Orryelle's TRAVEL JOURNAL continued…
SURREALISM in SPAIN
Sun, 9 Jan 2000
I am now safely at Peter´s (Malkuth) place in
Barcelona, Spain. I figured it would cost as much to stay
in Paris longer while sorting out my travel probs as it would
to bus it down here and see some new wonders of the
Basically British Embassy said I couldn't get back
into London to catch my flight to New Orleans (airline
won´t change locations) now my passport is marked, but
I have discovered I don´t need to go through British
customs if I *fly* to London just before my plane
leaves for the USA and am only at the airport. Extra
dollars, but cheaper than an extra flight to the US.
¿¿phew¿¿ (Spanish keyboard)
Sun, 9 Jan 2000
Earlier tonight Peter showed me two of the buildings
designed by Antonin Gaudi near here. Amazing -
surrealism you can walk around inside, like tripping
without drugs. So curvaceous and organic, if all
architecture was like that I´d feel a lot more
comfortable in civilization.
Aparently many of his arched works are designed
upside-down with ball-bearings and string over mirrors
-no wonder I felt so comfortable in them!
Sun, 9 Jan 2000
Shocks and balance
--- Sienna555@aol.com wrote:
-Balance is essential. But wouldn't a shock knock those scales off balance in the other direction, if not applied carefully?
Yep. But it often then swings back the other way. For
an experiential example: I helped blast the Tower of
Babel/Temple of Marduk on nu year. Surprise, surprise,
sudden change I end up in France unexpectedly and
everything I try to negotiate with Babel/civilization
goes screwy for a while. Then I end up at Chartres
Cathedral and understand why I knocked myself off
kilter - to find a new appreciation for systems,
reason, civilization, time, order - via the shock of
them not working for a while - and thus bringing them
back into balance with chaos, dreamtime, intuition on
nu moon - the Art path between Tiphereth and Yesod
which crosses the Tower path.
Balance via imbalance: Lafcursiax! (Nightside tunnel on the Tree of Life, reflex of Justice/Adjustment path/trump).
I haven´t been able to get any estrogen yet, but
what a hermaphroditic journey Europe´s been so far
Tue, 11 Jan 2000
--- Denny wrote:
Try this on for size: -the 5
pointed star/gateway is
key to Pan. As Babalon (7) is mate of Pan - it has always interested
me that the 7 & 5pt
stars = 12 Pt star-
but oddly- now I see that their
Son/Sun/Daughter is the
Yum. Also 5 (Pentagram, law of fives, Pan etc.) plus 8
(octave, sabbats, chaostar, chakras inc. bindu, etc.)
= 13. It coalesces quite nicely with your 7+5 formula!
Fuck I just realized now that also as 7+8=
Netzach/Aphrodite + Hod/Hermes = HermAphrodite so 7(+5Pan)
+8(+5Pan)= 12 (solar) + 13 (lunar) -hieros gamos, the sacred marriage of sun and moon…
Speaking of which, I finally got some estrogen
I almost gave up when I couldn't get it without a prescription in Amsterdam (I'd thought, if anywhere…!) , but I just went into a chemist in Barcelona and they handed it right over with no questions)…
Seems my spiritual hermaphroditic journey has
now progressed to a point that manifestation becomes
possible, the nu moon ritual at Chartres cathedral
signifying the beginning of the cycle.
The Baphomet working at new year (see end of Nu Millenium Report) seems to have been effective to the point of preventing me
from getting in to London where I probably would not
have been able to get the Estrogen.
On Tue, 11 Jan 2000 "Frater Aurora Conari" wrote:
I love it! You do a working in a cathedral (Chartres,France) whose design was
influenced by the Knights Templar - and it opens a connection to
Baphomet(their God) for you!
Wed, 12 Jan 2000
Lots of magickal activity for me lately after the
hiatus to deal with red tape:
Funny with all this Labyrinth/Minotaur stuff coming
up again: For those who were on this list that far
back: I found the Golden Thread a few days ago. Almost
identical to the one lost in our Labyrinth rituals in
April last year, this fine silken cord was an off-cut
in a Spanish fabric shop. It cost me 100 pesos (about
50c US)- apt that I should find it just after my work
in the Chartres Labyrinth. It´s funny that physically
I have started taking Eostrogen to feminise, yet
mentally I have been strengthening the
Intense Baphomet invocation last night when I took
the first estrogen pill, inc. autosexual activation of appropriate sigils etc.
The night before, Peter and I drew a maize crossroads
on the kitchen table and offered some of the meal he
cooked to Legba and Ganesha, to open the gates and
clear the way for my passage to New Orleans. It could
be difficult getting back through US customs now my
passport is marked no entry by English customs, especially as I just discovered I have to go through customs at the Washington stopover not New Orleans itself.
Any energetic or magickal help would be appreciated,
especially from Washington listmembers due to
proximity. I am arriving in Wash. at about 4pm on
Today I went out to the beautiful little town of
Sitjes, sat on the beach for several hours meditating,
chanting and doing yoga, then performed Bertiaux´s
Lucky HooDoo rite from Peter's copy; seemed an apt location to open
contact with ´ancient Atlantean magicians beneath the
sea´ who take frog, fish and serpentine forms.
Afterwards I wandered the narrow streets between the old
Spanish castles and museums, then hailed Atum as the
Red One, Lord of the setting sun - for the sun was a
bright red orb, the most crimson and spherical-looking I have ever
seen it, suspended glowing in space (no rays or
surrounding colours in the deepening sky) above the
waves then sinking slowly and gently ´below´ them...
Fri, 14 Jan 2000
Last night Peter and I did a couple of tarot
readings with Lu´s New Orleans Voodoo Tarot (thanks
Lu!) about my imminent customs ordeal -seemed apt as *NO* is my
destination and hopefully not the response of the officials!
The first reading was an overview of the situation
with the Marassa (sacred twins) veve, the second to
discern the positive and negative influences on it
with the Crossroads Legba veve. A nice pattern as it
is a combination of these two veves which I have using
lately for my Baphomet invocations (see Nu Millenium Rite)
The negative influence is Oshu Ochosi (Earth), the
positive influence is Yaguo (also Earth).
Interestingly both cards feature arrows and Yaguo also
a bow, relating to my recent journeys with the Art/Temperance
Peter and I are about to make the appropriate
offerings to each with dinner, and elephant chocolates
for Ganesha, breaker down of Obstacles!
(And yes, I aim to look and act as nice and normal as I can for Customs too.)
... coming through at 4pm tomorrow Satyrday arvo...
Om Ganapati Namah
Om Gam Namah
Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
Text and photographs copyright © 2000 Orryelle Defenestrate.
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