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  • Tarot: A Rosicrucian Perspective: RCCNYC August 2014

    Tarot: A

    Rosicrucian

    Perspective!

    Illustrations: 1909 Deck created by Pamela Coleman Smith according to the instructions of A.E. Waite.

  • The Path to Unity!

    KETHER!

    Crown!

    CHOKMAH!

    Wisdom!

    CHESED!

    Mercy!

    NETZACH!

    Victory!

    TIPHERETH!

    Beauty!

    BINAH!

    Intelligence!

    GEBURAH!

    Strength!

    HOD!

    Splendor!

    YESOD!

    Foundation!

    MALKUTH!

    Kingdom!

  • Journey to Reintegration!

  • Welcome and Introductions!

    Please briefly

    """"" Share what brought you to Workshop

    """"" What Deck you have brought

    """"" What Tarot Book you find helpful

    """"" Your experiences with Tarot

  • Rosicrucian Principles for Tarot

    As Above, So Below: Correspondences

    Concentration & Attention

    Personal Experimentation to learn for ones self what is True: Develop a Personal Numerology. Free Association

    What we focus on, Manifests

  • The Great Dance!

    The Tarot is based on Correspondences (The Great Dance --

    Perichoresis)

    As Above, So Below

    Hierophantic Nature

  • The Great Dance!

    Tarot is the Wheel, ROTA, corresponding to

    the Kabbalah in its 10 Sephiroth,

    22 Paths and Four Worlds (The Divine Name)

  • Concentration Exercise: Part 1!

    Pair up with a discussion partner for part 2

    Part 1:

    Choose a card from the Greater Trumps (Major Arcana)

    Send the intention to learn more about your Inner

    Nature into the Cosmic

    Conduct Overall Exercise

    Concentrate on Card, mentally memorize every element,

    from top to bottom, right to left. 5 minutes

    Become receptive, simply gazing at the Card. 5 minutes

    Write down in your notes any insights that come

  • Concentration Exercise: Part 2!

    Show your card to your discussion partner and describe with as much detail as possible the card you concentrated on

    Switch roles and listen to your discussion partners description.

    Voluntary Feedback from the group

    This exercise can be done with all 78 cards.

  • Structure of Tarot

    4 Suits of 10 Cards + Court Cards each

    22 Major Arcana (0+21)

  • The Four Suits

    The Images are mnemonic devices, not mandatory.

  • The Great Dance: Divine Correspondences: Court!

    Iod Knight Focus of Energy Will Emmanation

    Divine Soul manifested as individual

    Heh Queen Life-Force Emotion Creation

    Vav King Mind-Stuff Intellect Formation

    Heh Page Physical Body Senses Manifestation

  • The Great Dance of Involution and

    Evolution!KETHER!

    Crown!

    CHOKMAH!

    Wisdom!

    CHESED!

    Mercy!

    NETZACH!

    Victory!

    TIPHERETH!

    Beauty!

    BINAH!

    Intelligence!

    GEBURAH!

    Strength!

    HOD!

    Splendor!

    YESOD!

    Foundation!

    MALKUTH!

    Kingdom!

    Iod: World of Archetypes Knight

    Heh: World of Creation King

    Vav: World of Formation Queen

    Heh:World of Manifestation Page

    The 10 Sephiroth (Minor Arcana)

    The 22 Paths (Major Arcana)

    Court Cards:

  • The Great Dance: Divine Correspondences: Suits!

    Iod Air Swords Spirit East Spring Emmanation

    Heh Fire Staffs Soul South Summer Creation

    Vav Water Cups Emotion West Autumn Formation

    Heh Earth Pentacles Physical North Winter Manifestation Body

  • The Great Dance of Involution and

    Evolution!KETHER!

    Crown!

    CHOKMAH!

    Wisdom!

    CHESED!

    Mercy!

    NETZACH!

    Victory!

    TIPHERETH!

    Beauty!

    BINAH!

    Intelligence!

    GEBURAH!

    Strength!

    HOD!

    Splendor!

    YESOD!

    Foundation!

    MALKUTH!

    Kingdom!

    Iod: World of Archetypes Swords

    Heh: World of Creation Staffs

    Vav: World of Formation Cups

    Heh:World of Manifestation Pentacles

    The 10 Sephiroth (Minor Arcana)

    The 22 Paths (Major Arcana)

    Suits:

  • Court Cards and the Zodiac!

    Aries Queen of Wands

    Taurus King of Pentacles

    Gemini Knight of Swords

    Cancer Queen of Cups

    Leo King of Wands

    Virgo Knight of Pentacles

    Libra Queen of Swords

    Scorpio King of Cups

    Sagittarius Knight of Wands

    Capricorn Queen of Pentacles

    Aquarius King of Swords

    Pisces Knight of Cups

  • The Great Dance in Combination!

    Consider the permutations. For

    Example:

    All the meanings of

    Queen (Heh) affect:

    All the meanings of

    Pentacles (2nd Heh) (And there are many more

    correspondences, e.g. Astrological)

    Here: Emotion affecting, directing, transmuting Senses, etc.

  • The Great Dance: Counting to Ten!

    Pygthagoras: Wisdom is knowing how to

    count 10.

    For Tarot 0 + 10

    Begin with Sephiroth and work inward.

    Personal Numerology: what do 0-10 mean for you?