The idea of furrow and field is a reflection of the marriage of Mac Cécht
and Fotla. Their names basically mean plough and divisions (of land). The
other pairs also suggest Mac Ind Oic's birth when the Sun and Moon stood
still in the sky. Land and Sky becoming one is another way of saying 'the
end of time.'
On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:49 AM, Gary Ingle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Chacun à son goût.
> On 9/28/16 7:45 AM, Thurston Shaylor wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:35:16 -0700, Gary Ingle <[log in to unmask]>
>> Well, I have no opinion concerning the meaning of the word "achu" but if
>>> you really want to pursue the concept of "furrow and field" it seems
>>> pretty obvious that "ogham and pillar" refers to "figure and ground" as
>>> the terms are used in art and in the psychology of visual perception.
>>> "Furrow and field" fits that pattern nicely.
>>> The merging of figure and ground seems appropriately cosmic, though I
>>> rather doubt those writers had the concepts of entropy and the heat
>>> death of the universe. But they may have known the value of letting a
>>> field go fallow periodically.
>> I was thinking the furrowed land vs the open pastures as a totality? Like
>> heaven vs earth