Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Waste Land

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

  Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Earlier this year, my wife and I accidentally broke my daughter's brain. See, we live in a first world country, and are fortunately blessed. We have enough wealth to and go see movies occasionally. One film we saw, was Rio. And my daughter was taken with it. . .  Rio the place, and the idea became her paradise. It was all she talked about, it was where she wanted to go. Her dream . . . 

(Sounds like Rihanna doesn't it, maybe Rio is The New Earth)

A week after my daughter's enthrallment with RIO, she tagged along w/ her mother who went to a film that was playing in her art dept. at school. It too was about Rio, but in this case the garbage generated by what in my daughter's mind, was ostensibly, Paradise. The two worlds clashed. . . 

This is the place where I live. The conflict between the glory of our world, and the suffering that we've created, the garbage.

So how do we arrive at a new world?

this world, our wonderful pyramid, is built upon a slow climb to the top, with a broad wide base supporting the few lucky enough to be positioned high in the structure.

This is a system built upon property--a patriarchal ownership society.

Let's stop Waiting and talk Endgame . . .

(we are all going to get old. we are going to fall apart, and we are going to die.)
--It will be beautiful though
suffering is the price of incarnating in material, yet are we as a species adding to the suffering of the life of the world?

we don't have to destroy the world in our search for connection or meaning or to stave off the inevitable.

maybe we should own less, and love more?

Ester Dean, by the way, is not Rihanna, but definitely a "star".

all the connection we need . . .

the mask of god saves (?)


. . .

just see what you've done to the church of the american indian

caput mortuum

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

enter the virgin

Tuesday morning the Sun made its way from the fire sign of Leo to the earth sign of the Virgin (Virgo), following Venus which moved into Virgo on Sunday.

The cusp of Leo/Virgo always conjures up images for me of the Sphinx, Cat Woman, Beauty and the Beast, the Virgin mother and her sun/son...

(hey, db that alchemical heart on fire looks like your flaming peach, no?)

Monday evening I read a report of Kate Winslet escaping a FIRE at a home of VIRGIN business mogul, Richard Branson, in the VIRGIN Islands. (Winslet has starred in films opposite LEO Dicaprio of course).

And Tuesday, an earthquake rumbles from VIRGINia.

The energy of Virgo is that of attunement to nature, the earth, the cycles of life - continual movement and transformation, and the natural law/order.

Another interesting, and peculiar story on Monday says that Baseball Player Ma(a)t Holliday (Holy day) gets a MOTH stuck in his EAR.

reference to the famous VIRGIN MOTHER?

A moth is connected to the Moon and a symbol of transformation - no doubt the message we need to hEAR.

Interesting also that this moth chose a player of the CARDINALs, as this Summer the planets Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto have been making angles to one another known in astrology as a CARDINAL T-Square. That is, the planets are each in one of the CARDINAL signs of the zodiac (Cancer, Libra, Aries, and Capricorn). Cardinal signs are the signs of the zodiac that initiate action, as opposed to "Fixed" (steady) or "Mutable" (go with the flow) signs.

The cardinal energy initiates our transformation.

virgin irene

Irene also rolled over the Virgin Islands before making a beeline for Isis and NYC

"The cult statues considered most powerful were not those of Isis standing alone, but holding her child, Horus. In art, the image of MOTHER and child is one of the world's most potent symbols. The statue represents realization (the child) of potential (the womb). The self-sufficient Virgin who stands alone, no matter how wise is not complete. The new form is the completion. Whether a child or a book or the founding of a Wholistic Center - whatever the creative venture - some tangible new form needs to emerge. The form usually requires a long and painful gestation and labor, such as Isis' sad delivery of Horus...But in the end, usually after a long gestation period, the esoteric ruler of Virgo, the MOTHER of Form, the MOON will bring forth her new creation." ~ Kathleen Burt, Archetypes of the Zodiac

This Sunday morning the new MOON also rides the sphinx cusp - moving from LEO to VIRGO.
The High Priestess, associated with the MOON, and Hebrew letter Gimel - symbolizing the pair of opposites PEACE and Strife.
"Thus the woman in Key 2 is in one sense identical with the First MOTHER, or First Matter, of the alchemists, who often call this Prima Materia their VIRGIN Diana. Diana is the goddess of the crescent Moon...In fact, the High Priestess corresponds to all the VIRGIN goddesses of the ancient world...Thus she also represents Eve, before her union with Adam." ~Paul Foster Case, The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages

. . .

Justin notes in the comments that the obelisk/monument of Washington D.C. (District of COLUMBIA) was cracked in Tuesday's earthquake, which was also close to MARY-land

dove (n.) A symbol of gentleness from early Christian times, also of the Holy Spirit (cf. Gen. viii.8-12), and of Peace and deliverance from anxiety; political meaning "person who advocates peace" attested by 1917, from the Christian dove of peace.
"The HIGH PRIESTESS of the Tarot is the Holy Ghost (matter reflecting the designs of the Father)." ~ The Rabbi's Tarot
. . .

Meanwhile (sic semper tyrannis) . . .

Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!

The Benben capstone and winged solar disc.

The Snitch (the winged solar disc) opens "at the close." ("The bird struggles out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wants to be born, must destroy a world.")

. . .

released on Friday, August 26th
COLUMBI-ANA strikes back

Anna and his PEACEful war against corruption


16: The Tower

see also:

17: The Star

"Hurricane" takes place in New Jersey, followed by the song "Isis" (the moon goddess)

18: The Moon



Irene, or Eirene, was a daughter of Poseidon. Poseidon is also called "Earthshaker" because he causes earthquakes when he strikes the ground with his trident. Via the Sync Whole: Branson and Winslet re-enact the"Jack, I feel like I'm flying" scene from Titanic, aboard Branson's catamaran with the enormous center bow sprit, becoming a "trident".


This Moonday morning brings news of a man killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park last week:

Grizzly bears are also known as the SILVERtip bear, silver being associated with the Moon. The bear is a LUNAR animal through the association to the virgin moon goddess Artemis/Diana/Anna - who sometimes incarnated as "The Great She-Bear"/Ursa Major

The verb form of "bear" has roots in words meaning to birth and pregnant.
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