One of the most perfect tool
for divination is Tarot.
There are many debates about
the origins of Tarot. My opinion is that its beginning is connected
to the Judaic mystical system of Qabalah.
That connection is very well seen through the analysis of the
Major Arcana and the
Qabalistic Tree of Life. A group
of 18th century philosophers studying the origins of Tarot came
to a conclusion that Ancient Egypt had played a major role in
its development. The relationship between the symbols of the cards
and the Ancient Egyptian magic book The
Book of Thoth was established. On their way from India
through Persia, certain groups of the Romany brought Tarot as
a means of divination to Europe, where it was perfected in the
14th century. Kings as well as common citizen were seeking advice
through Tarot. On its way to perfection many people played their
part, so today in the system of Tarot we find Oriental as well
as American influences.
Scholars, artists and many
others who studied higher states of consciousness contributed
to its development. So, for example, a group of scholars formed
a society called the Hermetic Order of the
Golden Dawn which defined
the meaning of Tarot. According to them, Tarot was the main key
of the entire philosophy that consisted of the aspects of Astrology,
Numerology, ritual magic, divination and Alchemy, which had been
considered to be esoteric disciplines. An interesting fact is
that C. G. Jung used Tarot as a means of consciousness development.
Tarot we know today consists
of 78 cards with visual characters that represent the forces influencing
the human life. Those forces are all occurrences, happenings,
feelings and ideas that comprehend the material world known as
human existence. Cards are a medium, while the visual characters
depicted on them are the carriers of vibrations of the Absolute
mind with which we connect through Tarot. Those characters are
interconnected. Through its system, Tarot gives us an explanation
and interpretation of every influence on human life.
Researching the symbols of
Tarot in our personal development, it gives us the freedom to
fathom the area or our inner reality using imagination as a secure
means of transport.
Tarot helps us clarify our
thoughts, carry our emotions to the surface, and give ideas and
possibilities of choices in order to act appropriately. It is
a complex, integrated language of symbols that connects the collective
unconsciousness and the whole human life with the Universal force
of life. Such a connection functions well because a person who
can read correctly has developed his or her individual connection
with the symbols of the cards. In that manner, the reader can
depict and experience each client and his/her energy.