the personification and embodiment of the work

We can expose ourselves to, endure, and go through almost anything in our quest to strive for a recognition of what we are, if we are not given the opportunity to learn how we can go about to experience it in its original sense. Most often we will move it out of its imaginal context within us, and transform it to an external achievement where we are trying to achieve the impossible. Which is something we need to do when we grow up and got to establish a point of reference in ourselves. But as we get older it is not about a quest for the kind of satisfaction that is more about trying to correspond to what something’s or someone elses external vision is, than our own relationship to how we experience it in ourselves. Our heroism, or psychic instinct becomes obscured without its own reality and a connection to its own true source. The individual quest gets mixed up with our external social presence, and our need for reflection, mental integrity, insight and self-esteem disappears in a never-ending social repetitive circle. We commonly train ourselves in relation to an external parent or role model, who may appear to us as the procedural structure for what we are trying to achieve. In this way, both our quest for social recognition, and our individual affirmation, gets united in the psychic energy for which our hero image becomes a vessel. In it arises a separation of the previously undissolved compound of these primordial psychic forms. Its original underlying whole and its mediator are perceived in the form of him as a guiding principle. In a Sami context, they are radien-attje, radien-giedde and the authority we sense in the powers the invisible world has over us. Which is first experienced as a paternal principle, an instinctive and instructive gut feeling of a psychic energy that involves us in the transformation of what lies behind everything that exists. They become united in a single coherent endeavor whose energy is experienced by us in how we look at, and try to take part in the powers our heroes generates. In Christianity we find this in the concept of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Where the paternal part never got properly separated from the others and became distorted. But to do so is to take the last step out of a kind of psychic misconfiguration. We seek to become our true instinct, convey it and formulate it in the image of our achievements, in the energy that the hero provides us with and which, then direct us to the source. To our instinctive recognition of what heroism means for us in relation to our nature/animal world, to other people, and to the meaning of how it makes us parts of its underlying cosmic energy and wholeness. It is the energy in the hero figure who in our collective pursuit of this wholeness also contains all of them.