Glam Rock, New Wave, Visual Kei, Make Up And Frills


People having opinions about “Visual Kei” must have forgotten about the 70´s-80´s “Glam Rock, New Romance” and “New Wave” when the hairspray formed into a thick fog and mascara had a tendency to “disappear” from moms or girlfriends.

The 80´s “Sleeze Rock” also had its share of it.

Adam Ant (above) was/is my favorite!

David Bowie, Marc Bolan (T-Rex) and Hanoi Rocks, Mötley Crue….

Bands like Malice Mizer and Seremedy (below) are merely following a tradition as old as rock itself.

As a matter of fact, androgyny was even part of the 1920´s jazz scene……..so if it upsets you…..????

 

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Bowie, Yohio, Rock And Androgyny


Having seen some reactions from the more primitive parts of the common peasantry about the fact that guitarist Yohio wears a dress.

THIS is the cover of David Bowies “The Man Who Sold The World”, released 1970. Seen by many as the start of “Glam Rock”.

Conclusion: NOTHING has happened among the troglodytes since the 70´s and Rock´N Roll can still upset the preconditoned mind.

Mission accomplished!

Yohio Gif By: http://uruhasexual.tumblr.com/

New Orders And Claims Of Transmission


I mentioned that i wish there was an order like “The Irish Order of Thelema” in a Swedish version (degrees connected to culture, history and the land + the law of liberty) and got the response that i should found one.

Fact is, i once did found an order that survived and initiated for years (even in my absence). It was meant as a Hermetic order including the GD techniques but also several other traditions. It had a degree system inspired in part by the Scottish Rite (though the rituals where unique to it) and in part on the tree of life.

(Me and one other person still has charters to the Ordo Arcanae as it was called).

I noticed a “wee” problem that i had suspected.

Many orders (i am initiated to quite a few) have a founding myth that is sometimes taken too literally and they seem to want to make claims on tranference that on closer inspection just isnt there (to me a charter is a charter, no charter is no charter).

I avoided that and got the feeling that the order would have been more popular (not that that was a goal) if it seemed as ancient as much of its content and if i pretended to have a lineage to a lot of other historical or semi historical societies.

If simply having a member initiated to several high degrees and such of defunct orders was enough (say a GD 5-6) i could claim a “lineage” to the Bavarian Illuminati, Memphis / Misraim, Royal Arch, The Odd Fellow FLT degrees, certain (contemporary) templar degrees, Rocicrucianism, The Golden Dawn, Several Swedish degrees,  some neo druidic degrees , AND John the Baptist, Apostles John, Peter and James (i dont).

So could almost anyone by extension if they are initiated to any mystery school (if nothing else since that one will claim such a lineage).

How hard would you say it would be to have a newly founded order get traction and what would be its major obstacles?

Who Owns The Stars And Stripes?


Dont bother answering, the title is merely retorical.

Tumblr

So i get home from my hometown only to find that i am being accused of being a theif (only two people has ever called me that with impunity, both times on the web).

The reason, a girl on Tumblr claims ownership of a picture from 1927.

Not even the studio who made the movie does anymore (as far as i can see copyrights has expired?) , but thats beside the point.

Reason for her claim is that she has made this almost a century old picture twitch a little bit ( a “Gif”).

So, out of an entire movie ( i think it is about 90 minutes long) from 1927 she “owns” the picture because it twitches???

I am threatened with losing my (Tumblr) account because of “copyright infringement” and my post is deleted simply because i didnt add her name to a picture taken by someone else a hundred years before she was born.

And this on Tumblr ( i have a good lust finding the real copyright holders lawyers to anything on her Tumblr and alert them  ), a place where people post pictures for no other reason than to post pictures all the time.

I have a hard time beliving any of them are under some permission by the owners.

Unless they are personal friends with Allyson Hannigan, owns a tardis and travels through time, owns a major studio or two that   made some movies like 20:th Century Fox or Warner Brothers and a couple of major record labels?

Do they?

“Transformative”

Now if i take a picture of Chaplin, (where copyrights have expired) and make it a bit bluer i might claim that it is transformed (i have done some work on it).

If someone else takes that (now bluer) picture and adds a red nose that could also be considered transformative.

Then i,who made it blue, can complain. Not owning the original picture i am  still the one making it bluer and the one adding the nose might be considered “steeling” the work of making it bluer.

In the rest of the world this is called being anal.

The crime commited by the thief Marcel

What i did was making a photo set of several pictures from the 1920´s to use to show people what one of my blogs was about (a picture of a gangster, one from a movie, a flapper, a dancer and so on).

These pictures i simply (and logically) took from the archive of said blog, without checking if any of their original posters had any strange and exotic demands on what you had to do before posting the material that isnt morally theirs anyway.

I didnt even react to the picture in question being a Gif made by anyone but simply saw it as a scene from the movie.

