The Wee Peeple Newsletter 

December 2010            Issue 46




 "If you want to go fast, go alone. 

If you want to go far, go together."


African proverb




or not...



December 21st 2010 - Lunar Eclipse

 Right ON the Solstice! very cool.

ok, beware... the Dollmaker is really waxing metaphysical in this issue!






This has been a year of Cool Challenges for the Dollmaker

 so now in  December it's



The Adventures of Pinocchio

 by Carlo Collodi


 it all started with a children's story about a puppet

 written in 1881




Carlo Lorenzini aka

Carlo Collodi

(his pen name)


Carlo Collodi

was the author of

and get this:

"His active interest in political matters may be seen in his earliest literary works as well as in the founding of the satirical newspaper Il Lampione...(The Beacon) This newspaper was censored by order of the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1849 but re-emerged in May 1860."


So, old Carlo was an activist!

(He was also a Freemason! AHA!)

(so, a writer, a political activist and a Freemason... hmmm...)


His most well-known work, The Story of Pinocchio is

an Allegory

which means a Parable, or a Fable...

in which

the characters are often  inanimate objects or animals who talk and act like humans

 in order to call attention to human weaknesses or desired virtues.


We MIGHT be looking at some serious symbolism here!


With this author's credentials, one might indeed suspect

 that Pinocchio is much more than a mere children's book...

Some Say... it is really 


(THAT got the Dollmaker's attention!)


"The origins of the Mystical Tarot, and those of Freemasonry,

are to be found (or lost) in the domain of myths and legends at the dawn of our civilization."

-author of Tarot Symbolique Maconnique, Jean Beauchard



Additionally, Masonic Brothers A.E. Waite and Manly P. Hall

both accept that the Tarot is firmly entrenched in Freemasonry.

(a Masonic Apron from the 1700's)


But could the Mystic Symbolism of the Tarot

be found in Collodi's Tale of a Wayward Puppet?

Investigating The Esoteric Parable of



Well, to begin our study,

 it doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to see the obvious similarity between









yup. He's a Classic.

and so, the question could be raised...



 meant from the start to be the story of

a Fool's Journey to Enlightenment?


Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, 

and someday, you will be a real boy.

-The Blue Fairy



 The Benevolent Father and Creator-Artisan, Geppetto....

launches the Fool on his Journey....

The Emperor Card is often interpreted as
"The Father" 



Right away Geppetto realizes he is going to need some outside help.

The Star is a card that looks to the future, predicting hope and healing.

This card suggests unexpected help will be coming, a guiding light to the future.



And whaddaya know! The Star shoots in through the window and becomes

The Blue Fairy!

Could her character have been inspired by the...

The High Priestess Card means:

 "Our unrealized potential"

 "...waiting for an active principle to bring it to expression."



 puts it in another way...


The Coachman: "Give a bad boy enough rope,

and he'll soon make a jackass of himself."


"The wooden boy, lacking a moral outlook, is naturally prone to misjudgements..."


Esoteric Hint:

"The boy finds himself existing in a lower plane, (wood)

and his mission, {should he choose to accept it},

is to voluntarily cultivate attributes of mind which incorporate a spiritual dimension."

So, onward through the fog!


the Wheel of Fortune

represents the intercession of random chance into the Fool's path.


Lampwick: Huh! To hear that beetle talk

you'd think somethin' was gonna happen to us! 

[Donkey ears pop out of Lampwick's head; Pinocchio's eyes widen] 


 "To him who has eyes to see, let him see".


Lampwick: Conscience! Aw, phooey!

[a tail pops out of the seat of Lampwick's pants; Pinocchio puts down the cigar he has been smoking] 

Lampwick:  [Now his head is that of a donkey] What's he think I look like? A jackass? 

Pinocchio:  You sure do!  Ha-ha,  Hee-haw!


{ uh-oh }



That OOPS! Moment...

"Donkey" would be the esoteric name for... idiot.

And the Light dawns upon the wooden head!

Tis Time to 

Run Away!

Because, believe it or not,

exploits boys who have turned into donkeys!

 ...using them as his beasts of burden... AND he makes a tidy profit, selling them to circuses and salt mines!


And, folks! He gets away with it.

None of the villians who exploit Pinocchio in the story are ever apprehended or punished.

They exist merely to personify "Temptation"

(of course there could be some "political allegory" there as well...)


Don't you hate it when this happens?





The Cricket Companion (whose name is not Jiminy in Carlo's version of the story)

could represent "a spiritual teacher who helps the puppet come into contact with the divine."


