"The 'pure substance' or the 'elixir',
which ... is obtained from the entrails of Mother Nature, is in
alchemy nothing other than the gynergy so sought after in Tantrism. Just
like the Tantric, the alchemist thus draws a distinction between the
'coarse' and the 'sublime' feminine. After the destruction of the 'dark
mother', the so-called nigredo, the second phase follows, which goes by
the name of albedo ('whitening'). The adept understands this to mean the
'liberation' of the subtle feminine ('pure substance') from the clutches
of the coarse 'dragon' (prima materia). The master has thus transformed
the black matter, which for him symbolizes the dark mother, following its
burning or cutting up in his laboratory into an ethereal 'girl' and then
distilled from this the 'pure Sophia', the incarnation of wisdom, the
'chaste moon goddess', the 'white queen of heaven'. One text talks 'of the
transformation of the Babylonian whore into a virgin' (Evola, 1993, p.
"The Shadow of the Dalai Lama," by
Victor and Victoria Trimondi
Father: I knew when I saw you in the film
that you would be like this.
White Girl: But I told you that I never made any films.
Father: Are you sure?
White Girl: Well, sometimes I'm not even sure that I ride a motorcycle.
It's hard to remember exactly what happened such a long time ago.
Father: It couldn't be that long ago. You're still terribly young.
White Girl: I'm 155, remember?
Father: You're remarkably well-preserved.
White Girl: And I'm still a virgin.
Father: You want me to believe that?
White Girl: Believe what you want. Don't you want me to be a virgin? Don't
you want to be the first man?
-- The Lickerish Quartet,
directed by Radley Metzger
"When I reflect on
it, incest seems a good idea. I believe it to be an evolutionary method
for strengthening existing genetic combinations. All the animals do it
now and again to purify and reinforce herd characteristics. Inbreeding is
a stabilizing force, a survival factor designed to balance out the
evolutionary pressures that cause constant change in the species, but for
God's sake don't tell anyone. How the incest taboo came about I've no
idea, but it came early on when the earth needed populating and as much
variation as possible was needed so that evolution could get moving, and I
see no reason for this archaic pre-Cambrian attitude to continue.
THE CITY: Feeling
very immortal lately with my lotus feet in high-heeled silver boots, ice
cream coat (white satin drape) and thoughts going off like fireworks. But
without each other to orient by, Elizabeth and myself would have
difficulty in keeping our Circuit 6 Show free from the terrestrial
realities whirlpooling around us.
Adam is a
whirlpool of cults, scenes and shows. Magicians have been laying down
these trips since '66 and disoriented time travelers come spiraling into
the city and zap into some mind-web or other before they can get a
Adam is like
living an immense brain. Really, Tim, it's very moving to see how the
Time Underground has nurtured this incredible being. The visions we saw
in the early 60's are a living entity now. Sci0Fiction monsters that
turned out to be friendly after all. Oh it's wearing patched jeans and
it's broke most of the time, but in terms of human relationships it's the
deepest and most profound model ever.
At present Adam
has the highest mass consciousness on the planet. I doubt whether it will
survive the leap from Circuit 5 to Circuit 6 and still head the
evolutionary thrust, but at this moment, before the first neurological
city is pinpointed, Adam acts as the model point of the earth's spiritual
-- Letter from Brian Barritt in
Amsterdam to Commodore Leri in Folsom Prison, Sept. 1973, "The
Intelligence Agents," by Timothy Leary