Paganism CONSTELLATIONS BY WHICH TO steer the barque of the soul. "If the Moslem understood Islam he would become an idolworshipper" --Mahmud Shabestari. Eleggua, ugly opener of doors with a hook in his head & cowrie shells for eyes, black santeria cigar & glass of rum -- same as Ganesh, elephant-head fat boy of Beginnings who rides a mouse. The organ which senses the numinous atrophies with the senses. Those who cannot feel baraka cannot know the caress of the world. Hermes Poimandres taught the animation of eidolons, the magic in-dwelling of icons by spirits -- but those who cannot perform this rite on themselves & on the whole palpable fabric of material being will inherit only blues, rubbish, decay....
Recommended CitationBay, H., Three Poems, Law Text Culture, 5, 2000.