The Hierophant represents a spiritual leader, who is there to teach and offer higher spiritual guidance. He imparts wisdom on all things. The Hierophant channel’s energy through society in a religious form. The triple sceptre is another symbol of the three worlds material, earth plane, emotional life, spiritual connection and divine guidance. The crossed keys represent a balance between the conscious and subconscious mind’s representing an opening up of doorways to unlocking the mystery of the unconscious mind. Before him kneel two initiates. The Hierophantâ€™s task is to bring the two initiates into their existence and life path. The setting on the card represent’s a place of learning and wisdom. A school for teaching, so that the initiate’s can take up their appointed roles. This symbolizes entry into all types of institutions where there is a shared group identity. These could include schools, clubs, teams, companies and societies.