Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lady Lazarus


Raising Lazarus, Oil on Copper Plate, 1875, Carl Heinrich Bloch (Hope Gallery, Salt Lake City) The biblical narrative of the Raising of Lazarus is found in chapter 11 of the Gospel of John. Lazarus is introduced as a follower of Jesus, who lives in the town of Bethany near Jerusalem. He is identified as the brother of the sisters Mary and Martha. The sisters send word to Jesus that Lazarus, "he whom thou lovest," is ill. Instead of immediately traveling to Bethany, according to the narrator, Jesus intentionally remains where he is for two more days before beginning the journey. When Jesus arrives in Bethany, he finds that Lazarus is dead and has already been in his tomb for four days. He meets first with Martha and Mary in turn. Martha laments that Jesus did not arrive soon enough to heal her brother and Jesus replies with the well-known statement, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die". The narrator here gives the famous simple phrase, "Jesus wept". In the presence of a crowd of Jewish mourners, Jesus comes to the tomb. Over the objections of Martha, Jesus has them roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb and says a prayer. He then calls Lazarus to come out and Lazarus does so, still wrapped in his grave-cloths. Jesus then calls for someone to remove the grave-cloths, and let him go. The narrative ends with the statement that many of the witnesses to this event "believed in him." Others are said to report the events to the religious authorities in Jerusalem.

The Gospel of John mentions Lazarus again in chapter 12. Six days before the Passover on which Jesus is crucified, Jesus returns to Bethany and Lazarus attends a supper that Martha, his sister, serves. Jesus and Lazarus together attract the attention of many Jews and the narrator states that the chief priests consider having Lazarus put to death because so many people are believing in Jesus on account of this miracle. The miracle of the raising of Lazarus, the longest coherent narrative in John aside from the Passion, is the climax of John's "signs". It explains the crowds seeking Jesus on Palm Sunday, and leads directly to the decision of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin to kill Jesus. It is notable that Lazarus is the only resurrected character in the Bible (besides himself) that Jesus personally refers to as "dead." The Daughter of Jairus, whom he resurrected at another time, was said by Jesus to have been "sleeping." A resurrection story that is very similar is also found in the controversial Secret Gospel of Mark, although the young man is not named there specifically. Some scholars believe that the Secret Mark version represents an earlier form of the canonical story found in John.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The power of solistice love


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For three days, after the sun reaches its solstice, it appears to stand still. This period of pause, between the Suns descent and Ascent, wrought paralyzing dread and fear into the hearts and minds of the early pre-Christians. Over Time, they established rituals and traditions concerning this period (December 22 to December 25). They passed the word through oral tradition, and eventually, after their societies established writing, wrote it down, concerning their Sun God: the sun shall lay in a grave (point of solstice) for 3 days. But after 3 days the sun shall rise, be resurrected, (according to Webster's dictionary, the word resurrect is linked to the word resurge, which means To Rise Again, to revive), and ascend toward heaven, (progressively ascend northward to the position of the summer sun). 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Monday, July 29, 2013

Fin


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……….”What’s on thee desire o’ mind” that’s right “What to do?” we thought of him who is who when the owl sing, To-whoo, To-who, What’s for? Thee needed love but not to be bored and that’s supposed, rewards given but thee were forbidden, sing To-whoo, To-who “Do you know why?”, cuz, so many time we were forgotten those target and the rhymes, “keep cool” it’s all right for to night, sing To-whoo, ……To-who, never too soon de poet of wisdom will slash the moon. The moon would beheaded, he said, To-whoo, To-who, as pen was writing in my thought by nboth edges of his swords, “The moon” he said “c’mon, deancing around me”. In the Elizabethan's tower. .What’s on thee desire o’ mind” that’s right “What to do?” we thought of him who is who when the owl sing, To-whoo, To-who, What’s for? Thee needed love but not to be bored and that’s supposed, rewards given but thee were forbidden, sing To-whoo, To-who “Do you know why?”, cuz, so many time we were forgotten those target and the rhymes, “keep cool” it’s all right for to night, sing To-whoo, ……
“ To-who, never too soon de poet of wisdom will slash the moon. The moon would beheaded, he said, To-whoo, To-whoo, as pen was writing in my thought by nboth edges of his swords, “The moon” he said “c’mon, deancing around me”. In the “green”tower.
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“Slash the moon” Still falls the rain as dark as the man’s world, with the heart pausing sounds that changed in vain; black as our lost, blind as sixteen hundred and fourty-six nails, upon the cross

