The Fool’s Tarot
An Introduction to the Triune World of the Three Arcana
About the Book
The first book is analysing the 2 existing Tarot cards decks and describes them as stages of awareness. “The Fool’s Tarot” is accompanied by a uniquely designed deck with evolving fitting patterns presenting the different phases or cards of the Tarot decks. The ‘Fool’ is the centre of its system. These series and cards are mainly used to develop an awareness of all of its underlying and reoccurring patterns, ultimately leading to a third phase presented as a third Arcana. The Minor and Major Arcana decks are considered as two initial phases, in which random experiences are made before becoming conscious and receiving a sense of preparedness and alertness. This third Arcana will reveal itself as a restoration phase. The Major Arcana before that was based upon reoccurring phases and patterns of experiences, as how they were sensed via instinct, feelings, ratio, and practice. The third Arcana will always take and describe the various phases of the 4 senses together, leading us to an overview and to the development of different specific forms of intelligence. These last phases correspond to the 32 paths of Wisdom, known already from the ‘Sepher Yetsirah’. Here they are called 32 phases of intelligence and awareness. One of these intelligences is the understanding of the system of Vowels and Consonants in Words and Language. Before being able to come to any of the acquired intelligences, one must learn to discern in which phase situations are in, what is already true and what is only in development. In that way, the individual experience can be transformed into something that can be made useful within a larger group of people. While in the first two Arcanas, one learns to cope with situations individually, the third Arcana could give ideas how a leader in a group or within a company could deal with all sorts of situations.
Any individual automatically falls back on his personal role of Foolishness. While people tend to use Tarot cards for gaining control of circumstances, by focusing upon the awareness over patterns, it no longer matters what is encountered, but how things are approached. In that way, one’s attention gradually shifts to the stage of attention towards a mentality that gives full attention to potential restauration.
The Fool’s Tarot is part of a trilogy. The second book will show dependencies on larger patterns of formation, like group patterns, a balance between the Elements, or the Year’s Cycle. Th e third book will show a full scope vision of direction, a synthesis.
Biographical influences of importance are a long membership of the Theosophical Society, a brief encounter to the Gurdjieff movement and an extensive period of art school.
About the Author
As long as there is no further study group grown out of this, I prefer to remain anonymous, so that just the book can have its own story of adaptation and reactions. I am sure it will meet scepticism as it should, or feeling of wonders, or curiosity. But I am sure it also needs a certain time to adapt. I want to admit that theosophy was an early influence. I have been a member of the Theosophical Society for around 10 years until its brancah was halted. As a 6-year-old, I taught some letters on my own by looking at some examples of images that presented these letters in the primary school class room of my father. It made me understand letters differently, compared to other kids. But it was only 12 years later, after reading the theosophical society founder Mme. Blavatsky, who said that vowels and consonants have meanings, that I decided to develop my first sense for synaesthesia to such a degree of perfection that it also could truly reveal its underlying logic, which was called the LOGOS by Blavatsky, a logic that is part of nature and that has its own set of rules just like numbers do. I realized how there truly exist a self-relying logical system behind letters and words that makes us choose the right words that fit perfectly with the actual things we want to express. My first intention was developing a degree in art, but I was much more curious in everything that once I was capable of doing something I mostly preferred to quit already and look for a new challenge. I also stopped making any art object after mastering several disciplines. A brief free student time at the university for mathematics made a profound influence. Another great influence was the Ouspensky/Gurdjief School which again I only briefly joined. This stimulated the importance of the idea of consciousness and awareness. The first study on the Tarot is only related to the idea of developing consciousness. The first two books prepare the reader slowly into a new way of thinking. First as an individual, then as a leader in a group. Then finally as a dependent developing person into bigger concepts and patterns (book 2). The third book is my personal talent, trademark and mark of influence that I would like to give to the world after a long period of preparation, so that it is worth it as something completely new.