To impart the knowledge, pass on the wisdom ,transmit the essence of a thing..
It is not a matter of looking, listening and thinking.
It is a consuming and digesting of material.
The embodiment of spirit or soul of one thing feeds and enriches others.
What is it that is going on when we smell?
and what we have a taste for?
A memory of what we liked before? what didn’t make us sick?
The streams of the senses connect to the tidal pull of the sea.
Amniotic experience, our fetal dreams.
Is it nostalgia that urges the Salmon to leave the Sea and return to the inland streams of there birth?
The Salmon of Knowledge
How does this ancient reclusive evasive sage gather and accumulate so much wisdom?
By eating the abundant nuts of the Hazel of wisdom
Spirit food is transformative,
The fish with knowledge of the distant sea and the local special water ,
is changed by the substance of the local fixed place spirits seeds.
The hazel is fed by the water the earth the sun and the air.
A much different life experience than that of a mobile animal.
Yet it knows how to live and grow.
It contains in it an understanding, a seed, a message.
These nuts are externalized offspring , made to travel.
They carry with them something of another time and another place.
Gobbled up by the Salmon of Knowledge.
……..And if its flesh should touch your lips,
You would Know, …….You would remember future and past.