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ulysses-

The Royal Treasury of Story and song part V. The Enchanted Garden

“ Thomas Nelson and sons .co.,Ltd.


This history tells of the wanderings of Ulysses and his return from Troy, by Homer
Ulysses the wonderer By Charles Lamb.

I __the Storm.

………. At the stern of his solitary ship Ulysses sat and steered right artfully. No sleep could seize his eyelids. He beheld the Pleiads, the Bear which is by some called the Wain, that moves round about Orion, and keep still above ocean, and the slow-setting sign Bootes, which some name the Waggoner, Seventeen days he held his course, and on the eighteen the coast of Phaeacia was in sight. The figure of the land, as seen from the sea, was pretty and circular, and looked something like a shield.
Neptune, returning from visiting his favourite Ethiopians descried Ulysses ploughing the waves, his domain. The sight of the man he so much hated for the sake of Polyphemus, his son, whose eye Ulysses had put out, set the god’s heart on fire; and snatching into his hand his horrid sea-scepter, the trident of his power, he smote the air and the sea, and conjured up all his black storms, the billows rolling up before the fury of all the winds that contended together in their mighty sport. Then the knees of Ulysses bent with fear, and then all his spirit was spent, and he wished that he had been among the number of his countrymen who fell before Troy, and had their funerals celibrated by all the Greeks, rather than to perish thus, where no man could mourn him or know him. As the thought these melaneholy thoughts, a huge wave took him and washed him overboard. Ship and all were upset amidst the bellows, he strangling afar offm clinging to her stern broken off wnich he yet held, her mast cracking in two with the fury of the gust of mixed winds that struck it. Sails and sail-yards fell into the deep, and he himself was long immersed under water; nor could he get his head above, wave so, met with wave , as if they strove which should depress him most, and the gorgeous garments given him by Calypso * clung above him, and hindered his swimming.

•>………. During his wanderings Ulysses visited the goddess Calypso in the island of Ogygia, and she offered him, immortality if he would remain with her. But he refused, wishing only to return to his wife Penelope.
• Boreas, the North wind; Notus, the South wind; Eurus, the East wind: Zephyrus, the West wind.

Yet Neither for this, nor the overthrow of his ship, nor his own perilous condition, would he give up his drenched vessel, but, wrestling with Neptune, at length got hold of her again, and then sat in her hulk, insulting over death, which he had escaped. His ship, striving to live, floated at random, cuffed from wave to wave, hurled to and fro by all the winds; now Boreas tossed it to notus, notus passed it to Eurus, and Eurus to the west wind, who kept up the horrid tennis.

II,__The Sea-Birds’s Gift.

>………. The winds in there mad sport beheld Ino Leucothea, now a sea-goddess, but once a mortal; she with pity beheld Ulysses the mark of their fierce contention, and rising from the waves alighted on the ship, in shape like to the sea-bird which is called a cormorant. In her beak she held a wonderful girdle made of sea-weeds which grow at the bottom of the ocean, and this she dropped at his feet. Then the bird spake to Ulysses and counseled him not to trust any more to that fatal vessel against which Neptune had leveled his furious wrath, nor to those ill-befriending garments which Calypso had given him, but to quit both, it and them, and trust for his safety to swimming.
>………. “ And here,” said the seeming bird, “ take the girdle and tie about your middle. For it has virtue to protect the wearer at sea, and you shall safety reach the shore; but when you have landed cast it far from you back into the sea.”
He did as the sea-bird instructed him; he stripped himself, and fastening the wondrous girdle about his middle.
Cast himself into the sea to swim. Then the bird dive past his sight into the fathomless abyses of the ocean.

