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Agaliha
June 13th, 2008, 03:01 AM
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{Kappa-Epsilon-Phi-Alpha-Lambda-Eta Xi}

THE WOUND OF AMFORTAS(27)

The Self-mastery of Percivale became the Self-
masturbatery of the Bourgeois.
Vir-tus has become "virture".
The qualities which have made a man, a race, a city,
a caste, must be thrown off; death is the penalty
of failure. As it is written: In the hour of success
sacrifice that which is dearest to thee unto the
Infernal Gods!
The Englishman lives upon the excrement of his
forefathers.
All moral codes are worthless in themselves; yet in
every new code there is hope. Provided always that
the code is not changed because it is too hard, but
because if is fulfilled.
The dead dog floats with the stream; in puritan
France the best women are harlots; in vicious
England the best women are virgins.
If only the Archbishop of Canterbury were to go
make in the streets and beg his bread!
The new Christ, like the old, it the friend of publicans
and sinners; because his nature is ascetic.
O if everyman did No Matter What, provided that it
is the one thing that he will not and cannot do!


COMMENTARY ({Xi})

The title is explained in the note.
The number of the chapter may refer to the letter
Samech ({Samech}), Temperence, in the Tarot.
I paragraph 1 the real chastity of Percivale or
Parsifal, a chastity which did not prevent his dipping
the point of the sacred lance into the Holy Grail, is
distinguished from its misinterpretation by modern
crapulence. The priests of the gods were carefully
chosen, and carefully trained to fulfill the sacrament of
fatherhood; the shame of sex consists in the usurpation
of its function by the unworthy. Sex is a sacrament.
The word virtus means "the quality of manhood".
Modern "virtue" is the negation of all such qualities.
In paragraph 3, however, we see the penalty of
conservatism; children must be weaned.
In the penultimate paragraph the words "the new
Christ" alluded to the author.
In the last paragraph we reach the sublime mystic
doctrine that whatever you have must be abandoned.
Obviously, that which differentiates your consciousness
from the absolute is part of the content of that con-
sciousness.

NOTE
(27) Chapter so called because Amfortas was
wounded by his own spear, the spear that had made him
king.