Way of the Current: Tarot Reflections by Stewart S. Warren
The author of several poetry books based on historic tarot decks now offers us poetic meditations on all 78 cards of the Tarot de Marseille.
Each card is given a double-page spread. On the left-hand page we see a black-and-white reproduction of the 1701 Dodal deck restored by Jean-Claude Flornoy. On the opposite page there’s a very compressed and evocative meditation on the card.
The teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn hover behind the author’s words like faint music, but don’t intrude. If you’re coming to the TdM from the Waite Smith deck, this book will serve as a nice bridge.
A few of my favorite quotes:
Two of Wands: “Centered between oscillating flames of freefall and desire, I’m eager to act.”
King of Cups: “And who better than one who has come through their own dark night of the soul to give emotional support…”
Strength: “Reaching deeper into the core, I hold in my hand the molten heart of earth, the animal, the intellect, the soaring song of God’s wish for me. This is Power.”
If you’re a student of the Tarot de Marseille and want to expand your understanding of the cards, this book’s dreamlike imagery is just what you need.
Link to review of Warren’s tarot poetry HERE .