The Key Moment in the story of course is when Pinocchio reaches his lowest point 

facing the Dark Night of the Soul, and

Motivated by a newfound concern for the welfare of others,

 he changes

The Justice Card is about making adjustments,

it's about doing whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance.


Well, it wouldn't be a proper INITIATION

Striving to achieve a higher level of spirituality through self-improvement

 if we didn't have a final Gateway to pass through...


Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy.

-The Blue Fairy


(be it called awakening, realization, enlightenment, or being born again)'s just good to be REAL!


Now, then....

Fortunately or unfortunately

Consciousness dictates perception.


Nevertheless, It came to the Dollmaker's attention, back in the Seventies, 

that the "Secrets" (so-called) were being let out of the proverbial mystical Bag.

A shift in consciousness was in the wind

Ask and ye shall receive!

Suddenly common folk could visit Barnes and Noble or any bookstore and be avalanched at the

"metaphysical section" 

The Gnostics, Rajneesh, Ram Dass, Yogananda, EST, Scientology, Carl Jung, Transcendental Meditation,

The I Ching and countless other oracles from Medicine Cards to Runes, The Goddess was re-emerging,

The Angels were having their say, Holy men from India were on lecture circuits,

 Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods were coming out of the closet

and formerly Secret Shamanistic Societies were publishing How-To Manuals!

 It was a complete turnabout from:


"Don't let the masses know about this stuff!"


So... it might have once been a secret that

was a story about 

“lifting the veil” of worldly illusion 


but the New Message  being given today is


Anybody can do it.



an even more Esoteric Interpretation of Pinocchio:

Also: What is a Mystic? a VERY GOOD article:





hmmmm.   ok....

So, December is a month of reflection... 

Reflections on the Year 2010, which will never come again.


The Year the Dollmaker joined an international online Doll Club

and participated in the




Out of 16 Challenges (four quarterly and one each month)

the Dollmaker participated in the following:


1st Quarterly Challenge:



Burlesque Slideshow

Yes. The Dollmaker even created a Slideshow

to go with this Bottle Doll!


The Mini Monthly

 Challenge for March: 


2nd Quarterly Challenge:

(the Dollmaker couldn't get enough of this,

her favorite challenge)



This beautiful doll traveled to an island

off the coast of Washington State

 to live with a very talented hermit lady..




The Mini Monthly Challenge 

for April:

Spring Enchantment


This Doll had a really big hat!




3rd Quarterly Challenge:





the Mini Monthly Challenge 

for August:

Tarot Cards


The Dollmaker chose Rumplestiltskin as her character

 from Grimm's Fairy Tales


Queen of Wands


In 2011

the Dollmaker intends to get in on the

A fun project where 6 Dollmakers on each team collaborate on the creation of a single doll.

One member starts a doll and then mails it to the next person, who adds something.

The doll travels across continents to all six Dollmakers and back home again,

 carrying with her a beautifull handmade Journal,

in which each Dollmaker writes of the Doll's adventures!

 ....sounds like FUN!

There she goes! Wild Thing!

 One of this year's Dolls on the move!

Lisa's doll leaves... arrives in Toronto by VW bus!   Photo by Nancy Perennec



Then, in 2010

there was....


as a member of the Challenge Commit-tee hee hee

The Dollmaker actually suggested

as a "THEME" for a Challenge for the upcoming year

and it got so many votes from ADO team members that it has been chosen as

the First Quarterly Challenge of 2011

(hee hee   It's just the beginning...)

Stay tuned for the Adventures of

Steampunk Algae Man!!

who uses common household appliances to save the world!

Here he shows us how to transform Plant energy into Light energy

with the use of a simple everyday phone charger! What a guy!

(special order created for Amy Palm for use in her classroom)





Such an Abundance...


Ah yes, Abundance. Here's a thought on that:

"Beyond the basics, the average middle-class person in the developed world

has a higher standard of living than the kings and queens of earlier eras enjoyed.

We eat exotic foods from all over the world.

 In the dead of winter, we can enjoy bananas and other tropical foods,

 something even Queen Elizabeth I would have been unable to do."

-The Tao of Abundance

And You KNOW those Queens would have set armies a-conquering if

they thought they could have acquired vast treasure troves of

working refrigerators and flush toilets for their castles!

A mighty HURRAH for our civilization!



No longer forward nor behind

I look in hope or fear;

But, grateful, take the good I find,

The best of now and here. 

~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~


"The best kind of giving is thanksgiving."

-- Chesterton 





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