A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Monday, February 11th, 2019
Chapter Four: Sage
Jim inserted himself into every mythology; through incarnation after incarnation. He was ageless Methuselah and Melchezedek of Salem, he was wandering Mordecai, he was blind Tiresias and far sighted Heimdall, he was Taleisin the Merlin, he was many more.
He sat in court, he gave advice, he listened, and he played the fool.
He created a role for the wise man, standing apart from the power that organized the social structures in every society, in every age; a role for the sage, the seer, and the sibyl.
He wrote the prophetic tracts the guided the destiny of empires.
His efforts held the world together in times of darkness and famine, he preserved the ancient records for one generation, and destroyed them in another, so that he could test the cognition of his subjects, proofing their connection to each other through the cynergenic field.
He was the perpetual advisor, teacher, confessor, tutor.
He whispered in the ear of Manu and Hammurabi, he spoke from a column of fire, he guided the hand of Ashoka, he wandered the world in robes of ochre and saffron.
He was a catalyst for change in one moment and the voice of tradition in another. He pushed and he pulled, he held fast and he set free.
He was the feathered serpent, the voice from the cave, the man in the tree.
He was often captured in images, riding on the back of a water buffalo, or as a tiny creature resting at the center of a web.
He was a chameleon and a trickster, both trusted and feared, he was foe and friend.
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