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Universal Archetypes

The twenty-two Major Arcana cards represent universal archetypes: in the Rider Waite Smith deck the images often express these archetypes in the form of mythological figures. 691 more words

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Alchemy and the Quintessence

The Tarot was built upon the fifth suit, the Major Arcana. Many early decks have only this suit. These cards are considered more important than any other card. 599 more words

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The Keys to Enlightenment

The Major Arcana cards are referred to as “keys;” they are indeed keys to the mystery of the universe, the YOU-and-I-verse that exists within our psyches. 550 more words

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The Smoky Mirror

All the most ancient systems of knowledge assert that physical existence is created by the mind, which projects the reality the individual then experiences. Perception is a “smoky mirror” — smoky to the degree of the individual’s realization of their role in creating what appears in the mirror, and possibly even the mirror itself. 488 more words

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The Secret of Creative Manifestation

In the unenlightened individual, the system of creative manifestation takes an unconscious turn, still manifesting, but in a way that doesn’t serve the greater evolvement of the individual. 473 more words

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The Language of the Higher Self

As an artist, it is obvious to me that the Tarot is a visual language of archetypes and symbols, but it is more than that: it is a map masked as a game that outlines a path for the seeker of personal empowerment. 496 more words

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Communicating With Your Higher Self

The whole point of esoteric practices like the Tarot is to reestablish the natural system of the divine triad with the Higher Self or Super Conscious as the director, the ego as the personal assistant or executor of the will of the Higher Self, and with the subconscious/physical body as the energy source, and place for manifestation on the material plane. 198 more words

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