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Anthropomorphization in Taoist and Shinto literature.

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In Taoist and Shinto literature they use an interesting literary device for communicating certain types of data.  They anthropomorphize animals, objects, and entities.  The animal or entity will essentially stay in character and communicate data that is consistent with it’s behavior.  These stories are written in an old style known as the “hieros logos” which is a sacred conversation usually between two people.  In the Vaigyan Bhairav Tantra this sacred conversation takes place between Shiva and Shakti.  Jallaladin Rumi had this sacred conversation with Shams.  In this sacred conversation deep spiritual, psychological, and philosophical truths are communicated to the reader.  In the story of the Scorpion and the Frog the psychology of the psychopath is communicated.  I refer to the information being communicated as sapiential data. 

In this style of literature their is a presupposition of the philosophical nature of the entity speaking and the observation of praxis which is the practice or process of living the philosophy.  Everything that is said is a rhetorical tautology of the philosophy or personality of the entity speaking, which allows this literary device to communicate sapiential data.  The western world has largely become irrational no longer philosophical or even attempting to live or acquire any manner of philosophy.  The entity speaking can’t say anything out of character for this reason.  This concept of praxis in my psychological models taught me that everything a person thinks is reflected in what they say and do, even if it is concealed or misrepresented.  I refer to actions as dynamic tautologies of thoughts and words when it is authentic and not strategic.

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It is a huge source of frustration for me that the arrogant, snide, snarky atheists attempt to prevent the artistic and poetic communication of wisdom in this form.  Instead of looking at how something is true and useful they scoff and mock the fact that it could never happen and in doing so they miss the import of the message.  Atheists that do this are horrible people.  They act as though they have been personally attacked by the artistic expression of a person.  It is so stupid that it is evil, in expressing myself artistically I am not dictating to you or anyone else what they must think or believe.  It demonstrates not only the insanity of Atheists but their narcissism to think that they can get offended at anything for any reason and then to retaliate as though they were attacked by the expression of another.  To carry their tacit bias to it’s logical end all fiction books should be burned and science fiction movies shouldn’t be made or watched.  I find it repellent that these terrible people aren’t smart enough to evaluate how full of crap they are.  What they are scorning is creative intelligence.  Nobody that possesses creative intelligence in any discernible degree would criticize it in another.

It is one thing to dislike something and to not watch it yourself but to try to prevent others from expressing themselves in a creative way or to prevent others from reading or watching is evil and stupid.  I have seen these atheists maliciously slandering and lying about people expressing themselves artistically, creatively, and spiritually in an attempt to change how others think about those people.  Psychopaths disrespect the boundaries of others and that is what these Atheists are, psychopaths.  They can’t see that they have overstepped the boundary of common sense.  They can’t see that they are not offering a service but a disservice, they are not making the world better but worse.  I pray for the day to come when everything atheists have tried to do and have done to others will be visited on their own persons.

I often contemplate how much noise pollution is created by atheists, how much useless conversation that does’t move towards a solution and isn’t productive.  Just crappy, emotionally abusive atheists, wasting bandwidth, and everybody’s time.  They don’t exist for anything they exist against something.  They are defined by what they are against.  They are space fillers, oxygen thieves, light blockers.  They aren’t here to contribute to but to antagonize and detract from as a testament to their emotional morbidity.

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Rabbi Ba’al Shivah on Stalking and Shamanism.

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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LON MILO DUQUETTE FOR POSING FOR THIS PICTURE AND THE PERMISSION TO USE IT FOR THIS PIECE AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LYNN MARIE LE FOR TAKING THE PICTURE AND OBTAININING THE CONSENT. 

 

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Since the dawn of mankind there have been 3 different types of major totems for witch doctors, holy men, shamans, and seers.  The lion, the bull and the eagle.  We are here today to talk about the lion especially as a symbol for predatory cats.  People who study the human brain know that there are different types of intelligences.  One of the more common analogies for describing different but highly functional mentalities is the comparison of the fox and the hedge hog.  Richard Feynman was referred to as the fox because his way of understanding things that nobody else could, and wrapping his mind around them.  Einstein was referred to as the hedgehog because of the way he could humbly edit his consideration set and burrow his way towards the answer and ferret it out.  Richard Feynman was the guy that figured out how the space shuttle Columbia blew up and he had to explain it very slowly and deliberately to other people who didn’t believe him and couldn’t understand his brilliance and the fact that he was correct.

