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Friday, 12 July 2013

The Protean Dream And Vision Of Change- Jim Morrison As The Alchemist

MATCHBOX
ARE YOU MORE REAL THAN ME
I'LL BURN YOU, & SET YOU FREE 
WEPT BITTER TEARS
EXCESSIVE COURTESY 
I WONT FORGET

PEOPLE NEED CONNECTORS
WRITERS, HEROES, STARS, LEADERS
TO GIVE LIFE FORM.
A CHILD'S SAND BOAT FACING THE SUN.
PLASTIC SOLDIERS IN THE MINIATURE
DIRT WARS. FORTS.
GARAGE ROCKET SHIPS

CEREMONIES, THEATRE, DANCES
TO REASSERT TRIBAL NEEDS & MEMORIES
A CALL TO WORSHIP, UNITING
ABOVE ALL, A REVERSION,
A LONGING FOR FAMILY & THE
SAFETY MAGIC OF CHILDHOOD.



I AM A GUIDE TO THE LABYRINTH

MONARCH OF THE PROTEAN TOWERS
ON THIS COOL STONE PATIO
ABOVE THE IRON MIST
SUNK IN ITS OWN WASTE
BREATHING ITS OWN BREATH

MOMENT OF FREEDOM
AS THE PRISONER
BLINKS IN THE SUN
LIKE A MOLE
FROM HIS HOLE

A CHILD'S 1ST TRIP
AWAY FROM HOME

THAT MOMENT OF FREEDOM

                                                      - Jim Morrison


PROTEUS-THE CHANGE OF CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH THE SHAPE SHIFTER GOD OF CHANGE

Referred as "Oracular Old Man Of The Sea " and The Herdsman Of Sea Beasts in Homeric Epic Odyssey (iv 412) Proteus is one of the earliest Greek sea god of change. According to mythological records ,  Proteus derives his name from the Greek word Proto denoting 'the First' , symbolising ' Proteus' as the 'Primordial' or the ' First born', as he was believed to be the Eldest son of Poseidon, older than his other son Triton. Proteus dwelt in the Sandy island of Pharos, hence in alternate versions he is sometimes referred as the Proteus of Egypt or the king of Eygpt  the Immortal man dwelling at the sea bed, who never lies.  . It is believed in the Hellenistic times, Proteus the Egyptian king had received Dionysus at the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
Proteus was attributed with the psychic abilities of fore-telling future prophecies and possessed the magical power of shape-shifting or physical transfiguration into any other life form as desired.

INTERPRETATIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCE OF ALCHEMY

German Mystic and Alchemist Heinrich Khunrath, regarded Proteus as the symbol of  Anima Mundi or the World Soul as it indirectly explains the intrinsic relationship between all living forms and the inhabitant physical planet synonymous with the Soul's relationship with the inhabitant  physical human body.
Along with the shape changing attributes in association with Proteus as the sea god refers to the unconscious state of mind and perfection of artistic forms .
Swiss philosopher Carl Jung describes Proteus synonymous with the elusive element of alchemy Mercurius known for its protean nature and a personified figure of the unconscious as related to the Protean art of fore-telling prophecies.

"Our Catholick mercury, by virtue of his universal fiery spark of nature, is beyond doubt Proteus,the sea god of the ancient pagan sages, who hath key to the sea, .......and power over all things."
             - Von Hyleanischen, Carl Jung.

The magic of alchemy and the Protean vision can be seen, felt and experienced through Jim Morrison's poetic compositions as he quests for the Golden dream of evolution and Change...........


WE'ER GETTING TIRED OF HANGIN' AROUND,
WAITIN' AROUND WITH OUR HEADS TO THE GROUND.
 HEAR A VERY GENTLE SOUND,
VERY NEAR, YET VERY FAR,
VERY SOFT, YEAH, VERY CLEAR,

COME TODAY, COME TODAY.

WHAT HAVE DONE TO THE EARTH?
WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO OUR FAIR SISTER?
RAVAGED AND PLUNDERED
AND RIPPED HER AND BIT HER,
STUCK HER WITH KNIVES
IN THE SIDE OF THE DAWN,
AND TIED HER WITH FENCES,
AND DRAGGED HER DOWN.

I HEAR A VERY GENTLE SOUND,
WITH YOUR EAR DOWN TO THE GROUND.
WE WANT THE WORLD AND WE WANT IT......
WE WANT THE WORLD AND WE WANT IT,
NOW, NOW,    NOW!

PERSIAN NIGHT, BABE,
SEE THE LIGHT , BABE,
SAVE US,
JESUS,
SAVE US.
                   
                      - Jim Morrison