Revelation Annotations 07

22 chapters in the biblical book of Revelations. 22 cards in the tarot major arcana.
Allow me the opportunity to set the records straight, secular spirituality is my ‘religion’ – based on the syncretism of mythology, narratology, linguistics, psychology, phenomenology and semiotics. Thus, is the foundation of my personal philosophy.
These are my words, my thoughts, my selfish self-centred version of the truth of divinity.

Chapter 8 – The 7th seal and 4/7 trumpets

Really, isn’t this the part that we’ve all been waiting for? The broken seals from too much drinking and the waters were finally able to be released during intermission! So, we are back in black and now we’re ready to dance. It’s the musical interlude! Shit is about to get really ‘real’ all up in here. Hush now, let’s watch and see.

1 When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Seal 7 – MC informs the crowd what’s next in store! Tune in rah rah rah…. Stunned mullets take a breather (it’s silent). Or a break in the studio. Come back tomorrow, we have shit to do. Rest up before the next headlining act!

 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.

So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

Oh, man, I threw it on the ground. No man is a lonely island: paint pastel, pitch perfect, punk princess. Pyre the potter, we are all golems.

If the seals are the introductions to the characters and shenanigans, we’re in time for the musical number. The censer smells like teen spirit, then the angel THROWS IT ON THE GROUND, PUNK! Fire and brimstone, get burned. After Team Rocket brings devastation (the only thing that will get the world’s attention), the bugle boys from company D get ready to blow on their horns for Gondor.

The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Trumpet 1 – it’s raining men, hallelujah. This world is on fire, so sings Alicia Keys.

Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

Trumpet 2 – Spaceship or meteor crashes into the ocean, GODZILLA MATING SCREECH! Pacific Rim job.

10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

Trumpet 3 – Wormwood is an herb, plant, savoury. Sage, tarragon, mugwort. Culinary uses or turned into a poison…? Sweet healing water (not salty or briny, FRESH water), spring water, is now yucky.

12 Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.

13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”

Trumpet 4 – Days are shorter, nights are longer. The dark night of the soul. A third of the lights are extinguished. No more electricity, earth day demands you turn out your lights.

This can also be regarded as the absence of divine inspiration, or disconnection from others. Feeling incomplete and empty, as opposed to a complete circuit of 3 (the harmonious trinity). Thereby the focus is on two thirds, or 2/3. There is a divided line and you must stand on either side of it. There is no “we” but only you and me.

Revelations Annotations is but the first of my ultimately over-ambitious personal passion project: Build-a-bible. Long-term pet project to re-scribe my own ultimate spirit guide.

A manual of/for immanuel… and since I’m so fucking backwards, I begin at the end.

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