The Crook and Scourge symbolize the opposing concepts of Mercy and Severity. They are additional implements of the Chief Adept when he or she is in the Godform of Osiris within the Vault. In ancient texts, the Phoenix staff, the scepter (crook) and the flail or whip were the three symbols of authority held by Osiris. The Crook or hooked staff is symbolic of the Mercy of Chesed and the White Pillar. In Christian symbolism, it is a pastoral attribute—the implement of a shepherd—and a symbol of faith. The hook stands for divine power, communication and connection. Its suggestive spiral shape also implies creative power. In the symbolism of the R.R. et A.C., the Crook is painted in the colors of the Minutum Mundum.
According to the Adeptus Minor Ceremony, these tools are emblems of Eternal Opposing Forces between which the entire equilibrium of the Universe depends. The reconciliation of these Forces is the Key of Life.
Construction: wood, wire, beads, and acrylic paint
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