We named the episode Wide Open based on the title of a painting created by Cyndera's friend Angela Han. The painting itself was inspired by a song of the same name written by Cyndera and her husband, Joro. Both song and painting were created in the last month amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Look for a bonus episode with more info.
We hope you find inspiration and hope you’ll reach out to us on social media or by email.
For a photo of the painting and links and references visit the show page here: https://archetypaltarot.podbean.com/e/wide-open-three-archetypal-processes-of-evolution/
Journal / exercise / exploration or card spread prompts:
References, Resources & Links:
✨ Angela Han, artist https://www.angelahanart.com/ IG&FB @angelahanart
✨ Michael Meade - A Time of Transformation series
✨ New York Times article on St. Rosalia patron saint of plagues
"Wide Open" a painting by Angela Han.
Cyndera & Julienne discuss the the Corona Virus pandemic through the lens of the archetypal stories of the tarot. Keeping in mind that we drew The Strength card as our focus for 2020, we pull in a few more that we see in evidence during this crisis and discuss how this archetypal view can guide and possibly bring something new to the world during the darkest time.
Tarot Cards / archetypal stories discussed are: STRENGTH, HANGED MAN, HERMIT, TOWER, DEATH-REBIRTH
We are careful in our discussion to honor what unfolds with compassion (and especially self compassion) and not castigate people for not approaching the hardships with a purely spiritual view. All of our capacities are needed at this time even if it means standing in the closet and screaming obscenities to re-set ourselves for the road ahead.
We also discuss ways to use time away from regular routines to re-connect with friends, spend time in nature, bring life to new projects and observe the process of creativity as fomented by BEING (Yin/Feminine) and then brought to life by DOING (Yang/Masculine).
As usual we recognize our podcast friends, colleagues and sheroes for their thoughtful contributions and ideas.
✨ Rash of Stay Woke Tarot reminds us of compassion for ourselves and not feeling ashamed of a less than spiritual approach.
✨ Award winning author, academic and bad@ss goddess, Naomi Klein
✨ Cyndera's first ever certified Story Through Stone Reader, Desiree Ammons of Sukha Self Care.
It has been a time of darkness, literal darkness, as California in the past weeks have been plunged into power outages, fears of fire, evacuations and unspeakable loss because of those fires - once again.
As the smoke thickens and we face a “new normal,” we seem to be seeing even less clearly around us and are uncertain in these darkening times. True Light, when it comes, is unexpected and often fleeting. More and more we ask, what is our path as a human race? What is our place here on this earth? What can I in my one life do to contribute?
This podcast explores the quest for purpose through a recent reading. The querent asks how she can find her path again and what's important to her amidst a chaotic daily family life. This question is a meaningful personal plea that has collective significance.
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Temperance: Interview with Angelo Nasios
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Cyndera Quackenbush interviews Angelo Nasios, author of the book Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana.Temperance is the card under discussion; a card whose angel symbolizes the "middle way" path as a solution between extremes. The need for this in today's culture, a political and lifestyle landscape of polarities, is explored with an eye on the upcoming election (some cussing ensues naturally as a result!). Angelo and Cyndera also take a deeper look into how tarot works, identifying spiritual and psychological components in its understanding.