Tropomorphoses: Myths from the Evening of Humanity

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The forms presented here are an extension to the Metamorphoses, the Latin masterpiece by Publius Ovidius Naso, written in the year 8 A.D., that recounts a series of transformations of humans into animal, plant, and mineral forms. Ovid's stories range from remote mythic times to the founding of Rome. Poets have long recounted the stories of human beings being changed into other beings. These myths are repeated over and over in many cultures and many times. These myths show us how literally pigheaded humans can be and what just punishments or rewards are meted out; coincidentally, the myths may have helped us to understand other beings by becoming them. For every myth told, however, there are many not told, and these shadow myths track our cultures, appearing only in fragments and allusions. One important difference between these and Ovidian stories is that these myths describe the conversion of mineral, plant and animal forms into human beings; and this conversion results in different kinds of challenges, that result from openings and expansions instead of closings and contractions. As Heroditus questioned of the Olympians, how can we know if they are eternal or powerful or whether this is their final form? Perhaps we cannot know. Instead, the mystery of living beings presents a Pandora's box of ideas and possibilities of other ways of living. The day of humanity has ended, and the evening begins.

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Yulalona Leelannee Lopez studied astronomy at Harvard University and is associated with the Tohono O'odham in Arizona. She is a founding member of the Palouse Poets Collective and a contributor to Nieman Ryan Community Designs. Although she has written articles and short stories, she works only on book-length projects, now. She is the author of several books, including Tropomorphoses, Night Wolves, and Coyote Remasked. To earn a living for the past ten years, her vocation has been investing in commodities; she lives in Grants Pass, Oregon, where she follows coyotes on their errands in and out of town. Her avocation is saving places and cultures, working through The Nature Conservancy, Cultural Survival, and other groups. She writes as a passion, to persuade others to her views. She explains: "Mostly, when I read other poets, I think that they didn't study enough astronomy, didn't get their knees scratched trying to follow earthworms, haven't caught cold watching it snow on their hands, haven't shaped their body to the bole of a tree or crawled along a deer path through thickets-bend or become still or small. I want to speak to these nonhuman experiences."

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Book Description Mozart Reason Wolfe, Limited, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The forms presented here are an extension to the Metamorphoses, the Latin masterpiece by Publius Ovidius Naso, written in the year 8 A.D., that recounts a series of transformations of humans into animal, plant, and mineral forms. Ovid s stories range from remote mythic times to the founding of Rome. Poets have long recounted the stories of human beings being changed into other beings. These myths are repeated over and over in many cultures and many times. These myths show us how literally pigheaded humans can be and what just punishments or rewards are meted out; coincidentally, the myths may have helped us to understand other beings by becoming them. For every myth told, however, there are many not told, and these shadow myths track our cultures, appearing only in fragments and allusions. One important difference between these and Ovidian stories is that these myths describe the conversion of mineral, plant and animal forms into human beings; and this conversion results in different kinds of challenges, that result from openings and expansions instead of closings and contractions. As Heroditus questioned of the Olympians, how can we know if they are eternal or powerful or whether this is their final form? Perhaps we cannot know. Instead, the mystery of living beings presents a Pandora s box of ideas and possibilities of other ways of living. The day of humanity has ended, and the evening begins. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780911385113

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 64 pages. The poems presented here are an extension to the Metamorphoses, theLatin masterpiece by Publius Ovidius Naso, written in the year 8 A. D. , that recounts a series of transformations of humans into animal, plant, and mineral forms. Ovids stories range from remote mythic times to thefounding of Rome. Poets have long recounted the stories of human beingsbeing changed into other beings. These myths are repeated over andover in many cultures and many times. These myths show us how literallypigheaded humans can be and what just punishments or rewards aremeted out; coincidentally, the myths may have helped us to understandother beings by becoming them. For every myth told, however, there are many not told, and theseshadow myths track our cultures, appearing only in fragments and allusions. One important difference between these and Ovidian stories isthat these myths describe the conversion of mineral, plant and animalforms into human beings; and this conversion results in different kinds ofchallenges, that result from openings and expansions instead of closingsand contractions. I have assembled a few of them here. These new beingsare not gods, so much as the offspring of life beleaguered by human interference, symptoms of the changed rhythms of the earth. Their shapesare new; their names new and unknown. Perhaps these new myths can go further in forcing us to evaluate our attitudes and behavior towardnature and other beings. Perhaps they will be ignored. These stories take place in the present and relate the turning ofother beings into human form (in fact, the title, Tropomorphoses, meansturning forms). The transformations happen everywhere around theworld. A tree in India, a dolphin in Japan, a water lily in Brazil, a wolf inCanada, a bear in the United States, a giant fungus in Germany, a deerin Africa, an eagle in the Philippines, a stone in Australia, and a meteorin the South Pacific. The faces presented are unknown, but demandingof recognition and consideration. Perhaps they can generate at least asmall part of the same passion and awe as their predecessors have forcenturies. Perhaps not. You decide. As Heroditus questioned of the Olympians, how can we knowif they are eternal or powerful or whether this is their final formPerhaps we cannot know. Instead, the mystery of living beings presents aPandoras box of ideas and possibilities of other ways of living. The day ofhumanity has ended, and the evening begins. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780911385113

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