Sunday, 18 May 2014
“Mythic symbolism will speak to us via our subconscious, there finding a deep resonance within on a primeval level. The intuitive recognition that the Hunted is one with the Hunter, being a manifestation of one facet of the Divine Masculine as the Antlered God, is a philosophical concept of such great complexity that many, including myself, will struggle continually to fully understand. That is the nature of the Mysteries; a life long quest for personal gnosis that may prove ultimately, to be beyond our reach this side of the river.”
Chattering Magpie (D.B.Griffith) (2013) The stag as a totemic manifestation of the divine masculine. Deosil Dance. issue 58 Yule 2013.
Detail of a replica of the Gundestrup Cauldron
Exhibit on display at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Picture ©D.B.Griffith 2012
"Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell." Macbeth.
"I charge thee; fling away ambition, by that sin fell the angels. How can man, then, the image of his Maker, hope to win by it? Love thyself last; cherish those hearts that hate thee; corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, to silence envious tongues."
King Henry VIII: Cardinal Wolsey addressing Cromwell in Act 3, scene 2. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).
Image by Pieter Brueghel the Elder c.1530 - 1569.The Fall of the Rebel Angels. Painted 1562.