Introduction - Thaniel
Hello there. This is just a brief introduction to let you know that I have joined the community. Maybe it will even get us all talking!
Though my name is not officially Thaniel, it is the one I use magically, in honor of the Greek daimon Thanatos. He is not the only entity that I worship, but admittedly the main one, given that I have done a fair amount of shamanic psychopomp work in the past. I am an eclectic pagan by nature, and have adopted what many may consider very odd ideas over the years. One of these is that the opposite of Death is not Life, but Love, a la Freudian psychology and Chaos Magick. One might say that my uber deity is in fact Thanateros or Thaneros. This works out perfectly for me, as my partner erotes is a follower of Eros.
But onto the Tarot. I started with The Witches Tarot, and have now been reading for almost twenty years. During that time I have bought and given away deck after deck, and currently have about twenty in my possession, perhaps five of which receive regular use. Though I am studying the Thoth Deck at the moment, I am fascinated with card-reading of all sorts, including those systems which are not Tarot-based, such as the Druid Animal Oracle. I have read for a cash, but prefer not to do so. I can't really tell you why. I also read runes and have created my own set of divination dice based on kanji.