The Soul Journey Tarot Reading, from Rachel Pollack, seeks to help you understand, through the Major Arcana, what journey your soul has been undertaking during your dreams, and other trance-like states. It’s a little different to regular dream interpretation as it doesn’t seek to find what your dreams are about, rather it seeks to find out where your soul travels to and what it’s doing while there. As Rachel explains:
We’ve looked at the three Hebrew letters that Sefer Yetziroh calls Mother Letters or Primary Letters in Part One. These are א מ and שׁ.
Next, Sefer Yetziroh mentions a group of seven letters that are called Double Letters:
There are four letters that change their sound according to whether they have a dot in the middle or not. The version with the dot has a harder sound.
The Fool’s Journey as 3 X 7 Theory
In my Part One of Journey Through the Major Arcana, I talked about Rachel Pollack’s presentation (in Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom) of the Major Arcana Trumps as a sequence, or progression, of an individual’s journey to individuation and enlightenment. The Trumps (minus the Fool, who represents the individual taking the journey, hence the system’s other name of the Fool’s Journey) are divided into three lines:
- cards I-VII are seen as consciousness (the outer concerns of life in society)
- cards VIII-XIV are seen as subconscious (our inward search to find who we really are)
- cards XV-XXI are seen as superconscious (development of a spiritual awareness and a release of archetypal energy).
There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet:
“Ch” is pronounced like a full-on Scots version of “Loch”. Along with “tz” it’s the characteristic sound of Hebrew as in the word, “chutzpah”.