III,__Buffeting the waves.

>………. Two days and two nights he spent in struggling with the waves, though sore buffeted and almost spent, never giving himself up for lost, such confidence he had in that charm which he wore about his middle, and in the words of that divine bird. But the third morning the winds grew calm, and all the heavens were clear.
Then he saw himself nigh land, which he knew to be the coast of the Phaeacians, a people good to strangers, and abounding in ships, by whose favour he doubted not that he should obtain a passage to his own country. And such joy he conceived to his heart, as good sons have that esteem their father’s life dear, when long sickness has held him down to his bed, and wasted his body, and as length they see health return to the old man, with restored strength and spirits , in reward of their many players to the gods for his safety.
Very precious was the prospect of home-return to Ulysses, that he might restore health to his country, that had long languished so full of distempers in his absence. And then for his own safety’s sake he had joy to see the shores, the woods, so nigh and within his grasp as they seemed, and he laboured with all the might of hands and feet to reach with swimming that nigh-swimming land.
But when he approached near, a horrid sound of a huge sea beating against rocks informed him that here was no place for landing, or any harbour of man’s resort. For through the weeds and the foam which the sea belched up against the land he could dimly discover the rugged shore all bristled with flints, and all that part of the coast one impending rock that seemed impossible to climb; and the water all about so deep, that not a beach was there for any foot to rest upon, and every moment he feared least some wave more cruel than the rest should crush him against the cliff, rendering worse than vain all his landing; and should he swim to seek a more commodious haven farther on, he was fearful least, weak and spirit as he was the wind would force him back a long way off into the main, where terrible god Neptune, for wrath that he had so nearly escaped his power, having gotten him again into his domain, would send out some great sea-monster to swallow him up alive, with such malignity the god of the sea still pursued him.
While this thought distracted him with diversity of dangers, one bigger wave drove against a sharp/rock is naked body which it gashed and tore, and wanted little of breaking all his bones, so rude was the shock. But in this extremity she prompted him who never failed him at need. Minerva ( who is wisdom itself ) put it into his thoughts no longer to keep swimming off and on, as one dieing with danger, but boldly to force the shore that threatened him, and to hug the rock that had torn him so rudely ; which with both hands he clasped, wrestling with extremity, till the rage of that billow which had driven him upon it was past. But then again the rock drove back that wave so furiously, that it left him of his hold, sucking him with it in its return, and the sharp rock (his cruel friend) to which he clung for succour rent the fresh so sore from his hands in parting, that he fell off, and could sustain no longer : quite underwater he fell, and past the help of fate, and there had the hapless Ulysses lost all portion that he had in this life, if Minerva has not prompted his wisdom in that peril to essay another course, and to find some other shelter, ceasing to attempt that landing-place.
She guided his wearied and nigh-exhausted limits to the mouth of a fair river, which not far from thence disbursed its watery tribute to the ocean. Here the shores were easy and accessible, and the rocks, which rather adorned than defended its banks, so smooth, that they seemed polished of purpose to invite the landing of our sea-wanderer, and to atone for the uncourteous treatment which those less hospitable cliffs had afforded him.
And the god of the river stayed his current and smoothed his waters, to make the landing of Ulysses more easy; for sacred to the ever-living deities of the fresh waters, be they mountain-stream, river, or lake, is the cry of erring mortals that seek their aid, by reason that being inland-bred these gods partake more of the gentle humanities of our nature than those marine deities, whom Neptune trains up in, tempests in the unpitying recesses of his salt abyss.
IV.__The sleep in the Woods.

