voice of the prophet

Eris: the black winged goddess of strife. Also called the 10th planet takes 560 years to transit, it is a transpersonal planet and therefore the house is important and what aspects it creates.

Eris defines the part of ourselves whose essential nature is as odds with our current cultural norms. This part of us stands against “what everyone does”. With Eris now recognized in our solar system and now part of our developmental path as a species, this is the time for us to recognize that true inner voice that does not bend to the will of the many. We may kick up some discord, but it is for our own good.

Eris in the Houses

•1st house: When Eris resides in your first house, your mission is to trust yourself. You will have opinions that differ from societies’, you will do things different from other people. You will experience pain and loss here, because though you may desire to integrate fully into society, you can not. This in not a Uranian process where you discover your individuality. The Eris process dictates that your innate sense of values pits yourself against society. You have no other choice.

•2nd house: With Eris in your second house of resources, it is your task to sound the alarm regarding the incorrect use of resources. You have a vastly different way handling money and wealth which involves the sharing of resources. People think you are foolish with your use of money. You are not. You realize the value of sharing cooperatively, though there is a danger of using your resources to dominate your social sphere.

•3rd house: In the third house of communications, Eris gives you a strong voice that sounds discordant against the sounds of the collective. You have the intellect to discern what is off balance and not in the interests of the society. You must beware of forcing your opinions on others, but it your job to tell society at large your perceptions.

•4th house: When Eris resides in your fourth house of the home you have the power to recognize how past conditions have contributed to current problems. You experience through your childhood how unequal power distribution causes problems in the home. If you are wise, you will work on these dynamics in your own life, so the same bitter fruit is not born. If you do not, you will repeat the experiences of your parents.

•5th house: Eris in the fifth house of romance and creativity gives you the power to create divergent forms that highlights societal problems caused by unequal power distribution. Your images, your writing, your music can inspire others with the power of your message. Likewise, if you misspend your gift, your art will devolve into pointless blame games. You must work to overcome that tendency in your life.

•6th house: When Eris sits in your sixth house of health and servants, you challenges your authority with others and other people’s authority to make health care decisions for you. This latter situation can manifest as a health care crisis that is not managed correctly by the care provider calling for clarity of thinking and intervention on your part. You will have to be your own best health care advisor.

•7th house: In your seventh house of partnerships Eris will create situations of unequal distribution of power that will stress your relationship. You will have to work at finding a partner that will share your goal of sharing the work and well as the joys of partnership, or suffer the consequences for failing to doing so. If you attempt to follow traditional male/female roles, your relationship will ultimately lose its vitality and strength of purpose.

•8th house: Eris in your eighth house of death [transformation] creates situations where you experience people trying to take away your resources. Inheritances, insurance payments and loans can be contentious and difficult experiences, especially if you are elected to be the consevator/distributor of those funds. You may have to share a partnership role in the disbursement of funds, but do not have final say in where they are to go. In the area of sexual development you may have sexual experiences that are incomplete or unsatisfying due to one partner or the other demanding a control of the sexual experience.

•9th house: With Eris in the ninth house of law and education, you may experience education and travel opportunities that are divergent from the norm. You may find the traditional educational process difficult to complete because of your urges to pursue your own line of study. Travel takes you to places where you glimpse the economic inequities of life. Even if you go to a sunny Carribean beach for vacation you might find yourself getting lost in the slums.

•10th house: When Eris resides in the tenth house of authority and power, you are here to understand your role in taking care of the those with less power than you. Should you not have a natural understanding of this role, Eris will make sure you experience the consequences of the bigger fish eating the smaller fish. You will experience why some people insist on “survival of the fittest” and you will not necessarily be the one considered “fit”. When you grow in wisdom in this role, you wlll be a fine steward of the needs of the people.

•11th house: Eris in the eleventh house of organizations and friends, you either do or will come to understand the necessity of a cooperative role within the group. You may be confronted with situations that place you outside the group for a time to experience the feeling of “odd man out.” In a cooperative society there is no room for pushing people to an outsider’s position. When you come to understand this yourself, you can teach the rest of your brothers and sisiters.

•12th house: In the twelfth house of connection with the your higher sources, Eris gives you a voice to speak about how this dimension’s experience does not necessarily mirror all of reality. You have a powerful prophetic voice that holds much wisdom and truth. You can channel the wisdom of higher realms and have the ability to access the Akashic records without the guidance of the guardians from the other side. However, because your voice is at dissonance with the drumbeat of your time, often you are not listened to, like Cassandra of Trojan War fame.

From: The astrology of Eris: there we go with them apples again By Beth Turnage

anonymous asked:

What if James Potter didn't reach Snape on the night of the prank? What happens next?

He was taller than he’d been when he left last summer, and his slim bare feet poked from the bottom of the bed, the hospital sheets barely covering his supine form.  His dark hair was splayed across the starched white pillow, and his black eyelids fluttered in his sleep.  He mumbled on occasion - his pale lips barely moving, his newly deepened voice murmuring softly, and his hands grasping anxiously at his coverings.

She toyed with the frayed edges of her robes until his large roughened hand covered her slender fingers.

“Stop that, love.”

“I can’t…”  Despite her best effort, her voice shook.  “I can’t, Toby.”  She glanced at her husband, his jaw still set in a grimace. He looked formidable, but she knew Tobias Snape better than any other, and his eyes betrayed his fear.  Although his frightful temper commanded respect in the backstreets of Cokeworth, Hogwarts was a very different world.  

Still, Tobias Snape was no coward.  His arm tightened around his wife’s shoulders.  “He’ll be right, love.”


“Now, I think we both know-”

Eileen’s voice was like steel.  “I want to hear you say it.”

Dumbledore faltered, his half smile almost slipping, but then he composed himself.  “My dear-”

“She’s my dear, not yers,” Tobias said, rising from his seat to stand in front of his wife.  “An’ I know yer can do all sorts with that stick, an’ Lord knows, I know yer ain’t scairt of me.  But if our lad deserves owt from all this, he at least deserves that you say it.  To his mother.”  He moved to Eileen’s side, and glared at the older man, his eyes as dark as his son’s.  “Say it.”

