Management of ILL WILL Dehumanization Sin and Reciprocity when there is no Justice

Human beings

WANT, NEED and DESIRE

to be treated fairly

this is the golden rule of reciprocity and justice

this is not only human but found all over Nature and in many organism populations in the universe.

 

 

Called “Reciprocal Altruism

even vampire bats are shown to exhibit it:

Vampire bats[edit]

Vampire bats also display reciprocal altruism, as described by Wilkinson.[18][19] The bats feed each other by regurgitating blood. Since bats only feed on blood and will die after just 70 hours of not eating, this food sharing is a great benefit to the receiver and a great cost to the giver.[20] To qualify for reciprocal altruism, the benefit to the receiver would have to be larger than the cost to the donor. This seems to hold as these bats usually die if they do not find a blood meal two nights in a row. Also, the requirement that individuals who have behaved altruistically in the past are helped by others in the future is confirmed by the data.[18] However, the consistency of the reciprocal behaviour, namely that a previously non-altruistic bat is refused help when it requires it, has not been demonstrated. Therefore, the bats do not seem to qualify yet as an unequivocal example of reciprocal altruism.   (from wikipedia)

These EMOTIONAL REACTIONS of STRONG DISLIKE

and STRONG LIKE

<note, the problem is, this is also PASSION which is a wonderful human quality, and without such emotional natures and reactions, we find we are PASSIONLESS bummer>

inform most of your decisions and are emotional gut, instinctual reactions.

these inform your choices, like I will be friends with them because I LIKE them, or

I can not be your friend any more because now I do not LIKE you because you were not reciprocal towards me, you are taking too much and I feel like I gave you a lot and did not get back what I gave.

this is reciprocity

and these are PREFERENCES and PREFERENTIAL treatment based on emotional response

There is a fable that when the badger had been stung all over by bees, a bear consoled him by a rhapsodic account of how he himself had just breakfasted on their honey. The badger replied peevishly, “The stings are in my flesh, and the sweetness is on your muzzle.” The bear, it is said, was surprised at the badger’s want of altruism. [“George Eliot,” “Theophrastus Such,” 1879]

When we do not get treated in this fashion it creates

ILL WILL

Also known as “SIN” or “THE EVIL EYE” or also “HUBRIS”

 

grudge (n.)

“ill will excited by some special cause,” late 15c., from grudge (v.).

mid-15c., “to murmur, complain,” variant of grutch. Meaning “to begrudge, envy, wish to deprive of” is c. 1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly.
c. 1200, grucchen, “to murmur, complain, find fault with, be angry,” from Old French grouchier, grocier “to murmur, to grumble,” of unknown origin, perhaps from Germanic, probably ultimately imitative. Meaning “to begrudge” is c. 1400. Compare gruccild (early 13c.) “woman who complains,” from grutch + suffix of unknown origin. Related: Grutched; grutching. As a noun from c. 1400.
also the origin of Groutch
“ill-tempered person,” 1896, earlier “state of irritable glumness” (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching “complaint, grumbling” (see grutch).

The Grouch, on the other Hand, gave a correct Imitation of a Bear with a Sore Toe. His Conversation was largely made up of Grunts. He carried a Facial Expression that frightened little Children in Street Cars and took all the Starch out of sentimental Young Ladies. He seemed perpetually to carry the Hoof-Marks of a horrible Nightmare. [George Ade, “People You Know,” 1902]

The verb is 1916, from the noun. Related: Grouched; grouching. Grouch bag “purse for carrying money secretly” (1908), probably so called for keeping the cash hidden from compatriots; it is the source of the nickname of U.S. comedian Julius “Groucho” Marx (1890-1977), who supposedly carried his money to poker games in one.

This can create many problems for everyone

 

including illness and sickness, (BECAUSE WOE IS ME )

especially of the Grudge bearer, or the one who feels the contempt (righteous or not) the strongest

this can be because they are HIDDEN in this GRUDGE PURSE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/dan-chaons-ill-will-is-the-scariest-novel-of-the-year/2017/03/06/1ba3cc8c-fe8d-11e6-8f41-ea6ed597e4ca_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.88788c6f992c

 

“Most people seemed to believe that they were experts of their own life story,” he writes. “They had a set of memories that they strung like beads, and this necklace told a sensible tale.” But, he suggests that “most of these stories would fall apart under strict examination — that, in fact, we were only peeping through a keyhole of our lives, and the majority of the truth, the reality of what happened to us, was hidden.”

 

Synonym Discussion of ill will

malice, malevolence, ill will, spite, malignity, spleen, grudge mean the desire to see another experience pain, injury, or distress. malice implies a deep-seated often unexplainable desire to see another suffer.

    • felt no malice toward their former enemies

malevolence suggests a bitter persistent hatred that is likely to be expressed in malicious conduct.

    • a look of dark malevolence

ill will implies a feeling of antipathy of limited duration.

    • ill willprovoked by a careless remark

spite implies petty feelings of envy and resentment that are often expressed in small harassments.

    • petty insults inspired by spite

malignity implies deep passion and relentlessness.

    • a life consumed by motiveless malignity

spleensuggests the wrathful release of latent spite or persistent malice.

    • venting his spleenagainst politicians

grudge implies a harbored feeling of resentment or ill will that seeks satisfaction.

    • never one to harbor a grudge

Since often this ILL WILL

is JUSTIFIED by a terrible thing or trauma,

it creates a BURDEN OF CONTEMPT

to be carried by the victim, or holder of the cheat, we carry the burden of the beast

This must be minded and healed  AND SHARED in order that it not consume everyone and everything into dehumanizing, demonizing cycles of samsara,

but it proves very difficult to reconcile, and certainly we are a far way off from it yet.

If you find your CONTEMPT is too large to reconcile, consider growing it SO LARGE it covers over everything, this too can be a strategy for managing it called CONTEMPTUS MUNDI where the hatred is taken on as a spiritual practice that accepts that the world and worldly things contain darkness hate and horror.

Gaining and researching strategies for healing your contempt must be investigated if you find you are consumed by it, in order that the poison not toxify you body mind and soul.

 

To tame the wolf of hate, it’s important to get a handle on “ill will” – irritated, resentful, and angry feelings and intentions toward others. While it may seem justified in the moment, ill will harms you probably more than it harms others. In another metaphor, having ill will toward others is like throwing hot coals with bare hands: both people get burned.

Avoiding ill will does not mean passivity, allowing yourself or others to be exploited, staying silent in the face of injustice, etc.

There is plenty of room for speaking truth to power and effective action without succumbing to ill will. Think of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, or the Dalai Lama as examples. In fact, with a clear mind and a peaceful heart, your actions are likely to be more effective.

Ill will creates negative, vicious cycles. But that means that good will can create positive cycles. Plus good will cultivates wholesome qualities in you.”

 

Buddhism present strategies and acknowledgements of these as well as the obstacles such emotional preferences cause in our lives,

 

http://www.kamalashila.co.uk/styled-45/page22/page22.html

2. ill will

Ill will (vyapada) is similar to sense desire in that the object of the hindrance is its dominant feature; this is not the case with the other three hindrances.  In both sense desire and ill will we are strongly attached to an object which we are reluctant to let go.  With sense desire we are trapped through our craving; in the case of ill will we are trapped through our aversion to it – yet the fascination of the object, the power of its spell over us, is no less strong.

