the numinous. I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived. Shamans and ceremonial magicians can be entertaining. The Magician stands behind a table which extends, to the viewer's right, out of the frame of the picture. As his biographer put it, "He was convinced that he had some role to play but could not work out what it was."96 The key came through his interest in spiritualist saances. Consider now the figure of the magician as depicted in the Marseilles deck: This card shows a beardless young man with long, blond curls. His clothes are tri-colored, red, blue and gold, and the colors red and blue are always paired opposite one another. In this trick the magician is bound with restraints such as ropes or handcuffs and locked in a large trunk. The cards of the Major Arcana are well suited to receive these projections and thus can serve as tools in our search for self-knowledge.
"magician we all know informally and roughly what a magician. Witness the extremely instructive figure of Merlin.86 Of course, it is instructive that so often even those actions which may seem at first to be "negative" turn out to be seen as positive, as celebrated by the concept of the felix culpa in Christian theology. But where Jung attempted to find the sources of such manifestations in the psyche, Houdini first attempted to replicate them, then to debunk them,94 and then, desperately, to use them to make contact with the dead. The word "symbol" is based on the Greek symbolon, from sym, "together and bolon or ballein, "to throw or fit."15 The Greek word refers to the practice of breaking a coin or other small object in half when friends parted. Also, as a customer of Genuine Writing, you are entitled to free unlimited revisions and rewrites. Full contact with your personal writer - file revision requests and communicate with the writer in real time.