Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. The Fall of Phaëton and Icarus from High in the Sky. Each caused his own downfall. 

What's the lesson for today's world, and the near future? 

If you don't want to go there, have you ever had a nightmare or dream that featured you or your avatar as falling? If so, what did the image-feeling convey to you?   
Phaëton, the Chariot of the Sun out of control, drew a lightning bolt from Zeus and plunged to the Earth, along with his poor horses. Collateral damage from his entire act of folly was everywhere.
Icarus, fluttering through the air with waxed wings fashioned by crafty Daedalus, his father -- flew too close to the sun. 

Similarly, look around and see today many a person felled by his (or her) own actions.
Next, check out LA MAISON DIEU (House of God), a major arcana tarot card (Tarot de Marseille) often also called The Tower. And an Italian version below, inversely called Casa del Diavolo (House of the Devil), involving the mysterious image of a woman and a man exiting a passageway. Can you dig?
Today's Rune: The Mystery Rune. 


Charles Gramlich said...

Never thought of Phaeton's horses as collateral damage. But indeed they were. Very thought provoking post. I can place some modern politicians into this scenario.

jodi said...

Erik, those pics are awesome! Aren't we all victims of our own peril-whether physical or mental?