The Tower Tarot

the tower tarot

The Tower Meaning: Ancient Wisdom

Occult explanations attached to this card are meager and mostly disconcerting. It is idle to indicate that it depicts ruin in all its aspects, because it bears this evidence on the surface. It is said further that it contains the first allusion to a material building, but we do not conceive that the Tower is more or less material than the pillars which we have met with in three previous cases.

The bibliographer Christian imagines that it is the downfall of the mind, seeking to penetrate the mystery of God (Nature). We agree rather with Grand Orient that it is the ruin of the House of Life, when evil has prevailed therein, and above all that it is the rending of a House of Doctrine. We understand that the reference is, however, to a House of Falsehood. It illustrates also in the most comprehensive way the old truth that “except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”

“The Illustrated Key to the Tarot” written by L. W. de Laurence

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The Tower Tarot
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