Monday, February 7, 2011
Heeding the Call
The riding habit was a good look back in the day (late 1800 to early 1900) beating the original sidesaddle costume....how did women handle that get up! (Amazon listed)
Image is of the first edition of Black Beauty as posted on the Wikipedia entry. I am taking a class now that actually allows Wikipedia as a source...progress to the people!!!!!
When I was a kid I read books that told stories from animal points of view. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell 1877) Call of the Wild (Jack London 1903) Misty ofChincoteague (Marguerite Henry) 1947) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter, 1893) and The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame, 1908) all led me to believe that animals and i have much in common. It is interesting how we are learning from science that which art had already visited. Sweet!
Looking back I wonder if the stories were posed theraputically as metaphoric tales of juvenile experience or just from a traditional mythos of human animal lore? I have heard this claim used to validate animation. I suspect it is all true depending on the path.
It appears a natural thing to empathize and become a character while immersed in a good story. Escapism can be a healthy way to empower one's possibilty. In stories the 'shared experiences' are surely like that whole which is more than the sum of the parts.
A good story can be a beacon as i believe we intuitively understand much while formally uneducated. I believe we need to tread delicately in the balance of what is taught as logic appears inable to handle the competition and in fact disavows anything that is not replicable and observable. This is good in many things but ignores a quantum reality in many ways of seeing that are available but not necessarily observable on command.
Planning the stories for the new mythos "We are the Heroes" (working title, WT) i want to play with the balance and end up with a surprising whole. Setting the stage for magick in real time is heady.