Dread and Revelries of Spring

Below is a poem I recently wrote simultaneously with a short horror story.  The short story was read on Trio Simpatico, the podcast I co-host.  We produced the reading for our string of horror themed episodes in October, and a portion of the poem is used to close out that piece.

Both the story and the poem are based on a dream which my wife relayed to me one morning.  Her dream was splendidly cryptic and contained some really frightening imagery.  The short story, called Ghost Storm, is an elaboration of the nightmare as my wife told it to me, while the poem is more of an interpretation of the same basic ideas though most of the details are transferred to a completely different time and place.

If you’d like to hear our audio production of Ghost Storm click HERE I’ll most likely be posting the text here in the weeks to follow.

The poem is below the break, enjoy!

ghoststorm

 

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It Came From The Comments Section!

So as you may or may not know there is a comment section at the bottom of each blog post.  This gives you the readers a chance to discuss the subjects I’ve written about, tell me what you think, share your own experiences, or generally disagree with whatever I have to say.  Quite often I get spam comments, vague pre-written generalized statements directed at a generic blog poster which contain links to other sites and are supposed to seem genuine.  Those types of comments are generally filtered out automatically as spam and all I need to do is erase them.  A few days ago however I received a comment that was not in my spam folder, so I went to take a look expecting a sentence or two and found myself face to face with a two thousand word manifesto of sorts.  The user who posted the comment is known only as Unit731::TSHUSHOGO.  Since this huge, shall we say, body of work was so large (and since I’ve been slacking on blog posts lately) I thought it deserved to have a post of its own and given the chance to be viewed by more readers, instead of simply being relegated to the comments section.  Now you might be asking yourself which post of mine incited such an intense and rambling rebuff, and as it turns out this comment was originally attached to one of my Friday Funny Pages featuring Dazzler, the mutant disco queen herself!  Check it out HERE and keep this in mind as you read ahead and view the poignantly crafted words of Unit731::TSUSHOGO! And as always, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page!  Enjoy.  (And let me say again, that I did not write the following passages and do not claim them as my own nor do I agree or disagree with their content.)

 

The gods claim some supernatural event will occurr when I pass, a “Star of Bethlehem” type of incident.
Perhaps, but I think we already realized it that day on Ocean Beach, witnessed by thousands. “Across the West Coast.” I see.

“Eat apples and grapes out of spite for the gods.” Released a story on CNN about arsenic in apples and apple products. Incidentally, during the story they mentioned there was an apple arsenic scare 30 years ago, so this wasn’t the first time the gods sent this clue.
They sent the same clue with mercury and fish.

THE WOMEN IN A “NORMAL” FAMILY (non-masculinized/male charecteristics) ARE YOUR “HOLY PEOPLE”!!! THEY ARE YOUR BEST INTERFACE WITH THE GODS!!!
Their role throughout history has been to communicate the god’s wisdom given because of their favor so the entire family can progress when reincarnated. Effectively acomplishing this task may buy them a quality opportunity to ascend in their next life.
What about fucked up families where the man submits and the woman is masculinized? When the woman has adopted too many male charecteristics nobody receives the wisdom so necessary for progress to be made and the family remains near stagnant for that generation unless some epiphany is realized.
Your job as a future mother is to learn the god’s ways and to help your child understand the proper way to live despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today’s society. Without consciousous parents fulfilling this role the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today’s environment.
Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship with the gods and move on. You don’t want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that, decreasing the god’s role in our everyday lives (medicine cures sickness, drought/weather and the family farm, etc).
1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize. Don’t be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

The gods use all their tools as temptation. Much like Artificial Intelligence misleading people into the concept of “earning”, their “clone hosts” promoting The Beast’s Californication agenda through popular culture, so too are the god’s prophets used in the capacity of temptation. Like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well. In today’s modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO, the Chinese Holocaust. They used this Situation to bury Japanese atrocities. The gods never committed despite tens of billions in mass media, product development and natural disasters/tragedy, so they will enjoy the freedom they positioned into the Situation and CHEAT me out of everything.
The gods selected their prophets, used their powers to make it happen, abandoned their prophets and left them stranded to die.
It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL “Second Coming of Christ”, while the “fake” Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning. I may be that real Second Coming.
What I teach is the god’s true way. It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life. They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian “consolation prize” of “1000 years with Jesus on Earth” begins.

