The Shadow Tarot™

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Linda Falorio © 1996

Presented by Linda Falorio and Fred Fowler at SUMMERHAWK, 1990


11 AMPRODIAS Atu 0 The Fool

The Irrational taken to the extreme results in perfect freedom, with the ability to perceive pure essence, and to extend consciousness into outré realities.

12 BARATCHIAL  Atu I The Magus

The Psychonaut willfully manipulates consciousness and psyche by bioactive and other means, to see beyond the veil that separates the worlds.

13 GARGOPHIAS  Atu II The Priestess

By the image generating power of the backbrain the World is dreamed into existence; thus we as artists create our own "preferred" realities.

14 DAGDAGIEL  Atu III The Empress

Through retroversion of the senses we achieve inspiration, drunkenness of the senses, the ability to see the world aglow with colored lights.


Astrology: The stellar kalas of  NU as they ray into our life web, open human consciousness to communion with the galactic life wave.

16 URIENS  Atu VThe Hierophant

Innocent trust in one's personal path, with humble openness to divine inspiration is the key to self-validation, self-initiation, and inner strength.

17 ZAMRADIEL  Atu VII The Lovers

Dark drum-rhythms dissolve boundaries of personal ego, expanding awareness into union with the Daemon, and opening the power of oracular Voice.

18 CHARACITH  Atu VIII The Chariot

There is power in the ability to take whatever one wants/ needs without regret to sustain life, energy, and creativity, that one may do one's Work.


In becoming one with our instincts and passions we ourselves become The Path, the central essence of our own creative acts, with power to create, to bless, and heal.

20 YAMATU  Atu IX The Hermit

The shamanic journey into Amenta undertaken for personal and planetary healing  and regeneration brings profound awareness of mind-spirit-matter wholeness.

21 KURGASIAX  Atu X Fortune

To take joy in the turning of the Wheel, in the inexorable pattern of our DNA, in the holy continuity of human generations is of the essence.

22 LAFCURSIAX  Atu VIII Adjustment

Reeling on the razor's edge of non-control between oblivion and bliss, we bring life back into balance by letting go, and allowing for creative chaos.

23 MALKUNOFAT  Atu XII The Hanged Man

Power lies in ultimate surrender of the soul in mystic union with the Void, merging with the Mother in the watery depths of the collective unconscious.


As Eros draws life from Thanatos, in merging with dark Plutonian energies we find transformation, regeneration, energy, sexual power, exaltation, joy, bliss.


Becoming one with all sensation, individuality is annihilated; consciousness breaks through to paranormal awareness; via union of opposites, the Elixir is distilled.

26 A'ANO'NIN  Atu XV The Devil

In worship of Nature in all Her forms, joyful celebration, and animal innocence, in the lustful dance of spirit clothed with form, lies the ability to materialize desire.

27 PARFAXITAS  Atu XVI The Tower

Break the bonds of consensus reality; connect psyche and soma, dare to channel heightened sexual/aggressive energies in service of the Will.

28 TZUFLIFU  Atu IV The Emperor

It demands passion and courage, fearing neither men nor gods, to establish life outside traditional male-female roles, in defiance of cultural injustice.


In the Dreamtime, everything is possible: by gazing at one's thumb illumined by the Moon, we come to see a fantastic reflection of our Shadow-self.

30 RAFLIFU Atu XIX The Sun

Following Wu-Wei, Kia, Neither-Neither, unobscured by ego-masks, the self experiences ecstasy, and comes to self-knowledge as a Warrior on the path with heart.

31 SHALICU  Atu XX The Aeon - The Last Judgment

Passing through fires of transformation, we shed pre-conscious conditioning and all limiting definitions of the Self; dross thus burned away, Spirit is set free.

32 THANTIFAXATH  Atu XXI The Universe - The World

From the Great One of the Night of Time came the Trees of Darkness: language, ordering, time; thus the Stellar current earths, flowering into thousand-petalled Sarasrara.

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Amprodias ~ Fool
Zamradiel ~ Lovers
Characith ~ Chariot
Temphioth ~ Lust
Yamatu ~ Hermit
Kurgasiax ~ Fortune
Lafcursiax ~ Justice
Malkunofat~Hanged Man
Niantiel ~ Death
Saksaksalim ~ Art
A'ano'nin ~Devil
Parfaxitas ~Tower
Tzuflifu ~ Emperor
Qulielfi ~ Moon
Raflifu ~ Sun