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This card is used in game playing as well as in divination. In the first Tarot pack with inscriptions, the 18th-century woodcut Marseilles Tarotthis figure is crowned with the Papal tiara and labelled La Papessethe Popessa possible reference to the Priestess Of The Old - Mountain Throne - Stormcoven of Pope Joan. Some of the cards directly linked the woman on the cards to the papacy by showing the woman wearing a triregnum or Papal Tiara.
There are also some modern versions of the Tarot of Marseilles which include the keys to the kingdom that are a traditional symbol of the papacy. In the creation of the Rider-Waite tarot deck the La Papesse card, so confusing to non-Catholics, was changed into The High Priestess sitting between the pillars of Boaz and Jachin which has a particular meaning to Freemasonry. The "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre c. La Papessa in the Visconti-Sforza Tarot has been identified as a depiction of Sister Manfreda, an Umiliata nun and a relative of the Visconti family who was elected Pope by the heretical Guglielmite sect of Lombardy.
Their leader, Guglielma of Bohemia, had died in Milan in The most enthusiastic of her followers believed that she was the incarnation of the Holy Spirit, sent to inaugurate the Deep In The Heart - 7 Year Bitch - Gato Negro age of the Spirit prophesied by Joachim of Flora.
They believed that Guglielma would return to earth on the Feast of Pentecost in the yearand that Bewildered - Various - Rhythm & Blues Classics Volume Two male dominated Papacy would then pass away, yielding to a line of female Popes.
In preparation for this event they elected Sister Manfreda the first of the Popesses, and several wealthy families of Lombardy provided at great cost the sacred vessels they expected her to use when she said Mass in Rome at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Naturally, the Inquisition exterminated this new sect, and the "Popess" was burned at the stake in the autumn of Later the Inquisition proceeded against Matteo Viscontithe first Duke of Milan [ sic ], for his very slight connections with the sect. In the Rider-Waite tarot deck, upon which many modern decks are based, The High Priestess is identified with the Shekhinahthe female indwelling presence of the divine.
She wears plain blue robes and sits with her hands in her lap. She has a lunar crescent at her feet, "a horned diadem on her head, with a globe in the middle place"  similar to the crown of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathorbut with the horns having a shape more like half-crescents, and a large cross on her breast.
The scroll in her hands, partly covered by her mantle, bears the letters TORA meaning "divine law". The veil of the Temple is behind her: it is embroidered with palm leaves and pomegranates. The two are sisters, one bringing life into the world, the other inviting the living to the esoteric mysteries.
Further behind all of that is what seems to be a body of water, most probably the sea. The water flows through most of the cards of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. In the Tarot of Marseilles it is noticeable that she wears a blue cape and red robe, in contrast to The Popewearing a red cape and blue robe. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the novel, see Robert Grant novelist. For the album by Lido Pimienta, see Priestess Of The Old - Mountain Throne - Stormcoven Papessa album.
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