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Plato´s Chariot: Ancient Universal Symbol of the Great Work

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:24
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“The Chariot” Tarot card teaches initiates how to transcend the world by showing the example of a powerful Prince who has already done so. The Prince stands in harmony with the cosmos above him, inside a magnificent Chariot pulled by two contrasting sphinxes equally balanced—a clear reference to Plato´s “Chariot” fable, where the twin horses represent the dual aspects of the soul when incarnated as man. One side is good and obedient, the other is shadowy and disobedient. The goal is to harmonize the two into a kind of “balanced” Yin/Yang like symmetry, which is exactly what the Prince has done. In doing so, he has undergone a spiritual transformation, symbolized by the alchemical emblems on his tunic and the laurel and star crown on his head. The Prince has exalted himself above the world, using the “duality” and “transcendence of duality” information symbolized by the very Chariot card which he is now in the center of. You must do the same. The Chariot (VII) is the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. I´m a lifelong student of the Tarot, and my research connects … Continue reading Plato´s Chariot: Ancient Universal Symbol of the Great Work

Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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