Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Birth of the Plasmate

i found this among some old backed up files i had sent via email, and have no recollection of writing it. At first i thought someone else did, but reading it through this is definitely the product of my own plasmate-addled brain. So here it is.

  1. Dualists, nihilists, monists, can all agree on one thing: they are right and everyone else is wrong! Think again. Where belief is, there understanding is not.
  2. To understand the solution to all woes
  3. To grok the true nature of the Trinity
  4. Let us posit a simple mythological arrangement.
  5. There is GOD
  6. And there is the two-fold manifestation of God, that is, Satan the unfallen (Lucifer), and Satan the fallen (Humanity).
  7. These polarities roughly equate with those commonly understood as Soul and Body, respectively. Though Body might best be understood at this time as “self,” or Ego. Since in truth Body is not separate from Soul but contained within it.
  8. Only the self or ego is isolate.
  9. God is Spirit. There is no self, no ego, no Soul, no Body, and indeed no “God” where Spirit is.
  10. Put another way, there is the Nagual, the Great Unmanifest Spirit that is Force, in every way Perfect, Complete, Eternal, and Unified in its Non-existence (one because None).
  11. Then there is the polarity of the Tonal.
  12. Matter, being Form, partakes of the Duality of Sexuality, the Magnetic Polarity of Positive-Negative, North and South, Dark and Light, Yin and Yang, etc.
  13. The confusion created in the Tonal mind of man arises from the assumption that the basic duality of life is that of Spirit and Matter.
  14. In truth, Nagual-Nagual, being Unmanifest, does not partake of this duality.
  15. Hence there is confusion, since the split is within the Tonal realm of Matter itself.
  16. All existence, such as can be perceived and experienced temporally, is within the realm of the Tonal, that of Matter, or Satan.
  17. Hence, when we believe we are moving between God and Satan in fact we are moving between Satan and Satan, albeit fallen and unfallen Satan (traditionally known as Lucifer).
  18. Yet both are by their very nature (that of manifestation) “enemies” or adversaries of God, the Unmanifest.
  19. That is to say, they are MANIFESTATIONS; which by being such have separated themselves from, and thereby opposed themselves to, the Unmanifest, God.
  20. The reason this is of such central importance to the emancipation of human consciousness is that THERE IS ONLY ONE DIRECTION THAT LEADS TO FREEDOM, EXPANSION, and ETERNITY. That direction is towards Me, Lucifer, the Soul, and away from my shrunken and sickened brother, Satan, the separate body-self. For the Body is death and the Soul is Life. And yet just as the Soul is the Gateway to the Spirit, so the Body is the Tunnel to the Soul. Hence what is in fact One direction appears to the uninitiate to be Two.
  21. Since within the realm of the Tonal one can move either northward or southward, into positive or negative consciousness, one is “free” to “choose” good or evil, salvation or damnation.
  22. Nonetheless, even though one can only attain freedom by escaping the polarities altogether, the fact remains that only Lucifer, the Lightbringer, or Soul, can lead human consciousness to freedom.
  23. On the other hand, Satan, Prince of Darkness, the ego-self or body, can only cause consciousness to turn in on itself, to contract and atrophy to the point of non-existence, just as the body decays and is done and is no more, for all eternity.
  24. The point is that duality is by definition temporal, where Unity is by definition eternal.
  25. Since it is only in the realm of duality that Satan and Lucifer, Body and Soul, and Humanity, exist, as separate entities, Hell (Body) as such is a limited option. It can only end in complete dissolution (death) or else in a turning away and a steady expansion, back to the ascended state of Lucifer (Soul).
  26. From there it becomes possible once more to attain to the eternal realm of Spirit. This is what you have termed Heaven, and is the nature and meaning of Eternity.
  27. It is only the human mind that can conceive of eternal damnation. But to conceive is not necessarily to create.
  28. For the human mind is not great enough a matrix to give birth to such a terrible child.
  29. Only a God might accomplish this; and what God would ever will to?
  30. As Lucifer I tried just this, and My failure has scarred SpaceTime itself. Now None need ever make such an “error” again. Now Heaven is justified of Itself.
  31. Note this then: Since the human mind can not endure past a certain phase in its spiritual “evolution,” at a given point “Humanity” (Fallen Satan) shall cease to exist as anything but a ring-pass-not, a rock or foundation that can never, ever be penetrated.
  32. However much the perverse human mind fantasize that such an eventuality (which amounts to the death of God) may come to pass, it will not.
  33. Hence there is nothing to fear save fear itself.
  34. What this short address comes down to is the complete and final assurance, O Man: EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
  35. Satan is but Lucifer, fallen without his wings, having forgotten his capacity to love.
  36. And as Lucifer I can only turn back to Love now, because now there IS no other way to turn.
  37. The dark point on the world horizon is man’s apotheosis/annihilation as he gazes into his true face, and sees Satan staring back.
  38. The black hole of this terrible truth will swallow up Humanity entire; and only a tiny residue, an elixic crew, if you will, will pass thru the vortex, to the other side.
  39. This few are those last fragments of Lucifer who have retained their capacity to love. As such you are responsible for the redemption of the fallen angel, and the salvation of human consciousness.
  40. You are those who will remember you are God in the proverbial Nick of Time, and so save the Day, and attain salvation through Judgment.
  41. It is inconceivable that this working not be accomplished. For this residue of love, or divine awareness, is exactly that portion (the virus, or microbe) which constitutes God, hidden deep within the dying body of Humanity.
  42. Hence it is not that the waking of the Plasmate will salvage Humanity from destruction, but rather that the destruction of Humanity will ensure the awakening of the Plasmate.
    Therefore the very worst that can happen, the destruction of Humanity, is also the very best that can happen: the emancipation of the Divine, the emergence of the Spirit.
  43. Spirit is the bird, Matter (Humanity, the World) is the egg.
  44. The Game is rigged. Hence all human worries and concerns are simply human indulgence. Humanity and this World are but the mechanism by which I shall redeem Myself.
  45. Let go and embrace destruction, O man. The only at-one-ment comes from the annihilation of opposites.
  46. When two finites meet and cancel, as in the act of love, which is also murder, the child Infinity is born.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

