Saturday, July 29, 2006

"Energy, when its potential is built to sufficient voltage, must arc over to the dominant negative."
-R. Buckminster Fuller

Thursday, July 27, 2006

"The Nagual woman and la Gorda were perfectly calm. I was the only one who was dying there. Silvio Manuel said that they way I was wasting energy, my end was only moments away, and that I should consider myself already dead."
-Carlos Castaneda, The Eagles Gift, page 156

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"At first there was nothing. Then Puana the Snake, who came first, created the world and everything in it. Kuma was the first person to people the land. Everything sprang from Kuma, and everything that the Yaruros do was established by her."
-Venezuelan creation myth

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

Written by George W. Reynolds in 1846, this was the first book to portray a werewolf as a hero:

From the penny novel:
Wagner was a German peasant who sold his soul to the devil; in exchange, the devil transformed into a werewolf every seven years. Unusual for the period, there was a female heroine as well, Nisida, who always helped Wagner; though, she was also a murderess. Eventually, Wagner was able to free himself from this 'curse' via the Rosicrucians.

"Can it be that I have werewolf blood in my veins? After all…
Even he who is pure of heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
And the moon is full and bright."

Monday, July 24, 2006

Nothing would be more profitable to the Elect than a right history of hidden societies; for only in these can there be found liberty. Hidden schools of Dark Wisdom are the means which will - one day - free men from their bonds. These have in all ages been the archives of anti-nature, and of the rights of those who embrace the Blackness. So that, by them, shall human nature be raised from its fallen state.
-Ninhursag Ki

Sunday, July 23, 2006

".. colonialism is not simply content to impose its rule upon the present and the future of a dominated country. Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native's brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverted logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed people, and distorts, disfigures and destroys. This work of devaluing pre-colonial history takes on a dialectical significance today."
-Franz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

Saturday, July 22, 2006

"The whole point is to activate the higher faculties, and not be content with the deceptive means of cerebral intelligence."
-R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, The Temple in Man, page 79

Friday, July 21, 2006

"What man knoweth Kadath?
For who shall know of that
which ever abides in strange-time,
twix yesterday, today and the morrow."
-The Necronomicon, page 129

Thursday, July 20, 2006

"Orgone therapy, as opposed to all other forms of therapy, attempts to influence the organism not through the use of human language but by getting the patient to express himself biologically."
-Wilhelm Reich, Character Analysis (emphasis from Reich)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

"It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen."
-Alex, A Clockwork Orange

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

"Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lover's eyes."
-Shakespeare's Sonnets, verse 55

Monday, July 17, 2006

"She is capable of bringing down the sky, suspending the earth, making springs dry up, sweeping away mountains, conjuring the spirits of the dead. She can weaken the gods, put out the stars, light up Hell itself. When a neighboring innkeeper would not return her love, she changed him into a frog. A lawyer who prosecuted her she turned into a ram."
-Aristomanes, speaking of Moroe, an old witch who owns an inn. From Metamorphoses, written by Apuleius (123 CE)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

"And we all circled round him and responded to him: Amen. The twelfth of the numbers paces the round aloft, Amen. To each and all it is given to dance, Amen."
-Apocryphal Acts of St. John

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Giltine. Lithuanian Goddess of Death. Dressed in white, she enters a home where someone is dying. She then suffocates them.

Friday, July 14, 2006

"On a page where the holy Gospel of the apostle Mark began, I was struck by the image of a lion. I was certain it was a lion, even though I had never seen one in the flesh, and the artist had reproduced its features faithfully, inspired perhaps by the sight of the lions of Hibernia, land of monstrious creatures, and I was convinced that this animal, as for that matter the Physiologus says, concentrates on itself all the characteristics of the things at once most horrible and most regal. So that image suggested to me both the image of the Enemy and that of Christ our Lord, nor did I know by what symbolic key I was to read it, and I was trembling all over, out of fear and also because of the wind coming through the fissures in the walls."
-Adso, from Umberto Eco's, The Name of the Rose

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Formula to change into a cat:

I shal goe intill ane catt,
With sorrow, and sych, and a blak shott;
And I sall goe in the Divellis name,
Ay quhill I com hom againe.

To return to human form:

Catt, catt, God send thee a blak shott.
I am in a cattis liknes just now,
Bot I sal be in a womanis liknes ewin now.
Catt, catt, God send thee a blak shott.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Old Cat and the Young Mouse

To please a youthful prince, whom Fame
A temple in my writings vows,
What fable answers to the name,
"The Cat and Mouse?"

Shall I in verse the fair present,
With softest look but hard intent,
Who serves the hearts her charms entice
As does the cat its captive mice?

Or make my subject Fortune's sport?
She treats the friends that make her court,
And follow closest her advice,
As treats the cat the silly mice.

