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July 23, 2011 / twocrows1023

The Seven Roles: # 1 The Scholar

When we leave the All that Is we are ‘fragments’. Picture a spark of pure white light. One of the first things we do is choose our ROLE. Picture the white spark passing through a prism and becoming one of the 7 colors within the white.
Throughout our entire walk-about—from the time we set out, well before choosing what [if any] planet we will inhabit until we complete the circle and return to the Is, we will maintain that Role.
Since virtually everything else about us will change as we evolve— from our Soul Age, through the overleaves we will take on during each lifetime on the planet [more about those later] to which Plane of existence we reside on, and on and on—it’s rather nice, actually to have something that remains stable throughout the journey [at least, that’s my take on things.]
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SCHOLAR [15% of the population]
I’m going to start with the one I know and love the best of all—my own Role.

As the name suggests, Scholars want to know. They have this deep need to know and understand the world and the universe around them. The word ‘Curious’ pretty well describes them. They love to take apart and put together the pieces of the universe till they understand it fully. They ask the question, ‘What would happen if_?’ and then do whatever it takes to find the answer.

Their broader function is to bring knowledge back to the Akashic Record [see the post on the Planes of Existence.]

Each of the other Roles is one of a pair [the Cardinal and the Ordinal] and manifests a different aspect of the inherent perspective they present to the universe and that they view the universe through.
The Scholar, though, stands alone [ask any of my friends—they’ll probably tell you that one is PLENTY. :) ] Picture a 6-spoked wheel: the other Roles are the spokes and the Role of Scholar is the axis—and is considered neutral.

Scholars don’t stand out so much as some of the ones I’ll profile later, particularly the Cardinal Roles, do. You’re more likely to find other Roles out there doing things. Scholars tend to hang back and observe those other Roles as they do what they do.
If they’re particularly interested, Scholars may tend toward staring. Otherwise, they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves.

Scholars tend to dress in neutral colors—to better blend in with the woodwork.
Back when I was in my teens, long before I’d heard of Michael or Seth or reincarnation or any of it, I discovered that my favorite color was brown. I felt weird about that at the time—here were all my friends voicing a preference for blue or red or pink or yellow—and I liked brown. During the stereotyping late 1950’s early 1960’s, for a girl to like brown was not all that acceptable.
Still, to this day, I’ve surrounded myself with antiques [which tend to be brown] and have been known to wallpaper entire rooms in brown [though I hate wood paneling and won’t have it in my home. Go figure.]
And, yes, my wardrobe tends toward [but isn’t exclusively] neutrals. Lots of black and brown and gray and heather and sage with the occasional ‘splash of color’ as the decorators call it. But those are reserved for days when I feel like struttin’—which don’t happen all that often.

Scholars are one of the more ‘grounded’ Roles. You’ll rarely see them out there struttin’. More likely you’ll find them in front of a computer or with their nose in a book. But, lots of times you WILL find them out and about as they hunt down entirely new information that no one has discovered yet. Think Margaret Mead and Galileo.

Each Role has it’s positive and negative poles. For the Scholar the positives are: thorough, observant, logical, integrating. The negatives are: bland, reclusive, one author went so far as to call the negative Scholar ‘a dull and dusty museum piece.’ Gee, thanks.
As those of you who’ve been around a while know, I have described myself as a hermit—and I certainly can tend in that direction though I’ve been working to get out and about more since I moved to Florida—with mixed success.

Some Scholar politicians are: Edward Kennedy, Richard Nixon, George Washington, George H. W. Bush, Lloyd Bentsen, and Michael Dukakis and hanger-on Joan Quigley [Nancy Reagan’s astrologer] in the US. Then there are Chairman Mao, Margaret Thatcher and P. W. Botha.
Others are: Heraclites who noticed that you can’t step twice into the same river, Admiral Perry, Joseph Smith, Steven Jobs, Beethoven, Joseph Campbell, Paul Simon and Mr. Rogers.

When I was hunting for the first pic above, I happened upon the Lego Sculpture, above, of the Thinker. First, I thought ‘Scholar’ – then I thought ‘Artisan’ though a Warrior’s organizational skills could certainly come in handy.
[Artisan will be the next Role profiled, fwiw.]

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  1. Indigo / Apr 19 2013 11:35 pm

    I am not sure if I’m an Artisan (for I love art and creating and coming up with new ideas and drawing is a natural part of my thought process), a part Sage (because I like making people laugh and when I have a chance to talk about something I’m interested I tend to ramble and include funny anecdotes to make the person laugh and be at ease), or a Scholar (because I wanna know WHY, and figure things out logically before I ever start talking about it. I tend to need to study and think it over for a while before I am confindent enough to explain it to someone else.) I would adore a place to have all of my creations made manifest just by thinking about it, and not go through the hassle of making it. But also would adore a library to just get lost in.

