From the Caliph
by Frater Hymenaeus Alpha 777 (Grady Louis McMurtry)
The following article appeared in
The Magickal Link, Vol. III, No.11 November 1983e.v.
ON THE THELEMIC VIBRATION (2)
Having completed one poem for each of the Major Atu of the Tarot in THE ANGEL AND THE ABYSS as detailed in ON THELEMIC VIBRATION in the last issue of the ‘LINK, I decided to come down thru the Sepheroth from Kether to Malkuth, including Daäth, thus making 11 poems. The entire cycle I called
DARK SPACE AND BRIGHT STARS
A cycle of 11 poems celebrating the Mystery of the Virgin Goddess.
The 1st one, for Kether was:
I walked the dog in the woods today And he consecrated the trees We watched the bounding squirrels at play, Crunched the snow in the rustling lees, And echoed his joyous, belling bay Down the hollow externities. Existential monad swaying Star imago, molten attire Metamorphosis, Angel fire I walked the woods of the world today The wood of the ruined Towers Where night-side trees in their Panic sway To a lyre of lethal powers I saw my skull in the disarray O Her gorgon-serpent flowers Diana archer, Maid of Light Slayer of the Dragon-Tree Thy Beauty’s Beast, Thy Serpent Priest Burst my head, and set me free Her Arrow coursed the bright sea sands The universe came apart in my hands And I pray-said Her lovely hair.
My mind is as bleak as the steppes of the Moon And as cold as the Uranian air My heart is a hot as the Brightside noon Exploding in a solar flare And with the lion love of my fiery boon I burn in Her glorious hair Plummed (sic) by Maat’s bright feather. That holds the worlds togher (sic)
So far the poetry had begun much as it had for THE ANGEL AND THE ABYSS, and continued so for one more poem, that for Binah:
The leeching vacuum of hard space Has sucked my tissues dry And left a little pile of dust Mother goddess, Queen of Space Virgin of the Caverned Deep Crone of Dark Death, maiden bright Magnet of Thy Star-son’s leap
for 5 choruses. Then, with Daäth, curiously enough, we get that break point with
In Eden stands Thy Serpent Priest, In Space Thy Serpent Flower; The Heaven of Thy holy lust Has burst my casement Tower.
And this seemd (sic) to change the equation. After that the poetry tended to become quite chaotic. For Chesed:
Queen of Heaven, Maid of Longing Ark of Neptune, Child belonging
For Geburah just two words:
Isaac in the burning bush Aries in a Cloud of Flame “But before you can know Rama you must first see The Devil.”
The Sea Fight With The Ghouls Leviathan roils on the deep The Enemy ships are alaunch from the ramp Our Vigilmen watch from the Keep
Fair Goddess of the Windward Sky Divine Thy trees, Thy woodland frieze Divine Thy treasure troves In silence meet, in darkness greet To share Thy fish and Loaves.
The Other End of Oblivion Plug Castle of the atom wars Compressed into the glass-ridged slag And fused across it’s (sic) beam: Plug Castle of the atom wars Has heard our children scream.
for 2 more stanzas. Finally, for Malkuth:
Prismed world of Planed dispersion Crystal sphere reflects immersion Of thrones and stones and bones and tones Around the edge of the world.”
Thus we complete an exploration of the Tree of Life thru the universal symbolism of the Tarot in relation to the Paths and Sepheroth. We highly recommend magical experiments of this type.
Note: Due to the rigors of European train travel during my recent tour of Norway, Germany & Yugoslavia, my health has been adversely affected requiring hospitalization. I plan on continuing my articles
on technical equations as time allows.
To be continued… [Click HERE]
I wish to thank Frater Petros of Leaping Laughter Clerk House
for making this page possible.