III. 72. I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia—but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains.
Haven’t blogged for a while. This seems appropriate.
Choke the chicken. Garrote the parrot.
II. 58. Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. Therefore the kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever: the slaves shall serve. There is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was. Yet there are masked ones my servants: it may be that yonder beggar is a King. A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot hide his poverty.
Iron Age, 200-150 BC
From a burial found in the Mill Hill Cemetery, Deal, Kent, England
II. 59. Beware therefore! Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed! Say you so? Fool! If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him.
I have been thinking about and seeing this card everywhere.
II. 22. I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. To worship me take wine and strange drugs whereof I will tell my prophet, & be drunk thereof! They shall not harm ye at all. It is a lie, this folly against self. The exposure of innocence is a lie. Be strong, o man! lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.
II. 23. I am alone: there is no God where I am.
II. 50. Blue am I and gold in the light of my bride: but the red gleam is in my eyes; & my spangles are purple & green.
II. 51. Purple beyond purple: it is the light higher than eyesight.