CARNIVAL OF ISHTAR

“The goddess’s festivals are institutionalized license. They celebrate and tolerate disorder. They are occasions when social rules are in abeyance and deviance from norms is articulated. Through symbolic inversion they attack the basic categorical differences between male and female, human and animal, young and old.’

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The shattering of boundaries between sexes and the deviations of social norms with the point of creating “disorder” has been the stated goal of the various “Marxist-style” cultural revolutions that came out of the Frankfurt School .  These belief systems then made the slow march through the institutions, culminating with movements like the Sexual Revolution, Second and Third Wave Feminism, and LGBT “Pride”.

These revolutionary movements were not only about the disenfranchised looking for equal footing in society, but were at their roots about toppling the “Patriarchy” and dismantling the existing social order.  This hypersexualized “upside-down” disorder which has slowly normalized the replacement traditional roles and the traditional orders of society, was and is the cult of the Semitic goddess InannaIshtar playing itself out in the world.

We have been living our lives in the carnival of Inanna-Ishtar as the existing orders have been stripped and torn down through philosophical and ideological movements like Modernism, Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism as well as the numerous wars, revolutions and conflicts of the past century that occurred on a scale and scope never before seen.

Now it could be argued that there was some of the “nurturing” aspect of the Feminine present at the end of this Age with the advent of socialism and the social safety-net, i.e. “the welfare state”, as well as the emotional coddling that arises out of the culture of political correctness.  But ultimately these “nurturing” institutions in and of themselves can only take.  They cannot produce or create on their own.  When the Feminine Polarities attempt this, monstrosities are created as seen in the myth of Sophia and the Archons.  Thus there comes a point where the Masculine Principle is needed to rein things in or things begin to break down, which is what is beginning to happen here in the West economically, as well as societally as the burden on the artificial system reaches its limit.

With both the cultural movements and the cultural wars, the focus has been almost entirely bent towards destabilizing and “tearing down” to the point where nothing remains of the old societies.  This is what then allows for a “New Order” to be shaped out of the Masculine Principle.  But the question is, do we really understand the Masculine Principle well enough to work with it consciously to shape a world that is more aligned with the Laws of Nature and Creation, or will we be forced to remain as spectators and cheerleaders for those who do understand it?  The Kybalion illustrates this:

The majority of persons rarely employ the Masculine Principle but little and are content to live according to the thoughts and ideas instilled into the “Me” from the “I” of other minds…  The strong men and women of the world invariably manifest the Masculine Principle of Will, and their strength depends materially upon this fact. Instead of living upon the impressions made upon their minds by others, they dominate their own minds by their Will, obtaining the kind of mental images desired, and moreover dominate the minds of others likewise, in the same manner. Look at the strong people, how they manage to implant their seed-thoughts in the minds of the masses of the people, thus causing the latter to think thoughts in accordance with the desires and wills of the strong individuals. This is why the masses of people are such sheep-like creatures, never originating an idea of their own, nor using their own powers of mental activity.

This is why knowing and understanding the Principles and being able to utilize them in a conscious and functional manner is more important than ever.  We have an opportunity now as things begin to break down to create something entirely new.  But we need to be vigilant, because the Old Age always tries to stay beyond its time and will attempt to plant its seeds in the New.

Namaste and WRA-ALDA’S Blessings.

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