Archive for September, 2012

0lympics and Para|ympics

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The 0lympics take experiences and images of initiation and transform them into physical achievements: trials, endurance, dedication, reaching the goal, the rewards, the adulation.
We can see this as a tragic distortion, or as an assertion of the archetype through all the hype.
The Para1ympics take things another step. Here we see the strange contrast of the overly physical athletic achievements with the bodies that are all in some way different from the norm. Now the soul-trials behind the physical ones become clearer. The Paralympics redeem the whole Olympic experience and point if back towards humanity.

The first love

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Emil Bock sees the first love, which the Ephesians have forgotten, as the love for the earth – the original impulse towards incarnation, as in Robert Forst’s wonderful poem, the Trial by Existence.

New home for the blog

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

All the work on Deborah’s new web world¬†inspired me to shift my blog to a self-hosted solution.

Hopefully I’ll get a bit more regular about posting to it again!