Some historians & pundits believe much of what we think of as Witchcraft as a conscious tool of female empowerment was just made up in the last 50 years by people looking to sell a few more books and classes. As my Brazilian great-grandmother was a medicine woman of sorts, I have some immediate disagreement with that suggestion…but maybe here (probably) I’m confusing traditional folk magic and indigenous practices with what we think of as the modern Craft.
I. THE FOURTH WALL: A VERY (VERY) BRIEF OVERVIEW
“Breaking the fourth wall” is when a fictional character—or even simply the narrative itself—acknowledges the existence of the “real life” audience existing beyond the (now-tenuous) barrier between fiction and reality. Some famous examples of breaking the Fourth Wall are Ferris Bueller directly addressing the viewer, Dark Helmet discovering the VHS tape for Spaceballs during the middle of the movie, and the ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”
–The Georgia Guidestones
There is a uniquely American monument that you won’t see discussed very often in all the standard encyclopedias and travelogues: The Georgia Guidestones.
Located in Elbert County, Georgia, the Guidestones are somewhat of a “modern Stonehenge”—consisting of 5 massive slabs of granite topped with a sixth slab. Engraved on the slabs is a whole host of information, including something resembling almost a secular “Ten Commandments”:
I wanted to give this topic a brief individual spotlight, as there is a lot to write in today’s Daily Eris & I didn’t want it to get lost. In short: this week started memorably with a trinity of prominent Moon-related items in the news, and will end just as memorably with some rather robust astrological aspects.
So I was watching this Robert Anton Wilson lecture on YouTube, and noticed there were a few “thumbs-down” ratings. Now, I’m not against criticisms of Wilson’s work and I’ve read several essays picking apart his writings before. But I was just curious about what specific objections these YouTube viewers had to his work.
“You cannot use butterfly language to communicate with caterpillars.”
Psychologist and author Timothy Leary was born on this day in 1920. Popularly, he’s known as the guy who promoted LSD use in the 1960s (“Turn on, tune in, drop out”)—but he was far more than that. He was a futurist, an esotericist, a humorist.
“Before I was a Discordian, I took life much too seriously. When you take life too seriously you start to wonder what the point of it all is. When you wonder what the point is in life, you fall into a trap of thinking there is one. When you think there is a point, you finally realize there is no point. And what point is there in living like that? Nowadays I skip the search for a point and find, instead, the punch lines.”
For thousands of years, people have sought—and found—omens amongst the tapestry of nature. A crow flying in a certain direction, the movement of ripples of water, a certain arrangement of animal intestines. Well, I have spent the majority of my life amongst buildings and concrete, and have not had the easy and regular access to such things as crows and intestines.
But I do consume a lot of popular culture and media. And it was there where I found my numerous “Trump Omens”—signs that, to me, indicated that Donald J. Trump would be voted President of the United States in 2016 despite vigorous polling indicating otherwise.
“The Earth is a farm. We are someone else’s property.”
We’re going to take a closer look at the 1965 Star Trek pilot “The Cage”—which the network tossed back to creator Gene Roddenberry as being “too cerebral.” (It’s a miracle the original series was able to stay as long on the air as it did).
What does this episode have to do with “Ancient Astronauts,” the Anunnaki, and perhaps even stranger stuff? Stay tuned!
I’ve been reading a lot about Richard Nixon lately, and the period of time from 1968-1974. Those years had some really weird, dark energy; dark energy that the late Robin Williams summed up as “The Manson-Nixon Line.”