The Star Gate

In October 2003 the artistic entity Bestia Centauri was asked by an adherent of the ONA to create a new version of the dark pathworking ‘The Self-Immolation Rite’. Bestia Centauri asked me whether I could provide illustrations for the seven dark spheres of the ONA’s Septenary. Above you can see the last dark sphere ‘the Star Gate’. The Star Gate opens up the Acausal, and plunges one head(less)long in the Abyss. It is the abode of the Dark Gods, the place where Crawling Chaos reigns supremely. The journey towards this ‘place’ forms the alchemical process of the seven-fold way which offers hardship and joy at the same time. It forms a Path towards Awakening.

“And this, monks, is the Noble Truth of dukkha (suffering): birth is dukkha, and disease is dukkha, and dying is dukkha (…).”(Aspect of the first of the Four Noble Truths of the Buddha)

Design based on photographs taken at a Parisien cemetry.

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How to become one of Satan’s Treasures?

Les Trésors de SatanTake a look at Jean Delville’s marvelous painting ‘Les Trésors de Satan’. I had the chance to see it for real during an exhibition featuring various Symbolist artists, and when I stood in front of this momumental painting my mind was engulfed by this yellowish, gold-coloured river of nude men and women writhing like snakes. A stream of vibrant flesh with acid overtones. I noticed how the majestic purple shone brilliantly as it exposed its royal character to the onlooker.

Look carefully and you can see the bodies melting together and fusing their energies for they are (being) attracted towards each other. Exposing their otherwise repressed desires they feel at home in Satan’s Temple. This is not God’s Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were confronted with the Serpent, and where Eve was tempted to rebel against her god in order “to acces even greater worlds” (Against Happiness, Eric G. Wilson). “Fallen from perfect and eternal concord” Adam and Eve were taken up by the ever-becoming Flux of life. Self-consciousness was born: a division of spirit and matter – res cogitans versus res extensa. Yet not diametrically opposed but supporting and enforcing the other; the interaction between mind and environment.

By becoming one of Satan’s treasures one enters His ‘Garden of Eden’: the subconscious; just like the coral reef one wanders a drowned land. Georges Bataille calls this the continuum where reason and work no longer rule. This is the domain of extasy and eroticism. This is the realm where the melancholic souls dwell and make love with one another. Dive into Being itself, the river of flesh & blood and become fluid. Listen to the Will to Power and yield all resistance and let the orgiastic energy take over. Just like in a absinthe-feverish dream anguish (existential angst) and excitement become one. Let the Death Drive take over and put your Self into Satan’s most willingful Hands.

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Invocation of the Mistress of Blood

Dedicated to the Mistress of Blood by V.K. Jehannum.

V.K. Jehannum

{This rite invokes Mother Earth (referred to as Baphomet the Mother of Blood by the Order of the Nine Angles) for the purpose of spiritually empowering oneself. Baphomet is the Earth itself, so witches of any tradition can perform it and evolve thereby. It is optimal for this ritual to be performed facing the North, and the sigil of Baphomet depicted at the bottom of the script should be placed on the altar or on the floor. It is great for this rite to be performed in a natural area, but any location will do. A jar can be filled with leaves, grass, and dirt and placed on the altar to presence natural energies which will be conducive to the ritual. Focus on feelings of love and/or admiration for the Earth (Baphomet) as you perform the invocation. View yourself as a cub approaching her Mother for nourishment, and you will…

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The Abyssal Fire

“The whole world is in flames, the whole world is consumed by fire, the whole world trembles.” (Samyutt., 1.133 – Evola 95 p49).

The central force of samsaric existence, which in Buddhism is the beginning-less cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again, is tanha, our thirst or craving for life to renew itself, its will-to-power, life’s insatiable quest for satisfaction and gratification. Tanha can therefore be seen, metaphorically, as “the general condition from which there arise all kinds of affects.” It simply expresses “the most general and basic condition of being an inhabitant of samsara – or even the cosmos itself.” (Morrison 1997: 141)  It is only human to thirst for sensual pleasure; a thirst which is always present and can be never completely satisfied. Our existence simply never is full circle; we are conditioned / marked by a permanent lack. Now Evola states that according to the Buddhist teachings “thirst, craving, burning” stand at the root of “experience in general” and we can therefore speak of a “burning world”.

