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a rich character

Headaches, no sleep and a palpitating heart with rain and thunder and the dark of an endless night. Today the wind makes sounds ancient and whispering as the Celtic Bards of long ago.

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e has a rich character, our dear Joseph Campbell. His insights into myth, history, art, religion, and our unconscious is telling us such old stories. A book that is a necessity for every person to read is, Goddesses, Mysteries of the Feminine Divine. For anyone who wants to know where they came from and solutions to the problems of our current modern times. I recommend this book. But be careful and beware, this book is not a fairytale ride at Disneyland.  It is deeper than our DNA contained in a place beyond time. As above so below, this knowledge is mystical and enchanting.  Which is to say between life and death. It moves one into another place beyond time as the Celtic Bards did. Stories real and part of all our histories. A lovely escort to any study of art, history, science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and religion!

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 “When Dante was going through the stages of hell, the first and least horrendous was that of the carnal lovers. Among them were Tristan and Iseult and Lancelot and Guinevere, all the great lovers of all time. And he recognizes one couple, Paolo and Francesca, and like a good sociologist he called Francesca down and asks,

“How did you get into this condition?”

In the most poignant line in the whole poem [The Divine Comedy] , she answers,

“We were reading the book of Guinevere and Lancelot. And when we came to the meeting of the eyes, we looked at each other and read no more in the book that day.”

There they are in what looks like hell to us but the wonderful wise miracle man, William Blake, said in his book of aphorisms, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,

“I was walking among the fires of hell, delighted with the enjoyment of Genius; which to Angels look like torments and insanity.”

I think that’s the answer. So what Tristan accepted was the fire of this agony that is love for eternity, and that will be his life in eternity. ”

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~Pg. 245 Goddesses, Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, Joseph Campbell


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BBQ of beans

 

Man Flower stencil

Man Flower Stencil By Holly

Family mornings move. Cook up the range free chicken. Eat the leftover from My Brothers BBQ of beans and coleslaw. Watching a science program  on TV.  Oldest son changed it from the Jazz I was listening to. Arguments over “soul and mathematics” leaves me steaming.

Facebook is my get away. Music, friends and “Happy New Year.” Happiness, sadness and achievements; or shows to go to. Pictures reflecting back always make me smile. I can see what friends are doing, have done, or their goals and resolutions.

"Overcome by stupor, I turned back to my guide
 The way a little child will always run
 To the place where he is most trusting;...
 I stood like one who stifles in himself
 The sharp trust of desire and does not dare
 To ask, for fear he might be asking too much.
 And the largest and most luminous
 Of those pearls came forward to satisfy
 My curiosity concerning it."

Paradise 22 PG. 86 The Divine Comedy, DANTE

Here on the threshold of a new year I read from a book that satisfies my soul even if my oldest son does not believe in his…yet.

 

 

Oktoberfest is on the horizon…

SD / Tannhauser Gate

I promised that I would atone now for a week until the autumnal equinox. This is the time of Tannhauser. What I share here is not from me but an offering to the mighty mysteries of life.

“I directed my eyes as was her pleasure,

And saw one hundred little spheres, which from their

Mutual rays were fairer still together.

I stood like one who stifles in himself

The sharp thrust of desire and does not dare

To ask, for fear he might be asking too much.

And the largest and most luminous

Of those pearls came forward to satisfy

My curiosity concerning it.”

XXII Paradiso Pg. 86

The Divine Comedy by Dante

Dedicated to Humulus lupulus the mighty holy plant of the earth and she is anything but evil..!!!

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