Sunday, November 06, 2005

Deep Space, Inner Space, and reading re so-called 'anti-terror' laws

I can thoroughly recommend this exhibition by Judy Racz, on at St Francis' Pastoral Centre, in the city (next to the church) until the 12th November. Unfortunately, imho, her website fails to do justice to it, because it does not include such mindblowing and breathtaking works as Artist Contemplating Pegasus in the Horsehead Nebula, Earth and Sky, Cartwheel Galaxy, Starbirth in the Eagle Nebula, Rosette Nebula, Clouds of Stardust (Antares in Scorpius with Nebula), Listening to the Limitless Sky, and last but certainly not least, the Elemental Embrace of Chaos and Cosmos; get on down there, cosmology lovers!
Inspired by my evening meditation with the Secret Dakini Oracle last night (World, i.e. "act locally, think globally", + 5 of Swords: Kali - *these boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do/one of these days these boots are going to walk all over you.... Are you ready, boots? Start walking!*) I took to the streets today with 'a few' other Melburnians, to protest Howard's proposed new so-called 'anti-terror' laws, even more Draconian than the American Patriot Act apparently, because unprotected by constitutional guarantees... Here follows my take on whether this amounts to their beginning, or their end (not to mention Howard's):
The Celtic Cross spread seems one of the most popular Tarot spreads, and the Rider Waite Tarot the most widely recognized Tarot deck, the first deck published in the 20th century, created by members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Click for DetailsThe card not shown but at the center of the cross, represents the atmosphere surrounding the central issue. Four of Pentacles (Power): Cleaving to earthly power in the desperate fear that it will be lost. Making yourself an obstacle to progress due to lack of originality and a desperate fear of change. Believing that security and identity are based primarily on the possession of material things. Coveting things and people. Living in a cloud of suspicion and prejudice. Yep, sounds like "our Johnny", under whose simultaneously proposed IR legislation, workers could not even campaign for the 8-hour day, as they did 150 years ago, so far back has he set us!
Click for DetailsThe card visible at the center of the cross represents the obstacle that stands in your way - it may even represent something that sounds good but does not actually work to your benefit. Queen of Wands: The essence of fire behaving as water, such as a rainbow: our rainbow flag? The natural embodiment of passion and sensuality, always the center of attention. Incendiary, cocky and charismatic socialist splinter-groups?
Click for DetailsThe card at the top of the cross represents your goal, or the best you can achieve without a dramatic change of priorities. Six of Cups (Pleasure): Remembering our democracy and civil rights fondly but nostalgically as a thing of the past? I shall tell any unborn future grandchildren: "I remember when...they allowed us to march peacefully through the streets, and voice our displeasure, without locking us up"?
Click for DetailsThe card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. Queen of Pentacles: Economic so-called 'rationalism', and US imperialism, which nevertheless fails to deliver economically to those at the bottom of the social order.
Click for DetailsThe card at the left of the cross represents a passing influence or something to be released. Page of Cups: the importance of personal relationships in business and material affairs. Unborn generations.
Click for DetailsThe card at the right of the cross represents an approaching influence or something to be embraced. Judgement: A swift and conclusive decision. The resolution of a matter long unanswered. A change in point of view, most frequently towards greater enlightenment (but in reality even George Orwell turns in his grave?). Final balancing of karma.
Click for DetailsThe card at the base of the staff represents your role or attitude. Five of Swords (Defeat): marching with Kali , to the beat of a different drum - cannot hope to win? i.e. even the Trojan war pitted various gods and goddesses against each other; when each side has a god or goddess on its side, who can win?
Click for DetailsThe card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. Seven of Swords (Futility): An opportunity to withdraw from a hopeless situation and fight another day. Disengagement from a struggle you should never have been involved in. A desperate attempt to resolve a matter without conflict. The use of cleverness to turn the tide in your favor. Lack of trust and basic paranoia, i.e. how do we know the person marching beside us, or taking photos, does not represent an ASIO spy? ;-P
Click for DetailsThe card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. Nine of Swords (Cruelty): Debilitating mental anguish, depression. Catastrophic loss. How can anyone sleep while our bed (of democracy and civil rights) burns? Whatever happened to the "power and the passion"? Stumpfsinn, apathy, on the faces of the onlookers.... or smirking derision ;-P
Click for DetailsThe card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. Five of Cups (Disappointment): Suffering a loss and wishing for what might have been. Being crippled by sadness, grief, and vain regret.... Speaks for itself. Would it help for us all to write to our MPs, at this point?


Blogger mythosandbios said...

Well, that certainly sums up the current situation and our probable future fairly much on par with what the legislation, governmental policies and procedures, and world climate of rabid fear, dictate. Yes ... our world has become Orwellian.

Am I surprised? Not one bit. Am I that disappointed figure in the outcome position? - absolutely. So much has (or soon will be) spilt. The only thing that gives me a glimmer of hope are the two standing cups suggesting that all is not lost .... yet!

10:48 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

*drinks to the two upstanding cups* (Thanks for the Tarot re-framing, mythos) ;-))

2:13 pm  

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