“An introduction to The Golden Dawn Tarot” – Robert Wang , Samuel Weiser, INC. 1978
5 – Hierophant – Magus of the Eternal Gods
-Divine wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching. Differing from, though resembling in some respects, the meaning of the Magician, The Prophet, and the Lovers. Occult Wisdom.
– The High Priest is the counterpart of the High Priestess. As Aries in the house of Mars and the exaltation of the Sun, so Taurus is the house of Venus and the exaltation of the Moon. He is the reflective or mystical aspect of the masculine. He is the thinker as the Emperor is the doer.
-His colours unlike those of the Emperor, vary considerably. Red, orange, maroon, deep brown, and chestnut brown, suggest veiled thought, interior power, endurance, contemplation and reconciliation. This card frequently indicates the hidden guardianship of the Masters.