Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 33: The Occult Tarot

As far as we know, Tarot cards were not used for div­ina­tion until the late 18th cen­tu­ry. French occultists drew togeth­er the threads of secret knowl­edge that formed the West­ern Mys­tery Tra­di­tion. We look at that tra­di­tion and exam­ine how occultists in France and Britain linked it to the Tarot, for­ev­er chang­ing the appear­ance of the cards and the ways in which they are read.

Episode 33 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 26th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing June 5th.

Image: “tarot-goth­ic-gob­let” by emer­son­quinn is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Water Music

Today’s Fea­tured Music theme is ‘Water’ and the selec­tions are extra­or­di­nar­i­ly diverse, from tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern songs of the sea, of ships, and of those who sail in them; to pieces writ­ten to evoke rivers and lakes; to items where the water is only imag­i­nary, such as a series of com­po­si­tions about a voy­age to the Moon in a sail­ing ship, and Karl Jenk­in­s’s Imag­ined Oceans. The styles are equal­ly eclec­tic, rang­ing from folk to light to clas­si­cal and New Age music, and there’s even a bit of con­tem­po­rary pop­u­lar material.

New Shows on Mixcloud

We’ve uploaded three more pro­grammes to our “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty on Mix­cloud: Tarot @ Teatime Episode 32, on the Tarot de Mar­seille; Where Have You Been? Series 2, Episode 10: May The Art Be With You, and the sec­ond in our new series on the Musi­cal The­atre: The Mag­ic Of The Musi­cal: Show­boat.

The Magic of The Musical: Episode 2 — Show Boat

Sat­ur­day May 21st at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK, sees the sec­ond edi­tion of our newest orig­i­nal series on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio: “The Mag­ic of The Musical.”

This month­ly pro­gram explores musi­cal the­atre: the music, shows, his­to­ry, and lore, and is pre­sent­ed live on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio from the VCRa­dio The­ater on Chest­nut Hills, in Sec­ond Life. Each episode, host Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er spot­lights a dif­fer­ent show or cre­ative per­son­al­i­ty from the musi­cal the­atre canon. Also in today’s sched­ule, the lat­est edi­tion of “Where Have You Been (noon and 4pm SLT) and “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity”, every four hours from 4am SLT.

The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders — Conclusion (Part 10)

Tune in on Fri­day for the final episode of our excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders! This is the last of 10 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JACK FLANDERS

In the dead of night, a large ship­ping crate is deliv­ered to the home of our hero Jack Flan­ders. Open­ing the crate, Jack dis­cov­ers a green vel­vet over­stuffed chair. Each night at the stroke of mid­night, Jack sits in the soft, com­fort­able chair which comes alive, lur­ing him onto its vel­vety realm. Every­day real­i­ty fades away, and Jack finds him­self in a strange, oth­er-world of mag­ic, pirates, and sor­cery where huge puff­balls cling to ceil­ings and walls, mast­ed sail­ing ships with wings fly the skies and islands float in the air…

British Composers

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on clas­si­cal styles, but cov­er­ing a wide range. The playlist includes Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams, Haver­gal Bri­an and many more.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”. In this episode, #10 of our sec­ond sea­son, we vis­it the “May The Art Be With You” Star Wars trib­ute exhi­bi­tion at Elven Falls Art Col­lec­tive. Details can be found here.

And don’t miss the lat­est episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Image, “bal­loon — british coun­try­side” by Mikee Show­biz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

Live Tarot Readings — Saturday, May 14th

This Sat­ur­day, come to Chest­nut Hills for a per­son­al Tarot reading!

Hon­ey Heart, the co-host of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series “Tarot At Teatime”, offers you a per­son­al Tarot read­ing, live and free of charge.

Join her on Sat­ur­day, May 14th, 1 to 2pm Sec­ond Life Time, in the plaza out­side the Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio The­ater on the Chest­nut Hills region in Sec­ond Life.

Read­ings are offered first come, first served, and are com­plete­ly free of charge (though you can tip VCRa­dio if you wish). They are car­ried out pri­vate­ly in SL Voice and are strict­ly confidential.

All read­ings are for enter­tain­ment pur­pos­es only. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/135/105/3802

Then don’t for­get that you can catch the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, Tarot @ Teatime, on Sun­days and Thurs­days at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm or mid­night in the UK. Infor­ma­tion on the cur­rent episode is here.

La Musique Classique Française

Join us today for a pro­gramme of French clas­si­cal music from a wide vari­ety of com­posers, pri­mar­i­ly from the 18th and 19th cen­turies, includ­ing a nice col­lec­tion of the works of Erik Satie that goes well beyond the Gymnopédies. Most of the com­posers today are pret­ty well-known, but keep your ears open for things like the Euro­vi­sion theme — actu­al­ly Extrait du Te Deum by Char­p­en­tier — and oth­er good­ies. There is some gor­geous music in today’s pro­gramme and we do hope you enjoy it.

The Incredible Adventures of Jack Flanders — Part 9

Tune in Fri­day for the lat­est episode of our excit­ing radio ser­i­al from our friends at ZBS Foun­da­tion: The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders! There are 10 half-hour episodes, one every Fri­day at noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT.

THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JACK FLANDERS

In the dead of night, a large ship­ping crate is deliv­ered to the home of our hero Jack Flan­ders. Open­ing the crate, Jack dis­cov­ers a green vel­vet over­stuffed chair. Each night at the stroke of mid­night, Jack sits in the soft, com­fort­able chair which comes alive, lur­ing him onto its vel­vety realm. Every­day real­i­ty fades away, and Jack finds him­self in a strange, oth­er-world of mag­ic, pirates, and sor­cery where huge puff­balls cling to ceil­ings and walls, mast­ed sail­ing ships with wings fly the skies and islands float in the air…

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 32: Tarot de Marseille

While the Rid­er-Waite-Smith deck is the most pop­u­lar today, there is an old­er style of deck that orig­i­nat­ed in Renais­sance Italy. It was lat­er brought to France and is known as the “Tarot de Mar­seille” or “TdM.” Its imagery and inter­pre­ta­tion dif­fer sig­nif­i­cant­ly from mod­ern decks.

Episode 32 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 12th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing May 22nd.

Image: the Con­ver-Ben-Doav (CBD) Tarot de Mar­seille deck: one of the most pop­u­lar in this style.