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Friday, 24 May 2013

Self proclamation of the Ouroboros incarnate Jim Morrison: I am The Lizard King ! I can do anything !

Understanding Myths and Jim Morrison

"Old men worship w/long 
noses, old soulful eyes.......
Lost in the vanity of the senses which got us where we are......
Better to be cool in our worship &  
gain respect of the
ancient & wise wearing
those robes . They know
the secret of mind-change
reality."
                         -Jim Morrison   
Ouroboros,  Monalisa 2012


Celtic Paganism, Shamanism and Ancient Greek Myths were always an integral symbolism of Jim Morrison's poetry, lyric verses and songs. Being highly influenced  by Native American Indians - their ritual fire dances, ancient Shamans, wild forests, rattle-snakes, lizards, sacrificial offerings, blood, anointment, Shamanistic mantras, sacred hymns and chants, screams and scr of baffled drums, the tribal woodthrush- enchanted Morrison's Exotic Indian love .
All The above stated imageries are frequently recurred in his poetic or lyrics verses like" Scour the mind w/diamond brushes. Cleanse into Mandalas. Memory keeps us warm and wicked. The Time temple. Who'll go first?"


Jim Morrison As The Lizard King

                 
"Sirens
Water
Rain & Thunder......
Hot insect cry
The frogs & crickets
Doors open & close.....
Rustle of silk, nylon
Watering the dry glass
Fire
Bells
Rattlesnakes, whistles, castanets.......
Good Humor man"
                              
 Along with references to songs like The End:

"Ride the snake,
Ride the snake,
To the lake, the ancient lake. 
The snake is long seven miles.
Ride the snake,
He's old, and his skin is cold."


The Eternal snake , Monalisa


An American Prayer

"Let's reinvent the gods,  all the myths of the ages
Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests"

Morrison's references to The Eternal snake Ouroboros is quite evident in The End. Ouroboros or Uroborus is an ancient Gnostic symbol of a serpent or a dragon eating its own tail representing self  destruction and recreation, the cycle of eternal return or symbolical to the resurrection of the Phoenix from its ashes . Ouroboros is archetypal of the cosmic tree of life, was known to appear in The Enigmatic book of the Netherworld an Ancient Eygptian funerary text in the 14th century B.C. the text concerns the actions of the Sun God Ra and his union with Osiris in the Underworld. Like Eygptian Serpent deities, it displays the formless disorder surrounding the orderly world and is involved in the periodic renewal of that world.  In the Roman times, it appeared in magical talismans, sometimes in combination with other magical emblems. Latin commentator Servius noted in the 4th century B.C. that Ouroboros represented the cyclical nature of year along with Greek philosopher Plato who considered a self-eating circular being as the first living thing in the universe an immortal mythologically constructed entity. In alchemy, Ouroboros is a Sigil, Swiss philosopher Carl Jung saw ot as an archetype a basic mandala of alchemy can also be traced in many of Morrison's poetic lines such as Forest strong sandals....... burnt geometric fingers........ a hundred hued mandala for you and for me........Fence my sacred fire.


Eygptian inscriptions depicting Ouroboros
The Enigmatic book of the Netherworld


There's Blood in the streets:

"Blood will be born
       in the  birth of a Nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious union."

Morrison was much influence after reading Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough and the shared elements of religious  belief , discussing fertility rite, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat and the worship and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king (or the myth of The Fisher king) where blood played an important offering for the catharsis of the soul for the sacrificial renewal of life . The use of blood as a purification symbol of evolution and purging of the land was the prime objective of Morrison's poetic consciousness.

Q5PVQMH6U8THThe Soft Parade:

"The soft parade has now begun
People out to have some fun
A cobra on my left
                       A leopard on my right
The deer woman in a silk dress
Girls w/beads around their necks
Kiss the hunter of the green vest
Who has wrestled before
                        W/lions in the night"


The references to King Cobra the king of snakes attributes to Morrison's love for the wild tribes residing amidst leopards and lions. The Girls w/beads are the Exotic Native American tribal girls wearing wooden beads or animal hides sketching the wilderness of tribal life.

                             
                                 " You cannot petition the Lord with prayer!
                                   Can you give me sanctuary 
                                    I must find a place to hide .....
                                    I can't make it anymore
                                    The Man is at the door."


  Hope you feel the connect till next time when I introduce to the Other aspect of Jim Morrison unknown .
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