SUICIDADO PELA SOCIEDADE – Artaud

Trad. de Fred Teixeira, corrigida quando necessário [não é um texto – tradução – digno(a) aquel(e)a que insiste em pluralizar o verbo “haver” em casos vedados!]

As coisas vão mal pois a consciência doente tem o máximo interesse, neste momento, em não sair de seu estado doentio. E assim a sociedade deteriorada inventou a psiquiatria para defender-se das investigações de alguns seres superiores e iluminados, cujas faculdades de antecipação a molestavam.”

Não, Van Gogh não era louco, e no entanto seus quadros constituíam mesclas incendiárias, bombas atômicas, cujo ângulo de visão, se comparados com todas as pinturas que faziam furor na época, teria sido capaz de transtornar gravemente o conformismo de larva da burguesia do Segundo Império e dos vassalos de Thiers, de Gambetta, de Félix Faure, e mesmo os de Napoleão III.”

Defrontando a lucidez ativa de Van Gogh, a psiquiatria despenca, reduzida a um reduto de gorilas, realmente obsedados e paranóicos, que só dispõem, para mitigar os mais espantosos estados de angústia e opressão humanas, de uma ridícula terminologia, produto bem digno de seus cérebros viciados.”

Se durante o coito não consegue escutar aquele estalido característico da glote, do modo como tão a fundo conhece, e ao mesmo tempo o gargarejo da faringe, do esôfago, da uretra e do ânus, não se considera satisfeito.”

o pobre Van Gogh era casto, casto como não podem ser um anjo ou uma virgem, pois são exatamente eles que têm fomentado e alimentado em suas origens a grande máquina do pecado.”

Van Gogh buscou seu espaço durante toda sua vida, com energia e determinação excepcionais. E não se suicidou em um ataque de loucura, pela angústia de não chegar a encontrá-lo. Ao contrário, acabara de encontrar-se, de descobrir que era quem realmente era, quando a consciência geral da sociedade, para castigá-lo por haver se apartado dela, o suicidou.” “Pois está na lógica anatômica do homem moderno não poder jamais viver, e nem sequer pensar em viver, sem estar totalmente possuído.”

Pois não há fome, epidemia, erupção vulcânica, terremoto, guerra, que separem as mônadas do ar, que retorçam o pescoço e a face aparvalhada do fogo-fátuo, o destino neurótico das coisas, como uma pintura de Van Gogh exposta à luz do dia, colocada diretamente diante da vista, do ouvido, do tato, do olfato, do paladar, nas paredes de uma mostra lançada, enfim, como novidade para a atualidade cotidiana, posta outra vez em circulação.”

Não é freqüentemente que um homem, com uma bala no ventre, do fuzil que o matou, aplique a uma tela corvos negros, e abaixo deles alguma espécie de textura, possivelmente lívida, de qualquer modo vazia, na qual o tom de mancha de vinho da terra bate-se loucamente contra o amarelo sujo do trigo.”

No quadro há um céu muito baixo, emplastado, violáceo como as bordas de um relâmpago. A poucos centímetros do alto, e como se provenientes da parte inferior da tela, Van Gogh soltou os corvos, como se libertasse os germes negros de seus desejos suicidas, seguindo a tarja escura da linha onde o esbater de suas soberbas plumas faz pesar sobre os preparativos da tormenta terrestre a ameaça de sufocação vinda de cima.”

Opinião é opinião: “chegou a infundir paixão à naturalidade e aos objetos em tal medida que qualquer conto fabuloso de Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Nerval, Achim, d’Arnin ou Hoffmann jamais poderiam superá-lo, dentro do plano dramático, em suas telas de dois centavos, as telas que, por outra, quase todas de moderadas dimensões, como se respondendo a um deliberado propósito.”

É quase impossível ser ao mesmo tempo médico e homem honrado, mas é vergonhosamente impossível ser psiquiatra sem estar marcado a ferro e fogo pela mais indiscutível das loucuras: a de não poder lutar contra esse velho reflexo atávico da turba que converte qualquer homem de ciência aprisionado na própria turba em uma espécie de inimigo nato e inato de todo gênio.”

BE COMMON, YOU FOOL: “O Dr. Gachet não dizia a Van Gogh que estava ali para retificar sua pintura (como me disse o Dr. Gastón Ferdière, médico-chefe do asilo de Rodez, que afirmou estar ali para retificar minha poesia), mas o mandava pintar ao natural, sepultar-se em uma paisagem normal para evitar a tortura de seus pensamentos. Como se não estivesse interessado, mas mediante uma dessas desrespeitosas e insignificantes torcidas de nariz, na qual todo o inconsciente burguês da Terra inscreveu a força ancestral e mágica de um pensamento cem vezes renegado e reprimido.”

No fundo de seus olhos, como se depilados, de carniceiro, Van Gogh se entregava sem descanso a uma dessas operações de alquimia sombria, que tomam a natureza e o corpo humano como uma marmita ou manjedoura.”

As naturezas superiores são predispostas sempre situadas um patamar acima do real a explicar tudo pelo influxo de uma consciência maléfica, e a acreditar que nada é devido ao azar, que tudo que acontece de mal deve-se a uma vontade maléfica, consciente e inteligente.

Coisa que os psiquiatras não crêem jamais.

Coisa que os gênios crêem sempre.”

Van Gogh soube se livrar a tempo dessa espécie de vampirismo da família, interessada em que o genial pintor se limitasse a pintar, sem reclamar, ao mesmo tempo, a revolução indispensável para o desenrolar corporal e físico de sua personalidade de iluminado. E entre o Dr. Gachet e Théo, o irmão de Van Gogh, houve muitos desses hediondos conciliábulos entre familiares e médicos chefes dos asilos de alienados, concernentes ao doente que têm em suas mãos.” Todas essas conversas são suaves práticas de psiquiatra de bonachão, que parecem inofensivas, mas que deixam no coração algo como a marca de uma lingüinha negra, a lingüinha negra e anódina de uma salamandra venenosa.”

Eu mesmo estive por nove anos num asilo de alienados e nunca tive a obsessão do suicídio, mas sei que cada conversa com um psiquiatra, pela manhã, no horário de visita, despertava em mim o desejo de me enforcar, ao perceber que não poderia degolá-lo com minhas próprias mãos.

Théo era bom para seu irmão, mas do ponto de vista material; isso não o impedia de considerar Van Gogh um delirante, um iluminado, um alucinado, porém se obstinava, ao invés de acompanhá-lo em seu delírio, em acalmá-lo. Que depois tenha morrido de pesar não muda o fato.”

Van Gogh concebeu suas telas como pintor, unicamente como pintor, mas seria por essa mesma razão um formidável músico.”

Pintor unicamente, Van Gogh, e nada mais; nada de filosofia, de misticismo, de ritual, de fisiologia ou liturgia, nada de histórico, literário ou poético; esses girassóis de ouro brônzeo estão pintados; estão pintados como girassóis e nada mais; mas para compreender um girassol dentro da realidade será indispensável, no futuro, recorrer a Van Gogh, e mesmo para entender uma real tormenta, um céu tempestuoso, de real textura; já não será mais possível evitar recorrer a Van Gogh.

Quero dizer que, para pintar, não foi além de servir-se dos meios que a pintura oferecia. Um céu em tormenta, uma textura branca de cinza, as telas, os pincéis, seus cabelos ruivos, os tubos de tinta, sua mão pálida, seu cavalete, mas todos os lamas unidos do Tibete podem fremir, sob seus castos trajes, o Apocalipse que prepararam, pois Van Gogh já nos terá feito pressentir com antecipação o peróxido mercurial em uma tela que contém a dose suficiente de catástrofe para obrigar-nos a tal orientação.”

O simples motivo de uma candeia acesa sob uma cadeira de palha com armação violácea comunica muito mais, graças às mãos de Van Gogh, que toda a série de tragédias gregas, ou dos dramas de Cyril Turner, de Webster ou de Ford, que até agora, por outra, permaneceram não representados.”

decerto qualquer coisa pode existir sem ter o trabalho de ser, e tudo pode ser, sem ter o trabalho, como Van Gogh, o desorbitado, de irradiar e rutilar.”

Pelo fato de que a boa saúde é um amontoado de males encurralados, de um formidável anelo de vida com cem chagas corroídas e que, apesar de tudo, é preciso fazer que viva, que é preciso prolongar e perpetuar.”

Frente a humanidade de macacos covardes e cachorros molhados, a pintura de Van Gogh demonstrará ter pertencido a um tempo em que não houve alma, nem espírito, nem consciência, nem pensamento; mas tão somente elementos primitivos, alternativamente encadeados e desencadeados.”

Apenas uma guerra perpétua explica uma paz que é unicamente trânsito, como o leite a ponto de esparramar explica a caçarola onde ferve.

Desconfiem das formosas paisagens de Van Gogh, revolucionadas e plácidas, crispadas e contidas.

Representam a saúde entre dois acessos de uma insurreição de boa saúde.

Um dia a pintura de Van Gogh, armada da febre da boa saúde, retornará para arrojar ao vento o pó de um mundo enjaulado, que seu coração não pôde suportar.”

Mas como já disse, o lúgubre do tema reside na suntuosidade com que estão representados os corvos. Essa cor de almíscar, de nardo exuberante, de trufas que parecem oriundas de um grande banquete. Nas ondas violáceas do céu, duas ou três cabeças anciãs de fumaça intentam uma gargalhada apocalíptica, mas ali estão os corvos incitando-as a agir com decência, quero dizer, a ter menos espiritualidade, e foi justamente o que quis dizer Van Gogh com essa tela de céu rebaixado, como se pintada no instante mesmo em que se libertava da existência, pois essa tela tem, ademais, uma estranha cor, quase pomposa, de nascimento, de bodas, de partida, e ouço os fortes golpes de címbalo que produzem as asas dos corvos por cima de uma terra cuja torrente Van Gogh não poderia conter.”

Que quem alguma vez soube como contemplar uma face humana contemple o auto-retrato de Van Gogh, refiro-me àquele do chapéu suave. Pintada por alguém bastante lúcido, essa face de carniceiro ruborizado nos inspeciona e vigia, nos escruta com seu olhar torpe. Não conheço um só psiquiatra capaz de escrutar um rosto humano com um poder tão sufocante, dissecando sua inquestionável psicologia como um estilete. O olhar de Van Gogh é o de um grande gênio, mas pelo modo como o vejo dissecar-me, imergindo da profundidade da tela, já não é o gênio de um pintor o qual sinto viver dentro dele, e sim o de um filósofo como nunca ouvi falar de outro igual.

Não, Sócrates não tinha esse olhar; unicamente o desventurado Nietzsche teve, quiçá, antes que ele, esse olhar que despe a alma, liberta o corpo da alma, desnuda o homem do corpo, além dos subterfúgios do espírito.

O olhar de Van Gogh está congelado, soldado, vitrificado, detrás de suas sobrancelhas peladas, de suas pálpebras finas e sem cenho.”

Um dia aparecerão os carrascos de Van Gogh, assim como apareceram os de Gerard de Nerval, Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe e Lautréamont.”

Além do mais, ninguém se suicida sozinho.

Nunca ninguém esteve só ao nascer.

Tampouco alguém está só ao morrer.”

Ele foi despachado deste mundo, primeiro por seu irmão, ao anunciar-lhe o nascimento do sobrinho, e imediatamente depois pelo Dr. Gachet, que, em lugar de recomendar repouso e isolamento, o enviou a pintar ao natural num dia em que tinha plena consciência de que Van Gogh faria melhor indo descansar.”

E Van Gogh, que pintou o café em Arlés, não estava ali. Mas eu estava em Rodez, e no entanto sobre a Terra, enquanto todos os habitantes de Paris terão se sentido, durante uma noite inteira, muito próximos de abandoná-la. E isso porque todos haviam participado ao mesmo tempo de certas imundícies generalizadas, nas quais a consciência dos parisienses abandonou por uma hora seu nível normal e passou a outro, a uma dessas torrentes maciças de ódio, das que me forçaram ser algo mais que testemunha em muitas oportunidades, durante meus nove anos de internação. Agora o ódio foi esquecido, assim como as purgações noturnas que o seguiram, e os mesmos que em tantas ocasiões mostraram a nu e à vista de todos suas almas sinistras de porcos desfilam agora diante de Van Gogh, ao qual, enquanto vivo, eles e seus pais e mães retorceram o pescoço conscientemente. Mas não foi numa dessas noites que disseram que caiu no Boulevard Madeleine, na esquina com a Rue des Mathurins, uma enorme pedra branca, como se surgida de uma recente erupção do Popocatepetl?”

Anúncios

TIMEU OU DA NATUREZA

Tradução de trechos de “PLATÓN. Obras Completas (trad. espanhola do grego por Patricio de Azcárate, 1875), Ed. Epicureum (digital)”.

Além da tradução ao Português, providenciei notas de rodapé, numeradas, onde achei que devia tentar esclarecer alguns pontos polêmicos ou obscuros demais quando se tratar de leitor não-familiarizado com a obra platônica. Quando a nota for de Azcárate, haverá um (*) antecedendo as aspas.

“Quanto às mulheres, declaramos que seria preciso pôr suas naturezas em harmonia com a dos homens, da qual não diferem, e dar a todas as mesmas ocupações que a eles se dá, inclusive as da guerra, e não só num caso ou noutro, mas em todas as circunstâncias da vida.”

“CRÍTIAS – Escuta, Sócrates, uma história bastante singular, mas inteiramente verdadeira, que no passado contava aquele que era o mais sábio dentre os Sete Sábios, Sólon em pessoa.”

(*) “Para informações biográficas de Sólon, Dropides e dos dois Crítias, cfr. as notas do diálogo Cármides. [a ser publicado no Seclusão]

“CRÍTIAS – (…) disse Elanciano Crítias [Crítias o velho]: <Aminandro, se Sólon, em lugar de compor versos por passatempo, se consagrara a sério à poesia, como muitos de seu tempo; se levara a cabo a obra que começara a escrever no Egito; se não tivera precisão de dedicar-se a combater as facções e os males de toda classe, que não cessavam de aparecer em torno seu; em minha opinião, nem Hesíodo nem Homero nem ninguém teriam tido chance de superá-lo enquanto poeta.> A conversa continuou:

– [Animandro] Que obra era essa que Sólon começara a compor no Egito?

– [Crítias velho] Tratava-se da história do acontecimento mais grandioso e de maior renome que se sucedera nesta cidade, cuja recordação, dado o transcurso do tempo e a morte de seus atores originais, não nos foi comunicado a nós.

– [Animandro] Ora, quero ouvir bem do começo tudo que Sólon relataria, do que se tratava esse grande evento, e quem o contou com aparência verídica pela primeira vez.

– [Crítias velho] Há no delta do Nilo, em cujo extremo este rio divide suas águas, um território chamado Saiticos, distrito cuja principal cidade é Saís, pátria do rei Amósis [ou Amásis]. Os habitantes honravam uma divindade como a fundadora desta cidade, chamada por eles de Neith, ninguém menos que nossa Atena, se havemos de crer em tal relato.(*)

(*) “Sobre a identidade de Neith de Saís com Atena ou Minerva, ver Heródoto, II, 28, 59, 170 e 176; Pausânias, II, 36; Cícero, Da natureza [ou genealogia] dos deuses, III, 23; e Plutarco, Sobre Ísis e Osíris, 9, 32 e 62.”

(*) “Níobe, filha de Foroneu,¹,² que deu a luz a um filho de Zeus, Argos, em honra do qual seria fundada a cidade homônima.³ [Fonte: Pseudo-Apolodoro]”

¹ Reza o mito que Níobe teria sido a(o) primeira(o) felizarda(o) mortal escolhida(o) por um deus olímpico para procriar.

² Foroneu é, por sua vez, neto de Oceano (titã) com Tétis.

³ Como se a mitografia já não fosse confusa o bastante, noutras fontes Argos (o rei) é ainda o quarto monarca da dinastia que fundou e governou Argos ou Argus (a cidade)!

“CRÍTIAS VELHO – [Sacerdote egípcio] <Sólon, Sólon! vós gregos sereis sempre umas crianças… na Grécia não há anciãos!>

– [Sólon] Que queres com isso dizer?

– [Sacerdote] Sois crianças na alma. Não possuís tradições remotas nem conhecimentos veneráveis por sua antiguidade. Eis o motivo. Mil vezes e de mil maneiras os homens se extinguiram, e ainda se extinguirão, o mais das vezes perecendo pelo fogo e pela água, mas outras tantas também por uma infinidade doutras causas.

“SACERDOTE – (…) no espaço que rodeia a terra e no céu realizam-se grandes revoluções. Os objetos que cobrem o globo desaparecem a cada grande intervalo de tempo num vasto incêndio. (…) O Nilo, nosso constante salvador, ao transbordar, salvara-nos de tal calamidade. E quando os deuses, purificando a terra por meio das águas, a submergem totalmente, os pastores no alto das montanhas e seus rebanhos se vêem salvos; mas os habitantes de vossas cidades litorâneas são arrastados ao mar pela corrente dos rios. Acontece que, no Egito, as águas nunca se precipitam do alto rumo às campinas; pelo contrário, manam das próprias entranhas da terra. É por isso que, diz-se, entre nós conservaram-se as mais antigas tradições, porque nós moramos num sítio privilegiado, em que um determinado número de homens sempre sobreviveu aos cíclicos desastres naturais. Decorre daí que, segundo nossa sabedoria muito mais longeva que a vossa, nada há que seja belo, grande e notável em qualquer matéria neste mundo que não tenha sido registrado por escrito por nossa civilização. No que se refere a vós gregos e tantos outros povos, apenas aprendestes a utilizar o alfabeto escrito e as coisas necessárias para o Estado, terríveis chuvas prorromperam sobre vós como raios, deixando remanescer somente alguns iletrados e gente estranha às Musas; desta feita, começais sempre de novo, sois verdadeiras crianças ignorantes dos sucessos antigos tanto deste país, o Egito, quanto do vosso próprio. Decerto essas genealogias, que acabas de expor, Sólon, parecem-se muito com contos de fadas; além de mencionares um só dilúvio, coisa inverossímil, posto que precedido por muitos outros, ignoras que a melhor e mais perfeita raça de homens existira em teu país, e que de um só germe desta raça que escapara à aniquilação total descende tua cidade. (…) uma mesma deusa protegera, instruíra e engrandecera a tua cidade e a nossa; a tua mil anos antes, formando-a de uma semente tomada da terra e de Hefesto. Nota que, segundo nossos livros sagrados, passaram-se 8 mil anos desde a fundação de nossa cidade. Vou dar-te, portanto, uma noção das instituições que tinham teus concidadãos de 9 mil anos atrás, sem olvidar de relatar-te os mais gloriosos de seus feitos.”

“Amiga da guerra e do conhecimento, a deusa devia escolher, para fundar um Estado, o país mais capaz de produzir homens que se parecessem com ela.”

“Nossos livros contam como Atenas destruiu um poderoso exército, que, partindo do Oceano Atlântico, invadira insolentemente a Europa e a Ásia. Naquela época era possível atravessar este oceano. Havia em suas águas uma ilha, situada em frente ao estreito, que em vossa língua chamais de <as colunas de Hércules>.¹ Esta ilha era maior que a Líbia e a Ásia juntas; os navegadores cruzavam dali às demais pequenas ilhas, e destas ao continente banhado pelo oceano digno de seu nome.²”

¹ O limite ocidental da Europa.

² “Atlântico” de Átlas, o Titã que suporta o globo celeste nas costas.

“este vasto poder, reunindo todas as suas forças, tentara um dia subjugar de uma só vez o teu e o nosso país, bem como todos os povos situados deste lado oriental do estreito.”

“Nos tempos que se sucederam a estes, grandes tremores de terra provocaram inundações; e em um só dia, digo, em uma só e fatal noite, a terra tragou todos os vossos guerreiros, e a ilha de Atlântida desapareceu entre as águas. Como resultado, não é possível, desde então, explorar este oceano, muito em decorrência do grande lodo deixado por esta imensa ilha no momento em que soçobrava até os confins das profundezas, que hoje serve de obstáculo insuperável para os navios.”

“esta imagem eterna, conquanto divisível, que chamamos de tempo. (…) o futuro e o passado são formas que em nossa ignorância aplicamos indevidamente ao Ser eterno. Dele nós dizemos: foi, é, será; quando só se pode dizer, verdadeiramente: ele é.”

a unidade perfeita do tempo, o ano perfeito, realiza-se quando as 8 revoluções de velocidades diferentes voltaram a seu ponto de partida”¹

¹ Segundo M. Martin, refere-se Platão ao “mínimo múltiplo comum” dos anos da Lua, de Mercúrio e dos outros planetas conhecidos então em seu percurso de translação ao redor do Sol, o que resultaria no ano perfeito ou grande ano para o observador terrestre, quando finalmente acontece de estarem todos os corpos celestes alinhados e tudo se reinicia do zero na grande corrida circular periódica e eterna da existência.

“…que o que fizer bom uso do tempo que lhe fôra dado para viver voltará ao astro que lhe é próprio, ali permanecerá e ali atravessará uma vida feliz; que o que delinqüir será transformado em mulher num segundo nascimento, e se ainda assim não cessar de ser mau encarnará outra vez no formato de seus vícios, como aquele animal a cujos costumes mais se tiver assemelhado na vida anterior; e, por fim, nem suas metamorfoses nem seus tormentos concluirão enquanto não se fizer digno de recobrar sua primeira e excelente condição, o que alcançará deixando-se governar pela revolução do mesmo e do semelhante e domando mediante a razão esta massa irracional, refrega tumultuosa das partes de fogo, água, ar e terra que vão se acrescentando ao longo do tempo a sua natureza.

Promulgadas estas leis, e com o objetivo de não responder, para o sucessivo, pela maldade destas almas,¹ Deus as semeou, estas na Terra, aquelas na Lua, e outras nos demais órgãos do tempo [planetas].”

¹ Este motivo reaparece no Fédon, quando Zeus resolve delegar o poder de julgar os mortos, no Submundo, a seus filhos. Aparentemente, a divindade se cansa de cuidar diretamente do problema de “avaliar o comportamento das almas pecadoras” em seus erros sem conta…

“O Ser, feito presa das águas por todos os lados, caminhava adiante, para trás, para a direita, para a esquerda, para cima, para baixo. A onda, que avançando e retrocedendo dava ao corpo seu alimento, estava já bastante agitada.”

“Os deuses encerraram os dois círculos divinos da alma num corpo esférico, que construíram à imagem da forma redonda do universo, que é aquilo que nós chamamos de cabeça, a parte mais divina de nosso corpo e a que manda em todas as demais.”

A observação do dia e da noite, as revoluções dos meses e dos anos, nos ensinaram o número, o tempo e o desejo de conhecer a natureza e o mundo. (…) Quanto aos demais benefícios, infinitamente menores, para quê celebrá-los? Só quem não é filósofo ou o cego de espírito que não sente aqueles primeiros benefícios poderiam se queixar, mas se queixariam em vão.”

“A harmonia, cujos movimentos são semelhantes aos de nossa alma, o tino dos que com inteligência cultivam o comércio das Musas — harmonia esta reduzida agora a servir, quão trágico!, a prazeres frívolos.”

MOIRA VENCIDA: “Superior à necessidade, a inteligência convencera a primeira de que devia dirigir a maior parte das coisas criadas ao bem; e, por haver-se deixado persuadir pelos conselhos da sabedoria, a necessidade deu azo a que se formara, no começo de tudo, o universo.”

“quanto ao fogo, p.ex., deixemos de dizer: isto é fogo; e da água não digamos: aquilo é água; mas sim: parece água. Procedamos da mesma forma com todas as coisas variáveis, às quais atribuímos erroneamente estabilidade sempre que, diante de seu aparecimento, as designamos por <isto> e <aquilo>.”

“Existe um número infinito de mundos ou somente um número limitado? Quem refletir atentamente compreenderá que não se pode sustentar a existência de um número infinito sem que isto denuncie o desconhecimento de coisas que pessoa alguma pode ignorar. Mas não há mais do que um mundo, ou é preciso admitir que haja cinco? É esta uma questão dificílima. A nós nos parece que a preferência por um mundo único é a mais correta; mas outros, encarando a questão sob outro ponto de vista, poderiam muito bem se opor.”

O LIVRO dISSO – Georg “Troll” Groddeck

trad. José Teixeira Coelho Netto

A estranha condição de Groddeck, simultaneamente precursor e discípulo de Freud.

“Georg Walther Groddeck nasceu a 13 de outubro de 1866 em Bad Kösen, Alemanha, filho de um médico, Karl Groddeck, cujos escritos teriam sido lidos com particular atenção por Nietzsche.”

“Groddeck era leitor assíduo de Ibsen, entre outros; em 1910 publicou um livro sobre as peças de Ibsen. Bem, em Peer Gynt, uma das personagens importantes é a figura de troll, ser mítico do folclore escandinavo, gigante ou não, habitante das cavernas ou das montanhas (ou das cavernas nas montanhas), amoral e imoral, capaz de ser homem e mulher, severo e devasso, brincalhão e destruidor.

“Seu modo de proceder partia do princípio de que as doenças do homem eram uma espécie de representação simbólica de suas predisposições psicológicas e que muitas vezes o centro delas, seu modelo tipológico, podia muito bem ser elucidado com sucesso através dos métodos freudianos somados às massagens e ao regime, tanto quanto qualquer neurose obsessiva.” Peixinho que sou, morrerei pela boca. Asfixiado por minhas próprias palavras geniosas e maldições. A cabeça lateja com a burrice dos demais, e os pulmões se sentem imediatamente fracos, sem conseguir executar o serviço. Faxina interior periódica. Mas um tanto freqüente demais.

“Ele sentia o horror dos poetas pelos discípulos, pelos ensaios, artigos e exegeses… horror de toda essa poeira estéril que se levanta ao redor de um homem original e de uma idéia nova.”

Lawrence Durrell

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“A angústia – ou o medo –, como você sabe, é conseqüência de um desejo recalcado.” “É isso aí: você tem aqui a essência do médico: uma propensão para a crueldade recalcada ao ponto de tornar-se uma coisa útil, e cujo censor é o medo de fazer sofrer.”

“Ainda me lembro como ele [o pai, médico] ria das esperanças depositadas na descoberta dos bacilos da tuberculose e do cólera, e com que prazer ele dizia que, desprezando todos os dogmas da fisiologia, havia alimentado com sopinha um bebê. O primeiro livro de medicina que ele pôs nas minhas mãos – eu ainda estava no ginásio – foi a obra de Radmacher sobre o ensino da medicina experimental; como os trechos combatendo a ciência estavam energicamente assinalados no livro, e amplamente acrescidos de observações marginais, não é de espantar que, desde o começo de meus estudos, eu tenha me inclinado pelo ceticismo.”

“eu transferi para a ciência toda a raiva e o sofrimento de meus anos passados nos bancos escolares por ser muito mais cômodo atribuir a origem das perturbações da alma a realidades exteriores do que ir procurar a causa disso nos cantos mais escuros do inconsciente.

Mais tarde, infinitamente mais tarde, percebi que a expressão Alma Mater – <mãe amamentadora> – recorda, para mim, os primeiros e mais terríveis conflitos de minha vida. Minha mãe só amamentou o primeiro de seus filhos: nessa época ela contraiu uma grave infecção nos seios, em conseqüência do que suas glândulas mamárias secaram.”

“Mas quem pode conhecer os sentimentos de um bebê?”

As pessoas que detestam a mãe não têm filhos; isto é tão verdadeiro que nos casais sem filho é possível apostar, sem errar, que um dos dois é inimigo da própria mãe. Quando se odeia a mãe, teme-se o próprio filho, pois o ser humano vive segundo o velho preceito: <Neste mundo tudo se paga…>.” “Ela vive do ódio, da angústia, do ciúme e da tortura incessante provocada por uma sede de algo inacessível.”

“Você já imaginou as atribulações de uma criança amamentada por uma ama? É uma situação complicada, pelo menos quando a mãe verdadeira gosta da criança.”

“diante dessa questão inoportuna, mais vale procurar refúgio no reino da fantasia. Quando você se acostuma com esse reino, logo descobre que a ciência nada mais é que uma variedade da fantasia, uma espécie de especialidade dotada de todas as vantagens e de todos os perigos de uma especialidade.”

“cada um passou a desconhecer o que acontecia com o outro. Quanto ao filho, tornou-se um incrédulo. Sua vida dissociou-se. (…) começou a beber, destino freqüentemente reservado àqueles que se viram sem afeto nas primeiras semanas de existência.”

O ELITISMO DO ETILISMO: “Tive o trabalho de remontar um pouco até a fonte de sua aberração e sei que essa história infantil da ama-de-leite sempre vem à tona um pouco antes de ele sentir a necessidade de recorrer à diva garrafa.”

“Como presente de despedida, minha ama me deu uma moeda de bronze de 3 groschen, chamado <Dreier>, e me lembro muito bem que, ao invés de gastar o dinheiro em doces, como ela havia dito, me sentei nos degraus de pedra da escada da cozinha e comecei a lustrar a moeda. Desde esse dia, o número 3 me persegue. Palavras como trindade, tríplice, triângulo, adquirem, para mim, uma ressonância suspeita. (…) E foi assim que, desde pequenininho, deixei de lado o Santo Espírito, porque era o terceiro; foi por isso que, na escola, a construção de triângulos tornou-se para mim um pesadelo, e também essa foi a razão pela qual a política da Tríplice Aliança, tão decantada numa certa época, recebeu minha desaprovação desde o primeiro momento.”

“Acredito que o homem é vivido por algo desconhecido. Existe nele um <Isso>, uma espécie de fenômeno que comanda tudo que ele faz e tudo que lhe acontece. A frase <Eu vivo…> é verdadeira apenas em parte; ela expressa apenas uma pequena parte dessa verdade fundamental: o ser humano é vivido pelo Isso.”

Não é surpreendente que não consigamos recordar nada de nossos 3 primeiros anos de vida?” “por que as mães são tão mal informadas a respeito de seus próprios filhos, por que também elas esquecem a parte mais essencial desses 3 anos? Talvez elas apenas finjam esquecer. A menos que, também nelas, o essencial não chegue igualmente ao consciente.”

“Para o Isso, não existe uma idade para as coisas e o Isso é nossa própria vida.”

“Mesmo as senhoras mais distintas peidam.”

“Na vida, a gente começa sendo criança e atravessa a idade adulta através de 1000 caminhos que levam todos a um mesmo ponto: a volta ao estado infantil. A única diferença entre as pessoas é que elas voltam à infância ou tornam-se pueris.”

“ele sofre de cólicas hepáticas, de dores do parto enfim, se você prefere; de modo especial, tem problemas apendiculares – como todos os que gostariam de ser castrados, tornar-se mulheres.”

“pericardite, gravidez imaginária do coração.”

“Eu ouvi de um homem que morreu na guerra: uma vez, o cachorro da irmã dele, uma espécie de poodle – ele devia ter então 17 anos – tinha-se esfregado em sua perna, masturbando-se. Ele ficou olhando, interessado, quando, de repente, no momento em que o líquido seminal escorreu por sua perna, foi tomado pela idéia de que o cachorro ia dar à luz filhotinhos; esta idéia perseguiu-o durante semanas, meses.” “o papel curioso que o cachorro representa na vida oculta do ser humano”

“as hemorróidas, parecidas a vermes do reto, esse flagelo que atormenta um bom número de seres humanos durante toda a vida, na maioria das vezes se originam da associação verme-criança, e desaparecem quando some o terreno de cultura propícia criada pelo desejo simbólico do inconsciente”

“Conheço uma mulher – é uma dessas que têm por profissão adorar as crianças sem ter nenhum filho próprio, pois odeia a própria mãe – cujas regras [menstruações] sumiram durante 5 meses; a barriga inchou, os seios ficaram maiores; ela achava que estava grávida. Um dia eu lhe falei longamente sobre a relação entre os vermes e as idéias de gravidez que constatei numa de nossas amigas comuns. Naquela mesma noite, ela <deu a luz> a uma ascáride e, enquanto dormia, suas regras voltaram, ao mesmo tempo que a barriga desinchava.”

“Em toda mãe, ao lado do amor que ela sente pelo filho, existe também uma aversão por esse mesmo filho.”

“Essas náuseas são causadas pela repugnância do Isso em relação a essa coisa que se introduziu no organismo. As náuseas expressam o desejo de eliminar a coisa, e os vômitos são uma tentativa de pô-la para fora. Por conseguinte, desejo e esboço de aborto. Que me diz? (…) outro sintoma da gravidez, originário do ódio da mulher pela criança: a dor de dente.” “E me pergunto seriamente se a associação feita pelo Isso entre o dente e a criança não é muito mais importante e cientificamente mais fecunda do que as deduções astronômicas de Newton. O dente é o filho da boca; a boca é o útero no qual ele cresce, do mesmo modo como o feto se desenvolve na matriz.”

“o fato de permanecer solteiro também é um modo de evitar a criança detestada, e já foi demonstrado que essa é uma das razões freqüentes do celibato e da virtude.” “E quando enfim se consegue levar o marido a renunciar ao miserável prazer de praticar a masturbação na vagina de sua mulher, é possível atribuir-lhe de mil modos as causas do mau humor, da infância sem alegria dos filhos e das desgraças do casamento.”

“Quer você acredite ou não, nunca houve um aborto que não tivesse sido intencionalmente provocado pelo Isso por razões facilmente identificáveis. Nunca! Em seu ódio, e quando tem o controle da situação, o Isso convida a mulher a dançar, montar a cavalo, viajar ou recorrer às mulheres <entendidas> que usam agulhas, sondas ou venenos, ou então a cair, bater-se, deixar-se bater ou ficar doente.”

