Interesting Proclus Passage About Parallels “with the Sacred Tradition”

This passage from Proclus comes at the tail end of where he's discussing the visible and invisible periods of the planets, and — surprisingly, but possibly only due to my ignorance — seems to say at 88.30 that each of the planets' years is itself a God. The discussion transitions to a discussion of traditional … Continue reading Interesting Proclus Passage About Parallels “with the Sacred Tradition”

An Analysis of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" Because It's Basically Ascent/Descent/Ascent and We All Need Something Fun Right Now

Many of us are definitely stressed about the COVID-19 global pandemic. This post will hopefully provide a bit of lighthearted mental breathing room while we shelter in place in our living rooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4uITELiqw Back in February, I posted a link to the YouTube video of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" and was asked … Continue reading An Analysis of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" Because It's Basically Ascent/Descent/Ascent and We All Need Something Fun Right Now

Reflections as the World Falls Apart

all below lustrousan Apamean sun hotdew on fine statuessublimating quickMuses’ faces deep wellspringsa hum a song ruptured sharpTime limself dancesthose ruins half-rememberedcrumbling cornerstonessand whirls in harsh windsall that remains is eclipseda promise a curse rendingwe buried our heartslike Dionysos’ remainsas the temples burnedas we burned with themthey march now on Earth herselfstill the fire roars … Continue reading Reflections as the World Falls Apart