Switched On Lotus
Hebrew letter is Cheth meaning fence. Strangely while I was painting this card an article entitled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours” appeared in my inbox courtesy of Jonathon Zap. It summed up the meaning of this card perfectly.
Dear Mr Zap! He has been a huge inspiration to me!
He quotes Jung here:
In Mysterium Coniunctionis, Jung wrote:
“You too are infected with this collective sickness. Therefore bethink you for once…and consider: What is behind all this desirousness? …The more you cling to that which all the world desires, the more you are Everyman, who has not yet discovered himself and stumbles through the world like a blind man leading the blind with somnambulistic certainty into the ditch. Everyman is a multitude. Cleanse your interest of that collective sulfur which clings to all like a leprosy…This means burning in your own fire and not being like a comet or flashing beacon showing others the right way but not knowing it yourself.”
This pretty much sums up the lessons this card held for me.
I’m finding it extraordinarily hard to say anything sensible about this card. I suppose its obvious anyway. She is my spell of becoming.
It was influenced by the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. This book taught me the value of open eyed meditation. And after all, its crazy to go to war half asleep with your eyes shut.