Last year, I was up to my neck, reading about sin-eating and funeral customs throughout the ages. A few people told me I was morbid. One in particular was very upset by it. They wanted me to fix myself.
I was taken aback by this. I was really interested in these topics at the time. I was hot on a trail of breadcrumbs. I’m sure you other seekers know what I mean. ‘
What could possibly be wrong with trying to acquire knowledge? Never mind, my reading cast a cool shadow on my blog at the time. I hate being fixed, don’t you?
I came home with, The Science of the Initiates: A Ready Handbook on the Ageless Wisdom of Questions and Answers. It appears to mash astrology with religion and some other elements. This may be some joker talkin’ (the book is in Q & A form). But the author (or the entity) has some interesting things to say…
For example, he claims that nobody dies, unconscious. Everyone has their moment of clarity, even the insane!
The whole book is full of proclamations, explanations and predictions. Like this:
Q. And America?
A: The law of cycles is one and immutable. America too, must disappear in vast ages to be. No continent can overlap it’s period on the schedule of destiny, as no race can impinge upon the prerogatives of it’s successor.
The book was published in 1934. The conversation (?) took place under the full moon, May 1933.
While this is interesting, it’s not as interesting as learning how people treated death, throughout history, around the world. I think this guy is a nutcase! But it’s what I’ve got and I’m runnin’ with it.
With Mars stuck in my 9th house for eight months, I don’t see a lot of choice. I have a drive to see what’s out there. But with this book in hand, I sure miss being morbid. I hope I can get back to that, real soon!