Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Arc of the Angels
At Amid Night Suns I'm always searching for new subtleties and nuances to old familiar stories. As you have probably grasped by now, I am a huge fan of art drawn in darker tones. As I've stated here before I have a somewhat Gothic artistic sensibility. But I never want my readers to mistake this aesthetic for something more sinister. There is a lot of darkness in my art, that much is true, but hopefully it is an empowering and illuminating darkness. I am firmly sided with the forces of Light and Love, make no mistake about that. But I believe that it does us no good to deny or repress our darkness. I believe that true wisdom and self-governance can only be gained through insight - through understanding ourselves, Light and Dark combined.
In my experience there are certain oppressive, enslaving forces that pose as Keepers in the Halls of Light, when in fact these forces are anything but. It makes sense that sadistic, predatory things would disguise themselves as their opposites. In this way religions have been able to spread fear and hate whilst claiming to preach love and tolerance. Only a fool would declare that our authoritarian religions are truly loving and tolerant. Claiming to be one thing whilst secretly being its opposite is a good way to pass unseen in this world, because few people are willing to face the cognitive dissonance of unraveling such trickery. If something claims to be an angel, we would do well to check their wings for blood-splatter - regardless of how convincing their Light appears to be.
It would make sense that the Archons of this world would manipulate our religious imaginations, using our mythologies of angels and demons for their own controlling ends. The goal of any true Archon is to perpetually baffle the human race; to keep us sadistic, fractured, apathetic and uncertain - to make our thousands of unanswered questions eventually drive us crazy. And it does seem like more and more of the human race is succumbing to a bitter pathology, doesn't it?
But remember, all is not trickery. There IS a true and holy Light from whence we all came; a light that binds the universe together and makes possible the miracle of cognition. There ARE spiritual entities watching over us, beings of true love and compassion. Bad things happen to good people not because such entities are unreal, but only because such entities are not omnipotent. Even a true angel has certain limitations. The human race itself is part angelic, because angels reside in the Imagination, as do all sentient beings. Dear reader, Heaven and Hell are all around you, because the Imagination is all around you. That infinite realm is not simply contained within your mind, rather your mind is contained within that infinite realm. Your mind, body and soul are Holy Imaginings, willed into existence by divine consciousness. You and I and each one of the nearly seven billion souls who dwell here are refracted aspects of the totality of this divine consciousness.
Think of yourself as a kind of figurative Nephilim, an angel-human hybrid composed of stories, and you will be much closer to the truth of your ultimate identity. There is emancipation and creativity in this understanding. If you can really come to know this truth, this secret, you will be made privy to the Word - and for a moment you will be blinded.