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Sort of interesting introduction less so than that in the Oxford Press edition of FW and a bit confusing to follow while reading FW in parallel It wasn t definitive but will come in handy for a second reconnaissance of Finnegan s Wake TBA Joe Campbell provides some light to this very hard to decipher text and might have prepped me better for a second go He gives a plausible outline and explains some of the imagery Definitely a help. Being Campbell, this heavily emphasizes the role the abundance of occurrence of myth plays in Joyce s masterpiece And it is a large, if not the largest, role And this skeleton key does a great job pointing the way through key aspects of the plot of Finnegans Wake That being said, one should not rely fully on Campbell s interpretation One should use McHugh thoroughly and learn to read the Wake oneself It makes its own meanings Campbell s work is best used throughout a first reading of Joy Being Campbell, this heavily emphasizes the role the abundance of occurrence of myth plays in Joyce s masterpiece And it is a large, if not the largest, role And this skeleton key does a great job pointing the way through key aspects of the plot of Finnegans Wake That being said, one should not rely fully on Campbell s interpretation One should use McHugh thoroughly and learn to read the Wake oneself It makes its own meanings Campbell s work is best used throughout a first reading of Joyce s text, and will go a long way to easing a new reader on A great achievement, do not doubt it, but I m not sure I ll be utilizing it with further readings It is one of Kate s many keys The door is left ajar This was offputting to me I read about a hundred pages before I put it down To me, it is like translations of William Shakespeare into contemporary English Shakespeare stole most of his stories, so the idea that the beauty of his writing is in his stories, and that his language is an obstacle to that beauty, seems dubious to me.It should be understood that my distaste for The Skeleton Key isa reflection of my own biases about art and aesthetics than of Robinson and Campbell s work Fr This was offputting to me I read about a hundred pages before I put it down To me, it is like translations of William Shakespeare into contemporary English Shakespeare stole most of his stories, so the idea that the beauty of his writing is in his stories, and that his language is an obstacle to that beauty, seems dubious to me.It should be understood that my distaste for The Skeleton Key isa reflection of my own biases about art and aesthetics than of Robinson and Campbell s work From what I read of it, Robinson and Campbell were making a kind of sense of much of Finnegans Wake I found that I disagreed with how they were doing it To tack on another reference to the Shakespeare cultural industry, to me it smelled of Bowdlerization which is not to say that Robinson and Campbell clean up Joyce s work rather, for me the Skeleton Key seemeda dilution of my reading experience rather than a distillation of Joyce s powerful text [ Free Pdf ] ♵ A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake: James Joyce's Masterwork Revealed ☪ Since its publication in , countless would be readers of Finnegans Wake James Joyce s masterwork that consumed a third of his life have given up after a few pages and dismissed it as a perverse triumph of the unintelligible In , a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first key or guide to entering the fascinating, disturbing, marvelously rich world of Finnegans Wake The authors break down Joyce s unintelligible book page by page, stripping the text of much of its obscurity and serving up thoughtful interpretations via footnotes and bracketed commentary A Skeleton Key was Campbell s first book, published five years before he wrote his breakthrough Hero with a Thousand Faces One of the first and still indispensable books for working through Finnegan s Wake The authors present their sense of the text beneath the text beneath the text beneath the text, along with some commentary and thoughts about what is going on.Campbell went on to become an icon in the field of mythology, symbolism, and world religions His knowledge and intellectual powers are at full play here in what was one of his earliest texts. I doubt that even 400 pages of cliff notes will be enough.So far, incredibly helpful In addition to pointing out major themes and structural points in the beginning, this is basically a paragraph by paragraph translation of Wake Read a paragraph of Wake, read the corresponding paragraph in this, then re read the paragraph in Wake That s how I plan to get through the book with at least some basic, elementary level of comprehension. not sure how much insight was provided, but it did give some structure to my own reading much of campbell s later proto myth bs is thrown throughout, although in joyce s case he might have been right about what the attempt was who knows preferred anthony burgess essay , although any interpretation is really hard to separate from the interpreter.mostly joyce loved puns, but not the funny kind.in the beginning of the ALP section that ends the book you not sure how much