Valiant: Knock, Knock… The Hour Glass… Earth Song

*song* “To Deserve You”

by Bette Midler

We are but visitors on this Earth
Born for a path we chose to walk…
Some debate the purpose, some debate
Whether there was a before or after…
Regardless, we are here now
And no matter how anyone reasons
Existence, the point is, we are here…

Not alone, not for one, not for all,
But sharing the time and space together…
This is not some verse to preach
Ideas…just one simple fact…
That we share space on a living
Planet…A planet full of life
Diverse in all forms…
In the land, in the sea…with life
That even fills the air…on its own,
With no aid by machine to take Flight.
The Earth is a vessel of life,
It’s a miracle…
Every day, every night…the sun, the stars…
The moon…the wind, the tide…
The planet moves regardless…
Life goes on regardless…

In a natural state without artificial means
Humans would be…simply caretakers…
And yet peace is a quest…
Without technology life would simply
Be nature…like a garden. Simple.

And if there was a song to sing for
Nature, again it would be so simple…
Voices and rhythms of life that cast
The sounds of the elements, of the
Animals…the wind…through the trees…
Across the ocean…on the shore…
Over hills and through valleys…
Songbirds from the far corners
Casting melodies that only animals
Could recognize and fools analyze…
The drums would be thunders
Of storms in the sky…of crashing waves
And rolling rocks and snow…
Of the beating of hooves of herd animals…
Or the heartbeat of a new life…

And the greatest soothing sounds
Would be gentle yet mysterious…
Echoing across and through vast seas…
Songs sung by monolithic mammals
Of the waters…a riddle to primitive ears,
But full of wisdom and answers,
To those who can listen as well as hear…

No manmade instrument nor human voice
Could compare…The sounds are completely
Different…yet both the human and
The whale are of nature…who possesses
The wisdom…who owns the world?
Many would clearly say mankind
Owns the world…

But…across space and time, if
Sounds could stretch that far…
Where would a whale stand?

Voices from the stars…Ears of the Stars
And galaxies…who or what are
They listening to?

In the ship… “You’re progressing well.”
Varence’s voice stretched. He was sitting
There, quite calm and strong. “Now for
A bit of an aid. There is no need
For instruction. Things take their due
Course now…Nothing could alter that…
Some things are as they must be…There’s
No need to impress or explain or answer
Questions…If they can’t follow they never
Will…Nothing can fight the course
Of time, if destiny called it ages ago
Then it will come. Survival comes by
Instinct. Do you understand this? No
Machine can offer instinct…machines
Only hinder it…and they do that well.
The mind in its natural state is
The most powerful instinct…For
Those that possess the blade to yield it…
The ones dull and weak won’t see
It…They only steal direction from
Others…Which is why the
Steps taken must be carefully
Set in motion…guided even.” He smiled.

“Oberon is the prudent Trickster, isn’t
He?” Ceres laughed as she sat beside
Him. “Set in motion…guided even…
From before…how wonderfully worded.”

“I said it right.” He laughed to her.
“I chanced it, but it’s right.”

“Do they really analyze things so much?”
Ceres asked.

“There’s always one good question to ask.”
He answered. “So few ever ask it.”

“What’s the right question?”

He pointed with delight. “There…you see.”
Varence looked at her with enthusiasm.
“The right question…is always the
Simple one.”

They eyed each other with a smile. “Do
You see his game of words?” Ceres
Asked. “It’s bold, complex…but it’s
Not hiding anything.”

He leaned forward with a serious expression.
“What would you say…if I said…This,”
He gestured about. “Has all happened
Before…that it’s already happened?
Would that make sense?”

“I guess.”

Then he leaned back in the chair and
Smoothed out his shirt with pride; yes, it
Was a nice white shirt. “I am sure no
One will be surprised that I say that.” He
Pointed to the notebook… “Most feel
This already.” Then he tilted his head.
“Why bother then, you wonder? To
Take a chance to improve the odds
For the better…one more chance…
The choices are right there…yet
They never take it…it’s always about
Blaming someone else…”

“Do you ever stop talking?” Ceres asked
Him. “Dare I even ask you to…There
Is one purpose now. ONE.”

