The Ladder of Lights


During the medieval period the Jewish Divines appear to have formulated the glyph of the Tree of Life to elucidate upon the teachings of the Kabala. Later western Occultists became enamoured of the Kabala and the Tree of Life and inserted their own quasi-christian symbolism into the system. Whether either the Jewish mystics or the Christian Occultists are aware of it or not, the Tree of Life, which seems to have been copied from much earlier, non Hebrew sources, appears to be as much a genealogical chart as it is a magical glyph.

And it is by understanding it as a family tree, that the truly magical elements it conceals can be more fully appreciated. Each sphere or Sephiroth on the Tree is essentially a theurgic dynamic. These Forces or Gods bear the names of the original Elohim, the Dragon Kings and Queens of the Anunnaki. The position of each sphere on the Tree corresponds with the relationship enjoyed by each of the Gods, one with the other, so the spheres represent husbands, mothers, fathers, brides, sons and daughters.

In the Christian Occult Kabala the eighth Sephiroth, Tiphareth, is thought to represent Christ and the Cubic Stone. This, the philosopherís elixir, the Lapsit Exellis or Fallen Star would, if such it be, serve to reinforce the identity of the Christ with Lucifer. However, the Cubic stone is a component of the Grail and the Grail is a chalice, a female symbol, as is Venus the Bright and Morning Star who is Lucifer. Here there would seem to be a confusion of gender related symbols, but there isnít. In an earlier essay it was suggested that Christos meant, not the man, but the anointing.

 

Earlier versions of the Chrism or Christos were called the semen of God, the divine pneuma, the Logos or Holy Spirit which Riley Scott (Phallic Worship) has suggested, enlivened the mind of the anointed one, thus bringing enlightenment or "salvation", see Scottís comments on the Bethel Stone. It would however, be more correct to call this chrism the semenal fluid of the Goddess, rather than that of God, as the Holy Spirit is traditionally female, being Astarte or Sophia, meaning wisdom.

The Saving body and blood of Christ, the anointing of the Christos of Astarte or Sophia, thus becomes recognized as being the Ovum and Menstruus of the Goddess, who at the beginning of the first millenium was represented by Mary Magdalene, the Scarlet Woman, who some say was the Priestess of Ishtar or Venus. If the Tree is taken as a Genealogical chart then Tiphareth occupies a position mid way between Geburah (Samael Enki) and Chesed (Jehovah Enlil).

 

In Anunnaki tradition this place on the family tree would be occupied by the Dragon Queen, Nin Kursag, who was wife to both Enki and Enlil and the grandmother of Ishtar or Venus, who is represented on the Tree by Netsach, who is positioned in exactly the same place on the Tree, as Ishtar is on the chart. Essentially therefore, Nin Kursag, called The Lady of Life, was the First or Great Venus, wife of Enki Samael or Lucifer, hence the association between the two.

One of her responsibilities was to feed the Dragon Kings with her blood and water, both of which together comprise the Prima Materiae of alchemy, the "Christos", in order to expand their consciousnesses and increase their life spans. This exactly replicates the phenomena attributed to the Grail and the Cubic Stone.

 

Magdalene likewise is suspected of having performed the same function and like Nin Kursag, her predecessor and her goddess, she also provided her womb, in her proper season, as the vessel within which, in Nin Kursagís case, was carried the forefather of the subsequent Dragon Kings and from whom, in Maryís turn, Jesusí children were descended as scions of the root and branch of the Dragon Tree, the Planta Genista of the Anunnaki.

In some depictions of the Kabalistic Tree of Life we can seen entwined within its branches a Dragon or serpent. Said by some to represent the wisdom of "God" (?) descending from Kether to Malkuth, rather it suggests that the Dragon Blood of the great mother touches and infuses all the sephirah which symbolize the Dragon Goddess-Queens and God-Kings, whose family tree it is. That Serpent is Tiamat, the "Tree Mother" whose realm is Tir Na n-og.

The secondary function of the Kabalistic tree of life is to enshrine the secret wisdom that made the Dragons what they were. The utilization of the Grail system which gave them their power, relied upon the charting of the endocrinal system, the enhancing of hormonal output and the collection of the Christos. This information can be found in what is called the Middle Pillar of the Tree of Life and the position of the Gods in relation to each other therein, doubles up as the position of the glands within the human body.
 


Hearts and Flowers


Tiphareth can be understood as both Christ and Female at the same time if one regards the situation in the foregoing manner. To this may be incorporated the essay findings regarding Ichthys, the Fish, and the Salmon of Knowledge as the Christos or Menstruus emanating from the Vulva or Cubic Stone of the Goddess or the Scarlet Woman, represented by that Fish. The earliest manifestation of this tradition amongst the Dragon Goddesses of the Anunnaki, serves as the origin of true vampirism as an act, not of Freudian sexual violence or perversion, but of necessity, love and nurturance.

Though Royal Vampirism has been horribly corrupted at various times, one might say that Solomon and Jesus, and the Royal Covens whose blood fed the Fairy Kings right up to and beyond the time of the Reformation, adhered the most closely to the original draconian concept and assisted in their own way in the maintenance and furtherance of proper alchemy and the concept of Courtly Love.

 

Indeed it can be said that the emergence into the light of day of various exoteric aspects of this vampire tradition in its royal form, principally through the poetic works of the troubadours who, originally writing and performing in the Occitan language of Provence, contributed greatly to the birth of the Age of Romance and the seemingly fundamental change in some menís idealized views of women and the function and conduct of male - female interactions.

However, the key components of the philosophy seem to have been omitted or suppressed and it could be argued that womenís fortunes have not been improved by our culture adopting only the trace elements of a tradition that, with its essential ingredients missing, has gone off half cocked.

