wish : arcana


A series of mandalas created by abstracting a visual poem of live rituals invoking the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Released in a limited run of 78 copies on DVD, Perfect Wave 2014.

Music by Zeljko McMullen aka "Wish"
Wheel of Fortune- features guitar by Michael Beharie

The Major Arcana of the Tarot are neither allegories nor secrets, because allegories are only figurative representations of abstract notions, and secrets are only facts, procedures, practices, that one keeps to oneself for a personal motive, since they are able to be understood and put into practice by others to whom one does not want to reveal them.

The Major Arcana of the Tarot are authentic symbols. They conceal and reveal their sense at one and the same time according to the depth of meditation. That which they reveal are not secrets, i.e. things hidden by human will, but are arcana, which is something quite different. An arcanum is that which it is necessary to ‘know’ in order to be fruitful in a given domain of spiritual life.
— Meditations on the Tarot by Anonymous

Mandalas are spiritual and ritual symbols in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.