Showing posts with label the Death card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Death card. Show all posts

Friday, 31 October 2014



Borley Rectory, England

"To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause"
Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1:65 

"Imagine honestly how much less bearable and more painful to man would be an everlasting life" ~ Montaigne 

"Happy is he who was able to know the causes of things (felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas), and who trampled beneath his feet all fears, inexorable fate, and the roar of devouring hell" ~ Virgil

In the first of a three part series we are going to be looking at GHOSTS.
Part Two  investigates "explanations" of ghosts, see it HERE
Part Three comprises my scary personal ghost stories, catch it HERE

Today we will:
  • Touch upon the Death card in the tarot
  • Negotiate the problem of evidence with the help of Hamlet
  • Talk about spirit guides
  • Relate my own story of a spirit guide and few other ghosts
  • See how a wire-haired fox terrier interprets Hamlet in a short video (SO good! And a wonderful example of the "dog cynic philosopher", cunos, a kind of dog DIOGENES. The word "cynic" comes from cunos. Diogenes was, of course, called a dog)

The Death Card

Upright, as we know, at least in the abstract, the Death card in the tarot is all about transformation, endings and beginnings. If the Death card appears then change is usually sudden, abrupt and abrasive. One way of life or aspect of life is snapped into another, yet something is irretrievably interred along the way, never to be revived. Dead and buried. It is a card of reincarnation where one form of existence takes the place of the old.