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A Strange New Worm (Part Two)

April 1, 2014

In Part One of A Strange New Worm, I mentioned two deceased novelists: Dickens and another, which I will not share, because I do not want readers running out and buying his books, and turning him into a cult hero. There is nothing more maddening for an artist than for him to be elevated to some ungodly rank of celebration. And should he be living while placed on this pedestal, the rest of the world is left wanting, whether they give a darn or not … and even after having passed, well, is this not an imposition in the lives of those also with voice? The saying “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” is not always the case. Lives are undermined at the stroke of the crown, the bow, the words your lordship, your worship … and money often does something to people—don’t it?

A friend told me of his dream. He came to the Apostle James. The Apostle was large, rugged-faced and burly, with strong arms and a bushy beard, and my friend knelt before him. James took his hand and lifted him up, saying, “Do not bow to me. You and I are the same.

 

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The novelists … two brothers: Dickens and Dill. I will call the other Dill. Two men born into highly different circumstances; however, both were born into a large family of children, and both had a father having spent above his means, causing the family to slip into serious debt, which placed the boys in an awkward position. Both wrote feverishly, primarily for different purposes; both married more than once; both had many children, one passed fairly young while the other lived to old age, and although Dill was born far from England, both ended there.

Two brothers … both on a path to bring forth something burning inside. Interestingly, Dickens was not into matters spiritual, but did enjoy the traditions of religion, and wrote notoriously on the poor conditions of lifestyle, while actively campaigning for children’s rights and other social reforms. In his later years, he became interested in the paranormal.

Dill’s dad was a pastor, and Dill wrote about anything and everything that was before him, but he never truly found his Art, despite his prophetic vision. His last days were focused on Scriptural reading and writing, but there seems not to have been any published works having resulted from this. Two brothers putting forth a message: one knowingly, the other not knowing.

In digesting these two authors, I am reminded of another pair. These two brothers are of the same vocation: pope. One lived long while in office, and the other passed rather quickly. These approached their work similarly, but for different reasons, and this made them appear, in the public domain, quite different. Both are scheduled to be canonized this month on the same day.

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Let’s look at the dynamics of elevating a person to sainthood through institutional bias, and it is bias. There is no reason to call it anything but what it is. If these could hear Agl. Peter, they might hear a stinging message, something like this:

These bring a weighty presence upon themselves through their own making. They possess themselves through their own practices of sanctification. None have been articulated yet. Who is saved? Can any one of these know who is known, and therefore saved? These claim wisdom in a teaching they have not yet witnessed. And for what purpose? There is nothing to debate … for it has yet to be. Playing king … these are just children wearing the dress of slaves.

The dress spoken of here would be the institutional bed, and all its fabrications … But I will say that it is better to be called infant or childish than to be thought of as the emperor with his new clothes. And do not think me naive in how many worship this throne. They can yell at me for writing the essay Mary of the Wood, because I brought up the dragging of knees, bloodied and cut, across gravel to worship and follow a wooden or plaster statue of Mary:

In Mexico, the practice of Catholicism among the poor and desperate often involved crawling long distances on one’s knees or tying thorny cactus paddles to one’s bare back or making promises of future penance if God’s favors were received.

Although these sacrifices were not sanctioned by the Catholic Church in Rome, they continued among people who knew of no other imaginable way to change their luck.

(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130512-vatican-santa-muerte-mexico-cult-catholic-church-cultures-world/)

But do see the necessity to bring about change. These who behave this way are suffering in a derelict environment within economy and government. But what of those not? Even Jesus said the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. Read Mark 13 … all of it. What gospel has been preached within institutional bias of sanctifying, or sitting on glory thrones, or cultivating the environment for this?

And for what purpose? Would this be to educate the masses on perfectedness? Possibly devising the plan to somehow make a man with a title look whole?  Would it not be a method of creating an aura of mystique, one that these feel the masses could not possibly understand, and will therefore continue to satisfy on their regulating? Have these used a tactic in their doctrines, teachings, mass, dress, traditions … for centuries … procuring a method of instant success, rather than encouraging the real movement of “brining” self into proper alignment? In their minds, is it a matter of deeming worth?

I can hear a voice say, “What’s it to you! You’re not Roman Catholic.” This is true, but it is “My Lord and My God,” and if I am censored in my Spirit Art because of this religious institution, like I was at the Abbey, or other institutions, as I have been, you better believe I am brought to Work! There are many who are censored and are not able to speak … possibly the women of Uganda, and other places like this? (see Part One) It is important that we not look the other way when we are awarded the experience that we might speak for others.

Was Charles Dickens censored when he showed the abuse of the children and the poor in his writing? Was he censored when he advocated for children and social reform? I think it is important that religious step from their defensive podiums and their fear of looking bad, and begin to recognize the voices crying out.

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“But-but … you painted religious ikons? I thought you were one of us?” I did hear the following words, “You are one of us now.” No, I am not. In honesty, there are times I wish I could be. There is an uneasiness still, in my newness, that thinks too much what might be expected of me next. But Lord says: do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. The Understanding here is that one will speak for you. Once again, this edifies the teaching that the elevation should not be done by man and his sanctifying methods and practices, for in this, those of poor placement on Knowledge, are denied the fuller use, and this keeps them as slave to mankind within institutional settings, rather than moving from milk to solid food.

I am not saying that those who enjoy their religious iconography, and statues, and candles and flowing incense, the paraphernalia of the senses, are to be denied any of this, but be reminded that these are temporal things, and should be writing you—drawing you into spiritual awareness. Warm and fuzzy is not the message—the feel good dipping that man is partial to on Sunday mornings. It is revelatory inquisitiveness, and revolutionary VOICE—spiritually artistic, and performance that renders the mind rather than paying tribute through system because it is expected of you, or paying into what is a secret rallying of religious henchmen for political purposes.

Please know what your members are up to.

 

A. EAKER Our Lady

 

Matthew 6.13 Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

 

I read online somewhere where an Orthodox member called Jerusalem the Mother Church. This is nearing the thinking on Spiritual Understanding. I would say ISRAEL instead of Jerusalem, for it is Jacob I am reminded of in the wrestling with the Angel. This is the metaphor for coming into the Spirit. And Israel is Symbolically Understood as ANGEL … (where Gentile is Symbolically Understood as man). Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, ” In truth, I understand that God is no respecter of persons.” Do understand what is meant by the chosen.

In the history of this art ( Jacob and the Angel) … Moreau has his sexy angel … Gauguin’s angel looks like Vincent trying to dunk Paul’s head into something unseen … and Rembrant’s image has Jacob and Angel as if ready to embrace, and this is a most interesting Placement.

 

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CONTINUED …

Peace and Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

gate/gait

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