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Mythic Study - Page of Pentacles


Well....I see a lot of folks are willing to participate in a study group but are hanging back. Someone has to be The Fool and get things started. I volunteer.

I shuffled my Mystic deck and drew the Page of Pentacles. I think that's a great omen for this group. Here's a guy (Triptolemus) who wants to learn about this-world stuff. He's young, he's open.

My booklet tells me that

"When the Page of Pentacles appears in a spread, it marks the gathering together of energy which can eventually be used for building things in the world and for fulfilling the needs of the body...."

I dragged out my "Bullfinche's Mythology" and it has this to say about the character Triptolemus:

Son of Celeus and Metanira, whose kindness to Ceres, bewailing the loss of her daughter, Proserpine, was rewarded by the goddess through a gift to Triptolemus who became the teacher of men in the use of the plough. He founded her worship in Eleusis.

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Thoughts

Very little is more important to modern society than the ability to produce crops via the plow. It is inevitable that hunting/gathering societies can only go so far. Thus, this card portends and tells us how the very foundations of civilization, wealth, etc can be laid.

When looking at the card, I see all of the plowed fields behind Trip. But his crops are just sprouting. He has a good start. But fruition will need to wait until another card.
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