FF#4 Question: Have you ever used a fictional character as a archetype or patron goddess?
The short answer is no, I haven't used a fictional character in my spiritual work. I would find it hard to work with them on the astral, since I would always *know* the character isn't real - even if the image is just used to represent a god/dess.
I have used pop culture imagery in my spiritual work, though. Or in some cases, a god/dess has used some of the imagery from tv/movies/music that is stored away in my brain, and used it to show me something important. It's often sci-fi/fantasy imagery, since that tends to have more overlap with my astral work than, say, America's Next Top Model. I figure it's their way of using imagery I'm familiar with and will easily understand the meaning of, despite where it came from.
Take for instance last night. I was meditating with Gwynn Ap Nudd, and suddenly in front of us a stargate appeared, complete with an event horizon. We traveled through the stargate (I even heard the sound they use on TV for that) and emerged in another place, so that I could meet a particular goddess face-to-face. When I saw the stargate I thought to myself, "Ah, I see what he's doing here by using this stargate imagery. I'll just go with it and see what happens."
And it turned out rather well, I must say - I finally met the Lady of Reflections face-to-face. She showed me her appearance to help me figure out who she is. She was wearing a veil over her head and across her face, and had a string of jewels running down the center of her face. The primary colors were white, red, and gold. She was also carrying a large flute. To me she is the goddess of light reflecting (like the light of the moon reflecting on the surface of water), and comes across as somewhat of a love goddess. Has anyone ever worked with a goddess like this?
This image by Domino Visual Art (whose work is absolutely gorgeous) reminds me a lot of how she appeared to me last night:
|The Lion's Mane by dominovisualart.wordpress.com. Used according to the principles of fair use.|
Perhaps she is Parvati, the maiden aspect of Kali: She lifts Her veil to reveal Her beauty, shining like the Sun rising over the mountain of Anapurna.
I've been trying to figure out who she is for 2 years. I have been looking online all day, but I am still left pondering for now.