" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 13, 2020

The Heart is a Cauldron/Holy Grail/Kettle/Metaphor?

I listened to 2 of
Katherine Fink's 'The Heart is a Cauldron' podcasts last night/early Sunday morning, after I had listened to the latest 'The Heart is a Cauldron/Rune Soup' swap-cast, which I wrote about in my last post -
Mythic Time: White's and Māori Views on Nature, Time and Rivers?-)
Wikipedia tells me that, "
a cauldron (or caldron) is a large cast iron pot (kettle) for cooking or boiling over an open fire, with a large pot and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger.
In other words, a large kettle."
Tea Leaves a Message?
"The word cauldron is first recorded in Middle English as caudroun (13th century).
It was borrowed from Norman caudron (Picard caudron, French: chaudron).
It represents the phonetical evolution of Vulgar Latin *caldario for Classical Latin caldārium "hot bath", that derives from cal(i)dus "hot".
The Norman-French word replaces the Old English Δ‹etel (German (Koch)Kessel "cauldron", Dutch (kook)ketel "cauldron"), Middle English chetel.
The word "kettle" is a borrowing of the Old Norse variant ketill "cauldron""
I like the idea of meditating on communal calendar feasts and examining past and present beliefs around them.
Pot of Gold Cookie
What amuses me though when contemplating the northern hemisphere fall/winter holiday feasts in October/November/December is that we humans in the southern hemisphere are heading into summer during these months, so it's a bit hard to listen to harvest festivals and the dark days of winter when summer has taken hold down here in the southern half of the planet.
I take political correctness with a grain of salt, but what gives you northerners the right to think you are on top of the world compared to us southerners, and that when your world turns winter dark you think the whole world turns dark with you?-) 
There are 4 continents in our half of the world, so we should be considered top of the planet I think:-)
From now on I want to see more diversity when it comes to Christmas and Easter Hollywood movies, where Christmas movies take place in hot stinking summers in Australia, South America and Africa, and Easter is in the autumn;-) 
As above, so below?
Death doesn't take a holiday on planet Earth, and can be served hot or cold anytime of the year.
But I guess we southerners can just play along with our northern rulers and eat a hot Christmas lunch on a hot summer's day if we want, and pretend it's snowing outside, too.
Of course, if we were eating Christmas dinner on Antarctica it would probably still be a white Christmas I guess?-)
Consider the Rock Lobster for Xmas?
At least feast days like St. Patrick's Day don't make much of a difference when it comes to climate, as long as there is black beer to drink;-)
Cheers ... to the living and the dead and good luck on your journeys.

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