One may assess salmon sides metaphorically. The salmon serves to suggest inner sides to the human being.
The danger field is the outer world. And that's it.
The overall shape of the vertically tilted salmon relates to levels of human beings as they are categorised and made use of in a book on radionics. (Tansley 1977, 27). Tansley starts on what is presented as the top level, a monadic egg, which is a spirit form, a pure spirit. It is the microcosmic absolute intelligence and prepares for love and wisdom.
Vehicles of the monad downwards are the following casings, or "balloons", or spheres, the subtler penetrating grosser ones.
Back to the figurative salmon, starting from the top:
Refinements of salmonist thinking are exposed by text and a Buddhist map of inner states presented by Daniel Goleman in a comparative book, The Varieties of the Meditative Experience (1975).
A poetic salmon story
The 'Salmon of Knowledge' in some Celtic stories (Irish: bradán feasa) is a creature that the small, mischievous sprite-like druid and poet Finn Eces spent seven years to catch before he got it (It was not wise enough to stay uncaught). Finn gave the salmon to his servant Fionn mac Cumhaill, and told him to cook it but not eat any of it.
Fionn cooked the salmon, turning it over and over, but he happened to touch the fish with his thumb and burnt his finger on a drop of hot cooking fish fat. Fionn sucked on his finger to ease the pain, without knowing that all of the salmon's wisdom had been concentrated into that one drop of fish fat.
When he brought the cooked meal to Finn Eces, his master saw that the boy's eyes shone with a previously unseen wisdom. Finn Eces thought that Fionn had received the wisdom of the salmon, so he gave him the rest of the fish to eat too.
Throughout the rest of his life, Fionn could draw on his salmon knowledge by putting his thumb to the tooth that had first tasted the salmon, and this allowed Fionn to become the leader of the famed heroes of Irish myth.
In the most popular account of Fionn's death, he is not dead at all, but sleeps in a cave, and will awake and defend Ireland in the hour of her greatest need. (WP, "Salmon of Knowledge;" "Fionn mac Cumhaill")
◎ A salmon like that the one who changed Fionn, is quite something to adjust to, and so might nightly dreams be if they stem from that source.
There are many fishes in the sea. Certain things that are hard to detect are hard to describe.
Victims and others who get swindled and ensnared may not have a lot of nice days ahead, taking into account that a long life may come with a price . . .
Find often means to rest well.
The body-and-mind receives its life from within somehow (too). Atman (spirit, soul), is explained as the source of what Germans call Atem, with is breath. Some teach ways to tap that inner source. Many names are used to say something meaningful (?) about it. We may influence the life in us by "the kind of life we lead," writes Niranjanananda in Prana and Pranayama [2009:4].
Goleman, David. The Varieties of the Meditative Experience. London: Rider, 1975.
Niranjanananda, Swami. Prana and Pranayama. Munger, Bihar: Yoga Publications Trust, 2009.
Tansley, David. Dimensions of Radionics. Bradford, UK: Health Science, 1977.
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