Dabbling in Divination

Sharing this wonderful post by my WP blogging good buddy Wibi of Wibi Wonders!

Wibi Wonders

I was grateful to spot a recent ‘Anatomy of an Artwork’ in the Guardian Guide on ‘The Tower’ from the 1982 “Neuzeit-Tarot” (“New Age Tarot”). It provided some interesting background to the deck I was given in 1984. Initially I used the cards a lot, mainly for others (as one should). Below is the cover of the book that I used to help me make sense of the cards. Please note that the deck in the book is not the Neuzeit one, but the Raider-Waite deck).

photo of cover of a book on interpreting Tarot cards - showing the 2 of pentacles of the Raider-Waite deck

But let’s get back to the Neuzeit, or rather, its creator!

Tarot card from 1982 New Age deck - XVI - The Tower

Walter Wegmüller(February 25, 1937 – March 26, 2020)was aSwisspainterand recording artist. According to the Guardian’s Skye Sherwin: “Wegmüller’s sensibility was steeped in 1960s and 70s counterculture. Of Roma heritage and based in Switzerland, he was an intriguing figure in a local hippy circle that included the acid guru Timothy Leary, in exile…

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2 thoughts on “Dabbling in Divination

  1. hey! TVTA! ssup
    just happened by WP, thinking I need to start a new blog-serial (story) and saw your byline*
    In any event, scanned your post** and the line jumped out at me

    “…sensibility was steeped in 1960s and 70s counterculture.

    and, I was all, “‘that was me! I was there…!”

    Anyway, thought I’d stop by and comment. (Sorta like seeing someone you know from one class in school, out in the real world…

    *suspect they don’t call it that, do they?
    ** Evelyn Wood for, “sure, I read the whole thing, who said I didn’t?!!”***
    *** just to establish my 70s cred, ya know

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    • Heya Clark! All good man, thanks!
      The post is by my blogging buddy Wibi Wonders, who like us has a big love for the 70s – actually the 60s and 80s too.
      Special years!
      The 90s for me is also special but still ‘maturing’ by comparison.
      See ya later in the week for a SSS?
      Stay cool.

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