Tarot and Non-duality

Tarot and Non-duality

Your approach to Tarot seems to be related to Non-duality.

If we are to approach the concept of Spirituality, as opposed to only psychology, we are addressing Non-duality. Non-duality is the basis of every genuine spiritual teaching in history, for the simple reason that Non-duality is Spirit, or the Underlying Reality of every thing. It is not some mysterious or occult knowledge. As humans Non-duality is our Natural State, or True Self.

Tarot is a very flexible knowledge system. It can describe phenomena on various levels: physical, exclusively psychological; or psychological leading to the Spiritual, which is how I use it.

Every arcana has symbology on various levels. When we talk about the arcanum The World as “realization”, on some levels it simply means the accomplishment of some goal in the person’s life. Spiritually speaking however, the arcanum The World points directly at Non-duality.

Up to The Judgement we are dealing with events in duality. The World is a symbol of Non-duality. It is not an experience, it is not a thing and it does not belong to or is achievable by anyone, it is not the last step on a path, it does not come and go and it is not a future realization. It is a pointer to the ever present underlying Reality of Being, where all objects and experience appear and which all creatures partake.

The experience indicated by the arcanum “The Judgement” provides the change of perspective in awareness from duality to Non-duality and thus from words to Total Silence, from a psychic state full of unnecessary suffering to the peace of our Natural State.