Cube of Space: Evolution of the Soul as Told by the Tarot
When the appropriate tarot cards are placed in this arrangement, we have the Cube of Space
Students of the qabalistic tarot are familiar with the Tree of Life and its numerological and astrological correspondences to the tarot. These correspondences are based on specific arrangements of the Hebrew letters on the Tree. However, the Sepher Yetzirah, a centuries-old book of Jewish mysticism and one of the foundational texts of Qabalah, describes a different map of the Hebrew letters. It assigns a direction and position to each letter, creating a cube.
When the appropriate tarot cards are placed in this arrangement, we have the Cube of Space.
|Each face of the cube is a degree or grade of spiritual development. Furthermore, the edges of each face are the tasks the seeker must accomplish to complete the initiation and advance to the next level. The path around the Cube follows the order of the seven traditional planets from slowest to fastest. Not only does this sequence logically start and conclude with the World card in the center, but it also outlines an infinity sign.|
This model reveals a unique and astonishingly eloquent story of the evolution of the soul. Exploring the tarot card positions and relationships can kindle years of study and meditation. But even learning the basics of this system can reveal deep insight not just into the symbols of the Major Arcana, but into our own spiritual journey. Where does your soul fit into this evolutionary progress?
- Cube of Space to cut out and assemble
- Introduction to the Cube of Space slides
- Correspondences of the Cube of Space compiled by John Michael Allen