Following Rich’s comment about the hermit, here’s a related card from that Rider Waite deck. This time it’s the Fool with a staff, about to step off a precipice.

I do like these cards. This is art that’s useful.

One day I’ll get round to painting this character, or my version of the archetype.

The staff and the light are notable parallels between the Fool and the Hermit, who both represent the seeker in different stages of the journey.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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