Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Of the four Gods, the All, and Mankind, the persons in my mythology, the one dearest to me since I was a child was Hermes. Here I synchronize and shuffle the archetypes of the Savoir, the Prankster, the Magician, and the Alchemist as modes of the same.





3 – pointer – HERMES



            We start with Hermes, the hermeneutic God, whose mythology deserves a hermeneutical reading.

            The God is born of the virgin Maia, to the God of Gods, but in a humble cave. Precocious, the child invents a lyre on his birthday, and to better the family wealth of his mother, an single mother, he robs the cattle of the sun God Apollo. With a series of wiles and tricks, he succeeds in stealing the cows, sacrificing and eating some, and in the process invents fire.

            Eventually the elder Apollo uses divinization and the words of snitch to identify the newborn babe as the cattle-thief. The boy elegantly eludes the God of reason, inventing rhetoric, and therefore, the god of Reason must take his case before the High Will of Zeus.

            Zeus sees through the Hermetic deceptions, and laughs in applause for his upstart son. The cattle are located, and at the last moment Hermes plays the lyre, such music that fascinates and enchants Apollo, who fully sells the cattle, to Hermes. Later, Hermes will invent the pipes as well, but cannot get the power of divination from Apollo, who instead gives him his double-snaked caduceus wand. Hermes invents his own mode of divination through pebbles.

            As a youth, he becomes the messenger of the Gods the “Logos” who speaks God’s words, and who alone can cross all boundaries, even into the underworld. Thus he is a psychopomp, and takes the departed spirit to his final abode. Thus he wears sandals with wings, to show his speed and limitless travel.

            He becomes the god of logic, math, interpretation, barter, money, and exchange, and also of deception, thievery, and the magical arts.

            When Zeus hides his mistress Io in the shape of a cow, Hera sends Argus the thousand eyed to guard her at all times. Hermes comes as a traveler and tells such wonderful stories, and plays such soothing music, that Argos is at first enthralled, and then, with the touch of the Caduceus, which is a wand of sleep, all thousand of his eyes go out, and so does he, when Hermes slays him.

            His most frequent lover was Aphrodite, and their child is Eros, among others.

            So basically, the structure of the myth is an infant who stills the sun (Apollo’s cattle and then his heart), the stars (the thousand eyes of Argus watching over Io), and the moon (Io herself, the lunar cow mother goddess). And all this goes on to confirm the caduceus as hypnotic wand, and the use of symbols, interpretations, icons, money, deceit, insight, to take away the light of direct experience, and enter the mythic realm, as psychopomp, into the heaven of symbols itself.

            Thus it is right that Jesus also was born in a cave, as was Buddha, for they follow the same mythic path, the closing off from Maia, Mara, Maya, Mary, the external light of reason, and going into intuition – thus his precociousness – and ultimately, a personal interpretation of intuition. Thus he is God of math, money, and writing.

            All your experiences, all your discipline, all your work, can fall into the magic wand of your fingers, to the wand of your pen, into the scratch of your nail into each situation, if only you know how to translate and interpret. Precedence is the largest part of courage. Well you have already done this new challenge a thousand times, if you know how to see metaphorically. Wooing that girl is like wooing your older sister, is like catching that rabbit behind the barn, like a thousand other things, if you know how to interpret. Sophia is the drive of all actions, but the transformation of all actions into each other is the Hermetic interpreter.

The alchemical writings are based on the Hermetical writings of the Greeks and Egyptians. Here, for example, are the verses of the Green Tablet (adapted from Isaac Newton’s translation):

Tis true, doubtless fully true

That as above, so below, as below, so above,

and so the miracle is one.

All things were mediated by the one,

all things are born by adaption from this one.


The Sun is its Father, the moon its mother

The wind has borne it, the earth nursed it,

The father of all the perfect world is here.


Its force is full if converted to earth

Separate earth from fire, subtle from gross, be soft and work hard

It ascends to heaven and descends to earth, receiving the best from both.


And by this means you will have the world’s glory, to shine through all obscurity.

Its force is the highest force, for it sublimates the subtlest and penetrates the solidest

This created the world.

From this comes all being and doing, and this word is their making.


Hence I am thrice-great Hermes, having the tree parts of the philosophy of the world.

My saying of the sun’s operation is now accomplished and done.


            Interpretation is not by eyes alone, but by brave deeds. Thus the interpreter is the brain and body, the incarnated thing. A clever way of seeing things melts like clouds unless you incarnate your interpretation in the bold of history. Bold as a promise, but bolder as living fact.

