Thrice Great presents Tarot Readings by Paradoxos

Hermetic Tarot has arrived to SE Portland!

With over 30 years of experience as a student of Tarot and the Divinatory Arts, Paradoxos provides friendly, knowlegable, and intuitive Tarot readings. Explore your archetypes—gain insight and clarity into life's big questions and major events.

Reading with Paradoxos
  • Private and Confidential
  • Respecting of all Paths
  • Using the principles of Hermetic Qabala
  • As Above, So Below

Basic Reading - $50.00

A 30-40 minute reading good for addressing a single question. This reading is used to gain insight and better understanding of yourself and the events that involve the question at hand and what aspects to focus on.

In-Depth Reading - $100.00

A 60-70 minute reading that can go deeper on a single question or explore in detail your overall situation. An In-Depth reading can help examine your life and circumstances with a greater degree of clarity.

Tarot on the 32 Paths of Wisdom

The Aces

The Twos

The Threes

The Fours

The Fives

The Sixes

The Sevens

The Eights

The Nines

The Tens

The Fool

The Magician

The Priestess

The Empress

The Emperor

The Hierophant

The Lovers

The Chariot


The Hermit

Wheel of Fortune


The Hanged Man

The Death


The Devil

The Tower

The Star

The Moon

The Sun


The World

Tarot with Paradoxos

"True, without falsehood, certain, most certain. What is above is like what is below, and what is below is like that which is above." -Emerald Tablet

Tarot Readings are by-appointment only and take place in-person at my house in Inner SE Portland. I am available for house calls within the greater Portland metro area for an addtional $25 fee, and can even travel longer distances if expenses are paid. I do not provide long-dstance readings or readings over the phone.

About Paradoxos

I was drawn to tarot at an earlier than normal age and have had an evolving, wonder-filled, and sometimes difficult relationship with the cards ever since. They have always been there to guide me along the road, leading me to a deeper study and exploration of both myself and such arcane subjects as Hermeticism, Hermetic Qabala, Yoga, Jungian Archtypes and the Mystery Traditions.


For many years I did not believe I should be charging money to read Tarot for others. Tarot has always been a part of my spiritual practice and I felt that the art of divination should not be used as a comodity, as it would debase the practice. This is fine to debate, but I realized I was spending so much of my time doing ordinary or mundane work to pay the bills but I'm not really making use of my primary talents and interests. Everything changed when I became involved with the founding of Ffynnon, a private retreat center we are creating in the woods just outside of Portland, OR.

After a short time, it dawned on me. What I do now for worldly income (and all my proceeds from Tarot Readings) essentially is in direct support of building and shaping this magical place—and Ffynnon is a place that is about way more than just myself and will continue to grow long after I am gone. It represents a higher purpose for me, where as your Tarot reader, I become a link in a chain in service to something much greater than myself. This idea, suddenly and perhaps paradoxically, makes it ok in my mind to charge money for Tarot readings! Eureka!

Are Tarot cards Satanic?

No. Tarot cards are neither Satanic nor Demonic in origin. In fact, most scholars agree the earliest known decks are Medieval Christian and used as a tool to make contact with the Divine.

Is your name really Paradoxos?

No again, but doesn't it make a fun wizard's name? I have chosen Paradoxos as my public magical name, meaning "The Unexpected One, the Paradoxical One". You can also call me by my given name, Neal.

Tarot and Qabalah

My study and practice of Tarot is based on the principles of Hermetic Qabalah, which is not the same as Jewish Qabalah. Hermetic Qabalah arose from the Renaissance which blended Jewish Qabalah with Hermeticism.

Code of Ethics

  • I will serve the best interests of my clients.
  • I will treat all my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference.
  • I will keep confidential the names of clients and all information shared or discussed during readings, unless otherwise requested by the client or required by a court of law.
  • I will recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide.
  • I will discuss and agree upon all fees with my clients in advance.
  • I will respect my clients' right to terminate their reading at any time.

Book a Reading


“I have come to him for readings both with very specific questions as well as for an annual "general" look at the overall picture for more than ten years now, and I am always grateful for the perspective that he is able to offer me through the deck itself. He is wise and intuitive, and each person is always held with respect and dignity. I suppose going to a Tarot reader could be weird or woo-woo, but "Paradoxos" makes it very practical, pragmatic, and applicable to one's daily life. I'm grateful that such a capable and caring person is able to translate this ancient art into the now. A visit to him is always illuminating!”

Lisa Mae Osborne

“Neal's intuitive readings always leave me in a state of calm, having a clearer view of the path forward. He is intelligent, grounded, and wise, without being arrogant or ego-centric. You can tell he has the ability to "get out of the way" and let the reading come through him, rather than forcing any answers on the questioner/client.”

Tasha D.

“When I have a Tarot reading with Neal, or "Paradoxos", I always come away with a fresh, deeper perspective and new attitude. His Tarot reading bridges the inner and the outer situation I am in, and gives me insight into the archetypal energies that are at work. His reading transcends mere simple rote interpretation of images, not "painting by numbers," rather it portrays an interconnected archetypal constellation specific to my concerns. With his trained artist's eye, cabalistic roots, keen open mind, honesty and an intuitive sensitivity, Neal helps me explore and amplify the ancient Truths that point the Way. By bringing the messages from Above and Below into consciousness, his readings illuminates obstacles and opens the Door.”

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