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William Blake Tarot
Eight of Painting (Discipline)

This is a scene from Dante's Divine Comedy in which the poets Virgil and Dante ascend the mountain of Purgatory. The light of the sun is obscured, and there is an air of overall danger. However, Virgil -- as the guide and mentor of Dante -- is in the lead, and takes the next higher step with both his right hand and right foot; he is the higher wisdom guiding the soul through purgatory -- the state of expiation and sacrifice preceding breakthrough.

The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.