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Our paths through life, while intersecting with those of many others, seeking familiarity and fraternity, is ultimately a solitary path. It is up to each individual to make the choice to seek and embrace the wisdom of the universe.
This wisdom cannot be told to you or given to you in a book, or by sitting in a building. When the student is ready to listen, only then will the mouth of wisdom speak. The words and images which were once gibberish will come alive with a new clarity.
The Solitary Society is designed to providing an online educational resource for all students of the Tarot. Though far from complete, this site contains a collection of unique books and tools to aid in the progress of this study. The Solitary Society is dedicated to sharing these tools and information without advertising or requiring membership.
Igne Natura Renovatur Integra
All Nature is Regenerated by Fire
Card of the Month
1 - The Magician
by Yury Shakov from the Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg, published by US Games, Inc.
The Magician is the first of the Major Arana and has the number 1 associated with it. In the image of The Magician we see a young man, which is the hieroglyph symbol of the card. The young man is standing with one arm raised and one arm lowered, symbolizing the above and the below, but more importantly the two polar opposites are unified by his body, in the symbol of the Aleph. Which is one of the major ideas of this image, Unity, also represented by the number one.
Recent News and Announcements
Minor Site Update - Solitary Society v3.1
6.12.11 Submitted by Boundless
Sorry there are no new features or updates yet, but there have been several changes and bug fixes to the internals of the site. A Minor release update for Lexicon is coming very soon. However this will only be for Linux users. The updates only affect the user interface.
Fool's Mosaic v0.2 now online.
10.8.10 Submitted by Boundless
The Fool's Mosaic has been updated to v0.2. This has been rewritten in PHP and some minor improvements were made to the display. Also have made some minor tweaks to the presentation of the library.
Gematria Calculator updated to v0.3
10.4.10 Submitted by Boundless
The online calculator has been rewritten in PHP and uses a database to display the last ten calculations.
This version has only four ciphers. Absolute, Ordinal, Prime and Reduced. Lexicon 1.0 still has those which were removed.
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