The Earthen Surface
The Peaceful Tunnel:
Summer trees, tall and sappy
Sensorial soul, feeling happy
Roses on bush, will multiply
Heart in chest will life supply
Bishops will obliquely reply
The peaceful tunnel is the second stage of four, common to all accounts of death, by survivors of death. And as such can be used to represent one of the four stages of the theoretical model used to design this deck (the one you have hopefully read about prior to reading this).
The figure poses to replicate the symbol behind her, taken from the Funnel, Tunnel, Maze diagram used to describe the essence of being (which you hopefully have read about prior to reading this...).
As the essence of being departs its corporeal host, a peaceful tunnel is encountered.
Behind our character is his the element of earth, part of another quaternary. Also we see a representation of Summer, and of the suit of Roses, two more important quaternaries.
The character looks a little like The Winsome Beauty, and why not, the same numbers of numerology rule both cards.
[A3] The Winsome Beauty
[A7] The Blessed Guru
3 of [+] The Refined Creation
3 of [X] The Perfect Bond
7 of [+] The Credible Realization
7 of [X] The Pure Synthesis
Varonym: [Reverse] The Violent River
Proxonym: < or >
Compare to The Numerical Tarot
Compare to The Seasonal Tarot
Key: [+] = Addition-Diamonds-Coins ... [X] = Multiplication-Hearts-Cups ... [--] = Subtraction-Clubs-Staves ... [ / ] = Division-Spades-Swords
[A] = Ameliorate Major ... [D] = Deteriorate Major
Antonym = Meanings that are opposite in an investive vs. divestive way e.g. [+] to [--], or [X] to [ / ]
Coronym = Meanings that correlate in a quantitative vs. qualitative way e.g. [+] & [X], or [--] & [ / ]
Transonym = Meanings that are equidistantly similar i.e. from the same sphere of influence, e.g. 1&9, or 2&8, or 3&7, or 4&6
Varonym = Meanings that are variable across a spectrum of possibilities that exists across antonymous cards in their upright & reversed states
Proxonym = Meanings that evolve seqentially across each suit from one card to the next
The Isomorphic Tarot by Guy Palm
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