The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man. He is a god, yet he is not. He is the wise-fool. He rebels against authority, pokes fun at the overly serious, creates convoluted schemes, that may or may not work, plays with the Laws of the Universe and is sometimes his own worst enemy. He exists to question and to cause us to question and not accept things blindly. He appears when a way of thinking becomes outmoded thereby needing to be torn down built anew. He is the Destroyer of Worlds at the same time the savior of us all.
Trickster is the teacher attracting to us life lessons. Our lessons then awaken us to who we are, allowing us to explore the true purpose of our soul’s journey. Attempting to bring our lessons into ourselves, our conscious dial a day reality, integrating them while experiencing it consciously and with awareness.
Trickster breaks us out of old stereotypes, whether they’ve been imposed by ourselves, our families, our culture, or circumstance. This is the energy that opens the world of limitless possibilities and it behooves us all to work with it before it destroys us, to touch the Trickster as he touches us.
Trickster is a teacher, survivor, hero, always traveling, outrageous and cunning, foolish and wise, mischievous and often doing good despite himself. He is a metaphor for the evolution of consciousness.
In mythology the pranks of the trickster seemed almost a compulsion, unconscious perhaps. Ttricksters are blessed with curiosity, which often leads them into trouble. Not unlike some experiences I know you guys have had ‘cause you have told me about them. But tricksters have a cunning wit to get them out of trouble. Tricksters not only play the Game, they often think they are controlling the game. Humans would forgive the trickster, knowing that when the gods were plagued by the trickster’s wit and arrogance, the side effects can be beneficial to humans, like Raven stealing the Sun, or Raven getting the first humans out of the clam shell.