Peter Mark Adams | Game of Saturn: The Sola-Busca Tarot, Bloodlines, & The Demiurge Deal

Show Notes

Join host, Greg Carlwood, of The Higherside Chats as he talks the Sola-Busca Tarocchi, elite bloodlines, magic, and deals with the Demiurge with guest, Peter Mark Adams.
For centuries, stories and rumors involving the elite’s use of ritual magic have been swirling. From a fascination with occult arts and securing power through magic, to preserving bloodlines with selective breeding and reptilian origins, each new wave of hearsay can make it feel like we are drowning in the conspirasea.
And, with only small bread crumbs and strange symbolism left to analyze, we are understandably left with the nagging notion that things are not exactly as they seem.
Fortunately one of those breadcrumbs has broken free of it’s closely guarded exclusive chain of custody to find itself on display in Milan. This aristocratic, Renaissance heirloom, dubbed the Sola Busca Tarocchi, contains aspects of some of conspiracy’s darkest claims and acts as an elite grimoire illuminating the Cult of Saturn.
But, today’s guest, Peter Mark Adams, an esoteric scholar of the Sola Busca Tarocchi and occult symbolism decoder, joins The Higherside to shed some light on this deeply encoded tarot deck of unknown origins that was carefully crafted and engraved onto metal plates during the late 15th century and depicts some of the most heinous rumored rituals of the elite.
2:30 Diving in head first, Greg and Peter begin the monumental task of unpacking this ancient occult relic. An elaborately illustrated antiquity that shares the basic structure of a tarot deck, the Tarocchi is heavily coded and shrouded in symbolism. Adams details the imagery of the deck and the historical  significance of it’s quality, contents and lack of provenance.
10:42 Greg and Peter provide some historical context surrounding the belief and practice of magic during the Renaissance in Italy when the Tarocchi was assembled. They also discuss the influences and global perspectives found in the deck, including it’s cosmology, metaphysics and ritual use.
22:00 Greg and Peter examine aspects of Gnosticism within the deck. They also discuss the pervasiveness of Saturn throughout the deck and how the creator displayed their wide array of knowledge about theology, mythology, and cosmology.
33:30 Greg and Peter discuss the importance of the d’Este family, their global influence and world view, as well as their influence in this deck. Adams gives his take on curious gaps in the deck’s chain of custody.
44:45 Continuing to follow up with the lineage of the cards, Greg and Peter discuss their current location on display in Milan and the path to get there. They also examine the continuity of elite power and their long held occult beliefs as well as Plato’s philosophical impact.
55:00 Peter continues discussing the impact of different theologies, and offers insight from his experiences as an energy healer.
Become a Plus Member at to hear a second hour of all THC episodes. This week’s included:
– the Trump cards and why the point to Northern Africa

– the mysteries of the suit cards

– the deck’s codes and levels of encryption

– the science of the homunculus

– Demonic fellatio

– the details of the card refereeing human sacrifice

– Troy, realm of the serpent-born

– the court cards and the emphasis on half-reptilian origins for certain elite bloodlines

– how to tell if you were pledged to a dark entity in a previous life

– the elite of the elite pledging large groups of people to demons in mass ritual

– dragons

– the importance of positive polarity

A few valuable resources from the interview:
– “In Darkness and Secrecy” by Whitehead and Wright:
-Plato’s ” The First Alcibiades”:
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You have always great timing man with new episode’s

Glow wanders

What he said great timing Greg ?leaving for my paper route got some higherside chats✌


Holy freaking amazing Batman! My paradigm was just shattered, yet again. Fantastic! Going back for a second listen. Much gratitude to you both for bringing this to us. ??⭐️??


Does anyone else wonder why the cards are being reprinted? Wouldn’t that just attract or encourage more dark magic?

red fox

I would suggest going to Scarlet Imprints journal to see exactly what their viewpoint is. It is intimately related to the Babalon/Lucifer/Parsons current. Perhaps bringing the oppositions weapons into the light can help to diminish their effects somewhat?


Why not? They are apart of our history and should be treated as such.
For me its worse if they are kept in secret for ellite. Exposing it often takes away their power from them.


This episode is EVERYTHING! Its amazing to hear the connections coming from someone who has done the research. And I love how Peter referenced the importance of energy healing. He’s so right about cleansing your energy and focusing on the light, it’s really something I forget about when depressing conspiracy topics are what i find interesting. (57:46) This is definitely the episode that let me know you deserve my money. Thanks for what you do Greg.


Judging by the comments it looks like you’ve served up another juicy one. Can’t wait to start it on my lunch break!

red fox

What an excellent episode this is. Brilliant questions and very informative responses from Peter. Cheers!


Talk about the apocalypse being when ALL is revealed! Wow!


Excellent as usual! Bravo!!


Would fit with the idea that there was a traumatic event which made us vulnerable to a “virus” which infected us with the dark side. This virus puts an overlay or copy over the light using its energy but with VERY different agenda


Just became a THC+ member today bc of this episode.


Greg have you tried to get Steve Richards from Holographic Kinetics – he has info from aborigine philosophy which is a healing modality removing entities from peoples fields and stresses the power of spirit and has a few warnings about asking any entities for help – they can be VERY tricky and have had LOTS of practise at it!


Holy fuckin wowza Greg. Never get tired listening to Peter discuss this deck. Fascinating on so many levels.

My guess as to why the Demiurge shifted from a Platonic entity of light to one of darkness — the original Jewish Gnostics were completely rebelling against every aspect of religion, society and politics. Damning the God of the OT (let’s face it, not the most benevolent deity) would have been a big slap in the face to the priestly class, and in turn the entire societal structure. Miguel Conner would probably have a precise answer for this one.


Great show Peter and Greg, thank you! Love the discussion of the demiurge switch from light to dark, hearing about the light/white entities, Plato and how he’s been co-opted by the elite and of course this fascinating deck of cards.


Might just be the first show that I’ve listened to twice in a row. Great work gents.


For what it’s worth just ordered this and Gordon’s Starships from Good stuff.


Man this was a killer episode. I wonder if there’s any connection with the Chinese and their history with dragons? I’ve gotta check out this Constellation Therapy! Mind blowing shit!


Nice one, Greg. One of your best in a while. Fascinating topic with an engaging and well informed guest.
This one, I think, merits further investigation.


Congratulations Greg.
This was a real special episode, and it could’ve gotten bogged down in, y’know, esoterica extremus.
Your questioning was smart, researched and on song.
Peter was a real find — what a fascinating and polymathic guy.
The tarot stuff was remarkable (book sold out BTW, dammit) —
But his energy work insights were what really made it.
DEFINITELY worth a second visit.
Thanks, man. Excellent.


Wow, I applaud all whom have worked on this chat.
Never do I listen to topics again but I’m half way through the second listen to and I’m already excited for my third.

This is incredible. As someone … ‘experienced’ in Magick I’m very wary of ‘light’ work as when you get into Will there is no difference BUT this is simply incredible (not saying there is no outright evil out there).

Carl, thank you. I had to leave the conspir-a-tianment as it got so ‘righteous’ and right wing years back, finding you through Gorden has been so refreshing. Please remain open minded and cheerful, we really appreciate your approach and please for God sake interview more people like this. Seriously wow.

Thank you