“A vagina da mulher é um Moloch insaciável. Onde anda, portanto, essa vagina que se contentaria com ter em si um pequeno membro do tamanho de um dedo quando pode dispor de outro, grosso como o braço de uma criança? A imaginação da mulher trabalha com instrumentos poderosos, sempre foi e sempre será assim.”

“nunca se conseguirá descobrir inteiramente a origem dessa identificação entre o desejo sexual e o pecado.”

“A própria mãe dá a seu filho lições de onanismo; ela é obrigada a fazer isso, pois a natureza acumula sujeira, que tem de ser lavada, lá onde se encontram os órgãos da volúpia; a mãe é obrigada a fazer isso, não pode fazer de outro modo. E, pode acreditar, grande parte daquilo que recebe o rótulo de limpeza, a ânsia de servir-se do bidê, as lavagens após as evacuações, as irrigações, nada mais são que uma repetição das voluptuosas lições impostas pelo inconsciente.”

“A necessidade inelutável pela qual a vida comanda a auto-satisfação ao situar a sujeira e o fedor das fezes e da urina no mesmo lugar do prazer sexual demonstra que os deuses dotaram o ser humano com esse ato reprovado, com esse assim chamado vício, por alguma razão, e demonstra que esse ato faz parte do destino do homem.”

“observei, durante viagens minhas pelo interior, que de vez em quando um jovem lavrador, em pé atrás de seu arado, satisfazia suas vontades, sozinho e de um modo muito honesto. A mesma coisa se pode ver entre as camponesas jovens, quando não se perdeu o hábito de ver as coisas em virtude das proibições da infância; proibições como essa atuam, segundo as circunstâncias, durante longos anos, às vezes durante a vida toda, e de vez em quando é divertido observar tudo aquilo que as pessoas não vêem porque Mamãe proibiu que se visse. Mas para isso você não precisa ir até o mundo dos camponeses. Suas próprias recordações serão suficientes. (…) Nem é preciso pensar nas mil possibilidades do onanismo secreto, inocente, na equitação, na gangorra, na dança, na constipação; fora daí há muitas outras carícias cujo sentido mais profundo é a auto-satisfação.” “O próprio termo <onanismo> indica que é a idéia da perda do sêmen que assusta as pessoas. Você conhece a história de Onã? (…) Havia entre os judeus uma lei que obrigava o cunhado, no caso de o irmão morrer sem filhos, a compartilhar da cama da viúva; a criança assim concebida seria considerada descendente do morto. (…) Onã viu-se nessa situação; mas como não gostava da cunhada, deixava o sêmen cair ao chão ao invés de fazê-lo correr para o ventre da mulher. A fim de puni-lo pela violação da lei, Jeová fez com que morresse. O inconsciente da massa conservou dessa história apenas a imagem do líquido seminal caindo no chão, e estigmatizou com o nome de onanismo todo gesto semelhante, o que sem dúvida provocou o aparecimento da idéia da morte em virtude da auto-satisfação.”

“Não sou muito erudito, mas me parece que foi no fim do século XVIII que se espalhou esse medo do onanismo. Na correspondência entre Lavater e Goethe, ambos falam no onanismo espiritual com tanta naturalidade como se estivessem falando das peripécias de um passeio pelo campo. No entanto, essa foi a época em que a sociedade começou a se preocupar com os doentes mentais, e os alienados – sobretudo os idiotas – são ardorosos adeptos da auto-satisfação. Assim, é admissível que tenham confundido causa e efeito, é possível que tenham pensado que era pelo fato de se masturbar que o idiota se tornava um idiota.”

“o fato de, num enxame de irmãos e irmãs, aquele que mais diz besteiras ser sempre o caçula parece uma coisa natural. E foi assim que desde cedo perdi o hábito de manifestar minhas opiniões; recalquei todas elas.” “É uma situação bem desagradável e você bem pode imaginar os pulos que dá um ser recalcado, esmagado, anulado, quando se vê livre. Tenha um pouco de paciência. Mais umas poucas cartas meio doidas e este ser embriagado de liberdade se comportará com tanta ponderação e seriedade quanto o texto maduramente meditado de um psicólogo profissional qualquer.”

“O anel costuma ser considerado como símbolo do casamento; mas são muito poucos os que têm uma idéia da razão pela qual esse círculo expressa a noção da união conjugal. Os apótemas segundo os quais o anel é um elo, uma ligação, ou representa o amor eterno, sem começo nem fim, permitem tirar conclusões sobre o estado de espírito e a experiência daquele que usa esses florilégios do discurso, mas nada nos dizem sobre o fenômeno, produzido por forças desconhecidas, que levou a escolher o anel como representação do estado matrimonial. No entanto, se partirmos do princípio segundo o qual o hímen é a fidelidade sexual, a interpretação se torna fácil. O anel representa o órgão sexual feminino, sendo o dedo o órgão do homem. O anel não deve ser enfiado em nenhum outro dedo que não o do marido, e isso significa o voto de nunca acolher, no anel da mulher, um outro órgão sexual que não seja o do marido.” “a concepção do anel nupcial sob a forma de um elo ou círculo sem começo nem fim pode ser explicada por um mau humor ou por sentimentos românticos que vão procurar – e têm de – sua forma de expressão no tesouro comum dos símbolos e das associações.”

“(Todas as línguas do mundo iniciam a denominação do procriador com o fonema desdenhoso P, e a da parturiente com o som aprovador M.)”

“Os fundamentos da ciência são mais duráveis que o granito; suas paredes, salas e escadas reconstroem-se a si mesmas quando, aqui e ali, alguns pedaços de alvenaria, infantilmente construídos, desabam.”

“Todo mundo conhece Chapeuzinho Vermelho. A cabecinha vermelha sai, curiosa, da capa do prepúcio toda vez que se vai urinar e quando chega o momento do amor, a mesma cabeça vermelha se estica na direção das flores do campo, se mantém ereta sobre uma perna como o cogumelo, como aquele anãozinho no bosque com seu capuz vermelho, e o lobo no qual ele penetra para sair de seu ventre aberto após nove luas é um símbolo das teorias infantis da concepção do nascimento. Você se lembra que também acreditou nessa história de abrir a barriga?”

“o velho anão e sua longa barba representa a velhice impotente e o padre ilustra simbolicamente a renúncia voluntária involuntária.”

“Atrevo-me a pretender que as cantigas infantis e populares que têm por tema o <menino perdido no bosque> foram extraídas, com todos os seus detalhes, do fenômeno das pilosidades púbicas e da ereção, através de associações inconscientes”

A vida já é bastante séria, não é preciso que a gente ainda por cima se esforce por levar a sério as leituras, os estudos, o trabalho ou seja lá o que for.”

“Não é verdade que a mulher tenha uma sensibilidade aguda, que ela despreza e odeia a rudeza. Ela só detesta tudo isso nos outros. Ela ornamenta sua própria rudeza com o lindo nome de amor materno.”

“Um dia vi uma criança que tinha enfiado a cabeça entre umas barras de metal e que não podia nem ir para frente, nem para trás. Não vou esquecer seus gritos tão cedo.”

“Durante a mamada, a mulher é o homem que dá; e a criança, a mulher que recebe. Ou, colocando as coisas mais claramente, a boca que suga é a parte sexual feminina que recebe em si a teta à guisa de membro masculino.”

Não se surpreenda ao ver um homem correr atrás de uma boneca sem coração; reserve sua estupefação para aquele que não faz isso. E quando encontrar um homem profundamente enamorado, pode concluir sem hesitar que sua amante tem um coração cruel, que ela é cruel até o âmago, dessa espécie de crueldade que assume a máscara da bondade”

“Tudo isso, você vai me dizer, são apenas paradoxos, uma dessas brincadeiras típicas de Troll.”

“O mundo é dividido em duas partes: aquilo que convém momentaneamente ao ser humano é natural; aquilo que o desagrada, ele considera antinatural. (…) aquilo que existe é natural (…) Elimine a expressão <contra a natureza> de seu vocabulário habitual; com isso, estará dizendo uma besteira a menos.”

“A aprovação e o respeito envolvendo uma grande fecundidade, que antes ajudavam as mulheres soterradas por um bando de crianças a suportar seu destino, não existem mais. Pelo contrário, a mocinha é educada para ter medo dos filhos.”

“Há pessoas que não hesitam mesmo em estabelecer uma comparação entre as probabilidades de morte no parto e as probabilidades de sobrevivência dos homens durante as batalhas da Guerra Mundial. Essa é mais uma das manifestações de loucura de nossa época, e que pesa enormemente sobre nossa consciência, já carregada de remorsos e cada vez mais inextricavelmente mergulhada na hipocrisia no que diz respeito à produção da vida – e que, por isso, caminha cada vez mais depressa para sua destruição.”

“mãe e feiticeira são para o Isso da alma humana, geradora de contos, uma única e mesma coisa.”

“Você não encontrará nunca uma mulher a quem nunca tenha ocorrido a idéia de que seu filho será idiota, deficiente.”

“Parece provável até que a preguiça humana, o prazer que sentimos em ficar na cama até tarde, seja a prova do grande amor que o ser humano sente pela mãe, parece até que os preguiçosos que gostam de dormir são as melhores crianças. E se você se der conta de que quanto mais uma criança gosta da mãe, mais ela tem de lutar para se separar dela, naturezas como a de Bismarck ou do Velho Fritz – cujo ardente zelo pelo trabalho forma um curioso contraste com sua grande preguiça – se tornarão compreensíveis para você. O labor incessante que evidenciam é uma rebelião contra os elos do amor infantil que sentiam e que arrastam atrás de si.” “Bismarck, o Chanceler de Ferro, que na verdade tinha nervos de adolescente.” “Por que você acha engraçado que eu considere a mania de fumar como prova de infantilismo e apego à mãe? Nunca lhe ocorreu o quanto a ação de fumar se assemelha à ação de chupar o seio da mãe? (…) o fumante é um <filhinho da mamãe>.”

“E o fato de eu não ter conservado, por assim dizer, nenhuma lembrança do período situado entre meus 12 e 17 anos é prova dos combates que devem ter sido travados dentro de mim. Essas separações em relação à mãe são uma coisa muito curiosa, e posso dizer que o destino me tratou com muita indulgência.”

“três quartas partes de nosso sucesso, senão mais, dependem do encadeamento de circunstâncias que nos atribui alguma semelhança de caráter com os pais do paciente.”

<Sem mérito, nem dignidade>: estas palavras de Lutero devem estar presentes na mente dos que pretendem viver em paz consigo mesmos.”

“a prodigalidade torna-se diarréia, a avareza, constipação; o desejo de engendrar, cólica; o ato carnal torna-se uma dança, uma melodia, uma peça de teatro, edifica-se sob os olhos do homem em uma igreja, com a ponta masculina de seu campanário, as misteriosas abóbodas do ventre materno”

“Talvez conseguíssemos recuperar a capacidade de nos surpreendermos, perdida há muito tempo, nossa adoração pela criança – fato que, em nosso século de malthusianismo, já significa alguma coisa.”

“mais de ¾ dos estupros ocorrem durante esse período. Em outras palavras: um <quê> misterioso da mulher que sangra põe o homem numa espécie de estado de loucura que pode chegar até o crime.”

“Dos 20 mil germes fecundáveis com os quais a mulher vem ao mundo, quando ela chega à puberdade restam apenas algumas centenas e destes, na melhor das hipóteses, apenas uma dúzia serão fecundados”

“E depois disso tudo você vem me dizer essas bobagens sobre não se dever bater em crianças. Minha querida amiga, a criança quer apanhar, ela sonha com isso, ela morre de vontade de receber uma bofetada, como dizia meu pai. E através de uma artimanha que se manifesta de mil modos, ela trata de provocar essa punição. As mães acalmam seus bebês com tapinhas amistosos e a criança sorri. Ela acaba de limpar o filho, sobre a cômoda, e o beija nas maçãs rosadas que, um minuto antes, estavam sujas e, à guisa de suprema recompensa, administra no garotinho esperneante uma boa bofetada que ele recebe chiando de alegria.”

“Todos os idiomas designam o signo da virilidade pela palavra pau.”

“O Isso utiliza muito, e com alegria, esse tipo de tranqüilização. Por exemplo, ele produz o aparecimento, na boca amorosa e que deseja um beijo, de um eczema desfigurador; se me beijarem apesar disso, minha alegria será grande; se não me beijarem, não será por falta de amor, mas por desgosto diante do eczema. Essa é uma das razões pelas quais o adolescente, em fase de desenvolvimento, ostenta no rosto pequenas pústulas; é por isso que a mocinha, em seu primeiro baile, fica com uma maldita espinha no ombro nu ou na base do pescoço, para onde ela sabe que se voltarão os olhares; essa é também a razão pela qual a mão fica fria e úmida quando se estende na direção do bem-amado; é por isso que a boca, desejosa de um beijo, exala um mau hálito, por isso há escorrimentos nas partes sexuais, por isso as mulheres de repente se tornam feias e caprichosas e os homens desajeitados e infantilmente perturbados.“Se agrado a meu amado apesar de meu resfriado ou de meus pés que transpiram, é porque ele me ama de verdade”

“Ela coloca uma bandagem entre as coxas, pratica inconscientemente o onanismo sob o pretexto, admitido por toda parte, da higiene. E quando ela é realmente cuidadosa, por precaução já começa a usar o modess um dia antes e vai até um dia depois, sempre por precaução. E quando isso não a satisfaz, faz com que o sangramento dure mais tempo ou reapareça com mais freqüência.”

“Vou lhe contar um segredo: freqüentemente não consigo entender as definições, quer venham de outros ou de mim mesmo.”

“o frenesi da 4ª semana está além de suas forças. Ela precisa de uma ajuda, de uma espécie de fita para manter a máscara no lugar e encontra essa ajuda na doença, inicialmente nas dores lombares. O movimento para frente e para trás representa a atividade da mulher no coito; as dores lombares impedem esse movimento, reforçam a proibição lançada sobre o cio.”

“o Isso recorre às dores de cabeça a fim de obrigar o pensamento a repousar”

“Se uma leve indisposição não consegue resolver o conflito ou recalcá-lo, o Isso utilizará os grandes recursos: a febre, que obriga a mulher a ficar de cama, uma pneumonia, ou uma fratura da perna, que a imobiliza, diminuindo assim a esfera das percepções que exasperam seus desejos”

“Só morre aquele que quer morrer, aquele para quem a vida tornou-se insuportável.”

“segundo o tipo, o lugar e a época da doença, é possível deduzir o tipo, o lugar e a época do pecado que mereceu essa sanção. (…) Quando alguém fica cego, é porque não queria mais ver, porque pecou com os olhos ou tinha a intenção de fazê-lo; quando alguém fica sem fala é porque tinha um segredo e não ousava contá-lo bem alto.”

“a palavra Sucht (doença, paixão) nada tem a ver com sehnsucht (anelar) mas deriva de siech (doente). Mas o Isso se comporta como se não levasse em conta a etimologia; apega-se, como o grego inculto, aos sons da palavra e as utiliza para provocar a doença e alimentá-la.

Não seria tão ruim que os homens chamados a exercer a medicina fossem menos inteligentes, pensassem com menos sutilezas e deduzissem as coisas de modo mais infantil. Com isso se estaria fazendo melhor do que construindo sanatórios e hospitais.”

Tat Tvam Asi (Veda): Isso é tu.

“Com o tempo, e graças à aplicação com a qual entregamos à anatomia, à fisiologia, à bacteriologia e à estatística o cuidado de nos ditar nossas opiniões, chegamos ao ponto em que ninguém mais sabe ao que atribuir o nome de câncer.” “uma vez que não podemos acreditar mais em fantasmas, essas duas doenças (o câncer e a sífilis) – apesar ou por causa dos nomes por assim dizer indefiníveis que lhes dá a ciência, nomes cujas <associações> são grotescas e horrorosas – fornecem um bom substituto.” caranguejo: “Segundo Galeno, o legendário médico romano, o nome câncer foi dado à doença porque as veias intumescidas que circundam a parte afetada tinham a aparência das patas de um caranguejo.” dicionarioetimologico.com.br / sus+philos (amor ao porco, amor de porco), origem ~1530 (fonte: Id.)

Aquilo que os animais fazem, papai e mamãe também fazem nesses momentos em que ouço esse estranho tremer da cama e quando ouço os dois brincando de puf-puf trenzinho.”

“Toda doença é uma renovação do estado de bebê e encontra suas origens na saudade da mãe (…) A delicadeza da saúde, a freqüência e a duração das doenças são um indício da profundidade dos sentimentos que ligam o ser humano à imago da mãe.”

Pus na garganta. O que se põe na garganta, ora BOLAS?

Pus branco na garganta.

Felação que fodeu a garganta.

Sufocamento.

Medo de nadar.

Barco da Penny.

Trenzinho do pênis.

Engolir e seguir em frente.

Cuspir e enfrentar o problema.

Eu provei a mim mesmo que poderia fazer exatamente igual se decidisse me esforçar. Mas a verdade é que dá trabalho demais ser tão simples e grosseiro nos gostos.

“O que ressaltava mais nesse processo de semelhança com o pai era o envelhecimento precoce de D.

“Em casos de incapacidade sexual masculina, a primeira pergunta sempre deve ser: quais as relações deste homem com a mãe?”

“Eu já havia visto homens que, sob a pressão do complexo de Édipo, haviam contraído sífilis. É mais raro, porém, que essa doença seja inteiramente inventada pelo Isso e que, durante anos, se represente toda uma comédia de sintomas sifilíticos e blenorrágicos.”

“Mãe e filho: está aí, acumulada, toda a miséria do mundo, todas suas lágrimas, todo seu desespero. E como agradecimento, as únicas coisas que a mãe recebe são estas duras palavras: <Mulher, que tenho a ver contigo?>. Assim o exige o destino humano e não há mãe que se aborreça quando o filho a ignora. Pois é assim que deve ser.”

“O ódio com que D., bêbado, perseguia os pederastas, é homossexualidade recalcada”

“Já lhe contei que, no momento desses conflitos, ele criava coelhos. Entre estes havia um branco como a neve. Em relação a este coelho, D. assumiu um comportamento estranho. Permitia que todos os machos copulassem à vontade com as fêmeas e sentia um certo prazer em presenciar aqueles embates. O único não-autorizado a aproximar-se das fêmeas era aquele coelho branco. Quando o coelho conseguia fazê-lo, D. o pegava pelas orelhas, amarrava-o, suspendia-o de uma viga e chicoteava-o até não conseguir nem mexer o próprio braço. Era o braço direito, o primeiro a ser atingido pela doença. E foi exatamente nesse período que isso aconteceu.”

“O povo diz que quem vê a mãe nua fica cego.”

“O Isso escolhe, de modo despótico, o tipo de doença que quer provocar e não leva em conta nossa terminologia (se orgânica, se funcional ou se psíquica).”

“O corpo não fica doente. O que está morto não fica doente, no máximo apodrece.”

Bonita roupa de madeira, Fernandinho C&A (Corps und Alma)

“Não se suporta mais o papel de parede marrom, os vestidos verdes ou saias escocesas, o nome Gretchen faz o coração palpitar e assim por diante.”

“Creio que você não deve ter tido muita ocasião de ver ventres humanos nus. Isso já me aconteceu várias vezes. E é possível constatar uma coisa curiosa. Um sulco, uma longa ruga transversal ornamenta a parte superior do abdômen de um grande número de pessoas. Esse risco resulta do recalque. Ou então o que se vê são veias vermelhas. Ou o ventre está inchado, ou sabe Deus o que mais. Pense num ser humano assombrado durante anos, décadas, pela angústia de subir e descer escadas.” A escada tira a inocência, arranca o leite…

to stare

tomb

tombar

trap

step(dad-mom)

back-stairs

minha ex-

cada

ex-

pecial

“Pense no olho. Quando ele vê, transforma-se no teatro de toda uma série de processos diversos. Mas quando proíbem que veja e quando mesmo assim ele vê, não se atreve a transmitir suas impressões ao cérebro. Neste caso, o que pode acontecer com ele? Se for obrigado mil vezes ao dia a omitir o que percebe, não é admissível que acabe por se cansar e diga: <Vou tornar as coisas mais cômodas: se não posso ver, ficarei míope, alongarei meu eixo. E se isso não bastar, provocarei um derramamento de sangue na retina e ficarei cego>.”

Quem disse que eu quero ver o rosto das pessoas na rua?

Não quero copiar o quadro-negro nem ouvir conversa alheia.

pEidos-imagEn

Ironia das ironias, chiste dos chistes, Freud combatia a análise didática e a formalização da profissão que criou: “Quando, há anos, consegui superar meu orgulho e tomar a iniciativa de escrever a Freud, ele me respondeu mais ou menos nos seguintes termos: <Se você tiver compreendido o mecanismo da transferência e da resistência, pode sem receio dedicar-se ao tratamento de doentes através da psicanálise>.”

Quem persiste em ter espinha não fica paralítico.

“o trabalho mais importante do tratamento consiste em pôr de lado a transferência e superá-la.”

“3 instâncias das possibilidades de resistência [metáfora do salão, onde circulam os convidados pudicos e dignos, o guarda-costas, que faz a filtragem, e os convidados na antessala ou mundo exterior]”

ácaros acariciantes

alergia-a-carro

[c]at[arro]

rosa cara

rosca

Mabel

Baal

Fael

Colin

calling

call-in

center

periphery

peri go

danger

criança-cama-leão

adulto trust thrust Zarat

peso corcova(do) da obstinação

decerto criação

crianção

jugular

juba

lar

maxilar

maximizar

rocky

ronda

matinal

cave

homúnculo

carbúnculo

lungs long for…

lua

automobidle

deficiências autoimunes

death-ciência

memento mori

grande momento

virtual

Nem todo herói usa caspa, já dizia o Cristiano Ronaldo

“Todo aquele que não souber que espreitou assim por trás de cada moita, cada porta, aquele que for incapaz de falar do monte de porcaria oculto atrás dessas portas e moitas e for menos ainda capaz de se lembrar da quantidade de sujeira que ele mesmo pôs ali, esse não irá longe. É observando a si mesmo que se aprende a conhecer melhor as resistências. E é a si que a gente aprende a conhecer ao analisar os outros. Nós, médicos, somos uns privilegiados e não conheço outra profissão que pudesse me atrair mais.”

TABU PSICANALÍTICO? “é indispensável analisar a si mesmo. Não é fácil, mas isso nos revela nossas resistências pessoais e logo nos deparamos com fenômenos que desvendam a existência de resistências particulares a uma classe, um povo, até mesmo a toda a humanidade. Resistências comuns à maioria dos humanos, senão a todos.”

“Sentimos uma certa repugnância pelo uso de certas expressões infantis, expressões comuns em nós durante a infância. Em nossas relações com as crianças e – de modo bem curioso – com a pessoa que amamos, nós as empregamos sem segundas intenções; falamos em <fazer um xixizinho>, <um traque>, <pinto>, <xoxota>. Mas em companhia de adultos preferimos nos comportar como adultos, renegamos nossa natureza infantil e então <mijar>, <cagar>, <boceta> nos parecem mais normais. Estamos bancando os importantes, é só isso.”

“Parece que, freqüentemente, basta obrigar o guardião a anunciar um nome qualquer na sala do inconsciente; p.ex., Wüllner. Se entre os que estiverem perto da porta não houver ninguém com esse nome, o nome é posto a circular e se ele não chegar até aquele que assim se chama talvez haja um Müller que, intencionalmente ou não, entenderá mal o nome, abrirá passagem e entrará no consciente.”

rembrandt_circuncisao

“Com a mão direita, estou segurando minha caneta; com a esquerda, estou brincando com a corrente de meu relógio. Estou olhando para a parede da frente, para uma gravura de um quadro de Rembrandt intitulado A Circuncisão de Jesus. Meus pés estão no chão, mas o pé direito está marcando, com o calcanhar, o compasso de uma marcha militar que a orquestra do cassino está executando lá embaixo. Simultaneamente, percebo o grito de uma coruja, a buzina de um automóvel e os ruídos do bonde elétrico. Não sinto nenhum cheiro em particular, mas minha narina direita está ligeiramente tampada. Estou sentindo coceira na região da tíbia direita e tenho consciência de ter à direita de meu lábio superior uma pequena mancha redonda e vermelha. Meu humor está hoje instável e a extremidade de meus dedos, fria.”

Com as duas mãos, mas somente dois ou três dedos, digito rapidamente este parágrafo, seguindo o modelo acima; estou com o Word 2010 aberto, na página 17 do arquivo. Meu campo visual atual abrange 4 pessoas, ou deveria dizer 3 vultos e uma linda mulher madura em vestido verde de motivos florais, situada em ângulo oblíquo sem poder ler o que digito. Ela acaba de receber uma visita e se deslocar um pouco da mesa, me deixando apreensivo. Agora que me desconcentrei e a música que estava ouvindo acabou, antes de entrar a próxima, me dei conta de que o outro servidor no fundo do meu campo visual do olho direito, o Dênis, também está atendendo um servidor. Estou no primeiro andar de um prédio que, a rigor, é o quinto andar da construção em relação ao solo (uma vez que o primeiro andar da planta fica em cima de um andar chamado sobreloja, e sua referência para ser o <primeiro> é um térreo para pedestres, localizado ainda sobre vários andares de garagem). Uma das dezesseis abas do meu navegador Chrome está reproduzindo “Paradise regained” (Belphegor) no YouTube. Dois servidores conversam risonhos com meu corpo opaco atravessando sua comunicação sonora e visual (provavelmente sou um obstáculo indesejável). Sinto uma leve tensão maxilar. Os fones apertam. Está perto da minha pausa para fumar. A música adquire intensidade e faz meu sangue circular mais rápido. A cor predominante no meu campo visual é o preto. Sinto gosto de gengibre e café na boca. Sede, apesar de já ter bebido vários ml de água ainda há pouco. Meu celular está a minha frente, abaixo do monitor, sua tela está engordurada, isso me incomoda. Um número do Rio me liga insistentemente, eu ignoro. Transpiro bastante, sinto que o ar condicionado nesta sala é só de enfeite. A playlist já passou para outra música. Minha lente direita dos óculos está um pouco embaçada. O céu a minha frente (se eu olhar um pouco para cima, pela ampla janela) está parcialmente nublado. Estou tentando lembrar tudo o que farei nesta minha quinta-feira. Sinto a pele abaixo do lábio inferior áspera; ontem usei a gilete. Os pêlos do meu bigode estão compridos e eriçados nas pontas. Minhas pernas estão cruzadas abaixo da cadeira, meu tênis direito, laranja, resvala num dos pés do assento (de rodinhas), montados em formato de cruz. Imagino que este parágrafo já está longo mas mal descreve meu presente imediato. Não sinto qualquer espécie de dor muscular ou angústia traçável. São 10:14. Ah, lembrei: tenho que levantar e buscar um papel na impressora. Um adendo antes de encerrar o parágrafo: também há uma pintura, uma reprodução vulgar, e não um quadro, como no caso de Groddeck, bem pequena, numa pilastra a minha direita, acima dum extintor de incêndio. A gravura anexada à parede branca é uma representação católica típica da Virgem Maria e sua criança, ó! Apresenta tons pastéis. Se é que passamos do seu sétimo dia de vida (quem poderia saber), por baixo de sua manta branca – estou falando do menino Jesus – ele também está circunciso. O judeu que nos salvou há 2019 menos 32 ou 33 anos. Por mais que o mundo mude bastante em coisa de um século, esse fio de uma religião morta une inesperadamente ambos os autores, separados, ademais, por um oceano físico, além dos abismos de intersubjetividade e blá-blá-blá (cite um alemão fenomenólogo aqui). Eu não redigi isso de forma planejada, embora esse desfecho tenha parecido cuidadosamente arquitetado e harmonize com todo o “prólogo”. Agora também reparei que usei a palavra cruz já antes de reparar na gravura e comentar o Sacrifício. Poderia ser que meu inconsciente já houvesse engatilhado todos estes fatores? O papel continuaria na impressora, mas alguém viu, leu, e eu sorri constrangido: é meu.

“O anel é um símbolo feminino e o relógio, como todas as máquinas, também. Em meu espírito, o que está em jogo não é a corrente; ela simboliza, antes, algo que precede o ato sexual propriamente dito, anterior ao jogo do relógio [Kurapika quer FODER o Genei-Ryodan de modo inexorável e frio]. Minha mão esquerda diz que sinto mais prazer com as preliminares, em suma, com tudo aquilo de que o adolescente gosta [?], do que com a penetração em si.”

“Nada fere mais profundamente o ser humano do que atribuir-lhe uma nobreza que ele não tem.”

“<A caneta representa as partes sexuais do homem; o papel, a mulher que concebe; a tinta é o sêmen que escapa num rápido movimento de vaivém da caneta. Em outras palavras, escrever é um ato sexual simbólico. Mas ao mesmo tempo é o símbolo da masturbação, do ato sexual imaginário>. A pertinência dessa explicação está para mim no fato de que o mal do escritor desaparecia de cada um desses pacientes tão logo eles descobriam essas relações. (…) Para o doente com o mal do escritor, a escrita dita gótica é mais difícil que a latina, porque o movimento de vaivém é mais acentuado, mais intenso, mais incisivo. A caneta pesada é mais agradável de utilizar que a mais leve, que de algum modo representaria o dedo ou um pênis pouco satisfatório. [e para nós em 2019?] O lápis tem a vantagem de suprimir a perda simbólica do sêmen; a vantagem da máquina de escrever é que nela o erotismo está limitado ao teclado [?], ao movimento de vaivém das batidas e que a mão não tem contato direto com o pênis. Tudo isso corresponde aos fenômenos do mal do escritor, que leva da utilização da caneta comum à máquina de escrever passando pelo lápis e pela escrita latina para chegar finalmente ao ditado. [?]” “O tinteiro, com sua abertura que dá para profundas trevas, é um símbolo materno, representando a matriz da parturiente.” “Os caracteres, esses diabinhos pretos, se empurram para fora do tinteiro, esse ventre do inferno, e nos informam sobre a existência de íntimas relações entre a idéia da mãe e o império do Mal.”

“E se o Isso acha que uma simples vertigem, um passo em falso, uma entorse ou um encontrão num poste, pisar num pedregulho pontudo, uma dor no pé, não é advertência bastante, ele jogará o ser humano no chão, abrirá um buraco em seu crânio espesso, lhe ferirá o olho ou lhe fraturará o membro com o qual a pessoa está prestes a pecar. Talvez lhe arranje também uma doença, a gota, p.ex..”

“Quando digo às pessoas: <É preciso que você chegue ao ponto de não hesitar em poder se agachar um dia, numa rua, desabotoar a calça e fazer suas necessidades>, insisto na palavra poder. A polícia, os hábitos e o medo inculcado há séculos cuidarão para que meu paciente nunca <possa> fazer isso. A respeito disso, estou tranqüilo, embora você muitas vezes me chame de demônio e de <corruptor de costumes>.”

“o mais modesto, o mais humilde adora a si mesmo. Até Cristo na cruz, quando disse: <Meu pai meu pai, por que me abandonou?> e ainda <Tudo está consumado>. Ser um fariseu, dizer o tempo todo: <Rendo graças, Senhor, de não ser como aquele ali…> é uma coisa profundamente humana.”

“Suportou todas aquelas torturas apenas porque o pai dela se chamava Frederico Guilherme e porque lhe haviam dito na infância, por zombaria, que ela não era filha de sua mãe e tinha sido achada no meio do mato.”

FILHO ESPIRITUAL DE JÚLIO CÉSAR: “inventamos para nós uma vida imaginária na qual o rapto e a substituição nos devolvem nossa dignidade [longe da canalha alemã!].” Frequentemente eu sou o contrário: um alienígena que assume este corpo de prosaico terráqueo.

“Como único sinal de minha [antiga] dignidade, deram-me o nome de Augusta, a Sublime.”

(*) “Struwwelpeter é um famoso livro infantil ilustrado que fez as delícias e o horror de gerações de alemães cujos heróis são meninos de mau comportamento que recusam lavar-se, comer, cortar unhas e cabelos e que por isso recebem terríveis castigos: o que não come definha e morre, o que chupa os dedos tem todos os dedos cortados com enorme tesoura etc.”

“Quando se usa coroa, não se olha nem à esquerda nem à direita, julga-se tudo sem piscar, não se curva a cabeça diante de poder algum na terra. (…) ordena o Isso: fixe esta cabeça, endureça a coluna vertebral. Feche a mandíbula para que não possa gritar viva! (…) Paralise os ombros (…) Que suas pernas se endureçam, pois elas nunca deverão se ajoelhar diante de ninguém. Feche-lhe as pernas uma contra a outra para que nenhum homem nunca possa vir a se deitar entre elas. (…) ensinem-lhe, seivas e forças, a noção de ereção, da dureza, impedindo as pernas de se dobrarem, relaxarem (…) ensinem-lhe que é um homem.

“As diferenças de idade eram tão mínimas [na época dos casamentos arranjados desde a infância] que o primogênito devia ser em tudo o rival nato do pai e representava particularmente um perigo para a mãe, apenas mais velha que ele. (…) é bem possível que no começo matar o filho mais velho fosse um costume (…) camufla esse crime em rito religioso (…) [Muito depois] Os pais livravam-se de seus rivais no amor castrando-os. Com isso, não havia mais o que temer deles e conseguia-se um escravo barato. Quando a densidade demográfica tornava-se mais acentuada, passou-se a usar o sistema que consistia em mandar o filho mais velho para o estrangeiro, procedimento conhecido em certos momentos históricos sob o nome de Ver sacrum. [Tudo isso antes da invenção da agricultura e da formação de confederações maiores integradas por tribos menores, no nomadismo que exigia a força de trabalho humana e não apenas a vocação do pastoreio]”

“o globo é um símbolo materno (…) brincar com essa pequena bola equivale a um incesto alegórico. (…) o globo terrestre – nem preciso dizer –, tanto pelo fato de ser chamado de imagem de nossa <mãe-terra> quanto por sua aparência redonda, é sem dúvida uma alusão ao ventre materno em período <de esperança>.” Os terraplanistas são eunucos ou “homossexuais metafísicos”.

