The ‘Trickster’ tag may be the key to unlocking the riddle of John Crow and his complicated relationships with ‘The Goose’ and ‘The Constable’. The Trickster uses humour and paradox to challenge all belief-systems so as to shock us into new relationships with Heaven, Earth and the mysterious powers that move between the worlds.
Some see John Crow as a separate entity, temporarily incorporated in Constable in order to serve The Goose, whilst others see them as one and the same. It could even be said that this ambiguity is an essential part of the Goose-Crow teachings. Their shape-shifting reflects the deep unity underpinning the diversity of all living beings, the ‘matrix of living energies and intelligences, interacting across Space and Time to heal the primordial rift between the Flesh and the Spirit.’