Who is Sofaïa
In the Hellenistic tradition, the name Sophia stems from Sophós, which translates into wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, creativity & divine inspiration.
In the Gnostic tradition, Sophia is known as an Aeon, a power or being conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being, a Feminine aspect of the Divine, performing various functions in the operations of the universe. It is said that she created our world & embodied Earth.
The Sofaïa Key Tarot Game is nspired by Sophia. Her name is this context is written Sofaïa, & spelt “So-fa-ya”.
Historically, man has always looked for answers to his queries outside of himself, by seeking advice
from seers, mediums & soothsayers. The Sofaïa Key, embraces the role of a medium, but in a different way. She prefers to take you
on a path of self-discovery & an inner quest, through an introspective & compassionate process, to sort out what resonates true for you, away from outside influences.
The Sofaïa Key is based on the definitions of the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseilles, & is inspired by the Socratic method of “Maïeutics”. Socrates, a Greek philosopher of the 5th century BC, believed that the solutions to life’s problems were found within oneself. He described “Maieutics” as the art of discovering answers from within, through debate & critical thinking, with the help of an initiator.
A more contemporary author, Clarissa Pinkola Estès PhD*, in her book “Women who run with the Wolves”, affirms the following: “Asking the proper question is the central action in transformation - in fairy tales, in analysis, in individuation. The key question causes germination of consciousness. The properly shaped question always emanates from an essential curiosity about what stands behind. Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.”
The Sofaïa Key's aim is to make you become aware of your choices, through the simple method of questioning yourself. Based on the notion of free will, the oracle is a tool for self-knowledge, wisdom & empowerment, a way to rule out haphazard decisions, in order to obtain outcomes that are in alignment with yourself.
Sofaïa is confident that by listening to your intuition & reconnecting with your inner guidance, you will become The Seer you are looking for.
- John Lamb Lash: “Not in his Image”, Chelsea Green Publishing Company
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes: www.clarissapinkolaestes.com http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sophia.php https://en.wikipedia.org//wiki/Sophia_(wisdom)
John Lash Lambhttp://www.metahistory.org/
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who run with the Wolveshttp://www.clarissapinkolaestes.com/