|I The Magician - Sacred Heart of Jesus|
My yoke is easy and my burden is light -
Matthew xi, 30
The Rose is also the symbol of the flowering gift
which the self receives upon a sacrifice.
Through the cross to the Rose.
The Sacred Heart is the fifth mystical wound of
the Christ. I will explain more on this later in the deck.
important one. If one does not understand nor grasp
this arcanum, you will not know what to do with
the rest that follows.
Here the Magician has the rose, the chalice,
The miniature scapular of the Carmelites adorn
the one side of this altar card. This symbolises
that it is necessary to don the garb of the Magician,
to embody the principles and practises of
The Magician, the magi, in order to become
that which you seek.
A necessity for a Visionary and for real success
in the material and spiritual world, is the ability
to focus and concentrate the mind.
Both St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila
emphasises the need for concentration
for spiritual prayer. They state that the
power of concentration comes as a result of
moral purification. The silenced will, the one that
has been brought into alignment with the Higher Will.
can silence the mind's thoughts and desires
in one-pointed concentration.
peace, for enlightenment, whichever it is, it is necessary
to become the Magician as your first step.