Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Olympias

About this Series:

In Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World, Stephen J. Bergstrom gives creative voice to visionary souls in process of awakening.

Through imaginative device, Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World reveals two contrasting visions that shape contemporary existence.

In one, conquerors traverse the world as a series of endless privileges secured through material means and patriarchal oppression.

In the other, conquered and oppressed individuals and groups perceive that consciousness animates nature, humanity and the spirit of a Living Earth.

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To read the completed first volume of 100 Yesterday’s ARTISTS in Today’s World, visit: https://stephenjbergstrom.wordpress.com/yesterdays-artists-in-todays-world-the-first-100/

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Acknowledging Olympias

From whence I came? How to explain my life?

Daughter of King Neoptolemus, fourth wife to Philip II of Macedonia, mother of Alexander the Great, a devotee of Dionysus, I slept with snakes.

In what Plutarch imagined as Alexander, I saw a thunderbolt fall upon my womb that kindled a great fire that dispersed across many lands.

The snakes spoke to me and told me about a greater fire, a coming fire;

In the distance

In the loam

Comes the resistance

And of a future time;

Of monstrous peril

Dark nights

And love made sterile

 

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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