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    Metamorphoses

    I used to be into this work by Ovid, and just now another topic reminded me of it. Here's some resources for those interested:

    Ovid's Metamorphoses (many versions)
    Ovid's Metamorphoses (easy to read version)

    Ovid's Metamorphoses, An introduction and commentary by Larry A. Brown

    Audio reading

    Last edited by Awani; 10-31-2012 at 04:30 AM.

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    If anyone's into reading in the original, this and many others can be found at perseus.tufts.edu
    From separation between the seen and the unseen, a feeling of distance.
    From separation between the seen and the seen, a feeling of breadth.
    From separation between the unseen and the unseen, a feeling of depth.
    From rotation of the elements, a feeling of motion.
    From the equivalence of alternate rotations, a feeling of choice.

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    Was practicing some synchronicity and came across this:

    Phaethon sets out for the Palace of the Sun

    Clymene, moved perhaps by Phaethon's entreaties or more by anger at the words spoken, stretched both arms out to the sky and looking up at the sun's glow said "By that brightness marked out by glittering rays, that sees us and hears us, I swear to you, my son, that you are the child of the Sun; of that being you see; you are the child of he who governs the world; if I lie, may he himself decline to look on me again, and may this be the last light to reach our eyes! It is no great effort for you yourself to find your father's house. The place he rises from is near our land. If you have it in mind to do so, go and ask the sun himself!" Immediately Phaethon, delighted at his mother's words, imagining the heavens in his mind, darts off and crosses Ethiopia his people's land, then India, land of those bathed in radiant fire, and with energy reaches the East
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    That's beautiful.

    It reminds me of a difficult moment of transition in my life... I noticed the Sun shining upon me and I felt he knew who I was and 'spoke' to me in a reassuring way far beyond anything that could be verbalized. I kept standing on the sidewalk and gazing at him for quite awhile, negligent of what any passersby might have thought about me. It was a most uplifting experience.

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