The Cubic Stone. The one who sits on the cubic stone is to be
contrasted with the next major figure, 5. The Master of the Arcanes.
While that figure is a master only in that he has earthly allegiance from subservient
followers, the master of this cubic stone is alone. He has no subjects. His is a mastery
of self. He sits victorious on the stone, which symbolizes the material world, because of
his assurance of eternal life, symbolized by the circle-rod he holds.
The Stone is austere. There is no fanciness here, no love of
display, no powerful temple in sight. Just a man sitting on a stone with a wand
symbolizing his faith in things divine. Faith in God is sufficient to grant personal
victory in this life.
Isn't that wonderful? I mean seriously, think of how
wonderful personal victory is, the clarity to be able to stand alone against the
crowd and to be content. Wanting nothing. Free and complete even
while alone. This can be you. Is it?