SEVEN OF SWORDS
THE HANGED MAN:
On the ancient continent of Mu, there lived the man-eating beasts of Mu. It demanded constant human sacrifice of young boys and girls of the various enslaved races. it was the pre-cursor of the Java Man. The priests of Mu slaughtered thousands of prisoners on the top of their flat-topped pyramids and fed their steaming flesh to the snarling beasts. These beasts were worshipped by the ignorant masses of Mu and attributed with supernatural powers. In the Ramayana, it is described how the people of India rebelled against the beasts and drove them out of the island of Ceylon. All hanged men do, in some way or another, hang themselves. We all blame the beast, but forget that we are the architects of our own misfortunes, regardless of what life is.
The evil hand of fate, but yet, man is his own fate and the cause of his own destiny. Man strikes himself.
This is the tree of life. Death is at hand. We are falling into the abyss.
Although we die when we fall into the abyss, all things are reborn when they emerge from the abysmal depths of the ocean:, for falling into the depths of the ocean of the unconscious is part of initiation.
VALUE OF THE CARD:
Danger threatens. A bad spot to be in. Defeat is at hand. Fate is about to strike. We shall either come to harm or become more effective and wiser people, if we learn. Only a supreme effort can save you. Search for the roots of your defeat within yourself.
This is the only remedy. The beast is at hand. Fate is the great Guru and initiator. The world is a school and life is an education.
Art from Tibet is a practice of creating spirit within man and woman!