Monday, January 27, 2014

Meditations on the Tarot: The Empress - Magic and the Theotokos

There are three kinds of magic: magic where the magician is the instrument of divine power..sacred magic;magic where the magician is the source of magical operation..personal magic;lastly, magic where the magician is the instrument of elemental..or other forces - sorcery. [The Empress] refers to sacred or divine magic.”

“Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your word.” (Luke 1:38)

The question in this letter is whether or not there is a legitimate form of magic - a magic divinely authorized; and I, believing in a God who gives martyrs their heads to carry and who comes as a Child to instruct the arrogant or to nestle in the arms of the humble, a God who comes into my own life to be devoured, I can only agree with the author. There is such a magic, and the Virgin is it's Queen. She who became the truest instrument of divine magic, and whom we are to imitate as we, too, allow God’s magic to make all things new - even if we wonder, as the She must have, at the strange and unlooked for paths He makes for us.

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