Something for Meditation! Response invited! In loving gratitude, Paul
Allegory, Symbolism, and Creative Living
by Paul Le Baron
Intellectual cognition is a matter of correctly interpreting the symbolism that is inherent in everything perceived, and for clear comprehension allegory, symbolism and metaphor are useful tools. Jesus used them extensively in what the Christian hierarchy have labeled parables, perhaps to further mystify their adherents. After His murder many later intuitive writers expressed their truths in the form of allegorical tales in order to avoid the deadly results of expressing them directly. As an example, the Grimm Brother’s story of Hansel and Gretel is an apt symbolic depiction of the human condition, past, present and beyond. The collective ego symbolized by the foster mother uses fear and subterfuge to trick the children into leaving their father’s home to become lost in the forests of Denial. After fearful conjectures and wandering they come to a house composed of an array of intriguing allurements. While they are excitedly partaking of its varied offerings Ego again appears, now in the form of a witch, and beguiles them into the house, where she holds them captive to be used for future control and consumption. However, by following the guidance of intuition, symbolized by the voices of birds, they retrieve their creative powers, and trusting in them they easily overcome each obstacle as they come to it, until they return to a happy reunion with the Father. Here with the three of them uniting in trust of Cosmic Manifestation symbolized by the jewels, their future prosperity is assured.