Monthly Archives: September 2010

POEM: The Bones of Trees

THE BONES OF TREES (c) Nisaba Merrieweather, 2010 A fuzz of green leaves is pretty enough But the bones of trees, the stripped skeletal Most honest form of the thing, All the flesh stripped right back, Is the most basic … Continue reading

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The Ten Cups

This is a light-hearted Tarot-story from the early 1990s.  Dorothy Morrison, a friend of mine and erstwhile teacher,  sent me a copy of the Herbal Tarot. She gave it to me a couple of years before she started designing her … Continue reading

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Warnings Moving Clockwise

What do you base your life-decisions on? I tend to base mine on a combination of experience and conservativism, desire, fear, quasi-academic research into my options, and just occasionally if I feel my five senses and my brain are not … Continue reading

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A Slice of the Rural

I lived in the heart of “town” – two-to-five minutes’ walk from every business and every home. A good brisk ten-minute walk will take you right out into the wilderness. There was one pub (centre of some people’s social life, … Continue reading

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Solipsism in Inner Space

It’s a philosophical position that, because “I” cannot feel your pain or see the world through “your” eyes, “I” and the only really real person, and the rest of you are all a complicated visual, aural and tactile illusion designed … Continue reading

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Decorating with Tarot

Elsewhere on the net, someone was recently asking how one would go about decorating one’s home with Tarot cards, if one had decks one didn’t use. I had a few suggestions, that I might actually bring into play myself – … Continue reading

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Good Decks, Better Decks

I was thinking about what makes a deck read well, this morning. Many of us say such-and-such a deck reads well, or doesn’t read well. But is it really the deck? Maybe I’m just an old sourpuss, but the older … Continue reading

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