If we are as puppets, how marvelous the Puppeteer.
This is like an ancient illustrated
scroll, so scroll up and down for the full effect. Click on the pictures
to delve deeper into the universal truths and symbolism behind the verses.
you decipher this Codex, you will discover the world and your place in
it, through familiar symbols and essential pictographs. The olden ways
of understanding the every-day mysteries of time, space, matter, and energy,
will be revealed. This celebration of rhyme and reason illustrates the
principal "as above, so below" with the help of a handy, near mythical,
card-playing, joker of a character, known as the Puppeteer. Imagine that
the Puppeteer maintains the cosmic status quo through imitative magic,
by playing cards. Table
and dealing and arranging arrays,
keeping track of the years, months, weeks and days,
a person, a place, and a how do you do, appear in the hands that the Puppetteer
the wandering lights in motion along unseen circles inscribed on the
dome above. One that burns and one that shines,
five that follow the others' lines. Two swift lights ever by the sun. Two
slow lights creeping along. In between the red one.
The Sun on the shore and the Moon on the tide come together
as groom and bride, whose
bodies joyfully entwine to perpetuate the generations forever in time.
Young and old share this biosphere
weeks in a month, four seasons in a year.
Earth, water, fire, air, all creation is present there.
Twelve Moon cycles through the stars
as the Sun makes only one.
Twenty-eight times the Sun will burn
to mark the place the Moon returns.
a good part of a week day and night the New Moon hides for the Sun is lighting
the Moon's other side.
Moon rises as the Sun goes down. Full Moon sets as the Sun comes back around.
Quarter Moon rises after noon
midnight rises the Third Quarter Moon.
Stick around for fifty-four
years, to see the black Sun when it reappears.
Face Polaris day or night, west is left and east is
right. The first Moon to view as it waxes bright, is a crescent Moon setting
as day becomes night. The last Moon to view before it wanes away is a crescent
Moon rising as night becomes day.
at night, stars shining bright, the Dipper points north to one steady star.
about, the Cross points south.
How many, why, who, what, when, where?