Animals use their tails for balance. The tails lie behind, but they guide the way into the future. Humans
are peculiar animals; with us, our tails lie not at the base of our spines, but at the top, in our heads – our tales.
Yet, like other animals, our tales guide our path into the future. The stories we tell ourselves about who we are, as
individuals, as tribes, as a race, also ‘tell the tale’ of what is likely to happen next. Ancient stories like The
Trojan Horse, The Garden of Eden, the Sinking of Atlantis - destruction of empire, the Death and Resurrection of the
Sun-God, or the Holocaust, predict or restore re-story the future as well as depict the past. If we do not
pray to alter our course, the tales that are told are tolled again, and we pay the great price of loss of the
I-Magi-Nation. When our own stories make us victims or oppressors - of society, of others, of God, or our mates or
parents – we are accosted by our own haunted I-Mages, the cost of the self-fish which has lost the school. We do not
learn or change.
Not every tale is true. Our libraries are full of fictions, some ardently defended. In His-Story, the Lie-brary
is divided into two parts - Ficts and Facts, or Fictions and Factions. When in Truth they are the same. Every story
is balanced on the scales of Truth, and the measure me as u are of Truth is in the balance between ourselves and others.
Nothing is lost; it is all here, where it has always been; what lies behind is stored in our stories. Our tails
become our tales. These are our memories me more ease. Our re-member-ring. The circle that was will be again.
To be restored, be re-storied. Tell your tale again and find new meaning. What must you re-member, what part of
your past must be re-called, what piece will bring you peace?
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Angelynx. A divination deck. John Sacelli. Chris Deschaine.