Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Emperor and Hierophant

Here's another pair from my "CorelDraw Tarot." These are the symbols of masculine power and leadership: the Emperor and the Hierophant, or High Priest...or Pope. My view of the Emperor puts him in a business suit and tie, rather than old-style imperial regalia. The "ankh," the ancient Egyptian sign for eternal life found on more traditional Tarot versions, becomes his lapel insignia. The High Priest holds the symbol of imperial religion, a Holy Book with ruling laws and scriptures.

From my "CorelDraw Tarot," digital compositions from 1991-92.

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