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The Tarot of Your Journey

Designing Divination — the Craft of your Path
Built by Hand and Shown in the Throw

The Tarot of Your Journey
The pick of the draw —
and the drawing out,
the woven journey,
the thread of path,
and the cartography of the psyche.

What you see is what you get;
what you get is what you see.
[below, signed cover stock to the Wanderer book of cards —

“This is your wanderer.”
The Tarot of Your Journey
Each of us has a path, a journey that we take,
that we embark upon —
from our beginnings, to our movement through.

What if you drew your own path, mapped the journey, considered the paths you have walked, and thought —
where I have been,
where I am,
where I am going?

What is the turn of the calls,
the throw of the card,
the arrangement of your journey?
What if you were:

the Wanderer?

And in your wandering — you might have realized, that —
in fact —

you do draw your path.

For me, the realm of the real is the wander.
For in that wander,
there is wonder.

Wanderer, wander on:
If you don’t go an expected route, you’ll be surprised.
Surprise.
Spectacle.
aMazement.
Labyrinth.
The horizon line.
The next vista:

But too:
the puzzle,
the concatenation,

the knot work,
and the plaiting of life’s cords.

Where have you gone;
what of today;
what is coming;
where are you going?

The Wanderer card deck, a Girvin tarot.

I drew that out, 1999, a seasoned journey, in retreat in Mexico, a drawing of cards — each, one week of work,
32 paintings of the journey that we all make —
one set, the seasons of our lives;
another set, the geography of our voyages.

The Tarot of Your Journey

That’s surely implying too much, it’s not your journey,
these are the archetypes of
my
journey.

Every journey has a season:

The Tarot of Your Journey

And every journey has a place —
metaphorical,
deep,
psychic:

The Tarot of Your Journey

The Tarot of Your Journey

The Tarot of Your Journey

The Tarot of Your Journey

The Tarot of Your Journey

Pardon about the crude photography, but
you get the point. I shot the pages in quick succession at the island studio.

Want a book?
Let us know.

My reach is — what of you making your own book?
I know no thing of you.
I know only what I know, now.
T[here.]

And they spin out, to new tellings, new
stories that draw out, like
a threading,
every
day.

These cards, these stories, these divining drawings
what they do:

you are drawn and
you are drawing.

The thread spools out, and you are,
I am,
the thread.

Enough, for now.

Draw your own
conclusions.

TIM
…..

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THE STRATEGY OF CREATING
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