Monday, 8 July 2013

The Shining Star Of Heavenly Abode-Jim Morrison on Occult Sirius

When I was back there in seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition 
That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer

All our lives we sweat & save
Building for a Shallow grave
Somehow to defend this place
( Everything must be this way )

Successful hills are here to stay
Everything must be this way
Gentle street where people play
Welcome to the soft parade

                     Dancing & thrashing The reptile summer
                                          They'll be here long
                                           Before we'er gone
                                           Sunning themselves
                                          On the marble porch
                                           Raging w / in against
                                              The slow heat
                                           Of an invaded Town
                                          The kingdom is ours

                                            This is my forest
                                                        A sea of wires.
                                          This gaggle of vision
                                                           Is my flame.
                                             These trees are men,
                                                      The engineers.
                                          And a tribe of farmers
                                            On their Sunday off.
                                              Gods - the directors.
                                                         Cameras, greek
                                          Centaurs on the boom,
                                                         Sliding w / silent
                                          Mobile grace

                                          Toward me -
                                                        A leaping clown
                                          In the great sun's

                                        Grand danger there
                                                      In curved thigh.
                                        The avenging finger -
                                                             - Jim Morrison              


Known as the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius is a binary stars system consisting of Sirius A a main sequence star ( the brighter component) accompanied by a White dwarf star named Sirius B. Belonging to the Canis Major constellation,  Sirius derives its name from the Greek word Serios meaning scorching or burning. As Sirius was associated with the Dog Days of summer for the Greeks and the annual flooding of the Nile for the Egyptians. Hence, colloquially it is often referred as the Dog Star for being a part of constellation of Canis Major which is also known as the Greater Dog.
Classically associated as the Orion's dog since antiquity, Sirius has been connected with several religious,  astronomical and mythological beliefs and is still considered as the most influential star system in the entire cosmic world. In Egyptian traditions, during the Middle kingdom era the calendars were based on the heliacal rising of Sirius ( also known as Sopdet to the Egyptians ), marked the summer solstice and the annual flooding of the Nile, as the star became visible above the eastern horizon before sunrise followed by a period of 70 days of absence . The hieroglyph for Sirius, denotes  a star and triangle, symbolising the star's association with the Egyptian Goddess Isis, as she constituted a Divine triad with Consort Osiris and their son Horus. Whereas the 70 days of absence marked the Underworld voyage of Isis and Osiris which was referred as Duat or the Egyptian Underworld.
The Greeks associated Sirius with the flaming heat of intense summers causing wilting and weakening of life forms. The Ceos Island inhabitants in the Aegean Sea performed sacrificial rituals to Sirus and Zeus in the hope of cool breezes or summer rain awaiting the appearance of the star in the summers. While the Romans observed the heliacal rising of Sirius around April 25, with a sacrifice of a dog, incense, wine and sheep, celebrated as the Robigalia festival were offered to the God Robigo to vitalize fertility and ward agricultural crop dieseases like wheat rust. In Sanskrit, Sirius is referred as Mrgavyadha or the deer hunter, or Lubdhaka the hunter, as Sirius is associated with Rudra or Lord Shiva in the symbolical form of Mrgavyadha.
The indigenous Boorong people of northwestern Victoria referred Sirius as Warepil. In Scandinavia the star is referred as Loki's torch or Lokabrenna according to Norse mythology. Sirius was a Behenian fixed star associated with Beryl and Juniper according to the astronomical records of the middle ages, with its astrological symbol being listed by German Occult alchemist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. According to the Persians, Zohorastrianism,  Sirius is referred as Tishtrya or the Rain maker divinity as one of the Yazatas or the powers worthy of worship, besides mentions in the Avesta sacred texts, Tishtrya is followed by the name Tir in middle and new Persian texts as mentioned in the Epic Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. In Chinese astronomy,  Sirius is referred as the star of the Celestial wolf. Whereas, the Native Americans associate Sirius with the Canines, the Alaskan Inuits refer it as the Moon Dog, while the Cherokee pairs Sirius with Antares, as the dog-star guardian of the path of souls . The Pawnee of Nebraska associate Sirius as the wolf star or the Coyote star. The Seri and Tohono O'odham of the southwest refer it as the dog that follows the mountain sheep. The Ethnic group of Mali known as the Dogons have the cosmological knowledge of Sirius through visitations of cosmological beings. While the Serer religious cosmology Sirius is referred as Yoonir is worshipped as the centre of the universe.
In Theosophical beliefs, the Seven star of Pleiades emit spirtual rays from the Galactic logos to the Seven Stars of The Bear to Sirius which is then reflected through the Sun to the God of Earth Sanat Kumara through the Seven masters of the Seven rays the Saptarishis to the human race.

The Cosmological symbol of Sirius as the Centre of the universe denoted by a pentagram star shape

The silent yet powerful invocations to The Dog star can be read in Jim Morrison's poetry,  as a ritual call to the ancestors

Out of sight!
The lights are getting brighter
The radio is moaning
Calling to the dogs
There are few animals
Left out in the yard
But it's getting harder
To describe sailors
To the underfed

Tropic  corridor
Tropic Treasure
What got us this far
To this mild equator?

Calling on the dogs
Calling on the dogs
Calling on the dogs
Calling on the dogs
Calling on the dogs

Meet me
At the crossroads
Meet me
At the edge of town
Outskirts of the city
Just you & I
& the evening sky..........

                                  - Jim Morrison

1 comment:

  1. Enter the sweet forests - dense matter colliding with the spirit hayagriva - intense cellular excitement offering the water bed to the fire in the pentagram for the supramentalisation