Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Re: Kiho Image

--- On Fri, 5/7/10, Julie Martin wrote:

> Hello Vince :) I am very intrigued by this image you have created :) I was
> hoping that you could share with me some more information about this and
> some of the history of the Kumulipo.


I got some of the symbolism posted earlier today under Kiho-tumu.

The Kumulipo is the Hawaiian creating chant ... telling the story "beginning in deep darkness."

... oooops, did I say "creating" ... must be a type-o, huh?

Or not.


One version goes ... (English trans.)
  • "Kiho dwelt within the breathing space of immensity. The universe was in darkness, with water everywhere. There was no glimmer of dawn, no clearness, no light. And He began by saying these words, that He might cease remaining inactive, 'Darkness, become a light-possessing darkness.' And at once light appeared."

How's THAT for packing a powerful-punch ...

... sounds kinda' familiar, but with some slight differences that are the most important thing to be paying attention to right now.

And THAT concept will become increasingly important as we proceed.

Now ... in Hawaiian, "darkness" does NOT refer to the silly, childish Western concept of "bad," but ... INSTEAD ... refers more to darkness in the "unconsciousness" sense of the word ... the "void" where-from-that-which-is-unknown-becomes-known kind of "darkness."

So ... there's lots more where that came from.

Keep studying!


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