Awesome occult and Tarot-inspired psychedelic collage art by Magick.Me student Monessa Bacon
It makes me very happy to present the following collage art by Monessa Bacon, an artist who has been studying magick and Tarot with me at Magick.Me in very dedicated fashion.
Monessa was inspired by my Magick and Art and Master the Tarot classes (and our subsequent 22 day run exploring each of the Major Arcana) to start creating collages based around the Major Arcana of the Tarot. I think you’ll agree that the results are impressively occult and psychedelic, without a hint of the moribund “heavy metal album cover” aesthetic that is so often associated with Magick. For extra fun, check out the awesome, equally-psychedelic set of elemental magical tools that Monessa created here.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing lots more from Monessa Bacon in the future. You can follow her on Twitter here!
One of the primary reasons I have Magick.Me students work with the Tarot is that it’s such a potent gateway into not only magical states of consciousness, but into understanding that the world itself is a symbol system. The main idea I want people to get a handle on is that the world we live in is completely saturated in symbolism that we usually tune out, but that if we can develop a system for categorizing symbols (in this case Tarot and the Qabalah), we can begin to not only make sense of the world around us but understand how the symbols fit together, revealing that the world is not random and chaotic if we ourselves bring order to it—or, as the Freemasons say, Ordo ab Chao. It’s a profoundly, deeply comforting experience, and available to anybody who makes a serious study of the Tarot, of Qabalah and of magick.
To find out more about the classes that helped inspire Monessa to create this art, check out our free course on chaos magick!