44. A Bird's Eye View of Destruction
The violence continues unabated throughout the city of Lanka as the Vanara and the mIlitary clash.
It seems that the Vanara have the upper hand in ferocity as the soldiers break ranks under duress and rumours of a lone Vanara attacking retreating conscripts who refuse to shoot on sympathetic monks and ascetics helping the wounded.
This drives KING RAVANA to look out from his Palace at the encroaching violence in his City and plead to the gods for help even though they have sworn not,to intervene.
Fortunately his heir PRINCE INDRAJIT hears his father's calls and gathers his flying brigades of attack helicopters; the sky is one place that RAVANA still controls.
Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance Book 6 War Part 2 continues in this the third issue RAHU'S CHARIOTS AT RAMYAN.NET and FACEBOOK along with all previous parts of RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCE BOOKS 1 - 6 Part 1 and the first two issues of this new Book.
HERO'S JOURNEY ON CRASH COURSE MYTHOLOGY
In undertaking this project, like other creative people, I do as much research as possible before I start; be that seeking out exhibitions or reading relevant books, but some times, as in topics such as the Ramayana and mythologies, new material is being released all the time. For example this Crash Course on Mythologies which began at the beginning of this year which I've highlighted before, and will do again, as it gets to the subject of applying the Hero's Journey and the Monomyth by Joseph Campbell to ancient myths around the world. The video points out that it is not always obvious and easy to apply the Heroe's Journey to all myths, but with some creativity and analysis can be applied to most.
The 13 minute video is freely available on YouTube here.
(hopefully it won't be too long before they get to the Ramayana.)
Vanara and Laksman have lost a Leader and a Brother as the bodies of Sugriva and Rama are dragged from the debris whilst Prince Indrajit's Helicopters circle the city's skies in victory. Someone must step up and bring the arrogant heir down to the ground in WAR PART 2 ISSUE 4: GARUDA'S TALONS