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Monday, July 4, 2011

Completed the first draft of the webpage on the Three of Cups

Started work on the webpage The Four of Cups.

Doing one extended Tarot reading each day.  Getting a better feel for the color meanings in the Crowley deck. 

Read three books this past week while recovering from out-patient surgery:   

Intuitive Tarot: A Tool for Consciousness.  A comprehensive and unique guide for the use of the Aleister Crowley Tarot.  By Mangala Billson.  Cambridge, MA, Perfect Publishers, 2007.  Appendix, 266 pages.  ISBN: 9781905399307.  VSCL. 

Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot.  By Lon Milo DuQuette.  San Francisco, California, Red Wheel, Weiser Books, 2003.  330 pages.  Glossary, notes, bibliography.  ISBN: 1578632765.  This is an outstanding guide to the Thoth Tarot by an expert in the O.T.O. and Golden Dawn systems and a Master Tarot scholar.  VSCL.  Review

Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic.  By Nevill Drury, 2011.  Excellent overview of modern magick. 


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Completed first drafts of the webpages on the Ace of Cups and the Two of Cups

Added a separate section for research notes on the Crowley/Harris Tarot on each of these webpages. 

Started work on the Three of Cups


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Finished setting up the entire structure for all suits.  Notified Google and Bing. 

Begin working on first draft of Cups suit and Court Cards

Now is the time for developing CONTENT!! 

Began reading "Understanding the Tarot Court" by Mary K. Greer and Tom Little. 

Understanding the Tarot Court.  By Mary K. Greer and Tom Little.  Special topics in Tarot Series.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2004.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0738702862.  VSCL. 

The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana.  By Kate Warwick-Smith.  Destiny Books, 2003.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0892810920.  VSCL. 






Monday June 13, 2011

Finished setting up the basic structure of the Minor Arcana suits of Pentacles and Swords.   

Finished Court Cards for Pentacles/Disks/Worlds and Swords/Crystals. 

Started to prepare a Tarot Keywords Index

Studying the Court cards of the Tarot. 


Tuesday, June 7, 20011

Finished setting up first version of the Major Arcana webpages: T200-T220. 

Created separate webpages for each of the Tarot Decks analyzed and discussed. 

Continued efforts to place images of Tarot cards on Major Arcana webpages. 

Started detailed work on webpages: T209-T220. 

Created numbering system for Tarot Research. 


Friday, June 3, 2011

Continued work on setting up Major Arcana webpages: T200-T205. 

Created Tarot Category in Our Paths in the Valley Blog. 

Began careful study of one card each day. 

Added Visconti 1450 and Marseille 1791 Decks to Tarot Decks for comparative purposes. 

Updated Bibliography and gathered all Tarot books, decks, and manuals in one location in my home library. 


Tuesday, June 1, 2011

Reading Angeles Arrien's Tarot Handbook - a study of the Crowley/Harris Thoth Tarot. 

Started on T203 - III  The Empress 

During June 2011, collect and reorganize all my Tarot books and decks, catalog all of my collection and add to the Tarot Bibliography.

Start the Voyager training program of James Wanless. 


Monday, May 23, 2011

Start to replace all links to Amazon products with the Amazon Associate links. 


The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck  


Thoth Tarot Deck  


Voyager Tarot Deck 1984  


Voyager Tarot - Way of the Great Oracle by James Wanless Ph.D., 1989. 





Sunday, May 22, 1011


The first phase of my Tarot research, to be completed by June 1, 2011, is to move all my existing Tarot webpages from





Today, I replaced the /wands8 webpages with redirects to the /tarot webpages.


Card of the Day:  



I started today to move all my Tarot books to one shelving location in the Green Room - my home library and study.  Over the next week I will make sure that I have a complete inventory of my Tarot books, decks, and resources.  I will add all items to my Tarot Bibliography.


Saturday, May 21, 2011


As I do my daily research on the Tarot I need a place to keep my notes.  This webpage will be that location. 


Today I received the CD and notebook from James Wanless for Way of the Seeker program. 

The Notebook is titled "Way of the Seeker Insight Journal" and subtitled "Self-Explorations and Personal Growth Through Sysmbols of Transformation" by James Wanless, Ph.D.  The whole package, including mailing, cost me $150.00.  I wrote Mr. Wanless an email, but he has not responded back to me. 


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