Perhaps all the moralism, and all the self sanctified enlightenment is in its way the biggest fuel for the evils they themselves deride?
Notice people with green thumbs all seem to have something in common? An element of calmness? Ever met or seen an anxious or frantic person who could nurture plants well?
Plants grow for me like crazy, but I’m not sure how “calm” I am. I would say at your core you are calm, just likely very sensitive to those who are out of synch with the dream. This is what likely drew you to living off the land. Does your dog ever make you anxious? Never, nor do I make him anxious. And he is plenty energetic and loud isn’t he? He’s not loud, never barks. Greets all strangers as friends. Ah, well difference of temperament. I suspect most dogs bark more than they naturally would anyway. Being around “normal” people makes animals crazy, anxious rather. Being around “conscientious” people is what makes them crazy.
Fuddy-duddies? Those who are “responsible”, mechanistic, lost in keeping up with the Joneses.
Can you create differently than you dream? Can you write a story you don’t dream? Many fiction writers describe part of their preparation stage as being a sort of tuning into the pulse of life and the people around them. Ever hear this?
Oh yes. Steinbeck, for example, went into trances before he could write. Exactly. Salvador Dali sat and deliberately let himself slip into a hypnogogic drowse with a spoon full of water held in his hand over a tin plate so he wouldn’t fall asleep. It was his way of getting ideas. If you read much literature on creativity, they speak of training the subconscious mind to incubate an idea to the point that subconscious creativity is seen as almost the entirety of the process.
“I can’t remember writing books because it’s like dreams. That time just passes. I write from eight in the morning until about noon every day and when that time is going by for me, it just, I’m not in the world, I’m inside whatever the story is,” said Stephen King.
The conscious elements are minimal. Does any writer of stories not dream? Does any painter of fantasy? It doesn’t even have to be fantasy. This is all green magick.
Michelangelo “dreamed” of figures sleeping in the marble.
What is the difference between regeneration, procreation and creativity? Can we heal without a change of behavior? A change of mind? Is this change made by conscious will and deliberate intention?
I think attitude can help healing along but it does a lot by itself. What is the difference between romance, sex, and art? What is the difference between attitude and a dreaming theme?
Both require being “in the mood.” Positive attitude is often in direct contradiction to the apparent condition of our environment is it not? In the mood, in the dream, where else would babies come from?
Stork. Yes, a dream image.
Cabbage patch? So is that, any metaphor would be, any metaphor with an organic structure to it would be green magick with a flow.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.