Our simple seeker was enjoying the privacy of her secluded
garden, while meditating on the mystery of Tarot.
How did you manage to move your focus from The Hermit, as a
solitary seeker of enlightenment to comparing Aces?
The Major Arcana, which includes The Hermit, relates to
general personality characteristics, while …
Did I ask…?
The Aces introduce each of the four suits of the Minor Arcana,
and offer a sacred gift – a promise, almost.
How could a gift or promise be sacred and still be no more
than an almost?
It’s not for sale; at least it can’t be purchased.
Then, how does one receive a gift that isn’t free and yet
can’t be purchased?
It’s a promise of reward if effort is made to follow one’s
dream or path, and is meant to inspire self-confidence.
How does Taro differ from I Ching?
You’re asking me?
From my limited understanding?
Okay; they have little or nothing in common.
I Ching supports and explains social stability within
a system of generally accepted ground rules, or rules
Tarot explains inner dimensions of personal experience;
feelings, desires, needs, fears, and interest, and helps
us to make sense of them and blend them together, and
more; it encourages individuals to believe in their
individual value and inspires them to reach for success
And I Ching does not?
Personal satisfaction and happiness do not seem to be
high priorities from an I Ching perspective.
Then, why study both?
We seem to need both individual and collective general rules
of order. But, we also need personal, emotional satisfaction;
Where does awareness fit into this scenario of a two-sided
view of the ideal society?
I didn’t call it ideal.
No. I did.
Then, I will let you explain where and how awareness fits
into the picture.
Awareness is understanding the reality that the individual
and collective are as two parts of an infinite oneness,
within which they share a dynamic relation to each other.