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The Roles in Different Soul Ages - Part 2 (Artisans)


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Artisans as Infant Souls


Artisans as infant souls in tribal communities may work to craft various items, such as weaving clothes and textiles that are preferred by women, or acting as a blacksmith to craft many types of weapons and tools, as preferred by men. Much creativity can also be explored through various instruments and dance, of which are present in all types of ancient societies in history. Ancient or modern tribal artisans also focus on pottery for both genders as well as items made for fine dining (however that is defined in their culture), and are also happy to craft various statues or ways to decorate a home inside, whether through wooden items or in simply adding beauty to a place by a certain organization of flowers by the symbolism it holds for their cultures. Infant artisans are often characterized by the need to express themselves and their culture in very material hands on ways, even when living in modern settings. Not that artisans in later soul ages do not take part in hands on creative work, but it is often done in a style that does not express a deeper philosophical meaning or message. Simply an appreciation of the appreciation of the outer beauty something holds to one's senses, through vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Not that this makes their works necessarily shallow. It is a bit like the beauty of a small child who finds wonder in the beauty of a sunset or the beauty of a flower, even when they won't philosophize it in deeper discussions or relate it to certain purposeful goals in their lives for insights. Beauty does not need to have a reason, or justification, and infant artisans understand this very well. Sometimes it is enough to feel wonder at something you observe directly through your senses, without complicating matters further.


Artisans as Baby Souls


Artisans as baby souls often feature work relating to the themes and beliefs of the culture as well as religion they grew up in, or in working for the utility in tools of such a society. They move from working to explore their physical senses in their creations, to trying to understand the community around them, revealing a deeper sense of empathy to those around them. Though at this state their creativity is still bound by the rules of the culture, but compared to the infant soul stage, the circles of boundaries are opening up to a somewhat larger space. In modern Western individualistic culture, perhaps the contributions of baby artisans might not seem much of value, but it is as essential to develop some kind of shared culture, likes and dislikes as a group because without it, there is not much in common to share with one another. You can see how there would be no culture today without creative expressions of some kind. Similar themes throughout mediums today are also being expressed and not entirely unique to one person. For example, such universal themes such as "learning to persevere instead of giving up," "finding romance when you're always getting rejected," "suffering from grief of a loved one," or "winning against a big bully as the underdog." These themes repeat themselves throughout film and music, but still, we find value in exploring the varieties of perspective one theme can offer and the specific details it has lived through. Though there is still not an openness to develop creations for themes rarely experienced or rarely discussed openly in society.


Artisans as Young Souls


Young artisans, as some might lead you to believe are not all rappers, popstars or rock stars, though of course, some of them are. Here the young artisan develops a type of rebellion or questioning against the norms of the baby soul. It might be hard to believe today in an internet full of adult material, but back then, painting nude in the art world in front of conservative guests shocked people, particularly in the practice of painting nude women. Even more so when the woman in the painting looks directly at the audience from the angles in the painting, matched with a confident body language. There is also less of an emphasis on shared universal themes in their creations or utilitarian uses of their tools for the greater community, but also as a more thought provoking and self reflective expression of their own individual identity. Today in modern times, paintings might reflect this rebellion in the form of painting racial minorities as kings, queens, princesses and princes instead of the backwards past of always portraying them in paintings as servants of some kind to high class white royalty. Though note, the young artisan activist is more likely to speak out when they themselves come from a marginalized community, not essentially because they are empathizing with people entirely different from them, though there are many exceptions. It is easy to remember that the rich, famous and privileged are young souls, but so can the poor, the discriminated, the outcasts and the naysayers can be young souls. In this sense, privileged young souls and marginalized young souls see their life as a battlefield where they compete for power, making way for the emphasis in equality in the mature soul stage.


Artisans as Mature Souls


Mature artisans are characterized by a deeper desire to create and discover for the purpose of finding beauty that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but meaningful. Even artisans in the sciences may find some level of beauty. Einstein, for example, saw equations in mathematics as a type of beauty. The more simple it is, or the more that one law can describe many facets of reality all at once, rather than complicating it with many laws, the more beautiful an equation is. His discoveries in physics were driven to understand the beauty of the creation of the universe through the field of science, and his hope was to share that beauty to others, as well as the usefulness it can provide for people around him. In his mind, he felt a spiritual connection to bringing the creation of the universe in deeper understanding through math. In this sense, mature artisans are imbued with a sense of responsibility to bring the beauty from lesser known sources to a more diverse group of people. They seek to create something that is useful or beautiful, if not both, that will bring people together despite their differences and to cease all this meaningless conflict. It is an achievement if a creation of theirs would not just reach their community or country, but the whole wide world. Though in the quest for their bigger ideals for the world, their perfection can rock them with all types of fears, tensions and stresses in the quest for perfection, perhaps beginning their quest to slow down in the old soul stage.


Artisans as Old Souls


Old artisans learn to appreciate the beauty of everything that is around them, not just in grand visions, but the simple pleasures of everyday life. They learn to be grateful for the richness of life around them, and like a photographer whether they are or not, they know the right angles, the right perspective, the right lighting and such required to make a photograph of a simple subject look magnificent. It may simply be children playing together in a photograph, or a parent smiling as he holds up his child into the air, yet old artisans learn to capture the simple to make it appear somehow extraordinary, through their own eyes. It recalls to me the creative practice of drawing one subject over and over, but in as many different styles, shapes and colors as possible. In this sense, an old artisan can draw the same apple over and over, and yet they can still find a million different ways to express a certain subject matter. While mature souls learn to widen their perspective for the necessity of the human race, old artisans slow down to work deeper into unifying themes for the whole of humanity. They go deeper and deeper, like a staircase going down and down and down, instead of exploring a vast landscape as mature artisans do. Not that they do this, but to a lesser extent. Having mastered a deeper tolerance and respect for difference, they develop a focus on what they most find beauty in, and are so able to innovate from a deeper perspective of the entirety of life, both the grand and the simple. Though in truth, it is difficult to go deep for one's creation, when it seems the whole world is distracting you to do something else, to do what they want and to impress others. Still, old artisans must learn to hold on to their vision, and search deeper.




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