The twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana are also called the Trumps, Tarot Keys or Atus of Tahuti. They refer to the twenty-two Paths which run between the ten Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, as well as to the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. They represent the energies of the planets, the signs of the zodiac and the elements of the Ancients. These Paths, numbered 11 through 32 are dynamic, subjective conduits of karmic energy. They are Forces in transit. The Trumps symbolize the Powers of Consciousness in illustrated form. Their placement on the Tree of Life is symbolized by the winding path of the Serpent of Wisdom.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.