Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dream Mistress on the Art of Reconciliation


וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-יוֹסֵף, חֲלוֹם חָלַמְתִּי
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'I have dreamed a dream' ... Bereshit 41:15

Pharaoh's dream consisted of a series of two seemingly opposite conditions - one with well fed kine and another with malnourished kine. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream sequentially and without any real insight, such that both conditions happened upon Pharaoh's kingdom.

The truth of the dream, however, is not one of fortune telling, as Joseph told it out to be. Pharaoh's dream actually indicated an inner disunity between good and evil. In other words, good and evil were not reconciled within Pharaoh into that mystical third condition which is more powerful than either goodness or evil alone. Had Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream with the insight of Goddess, ultimately leading Pharaoh to reconcile good and evil into that third mystical condition, history may have turned out much differently ... there may have been no subsequent enslavement of the Hebrews and no need for a Moshe or his God to rescue the Hebrews out of it. Joseph personally prospered from his interpretation of Pharaoh's dream, but his people (both the Hebrews and the Egyptians) surely did not - neither the Hebrews who were later enslaved nor the Egyptians who suffered for enslaving them. For in reality, the Hebrews and the Egyptians are one people, the children of Goddess.

Related entries on the art of reconciliation:

The Grim Adventures of CHUD and Myfanwy
CHUD - The Face of My Worst Fear?