The Weavers’ Dictum

In Alarian terminology, a dictum is a highly-condensed universal truth which serves as philosophical mantra towards the upholding of a set of transcendental beliefs and values. The dictum is usually painted, embroidered or carved into or upon a precious or long-lasting material such as Mirameshian Silk or quartz and later commited to memory by every member of a specific group.

It is, however, not enough for a dictum to be memorized and repeated at regular intervals. Those who swear to uphold it must also act out into the world the set of transcendental beliefs and values embodied by the dictum.

Take the Guild of Weavers: their dictum “As the Weaver, so is the Thread” is a reminder that in the Weaving of cosmic Threads, one’s weavework can only be as good as their unexplored weakness. Not only do Weavers Weave Threads of subtle influence into the fabric of reality, but also part of themselves with every turning of a Thread. Their strongest doubts and highest ideals alike seep into the cosmic loom like so many rainfalls, in a continuous act of contamination and enrichment of The Pattern of Threads. This is why Weavers undergo painstaking shadow-work in shedding light into the darkest corners of their subconscious.

Predicated on the idea that “to change reality, one must change oneself and viceversa”, the Weavers’ Dictum “As the Weaver, so is the Thread”, is a meta-story of individuation, creative freedom and supreme responsibility over the act of Creation.

- Louise Blackwick

Advent 2018