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The reason that I bring this up is that for shamans being philosophers the way they hold a question in their mind and follow its sent was symbolized by the ancient super-genii as a stalking cat.  A predatory cat stalking it’s prey.  This symbolism was universal and one particular cult is marked by their use of the predatory cat skin.

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Even though priests, it did not mean serving their god would mean just approaching and proclaiming themselves as priests. They washed themselves several times per day to eliminate off all the body hair to be untainted enough to approach the god. Because of being cleansed to approach the god, they did not wear leather sandals or wool clothing, as it was considered unclean. When serving the god Amun, they would wear leopard skin robes.
In many cults, also known as churches, they did not wear a wig as all men and women wore.

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In his book The Chicken Kabbalah, Lon mentions having a rabbinical experience in his cat skin skirt demonstrating the continued theme from Egypt into Occult Judaism, but this metaphor goes back even further all the way to India and Shaivism.  If you are familiar with my theory on the Origins of the True Religion, you will see how consistent this theme is and how many questions it answers.

The first task of Hercules whose name itself is a deviation of Horus the sun god, was to kill the Nemean Lion.  Having done so he wore the skin, in a way becoming the sun.  Remember that in astrology, the lion represents the sun.  This is also were the soul enters the zodiac, from the ancient perspective the soul split itself into male and female before incarnating in the zodiac.  The sun and moon are the only two planets that don’t repeat as rulers of two houses (in the original 7 planet horoscope).  The 12 labors of Hercules are the sun moving through each house and understanding the trials in that house as the soul (sol,sun) perfects itself and learns its lessons through struggle, trial and tribulation.  The Rosicrucian initiation process uses Hercules as a model to this day.

Samson, in the Bible is actually Hercules as well who is also shown above killing a lion.  Samson is also named after the sun with a word that derives from Persian.

Shamash (Akkadian Šamaš “Sun”), was a native Mesopotamian deity and the sun god in the AkkadianAssyrian and Babylonian pantheons. Shamash was the god of justice in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu. Akkadian šamaš is cognate to Syriac ܫܡܫܐ šemšaor šimšu Hebrew שֶׁמֶשׁ šemeš and Arabic شمس šams. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamash

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In Egyptian mythologySeshat (also spelled SafkhetSesatSeshetSesheta, and Seshata) was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdomknowledge, andwriting. She was seen as a scribe and record keeper, and her name means she who scrivens (i.e. she who is the scribe), and is credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of architectureastronomyastrologybuildingmathematics, and surveying. These are all professions that relied upon expertise in her skills. She is identified as Safekh-Aubi in some late texts.[6]  ~wikiepdia

In Taoism the Yin and Yang symbols are associated with the tigress and the dragon.  The tigress represents earthly power or success, while the Dragon represents the masculine and heavenly element.  Remember that the symbol for the Ankh is a metaphor for heaven and earth, the male and female symbols juxtaposed, and Thelema, the religion started by Aleister Crowley is the western version of Taoism from an original authentic living guru lineage.  It is the philosophical connection that rationalizes the philosophical systems from all over the world.  In the Osho Zen tarot Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh demonstrates his understanding of the same principle, remember he was also known as the Rock and Roll Guru.

Well I think that is all the dots I am going to connect for you today.  I hope you have enjoyed that little romp through time and across continents and have arrived at a deeper understanding.  Oh yeah, if you want a little more I have included a story that explains how the leopard got its spots from the ancient perspective, not factual but allegorical.

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The Lie takes many deceptive forms,
always posing as the Truth. 


But Anubis was able, by means of his keen canine senses, to sniff out Seth in whatever form he takes. 

 

Once, Seth assumed the form of a leopard and blended into the desert sand so well that Horus was unable to spot him from the air as he circled high in the sky upon his falcon wings, using his sharp falcon eyes to scan the Earth.

But Anubis sniffed out Seth and decided to brand him so that everyone would be able to see him. Anubis trotted over to the banks of the Nile and dunked his paws in rich black Nile mud. Then he lept onto the leopard and left indelible muddy paw prints all over Seth’s hide.

That is how the leopard got its spots, according to the Ancient Egyptians.

The highest caste of Egyptian magician/priests wore leopard skins to symbolize the never-ending struggle between the Truth and the Lie. The Lie persists. Seth the Deceiver was not killed by Anubis. But Anubis revealed Seth for the Lie that he is.
And that is why the Priests at the Great Temple of Antinoopolis may have worn leopard skins — to demonstrate that it is possible to see through the Lie to uncover the Truth that lies underneath.

http://antinousgaygod.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-ancient-priests-of-antinous-knew.html

 

ANCIENT PERSPECTIVE ON MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY

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The Taoist concept of masculine and feminine is a little difficult for the western mind to contemplate.  Masculinity and femininity exist in relationship with one another.  Allow myself to give you a little example.

