The Oracle At Delphi: Heraclitus

Collier-priestess_of_Delphi

The oracle at Delphi neither hides nor states, but gives signs.

Heraclitus

This is the problem with oracles. To some extent, those who consult oracles, whether the Tarot, the I Ching or The Ladies Oracle, already know in their hearts what they want the answer to be and it is extremely difficult to ask an oracle a question while being genuinely open to the answer.

This is made even more difficult if you consult the oracles through an intermediary, like the priestess at Delphi pictured here.

The Priestess at Delphi (1891) is by John Collier (1850-1934) and downloaded from Wikimedia.
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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