 

The concept of romantic love, with its original purpose perverted and its magical content removed, has been the ruin of countless lives, as human nature has regularly failed to acquit itself against the reality of human expectation, resulting in domestic violence and misery and in the annulment of marriages inspired by a concept of romantic love that never was intended to have anything to do with mundane human bonding, mating or propagation, let alone becoming the idealized foundation upon which couples outside the dragon tradition expectantly and unadvisedly build such breeding arrangements.

Romance and romance are two entirely different things and it is not realistic to expect everyone to live up to what, in Dragon terms is an achievable reality, but which, in human terms, is no more than a somewhat disappointing, market driven and unattainable ideal. Courtly Love was a feeding arrangement intended to result, not in marriage on the mundane level, but in hierogamy and transcendence on the highest of all levels of organic experience.

The efficacy of such successful alliances relied both upon the genetic origin and on the age of the female, and in these terms alone, these qualifications in themselves were sufficient to have excluded the majority of the female population of Europe anyway, whilst the remainder who were biologically suitable and ritually adept only served a few, very short years as an alchemical or divine lover before their blood chemistry altered and they moved on to form dynastic alliances where the central concern was not "Romance" or "True Love", but the purity of the Dragon Blood and the well being of the Dragon offspring.

As a consequence and contrary to our present mores and social expectations, Romantic or Courtly Love and the unrealistic illusion of romantic monogamy were diametrically opposed to each other, as the efficacy of the former would eventually decline if it were expected that such could continuously and permanently function in tandem with the biochemical shortcomings related to the built in obsolescence innate within the latter.

 

The two were simply mutually exclusive concepts. However, formerly the church and latterly burgeoning market forces have conditioned us to expect that we and the entire population should "Fall In Love" and marry for such love when in reality the majority havenít got a clue what "love" really is, beyond the imposition of their projections on another.

If Love is understood as being the emotional manifestation accompanying a socially acceptable interactive norm which expresses or satisfies peopleís domestic or erotic expectations, then love is just a collection of egocentric illusions underpinned by self deception and self interest, wrapped in the pretty packaging of self sacrifice and altruism, because people have never been taught the philosophy underlying the principal of Courtly or True Romantic Love, and are in any case psychobiologically incapable of ever attaining it. Consequently they are unaware that true love is the destruction of the self through another, not the fulfillment of the self through another. Love is Death, not acquisition. Love is the end of desire, not the object of its own continuous gratification.

Singularly, Courtly Love may be described as the hormonally driven hunger to extract organo-chemical compounds from the Grail Maiden for ingestion, not the hormonally driven, somewhat cynical desire on the part of the male, to inject unwanted genetic waste material into her for entertainment. The fundamental difference between Courtly Love and domestic congress is one of hormonal imperative and one activity is driven by an entirely different set of hormones to the other.

 

Unlike the urge to frequently nominally replicate, courtly love or royal vampirism is most certainly not inspired or driven by testosterone or oestrogen and if the reader has previously been unaware of the reality of royal vampirism, then the litmus test for detecting the presence of the dragon genome and those aforementioned propensities within themselves now, is to make a mental check as to whether or not one has quite often felt previously an urgent and recurrent inclination to eat the chicken without actually stuffing it.

If this is indeed the case, then you may congratulate yourself on having discovered an entirely new vessel of potential sailing under the hitherto unknown flag of the Dragon, in sacred waters you would otherwise never have guessed existed. Vampiresí mummyís always taught their children not to play with their food, that way it keeps better and lasts longer and upon this principal is founded the basis of Courtly Love, a singular exercise in self discipline for the male or female Dragon beneficiary, providing hours of gratuitous, pleasurable diversion for the female Dragon benefactress.

The end result of this ritually structured arrangement being a transcendent dynamic principal which leads to the experience of or continued abidance within Truth, or True Love, if you wish to call it that, which has nothing to do with the genetic imperative, buying matching curtains and soft furnishings or getting another set of keys cut.
 


Sexual Communication amongst Animals and Humans

 

What are pheremones?
Pheromones are naturally secreted chemicals you can smell in the odour produced through the sweat glands of the body. In mammals, pheromones play an important role in the establishment of their territories: the marking activities of priests and dogs; urinating against trees and lamposts is a well known example. In a mouse the sexual and territorial marking functions come together, when the female ovulates [produces an egg] after smelling a male.

Some primates, like the baboon, secrete pheromones during their receptivity to sex. In man the functions of pheromones are not totally clear, but we do know that smell, plays a role in our attraction to a member of the opposite sex. Although todayís propensity for covering our bodies with unnatural odours, like perfumes and deodorants, has probably led to a decline in our sensitivity and receptivity to these more natural odours.

Whatever it is that attracts us originally to a particular member of the opposite sex, there is one thing is certain, and that is, that there are some chemical hormones we produce that have their role, when we are playing the mating game.
 


The Function of the Relevant Hormones in Human Beings and the advantages and pitfalls of sexual communication

Across a crowded room

1)   when you are first attracted to someone, the principal sensory stimulus is usually visual, in this particular instance, perhaps in a social context, the eye sends messages along the nerve endings to the brain, and the brain releases two hormones, Vasopressin and Dopamine, which begin to act during the phase of heightened attention, in order to assess the objects suitability as a potential mate. If the object continues to attract one and advances are reciprocated, another hormone is released. This chemical, Serotonin or 5-Hydroxytriptamine, one of the Amine group of stimulants similar to Amphetamine, begins to produce a feeling of euphoria and excitement which by a process of association becomes related to the immediacy of the object of desire as the interaction develops.

If the couple are mutually attracted and begin to take each other's advances seriously, the brain releases two other hormones, Oxytocin and Prolactin. These act on the mind to produce a feeling of bonding which, in anticipation of or during subsequent encounters grows stronger, along with the sense of centeredness or focus and euphoria felt in the presence of the other person, produced by the accompanying Vassopresin, Dopamine and Serotonin respectively. The whole process is called psychosomatic, inasmuch as the chemicals produced which act on the brain, stimulant various emotional and intellectual responses in the mind. In tandem with the release of these hormones, when the subjects first enter physical proximity, traces of pheromone will be released to stimulate a heightened level of secretion of the other hormones, in order to increase the overall effect of attraction.

