the Tarot symbols' mapping of reality --
"Esoteric Symbols: The Tarot in Yeats, Eliot, and Kafka"
By June Leavitt
"The mystical and metaphysical antecedents of the Tarot can be reduced into three basic diagrammatic metaphors. ... The common denominator of these three diagrammatic metaphors is that the Tarot represents a mystical way of apprehending the world where the soul is placed on a voyage to what we may call "enlightenment". It now remains to be seen how the mystical semiotics of the Tarot may be related to literary texts and to the lives
of the authors who wrote them."