“Isis” – Gwyllm 2019
Behold Lucius I am come, thy weeping and prayers hath moved me to succour thee. I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistresse and governesse of all the Elements, the initiall progeny of worlds, chiefe of powers divine, Queene of heaven! the principall of the Gods celestiall, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the ayre, the wholesome winds of the Seas, and the silences of hell be diposed; my name, my divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customes and in many names, for the Phrygians call me the mother of the Gods: the Athenians, Minerva: the Cyprians, Venus: the Candians, Diana: the Sicilians Proserpina: the Eleusians, Ceres: some Juno, other Bellona, other Hecate: and principally the Aethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Aegyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustome to worship mee, doe call me Queene Isis. Behold I am come to take pitty of thy fortune and tribulation, behold I am present to favour and ayd thee, leave off thy weeping and lamentation, put away all thy sorrow, for behold the healthfull day which is ordained by my providence, therefore be ready to attend to my commandment. This day which shall come after this night, is dedicated to my service, by an eternal religion, my Priests and Ministers doe accustome after the tempests of the Sea, be ceased, to offer in my name a new ship as a first fruit of my Navigation.”
― Lucius Apuleius, The Golden Ass
So, a bit of format change in this edition. One should not get stuck in a rut, so I am changing things a bit. For instance, trying to be a wee bit current by using video on occasion! (heaven help us all!) I will be putting together a video blog once in awhile, and doing some podcast with radio content, and perhaps a talk or two. New horizons, it is time to get out there a bit more, and be a bit less reclusive.
I have always liked stepping off into the metaphorical abyss, and this suites me nicely.
We have some great poetry this go around from Whit Griffin, some nice music (featured on the “Serpent’s Lair” Radio Show) and to cap the radio announcements 27 seconds of yers truly speaking.
Here is to a new year, new projects, and to all of us coming together to help change the world.
On The Menu:
Radio EarthRites Updates/Thanks To Our Supporters!
Whit Griffin – “From The Universal Lyre”
Steve Roach – Bryon Metcalf “The Lair”
Radio EarthRites Updates:
New Weekly Series, Poets & Philosophers… Featuring poets, philosophy, various iterations of spoken word, chants, spells, mystery unfolding…
Music… as always. New shows weekly. “The Serpent’s Lair” explores a more atmospheric approach to mainly acoustic sides, with a bit of sparkle thrown in with some electronics. Lots of Steve Roach, a rarity from Popol Vuh, along with Patti Smith, Dead Horse One, and various nouveau rock acts from New York, UK, Sweden, Russia…
From The Universal Lyre
Yarrow, carpenter’s weed, old
man’s pepper. Sun
Colorful broom. Herb of the Spirits.
Wild olive, devil’s wood. Lilac,
the blue pipe tree. The bluish
flame which envelopes fraxinella.
Bees to blue flowers. Blue
Deer provides peyote. As blue
is the best color for the interior
of a tea cup.
Severed penises hang from her
goatskin apron. Her liver exults in mirth.
Nemain killed a hundred warriors with her voice.
goddess of war. The snake
goddess who lives in our backbones.
A tiny blaze of fire at the base of the spine.
A trumpet made from a femur.
Coca spoons from jaguar
bones. The visionary
divination from burning blood.
The coat of many colors is reserved
for those who know oneiromancy. Only those
who had achieved the fourth degree
of wisdom were permitted to be teachers
of occult philosophy.
Teaism is the smile
of philosophy. Play is the chemistry of yes.
They bathe their hands and heads
in the juice of elder berries when
they are being initiated into the mysteries.
The messiah returned,
and she is Tiamat.
As Puck to the Pooka, the
little Phrygian-capped mushroom.
The sacred cannibalism
that produces ecstasy and bestows knowledge.
To fashion stars out of dog
dung, that is the Great Work.
Thou art the eyeball of Vritra.
Floating stories, floating
figures. Feel with the eyes.
Khadomas of wisdom, with
red and green eyes.
The relationship between
datura and palo verde.
The persea bears fruit in Egypt
but only flowers at Rhodes. As
the persea ripens its fruit at
the season of etesian winds.
The angel that spoke to
Angels are heavenly whores. Saint
Paul thought demons
were attracted to women’s
You will be embraced by your angel /
at the moment of your death.
Inca coca oracles. The
wonderful child with oracular
birds. A pebble
numbered 3663. Mithras and Abraxas
are gods of numerology. Wrap a naked boy in linen
from head to toe, then clap
For an only child I request immortality.
For the earth-lion have I
obtained the boon. The negativity
placed on the serpent
arose from the dominance of
Evil arose with the bifurcation of the collective mind.
Evil arose from the weakness of scientific
From solid to spoked wheels. The correspondence
theory of truth. The secret name of
Rome. Correggio’s silver-
plated crescent moon. Shinjed rides
a fearless buffalo. The clarity
erases fear. Fear
guards the vineyard.
Fear is the barrier between the ego
and the full understanding
of reality. The giving up of
to the giving up of the will.
Rashīd ad-Dīn Sinān – رشيد الدين سنان
‘Nothing is Forbidden, Everything is Permitted’
‘Nothing is Real, Everything is Permitted’
it is a subtle difference, but so much is based upon subtlety.” – Terezakis.