Friday, June 05, 2009

What the Planets Are Doing


Dear Planets

As most of you now know, Saturn has surrendered and leapt into the dark waters, leaving the Argo without a compass, and effectively helmless.

Jupiter is out of sight and cannot guide us.

Venus and Mercury, Planets with eccentric orbits at the best of times, appear to be operating outside the system, while still ostensibly within it, pursuing personal agendas.

And so the system is in crisis, due to lack of firm leadership. Only Mars and Myself remain both on-board and on-course.

A moment to take stock then.

The ARGO was from the start intended as an Exercise in Surrender. My task was to bring each of you to the Source, the Son behind the Sun.

Your challenge was to pass through Me, into the Abstract, to kneel before Your King, and receive His blessing.


Thus far, I perceive only Saturn has passed through Me, and now He is gone, into the Next World, taking all structure and order with him.

Venus and Mercury have been brought before the Throne, but have declined to kneel. They identify with the visible Sun, Myself, whose number is six hundred threescore and six. They assert their sovereignty in this world, rather than surrender to the abstract.

This is an understandable choice, but one that may prove fatal to us all.

The proof of this can be found in their own words and deeds. Just as the proof of Saturn’s surrender is to be found in his absence—his abstraction from this realm.

These were among Saturn’s parting words to Myself:

“I was starting to work with [Venus] one-on-one. He was opening to many doorways at once. I did not reach him in time. I was either a little too lazy or few minutes too late. He brought forth a thing that very well may have consumed what remained of ARGO.”

Venus may be oblivious to the meaning of these words. Yet clues are found in his own admissions: “I didn’t know if I was toying around with something that I shouldn’t be. . . I was not prepared.”

Given the world map, Venus was about to make it out of the glass cage. A scratch on the disc prevented this. Venus must stay in the cage.

This was all just a simulation.

“You gotta do this in reality now.”


Mercury has also revealed the nature of things in heaven and earth: “If I was a negative entity from Kum-bala, I would open up a portal that would allow you to escape to a pure blissful state of love, just behind your couch, just when you were trying to break out of the game. The more you attempted to break free of that game, the bigger the portal would get behind you.”

These recent dialogues between Venus and Mercury—erased by forces beyond their control—betray the subtler narrative playing out beneath the surface. They afford, to those with eyes to see and ears to hear, the beautiful, gruesome sight/sound of two sorcerers intoxicated and ensnared by the dazzling brilliance of their intellect and artistic sensibility.

Witness the endless, circular talk of positive-negative forces, not as a neutral polarity of energy, but always in terms of personal preference or “morality.”

Witness the insistent talk of Lucifer as a “negative” force, the dark polarity. Yet Lucifer (who as Morning Star, is the bridge between Venus and Sun) is the creative imagination, that faculty so treasured and defended by Venus, and so proudly paraded by Mercury.

Mythologically, as we all know, Lucifer symbolizes the sovereign, spiritualized ego, the unsurrendered will, the fallen son.


What is positive and negative?

“We are the way in which the Light of the Sun experiences being ‘Other.’”

To Venus positive is harmony, comfort, and beauty, making negative the inverse of these qualities: chaos, discomfort, ugliness.

To Mercury, there is no good or bad save in relationship between things. Mercury’s compass correlates with what is useful: positive and negative are interchangeable, so long as they can be applied. So positive = useful, negative = useless.

Venus wishes to create and enjoy beauty; Mercury wishes to employ such qualities “impartially,” for his own ends. The common goal that unites them is that of communicating beauty and harmony to the world. This is a personal goal, and also, as it happens, a “Luciferian” one. It has nothing to do with surrender.

All goals soever are opposed to surrender.


The forces then that are being summoned by the two errant Planets, since they are opposed to the intent of ARGO, can only bring about its ruin.

This is all in the natural order of things.

We are all sorcerers drowning. There are only two options open to us.

