Sunday, June 7, 2009

Edward Gorey presents a humorous Tarot set interpreted by one Madame Groeda Weyrd, a Finnish-Egyptian who has "devoted her life to divination and is the author of, among a shelf of other works, Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.”

The Magician's table sports a waltzing mouse. (Has the Magician himself been flayed into the écorché figure below?) The Sun is a burning head. Note that the Death card's skeleton has been miniaturized into a child with a toy dog on a leash. "The toddler, taking its first steps as a [human being], drags its whole world along as a pull-toy" (Madeline Gins & Arakawa, Architectural Body, 2002).

See bigger card scans at Aeclectic Tarot.

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