Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Demon Dance

Lech Lecha - The Demon Dance
a perfect parsha for Samhain

מֵאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים
me'aur Chasdim ... Bereshit 15:7

neither dark nor light
the torah of night

woman hides
wholy creative power

questions unspoken, who knows
yes and no

meaning, empty of meaning

a paradox
one whole inclination

pure flames
guard the gate to the demon dance

where lilith laughs
with absolute delight

a wild majesty
in wholy motion

secrets rest
and no angel understands



My original poem republished here as commentary for Lech Lecha, was originally published on my now closed geocities website, Walking On Fire (1996-2009).

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Mystery Of Urcanaan


וַיֹּאמֶר, אָר וּרכְּנָעַן
And She changed the changeless saying, shine Urcanaan ... Bereshit 9:25

What does the prefix "ur" (ור) mean?

The prefix ur refers to the prototype, to the first from which all others derive. It is the unique divine essence which contains all of the defining qualities of all that is derived from it. It is the irretrievable past paradoxically ever-present here and now. It is the dark ineffable made illuminatingly manifest.

It is not ... yet it very much is.

Related information - a modern pagan Canaanite religion.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Magical Duel


וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן
a flowing surged from Eden ... Bereshit 2:10

Last night I dreamt.

I had been set in a small lifeboat upon a river of sand. I had a handful of people traveling with me.

In the river of sand were many alligators who ate people put out on the river in small lifeboats. The alligators would capsize the lifeboats and then eat the people who fell in. The alligators couldn't capsize my boat, so the malevolent magician who had guided with guile us into the lifeboat, with his handful of companions, let our boat come 'ashore' into a large square whitish chamber-room. This is hard to put into words, but I'll do the best I can.

The walls held back the sand of the overflowing sand river. The chamber-room was at a lower level than the overflowing sand river. The malevolent magician then laughed, and as he left the chamber-room, he pushed a button on one of the walls. The walls started to retract down into the ground, allowing the overflowing sand to begin flowing into the room, bringing with it the alligators from the sand river. Having left the chamber-room, the malevolent magician thought that now the alligators would surely be able to reach and eat us.

But I was more powerful than the malevolent magician. By just willing it, I commanded the walls of the chamber-room to come back up - and they did. I could see the alligators through the now-clear glass-like walls swimming in the sand trying to break through the walls, but they couldn't. They and the sand were held back, for there was no button the malevolent magician could push to deactivate the strength of my will for the wall.

I and my companions left the chamber-room on the side opposite the river of sand. I went into a supermarket and acquired a white sweatshirt and some cherry cheesecake. There was a little girl with me.

I woke up.

Sand is made up of tiny stones. Stones symbolize the creative letter-forces of the magical alphabets.

Eishet Shem Hameforash

Vezot Haberachah - Eishet Shem Hameforash, Woman With A Name

וְאָתָה מֵרִבְבֹת קֹדֶשׁ; מִימִינוֹ, אשדת (אֵשׁ דָּת) לָמוֹ
and He came from the myriads holy, at His right hand was a fiery law unto them
Devarim 33:2

To form the phrase "fiery law", the word אשדת must be separated into two words, namely אֵשׁ דָּת. The separation is a function of Binah consciousness. The word אשדת is only explicitly made manifest with wholeness when Chochmah consciousness is in unity with rectified Binah Consciousness.

אשדת signifies a woman (אשת) within whom the Name of Four (ד), also known as the tetragrammaton YHVH (יהוה), explicitly dwells. In other words, אשדת is a woman within whom Divine consciousness and mundane consciouness reside at peace inseparably together in complete and beautiful harmony.

Her semitic pagan Name of Four is Rabatu Atiratu Yam Mi meaning Great Lady Who Is Abundance.

Interestingly, the central name Atiratu in this Name of Four is amazingly similar to the Ætir of Germanic paganism, suggesting a possible common link among tribes of ancient pagan peoples. Ætir means families and eights. Binah is the eighth sefirah (Divine emanation) from the perspective of manifest reality. Importantly, rectified Binah (understanding) inseparably reunites families with Chochmah (wisdom).