Friday, June 22, 2007

Latest edition stumbles into the light

I can feel the presence of Eris this Solstice.
The new edition of MQ#11 has arrived, and you can find it here.

[except today that link seems to have sometimes reverted to pointing to Issue #10, the RAW Memorial - like I said, some kakodaemons seem to have got into the works]
I will revert to my own previous version of this post, which at least relates to the picture above, and to Bobby's Inundation of the Nile picture of Isis and Osiris which I had lifted for the permanent link on the right...The Arrival of Hapi (god of fertility) perhaps I should have wished you all a Hapi Solstice?

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
W.B.Yeats (1919)
I realise that most-but-not-all people around the MLA find Crowley more interesting than Yeats, and probably most Eng Lit people who like Yeats know very little about his life in magick (and battles with Crowley). Well, that'll give you something to research until we get back online.
I don't know if the 'rough beast slouching' comment counts as a sly dig at Crowley and the New Aeon.

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