Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

44: The Symbol and the Cymbal

Symbolic Convergence and Unified Theory
The Circumpunct: An Ancient Symbol Representing
the Sun or Creative Energy Across Many Cultures

Symbols are "unknowable and imprecise." (Karl Jung, Man and His Symbols, 1964)

"A Symbol is an energy evoking and directing agent." (Joseph Campbell, The Symbol Without Meaning)

The Circumpunct is a cross-cultural symbol that evokes the Sun or Creative Energy representing heat, power and light.  It is even more evocative when lost. [See Dan Brown's, The Lost Symbol].

Emeriti Forensic Archeologists often ask the question, "How does the mysteriously Symbolic become Cymbalic?" This study offers a possible answer.

The Cymbal: A Magical Alloy That Harbors Sonic
Enchantment, Which Evokes the Energy of Its Creation.

The word Cymbal is derived from the Latin, "cymbalum," a form of the Greek, "kumbalon," or "cymbal."  The Cymbal is forged alchemically with heat and tempered to create a magical alloy capable of producing sustained sonic resonance when struck with a stick or mallet.  The Cymbal embodies heat and creative energy and mimics the Circumpunctal form.

Ginger Baker and His Cymbals: Utilizing "Energy Evoking
And Directing Agency [Cream: 1966]

Ginger Baker represents "Man and His Cymbals," especially while playing with Cream from 1966 to 1968, (just two years after Jung's book).  His drumming and his Cymbals were "energy evoking and directing agents," (especially during extended drum solos), thus satisfying Campbell's definition.  Ergo: "A Circumpunct is a Symbol, is a Cymbal." (G. Stein).

Sources: Wikipedia/Commons (photos); Emeritipedia.

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