“Dark Stranger”, mixed media art journal entry
Not everything is perfect in Hestia’s realm. There are sometimes necessary disturbances that serve to propel us onward and upward. The Dark Stranger is one of them. Here is a journal entry based on a dream I had a few nights ago. The image of the man is exactly what I saw in the dream.
The text of the journal reads:
I had a dream this morning, just before I woke up, about a man who was entirely in the shadows. I thought he was there to help me, but then I realized, in the dream, that he was there to harm me. He looked like the classic dark stranger who Dr. Estes writes about.
“The dark man in women’s dreams appears when an initiation…is imminent…this occurs in order to raise a storm in the psyche so that some energetic work can be done…Something has gone radically amiss in the outer world, in personal life, or in the outer collective culture.” (pp. 68-69, WWRWTW)
What that thing is that is amiss in my outer realm could be one of many. The Dark Stranger will force the Medial Women to identify it, contend with it and bring some sort of resolution. She can do it, I have no doubt.
L. Gloyd (c) 2009