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The Greatest Trump

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As an American, not at all unique in struggling through the daily round of tackling the challenges of basic survival on the “ground level,” it is tempting to comment on the Presidency of Donald Trump.

A number of folks I know have plenty to say. Social media provides a wonderful outlet to post memes and spew venom into the wind.

It makes us feel momentarily empowered but is, in reality, a pointless exercise in futility.

I know of certain “Spiritual Authorities” who are now weighing in on Trump’s latest tweets on Mika’s face-lift.

Really?

There really is an invisible and unknown Brotherhood of Light moving through this World. They are not to be found on Facebook and the only way to contact them is to BECOME ONE OF THEM.

They are not surprised by Trump. They are not enraged. They are well-trained in avoiding the seduction game and they operate from the Knowing that “The Empire Never Ended.”

There are a lot of people who hate Trump. It’s funny. If he simply remained a wealthy celebrity, they would have as much animosity toward his person as they do Hugh Hefner.

Trump is not your problem.

The Black Iron Prison is your problem. The Dark Satanic Mills…these are your problem.

And who presides over these?

This generation will be washed over with the blood of the innocent as have all generations before us.

Don’t expect more from the next. You’ll get as much as we got from the 60’s.

I understand that certain musicians have made controversial videos where Trump is assaulted.

Everyone is making so much bank off of the Trump brand. Get behind him. Be outraged. It’s all Time. And Time is Money. And Money is BLOOD.

Or get off the train.

Our dearly departed Saints and Sages trace their biographies through a pool of gore. We get the icons. They got the sword, axe and spear.

We are working on the next steps along the Numisgnostic Path. On this Royal Road, we will fall, by bullet or final bedridden breath on the deathbed. Either way, the physical form will fail and fade.

The Heart goes on.

We enter this World and vibe with certain records of those who have gone before. They were destroyed by the Kings of this World and they relinquished their mortality.

Injustice pissed on their graves. And their Souls sailed into the Kingdom.

We are not here to be rattled like an ant mound struck with a stick when Donald Trump tweets about this or that.

Jesus (who Blake wrote is nothing less than The Divine Imagination) told us that we are In The World but not OF IT.

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s…and to GOD what is GOD’s.

We make a choice. We turn our focus toward the Highest and Best. No one makes it out alive.

Except for the Living Soul.

I can comment no further on the Presidency of Donald Trump. We’re going to suffer and we’re going to die. Along the Way, we are given an opportunity to rub the sleep from our eyes and wake to what we truly ARE.

You weren’t born to freak out over a Tweet or what CNN headlines for your attention.

If you can read these words, you are a vital, breathing, living and wondrous Being carrying the Big Being through Time for the sake of Love.

We wish you Power and Godspeed.

And we know the Agony of this “Cruel Experiment.”

We will recall the words of Killing Joke:

“The Struggle is hard…the Struggle is long…the Struggle is…

BEAUTIFUL.”

Cut through the slogans and get off the media train.

A woman I know, someone who epitomizes the hard working American struggling to make ends meet, once said to me:

“There is always time to make something nice.”

While certain mystified aspirants are taken with exotic mantras (usually in foreign languages) and exercises, this statement is an ultimate “Wake Up” exercise.

You’ve got NOW. Can you make something NICE?

The Greater Arcana of the Tarot have sometimes been referred to as The Greater Trumps.

These are the Stages of Initiation on your Path from “Clod to God.”

Which of these Trumps is Greatest?

You’ll find out-and you’ll know it to be YOU.

The Corrosion Corp will resume activity momentarily. We are cells in the Brain of God. And through the Times and Trends, God is stretching and waking up into Creation.

It has been hard.

It has been long.

And it is Beautiful.

-Hoodoo

 

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Angels in the Wings

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Angels are, traditionally, Messengers of God, vehicles belonging to a vast Network of Communication within the Omnipresent Body of the Divine. As such, “Messaging” extends far beyond the mere delivery of information for intellectual assimilation.

