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The Devil is a creation of the Inquisition

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While munching on a rum nougat See’s Candy, celebrating between Valentine’s and St Patrick’s Day, I realized that I figured out the film The Ninth Gate by Roman Polanski. The film is running along the same lines as The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, A puzzle or a comedy of divine proportions. A mockery of a contemporary world filled with greed, power, money and materialism.

A savvy book dealer, a Professor who wants to summons the Devil for power to control his own destiny, and all the other characters that enhance this mockery play a handsome part in this film. A strange and delightful film with a bewildering soundtrack. A slow-moving film that is very film Noir.

Who is that strange otherworldly female with green eyes with a trace of darkness calling up our shadows to an evil agency? This is not the case. She is a protector, witness and watcher. She is illustrated in a book and mocks the pages of this strange book. Almost similar to a strange cosmic comic book character.

The film is all about a book or are there three books? Maybe only three remain because the rest of the books were destroyed and burned with the author during the Inquisition. That time and  place in history where any folk’s tale or ancient religion was destroyed by the Catholic Church of greed, power, money and materialism. Are you catching the karma of this film?  It is a Divine Comedy! The game is to solve this riddle.

The Nine Gates to the Kingdom of Shadows, written by Aristide Torchia, Venice 1666 is the strange book that everyone seems to want to have. Yet the joke is on those that pursue it for the wrong reason. A book of magic is a book of alchemists and witchcraft. An ancient tradition almost killed off by the Inquisition and more indirectly by our wonderful religious patriarchs.

That “castle and the ninth gate” is a mystery to some. Enlightenment is a strange woman I assume. A witch that protects and shows the way. No Devil just a simple woman with the power of her sexuality. This is strangely hidden and what is so powerfully impressive about this film is that she shows us the key to the ninth gate. Silence, wisdom and patience are the protectors of enlightenment.

 

‘De trop’, no way !!

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KAREN: I guess at this point I am what the French call ‘de trop?’

BILL (smiles) Maybe just a little around the edges.

~ All About Eve,


Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it is from Neptune. ~ Noam Chomsky

The sciences are a good thing. Rover on Mars looking back at the Earth is amazing. Yet reading Dante Alighieri’s biography I find that he studied liberal arts courses, “Which offered Latin, geometry, arithmetic, astronomy (actually astrology) and music was to be passionately attached all his life.” Pg. 11

During the Middle Ages science, art and music were not separate as they are today. With astrology, the planets affect us. Now I wonder how our Earth affects those on Mars or the other planets in our solar system? My point being is that science is a very bare bones reality where all its theories are well supported, at least enough to go to other planets via technology.

I feel what makes Dante so special to me is that he is the perfect person who, at one time, brought together science, art, and music.  He is the perfected human being who shows us that having a soul is part of the human equation of being, and with an honest spirit humanity inspires to know all the stratosphere of human nature. We are accountable for ourselves in a divine way. A highly creative solution to the problem of humanity!!! Humor included as Mr. Dante is no fool on this matter!!

Oldest son is just starting a physics course today at the local university. We often debate what is real and what is illusion, as two Gemini our Mercury fires up with heated dialogue.

And then there is Neptune. I love Neptune, the color and mystery of its round luminosity. I hear this week Mercury goes retrograde right into the belly of Neptune, astrologically speaking of course. The week ahead is a time to feel. As Luna waxes strong into Valentine’s Day, it is a time of a kind of inner pregnancy of feelings; it may be a delightful time if we do not anally analyze too much.

I have decided to do the tango with Mercury, Luna, and Neptune this week…a threesome may be fun!! I will go with the flow, dance sweet and low and get it on the go.

Until next time … fin


The Life & Times of Dante by Curtis International / Portraits of Greatness.


All about Eve  http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/all_about_eve.html

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A little tango with George Raft !!