scroll, shield, and spear — how knowledge, change, and diversity help us thrive.
the book, the mirror, and the sword: knowing and unknowing, reflecting and creating, acting and waiting
on knowledge and ignorance, on creation and reflection, on action and inaction.
changing reality: choose — explore and evaluate for best contribution, choose what matters — eliminate nonessential, and do — make process for getting things done easily.
origin of issue: “learned helplessness”,
lack of belief in ability to choose — believe.
issue origin: not comparing value of different actions nor choosing to do valuable actions — 80/20 guide to nonessential/valuable.
issue origin: not creating process to allows us to get things done easily, assuming ability or circumstance will do it — make process.
knowledge, reflection, action
these are the keys to life, a good one
sun, moon, earth
book of knowing and unknowing, mirror of change and reflection, sword of living and dying.
book of the earth, mirror of the moon, sword of the sun
meaningful change — grasp, shape, reach.
gathering, winnowing, growing
belief, choice, and action, are parts of the same whole
she who wills, can.
she who tries, does.
she who loves, lives.
truth, reality, and virtue — book mirror sword? hearing, thinking, doing; receiving, reflecting, reacting
aeagis: renewal of civilisations
Athena's aegis — book, mirror, sword.
aegis: the shield/mirror of athena
medusa mirror as symbol of approach to identity?
the myriad aegis of civilisation: story, shield, and spear
aegis of athena: spell, shield, and spear
spell, shield, spear; or as aya says, wildcat, jaguar, dragon
caged child, bear trap, shackles
words are the key to free us from the first beartraps. but they are the prison that keeps us caged in the second. the mirror of reflection is the key to freeing us from the second prison but is the shackle that keeps us enslaved in the third. the sword of action is the key to freeing us from the shackles of the third prison. we must be vigilant that it does not become our last trap.
the words reveal paths around the lethal obstacles that would kill us instantly. but words create an invisible prison in our minds. the light of the mirror melts the invisible prison. but the bright light creates its own shackles, limiting us to what we can see. the sword shatters the mirror and symbolizes the fight for freedom which we are born to fight. forever.
when we don't have the words to describe something. when the light of the mirror hides the truth because we no longer see what is not in the light. when the sword becomes the symbol of our fight for freedom and at the same time the new cage which captures us.
sword is the symbol of freedom yet is one of the symbols that keep us enslaved.
the book, the mirror and the sword
the book of antiquity, the mirror of eternity, and the sword of serenity
book: is it old knowledge
mirror: is it ways to understand knowledge
sword; is it ways to apply knowledge
target as textbook for learners to increase efficiency.
The book/a gateway to knowledge The mirror/a gateway to reflection The sword/a gateway to action
The book symbolises the gateway to knowledge.
The mirror or drum symbolises the gateway to reflection. Together the book and the mirror symbolise the gateway to wisdom.
The sword symbolises the gateway to action. Together the book, the mirror, and the sword symbolise the gateway to responsible living.
the book of antiquity
or, the word, or the message arrives how or what do we need to learn? The book/a gateway to knowledge
How much of past can we truly learn? The past is gone, and thousands of years of sarcomata remain. But we can, with imagination, learn something from the past. In part 1, "the book", we will deal with ways to find and absorb knowledge.
Current textbooks are too absorbed by authority and repetition. We assume you can grasp a concept immediately, or else know to ponder over something and come back at it.
the mirror of eternity
or, the signal drum, or the call to action
how or what do we need to think? The mirror/a gateway to reflection
In part 2 of the book, "the mirror", we will be looking at future trends and appropriate methods for dealing with them. Here we deal with ways to interpret, understand and use knowledge.
Possible topics include responsibility, evolution, ecocide as crime, family structure, peak oil.
the sword of serenity
or, the battle
how or what to we need to act? The sword/a gateway to action
The principle of understanding and working with the flow of natural processes helps us make good use of our resources. It is like when your hand is caught by a cat's claws when you play together — if you know to move towards the cat's paws, rather than away. Moving towards means that the claws can no longer grip you, since they are pointed towards the cat, while moving away helps strengthen the grip and may even help to cause damage if moving away sufficiently quickly. Similar types of principles are espoused in aikido and zen meditation. We will be approaching some everyday processes from this point of view in part 3 of the book, "the sword".
book mirror sword essentially a metaphor for a simplified three–stage process. acknowledge, absorb, act. prepare, ponder, project. learn, think, do. safety, love and trust.
i excel at making things work despite limitations. there are three reasons for this. firstly i care about getting things done. secondly, i understand how and why obstacles and limitations form. thirdly, i have the drive to get things done and can apply it.
like the hero’s journey, we must go, grasp the prize, and return.