The Head of the Medusa — Chapter 15: Love, smarts and
achievements; examples, not greed and plunder
Perseus flew onward, borne by the winged sandals of
Hermes until he arrived at the Medusas lair. Thanks to the helmet of invisibility he
flew down, unobserved and found Medusa and her sisters sleeping. Courageously he advanced,
holding the polished shield and remembering to look only at the image reflected in it.
|Now we must look back again at the images from our past. Here in this medium, under
the polished shield of Athena we can think the unthinkable thoughts. We are safe from her
gaze. Here in this mind, we can turn our thoughts into ideas, our ideas into words and our
words into action.
As a man thinks, so does he become. Every man is the son of
his own words.
|Gaea the Greek goddess of the Earth is very much with us today in the form of
Gaia the form resurrected by the influential scientist James Lovelock in his Gaian
hypothesis the analogy that the Earth is a living Eco-system. Lovelocks
hypothesis was extremely valuable to our view of our planet coming as it did on the wake
of the triple development. The image has helped us to understand the vulnerability of our
world and the damage being done to it, but this allusion to the ancient Greek female
goddess had nothing to do with feminism. It was though, another convenient mask for the
monster to hide behind. This re born image also arrived in the human psyche at roughly the
same time as the Medusa did and they have become linked in the collective subconscious of
the modern mind.
Feminization and the Earth Goddess have assaulted even the Christian religion. Both
have conspired to oust the established faith of the western world. The planned New
World is not big enough for the both of them. The ordination of women as priests has
done nothing to strengthen a declining faith. In fact, it has created another analogous
schism within the church that has hastened its demise just as
Feminazism has torn apart of
the rest of human society. The destruction is ignored and justified here also. All must be
sacrificed to the Goddess no matter what the cost even at the cost of destroying
the religion itself. So it is with our society.
Female Rabbi and female priest - united in the Sisterhood above their
faith - a publicity picture from the American lesbian supremacist National Organization of
Women - NOW
|The rise of Paganism and New Age religions based on the old Mother Earth Goddess are
indicative of the same malaise. Even people with the most secular of outlooks are caught
up this confusing void and pay homage to the Goddess in turning to alternative lifestyles
and the tawdry gift shop trappings of New Age occultism, Earth mysteries, UFOs,
psychics and unexplained phenomena. These are the new myths that people have bought into.
People are lost, confused and seeking guidance from these new myths, but they are false
trails to be following. The old myths can show us so much more if we take the trouble to
look and listen.
The parallels between the Greek creation myth and the Medusa myth are evident. Like
King Acrisius, Chronos tried to stop the inevitable, but time cannot be stopped any more
than human nature. Those that seek to change either do so at their peril and in the sure
knowledge that their efforts are ultimately - a waste of time. Such selfish and
destructive behavior continues though and in real life, just as in the Chronos myth it is
the children who are swallowed up again and again.
In losing our grasp on our mythological heritage, we are losing our grasp on reality.
What these myths can tell us again and again is that both men and women are guilty of a
dysfunctional, abusive power relationship. Just as the children of such a relationship can
be bound to the wheel of their parents dysfunction, so to can the human race as a
whole be so enslaved.
Human history can be seen as a constant struggle between the genders
matriarchy versus patriarchy. This struggle was in a way, analogous to the natural
and beneficial power structures inherent in human relationships, but as we now know, these
structures are rendered obsolete by the triple development. However, there are ways to
transcend this unhappy state of affairs. Human history has been changed irrevocably since
the triple development. We have to learn to adapt to these changes. Every species must, as
we know, adapt to survive, if they do not, then they fall by the wayside on the road of
evolution. If we do not adapt we are also finished. Humanity will join the dinosaur and
the dodo. We will become extinct.
All you need is love. All you need is love. All you need is love, love. Love is
all you need.
All You Need Is Love -The Beatles.
|People who know love - whatever their gender, are
secure in their knowledge of it. They have no political or any other agenda that cannot be
viewed, explained, or even acted upon within its limitless structure. It's that simple.
This is true both for individuals and can be also for the human race as a whole. To our
enemy, the personal is political though. Love is not love - it is power
according to the creed of the dysfunctional.
Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother
Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future.
Under patriarchy, every woman's daughter is a victim, past, present, and future.
