Sympathy for The Hierophant

It is sad that The Hierophant gets a bad rep; his image has been unjustly tainted. He has wrongly been associated with the evils of organized religion. As more people reject institutional religions and their dogmas for a personal path offering an unmediated relationship with divinity, The Hierophant became a villain. Sensing an aura of orthodoxy and institutionalization, many have had difficulty appreciating and understanding him.

Hierophant from Inner Journey Tarot