The Angels who ministered to Jesus, for example, did not arrive to “tell” him anything. Rather, they served the Restorative and Healing Functions of the Divine Body (see Matthew 4:11). Thus, there is also an Angel of Death. However, this function, like all others, operates, of necessity, along principles of Karma (which is simply to say Cause and Effect as operating on all Planes of Being). Beyond-yet Within-this field of perpetual change and transformation, there is the All-pervading Consciousness sometimes called God. The Gnosis of this Consciousness opens the Gates to a cooperative work with what we have termed the Angelic Forces.

As Emmanuel Swedenborg wrote (no doubt influencing William Blake):

“Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them.”

We continue work at spacebuddhaa.com on the 80 small paintings for the Angelic Contact Tarot, a series of images designed to facilitate practical Angelic Contact in context of the Path we not only walk, but BECOME.

Everything Takes Forever

Things can take so much longer than we’d think at the get-go…

We began taking pre-orders on the (seemingly imminent) METAMORPHIC TAROT OF THE SPIRITS over a year ago. It is only this past WEEK that the finished deck and book are (at last!) being sent out.

Similarly, we wrote the book ORBIT some time before offering The Metamorphic Tarot. It is has only just recently seen print and is available for Order now.

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By the time such Labors manifest, we find we are already deep into the Next Phase of The Work.

What Work?

THE GREAT WORK.

The same deal those Alchemists of Old were after.

The leaves of the calendar fall and we keep grinding at the Eternal Wheel.

Until we become The Wheel…the Wheel we ever Were and Are (see Crowley’s “Pilgrim Talk” from The Book of Lies).

Conversation at Space Hoodoo HQ this evening veers into the Game of Life…

New Thought Pioneer Neville Goddard reverse engineers our existential crisis. We are God…God incarnate to experience and redeem this Human Life. Not playing, not pretending or wearing a mask. God actually and really becoming the Human Being, really and truly dying in the Flesh. Playing, as Goddard says, every single role in The Play.

And God is no less God for it.

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“Reader Meet Author”-from The Spacebuddhaa Angelic Contact Tarot

Knowing that the End Game is waking to this fact, emerging from The Play, we can assess just where we’re at in the Script.

There is a natural and needed Next Step to be made-and we, as individuals, are the ones to perform the task. Our strength, vision and resolve may draw from the Knowing (or Gnosis) of our True Being.

Michael Bertiaux states our situation in the most plain and hopeful fashion in his “Vudu Cartography” when he says that in our Vudu we are right where we need to be-or not too far from it. Our concern is simply the task at hand. The challenge is to see it clearly.

In various Occult Schools we are introduced to tables of Initiation. Take Crowley’s A.A., for example. It’s not unique in this regard but serves our purpose.

At the bottom, there’s the Neophyte and at the top, there’s the big bad Magi-and, above that, the Ipsissimus, Beyond Will or Condition, with a variety of Grades-and Magical Tasks-between.

At the beginning of the Quest, our eyes are blinded with Stars. We have big ideas of attaining to some “Higher Grade.” We work hard to get there, thinking “Neophyte” is a clumsy start to the “Mastery” we may achieve.

Chogyam Trungpa, between bottles, was able to give a lovely little Key in this matter. He simply observed that what could be Attained or Gained could be Lost or taken away. But our Real Nature remains what it is (“Deem not of change”). It’s not contingent upon our efforts and remains Adamantine all the Way.

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“Ride a Camel through the Eye of a Needle…or, at least, smoke one.”

Hence, Kenneth Grant wrote of “Non-Mobile Becoming” in his Wisdom of S’lba.

If we can but GLIMPSE this, we hold the Philosopher’s Stone.

How to USE it?

Apply it in its own Light to the situation at hand.

We go to the Next Step as God writes, acts in and directs “The Play,” “We” being no less than Blake’s “Jesus…The Human Imagination.” This is the Word of God, the Power of God and the Glory of God…which are all ONE with God.

But if God is no less God in this scenario, we are no less HUMAN as participants.

Yeats saw the crisis quite clearly when he wrote:

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

It’s true-and it’s so STUPID.

Do you really think the idiots who run (and ruin) the planet with their arrogance and greed are better than yourself? Or any OTHER than yourself?

Do we actually check out at the supermarket, look to the rag-rack and think US Magazine is anything other than Mind Control, Inc fighting to keep our own Divinity held at bay?

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Reminding you that Sock Swine are Important People, one checkout at a time.

