The Fool’s Journey

The last few weeks have seen me return to thoughts about the Way of the Fool. As if by magic, this has been reinforced as I reread a book called The Zelator which outlines the Way of the Fool extremely well. I will post a review of the book when I am finished with it but I can highly recommend it none the less.

All this thought took me back to Inner Journeys in which the prologue is a poem I wrote about the Fool’s Journey. Here it is….

If you need some answers
Look deep inside your mind
For the inside is the outside
Where all answers you can find

On the Fool’s long journey
You must start right at the end
And walk your way backwards
Imagination – just pretend

Carrying life’s baggage
Walking on the edge of doom
Where the Sun is new and hot
And smiles back at the Moon

The Emperor sits on his throne
But the Empress bears a sign
Parents to all creation
Through all of endless time

The Devil speaks of bondage
You must die to be newborn
Learn the answer to the riddle
Set before the primal dawn

Cast a stone into your mind pool
And watch it ripple through
For the answer to your question
Will be found deep within you

When travelling this journey
You must learn to be the Fool
And look for words of wisdom
In the humble Mason’s tool

For in the Understanding
Of Knowledge lies the key
The Fool was once the prodigal
And I know that Fool is me!

2 thoughts on “The Fool’s Journey

  1. in the fool card in the tarot pack the fool is seen with a bag over the shoulder, heading face up off a cliff with a dog yapping at his heels. the bag is said to contain our earthly knowledge, the things we may need. the cliff represents the great unknown, the upturned face symbolises the fact that the true fool, or voyager, is not afraid, or more accurately, purposly indifferent to the lengths he may fall, knowing that it is in reality a blessing, a kind of heaven if you like, a beginning of great new things. the dog at his heels represents the earthly trying to drag him back. another intersting thing is the symbolism in the fools hat, often seen on jesters. this hat bears the same shape of the hebrew letter shin : this letter in the hebrew name for jesus, denotes the earthly aspect of jesus. basically from what i understand, the name of god is written constisting of 3 letters, this name means god, but also means divine etc etc, all the things one would expect of god. but when adding the letter shin, and changing the word from 3 to 4 letters, the meaning changes somewhat, meaning everything that god does, but with the earthly aspects added. hebrew really is fascinating language, the way words aref ormed and their hidden meanings. now what this has to do with the fool, is that he is human, earthly, but contains the godhead within him, at least that’s my interpretation, and therefore his journey is blessed before he even starts. no path can lead him astray, for all paths lead to the same place. i gained a lot of info from the book, the zelator.

  2. in the fool card in the tarot pack the fool is seen with a bag over the shoulder, heading face up off a cliff with a dog yapping at his heels. the bag is said to contain our earthly knowledge, the things we may need. the cliff represents the great unknown, the upturned face symbolises the fact that the true fool, or voyager, is not afraid, or more accurately, purposly indifferent to the lengths he may fall, knowing that it is in reality a blessing, a kind of heaven if you like, a beginning of great new things. the dog at his heels represents the earthly trying to drag him back. another intersting thing is the symbolism in the fools hat, often seen on jesters. this hat bears the same shape of the hebrew letter shin : this letter in the hebrew name for jesus, denotes the earthly aspect of jesus. basically from what i understand, the name of god is written constisting of 3 letters, this name means god, but also means divine etc etc, all the things one would expect of god. but when adding the letter shin, and changing the word from 3 to 4 letters, the meaning changes somewhat, meaning everything that god does, but with the earthly aspects added. hebrew really is fascinating language, the way words aref ormed and their hidden meanings. now what this has to do with the fool, is that he is human, earthly, but contains the godhead within him, at least that’s my interpretation, and therefore his journey is blessed before he even starts. no path can lead him astray, for all paths lead to the same place. i gained a lot of info from the book, the zelator.

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