 

The I Ching Recommends meeting people HALF WAY or in the middle, which is a way of the golden rule, or middle path and even if you CANT give them total emancipation from their evil, you could give them part and in that way not sacrifice your own values nor take everything for yourself

Ultimately each individual will have to find what works best for themselves and what they want to feed their hate wolf, and what they want to starve it from,

but this is a deeply internal and natural phenomenon that each human being must and should wrestle with in order to come into harmony and equilibrium with their resting state, especially when experiencing severe disturbance of any kind.

 

 

Shamanic and indigenous practices to deal with these kinds of disturbances are many and varied, for a system you can implement that includes these strategies please see here and investigate THE WAY OF HEAVEN 

 

Spleen

when low skies weightier than a coffin-lid
cast on the moaning soul their weary blight,
and from the whole horizon’s murky grid
its grey light drips more dismal than the night;

when earth’s a dungeon damp whose chill appals,
in which — a fluttering bat — my Hope, alone
buffets with timid wing the mouldering walls
and beats her head against the dome of stone;

when close as prison-bars, from overhead,
the clouds let fall the curtain of the rains,
and voiceless hordes of spiders come, to spread
their infamous cobwebs through our darkened brains,

explosively the bells begin to ring,
hurling their frightful clangour toward the sky,
as homeless spirits lost and wandering
might raise their indefatigable cry;

and ancient hearses through my soul advance
muffled and slow; my Hope, now pitiful,
weeps her defeat, and conquering Anguish plants
his great black banner on my cowering skull.

— Charles Baudelaire, Flowers of Evil (New York: Ives Washburn, 1931)

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A Few Words on my Late Great Feral Friend Adam Parfrey

 

Meeting Adam Parfrey changed my life.

I have to admit I was a little nervous, but very excited to speak with him.

Adam came to me through two of my Dear friends, Jula Bell and Jodi Willie.  I was engaged in obsessively training Martial Arts at the time, attending a Dojo on Hillhurst Called Zenki with Sensei Tim Santos, who is a true master and lovely human being.  Jula Bell was my friend and training partner and we would spar together and punch and kick things and then go eat vegetarian food.  Jula is a major force on the punk rock scene for her bands she was in including the all girl band “Bulemia Banquet” and knew of Adam through his Punk Rock days.  I loved Jula right away for her indestructible spirit and kind heart. Jula is punk as hell and loves community, helping others and being healthy and happy.  Jula knew Jodi and suggested we meet each other because we shared a lot of interests including Esoteric and Occult information.  After our first date, Jodi and I decided we loved each other and began hanging out together and having nerd outs on our favorite topic areas.  So many precious nights were spent with Jodi speaking about the Universe and magic and people in the magical community.   Jodi would go on to direct the movie of the famous Los Angeles commune known as the Source Family, among her other amazing works in the community and with Adam through their joint publishing offshoot called Process Media.

 

It was through the agency of these ladies that Adam and I began chatting.

We talked about Jack Parsons, Scientology, Atlantis, alien cults, Madame Blavatsky and Rudyard Kipling as he fluently navigated the metaphysical streams of subject matter with ease.

I knew I loved Adam when we started talking about magic and the occult and he got a naughty twinkle in his eye that matched my own, indicative of a sheer pleasure of discussing openly things that are mysterious. Adam just loved finding out about whacky things. It was like his destiny to get into strange subjects and you could tell it was a part of him.  We were fast friends.  Every convivial conversation I ever had with Adam Parfrey was conscious, engaging, funny, philosophical and sincere. He was so well educated on many, many topic areas that a simple dialogue quickly turned into an intellectually delightful adventure.  We began working on our book together That Jodi facilitated, because we both had similar interests and wanted to engage the material in an educational manner. At the time, the movie “The Secret” was a fad phenomenon and we had been talking about it casually and some of our knowledge of the history of its ideology.  We made the decision to present this to the general public and call it “The Secret Source”.  Our inspiration was to provide an in-depth view of the truth involved in the fad as well as attempt to dispel some the ignorance that attended Hermeticism, its practices and origins. Published in 2007 we tried to draw people’s attention to the work known as the “Kybalion”, The Hermetic literature and alchemical philosophy to expand upon the surface level of the prosperity consciousness movement.

I truly value all the time I spent with Adam as we worked on this and exchanged thoughts and material.

Through our work together on this book I met and befriended many people and was drawn into his eclectic world of free thinkers and artistic human beings.

 

I had the Blessed fortune as the result of this union of being able to attend many mind bendingly cool cultural events at his house, eventually cohabited with Jodi Wille when they married.  Both Adam and Jodi were gracious enough to share their work and generosity with a large community of friends and colleges always opening new dialogues, thoughts, ideas and beliefs.  You could feel completely comfortable bringing up topics at the Feral House.  They were all met with open engagement and friendly banter. I went to lots of these happenings with my good friend Erik Davis, and Erik, Adam Jodi and I would become enraptured in endless quantum strings of brain popping jam sessions just ecstatically comparing notes on this topic or that.

 

Adam also invited me at that time to join him in his productions and events involving the Process Church, where I met the author Timothy Wylie, who I found to be a caring and conscious artist with very progressive ideals.  Timothy worked a lot with animal rescue and metaphysical practices of healing.  I was in one of their reenactment rituals and got be part of the festivities. This was when he released the title “Love Sex Fear Death”, which many found controversial.  I have a fond memory of waiting backstage at the silent movie theater with a bunch of other folks, we were all dressed in red and black robes carrying various occult objects waiting for our cue and Jodi and I had a moment where we just looked at each other and looked around and started laughing. Then Adam called us all out from his podium where he was performing as director of ceremonies.

 

Some of the most fun I had with Adam Parfrey

Was geeking out in the Library of the Philosophical Research Society.

We did this on many occasions.

At the time I was the Librarian there, and was giving community lectures on the subject of Alchemy.

 

Adam worked very closely with the Philosophical Research Society while his publishing company was preparing a biography of its founder Manly P. Hall, Master of the Mysteries, with author Louis Sahagun.  This was about a year after Adam and I completed our book together.  Louis spent a good deal of time in the Library doing research for his work, which I can testify, he diligently and painstakingly scanned through volumes of materials speaking to hundreds of individuals to create his portrayal of Manly Hall.  During my amazing time at the Philosophical Research Society, Louis Sahagun may have been the individual who occupied its halls with the most consistency.

Assisting both of them in their research was like a constant journey into mystery and revelation, with synchronicity trails and magical coincidences coming up at every turn. Being able to experience Manly Hall through the sleuth work of Louis was intimate and at times, we both felt the presence of Manly there with us as our eyes peered deeply into his books. Uncanny events that we both witnessed occurred in terms of words and people falling into place like slats on a Jacob’s ladder.

Louis was kind enough to share with me many of his tales of impossible synchronicities while trailing the events and how they continued to randomly unfold around him as he followed the yellow brick path of Manly’s time on Earth.

I remember one day where Louis was given access to Manly’s private office in the upper annex which was left almost exactly as it had been with his work in progress strewn about on the desk. Open notebooks, pencils, even a crumpled up used tissue was perched atop the corner of his workstation.

We both inhaled deeply upon entering and felt a rush of his being undeniably still present in the affects that had been left so undisturbed over so long a time. We felt like children entering the tomb of a Pharaoh, and then began the archaeological excavation of the clues like Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys.

 

I enjoyed my time there with both of them immensely, helping them uncover their stories.

