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ROCK LEGEND NEWS I walked through this place, although it wasn’t really there

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..As time went by, oh backwards I walked, backwards I talked, and backwards I laughed

“He wasn’t the most dangerous man in rock. He was the most loved man in rock.” —Clive Edwards

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And the people that I met, oh were all covered in treacle

And when I reached the other side, thought I didn’t really care, I moved round a bit, and started seeing people

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KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD Pete Way was born for the stage - the rock and roll stage. He dabbled in all facets of its lifestyle to experience every desire, device and vice that makes a rock star legendary - at all costs. In doing so, Pete owned every stage his presence hovered over. It was a “natural thing.”

Stage of Dre

Great art created by rock stars like Pete Way are sometimes seen as derived from a fantasy lifestyle. While that can be so, some of the best art is born from sharp edged blade cuts; while ‘walking on the edge.’

Pete knew his destiny, and he accepted it all just as he accepted each new mission the gods sent to him; new experiences that would become a song — part of his kismet. Being a rock legend holds responsibility. Intuitively, Pete knew this and humbly wanted to be remembered for being an artist of value, but he also wanted to be known as someone who dazzled his audience. And he did that; even if it meant doing it while Walking On The Edge — by Way Of The Sword. IMAGE: VII THUNDERBIRD SOUL FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com

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“It’s as simple as that.


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. No self belief, no nothing.”

—PETE WAY


Empowerment

Background: Sonett von Dante Alighieri, Contributor Poet, Painter, Musician Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Ink Markings 1865

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TREACLE PEOPLE I walked through this place, although it wasn’t really there And when I reached the other side, thought I didn’t really care I moved round a bit, and started seeing people And the people that I met, oh were all covered in treacle Everyone was laughing, everyone except for poor old me, So I tried to entertain them, oh but they were hard to please As time went by, oh backwards I walked Backwards I talked, and backwards I laughed. Lyrics Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Mick Bolton Treacle People lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Carlin America Inc UFO 1 Released October 1970

“They must therefore walk backwards because they cannot look forward.” —Dante Aligheri, Divine Comedy

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IMAGE CARD (L): XIX ILLUMINI FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com

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THE FORCE OF DESTINY Around the time the David Bowie tarocchi deck kit was released in September 2018, Florence, Italy visual artist Londa R. Marks had begun a tarocchi deck kit of 80 cards inspired by bass legend Pete Way and Florence, Italy’s Dante Alighieri. It was published May 26, 2020. A pictorial from the digital art collection entitled,“Kismet, Way Of The Sword,” is featured in this Rock Legend News Tribute to Pete Way issue. Tarocchi (tarot) playing cards include 22-78 scenes related to tbe ages old game format that began during the 15th century Milan, Italy.

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IV Of Dice A LIVING FLAME STOOD STILL

While rolling dice are considered a game of chance, Pete Way saw it as symbolic to: “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them.” “And while Schenker is the heart of the band and Mogg the foundation, bassist Pete Way is the soul.” —Dave Wood

Francisco Xavier says about Pete: “He lives in music ‘n energy we will meet.”

Much like the poet Pete Way, Dante Aligheri was the soul of language and passionate expression through words. This is an excerpt from Dante’s Divine Comedy, Paradiso Canto 1 which is included in the accompanying booklets of, “Kismet, Way Of The Sword,” deck kit:

That when Peneian branches can incite someone to long and thirst for them, delight must fill the happy Delphic deity. Great fire can follow a small spark: there may be better voices after me to pray to Cyrrha’s god for aid that he may answer. The lantern of the world approaches mortals by varied paths; but on that Way which links four circles with three crosses, it emerges. Every nature has its bent, according to a different station, nearer or less near to its origin.” Card upward keywords: Feel more marvel at your climbing than you would were you considering a stream that from a mountain’s height falls to its base. Card reversed keywords: A living flame stood still.

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IMAGE (L) CARD: IV OF DICE FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com

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King Of Cups FOUNT OF WISDOM

Music And The Act Of Song From Dante’s ‘Purgatorio’ And ‘Paradiso:’ Since Mt. Purgatory is situated on the Earth, it is explicitly linked to earthly time, which is calculated musically. “I seemed to hear... I wrote it down, Spirit or breath becomes voices.”

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IMAGE CARD: KING OF CUPS (R) & KISMET CHARACTER (L) FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.


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King Of Dice

BOSS OF BONE DICE

“The devil is not as black as he is painted.” Dante Alighieri

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IMAGE (R) CARD: KING OF DICE FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com


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VII Of Swords

TRANSCENDING REALMS “Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone. —RUMI

Dante and Virgil arrive on Mount Purgatory. Wondering and worrying about his shadow, Virgil reassures Dante, then Dante talks against Florence and falls asleep. When Dante wakes up by the gate of Purgatory, Virgil tells him St. Lucia carried him there in his sleep. On the seventh terrace of the Lustful, Dante asks how souls can become emaciated if they don’t require food. Dante is afraid of entering the wall of flame in the seventh terrace but Virgil tempts him with the promise that he’ll see Beatrice on the other side so, Dante walks through flames to another realm. There he sees a performer ghosting the sky, invading their camp as if from another world where the entity of a performer channels them, bidding for their knowledge and insight, experiencing what they are experiencing in order to take the poetic essence of it all back to the stage.” Card upright keywords: Creative code. Artistic sacrifice. IMAGE (L) CARD: VII OF SWORDS FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com

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VIII Of Swords

DANTE’S DREAM OF THE SIREN The Dream of the Siren in Purgatorio19 whose language is rich and evocative.

