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Rachel Pollack - Tarot Midrash & Hidden Secrets in the Cards

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We're honored to have Rachel Pollack join us again tonight, this time to talk about unusual tarot interpretations and Tarot stories, or midrash.

So what is Tarot Midrash? A midrash is a story that expands on a moment in the Bible. the story of Adam and Eve is very short in Genesis, but thousands of pages have been written about it. the official meanings for any Tarot card are actually very limited, but we go very deeply into the picture, into possibilities, speculations, details, and so on.

Rachel explains, "In some ways, the idea of odd interpretations is a midrash idea, that is, meanings that are not part of the original design or concepts, but are a meaningful and valuable extension. Some of the myths I cite in Tarot Wisdom are midrash, both originally (that is, not in the Bible) and for Tarot, since it's unlikely that say, Rapunzel was in the mind of the Tarot creators. But even more narrowly, when we talk about how the woman on the Rider 8 of Swords can walk away from the swords that is not strictly in the picture and so is a kind of midrash. So--here you are at the birth of a big idea (well, maybe)."

Tonight, let's join a true Grand Master and find the unusual in the cards together.

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