Awakening the Eld in Tarot

“Awakening the Eld” is a phrase from a narrative that Aleister Crowley uses to explain the ways that the court cards in tarot are associated with the Tetragrammaton and how that name models divine power. If you didn’t understand any of the words in that sentence, don’t worry! That’s typical. It’s a very useful model of how to think of the court cards, but it takes some unpacking. So here am I, to unpack! Join me as I describe what the hell the “Eld” is, why we want it to wake up, and how that’s useful when you’re staring a client in the face.

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