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"According to later Kabbalism, the Great Countenance is Macroprosopus, the soul of the greater world, while the Lesser Countenance or Figure is Microprosopus, the soul of the lesser world, and Adam Protoplastes, his Bride being the archetypal Eve. They form together the Habitaculum of all created intelligences, the herarchies of consciousness." The Holy Kabbalah, p. 211.

Just as Waite saw many religions as containing the seed of the Secret Tradition and many figures as expressions of energies like Shekinah and the Christ, so, too, the figures in this card can (and should) be viewed as multi-dimensional. Each metaphor points to the Way, the Truth and the Light which is beyond words and symbols.
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