Sunday, July 29, 2012
There are a lot of definitions for Shaman, in the modern vernacular I prefer wise healer in alternative medicines and a living link to the worlds we cannot see or touch.
I'm reminded by this card there are many paths to a healthy mind, spirit, and body, and many ways to be broken. I hope I can draw some Shaman's wisdom from this deck this week.
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: first by reflection which is noblest; second by imitation which is easiest; third by experience which is the most bitter." ~ Confucius 551-479 BC
The deck of the week is the Native American Tarot, 1982 US Games Systems. Illustrated by J.A. Gonzalez, companion booklet written by Magda Weck. Suits have been renamed Blades/Swords, Pipes/Wands, Vessels/Cups, Shields/Coins. The courts have been renamed Matriarch/Queen, Chief/King, Warrior/Knight, Maiden/Page, along with many renamed majors.