 

After Master of the Mysteries, Adam had begun working on “Ritual America” and I found him again in the library compiling his research. We delved into the Freemasonry sections and I remember spending many an afternoon, up on the balcony of the incredible Mayan revivalist overhang designed by Architect Rober Stacy Judd.  I would use a huge ring of a key chain that was riddled with teeny tiny keys all scrambled together, for opening the many different locked cabinets in the building. Each visit to one of the sentient books that lived in the library entailed a procedure of ascending or descending a staircase and sorting through the jangly conglomeration of metallic gatekeepers.  While the patron waited patiently for me to solve the Rubik’s cube, whereupon I would swing open the glass encasement and withdraw the volume that had magnetically pulled them through the doors of the building.

 

Adam and I laughed and awed at the myriad of fantastical freemason books and histories contained in Manly P. Hall’s collection.  We stared in wonder at the bizarre traditions and inundation of Paganism that these gentlemen had made their practice for hundreds of years.  We mostly were joking with each other about Goats and Giggling about hats.  Manly had such a vast knowledge and understanding of the Freemasons that he was made an honorary 33rd degree mason based on his research alone.  Old Leather bound copies with gold gilded pages telling tales of Hiram Abiff and Hermes Trismegritus filled our vision as we traced the story through the stories.

 

I also got to experience Adam and Jodi’s presence in the library through their work with the Source family. They came with some of the founding members to spend time in the Library while they were putting together the book of memoirs through Isis Aquarian.  I remember the day I met Isis Aquarian, she floated over the threshold of the gigantic wooden doors of the entry way and we had an immediate synchronicity with the tetragrammaton.  She was wearing a Hebrew alphabet tetragrammaton necklace in the form of a man standing up (this is known to represent Adam Kadmon) and I had just been lecturing on the very same subject the night before and we had a connection over the name of God in about three minutes flat. We then laughed because it was Adam who introduced us and we bonded over Adam Kadmon. Isis Aquarian and I became friends ever after.  Electricity Aquarian was there also and he was so smart and spiritually savvy that my mind was blown.

Only through Adam and Jodi could I ever have met such remarkable humans. There are so many others, hopefully someday I will be able to recount them all.

My last experience of my Feral friend was quite recent and up until the time of his passing.  I had been chatting with him already about his Francois Hardy book because our mutual friend Jon Graham was helping him edit it, so we had been talking about that and I had spoken with Jon about it too.  Adam had then invited me to do another project with him which we had just completed shortly before he was to cross over.  He decided to publish a work of mine titled “A Witch’s Bestiary” due out in the fall and I felt so blessed to have been able to accomplish this with him.  It felt as though providence gifted it to me, to be able to have this last collaboration with him I greatly treasure.

Adam’s sense of wonder through his explorations of all the subject matters he pursued was always inspirational and  he never ceased to slake his thirst for the unknown and grow his mind into new and unheard of ideas. I am very grateful I was able to share in his journey and I was enriched tremendously by his presence.

Big Thanks to Adam Parfrey for his fearless investigations into the mysteries. Love on your passage friend, This witch’s heart is yours forever.

xoxo

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Your life is a Play. The Control Dramas of the Archetypes are Eating you alive

If you begin to raise your awareness up,

(out of your own ass)

either through conscious technique engagement

or through forced crisis,

You begin to become aware

of other people’s behavior

especially towards you.

In fact mostly towards you, no offense.

You will see what people do,

and become very confused by their actions,

you will think “why did they do that?”

and you will become very depressed, angry or sad or generally emotional as your mind searches for a rational explanation.

You will hate the person and judge the person and BLOCK them from your life.

You will label them “Negative” and “Toxic” or even a “Narcissist”

But what you won’t understand is

everyone is inhabited by Characters that are running the show.

You too, boo hoo.

The reason a person acts a certain way towards you has mostly to do

with their character (also Archetype, Orisha, and Daimon) and behavior habits they have formed.  Like a statue or Idol Hewn from Stone

These are called “Control Dramas”

and once you put your mind on them,

you realize truly that all the world’s a stage.

You can see these played out from individual experiences (you put the control drama on yourself, attacking who you are) to families, to nations to global tendencies.

These are the types of Control dramas in a nutshell:

These above originally come from the Celestine Prophecy book.

They are a shortened version of the Archetypes. Also known as Archons

These are all SECURITY seeking devices that try to get energy because they don’t feel safe. There is a lot of info on them, just google “control dramas

There are many reasons this can happen, they are primal and emotional, irrational and instinctive.  They simply exist in us due to our Beastial nature and life on the planet earth. It’s not good or bad. Like when a Lion eats something.  We are no better or worse than each other for any of it.

I go into this in detail in my upcoming book “A Witch’s Bestiary

The difficult part, especially for anyone who has ever fallen victim to something terrible, completely innocently and indeed, RIGHTEOUSLY, trying to Change the person, or inflict punishment on them,  who did what you felt was wrong is not the correct course of action to take. ACCOUNTABILITY and AMENDS EDUCATION and REPARATIONS are what is in order. That is a true kind of justice, that can take care of problems without feeding the action and manipulation gods that created it to being with. LOCKING us in a prison that is a circle of monkey see monkey do.  In a way, when you inflict wounds on those that wound you, you have caught their virus and are letting it kill you too.  Restorative, not aggressive or violent vengeful justice especially not inflicted through the Police.

Please understand, this does not mean do nothing, and let everyone go, that is not what this is advocating.  and if someone tries to physically hurt you, please stop them. Do what you have to do.  Just don’t do it out of a sense that they deserve it, or even that they are “responsible” since they are only some weird clay pot that a god has taken over in that moment, you need to be like “damn dude, you are totally bacchus right now”. instead of hating on the person PERFORMING the character, the actor the ACTION.  You can’t hold an individual responsible for “VIOLENCE” any more than you can hold them responsible for peeing.  They are responsible for their BEHAVIOR and this is different.

They can pee into a toilet instead of on your leg. And that happens through learning potty training.  We all pretty much need to learn to potty train our emotions in order for the next stage of human evolution to occur and give us a broader degree of freedom and liberty for all humans.

We need ways to make people accountable and responsible for their character plays in much bigger ways now because punishment and puny laws are not doing the trick.

this must occur on a wide scale conscious level. Deep inside each individual.

When you begin to do spiritual practices like Nei Gong , my awareness was raised thought the agency of Kelvin Dewolfe, you start to see very clearly through them, as your conscious mind raises up in awareness.  Or sometimes you just grew up new someone who was nearly completely taken over by their behavior so you saw it very strikingly.

 

These can be seen throughout the behavior of nations against each other as well, and echo into all walks of life.

In my Tarot deck that I made,

White Witch Tarot

I made up a new kind of spread that uses a control drama in order to gain insight on the situation. With the cards representing the Protagonist, the Antagonist and the Resolution, it starts to place our awareness into these categorical archetypal displays of a Character, much like in a dramatic play.

If we can see how shakespearean the world really is,

https://ritualdiary.com/2015/06/

we can use this to help raise our awareness of it and prevent ourselves from getting sucked into playtime, playground Drama traps.

Elevate yourself into an understanding of these responses and don’t get angry when other people display them.  Be committed to sitting through it. WE are here forever with each other, might as well face these shenanigans now and quite just running away from everyone who has a character you don’t like gets in your face.  Help them and yourself through it by recognizing it and looking at what is laying underneath it.

Projection of influence

Imagine if every individual became completely responsible for their own energy, and could see when anyone exhibited this behavior, that they just had to reconnect to their energy source.  Like a baby whose umbilical cord has become twisted, many loose touch with their own innate ability to create energy, like the sun, and become vampires on each other due to a fear that they will die if they don’t get it from someone.

