|Diego Rivera - Subterranean Forces (1926-1927)|
There are so few footprints here. Seekers rarely find this place. It's just so hard to read the signs.
And yet the trails that lead here are accessible at every turn.
You should stay here with me, for awhile. We can climb up to where the silence nests, and listen for the hatching of her nurslings. There is savage music everywhere.
There are grottoes here, with deep pools. If you gaze into the murky emerald water of those deep pools, you will see the shimmering rainbow scales of serpents, as they slither in and out of their tunnels. Time tunnels. These rainbow serpents are oracles. Ask them a question, and the answer will arrive instantaneously - in your own mind. But since they emerged from their time tunnels before the beginning, and have already witnessed the end, they only offer revelations about the here and now.
There are flowers that only blossom in the secret places of your own nakedness. Their fragrance can only be experienced here. Their color and texture can only be truly discerned by one who knows you in a way that the world does not. We can eat these flowers, like a sacrament of the desert, and they will bloom again miraculously in a matter of minutes or hours.
If you follow the roots of these flowers, you will arrive on the other side, at the eyelashes of the great goddess, and there you will see tears of joy roll down her cheeks. She is feasting on the vision of two spirit animals discovering the mysteries of becoming some third animal by fusing themselves together with rapture. In this wilderness.
There are wolves that roam these Steppes, howling into the night. Even the indigo skin of space shivers at the fierce beauty of their song.
There are so few footprints here. Seekers rarely find this place. It's just so hard to read the signs. And yet the trails that lead here begin at every turn.
You should stay here with me, for awhile.
-- Richard Power
Power's eighth book, Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality in an Era of Global Peril , is available now in soft cover and Kindle versions, from Amazon and elsewhere.