Dancing through the divine conflict

The tarot card The World is also sometimes referred to as called the universal dancer. The major arcana of the tarot can be seen as a process of spiritual development which culminates at the tarot card The Universe. All qualities and opposites are reconciled in one harmonious yet ever changing dance. It is quite telling that the end result of a spiritual process is a Dance. This fluent mixture of opposites Jung calls ‘divine conflict’: “All opposites are of God, therefore man must bend to his burden; and in doing so he finds that God in his ‘oppositeness’ has taken possession of him, incarnated himself in him. Het becomes a vessel of divine conflict.” The presence of the dancer is made manifest, not through death of ego, but through a humanization of the archetypical self.

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