Historically, It Was Called The Book of Life
In ancient esoteric circles, what we have called the deck of playing cards was known as The Book of Life.
The deck of playing cards is actually none other than the ancient Book of Life, hidden in plain sight.
Consider the numbers:
- The deck is composed of 52 “cards,” and our year is composed of 52 weeks.
- There are 4 suits in the deck and 4 seasons in the year.
- Each suit contains 13 cards and each season has 13 weeks.
- If you add the spot values of each card, where the ace is worth 1 and the Jack, Queen, and King are each worth 11, 12, and 13 respectively then we have:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 = 91
- And, there are 91 days in each season.
- Combine the values of all 4 suits and we have 91 x 4 = 364.
- The Joker is the 53rd archetype and his numeric value is himself plus each of the four suits divided by the four suits he represents or
1+1/4 = 5/4 which reduces to 1 ¼
- When we place the Joker back into the deck we get 364 + 1 1/4 = 365 ¼
The deck of cards is thus a precise representation of our Earth revolving around the Sun. This deck of “cards” thus depicts our life cycles on Earth.
It also accurately depicts the lunar calendar, as there are 13 lunar cycles each year that are 28 days long.
Our Earthly Mathematical Matrix
The deck of cards is an abstract representation of the mathematical matrix in which we find ourselves. It is a perfect depiction of our calendar year. It symbolically shows the life cycles of the Earth and our place upon it.
This system of knowledge is as old as anything we know. It’s as old as recorded history, dating back to the mists of ancient Egypt and China. And, it somehow perfectly adds up to define the Earth’s rotations around the Sun, including the seasons and the cycles of the moon.
It thus perfectly represents the holographic deck on which, and in which, we live and move and have our being.
Now, to an ancient mind, a collection of loose leaves could still be considered a book. Recall that books of the bible were unbound scrolls and pieces of parchment. To our modern mind, the leaves must be bound to qualify as a book. Not so, in ancient times.
And thus, the 52 + 1 leaves of this deck that represent our life upon this Earth were known in ancient esoteric spiritual societies as a book – a book of numbers and symbols representing the mathematical matrix in which we find ourselves. It is a book that represents life, as we know it.
It’s none other than the ancient, fabled Book of Life. And, there are more than twenty references in our Bible to the Book of Life. It forms the basis of Kabbalah and Hermetic philosophy. The Biblical writers were well aware of it. There are more than 20 references in the Bible to the Book of Life.
The deck of cards is the Book of Life. It has been hidden in plain sight all this time, which is, of course, the best place to hide anything.
In the Middle Ages, the Church ironically called it “The Devil’s Picture Book.” But, it is, in fact, none other than the same Book of Life as referred to in the Bible.
The word apocalypse means “unveiling of things hidden.” We are living in a time of apocalypse, as prophesied by ancient cultures like the Maya and the Hopi. As predicted, things that have been hidden for thousands of years are now being revealed for us.
The Book of Life was hidden in plain sight, which is the best place to hide anything.
Now, the Book of Life has come back into our consciousness so that we can read from it. At this time in our collective evolution, it is important that we learn how to read The Book of Life for ourselves.
But, we are mostly illiterate in this. Very few people know what is written for them in The Book of Life, much less how to read it for themselves.
And yet, we are told that we will be judged according to what we have done in life as it is written for us in The Book of Life.
Behold, I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne of God, and books were opened. A certain book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done, as it is written in the book.
~ The Revelation of St. John the Divine (Chapter 20, Verse 12)
What’s Written For You In The Book of Life?
Don’t wait until you’re standing before the throne of God to find out what’s written for you in the Book of Life. Start now. It’s open and available to us, now at this time in our collective evolution on the planet.
If you want to get started reading from The Book of Life, I have prepared something for you called The Opening Deal.
I invite you to open yourself up to the life you came here for. Find out “what’s in the cards for you,” so you can start “playing your cards right.” Start today. Open up your life to your full self-expression.
To find out what’s written for you personally in the Book of Life, you’ll want to get your copy of The Opening Deal.
I also send out Daily Activation messages that explain the universal “cards” of the day. Think of these like a daily horoscope, except that the knowledge is drawn directly from the Book of Life.
You can sign up for these on our Free Gifts page.