Thursday, March 30, 2006

New moon dreams, possibly from Tiamat, great Dragon Mother

It seems I have some mice in some sort of plastic tank or box, but they keep morphing into cats, a bit too big for the tank or box... Josh and I going to move into some sort of apartment in a very high apartment block, but I cannot decide whether to keep the mice/kittens in the lounge room or my bedroom, only nobody, but NOBODY, wants to go out on the very small, rain-wet balcony, as it seems so high up, we all suddenly develop acrophobia... The flat seems to shrink when I hear we have to share it also with a large Croatian family... My father also present in dream, going up and down in lift...

Comment: reminds me that "mouse" = "pussy" in Norwegian! o O (very Freudian, after all, although mice also remind me of Mouse in medicine wheel this lunar month?) ;-))

In last night's dream, it seemed I went camping again (!) , and having attempted to do much artwork, decided that words got it down much more quickly and impressionistically, than sketches could do; found myself rendering, in colour, a purple basket, not unlike my Tarot basket... An indication that all seems clear to go to Tarot cafe today?

Actually, that turned out misleading, because the "bitch queen from hell" did go there, and, instead of living and letting live, made a big thing about my not talking to her, as promised, since she no longer wanted to talk to me; so I felt generally depressed and uncomfortable last night, too depressed to go to sleep for a while, at least till I got back to my habitual level of "Concoctionist" (Professor Snape?) in Alchemy; when finally able to sleep, I did, and daylight savings helped with extending that sleep for a whole other hour! I did however dream a lot, most of the details still hazy, but it seemed I did a lot of "good work" at Gawith after all, when I had begun to doubt even that (amazing how even a temporary depression spreads out to become more "global": a danger sign, and warning bell to my counsellor perceptions!). I really felt like the original "April fool" or "poisson d'avril" yesterday though, and we did discuss the card of the Fool (what else?); as a sidereal Pisces born in April, I find the pseudonym "April Fish" particularly appealing, and have used it before in the past (French equivalent of April fool) , but really, imho, they should just scrap all designs for the Fool card, and substitute a little mirror instead (i.e. who else = "the universal human"?).

WOW! The great Dragon Mother of the Abyss knew what she did when she got me to write down this week's dreams in this format after all, because last night Caz really opened the proverbial can of worms, when she pointed out the "Croatianness" of the first dream. I thought that might refer to a subconscious wish on my part for a "family" larger than just Josh and me (or not!), and last night my subconscious took that ball and ran with it, so to speak, because I found myself in a large Catholic church at Easter (where else, you may well ask?! lol), with a large statue of Mary as some kind of angel, with wings outspread... When invited to leave our offerings at the end of the service, I found a small side altar already cluttered with Catholic paraphernalia, and lovingly placed her on that, so she completely dwarfed everything else! I also had with me some kind of small child or spirit with its face made up in green, yellow and cream, with gold in between, kind of like an egglike enamel or ceramic mask... ;-))

Comment and interpretation: maybe Catholics should include a line in the litany to the Virgin, to the effect of "Hail, great Dragon Mother of the Abyss!" (in honor of Tiamat). I like to think of this little altar as especially dedicated to both the Dragon Mother Herself, as well as my wider, invisible, and very 'catholic' (i.e. universal) family, wherever they find themselves (and who cares, on the mundane level?)! In some ways, I still find myself, with my 'Easter birthday', enacting the Christian mysteries of death and resurrection? ;-))

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

And, so, goodbye from me,and goodbye from him! ;-))

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Guedeh la Flambeau, 3 of Wands, 2nd day in a row!

