In honour of the festival of Purim, I have written an article for Jewish Eyes on the Arts - Oholiav, giving my top 10 masks of pop-culture (with my own kabbalistic interpretation).
Check it out here!
And there's nothing written after the jump, why would there be?
11] The Mask of Avacyn (Magic: the Gathering) - Da’at (knowledge)
In the world of Innistrad, a fantasy world created for the card game Magic: the Gathering, a godlike angel called Avacyn ruled the world, protecting the humans from the terrors that stalk in the night.
But Avacyn went missing.
While Avacyn eventually returned, being finally freed from her prison, her mask was a potent symbol of her power and her absence. It hides and protects, but with Avacyn missing, it is a mask for no one, hiding nothing.
Da’at (knowledge) is not a sefirah.
In the space between Chessed and Binah there is only an absence, a reflection of Keter perhaps, or the power of the union of the higher sefirot.
But like the Mask of Avacyn, Da’at is a powerful emptiness, the potentiality of space to work wonders, masking a God whose power cannot be observed but only felt.