August 1st, 2006

Asmodeus

astarte working

 • astarte working (gematria_monkey)

ENO (Octal) = 702 = URBS (Beautify) = YEA, IT IS I, BABALON; enochian word TURBS (in their beauty) appears in the second key:

Can The Wings Of The Winds Understand Your Voices Of Wonder? O Ye, The Second First: Whom Burning Flames Have Framed In The Depths Of My Jaws; Whom I Have Prepared As Cups For A Wedding, Or As Flowers In Their Beauty (TURBS) For The Chamber Of Righteousness. Stronger Are Your Feet Than The Barren Stone, And Mightier Are Your Voices Than The Manifold Winds. For You Are Become A Building Such As Is Not, Except In The Mind Of The All-Powerful. Arise, Saith The First, Move Therefore Unto His Servant! Show Yourselves In Power And Make Me A Strong Seething, For I Am Of Him That Lives Forever!

"Astraea" comes from aster (star); Astraea & ad astra per aspera.

AQ 128 = ASTRAEA = BEAUTY = 10TH PATH = AGALMATA = ADAM-ADAMI = ALCHIMIA = AURORA = BARNACLE (Half-Life) = BASTARD = BELOVED = BOOK IV (Abuldiz) = BRUTAL = CANNIBAL = CENSOR = COAXIAL (Rosalind Franklin) = DELIGHT = EIGHTY = ENCHANT = ENERGY = ENTRAP = GOSPEL = HALPHAS = HARLOT = I AM NINE = JAH-HOVA = JEWELS = JOSHUA = LARIUM = LEONIS = MOTTO = NEKHBET = OCCULT = OREGON = REFUSE = REJOICE = SABNOCK = SATYR = SEVERE = SHOWED = SOUTH = TANTRA = THE BIG "N" = THE KEY = W.K.G.I.H.P.? (Abuldiz) = WEAPON.

Astarte :: Mythology An ancient Semitic goddess of love and war, being the Phoenician, Syrian, and Canaanite counterpart to Ishtar. In the Bible, her name sometimes appears in the plural, perhaps referring to a group of goddesses. Also called Ashtoreth. ETYMOLOGY: Greek Astarte, of Phoenician origin. See cttr in Appendix II.

AQ 147 = ASTARTE = DOG STAR (Sirius) = ALTA MIRA = APOPHIS = AXXIARG = BREASTS = ECHOLALIA = ELECTRIC = ENTITY = FLAT TAX = FOOLISH = GUARDIAN = HANUKKAH = INCUBATE = KUNDRY = KURIOS = LEFTISM = MILLION = MIZRAEL = MOCKERS = MOTHMAN = NABATHEAN = NEITHIS = NEMESIS = NUMERAL = OLD ONES = PACK-KILL = PERFUME = PRINCES = RED MOON = RED ROSE = SATURN = SHEKINAH = SIFTING = SIPPOR = STAR GOD = STRANGE = STRIVE = STRONG = THE SIGN 11 (Abuldiz) = THELEMIC = TRIGGER = UNDERGO = VAMPIRE = VASSAGO = VIETNAM = VISHNU = WISE MAN.

aster :: 1. Any of various plants of the genus Aster in the composite family, having radiate flower heads with white, pink, or violet rays and a usually yellow disk. 2. The China aster. 3. Biology A star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell and having raylike fibers that surround the centrosome during mitosis. ETYMOLOGY: Latin aster, a type of plant, from Greek, star, type of daisy. See ster-3 in Appendix I.

ster-3 :: DEFINITION: Star. 1. Suffixed form *ster-s-. star, from Old English steorra, star, from Germanic *sterzon-. 2. Suffixed form *ster-la-. stellar, stellate; constellation, from Latin stella, star. 3. Basic form *ester-. aster, asteriated, asterisk, asterism, asteroid, astral, astro-; astraphobia, disaster, from Greek aster, star, with its derivative astron, star, and possible compound astrape, asterope, lightning, twinkling (“looking like a star”; ops, op-, eye, appearance; see okw-). 4. Esther1, perhaps from Persian sitareh, star, from Iranian stem *star- (or perhaps of Semitic origin; see cttr in Appendix II).