Thoughts of gnosis much in my mind, especially sexual gnosis, and, unlike Aza of wyrd_crossings, I do not see as necessary to have a physical partner for sexual gnosis... In the light of recent wyrd discussions about Satan/Shaitan as "black sun" etc, I find it interesting that Papa Legba here disguises himself in "Luciferian" ("light-bearing") fashion as a comely, and spunky, young BLACK man (because his normal appearance of old man does not have the same 'sex appeal'?).
This also ties in with my current readings about Aleister Crowley, who observed that celebrants in the "holy (i.e. sexual) rites" should not change their roles; and in their homosexual rites, Crowley himself remained true to this, and remained passive to Neuburg's active role, taking the active role of priest only when invoking feminine deities. He thus remained true to his nature, at least. But he gave an obscure, occult justification for this, namely, that "only black gods are hermaphrodite", with the exception of cases of divine possession (see major arcanum VIII in the Voodoo Tarot, i.e. full-on frenzy of possession, psychotic when unsupervised by proper Voodoo practitioners!).
"Of course, he loved making the most outrageous statements. Underneath, perhaps, he believed in what he was saying, but, if challenged, he was ready to laugh the matter away." (The Great Beast: the Life and Magick of Aleister Crowley, John Symonds, p. 203) i.e. "banish with laughter", in true Chaos fashion? lol
Or perhaps he did have some insight into the truly hermaphroditic nature of Papa Legba - because I found he did change roles this morning, and adopted the feminine role, to my masculine - as did also Bjorn Erik, when he not only 'changed sex', but also adopted the name "Kaffa", meaning "black".
"I am black, but I am lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem!" (Song of Songs, i.e. biblical 'liftout' section, ch. 1!) ;-))
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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Norway's entry in Eurovision, May 18-20th

ALVEDANSEN Music: K.Fluge/C.Guldbrandsen/A.HalstensenText: K.Fluge/C.Guldbrandsen
Bare jeg kan fange ditt blikk
Vise klør i kysset du fikk
Tirre deg så du blir til ild
Kom hit jeg vet du vil

Ref. AA….Bli med meg i sommernatten
AA…Ingenting er skjult i natt
Bare jeg vet alt som du er
Gir deg gnist, jeg ser du er nær
Svev med meg
La alt bli til ild
Kom hit jeg vet du vil
Ref. AA….Bli med meg i sommernatten
AA…Ingenting er skjult i natt
Ingen vet
Vinden leker
Månen ser bort
Og vi er alt
Ref. AA….Bli med meg i sommernatten
AA…Ingenting er skjult i natt----

Elves' Dance
Lyrics translated by Andrew Boyle
I can light the fire in your eye
I can hear my kiss make you sigh
I can turn your blood into flame
Come, play my secret game.
Ha -----Every summer night has secrets
Ha -----I will tell you mine tonight.
Only I know all you desire
Only I can make you fly higher
Only I can spark you to flame
Come, play my secret game
Ha -----Every summer night has secrets
Ha -----I will tell you mine tonight.
Wind and moon both are sleeping
No one can see our midnight dance.
Ha -----Every summer night has secrets
Ha -----I will tell you mine tonight.

Translation not entirely adequate, but... GO, NORWAY!!!
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Personal Alchemy Quiz/Princess of Pentacles as gift or blessing of autumn



Your Personal Alchemy Quiz results are indicated in the boxes below.

LUNAR (Intuitive) Score: 48

SOLAR (Intellectual) Score: 5

HERMETIC (Metaphysical) Score: 3


The opposing forces within you, whose conflicts have kept you drained and confused for so long, finally come together as one.

You seem about to experience a joyous and life-enhancing empowerment of your personality. If the preceding three operations (Calcination, Dissolution, and Separation) succeeded, only the most genuine and essential parts of the matter at hand remain in the vessel of transformation. The next step in alchemy is the Conjunction, which is the recombination of those saved elements into an entirely new substance. Conjunction is the paradoxical union of the archetypal elements of Fire, Water, and Air to produce Earth.

Psychological Conjunction equates to the empowerment of our true selves, the union of both the masculine and feminine sides of our personalities into a new belief system or state of consciousness. The alchemists referred to this union as the “Marriage of the King and Queen,” and they referred to the result of the Conjunction as the "Philosopher's Child" or "Lesser Stone." After you have achieved this new state of consciousness, you could clearly discern what needs doing to achieve lasting enlightenment, and synchronicities begin to occur that confirm you are on the right track. In spiritual terms, the purified essences within equate to your very Soul and Spirit. It seems now time for these archetypal forces to come together and nurture their newborn child, which is a refined and integrated personality. "Its nurse is the Earth," says the Emerald Tablet of this important juncture. At this time of renewed confidence, you should seek those activities that reinforce your peace of mind. It is an excellent time for a nature retreat or deep meditative session.