And so to bed
Two powerful hormones are also released by the sex organs during this whole process and they are Oestrogen in the female and Testosterone in the male. As in the case of Prolactin release in the male, Prolactin is predominantly a female hormone which is secreted in breast milk, he is also likely to release traces of Oestrogen as well, whilst the female will release traces of Testosterone.

The reason why members of the opposite sex produce hormones not readily associated with their gender is that Testosterone in the female enables her to judge the masculine qualities in her prospective sexual partner, whilst the same happens with Oestrogen in the male. The preliminary chemical phases completed, the sexual hormones will stimulate the desire to copulate and sexual intercourse takes place. After the sex act the levels of hormones plummet and remain low for hours, sometimes for a day or so, until the brain chemicals resume a heightened level again and stimulate the couple to copulate again.

 

This whole process is reactive and based almost entirely on conditioned responses stimulated by a variety of chemicals working together to act upon the central nervous system and the mind. The process is mediated and modified by personal inclinations and social conditioning. In our society, until very recently, encounters between males and females for purely sexual purposes of recreation or fun were disencouraged and the initial feelings produced by the neurotransmitters were described by moralists as the process of "falling in love".

Fantasy Feelings
To this the guardianís of the nationís moral welfare ascribed a spiritual and romantic quality, an illusory and unrealistic dimension, which that establishment encouraged people to disassociate with and separate from the procreative act. This delusion was promulgated more for political and social reasons, rather than from of any altruistic desire to educate, enlighten or prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. One wasnít supposed to copulate unless one was married to or had "Fallen in Love" with oneís prospective sexual partner.

 

It seems odd to say that one mustn't engage in the fulfillment of one hormonal process unless the other had first taken place. The feelings associated with falling in love are focus, bonding and, most importantly from a psychobiological point of view - elation, all of which derive from purely chemical reactions and have nothing to do with real Love whatsoever. If they did, people wouldnít fall out of love as often as they do. The flowery moralistic attitude which encourages people to have such unrealistic notions about the purely natural processes we all undergo, creates expectations about the potential of human relationships which are pure fantasy.

During a relationship, the brain slowly reduces the levels of the "falling in love" hormones and because of this for some, their relationships become mediocre and boring. This they often blame on the other person, which is also unrealistic and sometimes quite unfair. The reason that the relationship has lost that "buzz" is because the serotonin levels have dropped.

 

For this reason many people constantly seek new people with whom to fall in love with. In truth, they arenít in love with the person at all, but rather with the "drug rush" and the "chemical high" that human encounters so often afford. In reality it is advisable to know the truth and to take a long look at a subject that, in being so often misunderstood and often poorly and incompetently covered in national education can, because of the consequent ignorance and romantic idealism being fostered, cause so much personal misery and social chaos.

England Expects Every Man
Society has trained people to harbor unworkable moral ideals about human nature and encourages them to attempt to adhere, and expect their fellow humans to adhere, to standards of behavior that are frankly dishonest and unreasonable. Subsequently peopleís expectations in a variety of social interactions with their fellows, including bonding and mating, are full of deceit and hypocrisy.

 

If people were trained to be themselves, and not just the projections of a fashionable moral ideal, which confusingly can change from decade to decade, then society and social interactions would be a lot healthier and more enjoyable, leading to far less disillusionment and bitterness on an individual and national scale.

 

Beyond the Fantasy


Honesty produces natural centeredness and clarity. In such a mental condition, it is possible to perceive a transcendent quality in life which many have called True Love. It has nothing to do with sexual attraction or acquisition and is in no other way dependent upon or relative to human behavior or experience. This quality, when on occasion it becomes the foundation of human interactions, goes beyond the merely sexual or emotional to produce a state of communication and compassion that sexuality, with all the greed, self deceit and cruelty that often accompanies it, can never understand or provide.

Footnote:

If you enter into a relationship it would be a lot more honest to build its foundations on something far more substantial and meaningful than a sense of sexual or romantic, chemically derived titillation. It would then stand a lot more chances of being successful.

 

To my children

One other point must be made and it is this:

Under no circumstances would I encourage sexual promiscuity for individuals regardless of current fashion, and I would hope that as a result of this work you would in fact only consider a sexual relationship, once you had achieved an honest bond with someone genetically compatible. It would be hoped that such a relationship would have a conscious grounding that took into consideration the pitfalls of basing an arrangement purely of brain chemistry alone.

If such an intelligent approach is possible, then a relationship might take place without self delusion and free of all the disillusionment and dashed hopes that often accompany over idealized domestic alliances.

The Cathars are known to have proscribed against any form of intercourse which would result in fecundity. The exoteric reason they gave for this was that procreation produced more matter and that matter caused pain and suffering. The real reason was that they favored alchemical, non procreative relationships for the very same reason the Holy Bible feverishly rails against them with itís "Sin of Onan", "increasing oneís tent pegs" and so forth.

 

Jehovah liked copulation because it bred more terrified slaves. The Catholics hated alchemical marriages because they liberated the mind from slavery and didnít produce any more brainless, gumbified cash machines.

 

The Vaticanís proscription against contraception is simply a recruitment-thru-breeding programme. Never mind about overpopulation, environmental catastrophe or social deprivation, as long as the fat foodboys * are kept in catamites, whores, cigarettes and alcohol by each successively bred batch of tithe paying morons, they and their multi-denominational scions can sit on their arses and the whole planet can go to fuck on a futon for all they care.

* Foodboys was a term of derision and contempt used by Yugoslav soldiers on all sides during the Bosnian conflict to describe their politicians. The ífoodboysí sat back at home behind the lines cashing the welfare cheques from the World Bank and spending the money on luxury residences, flash cars and fast women, or vice versa. In the meantime everybody else was enduring a living hell. Politicians; Priests, whatís the difference?
 


A Rose by any other name?


