Japanese Myth...

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Re: Japanese Myth...

Unread post by David Talbott » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:43 am

Say there Plasmatic, your readers may wonder who wrote the above article in the journal AEON. :)

'twas I. And I still find it interesting that the Alchemists preserved such archaic traditions--as for example, their identification of Saturn as "the best sun."

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Re: Japanese Myth...

Unread post by Grey Cloud » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:54 am

Slightly off-topic but here in the UK we have a saying: 'red and green should not be seen'. It's used in connection with fashion-sense and so on.
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and fear nothing but being sidetracked.
The great Way is simple
but people delight in complexity.
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Re: Japanese Myth...

Unread post by Millennium » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:49 pm

This is the best Karura, Japanese Garuda, image which I have:


you can see it in higher resolution at:

the photo is from the front of an Antique Shop in Matsumoto-shi, the city of the Black Samurai Castle (Matsumoto-jo). this Karura stands about two meters tall. it is perhaps the favorite of my photos taken in Nagano-ken.

here is a modern depiction, of Karura become a Buddhist monk:

Originally, to the best of my studies, Garuda was the Great Mother NuWa or Naga from China and Asia, representing the Sun (Sun-Crow in China) or the Ocean Dragon (Lung or Ryu). Later, in the Patriarchal era, she was re-deified as a Masculine enemy of snakes and dragons, the enemy of magick and the Feminine wisdom of nature/creation.

Here is a another depiction, Khyung in Tibet:


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