Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Eso’s Chronicles 340 / 16
Odds and Ends 
© Eso A.B.
All comments appearing within brackets [ ] are editorial in origin.


Several of the threads of argument throughout these blogs have been a search for the Godhead. One of them was mentioned in the immediately preceding blogs:

1.    That since more than a thousand years ago, the seed of coercive government was planted through the institutionalization of taxation. Taxation should not be confused with gifting, which gifts were meant, for the most part, for the temple and its priesthood, the healers of body and soul.

2.    The institutionalization of taxation could not be accomplished without replacing the ‘old’ priesthood with a new and obedient one. The procedure of deinstitutionalization of old traditions is well known also today. It is called ‘regime change’, and is justified through arguments that claim that the ‘old’ regimes are authoritarian in nature, but the ‘new’ ones bring democracy. What occurs in fact is that the ‘new’ introduces a globalized fascist central government masquerading as democracy.

3.    The policy of regime change began with the replacement of the ancient temple authority, a de facto non-government, or a system where people governed themselves, and where the ‘non-government’ (consisting mostly of wandering healers) taught the people what was required to sustain self-government. This author traces this process to the Byzantine Empire and its Emperor Alexis I, who demonized and torched one such Temple authority: King John Basil under the pretext that he was a ‘heretic’ and headed a heretical ‘religion’ from a Temple known as the Temple of the Bogomils or God Lovers. Indeed there never was a ‘temple’, because the Bogomils worshipped in the wood, which they regarded as their temple.

4.    The Bogomils were in fact the first Kriste-ians, aka Children of Johns (Ians). In any event, John Basil, one of the better known Healers of the Kriste-ians, was persuaded by Emperor Alexis I to leave the wood and come to Byzantium. This was done under the pretext that Alexis was interested in John Basil’s ‘doctrine’ of self-government. When in Byzantium, the real Rome of the day, John Basil was quickly declared a heretic and arrested as an enemy of the Empire. A great pit was dug at the Hippodrome, which pit was filled with firewood, which was lit, and John Basil was made its first victim.

5.    Indeed, the Empire’s act of incinerating the Healer instituted the idea of God as an immortal presence in a Raum (German or Gothic for ‘space’, aka Roma). Whereas before this institutionalization of God, God had not existed as an ‘affirmative’ Being, because eternity was thought of in terms of reincarnation, that is to say, that the Mind itself was a kind of Godhead, an invisible soul or spirit that was not called God, because it was—to put it plainly—everywhere, and could float from body to body. This was why God is, to this day, easily imaginable as a Father figure or an “aged man, but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress….” (Yeats), and sing itself into an “artifice of eternity”.

6.    Once self-governance and the wood were eliminated by substituting these with a proto-capitalist King, a centralized government of a verbally asserted ‘democracy’, there necessarily arose many ideas of who God is, even though before that time, he had always been ‘an artifice of eternity’.

7.    Emperor Alexis I replaced John Basil, The Healer, who never supported the tax that was paid by slaughtering the Peoples reindeer herds for their fur, with a fictionalized Healer, whom he called Chez Jesus, aka Christ Jesus. It was to be the function of this regime change, that taxation was accepted and that God was to become a unipolar figure through Jesus.

8.    Today a Unipolar God has been made—at least in theory--the spiritual head of a globally centralized government under the aegis of Washington, D.C., Brussels, and a few other ‘chosen’ and obedient vassal cities. Washington continues the ‘crusades’ begun by the Goths, who were eventually driven from Byzantium by a rebellion of the people of the wood, assuming for themselves a new identity known as mohamedans. These Mohamedans-Muslims had been pulled together from a remnant of the people of the wood by one  Mohammed, behind which name we can easily discern the name of Yohan-med, or King John.

It is interesting that the ‘terrorist’ adherents of Yohan-med appear not to fear death, even as their method of martyrdom leaves much to be desired—especially as it involves the death of many ‘innocent’ fools living in the desserts of capitalist cities. The short-comings of the martyr-followers of Yohan-med hinder the reversal of the contest for the authority of the God-head, but retains it in favor of post-modernist capitalism.

10.  The rationalization of taking the life of ‘another’, no matter how sophisticated the arguments may be, can never re-polarize Religion and reestablish it as a space in an equilibrium in which the Raum of the Wood retakes some of its lost space and resettles it with the reincarnated lives of the martyrs without the blame of innocent victims putting such a burden on their souls that they cannot rise from their graves, and remain not only half-dead and unreincarnated wanderers in the desert of the Dead, but make that desert a continuation of The Dead of The Urban Empire.

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