In many respects, it would seem that the churchís insistence on differentiating between Paganism and Christianity is absurd. Many so called modem wiccans, unaware of its higher purpose, think of "their" "religion" as being pre-christian and pagan. However witchcraft was viewed by the Inquisition as being heresy and a belief can only be heretical if it is, at variance with that which is viewed as being its orthodox parent doctrine.

Witchcraft could not be heretical unless it was thought of as being a christian religion in the first place and even though witchcraft can be said to be pre-christian in origin, its contributory cult, Jesusí form of christianity, is also pre-christian in origin, making a bit of a nonsense of the arguments on all sides, as well as the partisan labels used variously by wiccans and wowsers alike to define contrastingly, witchcraft as a pagan religion compared with christianity.

In Roman Catholic terms, Jesus would have been labeled a Witch and his cult a heresy against the true faith of mother Church. If he had timed his second coming to coincide with the medieval period, he would have been burnt at the stake by the Inquisition. However, in true primal christian terms and in comparison to Jesus original teachings, Roman Christianity and all its collaterals and splinter groups, including modern so-called "born again christianity" are themselves wicked idolatries and evil heresies. Jesus warned of false prophets, and all we have had for 1600 years is false prophets and wolves in sheep's clothing. Jehovah roams across the face of the Earth like a Lion, seeking whom he may devour, it has been said.

The witches of the Basque worshipped a God called Jauna or Janicot which de Lancre regarded as a diminutive which he said meant Petit Jean, which was the name applied by the witches of the Basses Pyrenees to Christ.

With regard to Hamletís Mill, witches would often meet in windmills because in magical terms these structures sympathetically represented, on the microcosmic level, the Great, Ever Turning Mill of the Cosmos, so anything done by a witch in a windmill, it was believed, would be replicated magically in the greater universe.

1)   Petit Jean translates into English as Little John, a companion of Robin flood. It seems possible that Robin and Little John were aspects of the one character, repeating the Jesus-Lucifer composite. It does not appear that these two aspects were conflicting, but rather that the early devotees were at pains to convey the idea that Jesus and Lucifer were the same person, and that Jehovah, if he figured at all, would have been the dark aspect.

2)   Jauna is Janus and Janicot is Janus-God, the two faced guardian of portals. Being two faced, Janus is similar to the gods of Mazdaism and Gnostic dualism, which represent the forces of light and dark, of "God" and "Satan". It is significant that Jesus is worshipped by witches and that some witch names for their "devil" and his followers are associated with Jesus, such as Christsonday, or Christ - son - Dei, Christ son of God. One is reminded of Columbaís assertion- "Jesus, Mo Drui, Mac Dei". Quite often witches took for themselves the name "Christian", or picked witch names directly from biblical sources.

It becomes increasingly difficult to dismiss the idea that an early, homogenous, Levantine type of witchcraft was the original form of Christianity, originating from the same mystical Eurasian root philosophy that gave birth to Druidism in Anatolia and the north west and Hinduism and Mazdaism in the East. In this case the dualism of Jesus-Lucifer is not the reconciling of opposites in Janus, but in that guise he is the identification of the witchís god as the Pontiff or bridge, like the Druidic Blue Boar of the Irish Chronicles, but with faces looking both ways, Jesus is a guide to souls traveling to Faery.

 

This Son of Solomon is an Elvish Lord who straddles the space between the worlds and conversely, like Hermes, he is also the messenger of the Gods to Man. It is worth noting that both Hermes and St Nicholas are the patrons of thieves and one thief in particular comes to mind, Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give to man. Prometheus is Samael or Old Nick. Robin also is the "Prince Thieves".
 


Jesus and Robin


Robin could be seen, in one sense, to have symbolically robbed the gold "of privileged, initiated wisdom", hoarded by the wealthy, and given it freely to the poor, but conversely, the wealthy who were entertained by Robin paid dearly for the privilege of gaining such wisdom.

"He who would keep his life shall lose it, but he who would lose his life shall gain the whole world".

The rich merchant gave up his entire fortune to purchase one Pearl of Great Price - Transcendant Wisdom. In this sense the adage "It is easier for a Camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven" is also applicable. The riches of this world keep the mind fixed on the cares and pleasures of this world. In order to perceive the "otherworld", the transcendent reality, it is necessary to focus oneís attention on matters far removed from the titillation of the senses.

 

In this sense, the pleasure of Robinís Feast would cost a man dearly, for his feast was that of the spirit. In order to taste its delights, a man must give up everything that ties him to his own world. Several stories concerning Robin tell of his hospitality and also that those he often entertained were persuaded to part with everything they had with them, for the board and entertainment they received. Considering Robins Ritual identity the symbolism appears pertinent.

In northern Europe the ancient Nick or Neck held such sway amongst the people that the church were forced to adopt and canonize him as St Nicholas. In Cornwall St Nicholas still retains his horns. Being much older than Nicholas of Myra, it is far more likely that this horned St Nicholas is the model for Father Christmas. The traditions linked to him are distinctly northern European and are related to Hearne and Odin. In Professor Margaret Murrayís work on the witch cult and the witchís God, the Deity whom the church called the Devil or Satan was known in Sweden as the (witches) antecessor or ancestor, suggesting that in Sweden also the witches were related by blood to their "Devil", either their Fairy Master or Mistress and that Devilís elven ancestors likewise.

In Britain he was known as Puck (Boucca or Bog/Bolg meaning God) and Robin Hood or Goodfellow. Murray cites ten references at least for the God being named Robin, whilst in Orkney be was known intriguingly as "Walliman", which means, one assumes; Wood Lord, another rendering of Robinís title and of the title of Hearne/CernunnosIVishnu. The Druidhe were also known as the men/women of the Trees (or Tree), which is another variation of the Wood Lords or Lords of the Forest, the Calle Daouine. Bearing this in mind it is feasable that witchcraft was an underground continuation of Druidism in decline, as indeed Murray has suggested.

