Astron Argon

 

Culture
Sacred Objects

 

The Stele of Revealing

 

Painting

Vincent Van Gogh

Salvador Dali

Pablo Picasso

Prose

Declaration of Independence

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Poetry

Walt Whitman: Poetic Theory

“The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.”—Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, the founder of contemporary American poetry speaks in the period immediately before the Civil War and reveals his power as our national shaman with his potent incantation; Leaves of Grass, by recognizing a vital, symbiotic relationship between himself as poet shaping the emerging zeitgeist or fanfare for the common man that was emerging within the industrial psyche of this transitional creature known as the American citizen. In “Song of Myself,” we even find Hadit singing out in all his glory in less than a quarter century before the prophet of Thelema is born.

Patti Smith: Shamanism

Patti Smith turns all her cultural performances into dramatic ritual and showed us how the shaman plays in post-industrial culture.  We no longer have to lament that such potency was abandoned when our collective and individual psyche evolved beyond the aboriginal stage in our development.

Films

Yesterday Was a Lie

Films by Kenneth Anger

Brush of Baphomet

 

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

 

Rabbit’s Moon

Invocation of my Demon Brother

Lucifer Rising

Death

Eaux d’Artifice

Kustom Kar Kommando

Fireworks