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Journeying the Sixties: A Tarot Deck Makers Interview with William Haigwood

The Tarot cards, all 78 of them, appeared to be silos of experience through which I could interpret many aspects of the Sixties--William Haigwood Editor’s Note: The Counterculture Tarot: a photo journey through the Sixties is a beautiful Tarot deck comprised of black and white photographs from the Sixties. Writer, photographer, journalist William Haigwood offers up on his website a dynamite complete tarot card index (image library) accompanied by fertile mini essays that provide wonderful historical context and associative possibilities for connecting his choice of his own photographic image to each traditional Tarot image. What I find so exciting and enticing about Haigwood's Tarot deck is the way he's used the images from living history to connect what he calls "silos of experience," lived human experience, to each Major Arcanum's archetypal essence (something he does actually with every single card in the deck). What a beautiful way to cast one's net: back in time in order to give ... more

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The Art Tarot: A Deck Makers Interview with Art Lande

Editor’s Note: Today’s notes are from a beautiful conversation with Art Lande, Grammy-nominated and internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator. Lande is also the maker of the Art Tarot, a deck he created with artist Micheal Wojczuk and designed with artist Chuck Ceraso (published in 2011). The Art Tarot came to into my life through the hands of my musician father Stephen Pryputniewicz whose life intersected with Lande’s for many years at a Jazz Camp in California. Knowing my love for the Tarot and unbridled enthusiasm for collaboration, my father came home from camp one year with the deck. Text on the deck’s box reads: The Art Tarot is a tool for self-reflection and awareness. Depicting energies rather than personalities, these cards bring the ancient system forward into modern times, replacing the medieval figures and language with designs and words which speak to our 21st century lives. The cards can help ... more

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Why I Quest: A Fall Gratitude Post

When I was a sprinter, my sixth grade coach nicknamed me the silver bullet. Having lived the body metaphor, I recognize if you run a race at someone else’s pace, you risk burning through reserves and finding yourself without a kick at the end to surge ahead to win. But motherhood–and fatherhood–call for other metaphors. How does a mother at the helm write or create and feel good about the time she’s invested to run or win her artistic race if it comes at the expense of the children or harmony in the home? I venture to guess the clock of motherhood is different; crossing the finish line means crossing with children. --from Tarot Visioning on Quest 2016: Prompt 11 with Todd Henry What Drew Me to Quest I first joined Tracking Wonder’s Quest in December of 2014, pulled into the world of questions and the invitation to blog my way into an understanding of what I ... more

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Classes

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Poetry Draft, Craft, Submit!

Ready to stop hiding? Get your poetry out there? In this class, in addition to weekly ... more

No Name Bird of Dream Quest 2016

Entering the Tarot Garden: An Introduction to Tarot

Entering the Tarot Garden: An Introduction to Tarot   Do you have an interest in learning about Tarot? ... more

Pryputniewicz Fool's Compass Heart Draft

Where Is The Love? A Virtual Writing Hearth

Are you overwhelmed living in the stress of the divisive and fractured state of affairs we ... more

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Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens

Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens A Joint Poetry Workshop co-taught by Lisa Rizzo and Tania Pryputniewicz Saturday ... more