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, so … Continue 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. It … Continue reading 3. The Empress: Mother Earth