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William Blake Tarot
Lightning

On one hand, this is a vision of hell in which we see our own inner guilt projected as Satan, vengefully punishing our failures and devastating our human qualities and family values. However, the scene is illuminated by a lightning flash of insight -- allowing us to penetrate the darkness and suddenly realize that the Accuser is our own self-doubt. "I in my selfhood am that Satan: I am that evil one," declares the enlightened soul. The flash of lightning is also a pun on 'light'ning'; that is, the lightening of the 'dark night of the soul'. Healing oneself can now take place through forgiveness, an imaginative act that banishes accusation and prefigures divinity.

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.