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This card is used to blame the victim. People are chained to maya, self-delusion, materialism, one's own desires, because of choices they make.<ref>Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980.</ref> Slavery and self-delusion are not the result of propaganda, failed education, or damage to the bodily ego which subverts optimal human function, but something that happens because if ''your'' failure to rise above temptation, weakness, human frailty. If only you would smarten up, then you could free yourself from chains. 
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"In a great many situations, from political oppression to the personal misery of a bad family life, people only become consciously unhappy when they realize that life holds other alternatives."<ref>Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 113</ref>
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Latest revision as of 14:18, 30 June 2020

The Devil is an Old Energy Archetype from the Masonic Tarot Deck. In the Book of Slavery and Book of Power, the archetype is used to reinforce the idea that there should be a "balance" between good and evil.

Devil Tarot Card Freemason's Deck

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)

Related Terms

Old Energy Archetypes > Book of Power, Book of Slavery, Creation Template

Notes

Book of Power

Papus uses this card to personify an "astral force." "The universal vivifying force represented by the 3rd arcanum, has here become the universal destroying force." [1]

Book of Slavery

This card is used to blame the victim. People are chained to maya, self-delusion, materialism, one's own desires, because of choices they make.[2] Slavery and self-delusion are not the result of propaganda, failed education, or damage to the bodily ego which subverts optimal human function, but something that happens because if your failure to rise above temptation, weakness, human frailty. If only you would smarten up, then you could free yourself from chains.

"In a great many situations, from political oppression to the personal misery of a bad family life, people only become consciously unhappy when they realize that life holds other alternatives."[3]

Recovery

Footnotes

  1. Papus, The Tarot of the Bohemians (Wilshire Book Co, 1978), https://sacred-texts.com/tarot/tob/index.htm.
  2. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980.
  3. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 113

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