The Hierophant

He has the maps and tools to help you find your way; the myths, legends and songs that hold clues for how to live life to the fullest.

When will you begin to use the tools?

Finally, after a time of apprenticeship, you must become the Heirophant!

As youre fighting your way to the top it helps to have a taste of whats up there.

He entices with rituals and promises.

You must cut through spiritual materialism.

Give away the secrets. Do you know what you have to do?

Are you fortified with instructions for the great work ahead?

The truth is one the Vedas read, the sages call it by many names.

Give someone else a hand up on the journey.

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You must not become trapped in dogma and idolatry.

You must be willing to be shocked and shaken in your convictions.

You must patiently practice the work and pray for understanding.

The Heirophant is the revealer of sacred knowledge.

He is the religious elder that you turn to for guidance.

The name is inspiration – the game is revelation.

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is Greek for high priest. The figure on the throne in the traditional Waite-Smith deck is clearly the pope as he wears the triple crown and the crossed keys of St. Peter are at his feet. He is connected to God and brings spirit down to earth. The Hierophant represents tradition, moral judgement, and the determination of what is right and wrong. Below you can view the various artistic interpretations of the Hierophant card.

You must be the teacher and pass the knowledge to others.

You must embody the knowledge until it is yours, not outside yourself.

What do you need in order to do your work?

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