THE EMPRESS

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III THE EMPRESS   The Empress Crawmaid sits on her throne of dirt. The swamp is hers to protect, to nurture, to defend with lethal force if necessary. She has captured the light of fireflies in her staff, telling of her ability to see into the darkness of the unseen. She is alluring, her eyesRead more

THE HIGH PRIESTESS

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II THE HIGH PRIESTESS   At the gate between life and death sits the high priestess. Fences do not stop her. She knows where she needs to be. How old is this black cat? Who can say, but her wise old smile speaks to an inner knowledge of the world unseen. The sun is settingRead more

THE MAGICIAN

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I THE MAGICIAN   The magician stands at her kitchen stove, manifesting the magic of gumbo from the odds and ends in the refrigerator. She creates something from nothing. Her magic feeds her own strength. It warms the bellies of those she loves. She has mastered the skills and recipes of those that have comeRead more

The Fool

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0 THE FOOL   The Fool stands in the waters on the edge of the Mississippi River, looking back as he readies to brave the perilous swim to the other side. He lacks no fear, but has left his reservations on the banks, symbolized by the anxious dog calling him back. Upright, the fool isRead more