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Writing Prompt #148 “The Hierophant”

The Hierophant

For a more thorough description of the card’s meaning click here. Pay careful attention to the imagery in the cards as it can offer you further avenues for exploration. As you know there are many tarot packs available and thus many different renderings of The Emperor card that you are welcome to use instead.

Some themes to consider

Convention and maintaining the status quo

Tradition and familial/societal obligations

Rituals and religious orthodoxy

A wise counselor or priest

Rebellion and Retaliation

Religious/Societal Oppression

Value Systems

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Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

11 comments on “Writing Prompt #148 “The Hierophant”

  1. Melinda Kucsera
    February 28, 2016

    Yay! So, excited to see this post in my reader! I hoped this week featured a tarot card prompt. They are so much fun to work into my ongoing storyline! I hope you’re having a great weekend.

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  3. julespaige
    February 29, 2016

    Just touching the surface…(a three prompt mash-up):
    The Living Leprechaun?

    • julespaige
      March 1, 2016

      Oops – I thought I put the link in Mr. Linky in yesterday – it is there now.

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  5. taleweavering
    February 29, 2016

    I used the artist’s rendition, rather than the mentioning of the card, to write a short piece.

  6. Chèvrefeuille
    March 1, 2016

    I have linked an old post which I wrote back in 2013 about The Hierophant.

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