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The Hierophant as The Questioner
Representative of spiritual guidance, the Hierophant is the archetype of relationship between the ego and the unconscious. The common interpretation of this card is that of structure, hierarchy and institutions, but other than the concrete hierarchy of the church and institutions, the role of pope is to bring the spiritual down to earth.
If we remember that the foundation of christian thought is of loving your neighbor as yourself, the pope can be seen as a unifying principle between opposites, a marriage of the rose and lily or eros and logos, as shown in the clothing of the bottom two figures, but eros as divine love and logos as divine truth since this is a non-physical union.
The rooster in the Questioner was meant to understand the relationship with time
or perhaps in a more practical sense, our yearning to make sense of matter in a rational, logical sense. 


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