Moemoeaa Pua

1. Present day western civilizations and the traditional first race cultures are as fruit to the seed.

All life begins and ends with a seed.

2. The seed is the plan.

Within lies the ancestral dreaming of a species, a coded language guiding the unfolding of phases, the emergence of characteristics.

3. The seed is permeated with and surrounded by a field, a preformative entelechy drawing all growth toward a prescribed form and destiny.

Within the dreaming of the seed pulses the entire drama of genesis.

The seed disembodies itself to objectify its internal forms and forces.

Germination is an explosion, the unified body of the seed vanishes into the duality of root and stem.

4. The root, a geotropic plunge into the dark realm of the earths night; the power to transmute substance from the unborn, the kingdom of the mineral, and bond it to the dance of the living.

5. The stem, branches, and leaves, a thirsty reaching, absorbing the subtle breath and blood, life and light, from the celestial realms, the kingdom of the ancestors and the dead.

6. From the realms beyond, of the unborn and the dead, the plant gathers its vital force.

7. The flower, the sacred nexus of sexuality, here the two oppositional yearnings for height and depth meet and merge.

In the fragile magnetism of the flower, the dream of union is born in the image of a new seed.

8. The flower, that which flows, and the flowing, the energies absorbed from the earth and sky pour forth like virgin blood in ritual deflowering.

9. The flower soon dies, but the new seed within has absorbed the knowledge and experience of past cycle and rests dormant.

10. Dormancy, the death that is not death but the initiatory death.

The sleeping seed is mummified, sealed in its shell, its power of regeneration a living immortality.

11. The fruit emerges first hard and bitter unaware it is impregnated with a new seed.

12. Mindless of the nourishing earth below, coloured with self-importance, the fruit swells in the conviction that it is the goal of the cycle.

13. Tenuously dangling in air, its taste, texture, smell, colour and form are the final externalization of all the latent, innate powers of the seed.

14. The seed needs the fruit to complete and renew the cycle, the plant needs the fruit as human life needs art and pleasure, science and power, opulence, refinement and decadence.

15. The fruit is the moment of individualization.

Alone it hangs between heaven and earth, between detachment and indulgence, achievement and debauchery, self-actualization and self-destruction.

16. The fruit sees from above the entire struggle of growth, the limits of the branches reach, the trembling fragility of the proliferating leaves, the withering of the flower of love.

17. The fruit holds the perspective of joyous, amoral ambivalence, the end is certainly near yet forever should be denied.

18. The fruits embodiment drains the entire plant of its life force and triggers the decline and end of the cycle.

19. Its ultimate role is to carry the seed safely to earth and to manure the ground for the next germination.

20. Manuring has its dangers.

The seed may be smothered in the lingering, fermented decomposition of the fruit.

21. Nothing regenerates from the fruit itself but digested by the earth, the fruit is the womb of the new seed.

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