|Hindpsych: Erstwhile Conjectures by the Sometime Augur of Yore
Did Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrender to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865?
With hindpsych, the answer is "yes"! In our striking Tarot spread, notice the cards on the right and left. The chariot driver (left) and the priestess (right) are a divided couple, and each card displays conspicuous polarization: black and white sphinxes pull the chariot, and black and white columns enclose the priestess. The chariot driver and the priestess symbolize the leaders of the Union and Confederacy, each at the center of a profound division. One side is equipped to move forward ("The Chariot"), and the other is sitting in resignation ("The High Priestess"). This suggests a surrender rather than a stalemate. The center card, "The Lovers," shows the two sides coming together. "The Lovers" card symbolizes union, and indeed the Union Army prevails. Note that the man and woman in the center card are reaching toward one another but not yet embracing. They are formally joined by a higher good (symbolized by the overseeing spirit), but Reconstruction will take time. We can say with confidence that Lee surrenders to Grant in 1865, and we can now move on.
|* Historians must reconstruct the past out of hazy memory. "Once upon a time" requires "second sight." The "third eye" of intuition can break the "fourth wall" of conventional perspectives. Instead of "pleading the fifth," historians can take advantage of the "sixth sense" and be in "seventh heaven." All with the power of hindpsych, the "eighth wonder of the world." It has been said that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Therein lies the importance of Tarot readings for antiquity. When we confirm what has already occurred, we break the shackles of the past, freeing ourselves to chart new courses into the future.