Rambling on the Spiral Path


“The Way to the goal seems chaotic and interminable at first.
Only gradually do the signs increase that it is leading anywhere. The Way is not straight but appears to go round in circles. More accurate, knowledge has proved it to go in spirals.”

– C.G. Jung


Striving but not reaching
universal inertia slowing me down
it seems like I get so far
and find myself plucked back further
as another seemingly wrong direction
has ended with a circular trip
back to the crossroads.
It would be so easy to give in to frustration.
Yet perhaps I know a bit more each time I return
It might feel like I’m going in circles but
actually it is a spiral
Understanding has been gained from the journey
and I have to admit that even
the wrong turns have been kind of fun.
OK then its the spiral game
and its time to go around again.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Serpentine FireSerpentine Fire by G A Rosenberg


AndromaliusAndromalius (#72 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg


Bean Stalks and Rabbit Holes – A Consciousness Stream


“You just don’t want to push people into doing things that they really don’t want to do. I don’t think it’s going to produce much.”
— William Scott


I refuse to fear the unknown. I may ponder the unanswerable questions from different angles but I refuse to jump to paranoia. Too often I have found that basic human ignorance (I do not say stupidity because I have found too many ways in which I am stupid or at least ignorant. What is stupidity after all but ignorance we cling to unnecessarily?) accounts for much more of the problems that plague us than any kind of evil intent. I don’t mind confusion and I enjoy mystery and paradox but fear is way too itchy and I never seem to be able to wear it well. Certainty is another style that I can’t seem to pull off but then that could be seen as indulging in uncertainty which perhaps I do. I am a master at second guessing as there always seem to be more angles to look at and yes I have fun looking at them all. It might not make for fast decisions yet I have always enjoyed the kaleidoscopic crossroads view. Then again if little is certain than that makes for very many unknowns. Caves of reality that cry out to be explored. But then there are always bean stalks to climb and rabbit holes to jump down.
Ever notice something about those old fairy tale devices the bean stalk and the rabbit hole? They are lovely sexual metaphors. They are the yin and the yang and the one and the 0. Jack climbs his stalk and discovers giants while Alice falls down her hole and fights evil queens alongside Mad Hatters and Rabbits. Dorothy’s cyclone and the closet to Narnia have similar Freudian aspects to them. Says a lot for the power of sexual energy and the ways in which we explore both fantasy and existence.
So I will continue to explore and look at things my own peculiar way and through poetry art and rambles like this share my explorations with you.
Blessings, G


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Spin OutSpin Out by G A Rosenberg


Balanced in the StormBalanced in the Storm by G A Rosenberg