Tuesday, May 01, 2007
of the Visconti family Line
Off course the word ’death’ for our human (material) body does exist, and all fear is probably rooted in that meatier (cosmic meatier). In a Tarot deck (especially the modern ones) we find that such cards as ‘death – XIII and the Devil – XV’ have changed their names to such as ‘Transformation’ and ‘the deceiver’, this corresponds to the changes which modern astrologers have made to their way of ‘communicating’ a reading or a chart. This change goes to the psychology of our so-called modern societies. I personally think these changes undermine the real messages in a reading. [Let me tell you something else which you might not have known, the Arabic word for ‘death/dead’ is ‘Mut’. Since I am so passionate about ancient Egypt, I can tell you that an Egyptian goddess is called ‘MutT’, and her origin is so ancient that no one can really give a definition about her ‘being/Essen’s’. I personally believe the Arabic word of ‘Mut’ is very much linked to the ancient Egyptian goddess called ‘MutT’, not only that I have come to find that ‘MutT’ is Most important in understanding ‘the book of the dead’ and other parts of the ancient tombs. So the name of MutT is also linked to ‘death’ in itself].
The astrological sign that is attributed to the card ‘death’ is Scorpion, which is a water sign that is ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto, which are to powers that together make a passionate and intense force.
But the ‘Death’ card symbolizes such a great force, which comes with the ending of something old to the beginning of something new. For the Phoenix to rise, it must die and become aches first. In this card we are confronted by our deepest fear, namely the fear to change. We create a comfort zone, but this is also the place where we are most prohibited to grow, to use our senses to go deeper into levels of advancement in our spirits/natures.
A true Libra-person would say, I cannot grow alone, only through the connection to my fellow man, will ‘I’ and ‘We’ be able to grow together.
A very good article about the History of Tarot:
At the heart of the Judaic and Islamic religions is the belief that no graven images are permissible of the Prophets. Tarot, on the other hand, is image rich. Tarot thrives on art, pictures and images. Tarot is unthinkable without its beautiful pictures. The western culture has no problem with plagiarism when it comes to appropriating eastern knowledge. Scientists such as Isaac Newton stole many Islamic ideas and used them as their own without ever feeling the need to acknowledge the sources. While there is evidence of propaganda in using texts such as the Sepher Yetsirah and the Bahir to convert Jews to Christianity by suggesting that these texts predict the Coming of the Messiah, Islamic influences were simply deleted. For example, we only have references to tarot being banned in the 1370s, while the first examples of decks appear around 1450 to 1480. Michael Dummett proposed the Islamic origins of tarot in 1980, forty years after the discovery of the Mamluk cards in Istanbul. In the 14th century the prototype tarot deck had 52 cards, and it originated in the Mamluk playing cards. These cards had four suits, and the court cards were the King and a Minister, which evolved into the Kings, Knights, Knaves and Queens Click here to read more: http://www.supertarot.co.uk/lessons/history.htm
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