Se Mythology

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The following is a description of the mythology of Se.

Se Mythical Elements

The myth of Se, known as Ver, is the that of the trickster. A trickster is an archetype in mythology and folklore that appears as a practical joker. Often taking the form of a spirit, god, half-animal or man/woman, it plays tricks on others and does not recognize the rules of society. The trickster operates outside the framework of right and wrong, and is often malicious, greedy, lustful but is also very friendly, gregarious and clever. For every virtue he possesses, he also carries a vice. He gives the appearance of knowing less than he does, and can appear clumsy, clownish and childlike yet possesses inordinate powers of survival. He appears in mythology also as the Coyote, the court Jester and the Fool. The arrival of the trickster is simultaneously cause for deep concern, as well as an opportunity for new life and fertility. Seemingly on a whim, the trickster may bring fortune or ruin upon others. Precarious, opportunistic and foxy, the trickster delights in turning things over on their head and getting their way. Every Se user has a latent rule-breaker in them, who is driven to wedge situations in their favor, upturn expectations and most importantly – to imbalance order. Like Mer, Ver is a generator of newness and often Ver facilitates this transformation by breaking or disrupting decaying systems. The spirit of Ver is provocative and pokes holes in the weaknesses of things, causing a collapse of what was already stagnant; paving the way for new life, generations and approaches.

Light: Aphorditic

The spirit of Ver is aphroditic, having a powerful lust for pleasure and for attaining bliss and heaven through the body. Given to hedonism, drinking, partying and dancing – the light spirit of Ver exists in an unashamed celebration of sexuality. It wishes nothing more than sensory perfection here, now, and forever. Given its erotic nature, it is also a herald of fertility and abundance. Ver is aware of every latent impulse that we delay gratification for and calls it into our consciousness. Having no social restraints, Ver releases all inhibitions and allows its user to “lose themselves” in bliss. This can be a powerful spiritual experience; one that familiarizes you with all that we repress, excavating to a level of self-honesty and transparency which is scarcely appreciated in society. At other times, however, this trance can also be intoxicating and lead to delirium. The senses are pushed to their breaking point until all consciousness and coherence fades. All reservations are tossed aside. And when combined with the spirit of Vin, enthogens may be added to escalate the delirium to transcendent levels, approaching godhood and a state of Nirvana. Ver may also advocate the practice of tantra, kamasutra and other such avenues that allow for a dis-inhibition of the senses and for the possibility to access one’s highest states.

Dark: Vulgarity

When the spirit of Ver is instead dark, the more chaotic aspects of the trickster archetype arise. Here the trickster wants nothing to do with authority, and will go out of his way to defame that which the establishment holds dear. The individual may enjoy instigating a shock factor, and do so as a way to throw the finger up to the man. The famous peeing Calvin comic graphic is an example of this attitude. The trickster may take to graffiti, vandalism and other such forms of retaliation. Prone to swearing, sexual jokes, and crass behavior such as mooning – the dark trickster has no specific agenda to get across, but is simply dead set on overturning the Father archetype through sheer force of chaos. He is anarchist, impetuous, rebellious and witty. He may know quite well that one day he will be caught, but will gladly defecate on society as long has he can while he is here. The dark trickster is non-political. Rather than fighting injustice with argument and rhetoric, he is content only to show society what it is and to expose its irony and hypocrisy. The Joker in the Dark Knight film series is an example of this archetype, as is Marshall Mathers’ character Slim Shady.