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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

Immortals of The 27 Club (Mythic May Vol. 12)

"Though the favourites of the gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of gods." 

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Immortals of The 27 Club

Hail Robert Johnson (1911 – 1938), who is rumored to have sold his soul to Satan at a crossroads for supernatural guitar skills. His influence on The Blues and Rock & Roll remains undeniable.

Pay homage to Brian Jones (1942 – 1969), founder of The Rolling Stones and a talented multi-instrumentalist. If it weren't for him, we might never have heard of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Bow to Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970), Voodo Child and left-handed guitar god. Pioneer of high-gain distortion, feedback and phaser effects. Perfector of the Wah-Wah pedal.

Hats off to Janis Joplin (1943 – 1970), Queen of Psychedelic Soul, whose explosive vocal chords blew everyone's mind at Woodstock and during Festival Express. Her voice reverberates in memory.

Genuflect before Jim Morrison (1943 – 1971), Dionysus incarnate, Lizard King, rock poet and sex icon. His heart fused with an Amerindian chief's soul to make him the shaman of an era.

Hearken to Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994), spokesman for Generation X, whose mad lyrical wisdom pierced the psyche of MTV audiences everywhere. Forever abide in highest Nirvana.

Obeisance unto Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011), who would never say yes to rehab. A magnificent musician and vocalist, well aware that you only live once, yet now she lives on in kindred company.

All tragic examples of what this world does to its beaming youth. Like brief Roman candles, lighting up encroaching night. May they shine eternally in our collective remembrance!

Image (from left to right): Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Robert Johnson, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse.

Further Readings:

Mythic May 2012

Mythic May 2010

Ye Gods, What Are Thee? (Mythic May Vol. 11)

"Light and matter are both single entities, and the apparent duality arises in the limitations of our language."

"There is a fundamental error in separating the parts from the whole, the mistake of atomizing what should not be atomized. Unity and complementarity constitute reality."

"The existing scientific concepts cover always only a very limited part of reality, and the other part that has not yet been understood is infinite."

~ Werner Heisenberg

Ye Gods, What Are Thee?

Who be the gods and goddesses, if not we?

They are fundamental archetypes inside the Zero-Point-Field.

A Priori noumena underlying A Posteriori phenomena.

Resounding echoes from past and parallel universes.

Constantly collapsing wave functions of Quantum potential.

Luminous forms coalescing within our ethereal Noosphere.

Celestial bodies vibrating at subliminal frequencies.

Intelligence beyond thought; knowledge needing no words.

Neuronal apprehension of supramundane comprehension.

Primordial Buddhas awakening to their own inner divinity ...

Soham - Tat Tvam Asi!

Image: Athena springing from the mind of Zeus.

Further Readings:

Axis Mundi (Mythic May Vol. 10)

"History is ending because the dominator culture has led the human species into a blind alley, and as the inevitable chaostrophie approaches, people look for metaphors and answers ... what we need is a new myth, what we need is a new true story that tells us where we're going in the universe and that true story is that the ego is a product of pathology ..." 

~ Terence McKenna

Read the whole article HERE.

Axis Mundi

Oh Enkidu - lead us lost humans
Back to those ancient forests
Beyond these cities' woes
Mankind be one with nature

For we've seen from space
The damage we're wreaking
Upon Gaia's gorgeous face
A virus threatens Earth's future

Instead may our technology be wed
To the ecology, 'til all are fed
So that they might learn by analogy
The actual function of spiritual symbology

As it stands, nothing is sacred
Virgin mother desecrated naked
How can anything evolve in isolation?
Mistaken domination brings damnation!

Lo Enkidu - humans verge on extinction
There's not enough identifying (only distinction)
Poetry is powerless to move
People who will not approve.

Image: Gilgamesh mourning his friend and equal, Enkidu (who was created by the gods to help him).

Further Readings:

Christos Mythos (Mythic May Vol. 9)

“Myth is what we call other people's religion.”
"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble."

~ Joseph Campbell

Christos Mythos

Christianity is merely a dominant form of Paganism
Two-thousand or so years ago it was instituted as Holy Roman Religion in Byzantium
Which assimilated key aspects from regional predecessors
Placating converts by adopting their holy dates as its own

While wiping out competing Gnostic sects and
Not deciding on which gospels were officially true
Until Constantine's Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.

Indeed, any truly incisive study of Christendom should show
That it's rather like a patchwork quilt, knit together from
Many mismatched belief systems buried by the sands of time
This is especially true for the figure of Jesus the Anointed One

Born of a virgin not unlike other holy men before him
Changing water to wine as Dionysus did
Defeating death and resurrecting a la Osiris
The list goes on and on, leaving lots of room for doubt

Yet withal, people insist on believing in this deity
Since core creeds are taken as Articles of Faith
But they would do well to question these Metaphysics
For whosoever has known anyone to rise after three days of death?

Seeing as there is nothing but Scriptural "evidence"
Christ ought not to be regarded as a historical personage at all
Instead, look to see what value there is in his purported teachings
Which may thus transmit to us an ageless wisdom (left largely untapped even now).

And remember: those who believe in a man who literally revived and rose to heaven above, have no business criticizing the far-fetched beliefs of anybody else!

Further Readings:

Why I Don't Buy The Resurrection Story

Mythic May 2012

Mythic May 2010



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