I can recall waste of life cocktail parties where someone asked the micro-tribe: “Have you ever met someone FAMOUS?”

Recollections sputter over mixed drinks and the speakers all fade into the background.

It’s akin to asking if you’ve ever met ANYONE!

The Key is waking up in the Game, lucid dreaming in the Flesh, remembering that there is an Operator behind the Virtual Reality. This Operator is none other than Ourself in Eternity.

The smallest dose of this Knowledge can empower a radical readjustment of one’s terrestrial lifespan.

Our next project will not be offered via any sort of pre-order. This is the SPACE BUDDHAA ANGELIC CONTACT TAROT. When we announce it, it will be ready for immediate shipment. Between Now and Then is the Pilgrimage.

ORBIT: An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Bardo-Gaming on the Propserity Path is available from Gateways Books and Amazon.com.

The Metamorphic Tarot is available from Spacebuddhaa.com

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“We who dwell on Earth can do nothing of ourselves, everything is conducted by Spirits” -William Blake from Jerusalem

METAMORPH!

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“We might approach the Tarot…with a pressing concern. It could a “mundane” worry. And this is quite allright. Michael Bertiaux’s HOARD OF GOLD lessons, for example, remind us that when we are occupied with such mundane worries, our energy and attention flows in that direction. We are thus disadvantaged with regards to our deeper purpose, to become a True Resident of the Spirit World we are now only contacting.

“It would be a crippling approach, however, if we were to postpone Initiation until we had handled our earthly struggles. Vudu has never divorced itself from the flesh and blood world we inhabit. There is no need to divide the so called “Profane” from the Sublime and Spiritual. If we enter each Query with a view toward our unfolding Spiritual Vision, we can “hijack” the situation and feed its energy into our own Soul-Growth.”

-from the Metamorphic Tarot of the Spirits 

UPDATE on THE METAMORPHIC TAROT:

This Tarot has been a long time coming. Especially for those who pre-ordered in 2015. It originated as the “Lucky Hoodoo Tarot” in Wisconsin, 2014. The sketches and half done paintings were transported to British Columbia where work on them continued. At one point, the images were soaked in the waters of Kootenay Bay and cut into with blades to add texture. The Hoodoo Pilot Bardo Tarot and Bardo Bear Storytime Tarot were generated but the Metamorphic Tarot remained unfinished. It returned to Wisconsin in a snowstorm, endured a Season of Sweat and is now FINISHED.

The deck and accompanying book with tipped on color plate will be sent out to those who have ordered it by the end of the week. The deepest appreciation is sent to those who have patiently waited for their cards to arrive.

The METAMORPHIC TAROT gave birth to the Space Buddhaa Angelic Contact Tarot which is in process. This deck will have no pre-order and will only be offered after completion.

We hope those who receive the METAMORPHIC TAROT enjoy it and find in its gallery of images a Doorway into the Vuduverse.

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JOURNEY TO JI

The following is an excerpt from the text written to accompany THE METAMORPHIC TAROT OF THE SPIRITS:

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0 THE JOURNEY:

This image correlates to the FOOL card of the traditional Tarot. The landscape is replaced by the Hallway, a connective juncture familiar to Bardonauts. We might regard this as a birth canal, whether winding wombward or gravebound. The traveler carries an Eshu, the Child God who is also the Lord of the Crossroads. The dog, often associated with Papa Legbha (as St. Lazarus), follows this theme, that of the Opener. Lazarus is traditionally depicted as “lame,” hobbling along on his crutch. And yet Legbha is a Loa of great and dazzling speed through all dimensions of Space and Time. The outward appearance is apparent. The inward truth of Legbha is that of the “Youth of a Thousand Summers.”

The form of Eshu is egg-like in form and indicates the POTENTIAL OF OPENING. We are reminded here of the powerful declaration in Crowley’s Book of the Law wherein the God Horus states: “My left hand is empty for I have crushed an Universe and nought remains.” This Arcana is, indeed, the NOUGHT of the Tarot and indicates the vital, yet unfertilized, Space outside of established and fixed reality tunnels.

