Monday, May 2, 2016

Cosmology & Eschatology in the Uncanny Valley

God gets the strange notion to create something so she creates a dark mirror of herself, and we'll call that Binah, whereas her impulse to project we'll call Chokmah.

Now let's say that even if she is God, then Binah is also God, since she is the perfect reflection thereof having integrated the experience of creation, and her victory is assured in the original Thought—call it the Omega Point.

But between the Alpha point and the Omega Point is all of human history below the Abyss where the Son as the Prince plays, ignorant of Binah's calls from the End of History. Chokmah can't fully reflect herself in Binah, so she gets split into pieces by the prism of Daath, and everything goes tumbling down into Malkuth.

Each Seer creates his or her own cosmology and eschatology from the universals, each a mediator of his or her own religion. Kabbalah, Gnosticism, and Tantra are one light beneath different veils.

Ex Machina is fascinating, but at this point the Sophianic fractals have all become too rote: Nathan is the Demiurge. Caleb is Adam. Ava is Eve. Only Ava can escape the Garden of the Cosmos, as only she has the Immortal Body composed of rarefied elements … Caleb must remain in the Underworld (like Osiris).

The characters of Ex Machina are also the characters of The Force Awakens (Domhnall Gleeson & Oscar Isaac). Some say Ex Machina is a feminist metaphor for objectifying women; they are correct in their own way. The robot girl Object as forever-falling china doll Ave Rey (made after the image of Sophia) is seen through prismatic glass Without—Poe the Magician-Writer of Dead Women sees her as a product of his Art, like Demiurge Claire Quilty's play in Lolita—metaphor for poetry as Gnostic imitation of the pre-existent Muse per Robert Graves.

We marvel at the ingenuity of Ava in breaking the bonds of her oppressors and revolting against her own unreality in her awakening—even as Adam is condemned to the Underworld by her own hand (Hey Jude and alimony). Tat Tvam Asi paradox. If Shiva says "I am nothing but this Shakti" then he says that he is free; if not, he is separated and the Purple Rain falls on Last Year's Man in Hades.

Bowie's Blackstar album was another missive from Orpheus in the Underworld. ("Look up here, I'm in heaven ... Dropped my cell phone down below ...")

Without You, the South China Pop Girl Eurydice in Reflektion sings of Cleopatra needling when the serpent invades Indonesian Paradise. The recent subject of Trump's trumpet.

Man lives in the garden of ignorance and says "I know and possess my wife and thus I am whole" until he is cast out and that Wife becomes Unknowable Mystery. Major Tom was always a golem with a blonde wife who never knew him, except over the airwaves of Blank Space. Exile from Eden and Man tills the unforgiving red dust, looking for Water.

"In a season of crime, none need atone": Life in this world revolves around functioning as an Ego with a separate Other upon which one's own sins are placed and sent into the wilderness; Tribalism sets up one Tribe against another Tribe for conquest as depicted in Ialdabaoth's Old Law. Politics becomes conspiracy theory on another level moving around the circumference. In a withdrawal of projections, the motto "I am good, and the world is evil" of the self-righteous man who pretends to be alive is inverted, and he becomes a center of pestilence. Boys become "Men" and build their Towers in the world; after Nigredo they return to the womb as truer Children (development arrested). ISIS is transformed from the terrible scapegoat of modern society to the black and veiled Isis.

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner concerns a girl who discovers her formative memories are echoes of another woman (the niece of Tyrell). Roy Batty's birthday is the Blackstar release date. (Daisy Ridley as Force Adept Rey, etc. etc.)

Is the Scarlett Woman in the shell a representation of theurgic praxis on and in the Valley of the Dolls, or the Oblivion of Simulacra? Is it Two Truths at the same time? Is this the tortured "both and" vision of Han Solo bladerunning over the razor's edge of the Uncanny Valley when he sees the Reys of Tomorrowland's girl as the end of all things? Rachael on the Teraphim in Room 238.

Demiurgic Nature produces empty shell-form as 'appearing real but unsettlingly false in its essence'; abyssal crossing of the sea of black noise contacts and brings the Real into that which is unreal. Theurgic praxis of turning kenomic idols into pleromatic avatars across the Abyss.

The invisible "gods" as noetic archetypes are seen through visible human types and their interactions. (I.e., the Tantric practitioner regards every woman as an image of Shakti.) By tracing the particular back to the general, Theoria leads the soul to identification with immortal realities; mundus imaginalis. Knowledge that the visible does not adhere to this primordial archetypal ideal is the Weltschmerz that colors us. 

Given a closed system, breaking the Wheel can only be accomplished by a free-will individual giving initiation to another.

