Etymology is the mind’s game. The roots of words are effects not the cause of meaning. Language is symbol based and culturally biased. Words are tricky, the banana peels man’s intellect tosses away and later slips on, and the academic labyrinth it fashions only to get trapped in.
Words cannot explain what is found above the mental plane, i.e. free energy. The mental plane in modern occult terminology is called causal. This is an error.
It is consciousness not cognitive brain function which is the Sole Cause. The primordial emanations which predate existence are vibratory, thus deep study in Hermetic Arts requires one convert words into numbers or frequencies.
Revelation renders mankind outside of his fleshly form whether in the dream body or energy double “dumbstruck.” Above the mental plane pictures and image streams are transferred in lieu of words. The words come later and the meaning, if it is to be had at all, must be wrested from ones life experience.
Tarot as used in Hermeticism focuses on the Major Arcana as notarikon. The descriptions of states and conditions on the card’s face is approached as having another interpretation which goes beyond the images shown. Each trump is an Arcana, the holder of a secret or as they say in the East a “terma” or concealed treasure.
Let us dig!
*The word “notarikon” is borrowed Greek language which was derived from the Latin word “notarius” meaning “shorthand writer.” Notarikon is one of three methods used by Kabbalists, the other two are Gematria and Temurah to rearrange words and sentences. These methods were used in order to derive and to hide the esoteric substratum and deeper spiritual meaning of the words in the sacred texts. Notarikon was used in Alchemy.
( *Info sourced from Wikipedia)