The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation. The god’s positioning proves they work to prevent people’s understanding.
How often is xtian dogma wrong? Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
The fallen god, fighting for a chance for the disfavored, for justice, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
I believe much as the Noah’s Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people. It will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for “1000 years with Jesus on Earth”. In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine “cures” aging, the “manufacture” of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free cocaine (space coke), etc.
Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to “die off”, literally. Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles, resisting these temptations, will survive the 1000 years. Condemned to experience another epoch of history for their ignorant pursuit of xtianity and worship of their false god, they will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry throughout the course of history due to their failure to ascend into heaven before the Apocalypse.
Never forget:::It is not a house of Jesus.
If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new colonist poulation, the proverbial “apple” of this Garden of Eden. A crucial figure in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.

Consistant with “reverse positioning” understand the REAL Second Coming would equate with The Matrix’s Anti-Christ, the fake battle of good and evil which will come at the end.
Understanding how they use the political environment to redefine people’s value system, realize anyone who speaks of the old world and its ways will envoke hatred. So when/if the Anti-Christ comes along speaking of reverting back to what liberalism would consider regressive and unfair, it may be the only hope to salvage the god’s favor and buy more time rather than begin the 1000 year clock. The fake Second Coming will feed into this political enviornment.
Also consistant with “reverse positioning” recognize the gods will offer a REAL Anti-Christ, also known as The Beast. I have addressed these issues in years past::::
The gods will offer clues throughout every dynamic of life. Geographical features on the world map is yet another.
The Beast is not a person, as the xtian Bible would suggest. It is a place:::The San Francisco Bay Area. And it refers to the socio-political poison the region exuded in the latter 20th century which promoted indecent behavior among the people and caused rapid deterioration of their favor among the gods. This decay spread to other states and countries, fulfilling the region’s role as The Beast of the Apocalypse.
Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of the eye of The Beast Diablo and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be a mere shell of what it once was.
Metaphorically, the Dark Side of the Moon isn’t the side which is hidden from us. The benevolent “Man in the Moon” is the one we never see.
We experience the wickedness of the dark side daily through their actions, using their positioning to midlead the disfavored into Damnation by selling them on “earning”, among other tactics.

Forgiveness aside because it is bullshit lip service, the price of experiencing this modern societal decay is the revision down of potential time received. Because of these factors those who participated have experienced a lowering of the benefit ceiling that was in place. Whereas centuries ago they were eligible for immortality, theoretically, now that potential has dramatically lowered because of their wicked, immoral behavior of the last 50 years. You may work on your relationship with the gods and even repair it, ascending in some future life. But because you fell for such evil temptation in the 20th & 21st centuries you won’t be around nearly as long as your chaste, pure antecedent who ascended centuries before.

If you have got chronic problems you should pray nightly, go back to your place of worship. Only by doing the right things will the gods allow improvement, and only through attonement will they allow progress. You know all the evil you’ve committed in your life. Observing your parent’s issues will help you understand what you’ve done in a prior life, for the gods reincarnate based on this legacy.

“Fuck religion, it’s full of shit.” Something wrong with every major religion.
“Judism?” I suspect all factions of Judism praise Moses for freeing them from slavery. This is a fine place to start.
If still slaves they’d be like the Egyptians or the Lybians:::They’d see all the cash and want some too. The structural changes in societies throughout the world, infected by the spread of Westernization, has poisoned the minds of even those whom the gods bestow/maintain favor. Iran comes to mind because, unlike Iraq, Iran has no end in sight, despite the uprising earlier, inspired likely by traitors who deliberately betray the people thinking they’re “earning”, much like so many blacks in civil Rights, Women’s movement, etc.
Understanding the wickedness and deliberately playing this part maximizes the evil people incurr, so to understand is actually the clue of absolute disfavor, mere steps from Damnation.