“O fruto que Eva passa a Adão [curiosa inversão] – e que de modo muito significativo foi imaginado através dos séculos como sendo uma maçã, fruto da deusa do amor, quando a Bíblia não fala em maçã alguma – este fruto, tão belo, tão tentador, tão delicioso de morder, corresponde ao peito, aos testículos, ao traseiro.”

“no esmagamento da cabeça da serpente estão representados tanto o relaxamento dos membros quanto a castração. E bem próxima está a idéia da morte. (…) O homem se vê diminuído em uma cabeça, encurtado de uma cabeça também é o membro, cuja glande, após o coito, se recolhe para dentro do prepúcio.”

“A menção ao traseiro de Eva lhe recorda que seu amante algumas vezes a possuiu por trás, enquanto você estava ajoelhada ou sentada sobre os joelhos.” “a ciência alemã sabe perfeitamente que todos, na juventude, gostaram do more ferarum [doggy style] ou tiveram pelo menos a vontade de praticá-lo.” “Nunca se teria pensado no clister se essa brincadeira bestial à la cachorrinho não tivesse existido. E também não se tomaria a temperatura no ânus. Nem haveria a teoria sexual infantil do parto pelo traseiro, que surge de 1000 maneiras na vida de todo ser humano, doente ou sadio.”

“Antigamente, as mulheres não usavam calcinhas; os homens e as mulheres sentiam prazer no gozo rápido. Mais tarde, pareceu-lhes mais divertido excitar-se com outras coisas e inventaram-se as calcinhas que, através de sua abertura, escondiam apenas pela metade os segredos que deveriam ocultar. Para encerrar, todas as mulheres usam hoje elegantes calcinhas inteiriças, com rendas. As rendas servem de isca, e a abertura fechada é para prolongar o jogo. Não deixe de prestar atenção à calça masculina, que insiste no lugar em que repousa o cavalinho.”

“O homem limpa a boca de lado, com um gesto de rejeição; a mulher usa o guardanapo a partir dos cantos da boca para chegar ao centro: quer conceber.”

“Para assoar o nariz, o homem produz o barulho de uma corneta, como um elefante, pois o nariz é símbolo de seu membro, sente orgulho dele e quer destacar seu valor.”

“Os meninos e os homens cospem, mostram que produzem sêmen; as moças choram, o que transborda de seus olhos simboliza o orgasmo.”

“A boca é o símbolo da mulher, e passar o dedo pelo bigode significa: <Gostaria de brincar com essa mulherzinha>.”

“A cabeça barbeada torna-se alegoria da glande nua no momento da ereção.”

“o fato de usar óculos: a pessoa quer ver melhor, mas não quer ser vista.”

“Aquele velho anda a passos curtos: quer prolongar o caminho que o levará à cova”

“Que capricho do Isso! Porco-mãe-Cristo!”

“Cobrir com a mão algo que não deve ser visto é coisa que se entende. Mas a mão sobre as partes sexuais? Tenho a impressão de estar diante de uma brincadeira do Isso.”

“O pomo de Adão provém sem dúvida do fato de que a maçã ficou entalada na garganta de Adão.”

“Na idade ingrata, também você teve um pescoço grosso demais. Isso passa. É só nas pessoas cujo Isso está completamente impregnado pela idéia da concepção através da boca e do horror de carregar uma criança na barriga, é só nessas pessoas que esse inchaço pode virar papo ou doença de Basedow.”

“Quando há 4 anos fiquei hidrópico em decorrência de uma grave pneumonia, meu olfato havia se desenvolvido a tal ponto que o uso de colheres tornou-se insuportável para mim porque – apesar de bem-lavadas – eu percebia o cheiro dos alimentos que haviam estado ali horas ou mesmo dias antes.”

“os urinóis da escola, cujos sufocantes eflúvios de amoníaco ainda hoje consigo sentir distintamente.”

“Já lhe contei que naquela época – eu tinha 12 ou 13 anos – ainda urinava na cama e tinha medo das brincadeiras dos colegas, mesmo que o fenômeno quase nunca acontecesse e, mesmo assim, em suas formas mais benignas.”

“Quando dois cães se encontram, se cheiram mutuamente os traseiros. É evidente que eles procuram saber, com a ajuda do nariz, se simpatizam com o outro. Quando as pessoas têm um certo senso de humor, elas riem, como você, desse costume canino; sem humor, a coisa é nojenta. Mas você manterá seu bom humor se eu disser que os seres humanos agem do mesmo modo?”

“aquilo que para um cheira mal, para outro é suave perfume.”

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este processo me cheira maldições

“Recorde-se, minha cara, que a criança primeiro aprende a conhecer e a gostar das pernas das pessoas”

“A atmosfera proveniente das exalações do sangue a envolve e aumenta seu desejo do incesto. Dessas impressões perturbadoras resulta todo o tipo de conflitos íntimos, aos quais se ligam decepções surdamente sentidas, profundamente dolorosas, que aumentam o pesar provocado pelos caprichos, pelos maus humores e enxaquecas da mãe. É de estranhar que se recorra ao recalque disso tudo?”

“Mas como poderia a mãe evitar esse embaraço? É seu destino ferir seu próprio filho naquilo que ele tem de mais profundo, é esse o destino de toda mãe. (…) na vida há muitas tragédias que esperam pelo poeta que as cantará. E talvez ele nunca apareça!”

“Não podemos suportar a idéia de que esse ser a que chamamos de mãe um dia nos recusou seu seio, que essa pessoa que diz nos amar, após nos ter incitado à masturbação, nos puniu por isso?”

“As crianças sabem que saíram da barriga da mãe. Mas são coagidas, por si e pelos adultos, a admitir a história da cegonha.”

“É destino do homem sentir vergonha de ter sido concebido humanamente e humanamente posto no mundo. Ele se acha ameaçado em seu orgulho, em sua semelhança com Deus. Ele gostaria tanto de procriar ao modo divino, de ser Deus! E pelo fato de que no ventre da mãe ele era um Deus todo-poderoso, descobre para si uma origem divina por meio da religião, inventa para si um deus-pai e aumenta o recalque do incesto até encontrar consolo na Virgem Maria, na Imaculada Conceição ou numa ciência qualquer.”

“Não queremos saber que ela sofreu por nossa causa, isso nos é intolerável. Ou será que você nunca percebeu o tormento de seus filhos quando você está triste ou chorando?”

“Assim como o <a> e o <b> surgem o tempo todo na fala, esse complexo, essa fobia de tornar-se mulher ressurge sem cessar em nós. E ponha <a> e <b> juntos e você terá ab (fora; no caso, idéia de cortar) e você rirá como eu, espero, dos trocadilhos do inconsciente.”

“Nada é mais desagradável ao médico do que a sensação de não estar na moda.”

“Hoje em dia usamos calças consideravelmente largas; mas há algumas décadas eram bem justas, de modo que as marcas da virilidade podiam ser vistas à distância.”

“Também a equitação é exibição: a identificação do cavalo com a mulher está profundamente mergulhada no inconsciente de todos; e que a coroa da noiva representa a vagina e o véu a membrana do hímen é algo que realmente não preciso dizer.”

“Nós, humanos, agimos todos conforme o princípio do ladrão que grita <Pega ladrão> mais forte do que todo mundo.”

“As mães imitam o som da urina, <xxxii xxxxxii>, a fim de facilitar a ejaculação do <pintinho> do filho e nós, médicos, recorremos todos ao estratagema de abrir a torneira da pia quando observamos que um paciente se sente inibido por ter de usar o vaso em nossa presença. Aliás, quem pode negar o papel do peido na vida humana? [No pay intended] Você não é a única, minha amiga, a esboçar um sorriso divertido ao recordar uma engraçada explosão.”

“o Sr. Bilioso, que há muito permitiu que seu senso de humor se perdesse nas mil dobras de sua boca maldizente”

O riso a cólera se encontram numa epidemia de espasmos vermelho-sangue gargalhões.

“Os gases fecais levam de modo natural aos incidentes que ocorrem na zona do sentido do olfato.”

Ultimamente tenho sentido que a vida não faz sentido.

Mas, dalguma forma, sei que a vida progride milagrosamente em, no mínimo, uns 5 sentidos.

agoramarumpoucodee

now sea a bunch o’s [heerrs]

nauseabunda

fe-dores humanXs

fera ferida suada e fedida

a podre Cida

O cheiro das fezes do meu melhor amigo de infância era o mesmo da minha primeira namorada. E não me ocorreu cheirar fedor parecido outra vez…

“O Isso fede quando quer feder.”

“Ouvi um adolescente dizer <Não sou tão porco assim para ter de me lavar todos os dias!>”

“Ó tu, fossa negra ambulante que te chamas a ti mesmo de ser humano! Por que engoles tua saliva, se a saliva é nojenta?”

“fazemos caretas no espelho unicamente por prazer; o exibicionismo atrai e repele.”

“E há sem dúvida pessoas educadas que enfiam o dedo no nariz quando estão sozinhas: os buracos foram feitos para que neles se enfie alguma coisa, e as narinas não são exceção à regra.”

GOSTOSA

CHEIROSA

CARNUDA

POLPUDA

ELA É MÚSICA

PARA MEUS OUVIDOS

É DE DAR ÁGUA NA BOCA

E DE PENSARMOS NA COR ROXA

DÁ VONTADE DE TESTAR MIL COISAS,

INCLUSIVE A PAREDE

MAS QUEM VÊ NISSO

QUALQUER MAL?

“para pegar com prazer uma mão fria e úmida é preciso amar profundamente a pessoa à qual pertence aquela mão.”

Venha, senhorita esteticista-mirim, cuidar da pele deste pobre púbere!

erupção CUtânea

cut cut cut!!!

Minha alergia aos 9 anos de idade que nenhum pediatra ou dermatologista soube tratar…

Veja como minha pele deseja ser suavemente tocada de modo suave! Um toque suave é maravilhoso, mas ninguém me acaricia. Me compreenda, me ajude! Como posso expressar meu desejo a não ser através destes arranhões que me imponho?”

Seja meu xampu, xuxu.

Quantas vezes será que vou cagar hoje

MATURIDADE PENIANA: “A partir do momento em que cessa o desenvolvimento da pessoa, começa o embrutecimento do ser humano e, ao invés de continuar sua procura da busca das maravilhas da existência, ele se contenta com ler jornais, ou educar-se até que um ataque o fulmine em seu escritório, acabando com tudo. Do berço à cova.”

“Pense numa menininha de 5 anos ao lado de um cavalo: diante de si ela vê o ventre do animal com aquela coisa que está presa ali e que, de repente, aumenta de tamanho, quase o dobro, deixando passar um potente jato de urina.”

“Diz o povo que, nas mulheres, é possível adivinhar o tamanho da entrada da vagina pelo tamanho da boca.”

“O bocejo não revela apenas o cansaço mas também que naquele momento está ali uma mulher lasciva”

“olhos saltados: pode ter certeza que essa pessoa quer, já de longe, deixar claros a curiosidade e o medo provocados por surpreendentes descobertas.” O tipo Sócrates. E seu oposto diametral: “Os olhos enfiados dentro das órbitas indicam que fugiram para lá quando o ódio dos homens tornou-se forte demais: não querem ver mais nada e, menos ainda, serem vistos.”

O tipo comprimido: ironicamente, sujeito que está sempre doente.

“os pêlos que crescem nas narinas”

amigdalite como crise de masculinidade

amigDallas, Paris,TEXAS

“Você naturalmente não precisa acreditar nisso, mas como se explica que duas entre 3 crianças peguem escarlatina e a terceira não?”

“estar doente tudo desculpa e faz expiar todos os desejos puníveis inconscientes, semiconscientes e conscientes”

O ISSO & A HISTERIA: “o Isso inventa a perda da consciência e disfarça simbolicamente o processo erótico sob a forma de espasmos, de movimentos assustadores e de deslocações do tronco, da cabeça e dos membros. Tudo acontece como num sonho, salvo que o Isso convida, para o espetáculo de seu orgasmo, um público honroso, do qual ele se põe a rir.”

Você é um homem ou uma galinha? Você seria capaz de atravessar, migrar de gênero (linha reta da vida)? Pôr ovos todos os dias um detrás do outro, ter filhos pelo sacrifício de seu ovo? Cloaca, cu híbrido unigênito de onde sai um pau autossaciável.

PERCEPÇÃO DA SEXUALIDADE NA INFÂNCIA (PRIMEIRA GRANDE TEORIA DA CONSPIRAÇÃO & MANIA DE PERSEGUIÇÃO): “Os ovos cortados dos homens serão comidos não porque são gostosos mas porque deles sairão filhos de homens. E o ciclo de reflexões se enrola lentamente; das trevas do espírito surge um ser assustador: o pai. O pai corta as partes sexuais da mãe e as entrega à própria mulher para que ela as coma. É daí que provêm as crianças. Essa é a razão das lutas que abalam a cama dos pais durante a noite; está aí a explicação dos suspiros e dos gemidos, do sangue no urinol. O pai é terrível, cruel, e suas punições são temíveis. Mas o que ele pune? Aquele esfregar e tocar. A mãe se tocaria, portanto? Idéia inconcebível. (…) A mão materna esfrega cotidianamente os ovinhos pueris do menininho, brinca com seu rabinho. (…) Mas com quem vou brincar se meu pai me cortar o rabinho?”

Olá minha cara! – feia

você é fome, vc está com fome, podemos resolver este problema!

“Já riram tanto de mim e eu mesmo já senti tanto prazer em me juntar a meus detratores que muitas vezes nem eu sei se de fato penso o que estou dizendo ou se digo as coisas por brincadeira.”

“Não é incrível que um cérebro de 3 anos já seja capaz de conceber a filosofia das formas e a teoria da fermentação? (…) a paridade fezes-nascimento-castração-concepção e lingüiça-pênis-fortuna-dinheiro se reproduz cotidianamente e a todo momento no mundo de idéias de nosso inconsciente, nos enriquecendo ou empobrecendo, nos tornando enamorados ou sonolentos, ativos ou preguiçosos, poderosos ou impotentes, felizes ou infelizes, dando-nos uma pele na qual transpiramos, fundando casais ou os separando”

(*) “Em alemão, ovário é Eiertock, literalmente <vara de ovos>.”

varaovo

TROMPA de FALOpio

“De modo curioso, a palavra tíbia (Schienbein) se transforma em coceira (Beinschiene)”

coceira

cóccix (cock6 uh, s-luht, full-o’-lust!)

coce-cu

come-chão

comichinha & coçadona

dar uma cossa

afago no gongo

pé-na-bunda

pena

canela tibieza

doce coceira

pro tempore

pó tempero sobremesa

fêmur

fêmea

femurização do homem

poça que coxa

vir-à-ilha

sudo reze

te machuquei?

imagina

“Minha infância se desperta e algo chora em mim.”

CONTOS DE FADAS: “pode-se perceber na recomendação da mãe para que não abram a porta uma alusão ao fato de que há apenas uma virgindade a perder”

BRUXA DO 7 A 1: “Há algo de curioso no fato de que a expressão alemã <sete malvado>, que significa megera, se aplica apenas às mulheres.” 7 é sexo

O sétimo filho não é engolido pelo Tempo.

boca de lobo

goela de lobo é nome de doença em alemão

lobo cefal

ceifar

“O Wolfsrachen, <goela de lobo>, implica na ausência da úvula, que representa, como você sabe, o membro viril. Em outras palavras, a castração. É uma alegoria da punição do onanismo. E se você já viu essa doença num ser humano, sabe como é terrível essa punição.”

“o Isso tem uma surpreendente memória dos números, um sentido primitivo do cálculo como só costuma acontecer naqueles atacados por certas formas de idiotia e, como um idiota, gosta de resolver na hora os problemas apresentados.”

“Durante muitos anos, quando queria manifestar meu descontentamento com alguma coisa, eu usava a expressão <Já lhe disse isso 26.783 vezes!>. (…) Percebi que a soma desses números dava 26, exatamente o nº que resta quando se subtrai dos 1000 os outros números. (…) Eu tinha 26 anos quando minha mãe morreu.”

FUCK DO MILÊNIO

2+6+7+8+3=26

Eu já te disse 1000x que não se trabalha no Dia do Trabalhador!

Eu tinha 19 anos quando morri

E eu, 33 quando Cristo nasceu. Tríplice Santíssima Coroa Aliança meio-diabólica (3+3=6, sendo 3, 3×33=99, menos que Abraão, mas 33 a mais que o tempo de vida de um Diabo em escala humana) .

Minha idade é uma dízima periódica de um dígito, eu arredondo para cima e abro o Sétimo Portal. Nove círculos do Inferno. 12 casas. 5 Cavaleiros de Bronze. 12-5=7. 07/05 capes 5 letras 2014 – veja abaixo. C4P3S 7 CAPE5 C4P35 (5+7=12)

Eu nasci em 1988. 1+9+8+8 = 26

1988(ano do supremo eterno retorno de todas as coisas)+26= 2014, 2+1+4= 7

1951, 16 7

1953, 18 9

1988-1951 = 37 (36) 9

1988-1953= 35 (34) 7

9+7=16

24/9

1/10

24+1

10-9

1+1+0=2

1953-1951

7 dias de diferença entre os aniversários dos meus pais

7 anos (virtualmente) de diferença entre mim e meu irmão mais velho

6 dias de diferença entre os aniversários dos meus padrinhos

6 anos (virtualmente) de diferença entre os filhos deles

Acho que já me aventurei o bastante!

“essa doença dos rins – para mim como para todos os doentes dos rins – é uma característica da dualidade de atitudes na vida, do fato de estar sempre entre – do Dois. O ser-rins se desdobra.” “Seu Isso se coloca entre o 1 – símbolo do falo ereto, do adulto, do pai – e o 3 – símbolo da criança.”

“a pequena altura de algumas pessoas tem uma relação com o desejo de <continuar pequeno>”

Ich bin Klein, mein Herz ist rein”

“Anna não tem começo nem fim, A e O, Anna e Otto, o ser, O Infinito, a Eternidade, o anel e o círculo, o zero, a mãe, Anna.”

Gayvota :3

W peitos maternos

“Não é maravilhosa essa expressão, Filho do Homem? E meu Isso me diz em alto e bom som: <Interprete, interprete…>”

Trisco e Dujas

“O Isso é ardiloso e não precisa ter muito trabalho para fazer esse cretino do consciente acreditar que o preto e o branco são antinomias e que uma cadeira é de fato uma cadeira, quando na verdade qualquer criança sabe muito bem que uma cadeira pode ser também um carro, uma casa, uma montanha, uma mãe.”

“Esse sentimento por aquele colega durara ainda algum tempo após minha saída daquela escola, até que eu os transferi para um colega da universidade e dele para minha irmã. Foi aí que se deteve minha homossexualidade, minha tendência a me apaixonar por amigos do mesmo sexo. Depois, só me apaixonei por mulheres.”

“A lista dessas amantes imaginárias é infinita e até recentemente era uma lista que aumentava quase cotidianamente com mais uma ou duas mulheres. O que há de característico nessa história é que minhas experiências realmente eróticas nunca tiveram relação alguma com essas bem-amadas de minha alma. Para minhas orgias onanistas, tanto quanto me lembro, nunca escolhi uma mulher de quem realmente gostei. Sempre estranhas, desconhecidas. Você sabe o que isso significa? Não? Significava que meu amor mais profundo pertencia a um ser que eu não tinha o direito de reconhecer, i.e., minha irmã e, por trás dela, minha mãe. Mas não se esqueça que só sei isso há pouco tempo e que antigamente nunca pensei que pudesse desejar minha irmã ou minha mãe. A gente atravessa a vida sem saber nada do que se passa com a gente.”

Quando estou perto de você, tenho a sensação de estar perto de você como nunca estive de qualquer outra pessoa. Mas quando você se afasta, parece que você ergue uma muralha e me sinto completamente estranha a você, mais estranha do que em relação a qualquer outra pessoa. Eu pessoalmente nunca senti isso, provavelmente porque nunca senti que alguém não fosse um estranho para mim. Mas agora entendo: para poder amar, eu precisava afastar para longe as personagens reais, aproximar artificialmente as <imagens> da mãe e da irmã. Isso deve ter sido bem difícil, mas era o único modo de manter viva minha paixão. Pode crer, as <imagens> têm muita força.”

“Num certo sentido, passei pelas mesmas fases com as crianças, os animais, as matemáticas e a filosofia.”

“os Troll, que representam para mim uma espécie particular de humanos – há os bons humanos, os maus humanos e os Troll”

preciso desses amores e desses <estranhamentos> artificiais porque sou um ser centrado sobre mim mesmo imoderadamente, porque estou contaminado por aquilo que os cientistas chamam de narcisismo.” “Entre nós, as crianças Troll, havia uma frase de que gostávamos muito: Primeiro eu, depois eu, depois nada, por muito tempo, e só depois os outros.

“todo dia novas vozes se erguem para protestar contra a condenação à pederastia, pois todos sentem que com isso se causou um grande mal contra um direito hereditário.”

“por termos a impressão de sermos ladrões, adúlteros, pederastas, mentirosos, combatemos com zelo o roubo, o assassinato e a mentira a fim de que ninguém, e nós menos que os outros, se dê conta de nossa depravação. Acredite: aquilo que o homem, o ser humano detesta, despreza, censura, é a base original de sua própria natureza.”

“A admiração pela força superior e pela altura maior do homem, se é uma das forças originais da heterossexualidade feminina, deveria ser considerada como um signo do poder de julgamento original da criança. Mas quem dirá se esta admiração é espontânea ou só se dá ao final de algum tempo?”

“O ESTUDADOR(…)”: “o banheiro é o lugar onde a criança faz suas observações sobre as partes sexuais de seus pais e irmãos e irmãs, especialmente do pai e dos irmãos mais velhos.”

“Tenho a impressão que a mulher possui uma quantidade sensivelmente igual de capacidade de amar o próprio sexo e o sexo oposto, e que ela dispõe disso à sua vontade. Em outras palavras, me parece que nela nem a homossexualidade nem a heterossexualidade estão profundamente recalcadas, que esse recalque é bastante superficial.” “Já no homem a pulsão por ele recalcada é a pulsão pela mãe e esse recalque, segundo as circunstâncias, arrasta consigo para o abismo o gosto pelas mulheres.”

“De fato não seria má idéia publicar estas cartas. Obrigado pela sugestão, cara amiga.”

“Para mim, a Bíblia é um livro para passatempo, adequado para a meditação e cheio de belas histórias, tanto mais notáveis quanto muita gente acreditou nelas durante milênios e também porque representam um papel preponderante no desenvolvimento da Europa e representam para cada um de nós um pouco de nossa infância.”

“é indiferente que uma idéia cresça por si mesma ou seja imposta do exterior. O que importa é que ela se espalhe até os abismos do inconsciente.”

“Este seu dedicado Troll acha que aquela velha divindade criou o homem de seu <cocô>, que a palavra <terra> foi posta no lugar da palavra <cocô> apenas por decência. O hálito e seu cheiro vivificante deve ter sido <soprado> pela mesma abertura de onde saiu o cocô. Afinal de contas, a raça humana bem vale um peido!”

“Meu homônimo pôs o membro e os testículos para trás, escondendo-os com as coxas, e disse que havia virado mulher. Freqüentemente repeti esses gestos diante do espelho e toda vez senti uma estranha volúpia.” “desde aquele dia observei outros homens e pude estabelecer que esse desejo sem angústias de tornar-se mulher é comum a todos os homens.”

“as dores de cabeça, com seu parentesco com as dores do parto, o trabalho, a criação de uma obra, esse <filho espiritual> do homem.”

“Sim, introduzi o dedo em meu traseiro e não foi apenas porque estava querendo me coçar.”

“para quem sente medo da castração, o pai é mais perigoso do que o irmão; o gato, que a criança vê todo dia, mais temível do que o lobo, que ela só conhece por ouvir falar e através dos contos. E, além disso, o lobo só devora carneirinhos. Em compensação, o gato come os ratos e a parte ameaçada por castração, o pinto, é um rato que entra no buraco; o medo que as mulheres sentem dos ratos é prova disso: o rato entra debaixo da saia, querendo se esconder no buraco existente debaixo dela.”

“as botas poderiam ser a mãe, a mulher que, com os orifícios do traseiro e da vagina, possui dois canos de botas. Também poderiam ser os testículos, os olhos, as orelhas, talvez as mãos que, através das preliminares, preparam o pulo de 7 léguas da ereção e do onanismo.”

“E de repente surge, em muitas línguas, a palavra chana (*)(em português, possivelmente uma corruptela de bichana) para designar os pêlos do sexo feminino, as próprias partes e também a mulher lânguida, a gata, a gatinha que pega o rato, exatamente como a mulher engole com o sexo o <rato> do homem.”

“O famoso provérbio sobre as aranhas, Matin chagrin, soir espoir (de manhã a tristeza, de noite a esperança) retrata a posição da mulher diante de sua sexualidade; quanto mais quente foi a noite de amor, mais ela se mostrará abatida de manhã ao acordar e tentar perceber no rosto do homem o que ele pode estar pensando sobre seus transportamentos noturnos. A vida moderna impõe cada vez mais à mulher uma nobreza de espírito que parece lhe proibir toda volúpia.”

“em todas as traquinagens infantis e das pessoas adultas existe a nostalgia do vermelhão ardido nos golpes de varas.”

“há algumas semanas eu me divirto perguntando a todos os moradores de minha clínica o nome das árvores que estão na entrada. Até agora, não recebi nenhuma resposta certa. São bétulas; dão os galhos com que fazemos varas; tão temidas e ainda mais desejadas (…) E no portão de entrada, colocado de modo que todos tropeçam nele, há um marco de pedra, arredondado e saliente como um falo; ninguém o vê também. É a pedra do tropeço e da irritação.”

“aqueles capazes de reconhecer se estão diante de um canário macho ou fêmea são realmente raros.”

“Você ainda se lembra da visita que fizemos juntos ao túmulo de Kleist?”

“Quando à vista da lagarta, esse <pintinho> de mil patas, rastejante, nos sentimos esmagados pela sombra do incesto com a mãe, pelo onanismo, pela castração do pai e de si mesmo, voltamos a ser crianças de 4 anos e não há nada que possamos fazer a respeito.”

“Um verme vermelho que desliza para dentro de um buraco: o que pode contra isso toda a sabedoria darwiniana sobre o trabalho profícuo da minhoca?”

“Diante do absurdo, a seriedade não tem razão nenhuma de existir. Somente a própria vida, o Isso, tem uma noção do que é a psicologia e os únicos intermediários desse conhecimento através da palavra são os poucos grandes poetas que existiram.”

“é fato que o ciúme só existe por causa da infidelidade do ciumento.”

“Muitos são os que, namorados na juventude, conservam desse primeiro amor uma imagem ideal, mas casam-se com outra pessoa. Quando se sentem de mau humor, i.e., quando se comportaram mal em relação ao esposo, e por isso, sentem raiva dele, vão procurar no fundo da memória os vestígios do amor ideal, lamentam-se após compará-lo com o atual, por estarem mal-casados e, aos poucos, encontram mil razões para convencerem-se da indignidade do esposo que ofenderam. É hábil mas, infelizmente, hábil demais. É que sobrevém a reflexão de que se foi infiel ao primeiro amor, abandonado por um segundo, e que se traiu o segundo para continuar ligado ao primeiro…”

“Já reparou como os adultos coçam seus cães com a ponta do sapato? Recordações da infância. E como os cães não falam somos obrigados a observá-los para conhecer suas reações.”

“Quer saber mais sobre os animais? Bem, vá montar guarda diante da jaula dos macacos no zoológico e veja como as crianças se comportam. Pode dar uma olhada nos adultos também. Se nesse período você não aprender mais sobre a alma humana do que leu em mil livros, você não é digna dos olhos que carrega no meio da cabeça.”

“Era essa a razão de seu silêncio! Estava considerando as possibilidades de publicação! E concede seu imprimatur a minhas cartas e recusa-o as suas. Assim seja! E que Deus a abençoe.”

“É evidente que o Isso também se divide, pois sabemos que cada uma das células traz em si suas possibilidades de vida independente e de subdivisão. (…) Não se esqueça, além disso, que o Isso-indivíduo do homem integral, assim como os Issos de cada célula, escondem, cada um, um Isso masculino e um Isso feminino, sem contar os minúsculos seres-Isso da cadeia ancestral.”

“sou obrigado a dizer que há um Isso da metade superior e outro da metade inferior do corpo, um outro da direita e da esquerda, um do pescoço e da mão, um dos espaços vazios do ser humano e um da superfície de seu corpo.” “Quando tentamos isso (compreender alguma coisa sobre o Universo), um Isso particularmente malicioso, oculto num canto qualquer, nos prega peças memoráveis e quase morre de rir de nossa pretensão, de nossos desejos de sermos poderosos.”

“O Isso do ser humano <pensa> bem antes do cérebro existir; pensa sem cérebro, ele constrói o cérebro. Essa é uma noção fundamental que o ser humano deveria ter presente na memória e que ele não pára de esquecer. A hipótese de que pensamos com o cérebro – certamente falsa – foi a origem de mil besteiras; ela foi também, sem dúvida, a fonte de muitas descobertas e invenções extremamente preciosas”

“Vivemos e porque vivemos não podemos deixar de acreditar que somos capazes de criar nossos filhos, que há causas e efeitos, que temos a liberdade de pensar e de prejudicar ou ajudar. Mas somos coagidos (…) É apenas por sermos presas de um erro eterno, por sermos cegos, porque não sabemos nada de nada, que podemos ser médicos e curar os doentes. A vaidade e uma boa opinião de si mesmo são os traços de caráter essenciais do ser humano.

“o maior mestre dessa arte do médico-pai, Schweninger

“A gente devia renunciar a <ser adulto> desde os 25 anos; até aí, precisamos disso para crescer, mas depois disso a coisa só é útil para os raros casos de ereção. Não lutar contra o amolecimento, não esconder mais de si do que aos outros esse relaxamento, essa flacidez, esse estado de avacalhação, é isso que precisava ser feito.”

“Lembre-se que eu tinha atrás de mim 20 anos de prática médica, inteiramente consagrada ao tratamento de casos crônicos desesperados – uma herança de Schweninger. Eu sabia exatamente o que poderia conseguir com o antigo sistema e não hesitava em creditar as curas suplementares ao meu conhecimento dos símbolos, que eu desatava sobre os pacientes como se fossem um furacão. Foi uma bela época.”

“Misteriosas forças vieram opor-se, coisas que, mais tarde, sob a influência de Freud, aprendi a designar pelo nome de resistência. Por um certo tempo voltei a usar o método da imposição, e fui castigado com vários fracassos”

Nasamecu: o escrito anti-freudiano de Groddeck, antes de conhecer o próprio Freud!

(baixado em Alemão com um outro título – ver e-mail pessoal)

“Não sei de nada mais idiota no mundo do que esse texto. Mas que um raio me parta se sei de onde fiquei sabendo dele.”

COM A FACA, O QUEIJO, O GRITO E A BULA NAS MÃOS E NA PONTA DA LÍNGUA: “não há doenças do organismo, físicas ou psíquicas, capazes de resistir à influência da análise. O fato de se proceder através da psicanálise, da cirurgia física, da dietética ou de medicamentos é mera questão de oportunidade.”

“Tratarei de me informar a respeito junto a ele, junto ao Isso, sobre os motivos que o levaram a usar esse procedimento, tão desagradável para ele quanto para mim; conversarei com ele e depois verei o que fazer. E se uma conversa não bastar, recomeçarei 10x, 20x, 100x, tanto quanto necessário para que o Isso, cansado dessas discussões, mude de procedimento ou obrigue sua criatura, a doença, a se separar de mim, seja interrompendo o tratamento, seja através da morte.”

“parece que ainda está muito aborrecido com o pai – ele havia criado seu deus segundo a imagem desse pai – para dobrar os joelhos diante dele.”

Pau que nasce, nasce, e é quanto basta.

todos os caminhos levam a Roma, os da ciência e os da charlatanice; por isso, não considero como particularmente importante a escolha do caminho a seguir, contanto que tenhamos tempo e não sejamos ambiciosos.”

“sempre existiram médicos que levantaram a voz para dizer: o homem fabrica ele mesmo suas doenças, nele repousam as causae internae, ele é a casa da doença e não é necessário procurar fora daí. Diante dessas palavras, muitos ergueram a cabeça, elas foram repetidas mas logo voltaram para as causas externas, atacadas com a profilaxia, a desinfecção e todo o resto.”

BACILOS & BIRTUDES: As vacinas são a comprovação da teoria da autofabricação das doenças. No entanto, saber disso não significa criar imunidade; somos todos amebas enfraquecidas da aurora do segundo milênio e a ficção já se tornou realidade, de forma irreversível.

Que impressão eu causo na tinta da gráfica?

“o paciente havia lido recentemente meu Fuçador de Almas (Der Seelensucher), publicado por nosso amigo comum Groddeck.”

“Para mim, a uremia [ausência de liberação das toxinas na urina, que intoxicam todo o organismo] é o resultado do combate mortalmente perigoso da vontade de recalcar contra o que foi recalcado e que procura constantemente se manifestar, contra os poderosos complexos de secreção de urina que emanam da mais tenra infância e que estão ocultos nas camadas mais profundas da constituição da pessoa.”

