Tuesday, June 21, 2011

child is father of the man

"In its centre is a pentagram, representing a dancing male child. This symbolizes the law of the new Aeon of the Child Horus, which has supplanted that Aeon of the “Dying God” which governed the world for two thousand years."

"The uses of Vril in the novel amongst the Vril-ya vary from an agent of destruction to a healing substance. According to Zee, the daughter of the narrator's host, Vril can be changed into the mightiest agency over all types of matter, both animate and inanimate. It can destroy like lightning or replenish life, heal, or cure. It is used to rend ways through solid matter. Its light is said to be steadier, softer and healthier than that from any flammable material. It can also be used as a power source for animating mechanisms. Vril can be harnessed by use of the Vril staff or mental concentration."

Alan: Michael and I had a conversation about Superman/Batman. I saw Superman as the alien God-force that presents itself as higher than human, and Batman as the perfected human (who has developed his mind and body to their limits). Michael saw them as stages. He saw Batman as progressing to Superman upon defeating his demons of the underworld.

". . . she is the partner of the Fool, is the Goddess represented as dancing, with the suggestion of Harlequin."

Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel) was first introduced as a villain on September 11, 1992 . . .

aeon of osiris (the mask of god)

Death, with his twin pillars. Batman burning down the tower/temple.

Phantasm twin pillar Stargate. Batman and the Mask of the Phantasm.
(See also: Death as Stargate)

Ra-Hoor-Khuit hath taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods; and let Asar be with Isa, who also are one. But they are not of me. Let Asar be the adorant, Isa the sufferer; Hoor in his secret name and splendour is the Lord initiating. (AL I. 49)


Darth Vader: Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.

Robin (debuted April 1940): "the warrior Lord of the Forties"?

El: Clearly Batman (the Dark Knight of the Soul) is Osiris, the dead sun in the underworld, while Superman is the victorious Ra-Horakhty. Thus why the Death of God (his parents) still haunts Batman. Robin (= Rubedo), or "Dick," is Batman's nascent homunculus. Superman's heart is girt with a serpent and thus is a glyph of the occult Adept. . . . Batman as God the Father, Superman as God the Son. Judgement card shows a "Gray Son". . . .

the fisher king (jason bateman), the high priestess (junon), and the fool

Batman, being an image of present humanity (= John the Baptist), can go no further without taking an evolutionary leap. In the esoteric Golden Dawn tarot, the Knight (Batman) and King (Superman) are switched--i.e., the Knight precedes the King. (Night and dei.)

brain will son

Now at last he appears in the gloom. He is a mighty King [This is the Jehovah-god of the Aeon of Osiris, on whose existence (as an offended and vengeful deity) the whole theory of Atonement depends.], with crown and orb and sceptre, and his robes are of purple and gold. And he casts down the orb and sceptre to the earth, and he tears off his crown, and throws it on the ground, and tramples it. And he tears out his hair, that is of ruddy gold tinged with silver, and he plucks at his beard, and cries with as terrible voice: Woe unto me that am cast down from my place by the might of the new Aeon. ("The Cry of the 16th Aethyr")

own will son

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what's this?
is this a Jupiter point?

the king's daughter

jack v. jack

sorry, dad

It is the figure of the Magus of the Taro . . . before him is the Table that is a Table of wickedness, and 42-fold Table. This Table is connected with the 42 Assessors of the Dead, for they are the Accursers, whom the soul must baffle; and with the 42-fold name of God, for this is the Mystery of Iniquity, that there was ever a beginning at all. ("The Cry of the 3rd Aethyr")

42 is the number of the Demiurge (see Genesis I), of the Assessors of the Dead (see any book on Egyptian religion), of the Sterile Mother אמא, of Terror and Destruction ה הלב, of loss (י ל ב), of the verb "to cease" (לדח), and of דלץ, the Earth of Malkuth. (Note, "The Cry of the 22nd Aethyr")

Fear not, o prophet, when these words are said, thou shalt not be sorry. Thou art emphatically my chosen; and blessed are the eyes that thou shalt look upon with gladness. But I will hide thee in a mask of sorrow: they that see thee shall fear thou art fallen: but I lift thee up. (AL II. 53)

Hence the Dark Father births the Aeon of the Child . . . ?

