The Hunt and The Hound – part 2

GODS & RADICALS

The Hunt

 

Three things govern the primitive’s conception of the dead person; He continues to live. He is powerful. He is at once well-disposed and malicious – Karl Meuli Gesammelte Schriften

 

The Hunt wasn’t always a Hunt, it used to be a Host; a carnival, a Mardi Gras, a parade of the dead wearing the flesh of the living. The Hunt came later with time and memory loss. Originally our youngsters would go out and live in the wilds and there they were talk to the dead, to the ungods of the landscape and to the gods themselves.  During winter – possibly at the same time as their own initiation rites were taking place – they would put on masks, paint their bodies and return to the people from whom they had been sent to live apart from and for that time they would be the dead of…

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~ by Sable Aradia on October 22, 2015.

2 Responses to “The Hunt and The Hound – part 2”

  1. they would be the dead of the mundane. Remembering the wildness of their birthright, arise and feel the breadth and width of all they had ever desired. They use the primordial ooze to suffocate the friction of traumatic rebirth and lubricate the hands of time as their essence spills forth, humble and complete. And so the primitive’s conception is stripped away, as the carcass of rotting flesh eventually returns to worms, thus becoming said ooze of primordial origin. The Hunt serves great purpose, as the Hunted replenish the balance as rightfully as the Hunter.

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