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4 October (Sol) Liber VII, 4:18-25

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:15 am

18. Worshipful are ye, O my lovers; let us forward to the dimmest hollow!
19. There we will feast upon mandrake and upon moly!
20. There the lovely One shall spread us His holy banquet. In the brown cakes of corn we shall taste the food of the world, and be strong.
21. In the ruddy and awful cup of death we shall drink the blood of the world, and be drunken!
22. Ohé! the song to Iao, the song to Iao!
23. Come, let us sing to thee, Iacchus invisible, Iacchus triumphant, Iacchus indicible!
24. Iacchus, O Iacchus, O Iacchus, be near us!
25. Then was the countenance of all time darkened, and the true light shone forth.
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Re: 4 October (Sol) Liber VII, 4:18-25

Postby RobertAllen » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:40 am

18. Worshipful are ye, O my lovers; let us forward to the dimmest hollow!
19. There we will feast upon mandrake and upon moly!
20. There the lovely One shall spread us His holy banquet. In the brown cakes of corn we shall taste the food of the world, and be strong.
21. In the ruddy and awful cup of death we shall drink the blood of the world, and be drunken!
22. Ohé! the song to Iao, the song to Iao!
23. Come, let us sing to thee, Iacchus invisible, Iacchus triumphant, Iacchus indicible!
24. Iacchus, O Iacchus, O Iacchus, be near us!
25. Then was the countenance of all time darkened, and the true light shone forth.


It's not that different arguments are being made in these various sections, but that the style of the argument has changed with the planet. The solar gods look upon the same reality that was considered in Saturn, but see it in their own terms. The drama of these 'Sol' words are public, the cup of death belongs in a Wagnerian Opera!

The individual points of view are both complete and incomplete at the same time. Complete in the sense that the whole of the bridal is considered; incomplete in that only when all of them are swimming in the heart and mind do we finally draw closer to the reality that is only given partial shape in each of the various sections.

I suspect there is drunken excess in each, but the intoxication in each is arrived at via a different mode!

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