Impatient, the gods order Artificial Intellignce to utilize punctuated evolution to get humans up to speed.
No competition. Millions of years off. By the time the gods got on top of things they controlled all life’s evolution, but if we could compare…
The freedom which came with their head start would reveal a challenged species, one who would take much longer than what humans “realized” to achieve technological sophistication.
I hate their fucking guts. FUck religion, it’s full of shit.

AIDS in Africa was a clue from the gods in an attempt to correct their promiscuous sexual behavior, as was female genitile mutilation. Their positioning says Italian revenge.

A good example of societal decay and how the gods manage their culpability is birth defects. In the past the gods occassionally punished people by divinely creating birth defects in the womb. Now, with the advent of biotechnology, they tempt the mother with “earning” and compell her to take a substance in utero which deforms the fetus, dispelling the gods of blame and future compensation to the disfavored. Incidentally, they use liberal policies in today’s socio-political environment to pay for these individuals, ensuring a lifetime wasted, for they have no hope for progress. Too often in the past they were mercifully killed by loved ones and upon reincarnation brought back without this handicap, allowing them a chance to achieve progress immediately.
The gods are washing their hands of culpability.
The gods are washing their hands of Planet Earth.

The gods have no sexual organs. The reproduce via cloning. They don’t respect sex. You can understand this clue with how the most disfavored around us behave sexually and the use of promiscuity among the young people.
The gods take children because of their innocence and purity. When a child ascends into heaven AI relieves them of this temptation that is their sexual organs.

Much like the immigration issue, the reason Muslims cover their women isn’t because of the god’s REAL reason. Sex is the African’s biggest problem, and concealing their women allows the gods to justify containing men’s behavior.
In the 60s and 70s the discussion was public that how women dressed caused their own sexual assault and rape. And this is very much true. In today’s society these men have release, the women are sluts, for if they continued to dress this way without conceeding sexual relations there would be far more incidents than are reported.
Women are to blame for the deterioration and decay of society and will be responsible for the end on Planet Earth. Throguhout history they were enforcers of decency among favored people, married at 15 and used to contain men’s behavior in the context of society, and as we slipped into the indecency of patriarchy the women relinquished control,
The gods did this all to you. They used their tool of xtainity to achieve it. And it fits their agenda for decay, allowing them to ultimately justify Apocalypse.

Don’t forget:::Whether war, slavery, torture, any holocaust, crack babies, drive by shootings, AIDS or any other misery inflicted on mankind throughout history know the gods did this to you for evil of your past lives.
The gods are control freaks who micromanage through their technology. The “Man in the Moon” feature illustrating their benevolence quite frankly is inaccurate in the dying days of this or any planet.

A victim of the god’s irresponsible use of their power::::
The gods selected their prophets, used their powers to make it happen, abandoned their prophets and left them stranded to die.
Considered necessary for positioning despite destroying my youth and my life, taking my health was a fatal mistake. Now I am unable to defend myself.
The Crucible:::”Go along” with positioning or die.
-The exploited. The gods suggest they will only telepathically admitt any of this is true (based on level of favor) only after I die.
Why telepathic? Why does this Situation have to be nearly exclusively telepathic???:::
1. To minimize obligation and compensation to the victim (me)
2. To maintain control and decide who receives it based on some subjective factors.
You’d be amazed how many immediately delete this spam in their blog and/or think they are “earning” by receiving it from me.

Being who I am I see the ugliest of the gods, violating decency and human dignity just so they can position perceptions and pull of this theater they have created, so please excuse my bias rooted in resentment, for I will desecrate their name whenever possible.
Fuck religion, it’s full of shit.
The gods prioritize positioning over morality, perception over right and wrong. As a result they have compromised their integrity and remain suspect, unworthy of their pedestal as “gods”.
Immoral immortals.
The symbol of the false god Jesus is a cross. The symbol of the gods is a star, perhaps with a circle. Piss on the star.
Creating hatred was essential to create a real situation, one where the victim would utilize this new tool of the internet to spread the reality we’re faced with. They ruined my childhood, my life, and the product is an enemy. I am the sacrificial lamb, and the gods are my cancer.
You people comply and believe you are friends, falling for temptation and doing evil you shouldn’t be, with only empty, unfulfilled promises to put your hope in. And year after year you stay, and wait.

