New tattoo from Junji Ito’s Tomie done at Seventh Son Tattoo SF. Thanks seventhsontattoo!
and now i am dead
Living with one’s passions amounts to living with one’s sufferings, which are the counterpoise, the corrective, the balance, and the price. When a man has learned—and not on paper—how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, the illusion that others may share, then he has little left to learn
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951 (via portionsofeternity)
For those of you who have been with me for a while you can probably understand how excited I am to announce that the first part of The Light Visions tarot deck is now available at www.jamesreadsmerch.com !
The Light Visions Tarot Deck is based on the traditional tarot. Split into two parts this first part contains the 22 Major Arcana cards in the full 78 card deck. These cards are the base cards of the classic tarot deck and represent core archetypes of human nature. The Light Visions Tarot Deck is designed as a functional tarot deck and can be used in tarot readings when coupled with the second half of the deck, with an anticipated release of Autumn 2013.
Within this portion of the deck there are the 22 Major Arcana cards, a 23rd “mystery” card and two additional information cards that briefly tell the story of the fool and his journey through the world. There is a total of 25 cards. The Major Arcana deck comes in a hand stamped high quality cotton muslin bag with an accompanying kraft tag. Each tag is signed and numbered in a first edition of 100. The cards have identical backs, are approximately 2 7/8” x 4 3/4” and have a UV coating which allows them to be durable and remain in the best condition. The cards can be used as functional tarot cards or can be creatively displayed - each card is illustrated with great care and detail and can stand alone as it’s own piece of art. They also double as great bookmarks.
A note to the collectors who plan on purchasing a full deck: Buying the deck in separate parts will not end up costing more than buying the entire deck when it is released. In fact, the mystery cards and hand stamped bag will only come with the deck if the major arcana is purchased before the minor arcana. There will be the option to buy only the Minor Arcana when it is released, which will include the remaining 56 cards and a box large enough to fit all 78 cards from your two purchases.
Available at www.jamesreadsmerch.com