Varence gestured wide. “Then please
Take over, chart the course with your
Words…mine obviously aren’t working.”

“Finally. “Ceres said with a smile. “He
Sees the reason.” She held her smile
With a firm but kind gaze at me.
“You were doing just fine before he
Started talking. The Earth Song. I
Enjoyed that…That is something
To focus on…Nature’s Song.”

“It’s peaceful…or it was once…
Or should be.”

“It should be.” She nodded. “In
The best places it is…But when
It’s angry…it is a tempest.”

“Can anything sooth that?”

Ceres rolled her eyes slowly around
With a sigh. “That is a matter in
A lot of places. Most overlook it
When they are unhappy…that mirror
In nature…Everything is connected,
Everything …And when it’s been abused
For a long time…what do you expect?”

“It’s an elementary solution really.”
Varence said. “What has the loudest
Voice…Thunder?”

“Could the whales do that? Do they
Do that?”

Ceres hesitated to answer…But
Lowered her head and with kind
Eyes said, “You know when I first
Came they sang the most mysterious
Melodies…ancient and pure, good
And kind…there was, and never is,
Any deceit in their voices or
Their character. They send it out clear
And bright. Their communication is
Marvelous. But you know that don’t
You?”

“Sometimes, I guess.”

“You know,” She said intently leaning
Slightly forward. “When they are
Looking for something…their determination
Is relentless…even their tactics and
Their success are…relentless, formidable.

Long ago they filled the seas with
Simple honest songs…And their voices
Can reach far, very far…to the stars…
Into the ether…into and across…
Realms that can not be measured…
Even into the boundless world of
Heaven…their echoes carry…
So when they are looking for something
Or someone…believe me they don’t
Stop until they get it.

Long ago a terrible injustice was
Done to them…one that nearly cost
A terrible price. Imagine if they
Sent a message into the stars,
Into heaven…it may take a while,
But you can believe a response
Would come…And some whales are
More resourceful than others…working
Together…like a pack…Yes, they can
Be relentless…And their voices reach
Far.” Ceres simply smiled.

“Is she saying…?”

Varence held up his hand. “That’s more
Than enough for now. Next time
Maybe a story.”

Valiant

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41 comments on “Valiant: Knock, Knock… The Hour Glass… Earth Song

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    IN BELOW VIDEO CHANGE NAME OF GORDON AND APPLY ACCORDINGLY

  3. NOTICE THE BIRTH DATE OF THIS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE__”ONE SOURCE” OF ALL

    WHAT DATE WAS THE SOLAR ECLIPSE????WHAT MEANING IT HAS!

    All that night Mary was restless so that neither of them slept much. By the break of day the pangs of childbirth were well in evidence, and at noon, August 21, 7 B.C., with the help and kind ministrations of women fellow travelers, Mary was delivered of a male child. Jesus of Nazareth was born into the world, was wrapped in the clothes which Mary had brought along for such a possible contingency, and laid in a near-by manger.

    ASSOCIATE TO BELOW VIDEO EVEN THOUGH SYMBOLIC AS WE ARE ALL PURE ENERGY

  4. The degree of the August 21 solar eclipse was “A mermaid emerges from the ocean waves ready for rebirth in human form.” Was that symbolic or not? The waves from the ocean definitely came into Houston. The meaning of 21 degrees Sagittarius, where Saturn was at the time of the eclipse, is “A child and a dog wearing borrowed eyeglasses.” How many people wore eclipse glasses at the time of that eclipse? Then the meaning of 22 degrees Sagittarius, where Saturn will be on September 23, is “Making use of one’s special racial-cultural background in order to survive and prosper in a new environment,” We will see what manifests from that degree.

    VIDEO BELOW HAS MANY MEANINGS BUT LATER IN VIDEO SHOWS A WOMAN COMING OUT OF THE DEEP BLUE OCEAN___IS THE DIVINE FEMININE ABOUT TO BE REBORN????IN HUMAN FORM BUT IN A MATURE BODY


  5. http://www.playbuzz.com/pringlepeaches10/what-colour-is-your-energy

    Thank you all above…particularly Dave. These are the very medicine for me without which I don’t think I can get the strength or courage so speak again…This Celestial Affirmation is such a very elixir that I need so badly.

