Tag Archives: Symbolism

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I occassionally run through a subdivision several miles from my home that has a house that has been empty for at least four years. It is not run down and to the best of my knowledge, no heinous crimes were committed there. Occassionally the “For Sale” sign changes realtors, but the house remains vacant. The home’s […]

Let us Pray.

“This stinks!” At an event over the weekend involving occasional interludes of prayer, I and another skeptical attendee watched in curiosity as the verbal trigger of the religious spokesperson presiding over the event initiated the collective intercourse with the divine. The trigger was represented by a short text string such as “Heavenly Father…,” “Let us Pray…,” “Oh […]

East Coast Crack and Blow

Drugs, sex and a lack of prayer lead to what? Anyone? That’s right, earthquakes and hurricanes. It must be a sign of the end of times. Let’s check with an expert on these matters… “Ladies and Gentlemen, I don’t want to get weird on this…” Hmmmm. Could the crack in America’s phallic symbol (our patriarchal […]

Pagan Symbols

That elements of Paganism and Christianity merged to create the rich tapestry of symbols woven into the Christian backdrop is more than just speculation. Many of the iconic events such as virgin births, birth celebration at the Winter Solstice, attempt on the life of the infant god, number of disciples, ability to walk on water, […]

Drunken Noah Redux

We shall now return to the story of drunken Noah as the response to that article received some very unexpected information. But first, let’s recall the moral dilemma posed by Genesis 9:20-29. Here, Noah as one of his first post-flood acts plants a vineyard, which many Biblical readers immediately identify as problematic. Uh-oh…alcohol. But we are […]

We’ve fallen and we can’t get up.

Now, as we draw toward the end of this odyssey of fallen things, we reach the crux in our mythical genesis. As appealing as the mythic pattern may be, and as intriguing and mysterious as the grand scope it embellishes may be, you can only look like at it with a peripheral, squinted glance – like […]

“History is a myth that men agree to believe” -Napolean

George Orwell famously wrote in 1984 Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. meaning that history guides civilization, and those in power have the ability to determine history. We may envision regimes such as Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany where a centralized, tyrannical power seeks to mastermind the […]

The Myth of the Golden Age

Before continuing with our discussion of Eden and its symbolism, particularly around the Fall of Man, we need to look at few concepts that are directly related to the idea of Paradise Lost. In Greek mythology, the Golden Age relates to the first of the Ages of Man represented as a period of primordia peace, […]

Cosmic Snake gets a Bad wRap.

We’ve discussed how the symbolic diversity of snakes extends into the good and the evil. Protection, healing, knowledge, fertility, temptation, and evil. The snake’s body travels in a wave, a shape which holds tremendous significance to human understandings of the world – particular the hidden aspects of scientific reality such as light and sound. Curves and […]

Serpent’s Sin(e)

Like light, in waves your rippled being flows In rolling frequencies which curves compose; Yet in the shadowed undergrowth you hide, In coiled mysteries, silently abide.  Like music’s journey tangents are employed Deriving shifts with whispered sinusoid, Yet in the muted undergrowth you wait For dreams, the carrier you modulate. Seductively, thy coiled cypher sings And vibrates like unknown dimension […]