We will discuss whether we want to adapt our weekly readings to this Jodorowsky Derived Spread.
To be posted no later than day before session
A major part of our tarot study is to not only read and discuss the text but also to try out what we are learning by reading a Spread especially laid-out for each session. The Layout is set up to respond to a general question about the session and the subject of study. For example if our topic is the Fool we would ask what the tarot wants us to especially note about the Fool in light of our discussion.
In addition some of our questions derive from the text and from Spreads in the text.
We began using a nifty Spread developed by Johanna Gargiulo-Sherman for her famous The Sacred Rose Tarot. The Elemental Power Spread had served us well during our reading of Promethea, a previous teleconference group. After a few weeks we decided to try something more in keeping with the assumptions and style of Jodorowsky-Camion tarot of Marseille. Johanna developed the Jodorowsky's Elemental Power Spread which was based on questions raised in the text and on the summary structure of the deck as reflected in the World card according to Jodorowsky.
We have stuck with this Spread but found that it seemed to lack internal flow when we repeatedly read with it. Also Jodorowsky's color choices for the suits seemed counterintuitive [Jodorowsky Color Code Study Guide] and also provoked a continuing resistance. David Attwood, a wonderfully synthetic reader from California, often recast the readings in ways that got us out of the thicket. See for example David Attwood's Tree of Life Variant of the EPS.
In addition we use the same order of random draw plus extra cards to use Rachel Pollack's Spreads from her Tarot Wisdom book.