Explain your Name and Signature

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Boreas
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Re: Explain your Name and Signature

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My name is an ancient name for the Greek god of the North Wind. I have used it here and there for years and it has multiple meanings for myself, the closest being a reference to wind and air as correspondences of the reason and Intellect but also prana. The second correspondence for myself is its connotations with Spirit (spirit moves where it wills etc.).

My signature is from an old rune poem of the rune Sowilo/Sol (Sun), and it means: Sun is the light of the lands, I bow to Holiness.
The torch is known to every living man by its pale, bright flame; it always burns where princes sit within.
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Re: Explain your Name and Signature

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As I try and start to reintroduce the use of the forums and regain some semblance of consistency toward those things most important in my life, I thought that this might be a good thread to start with contributing to.

My brotherhood name changed just shy of one year ago. It was previously Omoksha. This was a conjunction of the two conceptual syllables/words of Om and Moksha. I subtracted and used a singular ‘m‘ deliberately, to emphasise the unity between the two words and the concept I was basing it around. I won’t labour this anymore, everyone is, I am sure, more than familiar with the two, and I think I posted something of a description of this original name some years ago, when I first associated with it.

In short however, it was a (necessarily) idealistic and naive name for that period of my life. It started to conflict significantly with me though, when that idealistic naivety had gone as quickly as it came. Hence, the need for change....

Now, as has been the case for a silent year, the name I associate with is Mimesis. I loosely consider Aristotle’s intention. That being its mirror like quality - the imitation of nature within itself. The mirror that imitates nature in art, and art in nature. Further, it elicits my fairly obsessive interest in Greek tragedy, and the connection and symbolism I feel it brings between Satanism and the difficulty of functioning in the world.
The need to see and understand the nature of suffering as and within the hamartia of humanity. The individual becoming a mirror of that hamartia in the world, as the world mirroring it within the individual.

Similarly, so too has my signature changed a number of times - and do not doubt that it will do so again - but it is currently taken from a line said by Prospero in The Tempest, by Shakespeare.

“We are such stuff. As dreams are made on, and our little life. Is rounded with a sleep.”

I enjoy the playfulness that this has regarding the fragility of life. Prospero uses it as a metaphor for the island in The Tempest; Shakespeare uses it as a metaphor for the dichotomy between the stage of the theatre and the ‘real world’; and we can look at it as a metaphor for the fragility and failure of ‘life’ to be anything concretely real, but that when we accept death as a sleep - which life is rounded by - we accept the consideration that death in fact presents us with something lasting/real/eternal....
"We are such stuff. As dreams are made on, and our little life. Is rounded with a sleep."
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