    After this movement, though here I just arrived is where I’ve stayed, I still cannot but hobble along. Without this series of precious teaching from the very MASTERS & ELDERS, I could not believe that I can find peace that soon. However, it still takes me time to find the very rhythm and wisdom to literally adapt to, to be accustomed to, as I’m still so traumatized. Will I be able to find them soon, the rhythm and wisdom??? When it’s where the words like “thanks” can be that bothering to the people, and the one, like I who am just so used to say thank you this way, I feel so lost and sad for such an incompatible circumstances. I ask myself why should I speak, how can I like or have fun to speak, as it’s the permanent situation that anything I say would be so wrong.

    Comparing with all who suffer from the hurricane in the other semi-sphere, this is such an inappropriate complaint. I even cannot be sure since when I should feel like an ignorant child toddling in this world, having difficulty to learn well how to walk, to behave, to speak. The ELDERS’ GUIDANCE, TEACHING in this incredible beautiful way, with poetry, pictures, in synchronicity all along, not only touch me, but…even shake me. My dear ELDERS, honestly, as I’m not that psychic, not only once, I cannot but ask myself, if I get nuts to realize the very synchronicity with you from you, that I’m lucky so to have these divine teaching from you in time all the times??? However, honestly, I frustrate so as well for my very awkwardness.

    Looking back the last weeks, months, seasons, years, I ask myself many times, am I progressed, if the situation gets better, safer, if anything I say would cause any more risk afterward? What can I say, what’s not supposed to say??? Why after so many suffering, I still cannot become a very veteran, to master something, to choose the intelligent way???

    Though the malevolent interference has been realized, being affected by those dark energy or waves, I become or behave in some ways. Then who and how I become??? The truth is I’m still not recovered from the series dark attacks, seen as various kinds of astral insects, warms, beings, without saying no-beings. Is this the eclipse effect that everything, or all the reality, circumstances feel so strange??? Besides, please forgive me to say so….as what I’ve realized, I’ve been asking myself, if it’s owing to the timelines split effects that I feel not all are in the same reality as I’m in, or vice versa. So…I cannot thank you the ELDERS who have watched, looked after and guided, otherwise, I would get lost, missing more apart.

    Now, we are still in the 7th month, the GHOST MONTH of the lunar year, in two days, the full moon of the Ghost Festival. Sorry to say so, I don’t know if it’s the reason for which the energy still feels so unsettled.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Festival

    Sorry for having to finish this comment here owing to my very exhaustion. For compensating for this awkwardness of being unable to speak of something positive, I at least have to choose some nice pictures.


    http://www.playbuzz.com

  6. KNOW THESE VIDEOS ARE LONG AND REALLY NEED TO BE LISTENED TO MANY TIMES BUT WELL WORTH THE EFFORT

    THIS ONE DESCRIBES HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO PUT ASIDE YOUR OLD BELIEFS SO YOU CAN LEARN A NEW WAY..

    WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT BELIEFS ON THIS PLANET EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO RELATE THE DIFFICULTIES FOR OTHERS

    I DO BELIEVE I WILL NOT POST AGAIN BUT I NEVER KNOW WHAT THE ANGEL WITHIN ME WANTS OR DESIRES BUT AM POSITIVE IT HAS ALL OF YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART.

    THE OTHER VIDEO BELOW THIS AND WAS POSTED EARLIER HAS SO MANY IMPORTANT MESSAGES AND ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT WOULD BE AT THE 4:01 MARK PLEASE PAUSE AND CONTEMPLATE

    THANKS TO ALL AS ALL OF YOUR INPUT IS OF IMPORTANCE.

  7. Thank you, dear Dave and all the wise and loving Elders. I guess there are still occasions where I still need such prescription !!!

    I’ve been inquiring myself all day long of what to share, what’s going on with me? Honestly, what I feel about myself at the very present feels exactly like a very very thin glass vessel which is so vulnerable to be cracked at any moment. To make such an analogy, I ask myself, will I be better or more healed if I can regard myself as water, rather liquid. For water has no shape that it has no problem of being cracked or crashed, unless it becomes ice.