When you engage in an action of Manipulation, (and we all do, such is Human Nature, if that isn’t clear yet, it ain’t about you)

such as any of the above,

you may feel like you are in charge and even powerful.

In fact you just invited an Archon into you that is controlling you.

They have been around a long time. And you will not defeat them.

you must starve them, so they don’t eat you.

All Manipulators are only being MANIPULATED by the appetites (NEEDS) of the Archetypal force that is driving their choices when they are taken over by an Habitual behavior.

We all fall under the control of a slavish master when we engage in any DRAMA.

Look at any current political situation, for example and within it you will find these Characters driving the car.

As horrifying as it is, to think that we are all being possessed when we engage with a deep Emotional PRIMAL response behavior, its best to just rip the whole thing open so that we can see it and accept it already.

You don’t need to be shocked when someone does something, you need to see what is happening.

Who would Humans be, if they did not ever manipulate each other?  Can you even imagine?  If everyone made choices, not from a place of survival, but from a place of security?  Regardless of their outer circumstances?

Help everyone rise up through this, because even if you know about it, that isn’t enough, because you will come under the control drama of someone somewhere, sooner or later, wether directly or indirectly through your country you are living it that is run by one of the Archetypes.  Or many of them at the same time.

When we Practice divination techniques, such as the Tarot, Astrology, Runes or the I Ching we learn all about these characters and how everyone is rolling through the Pantheon as if there were a big gang bang going on deep inside of them of all these others occupying their Heart Space.  Choosing what actions to take.

Ironically the real meaning behind the story of Pinnochio addressed this, as it was written by a Freemason and goes over these truths in poetic detail.

Once we traverse through the Procession of characters, if we see them clearly enough, we can start to become ourselves.

Our real selves.

Our Golden selves.

This is what is called a Sovereign and Liberty, and it is the true destiny of humanity to reach a point where all are free from the bondage of the the archetypes, who are our ancestors and literally reside within our flesh and blood.

They form the Ring in heaven which the self that is our Sun keeps circling endlessly through.

Let’s all see through Humanity and raise it up on a spiral instead of the same old circle of Samsara we keep revolving in.

Time for a new story, that has never been told before.

Do something today that is not something you have ever done before, and maybe a different choice than has ever been made.

 

Do not let the grief of loss

Caused by the

Destruction of your

Self righteous Rage

be what awakens you

to the truth of Love

Punishment is taken through the wound

of endless circles.

 

This deeper understanding of human conflict is immensely important. When we gain insight into human conflict, we understand and resolve more than our day-to-day personal disagreements. We grasp the long-term secret of how to end conflicts of all kinds. Even those between larger groups of people.

The issue of Control Dramas goes all the way back to the root of existential struggles in humanity”

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Blood Moon Poem

I wrote this poem on the blood moon

Enjoy!

 

 

Running after rings

See the pattern in the things

Thought myself so cool and clever

Discerned the path that stretched forever

Leading me to destiny

With confidence and certainty

Tracking as a hunter to a deer

Footsteps that were made so clear

Truth was found in hunger pangs

Propelling forward by my fangs

Till my body forced

By its fatigue

Brought itself

down to its knees

Upon a pause

My labored breath

Caught itself in emptiness

Silent in a golden gleam

A wink appeared behind the scenes

Your form was there between the trees

Folly became realized

And my heart was magnetized

I laughed so hard I couldn’t speak

strength was found when I was weak

I veered direction, went off course

Thorns and brambles pierced me to my source

A name echoed inside my ear

Dripping through the sweat of fear

Dark and lost I fell into the mud

Felt the Earth become my blood

Penetrated an harmonic chord

As a corpse collapsing on a sword

You took me into your embrace

With a smile upon your face

I had descended from the chase

found a diamond in its place

 

-Maja D’Aoust

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Death of the White Witch for the Love of Color. An Eclipse Sacrifice

I will no longer be using the title,

White Witch

When I first came upon this name, My friend yelled it to me as I was running down the street wearing all white clothing with my other friend who was wearing all black.  He said “Look a the White Witch and the Raven!”  We were all drunk leaving a bar in the late evening.

The name stuck.

I really enjoyed it and loved the pagan roots of it, that matched my personal practices and spirituality.  To me it stood for a Witch who did magic for the purposes of healing, and that was my connotation with the name and why I chose it.  I am no saint and certainly have many mistakes under my belt so that name has never been about purity to me.  I also liked it because the initials were the same as Wonder Woman, a personal hero of mine.  For me it stood for empowerment.

But it was brought to my attention recently there are certain racial implications in the title in terms of a value system of white being good and black being evil, regardless of my personal intentions with it.  This is a duality system I do not wish to participate in, or encourage if even subconsciously through implication or perception.  Out of respect for this, and for the damage these mistaken values cause  I am changing my title in the hopes to feed change on larger levels.  Value systems of White and Black are all garbage that have had devastating repercussions on the communities of people of color and women.  This is not empowering for everyone, and so is not TRUE.

 

I am SO WHITE. Literally a poster child for whiteness. I am practically see through, you can see my veins. There is no doubt that I am a white woman. Ms. Whitey Whiterson.   I am not lost to the Hubris of pride it takes me to have any conversation on the topic of race at all, and I certainly am no one to speak on its hugely devastating toll in any intelligent or authoritative manner, or think I have any right to even offer any gesture of intention, thoughts or prayers.    As a white woman, I have a responsibility to people who are oppressed due to ignorance to assist and change the ignorant attitudes that are feeding this oppression starting with myself.  Intention thoughts and prayers are my work and the dimension I operate in on a daily basis.  I have worked hard to do magic in my professional life as a witch to educate against ignorant attitudes (even though I carry many myself) .  Many of my clients and community are people who have faced oppression.  This work of mine is mainly because my personal spirituality and thinking is constantly attacked (I am honestly stating my motivation, not justifying it as worthy) .  My personal connection to the battles of oppressive thought forms are selfish at heart.   But as a result of my selfish heart, I have learned what larger oppression means through listening and seeking. My desire to learn why people oppress educated me on how small my oppression is compared to generationally oppressed people and turn this passion outward.  If I can use my selfish passions to help others, maybe it is useful.  Its time to shed a lot of dead weight belief systems that are keeping everyone from advancing for the betterment of all, and give support through action to people suffering directly from someone else’s misunderstanding of their inherent worth and liberty by respecting rights through consideration.

 

I know I have many things that exist with the name White Witch that can’t be altered now, including my recent Tarot Project,

I hope it is not too late to change from here on out.

 

I am leaving the White Witch  behind on this August Eclipse across America, from sea to shining sea in a symbolic ritual action

and giving it over in sacrifice

Not in a self righteous manner,

but because my self is what I possess

for what that may offer.

My wish and intention with the slaying of the White Witch and her discard is that the Racism/Hate issues in America (and around the Earth) facing ALL people of color may get the Justice, Support and Enforcement from the Laws of Governments and the civilian inhabitants that are so desperately needed and long overdue.

May  power accrued by WHITE WITCH now be dispersed to those in need of it directly on personal and national levels by those with resources and power to do so.

There are a lot of changes that need happen all the way up and all the way down.