cttr :: DEFINITION: Common Semitic masculine noun *cattar-, feminine *cattart-, gods representing the morning and evening stars. 1. Ashtoreth, from Hebrew caštoret, taboo-deformation (with the vowels of bošet, shame, shameful thing) of earlier *cašteret. 2a. Astarte, from Greek Astarte, from Phoenician *caštart; b. Aphrodite, from Greek Aphrodite, probably ultimately from Phoenician *caštart, Astarte (influenced by Greek aphros, foam). 3a. Ishtar, from Akkadian ištar; b. Esther, from Hebrew ester, perhaps from Akkadian ištar, Ishtar (or from Persian sitareh, star; see ster-3 in Appendix I).

Adaptation.when you spot your flower :: Susan Orlean, Orchid Thief & Darwin's prediction (a Madagascar orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale, had a soul mate [+] with a long proboscis); Hummingbird Hawk-moths feed on asters.

Esther :: In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre. ETYMOLOGY: Hebrew ester, from Persian sitareh, star. See ster-3 in Appendix I, or Akkadian Ištar, Ishtar. See Ishtar.

127 PROVINCES :: The Scroll of Esther reports that King Ahasuerus ruled over 127 provinces. The Vilna Gaon cites a Midrash that locates 100 of Ahasuerus' provinces on continental land masses. The remaining 27 were islands in the sea. He then cites the verse, "King Ahasuerus levied a tax on the land and the islands of the sea" (Esther 10:1) as proof of this statement. The gematria of "mas" (tax) is 100 and the gematria of "vi-eyay" (and the islands) is 27. This verse may then be interpreted: King Ahasuerus had 100 provinces on the mainland and 27 in the sea.

AQ 129 = ESTHER = ISHTAR = 11TH PATH = 20TH PATH = ABRASAX = ABRAXAS = ALREADY = ANCIENT = APPOLO = ASTAPHA = ATMA BHU = BLESSED = COPH NIA = DAR AL-ABED = ECCLESIA = GANZIR = GENIUS = GHETTO = GONARCH (Half-Life) = HAVAYAH (G-D's Essential Name) = HYPER-C = IUNGES = JHSHVH = LIGHTS = MAGICIAN = MAGNUS = MALATAR = MEANETH = ONE KEY = PAPERS = PERISH = PLUTO = PROWL = PUPPO (Puppis) = RA HOOR = SABAOTH = SAYING = SIGILS = SMEARS = SPIRAL = SURYA = TEMPLI = THE GATE = THE TAU = THREES = VERITA.

Mesh-21. Puppo (The Pup). Break-Outs. Pitch Cth-2. Net-Span 7::0 Amphidemon of Larval Regression. 7th Door (Akasha) [Uranus], Cervical Decadology. C/tp-#8, Mj- [8S]. Rt-1:[71890] Dissolving into slime (masked horrors). Rt-2:[72541890] Chthonic swallowings. [+1 sub-Rt].

AQ 212 = 127 PROVINCES = 484-DESCENDING (1, 2, 3...484) = ABOMINATION = AIN SOPH AUR = AN OPENNESS (Druj Notes) = ASCENDING (784, 783, 782...1) = ASPIRATION = BEGINNING & END = BEYOND BELIEF (Omowale Adewale) = BIAS VOLTAGE (Coulomb blockade) = CRUX ANSATA = CYBERGOTHS (Vermomancy) = DOUBLE BONDS = FILM REVIEW (PJ-Mullins) = GOLDEN LIGHT = HIDDEN INSIDE = INVOCATION (Abuldiz) = IRIS CARVER = LAMBENT FLAME = MAH HAH BOH NAY = MANDALAY CAMP = MYSTIC NAME (Abuldiz) = NEGARESTANI = NOBEL PRIZE = PHORONEUS = PYRIMIDINE = RED TRIANGLE = RHIZOMATIC = ROSE & CROSS = SEXTENARY = TETRACTYS = THE FLIP SIDE = THEOSOPHY = TRADE DEFICIT = TRANSMUTE = VOLTAGE BIAS (Coulomb blockade) = WARNING CODE (Piet) = ZYGONOMY (Double-numbering; especially Mesh/Net number twinning).