    There are quite stuffs which are coming up or discovered after my further exploration. However, I’m sorry for that it’s my issue to be unable to select the ones which can be the purest ingredients to share. According to what has occurred and traumatized me, honestly, I don’t think I have already become more wise or capable to judge or discern which is so OK that won’t induce any risk to others to indulge more. As I’m not someone who has no any spot, or darkness, I don’t think I can always pull all which is purely light and positive. I ask myself, if there is anything wrong when I would rather like to respect the right and freewill of others to discern, to select the parts which are useful or helpful to his/herself?!!!

    So, there are indeed some stuff which did inspire me, however, owing to the very reason, after a long hesitation, I cannot but keep it in private.

    Sorry for that I cannot help becoming mute when that trauma is still not healed, particularly, as my sight is still so framed by my mind. Not only according to the astrological analysis or prediction, but also my own sense about myself, I don’t think this September would be easy for me. Besides, I may need more understanding about the substantial blockage and fence made here where I’m, which in fact get much higher since August.

    Today is the very Full Moon of the Ghost Month, I feel so weak and distracted. I don’t know the data given is for me merely or more. I apologize for my humble capability to digest and to present. Today, without the sharing by a nice sister, honestly, I would still be so lost in the very anxiety and much denser guilt of keeping in silence and the very ineffectiveness. The following message to me is more than resonating…May it help not only….

    FULL MOON – Beyond the Veil – Vedic Astrology
    Source : http://www.anandastrology.com/blog/full-moon-beyond-the-veil-vedic-astrology

    The full moon of Sept 6, 2017 (12:03am PT) envelops the world in a powerful healing light that will shine with new hope into the days to come. The light of this full moon is imbued with a gentle power of insight, allowing for expanded awareness by curing blind-spots that limit perception. If you have been feeling lost, or hesitating at a crossroads, this full moon offers an opportunity to reconnect with your path in a renewed sense of clarity. 
                           
    The full moon is in the area of the sky called Satabhisha, which translates literally as “100 healers,” and is found within the constellation of sidereal Aquarius. The purifying waters of Aquarius pour through these stars and into the deep cosmic ocean of the night known as the Milky Way. The mysterious waters of Satabhisha are a cosmic river through which descends a primordial healing power unmatched by any other this year.
     
    Satabhisha is also called the “veiling star” because of its powerful ability to cloak (and uncloak) the mysteries of life. Satabhisha full moon gives a special ability to dance with the unknown, diagnose and cure misunderstood ailments, and expose secrets that have long kept us in the dark.  Important revelations may be bubbling up now, and truth may be brought into the light in the weeks to come.
     
    The full moon in Satabhisha offers awareness that can free you from self-destructive patterns, such as addiction, insecure attachments, and unhealthy lifestyle choices.


    Much like the Greek god Neptune, VARUNA is the Hindu god of the ocean and the underwater world that dwells within SATABHISHA.
    Neptune is tightly conjoined this full moon, giving the subtleties of spirit a power-boost and magnifying emotional sensitivity.  Energy workers, shamans, and those that work with subtle channels of healing are especially energized under this full moon.
     
    Take heed, for retrograde Mercury stations direct on Sept 5 at the transformative degree of Magha – the Lion’s Heart (where the solar eclipse occurred on August 21). This volatile degree of the Zodiac may trigger sudden turning points and/or profound realizations that can seal the deal on decisions that may have been up in the air. Mercury continues to be under the influence of forceful Mars throughout the month, so try be patient, practice diplomacy, and travel mindfully.
     
    On this full moon, focus on a feeling of wholeness that holds you safe and protected under its light. There is infinite renewal and realignment of spirit available to you now if you look to see beyond the veil of your expectations. 

    Worth watching…

    Mark : 07:40–

    With regards to “Shatabhisha”…

    Shatabhisha, also known as Chathayam or Sadayam, or Shatabhishak or Shatataraka is the 24th nakshatra in Hindu astronomy. It corresponds to the star γ Aquarii. Varuna is the deity of this nakshatra. The ruling planet of this nakshatra is Rahu.
    Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shatabhisha

    Inhabiting the realm of Aquarius, Satabhisha Nakshatra, ruled by the planetary power of Saturn and divine power of Varuna; symbolizes spiritual and physical healing. The lunar node of ‘Rahu’ also has its influence on Satabhisha Nakshatra.
    Source : http://www.prokerala.com/astrology/nakshatra/satabhisha-nakshatra.htm


  8. The picture which came up this morning, despite of some investigation that I made on the concerned pictures which had been in fact shared more than one year ago, there are still so much in the same envelope that I cannot all glimpse in such a short span of time.

