Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Bysshe Shelley

I came upon this quote thanks to the online dictionary, after searching for the definition to the word, hierophant.


 /ˈhaɪərəˌfænt, ˈhaɪrə-, haɪˈɛrə-/ Show Spelled[hahy-er-uh-fant, hahy-ruh-, hahy-er-uh-]



(in ancient Greece) an official expounder of rites of worship and sacrifice.

any interpreter of sacred mysteries or esoteric principles; mystagogue.
Which is very interesting, being one of the characters from a deck of tarot, concerning, at least in my cards, an old tree leaning over with a face and a staff.
-ali (aka pluto sky)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s