In Britain the God or Goddess was a man of the fairy race, of flesh and blood. Nevertheless he or sometimes she was worshipped still as deity, perhaps like Jesus became, as Avatars or living representations, the sons or daughters of the great Goddess-God of the Vast Cosmos. Significantly, the witches "Goddess", Diana, was one of the four classical Titanias or Titanesses, the other three were Circe the Witch, Pyrrha and Latona.

 

The Titanias and hence Diana, were all Queens of Elphame. The Swedish name íAncestorí seems apposite here, especially as witchcraft is seen by Murray as a Fairy "religion". In ancient Fairy tradition the ancient Elves were themselves were the gods, The Ubaid or Anunnaki (Anunnagi), who were later and elsewhere revered as the Titans, the Gods of the Aryan Hindu pantheon, the Pharaohs, the Gods of Israel, the Tuatha de Danaan and the Catholic Saints.

Murray says that she believes Witchcraft to be the leftovers of the religion of the fairy race of the Neolithic period. The word Neolithic automatically makes us think of the word Primitive and it conjures up images of cave men and wooden clubs. The Ages - Neolithic, Iron or Bronze could easily run concurrently according to the wealth or dearth of resources of any region that any particular population inhabited. Whilst Britain was in its Bronze Age, other regions had been using iron for centuries and the point has been made that we tend to judge a period or Age by its artifacts and come to the mistaken conclusion that a race was primitive simply because we rarely tend to find less durable goods than stone or metal.

Settled agricultural populations in the temperate zone have more free time to develop technologies than migrant pastoral communities or peoples inhabiting more hostile environments. However, civilizations can and do go into decline and highly developed settled communities have been known to become low technology migrants because of local disasters or because the type of agriculture they were using was shown not to work in the long term, or because resources dried up. Someone once said that civilization is only three inches deep, that being the depth of usable topsoil.

 

Migrant communities would be forced to use the materials available to them in the new homelands they resettled. If the only land available was infertile or sparse in mineral resources, the most advanced communities of the time could plummet back down the developmental ladder, possibly becoming "Neolithic" again. Witchcraft, rather than originating as a cave manís religion, was the decadent survival of a highly evolved Eurasian philosophy which migrated to Britain and later absorbed the accretions of numerous settlers and invaders including the Danes, who seem to have held out against christianity for far longer than the Anglo Saxons.

It is highly likely that what we think of as witchcraft was not in fact an indigenous Neolithic British religion but was imported by the Picts as their "Fairy Religion"- Druidism, which was devastated by the Romans and later, in its varying corrupted forms, took on board later influences as the centuries passed. It is recorded that up until the Reformation period the witches still practiced the Pictish Scythian custom of whole body tattooing, of which the so-called witches mark was a minor but nevertheless culturally associated manifestation.

 

The mark was originally a wound opened to let blood which was consumed by the "Devil". The wound was then pigmented with soot or woad and acted as a sign of the sacrifice made by the witch on her initiation, thereby marking her as one of the witches clan. Royal Covens did not use this practice. This marking practice has also been discovered on the Italian Ice Mummy named Oetzi. He was covered in marks that corresponded to the meridian points in acupuncture. The meridian map is related to and incorporates the outer columns on the Kabalistic Tree of Life, thereby lending further support the academic assertion that acupuncture was learnt by the Chinese, not invented by them. Oetziís body was over 5000 years old

One particular influence, the Danish or Nordic, has given us historically, in some regions of Britain, a witches god who wears a Grey cloak and Blue hood or mantle. The choice of colors indicates that the God figure here is The Archetypal "Lord Of The Rings", Odin or Hooden, the hood being specifically associated with Fairies, as it is with Robin Hood, his Pictish -Gallic double or counterpart. The Fairy Hood can be found associated with the Haxi Hood Game, originally a sort of football played with a decapitated, hooded head, a sacrifice intended to make a portal guradian; and also with the remains of the sacrificial victim we know as Tollund Man, who was excavated in Scandinavia, Odinís old stomping ground.

Where the God appears otherwise in the shape of an animal this tends to indicate that in Britain, a Pictish tribal totem was being revered in much the same way as the Scandinavian witches "ancestor" (antecessor) would be. The animal shape assumed by the local "Devil" represented the heraldic badge of the Royal tribe from which the ígodí originated amongst the fairy race.

Pictish Tribes used different animal totems as tribal arms or badges and these altered according to the status or function of the Tribe, as Druids, Smiths, Warriors and so on. The grades within the hierarchy of tribes within a Tuadha were also denoted by animal symbols, such as the Dragon, the Eagle, the Bull, the Boar, the Wolf, the Goat, the Stag, the Horse, the Salmon and so on.

 

Depending on the Country or region, there were variations in the type of animals depicted by the resident Tribes. Originally the totem system might well have followed an initiatory grade, or caste, system similar to that manifested respectively in Mithraism or Mazdaism, and Hinduism, all of which originate from the same Indo European root culture, the early proto-Aryan Scythians. Likewise, the grades may well have been originally associated with the 7 Chakras or Sephira.

Certainly in Transylvania, the earliest known Homeland of the Dragon Kings, the Vampire comes in various grades, including the Dragon, the Bird, the Boar and the Wolf, an Odinic totem animal. Similarly Vishnu in the Hindu pantheon follows a similar series of earthly manifestations in animal form including the Blue Boar, indicating an ancient link between all these cultural icons and concepts. Consequently the local witches god representative may well have dressed as the animal formerly associated with the tribe of his ancestral origins, or of the tribe associated with the region within which the witches were domiciled.
 


Santa Claus


As Old Nick, Jesus and Robin are therefore variants of St Nicholas who was the Celtic Hearne, the Lord of the Forest (Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva/Sidha), and Odin the blinded, (late composite version of Anu/Samael), the Finnish shamanic Wanderer, who travelled on a Sled drawn by Reindeer (it is pertinent to remind oneself of the Pict-Sidhes at this point, and of Amanita Muscaria). In the bleak of Midwinter which, as a season, could have magically represented the wasteland of the Grail, he would come down from on high (slip down the chimney pole [descend the magic tree] of the snow-drift covered, half hidden tepes) and leave gifts (fruit and food) for the occupants.

