There has been no attempt in the previous tabulation to
present the symbolism in what is called the three worlds-
that of Divinity, of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm. A
large volume would be required for developments of this
kind. I have taken the cards on the high plane of their more
direct significance to man, who-in material life-is on the
quest of eternal things.
The compiler of the Manual Of Cartomancy has treated them
under three headings: the World of Human Prudence, which
does not differ from divination on its more serious side;
the World of Conformity, being the life of religious
devotion; and the World of Attainment, which is that of "the
soul's progress towards the term of its research." He gives
also a triple process of consultation, according to these
divisions, to which the reader is referred.
I have no such process to offer, as I think that more may be
gained by individual reflection on each of the Trumps Major.
I have also not adopted the prevailing attribution of the
cards of the Hebrew alphabet-firstly, because it would serve
no purpose in an elementary handbook; secondly, because
nearly every attribution is wrong. Finally, I have not
attempted to rectify the position of the cards in their
relation to one another; the Zero therefore appears after
No. 20, but I have taken care not to number the World or
Universe otherwise than as 21. Wherever it ought to be put,
the Zero is an unnumbered card.
In conclusion as to this part, I will give these further
indications regarding the Fool, which is the most speaking
of all the symbols. He signifies the journey outward, the
state of the first emanation, the graces and passivity of
the spirit. His wallet is inscribed with dim signs, to show
that many sub-conscious memories are stored up in the soul.