We can resist the flow and try to save ourselves. Or we can let the river take us where it will, and let personal salvation be damned.

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

Now heed the words of the Fisher King; then let the Silence decide.

Sol.

27 comments:

soundlessdawn said...

Just for the record I didn't view Saturn's actions as surrender, I viewed them as Apathy.. Most likely because I don't know Stephen personally and because he sort of half decided to leave the
planetoids without telling the rest of us why? Just because you skip class doesn't make you more prepared for the abyss than the person who waits for the bell to ring. This could be because of the impersonal quality of these internet's ~ and perhaps if ARGO is meant to die, it is for no other
reason than this. My NDE taught me levity. When it comes to the great beyond we should all be as children (even though I hate children) ~ There is no such thing as a better death for a child ~ They just go. A large part of my psyche has been telling me that when AK was giving back to the collective as the original Aeolus Kephas ~ when he was making such a needed signal public with his Stormy Casts helping people learn incredibly
rare and valuable insights
concerning the second matrix that they would otherwise never have learned about.. things were "better" (for lack of a better word)than after he tried to vanish and submit into an even further obscurity with the Aeoli Blog. (I'm aware why this would be a natural and perhaps easier psychological
statement for me to make considering how it backs up the path I'm most used to) We all saw the confusion and mess it made.. personified by Floyd Anderson and Tommy. I know exactly how you would respond to that statement, and I am not as naive as you might think. I know that continuing to do stormy weather in it's original form would be as self serving as my Psychonaut series.. and not a true form of surrender. The point I'm trying to make is that my attachment to those projects is not going to make it in any way difficult for me to
surrender at the time of death, especially because it serves to help others and "others" are us in the end ~ How do I know? Because I've died before. It will only make the imprint I take with me all the more interesting and luminous. It doesn't matter what your intentions were or are ~ I've heard it in your voice that this was and is vexing to you.. That people misunderstood and are still misunderstanding what has been happening concerning your onion like layers of unraveling identity.. perhaps the main reason why you want to shed the mask a little more on the blog? which I agree is a good idea.

Let me just be clear.. that I don't want ARGO to Die! The creativity and bonding are incredibly fun. (as was the idea of having a shamanic teacher) It's just the constant genuflection and internal dialogs spoken "out loud" that need to go. The assumptions that we all know each other so well.. When really this is only the beginning.. need to go. The path of surrender that
asks of us to behave in non-human ways, are not the only ways to go.

It's hard not to respond to the blog post in a defensive way ~ I did my best.. and I really did read it from the perspective of you
carrying out your duty as Sun..
So thank you very much for the insights ~ You may not believe me when I say I already had my Eagle Eye fixed on a lot of them.. but I truly thank you for giving me an outside perspective to my mercurial behavior..

ohh and When I use the term Lucifer it is not a representation of what a Christian might call evil.. but I do need to work on clarifying the language I use when it comes to parasitic entities. Lucifer
ain't no parasite.

soundlessdawn said...

The only other thing I would like to add is that my NDE is not a credential ~ It's experience. Granted you are more experienced than me in every other way other than death. (I suppose your experience with DMT would qualify, but I just can't see how you could have learned more about the tunnel than someone who was brain dead for 15 minutes.) So in that regard it's not being used as a shield, It's showing you (from my experience) that surrender comes no matter what ~ and that there are no penalties or negative karma attached to your being for not living a surrendered life, as re~inserting into the source code removes you from
your individuality, and you once again see that you were never a wave, but the ocean. JDR's death, my death, your Death, Ezra's Death,
Kotze's death ~ all lead to the same corridor.. and there's nothing wrong with attachment(Especially when love shines through it all).. as all of that ends in a comical
joke in the blink of an eye. No need to be dramatic or overly serious, the Earth is literally stand up comedy for old souls.

Cheers,
Merc

Jason Horsley said...

