AFFINITY WITH DEVIC WORLD: SUPERNATURAL WOMEN TALES OF INDONESIA, BORNEO
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
The tale contained herein is among the standard lores that depict women of supernatural origin who supposedly provided beneficence to persons in need. Broadly, such tales signify humanity’s affinity with the devic world—of devas (architect of forms) & elementals (materializers of forms)—during antiquity.
Theos Sophia or divine wisdom declares that nothing is above nature or ‘super-natural’, for even the Spirit-Force from which we came from is well meshed with ‘mother nature’ which is the Almighty’s ‘outer garment’. Even the devic world forms a part of the totality of emanations in the nature world and not apart from or above it.
One truly enthralling tale concerns a lady who came from the bumble bee world. She shape-shifted to human in order to help a man in need, then married the man but with caution to the latter to observe a caveat, bore a child with him, and so on. The ‘bumble bee’ seems to signify those devas and elementals who in fact embodied as humans as part of their own evolutionary programs, and many are those ‘merman’ and ‘mermaids’ among us today.
Such an affinity has been lost with time, save for the folks and psychic sensitive humans who retain the faculties for sensing and relating to them. At the commencement of the 6th root-race of this present Evolutionary Round—properly called the devic-man round—that affinity and mutual respect between humans and devas/elementals will return.
[Philippines, 30 June 2011]
When Rakian got home, his wife was silent and would not speak to him, but after a while she said, "What did I tell you long ago? I think you have been saying things to make me ashamed." Her husband denied that he had said anything wrong, but she insisted, declaring, "You are lying, for though you were far away, I heard what you said," whereupon Rakian was silent in his turn. "I shall now go to my home," said she, "but the child I will leave with you. In seven days my father will pass by here, and I shall go with him." Rakian wept, but could not move her, and seven days later he saw a white bee flying by, whereupon his wife came out of the house, and saying, "There is my father," she turned into a bee once more and flew away, while Rakian hurried into the house, seized the child, and hastened off in pursuit. For seven days he followed the bees, and then losing sight of them, found himself on the banks of a stream where he lay down with the child and slept. By and by a woman came from a house near by, woke him, and said, "Rakian, why don't you go to your wife's house, and sleep there? The house is not far off." "When I have bathed, you must show me the way," said he, and she replied, "Very well"; so they went, and the woman pointed his wife's house out to him. "Her room is right in the middle. There are eleven rooms in the house. If you enter, you must not be afraid, for the roof-beams are full of bees, but they do not attack men." Accordingly Rakian climbed up into the house and found it full of bees, but in the middle room there were none. The child began to cry, whereupon a voice from the middle room asked, "Why do you not come out? Have you no pity on your child, that is weeping here?" Then, after a time, Rakian's wife appeared, and the child ran to her, and Rakian's heart was glad; but his wife said to him, "What did I tell you at first, that you were not to tell whence I came? If you had not been able to follow me here, certainly there would have been distress for you." When she finished speaking, all the bees dropped down from the roof-beams to the floor and became men; while as for Rakian and his child, they stayed in the bees' village and did not go back any more.
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