I just wanted to pass along a few thoughts, RE: This ancient tradition of tall pointed caps —for “wizards,” princesses, dunces, etc. In the same way that spires in churches draw the “minds” (via the eyes) of the congregation “upwards,” so, too, does this article of clothing. It probably comes from something deeply rooted in animal psychology. Anyone who’s ever had to face down a bigger animal knows that “dominance” can be achieved through “manufactured height”: standing taller, raising the arms, wearing a tall “warrior/hunter” mask. This also relates to how, say, stovepipe hats historically became symbolic of economic superiority. The Wizards’ peaked cap (like a pyramid shape) supposedly draws the mind of the wearer “above himself” —to a place of observance/contemplation above and “outside” the ordinary mind, and nearer to the Divine/Supernatural (—and all of this grew from the subconscious physiological realization that the mind “sits above the eyes” within the skull). The spire of the Princess cap achieves “fashionable” grandeur and a “relationship to Power” —without the the “weight” of a crown’s authority, yet requiring an almost extra-human gracefulness of the wearer, who is now the center of others’ visual attention. The peaked dunce cap supposedly serves to help the subjected Fool “concentrate” his mind towards a higher specific point (this relates to the tradition of drawing a spot on the center of one’s forehead, a meditative zone which grew from the intuition of where the “thinking” mind resided in the neocortex.) All traditions are worth considering for what they reveal about Mankind’s psychological evolution. Even the Kluxer’s hoods are born from an Animal’s mind —one that wishes to project an “invisibility” of the eyes, a hidden face, and a taller, pointed countenance —all of which hold a deep-seated place of “fear” in our adversarial “lizard brains.” —Jus’ sayin’.