Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Sacred Engulfing fire of Eternal Diamond Light -Jim Morrison The Incarnate Spirit

Well, the music is your special friend
Dance on fire it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the  End

The Doors Album Cover 1967

                                                                                           Sun Sun Sun
                                                                                      Burn Burn Burn
                                                                                  Moon Moon Moon
                                                               I will get you Soon Soon Soon!

The dead are new-born awakening
W/ ravaged limbs
& wet souls
Gently they sigh
             In rapt funeral amazement
Who called these dead to dance?......
I call you up to anoint the earth.
I call you up to announce sadness falling like burned skin
I call you to wish you well, to glory in self like a new monster
& now I call on you to pray

Understanding The Fire Symbolism

The Heraclitean Fire

Since ancient mythological references, Fire is considered the fore-bearer of all, an engulfing and eliminating element which leads to destruction and transfiguration, primeval of the five constituent elements that form matter. Among Water, Ether, Air and the Earth, Fire emerges as the all-consuming entity referred by Heraclitus as symbolical to beauty. Fire is also attributed of its transient and ever changing nature as it distorts and dismantles yet giving birth to life anew by changing forms and purging matter from its existential burden and transfiguring it thus, opening up new possibilities giving matter a renewal, a close reference to the Mythological bird Phoenix which rises up anew from its own ashes symbolising the cycle of renewal and regeneration.

Dionysus, Fire and Metempsychosis

Roman Mosaic Depicting Orpheus

Synonymous with Palingenesia , Metempsychosis is an Greek term referring to the concept of Transmigration of Souls or Life after death through the process of Rebirth or Reincarnation . The concept appeared in Pre-Socratic European Philosophers, initiated first in Thrace by Orpheus, and his secret doctrines- as the liberation of the body and soul could be only culminated through the surrendered worship of The Dionysian Force as The God Of Redemption. Alike Fire, the Dionysian energy can cleanse or  redeem, eradicating matter of its past bondage, thereby flowering the evolution and consequent liberation of a specific soul from the cycle of rebirth or  enhancing the ascetic piety of life and Self -purification (Catharsis) of the Soul.  Among the later Greek philosophers, Pherecydes of Syros, his disciple
Pythagoras and Plato also adopted the principle of Metempsychosis.
Metempsychosis can also be attributed to Hinduism, Buddhism and Drudism (the Druids of Britain, Gaul and Ireland).
In Buddhadharma, Metempsychosis is the Continuum Consciousness of the soul from its inception till the attainment of its  Buddhahood as  symbolical to the Fire Imagery. As a small flame which  is transmitted to light different candles or the massive  forest fires  both retain its original element .Thus, the new fire comes from the original Flame referring to the conditioned relationship between one life,  its subsequent rebirths and its ultimate attainment  liberation.
Post classical literary era saw the concept of Metempsychosis used by Modern writers such as David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest , Ovid' s Metamorphosis, Sir Edgar Allan Poe's Metzengerstien,   Guy De Maupassant 's Le docteur Heraclius Gloss, James Joyce 's Ulysses, John Donne's  Infinitati Sacrum along with works of Mallarmae  and Neitzsche

Morrison himself wrote a short poetry on his interpretation of Metempsychosis naming it :
   It has been said..........
                         It has been said that
                         on birth we are trying
                         To find a proper womb
                         for the growth of our
                         Buddha nature, & that
                         on dying we find a
                         womb in the tomb of the
                          earth. This my father's
                           fear.It shouldn't be.
                         Instead, he should be trying
                          To find me a better tomb.
Creation Of Man Prometheus,  Berthelemy Louvre

Fire Mythology: The Prometheus Fire Myth

Prometheus (the forethinker) was the son of Titan Lapetus of Clymene one of the Oceanids is introduced in 8th century epic poet Hesiod's Theogony. The Prometheus Fire Myth states the creation of man from and and the Theft of Fire. Prometheus is refered as a Titan, trickster and symbolical to human strife and survival . Punished for his theft, prometheus at last is freed by Heracles or Hercules at the Temple of Athena is hence attributed to her and Hephaestus and other gods of creative skills and technology.

Vedic References

Modern scientific linguistics suggest that the name Prometheus derived from a Proto-Indo -European root refers to the Vedic pra-math to steal or pramathyu-s thief  cognate with Promethus as the thief of fire.
The Vedic myth of the theft of fire by Matarisvan is an analog to the Greek account. Pramantha was the tool used to create fire.

Agni, The Hindu Mythological God of Fire

In Hindu Mytholgy

Agni, the god of Fire and The creator of the Sun and The Star systems is often referred as the sustainer of the universe as it consumes all evil as the benefactor of the human race for its purification, often described seated on a chariot driven by fiery horses and holding a flaming Spear is referred as the God bestowing immortality and redemption.

Fire Rituals

The Australian aborigines with painted patterns dance in a circular ring around the sacred fire similar to The Celtic European handfasting ceremony and ritual fire dance .
In Ancient Rome, a sacred fire associated with Goddess Vesta is symbolical of national well being, young women referred as Vestal Virgins are conferred the holy duty and are responsible for keeping the flame alive.
The Aztecs of Ancient Mexico believe the Fire god Huehueteotl as    the keeper of harmonical existence and the peacemaker between heaven and earth, after a cycle of 52 years all fires are extinguished until the Priest light a New holy fire for use.
In North European countries Pagan Bonfires are lighted on May 1st to mark the New birth of Spring.

Apocalyptic Predictions

Some myths of Apocalypse predict the End of World Engulfed in Fire as the Purging element that shall cleanse the earth for the birth of a Purified New world.

Hence, Fire has been since antiquity the element of Prime worship as the fore bearer, the redeemer and the purger.Jim Morrison's use of the distinct fire imagery of human catharsis

Do you know the warm progress under the stars?
Do you know we exist ?
Have forgotten the keys to the Kingdom?........

O great Creator of being
Grant us one more hour to
Perform our art
& perfect our lives

The moths & atheists are doubly divine & dying
We live, we die
& death not ends it
Journey we more into the
Cling to life
Our passion'd flower
We have assembled inside this ancient & insane theatre
To propagate our lust for life &flee the swarming wisdom of the streets
The barns stormed
The windows kept
To dance & save us
W/the divine mockery of words
Music inflames temperament
                       (When the true King's murderers are allowed
                            To roam free a 1000 Magicians arise in the land)


The Last Supper, Michaelangelo
We'er perched headlong
On the edge of boredom
We'er reaching for death
On the end of the candle
We'er trying for something
That has already found us............

                                 If its no problem, why mention it.
                                     Everything spoken means that
                                     it's opposite, & everything else.
                                           I'm alive, I 'm dying.



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