In the new times we are all facing, the more we can focus on evolving dualistic separative thoughts and systems while retaining individuals and cultures, the faster we will all evolve into higher potential together. Acknowledgement, Reparations and Justice must be given to those who are oppressed from Liberty.  Preservation of an understanding that all humans have liberty regardless of your thoughts and feelings must be taught to everyone to end Domination of groups and races by so called righteous reasons.

Education on Delusional power trips is vital because it is real and is eating many of our dearly beloved on a daily basis.  We should admit that Human beings have a tendency to trip out on each other and go Lord of the Flies as a result.  This is an aspect of the human mind that lives in all of us like a parasite.  It is no small argument that predominantly WHITE PEOPLE have this paranoid greedy selfish capacity and the power and resources to exert it through force upon everyone else it seems if we are to measure and weigh.  But the capacity is an actual “thing” (entity) that has been examined deeply in the esoteric mystery teachings

Hatred towards each other has been around for a minute and wars and disagreements, genocides and murder are nothing new under the sun extending throughout the globe and history.  Human Contempt is for reals.  We don’t need to keep doing this to each other though, through raising awareness of this existing thought pattern we face as a result of our biological ancestry:

Those who do not seek release from the bondage of the instinctive drives by the road of inner development remain the slaves of their own passionate desirousness or suffer the sterility resulting from its ruthless repression. In any time of crisis these persons have no power to curb their own barbaric reactions. 
M.E. Harding —Psychic Energy

we can super-cede it through conscious choice, effort training and correction.  But we CANT do this if we are ignorant towards it.  And the the people who are falling victim to its strangle hold, are absolutely not aware of it.  They are not aware of it and then they just ruin everything for everyone else because they don’t understand why its not ok to devalue another human .  We must condemn and give justice to all of the outrageous criminals to human rights, understandably.  We also have to realize what is happening on more universal levels so that we can end it and change individuals and groups making these choices that harm people.

We need to understand it so we can see when we are doing it, and when others are doing it and end it through change.

 

For me, the choices I am making for change in long term structural senses, are to increase education regarding consciousness, philosophy, humanitarian and spirituality studies that we may raise the conscious awareness of human beings up to stop the hate attacks from occurring at all through greater understanding.   There are ancient practices and teachings that can connect human beings to each other through a matrix of  strange ties that bind us all.  I experienced these teachings directly through Kelvin Dewolfe and I support his systems and voice as a relevant mechanism for shifting individual awareness of ourselves and each other into a more natural and Human state of being. I am dedicated to promoting these concepts as remedy to poison and for wellness.  People have a right to connect to the ancient mysteries because within the perennial philosophies exists a connection to larger truth and the ability to become a sovereign mind capable of discernment and moral action, instead of the current expression of impulse driven defensive destruction.

When Humans can be so deceived by hate that they may still place belief in Racist and dehumanizing  attitudes, there is a need to change this entire way of thinking on a deep, deep level and understand it at its root.

I learned lessons on some of these roots through research for a lecture I was giving on Fenrir, the wolf of the Norse apocalypse story.

Of course this coming through the Viking stories being extraordinarily ironic due to the Norse sagas relationship to the entirety of the neo-pride movements and the use of the ancient runes and symbols from this mythology and culture.  Perhaps within it the stolen sacred we can find the cure for these attitudes which unduly have usurped its corpse.

The talk was given as part of Feral House publishings Lupercalia festival, and my focus was on how the story of Ragnarok is actually advise for how to put an end to wanton violence through personal sacrifice or an aspect of identity or personal pride for the greater good instead of using pride for great destruction.

I discovered the word wolf used to describe Fenrir:

Etymology[edit]

In Old Norse, vargr is derived from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic *wargaz, ultimately derived from the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European (PIE) root *werg̑ʰ- “destroy”. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother is described (line 1514) as a grund-wyrgen,[1] which may be translated as “cursed creature of the depths”, “bottom-dwelling monster” etc.

vargr (compare modern Swedish varg “wolf”) has arisen as a noa-word for úlfr, the normal Old Norse term for “gray wolf” which is related to similar words in other Indo-European languages and is derived derived from the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European noun *wĺ̥kʷos (“wolf”) and, probably also, the PIE adjective *wl̥kʷós “dangerous”. These words comprise Proto-Tocharian *wä́lkʷë, Proto-Italic *lukʷos, Proto-Balto-Slavic *wilkas, Old Albanian ulk, Greek *lýkos, Proto-Iranian *verk Sanskrit vṛka, Avestan vehrka, Mazandarani varg, Zazaki verg, Old Persian varka- and Persian gorg, among others, all meaning “wolf”.

 

What is that lamp

which lights up men,

but flame engulfs it,

and wargs grasp after it always.

 

In the story, Fenrir the wantonly violent wolf of destruction and hubristic pride must be stopped or everything will get eaten by it.  In many stories he is related to Lucifer, and the concept of pride as a sin because it disregards the well being of others in order to justify the self.  In the saga, Fenrir is stopped through aquiring some golden rope, which is bound around him a little bit like Wonder woman’s golden lasso. This mirrors the story of the binding of lucifer when he is thrown into the pit of abaddon.

It is a bondage of our violent animal nature that carries with it mortality and chaos.

In the Norse depiction, even though Fenrir is bound and punished for his actions, there is a limit to being able to destroy the destroyer/  Because even the wolf deserves to live they cant kill it entirely and they must give it respect and food.

 

To offer this food to the dark wolf, the Hero Tyr (also ODIN) gives his own hand to it to feed it

 

 

 

Tyr the warrior is the only one willing to make the self sacrifice for the honor of the gods by feeding their shame (their animal nature)  through this action of the sacrifice of an aspect of self (the hand) the wild beast of our egoic pride is satisfied and used to help the betterment of all.

“This manne can litle skyl … to saue himself harmlesse from the perilous accidentes of this world, keping ye wulf from the doore (as they cal it). [“The Institution of a Gentleman,” 1555]  ”

The fettered beast was then transported to some suitably lonely and desolate place. The chain was tied to a boulder and a sword was placed in the wolf’s jaws to hold them open. As he howled wildly and ceaselessly, a foamy river called “Expectation” (Old Norse Ván) flowed from his drooling mouth. And there, in that sordid state, he remained – until Ragnarok.[1][2][3]

 

Fenrir (and also Lucifer)  is like a hunger in us that wants acknowledgement recognition and to be righteous.

and this is why people fall for things like Racism.

It is the underlying factor, the root.

The Hubris.

The reason I have chosen “Witch of the Dawn” (www.witchofthedawn.com) to replace “White Witch” is that it is the dawn (or realization) that is the golden rope that contains the hubris of Fenrir.  In some versions of the story, it is not ODIN, but rather a woman who makes the sacrifice to the wolf.  this woman is the Goddess of the Dawn, also known by some to be Augostina, Aurora, or Ozymandias.

Álfröðull (Old Norseelf-beam”,[1] “elf-disc”[2] or “elf-glory, elf-heaven”[3]) is a term and common kenning in Norse mythology. It is ambiguous, referring both to the sun-chariot of the sun goddess Sól (for example, Alfröðull is said to shine in Skírnismál, verse 4[4]) and to the rider (Sól herself). Álfröðull is pulled by two horses, Árvakr and Alsviðr. The chariot is pursued by the wolf Sköll. According to Norse mythology, prior to Ragnarök, Álfröðull will give birth to a daughter and after she is eaten by the wolf, the daughter will take her place.