. . .

The calumny of onolatry, or ass-worship, attributed by Tacitus and other writers to the Jews, was afterwards, by the hatred of the latter, transferred to the Christians (Tac., I, v, 3, 4; Tert., Apol., xvi; "Ad nationes", I, 14). A short time before he wrote the latter of these treatises (about 197) Tertullian relates that an apostate Jew one day appeared in the streets of Carthage carrying a figure robed in a toga, with the ears and hoofs of an ass, and that this monstrosity was labelled: Deus Christianorum Onocoetes (the God of the Christians begotten of an ass). "And the crowd believed this infamous Jew", adds Tertullian (Ad nationes, I, 14). Minucius Felix (Octavius, ix) also alludes to this defamatory accusation against the Christians. The caricature of the Crucifixion, discovered on a wall in the Palace of the Cæsars on the Palatine in 1857, which represents a Christian boy worshipping a crucified figure with an ass's head, is a pictured form of this calumny. A Greek inscription, "Alexamenos worshipping his God", is scratched on the caricature. This person is generally held to have been a Christian page of the palace, in the time of the first Antonines, whose companions took this means of insulting his religion. Wünsch, however, conjectures that the caricature may have been intended to represent the god of a Gnostic sect which identified Christ with the Egyptian ass-headed god Typhon-Seth (Bréhier, Les origines du crucifix, 15 sqq.).
The World's Greatest Detective died today. No, not Batman... Columbo!

station to station

(Reminder: "Columb" means "Dove")
Columbo was a comic variation on the traditional fictional detective. With the keen mind of Sherlock Holmes and Philip Marlowe, he was cast in the mold of neither — not a gentleman scholar, not a tough guy. He was instead a mass of quirks and peculiarities, a seemingly distracted figure in a rumpled raincoat, perpetually patting his pockets for a light for his signature stogie.

Mr. Falk played the character numerous times, often in the format of a 90-minute or two-hour television movie, and each time Columbo, the ordinary man as hero, brought low a greedy and murderous privileged denizen of Beverly Hills, Malibu or Brentwood, it was an implicit victory for the many over the few.
“This is, perhaps, the most thoroughgoing satisfaction ‘Columbo’ offers us,” Jeff Greenfield wrote in The New York Times in 1973: “the assurance that those who dwell in marble and satin, those whose clothes, food, cars and mates are the very best, do not deserve it.”
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

as you wish. . .
child is father of the man?
(and death is?)

Again, "Death as Stargate" in Futurama episode, The Sting.

Which opens on the 17th Hole of a golf game.

See today's news of "17-million to one" back-to-back holes in one, on (what else) Hole 17


the holy fool

Hero or Villain?
who's under the mask?

1987           2004

Another fragment of the same email...
Alan: I get all that, and I think that is a perfectly valid reading of the symbols. I guess I just connect more with the idea of a man who has become the top form of himself, and not some guy who just woke up one day with the ability to lift planets. I feel that Batman is much more tied to the process of development.
But, ultimately, I don't want to be either Superman or Batman (they're both a bit too fascist for my taste).
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My theme for years in my writing has been, "The devil has a metal face." Perhaps this should be amended now. What I glimpsed and then wrote about was in fact not a face; it was a mask over a face. And the true face is the reverse of the mask. Of course it would be. You do not place fierce, cold metal over fierce, cold metal. You place it over soft flesh, as the harmless moth adorns itself artfully to terrorize others with ocelli. (Philip K. Dick, "Man, Android, and Machine")

rotwang the alchemist (doctor strange glove) re-creates the lost mother (hel) out of base metals

Luke: Leia, do you remember your mother? Your real mother?
Princess Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.
Luke: What do you remember?
Princess Leia: Just... images really. Feelings.
Luke: Tell me.
Princess Leia: She was... very beautiful. Kind, but sad. Why are you asking me this?
Luke: I have no memory of my mother. I never knew her.

We further see the Alchemist as the villain in the 1954 film The Silver Chalice, where Jack Palance plays the historical Gnostic heresiarch Simon Magus. (Some of Simon's writings still survive, showing that his Gnosis was wholly alchemical.) This is a true myth, as the Alchemist's most formidable opponent is his own limited ego, which futilely seeks to contain the forces of the Infinite. Only Nature can overcome Nature. Anakin Skywalker sets out to harness the power of the Dark Side (passion)--as, indeed, all adepts must do--but it can only be done so through his death. (Off with his head, etc.)

