The hermit is the Yogi, the sage, the man of wisdom. He has mastered
the senses and the drives. He has attained the center, the vision of the immortal self. He has transcended the need for the sacred mushrooms, for the soma herbs. He has transcended the need for sacred mushrooms, for the soma herbs. He has transcended theology, religion and science and attained pure wisdom. He does not need to eat the fruits of the tree of knowledge any longer, for he is knowledge itself. He sits in the sacred red cave in the holy mountain of God.
The man of wisdom and illumination, the god-man. He is completely Self-sufficient and needs nothing or no one.
THE MOUNTAIN: This is the sacred Mount of God. It features the cave of initiation, the divine womb, the womb of Hyraniagarbha. From the cave flows wisdom like a spring of sweet waters.
The Tree of Knowledge, featuring the apples of initiation. Its stem is intertwined by the Kundalini serpent. The sage needs neither initiation nor Kundalini.
Amenita, the LSD Mushroom.
THE LILY OF THE VALLEY:
The flower of initiation.
The deep waters of the unconscious.
Archetypal knowledge rising form within the depts of the collective unconscious.
THE WINGED STAR:
The star of revelation. The all-seeing winged eye of God.
VALUE OF THE CARD:
Benediction. Blessing. Initiation. Interpolation. Strength. Glory. Holiness. Self-sufficiency. Truth. Liberation. Wisdom. The light of everlasting wisdom, dispelling the darkness. Man reaching his final goal. The peace of the soul. God realization. The eternal realities. Deliverance is at hand. Everything is turning to the better.
Art from Tibet is a practice of creating spirit within man and woman!