Biblical Towers and Tarot

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.-- Genesis 11:4-7

Tower of Babel

God's command to Adam and Eve (Gen 1:28) was to spread out and "replenish" the earth (still wondering about that *re*-plenish thing). He didn't want people concentrated in one area. (Who was He speaking to? Angels? ) I find it curious that here He says: now nothing will be restrained from them... And in the situation with Adam, when His reaction was: ... lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ... Some take these as examples of the restrictive nature of YHVH, but I think there's something else to it, though I haven't any idea what (yet).

And when (the tribe of) Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude (of their enemies), and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.-- 2 Chronicles 20:24 (Note: It took them three days to carry off the riches of the fallen.) They won this battle without raising a weapon--they put it in God's hands.

Thus saith the Lord; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene shall they fall . . . -- Ezekiel 30:6 Some interpret "Egypt" as a symbol like that of the Devil card--basically, the man's lower, baser nature. Thus the Israelites (spiritual nature) were enslaved there, then later freed by God. And such a Tarot story that is too, with the dual pillars of fire and smoke, Moses's rod (turned serpent/Caduceus), etc.

Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.--Matthew 21:43, 44
Jesus said this to the Pharisees, and it relates to what Waite said: ...above all that it is the rending of a House of Doctrine. I understand that the reference is, however, to a House of Falsehood. It illustrates also in the most comprehensive way the old truth that "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it."
When I think of the Tower as the "House of God," I think of Christian churches and: Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men--Mark 7:6-8

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.--Proverbs 16:18 Although Waite mentions the fall of Adam, as well as a relation to the previous card (Devil), he totally disregards the most obvious association with Lucifer, whose fall was much more literal. As soon as you have pride/ego/self, you differentiate and alienate yourself from Unity/One/God. All men are *created*........(and therefore).......equal. It's not just a good idea; it's the Law.

See also Revelations Chapter 18

Tower of Babel

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow giver her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine: and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her....Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 7-8, 21


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