on a leash signals times of quiet productivity and artful
calm for the village. Unleashed it means bloodshed, destruction,
cruel and indiscriminate change. Iron itself is blind but
full of potential like the ore-god hidden in the shaft. The gut deep
in the god's nature is informed by this capacity of iron
into flying hot particles like a weapon in inexperienced
hands. Or it can be directed---worked or channeled by the wise handler
new forms that provide stability that protects the patterns
life in the human community." N. Hall, Irons in
the Fire. Barrytown, NY., 2002. p.21.
inside of the mosque is considered sacred ground, not to be soiled
with the dirt of the street. When entering a mosque, you must either
remove your footwear or cover your shoes with the cloth slippers
which may be provided." "A Word About Mosques." http://kupola.com/khanspace/mons/mosques.htm.
pole: "Preceding all empirical data, the archetype-Images
are the organs of meditation, of the active Imagination; they effect
the transmutation of these data by giving them their meaning,
and precisely in so doing make known the manner of being of a specific
human presence and the fundamental orientation inherent
in it. Taking its bearings by the heavenly pole as the threshold
of the world beyond means that this presence then allows a world
other than that of geographical, physical, astronomical space to
open before it." H. Corbin, The Man of Light
in Iranian Sufism. Boulder, CO., 1978. p.5.
may well be asked why this mark of the centre is sometimes expressed
as a tree and sometimes as a pole. It is true that sometimes the
difference is negligible: the Saxon irminsul, for instance,
as described by Rudolf of Fulda, was truncus ligni, 'a wooden
trunk' that might be understood as a dead tree. The custom of making
a pole by arranging a dug-up tree with its arbor inversa 'roots
upwards' is possibly another testimony of the close connection between
tree and pole. Nevertheless, there seems to have been a general tendency
towards the erection of poles in the far north and to using trees
(often planted trees) in the south of the Eurasian continent." Å.
Hultkrantz, "A New Look at the World Pillar in Arctic and SubArctic
religions." In, J. Pentikäinen, Editor, Shamanism and Northern
Ecology. Berlin, Germany, 1996. p.36.
earliest case: D.G. White, Myths of the Dog-Man. Chicago,
Il., 1991. pp.130-31. The Dog Jung are said to be descended
from a dog with two heads. Thus, a unity of apolarity, a conjunction
of opposites, I and Other.
edge: "Edges are important because they define a limitation
in order to deliver us from it. When we come to an edge we come
to a frontier that tells us that we are now about to become more
than we have been before." W.I. Thompson, The
Time Falling Bodies Take to Light. New York, 1981. p.8.
Yisgadal: Kaddish means
a sanctification of God's name. The first mention of the Kaddish is
in a thirteenth century writing called the Or Zarua.
The prayer at the end of the service became Kaddish Yatom,
literally, "Orphan's Kaddish." Although Kaddish contains
no reference to death, it has become the prayer of mourning, recited
for eleven months from the day of the death, and also on the anniversary
of the death. It shows acceptance of divine judgment, when a person
may easily reject God. In addition, by sanctifying God's name in
public, the merit of the deceased person is increased.