A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, April 5th, 2019
Chapter One: Archetype
Ex nihilo nihil fit. From nothing, nothing comes.
To foment revolution is to cultivate a thing, to do it successfully the revolutionary must play on narrative; with ritual, symbol and myth. Every moment in the story of the revolution must be recorded and preserved for its narrative power.
Through cultivation of the story, even the most mundane moments can become the most powerful symbols. When ritualized they can become memories of oppression, or songs of triumph.
A simple meal, breaking bread, such instances can become the basis of a religious experience, experiences that when reenacted, relived, will echo through the millennia shaping the course of civilizations.
To cultivate this thing requires that people see themselves as heroic archetypes, no matter how insignificant their role in the revolution is, they must see it as a quest, and themselves as the agent of change.
They must view their contribution as meaningful, as necessary.
Reality is imbued with fantasy, until the revolutionary cannot discern the difference and they are able to see themselves at the center of the narrative.
When you have convinced the people that the order of the universe is upheld by the rituals they perform, then the order of the universe is susceptible to ruin.
If we are able to tear apart the symbols that keep and define the narrative, to destroy them, then the revolution will succeed.
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