“Antes de dormir, abri com um corta-papéis pontiagudo as páginas de um exemplar da revista psicanalítica de Freud e a folheei. Descobri ali, entre outras coisas, a notícia de que Felix Deutsch fizera em Viena uma conferência sobre psicanálise e as doenças orgânicas. Você sabe que se trata de um assunto que me interessa faz tempo e que deixei nosso amigo comum Groddeck cuidar disso.”

LORD[S] OF CHAOS: The bloody rise of the satanic metal underground (1998), revised & enlarged (2003) [Ou: uma biografia obviamente não-autorizada do delinqüente eternamente juvenil Varg. V. de VVinter e VVar / & outras estórias não-relacionadas] – Moynihan & Søderlind

Our world, increasingly homogenized and with the entire spectrum of its cultural creations adulterated for palatable mass-consumption, needs dangerous ideas more than ever. It may not need the often ill-formed and destructive ideas expressed by some of the protagonists in Lords of Chaos, but we felt all along that this is an issue for the individual reader to decide.”

The notion of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style Jewish cabal running the world is absurd to begin with, but all the more so in a country with practically no Jewish population, and we felt the need to point this out.”

The Satyricon single Fuel for Hatred received heavy air-play on one of Norway’s 3 biggest radio stations, and just before this revised edition went to press we heard that Dimmu Borgir’s new album will be hawked to the public through TV advertising spots.”

William Pierce – The Turner Diaries

Heavy Metal exists on the periphery of Pop music, isolated in its exaggerated imagery and venting of masculine lusts. Often ignored, scorned, or castigated by critics and parents, Heavy Metal has been forced to create its own underworld. It plays by its own rules, follows its own aesthetic prerogatives. Born from the nihilism of the 1970s, the music has followed a singular course. Now in the latter half of the 1990s it is often considered passé and irrelevant, a costume parade of the worst traits in Rock. Metal is no longer a staple of FM radio, nor are record labels pushing it like they used to. Watching MTV and reading popular music magazines, one might not even realize Heavy Metal still existed at all.”

Arthur Lyons – The Second Coming: Satanism in America

In the first half of the twentieth century, Jazz was considered particularly dangerous, with its imagined potential to unleash animal passions, especially among unsuspecting white folk. (…) In his book on the Rolling Stones, Dance With the Devil, Stanley Booth quotes the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1918: <On certain natures sound loud and meaningless has an exciting, almost an intoxicating effect, like crude colors and strong perfumes, the sight of flesh or the sadic pleasure in blood.>”

More directly tied to deviltry than Jazz, and likewise imbued with the potency of its racial origins, was Blues. Black slaves often adopted Christianity after their enforced arrival in America, but melded it with native or Voudoun strains. Blues songs abound with references to devils, demons, and spirits. One of the most influential Blues singers of all time, Robert Johnson, is said to have sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads in the Mississippi Delta, and the surviving recordings of his haunting songs give credence to the legend that Satan rewarded his pact with the ability to play. Johnson recorded only 29 tunes, some of the more famous being Crossroads Blues, Me and the Devil Blues, and Hellhound on My Trail. The leaden resignation of his music is a genuine reflection of his existence. Life for Johnson began on the plantations, wound through years of carousing and playing juke joints, ending abruptly in 1938 when at the age of 27 he was poisoned in a bar, probably as a result of an affair with the club owner’s wife.”

A DÉCADA QUE COMEÇOU 26 DIAS MAIS CEDO: “The Stones took their diabolical inspiration seriously, deliberately cultivating a Satanic image, from wearing Devil masks in promotional photos to conjuring up sinister album titles such as Their Satanic Majesties Request and Let it Bleed. The band’s lyrics ambivalently explored drug addiction, rape, murder, and predation. The infamous culmination of these flirtations revealed itself at the Altamont Speedway outdoor festival on December 6, 1969. Inadvertently captured on film in the live documentary Gimme Shelter, it was only moments into the song Sympathy for the Devil before all hell broke loose between the legion of Hell’s Angels <security guards> and members of the audience, ending with the fatal stabbing of Meredith Hunter, a gun-wielding black man in the crowd. The infernal, violent chaos of the event at Altamont made it abundantly clear the peace and love of the ‘60s wouldn’t survive the transition to a new decade.” 7, o mais belo número.

Page’s interest in Crowley developed to a far more serious level than the Satanic dabbling of the Stones; his collection of original Crowley books and manuscripts is among the best in the world. Page held a financial share in the Equinox occult bookshop (named after the hefty journal of <magick> Crowley edited and published between 1909–14) in London and at one point even purchased Crowley’s former Scottish Loch Ness estate, Boleskine. The property continued to perpetuate its sinister reputation under new ownership, as caretakers were confined to mental asylums, or worse, committed suicide during their tenures there.” “If there is any early Rock band bearing exemplifying the basic themes that would later preoccupy many of the Black Metal bands in the ‘90s, it is Led Zeppelin.”

I read a lot of Dennis Wheatley’s books, stuff about astral planes. I’d been having loads of these experiences since I was a child and finally I was reading stuff that was explaining them. It lead me into reading about the whole thing —black magic, white magic, every sort of magic. I found out Satanism was around before any Christian or Jewish religion. It’s an incredibly interesting subject. I sort of got more into the black side of it and was putting upside-down crosses on my wall and pictures of Satan all over. I painted my apartment black. I was getting really involved in it and all these horrible things started happening to me. You come to a point where you cross over and totally follow it and totally forget about Jesus and God.” GZR, Seconds Magazine, #39, 1996, pg. 64.

Groups further from the spotlight than Black Sabbath—such as Black Widow and Coven—could afford to be even more obsessive in their imagery. The English sextet Black Widow released three diaphanous Hard Rock albums between 1970–72, and later appear as a footnote in books that cover the history of occultism in pop culture. The chanting refrain of their song Come to the Sabbat evokes images of their concerts which featured a mock ritual sacrifice as part of the show. Beyond sketchy tales of such events, and the few recordings and photos they’ve left behind, Black Widow remains shrouded in mystery.

Coven are just as obscure, but deserve greater attention for their overtly diabolic album Witchcraft: Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls. Presented in a stunning gatefold sleeve with the possessed visages of the three band members on the front, the cover hints at a true Black Mass, showing a photo with a nude girl as the living altar. The packaging undoubtedly caused consternation for the promotional department of Mercury Records, the major label who released it, and the album quickly faded into obscurity. Today it fetches large sums from collectors, clearly due more to its bizarre impression than for any other reason. The songs themselves are standard end-of-the-‘60s Rock, not far removed from Jefferson Airplane; the infusion of unabashed Satanism throughout the album’s lyrics and artwork makes up for its lack of strong musical impact. In addition to the normal tracks, the album closes with a thirteen minute Satanic Mass.”

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Black Mass to be recorded, either in written words or in audio. It is as authentic as hundreds of hours of research in every known source can make it. We do not recommend its use by anyone who has not thoroughly studied Black Magic and is aware of the risks and dangers involved.” Coven, Witchcraft, Mercury Records, SR 61239.

Coven included the attractive female lead singer Jinx as well as a man by the name of Oz Osbourne, who bore no relation to the British vocalist Ozzy. In an additional coincidental twist, the first track on the Coven album is titled Black Sabbath.”

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”

Stories persisted for a time of a planned Satanic Woodstock in the early ‘70s where Coven was to play as a prelude to an address by Anton LaVey, High Priest of the Church of Satan.”

King Diamond, the singer and driving force behind Mercyful Fate, one of the most important openly Satanic Metal bands of the ‘80s, acknowledges he received dramatic influences from a Black Sabbath concert he attended as a kid in his native Denmark in 1971. He also tells of finding inspiration from Coven’s lead vocalist Jinx: An amazing singer, her voice, her range… not that I stand up for the viewpoints on their Witchcraft record, which was like good old Christian Satanism. But they had something about them that I liked…

Anton Szandor LaVey made headlines when he founded the first official Church of Satan on the dark evening of Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966. The fundamentals of the Church were based not on shallow blasphemy, but opposition to herd mentality and dedication to a Nietzschean ethic of the antiegalitarian development of man as a veritable god on earth, freed from the chains of Christian morality.”

We played to skinheads and punks and hairies—everybody. Where some guy with long hair couldn’t come into a Punk gig, all of the sudden it was really cool to go to a Venom gig for anybody. That’s why the audience grew really quick and became very strong; they were always religiously behind Venom and they’ve always stayed the same.” Abaddon

I never thought we’d be able to enter a studio again after that because we were really dirty sounding. But it turned out that 85-90% of all the fan mail that came to the record company from that record (the compilation was titled Scandinavian Metal Attack) was about our songs. So the guy from the record company called me up and said, <Hey, you really need to put your band together again and write some songs, because you have a full-length album to record this summer>. (…) Everybody seems to think that I’m a megalomaniac with a big head or something, but it wasn’t really my fault —I should have been born in some place like San Francisco or London where I would have had a real easy time putting this band together.” Quorthon

Much of the explanation for this sound was simply the circumstances of recording an entire album in two-and-a-half days on only a few hundred dollars. The end result was more extreme than anything else being done in 1984 (save maybe for some of the more violent English Industrial <power electronics> bands like Whitehouse, Ramleh, and Sutcliffe Jugend) and made a huge impact on the underground Metal scene.”

Aplicável ao “projeto ATS”: “I’m not one inch deeper into it than I was at that time, but your mind was younger and more innocent and you tend to put more reality toward horror stories than there is really. Of course there was a huge interest and fascination, just because you are at the same time trying to rebel against the adult world, you want to show everybody that I’d rather turn to Satan than to Christ, by wearing all these crosses upside down and so forth. Initially the lyrics were not trying to put some message across or anything, they were just like horror stories and very innocent.”

Like any style hyped incessantly by the music industry, Thrash Metal’s days were ultimately numbered. The genre became too big for its own good and major labels scrambled to sign Thrash bands, who promptly cleaned up their sound or lost their original focus in self-indulgent demonstrations of technical ability.”

The whole Norwegian scene is based on Euronymous and his testimony from this shop. He convinced them what was right and what was wrong.”

Norway’s official religion is Protestantism, organized through a Norwegian Church under the State. This has deep historical roots and a membership encompassing approximately 88% of Norway’s population. However, only about 2-3% of the population are involved enough to attend regular church services. A saying goes that most Norwegians will visit church on three occasions in their lives—and on two of them, they will be carried in.”

An example of the conservative Christian influence in Norway was the banning of Monty Python’s classic comedy The Life of Brian as blasphemous. The amicable rivalry and fun-making between Norwegians and Swedes led to the movie being advertised in Sweden as <a film so funny it’s banned in Norway>.” “While America has figures like Edgar Allan Poe as a part of the literary heritage, and slasher movies are screened on National TV, Norway’s otherwise highly prolific movie industry has produced but one horror film in its 70-year history. Horror films from abroad are routinely heavily censored, if not banned outright. This taboo against violence and horror permeates every part of Norwegian media. In one case, Norwegian National Broadcasting stopped a transmission of the popular children’s TV series Colargol the Singing Bear on the grounds that the particular episode featured a gun.”

When denied something, one tends to gorge on it when access is finally gained. Black Metal adherents tend to be those in their late teens to early twenties who have recently gained a relative degree of freedom and independence from their parents and other moral authorities.” Aqui, ao contrário, o pré-adolescente se rebela e o adultinho adere ao sertanejo e forró, arrependido e tosado, quando não rebola no axé.

One strange aspect of the Black Metal mentality of the earlier days was the insistence on suffering. Unlike other belief systems, where damnation is usually reserved for one’s enemies, the Black Metalers thought that they, too, deserved eternal torment. They were also eager to begin this suffering long before meeting their master in hell.”

I think Norway, being a very wealthy country with a high standard of living, makes young kids very blasé. It’s not enough to just play pinball anymore. They need something strong, and Black Metal provides really strong impulses if you get into it.” Desse ponto de vista, era pro Aloísio virar o metaleirinho do mal e eu ser o normal dos 2, concentrado em objetivos “realistas”. Conquanto… o jovem frustrado acaba caindo de barriga no fascismo quando vislumbra o “poder-na-máquina” e sente que pode tocá-lo e participar dele… Bolsonaro é seu goregrind e nada lhe faltará!

A MAN’S DEAD BODY MUST ALWAYS HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF INTEREST TO THOSE WHOSE COMPANION HE WAS WHILE HE LIVED…”

GEORGES BATAILLE, DEATH AND SENSUALITY

Do the names eerily reflect the karma of the personalities they denote? Or are the people destined to fulfill the fate foretold in titles they (ir)reverently adopt?”

Mayhem began in 1984, inspired by the likes of Black Metal pioneers Venom, and later Bathory and Hellhammer. Judging from an early issue of Metalion’s Slayer magazine, Aarseth initially adopted Destructor for his stage name as guitarist. The other members of the earliest incarnation of the band were bassist Necro Butcher, Manheim on drums, and lead vocalist Messiah. Not long after this Aarseth took on Euronymous as his own personal mantle—presumably it sounded less comical and more exotic than his previous pseudonym. His new name was a Greek title mentioned in occult reference books as corresponding to a <prince of death>.”

Mayhem played their first show in 1985. Their debut demo tape, Pure Fucking Armageddon, appeared a year later in a limited edition of 100 numbered copies. By 1987 someone called Maniac replaced the previous singer, whom Aarseth henceforth referred to as a <former session vocalist>, despite his appearance on the demo as well as the first proper release, that year’s Deathcrush mini-LP.” “Dead, the distinctive singer for the Stockholm cult act Morbid, joined Mayhem and moved to Oslo. A new drummer was found in Jan Axel <Hellhammer> Blomberg, one of the most talented musicians in the underground. Even with the mini-LP selling briskly, and Mayhem’s bestial reputation increasing, the band and its members remained dirt poor.”

Euronymous found him. We only had one key to the door and it was locked, and he had to go in the window. The only window that was open was in Dead’s room, so he climbed in there and found him with half of his head blown away. So he went out and drove to the nearest store to buy a camera to take some pictures of him, and then he called the police.” Hellhammer, the drummer

He just sat in his room and became more and more depressed, and there was a lot of fighting. One time Euronymous was playing some synth music that Dead hated, so he just took his pillow outside, to go sleep in the woods, and after awhile Euronymous went out with a shotgun to shoot some birds or something and Dead was upset because he couldn’t sleep out in the woods either because Euronymous was there too, making noises.”

It might sound a bit weird, but Mayhem was the band that everyone had heard of, but not many people had actually heard because they had released the demos which were quite limited and the mini-LP itself was very limited. But I was lucky because I knew Maniac, the vocalist, so he had some extra copies of the mini-album and he gave me one. I was very impressed because it was the most violent stuff I had ever heard, very brutal. I remember I thought that these people like Euronymous, Maniac, and Necro Butcher were very mysterious, because they didn’t do many interviews but they were always in magazines and I saw pictures of them. They had long black hair and you couldn’t see their faces, it was mysterious and atmospheric.” Bård Eithun

WHEN DID YOU FIRST MEET EURONYMOUS?

I met Euronymous and Dead at a gig in Oslo in 1989; it was an Anthrax concert and I met them outside”

Dead hated cats. I remember one night he was trying to sleep. A cat was outside his apartment, so he ran outside with a big knife to get the cat. The cat ran into a shed [galpão] and he went after it. Then you heard lots of noise, and screaming, and there was a hole in the shed where the cat came out again, and Dead ran after it with his big knife, screaming, hunting the cat, only dressed in his underwear. That was his idea of how to deal with a cat.”

I remember Aarseth told me, <Dead did it himself, but it is okay to let people believe that I might have done it because that will create more rumors about Mayhem>. (…) But he did use some stuff from the brain to make necklaces.”

There is a bootleg of the Sarpsborg show [1990] called Dawn of the Black Hearts: Live in Sarpsborg [vídeo?], released by someone in South America.” Metalion

That’s one thing about worshiping death—why worry when people die?”

I see Dead, people.

Where?

Oh, everywhere on the stage!

She told me that the first <plane> in the astral world has the color of blue. The earthly plane has the color of black. Then comes a gray that is very near the earthly one and is easy to come to. The next one further is blue, then it gets brighter and brighter till it “stops” at a white shining one that can’t be entered by mortals. If any mortal succeeds in entering it, that one is no longer mortal and can not come back to the earthly planes nor back to this earth.” Morto, o Místico

No one speaks ill of him, which is rare in such an insular and competitive realm as the extreme music underground. As many will testify, however, Aarseth appeared to feel little sorrow over the loss of Dead, instead glorifying his violent departure in order to cultivate a further mystique of catastrophe surrounding the band.”

This has nothing to do with black, these stupid people must fear black metal! But instead they love shitty bands like Deicide, Benediction, Napalm Death, Sepultura and all that shit!! We must take this scene to what it was in the past! Dead died for this cause and now I have declared war! I’m angry, but at the same time I have to admit that it was interesting to examine a human brain in rigor mortis. Death to false black metal or death metal!! Also to the trendy hardcore people… Aarrgghh!” Euronymous “manifesto”

Dead died wearing a white T-shirt with I ❤ Transylvania stenciled across it.”

if we ever come to, for example, India, the most evil thing that we can do there that I have in mind will be to sacrifice a holy cow on stage.” Euro.

HELL IS FULL OF MUSICAL AMATEURS;

MUSIC IS THE BRANDY OF THE DAMNED.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, MAN AND SUPERMAN

I’d rather be selling Judas Priest than Napalm Death, but at least now we can be specialized within <death> metal and make a shop where all the trend people will know that they will find all the trend music.”

O que vocês fazer hoje, Cérebro Mole e Solto?

O que fazemos todas as noites, Blacky… Tentar conquistar o mundo para Satanás!

Aarseth also kept in touch with a growing number of extreme bands from outside Norway whom he likewise encouraged and made plans to release records by: Japan’s Sigh, Monumentum from Italy, and the bizarre Swedish entity Abruptum. Only a few of these schemes would ever be realized before Aarseth’s death, mostly because he was never cut out to be a businessman. He ran his label ineptly, and the capital to invest in new releases was simply not there.”

WHAT SORT OF IDEAS DID VARG HAVE WHEN YOU FIRST MET HIM?

He was a Devil worshiper and he was against Nazis, for reasons I don’t know, but that’s what he said. After the arrest in early ’93 then he got into this Nazi stuff.” Eithun

the shelves contained bands like Metallica and Godflesh.”

he had a specific taste for German electronic music like Kraftwerk.”

Politically, Aarseth was a long way from the nationalist and often pseudo-right-wing sentiments that are so prominent in Black Metal today. He proclaimed himself a communist, and for a while had been a member of the Rød Ungdom (Red Youth), the youth wing of the Arbeidernes Kommunist Parti (Marxist-Leninistene) —The Marxist/Leninist Communist Workers Party. Though rather few in number, the party had an appeal for intellectuals, including many prominent writers and politicians, and thus maintained a strong grip on Norwegian cultural life for many years. Rød Ungdom was aggressively anti-Soviet, and looked to China and Albania for inspiration. Despots like Pol Pot were also viewed as models of resistance against Western imperialism.”

Some of the treasured objects in his collection were heroic photographs of Nicolae Ceaucescu, the former dictator of Rumania and one of Aarseth’s idols. <Albania is the future>, he would muse to anyone willing to listen.”

Varg came to Oslo for a time and moved into the basement of the record shop, living in the barren space there along with Samoth, the guitarist of Emperor.”

On the second Burzum release, Aske (Ashes), bass playing would be done by Samoth, but with this sole exception Vikernes maintained his project entirely alone.”

Very few such corpse-painted portraits of Vikernes exist—the fashion seems to be something more particular to Aarseth. If it is true that Vikernes introduced the ideology of medieval-style Devil worship to Norwegian Black Metal, it must be also acknowledged that not a moment was lost before Aarseth began trumpeting it as his own.”

As many as 1,200 stave churches may have existed in the early Middle Ages; only 32 original examples survived in the second half of this century. That total has since been revised to 31.”

News of the destruction of one of Norway’s cultural landmarks made national headlines. It would not be long before other churches began to ignite in nighttime blazes. On August 1st of the same year the Revheim Church in southern Norway was torched; twenty days later the Holmenkollen Chapel in Oslo also erupted in flames. On September 1st the Ormøya Church caught fire, and on the 13th of that month Skjold Church likewise. In October the Hauketo Church burned with the others. After a short pause of a few months’ time, Åsane

Church in Bergen was consumed in flames, and the Sarpsborg Church was destroyed only two days later. In battling the blaze at Sarpsborg a member of the fire department was killed in the line of duty. Some would later consider this death the responsibility of the Black Circle.” “The authorities are reluctant to discuss the details of many of these incidents, fearing that undue attention may literally spark other firebugs or copycats to join the assault which Vikernes and his associates began in 1992.”

In eleventh-century England, arson was a crime punishable by death. Later, during the reign of King Henry II, a person convicted of arson would be exiled from the community after they had suffered the amputation of one hand and one foot.”

Lewis & Yarnell – Pathological Firesetting

True pyromaniacs tend to have a sexual impulse behind their action, according to psychologist Wilhelm Stekel, whose Peculiarities of Behavior covers the affliction in detail.”

It’s not a Satanic thing, it’s a national heathen thing. It’s not a rebellion against my parents or something, it’s serious. My mother totally agrees with it. She doesn’t mind if someone burns a church down. She hates the Church quite a lot. Also about the murder (of Østein Aarseth), she thinks that he deserved it, he asked for it. So she thinks it’s wrong to punish me for it. There’s no conflict between us at all about these things. The only thing she disliked was that I liked weapons and wanted to buy weapons, and suddenly she got a box of helmets at her place because I ordered them! Bulletproof vests, all this stuff…” Varg

TEENAGERS GONNA TEEN:

I said, I know who burned the churches, to the journalist, and I was making a lot of fun with him because we told him on the phone, we have a gun and if you try to bring anybody we’ll shoot you. Come meet me at midnight and all this, it was very theatrical. He was a Christian, and I fed him a lot of amusing info. Very amusing! Of course he twisted the words like usual. After he left we lay on the floor laughing.

We thought it would be some tiny interview in the paper and it was a big front page. The same day, an hour or so after I talked to him on the phone, the police came and arrested me. That was why I was arrested. I didn’t tell them anything. I talked to the police that time and I told them, I know who burned the churches —so what? They tried to say, We’ve seen you at the site, and all this, and I said, No you haven’t!

I’d already killed a man so it’s okay to be involved in this too, to burn down a church.” Eithun

VON [americana] were merely an obscure group who managed to release one raw-sounding demo tape, Satanic Blood, which became legendary within the Norwegian scene.” O primeiro full length (Satanic Blood, idem) dos caras é de 2012!

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IMAGEM 1. Kerrang!, 27/03/1993

The Kerrang! exposé is also notable as it appears to be the first media story which labels the Black Metal scene as <neo-fascist>. Arnopp quotes members of Venom and mainstream UK Metal band Paradise Lost (who the article claims were haphazardly attacked by teenage Black Metalers while on tour in Norway), referring to the Satanic Terrorists as Hitlerian Nazis.”

I support all dictatorships—Stalin, Hitler, Ceaucescu… and I will become the dictator of Scandinavia myself.” V.V. Mau-Mau

I didn’t care much about the value of human life. Nothing was too extreme. That there were burned churches, and people were killed, I didn’t react at all. I just thought, Excellent! I never thought, Oh, this is getting out of hand, and I still don’t. Burning churches is okay; I don’t care that much anymore because I think that point was proven. Burning churches isn’t the way to get Christianity out of Norway. More sophisticated ways should be used if you really want to get rid of it.” Ihsahn (Emperor)

I told them, why not burn up a mosque, the foreign churches from the Hindu and Islamic jerks—why not take those out instead of setting fires to some very old Norwegian artworks? They could have taken mosques instead, with plenty of people in them” Hellhammer o Batera

The epidemic mostly afflicted poor black churches in the South (States), and public outrage against a presumed conspiracy of racist terrorism resulted in the President’s formation of a National Church Arson Task Force in June, 1996. The Task Force has since concluded that no nationwide conspiracy exists, and suspects arrested in relation to the the fires have been blacks and Hispanics as well as whites. The motives in specific incidents have ranged widely, from revenge to vandalism to racial hatred.”

I understood that he was a homosexual very quickly. He was asking if I had a light, but he was already smoking. It was obvious that he wanted to have some contact. Then he asked me if we could leave this place and go up to the woods. So I agreed, because already then I had decided that I wanted to kill him, which was very weird because I’m not like this—I don’t go around and kill people. (…) He was walking behind me and I turned and stabbed him in the stomach. After that I don’t remember much, only that it was like looking at this whole incident through eyes outside of my body. It was as if I was looking at two people who were having a fight—and one had a knife, so it was easy to kill the other person. If something happens that is obscure, it’s easier for the mind to react if it acts like it is watching it from outside of yourself.” Eithun

The bizarre duo Abruptum (SUE), who allegedly recorded their music during bouts of self-inflicted torture, was praised by Aarseth as <the audial essence of Pure Black Evil>. He released their debut album Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectère Me on Deathlike Silence in 1992. Østein had also managed, with financial assistance from Varg Vikernes, to release the first Burzum CD on DSP. The second Burzum effort, Aske, was released in early 1993, some months after the burning of the Fantoft Stave Church. It was around this time, in the first months of the year, that bad blood arose between Vikernes and Aarseth. Their disagreement appears to come at the same period when Øystein was also arguing with members of the Swedish scene, causing a general animosity to surface between Black Metalers in the two neighboring countries.” “There was a certain degree of cooperation between the two groups, but the recent frictions had been strong enough that when Øystein Aarseth was found slaughtered in the stairwell of his apartment building on August 10, 1993, the initial suspicion of many was directed at the Swedes.”

People who never knew what Black Metal was, or Death Metal, or Metal at all, were attracted to this because they thought it was cool. People who never knew Grishnackh and never knew Euronymous. Oh yeah, Black Metal—that’s the new thing. There were so many new bands starting at this time in ’93 who were influenced by the writing in the newspapers.” Metalion

Aarseth had been forced to close the Helvete store a few months earlier, due to overwhelming attention from the media and police after the initial Black Metal church fire revelations. His parents were upset about all the negative publicity and, since they had helped him finance the shop, they successfully leaned on him to shut it down. Vikernes sarcastically points out how Aarseth’s inconsistent nature often resulted in deference to his parents’ wishes instead of adhering to the black and <evil> image he supposedly embodied: <Øystein once came to one of the newspapers wearing a white sweater, and later apologized to the scene, in case he had insulted anybody! It was all because of his parents. He was 26 years old!>

Øystein owed Varg a significant sum of royalty payments from the Burzum releases on Deathlike Silence, although given the poorly-run nature of the record label, this was hardly unusual or unexpected. Vikernes denies there was any monetary motive behind his actions. Others claim the attack came about as a result of a power struggle for dominance of the Black Metal scene, although astute insiders like Metalion are skeptical: That’s stupid reasoning, because you can’t expect to kill someone and have everyone think of you as the king and forget about him. That’s very, very primitive. It’s something more than that, I think.“Also Grishnackh’s mother paid for the studio recording of the first album, and Euronymous owed her money which she was supposed to get back.”

When he was sitting in his shop drinking Coca-Cola and eating Kebab from the Paki shop next door, it was all our money he bought everything with. It was dishonest pay. He was a parasite. Also he was half Lappish, a Sami, so that was a bonus. Bastard!” V.

They told the police they heard a woman screaming! I was laughing when I read about it. He ran away, pressing the doorbells and calling Help!

Bam! he was dead. Through his skull. I actually had to knock the knife out. It was stuck in his skull and I had to pry it out, he was hanging on it—and then he fell down the stairs. I hit him directly into his skull and his eyes went boing! And he was dead.”

NONE OF THE NEIGHBORS OPENED THEIR DOORS?

They didn’t dare. They thought it was some drunken fight. It’s the worst neighborhood in Oslo—60% colored people.”

When three people are going to tell the same story to the police, in interrogations lasting seven hours, it will go to hell.” Snorre Ruch, o Cúmplice

Varg was saying that what Bård had done was uncool, but inside the scene Bård’s actions commanded respect.”

The truth of the matter is that Snorre had shortly before joined Mayhem as a second guitar player. It is difficult to believe that he could have cared less about killing the founder of the band he was in—doubly difficult given Mayhem’s position as such a legendary group in the underground. In hearing his and Vikernes’s versions of the story, both are flawed. With his history of mental problems, one far-fetched explanation may be that Snorre was too daft to comprehend what he was actually participating in.”

The only foolish thing I did and the only thing I regret, is not killing (Snorre) as well. If I’d killed him as well I would not have gotten any more punishment if I was caught, and secondly, I wouldn’t have been caught. That’s what I regret.”

What is striking about members of the Scandinavian Black Metal circles in general is how little they cared about the lives or deaths of one another. When Dead killed himself, it became merely an opportunity for Aarseth to hype Mayhem to a new level. When he himself died violently two years later, his own bandmates speak of the killing with a tone of indifference more suited to a court stenographer.”

With the exception of Darkthrone, the major Norwegian Black Metal bands were now in hiatus, their key members facing prison sentences for arson, grave desecration, and murder. The legal proceedings that would follow disrupted the entire scene and pitted different factions against one another. People felt forced to choose sides: pro-Vikernes or pro-Euronymous. At this point a cult developed around the memory of Euronymous, hailed as <the King> or <Godfather of Black Metal>. As many have commented in the preceding interviews, much of this was hyperbole, emanating from a second generation of musicians trying to gain credibility by riding on the back of the legend of Aarseth’s Black Metal legacy.”

He simply refused to cooperate with the authorities, and maintained he was innocent until proven guilty. He followed the advice of his lawyer and never testified in court. The same cannot be said of the other offenders, most of whom confessed in detail once they were pressured by the police. On the one hand, this is understandable given their young age, relative naivety, and fear of worse punishments if they refused to admit their wrongdoing.”

ERROS E PUERILIDADES DA POLÍCIA NORUEGUESA: “Especially difficult to take seriously is the alleged calendar of <Satanic holy days> reprinted in the report, with many of the dates involving the sexual molestation of minors—something that is strongly condemned by all established Satanic organizations. And while it might be argued that fringe religious phenomena like Satanism are often so bewildering that it’s hard to accurately assess their practices, even complete novices in the study of New Religious Movements should begin to suspect something is wrong when they see references to dates that don’t exist, such as April 31. Unless, of course, Satanists are so evil that they follow their own calendar.” ZAGALLO (OLLAGAZ) AMOU.

Kirkebranner og satanistisk motiverte skadeverk also refers to stories that never really reached the media when the Satanic furor was at its height.”

But despite his smart-ass remarks and mental capabilities, Vikernes was no match for the seasoned investigators of the Kripos [FBI norueguês]. He sensed that the police net was tightening around him and that he was no longer in control of the situation, especially as the Oslo police dispatched its Church Fire Group to Bergen in 1993 to follow the goose steps of the Count and his subjects around Bergen.”

Lendas a respeito de Vikinho: “Vikernes knocked on the door of the police investigation’s impromptu headquarters in Room 318 of the Hotel Norge in Bergen, and seems to have virtually forced his way into the suite.”

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

A M O R A M O R A M O R A M O R

The word Varg has a great meaning for me. I could speak about this matter for an hour.”

Grishnackh is an evil character on the side of Sauron.”

That’s typical trial bullshit. Like my psychiatrists who examined me, one of them was a Jew and a Freemason! The other was a communist. My lawyer was a homosexual. The other lawyer was a Freemason. The one single Christian faith healer in Norway was in the jury! Can you imagine? In other words, a person who says, I can look through you and with the power of Jesus pull out the evil spirits who make you sick!

There is one person who has always stood by Varg’s side and spoken out rigorously in his defense: his mother Lene Bore. Not only has she attempted to improve the public perception of her son, she also visits him frequently, helps him deal with correspondence, and assists in business matters relating to Burzum.

A number of Burzum albums have been released since his imprisonment and all have sold admirably well on the worldwide market. Royalties for the record sales are received by Lene Bore, a fact that allegedly allowed for the development of serious trouble in the future. Lene Bore also helped provide the money for recording and releasing the early Burzum releases on Aarseth’s Deathlike Silence label, and as a result she had occasion to meet a number of Varg’s friends in the Black Metal scene. Her comments are interesting, for she has dealt with an amazing amount of unrest as a result of her son’s actions over the years, and some of her impressions of Varg’s life are quite different from his own.”

YOUR FAMILY SPENT A YEAR IN IRAQ. WHAT WAS THIS LIKE FOR VARG?

I think it might be here that Varg’s dislike toward other peoples started. He experienced a very differential treatment. The other children in his class would get slapped by their teachers; he would not be. For example when they were going to the doctor, even when there were other children waiting in line, Varg would be placed first. He reacted very strongly to this. He could not understand why we should go first when there were so many before us. He had a very strongly developed sense of justice. This created a lot of problems, because when he saw students being treated unfairly, he would intervene, and try to sort things out.”

DID VARG’S RACISM INTENSIFY AT A CERTAIN POINT?

If he had racist tendencies to begin with, I am sure that they came to the surface when he lived in Oslo.”

LONG-HAIRED SKINHEADS: “It’s difficult to say. When I was three years old we moved to a road named Odinsvei, Odin’s Walk, and we were playing with the neighbor. He had German toy soldiers, but he always wanted to have the American soldiers, because they were the big heroes in his view. So I ended up with the German soldiers, as he was five years older than I. And I actually came to like them. It developed from soldiers to running around with SS helmets and German hand grenades and a Schmeizer with a swastika on it. In time we tried to figure it out —what the hell does this mean? That’s how it really began, and it developed. I was a skinhead when I was 15 or 16. Nobody knows that. People say that suddenly I became a Nazi, but I was actually a skinhead back then. It was in waves—in ‘91 I was into occultism, in ‘92 Satanism, in ‘93 mythology and so on, in waves.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR FATHER?

