The Fool

The Fool is an Old Energy Archetype from the Masonic Tarot Deck. In the Book of Slavery and Book of Power, the archetype is used to reinforce the idea that we are all fools in a cosmic school here to learn our lessons and follow the rules so we can be rewarded in one way or another.

Fool Tarot Card Freemason's Deck

List of Old Energy Archetypes from the Masonic Tarot

Chariot, Death (archetype), Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)

Related Terms

Old Energy Archetypes > Book of Power, Book of Slavery, Creation Template

Notes

Book of Power

Only the Chosen

Elitism: An "ordinary man." "Lower consciousness." [1] Undeveloped. Excluded. External to the temple.

Wirth provides an arrogant description of the fool as a "toy of occult powers," someone who is "easily influenced and it "incapable of resisting outside influences." "Subject to domination", with no free will. A slave[2]. This person "does not count because of his lack of intellectual and moral existence."[3]

Golden Dawn Version: "The wolf shows that the negative area or shadow area, of the unconscious is under control, as the docile attitude of the wolf towards the child implies. " [4]

"He is Man coming to perfection, knocking on the door of the Godhead in Kether. [5]


Book of Slavery

A "journey" through life. A journey to enlightenment. The key figure in a "deep spiritual journey" [6] A "journey in consciousness." (p. x). Through "experience" ... "we and the universe become one." (p. 110).

Perfection after effort " He is Man coming to perfection, knocking on the door of the Godhead in Kether." [7]

Footnotes

  1. Ouspensky, P. D. The Symbolism of the Tarot: Philosophy of Occultism in Pictures and Numbers. Mineola. St. Petersburg, Russia: Trood Print and Pub., 1913.
  2. Wirth, Oswald. Tarot of the Magicians: The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana That Inspired Modern Tarot. San Francisco. CA: Weiser Books, 1990. p. 155
  3. Wirth, Oswald. Tarot of the Magicians: The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana That Inspired Modern Tarot. San Francisco. CA: Weiser Books, 1990. p. 153.
  4. Zalewski, Patrick, and Christine Zalewski. The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn. Aeon Books, 2008. p. 58.
  5. Zalewski, Patrick, and Christine Zalewski. The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn. Aeon Books, 2008.p. 59.
  6. Pollack, Rachel. Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom. Harper Collins, 1980. p. 155.
  7. Zalewski, Patrick, and Christine Zalewski. The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn. Aeon Books, 2008. p. 59.