A few months ago, I picked up a most amazing book titled “Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century” by John Jay Harper. I had not read anything by him before, but he came highly recommended and I was excited to read what he had to say, especially about Modern Shamanism and the 2012 enigma. He did not disappoint.
And you know how things kind of go hand in hand and are linked in a very mysterious and synchronistic way? Like you just happen to stumble upon one thing and soon, through that, you get shoved in the direction of another completely different thing, but in the end you, it and the other are inexplicably tied together in weird and wonderful ways? Well…that is what has happened with John, myself and Paul A. LaViolette. Only they don’t really know it.
In John Jay Harper’s book, “Tranceformers“,he makes a statement on page 169 which reads: “…the symbols in the Zodiac and the Tarot cards encode the spontaneous creation of matter out of zero-point energy in a biochemical reaction-diffusion process that takes the energetic shape of the Ankh. He calls the Ankh the ‘Model-G’ pattern of subatomic kinetics; a new unified physics of The Field.”
This reallycaught my attention. For decades I have been voicing my opinion that the Tarot was much older than the assumed 14th century origins and that the Major Arcana came before the suited playing card part of the deck and meant much more to mankind and the grander scheme of things than others would seem to realize. Needless to say, I have been through the gamut of abuse for standing up and sticking to my beliefs where the Tarot is concerned, and out of all sorts of corners of the Tarot world. And that’s ok. I am like a bulldog on such things. I will not let go once my teeth have sunk in and my jaw is locked. This isn’t a matter of principle. It goes much deeper. This is something that I intuitively know and psychically feel. These images are not only archetypal. They are beyond ancient. They are the core of who we are as human beings and hold secrets to the meaning of things on every level, from the Fool’s Path in our day to day lives to the path of the Sun in our day to day world and beyond. They are old and they are special and they mean something profound. But knowing it and proving it are two completely different things. Hence, my predicament.
So…when I asked John Jay Harper what he meant by the above statement, he referred me to the works of Paul A. LaViolette, specifically “The Genesis of the Cosmos: The Ancient Science of Continuous Creation”. And, if I thought my eyes were open before I read this book, I would have to say that they are popping out on springs right now, having found the mother lode of information to validate the belief that I have had for as far as I can remember, when I first laid eyes on the Tarot all those years ago: that they are not only as old as humankind, but the concept goes all the way back to the beginning of time as we know it, and was conceptualized as far back as the Old Kingdom Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and likely farther back than that. The Big Bang theory of the origins of the Universe has turned from a Big Blast to a Little Toot, the beginnings of Tarot from a parlor game invented by bored courtesans to an ingenious way to keep ancient knowledge alive and well today, and the beginnings of the Universe as we know it from a closed system to one open and ready for business. Intrigued? Please check out the works of John Jay Harper and Paul A. LaViolette. Be prepared to be amazed!
Until next time, my friends…
…Namaste and a Very Happy New Year in 2011 to one and all!