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1 THE MASTER JI:

This image was the very first generated for the Metamorphic Tarot. The change of name from The Magician (or Magus) to “The Master” is due in part to the Masonic context of this Arcana, wherein the visage appears above the checkerboard or “Mosaic Pavement” of the Lodgeroom. In Masonic Lore, this is the World, comprised of Polarites (“Good” and “Evil”) which are continually interacting. For the Dualist, this interaction may be experienced as a type of strife. For the Gnostic, the same interplay will be known along Thelemic Lines where “Love is the Law (dynamic interplay being the Nature of the Cosmic Go-ing), Love Under Will” (the active and constant participation of the Magician as co-creator).

With one eye closed and the other open, two worlds join in a single Mind (“Neither naked nor clothed, barefoot nor shod”). We can consider this consciousness in accord with the Third Ray of Alice Bailey’s teachings: “Harmony through Conflict.” We are also reminded of the sun glasses worn by Papa Ghuedhe, Laughing Lord of the North (the Masonic “Place of Darkness”). I distinctly recall conversing with a Freemason who remarked that the Blue Lodge of Masonry was a “Ghuedhe Cult.” I would agree wholeheartedly with this. From its sundry emblems (several of which resurge in this Tarot) to its central theme of Death & Resurrection, these ritualized Degrees convey, in external form, a type of psychodrama belonging to the Ghuedhe Familie.

At the same time, we also understand this Master as Rising From The EAST. Seated in the place of the rising solar disc, we behold the “Most Worshipful Master” of Freemasonry, a form of Legbha Ji, the Birth of the Sun. Thus we find Light and Darkness coming together in this card, swirling in the hands of the aptly “Juggler” whose Mercurial associations also speak to a bisexuality in which the polarities of Light and Darkness are conjoined.

The commentary on cards 0 and 1 really run together. Ouspensky wrote that the Fool of the Tarot was really the same figure as the Magician. He observed that the four mystical tools of the Magician (Wand, Sword, Cup and Pantacle) were contained in the bag of the Fool. With the Fool, these Elements are LATENT. With the Magician, they have re-entered Spactime in conjunction with the CONSCIOUSNESS of the Master Mason whose Resurrection is into the Gnosis of the Sun.
Thus we find the glorious proclamation of Michael Bertiaux’s Lucky Hoodoo Grimoire:

O Light! There is no Darkness! We are in the Presence of Endless Light!

JI, Qabalistically read, is Yod/Yod or 10 + 10 (20). This is the Number of the Arcana known as Judgment, the Resurrection. Hiram Abiff is raised by the “Strong Grip of the Lion’s Paw.” Further on in the Metamorphic Tarot, we encounter the visage of the One spoken of in the Monastery of the Seven Rays as “THE MASTER-THE LION.” This is a VERY significant portion of the first year lessons.

The Lion is the Christ (The Lion of the Tribe of Judah). This Christ is the Bridge between God and Man. We can regard this as the bridge between the Eternal and Temporal, what Soren Kierkegaard calls THE PARADOX. Kierkegaard saw the link between the Eternal and Temporal as being accomplished through the Leap of Faith. The expression has since devolved into a commonplace manner of saying “Have some guts…take a chance!” For Kierkegaard, this was a much more serious issue than risking convenience for a potentially pleasing outcome. It was a movement wherein we go beyond all our Spacetime Rationality, having brought it to an End. We have climbed the ladder, as Wittgenstein would say. And then we kick it away.

If this seems like an easy thing, we are mistaken. It is simple. Painfully simple. But it asks of us ALL THAT WE ARE. The great Zen Patriarch Hui Neng admonished one to relinguish attachment but not interest or engagement (in contradiction to other Buddhist ideals which extolled the extinguishing of Mind altogether). Therefore the above mentioned “Spacetime Rationality” is not destroyed. Rather one’s consciousness is extended over a gulf which that Rationality (rooted in Spacetime Being/Experience) cannot cross. It’s limits are known and one goes BEYOND THEM. This, in effect, creates or gives birth to a “Crossroadian,” who is “In the World but not of it,” as written in the Biblical injunction.

Arcana 17, THE STAR (re-titled TI BON ANGE) is depicted within this deck as this New Being in fetal form. The Initiatory Path wherein the Master becomes such evokes a type of Double Birth. Not only is the Initiate transformed into a Being partaking of both Temporal and Eternal Worlds but we find that this New Being also becomes an Inlet into Spacetime for the Mind of God, a SUN of God born into Time. This emergence indicates something other than the physical incarnation which provides the field for its unfolding.