 

“A daughter shall Alfrodull bear, ere Fenrir shall have swallowed her. The maid shall ride, when the powers die, on her mother’s course.”[6]

Snorri Sturluson cites this passage in his account of Ragnarök in the Gylfaginning section of his Prose Edda.[7]

 

This dawn goddess, parthenogenically reproduces and forms a golden circle around the darkness (the path of the earth around the sun) containing it for all in sacrificial dedication.  She gives her own body as food to it, while constantly replacing herself, much like a mother would give milk to her infant.

 

I dedicate this ritualistic action to sacrificially bind my own Hubris and pride, which is all in this world I have righteous control over and hopefully through this enable liberation of others.  For who really do I have the right to place into bondage, or perform a binding spell upon other than myself?  Who is righteous to judge the hubris of another when the wolf is growling inside our bellies one and all.  Can we put a binding spell upon another when we ourselves have darkness within us to tend?  I hope to kill my own pride and increase humility to humanity at the dawn of every day.  My focus goes to Justice not to punishment as I see fit, for I am certainly confused.

 

 

Responsibility is for everyone when it comes to humanity.  Put a limit on your punishments of others while working towards justice and liberty for all, including yourself.

Action taken in confusion and chaos leads to destruction. There must be placed limitations and boundaries on violence lest it become wanton and possess the bodies of all with no ruler.

The golden rule is the rule that binds chaos and through the golden mean are we freed from its grasp. Pattern seen through discernment of mind and spirit and body show us the golden binding rope to tread upon the back of ever changing chaos through what does not change and is eternal. As a pole star in the sky that all others rotate around give yourself a value and return to it again and again in service of the greater good.

 

 

foe (n.) 
Old English gefea, gefa “foe, enemy, adversary in a blood feud” (the prefix denotes “mutuality”), from adjective fah “at feud, hostile,” also “guilty, criminal,” from Proto-Germanic *faihaz (cognates: Old High German fehan “to hate,” Gothic faih “deception”), probably from PIE root *peig- (2) “evil-minded, treacherous, hostile” (cognates: Sanskrit pisunah “malicious,” picacah “demon;” Greek pikros “bitter;” Latin piget “it irks, troubles, displeases,” piger “reluctant, lazy;” Lithuanian piktas “wicked, angry,” pekti “to blame”). Weaker sense of “adversary” is first recorded c. 1600.
fiend (n.) 
Old English feond “enemy, foe, adversary,” originally present participle of feogan “to hate,” from Proto-Germanic *fijand- “hating, hostile” (cognates: Old Frisian fiand “enemy,” Old Saxon fiond, Middle Dutch viant, Dutch vijand “enemy,” Old Norse fjandi, Old High German fiant, Gothic fijands), from suffixed form of PIE root *pe(i)- “to hurt” (cognates: Sanskrit pijati “reviles, scorns,” Greek pema “suffering, misery, woe,” Gothic faian “to blame,” and possibly Latin pati “to suffer, endure”). According to Watkins, not allied to foe and feud (n.).
As spelling suggests, the word originally was the opposite of friend and described any hostile enemy (male and female, with abstract noun form feondscipe “fiendship”), but it began to be used in late Old English for “the Devil, Satan” (literally “adversary”) as the “enemy of mankind,” which shifted its sense to “diabolical person” (early 13c.). The old sense of the word devolved to foe, then to the imported word enemy.

 

“In ancient Athens, hubris was defined as the use of violence to shame the victim (this sense of hubris could also characterize rape[6]). Aristotle defined hubris as shaming the victim, not because of anything that happened to the committer or might happen to the committer, but merely for that committer’s own gratification:

to cause shame to the victim, not in order that anything may happen to you, nor because anything has happened to you, but merely for your own gratification. Hubris is not the requital of past injuries; this is revenge. As for the pleasure in hubris, its cause is this: naive men think that by ill-treating others they make their own superiority the greater.[7][not in citation given][8][9]

Crucial to this definition are the ancient Greek concepts of honour (τιμή, timē) and shame (αἰδώς, aidōs). The concept of honour included not only the exaltation of the one receiving honour, but also the shaming of the one overcome by the act of hubris. This concept of honour is akin to a zero-sum game. Rush Rehm simplifies this definition of hubris to the contemporary concept of “insolence, contempt, and excessive violence”.[citation needed]””

 

 

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We Are Waist Deep

You have to drop weight now or you will sink into the mud.

What are you clinging to?

The flood waters have risen again,

They are waist deep now

Can you feel it?

Shiver and shake and tremble

We are in the bowels of Hell now

For that is where your instinct lives

Like a DNA cave creature

All your ancestors

Your guts are talking

Listen to them

Look at the BELLY OF THE BEAST

the two snakes are fighting

embroiled in conflict

but this is what makes them ascend

Make adjustments now

Change things now

Drop dead weight

 

Your little balloon still has far to rise

 

In the Dog days of Summer comes the Flooding of the River

Full of Crocodiles

When the Evil rises and the plagues spread

The swarms of Locusts come

Like Manticores to devour

The Hearts of Mankind

This is the influence of Sirius the Dog Star

The Eclipses are bringing changes

To what you have not changed

Meet them with acceptance and patient effort

One Step at a time

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The Hide that Binds : The Golden Skin

Got cluster synchronicity download regarding GOLDEN SKIN

So,

Kept getting stuff about the SKIN removed from something, or like taking off the skin.

I gave a present of a comic book, Black Hole by Charles Burns and on the cover was a skin off of a body:

and there was a pause on it.

Well, then I Ching keeps giving me Hexagram 49 which is literally like the skin of an animal, also like skin shedding like a snake shedding its skin but also like to TAN an animal skin or HIDE, and it kept having the word hide in there haha and hide and skin

https://www.yijing.nl/i_ching/hex_49-64/hex_e_49.htm

Cast off what is obsolete or wrong, or not right for the coming times. Take away a skin or other outside that hinders life. Not all skins can grow, the ones who cannot have to be renewed when the time has come.
It has to be done at the right time, when the old is on the point of breaking, and the new has the possibility to grow. Like the snake sheds his skin at the exact right moment. Sì-day is the day of the snake, the best possible day for skinning.  

 

I had just given a lecture on ECOLOGY, and had looked up its etymological meaning:

ecology (n.) Look up ecology at Dictionary.com1873, oecology, “branch of science dealing with the relationship of living things to their environments,” coined in German by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Ökologie, from Greek oikos “house, dwelling place, habitation” (see villa) + -logia “study of” (see -logy). In use with reference to anti-pollution activities from 1960s.

and it was from home, (a house covers heaven’s view) also domestic dominate which is the DOME like covering yourself with a dome, or something that Covers, conceals or hides which also what heaven and hell mean.

heaven (n.) Look up heaven at Dictionary.comOld English heofon “home of God,” earlier “the visible sky, firmament,” probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cognates Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel “heaven, sky”), which is of uncertain origin. Perhaps literally “a covering,” from a PIE root *kem- “to cover” (also proposed as the source of chemise)

hell (n.) Look up hell at Dictionary.comalso Hell, Old English helhelle, “nether world, abode of the dead, infernal regions, place of torment for the wicked after death,” from Proto-Germanic *haljo “the underworld” (source also of Old Frisian helle, Old Saxon hellia, Dutch hel, Old Norse hel, German Hölle, Gothic halja “hell”). Literally “concealed place” (compare Old Norse hellir “cave, cavern”), from PIE root *kel- (1) “to cover, conceal, save.”

