CofMagick-3: The Hall of Divination


The Fool
I am the bridge between completion and new beginnings.

I stand at the precipice of the world, willing,
Ready and able to take that leap of faith.

I am the representative of foolhardy youth
That is beauteous of form and I have
Neither care nor thought to weigh me down.

The Sun is warm on my back
The ground solid beneath the
Delicate placement of my feet.

All the world waits with suspended
Breath to see what folly my next
footfall brings.

They will wait in vain
For what they
Lack in faith
Is the solid foundation
That prevents me from
Faltering on the Path.

You stand in the Center Hall of your Temple of the Wise,  and pause taking time to look around once again at the beauty of what you have created and the magick that is beginning to flow through it. You breathe in deeply taking in the smells of this space, a hint of Sage burning weaving through an aromatic mixture of wood, marble and more.

You move towards your Hall of Divination. Each step bringing back the memory of your time spent here previously. Your first lesson here was that of scrying. We used an element of earth; that of water. You may wish to revisit this exercise and review some of the fundamentals we discussed:

Divining the Waters of Insight

You step towards the fourth door within your Temple and note that its color, pattern and substance appear to be shifting and changing. You take a breath in and a pattern and color take shape on the door. You exhale and it changes color, pattern and texture. You take another breath and it seems to respond to this contraction of breath, ebbing and flowing from one vision to the next. You remember the lesson of this transition, and refocus your attention as you clearly formulate what you wish the image of this door to be. Continue breathing holding this intention, until all of the parts come together and you reach out, pushing the door open.

This is a journey of learning about yourself, because until you fully know the inner landscape of your own being you will never be able to completely understand the unique process that is your way of making sense of information received and information shared. 

This visit we are going to begin  building our knowledge of basic Tarot and using earth again, engaging our sight as a means of interpretation of specific imagery. The Rider-Waite deck is the standard Tarot deck used in beginning study of this craft, although not the only choice. There are hundreds of decks now, many are themed and once you have learned the basics, you may find yourself drawn to another.

You step through the doorway and time stands still, the reality of the moment dissipating as your eye adjust to the dimly lit space contained within. You take a few steps forward and now see that in the center of the room stands a wooden table. It is round and has a simple black cloth covering it. As you move closer, you see that there are Tarot cards placed centrally.

The deck contains 78 cards, 56 of the Minor Arcana Cards and 22 of the Major. We will learn more about the meanings of the cards and their attributions, but for this visit, we are simply going to “sit” with one of the cards and remain open to what impressions are received……

The Fool Begins the Journey….

Be sure to review Lesson 10: Divination and Spell Work (Year and A Day on the Wiccan Path). We will refer back to this lesson as we fill the library of information in this Hall. Our next visit we will learn more about the Tarot, use a 3-card spread and exercise our Divinatory skills.

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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  1. Pingback: The Fool Begins the Journey | A Witch's Sacred Journey

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