Episode 94: All is Mysterious: On the Moon Card in the Tarot

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By Phil Ford and J. F. Martel, Phil Ford, and J. F. Martel. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

"Here is a weird, deceptive life." Thus does Aleister Crowley describe the meaning of one of the most sinister and spectral cards in the tarot. In this episode, Phil and JF continue their ongoing series on the twenty-two major trumps with a deep dive into the hopelessly enigmatic world of Arcanum XVIII: The Moon. After a brief chat about Voltron and professional wrestling, your hosts start on the lunar path beset by traps and illusions, in hopes that their half-blind perambulation will lead to startling insights.

Image by Damien Deltenre via Wikimedia Commons.

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Roland Barthes, Mythologies
Anonymous, Meditations on the Tarot
Colin Wilson, The Occult
Eliphas Levi,_ French esotericist
Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo
Weird Studies, [Episode 86 on The Sandman](weirdstudies.com/86)
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Antoine Faivre, scholar of esoteric studies
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Carl Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis
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St. John of the Cross, The Dark Night of the Soul
J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Weird Studies, Episode 93 on Charles Taylor
Algis Uždavinys, Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth

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