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The Hawk and the Serpent Part 1
“And Satan is worshipped by men under the name of Jesus” Aleister Crowley The Vision and the Voice, Cry of the 3rd Aether. 1 Lilith (Part 1) He had only seen a bright red rose sprouting from a dead gray valley. There was no sound, it was as if all sound had been vacuumed out of the world. A rose in the dead darkness, but then the sun began to rise and he saw the gray fade into green. His neck felt light, no heavy chain of the crucifix, no heat burning his chest. No tiny sounds of machines or drifting brown clouds, the clouds were white and fluffy as the Sun lifted over the mountain. A huge red rose lifted from the middle of the brook, he was standing in the brook, only now could he feel its cold water rushing around his ankles, the small pebbles under his toes. A humming bird suddenly appeared in front of him, he could hear the buzzing of its wings against the silence of the valley. “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” His mother’s voice, so serene like she was still alive and without any fear, without any worry.......
The Hawk and the Serpent Part 2
1 Lilith Part 2 The heat was licking the pavement, he stepped over a dead body, looked like a 9 year old girl who was rotting out in the sun, some dogs had eaten off half her face and both her arms. He had learned to repress thoughts when he saw this. But his blood pressure was having an unusual rise, the crucifix around his neck was getting warm, he had to control his thoughts and feelings or he would be in trouble. A drone hovered over the dead body, it’s loud speaker blasting its creaky voice: “Deuteronomy 17 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant; 17:3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel; 17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.......
The Hawk and the Serpent Part 3
1 Lilith Part 3 His boss appeared on his terminal screen. “We see you have been taking walks on Saturday, that could lead to flagging, you know it is much safer for you to work on Saturdays. The sunny Saturday makes idle the hands, don’t let your hands fall into the Devil’s works Mark. Never forget what the Lord said to us about the Sun, Mark: Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Stop looking at the Sun on Saturdays and get back to work Mark we need to you every day, we wouldn’t want to see your talent wasted.” He was unconsciously drawn to the Sun, he wasn’t supposed to spend any unnecessary time outside, he had to check himself, he realized the system was starting to take unhealthy notice of him. As soon as his boss hung up the call he could feel the tears welling up in his eyes. He fought to keep his breathing even and blood pressure normal. If he allowed himself to register too much stress he knew he would meet the same fate as that young girl.......
Into Outer Space
So will we go into space or will we nuke ourselves. Then just how horrible will living in space be? If you have ever seen the 1979 movie Over the Edge you can see the deliterious effect of the lack of any kind of real nature on the human psyche. The earth itself is a space ship, riding through the galaxy around the sun. But its a gigantic organic space ship, with lots of quiet natural spaces. How would it be living in a completely artificial environmnet? Wouldn’t a trip to Mars effectively be the most brutal RV ride of all time. Whoever goes on that one will have to be immune to clautraphobia, not like you’ll be able to step out for some fresh air after the long, long journey. Are we just wasting resources on space? Well no but we are likely wasting a lot on the idea of manned space. With robotic technology its relatively cheap to mine space, but having humans live there for extended periods of time will effectively prove fatal for those unless tremendous advances are made to effectively build artificial planets.......