Thursday, July 22, 2010 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Tarot


Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Well, this week's is another "interesting" one just by chance. I have had a set of Fairy Tarot cards for a long time that I love. The artist is Brian Froud, one of the big reasons I bought the cards in the first place. He's the artist from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. These cards are just beautiful. A couple examples:

and the backs all look like this: You can see some of the creatures from Labyrinth in this.


So I've had these awhile but I've never tried to use traditional tarot cards. This week I ordered some and started looking through the book. Interesting. Page 56 is 3/4 full but there are only 4 sentences. hmmmm, this is going to be difficult reading. So here's the 4th sentence:

They may have existed for centuries, but this period would be early enough, if they were only intended for people to try their luck at gambling or their luck at seeing the future; on the other hand, if they contain the deep intimations of Secret Doctrine, then the 14th century is again early enough, or at least in this respect we are getting as much as we can. 

Yeah, it's all like that. 


22 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Nice choice! I was just reading something recently where the chapter quotes were from tarot cards. My Friday 56 is from Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Really cool!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56_22.html

kewkew said...

My Friday 56 can be found here:
http://memyselfiread.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-fun-july-23.html
Thanks for hosting, this is fun.

Mark said...

Despite what my link says, I've got quotes from two books here:

http://markcarstairs.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-book-memes-mr-monk-is-cleaned.html

cj'alhafiz said...

nice cards! this is my friday 56

http://coffeecrackers.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56-choice.html

Amy Durham said...

Very cool! Here's my Friday 56!

http://amy-durham.blogspot.com/

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Interesting!

Here is my Friday 56

Buffy said...

Fun! Looks like a bit of a slog-through kind of book, though, eh?

Here's mine:

http://situationswhereyoumayneedit.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-beginnings-how-to-train-dragon-by.html

Kelsey said...

Here is my Friday 56!

http://kelseyopsahl.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56-july-22-2010.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love Tarot cards! These look magical and intriguing...good choice.

Here's my 56:

http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/the-friday-56-5/

gaby317 said...

Interesting!

Here's mine
http://www.startingfreshnyc.com/2010/07/friday-56-week-41.html

Live Out Loud said...
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Live Out Loud said...

Hmmm...I guess the book is setting you up to interpret - by the time you understand this book, you'll be able to read the Tarot cards with ease!

Here's mine

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Love those cards, very pretty. My Friday 56 is posted at my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

ham1299 said...

Interesting, indeed!

http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/07/23/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-spell-hunter/

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

The ilustrations are lovely! I could easily see myself buying those too. :D

My friday 56 is us as well...
http://sweetvernalzephyr.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56-with-sugar.html

Have a great weekend!

jackie b central texas said...

I think that would make for some "dry" reading! Neat info though and cool pictures... My 56 todayat Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories is a little different ...

jackie ^_^

Becca said...

So a nice light read, huh? :)

Mine's here.

Vicki said...

Here's My F56

LadyD said...

Happy Friday Tonya. Thanks for sharing this fun meme for us readers.


http://ladyd-books.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56-blind-hope.html

Tonya said...

LadyD-
I'm just thrilled that anybody wants to do this with me, much less this many people!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Here's mine: Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key

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