It is not possible for anyone to see anything of the things that actually exist unless he becomes like them. This is not the way with man in the world: he sees the sun without being a sun; and he sees the heaven and the earth and all other things, but he is not these things. This is quite in keeping with the truth. But you saw something of that place, and you became those things. You saw the Spirit, you became spirit. You saw Christ, you became Christ. You saw the Father, you shall become Father. So in this place you see everything and do not see yourself, but in that place you do see yourself - and what you see you shall become. (The Gospel of Philip)

Magician Invoking Elementals by J. August Knapp. "The magician, having drawn his circle, is here shown invoking the various elemental beings, who are emerging from their respective haunts. From the earth come gnomes, from the water undines, from the fire salamanders, and from the air sylphs. A strange wraith-like demon also answers the magician’s call."

harnessing the elementals

When Gargamel first appeared . . . he captured a smurf which he needed as an ingredient for a potion to make gold in accordance with the famed alchemic legend of the Philosopher's Stone. The other smurfs rallied against him, freed the kidnapped smurf and the sorcerer was defeated and humiliated. Gargamel swore revenge: from now on the conflict would be personal. ("Gargamel")

Smurfette was magically created from clay by the Smurfs' enemy, Gargamel, so that she would use her charms to cause jealousy and competition among the Smurfs in order to cause their fall. Gargamel's plans didn't work well at all. The smurfs' kindness to Smurfette caused her to want nothing else than to be a real smurf. Papa Smurf took pity on her and took her to his laboratory, where they locked themselves in while he cast spells, including infusing her with moonbeams, before emerging. ("Smurfette")

Rotwang transforms the machine-man into a double of Maria. He then commands it to destroy Fredersen, his city, and his son. . . . Rotwang demonstrates the machine-man's abilities to Fredersen by dressing it up as an erotic dancer at the Yoshiwara, where it drives the sons of the owners into homicidal fits of sexual jealousy. The body count is enormous; meanwhile, the machine-man also visits the workers' city and encourages the workers to rebel. ("Metropolis (film)")

Or maybe Hel-en of Troy?

It is Thought who is the lost sheep of the parable, and Mind who seeks her out at the cost of abandoning all his goods. For she passes from body to body, ever abiding in the forms of women and ever does the hurl the powers of the world into confusion, pitting the one against the other, by reason of her superlative beauty, as of the heavens themselves. And in this manner did the Trojan War erupt on account of her. For this Thought took up its residence in the contemporary Helen, and it was because all the powers, both governing Achaia and ruling Troy, laid claim to her, that schism and war erupted among the nations to whom she was made manifest. Thus, it was not Helen at fault, but those covetous powers who lusted for her and fought with each other on the plains of Illium, Zeus against Skamander, Apollo against Memnon. (Simon Magus)

Simon's "sin" was believing that Grace must be purchased through a long, painful spiritual search. This is also true--but it is the Seeker himself (the tormented Batman, the Fisher King) who must die if he is ever to reach his destination. (Zeno's paradox.)

18And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,19saying, “Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.” 20But Peter said unto him, “Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 22Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee, 23for I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.” 24Then answered Simon, and said, “Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.”

("i can see it now . . . i can feel it die")

or, killing an ahab

The "Black Brother" makes himself a false crown of the horror of the Abyss, a crown which he places in Daath; but he abides in Chesed. Chesed is the Crowned King, Jupiter, the Lord of the Gods. It is to him that the profane and low initiates apply for mercy. He is the Father Image-the most insidious of all forms of Because, because it will assume any shape you may wish to worship. The mind is protean. . . . the story of Oedipus is symbolical of High Initiation. In order to become a Man —the riddle of the Sphinx —the boy Oedipus must kill his father (destroy the Father Image in his own psyche) and possess his mother (destroy the Mother Image in his own psyche). Readers will please notice that the whole story of Oedipus is a veil of the Mysteries of Eleusis. (The Commentaries of AL, Chapter II, Being the core of the Equinox Vol. V no. 1, by Motta)

"And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, 'Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?'"

sorry, bats

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