Sunday, February 26, 2012

Promethea Issue 10: Sex, Stars & Serpents

So in the wonderful Comic Book Promethea, she gets initiated by Jack Faust into the Chakra Kundalini System in a rather tantric way. Read issue 10 if you wanna see it all: here are some teasers. The first image is from Issue 9 though.

earthly consciousness

lunar sphere of dream, imagination, sexual fantasy

solar plexus, strength, power, desire, fire, mars, heat, fierceness

heart, sorrow, joy, soul, sun, gold, love

abyss, beyond existence, knowledge enters, where holy information leaks

female principle, roles & identities turn inside out: magicians are male, their symbol is the wand, they seek to penetrate the mystery, once they succeed, they become magic, the mystery, that which is penetrated, they become female, hermaphrodite

pure white diamond brilliance, crown, step out of time

Come Sail Away on Moon River Styx

Alternative Cartman Version :p

In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. The old Greeks believed that the deceased lived on as shadows in Hades' Underworld. Hermes (Promethea) guided the dead to the mythical river Styx, where Charon brought them with a ferry to the other side.

Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your wayTwo drifters, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end, waitin' 'round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

Alan Watts - Belief & Faith

"...because I believe that there is a strong distinction between faith on the one hand and belief on the other. That belief is as a matter of fact quite contrary to faith, because belief is really wishing, it's from the Anglo-Saxon root Leaf/ve (?) = to wish, and belief stated say in the creed, is a fervant hope that the universe will turn out to be thus and so, and in this sense therefor belief precludes the possibility of faith, because faith is openness to truth to reality - whatever it may turn out to be.

I want to know the truth, that is the attitude of faith, and therefor to use ideas about the universe and about God as something to hang on to, in the spirit of rock of ages cleft for me, and there's something very rigid about a rock. And we are finding our rock getting rather worn out in an age where it becomes more and more obvious that our world is a floating world. It's a world floating in space, where all positions are relative and any point may be regarded as the center. A world that doesn't float on anything and therefor the religious attitude appropriate to our time is not one of clinging to rocks, but of learning to swim, and you know that if you get in the water and you've nothing to hold onto, and you try to behave as you would on dry land, you will drown. But if on the other hand if you trust yourself to the water, and let go, you will float, and this is exactly the situation of faith."

from Zen Clues. More quotes on Clinging to Belief.

Happy Birthday to me: Path 31

Highway 31
Shin, Judgment, Aeon, Rebirth, Inner Calling
intellectual rational path to enlightenment
involves apocalyptic world-shattering revelation

(10) Ten let the countdown begin (9) I was born in the mind
(8) Take the head of a snake (7) Behold Armaggedeon
(6) Ain't no love for the rich (5) Only strong will survive
(4) Cause we live by the sword (3) Plus sixty degrees
(2) For the black and the blue (1) For the sun.. step into millenium