In reading Aleister Crowley’s description of his card, I feel that he is talking about the darkness where the seed of creation begins to take form. This stillness gives birth to myriad of thoughts that the noise of everyday life aborts.
The application of perception and inception naturally vary from person to person, which may cause the misunderstanding of silence, of carefully choosing what to reveal and when to reveal it. Those who never understand the words choose to avoid both the unsettling truths that the universe may reveal along with the guidance that fertilizes the creative process.
Just as Nature hides the seed until it germinates, protecting it from the environmental disturbances that could kill the tender seedling, how many times has a thought popped into the mind only to be forgotten in the course of the day? A few moments of silence in the darkness is essential for setting down the roots for further growth.
What will you do today to nurture the garden of your life?