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PHASE 17 - The Waxing TriSeptile


QWERTY 7074 = THE COSMIC WEB REVEALS ITSELF TO THE ARDENT ASPIRANT EMBARKING UPON THE ULTIMATE QUEST. THOSE RESOLUTE TO MEET THE CALL TO FULLNESS HERE EXPERIENCE A CONVINCING SENSE OF ATTUNEMENT WITH THE EONIC MOVEMENT OF THE CYCLIC PROCESS. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DIRECTION OF THE CYCLIC PROCESS IS MOSTLY PASTWARD OR MOSTLY FUTUREWARD, THIS PHASE BRINGS AN INNER SENSE OF FINALITY AND CONCLUSION TO THE LINE OF ACTIVITY OPERATING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE CYCLE. IF A FUTUREWARD ATTITUDE IS ASSUMED, HERE TEMPTATIONS OF SELF-GLORIFICATION AND SOLIPSISM MAY BE ENCOUNTERED, AS WELL AS THE SUPREMELY SELF-DECEPTIVE NOTION THAT THE COSMOS IS ONES TO COMMAND. IF THE CYCLE HAS SO FAR HAS BEEN MOSTLY PAST-ORIENTED OR LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL, RESENTMENT MAY FLARE ALONG WITH FEELINGS THAT ONE IS A VICTIM OF THE COSMOS RATHER THAN A CREATIVE PARTICIPANT WITHIN IT. YET THE POWER OF SUCH FEELINGS COULD BE TRANSMUTED AND USED FOR A CONSTRUCTIVE NEW BEGINNING = AS THIS LIQUID TRICKLES FROM THE FLAKESTAND, HE CATCHES SOME IN A PINT BOTTLE, SHAKES IT VIGOROUSLY, AND WATCHES THE BEAD, THE LITTLE CHAIN OF BUBBLES THAT APPEARS ON THE MENISCUS OF THE LIQUOR WHERE IT TOUCHES THE GLASS. (THE MENISCUS IS THE LEVEL-LINE WHERE THE SURFACE OF THE LIQUOR MEETS THE GLASS.) THESE BEADS WILL FLOAT HIGH ON THE LIQUID, INDICATING THAT THE LIQUOR IS WELL OVER 100 PROOF. GOOD WHISKEY WILL HOLD THE BEAD WHERE IT STOPS ON THE MENISCUS AFTER THE STILLER THUMPS IT IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND, AND AN EXPERIENCED STILLER CAN JUDGE THE PROOF VERY CLOSELY BY OBSERVING THE BEAD. VERY MODERN MOONSHINERS MAY USE A HYDROMETER TO TEST THE PROOF, BUT OLD-TIMERS PREFER THE TEMPTING BOTTLE, IN WHICH THE LIQUOR IS TEMPTED. WHEN THE HIGH-PROOF LIQUOR GIVES WAY TO LOWER-PROOF SPIRITS, THE MOONSHINER KNOWS THAT HIS BACKINGS ARE EXHAUSTED AND THAT THE REST OF THE RUN WILL BE LOW-PROOF LIQUOR PRODUCED FROM LOW WINES BOILING IN THE STILL. HE SETS ASIDE THE HIGH-PROOF LIQUOR FOR LATER MIXING (Kentucky Moonshine).

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