This in a sense, may symbolize the god giving succor to his beleaguered devotes, pilgrims on the journey of life, who were symbolically seeking guidance, sustenance and direction in the wasteland. His teachings helping to keep them resolute in winterís "dark night of the soul" and give them wisdom to continue the journey up the Tree. The fruit traditionally given at Christmas symbolized the Sephirah and their wisdom, which both Odin/Samael/Lucifer and Jesus had obtained by hanging from a sacrificial Tree. One is also reminded of Moses and the Israelites in the desert wasteland, and Mosesí brazen serpent held up on a "tree" or Tepes, a pole; as a symbol of healing.

In this connextion I have heard it said that the custom of hanging baubles from the Christmas Tree was symbolic of the semen of the God who was represented by that tree. It is conceivable, but more probable is the idea that the baubles represent the sephira, and the tree in its esoteric sense, is a Goddess.

Here one is further reminded of the figure of Samael as the serpent entwined around Lilith; his Tree. In connection to Mosesí serpent staff as a healing symbol, the serpent is again Samael; as a precursor to the Fisher King, who is healed by the Grail, ie the Woman, who as the Cup, is also the Tree or Staff around which he, Samael, the Serpent fisher King, is entwined and healed.

One recollects the shamanís journey back up the magical tree. In Runic, Tree is spelt Tir and is represented by an upturned spear like glyph reminiscent of the Tepes or dragon pole (Sarkany) found in Sidhe Mounds. Tir Na n-og, the "Land of Youth", to see if the word Tir in Gaelic has a conceptual relationship with tree and house. Mistakes have been made with regard to the academic understanding of the origins of Gaelic ideas and words and the "Land of Youth" is therefore associated with the "Tree of Ogmios" - Tir Na n-Og.

Oghma is a Danaan God who, like Odin, is credited with discovering a magical script associated with the otherworid. in Odinís case this was Runic and was attained through death on the Tree Yggdrasil. In Oghmaís case the script he obtained has been called the language of the trees. Formulated in c 400 AD as a written script based on Latin, it originated with continental Druids as a system of magical symbols in about 500 BC.

 

Of further interest is the connection between the words Og and Och, as in Och Aye and Occitan, the language of Provence, distinguished by its use of the word Och for yes, in place of Oui in the French. Og or Och - yes - are affirmatives or assertives, these words being the primary foundation of the positive state of mind and the will underlying all magic, the state of mind that allows and accepts; and thereby learns wisdom.

Och is the Oath positively asserted, and for the druids the Oath was truth. Allowing a synthesis between these concepts we might further discover a Tree of Youth or Tree of Life and a Land of Youth attained by ascending that Tree. Perhaps we might also discover that Tia Mat or Tir Mater, is the Mother Tree or tree mother, she who was the original womb of the fairy race and the first Lady of the Forest, the first grail princess who was both the tree and the fountain of magical wisdom - Ogham; and the "Source" or "Land" of Eternal Youth - Tir Na n-og. Perhaps also, ascending the Tree could be seen as a sacrifice of selt as returning to the Mother, to the womb of the Otherworld - Tir Na n-og - and thus to death, the ultimate truth. Nothing.

This sacrifice, death on a "Tree", is symbolic of the total submission to the female which is found in courtly love. She is the Tree, as we have seen in other essays, and as such is the implement by which the Priest King is both "destroyed", and thus healed. The total submission however, is ultimately to the Nix or nothingness, which her nature affords and her soul reflects. She is the Egyptian Nuit, the boundless abyss of infinite space beyond time.

 

Her fruits sustain and nurture the Cernunnos or Odin, the Priest-King-Magician who, in turn nurtures and sustains his supplicants and followers. Similarly Jesus (Mosesí Brazen Serpent) descended from his Rood Tree and thus "resurrected", he gave gifts of the fruits of its (Her or Deathís) wisdom when in transcendence, he preached to his disciples.

In these tales, where Jesus, Robin and Odin, or Hearne, as the original Santa Claus, gave gifts to the poor and needy, the essential elements of Magician-Priest-Kingship are manifest. It was the Kingís duty to sustain and guide the people. He could only do this through sacrificing his ego to the Nix and, uniting with it, perceive the transcendent wisdom. He could only do that by "hanging from a tree", by "riding Epona or Slepnir to the Otherworld" and thus a king could only be a king if he had a queen.

Father Christmas is Merlin et al after all and the dyslexic devil worshipper who "sold his soul to Santa" wasnít so daft, as it happens. In earlier depictions he also represents Old Father Time, Saturn or Chronos, the father of the Titans. In this guise he is Iapetus or Anu. Merlin and Odin were the inspiration for Tolkeinís wizard Gandalf or Gand-Aelf, meaning "Grey Elf Sorcerer" in Norse.

 

Odin wore a dark blue hood (Robin!) and a grey mantle. Hence J.R.Rís Gandalf the Grey; and Od-in or Hood-en. Robin or Robert means Bright Fame which appears to be linked to Lucifer, more or less. Here we return to the concept of the Wild Hunt. Chronos ate his kin (his children). Hearne (Oberon/ Alberich) or Odin was Master of the Wild Hunt for elf women (also his kin) whom he also "ate". In France, one name for the Devil; the God of the Witches, was Albirin which obviously is Oberon, king of Elves.

The French had a separate, Frankish, Robin Hood and Maid Marian (see J.Hunt) who were probably derived from a common early Gallic cultic root. It is from this tradition, one might assert, that Robert III inherited his role as the Robin Hood-en, or Odin, The Hooded Wanderer.