Under patriarchy, every woman's son is her potential betrayer and also the
inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman.
Andrea Dworkin, Liberty
|We are being ruled and governed by those who have no concept of love. They deny its
existence or dismiss it as a patriarchal tool of enslavement. Love does not enslave anyone
- it frees them. Anyone who does not understand this does not know love. Any parent
who loves their child knows that they have to let them go. Any human being who loves
another knows that love is not a method to hold and control. That is power, the structure
that is so often misinterpreted by the dysfunctional as love. This has been one terrible
result of the schism. Those who have these twisted feelings are to be pitied. Not from any
moralistic ivory tower, but with compassion as a fellow human being who has been blessed
with the capacity to give and receive that which another has, for whatever reason, been
denied. They have been robbed, beaten and left by the wayside. The very essence of life
has been taken from them. It is a famine that has always afflicted this world, but never
more so than today in our own time. This plague devastates our race just as surely as lack
of food and water. We can be mal-nourished in another way. We do not live by bread alone.
There is hunger for ordinary bread and there is hunger for love, for kindness,
for thoughtfulness and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
|The wrinkled little woman who uttered those words died at the same time almost as
another woman who received far more acclaim and infinitely more homage. Her life and words
were given far more attention.
One woman was given a simple cremation - the other was interred on an island
surrounded by a sylvan lake like some heroic pre-Raphaelite queen. She was worshipped by
millions as a Goddess and her devotees and pilgrims paid extortionate sums to file past
her resting place in their thousands. These two women who seem worlds apart are connected.
There is a reason that this has happened.
One woman died penniless after spending her whole life helping the sick and the dying
in a city that is known by its inhabitants as the armpit of the world. She
owned two saris and a bucket. The other was a young, attractive divorcee, who had a
multi-million pound divorce settlement and was on her way from a party in a luxury hotel
in the early hours of the morning in a chauffeur driven limousine her lover - a
princes son at her side.
One woman is now almost as forgotten as the thousands of unfortunates that she helped
to die with some scrap of dignity. The other has been raised to the status of Goddess. Her
face an icon of consumer grief that stares from every news stand, gift shop, CD label and
magazine cover - even from a lottery scratch card.
There is also a reason for this.
Millions thronged the highways as her cortege traveled to its last resting-place in
the Avalon of avariciousness that awaited her. A nation was sycophantically consumed with
consumer grief. Millions of plastic credit cards were drenched with oceans of
dysfunctional TV tears. Truly a Goddess has been laid to rest. Yet one was also reborn.
Her name, appropriately, was Diana.
For those who thrive on the creation of the new myths, the death of Diana ex
wife of the Prince of Wales was a heaven-sent opportunity to ram home the wonders of the
New World vision that she herself is now portrayed as being so much a part of. Her
dysfunctional high priests have already been engaged in remodeling us culturally through
education and media pressure for the last thirty years. Pretty soon they will be modifying
what is normal, natural heterosexual behavior genetically.
She is symbolic for another reason and it is no coincidence that her death coincided
with that of a woman who was the very antithesis of all she represented.
Like so many, in increasing numbers, the dispossessed of love are a growing indication
of the plague that is eating up human society like a malignant cancer. They are indeed the
terminally ill and they are infecting everyone else around them with their 'dis-ease'. As
the homosexual anthem of a former dead Goddess rung out from every radio station (proceeds
exempted from VAT), who nurses them on the streets of their cities of despair?
The dysfunctional were triumphant in the death of the Goddess. They have all touched
the hem of her gown and she has made them all virtuous. We were told that we must all
embrace her vision of a caring, more compassionate world. As the money rolls in and even
more adventurously nauseating ways of celebrating the life and death of the Goddess are
formulated in the minds of the necromancers - on the streets of that other city, in the
hearts of the people the little old woman spoke of, nothing has changed.
Our world is full of such analogies. They scream out warnings and explanations to us
but in the darkness we do not see them. Another terrible disease afflicts humanity. It is
transmitted by what should be an act of love. It is for millions now an act of death. It
appeared and spread out into our world at the same time as the triple development. AIDS is
a disease that destroys human immunity to infection. It is, in a sense, a physical
manifestation of the disease that afflicts us culturally. Those who grow up without the
potential for love in their lives are deprived of their immunity against the ravages of
the Medusas petrifying gaze.
