|The Tower collective|
|La Maison Dieu, from the Tarot de Marseille ©1993 Funtime LtdThe Tower, from Old English Tarot by Maggie Kneen Published by U.S.Games Systems, IncThe Tower, from the Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc|
|The Tower, from the Tyldwick Tarot by Neil Lovell.|
© Malpertuis Designs Ltd 2013
The Tyldwick tarot has a picture of the tower of Babel hanging on a wall, the protective glass smashed while the masks of different cultures look on dispassionately. This suggests that if only we had stopped hiding and deceiving ourselves we might have been able to avoid disaster but now we must face the consequences.
The Wildwood Tarot again breaks with tradition and in place of The Tower we have Blasted Oak, a combination of The Hanged Man and The Tower cards in a traditional deck. In this we see that while the lightning striking the tree is indeed out of our control, we still chose to be in a position to fall. I find this particular concept fascinating because it does put responsibility back onto the individual to some degree, and begs the question what signs did I miss that put me in this situation?
|The Blasted Oak, from Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews|
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