            Kristna, the christened – what oil christens this God? The amniotic fluid: thus the man is baptized upon birth, and any subsequent baptisms is an unbirth and loss. Therefore, the Christ, the Kristna, Dionysius, Hercules, all these stand for the Godmen, or, simply seen, for each man’s own body, his own incarnation of his God-will.

            Christ is demigod, Hercules, Kristna, the giants before and after the flood, Gilgamesh 2/3 god (Gods can control the nature of their DNA), Achilles – born always of Love, fatherless, or if fathered, the father is overshadowed by the mother. They are born mortal, until their passion when the mortality is burned off and they aspire to pure Godhead. The demigod must burn in fire to turn to ash the first-flesh, and translate into passion.

            Hermes is the Logos, the word of God, messenger of the Gods, and by his clever interpretations, a liar as well, in hermetic subtletly. He is the original “good shephard” a “shephard of men” of which the gospels steal the epiteph and put it on a man who was instead a carpenter. Herems was born of Maia, whose month is May, born a virgin birth – virginal barren ocean Maratine. Her son is the word become flesh. All Godmen stand for a union of God and man, as opposed to the Demons, the union of God and idea.

            It is important to see that Hermes was not a liar, per se, but a twister, an interpreter, the Father of modern day Hermanuetics. Hermes is thought is Thoth. Hermes the turner.

            The archetype is best seen in no one instance, but in the most famous instances: Thoth, Hermes, Prometheus, Jesus, Buddha, as the spiritually ambitious magicians, thieves, and pranksters.

            As an emanation of the jealous God Hera, Haephestas is lame – all Christs are lame, and they are always double, as with Jacob the heel-God, and Esau (who is red Adam). Balder is struck in the heel by a mistletoe, and Frigg is to blame, but really Loki, trickster Giant with the blood of a God. Balder as beloved of Odin – goes to hell, is improperly grieved, but comes to rule the world after Ragnorakk.

            Lame by the bite of Mother’s spite, upon the ankle of testicular delight. Jacob snatches from Esau – that is, from Adam, from Man – his rights, belongings, and rightful due, again and again, with some pointers from mom, against the will of dad, till his brother comes as God himself and wrestles him lame at the dawn of day. Jacob the heel must also stumble. And here Jacob and Esau are Jesus and Judas, lovers to betray each other at the spiteful whim of a pack of Mary’s – both to hang, both to die. Achilles is also struck through the heel by Paris, who flattered mother Aphrodite; Krishna was wounded the same, Ra is bit by the snake of Isis. Woman makes and unmakes her man!

            (The Godlings, the demigods of flesh are born to balance the angels of desire, the Muses, sister Satan, who though he also took the appearance of a man, was never flesh, but always hallucination of others, eternally an angel, elfish to the last.)

            Christ is Kama, the demigod of love who died for his presumption, to be reborn as a spiritualized love. Kama is cupid, and cupid is the silly finger of Eros. Eros is in all things, the force of attraction in all things, yet being a pridefully modest God, he dons the wings and smirk of a teenage prankster, and attacks all the world with the folly of love, until at least by stupid chance he falls in love with a mortal, more beautiful than his “mother” and lover Aphrodite, the first human more lovely than the goddess of love – Psyche: butterfly spirit.

            Christ is torn by four – the four way cross pulls this demigod into his respective parts: God and corpse. “My will, my will, why  have you forsaken me” “to hell with you!”

            From spirit came father and son, that is, genius and idol, or creator and created. The son is metaphorically called Jesus, but the first incarnation was in fact Cain of Satan. Satan is angel, or verb, or change. Luciana (called “Lucifer”) her  mother. Yahweh, called husband, or “man of war”, is the initiator of man’s law into creativity, or simply: will. As it was said: God created for six days, and created man in this image of creator. But man was the Elohim which created through the language of Spirit, willed by the Yahweh, and IAO a mere servant and child of Elohim, which is spoken better of as the fury of Odin. The father of the new testament, who is not Yahweh, as Jesus is no son to IAO, this father is the hiding God. The Father incarnated as Moses, the son incarnated as Jesus, the Spirit incarnated as Muhammad.

The son, who is logos cum flesh, formulated by the greeks with the logos Hermes, son of wind, or full of spirit, who was born of the virgin maia, or again the Sea, the Mary. Horus is also born an incarnation to a virgin, the “prince of peace.” In Latin, Jove (Ya-way) and Juno (Yoni) are not the diad of Will and Wisdom, but in fact two aspects of the will, whence Zeus has the greater wisdom. Juno is the jealous God, the forceful God, the youthful God, and yes, the Yoni, but the Yoni nonproductive, and thus destructive, and thus, in her way, male.

