Building on Episode Four, this episode integrates Chinese yinyang, Western alchemy, and astrology to describe Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Laurel explains how all of this shapes what she associates with the four Minor Arcana suits.
This episode takes the classic four elements and associates them with the Tetragrammaton and the Qabalistic four worlds. A helpful diagram of a simple Kircher Tree of Life Glyph depicting the Four Worlds as described in this episode has been added to the Tarot Esoterica webpage.
This week, Laurel talks about the binary/elemental methodology she uses, inspired by Linda Gail Walters, to associate the Court Cards with the MBTI personalities. She also links each Court Card with a conventional MBTI archetype name and provides some associative traits.
Laurel gives some brief historical information about Éliphas Lévi and his most famous text Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie best known in English as Doctrine & Ritual of High Magic or Transcendental Magic. This sets the stage for going through this text chapter by chapter with a focus on a related Major Arcana card.