Re: question for christians
several years ago i came across an interview with joseph campbell, the master of myth and metaphor. he was discussing the subject of easter sunday. he was blending elements of the equinox, the cycle of the moon, and story of christ. regeneration and transformation was the basic thrust. he set up his story of easter by reminding us of a more difficult time. a time when we came out of the fall equinox and harvest season with the hopes of making it through what could be a difficult winter. he described the celebration of the winter solstice, and the turning point from the darkest of days, when the light of hope appeared on the horizon, leading us to spring and our salvation. a time of regeneration, resurrection, and fertility. but the most intriguing metaphor he described, for me, was the cycle of the moon as it related to the lifespan and maturity of a man/jesus. the moon, like a child, shows it's first sliver of light and intellect in the form of the crescent. and as it progresses, it's light and understanding becomes stronger and brighter. this being/ego/entity begins to shine brightly, until it reaches it's MID life, the full moon. this is the beauty of the equinox and easter.
for those lucky enough to have a clear view of both the eastern and western horizons, do yourself a favor and get up at sun rise. on a perfect easter/equinox morning, you should be able to see 2 bodies of light, one on either horizon. if it's clear enough, and If you don't know your east from your west, the sun and moon appear to be equally bright and you may not be able to tell them apart. It's at this moment in this mans/moons life that he should realize, if he's a truly conscious and connected being, that the light he has been emanating and boasting about is not his own. rather it is being reflected off/through him from a higher source/power. "i and my father are one," if i may quote today's guest of honor.
think for yourself