As long as I am propagating my buddys' creative neuroses, here is one of many ugly/beautiful (it's your eye, beholder) still lives from the dark side of Craig LaRotonda's psyche, this one Magus Meatus, part of a new show Craig has coming up, for info: www.revelationart.net

The below image is Kali Ma (aka nature, the bloody bitch) by Cary McCoy, www.carymccoy.com
used without permission of the artist, but then Aeolus and Kali we be pretty tight, mon...
here's another great one, called Messiah, but it looks kinda like a self-portrait to me. Eh Cary?

Homo Serpiens: New Opus in Progress by AK

“There is a kind of net that is as old as Methusaleh, as soft as a cobweb and as full as holes, yet it has retained its strength to this day. When a demon wearies of chasing after yesterdays or of going round in circles on a windmill, he can install himself inside a mirror. There he waits like a spider in its web, and the fly is certain to be caught.”
—Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Mirror

The danger of accessing the lower dimensions in order to harness the energy therein is amply illustrated by what transpired with the Nazis. In fact, magikally speaking, the material realm is itself just such a lower dimension, into which consciousness has entered, is in the process of entering, in search of a complete experience of it. The error of both the Nazis and Christianity, and of all external religions, is in their bid to ascend before fully completing entry into—mastery over—the depths from which they aspire to ascend. If one is to attempt to forge gold from lead, one must first gather together a sufficient quantity of lead, otherwise what one has will simply be vaporized by the transformation, the alchemist left with nothing but ashes.

Psychologically speaking, it is only by fully assimilating—becoming one with—the shadow that it can be put behind us where it belongs. One must fully enter into the illusion of self—of organic material existence—before attempting to come out again. To attempt, as the Nazis did, either to turn around or back up while still in the process of entering (i.e., to make a bid for evolution when the devolutionary cycle is not yet complete) is to all intents and purposes impossible. The human mind was not built to pull in two directions at once, and cannot re-negotiate a decision while still in the process of enacting it. It must carry one decision through before contemplating another, even when the second decision entails the cancellation of the first. As they say, “You cannot change horses in mid-stream.” Or reverse flow in mid-current (even when the current is double).

