Teaser Tuesday – The Forest of Souls

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, a weekly Meme hosted by the Purple booker that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

This week’s quote comes from a book I have just started reading, called The Forest of Souls by Rachel Pollack. I have been pulling daily cards on and off for a long time, but feel the need to deepen my practice, use the cards as a guide in a lot of things, like my writing or so I can delve deeper into my life.

This quote really struck me, and I had to read it several times before I could continue reading.

We should remember that the ancients considered Wisdom an actual being. The Bible named her Hokhmah, a name later adapted for the second sephirah on the Kaballah’s tree of life. The Greeks named her Sophia, she remained in Christianity as Hagia, or Saint, Sophia.
When we envision an abstract quality as a person, we make it more real. To call the Tarot an instrument of Wisdom allows us to see ourselves in direct communication, through the cards, with Hokhmah/Sophia. Our study and meditation and readings become more intense when we allow ourselves to visualize Wisdom in this way.

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