" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 3, 2016

'Arrival' and The World Card of the Tarot

I was watching the trailer for the movie 'Arrival' and noticed the parallels to card number 21 of the tarot, the World card.
21 Laps entertainment
"The World (XXI) is a trump or Major Arcana card in the tarot deck. 
It is usually the final card of the Major Arcana or tarot TRUMP sequence. 
In the tarot family of card games, this card is usually worth five points."
Did that lady say something about baking a cake in the above video when she was talking about the "World card" reversed?-)
A scene from 'Julie & Julia' involving Amy Adams
Shouldn't the Trump card be number 15?-)
In some decks the wreath is an ouroborous biting its own tail. 
In the Thoth Tarot designed by Aleister Crowley, this card is called "The Universe."".
"The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool.
The figure is at once male and female, above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth. 
It is completeness. 
It is also said to represent cosmic consciousness; the potential of perfect union with the One Power of the universe.
Sophia, meaning Prudence or Wisdom (the dancing woman in the center)?
According to Robert M. Place in his book The Tarot, the four beasts on the World card represent the fourfold structure of the physical world, which frames the sacred center of the world, a place where the divine can manifest. 
Sophia, meaning Prudence or Wisdom (the dancing woman in the center), is spirit or the sacred center, the fifth element
It is the fourth of the Cardinal virtues in the Tarot.
The lady in the center is thus a symbol of the goal of mystical seekers. 
In some older decks, this central figure is Christ, in others it is Hermes. 
Whenever it comes up, this card represents what is truly desired."
Let's just hope that that fool Trump doesn't destroy the world.
But I'm pretty sure the world will wake up before that happens:-) 

Here is a reasonable explanation of the movie's ending in the You Tube link below, if you have already seen the film and are still scratching your head.
ARRIVAL (2016) Ending Explained

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