But, believe it or not - there are still millions of men and women who are not yet
afflicted. There are those who are resistant to the disease. There are also millions of
fortunate men and women who heal themselves or are healed. We don't need to get in bed
with the contagious to make us whole. We dont need to make pilgrimage to a fashion
icon or a mass-produced media Madonna. We dont need to embrace yet more dysfunction
to make us whole. We dont need to sacrifice to any Goddess or grieve for the death
of anyone. We need to look to our own lives. It is for ourselves we should grieve and for
When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only
collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression...
|We need to promote good health and have compassion and understanding for those who
don't. We cannot enforce love anymore than we can substitute it with power. We need to
teach it by example. We have been quiet and respectful about our gifts, as if it were
sacrilegious to speak of them; as if the Goddess will take them from us, but by remaining
quiet about our greatest human treasure we have allowed the purveyors of evil to shout
their credo from the rooftops. They have sung the praises of their dysfunction and
proclaimed it as truth. If they were right, then we would be living in a saner, cleaner
happier world surely. Are we?
Did the oceans of blood that were sacrificed make the sun shine any brighter?
If we look around do we see that the Goddesses legacy has done anything to stop the
decline into anarchy?
Is there any more love in the hearts of those whose hearts are empty?
Is there any more wealth in the pockets of those who need it most?
|The priests and priestess of the Goddess know the answers to these questions.
Those that truly know love need to look no further than each others eyes to know
the truth about anything.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can
alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
|Individuals can, with hard work, willingness, hope and above all, love, cast the bonds
of their dysfunctional heritage aside. Whether it comes from their own parents
example or from the institutionalized cultural roles that have been fostered upon us. Our
children have the right to be free to make their own way. We all do. When this is done
something miraculous can happen. The deep, dark places can become transcended and filled
with light. The schism within can be healed. The very things that are the cause of
dysfunction can be transformed into wonderful gifts, gifts that can benefit us as
individuals and as a species. Just as this can happen in individuals, so it can happen to
us as a species. When - and if - humanity is so transformed, what miracles may the future
hold in store for us?
We would all surely agree that children should not have to bear upon their shoulders
the sins of the father or the mother. They have the right to make their own mistakes, if
they should choose to do so. So it should be with the human species collectively. Our past
roles and balances of power are gone now, never to return. There never was a golden age of
the family or of anything else. Paradise does not lie in the past or in the future, it
lies in our hearts. We have the capability to build it there and we must build it there
first if we are ever to build it in reality.
Life can only be understood backwards. It has to be lived
|There are those who are telling us that the roles were unequal, that the power was
unbalanced by the oppressors over the oppressed, yet this was clearly not really the case
at all. Now, we are indeed seeing imbalance and oppression on a magnitude never imagined.
Now, we are seeing the disharmony and the dysfunction of the parents
destroying the rights of the child to develop free and unblemished by their own selfish
wranglings. In their angst and their selfish power machinations, the parents seek to
protect their offspring, but this kind of power, this kind of control is not
protection and it certainly is not love, though it so often masquerades as such.
This is what is happening on a wider human scale. The turmoil in the lives of
individuals is a microcosm of the wider human conflict that rages. It has been brought
about by the triple development a natural evolutionary event, which has been
manipulated and hijacked by the darkest of forces. If we do not recognize that this has
happened. If we fail to see the angel of the apocalypse within the schism then we, as a
species are dead.
In the myth, Perseus took up King Acrisius challenge to save his mother from a
marriage she did not want, a marriage that was to be forced upon her by the selfish
monarch. Now in our time, mothers are indeed being forced into wedlock with the State. Can
we allow this?
Are we men, born to protect and defend life?
Are we women born to nurture and sustain life?
Can we each of us be heroes once more?
|Never in all the history of humanity was there such a need for heroes. Will we take up
the gifts we have been given and use them with the courage of heroes? Will we have the
courage to use the very weapon that has been used against us to kill this monster - or
will we allow the ultimate dysfunctional marriage - the marriage of woman and World State
to take place? If we fail to do this, the marriage will take place. Already the
bride is being prepared for her wedding. Her dark handmaidens lure her to the altar of our
For our future for our children - we must act like heroes now.
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