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FEMALE                                                                   MALE

FAILING                                                      SUCCEEDING

BROKEN                                                       UNBROKEN

WEAK                                                               STRONG

QUESTION                                                           ANSWER

SLOW                                                                 FAST

DOWN                                                                         UP

GRAVITY                                                                 LEVITY

TRAGEDY                                                                   HUMOR

COAGULATE                                                         DISSOLVE

DARK                                                                  LIGHT

MYSTERY                                                           REVELATION

SHEATH                                                                SWORD

LISTENING                                                                    SPEAKING

SPEAKING                                                             THINKING

THINKING                                                  UNDERSTANDING

PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LAST 3 NOTICE THE CHANGE OF SEX IN THE DIFFERENT COMPARISON SET? 

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The upward pointing triangles in alchemy represented elements that were masculine.  Male elements rise above and over come.  Fire and air.  The line represents a doubling of the energy, more masculine more spiritual.  The water elements gravitate downwards, they are feminine because of their lack of moving, their inertia, their stagnation.

The star of david, or the star of divide as I like to call it is an image of the soul.  The human soul is made out of a divine soul and an animal soul and on death, the divine part returns to heaven and the animal soul returns to the earth.

LON MILO DUQUETTE, JAGAD SADGURU

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A little about my friend, I read his book a long time ago, I am sure that it influenced me and I am sure that I probably swaggerjack his style.  He writes in plain approachable, irreverent, speech, like the parr hesia of the ancient Greek philosophers.  I was contemplating calling him the F-bomb Guru but I will just think of him as that in my own little mind.

Here is a picture of him with my business partner, Lynn Marie Le.

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Strange story, one of my first paintings was of a cabbalist secret, it was of an ahimsa.  I knew when I painted it that I would end up giving it to a rabbi, but I had no idea that rabbi would be one Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford.

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His writing style gave me permission to be myself.  In a world where people have categories like garbage cans where it can’t be philosophy, and comedy and occult, it has to fit nicely in it’s little box and have all of the corners sanded off so dumb little babies don’t gouge their eyes out on it, he gave me the courage to say, “fuck it!”  I just gotta be me.

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Baba Lon like me was demonized and ostracized because of being not normal.  Maybe a little difficult to understand.  Possessed of a creative intelligence, and an understanding that makes everything pregnant with meaning.  He is a Jnana guru, a yogi of philosophy.  We will leave humility to those who are endowed by god to be humble.  Hoist with his own petard he might be but it is commensurate with his stature.  I will defend his honor as i would my own, perhaps more vigorously so as I am privy to guilty knowledge about my own doings.  I remember Osho, Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, once said,  “there are two ways people will make you irrelevant, they will crucify you or make you a god.”  I might add, they will turn you into the devil, but I guess that is a kind of god too.

He is part of an authentic Western Guru lineage, in line with Aleister Crowley.  I have felt for a long time that Jesus was trying to bring the guru tradition to the west and that he succeeded, not so much through the Roman Catholic Church but through Mary Magdalene.  After Jesus died she went to France.  9 french men went to the holy land, dug under Solomon’s temple into a secret chamber they knew was there and whatever they came back with made the Church grant them sovereignty over themselves and the sanction of the religious authority.  They started the first knightly order and the Freemasons are of their descendants.   Lon, as part of his heritage, and possibly unbeknownst to him, has knowledge of kundalini yoga, he is a bit of a tantric siddha, and he is also a taoist.  Crowley merged all of these religious concepts in his teachings with kabbalah.

Spoiler alert, I heard this is going to be the cover of his next book.

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Let any of his antagonists show that they can shake a spear as well as he.  I heard that he killed two Vatican Assassin Ninja Warlords with a flick of his middle finger.  They were so distraught that he thought poorly of them that they committed suicide, one of the guys chopped off his own head and then his mates.  I heard that he taught Charlie Sheen how to talk awesome.  The most interesting man in the world was modeled after him, and Chuck Norris wears a beard because of him.

Why did the Chicken Qabbalist cross the abyss?  I don’t know where to go from here.  Should I go with the pure rhyme and say, “for a kiss”  or should I say “for a wish”?  Or should I forget about rhyming altogether and say, “to be one with everything”?  I don’t know.  These are the jokes folks!  I will be here until the end.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhr25XDPFb4