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William Blake Tarot

The poet John Milton in his old age communes with the constellations from his underground bower of poetry. Even though blind and subterranean, Milton sees and communicates perfectly with the divine energies of the universe, and glows in gnostic ecstasy. At his left (intellectual) arm is his book of knowledge and lamp of imagination; while at his right are the spirits of herbs and flowers, as well as symbols of human love. At the bottom left, lilies and roses are personified by a hovering woman drawing another from the earth, and a dancing couple embrace beneath an arch of baby angels, signifying perfect love. Underneath the book, a reclining mother nurses her twins. All these figures symbolize and express his inner vision as he speaks his poetic prophecies. By contrast, above him on the surface we see other people beseeching the stars, but their spiritually blindness leaves them wailing in frustration. Lacking inspiration, they don't see that their cosmic aspects are within themselves, not beyond reach above them.

The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.