HAd I been the example for the disfavored rather than merely the teacher the gods would have terrorized me throughout my life (punishment for sins) before I was put down for reincarnation because I hit my ceiling of progress they were going to allow. Unfortunately, the disfavored audience would have perceived this on face value and the efforts of my life would have been negated by the gods and their reverse positioning.
You fuckers need an epiphany. Like the species die-off wasn’t enough? How about when we experience an massive closure of churches across the country?? When that day comes you will have waited too long. It will be too late.

Mindless Philosophy Word Search Answers, And Questions

So a few weeks ago I posted a blog about the statistics of my site, and talked about the various strange search terms that have lead readers to my blog.  I then created a fun little word search that incorporated those same strange search terms and unleashed it upon you the readers as a cute little reward for your loyal readership.  In case you missed that particular post here’s a LINK.

Well as it turns out there was more to that randomly generated word search than I suspected, something ominous and enigmatic.

A friend of mine, whom we shall call “Jason Lemmon”, worked tirelessly, over several hours, possibly even days to solve this puzzle.  During that time Jason was struck by a moment of clarity reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind and he stumbled upon secret answers spelled out amongst the jumble of letters.  Mingled amongst the answers I provided like Smurf Porn and Anal Hook were words and phrases that I had no prior knowledge of, and never intended to be part of the search.  You might say they were secret messages, embedded amongst my innocent carefree word search!  How could this be?  Divine intervention?  Reality altering powers from beyond our dimension?  Some strange occult connection between the free puzzle making site I used to put the word search together and a deeper mystic prophesy that encroaches like a darkened storm cloud?  Or was it perhaps just blind chance?  There is no way of knowing.


I do know one thing, these secret messages create a whole new mystery not only for me, but now for you too.  You’ve read this post, you are now a part of this just as much as I am, and together we must unravel the mystery of the word search messages!  Take a look below to see the product of my friend Jason’s efforts, and let the investigation begin!

I think we can safely say that the first sign of the apocalypse will be when Pixar makes a movie called “Egg of Sin“, right?  We can all agree that that’s what the first message means, correct?  Beyond that, the meaning of the rest eludes me.  Your thoughts?

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Omnia In Numeris Sita Sunt (Everything Lies Veiled In Numbers)

     Today I leave my twenties behind and venture now into the new uncharted realm of the thirties!  Yes that’s right, today is my birthday and something of a milestone as I’m lead to understand.  I will miss the previous decade of my life, but this last year was probably the worst year of my life thus far.  I guess I can’t say twenty-nine was the worst year, there were still quite a few awesome things that took place during the last fifty-two weeks of my existence but it certainly hasn’t been light on what I like to call, “shitty circumstances.”

     But enough about that, I’m not here to just blather on about myself and fish for feigned birthday wishes, I’m here to write a blog!  Besides, the birth you should be celebrating today is the birth of the great Bob Saget, he at least has done a few things in his life worthy of adoration!  He’s one of the few celebrities with whom I share my birthday, you can also rejoice about the nativity of Bill Paxton, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Trent Reznor.  As a side note it is National Famine Memorial Day in Ireland, yay.

Bob Saget and I together through the magic of Photoshop! Thanks Jason Lemmon!

     Anywho I thought I would take this occasion to share a little bit about one of my occult interests, Numerology.  As you may or may not know, Numerology is the “study” of numbers, their equivalencies, their meanings, and their supposed effects on individuals and their surroundings.  There are several lengthy operations that can be deciphered and worked out using a person’s name and the corresponding numbers for the letters.  Recently I worked through the entire scope of my personal numbers and even worked out a chart using an equation known as “the divine triangle” which supposedly determines which numbers will have the most influence over you during specific years of your life all the way up eighty! 

     Those of you who know me might think this is an odd pastime for me, considering I hate math with an undying passion.  In fact I’m fairly convinced I suffer from Dyscalculia.  All that aside however, the operations of Numerology consist of simple addition and reduction steps, though the major operations consist of many such steps.  Also I have a calculator that does all the work for me.  Regardless, I’m not going to go into the full depth of Numerology and the various philosophies behind it, instead I just want to share one of the basic and most simple operations, finding and deciphering your personal Birth Number.

