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Originally posted by RadicalDreamersoahcof
I had a strange experience regarding a caterpillar, months after it had happened I had found out that few colleges of mine had a similar experience but reacted differently.I was wonder if there was anyone else that has had such an experience.
I was at the favorite coffee shop, sitting outside. It was a bright sunny spring day out of no where it came to the attention of me that there was strange caterpillar on my torso, on my sweater. it was not an ordinary caterpillar.
it was was almost an wide, and at least another 6 inch's long, at looked to be deadly with plenty of black spines and nearly encompassed all the colors of the rainbow. now for being in the inner city of north of the 49 parallel of drought grasslands there was no way this species was native to the region. it should be in the rain forests of south america.
A hypothesis that was created is that, it could have came in the imports of the coffee beans that get roasted at the cafe and with chance it finally made it's way on to me.
But either way I still took it in as a mystical message of the ones most ancient. and put it into a tree, where it belonged.
Now symbolically the caterpillar represents metamorphoses that is always interchanging from life to death. A transformation taking place becoming a butterfly.
now if one where to make a map of every galaxy of the universe (yes this has been done) it would create two thin layers of matter between them being empty voids. the image that this creates looks to be wings of a butterfly.
putting a whole new meaning the butterfly effect and the very foundations of what created everything.
Below is a brief passage from the "Nihonshoki," an ancient history of Japan, on the phenomenon. This is a rather poor translation; it uses "worm" although the reality is "caterpillar" :
"A man, called Oube-no-Ohshi who lived in the region of modern Shizuoka prefecture, told his neighbors to enshrine a certain worm called Tokoyo-mushi (the eternal worm).* He told them, "This is the eternal god, the Tokoyo god. If you will worship this worm god, it will bring you riches and long life." The people listened to him, and began to worship Tokoyo-mushi. Even the priests at Shinto shrines went along with the multitude following blindly the commands of Oube. The priests even told their followers that if they enshrined the worm god, the poor would become rich, and the old would regain their strength and vitality.
Then Oube-no-Oshi, and his priestly following began to urge the people to render their possessions to Tokoyo-mushi, which they did, putting wine, food, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, dogs, chickens, precious jewels, and other treasures side by side, along the road to the shrine they had built. The Ohshi and the priests called the people to see what great miracle had been wrought on the highway. For, lo and behold, thousands of worms could be seen crawling, crowding, and picking their way through the motley animal offerings, "Come, people, take your new treasures. Gather them up. Love them, take them to your homes . " And crowds of the people, came from far and near to see the "miracle of the worm, " they ran into the roads, into the fields, into the shallow ponds clutching handfuls of the precious cargo in their arms. They brought them to their homes, where they enshrined them. They blasphemously prayed before these creatures, sang songs, danced before them, asked from them the gifts of happiness, prosperity, and long life, and in their ecstasy, fell prostrate before the shrines. But, nothing happened. No divine favors were forthcoming. As a matter of fact, the next few years were particularly difficult ones. The people incurred tremendous losses in business. The weather was bad, the crops failed, and things generally went very badly. When Hada-no-Kawakatsu, a leader of the Hada people, learned of these pagan goings-on, he became infuriated. He sought out Oube-no-Ohshi, found him, and killed him, as well as all the priests who had upheld and practiced the "worm religion."
Originally posted by prototism
What exactly are you trying to say?
[edit on 12/6/2008 by prototism]
This thread is in the politics forum group.
Psychology, Philosophy and Metaphysics
Originally posted by Thurisaz
hmm I will try to get the discussion back on track!
or hannibul lector lives near the coffee shop?