insight was provided, but it did give some structure to my own reading much of campbell s later proto myth bs is thrown throughout, although in joyce s case he might have been right about what the attempt was who knows preferred anthony burgess essay , although any interpretation is really hard to separate from the interpreter.mostly joyce loved puns, but not the funny kind.in the beginning of the ALP section that ends the book you read Soft morning, city Lsp I am leafy speaing Lpf Folty and folty all the nights have failed on to long my hair Not a sound, falling Lispn No wind no word Only a leaf, just a leaf, and then leaves The woods are fond always As were we their babes in And robins in crews so It is for me goolden wending Unless Away Rise up, man of the hooths, you have slept so long Or is it only so hesleems this is one of the least nonsensical passages, and gives a glimpse of what campbell and morton mean when they talk about the ur meaning of joyce s language Here ALP is the wife of HCE waking him up, the river Liffey running through town I am leafy , and a tree losing its leaves as ALP loses her hair All three are one and conjure images of decay, rebirth, renewal The fall and the rising and the suddenness of both , the themes which do poke through whenever meaning seems close by.mostly, though, i think of my own dreams where two people might be the same people, a place may shift from one to the next without a thought or explanation, and a never ending dread of the future and misremembering of the past might weigh over everything that is the only lens i could find to make any sense of the wake Mankind should be grateful for Campbell s 1st elucidation of FINNEGANS WAKE FW or someone else may have translated the text, but not as expertly Sadly many readers start with A Skeleton Key or read it without first spendingtime with FW, correctly most criticisms center on Campbell s personal commentaries which are extremely limited , confined to his personal knowledge at the time of his writing absolutely inadequate to tackle Joyce s two decades lifetime of work.Caution Mankind should be grateful for Campbell s 1st elucidation of FINNEGANS WAKE FW or someone else may have translated the text, but not as expertly Sadly many readers start with A Skeleton Key or read it without first spendingtime with FW, correctly most criticisms center on Campbell s personal commentaries which are extremely limited , confined to his personal knowledge at the time of his writing absolutely inadequate to tackle Joyce s two decades lifetime of work.Caution Reading Campbell s A Skeleton Key is NOT reading FINNEGANS WAKE.First page error 72 yrs now When Campbell was 9 yrs old 1913 he was NOT introduced to FINNEGANS WAKE 1939, Ulysses not published till 1922 However sometime between 1939 Campbell was 35 yrs old and when Campbell and Robinson published The Skin of Whose Teeth December 19, 1942 in The Saturday Review identifying The Skin of Our Teeth Thornton Wilder s Pulitzer Prize appropriation of some of Joyce s FW themes Campbell started reading FW and by 1944 A Skeleton Key was published.Campbell, most famous for Follow your Bliss , was greatly possibly entirely influenced by FW In many ways Campbell s body of work which may establish him as America s greatest 20th century philosopher grew from Campbell s first published book A Skeleton Key and the many streams of thought emanating from Joyce s FW A Skeleton Key elucidates both Joyce s FW, as well as, Campbell s lifetime body of work It must be remembered that Campbell was just 40 yrs old and had spent only 3 yrs writing A Skeleton Key when published though the translation is excellent, almost all Campbell s personal commentaries of FW s meanings can and should be challenged.I suspect A Skeleton Key will always be the first place readers start for elucidation and all scholarship begins, sadly many readers will never escape Campbell s interpretations A Skeleton Key 1 removes some of the difficult reading of FW and 2 adds much understanding A Skeleton Key is a scholarly, challenging and an easier read than FW however, it is NOT a replacement for FW Personally, most helpful is Campbell s elucidation of 1 FW s framework, Giambattista Vico s La Scienza Nuova s 4 stages of history cyclic , theocratic to aristocratic to democratic to chaos followed by Joyce s God thunderclap which ends chaos and restarts the world again with theocracy, 2 Campbell s misinterpretation of Tiberiast Duplex Non Dual Tantras , 3 Campbell s lifetime body of work, most importantly his writings on Tibetan Buddhism Yoga, and lastly 4 his misinterpretation of FW s book II 2, but his other writings and understandings of UNMANIFEST METAPHYSICS.Corrected A Skeleton Key 4 FW ends book IV Vico s chaos with a half sentence A away a lone a last a loved a long the the first words of FW is the second half of the sentence riverrun,.1 FW s book I 1 Vico s theocratic describes 1 Finnegan s passing pedantic fall, an aeon ends , Joyce s God thunderclap restarting book I from ending book IV and 2 transition from Finnegan his fertile historic home to HCE an invading Ulysses The first 4 chapters of book I introduces readers to the father protagonist HCE, his syncretic history and folk hearsay