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sing4peace Singing with Archetypes (46) RE: Singing with Archetypes 21 Sep 09


Have a nice nap -

No doubt you'd laugh at me telling you that I've been getting in touch with my inner Medusa - not to worry, I can handle it. Just don't come at me with a sword.

Older references have Medusa being the prime Goddess, mythologically speaking. She had three faces: maiden/mother/crone representing birth,life,death,rebirth,life,death,rebirth,life,death...

She got a bad rap for sure - starting out as the most revered goddess for her universal beauty. Her snakes represented wisdom, healing and prophecy. Comes the patriarchical re-write with a need to co-opt and destroy and makes Medusa into a monster. She was such a threat that she had to be beheaded. Some mythology says that as her head was carried away the snakes fell to the earth becoming the tribes of Africa.

The Medusa effect is when we become overwhelmed by too much information and freeze up - like a computer asked to complete a task it doesn't have the RAM for. The way to break the psychic (or spiritual) freeze up is through the mirror of contemplation.

Singing a song such as Peggy Seeger's "Song of Choice" I feel my head full of snakes alright. That's a scary song - makes some folks freeze up.

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sssssssss all for now.
Joyce


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