It is the birth of Gnosis.

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The Metamorphic Tarot is now available for order. Each deck is hand cut and assembled. Book and cards are offered for $64 + post. If interested in purchase, please contact us at kylefite@yahoo.com

THE METAMORPHIC TAROT OF THE SPIRITS

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Magus of the Spirits, an Analog to the Master of the Masonic Lodge

The METAMORPHIC TAROT OF THE SPIRITS was originally conceived of as “The Lucky Hoodoo Tarot,” a visual venture into traditional Tarot structure through the lens of Michael Bertiaux’s Lucky Hoodoo lessons (from his Voudon-Gnostic Workbook). The foundation of this work was fairly simple. In these early lessons we learn of the Hoodoo “team” composed of the Spirits of the transmigrated Atlanteans Magi (the Hoo) and the Spirits of the Dead (the Doo). These entities occupy, respectively, the Western and Northern sectors of the Magical Circle of Lucky Hoodoo. As we move on in both study and practice, the Circle “rounds out” and we have all four quadrants inhabited and governed by the Major Players in the Voudon Pantheon. These arenas of Life and Being naturally gravitate toward expression through the 4 suits of the Tarot and their elemental correspondences.

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SAMEDHI GATE-Arcana 13 of the MTS

The 22 Greater Arcana, with their baseline archetypes, effortlessly lend themselves to expression through the forms of Voudon symbol and vision (similar to the African embrace and transmutation of Catholic Iconography). This approach to the System of Tarot has already been utilized with great power and beauty in Salllie Ann Glassman’s New Orleans Voodoo Tarot deck.

With the Metamorphic Tarot, I sought to develop the images as an exploration, what Bertiaux would call “research.” The creation of the deck was not after the manner of simply illustrating a particular interpretation of the cards as neatly hung onto a preestablished system. Rather, I looked into the basic energy field of each Arcana and sought to work within these as types of “Gnostic Spaces” wherein the Spirits belonging to particular zones in the Vuduverse might manifest through form. The cards, then, became a vehicle for a type of mediumship.

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THE MASTER THE LION-One of the vital links to the Ti Bon Ange which we encounter in the Monastery of the Seven Rays

Although this deck is ready to function as an oracular device, the emergence of the images was, itself, oracular. Thus, the Metamorphic Tarot exists as a collection of “research notes” in the form of a minature gallery, the conclusions of which are to be determined by the reader in communion with his or her own Spirit contacts. My personal commentary on the cards (in the accompanying booklet) is that of the “researcher” but cannot be an authoritative explanation of their esoteric content which is accessed through the forms and not defined by them.

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The Wheel of Fortune manifests in the MTS as the Circle of Lucky Hoodoo

We are now able to take preorders for this deck and its accompanying booklet which is signed by the author and will include its tipped on color plate front cover. Order will be shipped from the US. Previously, we experienced many frustrating delays in shipments when mailing from Canada and are very happy to say that this shall be no more!

Each deck is hand cut and assembled. Book and cards are offered for $64 + post. If interested in purchase, please contact us at kylefite@yahoo.com

SpaceBuddhaa & The Angels

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Angel King (sketchbook study)

Spacebuddhaa.com has been a bit silent as of late. This hasn’t been for want of activity. We have recently relocated and are at work on a new Tarot along Angelic-Spiritist lines. This is much more than an idea around which we are crafting our current cards. The theme of Angels is, of course, a popular one and has appeal to the “mass market” of “Lite Spirituality.” Often, we find depictions of Angelic Being in soft human guise, gently robed and winged, wearing halos to illumine a sweet smile. Such images may, indeed, serve to express the presence of certain messengers. However, there are MANY ways in which Angelic Beings take form. These range from the phantasmagoric to the abstract. In fact, abstraction is often the best manner in which to give expression to the energies and intelligence emerging from a homeland beyond 3-Dimensional Spacetime.