and the second 4 chapters of book I are devoted to the woman who will catch her man who becomes mother HCE s wife ALP, her syncretic history and folk hearsay Finnegan represents the archaeological past a passing aeon held by a forefather a Brahma, Ireland s Brahmas impermanent ants upon a whale carcass with his wisdom of the history of all men and times Finnegan passes his baton his place in the fabric of the universe to HCE now present in time with his particular past The parents HCE ALP are the new present anchored by their particular pasts in FW.After 4 billion years of biological evolution, Here we are , well, Where are we , and, Where did we come from Our individual particular consciousness has been inherited from the past a temporal space in an expanding consciousness , and, Biological evolution has divided us by sex which induces Social evolution to procreate offspring to fill our temporal consciousness when we expire 2 FW s book II Vico s aristocratic devotes itself to HCE ALP s children Shaun extrovert, man of the world, stasis space Sartre s Being carrier of the letter cleric of church and builder, Shem introvert, artist, change time Sartre s Nothingness revealer of the letter prophet , and Iseult nature s direction gatherer and composer of letters The children are the present future of FW.Biological and Social evolution engenders parental responsibilities, to successful offspring brother s battle Shaun in accord and Shem in conflict with local Dharma , to continue and expand consciousness 3 FW s book III Vico s democratic devotes itself to what will be of HCE ALP s children s the baton will be passed on again from HCE ALP to Shaun, Shem and Iseult daughter The children s influences upon the world is the future generation presently unknowable of FW.Our offspring will inherit and evolve their Own individual particular temporal consciousness within their local social Dharma, MaMaLuJo community despite our efforts, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams 4 FW ends book IV Vico s chaos with ALP s HCE s lovemaking dissolution dream Joycean Nirvana is attained by ALP via Dzogchen T gal and HCE via Dzogchen Trekch realizing the heart of enlightenment in the present moment, transcending all defilements and fixations beyond all dualistic polarities so that their rainbow bodies are realized, unification with the Unmanifest Creation, Incarnate conception and Reincarnation the baton has been passed on again Danis Rose and John O Hanlon 2010 12 corrected edition reveals the converging 4 visions of T gal and 4 stages of Trekch.Ever living Tree of sentient life time compassion and Immutable stone space law , Yet is no body present here which was not there before Only is order othered Nought is nulled Fuitfiat Should we Aspire Aspire to what To that which manifested consciousness ALP s HCE s converging T gal Trekch The night has passed all dissolves , the Lotus blooms sunrise , a Christ Krishna Saint Kevin is born illuminated by light an aeon begins Muta native didicism and Juva invading docetism observe Mankind s existential struggle Archdruid vs St Patrick Unmanifest, spiritual vs Manifest, deities idols Revered Letter FW, Joyce s West East Tibetan bardos ALP s HCE s Moksha revelation Creation, Incarnate conception and Reincarnation , to end restart again Shiva s trident ending the world Save me from those therrble prongs.Joycean Nirvana lies on the surface of FW s text mandala, available to all excavating below the surface of the text reveals the arguments that support the Nirvana present granular mindfulness and refutes all institutional religious dogma children s marginalia righting reversing misconceived lessons and authoritarian oppression Wellington Museum s militarism expressed as instrument of people or oppression by rulers Joyce reveals the Dzogchen Father Tantras or Maha Yoga in book I 1 4 and Dzogchen Mother Tantras or Anu Yoga in book I 5 8 Shem is identified as receptive to Ati Yoga or Non Dual Tantras Tiberiast Duplex, book I 6 the answer to the Riddle s the Tiberiast Duplex is Shem Joyce, the Enlightened One The Children learn in book II Dzogchen Semde Mind Time Series self knowledge awareness and Dzogchen Longde Space Series evolution knowledge primordial wisdom, rigpa HCE dreams intends in book III to impart Dzogchen Mannagde Secret Instruction Series Self Liberation knowledge to his Children.FW is aural oral history like Homer s Odessey and Celtic folktales when one pronounces phonology FW s words aloud there arelanguages than just English also, when one reads morphology FW s words almost all the words are portmanteaus neologisms which gives each of FW s poly syncretic words many meanings universal impermanence, Heisenberg uncertainty obscurity , each FW syncretic sentence dozens of possible messages, each FW syncretic paragraph hundreds of possible readings, Joyce s rendering of aexpansive English language and multiplicating universal book with coalescing syncretic themes stories that responds opens to each reader s inquiries Joyce schooled in Christian Jesuit metaphysics pushed down into the mindfulness of human consciousness breathes in the spirit of expansive Celtic Irish democratic community tavern life where man s stories of