It’s too bad I haven’t been able to write a little review for you guys, so it can be part of the “Recommendation Menu”, (although perhaps you just want to decide for yourself!) but I guess here’s a bit of podcast activity you don’t want to miss if Thoth is your friend! Imagine one of those old town criers, all dressed up in his medieval garb, holding a scroll with important news? Got him? Good, cause he has an announcement to make worthy of a little embellishment ;-). Fortune’s Wheelhouse, a podcast about esoterica and the tarot launches Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, at 11:35am EST ! So? That is not town-crier-hefty, you might think… Well, this isn’t just any podcast. It is a journey through the mysteries of the tarot, its symbolism and lore (starting with the imagery of the 22 major arcana)…led by none other than Tarotista Susie Chang and deck designer MM Meleen (if you read my website on a regular basis you must have felt you’d ended up in the M-channel lately, so yeah…that one!…) Esoteric wealth in contents Fortune’s Wheelhouse will be for beginners and advanced readers + focuses on the Waite-Smith deck and Crowley’s Thoth….
A memory technique called the “Method of Loci” or the “Memory Palace” is a mnemonic system known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, often used to quickly recall information. Sometimes this method is referred to as the “Journey Method” as one takes a mental stroll through imagined locations. This is similar to astral travel, and is reminiscent of the technique used to create the Tabula Mundi Tarot
Every deck that goes a little deeper than merely being a clone of TdM, Thoth or WCS deserves a decent companion. But unfortunately there aren’t many good ones out there. Book of Seshet is one of the exceptions. This guidebook, written for The Rosetta Tarot by MM Meleen, also happens to offer slightly more if you’re into Golden Dawn and Thoth.
Seeing a new Meleen deck come to life is always a happy time for this reviewer, but a reprint of an older deck can be just as much fun. Especially when said designer promises to give it a new twist and fix the few things that might have kept buyers away. So, here’s my review of the Rosetta Tarot. Or better said: Rosetta Tarot Papyrus Edition
I don’t believe it is a huge secret I am a fan of MM Meleen’s work. And even if you are not or don’t like Golden Dawn inspired decks, you most likely can agree with me she has an enormous amount of creativity and a vast knowledge of everything esoteric and tarot. So, when I heard there was going to be a new Rosetta Tarot edition I was very happy. Meleen is going to publish a new *full sized* version of the Rosetta Tarot. This is the first deck she ever made, before the Tabula Mundi sequence. But only the pocket version in a tin was still available (I have the 1st edition: great! Only the quality of the paper leaves something to be desired for) and readers had been asking for a reprint of the full size for years, including the OOP Book of Seshet. Rosetta Tarot Papyrus edition So, hearing about a new release is a “yay!” to begin with, but this new Rosetta Tarot will really be new. She came up with a marvelous adjustment, typical for her style: Hand inked hieroglyphic titles on papyrus! So, no regular tarot titles like The Moon, but a…