Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal

(From QFF)

The next point which is posed for our consideration is the place of Shekinah in the Sephirotic Tree, and it will be well to state at the inception that the attributions throughout Kabalism seem almost as many as the references, though there is only one which is predominant. She is the Middle Pillar as we have seen the Pillar of Benignity, extending from Kether to Malkuth, and she takes up the Sephiroth to God, or into the place which is no place, beyond the infinite height and depth, the infinite of all directions embraced by the Tree. This is the place of Ain-Soph. The Middle Pillar is described otherwise as the trunk of the Tree, it being understood that the root is in Kether, so far as the genesis and legend of the soul are concerned, but it is in Malkuth in respect of the return journey to God, which is a journey through the Shekinah, or under her glorious leading. Shekinah is, in another form of symbolism, the body of the Tree; and the elect summarised as Israel are the cloud of witnesses forming the branches; but it is said also that she is the crown of the Middle Pillar, the synthesis of all the Sephiroth and of every Sacred Name expressed or implied in the wisdom of the Secret Doctrine. (Arthur Waite)

"The Unity of Thelema and Agape in the number 93 would suggest that, in fact, it is the Number 93 which contains both."

(Durante Durante?)

(Twin Peaks)

(Twin Towers)

Fire Walk

(JC is a Phoenix)

("But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband Ray and Facha, the dog.")

"The milk of the stars from her paps"

(The Star Child of the Magi)


I must append hereto the symbolism of a certain myth which connects with the primeval formulation of the Divine Name and has its origin in the Talmud. As developed in the Zohar, it presents another aspect of that point of Divine Thought about which we heard at the beginning of this chapter. It concerns a mysterious stone called Schethiyd which was originally in the Throne of God that is to say, it was a precious stone or jewel and was cast by Him into the abyss, so to form the basis of the world and give birth thereto. One might say otherwise that it was like a cubical stone or altar, for its extremity was concealed in the depth, while its surface or summit rose above the chaos. It was the central point in the immensity of the world, the corner stone, the tried stone, the sure foundation, but also that stone which the builders rejected. The last allocation, however, passes understanding, as by the hypothesis of the legend it was used in the building from the beginning. Finally but this is not less inscrutable it was that stone which served Jacob as a pillow and thereafter for an altar. It was the good stone, the precious stone and the foundation of Zion. The Tables of the Law were made from it, and it is destined for the salvation of the world. Jacob called it the House of the Elohim, meaning that the Hypostasis to which this name is attributed transfers her residence from the world above to that which is below. It is like the lapis exilis of the German Graal legend, for it appears to be a slight stone; it is supposed to have been carried by Aaron when he entered the Holy Place, and it was held in the hands of David when he desired to contemplate close at hand the glory of his Master. In a sense it fell from heaven, like the stone from the crown of Lucifer, and again it was overturned by the iniquity of man, until Jacob restored it to an upright position. Solomon was also one of those who restored it, and thereon he built the sanctuary. We may not know how to harmonise these references which seem to exhaust all that is said of the stone in the Old Testament, but its connection with other and less fabulous elements belonging to the Zoharic myth of creation resides in the fact that this stone was inscribed with the Divine Name before it was cast into the abyss. . . .

As Elohim she is the Middle Pillar, and all the various aspects of the one thing that is needful from the stand point of the Secret Tradition are collocated, their seeming exclusiveness notwithstanding, to shew that she abides in all, is at once above and below, without even as within. (Waite)

"When used of the true God, 'Elohim' denotes what is called by linguists a plural of majesty, honor, or fullness."

(It ain't over till the fat lady sings)

(Who's really in control?)

Lolita: Yes, that's Dick. He doesn't know a thing about you and me ... so please watch what you say. [...]
Humbert: How long have you known him?
Lolita: About a year. I met him in Phoenix. I was working as a waitress.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thunder, Perfect Mind (Fire Walk with Me)

In the beginning God had his first thought, his Ennoia, which was female, and that thought was to create the angels. The First Thought then descended into the lower regions and created the angels. But the angels rebelled against her out of jealousy and created the world as her prison, imprisoning her in a female body. Thereafter, she was reincarnated many times, each time being shamed. Her many reincarnations included Helen of Troy; among others, and she finally was reincarnated as Helen, a slave and prostitute in the Phoenician city of Tyre. ("Simon Magus")

In dormant seed form, the plasmate slumbered in the buried library of codices at Chenoboskion until 1945 C.E. This is what Jesus meant when he spoke elliptically of the "mustard seed" which, he said, "would grow into a tree large enough for birds to roost in." He foresaw not only his own death but that of all homoplasmates. He foresaw the codices unearthed, read, and the plasmate seeking out new human hosts to crossbond with; but he foresaw the absence of the plasmate for almost two thousand years.

