The Magician and the High Priestess

“The Magician’s Act”

Reflection: As the fool continues her journey across the barren wilderness, it is not long before she encounters a magician and his assistant, a woman dressed as a high priestess, performing an act in the middle of the road. These two individuals represent the essential polarities of life. The magician is the positive pole: light, the world, masculinity, consciousness, the material. The high priestess is his opposite: darkness, the netherworld, femininity, unconsciousness, the non-corporeal. Their act consists of pulling a white rabbit of a hat and balancing a magical ball on the tip of a finger. As we traipse through life, we too encounter sudden and unexpected manifestations of situations, and must, if we are to succeed in our journey, keep all the opposing factors of our life in a harmonious balance. Sometimes this really does seem like a magician’s act.


Digital construction created with Photoshop and Terragen and using manipulated unrestricted images from the New York Public Library, Library of Congress, and Morguefile.

Lori Gloyd (c) 2010. All rights reserved.

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2 responses

  1. That’s a bit of fun and slightly surreal. What is Terragen, must go google it now…

  2. Lori, as always your digital art is fascinating. And your words are all too true.

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