Lord of the Rings is my favorite book and movie. The symbolism in this story is so deep and wonderful. Explaining the symbolism of the entire story would take as long as it took Tolkien to write it. So I’ll just do little bits of the story here and there. I will stick to the movie because let’s face it, most people haven’t read the books. The Lord of the Rings story is a story of you, your journey through your inner self or the underworld. Every character on this journey is an aspect of you. They are part of you. Let’s start with Gollum. My precious, I mean my favorite. He makes a short introduction in the first movie when they start going through the mountain. The mountain represents the mountain of obstacles you have to go through to gain enlightenment. So now you are realizing there are two sides to your mind, the conscious or ego and the subconscious. Gollum represents both or how you might act when you are in one state of mind or the other. His battles with himself is the battle of your ego wanting to stay in control. Continue reading “Gollum”
The myth of Medusa is one of my favorites. When people try to translate this into a volcanic eruption, it’s a guess at best. The snake and serpent are all over the ancient world. The serpent has to do with wisdom and the snake is your thoughts. The snake represents wise thoughts because it moves in the same way as your thoughts, like a wave. Medusa symbolized a conscious, wise woman. Ancient Greece was an extreme patriarchy. In Ancient Greece an awake, wise, conscious woman was feared. She could stop a patriarchal mind(ego) in its tracks. Turn it to stone. The other piece to this myth is the reflection. The ancients believed when you looked at your reflection, you were seeing your consciousness, your higher self, your soul or your true self. You can tell a lot about someone by the way they look at themselves in the mirror. If you are truly awake or enlightened, you will see yourself as perfect. Continue reading “Medusa”
I started this blog because I believe the ancient myths hold secrets. I am a myth nerd. I love the ancient texts and myths. All the myths hold keys to our true history. We as a human race have amnesia, but the myths were written to bring that knowledge back. Translating the myths is the key to getting that knowledge back. The myths are embedded with history, knowledge, consciousness, magic and astrology. The magic and astrology I refer to is the wisdom of the ancients, not the entertainment we see it as today.