Canadian Counselor Trauma Therapist Gabriel Keczan

By: Azad Karimi

I am not a professional translator. However, in my practice I help people make and embody new meanings out of existential crisis in my Purpose coaching work.

 

Interview

Canadian Counselor Trauma Therapist Gabriel Keczan

By Azad Karimi

 

First of all, listen to this very beautiful and romantic song. This song was composed by the great Kurdish artist Delshad Saeed, and he also plays the violin. Happy Valentine’s Day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijAXZC_eK-E

 

I would love to write about an ancient kurdish myth under title of  Kamara u Ziaawa.

This kurdish myth is accorded to Egyptian myth Isis and Osiris and Ningirsu and Ereshkigal in Sumerian.

 Ninurta (Marrada,Rawaada, Daaraaw, Aamard,Mard, Asurig, Shugur, Ningirsu Turun, Rutan, Rutalla, Rutana, Sarkhaaw, Wakhshur).

Ninurta (Sumerian: DNIN.URTA, meaning of this name not known),[2] also known as Ninĝirsu (Sumerian: DNIN.ĜIR2.SU, meaning “Lord of Girsu”) is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with farming, healing, hunting, law, scribes, and war who was first worshipped in early Sumer. In the earliest records, he is a god of agriculture and healing, who releases humans from sickness and the power of demons. In later times, as Mesopotamia grew more militarized, he became a warrior deity, though he retained many of his earlier agricultural attributes. He was regarded as the son of the chief god Enlil and his main cult center in Sumer was the Eshumesha temple in Nippur. Ninĝirsu was honored by King Gudea of Lagash (ruled 2144–2124 BC), who rebuilt Ninĝirsu's temple in Lagash...Wikipedia.

 

Ereshkigal(Marrakhsha, Yaksara, Arazkai, Arzahi, Zariw, Dukhitar, Duzitar,Khuidus).

In Mesopotamian mythology, Ereshkigal (Sumerian: DEREŠ.KI.GAL, lit. "Queen of the Great Earth")[was the goddess of Kur, the land of the dead or underworld in Sumerian mythology. In later East Semitic myths, she was said to rule Irkalla alongside her husband Nergal. Sometimes her name is given as Irkalla, similar to the way the name Hades was used in Greek mythology for both the underworld and its ruler, and sometimes it is given as Ninkigal, lit. "Lady of the Great Earth"

In Sumerian myths, Ereshkigal was the only one who could pass judgment and give laws in her kingdom. The main temple dedicated to her was located in Kutha.In the ancient Sumerian poem Inanna's Descent to the Underworld, Ereshkigal is described as Inanna's older sister. The two main myths involving Ereshkigal are the story of Inanna's descent into the Underworld and the story of Ereshkigal's marriage to the god Nergal. ...Wikipedia.

The two live on Kosa Mountain. This mountain is known in the Bible as the land of Kush. Kush means in Kurdish: death, because in this place is the hell of evil spirits. Spirits must be cleansed with the fiery light of Warmz and their impurities removed and the Ized Rakhsha (Arashkigal or Marakhshka) is the guardian of hell or Dozakh.

Rakhsha married to Izad Rawaad or Ninurta and he was murdered by the hand of his brother Nergal.

Nergal( Nehri, Neri) married to Ereshkigal(Marrakhsha),and after marrying Raksha, Nergal removed her from the position of guardian of hell and took over.He placed fourteen Bllesa or flames over the valley of hell so that they would always be on the lookout for this divine and purifying fire. One thing that is interesting in the logic of Nergal and Arashkigal is the system of punishment and reward and this is the complement of the Sudraic wisdom that commands man to be good in thought, speech, and deed. And this shows the evolution of the human brain in rationalism.

The love story of Maarakhshe and Maarrad was performed with song and dance by Khunia( musician) and Marash(Dancer)groups in the court of the kings of ancient Kurdistan.

What is interesting is the glory of the civilization of Kurdistan or Maadaai in the eighth and seventh centuries BC. Haftavan Zarathustra lived in the eighth century. He was a Turanian from Shurupak, an astronomer and philosopher, writer and mystic. He interpreted, explained and rewrote all the ancient Sumerian and Akkadian texts. The reason for his popularity with the ancient Kurds was these activities. From his surname and mother's name, we learn that he was a Mardinian, that is, what we know as El-Khaasi in history, and that Manesht (Mani), Mazdak, the Jewish Kabbalah, and the Christian Usikhshes belong to this mystical school. This school is followed by Mandaeans, Ezidis, Kaakai, Yaarsaans, Geilani and Nakhshawandi Muslims.

But about the wedding celebration of these two Izeds, I must say that every year on the 46th day of winter, February 14, a ceremony called the celebration of Zard u Sur (yellow and red) was held.

In the Neriwjaa calendar or the ancient Sudraic (Kurdish Zoroastrian) calendar, today, which is the 46th day of winter, is the day of the celebration of Zard u Sur (yellow and red) or Shamamoke(Cucumis melo var. dudaim),on this day, the wedding ceremony of Izad Rawaad( Ninurta) and Izad Rakhsha(Ereshkigal).She is as I told the guardian of the scales of justice and the witness of the truth. Zarduka is the base of Enlil's pillar on the ground. He is Bestun.

Today is the day to respect honesty and truth. It is the day of covenant and love.In today's ceremony, Zante currant syrup was eaten, because she is the guardian of the underworld and darkness and it is interesting matching Valentine's Day with Zard u Sur Kurdish ceremony, So happy this beautiful and romantic day: ZarduSur Day( Valentine).

