The scene in the pub appears to be about the mythological figures represented in the "movie" bring projected for the heritage class, but in fact it deals with the sort of supernatural aid introduced in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Joseph Campbell refers to Spider Woman, known to the Navaho Indians of the American Southwest, as an example of a benevolent spirit guide, but Laura Webster makes an excellent substitute, even down to her name, "Webster," which suggests her relationship to the Fates. Spider Woman, Fate or Webster, they are all weavers, and Laura is already weaving a spell over Morgen, aided by the half-dozen teenagers in her heritage class.
Between her questions and the their answers, Morgen is being bombarded with information that will help him later on, but when Laura starts talking about the hero, the chosen one, the single hair upon which all depends, Morgen faints. It seems to stem from his accident, but I it may be cerebral overload. as the enormity of the task before him, recognized on an unconscious level, knocks him cold!
There is no room at the inn, due to the cevening's scheduled festivities, but Laura offers to drive Morgen to a secluded retreat in her surprising pony cart, modeled after the Celtic chariots in use more than 2,000 years ago. I desirted a love song for the pony cart sequence, and quite suddenly realized I'd written and recorded one in 1967 with Travis Pike's Tea Party that with slight alteration would do admirably. "The Likes of You" was the flip side to "If I Didn't Love You Girl" and ass I adapted it, I began to wonder if I'd unconsiously been working on Morningston as early as that. It's lyrics were always intended for for a perfect "other," perhaps inspired by a personal Muse.
It composed it more than two years after wreck in Germany, and I have no conscious memory of ever having met that perfect Laura, but as Carl G. Jung points out, dreams are, by their nature, products of the unconscious, and after the accident, I was out for a while . . .
Travis Edward Pike, 22 August 2021, Otherworld Cottage
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