Chris Gordan wrote:
>I love to play with
> the Tarot, but I don't believe that it defines my destiny, although it does
> help me (or provide me with ideas) to make it up. It's silly and fun, but
> never a mirror-stage : I don't see myself /feel myself in the 'interpretations"
> (I either don't read or manipulate the scripted interpretations from the
> book(s) into a creative ideation of the reading: it's my tool not my god!).
it's funny, but in my experience only people who have never used the
tarot/don't know much about it think that the people who have used
it/use it view it in this way (as predictive/defining/a god)!! nearly
everyone who ever says - i use the tarot then says - in one way or
another - its a tool. it's not my god. i'm not trying to tell the
future, but to develop my self. the idea of the tarot tradition that
forces it to connect with the idea of "fortelling the future" is about
as profound as the idea of astrology that sees it exclusively in
relation to the daily horoscopes newspapers print; 4,000 years
tradition encompassing all the "greatest" cultures in historical time
-judged in a few sentences... oh, we moderns are such masters of
Ware ware Karate-do o shugyo surumonowa,
Tsuneni bushido seishin o wasurezu,
Wa to nin o motte nashi,
Soshite tsutomereba kanarazu tasu.
We who study Karate-do,
Should never forget the spirit of the samurai,
With peace, perseverance and hard work,
We will reach our goal without failure.