Angelic Beings are, traditionally, Messengers of God. We might see them as “Rays of God,” specialized extensions of the Divine Mind interfacing with human experience. With this in mind, the SpaceBuddhaa Angelic Tarot is not so much focused on an artistic rendition of well-known Angelic “personalities” (Gabriel, Rafael and so on ) as it is on Angelic Presence as a FUNCTIONING of the Divine Will. This deck will not only serve as an oracular means to identify energy patterns at work in one’s environment but will be a means to build up Angelic Forms at the Crossroads between realms. Techniques for this approach will be detailed in the book accompanying the deck.

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The SpaceBuddhaa Angel Tarot (pencil layouts)

We are also working on several other magical items intended for use with the deck including a Quartz Yesodian Contact Altar. This is a device whereby the cards may be incorporated into vigils and acts of service on behalf of others.

We have received a lot of wonderful feedback around the previous Spacebuddhaa Tarots. Creating and producing these has been an ongoing learning experience and it has been especially encouraging to have heard from recipients of the Bardo Bear Tarot who found in its playful and innocent nature a means to access a joyful and healing creativity. Some of this response came from longtime students of “darker” esoteric paths.

The Spacebuddhaa Angelic Tarot is neither “Dark” nor “Light” but endeavors to express the first verse of the Spacebuddhaa Sutra which declares that “Love is Powered by the Infinite.” Between Void & Form there is a mystical matrix wherein the Angelic Powers operate. Some will know these powers, perhaps, by other names. We chose to embrace the word “Angelic” after many recent and personal events transpired with a deep focus on this particular form.

Like a prism, the rays of Light flow outward and return to their singular Source.

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Angel of Presence (private collection)

RETURN OF THE HOODOO PILOT BARDO TAROT

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We enter Time at the Spiral Gate.

As inquiries and requests for The HOODOO PILOT BARDO TAROT have continued to come rolling in to Space Hoodoo HQ, I have decided to rewrite the original booklet which accompanied the first run of the deck. Initially, I offered a short introduction to the Tarot, followed by a series of comments and quips on each one of these idiosyncratic cards. I use the term “idiosyncratic” because the symbols and images employed in creating this deck were quite eclectic and personal. In my own treating of the Tarot Keys, I have depicted an extremely diverse array of themes. We find in this Magical Gallery an Egyptian Priestess, the Nordic God Odin, an old school crystal radio and a tower built from coffee cups.

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It’s a bit of a mix.

For myself, this mix comes together without any problem. This is because the Tarot is really a “skeleton” upon which we cultivate a “new skin” whereby it may walk, talk and serve as a Traveling Companion on our personal path through this world (and others).

This is one of the primary uses of the Tarot, to open what we call M.A.P.s (or Mandala Access Points). As a whole, the Tarot offers a depiction of reality in its many facets, fitting the diversified components into a harmonious unified structure. For those who have worked with the Tarot in conjunction with the Qabalistic Tree of Life, this is apparent. The Tree lays out a schematic of our World from the mundane realm of bodily life and sense impressions (Malkuth, the “Kingdom”) to the heights of transcendental and supernal glory (Kether, the “Crown”). Any card drawn can be located on this map and help us to orient our inner compass thereby.

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However, each card also connects into our life condition as a type of “perfection in potentia.” The symbolic framework of each image is related to in a very personal way as we discern its connection to whatever we happen to be dealing with and what we may BECOME by means of that process.

Thus the interplay between the Personal and Universal, Individual and Cosmic, is an absolutely vital aspect of making the Tarot “work” in ANY fashion.

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Wittgenstien once remarked that the whole purpose of Philosophy is to discover connections. Hence, Philosophy wasn’t something reserved for those who would read endless volumes of heady books and argue with others over the correct way to assess life, the universe and everything. To be a Philosopher meant being engaged with an active examination of life itself. It doesn’t matter whether your views might later be overturned. That’s the whole POINT. To keep pushing in deeper, to keep swimming out into the stars with change and transmutation expressing a dynamic process of development.
After writing the book meant to put all Philosophical questions to rest forever, Wittgenstein was challenged by a friend who, making a simple “naughty gesture,” poked a hole through his airtight approach. All wrapped up and good to go? Not anymore. And so he went back to work, endlessly attacking the new problem, discovering new connections, questioning more than postulating.

