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The Hero's Journey

 
Freyja  (OP)

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my life has been the poem i would
have writ,
but i could not both live and utter it.

*henry david thoreau


Poetry is just evidence of life.
It is your life burning well,
Poetry is just the ash.

*leonard cohen


To what shall I like the world?
Moonlight reflected
in dewdrops
shaken from the crane's bill.

*Ethei Dogen

One who has attained mastery
of an art reveals it in every action.

*samura Maxium



these are gifts to you that I plucked from books to season my journal....i hope they bring you the joy they have brought to me.



luv
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was thininking of ts elliot yesterday after walt whitman's stuff
the body electric really enjoy
but i youse this stuff too munch

Men's curiosity searches past and future
And clings to that dimension. But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint-
No occupation either, but something given
And taken, in a lifetime's death in love,
Ardour and selflessness and self-surrender.
For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
While the music lasts.
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watt happened to mer
she yoused to have this avatar with fish
that just loved to stare at
Freyja  (OP)

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an archetype i could build around:

Visionary (Dreamer, Prophet, Seer--see also Guide, Alchemist)

The Visionary archetype lets you imagine possibilities that are beyond the scope of your individual life and that benefit all of society. The Visionary brings into view what could be if certain choices are made, or what is inevitable given choices that have already been made. The Prophet proclaims a message associated with divine guidance, as in the Hebrew Prophets, some of whom also appear in the Quran. (Islam reveres both Jesus and John the Baptist as prophets). Both the Visionary and the Prophet engage their abilities in behalf of humanity rather than for personal use, but while many Prophets are rejected by the group they were sent to enlighten, Visionaries tend to be celebrated for their capacity to read what is just over the horizon.

The shadow Prophet or Visionary manifests as a willingness to sell one's visionary abilities to the high bidder, or to alter their vision to make it more acceptable to society. In extreme cases, tainted visions may lead entire societies into murderous or destructive rampages; then the Destroyer archetype may supersede the Visionary, as in the case of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.

Films: Eriq Ebouaney in Lumumba; Peter Finch in Network (shadow).

Religion/Myth: Hebrew Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and others who often chastised powerful leaders while calling the people's attention to their own failings); Muhammad (the final Prophet of Islam, who directed God's message to the Arab people through the Quran); Baha'u'llah (nineteenth-century Iranian prophet who founded the Bahai Faith, spreading his vision of "one universal Cause, one common Faith"); Cassandra (in Greek lore, daughter of the king and queen of Troy, who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo in an attempt to seduce her; because she refused his advances, he made all her prophecies fall on deaf ears); Zarathustra (prophet and founder of Zoroastrianism).
asgardhr

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I have been a wonder among the lovliest flowers, blooming
I have been a god with smoke to fill the head, blazing
I have been a spear that roars for blood, flying
I have been a salmon in a clear pool, swimming
I have been a hill where poets walk, singing
I have been a boar upon the hills ruthless and red, roving
I have been a breaker from the winter sea, thundering
I have been a tide of the ocean, delivering to death and returning...
Who, but I, knows the secrets of the unhewn dolmen?

I am the womb of every holt,
I am the blaze on every hill,
I am the queen of every hive,
I am the shield for every head,
I am the tomb of every hope...
Who, but I, gives birth to all that was, is and shall be?

from "The Song of Amergin" - translated by Robert Graves
asgardhr

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Taliesin

I have been all men known to history,
Wondering at the world and at time passing;
I have seen evil, and the light blessing
Innocent love under a spring sky.

I have been Merlin wandering in the woods
Of a far country, where the winds waken
Unnatural voices, my mind broken
By a sudden acquaintance with man's rage.

I have been Glyn Dwr set in the vast night,
Scanning the stars for the propitious omen,
A leader of men, yet cursed by the crazed women
Mourning their dead under the same stars.

I have been Goronwy, forced from my own land
To taste the bitterness of the salt ocean;
I have known exile and a wild passion
Of longing changing to a cold ache.

King, beggar and fool, I have been all by turns,
Knowing the body's sweetness, the mind's treason;
Taliesin still, I show you a new world, risen,
Stubborn with beauty, out of the heart's need.

-- R. S. Thomas
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Once upon a time there was a man who dropped a silver bowl into the sea while crossing it. He pondered, "I'm going to make a mark on the water. I'm carrying on my journey now. But I'll come back for it later."

After two months' travel during which he visited Ceylon and many other countries. On seeing a river, he jumped into the water looking for the bowl he had lost before.

"What are you doing there?" people asked.

He replied, "I have lost my bowl. Now I would like to get it back."

People went on, "When did you lose it?"

He answered, "I lost it crossing the sea."

Again people asked, "How long ago did you lose it?"

He answered, "I lost it two months ago."

People asked, "Since you lost it two months ago in the sea, why are you looking for it here in the river?"

He answered, "I made a mark on the water where I lost the bowl. This water looks the same as the other. There seems no difference. That's why I'm doing this."



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Freyja  (OP)

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A leader of men, yet cursed by the crazed women


you must have wrote this about me

1rof1
asgardhr

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12/23/2005 12:28 PM
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ASG: I need to form a comprehensive archetype that I can walk, talk, eat, shit, sleep and breathe with. A resilient and enduring fantasy that I will infuse my living reality with.

SOPH: We're all doing it all the time, even when we fight it.




