William Blake TarotA hermit-like figure with a globe of holy fire enters a Gothic doorway and peers into the darkness. The figure is Los, Blake's mythic personification of Urthona, the Zoa of Imagination. His name Los is the inverse of Sol or 'Sun', and the homonym of 'Soul'. Thus Los 'mirrors' both the sun and soul. Los here assumes his heroic role as the "prophet of eternity," the living force of imagination that provides the means to reunify Albion. Los is simply clothed, signifying that the search for truth is garbed in simplicity and humility. His left hand, having pushed open the door, is raised as if in recognition of the isolation and introspection he must experience during the journey. In his right hand, "the red globule is the unwearied sun by Los created, [the]...light of light." He steps (with his right foot) through a doorway into what seems a dark tomb, the death of materialism that is the gateway to Eternity.
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.