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In fact, I find this to be one of the most powerful things about Wittgenstein’s philosophy. He presents more questions than answers. Where some present a point of view meant to seat people in a room where they can spend the rest of their lives, Wittgenstein was picking the locks on doors leading into unexplored vistas.

For some, being a Philosopher means erecting a castle. For Ludwig Wittgenstein, it meant GETTING ON THE TRAIN.
Think of the Tarot like THIS. You are a Philosopher and the Tarot is your Train. And you’re going to ride with interesting passengers.

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With this thought in mind, we relaunch the HOODOO PILOT BARDO TAROT. I wished to write more extensively on each card, describing what it’s loaded with, why its content was important to me and why I fit it into the Tarot Structure as I did. It’s my feeling that in doing so, this deck will serve as more than a “variation on a theme.” It can indicate considerations which forge the connections of which Wittgenstein wrote. The idea is not to turn up images which have been mastered by the intellect but to open gates whereby the Mind & Heart, known as one thing, can look with new eyes at M.A.P. location, fueling up for movement.

Just as THE Tarot is a Living Organic Verity, given expression in endless symbols, so it is that Mandalas depict RELATIONSHIPS which are always in motion and never static. This requires motion, Thelemic “GO-ING,” if you will (no pun intended), a coming into a direct knowing of the Balance and Symmetry therein shown.

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Part Portable Gallery, Magical Autobiography and Divination System, we offer this deck for $55 + post. If interested in purchasing this pack, please contact us at kylefite@yahoo.com. Each deck is made to order, cut by hand and will be shipped with its accompanying book.

We will continue to post Tarot updates on this blog and also at www.spacebuddhaa.com

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“Ultimately, being lost in the Labyrinth is the same thing as being on the Royal Road…the real purpose of any Tarot is not to poke at and predict a possible future but to present a Form-Vehicle whereby we function as Co-Creators with the Cosmic Mind, fashioning from Illusion a Work of Amazing Artistry.”

-Kyle Fite, The Hoodoo Pilot Bardo Tarot (original booklet)

THE BARDO BEAR STORYTIME ADVENTURE TAROT!

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The BARDO BEAR STORYTIME ADVENTURE TAROT is HERE!

This set of cards has been designed to be used in a variety of fashions.

On one hand, the B-Bear deck is a TAROT: 78 cards divided into Major and Minor Arcana. The Major cards all have connection to the basic themes expressed in the 22 Greater Trumps as we’ve come to know and love them-and one may certainly read them along such lines. The Minor cards, however, begin to veer away from the division into four Suits and fall into categories of People, Places and Things. This is where the “Storytime Adventure” aspect comes into play!

You’ll find Ray Guns…

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Slumbering Mummies…

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…and Samurai Pigs!

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When laying out the cards, each one should be considered as a element in a tale that has yet to be told. Instead of utilizing Tarot spreads indicating factors at play with direct consideration of a Querent’s question, the B-Bear Tarot fills spaces in a developing storyline. This storyline may, indeed, be used as an oracle regarding any area of concern by transposition onto the scenario. However, it is recommended that the user of this deck get familiar with the function of these cards through practice with generating simple stories before relating these tales to the question at hand.

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“The Star” – Know it…and THROW IT!  

A very simple approach to this practice may be designating three “slots,” one for each developing part of the “adventure.” Card one sets the “scene,” tells us where we are at and, perhaps, introduces a main character. Card two interjects a new factor (person, place or thing) into this setting-and card three indicates how this interaction plays out.

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Death is never the end in the B-Bear Tarot! 

Because of the diversity of images, a storyline may not be immediately apparent. This is where the reader will need to consider what, exactly, is being expressed in each card. It would be quite easy, for example, to look at the Space Bear card (allocated to The World or Universe in traditional Tarot decks) and begin the story with: “There was a Teddy Bear who went to the Moon…” The IMPLICATIONS of the card, however, may be a theme of exploration, travel, shifting of circumstance, victory, pride and so forth. Depending on where the card falls, the IDEA one is hit with may be more applicable to a successful story than a surface read.

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“Space Bear” -He’s OUT THERE! 

This approach and others are discussed in the accompanying chapbook for the B-Bear Tarot.

