"The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and I am there. Lift a stone and you will find me."
-- from the gospel of st. thomas, a rejected book of the bible
i definitely do not believe in any sort of deity. i do believe in spirit, and i believe that spirit reveals the truth to us when we are wise enough to know that we can learn it. spirit also reveals some things to us through tarot cards, though many do not truly know how to use them. tarot will never bring bad news, or a death omen, or any kind of superstitious nonsense. this is silly of course. people who are afraid of tarot usually are for good reason; because they are hiding something or because they fear what truths may be revealed about them. but tarot, like Dust and karma, or any other kind of universal force, is like this excerpt from st. thomas. it will not be found in the so-called “kingdom of heaven” or a church or a deity, or a divine person; it is microscopic, smaller than atoms, and it is everywhere, it is everything. it is like matter or gravity. it holds our universe together. It is what moves tarot cards to reveal the truth to us. it is what balances our world, known as karma, it is consciousness. and it is the only thing between this world and another... we are so close!