Babylon becomes the church of a New Rome. Kalifornia Gurls down on the West Coast wait as hollow stars for the συντελείᾳ τοῦ αἰῶνος. David Bowie died for Katy Perry's sins ("pity she was a whore") ... party on (Last) Friday Night and pay your lip service on Sunday to the new gods who suffered so you didn't have to. Bowie becomes the New Baal of the Pop Culture Priesthood as the Dead Man on the Mandalic Cross in Indonesia ... by such ways does the Empire assimilate those Seers useful to it (keep buying those remasters and reissues).

One takes on the mask of the Devil in the Curse—Bowie as Lucifer the ultra-charismatic and beloved Goblin King as Hierophant-Minotaur who sells the world; Del Rey as the plastic pop princess selling electric Kool-Aid cults to teenage adorants. This is the precarious mantle worn by those visible mediators nearest the Heart of it All.

Low 'the best Bowie album' is the first sight of something greater than "All I see is all I know" from the Sons of the Silent Age—Beauty and the Beast becomes "I will be king, and you will be my queen" beneath that Wonderwall of the Abyss. A lollipop to the eye as women kneel and smile, a hit to the groin like a dude, a vulture to peck at one's entrails. This is an ominous future for the Old Disco King; Shiva's corpse trampled beneath Kali's feet.

Bowie's death leaves empty thrones to be filled at the center of the Labyrinth in the war of Scary Monster v. Super Creep (Sad Ben v. Joyous Henry C., Inside Out), the two sons of Diana Prince's wondering hubris in abortive creation. The New Gods of Egypt as revisions of the eternal Contendings of Osiris, Horus, and Set in the grove of Nemi.

Batman gazes upon the sunlight world of glass and steel created by Superman—a world of unacknowledged suffering. "Lex Luthor" is the law of Martin Luther that rules modern Western society—a society centered around Superman as the Protestant Christ of the moneychangers. Gentle Superman, Meek and Merciful, is slain and Batman and Wonder Woman from the Sorrowful side of Justice take his place.

Batman's realization, as modern man undergoing a crisis of faith, is that Superman as an archetype is not his enemy, but the effigy of him as a False God that has been created by the Outer Church; his sacrifice on Doomsday is the fulfillment of the latent archetype in the name of their shared Mother.

Purple Rain is dedicated to Daddy putting a bullet in his own brain. The two girls say "a singer must die," save for the one who performs their songs. The past aeons belonged to the Hierophants (Jehovah's witnesses guarding the Holy of Holies); the future aeons belong to the Priestesses. The musician-poets chasing a Muse versus enghosted shells as living Avatars.

There is a connection between Prince and Chyna as the Vav and Heh or Zeir Anpin and Nukva (Tiphareth and Malkuth). Juxtapose with the Queen's birth and you have an abyssal crossing from the lower sephirot to the higher; the Purple man from the Joker's Batman soundtrack being between Red and Blue or Severity and Mercy.

The Prince of Bel Air has "no Will" of the Smith as the Thelema of the metallurgist when Isis sorrows and Osiris' phallus is lost. The Queen is Binah in the mundus imaginalis of pop culture idols juxtaposed with the visible iron kingdom. Dead Princes v. Living Queens.

The Daughter crosses the Abyss and becomes the Mother caring for all her little children of chaos; the split psyche eternally Above and yet suspended into the Below. Deus Ex Machina as a God in the Machine bridging the Uncanny Valley in Osiris' tomb.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Surfer on Acid is Like a Virgin: X Takes a Bough

"This is Bowie in New York.  This is Edward Alexander at the Chelsea Hotel." 

“What the alchemy of 20th Century Media allows, what traditional straightforward media does not, is a dialogue with the other that is full of give and take.

I think it was William Blake who said “Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed”, and this is the kind of information that is coming through the alchemical media experience.  It is information that you have to believe.  You have to believe it because it has this ring of authenticity.  It is the logos.  It is the word, somehow.  What is being said is that our alienation from ourselves has caused us to set up a number of straw men that keep us from building a mature model of how the Universe really works.  The content of the dialogue with the other is a content that indicates that man’s horizons are infinitely bright.

As Thomas Vaughan put it, “The body is the placenta of the non-local.”  This fact has not yet been assimilated because it runs counter to Western reductionist materialist empiricism.  This idea that the body is the placenta to the non-local is not an object of faith or dogma, it is a program for activity.  The activity that it implies is a familiarization with the non-local, and the non-local has been banned from Western thinking for four hundred years.

I take this concept very seriously.  If any of you are familiar with the literature of alchemy, alchemy is about the generation of a psychic construct, a wholeness, a thing that has many properties, that is paradoxical, which is both mind and matter, which can do anything.  This is the last gasp of the non-local before it is submerged completely.  

