I have little on this yet but have a book entitled People of the Jaguar at home and will scan that and also do more library and web research soon.
Some of the information in the section on Shamanism may be of interest. The descent to the underworld and ascent to the otherworld mentioned there can be induced by drugs (under guidance from a trained shaman) for some but for those like me for whom they happen spontaneously it is best to avoid them.
This series I think refers to an original human figure Quetzalcoatl.
Once I thumbed at random D.H. Lawrence's The Complete Poems and came out at a page with some poems relating Jesus and Quetzalcoatl, from the section Poems From the Plumed Serpent. On that page was the short poem
My name is Jesus, I am Mary's son,
I am coming home,
My mother the Moon is dark
Hold back the wild hot sun.
Bind him with shadow while I pass.
Let me come home.
From that I interpret the dark moon as being new moon, so related to my waning crescent to new moon highs, and the hold back the wild hot sun to my sun stare of Sept. 5, 1991, 2.5 days before the exact time of new moon.
Some other relevant quotes from those poems are:
In the cave which is called Dark Eye
Behind the sun, looking through him as a window
Is the place. There the waters rise,
There the winds are born
Those last four lines are about Quetzalcoatl than Jesus though, but they again indicate to me my sun stare and in it the tunneling beyond the sun.
Some more lines, from a poem called Quetzalcoatl looks down on Mexico, are:
Jesus had gone far up the dark slope, when he looked back.
Quetzalcoatl, my brother! he called. Send me my images,
And the images of my mother, and the images of my saints.
Send me them by the swift way, the way of the sparks,
That I may hold them like memories in my arms when I go to sleep
In that I interpret the sparks to be like my own mystic spark experiences.
Also I know alcohol wasn't much used in pre-Columbus South and Central America, so I don't expect that there is evidence that the original human Quetzalcoatl abstained from alcohol during waxing moon as I do now, but I plan to research if I can whether he abstained from psychotropic drugs during waxing moon and partook of them during waning moon at times (though I do not plan to).
I haven't researched this yet, but on Feb. 21, 2005 on the thread "herbal medicine for managing mysticism", in a discussion of the blue lotus and the blue rose, Azure commented "Ever cross check it with the South American tales." So I plan to eventually do that, cross check it with the South American tales, but it is late now and I had better head to bed.
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