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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Great Gods Cannot Ride Little Horses

Maya Deren in Meshes of the Afternoon

I will try to comment in several posts the first chapter of Divine Horsemen. The Living Gods of Haiti, the book of Maya Deren. There are three superb pages (she was really a spirit of great distinction) and my guess is that they keep the key for understanding the Weltanschaung of her movies.

Here is the motto:

Great Gods cannot ride little horses

It is a Haitian proverb. Here is my comment:
Great Gods cannot come to dwarf spirits. You cannot understand the metaphysical if you are not prepared.

(Maya's Song)



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