What does the reverse order of the Tarot hide?
The Major Arcana in the sequence familiar to everyone is the Path of the Hero according to Carl Jung, in which the protagonist the Fool goes through the lessons of each Arcana, until he comes to the World card. All tarologists more or less know this.
What don’t you know for sure yet?
There is also the reverse order of the Major Arcana from the World card to the Fool. The Masons of the Order of the Golden Dawn call this sequence “The Way of the Pilgrim” and insist on studying it, supposedly it will reveal some secret.
As you can imagine, I spent a lot of time studying the reverse order of the Major Arcana, until it dawned on me …
.. The reverse order of the Tarot is an alternative world history.
Each Arcana, starting from the World card, is associated with some significant event in history. This event may be from biblical traditions or overlap with the official history.
- The World card is about the myth of the creation of the world from the Bible.
- Judgment is a myth about Adam and Eve and the creation of man
- The Sun is about how people learned to keep track of time
- The Moon is about how people learned to create lunar calendars and adjust their lives to lunar cycles
- The Star is the myth of the Great Flood
- The Tower — the myth of the Tower of Babel
Thus, the cards form an ideal chronology of important historical events. Of course, one must understand, that the creators of the Tarot lived in the late Middle Ages. Therefore, we see world history through the eyes of these people, and it was closely related to religion. Therefore, the story turns out not scientific, but worldview. But with its help, you can better understand: who created the Tarot and for what exactly?
I researched this issue extensively and came to shocking conclusions. You can read about all this in my book “Tarot Exposed” on 54 pages of the third chapter: “Tarot is an alternative history”.
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