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The Major Arcana of the Tarot are considered to be the highest revelation from the highest spiritual center of Planet Earth. They are the quintessence of the ancient wisdom, where one who aspires to spiritual knowledge may distinguish the fiery signs of the Future.

The cosmic-initiatory path of humankind is encoded in the symbolic drawings, laid out from time immemorial in strict accord with the laws of esoteric geometry.

The task that has always arisen before the keepers of the sources of the innermost knowledge has been to protect, at whatever cost, the guiding thread of the mystical tradition. During periods of global cataclysm, whether social or natural — times when the material wealth of civilizations was lost — the keepers of this knowledge have protected it, making sure that it would be there once again when needed by those whose spirits were not yet awakened.

According to legend, everything started in Atlantis. It was there that the cosmic hieroglyphs of the initiatory vocabulary of humanity were first drawn. Then, just before the downfall of Atlantis, they were moved to the Egyptian temples.

Similarly, in Ancient Egypt, the symbols were moved once more in expectation of the inevitable intrusion of Barbarians. But this time, the task was more complicated. Guaranteeing the integrity of the arcanological symbols for the future required that they be spread everywhere, throughout the Earth.

Still, although some exterior, ornamental aspects of the cosmic signs have become altered due to pressure of time and certain other conditions, the main contours of the esoteric drawings have remained intact. (Indeed, this is a never-ending process, a sort of "reincarnation" of the Arcana. They seemingly "die" only to incarnate in a new shape, but still filled unfailingly with the same spiritual content.)

So in this way, the ancient symbols of the Tarot have finally reached us in the form of a Gypsy deck of playing and divinatory cards, divided into two parts.

The first part consists of 22 cards, 22 being the number of the Great or Major Arcana. The second deck contains 56 cards, the number of the Small or Minor Arcana.

Spiritual paths of humanity are marked with the luminous dotted lines of the Major Arcana, which actually are descended from the ancient Egyptian cryptography of the 22 Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismigistus [or Thoth]. (This information was undermined by Madam Blavatsky when she stated that it was the "Father of all Existence" who carved out the "22 Letters of the Foundation.")

These 22 Letters of the Foundation are prefigured in the alphabet of ancient Hebrew. According to legend, this alphabet, in which every letter renders the outlines of certain constellations, was developed in Atlantis. Thus, in a way, the Major Arcana are no less than the esoteric horoscope of humankind! And so, deciphering them requires more than just penetration into the deepest mysteries of the sacred language. It also requires penetration into the deepest mysteries of sacred mathematics, and is thus inseparable from the work of Pythagoras.

We know now that it was Pythagoras who discovered that nine numerals lie at the foundation of Universal structure, giving order to all its yeasty chaos and harmonizing the cosmic processes (a decade, or "ten," being nothing more than a return to the "one").

The essence of Pythagorean numerology is that the esoteric root of any number may be derived from the number itself. In other words, any multidigit number may, by adding up the digits of which it is composed, be brought down to a single integer.

According to this same system of numerology, every letter of the initiatory language of humankind corresponds to a certain number that pertains to its inner vibration...
Number and Word are indivisible!

Discussion Forum

The Tetractys Tarot Card Reading Arrangement

Started by steve. Last reply by P Feb 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Stumbled across this layout today, found it interesting, might be worth a try…Continue

Tarot: A Rosicrucian Perspective

Started by steve. Last reply by steve Jan 3, 2015. 3 Replies

Tarot: A Rosicrucian PerspectiveStreamed live on Aug 24, 2014The Tarot is of perennial interest to students of esotericism. Its compact symbolism and connections to other Mystical Paths continue to intrigue us.  In this workshop, we will consider…Continue

Gnosis eternal tarot deck

Started by Sarah ALIA. Last reply by C. Free Nov 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi, I hope I am asking this question in the right place. Can anyone direct me to where to buy Gnosis eternal tarot deck?I searched everywhere, but can't find it.I know Glirian publishing has printed this deck but it's not publickly available throgh…Continue

