William Blake TarotThis image is from Blake's painting, Jacob's Dream, based on the book of Genesis, showing Jacob and his ladder to heaven. In Blake's myth, this is Albion asleep on the Rock of Ages. Fallen from eternity, he is now mortal, and his four "eternal senses" -- the four divine arts of painting, science, music, and poetry -- have become his body, head, heart, and genitals. Albion symbolizes our own sleeping consciousness, dreaming eternity as our ultimate potential. Albion remains asleep throughout the soul's journey, unable to awaken until his divided soul is regenerated and his Zoas, the "four faces of man," are reunited.
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.