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From The Dream Logic Tarot

Completion – The Four of Wands

The Four of Wands

The Four of Wands

This Tarot Card was created in collaboration with Occultist Anthony Teth.

Enter Anthony:

Referred to as “Completion” by Aleister Crowley, the Four of Wands represents the benevolent influences of Venus and Jupiter upon the Third Decan of Aries. In layman’s terms, it represents warmth, stability, and energetic serenity. Sometimes viewed as the “ideal home” in other decks, it can denote a “place” (physical or mental) of personal power, untainted by doubt or regret, charged with vibrant energy.

According to Biddy Tarot, the Four of Wands keywords include:

Upright: Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, community

Reversed: Breakdown in communication, transition

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The Fool – The Dream Logic Tarot Deck

The Fool - Card 0 of the Major Arcana

The Fool – Card 0 of the Major Arcana

The Fool is card 0 of the major arcana or trump cards. The Fool represents infinite possibility with only a hint of the limitations implied by incarnation.

According to my collaborator Anthony Teth:

The Tarot draws heavily from Platonic concepts. In this light, the Fool represents pure potentiality — the first emanation from the source of divine union, known as Kether to the Qabalists. The Fool is thus androgynous, curious, and whimsical, enamored with each new experience. It is the card of the inner child or perpetual youth. Its element is Air, highlighting its inherent intellectual nature not yet “tainted” by experience, dogma, or pedagogy.

I’m developing The Dream Logic Tarot in collaboration with occultist Anthony Teth.

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Other major versions of the Fool Tarot card include the Rider-Waite deck and the Thoth Deck, pictured below.

Ruin – The Ten of Swords

Ruin - The Ten of Swords

Ruin – The Ten of Swords

Anthony Teth and I are creating The Dream Logic Tarot. This image is one of the cards.

The Ten of Swords according to Anthony:

The gruesome imagery found in the Ten of Swords denotes its inherently negative characteristics. It represents the “perfect storm” of unhappy occurrences coupled with an inability to properly react to the inertia of the universe. Plans fall through, ideas are ridiculed, and projects disintegrate before one’s eyes. To struggle further is to strangle oneself. An entirely new approach is necessary to achieve success in a specific endeavor.

Via Wikipedia:

In its upright or positive light, the ten of swords represents absolute destruction, being pinned down by a multitude of things or situations. The person lying on the ground, defeated and bleeding, may also represent a feeling of hopelessness and being trapped by emotions or mental anguish, since swords represent strife and the mind.

Accoding to Biddy Tarot, the Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meanings include:

Upright: Back-stabbed, defeat, crisis, betrayal, endings, loss

Reversed: Recovery, regeneration, fear of ruin, inevitable end

We are creating a deck of tarot cards with photography and digital art, using much of the original symbolism (without the Christian and binary good/evil slant) and with contemporary ideas. Some of the concepts we’ve worked with and been inspired by so far include chaos theory and fractals, ideas from Nicholas Taleb’s series of books, cybernetics, and evolutionary psychology.

The Devil for the Dream Logic Tarot

For the Dream Logic Tarot

For the Dream Logic Tarot

Other Dream Logic Tarot Images

According to my collaborator Anthony Teth:

One must inhale before exhaling. The Devil represents this inhalation in a broad sense, denoting the accumulation of energy before action. Some tarot decks will interpret the card as representing bondage or servitude, but it should be known that the bondage in question is self-imposed and easily escaped. Constraints such as discipline or organization can be exceptionally beneficial when properly applied. Thus, the Devil represents the necessary winter rains preceding a glorious spring bloom.

Negative meanings can include bondage, ignorance, materialism and hopelessness.

SENE 2012 Submissions

Images 1-8 are by Jay Gidwitz in collaboration with Anthony Teth and are part of the “Dream Logic Tarot”.
All work would be printed at 18” x 24”.

Seven of Cups in Progress

Seven of Cups in Progress

Cups- 4, 7?

Octopus photo shoot for tarot deck

Caleigh: Hey Jay, So, I don’t want to photograph a dead octopus. I want drink more. You guys can call me when you’re done.

The Tower — from the Dream Logic Tarot

The Tower — from the Dream Logic Tarot

The Tower is a tarot card of the Major Arcana that corresponds to the Hebrew letter Peh, meaning ‘mouth’, and is associated with the planet Mars.
Arguably the most foreboding of the cards, The Tower represents the essence of Mars in its astrological role of the Lesser Malefic at its most vile and destructive. A massive structure looms menacingly. A lightning bolt strikes its top floor, and fires rage inside. To escape the inferno, shadowy figures hurl themselves from the windows. The visage of a demonic mouth materializes and opens maniacally.
In divination, The Tower signifies a violent paroxysm — a swift, sudden, and unfortunate event (or series of events) that shatters the hopes of the querent. Businesses crumble, ideals disintegrate, and relationships erupt in chaos when The Tower rears its head. The card does not signify the proverbial end of the world, per se, but those on the receiving end of wrath will have a difficult time sifting through the post-cataclysmic pieces.
Anthony Teth

Self-Portrait 9/9/09 (Lomo Action Sampler)