 All these stories take place in Kermanshah, Maidasht, Kuzaraan, and Bestun, and the famous women's cloth, which is known as Srkayi, and which is the shawl of the women of Kermanshah and Ilam area, is the symbol of the Ized Arashkigal. Srkayi is the same as Shrkayi or Arashaki Gal. After the death of Alexander the Great, Kurdish kingdoms were established again and lived in peace with the Greeks. Because of this, they were able to communicate with, influence, and influence the Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian sciences because the sign of the eye, which was the symbol of the city of Charkh or Saqez, was found in the pyramids of Egypt, or the paw of the peacock, which is the symbol of the Elkhaasis.

These kingdoms called themselves followers of the god Arashki and considered themselves her children. Interestingly, a female deity is very popular. Of course, Inana was also very popular, but Arshaki was an Ized of justice, law, and heroism. Take a look at the name of Rostam's horse: Rakhsh ... Therefore, the Paallas or the heroes and soldiers of ancient Kurdistan, at that time, took moral-mental help in Arshak or Marakhsh and considered her their heavenly mother.

Finally, in the 559 AD after the fall of the Sassanid kingdom by the Muslims, the Kurds established their first dynasty called the Rawadi in Maragheh and in the land of Manna - Madai. The narrators were Ezdi, that is, Mardini El-Khaasi.

The history of Kurdistan is very old and its mythology goes back to very old times. Unfortunately, due to the prejudices of foreigners, what was right and native changed to false, and the confusion and scattering of thought became widespread in both Kurdistan and the Middle East, and you can see its effects, which are unfortunately very bad and destructive.

With all this, one thing has not changed and that is the law of love.Don't hesitate to be the instigator in love.

Finally , I wish my dear friend Gabriel, all the best. God bless Gabriel and his country, Canada.

 

Thank you!

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1- Please present yourself (Name, education, job, Civil status, and...)

. Name: Gabriel Keczan, Counselling Trauma Therapist & Purpose Coach

 

2 What is your cultural specialization?

. Specializing in transformative life coaching with men.

 

3- When and how did you become interested in this field of culture?

. I’ve always been interested in Culture (and the absence of culture) since I grew up with the arts. My first year of university was in Cultural Studies in Fine Arts at York University in Toronto.

 

4- Who was your motivator?

. My own curiosity motivates me.

 

5- What was your parent's reaction?

. My parents were & still are supportive of my path.

 

6- When started you such as a professional Translator-Author?

. I am not a professional translator. However, in my practice I help people make and embody new meanings out of existential crisis in my Purpose coaching work.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an Author?

. What I love about authorship is the freedom of voice. That I see my ‘pen’ (or typing’) as a symbol of my sword of personal power. I can wield my words to shape my realm. Like Hafiz says, Our words become the house we live in.

 

8-Tell us Please: Do you see a special connection between Author and culture, between literary and culture?

. Authors are cultural creatives. Telling stories is essential. We are made of stories. Sometimes people need story more then they need food to live. Stories shape culture & my special interest is where myth & land intersect in the realm of Indigeneity & culture repair. We need to recover our sense of Nature & the Spirit of belonging with place in order to re-weave a more connected Earth Culture.

 

9- You are a translator, please tell us:

I- Why we need to read the translated foreign texts?

II- What is translating role and its results in our cultural behaviors?

III- What are the characteristics of a good translation?

. I am not a translator. However, as a cultural creator I believe we need to translate & inter-weave the various elements of culture & meaning-making to create coherency in our lives and the immediate cultures of our sphere’s of influence. For me culture creation, both as a business owner and a family man are very important because they are about identity & quality of life. We need to translate not only texts but we need to remember how to translate ways of knowing that come from decolonial life-ways. We need to remember how to read the landscape. Renew soil. Listen to the voice of the earth & watersheds. We need to remember & recreate a culture of soul-centered empowerment with reverence for human dignity & creativity to solve the problems we face as communities and globally.

 

10- Why do some literary works become immortal?

 . Some literary works live on in apparent immortality because they touch something timeless in the human spirit. Some archetypal imprint or messaging within the text wants to live on. Another way of thinking about stories (& myth) is that stories have a life of their own. If a story is let loose in the world it goes where it must. And I feel like we’re in a radical time of transition where many of the dominant stories are proving to be inadequate to the world we need to create. Stories are emergent. We need both emerging & ancient stories to be dreamed & remembered into being to provide medicine for a more loving, embodied culture of peace, justice & diversity.

 

11- How you see the view, the future of literature and culture? You are an Author; you have opinions surely...

. The future is integrating. It’s also splitting. There’s a lot of forgetting happening in the dominant culture. And there’s also a dynamic emerging remembrance of natural life-ways, inter-being & inter-sovereignty. I live in a small, mountain City in Western Canada. One of my passions is decolonization & working as an accomplice with Indigenous communities & their struggles for justice & to protect their homelands from destruction, resource extraction & genocide. Our own liberation, as a settler society, is bound up in the liberation & soul of the Indigenous Nations. I see myself as a guest on the un-ceded homeland, xaʔxáʔ tumxʷulaʔxʷ of the Sinixt Nation, Ktunaxa and Syilx peoples. I stand in solidarity & acknowledge the presence of the Indigenous Nations in these lands past, present and emergent through Indigenous cultural revival, resistance & resurgence.

 

12- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

. Yes I work with youth in my Counselling Therapy practice & in the harm-prevention society I co-founded called Sacred Pathways Foundation. Our mission is to restore rites of passage & initiations for men & male youth in the interest of reclaiming sacred masculinity. We work with the land & nature connection approach called Coyote Mentoring.

13- How can you help our world become a better place for living?

. I help our world by living in deep time, striving to become a good ancestor one & raise my children in the best possible way. I also help by empowering people through my Alive On Purpose transformational coaching business to claim their power, from the ground up to live their Purpose.

14- Have you more words to say or suggestions for our readers?

. Thank you!

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