Symbolism

The World Tree spread

Written by  on September 10, 2017

The World Tree spread Attila Blaga

Inspired by an ancient spread used with runes, the World Tree spread represents the foundation of all the esoteric teachings.
This formula is expressed in different forms in all the esoteric teachings including Astrology, Numerology, Kabbalah, Alchemy, the Fourth Way; and it’s also incorporated in the basic architecture of the Tarot deck. Read more…

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Exploring The Sun

Written by  on July 30, 2017

The Sun

The Sun card is still one of the mysteries of the Major Arcane.
In the Tarot deck, there are only three cards bearing planetary names: The Sun, The Moon and The Star.
I think it’s important to understand the role, the function and the symbolism of these cards. There are two distinct aspects: one is the practical and one is the theoretical – philosophical. Read more…

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The architecture of the Tarot deck

Written by  on July 27, 2017

UET-Attila-Blaga

Traditionally, scholars and authors divided the Tarot deck into Major and Minor Arcane.
Each group of cards has its role and function in the Tarot deck. Read more…

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The human archetypes

Written by  on July 20, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Tarot is an instrument of self-observation and self-remembering.
Gurdjieff mentioned the Tarot, but never speak about it explicitly or mention it as a tool of the “Fourth Way”.
P.D. Ouspensky on the other hand, was very interested in this issue and he has written “The Symbolism of the Tarot”, his account on the Tarot and especially on the 22 cards of the so-called Major Arcane. Read more…

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The Lovers – analyze

Written by  on June 19, 2017

The Lovers

In most of the earliest versions, including the Marseilles Tarot, it was called The Lover – singular – and showed a man between two women, above whom was a Cupid with a posed arrow.
It also may be considered the symbol of the duality of the single individual. Read more…

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The Court cards

Written by  on June 15, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Court cards are a very interesting component of the Tarot deck and there are several different ways to interpret them in a spread.
Traditionally they were associated with human figures, ourselves and the people we interact with.
To understand how they were assigned and associated, we must go back to the traditional playing cards and their use of fortune-telling. Read more…

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Symbols in the Tarot card The Universe

Written by  on February 2, 2016

The Tarot card called “The World” of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck it’s been renamed “The Universe” in the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck.
Eliphas Levi gave to the card The Universe (Le Monde) the number 21 and but assigned it to Tav which is number 22. The root of this problem and misinterpretation it’s the card The Fool (The Unwise Man or Le Mat) which was associated with zero, but placed at the 21st position between The Last Judgement and The Universe. Crowley, as a great admire of Levi kept this order of the cards. He attributed 0 to 1 (Aleph) creating a shift between the Hebrew letters and their numeric value. While Levi didn’t bother to explain too much this inconsistency, Crowley explained that the Kabbalistic zero it’s not “nothing”, but “Ain-Soph” which means “Without Limit”. It still don’t clarify why in their system the Hebrew letters assigned to the Tarot cards don’t match their own numeric value according to Gematria.
But the issue of zero it’s not our concern right now! Read more…

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