What is this "History" we heard so much about throughout our lives?
Who is she, that romanticising renaissance men fancied her "Historia", a goddess almost?
And was she ever a benevolent helper to mankind, or a wraith conjured up to blind it?
Sir Walter Raleigh, English explorer, courtier, poet and rosicrucian-masonic insider, put it like this in the headpiece of his 1614 "History of the World":
"From Death and Darke Oblivion (near the same)
The Mistresse of Mans life, grave Historie,
Raising the World to good, or evil fame,
Doth vindicate it to Eternity."
History is a poetic art of layers, the word itself deriving from the Greek ἱστός (histós): A web or tissue.
In German it is "Geschichte", which can be literally read as "a multitude of consecutive layers".
This "History" is what covers beneath its many layers and within a dense, hopelessly tangled spider web,
our true past. I myself refuse to obey any such mistress as Ralegh imagines above the fate man.
In lingering hopes to find whatever may still remain of this truth within the spider's web, I am driven to seek it.
To what end, I do not know. All I hope for, is good company on the quest.
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