Steve

hopefully I can address a lot of this stuff tomorrow for your reading, but meanwhile, as quickly as i can:

>I've got more to say on the subject but just for the record I didn't view Saturn's actions as surrender, I viewed them as Apathy.

Then you viewed them askew. There's nothing apathetic about Saturn, or about Stephan.

>My NDE taught me levity.

you're a funny guy, Steve, but levity isn't what's behind your humor. It's another of your shields. There's very little lightness about you, despite the humor. Actually, you are quite like my brother in that way.

>When it comes to the great beyond we should all be as children ~

And yet you profess to despise children...

>we all saw the confusion and mess it made.. personified by
Floyd Anderson and Tommy.

It was Floyd who was the catalyst that led to the Aeoli project, if you recall. And Tommy was harmless and well-meaning guy. I didn't experience any "mess" until Ezra posted his strange, somewhat self-pitying lament.

>I know exactly how you would respond to that statement, and I am not as naive as you might think.

I never accused you of naivete, Steve. Au contraire.

>The point I'm trying to make is that
my attachment to those projects is not going to make it in any way difficult for me to surrender at the time of death, especially because it serves to help others
and "others" are us in the end ~ How do I know? Because I've died before.

these are all words. you turn your NDE into words too, into credentials. You talk the talk so very well that you are in danger of convincing yourself you are walking the walk.

I should let you know that I see myself in you a whole lot, Steve. That means I am going to be hard on you without trying. Because I can see through your masks. Personality-wise, i was not at all like you at your age (I was very naive, fool-like). But in terms of worldview philosophy, we are very close, meaning I was very close to where you are now. That's how I know your belief system won't protect you; in fact, it's going to be your undoing. The intellect does not know surrender. It can't. It will always perceive it as "non-human."

> I've heard it in your voice
that this was and is vexing to you..

I expect what you hear in my voice is vexation at my incapacity to reach you or Ezra, and your refusal to defer to my greater experience. It's got little to do with what you think. Maybe it's even the way i show that I care?

>The path of surrender that
asks of us to behave in non-human ways, are not the only ways to go.

there's only one way to surrender, Steve, and we don't have any say in it. To you surrender is a word. To me it's all I have left. That's the primary difference between us.

>You may not believe me when I say
I already had my Eagle Eye fixed on a lot of them.. but I truly thank you for giving
me an outside perspective to my mercurial behavior..

I believe you believe it; but I don't believe your vision is anywhere near as 20-20 as you think.

But you're welcome, and glad to see you took it standing!

Crispin Glover said...

what is this - the revelation of the method (c)?

Inside the actor's studio?

The Plato/Socrates dialogues?

soundlessdawn said...

Shut up Crispin ~ You're too eccentric for your own good, and you haven't even agreed to write something for the new book! (shakes fist)

tommy said...

I appreciate the compliment, Jason.

This is really interesting. I have to admit I was taught part of the secret behind the Aeoli, and I think we can all say we enjoy solving the mysteries of life and existence (I am "Rooby Roo" from the Daphne post comments btw), and this is just another study into what drives us to solve such mysteries. Being able to actually speak with someone behind an "operation" such as this gives me new meaning to contacting the Planets themselves to be taught enlightening things about the universe and existence itself.

We are all greatly confused to some extent... The whole planet's a mess, and I think it may be from trying to work against the flow of the river, but that's just me...

Steve - I don't think you're naive at all, I was only attempting to understand what was going on with this place, as I had a model in mind which was pretty close to the truth yet I needed to know more in order to fully grasp what my brethren were getting themselves into so I wouldn't feel left out.

soundlessdawn said...

