Lego Man in Space and the Fool's Journey

April 13th, 2012 § 0 comments

Here’s a kind of crazy video that got me thinking about the Tarot.

You may have seen it on the news a few months back, and if you were in Canada, it would have been hard to miss.

Some guys decided to send a Lego man carrying a Canadian flag up into the cosmos. They built both the little man and the rocket that shot him 80 miles into the sky.

The Lego man was attached to a camera so his voyage was recorded and is quite nice to watch.

#21 The World from the Smith Waite Tarot

It was the images of the Earth from space that reminded me of the Tarot, and the World card in particular.

The World card represents movement beyond the boundaries of everyday existence into a further dimension.

It also represents the end of a long journey, one that ultimately leads right back to earth, and in Tarot, back to the Fool who starts the trip all over again.

#0 The Fool from the Smith Waite Tarot

The little Lego man is a perfect metaphor for this journey.

Not only is he made up of little components that can be rearranged just like a deck of cards. He’s a tiny Fool who leaps into the sky till he reaches beyond the earth, only to fall back again to start all over.

I like it.

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