Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

giovedì 3 settembre 2015

September - Jupiter

It is possible to find some brief information about some religious aspect of September in a previous post here 
Similarly it is possible to find some brief reflections about meaning, role and value of Jupiter (together with an invocation) in another post here.

Here I would like to make just a brief additional reflection. Unlike the Traditional Ellenist tradition (which shows a sort of hierarchy among the divine forces), in the Traditional Roman Spirituality this hierarchy is rather attenuated. In practice, no divine forces prevail over other divine forces: there is no Olympus with a monarchist organization and structure. 

In the Traditional Roman Spirituality these divine forces and energies are specific expressions with specific meanings, values, roles: they are like tiles in a huge and complex Sacred Mosaic where each tile has his/her own importance, role, function, value.

The Jupiter's/Juno's Supremacy does not result by the fact to be at the top of a hierarchy of divine forces, but by representing the idea of Supremacy in sacred terms. They have a Supremacy because they are Supremacy. They have Authority because they are Authority.

This is the reason why another crucial symbol of Jupiter/Juno is the mountain, in particular the top of the mountain.

I think it is important to have these principles in mind also to overcome the profane idea of "God/Goddess of..."

3 commenti:

M. Sentia Figula ha detto...

I wonder what you think of the story of Prometheus - a story that no doubt changed many times in the telling of it in ancient times (which makes its significance hard to interpret). A few things stand out for me in this story; (1) the idea of fire originally belonging to Jupiter (or if not Jupiter, the celestial/heavenly/sky realm), (2) the idea that Jupiter would deliberately hold back from giving fire to people, (3) the idea that fire was stolen by Prometheus for the use of mankind – fire would thus be a cause of both benefit and comfort (Vesta's aspect) as well as misery and destruction (Vulcan's). Of course this is a Hellenist story but it was well known in Rome - though what pious Romans thought of this story we do not know.

Carmelo Cannarella ha detto...

The myth of Prometheus is on of the foundations of the Traditional Cults and Spirituality. Your comments and questions therefore involve critical issues and topics requiring rather complex and long reflections I would like thus to discuss in a specific post in the near future.
Thank you for your usual deep and stimulating considerations.

M. Sentia Figula ha detto...

I look forward to it:)