When I made my happy first acquaintance with Tarot back in 1988, it was via the well known Thoth deck created by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris in the 1940s. I was taken by the radiance and beauty of the cards. I felt the occult depth in their symbols asking to be uncovered. I studied Crowley’s The Book of Thoth as well as Sallie Nichol’s Jung and Psychology. Because I had decided that Tarot fascinated me in general. Hitherto, I had been involved with certain spiritual traditions of South-East Asia, but now Tarot served as my intro into the rich metaphysical heritage of the West.
The Thoth Tarot is particularly suitable for this as it combines symbols from so many systems, including Astrology, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Magic(k), Numerology, Sacred Geometry, Geomancy, the Metaphysics and Mythologies of many cultures, and not least modern science. It is a true Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! No wonder that the next decades saw me continuously treading all these roads to one degree or another…
My name is Michael Sternbach. I live in Switzerland. I devoted most of my life to the study of the esoteric and therapeutic arts that I talk about on this Blog. I applied all these arts in the environment of a psychiatric practice during most of the 1990s. Thus, I will share some of my experiences and insights into Tarot, Astrology, as well as various kinds of Vibrational Remedies (Bach Flower Therapy, Spagyrics, Homeopathy and Pegasus Elixirs) here.
Another interest of mine lies in the reconciliation of the metaphysical and the scientific perspectives. It is my belief that a scientific mysticism, or a mystical science, should be our aim. This would mean the reunion of two opposites in human consciousness and take us directly to the next level of our evolution. I will talk about such things in the category Metaphysical Musings.
Some of you will already know me, especially from the forums Skyscript, The Dao Bums, Aeclectic Tarot, and Alchemy Forums. To all of you a hearty Hello!
I am also offering Tarot and Astrology readings by email.
Thank you for your interest!