Interestingly enough, this also is what Apocalypse means:

apocalypse (n.) Look up apocalypse at Dictionary.comlate 14c., “revelation, disclosure,” from Church Latin apocalypsis “revelation,” from Greek apokalyptein “uncover, disclose, reveal,” from apo “off, away from” (see apo-) + kalyptein “to cover, conceal,” from PIE root *kel- (1) “to cover, conceal, save.” The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos’ book “Apokalypsis” (a title rendered into English as pocalipsis c. 1050, “Apocalypse” c. 1230, and “Revelations” by Wyclif c. 1380).

 

These words all seem to come from the root KEL:

*kel- (1) Look up *kel- (1) at Dictionary.comProto-Indo-European root meaning “to cover, conceal, save.”   It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit cala “hut, house, hall;” Greek kalia “hut, nest,” kalyptein “to cover,” koleonkoleos “sheath,” kelyphos “shell, husk;” Latin cella “small room, store room, hut,” celare “to hide, conceal,” clam “secret,” clepere “to steal, listen secretly to;” Old Irish cuile “cellar,” celim “hide,” Middle Irish cul “defense, shelter;” Gothic hulistr “covering,” Old English heolstor “lurking-hole, cave, covering,” Gothic huljan “to cover over,” hulundi “hole,” hilm

 

This for some reason made me think about “Hide” like hide from something, and the “Hide” of an animal.

hide (n.1) Look up hide at Dictionary.com“skin of a large animal,” Old English hyd “a hide, a skin,” from Proto-Germanic *hudiz (source also of Old Norse huð, Old Frisian hed, Middle Dutch huut, Dutch huid, Old High German hut, German Haut “skin”).

From PIE root *(s)keu- “to cover, conceal” (source also of Sanskrit kostha “enclosing wall,” skunati “covers;” Armenian ciw “roof;” Latin cutis “skin,” scutum “shield,” ob-scurus “dark;” Greek kytos “a hollow, vessel,” keutho “to cover, to hide,” skynia “eyebrows;” Russian kishka “gut,” literally “sheath;” Lithuanian kiautas “husk,” kutis “stall;” Old Norse sky “cloud;” Old English sceo “cloud;” Middle High German hode “scrotum;”

 

Then My daughter, randomly, out of the blue announces that she understands why something is really Gross in Greek mythology due to a book she is reading from the library and she says:

Its so gross the ZEUS PEES on the Hide of the animal for Orion, at first I didn’t get it because it says micturate, but now I get it that means pee, thats so gross, why would you pee on the skin of an animal?

 

As some of you may remember, I talked about the HIDE of ORION and the PEE in this ritual diary blog entry:

https://ritualdiary.com/2016/06/20/orion-urine-dragon-mystery-dream-and-the-summer-solstice-full-blue-moon/

Which I wrote almost exactly a year ago

The other star is in Orion proper, but located on the head of the HIDE or SKIN he is holding up as his trophy.

It is called :

TABIT

So as I’m reading I come to find out, This skin or HIDE was an OX hide and was URINATED upon in order to produce Orion.

Hyrieus asked for a son. The three gods then took the hide of a cow or bull, urinated in it (the word Orion is related to “urine” in Greek), and buried it. Nine months later Orion emerged from the ground.”

And it looks like Orion kind of means URINE and also “origin”

The Urine could be relatted to TANNING A HIDE, which in the I ching hexagram, 49 is about tanning animal skin, which is done by soaking it in acid and then burying it in the ground, which is exactly how Zeus made Orion.  The same process as tanning the skin of an OX for example.  Its the difference between thick skin,

and thin skin.

and the way you get there is by soaking in acid.

Also this THICK SKIN idea is echoed by many scholars who state the hide of Orion he holds up was his SHIELD, or Protection from harm.

 

And later I was having a conversation about Adam and Eve (related to the Ecology lecture)  and how they tried to Hide or conceal themselves from God.  And part of this hiding extended to their naked bodies,  and they tried to hide the BAD THING they did from god (cheating by eating the apple)  and then they ALSO tried to HIDE their nakedness by covering it over.

But the weird thing is,

They try to hide their NAKEDNESS, not their SKIN.

why you might ask?  because they didn’t have skin yet.

God gives them skin only after they are busted by hiding :

21The LORDGod made garments of skin for Adam and his wife,and clothed them. 

When investigating this idea that Adam and Eve were only covered in skin AFTER being Naked, as part of their punishment for hiding their SHAME.

Shame and Humility came up in the Orion stuff as well:

 

I found out in Hebrew and with the rabbis there is a lot of argument as to what exactly this adam and eve getting skin might mean.  I looked it up and found this:

Ibn Ezra quotes yet another opinion to the effect that, back then an animal lived that bore the shape of a human which God had skinned for human benefit. But after that farfetched conjecture, there were no more. Ibn Ezra’s rationalism could take him no further. With an undertone of skepticism, he uncharacteristically avows his faith in the credibility of the text: “This is the end of our investigation. Let us simply believe that God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin. For who can recount God’s mighty acts, and who can relate God’s deeds and wonders? God’s greatness brooks no scrutiny!” (ad loc. 3:21)

A century later, by the change of a single letter, the classic work of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar, a biblical commentary also authored in Spain, managed to spring the deadend into which Ibn Ezra had stumbled. The context for this exegetical move was a discussion of the special vestments worn by Aaron when officiating in the wilderness sanctuary, the Tabernacle. Because of the holiness of the place, his garments were actually akin to those used in the supernal world, made of remnants of pure light. TheZohar interpreted the rare and opaque noun seradin bigdei serad(garments of serad– Exodus 39:1, 41) to come from the verb saradmeaning to survive or be left over, that is remnants. Given that the Tabernacle was an island of heaven on earth, the priestly garment consisted of remnants from above. The sanctity of the site determined the ethereal nature of the garb.

Similarly holy, according to the Zohar, was the Garden of Eden. We are not to imagine that prior to the “garments of skin” made by God for Adam and Eve, they were utterly naked. On the contrary, their original garb, like that of Aaron in the Tabernacle, consisted of light, in consonance with the purity of their earthly paradise. In Hebrew the words for light and skin are homonyms, both pronounced ‘or but spelled differently, light with an alef and skin with an ayin. That linguistic kinship enabled the Zohar to soar: by sinning, Adam and Eve had their garments of celestial light replaced by “garments of skin,” which merely protected but no longer illuminated. Indeed, it was not their exterior but their interior which had mutated. Beyond paradise, there was neither comfort nor security nor wisdom (Zohar, II, 229a-b). The ethereal light that made everything humanly comprehendible had dimmed.

Some three-and-a-half centuries later, another kabbalist, Isaiah Horowitz, the author of a meta-halakhic work of grand scope and power, made the Zohar‘s explosive distinction between garments of light and garments of skin the linchpin of his mystical worldview. Our garments are our cognitive limitations. Bereft of the light of Eden, we no longer see the interconnectedness of heaven and earth or spirit and matter. Even the perfection of the Torah eludes us. In Eden, for example, we would have instantaneously recognized the Oral Law (the Talmud et al.) to be an integral part of the Written Law, and never needed to extract it through painstaking study and interpretation or to preserve it in written form. The expulsion made everything so much more obscure and impenetrable. Of all human beings since, only Moses attained the spiritual and intellectual powers that were once destined to be our common endowment. (Shenei Luhot Ha-brit, Israel 1997, Pesahim 348-355).

In retrospect, then, Ibn Ezra’s profession of faith was a statement of rationalistic poverty, while the spiritual ardor of the mystics turned clay into gold.