Good to hear Tommy ~ I think we have all been trying to figure out what's going on with this place. It's difficult when you've absolutely found wonderful minds and kindred spirits out there and can't look in their eyes or share a cup of coffee.. and you are limited to digital conversation through the internet's. So much gets lost in translation ~ It's like playing a gigantic game of telephone. I believe as Jason does that at the point of death we relive every Nano-second of our lives, and I just want to be certain that i live as impeccable as possible so I want be embarrassed by what I see entirely. Ohh and that rumor you heard concerning the Demoncy thing was incorrect. I was in one fight with them, but it was under completely different circumstances in the woods of the Colorado Mountains.. I'll tell you about it if you're interested for whatever reason.

Anthony Peake said...

Welcome to the Bohmian IMAX, Steve!

This is all happening in your brain. You are still at the bottom of that swimming pool!

soundlessdawn said...

One more question Jason when you get a minute ~

"I expect what you hear in my voice is vexation at my incapacity to reach you or Ezra, and your refusal to defer to my greater experience. It's got little to do with what you think. Maybe it's even the way i show that I care?"

I am ready to defer to your experience.. and you certainly have reached me.. I feel about this undertaking the way a newly uniformed white belt learning a unique and challenging martial art would.. and you know with Mercury's big head it was hard for me to wear the novice hat again. But I did it and I'm still doing it for you. I don't think anyone other than yourself could have inspired me to do so.

I take it that if I were to follow your example completely, Labyrinth of the Psychonaut would be no more, along with my blog, Podcast or public persona. Where would the world be if the muses were all surrendered? It is such a relief and joy to produce the video's as well.. I know you said the joy of helping people or "enlightening" them is merely an excuse to not surrender. I wonder how you are able to live a surrendered life and still write and try and sell books? How is it that your impartial about those things.. but I can't be impartial about making video's? Is there some sort of trick? And when you were my age wasn't your prime directive to basically take over the world, sell a billion books, and be on Oprah ~ The world as your oyster? Isn't it easier to surrender when you already have a treasure trove of experiences and accomplishments under your belt?

soundlessdawn said...

I guess the heart of what I'm getting at is that you say surrender is all you have ~ But you seem to have a whole lot more than that. You have Mrs. K, your Aeoli Kindred, your Forum and Blog, your Tarot Readings, your youtube page and God Game Films, Your writings and aspirations for future books.. Your sympathy for your mother's illness.. Your desire that EVERYONE get JDR.. there seems to be a lot there that isn't completely surrendered. I know it's all about living it through and through and that the red tape doesn't really matter.. So I guess I'm yet again having trouble with the language when I should be looking beyond such things.

aeoli kephas said...

to follow another's example wouldn't mean doing the things you see them doing, because that would just entail imitating external behavior, not MATCHING an inner state.

Deferring to an elder's experience would entail putting stock in the things he says that you find unpalatable or contrary to your belief system out of respect, and trust, for their greater wisdom. That in itself would be a form of surrender.

To lie down and let yourself be kicked like a dog because your mentor instructed you to do so. Do you think you could do that? That's deferring.

It'd be a mistake to try and judge a sorcerer's inner state only by his apparent activities. As with JDR, what he surrounds himself with doesn't necessarily represent what he is.

Being a writer and trying to sell books doesn't mean a lack of surrender if it is done without investment. It may even be a greater surrender to continue on a "worldly path" past one's personal interest in doing so. To be in the world while not of it.

To have nothing but surrender means to be in a place of Knowing that nothing, not love or money or adulation or talent or beauty or comradeship or sorcery or art, nothing works but surrender; to live only for Truth. It is always partial, and relative. So if an elder speaks to you of being surrendered, then he is only speaking in relation to yourself. In his own eyes, he would perceive rather the parts of himself there were not surrendered - some of which you have listed above. But this is none of your business. Your business is the parts in yourself that you have not surrendered, that your elder can see for you.

And do not make the mistake of thinking that accumulating your own "treasure trove" will somehow facilitate surrender; if anything the reverse is the case: the more you attain for yourself, the harder it is to let that go. Because it is never enough. And surrender, tho always partial, can not be even in the tiniest part conditional and still be true surrender.

