Wisdom’s Way…

Strength (Tarot card) - Wikipedia

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‘…Before his works of old

I was fashioned from everlasting,

At the origin, as ever the earth was…’

Proverbs viii 22-23

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So if the story of Samson as given in the Old Dispensation

is no longer reliable as a reputable store of lore

where can we look for the key to this symbolism?

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Fortunately the underground stream preserved

the keys for us and re-presented them to the waking world

in the medieval picture book now referred to as the Tarot.

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It is not the lion that is strong

for the lion represents merely the animal life-force

of which we humans too partake

when we blindly follow ‘the will to power’.

The feminine figure who subdues this force

and subjects it to the divine life-force

thus sublimating it into its higher form

is known in the Gnostic wisdom tradition as Sophia.

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The sublimated animal life-force is known as Spirit.

 

 

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