22 chapters in the biblical book of Revelations. 22 cards in the tarot major arcana. Allow me the opportunity to set the records straight, secular spirituality is my “religion,” based on the syncretism of mythology, narratology, linguistics, psychology, phenomenology and semiotics. Thus is the foundation of my personal philosophy. These are my words, my thoughts, my selfish self-centred version of the truth of divinity.
I had split this chapter into 2 parts. Here I reveal the whore = whole. So deemed to be a drain upon the established ways for existence to feed their lustful hunger and wrath.
Chapter 17b – Whorle of Babylon
8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.
Cycles. This is about the cyclic nature of things. Gravitational orbit, rotational axis. As surely as the sun rises it will also surely set. It disappears for a time before returning again. Fluffy figurative words can be interpreted in various ways as all of life is symbolic. We experience it, interact with it, remember it, and manipulate it.
9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
7 days of the week, 2 weekends. Also, this relates to the general progression of the rise and eventual fall of global world powers. The wars of the Diadochi. In the attempt to seek out a land to call home, a civilisation will disperse until there is an uncomfortable tension and 5 sides will go to war. There can be only 1 victor. This ruler will reign fine and fair enough, and eventually be succeeded by the heir. Having led a privileged life, the heir will ultimately reign for a very short time because a new war breaks out as he has no idea what he’s doing. His incompetence will get the other folk talking about a new revolt.
12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
10 horns for 10 guests at this drinky-dink party that Odin organised for J-Ziggity’s stag party. Since there are 7 heads, I’m taking it that 3 were either no-shows or just didn’t RSVP. How disappointing. But thence you have the invisible holy trinity. Interpret however you may wish.
- 10 – capability, capacity, max limit, accounted. Idealised. Horns.
- 7 – head count, practically, actually, visibility, reality. Heads.
- 3 – absent, unseen, influential, invisible, unaccounted, un/intentional. Assuming each head gets one horn, then 3 horns remain unclaimed. These ‘unclaimed’ horns work as a unit, able to be perceived as a trinitarian force. The heart is moved by the spirit, the soul, instinctive intentions known or unknown. Feeling, sense, inspiration. Intuition, cognition, erudition, appreciation. Initiation, continuation, realisation, resolution. Purpose, practice, practise. CONCEPTUAL FORMS OF THE CONSCIENCE. The multitudinous possibilities, lenses, criteria, choices, interrelation, perceptions, predilections, past, present, preparations… OMFG CIRCULAR (over) THINKING the same 3 thingys in endless relationships and combinations.
15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
The waters are what connects everyone together, the collective sub- and supra- conscious. You can’t possibly figure everything out, and why would anyone even want to? It removes one so far away from the present reality, and then people wonder why their lives feel so hollow. HAH. Everyone did it to themselves, in some way or to some extent. Take responsibility for your own lives and existence. We all make do with what we have, in the way we know how, to the extent we are capable. Nothing is perfect, and our goals are rarely realized in their perfection as each person’s existence is subject to the winds of everyone else also trying to do their thing.
Regardless of what is going on in the world, I encourage you to attempt to take on MY perspective (because I’m selfish and narcissistic and a mega-meta-mecha ego-maniacal kiMAyTRIAD. LOL. I mean, the third perspective. Not just *i* (like I am) nor just *u* (like you are), but WE. What perspective can allow for the best of both worlds?
TRIGONOMETRIC DETERMINATION. So much easier to think of these unknown properties in terms of algebraic (mathematical) equations.
The whore of Babylon is whole. – Lady in red who loved all. The scarlet beast is her dragon, her passions. Blasphemy all over is that she has already been called those things before, using names like armour. Or referring to the multiple languages. She inspired them, they were drunk on their ideas of who or what she was. MYSTERY – secrecy, the enigmatic woman. Hey, the angels are the ones who threw all those people into the winepress. The prophetess and her beast see ignorance and doom as the fate of the church.
I made a page for all my Revelation installments. The list at the end of these posts was getting pretty long to tack on to the end of every one of them.k