Author: By Ivan A Cuxeva
The meaning of tarot cards and their uses are the most difficult of things to understand. The esoteric value is of great importance to someone who has the ability to read the tarot. Primarily it is the art of using the most spiritual aspect of who you are as a human being. This is your intuition and this author makes no claims whatsoever to having had experience. In "The Meadow" however, there is great importance placed on any kind of communication as it focuses heavily on the connectedness of every thing and every one. In the right hands, the tarot cards can bring information. In the wrong hands, they are probably nothing more than a prop to a fortune teller.
The Interesting World of Tarot Cards and Fortune
By Ivan A Cuxeva
Ever since we were able to look up at the sky we have wondered about our purpose in life, what the future holds for us, what our life will be like, what happens after death and how to tell if someone is telling us the truth about something? The fact is that we are filled with several questions which can't be answered easily, but regardless how hard these questions might be to answer, we constantly look for knowledge which is out of our reach, it is just our nature to want to improve our lives and be inquisitive about things we don't know.
Tarot cards have been around for while, some say their origins can be traced back all the way to the fourteenth century when these cards were introduced to Egypt by the Mamelukes who were slave soldiers who converted to Islam. The set of cards introduced originally has evolved into a full set of 78 cards which are divided in several parts, these are called the major and the minor Arcanas.
The major Arcana is comprised of 22 cards, the major arcana cards are also referred to as "trump cards or major trumps", the remaining 56 cards form the minor arcana. The minor arcana is sub-divided into four suits which represent air, water, fire and earth elements.
The following associations are given to the lower arcana:
- The Tarot suit which has wands, staves, batons or rods is associated with the element of fire.
- The Suit which has pentacles or coins is associated to the earth element.
- Chalices or cups are associated to water.
- Swords or spades are associated to air.
In Europe the cards were used to play the Tarot game, in other countries where the game was unknown this set of cards was used for divination purposes, this set of cards has grown to be the most popular tool used to tell someone's fortune, predict the future and know answers which need and answer but have no earthly solution. This set of cards is also known as the "book of divination of the Gypsies" who were travelers who mastered the use of this set of cards to tell someone's fortune and much more.
A Tarot card reader is able to tell someone's fortune or answer any question by interpreting the order of the cards and their meaning as they are shown during a reading. Some people say that the cards are guided by a spiritual force such as Gaia and others believe that they are able to tap into a collective unconscious, regardless of the forces which act on these readings, Tarot readings are very popular and have been recognized for being quite accurate in several occasions.
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THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.