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WARNING---this post is extremely random...

I've found myself with a "free" day today.  I had been scheduled to visit a friend who is recovering from surgery.  Her circle of friends had signed up for a rotation of visiting and bringing meals.  Today was my day.  However, I just heard from her that she had a rough night and plans on sleeping all day. 

Hopefully I'll get to spend some of this free time today drawing.

After I received her email.  I went through and read all my outstanding emails.  I ended up following a link in an email to wikipedia (can't remember to what now.)  One wiki click led to another and I found myself reading an entry on Carl Jung's Collective Unconscious.  

In the "See Also" section of the Wiki entry was a long list of related topics. 

My eyes stopped on "Spiritus Mundi."

Wasn't that part of the demon-expelling incantation that Dean tried to use to exorcise the chick demon in Sin City?  Did he say "Spiritus A-Mundi????"  

So my SPN-wired brain just had to click on that entry because, well--it's SPN after all.

The Spiritus Mundi link re-directed me to an entry called "The Second Coming"--a poem written by Yeats.

This was the opening paragraph in that entry:

""The Second Coming" is a poem by William Butler Yeats first printed in The Dial (November 1920) and afterwards included in his 1921 verse collection Michael Robartes and the Dancer. The poem uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and second coming as allegory to describe the atmosphere in post-war Europe. "

AND then...further down...

"The word gyre in the poem's first line may be used in a sense drawn from Yeats's book A Vision, which sets out a theory of history and metaphysics which Yeats claimed to have received from spirits."

So I know NOTHING about poetry so perhaps this is "common knowledge" among fans of poetry--but Yeats claimed to have received messages from spirits?  Interesting.

And then...still further on...

"The "spiritus mundi" (literally "spirit of the world") is a reference to Yeats' belief that each human mind is linked to a single vast intelligence, and that this intelligence causes certain universal symbols to appear in individual minds. Carl Jung's book The Psychology of the Unconscious, published in 1912, could have had an influence, with its idea of the collective unconscious"

Hmmm.  And I'm back to Carl Jung.

Of course this post is random and meaningless--just another example of how my brain always seems to find some connection to SPN no matter what the heck I'm doing.


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