The sacredness of pigs…

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… “Vesica’s ‘inscribed’ on the landscape.”

 “It is fraught with difficulties…”

“…For the rational mind, I agree.”

“How do you forge a compass big enough, for one thing, and how would you then use it, for another…”

“Maybe you wouldn’t need to.”

“I was being slightly ironic.”

“Compasses are made out of steel…

If it was set out early enough there would be hardly any buildings.

A peg and rope would be sufficient.”

“An extremely long rope… or a couple of sighting staves held aloft.”

“Maybe these things are already there and just need bringing out.”

“A case of seeking rather than imposing.”

“I like that.”

“There is a snippet floating through my mind.”

“I dare hardly ask?”

“It has to do with the sacredness of pigs.”

“I knew this was a bad idea.”

“Allegedly, they ‘sniffed out’ sacred places like truffles.”

“I like pigs.”

“Me too.”

“If ‘sacrality’ is sensed.”

“Rather than designated.”

“Then ‘sacrality’ can be dowsed.”

“Anything can be dowsed.”

“So long as you know what you are looking for.”

“Sounds to me like ‘our sacrality’ is a form of energy.”

“Was that ever seriously in question?”

“So much for the how?”

“Now, for the why?” …

 

7 thoughts on “The sacredness of pigs…

  1. I read about this a long time ago in an old book of Celtic myths. I must have been a kid because it was a long time ago. Lately, Garry has felt that what we are missing in this house is our OWN pig. Because three dogs aren’t enough. We also need a pig.

    From what I read, pigs were not exactly sacred, but they were extremely valuable, which made them pretty close to sacred. And pig rustling was an issue. Stealing a tribe’s pigs was a very big deal.

    I think they are enormously cute, but I don’t think I need one.

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  2. When I looked up “sacred pigs,” there is a lot of myth and lore about them and their sacredness and symbolism. I think it is the symbolism that is important. I found “sacred pigs” via my old friend, Google.com. It is pretty amazing information, and it was very worth reading. In fact, I would likely go back at some point and reread it. You know, what is interesting in all of these posts is that they seem to be one thing on the surface, but there is so much more beneath the layers. Thank you one and all.

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  3. The compass was invented approximately 2,000 years ago in the Han Dynasty of China. Before being used for navigation in the later Song Dynasty, it was used for divination, and was considered one of the four great inventions in that country including gunpowder, paper making, and printing, inventions that would have a major affect on many of the countries in the world.

    The compass was originally made of lodestone, a naturally occurring form of iron oxide also known as magnetite, had the ability to attract iron. Compasses are not made of steel, but the needles are. The lodestone needles had difficulties that made the compasses not as accurate, and in 1745, the British (wouldn’t you imagine this?) inventor, Gowin Knight created a way to magnetize steel for a long time, thereby resolving the issue. Steel is a natural alloy of iron and a small amount of carbon. To make steel, the materials used are iron ore and coke (which is not that soft drink) and sometimes cobalt is added to create alloys that can be magnetized for a long time. There are various types of compass, one being the magnetic compass. One of the perhaps symbolic things about compasses is that the marking on the face of the magnet is called a compass rose, and it has points that mark the various directions, of which north, south, east and west are the major ones, but not by any means the only ones.

    So as I noted, what seems perhaps one thing on the surface seems to have layers of meaning beneath. Compass rose, directions, and likely other symbols come to mind for me. Sacred geometry?

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