“…it was an unfortunate accident.”

“You did not know, perhaps?” Eileen stared levelly at her old Transfiguration teacher.  “No. Of course you knew.  And the rest of the staff, they knew as well, I assume?”

“The boy deserves an education.”

The fury built inside her. “At the expense of my son’s life? Didn’t you have a responsibility for his education as well?  For his wellbeing?”

Dumbledore polished his glasses.  “It was an accident.”

Tobias balled his fists and shoved them deep into his pockets.  “If it were an accident, then how can yer promise it ain’t gonna ‘appen to anyone else’s lad, eh?  Yer ain’t gonna ‘ave any other parents in ‘ere, apologisin’ to ‘em?  Not that yer’ve apologised ter us yet, might I add.”

“It is unfortunate, but ultimately, Severus shouldn’t have been-”

“I’m not listening to this,” Eileen said, standing, and looping her arm through Tobias’.  “I am not listening to you blame my son for you inviting a dangerous werewolf to live at this school.”

Dumbledore moved swiftly in front of the pair, blocking the exit from his study.  “I must assure you, had my precautions been adhered to and acted upon, there would’ve been no harm-”

“Tell me this,” Eileen hissed.  “How did my boy know where to look?”

“I believe…”  Dumbledore took a deep breath.  “I believe the boy confided in one of his housemates.  The folly of youth.  And I believe one of the other housemates led your son into danger.”

“Sirius Black.”  Her accusation was swift.

Dumbledore twitched.  “And tell me, Madam Snape, what makes you suggest Master Black?”

“I know you think that we’re…”  She halted, gripping Tobias’ arm more tightly.  “Because we live amongst the Muggles, because Tobias here is a Mugg-”

“I do not hold such prejudices.”

“Our lad talks,” Tobias said, softly.  “Not often. Not much.  But he mentions ‘em.  And that’s enough for us to know, yer see.  Coz if yer dunner mention much, an’ when yer do, all yer say is Sirius Black this an’ James Potter that, then yer know.”  His voice grew in volume.  “So if his mam knows, an’ I know, then you lot ‘ere must know an’ all.”

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Types of Divination

ASTROLOGY is divination using celestial bodies: the sun, moon, planets, and stars.

CARTOMANCY is fortune telling using cards such as the Tarot.

CLAIRAUDIENCE is “clear hearing” of divinatory information. Parapsychologist generally regard as a form of extrasensory perception.

CLAIRVOYANCE is “clear seeing” of divinatory information. Parapsychologist generally regard as a form of extrasensory perception.

CRYSTALLOMANCY is divination through crystal gazing.

DOWSING or DIVINING RODS are methods of divination where a forked stick is used to locate water or precious minerals.

NUMEROLOGY is the numerical interpretation of numbers, dates, and the number value of letters.

OCULOMANCY is divination from a person’s eye.

PALMISTRY is the broad field of divination and interpretation of the lines and structure of the hand.

PRECOGNITION in an inner knowledge or sense of future events.

PSYCHOMETRY is the faculty of gaining impressions from a physical object and its history.

RADIESTHESIA is the general term for divination using a device such as a divining rod or pendulum. Other forms include “table tipping” which was practiced at the White House in the 19th century, the Ouija board, automatic writing (or superconscious writing), and scrying.

SCIOMANCY is divination using a spirit guide, a method generally employed by chanelers.

SCRYING is a general term for divination using a crystal, mirrors, bowls of water, ink, or flames to induce visions.

TASSEOGRAPHY is the reading of tea leaves that remain in a tea cup once the beverage has been drunk.

Uncommon Types of Divination

 

AEROMANCY divination from the air and sky, particularly concentrating on cloud shapes, comets, and other phenomena not normally visible in the heavens.

ALECTRYOMANCY is divination whereby a bird is allowed to pick corn grains from a circle of letters. A variation is to recite letters of the alphabet noting those at which a cock crows.

ALEUROMANCY is divination using “fortune cookies”; answers to questions are rolled into balls of dough and once baked are chosen at random.

ALOMANCY is divination by table salt.

ALPHITOMANCY uses special cakes that are digestible by persons with a clear conscience but are unpleasant to others.

ANTHROPOMANCY is the long-outlawed means of divination by human sacrifice.

APANTOMANCY is divination through chance meetings with animals (e.g., a black cat), birds, and other creatures. Mexico City is said to have been founded where Aztec soothsayers saw an eagle flying from a cactus carrying a live snake.

ARITHMANCY or ARITHMOMANCY is an earlier form of NUMEROLOGY where divination is made through numbers and the number value of letters.

ASTRAGLOMANCY or ASTRAGYROMANCY is a form of divination by dice where the faces of the dice bear numbers and letters.

AUGURY is the general term for the art of divination and is chiefly applied to interpretations of signs and omens.

AUSTROMANCY is divination by the study of the winds.

AXIOMANCY is divination through the observation of how an ax or hatchet quivers or points when driven into post.

BELOMANCY is an ancient form of divination performed by tossing or balancing arrows.

BIBLIOMANCY involves divination by books.

BOTANOMANCY is divination from burning tree branches and leaves.

BUMPOLOGY strictly a modern term, a popular nickname for PHRENOLOGY

CAPNOMANCY is the study of smoke rising from a fire.

CATOPTROMANCY is an early form of crystal gazing that utilizes a mirror turned to the moon to catch moonbeams.

CAUSIMOMANCY is divination from behavior of objects placed in a fire.

CEPHALOMANCY refers to divination with the skull or head of a donkey or goat.

CERAUNOSCOPY seeks to draw omens from the study of thunder and lightning.

CEROSCOPY, CEROMANCY is a form of fortune telling in which melted was is poured into cold water.

CHIROMANCY is divination from the lines on people’s hands.

CHIROGNOMY is the study of the general hand formation.

CLEROMANCY is divination by “casting lots”, similar to dice but with objects such as pebbles or sea shells.

CLIDOMANCY or CLEIDOMANCY is divination using a dangling key. see RADIESTHESIA.

