Atu IX: The Hermit
This harness is perhaps my most popular designs and also my first collaboration with the help of a good friend of mine (also a leathersmith)
The ninth card of the Major Arcana.
All the world’s major religions involve a prophet or holy man retreating from the world for a period and then returning with hidden knowledge. This is true in the stories of Jesus, Mohammad and Buddha. The Hermit is such a prophet. The light that shines in the lantern is the unicursal hexagram, the “silver star” alluded to in the lines of the front of the harness.