Monday, July 21, 2014

THE GRAND controller

A few days ago I promised I'd reveal my translation of the Sator Square, a magic word square in which each word appears four times (up, down, backwards and forwards).

The Sator Square: 

S  A  T  O  R
A  R  E  P  O
T  E  N  E  T
O  P  E  R  A
R  O  T  A  S


Here is my translation of the Square:

1.  "Sator" means "Goddess"*
2.  "Arepo" is the name of this particular Goddess
3.  "Tenet" translates into "is master/holder/keeper of"
4.  "Opera" means "the work/care involved in maintaining" something
5.  "Rotas" translates into "the revolving cycles of life"

Put it all together and you get this: 

"The Goddess Arepo is master of the work involved in maintaining the revolving cycles of life."

Or, put another way,

"The Goddess Arepo is the Grand Controller of the revolving cycles of life."
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*In my July 13 post, I noted that the actual translation for the Latin word sator is "Sower, planter; founder, progenitor (usually divine); originator."  A "divine originator" could very well mean a female deity, or goddess.  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MYSTERIOUS word MAGIC


Ah, the mysterious mysteries of word magic! 

In Ariadne’s Thread* Laura Perry labels the following jaw-dropping ancient Roman word-square a “letter labyrinth:

SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS

See how all five words pop out at you four times each – once forward, once backward, once heading down and once heading up?  Utter wizardry!   

According to Perry, letter labyrinths descended from the labyrinth of Theseus-and-the Minotaur fame.  Medieval European Pagans used them as magic devices – and Perry thinks modern Pagans can too. 

So what exactly does “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas” mean? 

No one knows.

Each word defined:

Sator 
(from sero=to sow) Sower, planter; founder, progenitor (usually divine); originator

Arepo 
unknown, likely an invented proper name; its similarity with arrepo, from ad repo, 'I creep towards', may be coincidental

Tenet 
(from teneo=to hold) holds, keeps; comprehends; possesses; masters; preserves

Opera 
(noun) work, care; aid, service, effort/trouble; (from opus): works, deeds.

Rotas 
(from noun rota) wheels; (from verb roto) [you] whirl around, revolve, rotate; used in the Vulgate Psalms as a synonym for whirlwind and in Ezekiel as plain old wheels (definitions from Wikipedia, “Sator Square”)

Although I have an idea what “Sator arepo tenet opera rotas” means, I’m not going to spoil your fun by telling you right away.  Meditate on the square for a while.  What magic meaning can you pound out of it? 

Wikipedia’s suggested meaning is stunningly devoid of anything remotely aromatic of magic: “The farmer Arepo has [as] works wheels [a plough]”, or,  “The farmer uses his plough as his form of work.”

On the other hand, Laura Perry‘s translation definitely smacks of magic: “The sower Sator holds the wheels as his work” (Perry says “The name Sator is possibly that of a regional grain god or demigod”)(p. 49). 

Another magical word labyrinth: abracadabra:

          a
         ab
        abr
       abra
      abrac
     abraca
    abracad
   abracada
  abracadab
 abracadabr
abracadabra


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*(2013; Moon Books)

Sunday, July 06, 2014

waltzing YOUR WAY: WORLD GODDESS DAY


WHEN – September 7, 2014; ink it on your calendars today.

WHERE – Although the idea for it came from Brazil, World Goddess Day will be a world-wide celebration.

WHY  “To unite ... Mother Goddess' worshipers world wide.” 

WHO – World Goddess Day was initiated by Brazilian author Claudiney Prieto.

WHAT – Ideas for how to celebrate the day may be found at worldgoddessday.com


SCOTUS* dropping DOWN MY CHIMNEY!

Oh, joy, joy, rapture, rapture – I do so adore Christmas in July!

Dear Santa SCOTUS,
I could kiss you on your 18 cheeks!  Here’s my list (each gift based on my beliefs as a follower of Female Deity):
 War – Out, scotch it, nix it, never again, nowhere nohow, nuh-uh, no way.  Period.  End of sentence.   Use the war budget to buy everything else on my list.
 Equality – Yes.  Get it.  Cart it in by the truckload.  Everyone gets nice pretty houses, three squares daily, and the same health insurance Davy and Charlie Koch signed up for.

Poor People – No, out of the question, no more, never again.  Yank every single person up out of poverty NOW.  Pronto. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner – Everyone gets three squares a day, no ifs, ands or buts about it.  Got that?  And none of this GMO stuff, no junk food.  Scotch the preservatives, too.
 Jobs – Goddess says we should share them.  Therefore, we should all load garbage trucks 1-2 days a year, and all get to prop our feet up on a desk and order people around for 1-2 days, too.
 So get cracking, Scotus!  You whipped up Mr. Hobby Lobby’s gift almost overnight.  Please give me an ETA for when you’ll be dropping down the chimney with mine.
 I’ll leave you out some cookies and milk.
Yours truly,
Auntie Athana
Maine, USA
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* SCOTUS is shorthand for The Supreme Court of the United States

** They said this in “Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.”  

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

pulling OUT THE PITCHFORKS?

The Pluties (billionaires and gazillionaires) are fretting and sweating. 

Visions of the 99 Percent pulling out our pitchforks and forking a Plutie or two over a slow fire, keep popping into their heads.   

Pluties by the trainload are waking up nights shrieking, Plutie sweat running slowly down the smalls of their backs. 

Goddess bless their tiny little hearts and souls (She didn't invent guilt for nothing).  

In this article Plutie Nick H. feels guilty owning a mansion or two in every world capital, while other dudes -- no different from himself -- own only a cardboard box or two. 

On the other hand, some Pluties slid down the birth canal minus any guilt genes to prick them as they force millions into suffering. 

As a Goddess community, we need to decide how we feel about guilt-deprived Pluties.  They have guns to the heads of our government.  Do we let these guiltless thugs punch our lights out?  Or do we fight back with pitchforks? 

We tried asking them nicely to stop, and they only punched harder (drop “Occupy Wall Street” into your favorite search engine and read all about it). 

How do we stop the sociopaths now in charge from selling women, children, the elderly, the poor, the middle class and most of the rest of us down the river to the slave blocks?  

Is there a non-violent way?  What? 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pope to Mafia: "Go to Hell!"

For the most part, Mafiosi appear to be diehard, Bible-thumping Catholics.  

In a contest to see which’d give them bigger knee-shaking night sweats, my suspicion is the wrath of God would beat out the wrath of their Godfather every time. 

So when Pope Francis excommunicated the Mafia today – an act which, if I’m not mistaken, automatically plops the whole kit ‘n kaboodle on a fast track to Hell – most Mafiosi sat up and took notice. 

Now the question is:  Will Mafiosi drop out of the Mafia like flies off a Raid-sprayed cake?  Or will most finally declare Hell merely a FigNewton of the human imagination? 

Stay tuned, children, for the next episode in this thrilling reality-show drama! 

In the meantime, I’m naming this Pope the best and bravest in the long, somewhat tarnished history of Popedom! 

Go HERE and HERE for more on the story.