In many ways, the child of the Conjunction resembles the creation of an "Overself" in which the ways of Spirit and Soul (rational, aggressive thought and intuitive, passive feeling) unite in a higher state of awareness that Egyptian alchemists called "Intelligence of the Heart." To create the Overself, you simply have to start practicing to maintain your "presence" no matter what happens, no matter how confusing things get, no matter what emotions swell up within you, no matter how cruelly or thoughtlessly others act towards you. Every problem, every personal challenge, every nuisance or annoying person, presents you another opportunity to develop presence of mind and create the Overself. In trying to maintain your presence in all situations, you soon learn that you cannot rely on intellect or logic alone. To be really connected to what is real, you have to make use of talents and sources of knowledge that you cannot explain. Finally, you learn to value your feelings and intuitions as well as your rational judgments, and you will work creatively with any challenge that comes along.

Do not forget that these two opposing ways of knowing only come together when they are used together. You have to practice personal Conjunction on a daily basis in the everyday world for the Overself to become part of your personality. The major effort in the alchemist's life is the creation of this unified self, which can withstand the onslaughts of ignorance, insensitivity, and illusion one encounters in the world. You actually can feel yourself coming together as one mind, one larger presence. Signs that Conjunction is taking place within a person are the growth of confidence, equanimity, and calmness. You start laughing at stupidity instead of getting angry. Within you, the feeling of an indestructible or "default" presence grows stronger every day. That personal presence is what the alchemists called the "Lesser Stone," which will gradually be perfected and emerge as an all-powerful state of consciousness they referred to as the "Greater Stone."

Before Conjunction, a person can be lustful and wanton in seeking their “other half” and jealous and possessive once they find it. On the other hand, the conjuncted person appreciates the alchemical forces at work in relationships and careers and tends to considerably more kindness and sensitivity. Such a person appears balanced and quietly confident, and that inner harmony proves the integration of the elements within.

That we must perfect the human body, as well as the mind and spirit, remains a basic tenet of alchemy. Yet how do the King and Queen manifest in the body, and where exactly do you find the Child of the Conjunction in terms of human physiology? According to Tantric alchemists, the phallic-shaped pineal gland at the center of the brain and the bilobed pituitary gland play the roles of King and Queen. Their union, achieved through meditative exercises, produces a Pill of Immortality, released at the back of the throat and activated when it reaches the stomach. This inner sex act initiates a Second Puberty that perfects and rejuvenates the body.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Also from n0by's blog

Many - ah most! - readers lurk silent and shy
like this Brown Squirrel. (I also only saw a squirrel once, and that in a forest near Tubingen, south-west Germany) ;-))

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Aussie values

*we're Aussie...and we don't give a shit!* lol

Mergers we'd like to see:

Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay cosmetics, Fuller Brush Co and W.R. Grace -> Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace;

Polygram Records, Warner Bros, and Zesta Crackers -> Poly Warner Cracker;

Zippo Manufacturing, Audi, steelmaker Dofasco and Dakota mining -> Zip Audi Do Dah;

FedEx and major competitor UPS -> FedUP;

Fairchild semiconductor and Honeywell computers -> Fairwell Honeychild;

Mustard brand Grey Poupon and Docker pants -> Poupon Pants;

Victoria's Secret and Smith and Wesson -> Titty Titty Bang Bang;

Scarborough Equities and Fairfax -> Scarborough Fair;

Wedgetail Exploration and Eagle Bay Resources -> Wedgetail Eagle;

Noni B and WA News -> No News; and Climax Mining -> (left to your imagination!) lol

Roc Oil and Hardman Resources -> A Roc and a Hard place;

Extract resources and Digital and Voice media -> Extract the Digit Mining;

Eagle Bay resources and Rox resources -> Eagle Rox!!! (with apologies to Daddy Cool) ;-))

Friday, March 03, 2006

What druid animal are you?

Air Dragon
Inspiring is what you are, Air Dragon, with insight

and vitality to spare. You are a bolt of

lightning to the psyche, a freshness for the

intellect, and someone who needs to be

treated with respect. Use your insight

wisely, and you shall be rewarded, for you

are the Messenger of the Sky God.

What druid animal are you?
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Your world is about to tick, tock and rock again just after the Virgo lunar eclipse on March 14th. And surprise awaits you, especially relationally, even romantically, if you ah look. . . for your soul mate!

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