Apr 24, 2011

When Good Greens Go Bad - Update

Some say that gods are just a myth, but guess who I’ve been dancing with...

I’ve had a lot of very strong “pied piper” syncs lately. I conflated Hamlin with the “global village”, infested with “rats in high places” who eat all the "grain". Alan from All The Happy Creatures reminded me that the primordial piper is Pan, with his cloven hooves, horns and horny nature. He is the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and the companion of the nymphs. Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring.

His wonderful image has somehow become associated with the Christian devil, which says a lot about the church’s fundamental opposition to nature, never mind that Jesus himself is one of a very long line of fertility gods, being “born again” every spring. The New Testament begins the tale in Matthew 1:1, by counting back the genealogy of Jesus to make sure that the Messiah is clearly descended from a shepherd, who’s talent with “rustic music” was recorded as the Psalms.

So let’s just call a spade a spade. Jesus was David, who was Pan, who was Osiris, who was Min. Same god, many masks. Our modern name for this primordial force of nature is 'Fuck'. Fuk-U-shima. in J-Pan. With Exposed Rods of Irony. I'm pretty sure modern Jesus would be called an eco-terrorist.

Rabbit holes quickly develop a mind of their own, so while I’m pondering this, Greg at Mythulinity posts an episode from ‘Class of the Titans’ which features a “new KID” at school: a boy who calls himself DJ Panic, who is promoting his fundraiser dance for “The Green Alliance” - an obvious Greenpeace stand in. As it turns out, DJ Panic is actually Pan. The former hippie has gone “postal” and is delivering “payback” for the many crimes against nature. The “garden” goes to hell as plants mutate into giant, man-eating flowers that spit acid like a dragon spits fire. His weapon is his music. Just like the Pied Piper. Call it a Panic Attack.

Class of the Titans - Episode 5 "The Nature of Things" Part 1.



With the recent arrival of ‘Class of the Titans’ into my sync hole, I realized this was familiar territory because I did a post about ‘Clash of the Titans’ Back in April, 2009. Starring Harry HAMLIN.

Yesterday I got an email that referenced a Seattle boat designer who’s office is on Hamlin St.

These pipers... they be getting rowdy!


Eleleth ר ק D said...

There is no god but Allah and Baphomet is his prophet, I always say ...

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about "Panic at the Disco." I think Cee Lo Green is the prophet of the moment with his F* You chart-topper, offering a forewarning of the swell that was to cum.

Michael said...

Good one. No doubt Baffy is our good friend Pan. I should include him in the lineage. David/Jesus/Baphomet. Why am I not so popular in church when I point out these obvious similarities? You'd think people would like to think of their myths as part of a very ancient tradition. But no, it's always the new KIDS on the (chopping) block.

Anon - Nice pun-ishment. The Class of the Titans episode tells us: "Learn the true meaning of Panic".

crystal rose said...

great post michael! just wanted to share with you my own personal sync with your piper posts - around the day that you posted your initial pied piper post, i was at a friend's baby shower, where she told us she is naming her little girl "Piper". Even more fun is that my friend's first name is Maria (Mary, famed mother of Jesus), she played the flute in elementary school, she's clearly fertile, and her sun sign is capricorn (goat). this all reminds me that i've been wanting to read tom robbins' "jitterbug perfume" again for awhile, i think it's time for a revisit.

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

Piper and 9/11

A baby Piper/Pan. Rose-Mary's Baby?

John said...

Your post put me in mind of an ancient Pink Floyd record with one of the best titles ever, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Searching for lyrics from the album, clicking "Astronomy Dominie," first song on the list, brought up this:

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda
And Titania, Neptune, Titan.
Stars can frighten.

Shee- as they say in Texas- it.

wv = harke

Michael said...

Thanks for the additions.

John, that's just awesome. I was walking the docks in Port Townsend yesterday and I heard a lonely flute on the wind. finally found it... a sailor in his boat, playing his flute.

Devin said...

Hi Michael--enjoyed this post as I do all of yours -and when I realized you had already talked about Harry Hamlin my only entree :-) was gone -I used to think he was the 'bomb' in the early 80s haha!!
I do know that the feeling of panic is written about quite often in mags like Fortean Times and the like because certain places and experiences provoke this feeling in people so often. it seems like there are anywhere from 5 to 8 'basic' gods or forces that continually appear to Mankind in new guises-but remain the same.

I hope you and Var are doing great my friend!!

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