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Asmodeus

i will serenade you

All along the way
I will serenade you, Anyway you say
Take you to the country, I'll take you to the shore
Show you to my garden, I know you'll make it grow

If you let me serenade you
You know that's what you come for
So that I will serenade you

I'll wake you in the morning, I'm your sunrise high
Your fire in the evening, When it blows outside

If you let me serenade you
You know that's what you come for
So that I will serenade you

And when the walls begin to fall
Can't hold back the joy
That love will conquer all

Every moment, every day
If you want to hold me
I will, I will, I will, I will say
Let me serenade you
I will serenade

Asmodeus

curse of ham

Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren (Genesis 9:25)

 • What's up with the biblical story of drunken Noah? (Part 1) :: Yes, there are some strange stories in the Bible, no question about it. And there are those who happily twist the biblical stories to suit their own political ends. I'm going to split this into two different questions to be answered in two separate articles: First, the textual interpretation of the story itself, and second the history of how that the story has been used to "justify" slavery and the subjugation of black people in America.

 • What's up with the biblical story of drunken Noah? (Part 2) :: A 1969 study of Lutheran Sunday school lessons and other educational materials found an implied justification of black slavery and segregation. James Baldwin, in The Fire Next Time (1964) wrote, "I knew, according to many Christians, I was a descendent of Ham who had been cursed, and I was therefore pre-destined to be a slave."

 • 'The Curse of Ham': Slavery and the Old Testament :: The Book of Genesis records an instance of Noah cursing his son Ham's descendants to be slaves. Although there is no biblical evidence that Ham was the "father" of African peoples, various Jewish, Christian and Islamic writers came to believe that he was, and their association helped to justify centuries of African enslavement. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to author David Goldenberg about his new book, The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which looks at how a misinterpreted Bible story has been used to justify centuries of African slavery.

 • The Curse of Ham: Race and Slavery in Early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, by David M. Goldenberg :: This book attempts to explain how and why this strange interpretation of the biblical text took hold. It does so by looking at the larger picture, that is, by uncovering just how Blacks were perceived by those people for whom the Bible was a central text. What did the early Jews, Christians, and Muslims see when they looked at the black African? Clearly, the biblical interpretation is forced. How, then, did the biblical authors view Blacks and what were the postbiblical forces that wrung such a view from the Bible? This is a book about the ancient link between black skin color and slavery. It is, thus, a study of perceptions, symbolic associations, and historical ramifications. It explores how dark-skinned people were perceived in antiquity, how negative associations attached to the color black were played out on the stage of history, and how the connection between blackness and slavery became enshrined in the Curse of Ham. In 1837 the painter and theorist Jacques Nicolas Paillot de Montabert wrote:

White is the symbol of Divinity or God;
Black is the symbol of the evil spirit or the demon.
White is the symbol of light . . .
Black is the symbol of darkness and darkness expresses all evils.
White is the emblem of harmony;
Black is the emblem of chaos.
White signifies beauty;
Black ugliness.
White signifies perfection;
Black signifies vice.
White is the symbol of innocence;
Black, that of guilt, sin, and moral degradation.
White, a positive color, indicates happiness;
Black, a negative color, indicates misfortune.
The battle between good and evil is symbolically expressed
By the opposition of white and black.

De Montabert wrote these words in a manual for artists. For us, they starkly demonstrate how deeply and in how many varied ways black-white symbolism is part of Western culture.

Zidon :: A fishery, a town on the Mediterranean coast, about 25 miles north of Tyre. It received its name from the "first-born" of Canaan, the grandson of Noah. It was the first home of the Phoenicians on the coast of Palestine, and from its extensive commercial relations became a "great" city. It was the mother city of Tyre.

 • Curse of Ham • Canaan • Hamitic • Ham, son of Noah • Min (god) • Biblical Cush • 

Asmodeus

the ink is black

The page is white
Together we learn to read and write
A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight
A beautiful sight

And now a child can understand
That this is the law of all the land
All the land

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black
A child is white
Together they grow to see the light
To see the light

And now at last we plainly see
We'll have a dance of liberty
Liberty

The world is black
The world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black
A child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight
A beautiful sight

You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

Asmodeus

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