Today, listen for the stillness

There is a great stillness that pervades life. You can always tap into it and be refreshed. I’ve been blessed with great challenges, and it took me a while to find that stillness, but once I did, even in the midst of great turmoil, I can find the peace, mercy, beauty, and laughter of the universe. Have a beautiful Wednesday, the day of the week named after the Roman God Mercury, who was able to travel to the heavens and then back to Earth to share knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom flows through life like a wind, just listen for the stillness to find it.

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Ritual love

Ritual love

This is the new year
We rise, two lovers as one
In the heart of the city two witches ignite
Our fires combine swirling around the town
as
lightning from Aquarius pours down
between our thighs alive with pride unkempt
The fascination of our lips
and holy days in divey places
makes the Pope proclaim a holiday
and she, the Earth beneath the sage
goes lame in ecstatic revelry
We’re whole, divided
pieces of peace unpuzzled
laughing

Take this fire
these thirteen suns!
Burn within our sacred loves
Cast a devil’s conflagration
with this hex plus hex plus one
making scenes of horrid birthing screams
We the angels tasting eden
fall back down
to Earth
engorged
Now pregnant with the silvery rope that binds us
Valentine’s day’s the hallmark of our union
Under the moon
The universe in swoon
We merge within her soft cocoon

Our culture of violence and war cannot be ignored when we talk about school shooters

Our culture of violence and war cannot be ignored when we talk about school shooters

How are these school shooters any different than the official military policy of the United States? We’re the fucking school shooters of the world and then we’re so shocked!! when the chickens come home to roost. I bet the Iraqis were begging for a simple school shooting in the 2000s. Instead they had stormtroopers precipitating total societal collapse for a little bit of their oily stuff. As Americans we destabilize country after country and leave with a “whoops, sorry about that.” If you want unending war, that war is going to leak into every aspect of society. And here we are. God forbid we teach our young boys to solve problems with compassion. That would really cramp the military industrial complex’s style, and we can’t have that.

A deluge of data and flood of fake news is coming. Exercise your critical thinking muscles to survive it.

A deluge of data and flood of fake news is coming. Exercise your critical thinking muscles to survive it.

A hugely important if not most important skill is critical thinking. Now that our machines have become masters of illusion, only those who exercise their critical ability will not be sung to the rocks by the fake news sirens. In this new digital jungle, an appropriate detachment is maybe the only thing that can save you. I’m definitely not innocent of being fooled in my life, trust me, but I think we know that our technology is rapidly becoming very deceptive, and those who have not worked out their discretionary muscles will be the first to be sucked down the drain of Neptunian confusion.

Even those “scientists” who have memorized books and books of dictums will be easily swallowed up. Memorization is not logic. One can exercise the scientific method, an invaluable tool, and not be a “scientist” as is properly understood by the masses. You can be properly scientific about your own internal mechanisms and emotions, something very difficult to test and therefore largely ignored by the scientific establishment. You can be properly scientific and detached about mysticism, synchronicity, magick, and many other verboten subjects.

In Astrology, we are entering the “Aquarian Age” for reasons I won’t explain here. The interesting thing about the sign of Aquarius is that it is represented by a young androgynous boy pouring water out of a jar. Also the name Aquarius means water quite obviously. But the sign is actually an air sign, as all astrological signs have a corresponding classical element (fire, water, air, earth). The element of air symbolizes the intellect, data, communication, and change. Might we be witnessing the deluge of data? The flood of communication?

What will be the ark on which one will rise above this coming wave? I would say that it would be individual discernment and critical thinking with a heavy dose of listening to one’s own heart as well.

Ode to the blood moon

Ode to the blood moon

Oh entrancing she in silver light
shines down
what dreams we see are orchestrated
by her stoic, pallid face

and in ten hours hence
a fence will rise
the earth’s girth blocks
her lover’s light
the sun

and so in trembling rage
she’ll pick a different hue
a bloody menstruation
to her face the earth will glue

Diana, Luna, Phoebe
and the million other names that I don’t know
give blessing to the ones tonight
who feast upon your crimson show

we sing, we dance, we chant
we bow to you exalted queen
please lend this solo scribe
a scrap of your immense esteem

Listening, losing, loving

Listening, losing, loving

She sits nimbly watching pixels flash
where digits of the cosmos dance
through speakers playing Debussy
while frisson sparkles through her skin
entranced at love’s pure ecstasy
and loss

Could all these homosexual affairs
with drunken, swirling crying eyes
be that which brought her here
from him to them to they to her
a love so lost that birds can’t sing
just cry

She does acupuncture on her soul
with each love lost unto the world
and so some eastern healing sage
makes plain her sullen, complex gaze
to change what once was straight
to bent

We need to stop with this left right nonsense. Everyone is both left and right in some measure. Find the middle.

We need to stop with this left right nonsense. Everyone is both left and right in some measure. Find the middle.

You gotta be half severe as Stalin and half merciful as Mother Theresa. Yes, there are leftists who cling to and identify with victimization and in so doing try to escape from their own fears and inadequacies. There are fascists who cling to and identify with extreme judgmentalism as a salve for whatever trauma they suffered and can’t move past. We need to stop with this left right nonsense. Life is a balance between opposites. On one side is complete, loving union; on the other is stark separation. Every human organism must dialecticaly move between opposites to survive. Be male and female. Be left and right. Be ego and total spiritual dissolution. Strength lies in balance.

So who cares about this Jordan Peterson motherfucker? He’s not saying crazy things. He might be a little too severe for some or even me, but everyone has their overt and covert severity. Spamming memes instead of arguing is so 3rd grade.

I used to be really into Ayn Rand, like really into her. I went to the Objectivist speeches and read all of her books. But later I came to see her metaphysics as far too materialistic and severe and really just ignorant in many ways. However, I can still appreciate some of what she was saying about asserting yourself and being a radical individual. I mention that I used to be into Ayn Rand to some lefty types, and they sneer with dismissive derision. I had to explore the severe and later the merciful and find a balance.

America is like a brain without a corpus callosum, the structure which links the left and right hemispheres. We are like a person whose right hand is attacking their left and vice versa. Sadly, as many a wise person has uttered throughout history the answer will come in the middle. However, these days centrists are largely reviled. It’s much easier however to be totally reductive to one side of the spectrum because then you can just parrot slogans instead of alchemically balancing opposing sides to find a synthesis.

Will we elevate through the middle pillar to a beautiful balance? It’s going to happen on an individual level if anything. The reformation and revolution has to occur in individual hearts and minds. Then some good and novel synthetic balance might flower.