There will be a small booklet with brief written segments for each card that will accompany the deck, once it is re-released. Those who purchased one of the original handmade limited editions will be mailed a booklet once it is available. (We are expecting that this may be in early 2017).
The farm is an apt symbol of the work we do in the world. Work is the traditional meaning of the 3 of Disks because the suit of disks is a suit of the physical, the body, and the material world, and three is the ancient number of action. In the world it is action that allow us to produce goods with the material objects we have. Through soil, seeds, water and work we can feed ourselves. The three disks here are shown as three circular fields, while the open hole is the prefiguring of the four, which will complete the first cycle of numbers in the magical triangle.
Lovely glasses float over water, but do we know what is in the water we drink? Above the glasses are little bugs we can't even see that live in the water: copepods and diatoms. These symbolize the undercurrents which travel in our community: gossip and negative feelings, which often we never express, but their presence is felt and observed nonetheless.
The various colors of the glasses could represent the diversity of individuals in our communities or the range of emission from anger and hatred to love and passion.
The image of the glasses come from a c. 1960's advertisement in National Geographic. These old images are lovely in the collage - their soft colors and diffuse lines give collage a painterly feel.
A young Little leaguer is our Boy of Disks. Learning body skills is a big part of mastering the qualities of the suit of disks. Learning to catch, run and hit are all skills which translate into things we need as we grow up.
Baseball is a game played on a unique field which is co-oporatively shared by both teams. The four bases are connected to the four-ness of the world (seasons, elements, etc.) and this four-ness is repeated in the labyrinth above the boy's head. Below is the baseball "diamond", symbolic of the skills we work to perfect.
The path of the sun, shown as red arcs rising in the east and setting in the west, are represented in baseball by the home run - a symbolic completion and transition to a new level which will be the next stage for the Boy of Disks as he grows to be a man.
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