Sunday, June 14, 2009
being the Heirophant
This morning, as part of my journal-keeping practice, I made a list of the parts of my life which have provided me with greatest stability over time (I see I am talking like Hierophant already). The list was simple: work and my spiritual practice, specifically the Tarot.
That being said, I returned to the chaos that is my studio. I was looking for a painted table cloth which had been the beginning of a quilt which I wanted to return. I searched downstairs without success and decided to try the plastic bins in the guest room closet. In one I found 3 quilts all just begun sometime in the last 5 years and all very interesting. (completion is not my strong suit) I remembered only one of them. One in particular excited me because the color combinations were just so weird and the idea behind it was appealing. I have been given several falling-apart quilt tops from the 1930s and 1940s and this appeared to be a quilt in which I intended to preserve at least parts of these old quilts in an interesting way. I realized with great excitement I was being the Hierophant, preserving tradition, just as it seems to be my destiny to do. (I went to graduate school in the history of art) I remembered an article by Thalassa
in "Llewellyn's Tarot Reader" from 2007 ( I think) about being Tarot and this morning felt like the proverbial Helen Keller moment.