Roughly 12 years ago, I initiated a spiritual awakening that totally changed my life. For me, a strange desire to explore astral projection formed the launchpad that has opened numerous doors of exploration. During this early stage of awakening, I began working with kundalini for the first time. Against that back drop, I wrote a poem called THE AMAZON PRINCIPLE. That link will take you to a 4-minute spoken word recording, where you can just sit back and enjoy. In the last few weeks, I have had an overwhelming urge to write a sequel and, just yesterday completed THE AMAZON PRINCIPLE 2: CRIMINALS OF THE CROSS. This link is to my recorded version and uploaded for your listening pleasure. I view this completion with some fascination, largely because there is a 12 year interval between the first poem and its sequel. The following became obvious to me:
The Amazon Principle 1 – “This is your mind..”
The Amazon Principle 2 – “This is your mind… on kundalini!”
The contrasts are quite stark, on many levels, but a quick synopsis will be beneficial to fully appreciate this.
The initial poem detailed a traveling warrior, in bronze age times, who is thrown into a pitched battle on the side of a group of Amazons. After assisting in their victory, he is taken before their queen and, through magical enchantments, spends the night with her. In the morning he is beaten and chased away. The poem ends with a slight twist, as its last 4 lines reveals.
“It took me many years of pain, to bury memories deep,
But sometimes in the quiet moments, I cannot help but weep.
For imagining finding out, like me, while at Apollo’s altar,
That the haunting time from so long ago had produced a daughter.”
As I re-read the first part, I realized that I had left a number of open doors, from a metaphysical perspective. In short, Part 2, Criminals Of The Cross, has him uniting with his daughter after 18 years, under less than ideal conditions.
The sequel is considerably longer than the original, you must be warned, with a marked absence of historical figures save for Penthesilea, who some claim was the name of several Amazon queens. Apollo, who turns out to be the warriors true father, is the brother of one of the Amazon’s most revered goddesses named Artemis. Additionally, it was said that the Amazon queen, along with her two sisters, were daughters of the war god Ares.
Which means their daughter, who received the name Nevarre, comes from a family line of gods…. on both sides. That might make her somewhat special… and it does.
If this has initiated some interest, you will find both poems quite enjoyable.