life are told Tavern life teaches the evolution of Joyce s ten God thunderclaps one hundred lettered words pushing man s evolution forward from cave man s tales to modern tv media tales Inside the tavern man learns of the purely human animal fall, taken down by another human s like animal taken down on the African savanna A granular reading of FW can render FW as an updated John Milton s Paradise Lost regurgitated knowledge from the tree, to affirm man s damnation however, Charles Darwin s The Origin of Species was published in 1859 and Joyce in FW book II clearly walks Shaun, Shem and Iseult through their earthly evolutionary lifetime travails, our mortality is a consequence of Life s evolution Every page of FW speaks to man s evolution unconscious biological, conscious social, aspirational personal and to Life recirculating West meets Dzogchen East a meeting of metaphysical minds that binds humanity together into the future Dzogchen beyond all dualistic polarities the heart of human consciousness Joyce s underlying subcutaneous arguments refute the Western curse of metaphysical mythological damnation , the curse does not exist in the Eastern mind Like counting the number of angels on the head of a pin Aquinas 1270 Joyce provides a granular expansive reading of FW as a defense against all Western adversity for our conscious and unconscious Western travails HCE s angst is caused by his community that imposes a Western curse damnation upon him that man is not guilty ofto experience Joycean Nirvana, a defense against this man made guilt is required for as Zoroaster revealed cosmogonic dualism, evil is mixed with good in man s universal everyday travails even the Dalai Lama must defend Nirvana rigorously from the most populous authoritarian state in human history.UNMANIFEST METAPHYSICS, Western Eastern FW book II, ch 2 , misinterpreted by Campbell, but implied through other Campbell works 112 LUTHER S EPISTLE SERMONS Christ Consciousness , Gnostic Christianity, intellectual revelation of His message 8 Paul s assertion that the glory of God s children is now Unmanifest but shall be revealed in them Colossians 3, 3 4 Ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory So long as God s childrenwear the livery of the devil they have the world s pleasures They are wealth and powerful, have honor and money in plenty Thus the rightful order of things is reversed they who are God s appear to be the devil s, and the devil s to be God s This condition is painful to the pious Indeed, heaven and earth and all creatures cry out in complaining protest, unwilling to be subject to evil and to suffer the abuse of the ungodlyJoseph P Macchio, The Christian Conspiracy destruction suppression of diversity and doctrines 39th Festal Letter of Athanasius 367 CE gospels of Thomas, Philip, and Mary Magdalene expunged, leaving Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John , the lost years of Jesus 13 30 yrs old Nag Hammadi manuscripts direct, personal and absolute knowledge of the authentic truths of existence are accessible to human beings a knowing by and of an uncreated selfleads to freedom mytho poetic in story and allegorysubtle visionary insights inexpressible by rational proposition or dogmatic affirmation God is imaged as a duality and as a unity of masculine and feminine elements Jesus possible travels or knowledge of India Tibetan text, trans Notovitch Jesus equated women with the Divine Mother of the Universe Jesus adept in Eastern traditionsinterpreted mystical meanings beyond that accepted in the orthodox frameworkthe vast number of gospels and writings that were excluded from the Christian canonapostle Paul s theologyaffinity with Christian Gnosisthat Paul may have taught the preexistence and resurrection of the souldoctrines of preexistence and reincarnationembodied fallen angels, watchers and Nephilimembodied evil was a part of early Christianity cosmogonic dualism Doctrines of Augustine how he formulated the dogmas of original sin, infant damnation and predestination and rejected preexistence and reincarnation.Krishna is the original person From Maha Visnu expands this universe from Maha Visnu s abdomen a lotus stem grows and a beautiful lotus flower blooms and in that lotus flower Brahma is born When Brahma Creation becomes angry Shiva Destruction is born from between Brahma s eyebrows Three things are present in a material world Creation Brahma , Maintenance Visnu, most difficult and Destruction Shiva, not the origin of the Aum and the Scriptures Shiva Shiva Tattva is a temporal manifestation of Visnu a product of Visnu s contact with material energy , there is no Shiva in the spiritual world The entire universe consists of unlimited universes sometimes manifest and sometimes unmanifest , when unmanifest Shiva is also unmanifest Shiva has no permanent existence Krishna in all his Visnu Tattva forms continues to engage in his pastimes in the spiritual world that is eternal blissful and full of knowledge and unaffected by the destructions that Shiva causes in the material world there is no Shiva nor destruction in the spiritual world.Thrice Greatest Hermes Vol 2 by G.R.S Mead, CORPUS HERMETICUM, Unmanifest God is most manifest of Hermes to his son Tat 1 I will