    The Red Book by Carl Gustave Jung
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Book_(Jung)
    http://gnosis.org/redbook/


    Jung’s painting titled, “Septem Sermones ad Mortuous” – completed around 1918 while working on the Red Book
    gnosis.org


  9. C.G. Jung’s Red Book, Folio 36, (c) 2009 Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, reproduced with kind permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company
    harpers.org


    Carl Jung’s Bollingen Tower Zurich. Mandala Stone


    135 – « Pour que nos feuilles puissent atteindre le Ciel, nos racines doivent descendre jusqu’en Enfer. » Jung.


  10. Jung’s Red Book – 82


    The Red Book – C.G. Jung
    Jung’s Red Book – 51

    All of the images from The Red Book by Carl Jung

    ***https://fr.pinterest.com/jacquescristoba/the-red-book-cg-jung/****

  11. The Time Returns

    There exist forms of union higher
    than any that can be spoken,
    stronger than the greatest forces,
    with the power that is their destiny.

    Those who live this are no longer separated.
    They are one, beyond bodily distinction.

    Those who recognize each other
    know the unequaled joy
    of living together in this fullness.

    The Book of Love
    as preserved in the Libro Rosso

    ***Foreword of Part One, THE POET PRINCE by Kathleen McGowan****


  12. Angel of Courage | © Hans Georg Leiendecker
    thanks to http://www.cormael.nl

    I was looking for some poem which contains the key word “NATURE,” for that could be printed on the portiere that I just placed an order for. The English sentence which is printed is neither correct, nor authentic. Fortunately, the customer service was so kind to have my suggestion to do some alteration. My dearest Elders, God, you should be able to get it that accurately that you are just giving me what I’ve been searching for. That portiere that I chose is decorated with plants and flowers….

    Besides, the last two days are extremely Fairy-Elevn DAYS, as I was just watching or rather listening to…then I just saw, read that from you….

    I cannot appreciate and thank you all enough for all you have done, brought to me & all unremittingly. It’s my & our turn to send our best blessings backwards to you all and your beloved even most intimate ones.

    You know….I generally cannot help trying to figure out where you are according to the time when you release your posts. Reading them, I feel you are working along with me and I can feel less far apart, less lonely, less helpless, less disoriented. No matter where I’m, I’m used to count the time difference from you. When there are the ones who go to sleep, there are still the ones whose night fall come latter. So as the earth keeps rotating, there are always the ones that I can see, read, learn from in this 3D and beyond 3D ways. How childlike & dependent I’m to depend so much on?!!! Nevertheless, how much suffering there inevitably are, I’m that happy and appreciate so to be able to sense this kind of magical and beautiful connection with YOU, the precious ones. If I’m insane, I’ve never been necessarily worried about this kind of insanity.

    There are still things which came up and I didn’t share yet. One is inspired by one of Jung’s works, which reminds me of the anime, The Dark Crystal, 1982. I had never known it until Dreamwalker’s presentation and reminding in 2013. Several days ago, I seemed to have a glimpse at a new about its sequel which in still in production ?!!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Crystal
    A related manga that I’ve never known….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_Dark_Crystal

  13. Some subject which fascinated me so….

    George Dunlop Leslie, R.A.
    1835-1921
    MATILDA
    http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/victorian-pre-raphaelite-british-impressionist-art-l15133/lot.22.html

    A lady, wandering through the wood alone,
    Singing and culling flower after flower,
    Wherewith her pathway was all painted o’er.’
    Dante, Purgatorio, Canto 28

    Dante’s Matilda (Matelda) is usually identified with Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (1046-1115) of the house of Canossa. Leslie depicted her gathering flowers in a beautiful landscape, watched in the distance by Dante, Virgil and Statius.

    When it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860 it was accompanied by a quotation from Psalms; ‘FOR THOU, LORD, HAST MADE ME GLAD THROUGH THY WORK; I WILL TRIUMPH IN THE WORKS OF THY HANDS’ (Psalm XCII, 4) .

