"And I know not which I should follow, shadow or song"
Faun, hymn to Pan
The quote reminds me of a Celtic myth, the pipe of the Dagda, plays three strains; joy, sorrow, dream.
'Shadow is what we are faced with when the Sun is behind' is the concept of Sarfa, 'the act of turning away from God' which involves us with the places that light is blocked from by our existence before the light of the Sun God, for whatever we allow that to be. It is a similar principle to Kamma. It goes from here into Jungian archetypes manifest as Medicine Journeys as we deal with the issues invoked.
In my roots shamanic tradition, this is the foundation of spellcraft.
And then the same day as I wrote this, and the same day as I wrote to my friend about the Egyptian hieroglyph for 'seed/beginning', it being three dots, written in gold on black on the Kaba at Mecca, along with the glyph for 'world' (the ground beneath is and the realm of experience; the relationship between the two);
my Islamic friend Shahad sent me a game on blackberry messenger:
Spell out your name;
A: easy to fall in love with
B: You like people
C: One in a million
D: You are really silly
E: Great in bed
F: You love to drink
G: You never let people tell you what to do
H: You are lovely
I: You are popular with all types of people
J: People adore you
K: You're wild and crazy
L: Unbelievably great in bed
M: Best kisser ever
N: You like to drink
O: You love to party
P: Great in bed
Q: You are a hypocrite
R: Fucking crazy
S: You are dead sexy
T: You are very loyal to the ones you love
U: You really like to chill
V: You are not judgmental
W: You are very broad minded
X: You never let people tell you what to do
Y: Best boy/girl friend anyone can ask for
Z: Always ready
I had began writing about the Faun lyrics, because I have been invited to write for an internet blog group, which I believe will help me to focus and formulate my ideas.
The group is THE PAGAN BLOG PROJECT 2012
So it seems to me logical and progressive that the first of my blogs for this project should be A is for Alphabet. The letter A being the symbol for both Arrow and for the head and horns of an Auroch (a giant bull from the paleolithic and neolithic stone-age, now extinct), so I have been instructed by etymologists.
After which I intend to study Attack from electronic musical machines, it being the first of four 'elements' called;
Attack Decay Sustain Release
ASDR which are used to shape what waveforms sound like. All of reality is made of frequencies and waveform so a musical understanding of the modulation of these waveforms seems to me to be a very magickal perception indeed.