I have very little contact with him. They’re divorced. He left about ten years ago. There wasn’t any big impact. I was glad to be rid of him; he was just making a lot of trouble for me, always bugging me. He was in the Navy. We were raised very orderly; it was a good experience. I had a swastika flag at home and he was hysterical about it. He’s a hypocrite.¹ He was pissed about all the colored people he saw in town, but then he’s worried about me being a Nazi. He’s very materialistic, as is my mother really, but that’s the only negative thing I can say about her.² The positive thing is that she’s very efficient, and in business I have to have someone take care of my money and I can trust her fully. I know she will do things in the best way.”

¹ Yeah, that prettily sums it up for all of us – satanists, pagans, nihilistics, depressed, guilty or innocent boys… with bad dads! Apenas troca “Nazi” por “PT” e “pessoas de cor” por “corrupção” (que ele pratica) e aí tens.

² This is war! UHHH

WHAT WAS SCHOOL LIKE?

It was an Iraqi elementary school. The English school couldn’t take us because they were full. I went to a regular Iraqi school. I could use some basic English. I think it was my mother’s idea, because she didn’t want us to stay home, bored. We couldn’t go out too much because of the rabid dogs and all this, so she put us in school, just to keep us active.”

In Bergen it’s a more aristocratic society I was part of, because of my mother mainly. I had very little contact with colored people, really. In Bergen we are still blessed with having a majority of whites—unlike Oslo, which is the biggest sewer in Norway.”

When I was a skinhead there still weren’t any colored people, but there were these punks—that was more the reason I went over to the other side.” He-he

We liked the Germans, because they always had better weapons and they looked better, they had discipline. They were like Vikings. The volunteers from America were tall, blond guys, who looked much more like the ones they were attacking than some Dagos who were waving them good luck when they left home. It’s pretty absurd.”

Our big hope was to be invaded by Americans so we could shoot them. The hope of war was all we lived for. That was until I was 17, and then I met these guys in Old Funeral.”

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TOWARD THAT?

I got interested in occultism through other friends. We played role-playing games, and some of these guys (all older than me) started to buy books on occultism, because they were interested in magic and spell casting. They showed me the books and then I bought similar things. But the music guys weren’t interested in that stuff at all, they only cared about food. [QUE PORRA É ESSA? HAHA]

WHAT WAS THE MUSIC LIKE?

Originally it was Thrash Metal, and then it became Death-Thrash or Techno-Thrash, and I lost interest. I liked the first Old Funeral demo. It had ridiculous lyrics, but I liked the demo and that was why I joined with them. They developed into this Swedish Death Metal trend; I didn’t like that so I dropped out. But I played with them for two years.” The fart(Varg) that should’ve been.

We were drawn to Sauron and his lot, and not the hobbits, those stupid little dwarves. I hate dwarves and elves. The elves are fair, but typically Jewish—arrogant, saying, We are the chosen ones. So I don’t like them. But you have Barad-dûr, the tower of Sauron, and you have Hlidhskjálf, the tower of Odin; you have Sauron’s all-seeing-eye, and then Odin’s one eye; the ring of power, and Odin’s ring Draupnir; the trolls are like typical berserkers, big huge guys who went berserk, and the Uruk-Hai are like the Ulfhedhnar, the wolfcoats. This wolf element is typically heathen. So I sympathize with Sauron. That’s partly why I became interested in occultism, because it was a so-called <dark> thing. I was drawn to Sauron, who was supposedly <dark and evil>, so I realized there had to be a connection.”

Just like democracy claims to be <light> and <good>, I reasoned that then we obviously have to be <dark> and <evil>.” J.R.R. se revira no túmulo.

SALADA DE MAIONESE ESTRAGADA NA CAIXA ENCEFÁLICA: “I never said I will become the dictator of Scandinavia myself. I did say that I support Stalin, Hitler, and Ceaucescu, and I even said that Rumania is my favorite country—an area full of Gypsies! But the point is that Rumania is the best example of communism, and when people can realize how ridiculously the whole thing works, they can see what it really is. (…) It may be a provocative way to say it, but if there wasn’t Stalin, Hitler would look even worse. Now at least we can say, look at Stalin—he’s worse. He killed 26 million.”

Well, there was a T-shirt that Øystein printed which said <Kill the Christians.> I think that’s ridiculous. What’s the logic in that? Why should we kill our own brothers? They’re just temporarily asleep, entranced. We have to say, <Hey, wake up!> That’s what we have to do, wake them up from the Jewish trance. We don’t have to kill them—that would be killing ourselves, because they are part of us.”

He was at first allowed a computer, which he used for correspondence and for the preliminary texts which would form his nationalist heathen codex. Some of the essays he composed were forwarded to correspondents and began to appear in underground publications around Europe. Most of these concerned his investigations into the esoterica of Nordic mythology and cosmology. At a certain point, after he had compiled a large portion of his book, the prison authorities decided to take away his computer; presumably they were worried he was somehow employing it for nefarious ends.” “By titling his treatise Vargsmål, Vikernes seeks to place himself in mythic lineage as a modern-day figure worthy of the ancient sagas.” “The official publication of Vargsmål would only come about years after it was written. With Varg’s front-page notoriety there were certain publishers interested in releasing the book, obviously figuring to make a quick buck on the sensationalism that could be generated, but it appears that most backed out when they had a chance to review the actual contents. In addition to mythological commentary, the book brims with volatile statements and racial, anti-Christian, nationalist rhetoric.”

I would like to find a woman to live with in peace and quiet, far away from the world’s problems, but I cannot. It is my duty to sacrifice myself and my personal wishes for the benefit of my tribe.” He-he

Varg Vikernes serves the role of a pariah and heretic to Norwegians, similar on a number of levels to that of Charles Manson in America. Both profess a radical ideology at odds with, and at times unintelligible to the average citizen. Both insist they have done nothing wrong. Both espouse a revolutionary attitude, imbued with strong racial overtones. Both have become media bogeymen in their respective countries, and both knowingly contribute to their own mythicization. Both also understand well the inherent archetypal power of symbols and names—especially those they adopt for themselves.”

With his increasing nationalism, Vikernes has discovered his predecessor in Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian political leader who founded a collaborationist pro-German government in the midst of the Second World War. Quisling was tried and executed for treason shortly after the war’s end. As a result his name has entered international vernacular as a synonym for <traitor>. In Norway, that name is still anathema even today.” Quisling – That Inhabited Worlds Are To Be Found Outside of the Earth, and the Significance Thereof for Our View of Life, o manifesto deste idiota.

Norway’s conversion to Christianity, made possible by St. Olav’s death as a martyr at Stiklestad, was described by Jacobsen [dissidente do quislinguismo, ainda mais extremista] as the introduction of <something false and unnatural into our folk’s life>. It was therefore logical for him to condemn Quisling’s adoption of the St. Olav’s cross as the NS symbol, declaring that the party symbol itself was non-Nordic.”

He lamented not being able to legally register his own religious organization in Norway due to his criminal record. Toward this goal he has, however, formed the Norwegian Heathen Front, a loosely knit operation through which he will issue propaganda. The members of German Black Metal band Absurd, also currently behind bars, are involved with a branch of the organization in their country.” Além de ideólogos degenerados, péssimos músicos. Um absurdo, literalmente.

he plans to employ his philosophy on the nature of women as a basis for NHF strategy. His awareness of the woman’s role in revolutionary activities is not unlike that of Charles Manson before him, although Vikernes claims to have arrived at it from personal observation during his Black Metal period.”

A PSICOLOGIA INFANTO-JUVENIL DO FASCISMO: “The groundwork of the Black Metal scene is the will to be different from the masses.¹ That’s the main object. Also girls have a very important part in this, because they like mystical things and are attracted to people who are different, who have a mystique.² When a girl says <Look how cute he is> when she sees a picture of someone, her male friends will think <She likes him. If I look like him maybe she will like me as well.> They turn toward the person she admires.² The way to make Norway heathen is to go through the girls, because the males follow the girls.³” Varg

¹ Baudrillard diria: Coitado, ele ainda está preso às concepções socialistas-revolucionárias! As massas não são nada conceituável, ou são tudo, não há relação binária passível de ser feita entre massa e não-massa, não é simples assim. Não mais. Mas sendo a massa o advento inevitável do mundo moderno decadente, negar a massa como os neo-pagãos presumem, seria negar a vida, e não reafirmá-la, como pensam os Anti-Nazarenos.

² Gado demais. Boi ou vaca.

³ No Brasil atual isso seria mais condizente com tornar-se funkeiro. Mundial e macroscopicamente falando, talvez aderir ao k-pop.

Males aren’t extreme really. You find females are more to the left or more to the right than the males. Females are more communistic, more extremely Marxist-Leninist, or more extremely rightist than the males.”

In Oslo everybody fucks everybody in the scene. If one person gets a venereal disease, everyone does. The females I know in the Black Metal scene are not very intelligent, they are basically just whores. That’s a typical Oslo phenomenon.

The people I correspond with are not Black Metal girls at all. Some of them were, but they realized that I don’t like it and then they realized they didn’t really like it either. They were just doing it because they wanted to get in touch with certain people. The way to power is through the women. Hitler knew this as well. Women elected Hitler.”

O TRAPÉZIO DOS MÍMICOS: “Ironically, while Vikernes’s name is more or less synonymous with Black Metal, he takes great care to distance himself from that musical milieu. He even now claims the early Burzum releases—records regarded today as milestones of the genre—never were Black Metal music at all, instead classifying them as <standard, bad Heavy Metal>. He passionately distances himself from all forms of Rock and Roll, stressing that Rock’s roots in Afro-American culture make it alien to white people.”

Presently, Vikernes is no longer even permitted to listen to CDs. The only music he is currently allowed to experience must come via MTV—something which, in his case, might be considered a cruel and unusual form of punishment.”

Denied a musical outlet, Vikernes has focused his strong creative drive on writing. His output has encompassed political tracts, a book on mythology called Germansk Mytologi og Verdensanskuelse (Germanic Mythology and Worldview), and fiction, including a short novel. His fictional works can be compared to the infamous neo-Nazi novels Hunter and The Turner Diaries, in the sense that much of it functions as a dramatization of National Socialist rhetoric. Vikernes seems to be slightly more aware of his literary limitations than the late author of the aforementioned books, Dr. William Pierce (a former physics professor who became director of the American racialist political group the National Alliance), who makes his characters’ tender pillow-talk read like political sermonizing.”

In the early days of the Heathen Front, the organization’s mailing address was one and the same with Vikernes’s private P.O. box prison address. This would, of course, mean that any prospective members would have their letters read and, one presumes, registered by the authorities. And this actually strengthens the Heathen Front’s assertion that Vikernes is not the leader: it would be very hard for him to do an effective job of it. Whatever his official role may be, Vikernes certainly has left a strong mark on the Heathen Front. Its program was written by Vikernes, and this is a mix of rather orthodox National Socialist doctrine and neo-Heathen, anti-Christian ideas, along with some emphasis on environmentalism.” “The Allgermanische Heidnische Front [subdivisão do já irrelevante Heathen Front] and its subdivisions in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Iceland, Germany, and Sweden (with <affiliated subdivisions> in Russia, Finland, and the USA) are probably little more than Internet tigers. While the AHF’s policy of concentrating on producing web pages might be a bid to attract [“““]intellectually[”””] inclined youthful recruits rather than the streetfighters that make up much of the younger rank-and-file of other European National Socialist organizations, the focus on the Internet may have a more pragmatic motive.

One of the wonders of the Internet is that, in theory, a single person with a little know-how, a modem, and an acceptable computer can create web pages just as impressive as those of any huge organization. And, still theoretically, a loose group of e-mail correspondents across Europe can take on the appearance of a tremendously organized international network. In addition to its functioning as a political equalizer, the added attraction to all this is that Net know-how is mainly the field of younger people—exactly the sort the AHF has aboard. But while Vikernes’s network might theoretically consist of one teenage computer nerd per country, each still living in his parents’ house, such an estimation would probably be way off the mark. So how real is the AHF?” “whether the AHF will be noticed in the future probably depends most on if it can succeed at recruiting young Burzum fans (its most realistic recruitment base) into political activism—or at providing a conduit for them into more militant groups and scenes.” Cenário pouco auspicioso para a “organização”.

He also explains their recruiting strategy: <We don’t approach the great masses, but rather let individuals from the masses approach us instead. This is probably why so many see us as an ‘Internet project’ or as inactive and passive.> braço sueco

National-Socialists in Sweden are as much a minority as they are everywhere else, and young activists are likely to rub brown-shirted¹ shoulders with members of other groups in informal settings like concerts, meetings, and parties.”

¹ Essencialmente, <Juventude Hitlerista>, qualquer grupo paramilitar subversivo de extrema-direita – análogo aos camisas-negras para a Alemanha.

while the Third Reich was in some ways a modern welfare state (at least for those whose blood and ideology were in line with NS doctrines), Vikernes asserts that military veterans who are disabled in future wars for the greatness of Germania should commit suicide rather than be a burden on the resources of the Nation.”

SS

solo sangue Scandinavia

The journal Kulturorgan Skadinaujo appears to be the work of young students, some of whom have adopted an academic writing style. Though the fanzine-style musings that occasionally appear in its pages detract from its academic tone, the main reason why Skadinaujo seems doomed to fail as a scholarly venture is the fact that it reviews books like the pseudo-archaeology of Graham Hancock side by side with properly executed scholarly works. The end result is hardly something to show your professor.”

He has taken to interpreting the Old Norse texts as proof of—or at the very least circumstantial evidence for—contact between humans and extra-terrestrials in ancient times.”

And in the same way that Hymir sent all his trolls out to wreak revenge on Thor for having gone fishing and catching the Midgard Serpent in one of the most well-known of the Norse myths, a war was waged on Atlantis. After the conflict, the island sank into the ocean and the Aryans sought refuge on other continents, where they eventually mixed with lower races of men. The Atlantean Aryans only survived as a pure race in Northern Europe, where they can produce children like Vikernes: blonde, blue-eyed, and long-skulled.”

LIGANDO LÉ COM CRÉ E NO KIBE DANDO RÉ: “Thor had red hair, but all our ancestors had blonde hair prior to the degeneration of the Viking Age. [?] But the planet Jupiter is the colour of rust! [?] And Thor protected men against uncontrollable natural forces, just like Jupiter’s gravitation protects earth. […] Why does Thor have a belt of strength? Does not Jupiter have a ring around it? [??]”

The roots of Nazi preoccupation with flying saucers are complex, and date back to before the Second World War. Clear indications exist that the Third Reich had a program for developing flying saucers as part of its war machine.” Legal, salvou meu dia.

After the war, the UFO myth entered the subconscious of the West, with the rumored UFO crash at Roswell and alien abduction stories becoming standard features in modern folklore. And while many of the contemporary myths dramatized by the tremendously successful TV series The X-Files might seem fantastic, the strangest ideas are the ones that people actually seem to believe in.”

While the circumstances that led to the creation of the book [ufologia babaca envolvendo a tribo Africana dos Dogon!] are convoluted (as any arguments dealing with ancient astronauts invariably are), at the root of the mystery lie the writings of the French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, who did research on the Dogon in the 1930s. Twenty years later, the Frenchmen published their story of how the Dogon had revealed this astronomical knowledge about Sirius (Sigu Tolo in the native language) to them.

But other anthropologists who later visited the area have been unable to find the same astronomical knowledge circulating among the Dogon, and the most realistic hypotheses seem to be that the one Dogon informant who divulged the information to the two Frenchmen either learned his Sirius lore from earlier visitors (of the human variety), or indeed from Marcel Griaule himself, a keen astronomy fan who took along star-charts to help extract information. Either wittingly or unconsciously, the Dogon native might have had this knowledge transferred to him from his interviewer—or else Griaule overemphasized what was passed to him through his interpreter, thus finding exactly what he wanted to. Furthermore, many of the Dogon’s astronomical <facts> are just plain wrong.

In the world of the pop esotericism, however, the fact that claims are exposed as lackluster or even fraudulent often has little bearing on their continuing distribution via the myriad magazines and bookshops that cater to alternative ideas.”

Sitchin was first attracted to this peculiar field of research because he was puzzled by the Nefilim, who are mentioned in Genesis, 6. There, the Nefilim (also spelled Nephilim) are described as the sons of the gods who married the daughters of Man in the days before the great flood, the Deluge. The word Nefilim is often translated as <giants>, meaning that the Old Testament asserts there were days when giants walked upon the earth. If this sounds a bit like the occult narrative of Varg Vikernes, it only becomes more so when Sitchin claims that the correct and literal meaning of the word Nefilim is <those who have come down to earth from the heavens>. [eram filósofos: viviam com a cabeça nas nuvens!] Fallen angels procured the daughters of men as mates, which Sitchin takes to mean that the space-farers mixed their superior DNA with that of primitive mankind, leading to a quantum leap in human genetic and cultural evolution which spawned the blossoming Mesopotamian cultures.” Tão crível seria a hipótese de que caiu um meteorito radioativo na Terra e fez com que gorilas e chimpanzés entrassem em acelerada mutação – com mortalidade de virtuais 100%… Os escassos sobreviventes desta hecatombe ecológica, entretanto, viriam a ser Prometeus… Cof, cof.

IS THERE A SPECIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN NATIONAL-SOCIALISM AND UFOs?

DR. MICHAEL ROTHSTEIN [cético que estuda gente que acredita em OVNIs]: In certain ways, yes. Nazism has always had some kind of relation to the occult and certain Nazi groups (often outside the actual Nazi parties) have made a special point out of it. However, this really is fringe stuff [indie, marginal]. What is more interesting is the fact that UFOs on many occasions have been interpreted as devices developed by Nazi scientists, as German secret weapons. This is, I believe, more interesting than notions of clones of Hitler hiding under Antarctica in huge UFO-related facilities. Nazis are in many ways the demons of the modern world, at least most people find them disgusting and dangerous, and any association between the bewildering UFOs and these groups points to a certain understanding of UFOs as sinister or demonic.”

As long as people wish to believe, they will readily accept authorities that support their beliefs. The phenomenon is not that Von Däniken is able to persuade people of anything. The phenomenon is that people want Von Däniken to provide material for them to believe in. Furthermore, this is not in itself a <far-out> belief. Any belief in things out of the ordinary could be considered <far out>: God, for instance, or the Resurrection of Christ, flying yogis, whatever.”

As hinted by Rothstein, one of the most unusual marriages of UFO lore and National Socialism is the idea that the Third Reich is alive and well under the Antarctic ice-cap, keeping watch over the world by means of its flying saucers and waiting for the day to return and free the world from Zionist bankers, communists, and other enemies of the Aryan race.” “The most eloquent spiritual representative of such ideas in the present day is the Chilean dignitary and author Miguel Serrano [1917-2009], a former diplomat (to India, Yugoslavia and Austria) who counted both Carl Jung and Herman Hesse [curiosamente, anti-nazi notório – autor da novela Steppenwolf] among his circle of friends.” Serrano – C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse: A Record of Two Friendships (1965) (original: El círculo hermético, de Hesse a Jung)

Mattias Gardell is a lecturer in religious anthropology at the University of Stockholm. He has studied radical religions extensively, and is the author of a book on the Nation of Islam, Countdown to Armageddon. His latest research project has involved a year of travelling around North America and interviewing figures involved in the neo-Nazi and Ásatru movements, two milieus that sometimes overlap—and especially so in the case of Varg Vikernes.”

Such ideas of blood as a carrier of hereditary information are common in Nazi circles, and can in some way be compared to Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious.”

Their law of the strong scorns pity as a four-letter word; they await the day it is banished from the dictionaries. They despise doctrines of humility. Christ’s Sermon on the Mount is even worse poison to their ears. War is their ideal, and they romanticize the grim glory of older epochs where it was a fact of life. Where is the source for such a river of animosity and primal urges? Did torrents of hatred arise simply from the amplification of a phonograph needle vibrating through the spiralled grooves of a Venom album? Is Black Metal music possessed of the inherent power to impregnate destructive messages into the minds of the impressionable, laying a fertile seed destined to sprout into deed? To an enlightened mind it would seem unlikely.”

After reading a number of similar texts by Varg Vikernes, the Austrian artist and occult researcher named Kadmon was inspired to investigate in detail what enigmatic connections might exist between the phenomena of modern Black Metal and the ancient myths of the Oskorei. The Oskorei is the Norse name for the legion of dead souls who are witnessed flying, en masse, across the night sky on certain occasions. They are rumored to sometimes swoop down from the dark heavens and whisk a living person away with them. This army of the dead is often led by Odin or another of the heathen deities. Throughout the centuries, there are many reports from people who claim to have experienced the terrifying phenomenon—they attest to having seen and heard the Oskorei with their own eyes and ears. The tales of the Oskorei also refer to real-life folk customs which were still prevalent a few hundred years ago in rural parts of Northern Europe.” “noise, corpse-paint, ghoulish appearances, the adoption of pseudonyms, high-pitched singing, and even arson.”

In German folklore, stories of the Oskorei correspond directly to the Wild Hunt, also termed Wotan’s Host. Wotan (alternately spelled Wodan) is the continental German title for Odin, Varg Vikernes’s <patron deity>”

Gyldendal’s Store Norske Leksikon (The Large Norse Encyclopedia)

O SATÃ DE VIKERNES É O JUDEU ERRANTE: “There were often fights and killings at those places Oskoreia stopped. They could drink the yule ale and eat the food, but also carry people away if they were out in the dark. One could protect against the ride by gesturing in the shape of a cross or by throwing oneself to the ground with the arms stretched out like a cross. The best way was to place a cross above all the doors. Steel above the stalls was effective as well. The Oskorei was probably regarded as a riding company of dead people, perhaps those who deserved neither Heaven nor Hell.”

the cover of Bathory’s first <Viking> album, Blood Fire Death (1988), features a haunting depiction of the Oskorei in action. The remarkable development is how so many of the minute details of the legends would inadvertently or coincidentally resurface in unique traits of the Norwegian Black Metal adherents. This behavior had already become prominent years before the scene acquired its current attraction toward Nordic mythological themes, and before Vikernes ever began writing commentaries on such topics.”

Many of the <Satanic> bands even evince a strong fascination for native folklore and tradition, seeing them as vital allegories which represent primal energies within man. This type of viewpoint is expressed well by Erik Lancelot of the band Ulver:

<The theme of Ulver has always been the exploration of the dark sides of Norwegian folklore, which is strongly tied to the close relationship our ancestors

had to the forests, mountains, and sea. The dark side of our folklore therefore has a different outlook from the traditional Satanism using cosmic symbolism from Hebraic mythology, but the essence remains the same: the ‘demons’ represent the violent, ruthless forces feared and disclaimed by ordinary men, but without whom the world would lose the impetus which is the fundamental basis of evolution.>”

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IMAGEM 2. Extraído dum livro de lendas

Ler Two Essays on Analytical Psychology do Jung: “There are present in every individual, besides his personal memories, the great <primordial> images, as Jacob Burckhardt once aptly called them, the inherited powers of human imagination as it was from time immemorial. The fact of this inheritance explains the truly amazing phenomena that certain motifs from myths and legends repeat themselves […] It also explains why it is that our mental patients can reproduce exactly the same images and associations that are known to us from the old texts.”

Kadmon also points out a few strong contrasts between the rural folklore and Black Metal, which he sees as an urban phenomena. He is not entirely correct in this assertion, however, as many of the Norwegian Black Metal musicians do not come [from] cities such as Oslo, Bergen, or Trondheim, but live in small villages in the countryside. And Varg Vikernes, too, is proud to make the distinction that he is originally from a rural area some distance outside of Bergen, rather than the city itself. Further examples can be found with the members of Emperor, Enslaved, and a number of other bands.”

Besides Bathory, one other early Scandinavian Metal band had also extolled the religion and lifestyle of the Vikings in their music, a group from the ‘80s called Heavy Load. Possibly they also inspired some of the kids later involved in Black Metal, and indeed they have been mentioned with appreciation by some close to the scene, like Metalion.”

The group Immortal even went so far as to make a professional video clip with every band member shirtless in the midst of a freezing winter snowscape, furiously playing one of their songs. A video for the Burzum song Darkness goes much further, leaving out any human traces whatsoever—the entire 8:00 clip is based on images of runic stone carvings, over which shots flash of rushing storm clouds, sunsets, rocks, and woods. Co-directed by Vikernes from prison via written instructions, the result is impressively evocative despite the absence of any storyline or drama.”

POUCO IMANENTE VOCÊ, NÃO É, DISCÍPULO EX-QUERIDINHO DE FREUD? “According to Carl Jung, it is not always modern man who actively seeks to consciously revive a pre-Christian worldview, but rather he may become involuntarily possessed by the archetypes of the gods in question. In March, 1936, Jung published a remarkable essay in the Neue Schweizer Rundschau, which remains highly controversial to the present day. Originally written only a few years after the National-Socialists came to power in Germany, it is entitled Wotan.

Jung states in no uncertain terms his conviction that the Nazi movement is a result of <possession> by the god Wotan on a massive scale. He traces elements of the heathen revival back to various German writers, Nietzsche especially, who he feels were <seized> by Wotan and became transmitters for aspects of the god’s archetypal nature. He states, <It is curious, to say the least of it […] that an old god of storm and frenzy, the long quiescent Wotan, should awake, like an extinct volcano, to a new activity, in a country that had long been supposed to have outgrown the Middle Ages.>

Jung would some years later reveal his conviction [not proofs, like Moro] that both Nietzsche and he himself had experienced personal visits [Jung estuprado na infância?] in their dreams from the ghostly procession of the <Wild Hunt>, the German equivalent of the Oskorei.”

In Norway and Sweden there has also been growing general interest in the indigenous religion of their forefathers, to the point that at least one heathen group, Draupnir, has been recognized as a legitimate religious organization by the Norwegian government. Along with them, other Ásatrú organizations such as Bifrost also hold regular gatherings where they offer blot, or symbolic sacrifice, to the deities of old.

There is absolutely no specific connection between these Nordic religious practitioners and the Black Metal scene. In fact, public assumptions that such a link would exist have been a severe liability to these groups. Dispelling negative public impressions of their religion is made considerably more difficult with characters like Vikernes speaking so frequently of his own heathen beliefs to the press.”

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IMAGEM 3. Franz von Stuck, A caçada selvagem

O TRÁGICO ATRASADOR DA REASCENSÃO MITOLÓGICA: “Vikernes’s extreme and bloody interpretation of indigenous Norse religion is just as problematic to the neo-heathen groups as was his flaming-stave-church and brimstone variety of Satanism a few years earlier to organizations like the Church of Satan. When contemporary figures sought to revive the old religion of Northern Europe, they had not intended to bring back uncontrollable barbarism and lawlessness with it.”

There is another obscure old fable of the Oskorei, where they fetch a dead man up from the ground, rather than their usual choice of someone among the living. It was collected by Kjetil A. Flatin in the book Tussar og trolldom (Goblins and Witchcraft) in 1930. If the folkloristic and heathen impulses of Norwegian Black Metal are in fact some untempered form of resurgent atavism, then this short tale is even more surprising in its ominously allegorical portents of events to come over 60 years later with Grishnackh, Euronymous, and the fiery deeds that swirled around them”

Originally bestowed with Kristian for his first name, Vikernes found this increasingly intolerable in his late teenage years. When he first introduced himself to the Black Metal scene it was still his forename. Sometime in 1991–92 he legally changed his name to Varg. His choice of a new title is curious in light of the actions he would later commit, and the legend that would surround him—although he claims to have adopted it mainly for its common meaning of <wolf>. If one understands the etymology and usage of the word varg in the various ancient Germanic cultures (and there is no evidence that Vikernes did at the time of his name change), his decision becomes downright ominous.

A fascinating dissertation exists entitled Wargus, Vargr—‘Criminal’ ‘Wolf’: A Linguistic and Legal Historical Investigation by Michael Jacoby, published in Uppsala, Sweden, but written in German. It is a highly detailed, heavily referenced exploration of the Germanic word Warg, or vargr in Norse.”

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The designation was used in the oldest written laws of Northern Europe, often with a prefix to add a specific legal meaning, such as gorvargher (cattle thief) or morthvargr (killer).”

another ancient Germanic legal text, the Salic Law, which states: <If any one shall have dug up or despoiled an already buried corpse, let him be a varg.> Hehehe

LICANTROPIA ETIMOLOGIZADA E SOCIOLOGIZADA

Vargr is the same as u-argr, restless; argr being the same as the Anglo-Saxon earg. Vargr had its double signification in Norse. It signified a wolf, and also a godless man. […] The Anglo Saxons regarded him as an evil man: wearg, a scoundrel; Gothic vargs, a fiend. […] the ancient Norman laws said of the criminals condemned to outlawry for certain offenses, Wargus esto: be an outlaw! (be a varg!) […] among the Anglo Saxons an utlagh, or out-law, was said to have the head of a wolf. If then the term vargr was applied at one time to a wolf, at another to an outlaw who lived the life of a wild beast, away from the haunts of men—<he shall be driven away as a wolf, and chased so far as men chase wolves farthest,> was the legal form of sentence—it is certainly no matter of wonder that stories of outlaws should have become surrounded with mythical accounts of their transformation into wolves.” “As can be seen from the Baring-Gould quote above, the wolf connotation of the term later became associated with werewolves, and in certain sources the Devil himself is referred to as a werewolf. However, this negative outlook on wolves appears to surface after the onset of the Christian period of Europe; the pre-Christian heathens had a quite different perception. “A number of Black Metal bands display a fascination for the wolf. The most obvious example is Ulver, whose name itself means wolves in Norwegian.”

The wolf lives in the forest, symbol of the demonic world outside the control of human civilization, and serves thus as a link between the demonic and the cultural, chaos and order, light and dark, subconscious and conscious. Still I do not by this mean to say that the wolf represents the balance point between good and evil—rather he is the promoter of <evil> in a culture which has focused too much on the light side and disowned the animalistic. He symbolizes the forces which human civilization does not like to recognize, and is therefore looked upon with suspicion and awe.” E. Lancelot

In the older Viking times, wolves were totem animals for certain cults of warriors, the Berserkers. A specific group is mentioned in the sagas, the Ulfhethnar or <wolf-coats>, who donned the skin of wolves. Baring-Gould recounts the behavior of the Berserks who, wearing these special vestments, reached an altered state of consciousness:

<They acquired superhuman force […] No sword would wound them, no fire burn them, a club alone could destroy them, by breaking their bones, or crushing their skulls. Their eyes glared as though a flame burned in the sockets, they ground their teeth, and frothed at the mouth; they gnawed at their shield rims, and are said to have sometimes bitten them through, and as they rushed into conflict they yelped as dogs or howled as wolves.>”

Wolves are sacred to Odin, the <Allfather>, who is usually accompanied by his own two wolf-elementals, Geri and Freki. Many Germanic personal first names can be traced back to another root word for wolf, ulv or ulf, so this was clearly not an ignoble or derisive connotation, except in its varg form.” “In the old sagas Odin is bestowed with myriad names and titles, some of which include Herjan (War God), Yggr (the Terrible One), Bölverkr, (The Evil Doer), Boleyg (Fiery Eyed), and Grímnir (the Masked One).”

It happens that he betrays his believers and his protégés, and he sometimes seems to take pleasure in sowing the seeds of fatal discord..” Georges Dumézil

In her essay on the word Warg, Mary Gerstein also discusses comparative symbolism between Odin, who hung on the world tree Yggdrasil for 9 nights in order to gain wisdom, and Christ, who was hung on the cross as an outlaw [3 days], only to be reborn as an empowered heavenly deity. Vikernes, despite his heathenism, has in certain respects set himself up as both avatar and Christ-like martyr for his cause, willing to suffer in prison for his sacrifice.”

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GIMME THE HARP: “Odin is the embodiment of every form of frenzy, from the insane bloodlust that characterized the werewolf warriors who dedicated themselves to him, to erotic and poetic madness.” Não leia senhor dos anéis demaaais…

Odin’s hall is easy to recognize: a varg hangs before the western door, an eagle droops above.”

the renunciation oath which was enforced under Boniface among the Saxons and Thuringians, who were ordered to repeat: <I forsake all the Devil’s works and words, and Thunær (Thor) and Woden (Odin) and Saxnôt (the tribal deity of the Saxons) and all the monsters who are their companions.>”

In my town all they do is have their cars and they drive up and down the one main street. They have nothing else to do—it’s a kind of competition for who has the finest car and the loudest stereo. They basically live in their cars. Those who are younger, who don’t have a car—they sit at the side of the road and look at the cars. Their lives are extremely boring, and I can see that some people want more out of existence, they want to have their own personality and expression which makes it impossible to be associated with all those meaningless humans who walk around everywhere.” Isahn

It started up with the whole <anti-LaVey> attitude that was common within the scene, because his form of Satanism is very humane. No one wanted a humane Satanism” “When LaVey says that the simplest housewife can be a Satanist, which it seems like he does in the Satanic Bible, I guess some were terrified that he had views that would take the special thing they had away from them.” “Many people did not laugh; they were very serious all the time. Nothing should be <good>. Everybody was very grim looking. Everyone wanted to be like that, and I guess there are some who are that way still.” “Of course you were affected by the whole atmosphere, that you don’t sit and laugh in this Helvete place, and you have respect for the known figures in the scene, and were careful what to say to Euronymous in the beginning, before you got to know him.”