One can see Raymond and Melusine echoed in Robin and Marian even though the latter fit variously the Jesus & Magdalene, Arthur & Guinevere cycle more easily. Robin and Arthur have a number of identical Celtic adventures which donít apply to Raymond, but five elements seem to bind their cycles together.

1)  Raymond kills Aymeri, Mordred kills Arthur. (Chronos cycle)
2)  Guinevere deserts Arthur, Melusine deserts Raymond. (Lohengrin cycle)
3)  Jesus and Robin are both betrayed and killed. (Priest King cycle)
4)  Robin and Arthur are betrayed by women (The Abbess and Morgana)
5)  Melusine betrays and also kills her father.

It is arguable that these tales were enshrined in Druidic lore in the first place, because in reality they happened all too often, at least often enough, perhaps, for the Druids to recognize that these events followed archetypal and repetitive, psychologically ingrained patterns, like treadmills, some of which needed addressing and avoiding, for the good of the kingdom and the people.


 


Addenda

1) In a delightful little childrenís book entitled Hamish and the Fairy Gifts by a Scot named Moira Miller I noticed a repetition of the red hair business:

A couple have a red haired son, newly born, and the grandmother is all for taking precautions against his possible abduction by the Sidhe because he has hair which is "The Kingís Colour (the colour of Kings; possessive plural), the very thing they (the Sidhe) prize most". Precautions are ignored by the couple and they notice one morning that their childís eyes have changed from blue to green though he still has hair of the Kingís Colour. The child is of course a changeling.

What is interesting is her comment about the childís hair being the colour of kingship. Again we have an assertion, found often before and elsewhere, in a story obviously derived from Scottish folk sources, that Sidhe hair is red and their eye colour is green, with the added element that this is also the pigmentation of Kings. Therefore if Red is the Fairy colour and also the Royal colour, the two are the same, as we know.

 

Here we go back to red haired Lilith and the Anunnaki, who are the original source of kingship. You will notice in the medieval pictoral ensemble of íMelusine by the fountainí that she too has red-gold hair. In a variant of one of her tales related by Baring-Gould, her first son (Milo) has one red eye and one green, as opposed to blue in the other story we began with.

In Serbia red hair is the mark of the vampire.

2)  From: Frozen Tombs of the Scythians by M. I. Artamonov: Scientific American, page 238. All the corpses had had their heads partly or entirely shaved, but before their burial, hair had been attached artificially to the heads of the women and beards to the faces of the men.

3)  From: Research on Lilith. Page 13 under Zohar l :54b - 55a, a quote from R. Yitzhaq " female spirits come and play with him (man) and get hot [C] from him and thereafter bear [those demons] which are called the Plagues of Mankind. And they turn into likenesses of men but have no hair on their head " Patai 81: 471. end quote.

This is directly related to the Liliths and their brothers the Lilin who are those from the North. Lilith is the alien crown, the northern queen. Patai 81:453. One is reminded of the habit of the Egyptian Priests who also shaved their heads. in this case I sincerely believe that it refers specifically to the Scythians though.

The reader might recall some excerpts from Dr. Miranda Greenís compilation The Celtic World. In this work it suggests that in Celtic Europe, corpses were sometimes dismembered in order to prevent the soul of the departed from passing over to Tir Na Nog, the Otherworld. This explains the thinking behind the concept of Portal Guardians and therefore the reason why Draculaís headless body was buried under the the entrance of the Chapel etc. Herein it also explains why the Scythian corpses had their hair glued back on post mortem.

Although certain of the castes would perhaps have shaved their heads during life, perhaps leaving a plaited pony tail at the crown, in the style adopted by the Chinese, they would have been considered incomplete if some attempt at replacing the hair had not been undertaken. And incomplete, they would have been tied to the this world, unable to make the transition from death to rebirth. This belief possibly originates from a root Indo - Aryan belief that is also shared by the Hindus. During the Raj period in India, the greatest punishment that could be inflicted upon a Hindu was to be strapped to the muzzle of a cannon and have the limbs and vitals blown to kingdom come. Presumably it would have been impossible to reconstitute completely, the shattered-and-splattered remains of the recidivist.

We are aware of the tradition of Ring Hoards, Oath Rings and Rings of Power, and their symbolic role in the Dragon Myth as a version of the Grail in tales ranging as far and wide as Mesopotamia, Tibet, Scandinavia, tribal Africa (The Naga people) and Japan. The ring in Zen is Zero, The Eternal Now, the Gateway to Elphame and so on. We also know that Charlemagne was given a magical ring by a Dragon on the occasion of his "magical" wedding to an unknown eastern Fairy Princess called Frastrada. As Oroborous, the Dragon IS the Ring.

Charlemagneís ring eventually found its way into a Mere, courtesy of Bishop Turpin. Water is the female element and therefore all Fairy Maidens are types of Melusine, and it would be argued that the involvement of the Dragon suggests that this marriage was also an alchemical wedding or hierogamy, in the tradition of Courtly Love.

 

Here yet again is the basic story of sovereignty, achieved through transcendence, via the union of the king to a Mere Maid, a "portal guardian" who allows the King participation in the Otherworld or Eternity which, in this story, as in the story of Odin and his sovereignty of the nine worlds, is symbolized by the Ring. The Ring of Power is necessarily the Ring of Love, because that Love bestows Transcendence or wisdom, the proper exercising of which, affords power.
 


Dragon Sovereignty


The ring as a symbol of kingship originated with Samael or Satan, as the church would have us call him. Samael was the earlier name for Prometheus, whom Zeus vowed would remain chained to the White Mountain forever. After some time Zeus regretted his vow and wished to release Prometheus but was bound by his word not to. At last a compromise was reached and Zeus tore the chains which bound Prometheus and from one link of Adamantine he forged a ring and set upon it a stone cut from the mountain. In this way he was able to keep his word, that his old adversary would forever be bound to the mountain, but afforded at the same time his release.

