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The Devil #15

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False magic. Necessary darkness. An inner desire to destroy.

'El Diablo' (The Devil) is card #15 of the 'Glenda's Tarot' digital work by Glenda Leon.
Someone who can illuminate the world, but turns off that light. Creating and destroying at the same time. A false magic that misleads, a false light that ends up leading you into darkness. An inner inclination that leads us to destroy. Within exists a similarity with God, who can also create and put out fire. There is a subtle and imperceptible difference between God and the Devil, and this is precisely the danger: in the deceitfulness of appearances. It is the flame of passion, but not that of love. For this reason, I see this card as opposed to The Lover, where the same light will be seen behaving differently. However, darkness is necessary, as is silence. The darkness represents the return to the unconscious. The zero point for creation. The place to meet oneself, something essential to later relate to the outside world.
Tarot - The practice of tarot emerged in Italy around the 15th century as a form of entertainment, which later spread to much of Europe. The Major Arcana are 22 individual numbered cards, each one represented by a character or symbol, such as the Fool, Death, the Wheel of Fortune, among others. Before the emergence of the printing press, tarot cards were illustrated by hand, being commissioned by artists as if they were a pictorial or sculptural work. This tradition has continued throughout history, and more recently, we have seen recreations of tarot designs made by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, among other artists who have been attracted to the deep mysticism around the subject and the visual impact of tarot cards.
Learn more about Glenda Leon here 
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