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
"Lagarde, 60, on Friday lost a bid to challenge a December decision to be tried for alleged negligence during her time as French finance minister that paved the way for a massive government payout to tycoon Bernard Tapie. The specialized panel that will hear Lagarde’s case has previously found ministers guilty without having them actually serve time in prison.
The panel’s record and Lagarde’s strong support from IMF member nations amid the long-running case mean there’s little chance that it will amount to more than a distraction from her role leading the world’s lender of last resort. No date has been set yet for the trial, which is expected to last about a week.
“I don’t think anybody really feels that this is a matter that undermines her effectiveness,” and if Lagarde received a suspended jail sentence, “she would just carry on,” said Edwin Truman, a former U.S. Treasury official who’s now a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington...
...Lagarde’s terms of appointment from 2011 say she must avoid “even the appearance of impropriety.” The executive board can dismiss her at any time." (In truth, the Board of Governors has already rejected her) Full article: Lagarde saw likely avoid jail time
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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