When I fell asleep that night I had a dream. In the dream I rode in Kevin's Honda, but instead of Kevin driving, Linda Ronstadt sat behind the wheel, and the car was open, like a vehicle from ancient times, like a chariot. Smiling at me, Ronstadt sang, and she sang more beautifully than any time I had ever heard her sing before. She sang:

"To walk toward the dawn
You must put your slippers on."

In the dream this delighted me; it seemed a terribly important message. When I woke up the next morning I could still see her lovely face, the dark, glowing eyes: such large eyes, so filled with light, a strange kind of black light, like the light of stars. Her look toward me was one of intense love, but not sexual love; it was what the Bible calls loving-kindness. Where was she driving me?

During the next day I tried to figure out what the cryptic words referred to. Slippers. Dawn. What did I associate with the dawn?

Studying my reference books (at one time I would have said, "Horselover Fat, studying his reference books"), I came across the fact that Aurora is the Latin word for the personification of the dawn. And that suggests Aurora Borealis -- which looks like St. Elmo's Fire, which is how Zebra or VALIS looked. The Britannica says of the Aurora Borealis:

"The Aurora Borealis appears throughout history in the mythology of the Eskimo, the Irish, the English, the Scandinavians, and others; it was usually believed to be a supernatural manifestation ... Northern Germanic tribes saw in it the splendor of the shields of Valkyrie (warrior women)."

Did that mean -- was VALIS telling me -- that little Sophia would issue forth into the world as a "warrior woman"? Maybe so.

What about slippers? I could think of one association, an interesting one. Empedocles, the pupil of Pythagoras, who had gone public about remembering his past lives and who told his friends privately that he was Apollo, had never died in the usual sense; instead, his golden slippers had been found near the top of the volcano Mount Etna. Either Empedocles, like Elijah, had been taken up into heaven bodily, or he had jumped into the volcano. Mount Etna is in the eastern-most part of Sicily. In Roman times the word "aurora" literally meant "east." Was VALIS alluding to both itself and to re-birth, to eternal life? Was I being --

The phone rang.

Picking it up I said, "Hello."

I heard Eric Lampton's voice. It sounded twisted, like an old root, a dying root. "We have something to tell you. I'll let Linda tell you. Hold on."

A deep fear entered me as I stood holding the silent phone. Then Linda Lampton's voice sounded in my ear, flat and toneless. The dream had to do with her, I realized; Linda Ronstadt; Linda Lampton. "What is it?" I said, unable to understand what Linda Lampton was saying.

"The little girl is dead," Linda Lampton said. "Sophia. . . . We're calling everyone. We don't understand; if Sophia was the Savior, how could she die?"

Dead at two years old, I realized. Impossible.

I hung up the phone and sat down. After a time, I realized that the woman in the dream driving the car and singing had been Sophia, but grown up, as she would have been one day. The dark eyes filled with light and life and fire. (Philip K. Dick,. VALIS)

Laura and Donna
Low Ra and Dawn
From Dusk till Dawn

The Goddess and the Monkee



(Microcosm: Persephone descends into the Underworld of the unconscious . . .)

(Self in reflection)

Ice and Fire (over the Rainbow)

(Macrocosm: Persephone descends into the Underworld of the Sphere of Generation. "We're not gonna talk about Judy . . .")

Of the four deities of Empedocles's elements, it is the name of Persephone alone that is taboo—Nestis is a euphemistic cult title—for she was also the terrible Queen of the Dead, whose name was not safe to speak aloud, who was euphemistically named simply as Kore or "the Maiden", a vestige of her archaic role as the deity ruling the underworld. ("Persephone")


Oswald means "divine strength." The diminutive form of the word is "os" or "Oz": denoting strength. The role which "Divine Strength" played in the Dealey "Goddess Rule" Killing of the King ritual should be given careful consideration.

One should also note the significance of (Jack) Ruby's killing (destroying) of "Ozwald" in reference to the "Ruby Slippers" of The Wizard of Oz which one may deride as a fairy tale but which nevertheless symbolizes the immense power of "ruby light" . . . (King Kill 33)

"The late Marilyn Monroe . . ."

"What must it be like to be the most famous woman on earth?"

David Lynch and Mark Frost were originally working on a screen adaptation of the Marilyn Monroe biography 'Goddess'. When they failed to get the rights to the book, the project they embarked upon instead, 'Twin Peaks', contained many elements of Marilyn Monroe's story - particularly the fact that she is killed just before she mentions in her diary that she is going to tell the world the truth about the famous and important man she is having an affair with (Ben Horne). (IMDB)

"I wouldn't buy the 'little girl lost' act if I were you . . ."

"She tricked you . . ."

(Setting the Daughters on the throne of the dead Mother . . .)

- We weren't expecting you.
- Oh, ship sank... iceberg.
- If you don't mind me asking, what have you got in the bag?
- Ah. A surprise.
- Let's hope it's not another fossil.
- The world is full of entrancements, woman. Not all of them are made of stone.
- A baby?
- Found it...floating on a lifeboat. Both parents drowned. Awful bloody shame.
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