A Tarot card every day keeps the doctor away said the old proverb, but probably it was designed for apples or any other forbidden fruits. Anyway, Old Spiritual Masters often gave to the High Priestess Atu, the second Tryumph of the Major Arcanas of the Book of Thoth-Hermes, a phoenician and hebrew alphabet correspondence with the letter Beth as written in jewish academic circles.
Beth, among other things means House.
The Torah, the Genesis of the Holy Bible starts with the letter Beth and the word Bereshit, whose meaning is “the first thing” but mostly translated as “in the beginning”. Both are accurate. But if you look at those little emeralds of wisdom you can also imagine that God Almighty firstly created the High Priestess also called the Popess in several decks.
So Adamah, Adam, the First Creation was then a Woman actually? We don’t truly know or cannot say for sure but the question is quite intriguing. Figure out also, that the story of the Popess Johanna is also legendary or an adumbratio of the Johannite Heresy of Templar heritage and a sign of the presence of a feminine line of Priesthood linked to the Magdalene, Christ’s wife.
As Gothic Kabbalists started their runic alephbeiths with the rune Ur instead of Fehu, I imagine a deck of Wisdom where the first card is the High Priestess and Popess.
Out of the starry blue, girdled with a sword, with high columns of ivory…

A dream intuition I share between Borges and Abulafia…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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