By Ca BARLET

The totality of the symbols which form the Tarot is distributed through a series of 78 plates or cards, instead of being presented in a single figure the reason for this is, that the signification of this totality is very multiple for it is at the same time theologic, cosmologic, psychologic, and divining, and this variety is the result of the different combinations which can be produced by the arrangement and comparison of these 78 cards. This variety is not one of the lesser beauties of this...

Correspondence Between The Primitive Italian Packs And

The Sun 19 The Foolish Man The Star If, however, the existence of purely Egyptian symbols in these so-called Italian Tarots do not convince the reader, a few words on the transformation of the Tarot in the East, and in other countries of Europe besides Italy, will completely enlighten him on the subject. In spite of Merlin's assertions, the Tarot represents the summary of the scientific knowledge of the ancients. This is unquestionably proved by Chatto's researches amongst Orientals on this...

The Sacred Word Yodhevauhe

The Kabbalah and the Sacred Word--The Yod--The He--The Vau--The second He-Synthesis of the Sacred Word. ACCORDING to the ancient oral tradition of the Hebrews, or Kabbalah, 1 a sacred word exists, which gives to the mortal who can discover the correct way of pronouncing it, the key to all the sciences, divine and human. This word, which the Israelites never uttered, and which the High Priest pronounced once a year, amidst the shouts of the laity, is found at the head of every initiative ritual,...

Seventeenth Card Of The Tarot

The ideas expressed by this symbol are those-- A nude female figure pours the Water of Universal Life from two cups. The genius of the Sun 14th arcanum has now descended to earth under the form of this young girl, the image of eternal Youth. The fluids, which she formerly poured from one vase to the other, she now throws upon the ground first idea . This young girl is crowned with seven stars in the midst of them shines a very large and brilliant one. Near her an ibis or sometimes a butterfly...

Affinity Between The Figures And The Numbers

Kabbalah Knave Knight King Queen

We have already studied both the figures and the numbers separately, let us now see what connection exists between the figures and the numbers. If we group the similar terms according to the identical Law which rules them, we shall find them as follows-- The sequence of the figures is reproduced three times in the series of numbers, that is to say, that each series of numbers represents a conception of the figures in each of the three Kabbalistic worlds. The series 1, 2, 3, 4 represents the...

Applications Of The Tarot

XV. --GENERAL KEY TO THE APPLICATIONS OF THE TAROT The Principle and the Forms--The 21st Card of the Tarot is a Figure--Principle--The Tarot--The Year--The Month--The Day--The Human Life XVI.--THE ASTRONOMIC TAROT Egyptian Astronomy--The Four Seasons--The Twelve Months--The Thirty-six Decans--The Planets--Absolute Analogy with the Tarot-Figure containing the Application of the Tarot to Astronomy--Key to the Astrological Works of Christian--Oswald Wirth's Astronomical Tarot XVII.--THE INITIATIVE...

Essay Upon The Astronomical Tarot By Oswald Wirth

According to Christian the twenty-two major arcana of the Tarot represent the hieroglyphic paintings which are found in the spaces between the columns of a gallery, which the neophyte was obliged to cross in the Egyptian initiations. There were twelve columns to the North and the same number to the South, that is, eleven symbolical pictures on each side. These pictures were explained to the candidate for initiation in regular order, and they contained the rules and principles for the Initiate....

The Eighth Card Of The Tarot

Tarot The Bohemians Hermit

The ideas expressed by this symbol are of Equilibrium in all its forms. A woman seen full face, and wearing an iron coronet, is seated upon a throne. She is placed between the two columns of the temple. The solar cross is traced upon her breast. Here we find the continuation of the symbolism of the 2nd and 5th arcana. The Seated woman occupies the Centre between the columns, the first idea of the equilibrium between Good and Evil. She holds a sword, point upwards, in her right hand, and a...

Origin Of The Symbolism Of The Eighth Card Of The Tarot

Hieroglyphically the Heth expresses a field. From it springs the idea of anything that requires labour, trouble, an effort. Continued effort results in the establishment of an equilibrium, between the destruction of the works of man accomplished by nature, when left to herself, and the preservation of this work. Hence the idea of balancing power, and consequently of Justice attributed to this letter. 1 Astronomically the Heth corresponds to the sign of Cancer in the zodiac.