Using Tarot Cards to Understand the Spirit of Place — THE DIRT

Simply fascinating but also satisfying article on symbols, archetypes, Tarot cards, and genus loci.

 

“The idea that big data will be the generator of design in the future is very depressing,” said Elizabeth Boults, ASLA, a landscape architect and educator, at the ASLA 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego. She instead called for “alternative methods that incorporate a more spiritual perspective.” With her husband Chip Sullivan, FASLA, […]

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  1. Makes for an interesting study .

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, I would never have thought to turn to tarot cards in the study of landscaping! In a way it’s another example of something going full circle.

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      1. “Symbolism pervades all nature” — who said that? 😀

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        1. msjadeli says:

          1867 The Madison Avenue Baptists Lecture (per google) 🙂

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          1. Wow — Baptists said THAT ?????

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            1. msjadeli says:

              per the internet 🙂

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  2. memadtwo says:

    It’s true that the landscape is an important part of each card, though I never thought about it before. Always good to have a new point of view. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know nothing about tarot cards, but I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of them. I kind of look at the soul collage cards as similar to tarot cards.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I’ve always been interested in the ways they are constructed, especially the way they incorporate symbols in an open ended way.

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  3. Jules says:

    Tarot or Feng Shui seems they are on a similar wave length.

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