The rescue party proceeds from the Land of Spirit, across the Snake’s bridge and through the woods to a dark hillside. The Old Man with the Lamp points out a door in the hillside and instructs the Wisp to lick the metal from the lock. They are about to go exploring.
Back in the physical world the group is still supported by the seemingly ‘magical’ nature of its members. They are about to go into the Earth, through the door, after having crossed the Snake’s bridge. We can translate this going underground as representing a ‘going within’ ones self, of seeking the truth that the sub-conscious can reveal.
Who are the magical one’s in this group? Will, of the Wisps, the Old Man with the Lamp, the Snake. Lily is in a special category. She is not ‘magical’ in the common sense but she is well aware of being both physical and of the spirit at the same time. This ‘knowing’ allows her to be in either place but it does not provide her with a sense of what the Old Man with the Lamp intends to do with the Youth-Prince who has foolishly chosen to die rather than patiently wait for his future to come to him.
Goethe’s fairy tale continues, providing much for us to think about.
On this date, Dec. 17th, 2016, I am awaiting equipment for my computer that will allow me to use a new graphics draw-paint tablet. Being able to create images directly on-screen with an electronic pen will be more effective and productive for me. The old way of using a pressure-pad to sketch upon with the image being displayed up on a computer monitor was not satisfactory. This disconnect of hand action with picture results was a problem. Once I get past this distraction I will hasten to finish the placement of resources onto this site so that it can be launched to a wide audience.