COSCINOMANCY is divination using a hanging sieve. see RADIESTHESIA.

CRITOMANCY is the study of barley cakes.

CROMNIOMANCY is divination using onion sprouts.

CYCLOMANCY is the practice of divination from a turning wheel.

DACTYLOMANCY is an early form of RADIESTHESIA using a dangling ring.

DAPHNOMANCY requires one to listen to laurel branches crackling in an open fire.

DEMONOMANCY is divination with the aid of demons.

DENDROMANCY is divination with either oak or mistletoe.

GASTROMANCY is an ancient form of ventriloquism whereby the voice is lowered to a sepulchral tone and prophetic utterances are delivered in a trance state.

GELOSCOPY is the divination from the tone of someone’s laughter.

GENETHLIALOGY is divination by the influence of the stars at birth.

GEOMANCY is the study of figures on the ground and the influence of the Earth’s “currents”.

GRAPHOLOGY is the analysis of character through handwriting.

GYROMANCY is a divination procedure where a person walks in a circle marked with letters until they become dizzy and stumble at different points, thus spelling out a prophesy.

HALOLMANCY see ALOMANCY

HARUSPICATION is fortune-telling by means of inspecting the entrails of animals, as practiced by priests in ancient Rome.

HIEROMANCY or HIERSCOPY is divination by observing object of ancient sacrifice.

HIPPOMANCY is a form of divination from the stamping and neighing of horses.

HOROSCOPY is the practice of casting of astrological horoscopes.

HYDROMANCY is divination by water including the color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.

ICHTHYOMANCY is divination using fish.

LAMPADOMANCY is divination using lights or torches.

LECANOMANCY uses a basin of water for divination.

LIBANOMANCY is the study of incense and its smoke.

LITHOMANCY is divination using precious stones of various colors.

MARGARITOMANCY is the procedure of using bouncing pearls.

METAGNOMY is the divination using “visions” received in a trance state.

METEOROMANCY is divination from meteors.

METOPOSCOPY is the reading of character using the lines if the forehead.

MOLEOSOPHY is the study of moles and indicators of a person’s character and future indications.

MOLYBDOMANCY draws mystic inferences from the hissing of molten lead.

MYOMANCY is the study of the prophetic meaning of behavior of rats and mice.

OINOMANCY is divination using wine.

OMPHALOMANCY is counting the number of knots in the umbilical cord to predict how many more children the mother will have.

ONEIROMANCY is the interpretation of dreams and their prophetic nature.

ONOMANCY is the study of the meaning of names.

ONOMANTICS is the application of ONOMANCY applied to personal names, particularly in the sense of occult interpretation.

ONYCHOMANCY is the study of fingernails.

OOMANTIA and OOSCOPY is the method of divination by eggs.

OPHIOMANCY is divination from serpents.

ORNISCOPY and ORINITHOMANCY is the study of omens associated with birds, particularly birds in flight. see APANTOMANCY

OVOMANCY is another type of egg divination.

PEGOMANCY concerns itself with spring water and bubbling fountains and the omens contained therein.

PHRENOLOGY is the long practiced study of head formations.

PHYLLORHODOMANCY is a means of divination whereby one slaps a rose petal against the hand and judges the favorability of the omen by the loudness of the sound.

PHYSIOGNOMY is the study of character analysis through physical features.

PSYCHOGRAPHY is a form of mysterious writing having a divinatory nature.

PYROMANCY and PYROSCOPY are forms of divination by fire or flame, often assisted by substances thrown onto the flames.

RHABDOMANCY is divination using a stick or wand. These methods were forerunners of the divining rod.

RHAPSODOMANCY is a means of divination using a book of poetry whereby the book is opened at random and a passage read.

SIDEROMANCY is the burning of straws with a hot iron, the resulting figures having divinatory properties.

SORTILEGE is the casting of lots and the assessment of omens indicated.

SPODOMANCY is divination using cinders or soot.

STICHOMANCY is another form of throwing open a book and selecting a random passage for the purpose of divination.

STOLISOMANCY draws omens from the way people dress.

SYCOMANCY is performed by writing messages on tree leaves; the slower they dry, the more favorable the omen. A modern variation is to write on slips of paper (always including one blank) and rolling them up. They are then held in a strainer over a boiling pot; the first to unroll will be answered.

TEPHRAMANCY is divination by ashes obtained from the burning of tree bark.

TIROMANCY is a type of divination using cheese.

XYLOMANCY is divination from pieces of wood, either from their shape when collected or their appearance while burning.

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Prompt: “You really think it’s a good idea to sass God? You know that can get consequences.” 

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John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’

 Now the Pharisees who had been sent  questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”


“I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.

—  John 1:23-27
“It was in the Prophet, your favourite newspaper,” he adds; there’s an edge to his voice.

Draco tries not to wince. “I don’t always read the Prophet,” he says loftily. It’s true. If the front page is about Potter, he often hurls it straight in the bin.

Some of the time, he even manages not to get it out again later and read it balefully, gnashing his teeth and trying not to care about Potter any more.
—  Tea and No Sympathy by who_la_hoop

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there is no planet or sign that symbolises a closer spiritual route or stronger celestial affluence. all the planets have a unique, special gateway to the spirit because they each represent singular characterisations of the infinite divine oneness, and construct a different route to the portal.

