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Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti

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Like the young Parsifal, the wild woman has many names. The many elements in Wagner's Kundry included another archetype found in literature from the Middle Ages onwards: the Wandering Jew. In Wagner's poem, Kundry becomes a reincarnation of Herodias who, because she had laughed at the Saviour's suffering, was cursed to wander through the world until His return. She is not only cursed to wander, but also always to tell the truth; and she cannot weep, only laugh her accursed laugh. Another Herodias can be found in Heine's poem Atta Troll; this former princess of Judea does not wander the world, but rides, laughing, with the Wild Hunt across the sky. She appears as a cruel rose in Mallarmé's Les fleurs (1864):

L'hyacinthe, le myrte à l'adorable éclair
Et, pareille à la chair de la femme, la rose
Cruelle, Hérodiade en fleur du jardin clair,
Celle qu'un sang farouche et et radieux arrose!

In her Cambridge Handbook, Lucy Beckett entirely misses the point of the Herodias reference, but makes an interesting observation about the reference to Mary Magdalen. Beckett reminds us that in 1848 Wagner had sketched a scenario for a play called Jesus of Nazareth, which includes a scene in which the penitent Magdalen kneels in repentance before Jesus on the shore of Lake Gennesareth; later in the play she was to anoint his head and wash his feet, just as Kundry does toward Parsifal in the opera. Although Wagner repeatedly denied that Parsifal was a Christ- figure (I never gave the Saviour a thought, he said), this image had stayed with him and was incorporated by him into the Good Friday scene.

In Die Sieger, an opera that Wagner never completed, a chaste young man called Ananda receives into the religious community a beautiful girl called Prakriti, who has passionately loved him; but Shakyamuni, the future Buddha persuades him to renounce her. The Buddha reveals that in an earlier incarnation, Prakriti had rejected, with mocking laughter, the love of a young man. Prakriti is a parallel to Mary Magdalen in the sense that both are outcasts. By absorbing these two outcast women, in their different ways excluded and despised by patriarchal societies, who by their associations with the Buddha and Christ respectively introduce further religious iconography to Wagner's drama, Kundry gained a further dimension.

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Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 386 shamanaut 30-May-09 16:38
The work of Acharya S has been debunked 255 Milo 30-May-09 17:13
Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 204 shamanaut 30-May-09 23:14
Obviously Achyara supporters are going to Gawf 230 Milo 31-May-09 00:16
I cant debate with 'Faith' logic. 234 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:15
Re: I cant debate with 'Faith' logic. 215 Milo 31-May-09 16:24
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 246 David L 02-Jun-09 04:31
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 240 Milo 02-Jun-09 09:41
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 200 David L 03-Jun-09 04:48
Everyone on this forum has different beliefs to the next poster anyway 218 Milo 03-Jun-09 09:50
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 221 David Campbell 31-May-09 01:02
Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 272 Milo 31-May-09 01:10
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 197 David Campbell 31-May-09 02:02
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 212 Milo 31-May-09 02:23
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 200 Eddie Larry 31-May-09 03:06
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Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 207 Eddie Larry 31-May-09 03:33
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 206 Milo 31-May-09 03:47
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 208 David Campbell 31-May-09 04:44
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Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 211 papalou 09-Jun-09 04:13
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Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 227 David Campbell 31-May-09 00:42
The Underlying Agenda 199 Milo 31-May-09 01:03
Re: The Underlying Agenda 238 David Campbell 31-May-09 01:18
Re: The Underlying Agenda 216 Milo 31-May-09 01:27
O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 187 Milo 31-May-09 01:48
Re: O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 212 David Campbell 31-May-09 02:41
Re: O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 176 Milo 31-May-09 02:44
Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 218 Milo 31-May-09 02:52
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 179 David Campbell 31-May-09 03:58
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Re: The Underlying Agenda 239 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:47
source of my quote 212 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:48
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Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 215 Raja 01-Jun-09 21:25
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ABC 235 Milo 06-Jun-09 12:36
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Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 221 Tom Hebert 02-Jun-09 18:11
jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 212 Eddie Larry 03-Jun-09 04:44
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Jesus was not a myth 211 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:18
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Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 177 Diomede 04-Jun-09 00:11
For a guy who never existed, he gets a lot of attention on the GHMB 198 David L 04-Jun-09 02:34
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Jesus 229 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:14
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jesus was there... 211 shazaman 09-Jun-09 09:54
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