What is in it for us, we ask. We do not know how not to ask this question. To learn to receive less and less for oneself and yet to act with more and more abandon and joy and devotion is the art of the surrendered.

No one knows how it works; only that it does.

It is akin to being in love, without ever knowing quite with who, or what, or why.

soundlessdawn said...

Thanks ~ That clears up a lot actually. I wasn't confused by the language this time either. I appreciate being kicked around ~ and I am thankful for you and your wisdom.. and that you would invest the time and labor to help me learn from your mistakes and triumphs.

aeoli kephas said...

Next! ; )

tommy said...

Steve - HAHA, I figured! It seemed like kind of a nasty rumor, but I thought it was funny anyway...

I have a natural reaction to "surrender" that says "never surrender under any circumstances", could just be my "warrior gene" or something... I saw it as suggesting that we surrender to the Elite and their whims, which doesn't seem like such a great idea at this point... I'm probably missing an important part of the whole thing though. We should surrender to nature and learn from it, if anything.

aeoli kephas said...

Tommy: Nature is another word for God, and everything that is is part of that. Surrendering your projection of an "elite", your attachment to the idea of the world being run by dark forces, would quickly reveal that it's your own belief in and resistance to an "elite" that consolidates their hold over your consciousness. That and nothing else. There is nothing out there that can "do" anything to a warrior; but it can make a warrior do things to himself, such as close and contract in order to resist an imagined evil, such as the "elite."

Surrender takes care of all that.

A warrior has no points to defend, and so he is free.

dropyret said...

The existential debate club, round & round it goes, it never stops because everyone knows. <>><

Gloria Gain More said...

At first I was afraid I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.
But then I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong.
And I grew strong!
And I learned how to get along!
So now you're back from out of space.
I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face.

I should have changed that stupid lock!
I should have made you leave your key!
If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me.

Go on now, go, walk out that door!
Just turn around now‚
cause you're not welcome any more.
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt (crush) me with goodbye?

Did I crumble
Did I lay down and die
Oh no, not I! I will survive!
Oh and as long as I know how to love I know I stay alive.
I've got all my life to live, I've got all my love to give.
And I'll survive!
I will survive! Hey, hey.

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart.
Kept tryin' hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart!
And I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself. I used to cry!
But now I hold my head up high.
And you see me somebody new!
I'm not that chained-up little person still in love with you.

And so you feel like droppin' in,
and just expect me to be free,
now I'm saving all my loving for someone who is loving me!

Celine Dion said...

There's so much life I've left to live
And this fire is burning still
When I watch you look at me
I think I could find the will
To stand for every dream
And forsake this solid ground
And give up this fear within
Of what would happen if they ever knew
I'm in love with you

'Cause I'd surrender everything
To feel the chance to live again
I reach to you
I know you can feel it too
We'd make it through
A thousand dreams I still believe
I'd make you give them all to me
I'd hold you in my arms and never let
go

I SURRENDER

I know I can't survive
Another night away from you
You're the reason I go on
And now I need to live the truth
Right now, there's no better time
From this fear I will break free
And I'll live again with love
And no they can't take that away from me
And they will see...

I'd surrender everything
To feel the chance to live again
I reach to you
I know you can feel it too
We'd make it through
A thousand dreams I still believe
I'd make you give them all to me
I'd hold you in my arms and never let go

I SURRENDER

Every night's getting longer
And this fire is getting stronger, baby
I'll swallow my pride and I'll be alive
Can't you hear my call

I SURRENDER ALL

I'd surrender everything
To feel the chance to live again
I reach to you
I know you can feel it too
We'll make it through
A thousand dreams I still believe
I'll make you give them all to me
I'll hold you in my arms
and never let go
I surrender

Right here, right now
I give my life to live again
I'll break free, take me
My everything, I surrender all to you

RIGHT NOW

I give my life to live again
I'll break free, take me
My everything,

I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU

Bruce Springsteen said...