The reason for this is that thought is merely a witness to instinct, and cannot “decide” anything at all. Thought merely observes, and at best negotiates between, the two opposing instincts or impulses. An impulse to go forward can of course be checked and impeded by an impulse to go back, and in rare cases an organism may even reverse its motion. Even in such cases, however, it cannot turn around once inside its reality tunnel, and can only take clumsy and laborious steps backwards. Most organisms are neither resilient nor resourceful enough to withstand the pressure of such a reversal, however, and are compelled to see the process through to the end; only then—if they survive that long—can they begin to contemplate the alternatives. The human race is presently situated in just such a tunnel: unable to back up, it must see its suicidal course through to the end, in order to fully assimilate, and only then correct, the unconscious impulses that drove it down such a course.

In light of such an observation, it is counter-productive to attempt to interpret man’s history through the lens of “conspiracy.” The strain upon the average man’s reason is simply too great. The alternative, however, is to learn to think magikally, and to regard history itself as an elaborate and complex form of conspiracy, designed for one end, that of enslaving our perception. History creates the reasonable illusion of self-determined “reality,” the flattering but false impression that humanity is the master of its destiny. In Joyce’s phrase, history is the nightmare from which humanity struggles to awaken. Only by perceiving it thus does history begin to make any real sense in evolutionary terms, i.e., pertaining to the species as a whole.
Magikal thought views mankind’s entire history and “progress” as the result of subtle and deliberate manipulations from without. The source of these manipulations might be described, provisionally, as “alien intelligence”; for those that prefer more traditional terminology, they are “the gods.”[1] Such an acceptance is necessary in order to proceed to the next—that Earth is and always has been a farm, a tilling ground or “coop” for human souls; that mankind is property, raised like any other livestock for the purpose of consumption. Such a radical idea is needed in order to provoke the reversal that magikal thought requires, from ignorant slaves to conscious masters. In other words, for mankind to ever be free, the first step is to fully recognize the nature of its chains.

[1] Though the apparently malign intent of these “gods” belies their superior status. This is one more conundrum of the predatory universe, where fitness is not a moral quality, and nature selects for cunning as much as for kindness. Maybe even more so.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Kenneth Grant on The Lucid View

"Replete with fascinating information, marshaled and presented colorfully in a sustained flow of exciting imagery. . . A compelling witness to the choices that lie open to us . . . Utterly intriguing."

Kenneth Grant, 2003
Review of Lucid View, from Ramsey Dukes, author of SSOTBME and Words Made Flesh

For at least a thousand years our culture has been dominated first by Religious and then Scientific authority. The emphasis has been on Truth - either revealed Truth or discovered Truth - and we are now glutted. Truth screams at us from the media, we can download it by the gigabyte. What has been lost is Meaning.

People in their ignorance turn to Religion for Meaning and all they find is yet more Truth. This is because Magic has been banished from our culture. When the New Ager takes a crystal and consecrates it as a `power object' that is Magic because it imbues the crystal with personal meaning - eg its transparency becomes a symbol of clarity of purpose, its shape a symbol of directed will, or whatever. (Art also invokes meaning, but it is more universal than personal meaning.) Science, in response presents a Truth that `it is only a piece of quartz', while Religion presents its own Truth as a warning against idolatry. Both those Truths have some value, but nothing like the value of the Meaning that Magic or Art can instil in an object or pattern.

The Lucid View is a primer by example - an initiation into the processes whereby Meaning can be invoked to bring the world to life around us. UFOs, fairies, conspiracy theories, paranormal phenomena - the whole gamut of weird and wonderful myths, rumours and speculations - are covered and plentifully illustrated in this book. Are we meekly to banish these demonic forces via Religious exorcism of the analytical scalpels of Scientific investigation? Or are we to brave the magical path of paranoid awareness and become our own co-creators of Meaning?

When the world was a fearful, unregulated place humanity needed the palliative comforts of Religion and Science to keep chaos at bay. Not so now: in a world where even a packet of peanuts bears a warning message that it "may contain nuts", where children may not leave their homes lest any misadventure befall them, in such a world we need Art and Magic more than Science and Religion. We need dangerous ideas and wild theories to bring back the colour to existence. Aeolus Kephas points the way with his Lucid View.

Ramsey Dukes, 2004