To: The Cegorach Msg #71, Dec-20-93 10:25 AM Subject: Aeonics Larry - SOme thoughts on Hor
From: Paul Hume
To: The Cegorach Msg #71, Dec-20-93 10:25 AM
SOme thoughts on Horus as Lord of the Aeon...
- The Aeon of Osiris centered on the mythic "tragedy" of the Dying God, for
from the perspective of the man standing upon the Earth, the Sun dies each
evening, is reborn each dawn; more, the long night of Winter is a death, as
the Sun "gets far away" and then "returns" in Spring.
The Aeon of Horus, on the other hand, was born in, and exists in, a world that
knows that the Sun is not going anywhere. The perception of death is an
"accident" of our planet's orbit and axial tilt. Death as the great
leveller, which we can overcome only by an act of salvation, as from an enemy,
is similarly an illusion in the Aeon of Horus. One sees the transition from
death to life as of going from one room in a house to another. The image of
the Hawk, who rides high in space and sees the Sun when it is still below the
horizon to the man on Earth, strikes me as another good symbol for this.
- The Aeon of Horus is the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child. Except
ye become as little children, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven (hey,
He knew what he was doing, within the bounds of that incarnation). The human
in the Osirian realm received knowledge from an established Guru, the
Hierophant of Tarot, the bonds of tradition. Paul is closer to the world of
Osiris than Christ was, in a sense: when Iwas a child, I thought as a
child...Now I am a man and have put away childish things. The "man" (ie. free
human in incarnation) of Horus never puts away the hunger to learn, the
awareness of new things, even hidden within old events, the innocence before
which there is no evil. The "social task" of the Aeon is to make a world
where this innocence cannot easily be exploited by authority (a child's loving
nature is catnip to the slime of the pedophile, for example; respect for the
Will of the child would restrain the pedophile, or failing that, a 9mm dose of
social reorientation - sorry, rant button went off).
- Horus is the Warrior God: the Aeon is (at its start) one of warfare, as all
Aeonic changes are, against the negative aspects of the old order, which
resist fundamental change. This does not mean everything that was true in the
Aeon of Osiris ceases to be true. The formula of resurrection and regeneration
is still valid, but it is not the end of the matter anymore. Just as Newtonian
physics remain valid within their frame of reference, but do not define the
Universe as once they were thought to before relativity and other new models
arose that explained things inexplicable under Newtonian mechanics. Horus is
the Child, the eternal promise, dynamic, and ever growing. Humanity no longer
yearns towards a static paradise, but the cycle of challenge and learning.
The peace of the grave is a respite from learning, like summer holidays. Thou
shalt yearn for death; death is forbidden, O man, unto thee.
This is some free association on the idea of the Aeon, and is entirely my own
fault (though I crib from some others, natch - but my twists on their
thoughts are not to be blamed on the original authors). Your mileage may vary.
--- Maximus 2.01wb
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