Entries by Nil Orange

The Tarot and the Hebrew Alphabet

Many of those, if not the majority, who deal with the Tarot on a regular basis, may not be interested in the relationship between the Hebrew alphabet and the Tarot. Many do not know anything about it either, as it may not really be necessary for a fruitful work with the Tarot. Nevertheless, for the […]

Deeper than the day has realized: the Moon in the Tarot (part 1)

Human being, listen!Human being, listen!What does the deep midnight say?“I slept, I slept,I awoke from a deep dream:The world is profound,and deeper than the day has realized.Its misery is deep,Joy is deeper still than the heart’s sorrow.Misery says: just die!But all joy desires eternity,wants deep, deep eternity!” Friedrich Nietzsche “What does the deep midnight say? […]

Beads on one String

I don’t care how you name Him He is always the same I just know that we shame Him When we kill in His name This can’t go on forever This war in a ring Gotta bring us together Like beads on one string (The Who) In the song “Beads on one string” from the […]

Tarot and Christianity

We live in a Faustian age, as Oswald Spengler has indicated. Since the end of the Middle Ages man has gained power, he dominates nature, his wishes are fulfilled one by one, it seems. And in the 21st century, research, technology and digitalization give him a surfeit of satisfaction, so to speak; at least in […]

The tenth art. A small essay about the cosplay

The last decade of the millennium now behind us was the podium of the take-off of the supermodels so apostrophized. Everybody recapitulates this, provided they were born happily before 1980; only phenomena like Paulina Porizkova, known from Anna… Exile New York, or the iconic-singular Grace Jones, then the trouvaille of the anticipatory-visionary German Peter Brodbeck […]

Eastern and the Tarot Symbol according to Rudolf Steiner

On today’s Easter Saturday it is obvious to take the great feast of Christianity as an occasion for a short journey into Catholic hermeticism. It is definitely not the case, as some believers suspect, that the Tarot contradicts the teaching of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II was familiar with the work of Valentin […]

An interview with Nil Orange

Guest feature by Annegret Zimmer. Article and interview with Nil Orange, published in issue 66 of Tarot Heute, the association newspaper of Tarot e.V. To work with own decks is in many places today almost part of the good tone in the tarot scene. Artistically talented people all over the world get together and put […]

The Key of it All

Much and often people do speak of the so-called Sacred Languages, Astrology as many see would be one, also the Tarot. Few people have taken the Sacred Languages so literally and have explored and studied them with such meticulousness and patience as the man whose books I would like to talk about here. David Allen […]

Under the influence

The Orange Luna Tarot definitely is a Marseille-inspired tarot. But there are more important influences as You might see on the first glance. Here we will show how other tarot decks imbued the designs of our cards. First of all a comparison of the Emperor card between the Tarot de Marseille (edit. Paul Marteau) and […]