Here’s an image of Rembrandt’s painting Philosopher in Meditation:
The light of the sun pours through the window. Sitting in meditation, the Philosopher absorbs the light in its reflection on the floor. He reflects on the light of consciousness, readying himself to ascend the spiral stairway to enlightenment.
The Philosopher is an archetype, akin to the Wise Old Man.
But what is an archetype? And how can we use them to elevate our consciousness, support our development, and increase our achievements?