Sometimes you need a little help to set the mood for a tarot reading. Music can block out the noisy neighbor, the frustrating day you just had, or simply bring you from the ordinary world into a space of calm introspection. It’s also hugely helpful when reading for others who might be nervous or skeptical. In this series of posts I wanted to highlight the artists and albums that get me all ready for divination.
I have become obsessed with a classical album. A composer named Max Richter took Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and, well, recomposed them. I’ve never liked Vivaldi, and always hated the over-played Four Seasons, but Mr. Richter has changed my mind – and many others. The recording is spare, eerie and yet also familiar. It’s wonderful background to a personal reading. Ever so often you’ll hear a strain of something familiar and then it will fade away. The Winter pieces are especially emotional, and the Shadow pieces are downright haunting.
He has also just come out with an 8 hour composition called Sleep. It’s meant to be background music to a good night’s rest. I have to admit as nuts as an 8 hour MP3 sounds, I’m tempted – and I haven’t even heard it yet.