Thinking with tarot

Danish. In a review of a new Danish introduction to tarot card readings, I sketch out the history of this form of divination, tracking its transformation from a card game in Renaissance Italy through the Occultism of eighteenth-century France and up to its most famous illustrator, Pamela Colman Smith. I also explain my own obsession with the cards, and with what I call “hot readings,” which help my emotionally confused friends (especially the men) talk about feelings they would otherwise struggle to articulate.

“Smutvej til dybdeterapi” (“Shortcut to Psychotherapy”), Weekendavisen (22 September 2023). Link.