I was never contacted either until Tumblr themselves did so.

I am now waiting to see if i will be contacted by some American who owns the copyrights for the Latin alphabet for infringing on his rights by writing.

It is clear that i am a thief without morals or honour and should be ashamed for using Tumblr the way everybody else does (actually, i normally always post source).

In my country most “minor cases” as it is called does not exist.

We simply solve it by being adults instead.

A picture of Ivor Novello and June Tripp from Alfred Hitchcock´s “The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog” that is pretty much identical to the one i write about, but not “twitching”. Let´s see if the Gestapo will be at my door for using it without writing that it was posted by: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/aug/09/the-lodger-a-story-review …..who doesent own it either but simply wrote a review of the movie. Photograph: BFI

Gnostic Catholic Mass In Gothenburg


The altar at Sekhet-Maat Lodge in Portland, Oregon, with Graal and Paten.

 

This sunday i will attend mass at the Homo Est Deus Lodge and local Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica congregation in Gothenburg.

It will be quite a thing that i have been looking forward to.

Despite having been a Thelemite since decades i havent recieved the Eucharist since 96.

I will look into baptism and Confirmation too.

 

An unofficial Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica seal
Design by R. Labhart

Esoterisk Sexualitet


Martial och venusiansk sexualitet

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Artikel om sexualitet ur Esoterisk synvinkel av Frater Sincerus Renatus.
Imperator Av The Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn-Sverige:

 

 

 

Min kommentar:

 

Personligen anser jag nog att Igra ger uttryck för väldigt gammalmodiga föreställningar som i stort sätt gör sexualiteten heteronormativ. Alla uttryck för sexualitet bör stå i fortplantningens tjänst och allt därutöver är “perversioner”.
Min egen åsikt är nog snarare att det är just ett begränsande av sexuella uttryck som föder obalans (Gamaliel-Yesod blir obalanserad). Många moderna sexologer verkar snarast obekväma med begrepp som parafili eller perversion . När det gäller våldtäkt så ser jag det inte som en sexuell avikelse utan snarare som en obalans i Geburah (som ju faktiskt trots svärdet som symbol är centripetal och restriktiv), dvs en våldstendens/dominansönskan som tar sig “sexuellt” uttryck, vill man vara Freudiansk så skulle det snarast vara ett analt uttryck.

Den Stora Riten.

När det gäller sexuella läggningar (inklusive BDSM osv) och mindre normativa utövningar så är det på tok för komplext för att analyseras enbart med ett par Sephiroth och är ett helt mysterium i sig själv. Inom många sex magiska utövningar så används principer som skulle kunna kallas tex sado-masochistiska, homoerotiska,fetishistiska osv både historiskt och i modern utövning (och i Judiska Kabbalistiska traditioner så är ju oftast det esoteriska “könet” på en Sephira avhängigt av kontext även om den har ett “allmänt kön”).
Din egen slutanalys är intressant. Själv har jag dessutom ofta associerat “manlig” sexualitet med Tiphareth (centrifugal och egostyrd) och “kvinnlig” med Yesod (centripetal och idealstyrd).

Baphomet. Balanserandet och trancenderandet av alla motsatser.

 

Min personliga åsikt är att sexualiteten spelar en stor roll andligt, socialt, fysiskt och känslomässigt, konstnärligt, intellektuellt som går långt bortom (fysisk) fortplantning.

Dessutom så talas det ofta om Qliphoth i Esoteriska sammanhang i väldigt kvalitativa termer snarare än kvantitativa. Det var influx av Ohr (Aur) som spräckte Kelim, kort sagt inflöde av Gudomlig/kreativ kraft spräckte kärlen.

Två av något som balanserar ut varandra och inte generellt överflödar systemet är Sephirothiska.

En kvalitet som tar över och lämnar en obalans i systemet riskerar att bli Qliphothisk.

Detta är väl tämligen “basic” Kabbalah?

Att totalt ägna hela livet åt en enda Mitzvah skulle likt förbannat bli en obalans.

Mycket som i exoteriska sammanhang skulle anses “omoraliskt”, balanserat med sin motsats och i en “dos” lämplig för helheten leder till trancendence bortom båda dessa principer.

Babalon rider på Besten. En helt receptiv natur, med andlig avsikt färdas framåt på sin “djuriska” rent biologiska sida. “Love under will”. Binah/Neschamah använder Yesod och Malchut/Nephesh för att uttöka sin upplevelse, balansera motsatser och trancendera. Notera att Jesus red in i Jerusalem på en åsna (traditionellt associerad med Satan), ett envist djur använt som bärare av ryttare och egendom.

Jag känner massvis med bögar, transor, sadister, masochister, voyeourer och exibitionister av de mest varierande slag.

De enda “perversa” jag känner till är de som helt frånsäger sig hela principen eller förfalskar sin egen natur för att glädja en övernaturlig varelse.