It’s been awhile since I posted anything about the spiral development in which I transcend and also include the former stages of my development (maybe because it is easier said than done – or maybe cause I think most people don’t really give a shit what I think).
I’ve resisted watching “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, by C.S. Lewis ever since the magic and myth behind the story were made into “literal” ideas years ago. I loved the Narnia Chronicles, however the literal interpretation stole the essence of this beautiful story and made me turn away (the baby and the bath water, yeah?). I have not looked at this story in over 10 years
I watched it this evening.
This is a truly wonderful myth of redemtion. From purple through blue (into green) and up the spiral into yellow (if you’re not sure what I am bloging about – google Spiral Dynamics). While not a literalist, this was for me a wonderful film – About ego, humility, the shadow, the dark night of the soul, the sacrifice of love, misunderstanding, redeeming oneself, redeeming other sentient beings, loss of hope and the inner hope of knowing. Very Joseph Campbell – who I owe much of my development to.
Why did I allow literalism to rob me of this?
Just something I need to sit with and breathe through . . .
I do know that developmentally, children (or humans in general) have to first experience a dichotomous “right and wrong”, “good and evil” before they can move towards Oneness. This film is in-between the dichotomy and the oneness. So mankind is moving forward, even in the West. So I include this in my development.
Going to bed, I have a hike on the side of a volcano scheduled in the morning.