            Christ is AntiChrist is Judas, who is also called the beloved. The Christ is the one who would save mankind by first threatening it. Returning to hell is his threat, and he calls it “born again” and says “everyone must be sprinkled with fire.” Therefore, Christ, that which is anointed (with semen, God’s word), or that which would save, is necessarily suicidal, as the case of Judas on the cross, or Nero the artist, or Hitler the spokesman. Sacrifice, or burning, or halocaust is the doctrine of Judas, and also the starting point for all major religions. It is suicide, or the life of dying. Buddha the enlightened closes off all external light for the inner lux, the lamp unto himself. Thus he is opposer to entropy and time, by killing consciousness in terms of a mind without awareness, or the nirvana hell of chaos, the complete non-ness of reality, or the peace of zero. Buddha is the antipersonality, whose personality is merely parable to get beyond personality—just as all Buddhist literature aims at the end of literature. He rejects wife and child in favor of self, but since it is not a self flowing into others, it suicides. Thus it is the gospel of suicide (as all the gospels are) which, in fact, is the spirit of Christ-AntiChrist. KRST means both Christ and cursed, as it is said, “Cursed is he who is hung on a tree,” meaning, for those who forget, that the Christ lives in hell. Amen.

            Dukka suffering, is consciousness of Christ, and thus is the essence of Buddhism, the circle one escapes and becomes by destroying. Mara, or maya illusion is symbol, symbolic-mind, and is characterized by change, time, desire, or in fact, matter in her dimensions. It is only in the total focus or complete nonfocus that the mind establishes a sense of equality to the body of mother, becoming a complete zero. Buddha is the idol block into Nirvana, and requires amnesia.

            Samsara rebirth, is the dream of the dead mind. Mind is the matter of brain in the dimension of experience, eternal.

            Jesus, however, is the Suicidal, ever dying, eternally dying. He resurrects, and then he dies again, will always die again. This is his wisdom and his way.

            Krist the twice born, Dionysus, “light of mount Nysses – mount of the lame!” torn to the heart by titans, ripped to shreds, but his heart is indestructable. From the innermost of his heart, he ever grows again. Though his mother is irradiated by unvieled glory, the child is impervious, the child will become the God.

            The logos as wind is the psychopomp. Hermes and Jesus are able to leap gaps (not by faith, but by reason), because they are not visual lines, they are air. In the same way, if you cannot visualize a transition, a mere verbal trick will bridge the gap.

            The godmen throughout the ages – and Jesus a latecomer in this game! – die upon a cross because their nature wishes to be broke apart upon a bisected set of lines U. That is why Dionysus, who is both sun and earth, gets torn to pieces. Prometheus, who is both Satan and Savoir, crosses the boundaries between earth and heaven, and thus necessaril invents writing (the fire within the reed). Hermes is also said to have invented fire, writing, and math – historically, capitolistic merchants invented these – and he is of course the crosser of boundaries, as the psychopomp, of the few of the gods free to descend into hades and return, and from his infancy, when he stole cattle from Apollo, the god of boundaries and order and also such trangressions that do not break the boundaries.. He teaches Apollo music, he teaches Pan masturbation. These myths are god-breathed, they are breathed out of the unconscious ocean.

            So the god man tends to decompose into his elements: corpse and ghost. “He cried out loud and gave up the ghost.” Things are different for the God angel, the Archon.

            Is Bacchus more akin to the GodAngel? Made of a similar substance? Dionysus mixes earth and heaven, like a square-based pyramid tipped with a pheonix. Dionysus does not cross boundaries, he is no transgressor: he blurs boundaries, dissolves differences, in the mushroom intoxicated orgy that invented the good tropes. Good sheep later follow these creeds, but they by no means invented them. Synesthesia is required to descend so deep in the metphor mind, to say “everything is everything” and mean it. And so Dionysus is not quite a savoir figure. He says there is nothing to be saved from. He dies, he returns, he is forever bipolar.

            Hermes at least recognizes boundaries, or he would be no trickster, would not another form of Prometheus, who comes before the Gods, and leaves after the Gods. But Dionysus can do no wrong precisely because he cannot be assualted by lines and divisions. Perhaps this is why he loves Ariadne, who defeats a trap of lines with yet another line.

            Dante founds the entrance to hell amidst a forest – the pubic hair around the vulva, and wolf stands for womb, as in the moon turning men to werewolves or little Red getting swallowed in. He is  transgressor, not because he is inspired, but because he is a poet, and that’s what poets do. The vulva of mother earth – abandon all hope indeed! It takes a Christian to find the wold’s vulva horrible.

            No guide in the universe could take Dante to to the center of hell outwards to the edge of heaven, except Hermes, for he is greater than Beatrice and Virgil combined.




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