Normal people assume, <Oh, people into Black Metal must have had a terrible childhood and have been molested. They’re weak and come from terrible backgrounds.> But as far as I’m concerned, many people I know in the scene actually come from good families, non-religious families, and had a great childhood with very nice parents and no pressure at all. Quite wealthy families, really.”

LÁ VEM O SATANISTA: “Sometimes I think it would be great to be more anonymous—it’s a small town that I live in, everyone knows who I am. People look at me even though I don’t dress particularly extremely, just because everybody knows what I am. Also with where I work, people are very skeptical towards me, and sometimes it would be easier if no one knew.”

The essence of Black Metal is Heavy Metal culture, not Satanic philosophy. Just look at our audience. The average Black Metal record buyer is a stereotypical loser: a good-for-nothing who was teased as a child, got bad grades at school, lives on social welfare and seeks compensation for his inferiority complexes and lack of identity by feeling part of an exclusive gang of outcasts uniting against a society which has turned them down. And with Heavy Metal as a cultural and intellectual foundation, these dependents on social altruism proclaim themselves the <elite>! Hah!” E. Lancelot

MANIFESTUM UNIVERSALIS: “The Satanist is an observer of society—to him, the world is like a stage, in relation to which he chooses sometimes to be a spectator, other times a participant, according to his will. He can watch from the outside and laugh, cry, sigh, or applaud depending on the effect the scenery has on his emotions; or he can throw himself into the game for the thrill; but his nature is always that of the watcher, the artist. He is not overly concerned with changing society, for his commitment to humanity is minimal.”

An appropriate example of how such futile aspirations may end is the case of Varg Vikernes: a neo-Viking martyr. A prophet of the ego who paradoxically enough chose to be the Jesus of his ideals, and now must suffer for it behind the walls of spleen. I have much respect for this man’s conviction and courage, but not his sense of reality.” Garm

I think many of them have grown up with the Bible and phone book as the only books in the house.” Simen Midgaard, jornalista free-lancer e ocultista, líder do grupo Ordo Templi Orientis. “The O.T.O. is established in Norway, unlike the Church of Satan, Temple of Set, or other real Satanic organizations.”

if they are going to get rid of Judeo-Christianity, they will have to get rid of Satan as well, as a matter of fact. He is a sort of Trotsky in the revolution”

I’m rather indifferent to the State Church. I’m not indifferent to these terrible small sects who teach their people with fear from the day they are able to talk [essas pulgas de rodoviária!]. I support any revolt, however strong it is, against that kind of Christianity because I think it makes people into neurotics. It should be forbidden by law because they torture their own children.”

O BRASIL TEM O SATANISMO MAIS MADURO (O CARNAVALESCO – A LUBRICIDADE DA CARNE): “Satanism in Norway has become strong because it’s a despotic form of Satanism, but that is also why it’s going to fade so fast—because people are not able to live like that for a very long period of time.” Pål Mathiesen, teólogo cristão

The Satanists say—to put it brutally—that we are animals. The animal culture is the most important one, and we are losing that part of us. This is broad in the culture today, with the “wild women,” etc., this whole thing of going back to nature. Being part of nature instead of spirit or morals is very strong now.”

That struck me when I was talking to Ihsahn, the symbols he was using of 3,000 or 4,000-year-old Eastern religions, and at the same to say that it’s only Norway for me and only the Nordic religion that counts. It’s not rational on that point at all. It doesn’t relate to history as something rational—you just use it.”

I think Vikernes has been analyzing our times and thinking, what can we do to achieve something? But I also think that over the years he will find out that for us to go back to the heathen religion is very, very unrealistic. It’s not going to happen if you look at the religious aspect of it. We’re not going to go back to that kind of religious ritual. That is not going to happen.”

If you are declared a Satanist or Nazi in Norway, then you are that for the rest of your life, there’s not a question about it. You will be condemned for the rest of your life. I hate that aspect of our culture, I really think it’s a bad thing, because if we don’t have an opening for forgiveness it becomes very alien to me.”

I think in society when something like that happens it’s a very good opportunity for the media. They like it because they can start a lasting soap opera with strong characters, and these Satanic groups. The media embraced it to a certain extent, and made it really big in Norway. Of course it was big, but I would say that the media capitalized on it, because it was something extreme, new, and specifically Norwegian. For them to sell newspapers, they treat it as extremely as possible. Very early on the media started to define them as total extremists, the same way they might look upon the neo-Nazi movement. They defined them as that right away; then they had them there and they can look upon them like animals doing strange things, and they can report it like something that is very different from the rest of our society.”

This is something that’s important—individualism in Norway has been held down. That has happened. If you are different in school, or very good for example, or very intelligent, that becomes a problem for you. We don’t accept people with exceptional gifts or anything like that. In England or the US, you have schools for these kind of youngsters, you send them somewhere else, and say, <You are different, go over there>. We don’t have that. Everything is supposed to fit in, in a classroom of 25 or 30 people. If you are too weak or too healthy, or if you’re too good, you’re supposed to shut up. It’s mediocrity.” “We have a very special relationship to nature, a very close one. And during the Christian period this thing with nature has been suppressed—nature is not good, nature is <evil>, so to speak. Norwegians interact with nature and are very closely connected to it, just due to the way the country itself is formed.”

They’ve spent fifty years after the war bringing down Christianity, and for the first time they’re saying now that we need more Christianity in the schools. It shows the times have changed. Maybe we have become conscious to some extent about the Christian culture when people start to burn down our churches—maybe, you can’t rule that out.”

Asbjørn Dyrendal is a Research Fellow at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University in Oslo. He has been primarily researching the new and emergent religions, especially Wicca.”

There you had a lot of young people who wanted to be Satanists. Where could they hear about what you do when you’re a Satanist? They had to get it through the media and Christian sources. They got the myths, and they tried as best as they could, by their rather modest means, to live up to them. You can see that in the early interviews with Varg Vikernes. There were situations where the journalists were trying to see this in light of the stories supplied by Kobbhaug [policial que fantasiava sobre <sacrifícios de bebês>], and where Vikernes played the appropriate role. He was hinting that many people disappear each year, that these might have been killed, and then said that he cannot comment on who was doing the killings. When asked if he has killed anyone: I can’t talk about that. He was building up to get the question of whether he had killed anyone, and then denying it in a manner which implied the opposite.” Dyrendal

Vikernes was very fond of telling people that he read LaVey and Crowley. However, what he has come out with in interviews indicates that he hasn’t understood it all very well.”

WAIT & BLEED: “If you are an adolescent, you are in a period of your life where it is impossible for you to exert influence upon your surroundings. Being able to hate and feel strong can be very liberating. This is much of the same power that lay in other forms of Metal and in Punk.” “It has passed the point where people point at you and laugh, and reached the point where people shy away from you.”

Almost every form of shocking behavior will only make your parents say, <Well, we did that when we were young too>. So, to get a shock effect, you have to go much further in your symbolism. Personally, I think these explanations are a bit simplistic.”

I am of the opinion that most people see Vikernes as a rather pathetic figure—

someone with delusions of grandeur who is only able to function within this self-created image.”

The myth of the outwardly respectable, even upstanding, citizens that go out at night to do terrible things to children has been around for thousands of years and has been levelled at Christians, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, heretics, Freemasons, and lots of other groups. It was then recycled by horror writers, who fictionalized the material. It now seems to be influencing reality again. One account of <ritual abuse> I have read seems to have been lifted directly from Rosemary’s Baby, one of the great horror classics.”

There have only been a handful of Metal groups with direct ties to LaVey’s church over the years (King Diamond being one of the more outspoken), although in recent times this has begun to change. LaVey was himself a musician, specializing in lost or obscure songs of ages past, but he often mentioned a personal distaste for Rock and other modern music in interviews. This might have alienated some musicians—who otherwise exemplify LaVey’s philosophy—from any public allegiance with the Church of Satan. In reality, LaVey understood fully why a genre like Black Metal has appeal for youth, though he may not had have much interest in the cacophony of the music itself.” “The Black Metalers are also quite mistaken if they believe LaVey is merely a humanist. Even a cursory study of LaVey’s actual writings will uncover his unabashed misanthropy and derisive scorn for the follies of humankind.”

A lot of people had tried to give it exposure, as Devil’s advocates—writers like Twain and Nietzsche—but none had codified it as a religion, a belief system.” LaVey

In the case of the Nine Satanic Statements, it took me twenty minutes to write them out. I was listening to Chopin being played in the next room and I was so moved I just wrote them out on a pad of paper lying next to me. The crux of the philosophy of Satanism can be found in the Satanic Rules of the Earth, Pentagonal Revisionism, and the Nine Satanic Sins, of which of course <stupidity> is tantamount, closely followed by <pretentiousness>. Often pretentiousness comes in the form of so-called <independent thinkers> that have a knee-jerk reaction [reação reflexa, instantânea] to any association with us.” Não compreendo o sentido exato.

It sounds like there’s a lot of stupid people in Norway too, like any country.” “We get more mail from Russia than ever, now that the Soviet Union is gone. They’ve been under atheist control for so long and the new religious <freedom> is pushing bullshit they can’t swallow. They almost yearn for the good old days of Soviet atheism…”

A lot of them are kids and they like the name Satan just as they might be attracted to a swastika and the colors red and black.” “Now, if a representative of the Church of Satan had just one entire hour on national TV to say what we want to say, Christianity would be finished.”

The anti-Christian strength of National-Socialist Germany is part of the appeal to Satanists—the drama, the lighting, the choreography with which they moved millions of people. However, the Satanic attitude is that people should be judged by their own merit—in every race there are leaders and followers. Satanists are the <Others>, who will push the pendulum in the direction it needs to go to reset the balance—depending on circumstances, this could be toward fascism or in the opposite direction. Satanism is a very brutal, realistic way of looking at things sometimes.” Barton, boqueteiro (assessor, amante, secretário, sei lá!) oficial de LaVey – verde a cor do nojo

How can someone say I don’t like Rock and Roll? It’s never been defined. There’s so much that’s fallen under that general heading, but I guess it then evolved into what we have now, which I’ve described as being like a linear metronome, i.e., music without music. They’ve just run out of ideas, really.” Continua ouvindo seu Chopin no Inferno, velhote.

kids who don’t know anything besides Rock music can still gain strength and motivation from Black Metal, Death Metal, and so forth.” Enough to found a new “religion”.

…And then you have to get a job! That’s no market place for 2 (or 20, whatever) LaFEIs…

O SEGUNDO VARG É MAIS ESPERTO: “The biggest success story in Norwegian Black Metal—measured in chart positions, magazine coverage, and gaudy magazine posters—is Dimmu Borgir, a band which boasts of six-figure CD sales on the German label Nuclear Blast. Dimmu Borgir were not part of the initial waves of Norwegian Black Metal, and therefore they have neither blood nor soot on their hands. But they have been very adept at capitalizing on the shocking image of their predecessors in the genre, while at the same time carefully distancing themselves from the worst excesses so as not to lose record sales or gigs. A typical example can be seen in the promo pictures of Dimmu Borgir engaging in the mock sacrifice of a virgin —pictures that were produced in versions ranging from <softcore> (less gore) to <hardcore> (very bloody), so that different media could pick the version most suited to their audience. In other words, it seemed as if Dimmu Borgir wanted to be provocative enough to make the kids think they were cool, but not so provocative that the kids couldn’t get their parents to buy them the album for Christmas.”

Two or three years ago it was on the verge of becoming really, really big, and the international press was interested in Black Metal. If there had been more bands like Dimmu Borgir and The Kovenant that could have made it big in the mainstream, Black Metal could have been another example of an underground that stepped up to the major league. But strong forces in the scene suddenly became very introverted and reverted to an older, harder style of Black Metal.” AsbjØrn Slettemark

There is a handful of bands that sell well, about 10,000 to 20,000 copies of each release. But sales figures are hard to confirm, because labels tend to exaggerate; and on the other hand, many of the retailers for Black Metal records don’t register their sales.”

It is my impression that Nuclear Blast realized their stable of Death Metal and Speed Metal artists were starting to lag behind. It seems to me like they picked Dimmu Borgir more or less by chance, because the records that got them the contract weren’t really that special. But Dimmu Borgir were still developing as a band, and they were willing to do the image and magazine poster thing. It wouldn’t be possible to sell a more established band like Mayhem or Darkthrone the same way. I guess Dimmu Borgir have the good old Pop Star ambition, the standing in front of the mirror singing into the toothbrush thing.”

Compared to the multinational record companies, Nuclear Blast Records is like a hot dog stand. But the German label has its home base in the world’s biggest market for heavy metal, and is serious enough to have an American distribution deal with Warner Records. And Nuclear Blast know how to <move units>, in record business parlance. The Marketing Director of Nuclear Blast, Yorck Eysel, says Dimmu Borgir has sold 150,000 copies of their last album and 400,000 discs in all during the time they have been with his label. These numbers are repeated like a mantra by everyone that works with the band, but should be taken with a pinch of salt, as exaggerating sales figures is the oldest trick in the book for vinyl and CD pushers. They know that it is easier to sell you a record that has been in the charts than one which has only been coveted by a few obsessive collectors. Even if the sales figures might be inflated, Dimmu Borgir has sold an impressive amount of records, and Eysel thinks that is due to the band’s merit.”

Interestingly, during Varg Vikernes’s trial a Burzum album was reviewed in the news section of Dagbladet, one of Norway’s most important tabloids; this was at a time when his band was being treated with contempt [even] by the Rock [specialized] press.” “Pop music there generally has been difficult to export and the Metal bands regularly outsell the <commercial> Norwegian bands”

Sigurd Wongraven of Satyricon, who had earlier starred in a Rock Furore exposé about racism in Black Metal, later received the full Rock star treatment in mainstream tabloid Dagbladet for a 2-page article which focused on the fact that Wongraven liked Italian designer clothes. Black Metal had become popular enough, and house-trained enough, for the mainstream press to dispense with the barge pole when touching it, even if the specters of racism and satanism still surfaced often enough to make the bands seem somewhat scary.”

Ketil Sveen, a co-founder of the record label and distributor Voices of Wonder, was one of the first people to sell Norwegian Black Metal records on a bigger scale. He ended his cooperation with Burzum after Varg Vikernes stated that he was a National-Socialist. Today there is a racism clause in the contracts which prospective artists have to sign in order to work with Voices of Wonder.”

We sell Black Metal in 25 countries—there’s not a lot of other music that we get out to so many.” Sveen

BURZUM_lighter

IMAGEM 4. Igreja de Fantoft em brasa e logotipo da banda de Vikernes num isqueiro promocional da Voices of Wonder. “I’ve done a few stupid things in my life, and that lighter was one of the stupidest. In my defense I want to say that none of us suspected Vikernes had really done anything like that. We figured that if he was crazy enough to torch a church he would not be crazy enough to go around bragging about it.” Sveen

Welcome to the world of German Black Metal. Less well known than its Norwegian counterpart, the German scene remains genuinely underground, an obscure exit off the darkened Autobahn of extreme Rock. That changed briefly following the night of April 29, 1993, however, when the members of the Black Metal band [arguably] Absurd followed the example set by Bård Eithun and Varg Vikernes and replaced thought with crime.”

Lianne von Billerbeck & Frank Nordhausen – Satanskinder (Satan’s Children: The murder case of Sandro B., 1994)

Such curiosities were difficult to satisfy until the Wall fell in 1989 and East Germany was opened to the West. At this point previously forbidden or impossible-to-obtain records and videos steadily came within reach. The three 17-year-olds Hendrik Möbus, Sebastian Schauscheill, and Andreas Kirchner began to draw attention to themselves with their Satanic obsessions and penchant for Black Metal. They were antagonized for their interests by many of the other kids in town—both left-wing punks and right-wing skinheads [curiosamente, o som da banda é nazi, sobre guitarras punks estéreis] —but developed a group of admirers among the local schoolgirls.” “At a certain point in 1992, a younger student, a 14-year-old named Sandro, also developed a fascination for the members of this sinister band and their associates.” “Widely disliked due to his irritating manners, he had almost no real friends. He quickly began to adopt the style and interests of the satanists and desperately tried to ingratiate himself into their circle. He would ask to attend band rehearsals and began corresponding with them and the others in the clique [panela] around Absurd. Satanskinder describes a peculiar <letter writing culture> that thrived among all of these youths.” “Heated arguments also took place there between them and members of the Christian Youth Club, which met regularly at the Center as well.”

Together with a young girl named Rita, Sandro began to plot actions against Sebastian and Hendrik, hoping to make a mockery of them in Sondershausen.” “He was also aware of an ongoing affair between Sebastian and an older married woman named Heidegrit Goldhardt, now pregnant with Sebastian’s child.” “Sebastian’s romantic relationship with Heidegrit, who oddly enough was an evangelical Christian schoolteacher, had produced some unexpected results. He had joined in with her pet projects for environmentalism and animal rights, and now spent time writing polemical letters to the newspapers about such issues.” “Absurd no longer rehearsed at the Youth Center, but had moved their equipment to a small cottage built by Hendrik’s father in the nearby woods. Through the guise of a female friend, Juliane, a letter was sent to Sandro in which she confided her hatred of Absurd. She asked Sandro to meet her one evening at the Rondell, a WW1 memorial in the forest above the town, in order to discuss how she could contribute to Sandro’s campaign against the satanists.” “Juliane didn’t appear, but the members of Absurd did instead. Sandro must have been confused, but dismissed any idea that he had been set up. They then somehow convinced him to accompany them elsewhere so that they could all discuss an important matter.” “Suddenly Andreas grabbed an electrical cord and wrapped it around Sandro’s neck. A struggle ensued, Sandro tried to scream for help. At this point, Hendrik is alleged to have pulled a knife and cut Sandro. They tied his hands behind his back. Sandro begged to be let free, promising to never speak about anything that had just happened. They could even have his life savings—500 German Marks (approximately $325). The boys considered the idea of letting him go free in the woods, but feared he would not keep his promise of silence about the abduction, especially now that he had been wounded.” “On May 1st [2 dias depois] the three members of Absurd returned to the scene of the crime and dragged Sandro’s corpse, wrapped in a blanket, to a nearby excavation pit, where they quickly buried him.” “Sebastian related a strange personal anecdote: about 6 months before the murder he heard a voice in his head. It was difficult to understand; he thought it uttered the nonsensical phrase <Küster Maier>. Later he decided it probably must have said <töte Beyer> (Kill Beyer!).” “The story detailed above follows the chronology presented in Satanskinder, although the book embellishes it with endless psychological speculation. The descriptions of the authors are based entirely on comments by disgruntled ex-friends and hangers-on who had interacted with the killers, since the latter refused to speak to them. The picture painted is one of an outsider group of youths whose fantasies got the best of them.”

We used to listen to British and German Punk Rock, British Oi, as well as Thrash Metal (Slayer, Destruction, Sodom, Morbid Angel, Possessed).” Hendrik

mostly we obtained Polish or Hungarian bootlegs, or recorded stuff from the West German radio.” “I guess it was just a question of time before we became aware of splendid bands like Deicide, Beherit, Sarcófago, Bathory, Mayhem, and Darkthrone…”

Before he <moved to the beyond>, Øystein Aarseth wanted to sign Absurd to Deathlike Silence, since our Death from the Forest demo appealed to him quite a bit.”

ABSURD HAS CALLED ITSELF <LUCIFERIAN PAGANS>…

You can use the terms <Luciferian>, <Promethean>, and <Faustian> to describe one and the same principle: reaching out toward a higher stage of existence and awareness by facing and overcoming the limiting circumstances. That is the trail we are on. However, a <Luciferian will> on its own would fall into hedonism and egomania. For that reason we need heathenism; on the one hand for expression of free will, but also for its channeling toward the greater good. In other words, a person of this sort should not operate only according to self-interest, but rather should serve his ethnic community and be the <light bringer> for it.

What we didn’t know, and only first learned from the court record, was that Sandro was bisexual. With a likelihood bordering on certainty, Sandro had fallen in love with Sebastian. That is also not astonishing, as in those days Sebastian had a certain <sex appeal> among the youths.

So Sandro discovered the relationship between Sebastian and his lover, who was married and 8 years older, while Sebastian was also considered the leader of the local satanists. If this relationship were to become public—which did indeed happen after the arrests—then it would have caused a significant fuss in the small town of Sondershausen, the result being that the girl would have been expelled from her congregation.”

WHAT WERE YOU EACH FOUND GUILTY OF?

Due to our age of 17, they had to use the youth laws for punishment, which meant a maximum of ten years in detention, no matter if even for mass-murder. At the start of 1994 our trial took place, which was a giant media spectacle. Among other things, the court found us guilty of first degree murder, deprivation of liberty, threat and duress, and bodily injury. (…) Ironically, the section we were sentenced under is one of the few pieces of legislation that remains today from National-Socialist jurisprudence.

Besides the trashy book Satanskinder, at least 3 other books feature our case. However, this book is certainly wrong with its version (although several phrases sound familiar…), due to the fact we refused to cooperate. A TV-film has also been made based on the events in Sondershausen. We have become <Satan murderers> and <Children of Satan> for all time. One could laugh about these stories, which are eternally the same old thing, if only they hadn’t led to such dire consequences. Apart from the media’s self interest for an ongoing story, there are also circles of people that have utilized the media for engaging in personal conflicts with, for example, my parents. It has long since ceased to have anything to do with <discovering the truth> (if that ever had even played a role) or <informing the public>. It has to do with chicanery, with calculated slander. It can further be asserted in my case that I turn more and more into the archetype of the scapegoat. I am the modern Loki, whom the gods punished for their own sins.

Andreas was released a year before Sebastian and I. After getting reacquainted with the scene for a half-year (among other things, he attended a Mayhem reunion concert in Bischofswerda), he retreated completely back into his private life. He broke off all contacts, lives with his girlfriend, and has a good job. Even if I was unhappy about his <departure>, I nevertheless wish him all the best.

Sebastian has totally devoted himself to a folkish world of ideas. He is married and has made a small circle of friends and acquaintances in which he actually plays the same role as he once did in our clique in Sondershausen. In the meantime he has also recorded and released new Absurd material. In addition he sings with Halgadom, a joint project with the band Stahlgewitter who are friends of his. He has only a peripheral contact with the scene, a situation that has probably kept him out of the media’s sights. It is different with me, for I have always had and maintained numerous contacts in the scene. In addition, I worked at Darker Than Black Records, through which I naturally was in a more prominent situation than my two former accomplices. Since then the media has decided to put me in the stocks and clothe me as their new scapegoat. Because I also nurtured an association with nationalistically inclined people, I have been charged severely. Nobody was interested in the facts anymore, the only thing that counted was sensationalism.”

Beginning meagerly with hymns to demons discovered in Satanic horror films, the early demo cassettes of the band are low-fi chunks of adolescent noise, soaked with distortion and offering unintentionally humorous spoken introductions to the songs. Their music is more akin to ’60s garage Punk than some of the well-produced Black Metal of their contemporaries—but what they lacked by way of musical execution they were more than willing to make up for with the real-life execution of the sad figure of Sandro Beyer.” “If there is any clear spiritual mentor behind Absurd’s transformation over the years, it is Varg Vikernes. Varg himself seems to be aware of this, and smiles when talking of recent events inspired by what happened in Norway: <In Germany some churches have burned. And there are the Absurd guys, who have also turned neo-Nazi…>”

The long quotation Hendrik attributes to <Herr Wolf> at the end of the interview is in actuality the words of Adolph Hitler, speaking of the new prototype of hardened, pitiless youth which Nazi Germany would produce.”

WHITEWASHED CARBON COPY: “Such sentiments would make Varg Vikernes proud. Absurd’s own tiny record label, Burznazg, takes its name from a term Varg once planned to use for his own operations, and the most infamous criminal in Norway was surely proud to know of the Tribute to Burzum compilation CD project initiated by Hendrik Möbus and friends.”

Möbus also reveals the existence of a Germanic <Black Circle> which he claims the members of Absurd are also connected to, called Die Teutsche Brüderschaft (Teutonic Brotherhood). The Brüderschaft is mentioned prominently in the dedication list on Absurd’s debut CD.”

In July of 1999 announcements circulated about the release of Absurd’s new 4-song CD entitled Asgardsrei. The CD featured a more aesthetic presentation and an evolved sound, although with much of Absurd’s garage-band ambience still intact. Guests on the release included Graveland’s Rob Darken and well as an <ex-member of the German mainstream band Weissglut>. The end of the advertisement advised interested customers to <ORDER IT NOW before ZOG¹ take YOUR copy>.”

¹ “A sarcastic acronym for Zionist Occupational Government, often employed in radical political circles to describe any of the present-day Western democratic states.”

The public prosecutor had now decided to launch an effort to revoke Hendrik’s parole on the basis of alleged political crimes he had committed since his release from juvenile prison. These consisted of displaying banned political emblems and also giving a <Hitler salute> at a concert.” “Travelling across the USA, Hendrik passed through a string of ill-fated liaisons with racists upon whom he depended for safe-housing, culminating with two of them violently threatening him. Following this incident, he eventually made his way to the state of West Virginia and to the headquarters of William Pierce’s racialist group the National Alliance. All was relatively quiet for a number of weeks until Hendrik was arrested in late August, 2000 by US federal agents acting on an international warrant. The German government had requested to have Hendrik extradited to face his charges of parole violation.

The press treatment of the case was unusual, with Hendrik being elevated from a <Satanic murderer> to a <neo-Nazi fugitive>. He became an international cause célèbre—garnering headlines in US News and World Report, as well as major papers like the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post—and his case raised many serious issues about the way in which modern democratic states handle persons who they deem as threats to democracy itself. Soon after his arrest, Hendrik wrote a letter to US President Bill Clinton and Attorney-General Janet Reno and requested status as a political refugee, stating that if he were extradited back to Germany he would be persecuted on account of his political beliefs.” “A <Free Hendrik Möbus> campaign was also launched on the Internet, and William Pierce produced episodes of his radio program American Dissident Voices in which he addressed the topic of Möbus’s case in detail. In the first major ruling, the U.S. magistrate decided that Hendrik was not eligible for political asylum as he was a <convicted felon> in Germany. Hendrik then attempted to appeal the decision. In their commentaries on the case, both he and William Pierce attempted to make the fundamental issue one of free speech, since the actions which resulted in the original parole revocation were not of a violent nature, but rather <political> misdeeds (which would be perfectly legal according to US laws). Both the US and German governments tried to avoid this thorny issue and confine the legal proceedings to the logistical issues of Hendrik’s parole violation itself, rather than debating the validity of the charges that led to the violation.” A FRAQUEZA CONGÊNITA DO TOTALITARISMO: “His strategy for avoiding extradition created a further paradox: he was forced to seek the mercy of liberal democratic political asylum laws—exactly the sort of laws which a strident German nationalist would vehemently oppose in their own country for anti-immigration reasons.”

Two further court judgments against him, one for public display of the Hitler salute and the other for mocking his victim in published statements, have added more than two years of additional incarceration to the time he will serve in jail. It quickly became clear that Hendrik’s personal goal of collaborating with William Pierce in a venture to promote radical Black Metal through the racial music underground would be impossible to realize from a German prison cell. An equally significant obstacle arose exactly one year later when William Pierce died suddenly from cancer on July 23, 2002.”

Gorefest, an antiracist and politically correct Death Metal group.”

The teenager’s room was described as quite ordinary, except for a collection of disturbing compact discs. His neighbors had often noticed sounds blaring from his room, <gnawing music, hard and stressful, which one would hear late at night>—not a bad description of standard Black Metal from an unfamiliar listener.”

When a black-metaller enters a party at nite, we can say he cvlt up from his home.

Jean-Paul Bourre – Les Profanateurs (The Desecrators): “The fascination surrounding the grave of Jim Morrison of The Doors (buried in Paris’ famous Père La Chaise cemetery) and those of other notable personalities is also inexplicably discussed in one chapter. Les Profanateurs desperately attempts to pull all these disparate elements into a sinister scenario in hopes of alarming its readers.” Parece até o livro que estou lendo!

They got pissed and destroyed a few graveyards and subsequently they were in prison for it. The hoo-hah died down pretty quickly over it, and that sort of thing isn’t good for a band of our stature anyway because people get the whole ideology wrong straight away. This is why we kind of branched off from the Norwegian thing because as soon as you’ve got the Black Metal tag, people assume you are a fascist and you’re into Devil worship, which can be linked to child abuse.” Dani Filth, a ovelha negra (lúcida)

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IMAGEM 5. Queen tabloid

The band began fairly quickly to distance themselves from their musical peers in Scandinavia by employing evocative aesthetics in the album artwork, and covering more romanticized themes drawn from nineteenth century literature and poetry. They wore the requisite Black Metal corpsepaint, but began to cultivate an atmosphere befitting of Hammer horror films rather than the one-dimensional <evilness> projected by other groups. Later releases Vempire and Dusk and Her Embrace brought the group to a exponentially increasing audience.”

In a strange political twist, an extremist racial group, the National Radical Party, nominated the singer of Metal band Korrozia Metalla (Коррозия Металла) as a mayoral candidate in Moscow. His name is Sergei Troitsky, AKA Spider, and he normally dresses in black T-shirts, jeans, and jackboots. Korrozia Metalla’s most popular song among fans is called Kill the Sunarefa, a slang term for darkly hued minorities from the south.” “Additional titillation regularly comes from naked females dancers who prance [rebolam, sensualizam] and masturbate on stage beside the musicians.”

The name Russia itself, after all, comes from the predominantly Swedish Viking tribe of the Rus who settled the region in the year 852C.E.[?].”

Poland, too, has a rapidly growing Black Metal scene which is closely linked to the rise of extreme right-wing activity there. The most visible band from that country is Graveland, led by the outspoken frontman Robert Fudali, AKA Darken.”

Fans of extreme Metal in this country are often far less intelligent than their Norwegian or European counterparts.” Which means, actually, that they are more intelligent.

SOCIEDADE DO ESPETÁCULO CONSUMADA: “The primary American interests outside of music include drugs and alcohol, neither of which played any significant part in the Norwegian Black Metal milieu. As a result, any antisocial actions are likely to be misdirected at best. The attempts to interrelate them into any kind of grand Satanic conspiracy are fruitless; the main similitude of these crimes lies in their irrational confusion.”

Singer Glen Benton branded an upside-down cross into his forehead years ago, and (to the obvious irritation of groups like Animal Militia) often advocates animal sacrifice in interviews. Allegedly the band’s albums have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.”

On April 13th, a group of male teenagers commenced a campaign of mayhem and terror with startling similarities in spirit to the Norse eruption in 1992–93. Calling themselves the Lords of Chaos, the cabal of six began their crusade by burning down a supermarket construction trailer. They followed this with the arson of a Baptist church. The terror spree escalated in perversity when the youths spread gasoline around a tropical aviary cage adjacent to a theme restaurant, then ignited the thatched-roof structure and watched the blaze exterminate the entire collection of exotic birds.”

Finnish groups like Beherit and Impaled Nazarene have enjoyed considerable success worldwide, paving the way for many fans to form their own bands and follow in their footsteps. And just as in Norway, segments of the Black Metal subculture also wed themselves to an especially virulent strain of teenaged Satanism. (…) They wear the distinctive Black Metal make-up, which gives cause for some Finns to call them <penguins>, and they flock to music festivals where their favorite bands play.” É o finlandês da picada…

Finnish metal him! Flo Mounier’s victory!

Unlike the scene in Norway, the crimes connected with Black Metal in Finland emanate from the fans, not the prominent artists. Despite its small size, this confused scene has produced one of the grisliest events to arise anywhere out of the Black Metal phenomenon. In one of the most notable cases in Finnish court history, four young Black Metalers murdered a friend in a scenario which featured overtones of Satanic sacrifice, cannibalism, and necrophilia.” “Reporting on the case is further complicated by the fact that the court has implemented a forty-year secrecy act on the entire legal proceedings.”

Jarno Elg’s career as a glue-sniffer and aspiring alcoholic led to psychiatric care at the young age of 11. He tried hashish the following year. By the time he was 16, young Jarno was drinking daily and devouring books on Satanism. This diet of Kilju [bebida etílica baseada na fermentação da laranja, com gusto e cheiro horríveis, típica da Finlândia], psychoactive chemicals, and teenaged Satanism was bound to go awry.”

The Poetic Edda, translated by Henry Adams Bellows

Sociologist Jeffrey Arnett has described Heavy Metal music as the <sensory equivalent of war.>” Segundo consta, numa rápida googlada, o sr. Arnett é PSICÓLOGO na área da adolescência/jovens adultos, e não SOCIÓLOGO.

[????????????????????????????] In France the journal Napalm Rock is issued regularly under the auspices of the National-Bolshevist political group Nouvelle Résistance.” Erva mais vencida que Hitler em 44.

The rebellious impulse in Metal therefore has yet to synthesize the nihilism with the fascism, and since fascism is a synthesis itself, there’s no reason this cannot eventually be achieved.” Kerry Bolton

The ‘60s music genres were thoroughly phony in their radicalism. Unlike Black Metal (and for that matter Oi, and much Industrial) the ‘60s musicians had no fundamental difference in outlook to the establishment they were supposedly rebelling against.”

ILLUMINATI: “The possibility of being bought off by the music business would most likely be by way of insisting on a return to the specifically anti-Christian themes at the expense of the heathen resurgence, since I’m sure many of the executives of the music industry can co-exist well enough and even utilize anti-Christianity, including Satanism, especially if it is of the nature of yet one more superficial American commodity.”

Será que esses albinos “phoneys” e bastardos utilizam Mozart o Maçom como garoto-propaganda de seu ideário europeu?

