Difference between revisions of "Masonic Tarot Deck"

 
Line 1: Line 1:
<blockquote class="definition">The '''Masonic Tarot Deck''' (a.k.a. the classic tarot deck) is a deck of 78 images based on an Italian deck of cards. The Masonic Tarot Deck was created by Freemasons during the industrial revolution in order to help lubricate the transition of power from Feudal to Capitalist hands.<ref>Sosteric, Mike. “A Sociology of Tarot.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 39, no. 3 (2014). https://www.academia.edu/25055505/.</ref>
+
<blockquote class="definition">The '''Masonic Tarot Deck''' (a.k.a. the classic tarot deck) is a deck of 78 images based on an Italian deck of cards. The Masonic Tarot Deck was created by Freemasons during the industrial revolution in order to help lubricate the transition of power from Feudal to Capitalist hands.<ref>Sosteric, Mike. “A Sociology of Tarot.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 39, no. 3 (2014). https://www.academia.edu/25055505/. </ref> The tarot represents [[Old Energy]] [[Ideology]] and an old energy [[Creation Tempate]].
 
</blockquote>
 
</blockquote>
 +
 +
==Related Terms==
 +
 +
[[Creation Template]] > {{#ask:[[Is a related term::Creation Template]]}}
 +
 +
==Examples==
 +
 +
[[Creation Template]] > {{#ask:[[Is a::Creation Template]]}}
 +
 +
==List of Old Energy Archetypes from the [[Masonic Tarot]]==
 +
 +
{{#ask:[[Is an::Old Energy Archetype]]}}
 +
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
  
Decker, Depaulis, and Dummet, the world's foremost authorities on the Tarot, called the Masonic Tarot deck the "...most successful propaganda campaign ever launched; not by a very long way the most important, but the most completely successful. An entire false history, and false interpretation, of the Tarot pack was concocted by occultist; and it is all but universally believed.<ref>Decker, Ronald, Thierry Depaulis, and Michael Dummett. A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1996. p. 27. https://amzn.to/2IZWeX4.</ref>  
+
The Tarot was designed by Freemasons throughout the 18th and 19th century to serve an elite agenda (Sosteric, 2014; Decker, Depaulis, & Dummett, 1996). Freemasons obscured the elite ideology and agenda by successfully presenting their work as reflective of ancient spiritual wisdom. The presentation of the Tarot as something other than a reflection of elite ideas about management and control prompted Decker, Depaulis & Dummett (1996) to suggest that the Masonic Tarot was the...
 +
 
 +
<blockquote>...most successful propaganda campaign ever launched: not by a very long way the most important, but the most completely successful. An entire false history, and false interpretation, of the Tarot pack was concocted by the occultists; and it is all but universally believed.</blockquote>
 +
 
 +
The ideological function of the tarot system is obscured by efforts to present the cards as "sacred" in some way. This original effort was conducted by Freemasons who attempted to link the tarot archetypes o ancient Egyptian wisdom. In modern times, it is innocently perpetuated by tarot aficionados. One popular tarot website informs us that the “seventy-eight Tarot cards, the archetype cards, teach us “what we need to learn and master to live an inspired life.”<ref>https://www.biddytarot.com/learn-tarot/</ref></blockquote>
  
 
There are two parts of a Masonic Tarot deck, the Major Arcana or "trump" cards, and the minor arcana. The twenty-two major arcana are [[Archetypes]]. Taken together the twenty-two Masonic archetypes form an Old Energy [[Creation Template]].   
 
There are two parts of a Masonic Tarot deck, the Major Arcana or "trump" cards, and the minor arcana. The twenty-two major arcana are [[Archetypes]]. Taken together the twenty-two Masonic archetypes form an Old Energy [[Creation Template]].   
  
 +
Many commentators try to read in progressive spiritual and political elements, where none exist. We call this an attempt to "recover" authenticity. For example, "The Tarot, however, is a path of liberation. The fear that Jahweh expresses, that human beings 'will become like us' , is precisely the Tarot's purpose - to fully bring out the divine spark in us and unite it with our conscious selves, to end the duality of God and human and make them one. Therefore, though it keeps much of the same symbolism as Genesis, the Rider pack Lovers subtly reverses the meaning." <ref>Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 62. </ref>
 +
 +
The Western Tarot deck is a relatively complete reflection of the Western [[Creation Template]]. The Western Tarot is a recollection of twenty-two major "arcana" (really [[archetypes]]) and fifty-six minor elaborations on those archetypes.
 
