The Dead Triplets
This post could about music theory and rhythm, such as the triplet guitar riffs in invincible…
But this about a single chapter, in a single book from the swamp. It is probably already a more influential book than I realize, from which I quote liberally and implicitly.
As monks say, the soul is wet (thus presumably messy) and a dry soul is lacking life.
Our society emphasizes the external 
And the dead triplets of depression, desuetude and despair
Lurking in the shadows ,
Waiting for us to falter and become theirs.
the depression triplet
It is a 3 headed beast,
One head is reactive to the world of form,
Another head originates from our internal body ,
And another head originates from your mind.
The entire beast may breed and pass its self on
if your conflict with it is strong.
defeating the depression triplet
Defeating this 3 headed monster you must use your axe
to cut the heads off into the past, future and present
Then you are able to lose identities that may exist in the past or future
and in the power of the present moment, you can choose how you feel.
To face, value or respect the depression beast
and to not distract ourselves away from its misery
takes great courage.
the desuetude triplet
Energy lost from the depression triplet still exists,
accumulating to create another monster.
The desuetude triplet is an unseen ghost-like spirit,
that autonomously, and unknown to us, drains our spirit.
It does not approve of how our ego is investing our energy
and brings a progressive withdraw of enthusiasm or desire.
defeating the ghost
To defeat the spirit, you must recognize the lost energy
in service to something that is not your true nature.
Then you may be able to choose differently or accept what already is.
At its peak of energy drain you are
obliged by a conditioned reward
to putting energy into a soulless task
and feeling shame if you are not productive.
the despair triplet
When the drained energy of desuetude has accumulated even more… the third triplet arrives.
The despair triplet is a shadow beast with giant consuming jaws.
It makes the soul want to end the agony of ambiguity
by fleeing into its jaws, becoming it,
preferring the horror known, over the horror imagined.
When the despair triplet consumes you
it manifests either as tragedy, an active suffering
or its opposite, a pathetic victimage and a passive suffering.
defeating the shadow beast
To defeat the despair beast, one must not deny the suffering
while retaining the modest dignity of parts of humanity
and suffer through toward whatever awaits
beyond the dead triplets .
other triplet non-cents
The winged harpies of stigma are a constant barrage
of fatigued, angry and insincere guilt
while exploring the swamp.
They live above the swamp and are not of it
but neither are they of this world.
The solitude and angst from an absent family,
and ultimately, the lost society that created them,
One may be forced to make friends with the dead triplets.
Attempting a rite of passage,
that does not involve betraying,
one’s true consciousness.
In the distorted reality of an addictive search for unmitigated happiness,
one who finds the truth in surviving the dead triplets
is conflicted between an opportunity for a richer life,
and the reality of how estranged
they still are in the world of form.
Success can be experienced as a trap,
when the soul longs to explore or create,
and will likely run directly into
angst defended by guilt
with a difficult choice:
anxiety or depression.
As sleep serves healing of the body, or a pain flags a wound
Jungians see depression as a balance and healing of the psyche or a signal of something profoundly wrong.
The use of imagination or art to activate
unconscious repressed material into consciousness
helps the psyche heal and move on.
 like the roman empire at the peak of its greedy violent orgy of obsession of external self
 the shadow cast from the light of positivity, shadow self
 internal feelings, state or pain
 like being shadow beast excrement