Thursday, 28 August 2008

Embrace


Peacock God ~ Star Goddess
The union
In The beginning
The Ending
Flowing from ~ to the fountain
Orgasm of life
See with his eyes ~ Star Goddess

Embrace

Silver Fox

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Guardian of the Earth

And he took me and led me where the sun goes forth, and he showed me a chariot and four, under which burnt a fire, and in the chariot sat a man, wearing a crown of fire, and the chariot was drawn by forty angels. And behold a bird circling before the sun, about nine cubits away. And I said to the angel, 'What is this bird?' And he said to me, 'This is the guardian of the earth' And I said, 'Lord, how is he the guardian of the earth? Teach me'.

And the angel said to me, 'This bird flies alongside of the sun, and spreading his wings receives its fiery rays. If he were not to receive them, neither human beings nor any other living creatures would be perserved. God appointed the bird this task'.

From The Apocrypha and Pseudeipgrapha of the Old Testament by R. H. Charles, vol. II , Oxford Press

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Mirror


The Eye and the Lip

'The Secret Rose Garden; Part 1 The Perfect Face of the Beloved, The Eye and the Lip ~ Mahmud Shabistari"

What is the nature of the eye and lip?....

Coquettish and intoxicating glances shine from His eye.
The essence of existence issues from His ruby lip.
Hearts burn with desire because of His eye,
we are healed again by the smile of His lip....

Friday, 15 August 2008

Sunset

Sunset by Kate Bush in Aeriel
*
Could be honeycomb
In a sea of honey
Whose shadow, long and low
Is slipping out of wet clothes?
And changes into
The most beautiful
Iridescent blue
Who knows who wrote the song of Summer
That blackbirds sing at dusk
This is a song of colour
Where sands sing in crimson, red and rust
Then climb into bed and turn to dust
Every sleepy light
Must say goodbye
To the day before it dies
In a sea of honey
A sky of honey
Keeps us close to your heart
So if the skies turn dark
We may live on in
Comets and stars

*

one mans dream


Thursday, 14 August 2008

According to Leviticus

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispensed advice to people who called in to her radio show. She said that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by an east coast resident, which was posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:
A] When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
B] I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
C] I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
D] Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?
E] I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
F] A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?
G] Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
H] Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
I] I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
J] My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16.
Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.
Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Blue~Heart~Soul~Fire


"We worshipped the Consort of the Goddess. We did not worship him because it was necessary but because she brought him forth out of her divine lust. Our worship of him was an act of love. Although the Goddess tells us that away from the sweet influence of her love, he is the most terrible of all spirits, he is not the fallen angel or "Satan" of Christianity or Islam. The name Setan (the vowels pronounced as in Italian) is one of his names but has nothing to do with the Christians' name of their fallen angel: It means soul fire. He is the same God as Ja or El."
Victor Anderson, August 1991 open letter to Llewellyn publishers.

Gold~Flame


"The lion in alchemy is the primitive, untransmuted form of the alchemical gold. The processes of the opus transform it into the reborn filius philosophorum, the goal of the work. This image from Lambsprinck’s De lapide philosophica (1625) portrays the lion and lioness as the male and female sides of the primal substance. "
"In the Desire, is the Original of Darkness; and in the Fire, the Eternall Unity is made manifest with the Light, in the Fiery Nature"
Jacob Boehme - The Key translated by William Law

Shakti ~ Power

As a force in the universe, shakti powers everything, from the planets in their orbit to the radiant power of the sun...from the smallest atom to the grandest galaxy. Any kind of force, power, or influence has its genesis in shakti, and shakti is feminine in nature....
We know, for example, that an entire oak tress, twig and trunk, the oak tree exists in a dormant state in the acorn. But through the application of energy acting through time, the tree unfolds from its dormant state. The sublime, alchemical process of photosynthesis blends the energies of the sunlight, water and the mineral into a growth process that produces a gigantic tree from the tiny humble acrorn. We know that applying these same energies to a rock will not achieve the same result. It is only because the oak tree is already within the acorn in some form that such a transformation from seed to tree is possible.
Similarily, it is only because the Goddess exists in all of us that it is possible to exhibit her attributes and powers."
Shakti Mantras ~ by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Eyed Hawk Moth caterpillar crossed my path







"This is a spectacular hawk-moth, with curving wing margins and large blue and black eye patches on the rear wings, which have pink bases. These eye spots can only be seen when the moth is disturbed, when it flashes them.
The moths are usually flying between May and July.
The caterpillars feeds on willow, aspen, apple and rarely poplar and are found from about late June to September, feeding mainly at night.
They grow up to 7. 5cm long, are bluish-green with whitish oblique stripes on the side, each of these stripes often having a red dot on a spiracle near the base.
The caterpillars have a blue 'horn' at one end which distinguishes them from the otherwise similar larva of the poplar hawk-moth.
This moth is found throughout England, but it is rare in the northernmost counties." http://www.plantpress.com/