Tarot Hierophant represents a quality within us that registers an awareness of phenomenon. It is not the elucidation of the phenomenon but the bringing to our attention that there is something of which we are not cognizant.
Admitting we are in the dark about a subject is our door to learning about it. Overcoming fear to enter the dark is our next step on the path to cognition of the paradox. See Tarot Hermit and Tarot Devil
In the foreground of the card the scroll of life unfolds and as it does so the Duat, symbolic of that which is unknown, becomes revealed.
The sun in the background is the Rose Cross. as developed and utilized by the magical group The Golden Dawn founded in England in 1888.
This symbol is a key to signatures of energies, gods, spirits, angles and demons. This key it is reputed opens all doors.