aries find intimacy with the divine following through the expression of impulse, becoming totally centered in the moment of exhilarating personal experience, celestial infusions come with exertion of energy and disregarding the tempo, the seeming restriction of the physical form and following instinct blind. the enraptured wide eyed curious toddler stare at the world around them and giving a name, identity to the universe at the same time as forming an identity of their own, this is play, god is found in play for aries, in enriching new discovery and navigating the world around them, in charging through forests without maps and when they become the warrior fighting the charge of justice or the pioneer of revelation. like a toddler who is learning to build blocks, losing themselves in colour and amusement, giggling at the ascension and becoming temperamental when they are knocked down, being the child is the divine handshake, like a fresh flower that blooms, the aries is here to blossom and revel in the delight of the dancing universe

taurus find intimacy with the divine through the creamy musical harmony, enchanting sensory aroma, ravishing illustration, poetry, beauty, the honey voice of the blues singer, the baby soft blanket they can hold in their hands, gourmet delicacies, sexual intimacy, the experience of going into nature and just being , contemplating the under pathways of the tangled roots or the ancestry in the lines of their palms. taurus is in oneness with the creator when creating, when playing his venus melodies, drawing the wings of a butterfly or manipulating the material plane to make something more beautiful. it is in mindfulness with nature and withdrawing from the rush of the world into a place of soothing, grounded comfort. it is in delighting in the sparkle of the pearls from the clam or relishing in the sweet scent of a frangipani, losing themselves in a book, writing, life’s simple pleasures and pleasure in general. laying their heads back on a ravishing silky pillow, breathing in the aloe dewdrops over morning leaves, the soft skin and crevasses of a body, a beautiful face reflecting back at them, listening to jazz and contemplating the grandness of life, this is taurus and the divine lying side by side

gemini finds divine intimacy through thought, sensual mind wandering, conversation, literature and being the infinitely inquisitive child. the deity or guru comes in the form of teachers, education curriculum, intuitive bursts of knowledge that come through social conversion and writing. gemini hears the voice of god through the twists and turns of language in literature from ancient authors and the place of worship in library, internet search engines and the classroom. his bible prose comes through textbooks and the peak experience comes in the delightful play with information, speaking and sharing garnered insights, hearing the response of a perceptive audience usually engaged and giggling, he is the prophet when teaching, when using his voice to transmit the news of the universe, when acting as the impulse of the divine’s messages, and god’s elated baby when curious wide eyed child emerges and sitting cross legged and looking up at the blackboard absorbing the words, it is their blissful meditative pose

cancers divine intimacy transmutes through the feeling of a baby’s chest rising and falling against their own, the mother tucking in her child and gently singing her piece of creation to sleep. cancer is the heavenly source expressing through both the tranquilizing mother and the receptive child of a parent’s love. through the moon cruise passageway of  their wild, illustrious imagination, the moments in solitude gazing at the portraits hanging on their walls with the faces of ancestry staring back at them, that is the root to heaven, the same blood that ran through those veins, the passed loved ones that will forever watch over them; in romantic symphony, poetry about infatuation, standing underneath the moonbeams and inhaling the celestial illumination and wedding dances that last long after every guest has left. the infinite reunites with cancer when they are contemplating the the bursts in their heart derived from the joy of their family, when they lay their healing hands on the ill or nurse someone into wellness, in the moment when every light has gone out, between awake and asleep the sound of their loved ones sleeping soundly lullabies them to gentle celestial reverie

leos divine intimacy comes in the moment of harmonic, stomach pulsing laughter, their very making the creative out of just about anything, leo is ruled by a star, and not a planet; esoterically suggesting the rulership of a higher heavenly dwelling; so the moments standing under their cosmic channel the sun and letting the radiant pores of light swim through their vessels, contemplating the grand architecture of life and the delight in broadway spectacles lighting up the street, becoming entranced in play with a child, charging headfirst like a heavenly warrior in protection of the vulnerable and the pure indulgence of frosted hot mochas. leo is the transcendental channel that dances with the divine when nourishing people with their heavenly rays of inner light, when they become enraptured in their own divine frequencies and submit into their childlike captivation and glory when the world reflects in gleaming magic and possibilities that spill into infinity. leo’s divine touch comes when contemplating the magnificence and majesty of their very selves and their natural deserving royal gratification, reveling in their solitary standing personal power; because this is meditation, time with the divine in self reflection and contemplating their own true, universal beauty. leo transmute the celestial waves of the divine creator like a vessel, they infuse as one during art, theatre, play, self gratification, writing, music, design

virgos intimacy with the divine comes through his needle eye view of the world. all that is beautiful to virgo erupts in subtle, though magnificent spectacle, where crystal cleansed eyes reveal the tiny mechanical operations and provide the golden intricacies of god’s design in a clear lens view. virgo submits to the numinous in the quiet moments when his eyes catch the the tiny sparkling dust particles during sunsets and the moment of entrancement in nature when the luscious fauna allows exhales aloe air into his lungs. his conversations with god come through the sound of his bare feet hitting the earth, aligning their body rhythms to the rhythms of nature, beating their heart at the same time as the universe thumps hers and offering their divinely porcelain crafted hands to service. the guru appears when virgo contemplates the transcendental healing powers of the earth and directs their resonant healing properties through their hands and onto remedying the inflammation of others. in the moment virgo is alone, sensually exercising their own intellect in a wander through their thought neighborhood, the divine is close, ready to channel the letters of the messenger and impart knowledge through conversation and the world of language. in the moments when virgo can be one with the universe and slip in the space behind his thoughts, then he has reunited with the divine

libra find intimacy with the divine when through the myriad of faces that rush past them during their walk to work they spot the one that smiles back. everyone is god in human clothing to libra and through others he transmits his love. their deepest meditation and conversation with their creator comes through the contemplation and applied meaningfulness of soul mates, the delight of establishing social connections and the delight of people in general; propogating the enchantment of holding relationships that have drifted back centuries. and yet while libra catches glimpses of the divine through the eyes of others, their ravenous search for completion means their solitude intrinsically, passively invites in the divine for company and allows his light to fill their leaky spots. when they are curled up fetal position and pleading with all their will for someone to wrap their arms around them, this is the call to the divine whose company transcends the physical touch. when libras realise interdependent system between people, that without the “you” there is no “I” acknowledging the ‘we’, that is recognizing the divine, the celestial bloodline we all share. libras reunion with the infinite comes through entrancing honey suckle melodies and colour, design and form that drips sweetness and beauty. their conversations with god play through song lyrics, musical crescendos, the radiant aromatic bursts of fresh flowers and the glory of morning sunrise spilling through the curtains, every sensory filter is a supernal channel where he blows his mist of mysticism for them to play with in typical libran pleasure

