The death and resurrection of Jesus tells the story of finding the spirit within.
Storytelling is a kind of conventional wisdom that resonates within us, connecting the difficult with the sublime.
Count Carlo Gozzi and George Polti compiled the list of the 36 dramatic situations. Completed in 1895.
The mundane describes love, murder, and mayhem. The divine crosses over into enlightenment and imagination. We seem to desire to be delivered from the former, and long for the latter.
Can we explain how we experience things? How to describe the nature of being? Most of us persist in trying to figure out what to “do”. To appreciate and accomplish perception we need contemplation. Observing our thoughts and eliminating judgements is something we all acknowledge. When we are locked in our personal dilemmas, we want to fight for the way we perceive the human condition to be.
The rule of law vs Antigone. Her brothers fight each other in a civil war. The loser, Polynices, is left for the vultures to feed on, by his uncle, the law. Antigone decides to honor his death by burial and is, in turn, punished by imprisonment till death. The uncle, Creon, loses his family but even as the Gods punish the proud, wisdom is obtained.
Revolution is a part of the human dilemma. We do polarize events to obtain the outcome we believe in. Aquarius represents utopian commune in cyberspace, which for the moment is controlled by a few. Does the individual exist in this new dynamic? Hopefully there will also be a free and open internet access to all.