O – The Fool – Der Narr Tarot
symbols positive: creation, curiosity, imagination, search for change, departure
symbols negative: traps, chaos, irresponsibility, infantility
path of aleph: kether – chokmah
influences I tried to translate into symbolism:
„The Pied Piper of Hamelin“ – (a great gnostic fable);
the great architect and the archonts;
Pan and his flute, Hadid and the vortex and Osiris as the rabbit;
the symphony in the movement of creation;
the vortex everything emerges from;
the imminent abyss as a beginning of the new cycle;
the fools which follow the fool (in this case they prey to him);
the crystalline apples which come down as rotten fruits;
the translation of the core-idea through the elements (masks) into matter (0 -> 1)
On the one hand the Fool is a very positive archetype if he is aware of his actions. He is a symbol for the force of creation and creativity. On the other hand this archetype can represent a very tactless being who’s actions are imprudent and who sticks at nothing. I also tried to depicture the many fools below who represent a third side of this archetype.
„The fool“ would ultimately represent the beginning of the physical universe, even before matter and antimatter. On a cosmic scale this card means – the idea of having ideas.
Above/Before the great architect (who dreamt the first core-code), the archonts, the planets and the elements there is a completely different story and form of being going on. I wanted to show that it is not necessary to follow the fool who created this universe or pray to it’s fruits. The initiator of everything did it for other reasons then being worshipped.
He is the ultimate imaginative beginning in every dimension or cycle, even before duality. All the other cards are symbols of existing archetypes which came into existence almost simultaneously. But the fool is the idea of the translation from „not being“ into being – not duality (this idea came later).
So while the entity above is the impulsive generator in the symphony in the movement of creation (symbolized in the DNA Double-Helix which comes out of the flute) the people below just pray to the fruits of creation instead of listening to the symphony. In place of being creators themselves they worship rotten fruits and follow false idols/gods (now it’s popstars, actors and influencers) who lead them into the abyss. These idols are symbolized through the smaller hurricanes which carry wine/coins/the hermetic planets (comp. the gnosis of the archonts).
So the real fools below represent religions, cults, orders, etc. which band together to adore or worship a single archetype instead of doing something on their own.“The rotten fruits“ are the visible proof of the great opus (gematria, hermeticism, gnosticism) which unfortunately just poison global culture through the ages. Doesn’t mean that the fruit is initially bad just that it comes down rotten when used for purposes of „worship, power“ or „social pyramid building“. The motto here would be to climb up the tree and get fresh fruits instead of revel into mummified ideas of others or in other words – experiencing god instead of praying.
In the abyss you can see awaiting serpents and hands which are already waiting to receive the victims of these manipulative currents who are falling down. Often the act of falling is not recognized the moment it happens because the outcome takes a while to manifest. An example for the whole process would be if you see an advertisement (one of the rotten fruits) which leads to the feeling of demand. You buy this special item with your credit card and one month later you can’t pay the bill and the item didn’t even make you happy. The very obvious solution to this dilemma would be to stop following outside influences and start to question your demands and addictions. The Abyss represents the beginning of a new cycle because the seduction will manifest itself over and over again until the lesson is learned.
Back from the fools below to the creator above: The fool is neither serious nor concrete. He has a gut-feeling for the tides and currents which manifest around him and is able to react to them very quickly. This corresponds to his airy nature and the hurricane he is onto.
Also consider the magical symbols of the hurricane: The eye (the fool) is the centre in the vortex (of creation) 0->1. I also intended to refer to Hadit and the many mysteries which are connected to this term.
The rabbit is a symbol for Osiris and emblematizes the very important indication for the old egyptian mystery that „Osiris is a dark god“.
You can see the symphony/DNA is evolving and passes through the different masks or aspects of creation. My goal here was to symbolize the long path from the idea to the manifestation into matter. Only if done properly and accurate an idea can evolve to be an opus. Many of these ideas struggle and collapse on the way, because they do not correspond to the own real true will.
Another positive aspect of this archetype can be that „the fool“ doesn’t think things through or prepares for a certain goal to reach. The only thing that matters is the impulse of creativity for it’s own sake – which is almost holy because it represents „being the one that you are“ without consequences or relations to any other thing. Of course if someone tries to catch this „holy“ moment and stretch it into a longer period this process ultimately leads to great destruction and recklessness. That aspect represents the other side of the medal, as always.