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Tarot Card: The Hierophant



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This card was made as part of a project hosted and created by =Isabeausong

I was assigned the Tarot Card: The Hierophant also known as The Pope and/or The High Priest. This artwork is my interpretation of The Hierophant

Below is a short description of this card and its meanings taken from [link]

"Except in rare cases, every human grows and develops within a culture. We learn by living with others. The Hierophant represents such official learning, especially in groups. A Hierophant is someone who interprets secret knowledge. On Card 5 we see a religious figure in a formal church setting. He is wearing the elaborate vestments of his office. His task is to bring the two initiates into the church so they can take up their appointed roles.

Besides churches, there are schools, clubs, teams, companies, and societies. The Hierophant represents all of these because his realm is structured groups with rules and assigned roles. Such environments emphasize belief systems - facts, rules, procedures, and ritual. Members are rewarded for following conventions. They develop a group identity. The Hierophant is one of three cards that focuses on the group. (The 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles are the others.)

In readings, the Hierophant often represents learning with experts or knowledgeable teachers. This card also stands for institutions and their values. The Hierophant is a symbol of the need to conform to rules or fixed situations. His appearance in a reading can show that you are struggling with a force that is not innovative, free-spirited or individual. Groups can be enriching or stifling, depending on circumstances. Sometimes we need to follow a program or embrace tradition, other times, we need to trust ourselves."

Photoshop CS & Poser 6
I used a stock from *Cobweb-stock repainted/painted over
Hours, not as many as usual, but quite a few non the less...well two days off and on actually working on it, a week thinking about, this was a rather quick one because I was falling behind and was afraid I would not make the deadline of April 20. I made it!
Flare brush - *LadyVictoire
Border & font/text is the requested format from =Isabeausong for her official Tarot Card Project!

© Susan McKivergan 2006
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TonyBravo48's avatar
The drawing seems to come to life . There seems to have been some time put into it,I especially like the detailing, I thought it was well thought out .