An Excerpt for “Dream-time”.
Metamorphosis in insects. Tridiuum Sacrum in human beings.
In insects, metamorphosis is of two kinds: it is complete or incomplete.
In human beings, the Tridiuum Sacrum is of two kinds: it is complete or incomplete.
Metamorphosis in insects is a change of form: a catterpillar becomes a butterfly, a nymph becomes a dragon fly.
The Tridiuum Sacrum is human beings is a going beyond form. It is ego-centred form losing itself in the Fromless Divine.
Persons undergoing the Tridiuum Sacrum, persons engulfed and swallowed up by it, will sometimes feel that, body and soul, they are evaporating. Like a saucepan of water over a fire, they sometimes feel that, body and soul, they are being boiled away, saucepan and all.
Only, it isn’t like that. It isn’t like a saucepan of water over a fire- a saucepan of clear well-water over an ordinary fire – a turf fire. No, it isn’t like that.
I feel like a cauldron of unregenerate dark energies over a Ragnorak ( Norse mythology- the final destiny of the gods) fire. I am boiling away. A stream of nightmares and dreams condenses on my bedroom window.
I wake every night at the hour of the wolf. Recording another kind of time in another kind of way, my clock says it is twenty to four.
My room is thick with moral pollution.
As the peoples of Europe imagined it, Ragnorak was something that happened to the world. But, whoever I am, it can happen to me.
Here a link to John speaking.