According to the police, the Einsatzgruppe was plotting direct action against prominent Norwegian politicians, bishops, and public figures. The group’s plans included a scheme to break Varg Vikernes out of jail by force. The Einsatzgruppe had all the trappings of a paramilitary unit: bulletproof vests, steel helmets, cartridge belts, and ski masks. In addition, the police found a list of 12 firearms and a map for a hiding place at a mountain. However, the only weapons the police confiscated right away were some sawed-off shotguns and dynamite with blasting caps. The police also found a war chest with 100,000 Norwegian Kroner (close to $20,000). This had been supplied by Lene Bore, Varg Vikernes’s mother. She was also arrested and charged with financing an illegal group. Bore confessed, but claimed she had no idea these people were <right-wing extremists>. She expressed concerns about the treatment her son received in jail, and claimed that he was subjected to violence by his fellow inmates. This was dismissed as unfounded by the prison director. However, it is true that Varg’s jaw had been broken in an altercation with another inmate in late 1996.” “Curiously, Bore could not be prosecuted under Norwegian law—conspiracy to break the law is not illegal if it is done to help a close family member.” “The group was, according to some sources, aiming to escape with the freed Vikernes to Africa—hardly the hideout of choice for passionate racists.”

The stigma associated with Nazism is much stronger in Norway than it is in neighboring Sweden or the US, where most of the Norwegian Nazis draw their inspiration from. This is largely due to the fact that Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945.”

The Mayor of Brumunddal was subjected to what one would call low-level harassment. No physical attacks, no real serious vandalism, but an endless stream of mail-order merchandise, pizzas and ambulances ordered in his name. Pornographic photo montages were also posted along the route his children walked to school. Two of the activists from Brumunddal defecated on the steps of the town hall to express their discontent with municipal policy. They thought this was really smart, so they did it once more, and then were caught.”

Gaston Bachelard – Psychoanalysis of Fire

Fire stirs the spirit of human artistry; it is the spark of the will-to-create. It expresses the polarity of emotions, as Bachelard notes, and represents both the passionate higher ideals, as well as the hot and consuming tempers of irrationality.”

Most people have lost interaction with real fire; the once universal, mystical experience of blazing night fires is gone from their lives. Stoking the flames of resentment or dissension is frowned upon in a world which depends on the smooth exchange of services. Those possessed of unrestrained spirit are silenced, or ordered to fit in. Their tendencies must be stifled. Extreme emotions are shunned; those who act on them become outcasts. Mainstream culture produces a bulging sea of quaint diversions, the ostensible rewards for good behavior. The music and art made available to the masses has the consistency of soft, damp pulp—hardly a conducive medium for fire.”

re-fuse/reexist

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ANEXOS

It’s not good for us to laugh. We have nothing to laugh at in this laughable society.” Varguxo

The wild hunt appeared in many legends—a ghostly flock of dark, martial shapes riding through the night on their horses through the woods, lead by Odin, the one-eyed ruler of the dead, or sometimes by a female rider… a perception that in Christian times was transposed onto the Archangel Michael and his hosts.”

The Austrian folklorist Otto Höfler was able to prove in his books Kultische Geheimbünde der Germanen and Verwandlungskulte (Transformation Cults) that the wild hunt was not at all a mythological interpretation of storms, thunder, or flocks of birds—as many researchers thought—but a union of mythology and folklore, of myth and reality which was of great importance in the Nordic mystery cults.” “Höfler stressed that in the Germanic Weltanschauung, like that of most pre-Christian cultures, there was no sharp distinction between this world and the one beyond—the borders were fluid. The folklore of the cult groups was often very brutal. With or without drugs the members felt a furor teutonicus which Höfler called a <decidedly terroristic ecstasy> with various excesses”

Beer was was their special goal—kegs were stolen or secretly emptied, sometimes to be refilled with water or horse urine, or they themselves urinated back into the barrels. Often horses were also stolen; they became the property of the Oskorei. In the morning the farmers found their horses completely exhausted, or they had to search for them because the apocalyptic riders had set them free somewhere.”

Hoping for a rich harvest, one accepted the demands and offenses of the Oskorei as part of the bargain. Similar perceptions existed in the Alps when the Perchten were given nourishment as they went from house to house, or they were allowed to plunder the pantry.” “Gradually, however, many farmers were no longer willing to accept the outrages of the Oskorei. The cultic background of the thefts and pranks fell into oblivion, becoming superstition. The sympathy of the populace disappeared—now the disguised young men were no longer considered embodiments of the dead or fertility demons, but rather trouble-makers and evil-doers.” “The louder the drums, bells, cries, rattles, and whips, the more effective the noise magic became.”

They dress as ghostly as possible, speaking with a falsetto voice, reaching ecstasy by dancing, music and noise. … Their clothes should be as nightmarish as possible. They attempted to dress as ugly as they were able. They had terrible eyes, with big white rings or painted up with coal. (Johannessen, Norwegisches Burschenbrauchtum. Kult und Saga. Wien, 1967 (dissertation), pp. 13, 95.)”

The disguised members of the Oskorei altered their voices and gave themselves false names—they represented demons and had to remain unknown. In Black Metal as well only a few musicians use their real names; many take pseudonyms from Nordic history and mythology and in the meantime it is possible to find in Black Metal culture almost all deities of the Eddas.”

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IMAGEM 6. O Grito, de Munch, pintor norueguês expressionista.

But Black Metal is above all heathen noise, electronically enhanced. The music is powerful, violent, dark and grim; a demonic sonic art with several elements in common with the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch, whose famous work The Scream would fit well on a record cover. The eternal recurrence of certain leitmotifs, the dark blazing atmosphere, the obscure, viscous sonic landscape of many songs—often lasting more than ten minutes— have at times an almost psychedelic effect. In the heaviness and darkness of certain compositions it is possible to realize some subliminal melodies only after listening to these works several times. Black Metal is a werewolf culture, a werewolf romanticism.”

<A hard heart was placed in my breast by Wotan.> (Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, aph. 260)” Muito bacana descontextualizar aforismos!

The first song I heard by Burzum was Det Som Engang Var in the CD Hvis lyset tar oss. Even now this song remains for me the most beautiful and powerful work of Burzum; its symphonic sonic violence is impressive over and over again. It is a 14-minute-long composition full of grim, blazing beauty—dark and fateful. The uniquely hair-raising, screaming-at-the-heavens vocal of Varg Vikernes turns the piece into an expressionistic shriek-opera, the words of which are probably incomprehensible even for Norwegians. The song was composed in the spring of 1992. Another work which fascinates me very much is Tomhet (Emptiness), on the same CD. This song too has an extraordinary length; from my point of view it is an exceptional soundtrack to the Norwegian landscape—that is, Norway as I imagine it, a country ruled by silence and storm, solitude and natural violence.”

I am no racist because I do not hate other races. I am no Nazi either, but I am a fascist. I love my race, my culture, and myself. I am a follower of Odin, god of war and death. He is also the god of wisdom, magic, and poetry. Those are the things I am searching for. Burzum exists only for Odin, the cyclopian enemy of the Kristian god. I do not consider my ideas to be extreme at all. That which stupid people call evil is for me the actual reason to survive.”

Daniel Bernard – Wolf und Mensch. Saarbrücken, 1983. [outro?]

Mircea Eliade – Shamanismus und archaische Ekstasetechnik. Frankfurt, 1991.

Rudolf Simek – Lexikon der Germanischen Mythologie. Stuttgart, 1984.

Grimm, Jacob – Teutonic Mythology (4 Vols). Magnolia, MA: Peter Smith, 1976.

Hoidal, Oddvar K. – Quisling: A Study in Treason. Oslo: Norwegian University Press, 1989.

Tarjei Vesaas – Land of Many Fires

À SOMBRA DAS MAIORIAS SILENCIOSAS: O fim do social e o surgimento das massas (4ª ed.) – Baudrillard (MANUAL EM CONTRA-SOCIOLOGIA)

Trad. de 1985, Suely Bastos

Não são boas condutoras do político, nem boas condutoras do social, nem boas condutoras do sentido em geral. Tudo as atravessa, tudo as magnetiza, mas nelas se dilui sem deixar traços. E na realidade o apelo às massas sempre ficou sem resposta. Elas não irradiam, ao contrário, absorvem toda a irradiação das constelações periféricas do Estado, da História, da Cultura, do Sentido. Elas são a inércia, a força da inércia, a força do neutro.” “neutro = nem 1 nem 0utr0”

hoje referente mudo, amanhã protagonista da história, quando elas tomarão a palavra e deixarão de ser a <maioria silenciosa> – ora, justamente as massas não têm história a escrever, nem passado, nem futuro, elas não têm energias virtuais para liberar, nem desejo a realizar: sua força é atual, toda ela está aqui, e é a do seu silêncio.”

A sociologia só pode descrever a expansão do social e suas peripécias. Ela vive apenas da hipótese positiva e definitiva do social. A assimilação, a implosão do social lhe escapam. A hipótese da morte do social é também a da sua própria morte.

O termo massa não é um conceito. Leitmotiv da demagogia política, é uma noção fluida, viscosa, <lumpen-analítica>. Uma boa sociologia procurará abarcá-la em categorias <mais finas>: sócio-profissionais, de classe, de status cultural, etc. Erro: é vagando em torno dessas noções fluidas e acríticas (como outrora a de <mana>) que se pode ir além da sociologia critica inteligente. Além do que, retrospectivamente, se poderá observar que os próprios conceitos de <classe>, de <relação social>, de <poder>, de <status>, todos estes conceitos muito claros que fazem a glória das ciências legítimas, também nunca foram mais do que noções confusas, mas sobre as quais se conciliaram misteriosos objetivos, os de preservar um determinado código de análise.”

As <massas camponesas> de outrora não eram exatamente massas: só se comportam como massa aqueles que estão liberados de suas obrigações simbólicas, <anulados> (presos nas infinitas <redes>) e destinados a serem apenas o inumerável terminal dos mesmos modelos, que não chegam a integrá-los e que finalmente só os apresentam como resíduos estatísticos.” “Qualquer tentativa de qualificá-la é somente um esforço para transferi-Ia para a sociologia e arrancá-la dessa indistinção que não é sequer a da equivalência (soma ilimitada de indivíduos equivalentes: 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 – tal é a definição sociológica)”

Infelizmente não existem aliens. O inferno não é ninguém, o inferno não existe. O inferno sou eu e esse lustre.

O último avatar de deus dura um século. Foi selado, se não fôra selado ficaria ao relento, louco de si mesmo, esfalfado, inútil, um cu negro diante das civilizações selvagens.

Nada de histeria nem de fascismo potencial, mas simulação por precipitação de todos os referenciais perdidos. Caixa preta de todos os referenciais, de todos os sentidos que não admitiu, da história impossível, dos sistemas de representação inencontráveis, a massa é o que resta quando se esqueceu tudo do social.”

Foram pagãs e permaneceram pagãs à sua maneira, jamais freqüentadas pela Instância Suprema, mas vivendo das miudezas das imagens, da superstição e do diabo.” “Esta é a sua maneira de minar o imperativo categórico da moral e da fé, o imperativo sublime do sentido

imperativo incessantemente renovado de moralização da informação: melhor informar, melhor socializar, elevar o nível cultural das massas” “O que elas rejeitam é a <dialética> do sentido. E de nada adianta alegar que elas são mistificadas. Hipótese sempre hipócrita que permite salvaguardar o conforto intelectual dos produtores de sentido: as massas aspirariam espontaneamente às luzes naturais da razão. Isso para conjurar o inverso, ou seja, que é em plena <liberdade> que as massas opõem ao ultimato do sentido a sua recusa e sua vontade de espetáculo. Temem essa transparência e essa vontade política como temem a morte.” “trabalho de absorção e de aniquilamento da cultura” “nós somos apenas episodicamente condutores de sentido, no essencial e em profundidade nós nos comportamos como massa, vivendo a maior parte do tempo num modo pânico ou aleatório, aquém ou além do sentido.”

Nos Estados Unidos, a playlist dá shuffle em vosmecê!

essa indiferença não deveria existir, ela não tem nada a nos dizer. Em outros termos, a <maioria silenciosa> é despossuída até de sua indiferença, ela não tem nem mesmo o direito de que esta lhe seja reconhecida e imputada, é necessário que também esta apatia lhe seja insuflada pelo poder.” “Ora, é exatamente essa indiferença que exigiria ser analisada na sua brutalidade positiva, em vez de ser creditada a uma magia branca, a uma alienação mágica que sempre desviaria as multidões de sua vocação revolucionária.” A indiferença em relação à indiferença é forçoso.

É curioso que essa constatação jamais tenha subvertido a análise, reforçando-a, ao contrário, em sua fantasia de um poder todo-poderoso na manipulação, e de uma massa prostrada num coma ininteligível.”

O poder está muito satisfeito por colocar sobre o futebol uma responsabilidade fácil, ou seja, a de assumir a responsabilidade diabólica pelo embrutecimento das massas.”

VIDA TRANS,CORRA NORMAL: Rancor e Mal

Bom dia, diabo! Casemos essa música em nossos olvidos. Desovados de nosso próprio planeta. Contra-estratégia expressa aos pais fantasmas nebulosos azuis zumbis: nothing beyond our pseudofamily, so… nothing like family routines, nothing like normal boys usually do things. O fascismo não existe, Bolsonaro muito menos; ora, ninguém (me) liga, meu telephone está sempre no silencioso das massas pretas de absorção da matéria escura da Samsung. atroCIDADE alerta…:… ban ban e não bang bang. A missa mulheril de cada dia, ruminando poliânus, ciprestes a cair. Saudade e açucalinidade. Mútuo piscar de olhos de almas desentendidas que se entendem muito bem, pois. Que assim seja! Amem.a.meta.

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ANTI-FREUD (E DE CARONA REICH): “Ora, não se trata de maneira alguma de encontrar uma nova interpretação das massas em termos da economia libidinal (remeter o conformismo ou o <fascismo> das massas a uma estrutura latente, a um obscuro desejo de poder e de repressão que eventualmente se alimentaria de uma repressão primária ou de uma pulsão de morte).” Ironia: até quem vai contra Reich vai contra o nazismo!

Esta é hoje a única alternativa para a declinante análise marxista. Outrora se atribuía às massas um destino revolucionário contrariado pela servidão sexual (Reich), hoje se lhes atribui um desejo de alienação e servidão, ou ainda uma espécie de microfascismo cotidiano tão incompreensível quanto sua virtual pulsão de liberação. Ora, não há nem desejo de fascismo e de poder nem desejo de revolução.” Será? O revolucionário encara com otimismo o espectro fascista clássico, pois se existe a vontade de autoescravização, existirá a posteriori, sem dúvida, a revolução. O tique-taque do pêndulo do relógio.

RECADO A DELEUZE: “Última esperança: que as massas tenham um inconsciente ou um desejo, o que permitiria reinvesti-las como suporte ou suposto de sentido. O desejo, reinventado em toda parte, não é senão o referencial do desespero político.”

O cinismo e a imoralidade da política maquiaveliana estão nisso: não no uso sem escrúpulos dos meios com que se o confundiu na concepção vulgar, mas na desenvoltura com relação aos fins. Pois, Nietzsche o viu bem, é nesse menosprezo por uma verdade social, psicológica, histórica, nesse exercício dos simulacros enquanto tais, que se encontra o máximo de energia política, nesse momento em que o político é um jogo e ainda não se deu uma razão. É a partir do século XVIII, e particularmente depois da Revolução, que o político se infletiu de uma maneira decisiva.” Carta de compromissos (grilhões). “No mesmo momento começa a ser representação” “(o teatro segue um destino paralelo: torna-se um teatro representativo – o mesmo acontece com o espaço perspectivo [da pintura]: de instrumental que era no início, torna-se o lugar de inscrição de uma verdade do espaço e da representação)” “idade de ouro dos sistemas representativos burgueses (a constitucionalidade: a Inglaterra do século XVIII, os Estados Unidos da América, a França das revoluções burguesas, a Europa de 1848).

É com o pensamento marxista em seus desenvolvimentos sucessivos que se inaugura o fim do político e de sua energia própria. Nesse momento começa a hegemonia definitiva do social e do econômico, e a coação, para o político, de ser o espelho, legislativo, institucional, executivo, do social.” “a energia do social se inverte, sua especificidade se perde, sua qualidade histórica e sua idealidade desaparecem em benefício de uma configuração em que não só o político se volatilizou, mas em que o próprio social não tem mais nome.”

não há mais investidura política porque também não há mais referente social de definição clássica” massinha: representante da massa.

O fato de a maioria silenciosa (ou as massas) ser um referente imaginário não quer dizer que ela não existe. (…) Elas não se expressam, são sondadas.”

A cabine de votação parece um banheiro químico misturado com cápsula do tempo (um revestimento futurista, branco, metálico, moderno, com coisas bregas e ultrapassadas, fetichistas, por dentro da embalagem), cabine telefônica, uma urna (para os mortos).

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churrasco de cerveja zero álcool na laje na segunda-feira de noite

Fim das esperanças revolucionárias. Porque estas sempre especularam sobre a possibilidade de as massas, como da classe proletária, se negarem enquanto tais. Mas a massa não é um lugar de negatividade nem de explosão, é um lugar de absorção e de implosão.”

Na massa o político se deteriora como vontade e representação.” #IDÉIATÍTULODELIVRO O Único e seus fenômenos. “Durante muito tempo a estratégia do poder pôde parecer se basear na apatia das massas. Quanto mais elas eram passivas, mais ele estava seguro. Mas essa lógica só é característica da fase burocrática e centralista do poder. E é ela que hoje se volta contra ele: a inércia que fomentou se tornou o signo de sua própria morte. É por isso que o poder procura inverter as estratégias: da passividade à participação, do silêncio à palavra. Mas é muito tarde. O limite da <massa crítica>, o da involução do social por inércia, foi transposto.”

Agora buracos negros até existem, pois aparecem em fotografias. O real começou de facto a ser engolido por si mesmo. Nem energia ele arrota, nonobstant.

Em toda parte se procura fazer as massas falarem, se as pressiona a existir de forma social eleitoralmente, sindicalmente, sexualmente, na participação, nas festas, na livre expressão, etc. É preciso conjurar o espectro, é preciso que ele diga seu nome. Nada demonstra com mais clareza que hoje o único problema verdadeiro é o silêncio da massa, o silêncio da maioria silenciosa.” Comprovante de votação nas duas últimas eleições: prove que você existe; comprovante de residência: esse não precisa, sabemos que você pode mesmo morar nas ruas, pular de hotel em motel, pode ter seu organismo alterado artificialmente para jamais dormir. Injetar-se drogas, matar pessoas sonâmbulo pelas ruas de madrugada. Mas isso não nos diz respeito. Votaste? É isso que importa! Não que estejamos indignados com os outros, apenas sabemos que você existe… A propósito, você quer entrar para o sindicato? Nós descontamos a parcela no seu contracheque, não precisa se preocupar. Quem não tem foto no instagram ou facebook, quem não comprova sua vida sexual ativa, tampouco existe. Portanto, cuidado. Você tem direito a ter fases depressivas, mas não exagere… Estamos de olho, passar bem. Ótima semana!

Como não é mais do reino da vontade nem do da representação, ela cai sob o golpe do diagnóstico, da adivinhação pura e simples – de onde o reino universal da informação e da estatística: é preciso auscultá-la, senti-Ia, retirar-lhe algum oráculo. Daí o furor de sedução, de solicitude e de solicitação em torno dela. Daí a predição por ressonância, os efeitos de antecipação e de futuro da multidão em miragens como: <O povo francês pensa… A maioria dos alemães reprova… Toda a Inglaterra vibra com o nascimento do Príncipe…, etc.> – espelho que tende a um reconhecimento sempre cego, sempre ausente.”

Acredita-se que se estruturam as massas injetando-lhes informação, acredita-se que se libera sua energia social cativa à força de informação e de mensagens (a tal ponto que não é mais o enquadramento institucional, mas a quantidade de informação e a taxa de exposição aos meios de comunicação que hoje medem a socialização).”

A massa só é massa porque sua energia social já se esfriou. É um estoque frio, capaz de absorver e de neutralizar todas as energias quentes. Ela se assemelha a esses sistemas semimortos em que se injeta mais energia do que se retira, a essas minas esgotadas que se mantêm em estado de exploração artificial a preço de ouro.”

A energia que se dispende para atenuar a baixa tendencial da taxa de investimento político e a fragilidade absoluta do princípio social de realidade, para manter essa situação do social e impedi-lo de implodir totalmente, essa energia é imensa, e o sistema se precipita aí.”

Não se trata também de produção do social, porque senão o socialismo bastaria, até mesmo o próprio capitalismo. De fato, tudo muda com a precedência da produção da demanda sobre a das mercadorias. A relação lógica (da produção ao consumo) se desfaz, e estamos numa ordem inteiramente diferente, que não é mais nem de produção nem de consumo, mas de simulação de ambas graças à inversão do processo. De repente, não se trata mais de uma crise <real> do capital, como o supõe Attali, crise que depende de um pouco mais de social e de socialismo, mas de um dispositivo absolutamente diferente, hiper-real, que não tem mais nada a ver nem com o capital nem com o social.”

como massa, se limita a ser boa condutora dos fluxos, mas de todos os fluxos, boa condutora da informação, mas de qualquer informação, boa condutora de normas, mas de todas as normas; com isso, se limita a remeter o social à sua transparência absoluta, a só dar lugar aos efeitos do social e do poder, constelações flutuantes em torno desse núcleo imperceptível.”

Nunca houve manipulação. A partida foi jogada pelos dois, com as mesmas armas, e ninguém hoje poderia dizer quem a venceu”

hiperconformismo, forma imanente de humor” “a massa realiza esse paradoxo de não ser um sujeito, um grupo-sujeito, mas de também não ser um objeto.” “a noção de objeto aí se perde, como o campo da microfísica se perde na análise última da <matéria> – impossível captá-la como objeto neste limite infinitesimal

Todo o mundo conhece a profunda indeterminação que reina sobre as estatísticas (o cálculo de probabilidades ou os grandes números também correspondem a uma indeterminação, a uma <flutuação> do conceito de matéria, a que pouco corresponde uma insignificante noção de <lei objetiva>.”

Daí partiria, no sentido literal, uma patafÍsica ou a ciência das soluções imaginárias, ciência da simulação e da hiper-simulação de um mundo exato, verdadeiro, objetivo, com suas leis universais, incluindo o delírio daqueles que o interpretam segundo estas leis. As massas e seu humor involuntário nos introduziriam a uma patafísica do social que finalmente nos desembaraçaria de toda esta metafísica do social que nos atravanca.”

O publicitário não pode deixar de crer que as pessoas acreditam – por pouco que seja, isso quer dizer que existe uma probabilidade mínima de que a mensagem alcance seu objetivo e seja decodificada segundo seu sentido.”

O MEIO É A MENSAGEM, profetizava Mac Luhan: fórmula característica da fase atual, a fase cool de qualquer cultura mass-media

Enquanto o político há muito tempo é considerado só como espetáculo no interior da vida privada, digerido como divertimento semi-esportivo, semilúdico (veja-se o voto vencedor das eleições americanas, ou as tardes de eleições no rádio ou na tevê), e na forma ao mesmo tempo fascinada e maliciosa das velhas comédias de costumes. O jogo eleitoral se identifica há muito tempo aos jogos televisados na consciência do povo. Este, que sempre serviu de álibi e de figurante para a representação política, se vinga entregando-se à representação teatral da cena política e de seus atores.” “É o jogo, o filme ou os desenhos animados que servem de modelos de percepção da esfera política.” Neymar vingador e seu Death Note.

Até os anos 60, a história se impõe como tempo forte: o privado e o cotidiano não são mais do que o avesso obscuro da esfera política. No melhor dos casos, intervém uma dialética entre os dois e pode-se pensar que um dia o cotidiano, como o individual, resplandecerá além da história, no universal. Mas até lá só se pode deplorar o recuo das massas a sua esfera doméstica, sua recusa da história, da política e do universal, e sua absorção na cotidianidade embrutecida do consumo (felizmente elas trabalham, o que lhes garante um estatuto histórico <objetivo> até o momento da tomada de consciência). Hoje, inversão do tempo fraco e do tempo forte: começa-se a vislumbrar que o cotidiano, que os homens em sua banalidade até que poderiam não ser o reverso insignificante da história – melhor: que o recuo para o privado até poderia ser um desafio direto ao político, uma forma de resistência ativa à manipulação política. Os papéis se invertem: é a banalidade da vida, a vida corrente, tudo o que se estigmatizara como pequeno-burguês, abjeto e apolítico (inclusive o sexo) que se torna o tempo forte

Hipótese vertiginosa. As massas despolitizadas não estariam aquém mas além da política. (…) As massas executariam em sua prática <ingênua> (e sem ter esperado as análises sobre o <fim do político>) a sentença da anulação do político, seriam espontaneamente transpolíticas, como são translingüísticas em sua linguagem. Mas, atenção! (…) alguns desejariam que se tratasse (em particular em sua versão sexual e de desejo) de uma nova fonte de energia revolucionária, desejariam lhe dar um sentido e o reconstituir como negatividade histórica em sua própria banalidade. Exaltação de microdesejos, de pequenas diferenças, de práticas cegas, de marginalidades anônimas. Último sobressalto dos intelectuais para exaltar a insignificância, para promover o não-sentido na ordem do sentido. E revertê-lo à razão política. A banalidade, a inércia, o apoliticismo eram fascistas, agora se tornam revolucionários – sem mudar de sentido, isto é, sem deixar de ter sentido. Micro-revolução da banalidade, transpolítica do desejo – mais um truque dos <libertadores>.”

UMA ETNOGRAFIA DA AMÉRICA LATINA 2020’S: “A emergência das maiorias silenciosas se integra no ciclo completo da resistência histórica ao social. Resistência ao trabalho, evidentemente, mas também resistência à medicina, resistência à escola, resistência à segurança, resistência à informação. A história oficial só registra o progresso ininterrupto do social, relegando às trevas, como culturas passadas, como vestígios bárbaros, tudo que não concorreria para esse glorioso acontecimento.” “(o social vai bem, obrigado, só restam uns loucos para escapar ao registro, à vacinação e às vantagens da segurança)”

QUANDO A REDE GLOBO SE TORNA VÍTIMA DO MONSTRO QUE CRIOU (OU MELHOR: QUANDO ELA DESCOBRE QUE A MASSA ERA O DOUTOR E ELA MERO FRANKENSTEIN): “Sempre se acreditou que são os meios de comunicação que enredam as massas – o que é a própria ideologia dos mass media. Procurou-se o segredo da manipulação numa semiologia que combate os mass media. Mas se esqueceu, nessa lógica ingênua da comunicação, que as massas são um meio muito mais forte que todos os meios de comunicação, que são elas que os enredam e os absorvem – ou que pelo menos não há nenhuma prioridade de um sobre o outro. O processo da massa e o dos meios de comunicação são um processo único. Mass(age) é a mensagem.”

trata-se de lhes inculcar de todos os lados (propaganda oficial [Keenes], associação de consumidores, ecólogos [Uirás], sociólogos) a boa prática e o cálculo funcional em matéria de consumo, mas sem esperança.” “Valor/signo em vez de valor de uso já é um desvio da economia política.” “Uso a-social, resistente a todas as pedagogias socialistas – uso aberrante através do qual as massas (nós, vocês, todo o mundo) inverteram a economia política desde agora. Não esperaram as revoluções futuras nem as teorias que pretendem libertá-las de um movimento <dialético>. Elas sabem que não se liberta de nada e que só se abole um sistema obrigando-o ao hiperlógico, impelindo-o a um uso excessivo que equivale a um amortecimento brutal. <Vocês querem que se consuma – pois bem, consumamos sempre mais, e não importa o quê; para todos os fins inúteis e absurdos.>”

O mesmo aconteceu com a medicina: à resistência frontal (que aliás não desapareceu) se substituiu uma forma mais sutil de subversão, um consumo excessivo, irrefreável, da medicina, um conformismo pânico às injunções da saúde. Escalada fantástica do consumo médico que desvia completamente os objetivos e as finalidades sociais da medicina. Que melhor meio de aboli-Ia? Desde então os médicos não sabem mais o que fazem, o que são, muito mais manipulados do que manipuladores. <Queremos mais cuidados, mais médicos, mais medicamentos, mais segurança, mais saúde, sempre mais, sem limites!> As massas são alienadas na medicina? De modo algum: ao exigirem sempre mais, como mercadoria, estão prestes a arruinar sua instituição, a explodir a segurança social, a colocar o próprio social em perigo. Que maior ironia pode haver do que nesta exigência do social como bem de consumo individual, submetido ao excesso da oferta e da procura? Paródia e paradoxo: é por sua inércia nos caminhos do social que lhes foram traçados que as massas lhes ultrapassam a lógica e os limites, e destroem todo o edifício.”

o terrorismo na verdade pretende visar o capital (o imperialismo mundial, etc.) mas se engana de inimigo, e ao fazer isso visa seu verdadeiro inimigo, que é o social.” NADA A VER COM COPA OU OLIMPÍADAS: “terrorismo não-explosivo, não-histórico, não-político; implosivo, cristalizante, siderante” V de Vacância

Ele é o único ato não-representativo. É nisso que ele tem afinidade com as massas, que são a única realidade não-representável. Sobretudo isso não quer dizer que novamente o terrorismo representaria o silêncio e o não-dito das massas, que exprimiria violentamente sua resistência passiva. Isso quer dizer simplesmente: não há equivalente ao caráter cego, não-representativo, desprovido de sentido, do ato terrorista, senão o comportamento cego, desprovido de sentido e além da representação que é o das massas. Eles têm isso de comum porque são a forma atual mais radical, mais exacerbada, de negação de qualquer sistema representativo. É tudo.” “Só conhecemos bem os encadeamentos representativos, não sabemos grande coisa dos encadeamentos analógicos, a-finitários, imediatizados, irreferenciais e outros sistemas.”

Não se pode dizer que é a <era das maiorias silenciosas> que <produz> o terrorismo. É a simultaneidade dos dois que é assombrosa e causa estranheza. Único acontecimento, aceite-se ou não sua brutalidade, que verdadeiramente marca o fim do político e do social. O único que traduz essa realidade de uma implosão violenta de todos os nossos sistemas de representação.” “O terrorismo não visa de modo algum desmascarar o caráter repressivo do Estado (essa é a negatividade provocadora dos grupelhos, que aí encontram uma última oportunidade de serem representativos aos olhos das massas).”

solidariedade dos ativistas mortos “onda de choque”

P. 29: terrorismo x banditismo

os meios são apenas meios

roleta russa mode on

Rael is a problem.

patafísica reacionária do nazista frustrado

de toda forma,

já-deu

agora

fodeu

fode eu

Esahubris 9001 & Stephen Jacobs

Não há diferença alguma entre um terremoto na Guatemala e a queda de um Boeing da Lufthansa com 300 passageiros a bordo, entre a intervenção <natural> e a intervenção <humana> terrorista. A natureza é terrorista, como o é a interrupção abrupta de todo o sistema tecnológico: os grandes black-outs de Nova Iorque (1965 e 1977) criam situações terroristas melhores que as verdadeiras, situações sonhadas. Melhor: esses grandes acidentes tecnológicos, como os grandes acidentes naturais, exemplificam a possibilidade de uma subversão radical sem sujeito. A pane de 1977 em Nova Iorque poderia ser fomentada por um grupo terrorista muito organizado e isso não mudaria nada no resultado objetivo. Teriam sucedido os mesmos atos de violência, de pilhagem, de levante, a mesma suspensão da ordem <social>. Isso significa que o terrorismo não está na decisão de violência, mas em toda parte na normalidade do social, de modo que ela pode de um momento para o outro se transfigurar numa realidade inversa, absurda, incontrolável. A catástrofe natural funciona dessa maneira e é assim que, paradoxalmente, ela se torna a expressão mítica da catástrofe do social. Ou melhor, sendo a catástrofe natural por excelência um incidente desprovido de sentido, não-representativo (senão de Deus, eis por que o responsável pela Continental Edison pôde falar de Deus e de sua intervenção no episódio do último black-out de Nova Iorque), torna-se uma espécie de sintoma ou de encarnação violenta do estado do social, a saber, de sua catástrofe e da ruína de todas as representações que o sustentavam.”

a fascinação é a intensidade extrema do neutro.”

A implosão, para nós e hoje, só pode ser violenta e catastrófica, porque ela resulta do fracasso do sistema de explosão e de expansão dirigida que foi o nosso no Ocidente há alguns séculos.” “A implosão é inelutável, e todos os esforços para salvar os princípios de realidade, de acumulação, de universalidade, os princípios de evolução que dependem dos sistemas em expansão, são arcaicos, regressivos, nostálgicos. Inclusive todos aqueles que querem liberar as energias libidinais, as energias plurais, as intensidades fragmentárias, etc.” “Há traços disso, de diversas tentativas de controlar os novos impulsos anti-universais [satanização do “globalismo”], anti-representativos, tribais, centrípetos, etc.: as comunidades, a ecologia, o crescimento zero [CPTK(SIC) – Centro de Pesquisas Tirei do Ku para a Sustentação Idônea do Capital], as drogas [a única ‘evasão de divisas’ politicamente correta] – tudo isso sem dúvida é dessa natureza. Mas é preciso não se iludir sobre a implosão lenta. Ela está destinada à efemeridade e ao fracasso. Não houve transição equilibrada de sistemas implosivos aos sistemas explosivos: isso sempre aconteceu violentamente, e há toda a possibilidade de que nossa passagem para a implosão também seja violenta e catastrófica.”

ESTE ZERO: “Só a <sociologia> pode parecer testemunhar sua eternidade, e a soberana algaravia das <ciências sociais> ainda o divulgará muito tempo após ele ter desaparecido.”

