poetry review: Aijin: Draugur Stúlka (My ghost wife Ana)

 

 It’s rare to run into any Thelema related poetry these days, good Thelemic poetry even less so. I accidentally stumbled on this one via an invocation of The Emperor. I literally navigated to it and purchased in a deep trance. Some of my favorite artists have been discovered this way so it’s a process I’ve learned to trust.

Aijin is not advertised as being related to the Book of the Law, but references to Liber al Vel Legis, Liber Tzaddi and the Book of Lies are prominent throughout the reading. Imagine my shock and awe when I realized I was reading Book of the Law quotes in a seemingly obscure and mundane looking little e-book I was lead to by the Emperor archetype. 

The author admits to stealing from Crowley and Blake, midway through the book. The work tends to be a commentary on the true state of the world. I admit to having become quite high reading it. The book pushed my trance session straight into the stratosphere, without any entheogenic input at the time. I played Eve Online shortly afterwards and it was the most ecstatic experience I’ve ever had. I was listening to The Emperor himself speak through my fleet mates over comms.
I’m always careful to watch for hidden messages in works by artists of any kind, but especially the ones I’m lead to during trips. The muses, or, whatever it is I saw, once, for lack of a better term, wanted to reveal the way they work on this world through the minds of men, showing themselves to the chosen ones and disguising themselves from the minds of vulgar men. Some of this I’ll cover in an upcoming article for those of you who want to tap into the TwinStar’s entertainment potential. It’s really very good at this sort of thing – a flexing universe all around us that few dare to even imagine. I’ve seen it. And that’s all I need.

(Poe)

As i sit here and rule about the underworld,
and talk to the minions
and beautiful fucked saints and blood lovers
expanded outward and inward
over the half-faced geometrical map that be the ticking
clocks of war
vomiting earth’s bittersweet black bile crust
into each-other’s faces
transparent bodies watch blindly
weaving in and thru themselves
crying at the loss of such a formerly triumphant frequency
torn and lost they still whisper a slow calming rapture
grinding the sweetest noises out from the particles of dust
as their interwoven transparency gives position to yet
another tangled gesture

– Aijin: Draugur Stúlka

The book is quite lengthy, at 394 pages, and it’s the only work by the author, Ryan James LeBlanc. 

It deals especially well with the conundrum of duality, riveting with its reverence and revulsion for every perspective about love and beauty under the sun. The author goes beyond the dark side into some pretty scary territory, necessary for any student of the abyss. 

If you’re scared of Crowley, at any point, avoid this. If Crowley was a little too milquetoast for you and you liked the third chapter of the Book of the Law, you might find this to your taste. 

You’ll find Nuit aplenty, as well as Hadit’s other sides. I didn’t pick up on a lot of Ra Hoor Khut, this is dealing with mainly very high Supernals material instead of the brewing room of Tiphareth. 

It’s only available in Kindle/ebook form currently, the link to amazon is below. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV8UXH2/ref=docs-os-doi_0

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Succeeding m1thr0s 729 (Magister Ouroboros 729) izi is current guardian of the 418 current in this world. She upholds the young Nu Aeon tradition of Mutational Alchemy, a hybrid branch of Hermetic Alchemy developed by m1thr0s 729. Her current work to date includes the art and written analysis of The Mutational Alchemy Tarot, the development of Pentagrammaton (the 32 5-line binary structures unknown in the East) and the ongoing analysis of The Hidden Diamond Sutra.

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