All posts by Valkeerie

Living in the Tarot

I have spent the last fifteen months living in the Tarot. By that I mean that almost every conscious moment when my brain wasn’t fully occupied with other tasks has been spent with the Tarot – either making cards, writing about the cards, or listening to the chatter in my head.…

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Blurb & Headshot

One of the most difficult parts of publishing isn’t writing the book. It is all the other stuff – the jacket blurb, the author biography, the author photo, sales and distribution channels, pricing, jacket design and endless, endless proofreading. Yesterday was full-on. When I worked for a large US company…

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Tarot Book Progress

I hope you are all well. The first hints of spring are quickly eroding my intention of completing the new book before a warm sun begins to call me away from the computer. I have spent many months indoors preparing content. I want to be motorcycling. However I am very…

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Tarot

  I see that I have posted nothing here for a year. There is a good reason for this, and it comes under the ‘Keep Silent’ rule observed by many students of the WET. I have been wholly absorbed in creating a set of Tarot card designs for use in…

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Try a Little Tenderness

In Hermetic Kabbalah the sefira of Gevurah is associated with the planet Mars and its weapon is the sword. The sword is an instrument of protection used in offense and defence. A person declares “this is my turf, step on it and I will attack you”. The sword is a…

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John Dee

I have read several biographies of Dr.  John Dee, and  all of his diaries, including the transcripts of his angelic communications, which occupied a relatively small portion of his life. A biography I like is that of Charlotte Fell-Smith, published in 1909. I read it about 20 years ago; it…

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The Fiery Tongues of Angels

I have a perennial fascination with the angelic communications of Dr.  John Dee and Edward Kelly. Part of the reason for my interest has been the spontaneous eruption of quasi-gnostic symbolism in my own meditations, symbolism that seems related to the system of Dee and Kelly. Although my interest has…

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Weave World

A few years ago my geekier friends were showing me complicated shapes made out of a white, nylon-like plastic. They had been printed using the first generation of home 3D printers. There were wild claims that 3D printing would transform manufacturing. Perhaps it will. My son Dougie uses one for prototyping…

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Stromatolites on Mars!

Stromatolites sounds like a pious Byzantine librarian who wrote “I am offended by this!” in the margins of Neoplatonic discourses. But no … When I visited my son in Western Australia we visited an unremarkable lagoon with active stromatolites. They don’t look like much – mounds of stuff left behind by…

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20th. Anniversary

Twenty years. This year 2015 is the 20th. anniversary of Digital Brilliance. This site has been on the WWW longer than Google. In 1995 I bought my first personal computer and a domain name. The WWW was growing explosively, and one key factor was the release of Netscape Navigator in…

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