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Science demonstrates the application of philosophy, or theory if you will, to our physical material lives. Art evokes our feelings, which, is that untouched mystery, dwelling within our interiority amidst flesh and organs, thereby making us human.

The Trident is a symbol of power in many old-world cultures. It is seen as a 3 in 1 fork from the Hindu Lord Shiva as well as in classic Greek mythology with Poseidon or Neptune, the God of the sea. Thor carried one in Norse mythology.  Another was the Kongo in Japanese myth.  Mongolia’s famous warlord, Genghis Khan used one as his personal tribal sign. It is a fire symbol where the prongs appear as curving flames, [the image that attracted me].  It is a secret symbol of Christianity. The numeral 3, has further significance from olden times, as the Trinity; morning-noon-night; beginning-middle-end; past-present-future and Hell-Earth-Heaven…

A version of the Trident 'fork' in red oak, carved both sides. NS red oak is chocker with mineral inclusions, which, present themselves as dark stains, somewhat spoiling our visual flow of continuity. There is very thin, poor soil in the uplands here, where bedrock is not far below the surface. It is this bedrock in organic solution through groundwater that creates the mineral stain.

A version of the Trident ‘fork’ in red oak, carved both sides. NS red oak is chocker with mineral inclusions, which, present themselves as dark stains, somewhat spoiling our visual flow of continuity. There is very thin, poor soil in the uplands here, where bedrock is not far below the surface. It is this bedrock in organic solution through groundwater that creates the mineral stain.

At 12:30 minutes into Jimmy’s Bright Insight YT channel, Proof a Mysterious Lost Ancient GLOBAL Civilization Spanned Virtually the Entire Planet

he begins to speak to the similarity of the Trident used symbolically beginning with the Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia, spreading to the Greeks and thence, or formerly, to India. We simply do not know how far back in antiquity this symbol has been employed, as a measure of threatening dominance. The word origin is from the Latin of  tri meaning “three” and dentes meaning “teeth”. 

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Cocobolo, ebony, purpleheart, ebony as I witness in the Hindu Trident version of this prophetic fork. A trinity of spheres, yes? 🙃

Artists by nature are essentially anarchistic [no hierarchy]. Craftsmen [by extension] as are craftswomen,  leaving behind this patriarchal language of form, are completely crazy. 🤪hahaha Yup, culpable!  We makers, cloak ourselves with words to distinguish on a ladder scale, the difference between artists and craftspeople, which, is pure semantics. All of this play on words, sets up an arbitrary artifice, to exact higher payment for the same amount of hours expended, to fashion say, a wall hanging, that may be materially worthless in functionality within our economic culture, yet, spiritually endowed with beauty through love.

A carved cocobolo 'handle' at the end of a SS [stainless steel] pipe.

A carved cocobolo ‘handle’ at the end of a SS [stainless steel] pipe.

Joseph Campbell [The Power of Myth] has been a mentor of mine for well over 30 years. His most quotable saying is: Follow your Bliss. For anyone who knows about Joe, the feature-length documentary, recently released entitled Finding Joe, IS, for this scribbler beyond excellent. A must watch! Yeah, I know, a cultural colloquial. hahaha

About the Film—Finding Joe:

In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it “the heroes journey”. A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.

Edge on, carved both sides.

Edge on, carved both sides.

‘I tend to think that people wake up to the fact that they are the hero of their own lives, when they get tired of being the victim of their own life.’ ~ Robert Walker [President -Joseph Campbell Foundation] Symbolism=metaphor=genuineness.

'Blindly' selected today, from a pack of 52 Follow Your Bliss, inspiration cards.

‘Blindly’ selected today, from a pack of 52 Follow Your Bliss, inspiration cards.

If you understand that even before this virulent COVID-19 pandemic struck, it became absolutely essential to lift our individual, separate veils to become genuine, authentic, truthful and real. This was being thrust upon us, as the ecological and climatic abrupt changes grew worse and threatened all life on mother E-air-th with the 6th mass extinction. 

Reverend Rebecca Armstrong, one of the interviewees on the above doc says: “If you bargain away your bliss for your security you will never again find your bliss.”

Difficult location for a good, full image shot, due to the narrow hallway leading to the garage. 5 coats of hand-rubbed polymerized tung oil, as are many of the sculptures here.

Difficult location for a good, full image shot, due to the narrow hallway leading to the garage. 5 coats of hand-rubbed polymerized tung oil, as are many of the sculptures here.

Related to this heroism=courage=authenticity, I have an opportunity to showcase yet another mentor of mine, the Hungarian born Canadian MD, Dr. Gabor Maté, author of: “When The Body Says NO”. In this S.A.N.D. [Science And Non-Duality] presentation about The Need For Authenticity, Gabor speaks to how we bring disease upon ourselves through our thoughts and actions.

Edge on, carved both sides.

Edge on, carved both sides.

Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Minister in the short-lived Socialist government of 2015, said: “Politics was possessing the ability to tell others what to do.” If I was to state right now that what we are experiencing is a class war, some folks would cease reading. hahaha The likelihood is that they may not have a firm grasp on the real economic theory of history.  Try Karl and Friedrich. hahaha Does the symbolic meaning of the Trident as POWER becomes apparent? Checkout stateside how the R.I.N.O.’s [Republicans In Name Only] are using the cover of this pandemic to crush the common good, looting The Empire with their profit above all else ethical motif. Our own Naomi Klein, penned a tome entitled: “The Shock Doctrine”, where disaster capitalism holds sway during these catastrophies. See, I’m not the only looney! hahaha

Purpleheart wall bracket affixed by a single gold-plated woodscrew.

Purpleheart wall bracket affixed by a single gold-plated woodscrew. What else, eh? 😆

Look at any newborn infant or baby animal, using the symbolic metaphor of this Trident icon as power, understanding through our innate wisdom, we were born with love.  Fear is what we learn.  We are 100% responsible for being the hero of our own lives.

WE MUST BE WILLING TO GET RID OF THE LIFE WE’VE PLANNED SO AS TO HAVE THE LIFE THAT IS WAITING FOR US ~ Joseph Campbell

In the past, I have been routinely found amiss for seeming to wander off in many directions.  Mea culpa, yet I offer zero apologies. I do attempt, as best my mind will allow, to connect the dots, as Jimmy from Bright Insight offers.  For me, all is interconnected.  All is entangled. All is intertwined.  Father Thomas Berry was fond of saying: “Nothing is itself without everything else.” Part of the cause of our need to see only one aspect of existence in isolation to its environment, is our science and art institutes of College and University.  Vide, the BA or lowly Baccalauréat degree. The educational system creates extremely knowledgeable folks in their unique separate disciple, what is known collectively as core competence. Yet, few understand the ramifications of how that curriculum is embedded in the entirety of existence. As my main man, Dr. Michael Greger said on a LondonReal interview with Brian Rose: “Doctors are clueless when it comes to nutrition.” Science is incomplete. Science is a current application only to what we/they think reality is, in that moment.  Vide, Copernicus, Galilei, Newton, Einstein, Hawking a long list… Without some formulae for inclusion of spirit, the unseen realm of the aether, true understanding plays out in a vacuum. 

Properly stated, it’s both, or.

Thank you for reading down this far. 🙏

I AM John Gabriel Ötvös, aka jayöh.