… is the rather catchy chorus line of a song on the new Omnia album entitled Noodle the Poodle. In their anti-exploitation agenda at the minute, the song parodies the anthropomorphic status used as the norm when speaking about Earth spiritualities, suggesting that a poodle perspective is just as viable as a human one (along with the obvious play on the word dogma). And who is to say they are wrong in that claim. It is and has been my experience that anthropomorphic personification is just a tool used by those other entities when they choose to interact with us. They choose to “dress” in human form so as to make information exchange possible in a context understandable to the receiver. In my opinion, far too many people get tied up with the images presented and completely neglect the information being offered, almost a kind of “sun-blindness” they are enraptured by the vision and miss the point of the exchange.
I think this type of “sun-blindness” is an indirect consequence of being brought up within a very visual Christianised religious model. The visual model is one that has been used very successfully over the ages, look at the number of “historically valuable” paintings in possession by the likes of the Vatican, for example. They give a visual perspective that both appeals and reinforces indirect assumptions around the “nature” of Christianity (such as the generalised assertion Jesus was caucasian) and that spiritual experiences are something that completely overwhelms the visual senses. Speaking personally, I have never been subject to such pyrotechnic displays, the entities I am in relationship with choose subtlety over fireworks, preferring me to work it out for myself instead of delivering the finished article.
Of course, visual content as a way of consumer marketing has developed from the earlier Abrahamic religions use (because of course, it wasn’t just Christianity that used this form of communication) and todays world is very much a visual one. Proof that if you can control the method of visual stimulus to your prospective purchasers, you chances of a “sale” are improved markedly.
I bet you end up saying Poodle-amorphic next time you mean to to say Anthropormorphic !! (I already have!)