Julia Turk
Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea

May 26 2022

I have always been drawn to things I found suggestive but couldn’t understand. The tarot is such a theme that speaks to my imagination but I can’t explain what it really is. At least I know what it is not: a medium for looking into the future. As Alejandro Jodorowsky puts it:

“You must not talk about the future. The future is a con. The tarot is a language that talks about the present.”

Julia A. Turk’s tarot from 1997 is an imaginative and surrealist reinterpretation of the arcana’s traditional imagery. In her accompanying text to her deck, the artist created a complex and highly original system, an arcana that references dreams, psychotherapy, and the Kabbala. Figures in the deck are executed as androgynous in order to offer a more inclusive interpretation of archetypes.

You become receptive to cosmic vibrations by setting aside the demands of the ego-personality.
Julia Turk about the Hermit card