‘Whence do all these so widely shared themes and motifs derive?’ we might ask. ‘Where do dragons come from? Where, for example, on the map, might I draw a circle to mark the homeland of the species dragon? Or is that place not to be found, perhaps, in any part of the map at all?’
If questions of this kind occur to us and we take them seriously enough to begin to look for answers, the quest may take us not only into every part of the world and century of the past, into oriental temples, painted paleolithic caves, and the deepest jungle sanctuaries, but also, in some way or other, inward, upward, and downward, following shamans on their visionary journeys and witches to their sabbaths.
They come from the lair behind our eyes and between our years . We are their flesh their scales their belly their teeth . They are the great fish the sea serpent. They are our body our family our church our state our institution . They feed on and consume us as we transubstantiate consubstanciate within them .
The Dragons are us …
And where we had thought to find a Dragon, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay a Dragon, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; and where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the Dragons.
Temporality with all its manifestation of matter flesh psychoid phenomena is the Dragon !!!