My Least Favorite Tarot Questions : Or, on Magical Ethics & the Cult of Disempowerment

There are two primary reasons one might be drawn to “magic”: a) disempowerment and b) efficiency. Confusion, uncertainty, a conscious or not-so-conscious sense of victimization by superficial circumstances and a little errant emotion to fuel it all seems to generally be the recipe for motivating one to seek out intangible leverage in life via the magical path. This is another way of describing disempowerment, the ever-present shadow of self-realization. …