THE PALACE OF MEMORY Part 4

    THE PALACE OF MEMORY   PART 4   This evening, when the moon has risen, peeping out only occasionally through the dark clouds, and the last rays of the fugitive sun have faded , the apartment house will stand in partial eclipse. Partial, because from time to time during the night, one of …

THE PALACE OF MEMORY PART 3

    THE PALACE OF MEMORY PART 3   In his apartment, Professor Raines has gotten up  from a restless sleep, and is back at his desk, writing. Mountains of paper are stacked around him. On the shelves next to his desk, lie old manuscripts, yellow with age. Pages , curled slightly from frequent use, …

THE PALACE OF MEMORY PART 2

    THE PALACE OF MEMORY    CHAPTER 2   The apartment smells like the roses in potpourri. The fragrance comes from the bunches of dried roses in a variety of faded colors that fill innumerable vases placed everywhere in the large salon. Most of them are tied with pale satin ribbons which drape themselves …

“THE PALACE OF MEMORY”

THE PALACE OF MEMORY  by Maggy Anthony   What follows is a work of fiction that seems to contain all my obsessions: dolls, marionettes, magic,  alchemy, theater, even World War I, which has always fascinated me, to the point that I have wondered if I  had a previous life at that time. The setting is …

MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS Part Six

MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS PART 6   Once back in Berkeley, I settled once more into my new routine which was that of single, divorced mother of two. I began teaching my classes again, both in my home and at the Metaphysical Center in San Francisco. But I remembered something my analyst …

MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS Part 5

  MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS  Part 5   Because we had arrived in October, and had so much to do to get settled… an apartment, school, and all, it was almost the beginning of December when I was finally seeing Dr. Fierz weekly. I found our therapy together unique, in that sometimes …

MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS cont’d Part 4

  MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS  cont’d  Part4   I won’t dwell on my short visit to my brother’s home to see my dying sister-in-law. After all these many years, it is still painful. Suffice to say that I sat by her bedside for awhile, held her hand, and didn’t know if she …

MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS cont’d

  MY LIFE IN TAROT AND OTHER CONFESSIONS, PART 2   After teaching tarot classes and doing readings for awhile, a high profile murder case came up in the Santa Cruz area where a prominent man and his family were killed at their home, and some tarot cards were scattered around. It wasn’t long before …

MY LIFE IN TAROT and OTHER CONFESSIONS

Way back in 1962, I bought my first tarot deck. I must confess I did it while under the spell of Lawrence Durrell’s best-selling novel, “JUSTINE”. I was taken with his heroine and the fact that she used the tarot cards almost nightly to guide her life, intrigued me. I knew they were fortune telling …