Gnostic Tarot

Started by Adam Kadmon. Last reply by Adam Kadmon Aug 19, 2013. 1 Reply

The reason explanations of the tarot pointing to hermeticism and gnosticism seem so attractive is because, considered in their entirety, as a collection, the symbols of the cards lend themselves well to a hermetic/gnostic worldview. They are capable…Continue

Tags: cards, ancient, Hermetic, Tarot, gnostic

Right Ordering of the Great Arcana

Started by Lichtkind. Last reply by Lichtkind Dec 1, 2014. 10 Replies

As A.E. Waite, Manly P. Hall as many others including me agree that the greater arcana is not the most correct order. Its a puzzle to be solved by the student. As a a first hint give here some of the most known orderings in parallel in chronological…Continue

B.O.T.A. Tarot Deck

Started by Lichtkind. Last reply by Richard L Sep 5, 2014. 10 Replies

This was created after suggestions from Paul Foster Case by  Jessie Burns Parke. Its also used by AMORC and is quite close to Waite but many symbols IMO clearer but also less artisitc so it can be easier colored, which is a technique to make it…Continue

It's all in the Ccards...!

Started by ckevn. Last reply by Amber Aug 16, 2013. 17 Replies

With so many choices, how does a person get started in tarot?  It’s probably best to start with a basic standardized interpretation of tarot symbolism such as the Ryder deck (and there are different paintings of these cards as well).  After you get…Continue

The Emergence of the Star Goddess at the End of Time

Started by Carol from Sweden. Last reply by christinaleestemaker Dec 6, 2009. 2 Replies

The Emergence of the Star Goddess at the End of Timeby Vincent Bridgesfrom Vincent Bridges website"The Extraordinary Temple of High Weirdness"“When the Moon is in the Seventh…Continue

Tags: aquarius, bahir, zodiak, star, tarot

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Comment by anki on July 12, 2016 at 11:35am

or do u use the tarot for another reason? growth for example?

Comment by anki on July 12, 2016 at 11:35am

so whats ur favorite spread? which one do u like using most?

Comment by steve on November 9, 2015 at 11:12pm
Comment by belladonna took on November 1, 2015 at 3:30am

thanks-ill think on that some more. :)

Comment by Lichtkind on October 31, 2015 at 9:59pm

hai hai

since oldest decks are visconti sforza there are no pre christian decks, at least nothing I would call tarot. I wouldn't worry as much firstly about Christian influence. Yes there is the pope and some others but that's rather to speak to the people, back background of the makers seems not be especially Christian.

Comment by belladonna took on October 31, 2015 at 7:19pm

hi-tx for responding! re:Tarot  i'd like to find out how the Hermit (or any other major card "people" for that matter) was symbolized before the christian era. is  a pre-western origin/form  of tarot known?  is tarot a western esoteric only? were ancient  arcana images or symbols disguised to look acceptably christian?

thanks for you interest and getting back to me


Comment by Lichtkind on October 31, 2015 at 5:44pm

could you please rehrase your question, I'm not sure i  understood.  Thank You

Comment by belladonna took on October 31, 2015 at 5:30pm

hey hey

what do you know about the Hermit? who is he before his western rendition in tarot? he is my  2 card. ty!

Comment by Lichtkind on September 19, 2015 at 3:20pm

Michael is our foremost Helper in the angelic realm.

isn't he mostly depicted with a sword and not with fire and water?

I also fail to see how a picture of a an angel with both is testing someone. He just seems to happily doing stuff, and animals just sitting and watching.

Comment by Amanda Johnson on September 19, 2015 at 12:41pm

I've been thinking about Temperance, too, in relationship to its particular 7-card cycle, #'s 8-14, and following the great transition of Death, XIII, where all that we have known ceases to be. There we land at Temperance, which almost seems playful, like a study, or experiment. So I really appreciate your concept of "testing and trial". Is Temperance then some kind of curiosity?


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