A new “study guide” for Letter VIIII* on The Hermit was recently posted. While reading this summary is obviously no substitute for reading the original, it should offer a good review for those already familiar this Letter and may help to focus the new student’s attention on the core issue(s) being discussed. Apropos of the discussion of contemplation & action AND the intellect & the heart in this study guide, two additional pages have been posted under the Xtra menu which feature relevant material from the authors indicated in parentheses:
- Contemplation and Action (Rene Guenon)
- Intellect Enthroned in the Heart (Martin Lings)
IMPORTANT: Please enjoy this study guide, but don’t neglect the original–the spiritual essence of these letters cannot be captured by a summary, regardless of how accurate and detailed it may be. Quality time with our anonymous author is essential! 🙂
–> Study Guide VIIII. The Hermit
* Note: The Roman numeral “VIIII” reflects the older convention utilized by the Tarot of Marseille known as “long form” or “additive notation” (VIIII instead of the shorter, “subtractive” IX).