Ah Omar, he of the cloth bedecked head and wisdom of the serpent.
Do we know aught of the traditions of the loose fitting turban I wonder?
The calendar of course is altogether another ‘kettle of fish’.
(Nice word ‘kettle’. Is it linked to ‘catch’ I wonder).
Can a civilisation ever really transcend its conception of the calendar and hence the motion of the heavens?
I very much doubt it.
All of which means, my dearest Wendolina, that where the heavens are concerned we, as a fledgling civilisation, are saddled with the grossest inaccuracies…
‘We dive… down!” …A reference to the ‘Song of the Siren’ if ever there was one. The light of the Sun is too great which is why we need a vessel to contain it. Our vessel currently is the earth which has to become a ‘body of light’…
The ‘us’ of the bible is usually regarded as ‘The Elohim’. They represent the planetary beings or if one prefers our ‘old friends’ the Pleiades.
Perhaps, when or if we do ever indeed become ‘one of them’ we will be assigned our own planet, or star, and our own ‘day of the week’…
I am growing ever fonder of ‘the serpent as soul’ party. The sloughing of the skin certainly fits this conception. And one would then inevitably have to reconsider the line about ‘biting heels’ and ‘bruising heads’ which is the real ‘curse’ if curse it really is.
I like the ‘Beast that thinks for it-Self’ line which few of us ever achieve of course.
The ‘it-Self’ party, clearly, also has much to commend it.