Arcanvm means hidden, misterious, concealed within an ark, a treasure box, related to the past, the mystical and magickal, Archetypical.
The cards of Tarot are called Arcanas.
I was taught, since the very beginning, by Wise Ones, to keep my Tarot within a little treasure box, of precious carved wood, with other items, to resurrect the Wisdom of Old, the power of remanifestations of Supernal ideas like Risen Osiris. Wrapped in black silk to represent the dark space between brilliant stars, events, persons, unknown things; being the Arcana the light, the wisdom revelated and revealing herself. A personal Ark of the Covenant, Coffin of Osiris, pirate’s treasure, box of prosperity.
I was told to respect wisdom and its expressions, also people expressing them within a context of brotherhood and men of good will…

In the picture my first Tarot deck and sacred box since my teen years…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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