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Plato said there were three kinds of sirens: the celestial, the generative, and the purificatory/cathartic. In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy the dream of the Siren’s language is rich and evocative.” A Book of Waysted with its related tools, charms and trinkets was created by Londa R. Marks and now accompanies this card and scene. Peter Frederick Way’s initials along with the anthem from Pete Way’s band Waysted is on the cover. WAYSTED ANTHEM

“And, the band decreed,

You won’t get out alive. And, the fans cried,

We don’t want out anyway.” ROCK LEGEND NEWS

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IMAGE (R) CARD: VIII OF SWORDS FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com


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IMAGE (L) CARD: IV MYTHOLOGICAL GOD FROM “KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD.” www.wayofthesword.com


IV Of Swords

MYTHOLOGICAL GOD It’s a game, but it isn’t. A bow has been earned.

Though he bows with honor he almost drops to the ground from exhaustion. Both sides of the blade have been experienced. “I’m a man of extremes.”

—PETE WAY

DE-CODING The four symbols of the emblem symbolize: FIRE. WATER. EARTH. AIR. The Latin phrase around the V (Vatican) from year 1059 translated: “Does not matter whether he is well, when you are destined, no matter, Angelica is a poet.”

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“KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD” A Rock And Roll Divine Comedy Created By Londa R. Marks

LIMITED EDITION 21 TAROCCHI KIT Inspired By Bass Legend Pete Way & Florence, Italy’s Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy Complete Tarot Kits Includes 80 Tarot Cards & 5 Indepth Booklets Available at www.wayofthesword.com

“Kismet, Way Of The Sword” digital art project was designed by visual artist Londa R. Marks at her Florence, Italy design studio. The project is inspired by rock’s bass legend Pete Way and Dante Alighieri (“the Supreme Poet”) father of Italian language. Collectors of art, music and art history — those who appreciate and seek the magic from such works may find such revealed in this project. Limited edition of 500 deck kits, each handcrafted by Londa’s artisan son at her atelier in USA are signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.

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Available at WayOfTheSword.com & WorldOfTarot.com

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KNIGHT OF SWORDS CARD FROM KISMET, WAY OF THE SWORD

A conduit for interpreting the darkness in his mind, he turns his hell into a beautiful masterpiece while knowing that “The loser, when a game of dice is done,

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remains behind reviewing every roll sadly, and sadly wiser, and alone.”

DANTE ALIGHIERI


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VISIONARY LONDA R. MARKS

During 15th century Florence, Italy, Cosimo de’ Medici said, “Art and Magic always call to each other.” Creating magical worlds is what Londa does best. One of her world’s is, World Of Tarot for her tarot projects. Visual artist Londa R. Marks’ studio is located on Way Of The Sword in the art capital of the world, Florence, Italy where ancient knowledge, code and symbolism is the way of life and a magnificent source for her studies and inspiration. Londa is a visionary of art, music, technology and cryptography: the art of writing codes or solving codes. She is also founder of Rock Legend News digital magazine, WayOfTheSword.com and LondaFirenze.com Londa studied under New York artist Murray Stern (1927–1985) in early 1970s. Murray was an art professor from Athens, Ohio, whose work is in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collection. His work is seen in 30 Broadway plays and 50 movies including Ragtime and Cotton Club. Twice published by the world’s largest publisher of tarot decks and kits such as Lord Of The Rings Tarot, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., owns 80 of Londa’s original oil paintings she created for a tarot deck and archive them in a private museum with Salvador Dali and 15th century Visconti-Sforza Italian tarot. U.S. Games also owns and published the first ever created digital tarot deck by Londa R. Marks. Stuart Kaplan, CEO U.S. Games Systems said, “You are one of the most talented artist’s I have had the honor of working with.”

Extra card with original character from Londa Tarot deck printed in Belgium, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1993.

Art Professor Murray Stern said,“Your original illustrations are knocking me on my ear.You’re a natural.”

Cosimo de’ Medici was an Italian banker, politician and patron of arts-learning and architecture during the Renaissance. He was the first member of the Medici family which effectively ruled Florence, Italy.


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Rock Legend News December 2020 issue features a tribute to bass legend Pete Way with a 26 page pictorial from a digital art collection.

A Tribute to Bass Legend Pete Way  

Rock Legend News December 2020 issue features a tribute to bass legend Pete Way with a 26 page pictorial from a digital art collection.

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