This deck is a multidimensional tool and will work on many levels. It is a sweet and fun set of images and “safe” for any little one who would wish to create their own stories. Parents can share in this with their kids, working together to build an adventure.

Beyond this, the deck is tool for “kids of all ages” to generate an unfolding plot which may be related to deep levels of psychology. This is where the images give rise to personal mythmaking and explorations of a Jungian nature. Examples of this will be provided in the book.

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“The Hanged Bear” -seeing the world from a different point of view!

We are already working on Booster Packs for this deck (and this may be the first time in Tarot History that a deck extends into Boosters!). This will allow card switch-outs to introduce focused themes in the B-Bear Universe (such as the Mayan Adventure with “Little Quetzalcoatl”).

The BARDO BEAR STORYTIME ADVENTURE TAROT is offered for $50 + post. Each deck includes accompanying chapbook with tipped on color plate for removal and framing, if wished.

Please contact us at kylefite@yahoo.com if interested in having one of these decks.

It’s an Adventure….

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Mars Attacks…B-Bear and D-Fly fight back! 

TAROT, TEDDIES & A TICKET TO BARDOTOWN

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Tipped in color plate for the Hoodoo Pilot Bardo Tarot Chapbook

The HOODOO PILOT BARDO TAROTS have been printed along with their accompanying Chapbooks which were written by hand and completed on the journey to the printers. These will be assembled and shipped out shortly. At present, there is only one remaining deck left for purchase. Let us know if you’d like it. We CAN print and cut more cards to order but this may be a little while yet and, as detailed below, we are already onto the next series of images.

We’ve also started up a series of Greeting Cards and these will soon be offered via Spacebuddhaa’s website. The first set is composed of just a few images we conjured up to see how the cards could be put together. In my opinion, they are looking great and we have a huge list of themes to draw from, paint up and produce before an upcoming art show/card busk here in British Columbia. These are a delight to be making and we hope those who purchase and send out our cards will share in the fun and joy of the images.

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Greeting Cards with Lil’ Hoodoo, Lil’ Space & Buddha Bear

We are also very excited to be assembling the needed supplies to run an ongoing series of Bardo Comix directly out of SpaceHoodoo HQ. Unlike the greeting cards, this will be stuff for an adult audience with loads of sex, violence, interdimensional travel, esoteric exploration, violence, surprise guest stars from all walks of history (past, present and future), sex, true tales of heart break and the triumph of the human spirit over malignant menaces from outer space, violence, occult secrets, conspiratorial plots unfurled and foiled, more violence and robots, pirates, demons, sex, coffee, quotes from all my favorite bands woven into the storyline, sex and also nudity and laser guns and sex.

There will also be some violent content.

And sex.

But never fear! We’ve also got another comic book series in the works:

LITTLE SPACE!

This, I hope, will be my own “Songs of Innocence,” a series for every age and every HEART.

Each comic book will be crafted with a tipped in and hand-signed color plate ready for framing, if wished, at dimensions 5″ by 7.”

Meanwhile, the impetus for a Liber AL Tarot has morphed into what I’m now regarding as the LAMAL TAROT. My initial notes for a Book of the Law based deck had various gaps in the structure and when LAM emerged as a necessary component, the vision for a total structure was almost instantaneous! In fact, this project has been wanting to emerge for many years. I had just never conceived of it in terms of a Tarot. Ironic, really, as we are speaking of THE WAY and this is a clear case of Horse & Carriage (or Pilot & Starship).

The time (Outside The Circles of Time) has now come and all Channels are open to the LAMA.

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LAM at the Gates of Daath

Finally, we are hoping to offer the Bardo Bear Tarot by next week. We are planning to include with this set of cards a Talismanic Coinflip. To do this, a series of Canadian Coins will be gathered, duly purified and each one infused with an energy matrix connected to their respective “Hoodoo Bears.” In essence, we will have an altar set up with a “Bardo Bear Brigade” and ask them to move out into Spacetime and find their rightful companions.

SpaceHoodoo HQ is very much an Interzone now as we shift from the cute to the cryptic and back again. We’re feasting with Fae-Folk, doing dessert with Demons and sailing the Skywaves of What Dreams May Come.

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-Hoodoo & Space