    The review by Tom Taylor in Times described it as ‘A LADY RECLINING IN A GREEN GARDEN ON THE EDGE OF A POOL STARRED WITH WATER LILIES’ and celebrated the ‘power of faithful landscape painting and a thoughtful and graceful feeling for female form and character, which PROMISE WELL FOR THIS YOUNG PAINTER’S FUTURE.’

    It was bought from the artist by John Hamilton Trist (1811-1891) a wine-merchant from Brighton who owned a fine collection of modern paintings, including examples by Albert Moore, Rossetti, Alma-Tadema and Leighton with a  particular taste for the work of Arthur Hughes (he owned twenty examples).

    As I’ve never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, my other google discoveries…

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-349-26975-4_5
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatorio


    The Gate of Purgatory, painted by William Blake, Canto 9

    The Earthly Paradise
    At the summit of Mount Purgatory is the EARTHLY PARADISE or GARDEN OF EDEN.

    Allegorically, it represents the state of innocence that existed before Adam and Eve fell from grace – the state which Dante’s journey up Mount Purgatory has been recapturing. Here Dante meets MATILDA, a woman whose literal and allegorical identity “is perhaps the most tantalizing problem in the Comedy.” Critics up to the early twentieth century have connected her with the historical Matilda of Tuscany, but others suggested a connection with the dream of Leah in Canto XXVII. However, MATILDA clearly prepares Dante for his meeting with Beatrice, the woman to whom (historically) Dante dedicated his previous poetry, the woman at whose request (in the story) Virgil was commissioned to bring Dante on his journey, and the woman who (allegorically) symbolizes the path to God (Canto XXVIII).

    With MATILDA, Dante witnesses a procession which forms an allegory within the allegory, somewhat like Shakespeare’s play within a play. It has a very different style from the Purgatorio as a whole, having the form of a masque, where the characters are walking symbols rather than real people. The procession consists of (Canto XXIX):
    • “Twenty-four elders”(a reference to Revelation 4:4, representing the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, as classified by Jerome
    • “Four animals” with “six wings as plumage” (a reference to Revelation 4:6–8), a traditional representation of the four Evangelists
    • “A chariot triumphal on two wheels,” bearing Beatrice, which is drawn by…
    • A griffin, representing the conjoined divinity and humanity of Christ
    • “Three circling women” coloured red, green, and white, representing the three theological virtues: Love, Hope, and Faith, respectively
    • “Four other women”[92] dressed in PURPLE, representing the four cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude
    • “Two elders, different in their dress,” representing the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline epistles[86]
    • “Four of humble aspect,”representing the general epistles
    • “When all the rest had passed, a lone old man,” representing the Book of Revelation[86]

    The appearance of Beatrice, and a dramatic reconciliation scene between Beatrice and Dante, in which she rebukes his sin (Cantos XXX and XXXI), help cover the disappearance of Virgil, who, as a symbol of non-Christian philosophy and humanities, can help him no further in his approach to God[98] (and in the rest of the Divine Comedy, Beatrice is Dante’s guide):

    “But Virgil had deprived us of himself,
 Virgil, the gentlest father, Virgil, he
to whom I gave my self for my salvation;

and even all our ancient mother lost
was not enough to keep my cheeks, though washed
with dew, from darkening again with tears.”[99]

    MATILDA helps Dante pass through the River Lethe, Canto 31.

    Dante then passes through the River Lethe, which erases the memory of past sin (Canto XXXI), and sees an allegory of Biblical and Church history. This allegory includes a denunciation of the corrupt papacy of the time: a harlot (the papacy) is dragged away with the chariot (the Church) by a giant (the French monarchy, which under King Philip IV engineered the move of the Papal Seat to Avignon in 1309)(Canto XXXII):

    “Just like a fortress set on a steep slope,
securely seated there, ungirt, a whore,
whose eyes were quick to rove, appeared to me;

and I saw at her side, erect, a giant,
who seemed to serve as her custodian;
and they again, again embraced each other.”
    It is noon as the events observed in the Earthly Paradise come to a close.

