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Friday, 21 June 2013

The Lion Embodiment Of Man-Jim Morrison As The Narasimha From Decapitation To Self-Control

Lions in the street & roaming.......
                               Is everybody in ?
The ceremony is about to begin.

Wake up!
You can't remember where it was.
Had this dream stopped?.........

I can't live thru each slow century.......
Feel the good cold stinging blood,,,,,,,,


THE LION MAN EMBODIMENT (NARASIMHA)

Narasimha as evidenced in accordance with epic legends and scriptures is the Incarnation (Avatar) of the Hindu God Vishnu as in the form of a lion's  head, hands and claws along with the torso of a human male. It has mentions in all Major Puranas with seventeen variations of the main narrative. In Vedantic references appears as an Epithet in the Rig Veda which describes the incarnate as "like some wild beast, dread, prowling, mountain roaming " along with an allusion to the Namuci story- "with waters' foam you tore off, Indra, the head of Namuci, subduing all contending hosts". This short reference is believed to culminate in the entire Puranic  epic  legend of Narasimha.
Also attributed the Epithet of Mriga Sharira (Sanskrit reference to The Animal Man ) as viewed in the perspective  of theology and philosophy Narasimha emerges as the iconic image in Vaishanavism as the paths of jyana (knowledge) and bhakti (devotion) as opposed to advaita where bhakti does not exist as it  is the state of non-dualism where the worshipper is worshipped or the jeeva is paramatma (matter whether animate or inanimate is the Brahman or manifestation of The Lord).
The Narasimha embodiment of The Lord displays his omniscience and omnipresence as the primordial force still controlling matter  having the power of emergence and dismissal  as the Matsya Purana describes Narasimha ripped apart... as the plaiter of straw mats shreds the reeds. Signifies the animal embodiment of the Lord as the Great Protector or The Saviour of mankind. Narasimha can be regarded as the Ancient Primeval Incarnation of The Lord as The Redeemer or the Saviour.

"Let the carnival bells ring
Let the serpent sing
Let everything

And I can tell you the names of the Kingdom
I can tell you the things that you know
Listening for a fistful of silence
Climbing valleys into the shade"

There's Blood in the streets
         & it's up to my ankles
Blood in the streets
             & its up to my knee
Blood in the streets
               Of the town of Chicago
Blood on the rise
              & its following me ....
Blood in the streets
                & it's up to my thigh
The river runs red
        Down the legs of the city......


Blood ! Screams her brain
              As they chop off her fingers
Blood will be born
                     In the birth of a nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious
                                             Union.


FROM SELF-DECAPITATION TO SELF-CONTROL


                                         " Here she lie bleeding,
                      Blue wounds just to tell us in our floppy hats
                                                    It's Over  "
                                                                - Jim Morrison                            

The iconography of Goddess Chhinnamasta or the self-decapitated with severed head is the Ultimate state of Self - assertion and Self-control achieved through sacrifice and awakening of the Kundalini energy. The Goddess Chhinnamasta, the fifth of the Ten Mahavidyas is the embodiment of Heroism (Vira rasa) and terror (bhayanka rasa) as she is the life-giver and the life - taker and is viewed in the forms of a benevolent mother, the embodiment of self sacrifice and self control and the Goddess  in her self destructive wilderness. Chhinnamasta adored with threads and garlands of serpent and skull heads is accompanied by her two Yoginis ( attendants or companions) Dakini on her left and Varnini to her right, as they share and drink the gushing blood jet streams flowing from the Goddess's severed head. This form is described in Tantrasara as the Trishakti Tantra. While the Tantrasara also describes another higher form of the Goddess seated in her own navel invisible and can be experienced during meditative trance. The Goddess is very closely associated with the Tibetan Chhinamunda, the Tantric Buddhist Goddess Vajrayogini with severed head is often referred as the antecedent of the Hindu Goddess Chhinnamasta.

Jim Morrison's subconscious invocation to the Benevolent Goddess can be identified through the lines of his poetry and symbolisms

                  So we played the carnival. Car. Carne.
                   Feast of meat . Celebration of blood.
                  O lucky ones who enjoy the dumb show
                   The reptile farm . The snake farm........
                      The place. The sink
                          Big Dismal
                         Goes in 2 ways.  Spirit & Meat.
                       You cannot join what can't be joined
                       You cannot travel 2 roads
                                              (He rode off in all directions)

Mystery of the dream

The mystery of flight
 be inside the brain of a bird
Goal- the end of a Goddess's
To slide gracefully &
Knowledgeably into graveland
The Big dream
                            Vs
Violent assassination of
Spirit & neck & skull ...........


For seven years I dwelt
In the loose palace of exile.......

Now I have come again
To the land of the fair, & the strong, & the wise.....

"Now Night arrives with her purple legion.
Retire now to your tents & to your dreams.
Tommorow we enter the town of my birth.
I want to be ready."
 
                                                      - Jim Morrison