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Abrac  Abrac is offline
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
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Before I thought maybe Waite's thinking on this card had evolved in FRC Lovers, but the more I consider it the more I think they represent the same thing. In the FRC Lovers, the man and woman are identified as the soul and Christ natures respectively. In the W-S Lovers, the Tree of Life behind the man seems to suggest something higher. The woman = the soul in its natural state; the man = higher part of soul or Christ part. They aren't holding hands as in the FRC Lovers but their unity seems to be implied as in Waite's observation that they're "unveiled before each"—there's nothing between them. In the FRC Lovers Waite uses the same image as the W-S with some minor modifications. One would think if his thinking had evolved that much we'd see it reflected in the imagery.
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