Rider Waite Tarot as a Gateway to Subconscious and Spiritual Thinking
Some (and maybe all) young children communicate telepathically with animals and imaginary playmates, nonphysical entities, before they speak in language. Most of the babes soon learn not to disturb grownups about their social lives outside of grownups’ comfort zone.
Then the children learn language. Adults tell them their experience is not valid. Some of the children censor and suppress that part of their lives. Nevertheless, post-childhood, your subconscious – independent of language – still pictures ideas. That is why dreams are mostly video, are often light on language content. That is how visualization works.
Adults who would like to experience subconscious thought processes can use machines these days in laboratories, can use hypnosis, can use meditation and vision quests. Tarot is an even simpler and more accessible way to experience subconscious thought processes based on pictures.
Rider Waite Tarot especially is the most excellent gateway to subconscious (or spiritual) thinking because it can be accessed very logically, very mechanically. That is not the way it is usually implemented, though, by most of the people who use it.
The Rider Waite Tarot deck depicts specific and sometimes intricate social scenes. These scenes can be creatively applied to any subject or issue or question you have in mind. Let me explain how that process works.
Brains are programmed and structured to make sense of things quickly, and to find relevance in the scene the eyes view. This aids survival most of the time.
When what the eyes view does not make immediate sense to the brain, the brain reaches for connections that will explain the scene. That’s the creative thinking process of which I spoke up there.
The more familiar you are with the illustrated scenes, the more you can combine them with one another, the more discovery your brain will hand you. Until you actually engage in this activity, you cannot believe how uncannily powerful it is.
Your subconscious mind does know the future. It does know which cards are where in the deck. Until you get drunk one day and say ‘I’m gonna pick out the Wheel of Fortune,’ and you do that on the first try, you may not believe these things to be true. But you don’t need to believe how this vehicle operates to drive it.
So now you have, say, three or four cards you have chosen to comment on your issue or answer your question. Let your mind search for correlations. It will find them. Start wherever you have the inkling of a response or an answer. If it doesn’t come to you, pick up those cards and repeat the process until you do get a glimmer.
Let’s say you asked something about whether your Significant Other would leave you. There are a number of cards that illustrate leaving, and they all have a different slant on the leaving.
Tarot is a different kind of language, a picture language, the kind of language the subconscious uses, the kind of language the nonphysical realities employ. As you engage in understanding this language, your mind becomes trained in ‘speaking’ it. In other words, you begin to see your environment in non-material terms and to think in non-material terms.
Being able to think in non-material terms is the key to the gate of mental and spiritual inspiration. It calls the muse. It is the creative process.
You are on your way to direct spiritual experiences, direct mental apperceptions, as a result of accustoming yourself to Tarot and its process.
A demonstration of the Tarot ability to communicate through pictures that are literally and mechanically interpreted into language is at http://TarotVerbatim.com every day, complete with the pictures that give rise to the thoughts.