(urth) some help? Mary King (famous equestrian), Riverman (famous stud horse), and horse races vs. the Odal rune (inheritance) in Sorcerer's house (Marc Aramini)

Marc Aramini marcaramini at gmail.com
Thu May 10 12:17:52 PDT 2018

Hi Robert.

I am including my revised almost done but not quite done write up as a link
here, only good for one month: https://pastebin.com/Jrf5eazs

Basically everything Bax presents is more or less true from the perspective
of his senses in this reading, but most of it is internal dream states
brought on by the Kikimora house spirit (house larger than its container,
the sleeping mind). I map out the symbols like the fox chasing off the
rabbit on the kimono onto the story of the Kikimora as Winkle (vixen who
sucks the energy out of men) scaring away real love interests given the
rabbit keys of Doris, etc (she's the real love interest - the real
inheritance is the Skotos Strip, the two fake inheritances are the Black
House and Martha Murrey's house (she is "a scarecrow" after traveling as
she says - Kikimora means scarecrow). The question is in how to divide the
two spirits that are not "real" - they exist, but they aren't of everyday
stuff. One would seem to be Kiki and the other Lupine, but she wears skins.
It is not clear which Mary King is associated with. I factor in the
structure given that in the central letters Bax actually sees HIMSELF on
the side of the road with the car and Dorris - cutting through duality is
one of the huge themes, and we have three sets of twins, but only one
"real" set in Bax and George - Ieuan and Emlyn are internal states -
whatever befalls either of them immediately happens to Bax (hits one of
them three times with a stick, gets hit by that guy three times with a
stick, etc) with the Emlyn and Lupine match winning out at the end - the
dream state thing involves the idea that things which are disbelieved is
not remembered. The kikimora brings dreams, and when he is in fairy and
meets Madame Orizia she tells him he is sleeping - he jumps out of bed when
he goes back in the window. It feels that the same thing is happening that
super long night after George is arrested - that much of what happens to
him is in the dream of the kikimora, and that weird interchange with the
waitress (how do you want that done? ... how do you want that done? ... how
do you want that done? ... how do you want that done?) something out of

Cutting through half the letters gives us the tarot, and Madame Orizia
shows us how to split that from kikimora induced fantasy to reality with
her big and small crystal metaphor.

The ogdal fish rune tells me one inheritance is true, that of Skotos and
his dead wife, whoever she was, whose death probably birthed the Kikimora
40 years ago, but all the race track and horse imagery perhaps suggests
something else.

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 11:52 AM, Robert Pirkola <rpirkola at hotmail.com>

> I've been thinking about this for a bit and am not really clear what you
> mean by the dreaminess of the scene with Cathy Ruth and the gnome-jeweler
> who exclaims about Bax's sapphire ring but refuses to talk about
> Skotos.  The scene is in a letter to George for one so the b.s. radar
> should start flashing there.  Is that what you are talking about?  In any
> event, your trianulus theory is very strong in my opinion and perhaps it
> lends some insight into that scene.    Are you saying that there are three
> layers to the narrative and that most persons and significant items in the
> book have three natures?  I read your thesis as Fantasy (highest order
> fabrication)/ Myth/(Tall Tale?) (middle order) / "Reality" (lowest order of
> fabrication).  I feel like you've talked about this kind of hierarchy
> before in your short story write-ups (or somewhere!) but in relation to a
> hierarchy of mimesis.  Is this similar in your view?  If so, it is
> interesting that Cathy Ruth could plausibly be a fabrication (she is never
> in the presence of George, having been safely tucked into a car after her
> "rape" just before his arrival at the house).  She could be used as a way
> to ratchet up the plausibility of Bax's story to George by coming out and
> showing that a journalist is sniffing around about the supernatural
> rumors.  In any event, it struck me on rereading some parts that Cathy Ruth
> is supposed to be raped by the dwarf but when the dwarf is seen with a
> woman it is one that doesn't match her description at all (I think it was
> Madame Orizia?).  It seems like this is the woman that was captured and
> should have been raped so is there some type of hierarchical relationship
> between Cathy Ruth and Madame Orizia?  And if so who represents which
> level?  And who is the third?  A clue might be found in Orizia's name
> meaning which seems to be derived from that of an Amazon queen Orithyia
> (the daughter of Marpesia, which apropos of your previous post, is the name
> of a butterfly!  I feel a wave of apophenia coming on).  Remember the coin
> that has a depiction of a one-breasted Amazon?  This starts to connect a
> smidge.  Getting back to the restaurant scene, Bax's ring is talked about
> as a beautiful example of sapphire.  Elsewhere  it is a fire opal.  Still
> elsewhere it is Ted's ho-hum wedding ring.  One, two, three levels of the
> hierarchy.  Skotos Strip (reality), Black House (myth), what's the third
> property?  The castle (fantasy)?  Have you put these relationships into a
> table and see how they look next to each other?  And I just remembered I
> wanted to ask . . . What of the Tarot deck the chapters are supposed to
> represent?  And what about Letters 22 and 23 (both called Silver
> Bullets) being smack in the middle with 21 letters either side?  Are these
> significant?  I have brought up the concept of chiasmus and ring
> composition in the context of AEG but it seems like if it were used it
> would be used in this book given the prominence of rings in the text.
> Heck, even Musashi Miyamoto is mentioned along with his Book of Five
> Rings(!).  Anyhow, these are a smattering of my thoughts just now.
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