    Perhaps I am a Scholar with some Artisan and Sage flavors?

    • twocrows1023 / Aug 19 2013 10:13 pm

      hi Indigo – –
      sorry I missed your comment when you posted it. I have no idea why my email didn’t alert me. it does that sometimes – – – –

      before I read the part you wrote about your scholarly tendencies, I thought maybe you were an Artisan with a Sage essence twin [see the post about ET’s later in the blog.]
      but then you went and threw a monkey wrench into my theory with the scholarly tendencies. hmmmph!

      all I can say is this:
      my friend, the Sage I introduced in that piece, is very, very VERY creative and artistic. she crochets jackets and overcoats as a hobby and sells them to friends; she makes Native American medicine bags and sells them; she does needle point; she rescues flea market finds and rejuvenates them; AND she does everything I outlined in the post.
      her ET is a Warrior [now THERE’S an interesting combination] who helps, I would imagine, with her energy level and grounding [Sages can get carried away fairly easily – – Artisans even more so – – so her Warrior half helps hold her down at least a little bit.]

      all this is to say, you may well be an Artisan or a Sage [they’re very closely related, after all] with a Scholar ET. or the other way round.

      so you might do some internal research and try to figure out: Am I more Scholarly or Artistic?

      and, btw, the older we get the more of our ET’s essence we project – – especially if they’re not on the planet at the moment.

      f’rinstance, my ET [Sage] is off planet. so I wrote a blog about all this stuff. and I indulge in a fair amount of artistic stuff [primarily home decor – – I just love doing that] and carpentry and crocheting my own jackets and overcoats [taking my cue from Sam (my Sage friend)] and making my shoes. Scholars usually don’t go for all that stuff so much but my Sage ET bleeds through pretty heavily – – – at least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it. :)

      just wondering along.
      and thanks for stopping by.

      • Indigo / Aug 28 2013 12:53 am

        Interesting lol. For some reason I feel happy to have accidentally thrown a wrench in your theory of my first impression to you. XD

        Well I’ve been doing discovering and looking inside, and really the person I am in real life with others in this physical body and human life, is a combination of two beings in truth. Me, Indigo, the Scholarly INTJ that tends to keep quiet on a lot of things, overthink things too much, and spend a lot of time in my head. I do love the artsy stuff so lol. The other is Iris, the body consciousness and dreamy but extraverted ENFP, and the most vivacious and extraverted sweetest young female being I know. xD Rarely does a day go by without her commenting on my internal thoughts and making jokes and feeling for others and wanting to make them happy. She is happiest when all the physical needs are satisfied and she managed to make everyone around her roar in laughter from something she said or did. xD That’s not as important to me but I do like witty comments that have others laugh from that. I’m VERY big on ideas though, independence and freedom and free will, and am utterly fascinated with psychology and the understanding of human behavior, thinking, actions, minds and emotions. I don’t shy away from dark subjects while Iris keeps very quiet if there’s any sign of conflict and very quickly tries to divert the subject (if she can) to a happier one and help people to feel good and laugh and bond again. She’s very good at charming people out of their shells, and don’t have as much of a head for research and studying as I do lol.

        So I might be a Scholar with a mix of Artisan or Sage, and Iris can be Sage with a touch of Scholar (since she does also want to figure people out, I blame my influence on her lol). Hence how the Sage traits are VERY clear in her and the Scholar traits VERY clear in me, but add it together and you get an equal blend of the two to the point I struggle to tell which is dominant in the day-to-day conversations and interactions with the human physical plane. Certainly me the INTJ (the planner and thinker recluse) and her the ENFP (the sociable artist and dreamer idealist) have blended quiet well into roughly a INFP that we as a whole test quite nicely as in RL. Honestly in the test we’re right on the line for F(eelings) and T(hinking) as well as P(erceiving) and J(udging). Very strong iNtuition though with lesser S(ensory), and the I(ntrovert) is not as extreme with Iris’ E(xtravert) skills and people-pleasing to help tilt the balance. She’s focused on more dependency and help and cooperation and team-player, while I’m more focused on independence, self-reliance, freedom, and solitary projects and development.

        In any case sorry for rambling but just wanted to share the interesting mix we both are. xD

  2. twocrows1023 / Mar 2 2014 2:26 am

    oh oh oh! do you sound like a sage or what?!? ” For some reason I feel happy to have accidentally thrown a wrench in your theory of my first impression to you. XD”
    Sages do love to get people thinking about things in a new way. and you certainly did that with your post! thanks for that. :)

    • Indigo / Mar 7 2014 1:48 am

      Awww yay! I suppose I am a Sage then! xD I certainly have the more smiling face of one, and everyone comments on how they best remember my smile. xD I do like making people think in new and different ways, and often use humor in order to do so. xD

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