Psychology, Trickster

Muddy Waters…

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Such documents exist… To support traditions… Already current… In the folk record… Traditions which survive well enough… Without this sort of artifice… The Celtic Kirk… In Britain… Included Britons… And had a well established body… Of itinerant savants… Now regarded as ‘saints’… Who stood… Over and above… The much later… Roman Catholic notions… Of that auspicious title… As the early Celtic saints… Were, amongst other things, Arch Geomancers… Their ‘hagiographies’… Are often replete with many wanderings… Careful study of which can yield… Otherwise hidden sources of ‘sacrality’.

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Coupled with these ‘circuits’… A secret body of artists… And artisans… Celebrated their ‘saintly’ achievements… In many forms… Some of which are still extant today… And can be found hidden… In the nooks… And crannies… Of our communities… Throughout the land… To walk the earth… In this way… With hearts open… Can be extremely instructive… And grants… A different eye view… Of many things… Previously thought to be known… And settled… And of little… Or even… No interest whatsoever… These days… Nothing… It need hardly be stressed… Could be further from the truth.

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Language… In this regard… Serves as a useful analogy… For we can observe… What different languages ‘do’… To well known names… Jon… John… Johann… Johannes… Johnathan… Nathan… Nat… Natalie… Jan… Ian… Ivan… Sean… Jean… Jane… Janice… Juan… Jeanette… Janet… Johanna… Joanna… Joanne… Joan… Hanna… Anna… Ann… Anne… As can readily be acknowledged… All are forms… Long and short… Of the same name… The name takes… Both masculine… And feminine forms… But what is the original form of the name?… And was it originally… A girls name… Or a boys name?…