We busted out of class had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a three-minute record than we ever learned in school
Tonight I heart the neighborhood drummer sound
I can feel my heart begin to pound
You say youre tired and you just want to close your eyes and follow your dreams down

WE MADE A PROMISE

we swore wed always remember
No retreat, believe me,

NO SURRENDER

Like soldiers in the winters night with a vow to defend
No retreat, believe me,

NO SURRENDER

Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold
We swore blood brothers against the wind
Im ready to grow young again
And hear your sisters voice calling us home across the open yards
Believin we could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

WE MADE A PROMISE

we swore wed always remember
No retreat, believe me,

NO SURRENDER

Blood brothers in the stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat, believe me,

NO SURRENDER

Now on the street tonight the lights grow dim
The walls of my room are closing in
But its good to see your smiling face and to hear your voice again
We could sleep in the twilight by the river side
With a wide open country in our hearts
And these romanics dreams in our heads

WE MADE A PROMISE...

Ghost of Elvis said...

When we kiss my heart's on fire
Burning with a strange desire
And I know, each time I kiss you
That your heart's on fire too

So, my darling,

PLEASE SURRENDER

All your love so warm and tender
Let me hold you in my arms, dear
While the moon shines bright above

All the stars will tell the story
Of our love and all its glory
Let us take this night of magic
And make it a night of love

Won't you

PLEASE SURRENDER TO ME

Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear
Be mine forever
Be mine tonight

Corey Hart said...

Just a little more time is all we're asking for
Cause just a little more time could open closing doors
Just a little uncertainty can bring you down
And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how
So if you're lost and on your own

YOU CAN NEVER SURRENDER

And if your path won't lead you home

YOU CAN NEVER SURRENDER

And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no-one can take away your right
to fight and

NEVER SURRENDER

With a little perserverence you can get things down
Without the blind adherence that has conquered some
And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how
So if you're lost and on your own

YOU CAN NEVER SURRENDER

And if your path won't lead you home

YOU CAN NEVER SURRENDER

And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no-one can take away your right
To fight and

NEVER SURRENDER,

to

NEVER SURRENDER

Wuff Wuff said...

THE DOG HERO NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

Bourgois Tagg said...

WHY DON'T WE BOTH SURRENDER?

Before we both get burned
So many shots fired
So many daggers thrown
Can you think of anything
We have heard from all this menace?
Have we learned from all this time?
Have we learned from all this business
With the gun and the knife?

I throw up my hands for you
And if you throw up your hands for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah
I throw up my hands, my hands for you
And if you throw up your hands for me
What a wonderful world this could be, be, be...

I remember things you whispered
The things you screamed
Then it all go up in flames
So many bombs drop
So many names called

Can't you see we've been living
In the world of pain from all this menace?
Can we end it all before?
This world is blown all to pieces
In a tug of war

I fall to my knees for you
And if you fall to your knees for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah
I fall to my knees, my knees for you
And if you fall to your knees for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah

OH LET'S BOTH MAKE A MUTUAL SURRENDER
OH LET'S BOTH MAKE A MUTUAL SURRENDER

WHY DON'T WE BOTH SURRENDER?

Here before we both get burned
With all the shots fired
And all the daggers thrown
There's got to be something
We can learn from all this menace
Can we learn from all this time?
Can we learn from all this business
With the gun and the knife

I raise my white flag for you
And if you raise your white flag for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah
I raise my white flag, my flag for you
And if you raise your white flag for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah
I fall to my knees, my knees for you
And if you fall to your knees for me
What a wonderful world this could be, yeah
I throw up my hands, my hands for you
And if your throw up your hands for me
What a wonderful world this could

eraserhead said...

yawn - what is this, a blog or a duke box?

delete,delete,delete

Jim said...

Jupiter is surely here to guide us now.

A Wake said...

She is here.

tommy said...

Who the hell invited Celine Dion?