In praise of the rich, evocative imagery of ancient decks in tarot card reading. If you read tarot cards and live in the US or England, or if you’ve had a tarot card reading outside of continental Europe, chances are the cards laid down in front of you were from the ubiquitous Rider-Waite deck or one of its many variants and clones. Occasionally, you might run into a reader who uses the Aleister Crowley–designed Thoth …read more
Michael M. Hughes is the author of the Blackwater Lights trilogy. He speaks on forteana, the paranormal, psychedelia, pop culture and other esoteric topics and teaches regular workshops on the tarot. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two daughters.