Everything connected to this earthly life, this causal way of living, is actually ‘burning’: our six internal sense bases (eye, ear, …), our six external sense bases (sound, smell, …),  our consciousness connected to these sense bases, what one feels (pleasure, pain, neither). By this “burning” (āditta) is meant the following (wikipedia: Fire Sermon):

  • the fire of passion (rāgagginā)
  • the fire of aversion (dosagginā)
  • the fire of delusion (mohagginā)
  • the manifestations of suffering: birth, aging and death, sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses and despairs.

It is “human, only human” not to be aware of this Burning, this heat underneath our feet because the mundanes do not notic  that the world as it appears to us by the senses, the causal realm, is actually on fire. Their senses are somnambulant so they  never experience this ‘link’, this fluid of energy between our mind/consciousness, body (blood, semen as main operators), events & happings, Nature and the Cosmic as a whole. For the mundanes perceive everything through their own particular narrow-minded and causal-oriented looking glass. They are focussed on events with limited effects. In fact we can say that they are blind and do not feel. They feel certain passions, certain aversions and delusions, and of course they suffer, but they do not ask themselves why this occurs, why this is happening to them and they lack cosmic perspective.

For them tanha does not have a wholesome effect, instead they are led by their passions and desires for these are not genuine. To uplift these passions, these aversions, these pains is not something they are focussed on. They just try to avoid the pain and their aversions and their passions are mostly consumer-made, causal addictions that provide no spiritual surplus whatsoever. The Pali commentator Buddhaghosa points out that the spiritual ignorant person is like a thirsty cow who tries to slake her thirst by drinking hot water ‘which gives no satisfaction’, and represents unskilful action leading to continual frustration and sorrow. (Morrison 1997: 145) This kind of frustration is called dukkha.

From a Buddhist point of view one must therefore become skilful by thirsting after those things that bring real satisfaction. This can be done by taking up the Buddhist brahmacariya or the pursuit of excellence. Of course it takes courage to wade through the Fire and one needs wisdom to choose this path and one must learn from one’s suffering (pathei matos) and not hide from it by letting tanha taking control.

The Fire within does not touch the mundanes, it does not and cannot burn them, while for those working on their alchemical change (for instance 7FW) the Fire torments, but also serves as a catalyst to go beyond one’s identity and enter the Sacred. The Fire burns our ‘wordly clothes’ and thus we stand headless, ritually dressed or naked before the Altar of Madness.

This Sacrificial Fire burns without hesitation or remorse for at the moment of our mundane death (our Sein-zum-Tode) we are all equal. Important: do not confuse this Fire with the way we ‘use’ this element in order to provide energy  and goods for our earthly life. This kind of fire, as Heidegger would say, has been tamed for utilitarian aims, namely technics. this kind of fire is seen in alchemical terms as being ‘unnatural’ and it has a function in the world of work. This world of work and technics needs the elements as a resource, as a fuel to power projects.

The Fire of the Burning world, as catalyst of skillful tanha, is what I would call Abyssal Fire. It serves as the fuel for the nigredo and the rubedo of the Alchemical path. The design of the Acéphalic shows a burning heart. This is an important occult symbol and from an antinomian point of view it shows the heart of the Adept being burnt by the Abyssal Fire. Skilful tanha shaping one’s future presence, the coming of the Homo Galactica wielded by Fire and Storm.

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Literature:

Nietzsche and Buddhism – R.G. Morrison (1997)

The Doctrine of Awakening – J. Evola (1995)

Inspiration:

Fellow Adepts

D. Myatt & ONA

Zen Buddhism (Zazen)

Short meditation on Suffering – The Scars of Victory

What does his lifeless body show you? A carrier of non-knowledge. The Victim has become the King as he lies before the empty Throne of your Ratio. Lossless. A Tortured object. Dismemberment. A valueless sensation that exalts the senses of the onlookers. Imagine him screaming, agonizing as the white of his peering and gasping eyes reflects the image of the executioner-priest meticulously sculpting his work of art. The lacerations – blood red, infectious rivers polluted with Lust & Desire – that may carry you away into the core of the Labyrinth. The Body has just become Sovereign as it rises above the Zeitgeist. Seamed with bites, scars and passionate kisses, a story is being unfolded with unknown symbols: the work of God is desecrated, beheaded. A bodily grimoire holding the key. Suffering becomes an endless victory; an occult tangent never reaching its aim. ANGUISH = COMMUNICATION.