Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alas, the Lord is upon me

Metalinjection.Net has been so kind as to put up Behemoth's latest video:

Alas, the Lord is upon me:

"Glory to the Scarlet Woman,
Babalon the Mother of Abominations,
that rideth upon the Beast,
for she hath spilt their blood in every corner of the earth
and she hath mingled it in the cup of her whoredom."
[The Vision & The Voice, 12th Aethyr]


Mary said...

What is the implied meaning of the two items connected in this post?

The second, the drawing, is of the Hindu deity Chinnamasta, one of the ten Mahavidyas (Great Wisdom).
She severed her own head so that the streams of her own blood could quench the thirst of her Yoginis.

Chhinnamasta is the Great Cosmic Power who helps the sincere and devoted yogi to dissolve his or her mind, including all preconceived ideas, attachments and habits into Pure Divine Consciousness.

The severed head also suggests the separation of the mind from the body, that is the freedom of the consciousness from the material confines of the physical body.

Apuleius Platonicus said...

Toward the end of the video (just after 5:05) there is what looks to me to be a very direct visual allusion to Chinnamasta. Adam Darski (Nergal) is a very serious student of comparative religions. He has a strong classics background, and is very interested in Hinduism, although he is not a Hindu (that I know of).

Mary said...

The text given in the post, if referring to Chinnamasta, does not reflect knowledge of the deity or anything more than a lurid colonialist view.

Your exposition unfortunately reinforces these uninformed perceptions.