XXI – The World

Manuscript in the Badische Landesbibliothek, Karlsruhe, Germany
Shows Christ in vesica shape surrounded by the “animal” symbols of the four evangelists.
circa 1220

A naked woman hovers or dances above the Earth holding a staff in each hand, surrounded by a green wreath,
being watched by various creatures.
Note that the images of the bull and lion have swapped positions.

In older decks, these are usually a human face or head, a lion, an ox, and an eagle, the symbols of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Or astrologically speaking, the human head represent Aquarius, the lion represents Leo, the ox represents Taurus and the eagle Scorpio. (these four signs are the fixed signs in terms of astrology – which can allude to the four corners of the earth, the four elements, etc.) It also holds reference to the vision of Ezekiel of the “throne” or “chariot” of God in the Old Testament.[1] The four figures in the corners of the card are also referenced in the Book of Revelation, 4:7, where the throne of God is described: “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_(Tarot_card)

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  • Monique  On March 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Not sure if you’ve seen or not but Eric Dollard has a fantastic video on you tube about sound… You should watch if you haven’t already 😉

    Also check out danny Wiltens stuff, the trapezium/vortex…

    Xoxo
    Monique

    • raphael  On March 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      I would be happy to see what Eric DULLard has to say.

      BUT IF you can NOT provide a link, why should I bother searching?

      Danny Wilten = more BRAWN and BRAUN than BRAINS

      And btw Danny Wilten is a wanker.
      Can you tell him for me, he has blocked me from asking him embarrassing questions on his EWE-tube channel.
      I AM very bad for his ratings.

      He is one of those wankers who does not like to be challenged by a TRUTH that he has not bothered to investigate.

      Danny Wilten is punk – a waste of time – a wrong turn

      selah V

  • Salguod Yarg  On February 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

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