Re: Troll illumination

From: simon_hibbs2 <simon.hibbs_at_ltKP1_7uN-c1IeY2KOinYBJxMLIUTt7kr9nVP3GhiTH0NW7ji4Ktz4skQAzc1siD>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:46:17 -0000

I've had a long think about this and it's not a simple issue.

On the one hand, the underworld has no connection to the transcendent. I suppose dead things, in the sense of things that have been destroyed, have lost the power to change, grow or evolve.

Trolls originate in the underworld, but modern Dark Trolls dwell in the surface world. They have eyes, and are clearly alive. They are at least partially creatures of the middle world, the everything world and so have the ability to change themselves.

As a result I think dark Trolls can be enlightened, and therefore illuminated though perhaps in different ways than humans.

On the other hand, chaos originated in the underworld too. It's either the ultimate power of change, or it's the exact opposite of growth and evolution, or the force underlying them both depending how you look at it.

Maybe there's something missing from the conventional cosmic picture, with chaos at the bottom, then darkness and the underworld, then the middle world, then the sky reams and finally the transcendent at the top.

Maybe the cosmos loops around and chaos is what happens when the highest transcendence meets the deepest depths of the underworld.

Simon Hibbs            

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