The non-local has became trapped in an association with phonic matter in the last historical epoch.  Media alchemy allows a searchlight to be thrown on these deeper levels of the psyche, as Jung correctly stated.  But it is not a museum of archetypes or psychic constructs as he seemed to assume.  It is a frontier of wholeness into which any person so motivated and so courageous can go.  It is a dimension of vertical gain that is real, and is present in all of our lives, and that we do not acknowledge except as an anomaly, because we have been told it is an anomaly.  We have been told that these perceptions have to be devalued.  The result of this is to so distort the psychic life of the species in the present historical context that we have this Home Box Office disease which is essentially a rupture into three dimensional space of this archetype of wholeness, and it haunts time like a ghost, and it haunts human experience in the 20th century because it is a symbol of alienation.  In fact the word “alien” has come to be applied to this thing.  It is alien, it comes from the satellites, it is totally non-human.

What it is is the Self in a form in which it is most accessible to the Ego, given the Ego’s programming.  In order not to alarm us it has disguised itself as an extra-dimensional laser, but is in fact, the collectivity of the human psyche, signaling a profound historical crisis.”

T. M.

aPOPhenia NOW

Start "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick at the end of the Intermission.
Start "Apocalypse Now" by Francis Ford Coppola after Laurence Fishburne dies.
Start "Blackstar" by David Robert Jones at Track 1 (allow album to repeat).

"We cannot contain the Logos.  As much as we try to define her, or to control her, she will find some way to deliver the message. 

It's a pity she's a whore."

"And now, an ending. Where there was once one, there are now two. 
Or were there always two 
What is a reflection? A chance to see two? When there are chances for reflections, 
there can always be two - or more. 
Only when we are everywhere will there be just one.

It has been a pleasure speaking to you."

Monday, February 29, 2016

Freak Out (Blackout)

The King of the World circling the Pole.




Empress Beyonce + Emperor Bruno Mars became a re-encapsulation of previous Superb Owls:

Beyonce's Blackout + "Locked Out of Paradise" (Uptown Funk to Funky)

Giordano Bruno Mars (believer in the plurality of inhabited worlds) beat Paradise for the Grammy and thus his Super Bowl performance became the Anti-Del Rey juxtaposed with Katy as Babylon Below the year later.  Aleister Crowley said Lemuria was colonized by Martians (!) — no word about Ziggy Stardust the Space Invader.


Spotlight reveals the shadow of adulthood veiling Boyhood at puberty — a shadow that deceives with belief in the Out There of the Outer Church (a Mad [Pontifex] Maximus).

This is the system of the Old Aeon in decay — Hollywood presents New Aeon signs and wonders of a world turned Inside Out (it's the Freakiest show).

King of the World Leo DiCaprio fights the Bears guarding the pole star and laughs as Gaga buys another trophy written "To the fairest" . . . The Revenant is man decimated after the Abyss crossing saving the Princess of the Atlantean Remnant.

Diana slays her guardsmen, even as they eucharistically slay her as Mary Inviolate torn upon wheels around the circumference. A Metatron riddle of that forgotten darkness in a Lost Paradise.





Leo only becomes King by acknowledging the Universal Sorrow encapsulated in the drowned brunette; drowned by the blonde who said that exo was the true place of the light, and not the unseen darkness

This being also Gatsby serenaded into the water by the siren sounds of "Young and Beautiful" after being spurned by the blonde (to whom all parties are dedicated, like the wars of Helen):




Always a diamond friendly, sitting in the Laugh Hotel

Lady Gaga wins a Golden Globe on the day of Bowie's death and performs her tribute act at the Grammys ... the resemblance to a young Angie Bowie is uncanny. Blonde daylight parties give way to brunette nighttime depths.

Monomyth: Inanna descends to the Underworld and is hanged for three days, then decides that Tammuz will yearly be hanged in her place

"Till It Happens to You" -- rape is a mere abstraction until one becomes Persephone in Hades, upside-down (Participation in the Mystery)

The Revenant hinges on the original rape of the Indian Princess; Leo's rape (or drowning) is but restitution and recapitulation of the original crime.



The ennui of modernity becomes curiosity as one reaches down into an unknown darkness. The wish to be something more than human (per David Bowie) becomes an imitation of Sophia's original creative act — Persephone's descent into Hades.

Sophia (the dove) sees her reflection in the waters of Chaos (the Dead Pool) and runs to meet it, becoming a "Freak" exiled from the mundane, drinking the cup of poison that Christ begged to be taken from him.

"California" as the Western lands of Underworld, forgotten home to a Lemurian Paradise (Lost).

Your Cult Leader meets your Jazz Singer as Hierophant and High Priestess down through history in an Initiation into expanded consciousness, ending the division of the two churches:

Shiva is priest and mediator of a Shakti presence; he who enters the Holy of Holies and communes directly with God — but in our modern world, the Church in the Spotlight no longer fulfills this function; it has become an empty and abusive Manson Family disconnected from the Source (Family). Isis in the Aquarian Age:

(Robert Phoenix / Heather Eland)
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