Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Warrior Poet

In Star Trek the Klingon's are portrayed as a warrior society with a strict code of conduct. The males especially try to embody the Warrior-Poet and enjoy poetry and fighting. When contact was made with the Federation (Earth) they were introduced to the writings of Shakespeare and incorporated it into their society, so much so that the saying goes on Qo'noS "You cannot really appreciate Shakespeare unless you've read it in the original Klingon."

On Earth, the Warrior-Poet is a several thousand-year-old tradition of dedication to developing the body and the mind as one. The bushido warrior code of ancient Japan, the Shambhala teachings of Tibet, the chivalrous knights of medieval Europe, and the ancient Greek warriors are all examples of this proud tradition.

The Warrior-Poet retains a mysteriously ancient aura, a member of the leadership class who guides with wisdom and courage. They are defined by their dedication to their crafts of warfare, and intellectual study and reflection.

The Warrior-Poet learns to develop the mind and the body as one, using each to guide the other. The Warrior-Poet is also a spiritual warrior. The warrior-poet understands their true relationship to the heaven and the earth. They understand that they embody the heavenly representation to the earth, and the earthly representation to the heavens. In other words, it is up to the warrior-poet to balance the cruel realities of the earth, while living by the standards of the heavens.

And you have to start from a very early age.

-Wolf McT

1 comment:

  1. Wow! if Dragon is reading THAT well already you'd better send him over to help Ducky as she is struggling with the readers they are sending home from school lately.


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