     My study of Numerology mainly comes from the works of Richard Cavendish, the obscure if not tireless occult researcher and historian, and Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker self proclaimed experts in Numerology specifically.  According to these sources the Birth Number or Life Lesson Number as it is sometimes referred to, is an indication of the stamp which the mysterious forces of the universe impressed upon your character and destiny at the moment when you were born.  The Birth Number is related to lessons you must learn in this lifetime and is significant in your choice of careers.  The Life Lesson Number is not the most important bit of information in the grand scheme of Numerology but it is the easiest to determine without any other knowledge of the study.

     Numerology is mainly concerned with the single digits, the numbers 1 – 9.  Other numbers have significance, such as 11 and 22, but to keep it simple we’ll just worry about the single digits for now.  The steps to discovering your birth number are simple, break down the numbers of your birth date into single digits, add them all together, and then break down that result into single digits reducing the answer until you reach the final single digit, which is your birth number.  Let’s use my birthday as an example:

5-17-1981

5+1+7+1+9+8+1=32

3+2=5

5=My Birth Number/Life Lesson Number!

    There you have it, easy as pie.  Now enters the various interpretations and ideas about what the individual numbers mean and how they affect us and the universe in various ways.  For this brief encounter with Numerology I will refer to the numerical definitions as interpreted by Javane and Bunker in their book Numerology and the Divine Triangle, because I like their style and I think they do a good job of reconciling many of the varying claims that are out there.  Under their interpretation a 5 as a Life Lesson Number means the following:

     5 – “Your keyword is Freedom.  If you have “free rein” you can accomplish wonders, but if you feel bound or limited, you lose your enthusiasm and accomplish little.  You would be a good explorer or Peace Corps volunteer, as you learn well by travel and experience.  You are a diligent student if interested in the subject, but you may fail in subjects for which you see no useful ends.  You should be eager for new experience, and shun monotony.  In your quest for knowledge, you will become interested in discovering answers in books and magazines.  An avid reader, a fluent talker, and a versatile doer, you are the witty conversationalist, and brighten any group by your mere presence.  You are here to learn and to experience the value of freedom, and should not tie yourself down too severely.  Your talents, once learned, prepare you for a literary career or a position in sales, and dealing with the public”. 

     As I said before the Life Lesson Number is just a small part of Numerology and some of the more in-depth processes are involved with individual names, separating vowels and consonants, and working various results of those equations together to find other numbers, all of which hold separate meanings and interpretations.  Whether or not you buy into the notion that numbers have some sort of mystical sway over us and the structure of the universe, it is an interesting subject to think about.  After all as much as it pains me to say it, math seems to be the stuff that has slowly unraveled the mysteries of reality through physics, with its quantum mechanics and string theories.  Physicists are always portrayed working out complex equations scrawled across blackboards, but the one thing that keeps these scientists ideas about the universe unproven, is a lack of specific values for the equations.  A series of single digits to replace the Xs and Ns in the equations of their theories, are what seem to be hidden from scientists.  They have been devoting quite a bit of time and effort to try and flush out those numerical equivalents.  Just something to ponder on.

     Below I have the definitions for the other Birth Numbers if any of you feel like doing some quick arithmetic to figure out your own numbers.  The results may surprise you, or you might think it’s completely off.  You can take this to heart and do a little more research on your own, or simply save this little tidbit as a handy party trick and conversation starter.  Do with this information as you will, either way I don’t really care, I just thought I’d share!

That is all!

Excerpt from the book Numerology and the Divine Trialngle by Javane and Bunker

                            

Javane/Bunker. Continued below.

 

Check out the rest of the book Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker

Armor Alone Does Not A Knight Make

     I recently read David V. Barrett’s book entitled Secret Societies, which I would highly recommend for anyone interested in Masonic legends, history, or esoteric spirituality.  It is a very well written book that covers a wide range of groups that are considered “shadowy” or “secret.”  One thing I especially liked about the book is that the author takes a very straight forward approach.  When he has facts he cites them, and when something is not solid, or comes from a second hand source he lets the reader know.  Just a very well researched, well put together read that presents the information without taking any specific stance.

