Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Master Mason was the only one who went north to see the totality of the eclipse. The others decided to settle for 58% instead of the total spectacle. Surprisingly, even the shaman decided to skip it…


As for the Master Mason, this would be his second time being in the umbra. The first time was when his parents went to see their first eclipse 38 years ago, though they said it was more a stormy sky than a visible phenomenon. He was in his mother’s belly at the time. Now he was going to see it full on…


His parents owned property on the outskirts of Salem. The small cabin was eclipse central for his group of friends and relatives, who were camped out over the grounds. Hunkering down was the thing to do. Traffic, which was normally light, had bulged to irritating proportions…


He sensed that the frequencies were changing perceptively, as if something long expected was about to happen. They seemed denser, the vibes, with a heavy pallor shading this density. What they saw coming after the inauguration was now front and center, without ambiguity…


The extreme right “I’m Better Than You” groups will seek to rebrand themselves into something more politically appealing. But it is nearly impossible to conceal what they are. Fascism has its own name and identity because it is a fully defined way of thinking. And that’s all it is, a way of thinking…


It can’t be hidden under any other name. It is self-evident in its intent. What the Master Mason found interesting was how emerging social behaviors would work against the racists. Being identified at alt-right rallies could possibly get them into hot water with employers and other authority figures...


Maybe they’ll decide to put their masks on again, or thin out their ranks…


But this was just the tip. There was something else coming that everyone knew about, though subconsciously. None can tell you what it is…


He saw the eclipse as the kickoff; the mysteries to follow would carve the future in unexpected ways, bringing yet again the past to the fore…


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bonobo apes and chimpanzees are cousins, and they handle disputes differently. This made the skank wonder if people simply can’t help themselves when they do stupid things, as if they need to behave a certain way, powered by their environment and genetic composition…


Bonobo apes make love if they argue; if chimps get into a serious tussle, they will tear their opponents to shreds, literally. They can’t help themselves. They’re moved by forces they can’t understand. They just react…


Emotions move a human being to feel one way or another. Some emotions are so high strung they will lead one to commit murder. Emotions are ignited by ideas, and ideas attract those predisposed to their appeal…


“What turns somebody on will disgust someone else,” said the witch. “Those historic statues belong in museums and graveyards. There is a place for them. They don’t need to be hidden away. Trump has a point; you can’t change history. It’s like cheating on a test.”…


“One thing’s for sure,” said the skank; “there’s no mistaking who the villains are.”…


If she could incarnate into anything she wanted to, she wouldn’t mind doing a lifetime as a bonobo ape, the original hippie. There were certainly worst things to be, she thought…


The witch hoped that Trump wouldn’t miss his mark this time around. She wouldn’t presume to know what it was. But we all have a very important one in each lifetime. Last time around, Trump had a rather sad ending…


Monday, August 14, 2017

E-mail gist over the weekend…


“Echoes of Mussolini,” said the witch…


“The skinheads have traded their pointy hoods for campy gladiator gear,” said the warlock. “They don’t hide anymore. They seem to have lost their fear and sense of shame. They parade themselves and have become a recognizable subspecies on the American landscape.”…


“What stuck out for me was Trump’s beating around the bush by not calling them out for what they are,” said the witch. “His loyalty is tied to the present as well as the distant past. It would be a sign of growth if he can bring himself to tell the neo-Nazis what he really thinks of them.”…


The dilemma was as complicated as complicated gets. His son-in-law and Steve Bannon working under the same roof must be extremely stressful, she thought. It’s a contradiction in norms...


And Trump floats among such conflict with impunity, absorbing it, ruminating over it, receiving some perverse pleasure in it. The witch wondered what lesson was to be learned there. Because surely there must be…


The magician was still convinced that Bannon’s time was numbered, more so now than ever before; and the dichotomy of Bannon and the callow Kushner was not a mystery to him in the least...


Trump wanted to be all things to all people. He nodded to his blood-ties and also his political allies in order to feel whole, even if they conflicted. Typical Trump…


It was appropriate that the story has taken front and center, thought the Mason’s wife. Better a race riot than an atomic holocaust. The suspicion crept up again on her that we were living in a global asylum for the chronically unbalanced…


“If the fascists wanted something reasonable,” said her husband, “their grumbling might be worth listening to."...


"But all they want to do is push people around," he said, "because they think they’re superior and entitled to do so; which is ironic, considering that many of them probably have IQs in the double digits. I mean, who uses their own car in broad daylight to murder people on a crowded street?”…


They must really feel frustrated and puny to act that way, thought the witch. In theory, she agreed with the Dalai Lama; having white skin is nothing more than having another life experience. It gives no one the right to lord it over anyone else for something that's so temporal and fleeting...


Friday, August 11, 2017

Before going to do some volunteer work at a local wildlife sanctuary, the witch went to the Mason’s house to try out a new cookie recipe…


After mixing in the dry cannabis powder into the cookie dough, they put the first sheets into the oven. While they baked, the witch sat at the kitchen table drinking coffee with the Mason’s wife…


“A senile leader bereft of reason,” said the witch, quoting Kim Jong-un’s assessment of Trump’s state of mind. “Them is fighting words. If North Korea launches those missiles toward Guam, Trump is going to order them knocked out of the sky.”….


“How do you know?” …


“I had a dream last night,” said the witch…



The Mason's wife got up to check the oven. “Doesn’t mean it’ll happen," she said...


“Doesn’t mean it won’t,” said the witch…


The Mason’s wife flashed on a bit of 20th Century history. “It hasn’t been this bad since the Cuban missile crises,” she said…


“If war breaks out, it would be the perfect time for extraterrestrials to make their entrance,” said the witch. “That would instantly change the game everywhere for everybody.”…


“And if they decide to stay out of it, a lot of people are going to be obliterated.”…


"I don’t know,” said the witch. “They have skin in the game. To what extent, I’m not exactly sure. But it’s plenty important to them not to allow a nuclear conflict to boil over. You might say it’s part of their job description to keep that from happening.”…


“But it’s happened before,” said the Mason’s wife. “The Japanese are all too aware of this. Where were they then?”…


“They may have wanted us to know what a nuclear blast can do,” said the witch. “I heard it's extremely detrimental to the human soul; it also bothers adjacent dimensions. These are their primary reasons for opposing nuclear warfare. Apparently, they have no problem with us killing each other any other way.”…


“Where do you get your information?” said the Mason’s wife…


“It’s common knowledge,” said the witch. “At least their ability to interfere.” She picked up a tablet lying on the table and turned it on, bringing up a video. "When you have time, look at this."...

“That’s still no guarantee they’re going to get involved. If they stay on the sidelines, a lot of people are going to have a bad day,” said the Mason’s wife…


“I believe in prayer,” said the witch. “And this is as good a time as any to give it a shot. Diplomacy is a--”…


“I thought you were a pagan.”…


“I am,” said the witch. “But Christians and all the others don’t have a monopoly on prayer. It’s everyone’s last resort.”…


“It’s going to take more than a prayer to get us out of this one,” said the Mason’s wife. And as far as ETs saving the day was concerned, she was convinced it was an extreme long shot and the stakes were much too high to gamble on it…


When the cookies were done, they decided to go in the witch's car up to the wildlife sanctuary that was located in the nearby hills. It was a place they went to at least once a month to volunteer…


“I love the tigers,” said the Mason’s wife. “All the big cats.”…


“And the bears,” said the witch. “It’s an awesome place.”…