgin tames the lion. We discuss chapter XI: LA FORCE!

Please come prepared having read the chapter or with a copy of the text in hand. Copies are available for purchase at Catland Books. Attendance is on a sliding scale, from $5-$15.

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Our weekly book club and study group is based on the masterpiece of Hermetic writing, "Meditations on the Tarot." This dense, poetic tome was published anonymously and posthumously at the request of the author, who from the prose seems to be a Roman Catholic scholar. The epistolary text deeply examines the 22 trumps of the Major Arcana in a series of 22 letters addressed to the reader, each beginning with the words "Dear Unknown Friend..."

At once intellectually rigorous, lyrically readable, and ripe with spiritual profundity, these friendly letters explore the Tarot as 22 spiritual exercises which will lead the reader to firsthand experiences of mysticism, gnosis, and magic.

Indispensable for the aspiring high magician, the thirsty philosopher, and the serious student of Tarot, the only problem with these letters is how to discuss them in a mere hour. Please join us on Thursday as we continue enjoying and exploring this inexhaustible piece of writing.