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LUMAUIG: GREAT SPIRIT, IGOROT CREATION MYTH

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra

 

Source: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/creation-phil.html

The Creation – Igorot

In the beginning there were no people on the earth.

Lumawig, the Great Spirit, came down from the sky and cut many reeds. He divided these into pairs which he placed in different parts of the world, and then he said to them, “You must speak.”

Immediately the reeds became people, and in each place was a man and a woman who could talk, but the language of each couple differed from that of the others.

Then Lumawig commanded each man and woman to marry, which they did. By and by there were many children, all speaking the same language as their parents. These, in turn, married and had many children. In this way there came to be many people on the earth.

Now Lumawig saw that there were several things which the people on the earth needed to use, so he set to work to supply them. He created salt, and told the inhabitants of one place to boil it down and sell it to their neighbors. But these people could not understand the directions of the Great Spirit, and the next time he visited them, they had not touched the salt.

Then he took it away from them and gave it to the people of a place called Mayinit. These did as he directed, and because of this he told them that they should always be owners of the salt, and that the other peoples must buy of them.

Then Lumawig went to the people of Bontoc and told them to get clay and make pots. They got the clay, but they did not understand the molding, and the jars were not well shaped. Because of their failure, Lumawig told them that they would always have to buy their jars, and he removed the pottery to Samoki. When he told the people there what to do, they did just as he said, and their jars were well shaped and beautiful. Then the Great Spirit saw that they were fit owners of the pottery, and he told them that they should always make many jars to sell.

In this way Lumawig taught the people and brought to them all the things which they now have.

REFLECTION

In the Cordillera mountains or Northern Luzon habituate the Igorots who comprise eight (8) ethnic groups in all. They share the belief in Lumauig as the Great Spirit who created mankind. Lumauig here is very near the truth about the Spirit-Force in divine wisdom, who is the One Universal Principle from which all objective and subjective domains of life emanated from.

 

Lumauig ‘came down from the sky’—descended from the spiritual domains. Thereof, he ‘cut many reeds’—this signifies the splitting of oversouls into many souls (soul-fragments in other traditions). Without souls, no human life is possible on the astral and physical domains that were the lowest dimensions.

 

He ‘divided them into pairs’—signifies the splitting of the androgynous souls into Male and Female polarities or Twinflame mates. ‘You must speak’ signifies the beginnings of oral language and communications, as human were still in the mental and astral planes preparing to move down to the physical plane.

 

‘Immediately the reeds became people’—souls in twinflame polarities became the first humans during the mid-Lemurian evolutionary phase, which is the farthest that Igorot collective memory can go. The rest was history, which includes the creation of the institution of family, diets (salt), cottage industry (pottery), and commerce.

[Philippines, 23 June 2011]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

A key

Inserted on a doorknob

Cannot turn itself

Someone has to be

It’s turning’s progenitor

What

If indeed a key

Turns a doorknob

By itself?

‘Tis like asking

If a cockroach can

Push an elephant

Or if a gentle breeze can

Knockout a sturdy house

It coheres with the circumstance

When a ball rests and bounces

At the same time

When the slightly probable

Fills the observer’s eyes

As an inescapable vista of verdant forests

Green and lucidly green

[Writ. 29 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

What ought I write again

On this blank page in front of me?

Blank is my mind as a clear

Tabularasa: empty is the world, a dot

On its circumscribed face

Without an iota of an image

On its being.

Fertile is the night.

Cockroaches dance gaily to proclaim

So. What now would preoccupy

The mind?

Frigid is the pen. It cannot roll on

To herald the hymns and notes

Fervently brewing deep in the vats

Of my inner space: thoughts have receded

Without the usual romance with the pen.

[Writ. 27 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila. See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com, COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com, BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com%5D

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Break, break through the barrier

Betwixt time and timelessness!

Descend upon Terra’s mortal face!

Nestle in the minds of knowers

Who’ll catch you a-glide!

As to your catchers who know not

One another, perfect strangers

Illuminate them with your radiance!

A holy fire you are and ever

To all men you’re passed a-glow.

That you land on different mortal

Baskets at one time and only one

Is cause enough for bafflement

For both simpleton and erudite.

But your stately arrival exudes greater kingliness

Then the wondrous enigma you’ve aroused

Risen have you from beneath time’s antechambers

To exterminate the nebulae of ignorance.

[Writ. 27 May 91, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila. See: unladtau: http://www.unladtau.com, IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com, BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com%5D

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