... The Woman with the Horn is clearly a figure in illustration of a myth already known. It is addressed to the mind in the waking state (jagarita-sthana) as common to all men (vaisvanara), its function being to bring society into accord with the rhythm of Nature by means of the mythic image here illustrated in an art that main- tains the separate forms of moon and female (a is not not-a), yet enhances the significance of the female role and pro- vides access to the magic of creation through her. ...
Source: Historical Atlas of World Mythologs, Vol I; The Way of the Animal Powers; Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt; Joseph Campbell; Perennial Library, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1988; pp xxiii
... It is because he hears the voices of the stones and trees that are speaking, un- heard to us all, that the shaman does not live like other men in relation only to the appearances of thing. Hearing their songs, he is led by them to the song within himself, through which he is sue- tained in a life inflated by the breath and winds of the unseen. The powers of which he thus becomes the vehicle may seem to be supernatural, but they are ac- tually of nature itself. One thinks of the lines of the poet Wordsworth:
For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing often times The still sad music of humanity, Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power To chasten and subdue. And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with the joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply infused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, And the round ocean of the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man; A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things.123* .
Source: Historical Atlas of World Mythologs, Vol I; The Way of the Animal Powers; Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt; Joseph Campbell; Perennial Library, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1988; pp 179 123* William Wordsworth, "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, July 13, 1789," in thomas Hutchinson (ed.9, The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth (New York: Oxford University Press, 1923), p207, II. 88-102.
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