Many folks would have been introduced to this image with the Led Zeppelin 4 album, sometimes called Zoso.  They lifted the image from one tarot deck or another.  This card is associated with the Hebrew letter yod, which is the first letter of the Tetragrammaton.  It is also associated with the Zodiac Sign of Virgo.  The Hermit is a manifestation on one kind of human existence, the solitary experience.  In some ways we are all Hermits as we walk through this world, and certainly we have all felt alone at one time or another.  Few of us however will take up the Hermetic path of absolute isolation.  Perhaps in a world of 7 billion plus, few of us human souls will ever be able to follow this path again.


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