Sunday, June 06, 2010

Climbing The Tower

Road Trip Day 4

I made a little detour to Durham. I wanted to make my way to the top of the tower at the Cathedral. Here's some graffiti I found scrawled in the stairwell leading to the tower roof.

"A.O.S. was never here"


Mister Trippy said...

Basic Tarot Meaning of The Tower

# To some, it symbolizes failure, ruin and catastrophe.

# To others, the Tower represents the paradigms constructed by the ego, the sum total of all schema that the mind constructs to understand the universe. The Tower is struck by lightning when reality does not conform to expectation.

# Epiphanies, transcendental states of consciousness, and Kundalini experiences may result.

# The Tower further symbolizes that moment in trance in which the mind actually changes the direction of the force of attention from alpha condition (pointed mindward) to theta condition (pointed imaginal stageward). A Theta condition (especially in waking versions of theta states) is that moment when information coming into the ego-mind overwhelms external or sensory stimuli, resulting in what might otherwise be called a "vision" or "hallucination."

Anonymous said...

The Old Doctor says: AOS cannot be spoken of by using the Indo-European derived copula. So, as the graffito artist (who may well be Spare or be possessed by Spare) certainly tells some version of what we might indenify as an inneresting "truth." The Old Doctor says that the Rev is making trouble in other people's neighborhoods agin. The Old Doctor says that this is revenge for them imposing Crowley on us. Say hello to the hedge gremlins, Rev.