I have just done a quick search on drug use during the Victorian era so am also very wondering if the liberal use of opium, cocaine and other substances (which affect breathing and heart rate) may have an impact on the corset wearer.
Found this interesting site on the history of Minstrelsy
That African-American minstrels had to "black-up" to perform is one of those little details that speaks volumes.
This is the deck I have.
As I'm slightly colour-blind I like that it's all black and white.
These days I only use the cards for my own focus/meditation/guidance. Heaven't done a reading for another person for ages but then again I no longer tell...
I may not be remembering correctly but in the film "The Last Temptation of Christ" I think there is a scene where Jesus has to work out how he is to fit in with the Jewish concept of the Messiah. He's meant to come with sword and fire so he makes his preaching metaphysical manifestations...
Trying to form my thoughts into an intelligible sentence so bear with me...
How much is this responding to and being affected by the atmosphere created by the surrounding energies and how much is it a projection of the observer/s emotional state?
No Swifty, this is pampas grass
this is papyrus...