The Tower (XVI) is the 16th trump or Major Arcana card in most Italian-suited Tarot decks.
This card follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it and is associated with sudden, disruptive, and potentially destructive change. Some old, painted decks, such as the Visconti-Sforza tarot, do not contain it, and some Tarot variants used for game playing omit it.
Early printed decks that preserve all their cards do feature The Tower. In these decks, the card bears some different names and designs. In the Minchiate deck, the image usually was shown is of two nude or scantily clad people fleeing the open door of what appears to be a burning building.
In some Belgian tarots and the 17th-century Tarot of Jacques Viéville, the card is called La Foudre or La Fouldre, ("The Lightning") and depicts a tree being struck by lightning. In the Tarot of Paris (17th century), the image shown is of the Devil beating his drums, before what appears to be the mouth of Hell; the card still is called La Fouldre. The Tarot of Marseilles merges these two concepts, and depicts a burning tower being struck by lightning or fire from the sky, its top section dislodged and crumbling. Two men are depicted in mid-fall, against a field of multicolored balls. A. E. Waite's version is based on the Marseilles image, with small tongues of fire in the shape of Hebrew yod letters replacing the balls.
A variety of explanations for the images on the card has been attempted. For example, it may be a reference to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, where God destroys a tower built by mankind to reach Heaven. Alternatively, the Harrowing of Hell was a frequent subject in late medieval liturgical drama, and Hell could be depicted as a great gate knocked asunder by Jesus Christ. Source - Wikipedia
Monday, July 25, 2016
The most powerful central banker and a towering figure in the world, Christine Lagarde, is now a symbol of corruption at the highest levels of the international monetary system. In other words, the (blue) tip of the monetary centralized command and control center. This is a portend... and she is the symbol of an entire monetary system about to be hit by lightning.
The shape of things to come...
The shape of things to come...
The four pillars of decentralized society by Johann Gevers
The fundamental concept formed by Johann Gevers paints a picture of the past, present, and future. However, I disagree on several points presented about the four pillars in his TEDx Talks video on the subject. I shall discuss those points in detail in a future post. For now, the above picture will suffice to make my point.
Last week's post covered how the revolution (transformation) moves from the individual to the large- scale. The pictures above show how the types of structures, decentralized peer-to-peer and centralized command & control are building a new body of existence at a higher level of consciousness.
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