The mythical conflict between the Grecian Zeus and Prometheus originated in Scythia. There the two gods were named Enki (Samael) and Enlil (Jehovah). The war between them arose firstly as a dispute over seniority. Sons of one father, Anu; Enki was the younger son of Anuís senior wife, Antu, whereas Enlil was the elder of the two sons but was born to Anuís second or junior wife, Ki. In Anunnaki culture the female was the source of sovereignty and by rights Enki or Samael (Satan) was therefore the rightful heir to his father Anu, king of the Anunnaki or gods. Enlil disputed this claim and furthermore resented Enkiís patronage and assistance of mankind, whom Enlil (Jehovah-Zeus) hated and wished constantly to destroy.

This story is repeated in the Greek tale of Zeusí hatred of mankind and the war for supremacy and control of man waged between the elder gods, the Titans, led by Prometheus; and the younger gods, the Olympians, led by Zeus.

It is repeated again in the tale of the war between Satan and Jehovah. In all these stories, it is the son of the elder queen who is the rightful heir, and this is Enki-Samael-Prometheus-Satan, the friend, saviour and supporter of mankind.

Enlil or Zeus-Jehovah further objected to the idea of investing in man the right to kingship and self rule, this was by tradition the sole prerequisite of the Anunnaki alone. A compromise was reached in the Dragon Council and it was decided that an Anunnaki queen would incubate a human ovum fertilized by Enki or Samael-Satan. The resulting child would be the first king or queen of the race of men, being mostly Anunnaki. Several attempts were made at producing a suitable child by adopting varying permutations of the Anunnaki - human interaction. Samael inseminated a Bijo woman, resulting in the birth of Adam, the first prototype of mortal kingship.

The second experiment was between Enki - Samael and Eve, his daughter. The child they produced was called Cain, who was mated to Lilith Luluwa, the pure bred Anunnaki daughter of Lilith the Beautiful and Samael. To Lilith Luluwa and Cain and their Sacred offspring was given, via Nm Kursag, the Tiara of Dragon (not mortal) Kingship from the hand of their father Enki - Samael the rightly overlord of the Gods, whilst Adam and his children were still considered by Enlil to be serfs. However, upon them the usurping Enlil conveyed his own kingship without the authority of the Council of the Dragon Gods, the Anunnaki. This he did in an attempt to gain support from humanity, for his illegitimate claim to leadership of the Council.

In the later rendering of the story of the origin of kingship, which accompanies the story of the war between the rightful gods, the Titans, and their younger rivals, it is said that rings became the symbol of kingship and were worn in memory of Prometheus, from whom all true kings were descended. These rings of alchemical or magical priest-kingship are specifically Dragon Rings, which are symbolized by the alchemical Oroborous, the Serpent or Dragon eating its own tail, the 0 or Zero.

Prometheus the Titan is the "elder god", he is Enki, later called Satan, and so the two stories, originating from a common source, attest to idea that the holy, Draconian, otherworldly origin of the blood of kings ultimately derives from Satan or Samael-Enki, and Lilith; and not from their rival, the usurper Jehovah-Zeus or Enlil and the race of Adam, from whom is derived the origin of the later Tinker Kings, the false monarchies that are based, not on service and transcendent wisdom, but on worldly greed, tyranny, trade and usury.

The bloodline of Lilith and Samael, the pure royal blood of true kingship, descended therefore, from Transylvania and Mesopotamia, through the Sobekh queens of Egypt who, after the Anunnaki, established the first Royal Dragon Courts; and from thence it devolved down to the Tuatha de Danaan of Eire and their descendants, the Pictish, Dragon, fairy princesses of the Holy Grail, whose families colonized Caledonia and Anjou.

Such was the strength and purity of this ancient bloodline, that it was never forcefully assimilated, interbred or conquered. Through the Tuatha de Danaan and their daughters and sons, the Pictish Dragon queens and kings, the elven ladies and lords of the British Isles, the royal Dragon blood devolved to the ancient Vere-Bruidhe, the priest-kings of the Calle Daouine in 400 BC. This lineage descended through the centuries to the arch-druidic, Pictish priestess-queen Bruidhina who married King Gille Sidhean of Albany, an eighth century descendant of the druidic, sacral house of the Ulidian of the Ver BoIg.

 

Taking her elven entourage - her Royal Dragon Court - with her; their daughter, the fairy Princess Maelasanu de Scythes or Sidhe, the second niece-granddaughter of Morgan La Fey, moved from Scotland to France and there she married another Vere, the Frankish prince of Gallic Pictavia, Raymond de Forez, through whom she continued, in the early eighth century, the first royal house of Vere of Anjou or Anschau, meaning "mystical revelation".
 


Le Serpent Rouge


Their eldest son, Prince Maelus or Milo de Vere, duke of Angers, became the second prince-comte of Anjou after his father, and from him the ancient royal Dragon blood, the mystical lineage of Vere of the first royal house of Anjou, continued to descend for another one thousand three hundred years to the present day, in an unbroken, single named, senior dynastic line of royal Dragon princesses and princes, of whom in the 19th century, Baron Thomas Macauley wrote, that they were the most ancient, the most noble and the most prestigious family in Britain, and indeed in Europe as a whole.

The Lady of the Ring
In Jewelled Torrents fell the
Midyearís light as playfully
into the eagerly awaiting mere, it
SwirIed below the mountain ridge.

Dark then the waters lay
in that shaded forest pool,
Which concealed forever the mournful
Mystery, lying beneath its bridge.

To the Northern Star; the
Yearning currents cascaded forth, to
Wed the crystal leaded tumult
Of the Druid Healerís Flow.


Embracing, these Undines wandered the
Summerís Lands, below the bridge
Of the Fordís High Cross,
Behind the Boarís wide brow.

The Dragonís Power; the ancient
Sovereignty of an Ancient Fairy
King laid there, hatefully torn
From his heart; ere Broken.

A Maiden Fair and Fey,
The Dragon Queen must be,
Who astride Rhiannon rides in
Quest for Loveís Last Token.

The End

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