The Knights: Tarot Card Meanings

ERRATUM AT 00:32 TIMESTAMP: In the video lecture, Daath (or Da’at) was referred to as an “unseen sephira.” Daath is an emanation born as the offspring of Chokhma and Binah. Whether Daath is considered a sephira hinges on differences in interpretation of the Zohar. Most Jewish scholars do not count Daath as a sephira (Rabbi Moses ben Jacob Cordovero [The Ramak], Pardes Rimonim) though some do, where Daath is the first sephira and Keter is excluded (Rabbi Isaac ben Solomon Luria Ashkenazi [Ha’ARI], Sefer Etz Chaim). Where Keter is excluded as a sephira, it is on the reasoning that Keter is an unknowable state of exaltation more resonant with the Ein Sof and therefore not part of the sephiroth schema.

This is Video 11 in an educational series on the tarot. Closed captioning is provided for all videos in this series. A written transcript is also provided as a free pdf download. Check out the course page to download all handouts and references.

Companion blog post on the Knights:
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Books Referenced for the Card Meanings: The Tarot (1888) by MacGregor Mathers; The Tarot of the Bohemians (1892) by Papus; The Pictorial Key to the Tarot (1911) by A. E. Waite; Tarot of the Magicians (1927) by Oswald Wirth; The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages (1947) by Paul Foster Case; Mastering the Tarot (Penguin Group, 1971) by Eden Gray; Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, Third Edition (Weiser Books, 2019) by Rachel Pollack; Tarot for Yourself, 35th Anniversary Edition (Weiser Books, 2019) by Mary K. Greer; Medium White Book for the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot; Book of Maps (companion guidebook for the SKT).

Books Referenced for the Qabalah and the Kabbalah: Qabalah Paths of Light: The Occult Qabalah Reclaimed (2018) by Gary M. Jaron; The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order (1937; Llewellyn, 2016) by Israel Regardie, John Michael Greer (Ed.); The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism (2009) by Daniel C. Matt; Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) by David S. Ariel; The Kabbalistic Tradition: An Anthology of Jewish Mysticism (Penguin Books, 2008) by Alan Unterman (Ed.); Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification (2016) by Debra Band, Raymond P. Scheindlin (trans.), et al.; The Mystical Qabalah (1935) by Dion Fortune

Posted on January 22, 2022 by A.J. Drew
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