Shall I for theme a king select
Who sole, of all her favourites,
Commands the goddess's respect?
For whom she from her wheel alights.

Who, never stay'd by foes a trice,
Whene'er they block his way,
Can with the strongest play
As doth the cat with mice!

Insensibly, while casting thus about,
Quite anxious for my subject's sake,
A theme I meet, and, if I don't mistake,
Shall spoil it, too, by spinning out.

The prince will treat my muse, for that,
As mice are treated by the cat.
A young and inexperienced mouse
Had faith to try a veteran cat,
Raminagrobis, death to rat,
And scourge of vermin through the house,
Appealing to his clemency
With reasons sound and fair.

'Pray let me live; a mouse like me
It were not much to spare.
Am I, in such a family,
A burden? Would my largest wish
Our wealthy host impoverish?

A grain of wheat will make my meal;
A nut will fat me like a seal.
I'm lean at present; please to wait,
And for your heirs reserve my fate.'

The captive mouse thus spake.
Replied the captor, 'You mistake;
To me shall such a thing be said?
Address the deaf! address the dead!
A cat to pardon!--old one too!
Why, such a thing I never knew.

Thou victim of my paw,
By well-establish'd law,
Die as a mousling should,
And beg the sisterhood
Who ply the thread and shears,
To lend thy speech their ears.

Some other like repast
My heirs may find, or fast.'
He ceased. The moral's plain.
Youth always hopes its ends to gain,
Believes all spirits like its own:
Old age is not to mercy prone.

-Abstemius, from Æsop's Fables

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

On a yahoo list I am on, someone mentioned that they had placed on ebay their copy of the Crystal Tablet of Set. One of the many people to comment on this replied that the 'one rule of cecrecy is that someone will always reveal it, no matter what the oath. [snip] People are at an age where secrecy is not needed and many are waking up on their own."

I then replied, "Secrecy is part of our very being, its in our DNA. Most animals conceal their den or nest from predators, and humans actively conceal aspects of themselves from others. What family does not havea 'family secret' or some 'bones in the closet'? Something mutually agreed upon that 'we just dont talk about'.

Keeping a secret is nothing short of confidentiality and privacy. Mostly, secrets teach discernment and discrimination, within ourselves and others. Therefore, secrets teach us of personal value and worth.

The word 'secret' is rooted in Indo-European krei- and means, "sieve, discriminate, distinguish". Varients include 'crime, criminal; judgment', which indicates that revealing a secret was unlawful. The Greek varients include, 'separate, decide, judge; to explain', which indicates that a secret allows us to determine who can be trusted and who cannot; or who is able to receive additional information.

Many seek the 'mystery' behind secret societies and the secrets that they may hold, but in truth, there are no secrets that cannot be found through diligent self-inquiry. Which is why many seek out such schools: To learn from those who have been-there / done-that.

The secrets found in secret societies are, again, centered on value, on integrity, on honesty, on loyalty. Someone who 'breaks' or reveals asecret then simply cannot be trusted.

"It is wise to seek a secret; and honest not to reveal one."
-William Penn

Monday, July 10, 2006

"I am effortless, for I have no best intentions. My most vital inspirations - in spiritus - are effortlessly released for I am the Remover of Obstacles."
-Ninhursag Ki

Sunday, July 09, 2006

-I am an excellent being by virtue of my own endeavors.

-My existence resides within me, even as I am co-creator of all that I enhance.

-My abilities, actively cultivated, enrich all portions of my existence.

-I do not sit upon the 'couch' of the multiverse but exist seperate from it.

-I have no imperfections, unless I so choose.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

"To the Gnostic mind, Yahweh / Elohim, as mentioned in Genesis, is the demiurge, or the creator god of our world. This is nothing less than the Evil One."
-Ninhursag Ki

Friday, July 07, 2006

"For most men, time moves slowly, oh so slowly, they don't even realize it. But time has revealed itself to me in a very special way. Time is a rushing, howling wind that rages past me, withering me in a single, relentless blast, and then continues on. I've been sitting here passively, submissive to its rage, watching its work. Listen! Time, howling, withering!"
-Barnabas Collins, from the tv show Dark Shadows

Thursday, July 06, 2006

" . . hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans."
-Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square.

"It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real."
-Wrinkle in Time

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

"A strong body makes the mind strong.
As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun.
While this gives moderate exercise to the body,
it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind.
Games played with the ball, and others of that nature,
are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

Monday, July 03, 2006

"Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights."
-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Sunday, July 02, 2006

"You can safely assume that you've created god in your own image when it turns out that god hates all the same people you do."
-Anne Lemott

Saturday, July 01, 2006

We are dead. D . E . D. Dead.

Dag . Ehwas . Dag

Doorway . Natural Flow . Becoming