    Finally, Dante drinks from the River Eunoë, which restores good memories, and prepares him for his ascent to Heaven (described in the Paradiso, the final cantica). As with the other two parts of the Divine Comedy, the Purgatorio ends on the word “stars” (Canto XXXIII):

    “From that most holy wave I now returned
to Beatrice; remade, as new trees are
renewed when they bring forth new boughs, I was
pure and prepared to climb unto the stars.”

    *******

    So who after all is MATILDA???

    Violet Rose Macro – by http://AdamRomanowicz.com

  14. Some subject which fascinated me so….

    George Dunlop Leslie, R.A.
    1835-1921
    MATILDA
    http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/victorian-pre-raphaelite-british-impressionist-art-l15133/lot.22.html

    A lady, wandering through the wood alone,
    Singing and culling flower after flower,
    Wherewith her pathway was all painted o’er.’
    Dante, Purgatorio, Canto 28

    Dante’s Matilda (Matelda) is usually identified with Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (1046-1115) of the house of Canossa. Leslie depicted her gathering flowers in a beautiful landscape, watched in the distance by Dante, Virgil and Statius.

    When it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860 it was accompanied by a quotation from Psalms; ‘FOR THOU, LORD, HAST MADE ME GLAD THROUGH THY WORK; I WILL TRIUMPH IN THE WORKS OF THY HANDS’ (Psalm XCII, 4) .

    The review by Tom Taylor in Times described it as ‘A LADY RECLINING IN A GREEN GARDEN ON THE EDGE OF A POOL STARRED WITH WATER LILIES’ and celebrated the ‘power of faithful landscape painting and a thoughtful and graceful feeling for female form and character, which PROMISE WELL FOR THIS YOUNG PAINTER’S FUTURE.’

    It was bought from the artist by John Hamilton Trist (1811-1891) a wine-merchant from Brighton who owned a fine collection of modern paintings, including examples by Albert Moore, Rossetti, Alma-Tadema and Leighton with a particular taste for the work of Arthur Hughes (he owned twenty examples).

    As I’ve never read Dante’s Divine Comedy, my other google discoveries…

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-349-26975-4_5
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatorio


    The Gate of Purgatory, painted by William Blake, Canto 9

    The Earthly Paradise
    At the summit of Mount Purgatory is the EARTHLY PARADISE or GARDEN OF EDEN.

    Allegorically, it represents the state of innocence that existed before Adam and Eve fell from grace – the state which Dante’s journey up Mount Purgatory has been recapturing. Here Dante meets MATILDA, a woman whose literal and allegorical identity “is perhaps the most tantalizing problem in the Comedy.” Critics up to the early twentieth century have connected her with the historical Matilda of Tuscany, but others suggested a connection with the dream of Leah in Canto XXVII. However, MATILDA clearly prepares Dante for his meeting with Beatrice, the woman to whom (historically) Dante dedicated his previous poetry, the woman at whose request (in the story) Virgil was commissioned to bring Dante on his journey, and the woman who (allegorically) symbolizes the path to God (Canto XXVIII).

    With MATILDA, Dante witnesses a procession which forms an allegory within the allegory, somewhat like Shakespeare’s play within a play. It has a very different style from the Purgatorio as a whole, having the form of a masque, where the characters are walking symbols rather than real people. The procession consists of (Canto XXIX):
    • “Twenty-four elders”(a reference to Revelation 4:4, representing the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, as classified by Jerome
    • “Four animals” with “six wings as plumage” (a reference to Revelation 4:6–8), a traditional representation of the four Evangelists
    • “A chariot triumphal on two wheels,” bearing Beatrice, which is drawn by…
    • A griffin, representing the conjoined divinity and humanity of Christ
    • “Three circling women” coloured red, green, and white, representing the three theological virtues: Love, Hope, and Faith, respectively
    • “Four other women”[92] dressed in PURPLE, representing the four cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude
    • “Two elders, different in their dress,” representing the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline epistles[86]
    • “Four of humble aspect,”representing the general epistles
    • “When all the rest had passed, a lone old man,” representing the Book of Revelation[86]

    The appearance of Beatrice, and a dramatic reconciliation scene between Beatrice and Dante, in which she rebukes his sin (Cantos XXX and XXXI), help cover the disappearance of Virgil, who, as a symbol of non-Christian philosophy and humanities, can help him no further in his approach to God[98] (and in the rest of the Divine Comedy, Beatrice is Dante’s guide):

    “But Virgil had deprived us of himself,
 Virgil, the gentlest father, Virgil, he
to whom I gave my self for my salvation;

and even all our ancient mother lost
was not enough to keep my cheeks, though washed
with dew, from darkening again with tears.”[99]

    MATILDA helps Dante pass through the River Lethe, Canto 31.

