The World, The Universe

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symbolism

  • VS → a heavenly creature, looking down onto a scene of jerusalem. sphere
  • early TM → more literal depiction of christ, embodiment of the divine in the material world
  • later TM → anima mundi inside almond shaped wreath surrounded by tetramorph.
  • RW similar iconography as later TM, includes lemniscate.
  • variously mercury, hermes, christ used as central characters
  • quintessence, cosmic dance
  • completion, conclusion of the Masterpiece, entering a new cycle, new life

plant connections

colours

  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • brown

other

note: work in progress for PARN. not general reference

major arcana