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Old 11-20-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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Smile Why the Fool Speaks?

Why "The Fool Speaks" for the name of these forums?


The Fool in question is none other than the Fool of the tarot deck. The Fool card is numbered zero, which is crucial, as zero hints at the very essence of his nature. The Fool is empty—with such fullness.


The Fool is filled with contrary ideas. He is nothing, and yet he gives birth to everything. He is nonsense, and yet the ultimate wisdom. He is the beginning, and yet also the end. He is everyman, and yet no one at all.

The Fool stands apart from the rest of the tarot deck as it is he who undergoes the “adventures” of the other 77 cards.

When the Fool speaks, breaking his silence, he actually becomes the Magus (Trump II), whose words, no matter how seemingly accurate, are lies. To say, “the Fool speaks” is to imply a truth deeper than words.

The most important aspect of the fool is “silence.” This is not silence not of the vocal chords, but silence of the mind. This silence is the “Pure Fool State.”

The Pure Fool State is when we are so lost in the moment that everything is joy. The Pure Fool State is when our ego is forgotten and we lose ourselves in extreme presence.

The Pure Fool State is the “holy moment.”

The Fool accepts all accidents that befall him—for he is foolish enough (i.e. wise enough) to know that these accidents are the adventures that make up his life--no more, no less. The Fool comes into being with nothing; and with nothing, he shall leave it.

The Fool is empty of ego, unfettered by the nagging annoyance of our “monkey mind.”

The Pure Fool State is the highest attainment. It is not even difficult to comprehend. From the Tao Te Ching to mainstream authors such as Eckert Tolle, those in-the-know are forever extolling the virtues of the Pure Fool, whether it’s called “being at one with the Tao,” or just “being in the moment.”

In literature, the Fool, or jester, also carries the connotation of being “outside the normal order of things” in a way that gives him license to do or say things no one else can. In Shakespeare, the Fool was the only character who could tell the truth (including to the King) and get away with it. Like laughter itself, the Fool puts things in perspective.

My hope for The Fool Speaks is to clear a space to discuss magick without ego, hubris, and pretentiousness. The Fool is free to enjoy life only when he discards these ego-based hindrances. When we do the same, we experience divinity in every moment of our life.

I hope this becomes a place where people DO magick, rather than just discuss it like armchair pseudo-magi (these are the lowercase “fools”).

The Fool is action. He is just crazy enough to try something new and let the pieces fall where they may.

Let the Fool be our goal, our guide, and our inspiration.

Sincerely,

Izabael DaJinn & pAmphAge
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:13 AM   #2
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he's the GREEN MAN of reefer
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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"0"--the wild card--"it's all in the egg..."


"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."

--C.G. JUNG

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Old 11-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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"0"--the wild card--"it's all in the egg..."
or EGGS!!!

tHAT kitty is batting at his exposed JUNK!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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or EGGS!!!

tHAT kitty is batting at his exposed JUNK!!!
You know, Monique, the visualization I gathered through that is almost like hitting a boxer's speed bag, even.

Ouch. lol


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Old 11-26-2009, 02:29 AM   #6
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ten times removed
i forget about where it all began
bastard son of a bastard son of
a wild eyed child of the sun
and right as rain, i'm not the same but

i feel the same, i feel nothing

holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again
i sensed my loss
before i even learned to talk
and i remember my birthdays
empty party afternoons won't come back

holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again
i forget to forget me
i forget to forget you see

nothing is important to me

i knew my loss
before i even learned to speak
and all along, i knew it was wrong
but i played along, with my birthday song
holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again

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Old 12-01-2009, 05:26 AM   #7
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or EGGS!!!

tHAT kitty is batting at his exposed JUNK!!!
Why are his nads exposed anyway?

I understand the sort of spiritual "vulnerability" involved in being the Fool, but I feel it must mean something more. Possibly many things. The three mother letters comes to mind.

La vita č un sogno..............................
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:17 AM   #8
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ten times removed
i forget about where it all began
bastard son of a bastard son of
a wild eyed child of the sun
and right as rain, i'm not the same but

i feel the same, i feel nothing

holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends ...
Yeah in fact that entire album has "Foolish" themes:


"this message is for anyone who dares to hear a fool" -- from An Ode to No One

B
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ZABAE
IZABAEL
ZABAE
ABA
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:48 AM   #9
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I had all these things I wanted to say about the Fool but then I forgot them.
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I think it worthy to think about the QBL concept of Ain Sof when considering the Atu-0. Both speak of a positive-negative axis. What I like the most is the 'Empty but with the potential to contain everything' aspect of Ain Sof, surely this bespeaks the attitude and life work of the mage while an adherent upon the Great Work.

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