Tag Archives: Lord of the Deep

Lord of the Deep: Death of the self…?

* ‘…When Anu heard this, he called for the Bull of Heaven, And handed its nose rope to the Princess Ishtar. Ishtar led the Bull of Heaven down to earth. * When the Bull of Heaven snorts on the earth, … Continue reading

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Why not?

One of the joys of working with the Silent Eye is the people you get to meet. Not all of them are part of the School; most follow their own Paths, which, though they may run in the same general … Continue reading

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The Anunnaki…

* The Anunnaki… Cometh! * * …They drinketh the dew of Heaven. * Continue reading at The Silent Eye

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Contexts: kingship…

* Kingship was the only form of government in Ancient Mesopotamia. It was ordained by the Gods for the guidance and prosperity of people and cities, to maintain order and to protect the wealth in society. Among the kingly duties … Continue reading

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Contexts: scribes… Stuart France

* With the advent of cuneiform, the Oral Tradition continued to develop alongside ‘written literature’, but the primary purpose of recording stories in writing was not necessarily to supply individual readers with a coherent or connected account of ‘historical’ events. … Continue reading

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Contexts: creation… Stuart France

* ‘In Mesopotamian mythology a Mother Goddess, with the assistance of a God of Wisdom created men out of clay, mixed with the blood of a slain God. The Primeval male and female human beings were not allotted a life-span. … Continue reading

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Contexts: The flood… Stuart France

* ‘Various stories relating a catastrophic flood are told by classical authors. These flood stories may derive from a single Mesopotamian original used in travellers tales for over two thousand years along the great Caravan Routes of Western Asia. In … Continue reading

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Religious Syncretism: a proper priest… Stuart France

* … “What are you talking about?” “A question of questions, young Wendolina, the answer to which may serve as a stunning proof of our original assertion.” “Your original assertion, which was posed as a question anyway. And I’m older … Continue reading

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Religious Syncretism: iconotropy… Stuart France

* … “Is he meant to be a giant?” “In the story he is two-thirds divine, one third-man.” “Which doesn’t actually answer my question.” “I don’t know, is he meant to be a giant?” “Ah, I see… Well, if that … Continue reading

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Why Myth? IV… Stuart France

* ‘Gilgamesh is among the greatest things that can ever happen to a person.’ – Rainer Maria Rilke. Those of you with an eagle eye will have realised that next year’s Silent Eye, Spring Workshop has a mythological theme. It … Continue reading

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