The Spirit of the Tarot
The Search for God's Picturebook

Xultun Tarot

Blind and Foolish “With his left hand the Fool points forward in childlike curiosity, fingers apart, as if to indicate that he might only be able to see just so much. In Maya art, this pressing of his wrist to his forehead is a gesture of despair at the approach of impending death. In many tarot the Fool is blindfolded and seems quite happy in his blindness. Psychologically, this blindness is a necessary aspect of the Fool and it symbolizes both his lack of, and need for, consciousness. ” (Owen, Michael. The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot, p. 130. Kahurangi Press. Kindle Edition.)

Peter Bain
Arcana Publishing Co.

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