Aahh my special interest was mentioned in Beauty and the Beast! Adam was reading a book on Lancelot and Guinevere, he also mentioned King Arthur, and the knights of the round table!!! It took massive amounts of energy not to squeal loudly cuz I didn’t wanna disrupt the movie. If I was at home I would have screamed. I did happy flap though and rocked in the seat! I was so surprised, so happy. It was a good day and a great movie!
The Green Man represents the mystical rebirth of the human soul upon Gnosis. Realizing we are One with Nature, and that the Supreme Architect of the Universe IS nature. Man can only attempt to understand her Law. Like the plant that regenerates on the Equinox, so too shall the Spirit of Man on his perilous journey towards his inner self, to cultivate the spiritual Seed that dwells within the living carcass (chrysallis)
of his body. Almost every cell in the human body, including brain cells, are damaged, destroyed and replaced; reincarnated in cyclical fashion. It is not this corporeal substance which makes us wondrous (although it appears so). It is the Eternal Mind. The Spirit that IS. Once you have worked to find and cultivate your inner spiritual world, let it bloom and adorn Natures’ halls with your beauty. Die unto the physical world, and be awakened to the spiritual. The death of false illusion, caput mortuum: Do not let your soul wither to the false pretense of the world, for all that is corporeal, will change. All that is Manifest, will be
Unmanifest. The Corpus Hermeticum states: “Now were It manifest, It would not be. For all that is made manifest is subject to becoming, for it hath been made manifest. But the Unmanifest for ever is, for It doth not desire to be made manifest. It ever is, and maketh manifest all other things.”
Be reborn in the understanding of Nature, reflect her Laws, and live forever. For she IS you.
It’s as good a time as any to announce a new comic project: an adaptation of Gawain and the Green Knight, one of my favorite Arthurian stories. I’m working on it slowly but surely, and I’ll be releasing the whole thing online as a webcomic - but in the meantime here’s the cover and the first two pages!
“For I have promised to do the battle to the uttermost, by faith of my body, while me lasteth the life, and therefore I had liefer to die with honour than to live with shame; and if it were possible for me to die an hundred times, I had liefer to die oft than yield.” ― Thomas Malory
“The fight grew more furious than ever, and proved fatal to almost all the commanders and their forces. Even the renowned king Arthur was mortally wounded; and carried thence to the isle of Avalon.”
― Geoffrey of Monmouth
I can relate to Yvain on a personal level because when I realize I’ve wronged someone, I, too, throw myself into a fit of madness, rip off all of my clothes, and live nude in the forest for several years.