>………. So by the favour of the river’s god Ulysses crept to land half-drowned ; both his knees faltering, his strong hands falling down through weakness from the excessive toils he had endured, his cheek and nostrils flowing with froth of the sea-brine, much of which he had swallowed in that conflict, voice and breath spent, down he sank as in death.
>………. Dead weary he was. It seemed as if the sea had soaked through his heart, and the pains he felt in all his veins were little less than those which one feels that has endured the torture of the rack. But when his spirits came a little to themselves, and his recollection by degrees began to return, he rose up, and unloosing from his waist the girdle or charm which that divine bird had given him, and remembering the charge which he had received with it, he flung it far from him into the river. Back it swam with course of the ebbing stream till it reached the seam, where the fair hands of Ino Leucothea received it to keep it as a pledge of safety to any future shipwrecked mariner that like Ulysses should be cast into those perilous waves.
Then he kissed the humble earth in taken of safety, and on he went by the side of that pleasant river till he came where it thicker shade of rushes that grew on its banks seemed to point out the place where he might rest his sea-wearied limbs. And here a fresh perplexity divided his mind, whether he should pass the night, which was coming on, in that place, where, though he feared no other enemies, the damps and frosts of the chill sea-air in that exposed situation might be the death to him in his weak state ; or whether he had better climb the next hill, and pierce the depth of some shady wood in which he might find a warm and sheltered though insecure repose, subject to the approach of any wild beast that roamed that way. Better did this last course appear to him, though with some danger as that which was more honorable and savored more of strife and self-exertion, than to perish without a struggle, the passive victim of cold and the elements.
So he bent his course to the nearest woods, where entering in, he found a thicket, mostly of wild olives and such low trees, yet growing so intertwined and knit together that the moist wind had not leave to play through their branches, nor the sun’s scorching beams to pierce their recesses, nor any shower to beat through, they grew so thick and as it were folded each in the other. Here creeping in, he made his bed of the leaves which were beginning to fall, of which was such of abundance that two or three men might have spread them ample coverings, such as might shield them from the winter’s rage, though the air breathed steel and blew as if it would burst.
Here creeping in, he heaped up store of leaves all about him, as a man would billets upon a winter fire, and lay down in the midst. Rich seed of virtue lying hid in poor leaves ! Here Minerva gave him sound sleep ; and here all his long toils past seemed to be concluded and shut up within the little sphere of his refreshed and closed eyelids.

V.__The Princess Nausicaa,

Meantime Minerva, designing an interview between the king’s daughter of that country and Ulysses when he should awake, went by night to the palace of king Alienous, and stood at the bedside of the Princess Nausicaa in the shape of one of her fevourite attendants, and thus addressed the sleeping princess,__
“ Nausicaa, why do you lie sleeping here, and never bestow a thought upon your bridal ornaments, of which you have many and beautiful, laid up in your lobe against the day of your marriage, which cannot be far distant ; when you shall have need of all , not only to deck your own person, but give away in presents to the virgins that honoring you shall attend you to the temple ? ”
“Your reputation stands much upon the timely care of these things ; these things are they which fill father and reverend mother with delight. Let us arise abet times to wash your sire to lend you mules and a coach, for your wardrobe is heavy, and the place where we must wash in distant, and besides it fits not a great princess like you to go so far on foot.”
So saying she went away, and Nausicaa awoke, full of pleasing thoughts of her marriage, which the dream had told her was not far distant ; and as soon as it was dawn, she arose and dressed herself and went to find her parents.

VI.__The Washing.

