Famously, while on a tour of the Hawaiian islands, Kalen O’Tolan once said to the Five of Horses, “I do not keep secrets, nor do I reveal them. They are accumulated and corrected through custom. Nasty as scabies. Communication happens, ya know! Far better not to burden anyone with such a thing.”
The conversation was processed, filed, dissected, surveyed, channeled, analyzed, witnessed, and repeated by no less than eight other cards in Three Decks of the New Tarot.
I: The Secret
If he had no cause to seek it,
Surely there would be no secret.
Outwardly, he looks so successful!
Do not envy him. There’s a trap laid
beneath his feet: suffering’s suchness
as samsara muzzles his sahasrara.
See, the scholar poses as a skeptic:
Atman regresses to the self’s repose.
Truth’s nits worn under a scoundrel’s tunic.
II: The Esoteric
18 minutes spent watching a snail slither.
In time, she watches tiny secrets appear.
The she-bird’s egg needs a hard shell for protection.
In time, the chick’s beak tears through it.
When the shadow is yung, what else can yang do?
How ‘esoteric’ (𝌤⚎) is spelled as ‘essence’ (𝌤⚎) in Lingua-U to 12 hours.
In the I Ching, it was known as ‘The Well’.
Why does the sheik brave a sand storm in the desert?
He would not do so if the package he carries were not so important.
III: The Occult
The whispered secret is overheard from an attendant; the package is carried across an unseen diagonal.
The shipman’s esoteric thought is contained by the company to avert the potential for chaos. There is a cover-up, an accompaniment, and then a conspiracy.
Time and time again, the cups are filled, emptied, and collected.
How ‘occult’ is spelled as ‘𝌮𝌯’ or ‘kəq’ in Lingua-U.
In the I Ching, it was known as ‘kun’, ‘The Receptive’ (but its 7th and 8th lines were hidden).
Eclipses. Nature’s colluding ellipses.