scorpio finds divine intimacy when everything but gravity has been ripped away and he is forced to charge blind; relying solely on intuition and the hidden power they know lies within. scorpios meditative pose is that of destruction acting as the highest form of creativity. becoming a majestic, obliterated force that pours gold into his own cracks and rising a new, sparkling incandescent self.  in the midst of trauma and self obliteration, god visits through the peak experience, where scorpio has submitted to the undefined infinite self so he can create a new star; becoming one with the god who is all too familiar with the keys of creation, so a new body of light can be born again into. when the material and exoteric psychological structures that hold scorpio together are decimated by routine plutonian destruction; during that moment of plunging into the darkness, when people and consensual structures dissolve, he is hand in hand with god.  traveling through the indwelling, listening to the esteemed archetypal goddesses, curators of sacred wisdom, ancient witches, lost ancestors and resonant esoteric guidance drifting restlessly in the midst of his soul

sagittarius finds intimacy with the divine through the aggressive, ravenous physical and intellectual quest for a tangible god. their chapel of worship transcends beyond the physical structures and desires the peak experience, urging that he becomes one with the universe in inquisitive meditation, research, following a compass, reading maps and searching for a face to face meeting with his creator. sagittarius is reuniting with the divine on a lifelong pilgrimage when he discoveries hidden bible passages that provide the nostalgia of another life, travels far and wide in the name of personal experience, explores universal mysteries, assimilates into new cultures and indulging their intrinsic sense of wanderlust. sagittarius is in divine dialogue when following the pangs of their inflamed intuition and letting instinct prioritize thought. in the search for their true self that lies in an exotic freeway the divine self joins them in synergy and the divine dialogue is transmuted through the voices of wise esoteric authors, cosmic professors, higher educators, mystics and finding the celestial mantlepiece when they step foot through the places they have read about in books, sit in meditation on the enchanting mountaintop and reach the stars they quivered their bow and arrow toward

capricorn finds intimacy with the divine in a formulaic saturnian way, the sacrificial regulatory to a scripture, following the conventional theological doctrine and crystallizing the esoteric structures into halls of worship. in prayer verbatim from the bible, their own powerful faith in structure vapors the spirit of god through the pages. and further, when they transcend beyond searching for god in the establishment, their diamond earth eyes detect every numeric make up of earth’s particles, observe god’s poetry in mathematical music and the fusion of illumination into observable form. their sense of duty to become as intimate with reality as possible is their celestial channel, dancing through the constructions of human creation, when they are justifying their own existence and worth to the universe; creating a universe of their own and lighting a brand new galaxy of new webbed dreams. heavenly saturation comes through recharging in the decorative design of flora and fauna, indulging in formula and contemplating nature’s patterns and chemistry is their deepest spiritual and intuitive process. like the businessman in a heavenly handshake, he is at one with god when exercising his renowned visual senses to ascend to the ethereal dimensions and play with god’s deepest synchronized mechanics

aquarius finds intimacy with the divine in rapturous bursts of intellectual intuition; the pleasurable sensual roam through their own boundless imagination, where they can luxuriate in their ultra matrix of innovative ideals. this is a synergy with god for aquarius, the travel through the crystallized road maps and valleys of the mind to extract futuristic galactic particles, relish in the crayon box of art, science and sacred, water bearer knowledge. god is staring back at him when he is saturated amongst the collective, watching people dance in elation together at music festivals or come together out of love for a surprise birthday party, observing the invisible threads that tie humanity together and delighting amongst the acknowledgment of a shared communion. the celestial rapture ripples through their high voltage arteries when they participate in dismantling structure and experience the exhilarating streaks of social revolution. the godhead is working like an electrical impulse through aquarius in their buzzing frequency that sets shock waves through holy water and shatters crystallized structure through voice, ideas, debate and embracing individuality. the aquarian experiences meditative ascension when they are simply being and wholly absorbed in their own, unique cosmic energy cluster that delights in having a free, unbound universe of free spirited expression where the soul can dance under its own symphonic masterpiece. the experience of god comes through the highest octave of love and creativity for aquarius, when relishing amongst their love of many things in the mindful indulgence of the majesty of creativity

pisces find intimacy with god in the moment dreams and reality fuse, trigger hypnagogic hallucinations and the astral free float into obliteration. the voices of god whispers through esoteric wisdom, poetry, visions, cinema, music and the meditative contemplation of ‘home’, what it is, and why they are longing for something they don’t even know exists. they taste heaven’s nectar when looking out at the universe, absorbing the magical particles that spore across their celestial vision, boarding neptune’s cruise ship through their wild and milky way streaked imagination and entrusting the guidance of the universal source in blind, though intuitive and cerebral  driven faith. pisces emanate the deity when laying their healing hands on a cracked soul and injecing their celestial light into the wound, laughing in sync with the giggling baby, sharing their wise material to the zodiac children and providing solace to the disturbed. the divine dialogue transmits in the elusive intoxicated trance when the piscean thought processes become frayed and loses definition.   everything spills, inclines and intermixes in etheric watercolour artwork, during the pinnacle moment of not knowing, experiencing the total loss of conscious perception, this is the moment the pisces knows and has become entranced, enveloped in the source.

-C.

A look into the two most confusing Warhammer gods

If you ask me, the Machiavellian schemes of Tzeentch, the unimaginable power of The Emperor, the absolute sickfuckery of Slaanesh, and even the intentional confusion of The Deceiver have nothing on the Gods of the most simplistic race of all.

Gork ‘n Mork are, if you ask me, the gods that will cause the most debate on “what do they look like?” and “Which is which” and even “are they even two separate entities?” Because 40K lore intentionally leaves a lot of them vague as fuck, and for a humorously simple reason: the orks don’t fucking know either!

Seriously, ask any Ork, be he puny grott, or might Warboss, and they’ll almost all tell you, one ‘a dem bashes ya in da face, and de udduh sneaks up an’ smashez ya in da face. It’s just…not even an ork is sure which is which, namely because they may as well be the same thing.

