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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Sacrifice of The Heart And Shedding of The Blood -Jim Morrison & Tears Of The Wrath Bearing Tree


How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel. Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they are wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. Its all in how you carry it. That's what matters.  Pain is a feeling. You're feelings are a part of you. Your own reality . If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy you're reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution unless there's a personal revolution. On an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
         
                                                         - Jim Morrison

"Signs are taken for wonders. "We would see a sign":
A Word within a Word, unable to speak a Word
Swaddled in darkness. In the juvescence of the year
Came Christ the tiger."





















The Wrathful aspect of the Divine Creator, is much alluded to the process of metamorphoses. As the peace loving divinity transfigures into a violent figurine in order re -establish faith dissolving ignorance and illusion.
A brief synopsis of the wrath bearing incarnations of the divine can be seen and felt in Hinduism through the Narasimha to the Kalki Avatara whereas in Buddhism, the Herukas and the eight Dharmapalas, representing themselves as the Guardians of Dhamma.

The mythological significance and necessity of assuming the wrathful form can be better experienced through some selected lines form T.S. Eliot's Gerontion along with few lines from Dante's Inferno.

"Through me you go to grief wracked city. Through me you go to everlasting pain. Through me you go a pass among lost souls. Justice inspired my Exalted Creator.: I am a creature of the Holiest power & of the Wisdom in the Highest and of primal Love. Nothing was made till I was made. Only eternal beings. And I endure eternally. Abandon all hope-Ye who enter here"
( Canto III :The Gate Of Hell )

"I come into a region where is nothing that can give light"
"Let us descend into the blind world"
(Canto IV: First Circle)

"Love insists the Loved ones back."
"Beauty awakens the soul to act."
(Canto V)

                                                 - Dante's Inferno

HARROWING OF HELL DESCENSUS CHRISTI ED INFEROS THE DESCENT OF CHRIST IN HELL
 AS DEPICTED IN THE PETITES HEURES DE JEAN DE BERRY 14TH CENTURY ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT COMMISIONED BY JOHN, DUKE OF BERRY

 


























The beginning six lines bears inscription to the Gate of hell- a metaphorical instance of human life's experience through the passageway of grief and suffering as Dante explains "The path to Paradise begins in hell."

T.S Eliot's explicit confessions of the decadence crept in the crevices of human society, gives an ideal imagery for the necessity of Salvation as expressed through the Coming of Christ as the tiger figure. As he makes it quiet clear, that the path to mercy and forgiveness has quite outdated itself with the onset of the modern civilization alluding to history as a proof of it. The regeneration of lost cultures and emotive senses .

"After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions
Guides us by vanities. Think now
She gives when our attension is distracted
And what she gives, gives with such supple confusions
That the giving famishes the craving. Gives too late
What's not believed in. Or still believed
In memory, reconsidered passion. Gives to soon
Into weak hands, whats thoughts can be dispensed with
Till the refusal propagates a fear. Think
 Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices
Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues
Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes."

The reference of 'she gives' is used by Eliot alluding to the Hindu concept of Yogmaya or illusion. As this apparent, make-belief world game is run by the feminine forces of illusion and equivocation where every gain or loss is pre- conceived by the forces of  maya which using confusion, contradiction and constrasts and procastination ( ref: Gives too late .......Gives to soon into weak hands ) as its tools to keep alive this world play.

"These tears are shaken from the wrath bearing tree
The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours
Think at last.
We have not reached any conclusion
When I stiffen in a rented house. Think at last
I have not made this show purposelessly"

The most iconic and important line referring to the Wrathful aspect of a tree is significant, as a tree which is often signified as a giver of life force is shown converted to a vengeful taker, referring to a symbolical transmutation or role reversal necessary for its functioning as a benefactor to humankind. Whereas the Tears represent Catharsis or Purgatorio.

"I that was near your heart was moved therefrom
To loose beauty in terror, terror in inquistion
I have lost my passion: why should I need to keep it
Since what is kept must be adulterated
I have lost my sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.
How should I use it for your closer contact?"

                                                           -T.S. Eliot's Gerontion

The above lines conclude to the loss of  love and faith along with a subsequent hope of revival of the human emotive senses to a higher truth of existence.

Jim Morrsion's truthful confessions brings out the true nature of reality and the world along with the everlasting aspiration of human life and pure relations...what it really amounts to....

A Friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to letting a person be what he really is .

                                                          - Jim Morrison