Meditations on the Tarot: XVI THE TOWER

On Wednesday, December 2nd (please note that the book club now takes place every other Wednesday!) get ready to plunge into the collapse of false growth as we examine Tarot trump XVI: THE TOWER!! Also called "The Lightning Struck Tower," "The Tower of Destruction," or "La Maison Dieu," this image reminds us that what is built (as opposed to what grows) is destined for collapse.

Please come prepared having read the chapter or with a copy of the text in hand. Copies are available for purchase at Catland Books.

$5-$15 sliding scale for attendance.

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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.