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Old 19-04-2016, 11:17 PM   #52
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Lightbulb Ritual of Abduction

Rite of Spring 3 of 3..
The celebration of spring begins in the hills..An old woman enters and begins to foretell the future..Young girls arrive from the river, in single file..They begin the "Dance of the Abduction"..The people divide into 2 groups in opposition to each other, and begin the "Ritual of the Rival Tribes"..The young girls engage in mysterious games, walking in circles..One of the young girls is selected by fate, being twice caught in the perpetual circle, and is honoured as the "Chosen One" with a martial dance..In a brief dance, the young girls invoke the ancestors..The Chosen One is entrusted to the care of the old wise men..The Chosen One dances to death in the presence of the old men, in the great "Sacrificial Dance"..

Prince Ivan returning on a magick carpet with the caged firebird..

A typical role of the Firebird in fairy tales is as an object of a difficult quest.. The quest is usually initiated by finding a lost tail feather, at which point the hero sets out to find and capture the live bird, sometimes of his own accord, but usually on the bidding of a father or king..One version is the tale of Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf..Irina Zheleytova translates another version, The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa.. In this version a king’s archer is on a hunt and runs across a firebird’s feather..The Firebird concept has parallels in Iranian legends of magical birds, in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale about The Golden Bird, and related Russian magical birds like the Sirin..The story of the firebird comes in many forms..They take it to a dark room and it lights the room completely..The most famous production of the Firebird was the production by Sergei Diaghilev of Ballet Russe who commissioned composer Igor Stravinsky to create the enormously popular large-scale ballet score called The Firebird... results of all this for the children involved are beyond the imagination of anyone who has not experienced the level of trauma they must suffer, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had 15 homicides and 63 violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be..This is mass madness, you maniacs!..

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