The third “Key” of the Tarot is called the High Priestess:
the third emanation from the “source of all things”.
Within the Tarot the High Priestess
(like the Fool and the Magi)
is a state of being rather than an actual person,
it represents the source of consciousness
and its connection to our own awareness.
In the classic image of the Rider card,
we find her seated in a garden flanked by the pillars
of form and force, mercy and severity.
The High Priestess is attributed to the letter Gimel,
known as “Camel” or “the ship of the dessert”;
inferring her constant motion,
bringer of new awareness and perspectives.
I have created the High Priestess Amulet to hold these concepts:
her arms stretch above,
using her own form to translate the Moon’s “unattainable image” into water
flowing from her skirts.
the High Priestess “Draws down the Moon”,
veiled by her hair: only her eyes are perceivable.
I created an animated scene where she is the source of water through out the Tarot Garden.
From her skirts flows “consciousness”,
becoming a stream surfacing where other water images emerge.
I also included a video showing where she is placed on the Tree of Life.
In choosing the High Priestess Amulet,
one is seeks a connection within themselves to the source of all,
seeking the memories of the collective unconsciousness
one may better understand the world and live accordingly.
As the Fool is Youthful Enthusiasm and Instigator,
the Magi of Focused Manifestation;
the High Priestess brings Self Awareness,
the Knowledge of Memory and the source of Wisdom.
This one is very pretty. It’s nice to see the description/history behind your pieces. Educational AND beautiful.
AHHHHH, the high priestess! My favorite amulet (and I have one too!) I am enjoying your blog, interesting and thorough. Amazing that you have found the time to lay down so much text information. Proud of you! Everyone should have and Amulet by Merlin!
I wore the larger version for years, one of my favorite pieces. With the larger version I was able to add more detail to the hair and the vailed face – even the hands. It always gave me both a calming effect and a sense of flow that is hard to describe.
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