Any great metaphors you know?
This is from a song called Volunteers , it relates to buildings and the Earth
"Yeah I stumble ‘round a room
That don’t have walls anymore"
I stumble out of
Yeah I stumble ‘round a room
That don’t have walls anymore
A room that don’t have a door anymore
In circles running my hand against the wall"
Crucifixion, there's a metaphor for ya.
I'm not overly religious, you'll have to explain the metaphor
Im not overly religious either... and would be hard pressed to strictly define Crucifixion as "religious"... Im not sure what its about, If you realy want to know, Id direct you in the way of Joseph Campbell, he delves DEEPLY into "religious" metaphor and indigenous mythology. He's most well known for his writings around the "hero" metaphor/myth/archetype.
13 or so years ago... I dreamed I was crucified...not with arms outstretched but bent at the elbows... ala "I surrender" Its a dream i still think about on a near daily basis.
Remember Reflection??? "I must crucify the ego, before its far too late" From what I understand its not a death as we know it but rather some kind of psychic "in-life" death and the, once again "in-life" rebirth that one might presume comes with it.
Hope this helps.
Psychological death and rebirth?
Maybe the crucifixion of psyche happens continually through life. Neurologically synapses connect, diminish and reconnect all the time. The significant psychological ‘deaths’ might come at the points of initiation. Puberty, adulthood, mid life etc. Look at religious and tribal ceremony for examples of initiation.
Also, Isn’t everything metaphor? Isn’t that really what alchemy is? Projecting the psyche in or on to matter/environment/others/ideas/expressions for a possible reflection. A chance to objectively experience our own psyche. Who are you but my reflection
Good posts. I think I find that is what can make lyrics in music so powerful, a strong metaphor. Let me use Jewel for example; in her song Hands she uses the metaphor
"Poverty stole your golden shoes
But it didn't steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But i knew it wasn't ever after"
She rises from the bottom of humanity to the heights in a single bound, and encompasses the joys and sorrows that go with it.
I think if you're a fan of music you can appreciate a good metaphor
Yes, crucifixion is probably an old Roman punishment, but the death of Jesus is probably why I relate it to religion. I see what you mean about an in life crucifixion however, a death of the phyche and rebirth.I like what you've got there, but mine is a different experience. I feel like my conscience is continuous and I must only choose to grow and learn, I've always just felt like the same person.
I've heard of the idea of hero before, it's cool to listen to 10,000 Days and consider it. I'm not really a full hearted believer in Christ or anything, I really doubt there is such a thing and as if someone could have a destiny of sorts. Do you place stock in it? That we could have a prophet of our times? Almost all of the religions forecast it! Room for thought...
I think the hero as metaphor could be like an "inner child" thing... and adult that pushes through an ordeal by way of his or her own heart as for a prophet of our age, I dont think so.... nothing comparable to the religious figureheads that we already have, its just not neccessary on the other hand some may say, you could meet a buddha in any city these days.
I have a intellectual crush on the artist Paul Dempsey. I call him the king of metaphor. His lyrics are sprinkled with metaphors and in listening, you look can really look him directly in the eye. You can read a whole philosophy into different ideas
Here's a song called Morningless
Pearl jam - Black
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