1 The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University2 Medier og Kultur, The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University3 Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University
I've edited this work in two volumes (700 pages) to feature Enrique Enriquez in conversation with some of the best tarot scholars in the world. Here he engages with fresh voices and sharp tongues to speak of the art of Tarot as the art of living magically. Forty-seven tarot luminaries (readers, historians, philosophers, and scientists alike) gather here to offer unique perspectives on what we can think of is divination with bones, human bones. Artists, deck creators, and modern-day neo-platonists follow Enriquez’s lead, letting themselves be enchanted by the piper at the gate of games. In addition to my principal work as the editor for both volumes, I contribute an introduction to the first volume that covers the poetics of Enriquez's art in reading visual material as it ties in with contemporary modes of expressing spirituality within the American context. My essay tackles the following questions: how can we read images that have a highly poetic content in their oracular narrative? What is the relation of divination to poetry? How can interacting with oracular images help us become better textual and visual readers, instructors, and counselors?
En Terex It: Encounters Around Tarot, 2012, p. 9-18