The Fool


The Fool

With light step, as if earth and its trammels had little power to restrain him, a young man in gorgeous vestments pauses at the brink of a precipice among the great heights of the world; he surveys the blue distance before him – its expanse of sky rather than the prospect below. His act of eager walking is still indicated, though he is stationary at the given moment; his dog is still bounding. The edge which opens on the depth has no terror; it is as if the angels were waiting to uphold him, if it came about that he leaped from the height. His countenance is full of intelligence and expectant dream. He has a rose in one hand and in the other a costly wand, from which depends over his right shoulder a wallet curiously embroidered. He is a prince of the other world on his travels through this one – all amidst the morning glory, in the keen air. The sun, which shines behind him Knows whence he came, whither he is going, and how he will return by another path in many days. He is the spirit in search of experience. Many symbols of the Instituted Mysteries are summarized in this card, which reverses, under high warrants, all the confusions that have preceded it.

Source:   The Pictorial Key to the TarotArthur Waite

2 Responses to “The Fool”

  1. April 1, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I remember a friend who used to use Tarot cards for predicting the near future.
    Have you studied about muslim scientists who used to work Magic and Occultism? Ibn Sina(Avicenna) and Abureihan Birouni were two of them..

  2. April 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I am not familiar with those two. I know only of Hasan-i Sabbah, the founder of the Hashishin sect in the Alborz mountains of northern Iran. He was an alchemist, a Sufi, and leader of the eastern mystery cult that used hash, opiates, and other psycho-actives during initiatory rites to trigger ego death. He combined exoteric teachings (Allah’s law) with esoteric occult teachings of Islam incorporating deadly assassin techniques. Hasan-i Sabbah is well known for his widely misinterpreted quote, “Nothing is true, everything is permissible.”

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Johnny Peepers

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