Rainring cards

This post was prompted by a comment I received from Peter Ryley which reminded me that somewhere in the latest configuring of the blog’s content, I was missing the Rainring website link. I found myself re-reading the 19 pages in the Foundations section written by Peter Ryley and found a wonderful paragraph I wanted to share with you which also provides an explanation of the Rainring cards.

“……how can we take unconscious elements of a situation into account when, by definition, we do not know about them? The answer is that we must employ a device which enables us to tap into the unconscious.A skilled practitioner will require no more than a bag of bones, a heap of tea leaves (or indeed a freshly-eviscerated goat) to do this. However, for those of us without this particular expertise, things are made easier by the existence of systematic decoders, of which the two best known are the I Ching from ancient China, and the Tarot from mediaeval Europe. Rainring is intended to fulfil a similar function. “

On the website you can see all 81 rainring cards with a brief descriptions. The VISUAL DIRECTORY provides a list of links to other explanations.

I find the Rainring cards “tempting” – choreographing a map to the dimly lit dimensions of oneself.

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7 thoughts on “Rainring cards

  1. BUT… When Pandora was given the box, did she content herself with saying ‘I like the explanation of the reasons why I should open it’ and leave it at that?
    Rainring is not an idea, but a world. This world has a door with ‘Come In’ written on it. So what if the o is nicely formed and the m executed with a flourish?

    Are you scared to play with the cards?

    Peter

  2. Peter, are you enticing me to an adventure?

    Scared to play with the cards – absolutely not (wink), like you said “The answer is that we must employ a device which enables us to tap into the unconscious. A skilled practitioner will require no more than a bag of bones, a heap of tea leaves (or indeed a freshly-eviscerated goat) to do this”.

    As much as I have a profound interest in all types of card systems I think that a bag of popcorn could be “read” if meanings are assigned to the standard types of popped kernels.

    From a general point of view which is not based on in-depth study of the cards, I see the Rainring cards as a system to assist those seeking a deeper understanding of themselves. The door leading to the world you speak of.

    When a person digs deep enough, they will find all the horrors of Pandora’s box. What personality that you know of is unscathed from life’s experiences?

  3. If anyone happens on this, please note that I have since return from this unpromising cul-de-sac, and this dialogue continues elswhere!

    One puzzle arising from the above, however: for some reason, I’ve always had the (mistaken) impression that Pandora found good things in the box. I wonder if the legend needs reviewing, in the sense that whatever is stuck in a box perhaps needs to be let out so that it has a chance to evolve?

  4. Hello Peter,

    Still pondering on the story about Pandora’s box, and I plan to comment.
    BTW.
    I am going to on-line-play with your Rainring cards. This is the only way I can make any comments or even pose questions to you regarding certain aspects of your system that are allowable on the website. SQ

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