With Jenny I detect she spent her formative years around all the right people. One could suspect that would’ve happened, yes. I also detect it in the way she is. Even if Leo himself had been more candid with her than ordinary, she’s probably had Straussians more candid with her throughout her life as well. Laughing bitterly at the fact that the word “privileged” is so pejorative these days. One can tell she’s privileged. Being able to think like “J” isn’t a normal thing, especially with women. I try to show people how to do that and they often get mad at me. You can’t cheat your way to a higher Grade. If lower Grades read certain things they turn into nihilists. Jenny seems to have turned out well. I think more Jewesses could be like her if they actually applied themselves. Squandered IQ. They tend to fit the stereotype here pretty well. And they are the models the shiksas follow. I have a feeling there will be a total disintegration of civilization within one generation at the rate we’re going. A nihilism has been embraced with no reluctance in sight.
Jenny is a shamaness, it’s so amusing
This is a Hölderlinian theme as I’ve shown before. Yeah, the situation in the west is pretty hopeless. That won’t stop me from meditating on a possible solution to the problem. The above is about Apollo. This is one of those “pagan elementals“. The Greeks discovered a certain thought-wave. And it was added to their divine pantheon.
Carl Jung believed the Nazis were possessed by the spirit of Wotan. These things can happen. A shift in the “top of the brain”. The revival of an old god or the emergence of a new one, if you want to think of it in that language. They’re probably all old gods, waiting latently, in hibernation so to speak. The Old Ones of Lovecraft. Like I said, Yahweh, the dumb pig fate god seems to have been accepted by most. In Egypt he was depicted as a donkey- maybe that’s a more suitable animal to represent the ethos with.
People’s favorite Euripides play actually is based on the subject in question. In the Bacchae Dionysus is depicted as exercising revenge for not being accepted as a new god. And the king eventually gets his head twisted off his body for his defiance. Good play. Speaking of theatre, this play itself took place in the Dionysia festival which was in honor of the god. Badiou is a Dionysian in this regard, given that’s his favorite artform.
I know all too well how the Yahwists operate. Anything “olympian” gets filtered out and only what meshes with the dumb pig fate is appropriated. What can be expected from the Farmer Jebediahs and Peggy Sues, to say nothing of the Shaniquas. Not many people are of Jenny’s calibre, and that’s Providence. If one were to read this in the context of Leo’s thought one might contemplate how Yahweh was once a new god.
This is interesting
Generally assumed to be substantially later than the other major Homeric Hymns, the Hymn to Hermes displays numerous peculiarities
This is where we get the word hermeticism. Hermes is also the god of innovation, among other things.
the hymns’ characteristic concern with the acquisition and (re)distribution of timai among the Olympians that leads to a permanent and irreversible reorganization of the divine cosmos.
He represents the concept of motion as opposed to the static and lifeless.
Hermes, like Prometheus, is interpreted as “Satan” in Judaeo-Christian culture.
Hermes was born last, Hestia was born first. Hestia is the goddess of the home and stability. These two are counterparts and opposites. I doubt she would accept Hermes’ perception of her as static and lifeless. And I doubt Hermes would accept her perception of him as chaotic and deadly. Hestia creates the boundaries, Hermes crosses them–the latter being similar to Dionysus in this regard. Odysseus is a “hermeticist” in being cunning. Remember that Slezkine book The Jewish Century? He refers to the Jews and races similar to them as mercurial. Mercury is the Roman Hermes. You want to fight the rats you have to be a rat.
On Apollo and Hermes
the conflict between the two divinities reflects the political ferment in late sixth-century Athens and the displacement of the old aristocracy by the merchant class who viewed Hermes as their special patron.
And everyone knows of Nietzsche’s pitting of Apollo and Dionysus against the other. I tend to try to synthesize these two “elementals” myself (because that’s what a Dionysian would do). They don’t want you thinking too much about the Greeks. “Alexander, I know him!” And that’s about it. He was the immanent perfection of the synthesis of these elementals. Socrates was that, only in the clouds.
On Apollo and Hermes again
In cult, they share one of the six altars to the twelve gods in Olympia, an arrangement suggesting not rivalry but harmonious unity.
We only have the sacred monument to Yahweh in our cult-ure. It’s a Zeus that absorbs the other gods entirely. Zeus himself was a bit of a tyrant too. Still, there’s a staggering contrast between these conceptions of the divine.
It’s not that people don’t believe in other gods besides Yahweh, it’s that they can’t let anyone know too directly that they do. That’s what “hinting” is for. Hat-tip to Dionysus. I just openly pray to him because I’m a shark and fuck you. I’ll have the king’s head twisted off. What Yahweh is could be said to be all Hermes, no Hestia. Hestia for Israel of course. Dionysus, like Hermes, is about crossing boundaries. He’s also the god of tragedy and thus catharsis. Girardian catharsis in some cases.