Pray to the Moon when She is round,
Luck with you will then abound,
What you seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

What He Said. (About Animism, Occultism & Housekeeping, Part 2)

More of what he said:

How can the community within the home approach this elemental world?" 
"A beginning is made when someone makes it his task to take every object into his hand in as attentive away as possible and use it as if it were a living being. This is a long process. Mankind has become accustomed to viewing objects in a rational and functional way, which also influences how things are treated. This doesn't mean that one should become sentimental or sacrifice clarity. One can hit a nail with a hammer exactly and carefully and still express loving interest.”
--Manfred Schmidt-Brabant, The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker

What. He. Said.


Bryan Perrin said...

I've never read the book, but wonder about the "You can never know"and the " loving interest",is there something in the action of composition and ordering of things that we are both the hammerer and the nailed?

Chas Clifton said...

I think about this kind of thing sometimes. Like last Friday when I was moving rocks on the road up to the back side of our land —I wondered if I should talkto each one of them: "I'm tossing you down the mountainside; it's where you were headed anyway."

Typically, I ended up talking to just some of them.

I like the concept. Doing it widely would change everything.

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