The Fool – Metaphysical Presence

The Fool – Metaphysical Presence
Metaphysical Presence

The archetype of the soul who chooses to experience lifetimes on the physical plane. Referred, in some spiritual traditions as the sense “I am”. It is the metaphysical aspect of Being. Throughout this site I refer to it as “soul”.

The soul will live through time and learn and grow traversing seven defined stages through numerous incarnations.

This text is based on information channeled from the entity “Michael” (not the archangel, a different Michael):

In the early stages, and early incarnations, it will focus on survival on the physical plane. The Magician is the central arcanum in this soul age. It has to create the basics and the basis for life.

Focus on structures such as family, family lines, clans and the security of groups including closed and/or tightly regulated religious groups. After learning about survival in the infant stage the soul now wants to retain security. The main arcana are The Empress, The Emperor and The Hierophant/Pope.

Now that it feels secure the focus is on the individual and individual exploration and accomplishment. “I am the center of the universe”. “Me” is the most important thing here, often at the expense of all else and all others. Wars are a tool of self-expression. The main arcanum is The Emperor.

“Me” has been fully explored in the young soul age. Now the arcanum The Lover kicks in and the focus on the relationship between individuals. Emotion and empathy is developed. “We” is more important than only “me”. You are like me, I am like you. Social maturity and human rights belong to this soul age. While creating and paying karma goes on since the beginning, here it becomes more and more emphasized so The Hermit becomes more active.

The focus is on “being”, and the well being of the whole. We and me and the whole are all One living organism. Wars become uninteresting and undesirable by any measure. Unconditional love and Being are what matters in this soul age. Those reading this are likely to be old souls, or late mature, at the earliest.

Spiritually speaking, younger souls mostly have no interest in the Hermit or on any of the following arcana. Their focus is almost fully on the physical plane which is represented by arcana one through ten. Spirituality is unconscious and when conscious it is projected as a divinity “outside” the soul in the form of a mental object called God.

The Hermit is an archetype which souls access more and more as the soul ages, it acts as a transition from consciousness focussed outward to inward; from the physical to the psychological. So late Mature Souls and Old Souls focus from the Hermit all the way to The Judgement; thus “from Strength to The World” I call the “conscious spiritual path”.

After a large number of lifetimes lived old souls have experience with and activate all arcana. However, in lifetimes when the goal is of a spiritual nature arcana eleven through twenty are the most active.

Arcana eleven through twenty concern the psychological aspects of the mind with respect to spirituality. Arcanum twenty one representing that which is neither physical nor psychological, nor metaphysical (the Fool/soul): the Essence of Being.

According to he entity “Michael” there are two more soul ages but they pertain to life other than on the physical plane, thus not addressed by Tarot.