LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL 2013

A living myth

Seven year cycles

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SUMMER 2013

Love as myth

Index 2013

The geometry of compassion

1000 cranes

A living tapestry

A single garment of destiny

Meditations on a stone

The stone of destiny

Stones as portals

Love as myth

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MEDITATION ON A STONE

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The virgin of the rocks.  Leonardo da Vinci. 1505. National Gallery, London.

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell (1904-87) mythologist, writer, lecturer


Meditating on a stone. It seems a theme lately. And when I look at the ways stones and rocks are present throughout mythology I look for ways that there might be repeating themes.

The alchemist's sought the Philosopher's stone. According to legend the Philosopher's stone had the ability to turn base metals into gold. It is one thing to take that myth literally and quite another to take it as a metaphor for some sort of internal process of transformation.

That idea really opens up the myths to me: Jacob's rock, Sisyphus, St. Peter as the rock, David and Goliath. All of them. Using the rock as a constant throughout those stories I see a canvas of related stories -- about the path to higher consciousness.

 

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