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World” by Eugenia Loli

Card #22 of my Divination Tarot’s Major Arcana series. I will be posting one card every day, but you can see all of them at once at the link above. Below my collage, you can see the older style usually found in Tarot cards, for comparison. The mystical meanings of each card were kept as true as possible as it can be done with collage.

Explanation from the Biddy Tarot web site: In the centre of the World is a dancing figure, rejoicing in the completion of the journey and celebrating not only this completion but also the new beginnings it promises. The dancer has one leg crossed over the other, just like the Hanged man. She is, in a sense, his opposite (i.e. the Hanged Man upright). As the Hanged Man looks infinitely inward, the dancer in the World card looks infinitely outward. In each of her hands she holds a wand or baton, representative of evolution and balance. She is surrounded by a thick, green wreath, symbolic of success, victory, achievement and accomplishment, and tied with the red ribbons of eternity. The red ribbons form the infinity symbol, representing the infinite rewards of positive effort in improving both ourselves and those around us. Within the laurel wreath are stars of light indicating attainment of enlightenment or cosmic consciousness.

The figures in each of the four corners of the World card are the same figures that appear on the Wheel of Fortune. Interestingly, the World card is very much associated with the Wheel of Fortune, reflecting the cyclical progression of time and the human experience. The four figures (a lion, bull, cherub and eagle) represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac – Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio. These are symbolic of the four elements, four suits of the Tarot, four compass points, four seasons, and the four corners of the universe. And all are within the dancer’s sight and power. The planetary ruler is Saturn, the symbol of time.

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Mystic Diary # 9

Hi there, Xel here on behalf of SMG. It’s Sunday night as of this post, and we’re three full days from our first route’s release! I wanted to share with you all some important information I’d already promised in the past. 

Our game is integrated with Steam! I’ve already played it through the platform and it should be just about ready to go! (Steam page for base game below)

Here’s the run-down on everything you might want to know before launch day:

  • The game is split into a free base game that includes the Prologue, Chapter 1, and the sneak peeks for the other, unreleased guys. 
  • This means each route is purchasable as DLC, both through the Steam store and through the game itself.
  • The gameplay length has been tested between 4.5 and 5 hours long, depending on your reading style and speed of course.
  • The price for a single route will be…$4.99! 

I think that’s all for now, we’ll have more to share in the upcoming days! Thank you for your support everyone, it means the world to us!

-Xel

Sooooo, while doing some spring cleaning for Imbolc, I rediscovered my long-forgotten stash of beautiful antique keys that I found buried in a pile at the Treasure Island flea market. I can’t help but wonder who carried these keys and what was protected behind their corresponding locks. What should I do with them? 💛🔑💛

One of the first characteristic results of this is enlightenment, illumination, as the ancients called it, a change of consciousness. New possibilities of consciousness then awaken. These already existed potentially in the system, but were unable to come to life until that moment. However, as soon as the new possibilities of consciousness become active, intellectuality recedes and wisdom is born.

The True Baptism

As for the true baptism, into which the members of the All descend and where they come into being, there is no other baptism except the one—and that is the redemption—which takes place in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, after confession of faith has been made in those names—which are the single name of the good tidings—and after one has believed that the things one has been told are real.

And on account of this, whoever believes in their reality will obtain salvation, and that means to attain, in an invisible way, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but only after one has borne witness to them in unfaltering faith and if one grasps them in a firm hope. In this way, it may happen that the fulfillment of what one has believed becomes a return to them, and that the Father becomes one with him—the Father, God, whom he has confessed in faith, and who has granted him to be united with himself in knowledge.

The baptism we have spoken about is called “the garment” that is not taken off by the ones who put it on and that is worn by the ones who have received redemption. And it is called “the confirmation of truth,” which never fails in its constancy and stability and holds fast those who have obtained restoration while they hold on to it. It is called “silence” because of its tranquility and unshakability. It is also called “the bridal chamber” because of the concord and the inseparability of the ones whom he has known and who have known him. It is also called “the unsinking and fireless light,” not because it sheds light, but rather because those who wear it, and who are worn by it as well, are made into light. It is also called “the eternal life,” which means immortality.

Thus it is called after all the fair things it contains, including the names that have been left out, in a manner that is simple, authentic, indivisible, irreducible, complete, and unchangeable. For how else can it be named, except by referring to it as the All? That is, even if it is called by innumerable names, they are spoken only as a way of expressing it in certain ways, although it transcends all words, transcends all voice, transcends all mind, transcends all things, and transcends all silence. This is how it is with the things that belong to what it is. This is what it in fact is, with an ineffable and inconceivable character in order to be in those who have knowledge by means of what they have attained, which is that to which they have given glory.

Tripartite Tractate