Lord of the Deep: Dawn and Seven Radiances.

Willow enjoyed her first time with us at the Lord of the Deep workshop. Her retelling continues…

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The morning of the first full day of The Silent Eye Workshop had not yet dawned. I had slept well, “If I had dreamt I did not recall” words I would hear more than once that day.

I rose quickly, really looking forward to going into the hills to greet the dawn. We had done this in Cumbria and I had really loved it.

I went downstairs early enough to have a coffee before leaving. After a while the others arrived. Stuart was in the conservatory and announced it was too wet and windy to go up to the hills. I have to admit I was disappointed but Stuart asked us to keep our outdoor clothing on and so recreate being outside. Another lesson in mind over matter.

Listening to Stuart describe what we were about to do helped. Then I closed my eyes as he took us through…

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The Quest for Immortality: Dreams…

From Stuart…

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When the people of Uruk rebel against the tyranny of Gilgamesh,

they petition the Gods…

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Hearing their plea the Goddess, Aruru, fashions the twin of Gilgamesh

from the clay of her heart

and sets him loose in the wilderness

where he lives and runs with wild animals…

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Then Aruru sends Gilgamesh a dream.

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Although vivid the dream is obscure to Gilgamesh

so he seeks an interpretation from his mother, the Goddess Ninsun…

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In this dream Enkidu, the wild man, is likened to a boulder

which falls to earth from the sky.

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The people of Uruk adore this fallen sky-stone

and treat it as though it were a divine-child.

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Lord of the Deep: True colours?

Ahead of Sun in Gemini blog, tomorrow, Sue provides the objective truth about the Cedar Forest and poor Enkidu’s fate…

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Gilgamesh and Enkidu journey into the wilderness; pursuing the king’s desire for personal glory, the two have left Uruk to seek out the ‘forest demon’, Humbaba. Gilgamesh has vowed to kill the demon and cut down the Great Trees of the forest, seeking to prove his own might and carve his name in the annals of memory.

His mother, the goddess Ninsun, had blessed the two brothers in arms before their departure… but had offered advice; the gods know the value of free-will and the necessity of choice. His people had begged their king to set aside this quest, and he had scoffed, having no value for the opinion of those he should have served. Even Enkidu, who had stood beside him on many a quest, tried to persuade him against the journey, knowing that the apparently fearsome Humbaba is none other than Huwawa, the Great Spirit of the Cedar…

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