Dear Wen XXVI

x aylesbury 043Dear Wen…

Undoubtedly… the Yin Yang is an eloquent symbol perfectly expressing the nature of the mundane world. The corresponding glyph which grants the ability to penetrate this nature is not usually given but omitted and consists in the eight Tri-Grams which surround it like the eight directions of the western temple.

The savants who discovered or were given this system and worked it had everything they needed to interact in a meaningful way with the creative forces of the universe.

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Its discovery is usually given a historical date for convenience but there is no component of the symbol that could not have been conceived at the dawn of time itself…

Pisces… A later, western, take of the same idea, the early depictions have a sort of ‘umbilical cord’ linking the fishes mouth to mouth…although the roof boss at Selby has still yet another slightly different take on all of that…

scotland trip jan 15 139What precisely are ‘Mantels of green’ I wonder… apart from being cloaks of some kind…and what would their pledging entail? Or rather what symbolism is the song getting at here?

We appear to be engaging in a dance upon fire and water… The more I think about it the more I like the idea of a series of fire dances being dredged up out of a lake in a treasure chest during a drought and their subsequent performance inciting the rain to fall…

The ‘Church of the Selkies’… might be worth a visit…

A town by the marsh and one interpretation of the ‘devil in the boot’ is a cure for the ague of marsh fever…

x sheff jan 063Tree of life…. Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil… Are they two trees or two directions for the same tree? The Hebrew Fathers would doubtless insist upon the latter, the tree of knowledge being the involution down the lightning strike and the tree of life being the evolution ‘back’ up the middle pillar… The iconic depictions of Eden usually do a pretty good job of expressing this idea if only for those with eyes to see…

No, I have never seen a Yorkshire worm-charmer… and I am not sure I want to…

Is this some plot you and the Foul Fell Fetcher have hatched together? 32nd 003Doubtless indeed will he be back up and about and again running riotous rampage in the world at large after guzzling all that chicken…

Love

Don x

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