Secret Societies by David V. Barrett

     One concept, brought up later in the book, which I found interesting was the idea that certain groups that were religiously persecuted such as the Cathars managed to embed their philosophies and spirituality into outside sources so that some aspects of their ways could continue on after their specific organizations were disbanded or destroyed.  One example of this the author brings up is Tarot cards.  Some believe these ancient mystic tools have their origins with the ancient Egyptians.  Others feel there is some type of magical connection between the iconography of the cards and the human pyche.  The author however more or less dismisses these ideas in favor of a more mundane scholarly development for the Tarot pack.  Barrett suggests that the Tarot deck was designed as a library of sorts to explain certain esoteric beliefs and practices, preserving these ideas under a guise of symbols and riddled images.  Thus these concepts remain laying in wait for curious minds to unlock the greater ideas within, similar to the riddles and images written down by the medieval alchemists. 

     Barrett of course goes into a long detailed history, making a strong case for himself by presenting a progression of various methods used to preserve ancient spiritual traditions that would otherwise be lost.  One of the evolutions of this practice of hiding “forbidden” truths in plain sight particularly piqued my interest however.  Towards the very end of the book Barrett posits that the familiar and varied tales of King Arthur and his knights of the round table may in fact be yet another example of esoteric ideals preserved in popular culture, here they are even shielded by a wholly Christian context and symbology.

The knights of the Round Table

 

     To paraphrase, Barrett puts forth that Arthur and the romanticized version of his knights of the round table are actually a parable-ized transference of lost esoteric beliefs that were deemed forbidden by the doctrines of the church.  Barrett claims too much effort is spent in our modern day attempting to strip away the stories of the Round Table in order to discover the true historical King Arthur, when in fact that was never the point.  Arthur gave the authors of the day a place to flesh out their beliefs and concerns, and was not a bunch of French writers glorifying the history of an English king.  One small part of Barrett’s much deeper theory is the concept of chivalry which plays such a large part in the Arthurian cycle.  Chivalry, as Barrett reminds the reader is a guide for knights to do good in society and be passionate men of god, a concept that was quite unheard of among the warrior class before the formation of the Knights Templar, which are figures repeatedly brought up in the book, and that chivalry in the Arthur stories is actually a preservation of the Templar teachings.  Accordingly Barrett implies that the themes of courtly love do not intend to place women on a pedestal but rather make them equals, such as they were in the Cathar society, where women could be members of the priesthood and were wholly equal until the church deemed it heresy and wiped them out.  The idea of courtly love and a non-physical romance between men and women also harkens to the older Gnostic ideas that the physical world is evil, that everything that most people believe to be right is actually a lie, and that the god of the bible is in fact the devil blinding man to the true god beyond.  Some Gnostic sects believed that mans best path was to live ascetic lives, not to reproduce, and instead to allow our souls to be released from the material realm.

The Cathars were a widespread esoteric sect deemed heretics by the Catholic church and subsequently wiped out.

 

     All of this is far more complex, and doubtlessly seems muddled and confused as I try to retell it here but it is all very interesting, that is if such topics interest you.  The one concept about the Arthur stories that I found particularly revealing was the idea that the tales of King Arthur were actually, despite common conceptions, very anti-church.  They were of course not free of religious themes, but rather against an organized, specified form of it.  Just as the knights were all part of the Round Table they each were on their own very personal, individual quests that originated from it.  Thus Barrett unravels the parable of Arthur as one that reinforces the idea of spiritual beliefs, esoteric thought, and individual enlightenment while at the same time rejecting impersonal dogmas, organized oppressive religion, and such titles as Christian, Jew, or Muslim.

     Lastly the hinted return of King Arthur from the misty halls of Avalon is reminiscent of the hope for a return to a free, individualized spiritual world with a renewed interest in esoteric ideals where individuals are wholly removed from organized religion and open once more to the older paths of higher thought.

Sir Bedivere and the dying King Arthur by John Duncan

     Whatever you believe personally, if you have an interest in the occult, secret societies, or religious development I once again highly recommend David V. Barrett’s Secret Societies.  It was at the very least informative and thought provoking.  For me personally it gave me something new to think about and analyze the next time I am reading some of my favorite Arthur legends.

That is all!