Welcome to the Temple of Babalon Podcast. Oliver St. John is a founder member of Ordo Astri, an Independent Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. Our audio podcasts are for those with a serious interest in Thelema, Hermetic and magical philosophy, practical magick, mysticism, and the occult.
Temple of Babalon Podcast Episode 01: This podcast tutorial is for those who want to learn how to practice and understand the method of Tarot dignities based on the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth. To apply meaning to the Tarot, we first have to understand how the four principles or magical elements relate to each other in combination. Once we can do that, we can understand how a set of three cards can combine together to produce meaning, and there is no need to have cards with upside down or so-called ‘reverse meanings’. When Tarot dignities are applied, all the cards in the deck are kept turned upwards.