This week we’re joined by Palamedes, a Saracen Knight of the Round Table. He was clever, full of intelligence but subtle in his approach.
Palamedes (or Palomides) was the only Saracen Knight to sit at The Round Table, according to the decks creator, John Matthews. His two brothers, Safre and Segwarides seemed to come and go, but Palamedes was a Prince in his own right. It is written (p64) that he was so enamoured with the chivalry of Arthur’s Court, he came to Camelot and was asked to join the fellowship.
Seems love didn’t go smoothly for our Saracen, he fell in love with Isolt, Tristan’s love and as such, had a long running rivalry with Tristan over Isolt.
Palamedes is one of the characters searching for infinite and true spirituality. Once he’s started on a quest or an enterprise, it is very hard to discourage him. He understands others and how they think, how they dream and their desires. He is quite skilled in being subtle and his deepest joy is in the skill of the mind.
Some of the questions he has for us this week may hurt our little grey cells, but there lies the intelligence. It is knowing that you need his help, and asking for it, that makes this fellow smile.
What will be the best resolution to the situation? Are you willing to dig deeply when you need to? Where can you go to find peace? (Remember, Palamedes is a restless soul) Who are your allies and who are your adversaries? Where does rivalry feature in this matter? What lies beneath this issue? What have you dreamed about lately that might influence your decision? Where do you apportion blame?
In answering the relevant question, intelligence must be used. It need not be like Sherlock Holmes, it needs to be subtle. Can you be subtle to discern the facts so you may use your intelligence? This one likes Chess, are you able to play along?Deck used is the Camelot Oracle by John Matthews, illustrated and (c) by Will Worthington.