Belgian Tarot - 16 - The Tower
Type of Spiritual Experience
In some Belgian tarots and the 17th century tarot of Jacques Viéville, the card is called La Foudre or La Fouldre, ("The Lightning") and depicts a tree being struck by lightning.
This is a wonderful interpretation of the overall symbolism, linking it to the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Knowledge.
In effect by gaining knowledge - belief systems - we lose wisdom and contact with the spiritual world.