…’Wen is still worried about the insanity of it all… but fairy stories only appear insane to us now because we have become so separated from truth…
As children we accepted their subconscious logic intuitively.
It both satisfied our sense of justice in the developing weirdness of the world around us and reassured us that all would eventually be well again… in fact… was still well… even though it did not necessarily appear that way…’
…”That’s both disingenuous and tautological, Donald Sams and you know it,” said Wen displaying her grasp of formal logical terms.
“It may though, simply be mischief with a serious point.”
Wen said nothing.
“We know the builders of the megaliths had developed pin-point astrological accuracy with their, still held by many to be rather crude, structures, which by definition are anything but.”
“So, why wouldn’t they load their mythologies with such information? Especially, if it looked like they were about to be wiped out for any reason.”
“They could do that but the stories would have to have been operating functionally in order to be properly seeded.”
“Well, who’s to say they weren’t? The combination of cosmological and psychological truth would make for a pretty harmonious culture.”
“The one constantly verifying the other and vice versa?”
“So that would mean every character should have both a cosmological and a psychological explanation.”
“I think I can probably work out the psychological attribution of the three brothers.”
“Oh, you can, can you?”
“They’re the centres aren’t they, and that’s why they built the king’s castle because in a sense they construct the Ego?”
“Yes, they’re the centres. The warrior is the heart… The wizard is the intellect… and the smith is movement.”
“But what about cosmologically?”
“I think it allows us to posit a three season year for the ancients.”
“So, why are the brothers seasons?”
“Because they live by the sea and could thus be described as ‘sons of the sea.'”
“Things are definitely beginning to look up but you can jolly well work out the seasonal correspondences for yourself.” …