5. The Hierophant: Those who came before us

It is likely that learning Tarot is the first time you’ve heard the word ‘hierophant’. What even is that? My spellchecker doesn’t even think it’s a word. According to Wikipedia, hierophant is a word from Ancient Greece meaning a kind of chief priest or religious leader. It is most associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries, soContinue reading “5. The Hierophant: Those who came before us”

3. The Empress: Mother Earth

NSFW warning: female nudity in this post. On August 7th 1908, a workman found this figurine while excavating a Paleolithic site near the village of Willendorf in Austria: The figurine was about 11cm tall, carved from limestone, and coloured with red ochre. The limestone wasn’t from the same area that the figurine was discovered. ItContinue reading “3. The Empress: Mother Earth”