recount..that thou may st cease to be without the mysteries of the God beyond all namebut the Unmanifest for ever is, for It doth not desire to be made manifest It ever is, and maketh manifest all other things Being himself UnmanifestGod is not made himself by thinking manifest , he thinketh all things manifest Now thinking manifest deals with things made alone, for thinking manifest is nothing else than making.2 He, then, alone who is not made, tis clear, is both beyond all power of thinking manifest , and is Unmanifestpray first untothe One and Only One, from whom the One doth comeFor thought alone sees the Unmanifest, in that it is itself Unmanifest.3 Who is the One who watcheth o erall of the heavenly godsthis so great One.4 There is someone who is the Makerwhich lacketh place and lacketh measurethe One who hath not yet ordained it order.5 Would it were possiblepoised midway tween earth and heaventhe motionless in motion, and the Unmanifest made manifest whereby is made this order of the cosmos and the cosmos which we see of order.6 If thou would st see Him too through things that suffer deaththink of a man s being fashioned in the wombwhile hiding out of sight those of least honour 7 Behold how many artsall in perfect measure, yet all diversified Who made them all What Mother, or what Sire, save God alone, Unmanifest, who hath made all things by his Will 8 And no one saith a statue or a picture comes to be without a sculptor or without a painterhe greater than all namesFor verily he is the Only One.9 His being is conceiving of all things and makingall things, in heaven, in air, in earth, in deep, in all of cosmos, in every part that is and that is not of everything For there is naught in all the world that is not he He is himself, both things that are and things that are not The things that are he hath made manifest, he keepeth things that are not in himself.10 He is the God beyond all name he the Unmanifest, he the most manifest he whom the mind alone can contemplatehe is the One of no body, the One of many bodies, nay, rather he of every bodyJoyce s FW celebrates the Joys of Christian Buddhist diversity of humanity expansive human consciousness Gnostic Norwegian Captain, Shem, Archdruid , Brahma Finnegan, HCE, Shaun , Divine Women ALP, Iseult, Nuvoletta , his family and the Sufferings of the inescapable evil of Shiva Buckley , the debilitating harmful sterile intrusive authoritarian institutionalizing damnation MaMaLuJo, St Patrick by Augustine, the manufactured clerical corruption identified by Luther since 367 AD and the burdens of survival of the fittest anxiety modern commerce met with a Dzogchen Buddhist stance The innocent infant Norwegian Captain Krishna, HCE , occasionally defensive Shiva, HCE , though concretized Brahma, HCE by community family life MaMaLuJo through spirits drink HCE can access his spirituality dreams and through spiritual cutting through love making with ALP direct approach can access their Krishnas unification with the Unmanifest Joyce was a Prophet who consumed Man s conscious and spiritual thoughts and dreams, history and gossip, efforts and failings to reveal the joys Nirvana and sufferings Sa s ra of Mankind.Hermes Trismegistus reveals in the Corpus Hermeticum the Unmanifest to his son Tat however, Maha Visnu s unlimited universes sometimes manifest and sometimes unmanifest predates Western revelations by centuries Unmanifest spiritual God Visnu is omniscient compassionate eternal Manifest universes consist of Equilibrium Visnu , Creation Brahma and Destruction Shiva Shiva is a temporal manifestation of Visnu whose destructions are manifest and cannot interact with the Unmanifest Zoroaster revealed Cosmogonic dualism where inescapeable manifest evil Shiva is mixed with good Visnu and Brahma The 39th Festal Letter 367 AD expunged Unmanifest spirituality from Christ s message Nag Hammadi manuscripts, spiritual revelations beyond the orthodox cannon Doctrines of Augustine dogmas of original sin, infant damnation and predestination were brought to Ireland by St Patrick Conquistadors quash Latin America s Toltec seers , consequently extinguishing Unmanifest spirituality, sentient s place in the fabric of the temporal universe preexistence and reincarnation All Manifest gods are deities idols creations of man only the Umanifest untouched by man is affirmative by definition our universe s reality its matter, its laws consciousness manifest manifest local ephemeral astronomic physics vs Unmanifest universal eternal quantum Maya Thaya Tamas Rajas Sattvas physics Joyce returns Mankind to the path to the Unmanifest.Joyce s FW message Christian Buddhist omniscient compassion Christ Krishna is eternally joyful and recirculating Affirmative family HCE Brahma, ALP Divine woman children existentiality life s biological evolution sex , modern survival money , constraining community Dharma, social evolution are constantly assaulted by inescapable aggressive insidious vile corrupt soul less sucking ossified demonic antipathetic attacks Joycean Nirvana is attained via the Christian Buddhist affirmative middle way, beyond polar opposites the path of Christ Buddha.JCB finnished finnel thawts 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