William Blake Tarot"Three falling figures" grapple and tumble through layers of clouds representing Neoplatonic levels of bodily manifestation. The middle figure is the focus of the composition, and the others are aspects of himself that he learns how to manipulate. One is bearded and clothed, representing sophistication and worldliness, while the other is nude and youthful (perhaps female) -- thus part of the practice involves finding the middle way of synthesis and practicality. It takes skill and practice to find a way that works. With practice, the descent into form becomes a kind of dance, the discovery of a dynamic that works.
Three of Painting (Practice)
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.