Chapter Two The Major Arcana

O sages standing in God's holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul.

The 22 cards which comprise the Major Arcana form the heart of the Tarot. Taken together, the cards depict the passage of the soul from unformed possibility to informed awareness. The wealth of symbols these cards portray create a visual tapestry from threads spun by the collective unconscious. The strangely familiar iconography of the cards speaks to the imaginings of poets, dreamers, storytellers, willworkers and truthseekers alike.

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