Of course a warboss like Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka will tell you there IS a big difference and that he DOES know which is which. See, Ghazzy is quite literally the prophet of Gork. He hears his voice and his ideas, and subsequently has become the single most powerful Ork warboss since the days of WAAAGH!!! Beast. WAAAGH!!! Ghazghkull is setting up to be the next Beast WAAAGH!!! and that is really, unbelievably, fuckmassively, horribly, space shatteringly, bowel shakingly bad.

Y’see, WAAAGH!!! Beast nearly ended Holy Terra, in fact, The Beast himself grew so large, so powerful, so FUCKING INTELLIGENT, that he had ORK DIPLOMATS. Let me state again, that, as an Ork Warboss, the ork known only as The Beast became so powerful from the overwhelming Gestalt field that it is said that he was as big as a fucking Hab Block, and that the marines mistook him for a goddamn STOMPA! Not only this, but y’know how Ghazzy loves to use roks as both tansportation AND weapons? (for those of you unaware, roks are basically meteorites that have giant fucking thrusters strapped to them) Yeah, The Beast made attack MOONS.

Not only this, but any Ork aficionado knows that there are main Ork klans or tribes. These are usually regarded as The Blud Axes, The Snakebites, and Goffs, among others. The thing is, these klans started with The Beast, who designated certain boyz who were good at gettin’ shit done. On top of this, I repeat, ORK FUCKING DIPLOMATS!

I’m gonna be in all caps for this, fair warning.

THE BEAST AND HIS WAAAGH!!! BECAME SO FUCKMASSIVE THAT THE GESTALT FIELD OF EACH ORK WAS SO SUPERCHARGED THEY BECAME ESSENTIALLY FUCKING KRORKS, THE OG ORKS, THE THING THE ANCIENT ONES INTENDED TO MAKE! THESE FUCKERS WERE SO INTELLIGENT THEY LAID SIEGE TO TERRA, AND THEN SENT IN DIPLOMATS TO DISCUSS TERMS OF FUCKING SURRENDER! NO FUCKING ORK SURRENDERS OR ACCEPTS IT BUT GODDAMN THE BEAST WAS INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO RECOGNIZE THE BENEFIT OF SURRENDER FROM THE ENEMY!

Now…why am I telling you how awful the beast WAAAGH!!! was? Because WAAAGH!!! Beast failed. Why? Because for all his intelligence, The Beast didn’t have Gork or Mork to guide him. Who does? Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka does, and like I said, his WAAAGH!!! is shaping up to be even bigger.

Now, what does this actually have to DO with Gork ‘n Mork? Everything. See Ghazzy is proof that orks worship two individual gods, not mistaking one god for two. Gork is supposed to be the brutal kunnin’ of ork boyz, the guy who walks up to your face, smashes your face in with a pipe, and then uses your smashed face as a trophy. Gork is savage brutality that has intelligence behind it. Ork and intelligence isn’t synonymous, but by god their brutality is almost accidentally brilliant. Mork, on the other hand, is said to be the god of kunnin’ brutality. He’s the git who, like a goff, paints ‘isself purple, sneaks up behind a humie, and then taps him on the shoulder. With a cooking grenade. Gork and Mork’s difference is that one will scare you by sneaking up (Mork) the other will scare you by walking towards you (Gork).

Another thing to note, the last time any sort of Ork/Orc was supposed to be the prophet of Gork, he nearly killed Archaon. Grimgor Ironhide is, without a doubt, the most powerful Orc in Warhammer Fantasy, and was ALSO the prophet of Gork. What did Grimgor do in his life? Oh y’know, just make some chaos dwarfs run away horrified, charge so far into skaven ratways that he damn near broke into a fucking UNDERCITY, oh and he also BEHEADED ARCHAON THE EVERCHOSEN! Yes, in the original draft, Grimgor walks up to Archaon and kicks him in the dick, and while he’s writhing, headbutts him, then says “OI WANKAH! I HEARD YOUZ THINKZ YOUZ TOUGH YOUZ IZ. ILL FOOKIN DECKZ YA ROIGHT PROPAH I WILL!” And proceeds to BEHEAD THE EVERCHOSEN, ENDING THE END TIMES. Of course this was retconned and Grimgor only managed to put up an insane fight. However, its obvious that Gork’s blessing alone means a lot for an orks life. So when Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka says he has Gork’s voice in his head, the entire galaxy should be fucking horrified.

Prayer to Apollo

Praise onto He of the Golden Voice
Eagle-eyed Apollo, whose arrows bring swift and terrible death
Great prophet, archer, healer, musician
God of many talents, whose blessings bring happiness and peace
All praise onto he, Apollo, slayer of evil and giver of oracles
He, whose light can nourish and destroy
Whose hand can rain health and disease
Apollo, great god, defender and protector
Let us sing, let us pray
These your gifts we use in your name
Apollo, hymn-singer, poet of poets
Be praised, be adored, my lord my god
Shining one, fiery one
Hail Apollo, blessed king and man divine

A Synthesizer to play Radiohead

Originally written in response to the following question, this should serve to answer any synthesizer recommendation inquiries. 

Hello man, amazing work here! I was wondering What synth I could buy to pin down some of their most characteristic synth sounds (Let Down, Everything In It’s Right Place, Identikit, Staircase, Myxomatosis, Airbag’s “Martenot” [Korg prophecy]). I guess it would be the Prophet 08 but is there some other DSI cheaper ooption. Thanks :D

Thom and Jonny with a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Roland Juno-60, and Moog MiniMoog Voyager PE druing the recording of A Moon Shaped Pool. They also used their Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 and a Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 during the same sessions.