Shabbat shalom,

Ismar Schorsch

 

Then Korinne Wilson’s  blog post shows up on my facebook page, also talking about  GOLDEN SKINS SIMULTANEOUSLY:

https://occultpriestess.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/the-grand-experiment-amenti-style/

In order for humanity to evolve, we had to shed our golden skin, and take on human bodies, entering the reincarnation cycle. Taking on a human body meant taking on all karmic debts of humanity, and the Earth herself.

 

And finally,

it tied back into the previous post on HANDSHAKES and COVENANTS

we have with each other in relationships,

so most of this hiding, seems to be related to how we relate, and the manner in which we approach each other and God and Nature.

When we loosen these skins, our shine comes thorugh

and it is done through how we look upon each other,

and how far under the surface we can see.

I came across this entry, which I have read and posted several times before, that seems also a dictate for how Adam and Eve related to each other, How they rebelled against the agreements they had with God (not to eat the fruit) like we rebel against each other to protect ourselves when we feel threatened.  and how it is that through humility and shame two broken halves may again become whole

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Coming to Meet: Advice from the IChing

Carol Anthony

From “The Challenge of the Heart”-  Love, Sex and Intimacy in Changing Times, edited by John Wellwood (Shambhala 1985)

If we are already involved in defective relationships, these become the means by which we learn the “way of the Sage ” In correcting them we learn the true power of modesty as a shield and sword. Modesty alone arouses the Creative Power. Through modesty, that is, through doing nothing at all, we achieve everything.

“Coming to Meet” (Hexagram 44) describes a correct relationship as one in which two people come to meet each other halfway. Halfway means that both are open and receptive to each other. Coming to meet halfway also must be mutually voluntary, based on the principle of spontaneous attraction described in “The Marrying Maiden” (54) as the “essential principle of relatedness.” We must maintain reserve in our relationships until the coming to meet is mutual. Maintaining reserve is the correct action (or non action). Coming to meet halfway is possible only between people who are mutually honest and sincere in their way of life. It is the great joy of such relationships that they are full of mutual trust and sensitivity.

We understand “coming to meet” better if we compare it to a contract made between two people. If one is indolent in performing his part, or has mental reservations about what he is willing to do, the contract may fail. Although such a person may have entered the contract without any immediate objections, his attitude may contain objections which arise only at the time his obligations are to be performed. Such a person may secretly feet that contracts are not to be taken seriously, or, on seeing how difficult it is to fulfill his part, he may hedge on doing it because of some idea that all contracts are subject to fitting into his concept of what is reasonable.” In any case, it is impossible to come to meet such a person halfway, and the I Ching repeatedly advises us that it is better for us to go on our way alone and to wait until the fundamentals of unity are firmly established before we commit ourselves to other people. When we cater to another person’s ego because it is uncomfortable to go on our way alone, we choose the high road of comfort rather than the low road of modesty and loneliness. Withdrawal from the high road is the action often counseled by the I Ching.

If a person is treating us presumptuously, and if we remind him of this, he may correct his habits for a few days, but gradually revert to the same pattern of neglect. This he does from egotistical indolence-some- thing in his point of view makes him feel he has the right to be indifferent. Likewise, we must withdraw from the indolent person, “cutting our inner strings” of attachment to him, and no longer look at his wrongdoings with our inner eye. This enables the person to see what he is doing in the mirror created by the void. By dispersing any alienation we may feel, we also lend strength to his superior self. Momentarily, his ego is overcome. We need to realize that this change is short-lived, but it is an essential beginning. The change does not last because it is only founded on his response to feeling the void. It becomes a permanent change when he sees clearly that unity with others depends upon his devoting himself to correcting his mistakes. Only then can we abandon a more formal way of relating to him.

The strength of a person’s ego corresponds to the amount of attention it can attract. On the most simple level this recognition is by eye-to-eye contact; on the more basic inner level we strengthen other people’s egos by watching them with our inner eye. If we are annoyed with someone, we are watching him with our inner eye. Only when we withdraw both our eye-to-eye contact and our inner gaze do we deprive his ego of its power. An I Ching line says, “We cannot lead those whom we follow.” By following others with our inner eye we do not walk our own path but attend to theirs. This gratifies their ego. It is as if we are attached to them by hidden underground cables, which must be cut. It is as if we are acting as a lifeguard who is watching to save them from themselves. As long as they recognize that someone is going to save them, they carelessly begin to swim with the sharks. They do this not only because they feel a false sense of security, but because it guarantees that we pay attention to them. As long as we play the role of lifeguard, the others we care about will not save themselves; for their own good it is necessary to withdraw, cut our inner strings and leave matters up to them; this is also to cease doubting them.

Inner withdrawal is an action of perseverance that has its own reward, but only when it is modest perseverance, not an attempt to impress others by getting them to notice our withdrawal. In many situations the problem is resolved, not through any external action that arises spontaneously on our part, but by simply “letting it happen,” through letting go of the problem. Our “action” is to “let go”

 

All of these couple and relating symbols can be extended past personal relationships, and how we get along with each other up into how we get along with the Earth and the Universe and Spirit as well. (Ecology)

It can also be made to symbolize the relationship we have with our own mind and its behavior.

in fact this method of toughening the skin through Humility is the path itself through seeing not only your view, but the view of the other, whether that is your partner, nature or Spirit, this is the way taught by Kelvin DeWolfe, also in his system, “The Way of Heaven” how when we can achieve the perspective not only of the self, but also of the other we are expanded.

the simple action of the recognition of the inclusion of other perspectives is what encourages growth through relating.

I found that the HOUSE and the COVER is to protect things so that they can GROW like a seed and this is what the word HUSBAND (like Adam) also is related to:

husband (n.) Look up husband at Dictionary.comOld English husbonda “male head of a household, master of a house, householder,” probably from Old Norse husbondi “master of the house,” literally “house-dweller,” from hus “house” (see house (n.)) + bondi “householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant,” from buandi, present participle of bua “to dwell” (from PIE root *bheue- “to be, exist, grow,” and compare bond (adj.)). Beginning late 13c. it replaced Old English wer as “married man (in relation to his wife)”

Coming from the root:

*bheue- Look up *bheue- at Dictionary.com*bheuə-, also *bheu-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning “to be, exist, grow.”  It is the hypothetical source of Sanskrit bhavah “becoming,” bhavati “becomes, happens,” bhumih “earth, world;” Greek phyein “to bring forth, make grow,” phytosphyton “a plant,” physis “growth, nature,” phylon “tribe, class, race,” phyle “tribe, clan;” Old English beon “be, exist, come to be, become, happen;” Old Church Slavonic byti “be,” Greek phu- “become,” Old Irish bi’u “I am,” Lithuanian bu’ti “to be,” Russian byt’ “to be.”

Like a Gardener that grows things in a garden, but is also just a plant itself.

Somehow through becoming DOMESTICATED and having the humility of our thin skins revealed to each other we become stronger and grow together like plants living  in a garden .

 

Having stated all of this, to put it past philosophy it must be practiced.  There are ancient Taoist ways of practicing techniques to achieve this that have been developed extensively.  Several of them are Taught by Kelvin Dewolfe in his Paradigm of Power system, where you can engage the practices internally in order to come into this way of being in a real and living fashion, and feel these insights for yourself.

Please SHARE BELOW in comments section if you also had any Skin shedding or GOLDEN SKIN Synchronicities arrive

 

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