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 Hierophant’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.