Monday, 25 June 2012

In Potentia

This post was inspired by two excellent essays; one entitled Prometheus, Saturn and the return of the Golden Age - over on a blog called Starsyncs, and the other entitled Wizards, Workings and Walk-Ins: The Ultimate Lifeform on the exemplary Secret Sun.

From Tracy Twyman's essay Regnum in Potentia: Saturn's Kingdom Transformed Into the Golden Age, from which the Starsyncs essay also quotes:

...there is a moral dilemma implied in the story of Chronos/Saturn. Saturn is associated with liberty, and a Golden Age of peaceful anarchy. Yet we know that in order to maintain this form of rule, he killed his own children to prevent them from growing up to overtake him. The only reason the Golden Age was so golden was because Saturn’s children were paying the price of the sacrifice. . . . What these myths of the Golden Age, Garden of Eden, and other primordial paradises really point to is the concept of a cosmic center: a kingdom that doesn’t really exist, except in the Otherworld, in potentia. But it is said to be at the heart of our own existence, and its essence can be felt everywhere. It is a place where there is no time as we know it. Rather, all points of time exist simultaneously, and all space as well. This is why the people who live there are said to never grow old.
And from Christopher Loring Knowles' Secret Sun post, when discussing the possibility of sentient plasma-based lifeforms:

 ...I'm fascinated by the fact that many skeptics will acknowledge that these fireballs exist and may indeed have a powerful effect on human consciousness.The difference being is that skeptics believe it's all some kind of fluke-- some big ol' misunderstanding, you understand-- while a considerable body of thinking in the alt.UFOlogy world sees these beings as sentient, perhaps interdimensional life forms of almost unimaginable power and influence. 

At Amid Night Suns we are extremely interested in the literal and figurative complexities of Darkness and Light, and their curious interrelationship.  It is our belief that, as a bard once said, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophies...

1 comment:

  1. I've read three blog posts today...this one included...that felt like they came out of my own head. This is more amazing work...and I believe it supports the investigative track that has the highest probability for significant results in all the arenas of importance for humankind. If the corporate institutions of the modern material paradigm could solve these mysteries for us, they already would have. Bravo!