    Dante then passes through the River Lethe, which erases the memory of past sin (Canto XXXI), and sees an allegory of Biblical and Church history. This allegory includes a denunciation of the corrupt papacy of the time: a harlot (the papacy) is dragged away with the chariot (the Church) by a giant (the French monarchy, which under King Philip IV engineered the move of the Papal Seat to Avignon in 1309)(Canto XXXII):

    “Just like a fortress set on a steep slope,
securely seated there, ungirt, a whore,
whose eyes were quick to rove, appeared to me;

and I saw at her side, erect, a giant,
who seemed to serve as her custodian;
and they again, again embraced each other.”
    It is noon as the events observed in the Earthly Paradise come to a close.

    Finally, Dante drinks from the River Eunoë, which restores good memories, and prepares him for his ascent to Heaven (described in the Paradiso, the final cantica). As with the other two parts of the Divine Comedy, the Purgatorio ends on the word “stars” (Canto XXXIII):

    “From that most holy wave I now returned
to Beatrice; remade, as new trees are
renewed when they bring forth new boughs, I was
pure and prepared to climb unto the stars.”

    *******

    So who after all is MATILDA???

  15. LOVE…SEE’S A NEED AND SEEKS TO FULFILL IT…IF WE’RE “FALLING” FOR LOVE…WE’RE NOT “FALLING” AT ALL…

  16. Thank you very much, dear Robin & ALL, particularly the amazing ELDERS & Barb for having reminded of the message given in prior. Yes, RAVEN has just been so REMARKABLE for us !!! What a coincidence or rather synchronicity this is just coming up….

    credit : http://www.bergsma.com/raven-light-bookmark-pr-5202.html

    I’m literally wrapped in the very incredibly magical warmth that I’m almost speechless.
    Today, without this reminding, I would still be so unaware of…….

    FESTIVAL OF WOMANHOOD!

    source : https://purplerays.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/festival-of-womanhood-2014/

    Today is the day of The Festival of the Pure Lily. Those who are conscious of the Grace, especially those who draw inspiration from, The Grail Message, “In The Light of Truth” by Abd-ru-shin, will observe the Festival in solemn worship! Their earthly celebration coincides with a stupendous re-invigoration of Purity in Creation; a special bestowal of purifying Light Power on Womanhood in particular and humanity in general. It is therefore, a toast to Womanhood!

    Womanhood! Endowed with a delicate intuitive perception, woman is more capable of absorbing the pressure of Light Power and therefore, more equipped to stand and act in the Will of God! Man is by nature adapted to coarser, more vigorous and outward activities while woman is the inner shield, drawing higher powers for the nourishment and ennoblement of all living creatures and her surroundings.

    She is therefore more suited for the mediation of the Flame of Power in Creation but, she can only fulfill her high calling if she stands in purity! For this reason, womanhood is in need of a refreshing supply of purity as a protecting and strengthening tonic for her ordained task.

    Granting this need and, as an Act of Immeasurable Love, the Almighty permits a recurring outpouring of Pure Radiance in Creation, at specific times. Hence, the September Festival!

    As is customary on this blog, most of the essays, excerpts, quotations and photo posts in the month of September will be dedicated to womanhood!

    Dear sisters, as guardians and priestesses of Purity, lead us joyfully into the unfurling Rays!

    Happy Festival!

    Photo credit: http://wolpics.com

    Me….it’s still my very homework to learn how to get the very rhythm. As always, I cannot thank enough for the intimate guidance by all the precious ELDERS that every time when all these are pouring, even when you speak that I’m incapable to put into words, they are all the times so powerful to shake me to tear!!!

    May WE all have an amazing FESTIVAL!!!

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