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Chaos brought to order

Sunday, 12 April 2020 at 18:09

Nightmare on Dr John Dunn.

Nightmare, Helen Frankenthaler, 1989

Imagine not having met you;

The nightmare would have raged on,

Crying into the night, 

Blind fear as the idols advanced towards me.

Keep them away from me, those children of Ananke.

As it was I came to consciousness,

I awoke to your warm embrace.

New life,

Chaos brought to order

Demons gone, or held at bay for now.

© John Dunn.

Back to the self

Friday, 10 April 2020 at 16:05

Self mirrorred on Dr John Dunn. What is the alternative to emanationism? I came across a lecture on YouTube given by Rocco Buttiglione on Personalism. A lead might come from this to add tomy own thoughts on the matter as expressed in Child of Encounter. In essence he asks us…

…to put in brackets all that you ‘know’, all that you have heard, been taught etc. to let your human experience speak, to become attentive to what you really are, to what the real given is, to what the fundamental demands of your heart are.

Experience a first ascetic moment in which you learn to go back to yourself.

Understand the self, recover the self and, only then, a turn towards the world outside of you.

Only by starting with the fundamental evidence and demands of your soul can you understand the world outside you.

Then life becomes a learning process.

Reality is the most important text and learning should be measured against the demands and learning of your life, so that knowledge grows together with your life.

Penetrate the depths of yourself, or live on the surface only. If you do not understand yourself then you do not understand the world and you live a confused life in a world that becomes more and more irrational… in the sense that the world does not relate to the true demands of the self.

© John Dunn.

…In Love

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 at 17:48

Artemis on Dr John Dunn. …In Love

An Artemis of breasts aplenty,

Mother Earth, nourish us all.

The serpent in you tempts me

To pull on your bull-dugs and drain to empty,

Then bite the fruit that Eve gave to me,

That I might fall…

© John Dunn.

Eros Debased

Sunday, 5 April 2020 at 17:25

Isis on Dr John Dunn.

"I am all that has been and is and shall be; and no mortal has ever lifted my garment."

Your soul remained as still as Isis
Whilst my passion was brought to crisis.
Pity me goddess, forgive.

For as long as there’s a veil to lift,
Debased adoration is my only gift
And Eros will live.

© John Dunn.


Saturday, 4 April 2020 at 16:35

The great gyre on Dr John Dunn.

No matter how infinitesimal,
The great cosmic wheel of time
Wobbled a little
When our eyes met.

And now… a gentle breeze ripples the veil of Sais
Each time I look back with regret.

© John Dunn.

Parietal art

Friday, 3 April 2020 at 16:13

Cave on Dr John Dunn.

Your soul will never be known entirely;
But for Eros, you would never be known at all.
All I can hope is to enter
And paint my dreams on your wall.

© John Dunn.

Ananke, Ananke

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at 17:55

Terror Antiquus by L.Bakst on Dr John Dunn. Terror Antiquus by L.Bakst (1908)

Ananke, Ananke,
Who are you?

I am peace,

Ananke, Ananke,
Who are you?

I am Eve,
Earth Mother,
The stillness of Isis
Under the veil.

Ananke, Ananke,
Who are you?

I am the dark waters,
The deep untroubled waters.

Ananke, Ananke,
Who are you?

I am the glint in the eye
Of the first knowing glance,
The first captivating glance.

Ananke, Ananke,
Who are you?

Destruction fatale, I am she.

Ananke, Ananke,
…You are entropic death.

© John Dunn.

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