I recently wore out my third copy of the Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot deck and had to buy another one. For the first time, I actually read the introduction by it's creator, Graham Cameron. His description of how tarot works is remarkably apt and I want to share it with you today.
"Welcome, imagine yourself as an actor, placed in a theater at birth. You have been invited to join millions of other actors, to take your place on the stage known as Phantasmagoric Theater. Every scene in the script has been carefully crafted, and you've learned your cues. If nothing goes wrong you should be able to sail through your performance until the final curtain call. But things can and do go wrong - perhaps there is interference in the sound system, your costume is uncomfortable, or you're unhappy with the scenery. So you begin to make adjustments, and in doing so, cause minor changes to the outcome of the play.
Using tarot, you can connect yourself through a psychic process back to the original script and recognize the deviations you may have made to the performance.
Envision Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot as a doorway into your life. The curtains open, revealing the fool, who invites us on a journey of spiritual fulfillment.
I love this description and think it applies equally well to every other deck, as well. The tarot is a system designed to help bring us back in tune with the original script of our lives. It provides much needed direction and helps us bring our story back into alignment.
Bright blessings, and may the performance that is your life be magnificent!