Artist: Roxana Paul
A “classical” figure of the Magician, a wise man in a red-starred robe, turban, and wide sash decorated with jewels is depicted on the card. His right hand, holding a magic wand, is raised above, while his left hand is pointing to below. In front of the Magician are four pedestals with items symbolizing four Tarot trumps: a cup, sword, wand, and pentacle. Behind him is a wall with an engraved magic circle.
Enki (later Ea), was the god of wisdom and magic, and the Creator God. His name meant “Lord of Earth.” He created the human race and transmitted to people his knowledge of all crafts and magic. Enki’s particular role was to protect the humankind against evil spirits. He has also considered as a god of life and water. Enki was often depicted with two streams of water emanating from his shoulders, one the Tigris, the other the Euphrates.
The Magician is the facilitator of elemental energies, and he can adapt elements of material life as he wills. Understanding the divine source of his power, the Magician is ready to produce magical results. This card represents creativity, resourcefulness, concentration. The Magician is a master of high magic and transformation, and he has the freedom to choose his guise. Being knowledgeable and self-disciplined, he controls his destiny and initiates new projects, putting creative ideas in practice.
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