Anyone who has set up a tent
and suffered the weather has seen the importance of a good tent stake.
If the stake is not solid,
deep and well anchored,
the entire tent will collapse.
The Hebrew letter associated with the Hierophant is Vav: the tent stake,
a well-grounded (when set) object that will hold up an entire community.
In Classic image of the Tarot we see the “Hierophant”
(comes from the Greek: “hiera, “the holy,” and phainein, “to show”);
offering a blessing to be in turn directed to others.
Its effect continues through the members of a given community
thus weaving the fabric of love and strength through out society.
In my own representation of the Hierophant
I focused on the hand of blessing,
the fingers in the circle of spirit,
the arm trailing in roots below into matter.
The embodiment of these symbols are religion itself:
reaching into the realm of the spirit
while grounded into the rituals of daily life.
The actions of everyday existence empowered
with the intent of reaching the divine,
establishes a relationship with the godhead.
The central element is the blessing itself;
the art of bestowing the divine to each other
is what gives religion its lifeblood.
I have created a setting illustrates the energy flow
of The Hierophant:
blessings to Earth,
Service to the Divine.
The Hierophant Amulet
is excellent for teachers, nurses, healers of all kinds,
clergy and any one who has chosen the path
to serve the community through Teaching, Healing and Service.