The synth on Let Down is a ZX Spectrum Computer. Everything in its Right Place is a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. Staircase was a DSI Prophet 08. The bass on Climbing Up The Walls is an original Novation Bass Station, the bass on All I Need is Nigel’s Prophet 5, and the bass on Lotus Flower is a vintage MiniMoog Model D. The bass sound on Myxomatosis is a resonant monosynth layered with Colin’s fuzzy (Lovetone Big Cheese) bass guitar. The pads on Myxomatosis are a web of polysynths and chorus’d string-synthesizers (best heard 2:07-2:25, and in the last few seconds). Identikits “Broken hearts” section features synths panned left and right, probably a mixture of Prophets. The synthy choir on Motion Picture Soundtrack is a combination of Mellotron and ondes Martenot. Idioteque’s “synth” is a sample of a piece (Mild und Leise by Paul Lansky) created a room-sized IBM super-computer. The “synth” near the end of 15 Step is Ed’s Autoharp run through his pedalboard. As you note, the Martenot-like synth on Airbag (and Climbing Up The Walls) is a Korg Prophecy.

Thom and Jonny with an ARP 2600, a Roland SH101, and a Clavia Nord Lead 3 during the recording of In Rainbows.

It should be clear that no single synth can come close to replicating all of Radiohead’s synth sounds, or even their most distinctive.

First, there’s the fact that Radiohead have used a wide range of instruments over the years. Many synths (monophonic ones) are used only for bass sounds, while others (polyphonic) are used only for chordal textures. Others (string synthesizers, vintage samplers) are in different classes altogether. While most are subtractive synthesizers and have similar architecture, most have very distinctive filters. For example, the Bass Station, Roland SH-101 (used during the In Rainbows sessions), and MiniMoog Model D are all similar mono synths, but their filters sound radically different. By far the most significant factor in a subtractive synthesizer’s tone is the tone of its filter: regardless of how many oscillators, waveforms, envelopes, and extra features a synth offers, it will always sound like its filter. (This is part of why eurorack is so appealing: you can build a single synth with multiple filters cloned from vintage synths).

But even a digital synth with multiple filter emulations will have trouble replicating many of Radiohead’s “synth” sounds, because they often consist of other instruments layered with synthesizers, such as on Myxomatosis. And that doesn’t even cover the synthy sounds which they’ve sampled or created with other means.

Ed and Phil at Nigel’s old “The Hospital” studio during the recording of In Rainbows. On the right is an ARP 2600, while the stand on the right holds (from top to bottom) an Analogue Systems The Spawn and RS-15 Cabinet, a Korg MS-10, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, a PPG Wave 2.2/2.3, and an E-MU Emulator II. The RS15 Cabinet contains an RS200 Sequencer, an RS150 Seq/Switch, an RS340 Gate Delay, and an RS370 Polyphonic Harmonic Generator with RS375 Expander.

That said, Radiohead have used synths by one designer far more than any others: Dave Smith. Between the Prophet 5 and Prophet 08 (plus the Tetras which Thom and Jonny used 2012-2013), his synths have been on more tracks than those from any other brand or designer. While the filter on the Prophet 5 differs somewhat from the Prophet 08 and Tetra, the designs are similar and all use Curtis chips. As such, any one of these synths can do a pretty decent job of replicating the others.

The Actual Recommendations:

You’ll never pin down most of their most characteristic sounds with a single synthesizer, but you will be able to pin down the largest number of their sounds using a Dave Smith Instruments or Sequential Circuits synthesizer. The DSI Mopho X4 is a Prophet ‘08 with half the voices, but added sub-oscillators. The DSI Tetra (discontinued, but readily available on the used market) is the keyboard-less equivalent.

Jonny playing the old Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 during the recording of Man of War in 1998.

The one catch is that Radiohead almost exclusively use DSI and Sequential Circuits synths for polyphonic sounds (All I Need being an exception). The members of Radiohead generally use other synths for bass. For the past six or so years, Thom and Jonny have mainly used a MiniMoog when working with Radiohead. With Atoms for Peace, Thom and Nigel almost exclusively used an old Korg MS20 (best heard on Ingenue). Radiohead also had a Korg MS10 in studio during the recording of In Rainbows. And of course, Jonny has his modular synthesizers for monophonic (as well as polyphonic and rhythmic) sounds.

A good monophonic partner for a DSI polysynth would be the Korg MS20 mini. The MS20 mini is a relatively inexpensive monosynth capably of both traditional synth bass and lead sounds as well as experimental effects. Its pair of filters (high and lowpass) have a lot of character and are capable of smooth bass and intense modulation, and its pathway opens you up to modular synthesis. In fact, if you’re not too concerned with chordal textures, the MS20 would probably be a better starter synthesizer.

Nigel’s synth setup for the 2013 Atoms for Peace tour reflects the keyboards played by Thom and him during the recording of AMOK: DSI Prophet ‘08 for pads, Korg MS20 for bass and leads. The Roland A500 PRO MIDI controller above the Prophet is primarily used to trigger sampled string synthesizers for songs from The Eraser.

The Prophet
Pushkin
The Prophet

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
The Prophet


I dragged my flesh through desert gloom,
Tormented by the spirit’s yearning,
And saw a six-winged Seraph loom
Upon the footpath’s barren turning.

And as a dream in slumber lies
So light his finger on my eyes,—
My wizard eyes grew wide and wary:
An eagle’s, startled from her eyrie.

He touched my ears, and lo! a sea
Of storming voices burst on me.
I heard the whirling heavens’ tremor,
The angels’ flight and soaring sweep,
The sea-snakes coiling in the deep,
The sap the vine’s green tendrils carry.

And to my lips the Seraph clung
And tore from me my sinful tongue,
My cunning tongue and idle-worded;
The subtle serpent’s sting he set
Between my lips—his hand was wet,
His bloody hand my mouth begirded.

And with a sword he cleft my breast
And took the heart with terror turning,
And in my gaping bosom pressed
A coal that throbbed there, black and burning.
Upon the wastes, a lifeless clod,
I lay, and heard the voice of God:

“Arise, oh prophet, watch and hearken,
And with my Will thy soul engird,
Through lands that dim and seas that darken,
Burn thou men’s hearts with this, my Word.”



Translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky (1921)
Illustration : Mikhail Vrubel (1905)

Audio

should’ve been home yesterday: a mix for failed southern prophets, abandoned halfway through their missions and left to either fend for themselves or find their own way back to before. for the ones still clinging to hope and for the ones who’ve let themselves become furious about it. (x)

the man comes around, johnny cash

whoever is unjust, let him be unjust still.

whoever is righteous, let him be righteous still.

whoever is filthy, let him be filthy still.

listen the words long written down

when the man comes around.

psalms 40:2, the mountain goats

in the burning fuselage of my days

let my mouth be ever fresh with praise

learn to be still, the eagles

it’s just another day in paradise as you stumble to your bed 

you’d give anything to silence those voices ringing in your head

bartholomew, the silent comedy

oh, my god

please help me, neck deep in the river screamin’ for relief

he says it’s mine to give, but it’s yours to choose

you’re gonna sink or swim, you’re gonna learn the truth

no matter what you do you’re gonna learn the truth 

hurt, johnny cash

if i could start again a million miles away

i would keep myself, i would find a way.

idumea, sacred harp singers

and am i born to die, to lay this body down?

and must my trembling spirit fly

into a world unknown?

hope in the air, laura marling

no hope in the air, no hope in the water

not even for me, your last serving daughter

wayfaring stranger, jack white

i know dark clouds will hover o’er me

i know my pathway’s rough and steep

but golden fields lie out before me

where weary eyes no more will weep

the girl with the weight of the world in her hands, indigo girls

she won’t recover from her losses

she’s not chosen this path, but she watches who it crosses

boulder to birmingham, emmylou harris

i would rock my soul in the bosom of abraham

i would hold my life in his saving grace

i would walk all the way from boulder to birmingham

if i thought i could see, i could see your face

starlight, the wailin’ jennys

kingdom come, their will was done

and now the earth is far away

from any kind of heaven

take me home country roads, john denver

i hear her voice, in the morning hours she calls me

the radio reminds me of my home far away

and driving down this road i get the feeling that i should’ve been

home yesterday, yesterday

eleanor, cake bake betty

let the sea change, let’s remember all the good i did 

the ending was no more than spare repentance 

this is nothing like my home

landslide, dixie chicks

well, i’ve been afraid of changin’

‘cause i built my life around you

the song of purple summer, from spring awakening

and all shall fade: the flowers of spring,

the world, and all the sorrow

at the heart of everything

Transfiguration of Jesus Christ - Feast Day: August 6th - Both Calendars

When a cloud enveloped them, a voice said: “ This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: listen to Him!” - Matthew 17: 5

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as his baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension its end. Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by St. Matthew (17: 1-6), St. Mark (9: 1-8), and St. Luke (9: 28-36), while Saint Peter (2 peter 1: 16-18) and Saint John (1: 14), two of the privileged witnesses, make allusion to it.

The word “transfigured” is a very interesting word. The Greek word is “metamorpho” and it means to transform, literally or figuratively to metamorphose, or to change. The word is a verb that means to change into another form. It also means to change the outside to match the inside. The prefix “meta” means to change and the “morphe” means form. In the case of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ, it means to match the outside with the reality of the inside. To change the outward so that it matches the inward reality. Jesus’ divine nature was “veiled” (Hebrews 10: 20) in human form and the transfiguration was a glimpse of that glory. Therefore, the transfiguration of Jesus Christ displayed the Shekinah glory of God incarnate in the Son. The voice of God attesting to the truth of Jesus’ Sonship was the second time God’s voice was heard. The first time was at Jesus’ baptism into His public ministry by John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 7; Mark 1: 11; Luke 3: 22).

Therefore, the transfiguration of Jesus Christ was a unique display of His divine character and a glimpse of the glory which Jesus had before He came to earth in human form. This truth is emphasized for us in a passage in the Apostle Paul’s letter to Phillippi. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form (morphe) of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form (morphe) of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2: 5-11).

The purpose of the Transfiguration of Christ into His heavenly glory was so that the “inner circle” of His disciples could gain a greater understanding of who Jesus was. Christ underwent a dramatic change in appearance in order that the disciples could behold Him in His glory. The disciples, who had only known Him in His human body, now had a greater realization of the deity of Christ, though they could not fully comprehend it. That gave them the reassurance they needed after hearing the shocking news of His coming death.

Symbolically, the appearance of Moses and Elijah represented the Law and the Prophets. But God’s voice from heaven – “Listen to Him!” – clearly showed that the Law and the Prophets must give way to Jesus. The One who is the new and living way is replacing the old – He is the fulfillment of the law and the countless prophecies in the Old Testament. Also, in His glorified form they say they saw a preview of His coming glorification and enthronement as King of kings and Lord of lords.

The disciples never forgot what happened that day on the mountain and no doubt this was intended. John wrote in his gospel, “We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only” (Jn. 1: 14). Peter also wrote of it, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.’ We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with Him on the sacred mountain (2 Peter 1: 16-18).

The Son of God came to earth in the form of a man to be the true servant of God and to gift mankind with the greatest gift ever given, eternal life. The transfiguration of Jesus Christ was a visible sign in the presence of reliable witnesses of the reality of the power of God and the glory, which is Christ Jesus. 

Today I cried in the bathroom of my work place because your mom snap chatted a picture of your bunk bed being taken down and it reminded me that we are no longer kids playing pretend. Probably if you were gonna come back you would have by now. How things always change but some how you stay nestled in between my rib cage. I think I’m trying to say I’m sorry but it keeps coming out as poems or hysterical crying fits or in any way other than managing to let the words verbally manifest. I’m sorry that I keep writing you poems but it’s been nearly six months and I still feel like something is missing. Like I’m lopsided. How I’d give all ten fingers and toes for you, but then I couldn’t write you poems. I wouldn’t have to anymore cause you would be here. I don’t write down the details to try to make you feel ashamed of yourself or drown in guilt. I just don’t want you to forget me the way everyone else seems to forget me. I write these poems so that I don’t forget you, because letting you go would be like giving up all ten fingers and toes, no more poems or words. Because it means it was all meaningless. The voices in my head prophets, always doomed to lose the ones I love. I’m sorry because you do not have to mend this and I keep asking you to. I’m sorry for all the wrong and for loving you so much. I’m sorry with all my ten fingers and toes. I’m sorry I can’t forget you.
—  10 fingers and 10 toes