The queen her mother was already up, and seated among her maids, spinning at her wheel, as the fashion was in those primitive times, when great ladies did not disdain housewifery ; and the king her father was preparing to get abroad at that early hour to council with his graves senate.
“ My father,” she said, “ will you not order mules and a coach to be got ready, that I may go and wash, I and my maids, at the Cisterus that stand without the city ?”
“ What washing does my daughter speak of ? ” said Aleinous.
“ Mine and my brothers’ garments,” she replied, “ that have contracted soil by this time with lying so long in the wardrobe. Five sons have you, that are my brothers ; two of them are married, and three are bachelors ; these last it concerns to have their garments neat and unsoiled; it may advances their fortunes in marriage; and who but I their sister should have a care of these things? You yourself, my father, have need of whitest apparel, when you go, as now, to the conneil.”
She used this plea, modestly dissembling her care of her own nuptials to her father, who was not displeased at this instance of his daughter’s discreation ; for a seasonable care about marriage may be permitted to a young maiden, provided it be accompanied with modesty and dutiful submission to her parents in the choice of her future husband ; and there was no fear of Nausicaa choosing wrongly or improperly, for she was as wise as she was beautiful, and the best in all Phaeacia were suitors to her for her love.
So Alienous readily gave consent that she should go, ordering mules and a coach to be prepared. And Nausicaa brought from her chamber all her vestments, and laid them up in the coach, and her mother placed bread and wine in the coach, and oil in a golden cruse, to softed the bright skins of Nausicaa, making her maids when they came out of the river, Nausicaa, making her maids get up into the coach with her, lashed the mules, till they brought her to the Cisterus which stood a little on the outside of the town, and were surprised with water from the river.
There her attendants unyoked the mules, took out the clothes, and steeped them in the cisterns, washing then in several waters, and afterwards treading them clean with their feet, venturing wagers who should have done soonest and cleanest, and using many pastimes to beguile their labour such as young maids use, while the princess looked on.
When they have laid their clothes to dry, they fell to playing again, and Nausicaa joined them in a game with the ball from hand to hand with great expedition, she who begins the pastime singing a song.
It chanced that the princess, whose turn it because to toss the ball, and it so far from its mark that it fell beyond into one of the cisterns of the river; at which the whole company, in merry consternation, set up a shriek so loud as waked the sleeping Ulysses who was taking his rest, after his king toils, in the woods not for distant from the place where these young maids had come to wash.

VII __Ulysses Discovered.

At the sound of female voices. Ulysses were crept forth from his retirement, making himself a covering with boughs and leaves as well as he could. The sudden appearance of his weather-beaten form so frightened the maidens that they scudded away into the woods and all about to hide themselves, only Minerva ( who had brought about this interview to admirable purposes, by seemingly accidental means) put courage into the breast of Nausicaa, and she stayed where she was, and resolved to know what manner of man he was, and what was the occasion of his strange coming to them.
>………. He not venturing to approach and clasp her knees as suppliants should, but standing far off, addressed this speech to the young princess,__
“ Before I presume rudely to pass my petitions, I should first ask whether I am addressing a mortal woman or one of the goddesses. If a goddess, you seem to me to be liked to Diana, the maiden huntress, the daughter of Jove. Like hers are your stature, your features, and air divine.”
She making answer that she was no goddess, but a mortal maid, he continued



