Why did Sullivan call his journals ‘The Monarch Papers’?
We associate the title with butterflies (Is that only because of the pamphlet Steve brought to our attention?) but also with Monarch as in a ruler.
One of the volumes is about Anne of Brittany, but another volume was about his life, and we’ve still no idea where the second volume is but have a theory it was stolen from from Sweden.
Titles are important, and can often reveal more about literature than we realize. So I’ve been questioning this. Why would you write a journal about your own adventures and title it like that? Was this Sullivan’s way of attempting to write journals about what he’s discovered about Magiq?
Monarch is defined as:
- A hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
- A sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
- A person or thing that holds a dominant position
- Monarch butterfly
So for Anne of Brittany that makes sense … what about Sullivan’s tales? Did he think he was somehow in charge of finding and preserving Magiq and gave himself that title? He knew he wasn’t the only one who knew about Magiq though … Why put his own stories there too?
Next: Monarch Butterflies
In terms of spirituality (From the Christian perspective because that’s what I am familiar with, feel free to add or challenge) Monarch butterflies were a sign from your guardian angel that you were on the right path.
In regards to a butterfly as totem, it serves to guide us on a journey of freedom, freedom from the past through becoming a higher self.
They are common symbols or rebirth, change, and transformation.
Which Magiqmystically on the whole journey is fine and dandy and makes sense, but I never took Sullivan for the sappy type? But then again, he is/was a time travelling Neithernorian so maybe he used Monarch in the sense that he was in a dominant position of being a helping hand throughout the years?
So many questions. Come wear a tinfoil hat with me.