Tuesday, June 19, 2007

High Priestess? And a little book reviewing

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I found this on another blog, and it reminded me that I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of David Skibbins' latest book, The Star. (His previous two in this series are Eight of Swords and High Priestess, so you see my mental processes are not that difficult to decipher.) The books' protagonist is Warren Ritter, a 60s radical fugitive who reads tarot cards on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, and thereby occasionally gets drawn into a mystery that he needs to solve. As you might expect, Warren has some Issues. He views his tarot readings as entertainment, except that every so often he gets an insight he can't explain. If you like mysteries with "woo-woo" (a little bit of the supernatural) you will like this series, but if you are not so much for the supernatural stuff you can still enjoy them. The books are full of fascinating characters and people who know Berkeley better than I agree that the setting is right-on (as we used to say in the 60s....) You can get these books at your local independent bookstore or public library, and if you don't have a local independent bookstore, why not order from Four Eyed Frog Books in beautiful Gualala, CA? I can attest to their friendliness and service.

1 comment:

cordeliaknits said...

I'm the Moon, I'll try to post it on my blog later today.

I have seen many an aging hippy reading Tarot on Telegraph Ave. They all seem a bit sketchy, though. I probably should read those books at some point.