2.HERMETICS is HERMENEUTICSthe sacred science of the
, of what it means to be a living holofractal micro-epitome of all Creation, alive on Earth, right here and now
the problem of how toBEat allwhen one's own self is the arena of strugglebetween archetextural Light and Shadow('I must build my own systemor be enslaved by another's, etc' -- sd Blake)for such conflicts ravage the soulto an oblivion of slowly decomposingatumsadamsatoms
Originally, the POET was the leader of a totem-society of religious dancers. Hisverses
–versus is a Latin word corresponding to the Greek strophe and means ‘aturning’ –
were danced round an altar or sacred enclosure and each verse
started a new turn or movement in the dance. … All the totem
-societies inancient Europe were under the dominion of the Great Goddess, the Lady of theWild Things; dances were seasonal and fitted into an annual pattern from whichgradually emerges the single grand Theme of poetry: the life, death and
resurrection of the Spirit of the Year, the Goddess’s son and lover.
-- Robert Graves(Orpheus too was torn in pieces:the fateof all Muse-worshipping poets;every prophet is eaten aliveby this same zealousFIRE'
Love of the Goddess makes the poet mad:he goes to his death and in death is made wise'