We can do better.
Sol Invictus

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Just to add more quotations to a thread where words are hard to describe the "it" that the four of us used to talk about way back when :)

>>>>>>>
I express myself as a member of a higher community
I have forgotten how to walk and speak
I am on the way toward flying into the air, dancing
My very gestures express enchantment
I feel myself a God
Supernatural sounds emanate from me
I walk about enchanted
In ecstasy like the Gods I saw walking in my dreams
I am no longer an artist
I have become a work of art.
>>>>>>>>

And

>>>>>>>>>>
The entire world is driven by a blind will, blind and ruthless. In order to transcend the limitations of the physical world, one must cease desiring and become what we desire. To conquer others is to wield power. To conquer ourselves is to know the way.

Knowing the way is like being a child. Laughing and crying all day without being hoarse. Small people hate loneliness, but the master makes it her home, her source, her mother for she knows it allows her to be one with the universe. The master knows no expectations. And therefore no disappointments. And thus, she stays young forever.

To achieve perfect stillness, one must cease to will and submit to the greater whole. If something can be imagined, it can also be realized. Anything is possible.

Fear is the weapon of the wicked, but a tool of the righteous. End the war between the mind and the heart. Peace must be found within before it can be actualized.
>>>>>>>

To stop being an artist, and become a work of art.

To cease desiring, and become what we desire.

There's wisdom there, I think, though as always it's more of an elusive feeling rather than just the words.

The problem for me is not to find "it", know "it", feel "it", or to learn "it"... it's simply to stop forgetting it!
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Sophia

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-We can do better.-

I guess. I cannot do any better than I am in this moment. What else is there.
asgardhr

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We can alway dream. Never cease to cast forth your desires, your dreams. Even if it seems futile.

The creative warrior is always riding forth.
Sophia

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Of course @ dream...even dreaming is part of this moment.

Kids get told to stop day dreaming when they are in class at school. Why not, instead, ask them to share what they are day dreaming of, with the class.
asgardhr

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Better yet, get them out of those damn public schools and into something more nurturing. Then they can talk freely.
Chance

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no hero's journey would be compleat without the Tale of Sir Robin! lol


Bravely bold Sir Robin
Rode forth from Camelot
He was not afraid to die
Oh brave Sir Robin
He was not at all afraid
To be killed in nasty ways
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!

He was not in the least bit scared
To be mashed into a pulp
Or to have his eyes gouged out
And his elbows broken
To have his kneecaps split
And his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled
Brave Sir Robin!

His head smashed in
And his heart cut out
And his liver removed
And his bowels unplugged
And his nostrils raped
And his bottom burned off
And his penis split and-

Right! That's enough for now!

bump
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
~Oscar Levant
asgardhr

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12/23/2005 11:13 PM
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I love chance.

cheers
Chance

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12/23/2005 11:26 PM
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aww, thanks, asgardhr

cheers



one for the road;)
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
~Oscar Levant
asgardhr

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12/24/2005 11:53 AM
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And bump
Freyja  (OP)

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12/24/2005 11:59 AM
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there you are.

how are you and what is your day like?
asgardhr

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Just wakey.

Going to go do some [hero] ring shopping today.

[Something to wear to remind that there is an important Mythos I wish to conduct continuously in my life].
Freyja  (OP)

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I just bought a ring about a month or so ago for the same reason.

A symbol was shown to me in an attunement with two of my allies not long ago.

I went to a gem and mineral show and the first booth I went to had a beautiful native american turquois and silver ring with the symbol... a starburst or sun rays.

Do you know yet what yours will be?
asgardhr

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12/24/2005 12:38 PM
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A celtic beast wrapped around, perhaps.
asgardhr

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....but looks like this is going to require an expedition into the big city.
asgardhr

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I did say this was an alone journey didn't I? Sigh.

I am enjoying the most extreme case of kundalini foot I believe I have ever had, since last night, Xmas Eve. It is like a lance thru my left heel. It skewers me for a time, enough to set my jaws into a clench, then it goes away for awhile.

Is fun to be a warrior.

cheers
Freyja  (OP)

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you certainly did.

this is how it was given to me. A woman had given me some info about kundalini...i was confused because even though I found truth of the experience....it was cloaked in dogma.

that night I went to the top of a house where I found him sleeping. When he woke up he put on hiking clothes and told me he was going hiking up a mountain. I told him I knew a mountain. Then I was shown a massive mountain with thousands of guru type swamis all crawling all over each other trying to get to the top. Then I loked at him and he smiled...and said...we climb ALONE!

Beautiful

I suppose it is your left toe or foot? i just reread and see it is indeed your left foot. soak it with epsom salt.
asgardhr

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left heel. that's when it decides it really wants to cook. on milder days it lances the left toe.

I also have a micro skewer [another fave place for the shakti goddess in me] that is just right of center on the spine on the back of my neck. That has been burning today too.
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I am catching it in the brain centers right now. I have twitching and tenderness at the solar plexus area behind my left ear.

We are sure a shakti pair!

cheers
asgardhr

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12/26/2005 12:01 PM
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You have a solar plexus behind your ear?!
Freyja  (OP)

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what we both show up at the same time...so do do do ddo ddo do

The head is divided into areas that are also called brain centers(on the inside). When shakti is restoring these areas in the subtle body you can feel them on your head sometimes.

I have dreams that go along with this that have shown me what is going down.

the area behind the ear about the size of a lemon is the solar plexus. the flat part of the head below the crown is the heart. directly below that is the throat. The sacral runs next to the forehead on the sides of the head to the front of the ears ...the sixth is the forehead.

ta da.
asgardhr

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Sounds like you really got your head together!





GLP