===The Archetypes===
 
===The Archetypes===
  

Latest revision as of 13:03, 28 June 2020

The Masonic Tarot Deck (a.k.a. the classic tarot deck) is a deck of 78 images based on an Italian deck of cards. The Masonic Tarot Deck was created by Freemasons during the industrial revolution in order to help lubricate the transition of power from Feudal to Capitalist hands.[1] The tarot represents Old Energy Ideology and an old energy Creation Tempate.

Related Terms

Creation Template > Archetypal Gestalt, Archetype Constellation, Archetypes, Big Questions, Collective Consciousness, Creations Equation, External Resistance, Generic Apocalyptic Narrative, Identity Archetype, Ideological Institution, Ideology, Less Than Messages, Magic, Masonic Tarot, Masonic Tarot Deck, New Energy Archetype, New Energy Creation Template, Old Energy Archetype, Regime of Accumulation, Symbol Factory, System Maintenance, Triumph of Spirit Archetype Deck, Triumph of Spirit Archetype System, Zoroastrian Binary

Examples

Creation Template > Triumph of Spirit Archetype Deck, Triumph of Spirit Archetype System

List of Old Energy Archetypes from the Masonic Tarot

Chariot, Death (archetype), Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)


Notes

The Tarot was designed by Freemasons throughout the 18th and 19th century to serve an elite agenda (Sosteric, 2014; Decker, Depaulis, & Dummett, 1996). Freemasons obscured the elite ideology and agenda by successfully presenting their work as reflective of ancient spiritual wisdom. The presentation of the Tarot as something other than a reflection of elite ideas about management and control prompted Decker, Depaulis & Dummett (1996) to suggest that the Masonic Tarot was the...

...most successful propaganda campaign ever launched: not by a very long way the most important, but the most completely successful. An entire false history, and false interpretation, of the Tarot pack was concocted by the occultists; and it is all but universally believed.

The ideological function of the tarot system is obscured by efforts to present the cards as "sacred" in some way. This original effort was conducted by Freemasons who attempted to link the tarot archetypes o ancient Egyptian wisdom. In modern times, it is innocently perpetuated by tarot aficionados. One popular tarot website informs us that the “seventy-eight Tarot cards, the archetype cards, teach us “what we need to learn and master to live an inspired life.”[2]

There are two parts of a Masonic Tarot deck, the Major Arcana or "trump" cards, and the minor arcana. The twenty-two major arcana are Archetypes. Taken together the twenty-two Masonic archetypes form an Old Energy Creation Template.

Many commentators try to read in progressive spiritual and political elements, where none exist. We call this an attempt to "recover" authenticity. For example, "The Tarot, however, is a path of liberation. The fear that Jahweh expresses, that human beings 'will become like us' , is precisely the Tarot's purpose - to fully bring out the divine spark in us and unite it with our conscious selves, to end the duality of God and human and make them one. Therefore, though it keeps much of the same symbolism as Genesis, the Rider pack Lovers subtly reverses the meaning." [3]

The Western Tarot deck is a relatively complete reflection of the Western Creation Template. The Western Tarot is a recollection of twenty-two major "arcana" (really archetypes) and fifty-six minor elaborations on those archetypes.

The Archetypes

The Masonic Tarot contains the following twenty-two Old Energy Archetypes.

Chariot, Death (archetype), Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)

The Masonic teachings contain two components, a Book of Power component and a Book of Slavery component. The Book of Power comprises the esoteric teachings, taught in private and kept largely secret, while the Book of Slavery comprises the exoteric teachings, which are spread widely in order to control the thinking of the masses.

The Triumph of Spirit Archetype System (TOSAS) is a set of New Energy Archetypes

Footnotes

  1. Sosteric, Mike. “A Sociology of Tarot.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 39, no. 3 (2014). https://www.academia.edu/25055505/.
  2. https://www.biddytarot.com/learn-tarot/
  3. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 62.