“ If a woman, thrice blessed are both the authors of your birth, thrice blessed are your brothers, who even to rapture must have joy in yours perfections, to see you grown so like a young tree, and so graceful. But most blessed of all that breathe is he that has the gift to engage, your young neck in the yoke of marriage.
“ I never saw that man that was worthy of you. I never saw man or woman that at all parts equaled you. Lately at Delos (where I touched) I saw a young palm which grew beside Apollo’s temple ; I can compare you only to that. A stuper past admiration strikes me, joined with fear, which keeps me back from approaching you to embrace your knees.
“ Nor is it strange ;a for one of freshest and firmest spirit would falter, approaching near to so bright an object ; but I am one whom a cruel habit of calamity has prepared to receive strong impressions. Twenty days the unrelenting seas have tossed me up and down coming from Ogygia, and at length cast me shipwrecked last night upon your coast. I have seen no man of woman since I landed but yourself. All that I crave is clothes, which you may spare me, and to be shown the way to some neighbouring town. The gods who have care of strangers will requite you for these courtesies.”
She, admiring to hear such complimentary words proceed out of the mouth of one whose appearance was so rough and unpromising, made answer ; “ Stranger, I discern neither sloth nor folly in you, and yet I see that you are poor and wretched; from which I gather that neither wisdom nor industry can secure felicity; only Jove bestows it upon whomsoever be please. He perhaps had reduced you to this plight. He perhaps has reduced you to the plight. However, since your wanderings have brought you so near to our city, it lies in our duty to supply your wants. Clothes and what else a human hand should give to one so suppliant and so tamed with calamity you shall not lack. We will show you our city and tell you the name of our people. This is the land of the Phaeacians, of which my father Alcinous is king.”
Then calling her attendants, who had dispersed on the first sight of Ulysses, she rebuked them for their fear, and said; ‘ this man is no Cyclop, nor monster of sea or land, that you should fear him; but he seems manly, staid, and discreet, and though decayed in his outward appearance, yet he has the mind’s richest __wit and fortitude __ in abundance. Show him the cisterns where he may wash him from the sea-weeds and foam that hang about him, and let him have garments that fit him out of those which we have brought with us to the cisterns.” Ulysses, retiring a little out of sight, cleansed him in the cisterns from the sail and impurities with which the rocks and waves had covered all his body, and clothing himself with befitting raiment, which the princess’s attendants had given him, he presented himself in more worthy shape to given him, he presented himself in more worthy shape to Nausicaa. She wondered now to see what a comely personage he was. She thought him some king or hero, and secretly wished that the gods would be pleased to give her such a husband.
Then causing her attendants to yoke her mules and lay up the vestments, which the sun’s heat had sufficiently dried, in the coach, she ascended with her maids, and drove off to the palace; bidding Ulysses, as she departed, keep an eye upon the coach, and to follow it on foot at some distance ; which she did , because if she had suffered him to ride in the coach with her, it might have subjected her to some blame of the common people. So discreet and attentive to appearance
In all her actions was this admirable princess.

VIII __ The Court of Phceacia.

Ulysses, as he entered the city, wondered to see its magnificence, its markets, buildings, temples; its walls and ramparts; its trade and resort of men; its harbours for shipping which is the strength of the Phaeacian state. Until when he approached the palace, and beheld its riches, the proportion of its architecture, its avenues, gardens, statues, fountains, he stood rant in admiration and almost forget his own condition in surveying the flourishing estate of others; but correcting himself, he passed on boldly into the inner apartment, where the king and queen were sitting at dinner with the peers Nausicaa having prepared them for his approach.
To them, humbly kneeling he made it his request, that since fortune had cast him naked upon their shores, they would take him into their protection and grant him conveyance by one of the ships, of which their great Phaeacian state had such good store, to carry him to his own country, Having deliver to his request, to grace it with more humility, he went and sat himself down upon the hearth among the ashes, as the custom was in those days when any man would make a petition to the throne.
He seemed a petitioner of so great a state and of so superior a deportment that Aleinous himself arose to do him honour, and this he spake to his peers,__
“ Loards and counselors of Phaeacia, ye see this man, who he is we know not, that is come to us in the guise of a petitioner. He seems no mean one; but whoever he is, it is fit, since the gods have cast him upon our protection, that we grant him the rites of hospitality while he stay with us, and at his departure a ship well managed to convey so worthy a personage as he seems to be, in a manner suitable to his rank, to his own country.”
This counsel the peers with one consent approved; and wine and meat being sat before Ulysses, he ate and drunk, and gave the gods thanks who had stirred up the royal bounty of Alienous to aid him in that extremity. But not as you did he reveal to the king and queen who he was, or whence he had come; only in brief terms he related his being cast upon their shores, his sleep in the woods, and his meeting with the Princess Nausicaa; whose generosity, mingled with insecretion, filled her parents with delight, as Ulysses in eloquent phrases adorned and commended her virtues.
But Alcinous humanely considering that the troubles which his guest had undergone required rest, as well as refreshment by food, dismissed him early in the evening to his chamber ; where in a magnificent apartment Ulysses found a smoother bed, but not a sounder repose, than he had enjoyed the night before, when he slept upon leaves which he had scraped together in his necessity.Lord Tennyson...........................................................
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