SANTÍSSIMA TRINDADE SPONSORED BY K. – RIMA COM…: “como o espaço e o tempo, o social efetivamente abre uma perspectiva ao infinito. Não há definição do social senão nessa perspectiva panótica.”

Se o sexo e a sexualidade, dado que a revolução sexual os muda em si mesmos, são verdadeiramente um modo de troca e de produção de relações sexuais, já a sedução é o inverso da troca, e próxima ao desafio. A sexualidade realmente só se tornou <relação sexual>, só pôde ser falada nesses termos já racionalizados de valor e de troca, ao se esquecer qualquer forma de sedução – assim como o social só se torna <relação social> quando perdeu toda a dimensão simbólica.

SEMPRE CABE +1: “Ver, em L’Échange Simbolique et le Mort¹, a tripla residualidade: do valor na ordem econômica, do fantasma na ordem psíquica, da significação da ordem lingüística. É preciso portanto acrescentar aí a residualidade do social na ordem… social.”

¹ Talvez o único livro de Baudrillard que ainda não li!

não se pode dizer que o social morre, pois ele é desde sempre acumulação do morto. Com efeito, estamos numa civilização do super-social, e simultaneamente do resíduo indegradável, indestrutível, que se expande na própria medida da extensão do social.”

O REI MAGNÂNIMO: “Em 1544 abriu-se o primeiro grande estabelecimento de pobres em Paris: vagabundos, dementes, doentes, todos aqueles que o grupo não integrou e deixou como sobras serão adotados sob o signo nascente do social.”

4 CENTURIES LATER…: “Quando a sobra atinge as dimensões da sociedade toda, tem-se uma socialização perfeita. Vejam-se os Guaiaqui [Kwakiutl?] ou os Tupi-Guarani: quando um tal resíduo aparece, é drenado pelos líderes messiânicos para o Atlântico, sob a forma de movimentos escatológicos que purgam o grupo dos resíduos <sociais>. Não só o poder político (Clastres) mas o próprio social é conjurado como instância desintegrada/desintegrante.” Não há uma obra de Baudrillard sem Pierre Clastres…

Sea-arriba: O paradoxo do sociólogo que combate os anti-sociólogos: parcial no cultivo da neutralidade, torna-se tendencioso. A evolução social re-quer o autogolpe, uma espécie de “Brasil transformado em ciência”. Onde tudo é ruçamente permitido!

gestão usurária da morte” “É nessa perspectiva de gestão de resíduos que o social pode aparecer hoje pelo que é: um direito, uma necessidade, um serviço, um puro e simples valor de uso.” “o social como ecossistema, homeostase e superbiologia funcional da espécie“Uma espécie de espaço fetal de segurança (…) a forma mais baixa da energia social”

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Se toda a riqueza fosse sacrificada, as pessoas perderiam o sentido do real. Se toda a riqueza se tornasse disponível, as pessoas perderiam o sentido do útil e do inútil. O social existe para garantir o consumo inútil da sobra a fim de que os indivíduos se dediquem à gestão útil de suas vidas.” Transformar leite e queijo em livros.

Não é à toa que cálculo (estudo de relações entre coisas) se chama razão.

o afluxo repentino de divisas é a maneira mais rápida e mais radical de arruinar uma moeda”

NEGATIVE LOTTO: “A loucura de Hölderlin lhe veio desta prodigalidade dos deuses, desta graça dos deuses que afoga e se torna mortal se não pode ser reparada e compensada por uma equivalência humana, a da terra, a do trabalho. Há aí uma espécie de lei que não tem nada a ver com a moral burguesa. Mais próximo de nós, citemos a confusão mortal das pessoas superexpostas à riqueza e à felicidade – como clientes de uma grande loja aos quais se oferece escolher o que desejam: é o pânico. Ou ainda esses vinhateiros a quem o Estado oferece mais dinheiro para arrancar suas vinhas do que ganhariam trabalhando nelas. São muito mais desestruturados por este prêmio inesperado do que pela tradicional exploração de força de trabalho.”

Eu preciso de imbecis me aparando ou eu seria só cabelo.

Se meu talento fosse reconhecido da noite para o dia, fatalmente eu ficaria louco como se toda a metanfetamina do mundo fosse-me injetada duma vez.

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A verdadeira candura é a dos socialistas e humanistas de toda espécie, que querem que toda a riqueza seja redistribuída, que não haja nenhuma despesa inútil, etc.”

É o que o socialismo não vê: ao querer abolir essa escassez, e ao reivindicar o usufruto generalizado da riqueza, põe fim ao social acreditando que o está conduzindo ao auge.” “Quando tudo, inclusive o social, se torna valor de uso, o mundo se tornou inerte, onde se opera o inverso do que Marx sonhava. Ele sonhava com uma reabsorção do econômico no social (transfigurado). O que nos acontece é a reabsorção do social na economia política (banalizada): a gestão pura e simples.”

Nada mudou desde Mandeville e sua Fábula das Abelhas.”

Terceira hipótese: “O social não foi sempre um equívoco, como na primeira hipótese, nem uma sobra, como na segunda. Mas justamente só teve sentido, como o poder, como o trabalho, como o capital, num espaço perspectivo de distribuição racional (…) e hoje morre” “Ora, o social só existe num espaço perspectivo, morre no espaço de simulação”

Curto-circuito fantástico: o real é hiper-realizado; nem realizado, nem idealizado. O hiper-real é a abolição do real não por destruição violenta, mas pela afirmação, elevação à potência do modelo.” “Há real em demasia, cai-se no obsceno e no pornô.”

CAGADA HAT-TRICK

A direita

A esquerda

O espírito aristocráticotirânico AMEMuns aos outros

Doña Flôbert e seus 2 Partidos

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A esquerda é o monstro do Alien.

Por que, no final das contas, o fascismo (genuíno, pur sang) é sempre eleito democraticamente: “Os representantes do povo são bastante ingênuos a esse respeito: tomam sua eleição por uma aprovação e um consenso popular, não desconfiam nunca que não há nada mais ambíguo do que impelir alguém ao poder e que o espetáculo mais gratificante para o povo sem dúvida sempre foi a derrota de uma classe política.”

O advento do socialismo como modelo é absolutamente diferente de seu advento histórico. Como acontecimento, como mito, como força de ruptura, o socialismo não tem, como se diz, o tempo de se parecer consigo mesmo, de se fortalecer como modelo, não tem tempo de se confundir com a sociedade – nessa qualidade ele não é um estado estável, e aliás só fez breves aparições históricas. Ao passo que hoje o socialismo se propõe como modelo estável e confiável – não é mais uma exigência revolucionária, é uma simulação de mudança (simulação no sentido de desenvolvimento do melhor cenário possível) e uma simulação do futuro. Nada de surpresa, nada de violência, nada de ultrapassagem, nada de verdadeira paixão.”

A menos que haja uma reversão miraculosa da história, que daria sua carne e seu sangue a qualquer projeto social que apareça, e à realidade sem mais, é-nos necessário, como diz Canetti, perseverar na destruição atual.”

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o intelectual infelizmente sempre é bastante virginal para ser cúmplice da repressão ao vício.” Nunca cansamos de ser críticos. Só com críticas explícitas fazemos 3 pontos fora de casa. Como político, excelente filósofo; como filósofo, excelente político. Como legislador, excelente burocrata. Enquanto funcionário racional-legal, criador de exceções imprevisíveis incontroláveis o tempo inteiro. Como pai ótimo filho.

Ou Stalin ou Nada, de que lado Você (o[u] Eu) está?

O CORPO DECIDE QUANDO O TEATRO FICA ENJOADO: “Nós vagueamos entre os fantasmas do capital, de hoje em diante vaguearemos no modelo póstumo do socialismo. A hiper-realidade de tudo isso não mudará nem um pouco, num certo sentido é nossa paisagem familiar há muito tempo. Estamos doentes de leucemia política, e essa indiferença crescente (estamos atravessados pelo poder sem por ele sermos atingidos, analisamos, atravessamos o poder sem alcançá-lo) é absolutamente semelhante ao tipo de patologia mais moderna: a saber, não a agressão biológica objetiva, mas a incapacidade crescente do organismo de fabricar anticorpos (ou mesmo, como na esclerose em placas, a possibilidade de os anticorpos se voltarem contra o próprio organismo).”

E aí nós, intelectuais, fomos pegos. Porque enquanto se tratava de economia, de programação e do desencantamento de uma sociedade liberal, mantivemos nosso foro íntimo, ricos de uma reserva mental e política indefinida, vestais de uma pequena chama crítica e filosófica, promessa de uma eficácia silenciosa da teoria (aliás a teoria se portava muito bem, ela não reencontrará sem dúvida jamais a qualidade ofensiva e jubilatória ao mesmo tempo que a grandiosa sinecura de que desfrutou nesses últimos 20 anos).” “Nada pior do que a absorção da força teórica numa instituição. Eu compreendo: a própria utopia dos conceitos segundo os quais analisávamos esta situação que não era a nossa, e a dissolvíamos em seus componentes imaginários, essa utopia mesma se volta contra nós sob a forma de julgamento de valor real, de jurisdição intelectualmente armada com nossas próprias armas, sob a forma desse fantasma da vontade coletiva, essa utopia foi a de nossa própria classe [os intelectuais], que mantém, mesmo na simulação, o poder de nos anular.”

velho slogan rimbaudiano que se tornou socialista – alegrai-vos, hoje se vai mudar verdadeiramente a vida – é maravilhoso!”

Thomas En(do)gênio: “Tal é o sonho socialista, enlouquecido de transparência, inundado de ingenuidade. Porque nenhum grupo jamais funcionou assim – mas sobretudo: que grupo não sonhou com isso? Felizmente é verossímil que algum projeto social digno desse nome jamais existiu, que nenhum grupo na verdade jamais se concebeu idealmente como social, em suma, jamais houve <a sombra> (salvo nas cabeças intelectuais) nem o embrião de um sujeito coletivo com responsabilidade limitada, nem a possibilidade mesma de um objetivo dessa ordem.”

DO CAOS AO BARRO, DA LAMA AO CAOS: Lisboa, 1755

Este microconto foi inspirado – ou é a “tradução intersemiótica música-conto” – pelo álbum conceitual “1755” da banda portuguesa e lisboeta Moonspell (lançado em 2017).

 

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…Do caos primordial Deus criou o que não havia e fez a Terra, que era boa. E, insatisfeito, fez da terra o Homem, que era ainda melhor. Mas queriam os desígnios divinos insondáveis que, após uma passagem incalculável – da perspectiva humana – de tempo, a lama regressasse ao caos, sem destruir a perfeição de todo o seu Plano. Vamos direto, como um diretor de teatro que anseia por montar o cenário do Epílogo para a platéia em suspensão e ansiedade asfixiantes, ao desfecho desta história: Lisboa, capital portuguesa, Ano do Domínio da Igreja Apostólica Romana 1755.

A humanidade, ao menos a parte devota, sempre especulou sobre o quando e o como do seu fim. O livro de João, o João profeta apocalíptico, não o primeiro João, benévolo, nunca falou de forma clara. Sua poesia enunciativa e admoestadora dificilmente poderia ser entendida senão de forma figurada, críptica. Como, afinal, seriam os cristãos julgados no Último Dia, no Segundo Advento de Jesus Cristo? Seria através de ondas de fogo, labaredas que chovessem dos céus, uma guerra inaudita entre todos os homens com armas brancas ou pólvora, ou mediante um Neo-Dilúvio, uma tsunami? Na virada de 999 d.C. para o ano 1000, muitos padres e intérpretes autorizados pelo Papa anunciavam a chegada da marca fatal – que não veio, a despeito da virada cabalística. Mas o Eevento estava cada vez mais próximo, isso nenhum lógico, beato ou herege, poderia negar. Certamente não demoraria mais um milênio inteiro! Havia sinais…

As sucessivas gerações corruptas de homens apenas atestavam as Escrituras, página por página, crime por crime, e ignomínia por ignomínia. Permita-me, no entanto, aludir, em meio a matéria tão importante: as gentes que discorriam sobre o Apocalipse sempre se olvidavam do onde, como coisa óbvia, autoevidente demais! Talvez tivessem pensado que o cataclismo final sobreviria de forma simultânea sobre todo o globo terrestre, circunavegado por Fernão de Magalhães ainda no século XVI. Mas, de forma simbólica, e, repito, só Deus sabe o porquê, a Hecatombe, ou pelo menos seu epicentro, pois não chegaram mais notícias ao autor deste manuscrito, se deu inopinadamente em Lisboa, afetando o coração da nação que ousou, a primeira de todas, dominar o mundo com bravura, sendo não obstante tão pequena em território e escassa em número.

Então foi assim que se deu, no local referido: as fundações, onde pisam os homens, foram de repente desestabilizadas. O concreto virou virou areia. Onde não virou areia, cindiu-se; e o horizontal verticalizou-se, e o vertical deitou-se. Formou-se uma onda de choque. As placas tectônicas africana e euroasiática se atritaram com veemência e ferocidade. Abismos se abriram. A força inigualável, imparável, inanalisável, colossal, arrancando raízes de árvores ancestrais, desabando edificações, gerando montanhas em planícies, desfigurando planaltos e achatando e homogeneizando picos e vales, sem discriminar nenhum panorama, fez-se sentir por todas as criaturas mortais lusitanas. Aquela força, em suma, que os pagãos teimam em chamar pelo simples e neutro epíteto de “Natureza”.

Na cidade não havia mais a Mão do Homem, só a Mão Todo-Poderosa da tal “Natureza”. E logo não havia mais cidade. Apenas um sítio arqueológico sem arqueólogos para estudá-lo e escavá-lo.

Se uma voz então dissesse alguma coisa, é provável que dissesse: – É porque te amo tanto, Homem, que ouso fazê-lo! Um fim indolor e grandiloquente. Uma ópera geográfica, geológica, grave, dissonante, profunda. – Assim se expressaria, decerto, o Diretor desta magnum opus da aniquilação.

Vede, todos são já cadáveres; mas é como se ainda escorresse o sangue em profusão. Vede! Para quê todas as tumbas do passado? Eis um cemitério muito mais eficaz e superlativo, muito mais imediato; a todos escapa a luz do sol, as caveiras ocupam o devido lugar, sem cerimônia, sem velo, sem coveiro – a não ser Um só.

E não há chamas, mas é como se tudo ardesse. E já nada se move, mas é como se as pedras não cessassem de rolar e o chão nunca deixasse de desmoronar, o destino de deslizar… A morte se tornou um quadro eterno que precisa se completar na Estática da beleza da tragédia. Nem um chiado branco se houve nesse negro dia. Está-se diante do retrato humano mais belo, porque nenhum artista de talento acabado e com os modelos mais perfeitos à mão poderia reproduzir esta… cena. Já narrada há tanto tempo, em linhas tortas, por João, não custa reiterar.

Quarenta foi o número de fundações de templos de igrejas caídas, soterradas, pulverizadas, esfareladas, como se elas representassem mais do que as centenas de milhares de seres humanos que desapareceram em fugazes instantes. E se houvesse 666, o número da besta em templos seria escombros, igualmente. O Poder Supremo não faz concessões à aritmética. Nenhum camelo atravessou qualquer agulha. Lisboa foi Sodoma, foi Gomorra: ricos e pobres jazem agora juntos, só corpo, sem alma, condenados, sem dúvida, pelo previdente Juízo Divino. Dentre todos, ninguém se encontrava à destra do Livro. Não havia nenhum Eleito na cidade de Lisboa.

Um dia, e este dia foi Primeiro de Novembro, véspera do Dia dos Mortos, os conquistadores dos Sete Mares, exaltados por Camões, foram marcados — pelos Sete Pecados. E abatidos num átimo por Quatro Navegadores-Bestas, Anjos-Vingadores. Que sirva esta história que já começou em ruínas como alegoria — do frágil destino humano: oriundos do pó das dignas Estrelas, estamos fadados a decair do material de que fomos feitos, o Barro Celeste, à Sepultura infecta, às recônditas cavernas do Hades, indiferentes a noções tais quais ordem e caos…

 

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CURIOSIDADE HISTÓRICA: Realmente houve um grande terremoto em Lisboa no ano de 1755, ou “sismo”, como chamam os portugueses. Registra-se que pelo menos 1/3 da cidade foi totalmente destruído. No litoral, houve a formação de ondas de 20 metros de altura e a ocorrência de múltiplos incêndios nos destroços deixados. A Livraria Real foi consumida pelo fogo, perdendo-se livros que remontavam à Idade Antiga, perda imensurável de tesouros que nos faz lembrar de Alexandria mas também do descaso que acabou por “assassinar” nosso Museu Nacional, no Rio de Janeiro, em 2018. Não havia condições de medir os tremores como hoje se faz, mas especula-se que este evento atingiu de 8.5 a 9 pontos na escala Richter. Estatísticas, consideradas inconfiáveis pelos sismólogos mais pessimistas, que julgam que a mortandade foi muito maior, apontam para 10 mil vítimas fatais àquela ocasião.

O grande desastre serviu como catalisador para o surgimento da própria sismologia moderna e foi citado por pensadores de primeira grandeza, como Voltaire, em ensaios de cunho filosófico.

THE ZEND-AVESTA by DARMESTETER, 1880.

BREVIÁRIO DOS CONTEÚDOS DESTE ARTIGO:

Introdução 1

Fargards (1 a 21)

Introdução 2

Sîrôzahs (1 e 2)

Yasts (1 a 24)

Nyâyis (1 a 5)

Introdução 3

Yasnas (28 a 34)

Yasnas (43 a 51)

Yasna 53

Yasnas (1 a 26)

Yasna 57

Recomendações de Leitura

Introdução

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DIC:

cuneiforme: “Diz-se da antiga escrita persa, meda e assíria formada de .caracteres em forma de cunha.”

<cuneiforme>, in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa, https://www.priberam.pt/dlpo/cuneiforme [consultado em 29-09-2017].”

sleet: granizo

stork: cegonha

to dally: vadiar

1. OS CEM ANOS DE DISPUTA SOBRE A AUTENTICIDADE DO AVESTA E DA LÍNGUA SUI GENERIS ZEND

The Zend-Avesta is the sacred book of the Parsis, that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which feigned over Persia at the time when the second successor of Mohammed overthrew the Sassanian dynasty (7th century A.D.), and which has been called Dualism, or Mazdeism, or Magism, or Zoroastrianism, or Fire-worship, according as its main tenet, or its supreme God (Ahura Mazda) [Baal?], or its priests, or its supposed founder, or its apparent object of worship has been most kept in view. In less than a century after their defeat, nearly all the conquered people were brought over to the faith of their new rulers, either by force, or policy, or the attractive power of a simpler form of creed. But many of those who clung to the faith of their fathers, went and sought abroad for a new home, where they might freely worship their old gods, say their old prayers, and perform their old rites. That home they found at last among the tolerant Hindus, on the western coast of India and in the peninsula of Guzerat. There they throve and there they live still, while the ranks of their co-religionists in Persia are daily thinning and dwindling away. A century ago [séc. XVIII], it is said, they still numbered nearly 100,000 souls; but there now [yesterday!] remain no more than 8,000 or 9,000 souls, scattered in Yezd and the surrounding villages (Dosabhoy Framjee, The Parsees).”

There has been no other great belief in the world that ever left such poor and meagre monuments of its past splendour.” “Persia, it is known, had much influence on each of the movements which produced, or proceeded from, those three books [Gospels; Talmud; Quran]; she lent much to the first heresiarchs, much to the Rabbis, much to Mohammed.” “the Avesta, which saw the blending of the Aryan mind with the Semitic, and thus opened the 2nd stage of Aryan thought.”

Aristotle, Hermippus and many others wrote of it in books of which, unfortunately, nothing more than a few fragments or merely the titles have come down to us.” “It was never more eagerly studied than in the 1st centuries of the Christian era; but that study had no longer anything of the disinterested and almost scientific character it had in earlier times. Religious and philosophic sects, in search of new dogmas, eagerly received whatever came to them bearing the name of Zoroaster.” “Zoroaster and Plato were treated as if they had been philosophers of the same school, and Hierocles expounded their doctrines in the same book. Proclus collected 70 Tetrads of Zoroaster and wrote commentaries on them; but we need hardly say that Zoroaster commented on by Proclus was nothing more or less than Proclus commented on by Proclus. [haha]” “Throughout the Middle Ages nothing was known of Mazdeism but the name of its founder, who from a Magus was converted into a magician and master of the hidden sciences. It was not until the Renaissance that real inquiry was resumed.” the book of Thomas Hyde was the first complete and true picture of modern Parsîism “Eighteen years later, a countryman of Hyde, George Boucher, received from the Parsis in Surat a copy of the Vendîdâd Sâdah, which was brought to England in 1723 by Richard Cobbe. But the old manuscript was a sealed book, and the most that could then be made of it was to hang it by an iron chain to the wall of the Bodleian Library, as a curiosity to be shown to foreigners. A few years later, a Scotch-man, named Fraser, went to Surat, with the view of obtaining from the Parsis, not only their books, but also a knowledge of their contents. He was not very successful in the first undertaking, and utterly failed in the second.” “Anquetil Duperron came out of Surat victorious, and succeeded at last in winning from the Parsis both their books and their knowledge.” “He spent 10 years in studying the material he had collected, and published in 1771 the first European translation of the Zend-Avesta.

half the learned world denied the authenticity of the Avesta, which it pronounced a forgery. It was the future founder of the Royal Asiatic Society, William Jones, a young Oxonian then [estudante de Oxford], who opened the war. He had been wounded to the quick by the scornful tone adopted by Anquetil towards Hyde and a few other English scholars: the Zend-Avesta suffered for the fault of its introducer, Zoroaster for Anquetil. In a pamphlet written in French[*], with a verve and in a style which showed him to be a good disciple of Voltaire, W. Jones pointed out, and dwelt upon, the oddities and absurdities with which the so-called sacred books of Zoroaster teemed.” “[*] Lettre à M. A*** du P*** dans laquelle est compris l’examen de sa traduction des livres attribués à Zoroastre.” “It is true that Anquetil had given full scope to satire by the style he had adopted: he cared very little for literary elegance, and did not mind writing Zend and Persian in French; so the new and strange ideas he had to express looked stranger still in the outlandish garb he gave them.” “In fact the only thing in which Jones succeeded was to prove in a decisive manner that the ancient Persians were not equal to the lumières of the 18th century, and that the authors of the Avesta had not read the Encyclopédie.HAHAHA! Ver ZOROASTRO na Enc.

[P-S.: Não há um verbete para Zaratustra ou “Zoroastre”. O que pude encontrar que mais se aproximava da temática foi o seguinte:

PARSIS, (Hist. moderne) nom que l’on donne dans l’Indostan aux adorateurs du feu, ou sectateurs de la religion fondée en Perse par Zerdust ou Zoroastre. Les Parsis qui se trouvent aujourd’hui dans l’Inde, sont venus de Perse, comme leur nom l’indique; leurs ancêtres se sont refugiés dans ce pays pour se soustraire aux persécutions des Mahométans arabes & tartares qui avoient fait la conquéte de leur patrie. Ils sont vétus comme les autres indiens, à l’exception de leur barbe qu’ils laissent croître; ils se livrent ordinairement à l’agriculture & à la culture de la vigne & des arbres. Ils ne communiquent point avec ceux d’une autre religion, de peur de se souiller [contaminar]; il leur est permis de manger des animaux, mais ils s’abstiennent de faire usage de la viande de porc & de celle de vache, de peur d’offenser les Mahométans & les Banians. Ils ont une grande vénération pour le coq; leurs prétres, qu’ils nomment darous, sont chargés du soin d’entretenir le feu sacré que leurs ancètres ont autrefois apporté de Perse; ce seroit un crime irrémissible que de le laisser éteindre. Ce ne seroit pas un péché moins grand que de répandre de l’eau ou de cracher sur le feu ordinaire qui sert dans le ménage. Il est pareillement un objet de vénération pour les Parsis; & il y auroit de l’impiété à l’entretenir avec quelque chose d’impur. Leur respect pour le feu va jusqu’au point de ne point vouloir l’éteindre avec de l’eau, quand même leur maison seroit en danger d’en être consumee: par la même raison ils ne consentiroient jamais à étndre une chandelle. En un mot, il ne leur est jamais permis de rien faire pour éteindre le feu; il faut qu’il s’éteigne de lui-même. Les Parsis regardent le mariage comme un état qui conduit au bonheur éternel; ils ont en horreur le célibat, au point que si le fils ou la fille d’un homme riche viennent à mourir avant que d’avoir été mariés, le pere cherche des gens, qui pour de l’argent consentent à épouser la personne qui est morte. La céremonie du mariage des Parsis consiste à faire venir deux darous ou prétres, dont l’un place un doigt sur le front de la fille, tandis que l’autre place le sien sur le front de l’epoux. Chacun de ces prêtres demande à l’une des parties, si elle consent à épouser l’autre: après quoi ils répandent du ris sur la téte des nouveaux maries; ce qui est un emblème de la fécondité qu’ils leur souhaitent. Les Parsis n’enterrent point leurs morts; ils les exposent à l’air dans une enceinte environnée d’un mur où ils restent pour servir de proie aux vautours [abutres]. Le terrein de cette enceinte va en pente de la circonference au centre: c’est-là que l’on expose les morts, qui dans un climat si chaud, répandent une odeur très-incommode pour les vivans. Quelques jours après qu’un corps a été exposé dans cet endroit, les amis & les parens du defunt vont se rendre au lieu de la sépulture; ils examinent ses yeux; si les vautours ont commencé par lui arracher l’oeil droit, on ne doute pas que le mort ne jouisse de la béatitude; si au contraire l’oeil gauche a été emporté le premier, on conclut que le mort est malheureux dans l’autre vie [se ficar o bicho pega, se correr…?]. C’est aux environs de Surate que demeurent la plûpart des Parsis de l’Indostan.”]

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Pray, who would dare ascribe to Zoroaster books in which are found numberless names of trees, animals, men, and demons unknown to the Ancient Persians; in which are invoked an incredible number of pure animals and other things, which, as appears in the silence of ancient writers, were never known, or at least never worshipped, in Persia? What Greek ever spoke of Hom, of Jemshîd, and, of such other personages as the fabricators of that rhapsody exalt with every kind of praise, as divine heroes?” Meiners “in the midst of his Ciceronian nonsense, there was something like the germ of comparative mythology; seldom has a man approached the truth so closely and then departed from it so widely.” “Meiners had pointed out the mythical identity of the Mount Alborg of the Parsis with the Mount Meru of the Hindus, as a proof that the Parsis had borrowed their mythology from the Hindus: the conclusion was incorrect, but the remark itself was not so.” “Meiners had said that the name of the Parsi demons was of Indian origin, as both languages knew them by the Latin name <Deus>. This was an incorrect statement, and yet an important observation. The word which means <a demon> in Persia, means quite the contrary in India [um deus?], and that radical difference is just a proof of the two systems being independent of one another [pelo contrário: Freud/Saussure: os contrários significam derivação de uma mesma raiz – PRECEITO BÁSICO DA LINGÜÍSTICA!].Zend has no Arabic elements in it, and that Pahlavi [idioma] itself, which is more modern than Zend, does not contain any Arabic, but only Semitic words of the Aramean dialect”

Plutarch agrees so well with the Zend books that I think no one will deny the close resemblance of doctrines and identity of origin.” Tychsen

<…it follows that the language of the Zend was at least a dialect of the Sanscrit, approaching perhaps as nearly to it as the Prácrit [grafia diferente ao longo do volume], or other popular idioms, which we know to have been spoken in India 2,000 years ago> [William Jones]. This conclusion, that Zend is a Sanskrit dialect, was incorrect, the connection assumed being too close; but it was a great thing that the near relationship of the two languages should have been brought to light.” “the Zend is not derived from the Sanskrit, but both are derived from another and older language.”

The first 25 of this century [1800-1825] were void of results, but the old and sterile discussions as to the authenticity of the texts continued in England.”

Rhode sketched the religious history of Persia after the translations of Anquetil”

Emmanuel Rask, one of the most gifted minds in the new school of philology (…) [wrote] the first essay on Zend grammar, and it was a masterly one.”

Eugène Burnouf founded the only correct method [?] of interpreting the Avesta.” “He also gave the first notions of a comparative mythology of the Avesta and the Veda, by showing the identity of the Vedic Yama with the Avesta Yima, and of Traitâna with Thraêtaona and Ferîdûn. Thus he made his Commentaire sur le Yasna, a marvellous and unparalleled model of critical insight and steady good sense, equally opposed to the narrowness of mind which clings to matters of fact without rising to their cause and connecting them with the series of associated phenomena, and to the wild and uncontrolled spirit of comparison, which, by comparing everything, confounds everything.

2. O AVESTA “REAL”/”ORIGINAL”/PAHLAVI VS. O AVESTA “SAGRADO”/”VÉDICO”: O ELO PERDIDO DOS LIVROS HISTÓRICO-RELIGIOSOS – Anjos, Demônios & A Síntese Metódica

DIZEM OS CONVENCIONALISTAS/COMPARATISTAS…

tradition [language] is always either new sense or nonsense. The key to the Avesta is not the Pahlavi, but the Veda. The Avesta and the Veda are two echoes of one and the same voice, the reflex of one and the same thought: the Vedas, therefore, are both the best lexicon and the best commentary to the Avesta.”

DIZEM OS HIPER-EMPÍRICOS/LINGÜISTAS/TRADICIONALISTAS…

<the demons,> the Daêvas, would ascend from their dwelling in hell up to heaven, to meet their philological brothers, the Indian Devas. The traditional method, as it starts from matters of facts [coisas-em-si], moves always in the field of reality; the comparative method starts from an hypothesis, moves in a vacuum, and builds up a fanciful religion and a fanciful language.”

DIZ A SÍNTESE…

the divergence between the two methods is more apparent than real” “No language, no religion, that has lived long and changed much, can be understood at any moment of its development, unless we know what it became afterwards, and what it was before. The language and religion of the Avesta record but a moment in the long life of the Iranian language and thought, so that we are unable to understand them, unless we know what they became and whence they came.” “it cannot happen that the tradition [o oral, o real, como se o passado fosse realmente acessível a nós do presente] and the Veda [a convenção, a ficção cristalizada, a memória comparada, como se a verdade já tivesse sido dita de uma vez por todas] will really contradict one another, if we take care to ask from each only what it knows” “The Veda, generally speaking, cannot help in discovering matters of fact in the Avesta, but only in explaining them when discovered by tradition.O Veda também é real, a tra[d]ição também é ficção.

Quando a gramática (a língua de hoje) não era entendida como convenção (de outrora)!

Quando a mitologia (a mentira infantil de hoje) não era entendida como a realidade (de ontem)!

Quando aprender línguas não era compará-las…

Quando ler um livro não era vivenciá-lo…

Prega o prego que não se deve pregar

encaixotando o último prego do caixão

que levou um caixote no mar ventoso

queonda!

Roth showed after Burnouf how the epical history of Iran was derived from the same source as the myths of Vedic India, and pointed out the primitive identity of Ahura Mazda, the supreme god of Iran, with Varuna, the supreme god of the Vedic age.” “the dangers of the method came to light in the works of Haug, who, giving a definite form to a system still fluctuating, converted Mazdeism into a religious revolution against Vedic polytheism, found historical allusions to that schism both in the Avesta and in the Veda, pointed out curses against Zoroaster in the Vedas, and, in short, transformed, as it were, the two books into historical pamphlets.”

3. “ZEND NÃO É ZEND”; VÁRIOS LIVROS DENTRO DE UM LIVRO & SUAS GENEALOGIAS E APOCALIPSES

Zend-Avesta” quer dizer: A Explicação da Lei. A prístina e utópica forma do Livro teria de ser o Avesta (a Lei). Vendîdâd Sâdah é o mesmo conteúdo, apenas com a ordem trocada.

What it is customary to call, <the Zend languag > ought to be named, <the Avesta language>; the Zend being no language at all; and, if the word be used as the designation of one, it can be rightly applied only to the Pahlavi.”

O Zend-bundismo

It is a tradition with the Parsis, that the Yasts were originally 30 in number, there having been 1 for each of the 30 Izads who preside over the 30 days of the month; yet there are only 18 still extant.”

The cause that preserved the Avesta is obvious; taken as a whole, it does not profess to be a religious encyclopedia, but only a liturgical collection, and it bears more likeness to a Prayer Book than to the Bible.”

ALEXANDRIA NÃO FOI NADA: “The primitive Avesta, as revealed by Ormazd to Zoroaster and by Zoroaster to Vistâsp, king of Bactria, was supposed to have been composed of 21 Nosks or Books, the greater part of which was burnt by Iskander the Rûmi (Alexander the Great). After his death the priests of the Zoroastrian religion met together, and by collecting the various fragments that had escaped the ravages of the war and others that they knew by heart, they formed the present collection, which is a very small part of the original book, as out of the 21 Nosks there was only one that was preserved in its entirety, the Vendîdâd

There were, in fact, 4 kings at least who bore the name of Valkhash: the most celebrated and best known of the four was Vologeses I, the contemporary of Nero. Now that Zoroastrianism prevailed with him, or at least with members of his family, we see from the conduct of his brother Tiridates, who was a Magian (Magus); and by this term we must not understand a magician, but a priest, and one of the Zoroastrian religion.” “Pliny very often confounds Magism and Magia, Magians and Magicians. We know from Pliny, too, that Tiridates refused to initiate Nero into his art: but the cause was not, as he assumes, that it was <a detestable, frivolous, and vain art>, but because Mazdean law forbids the holy knowledge to be revealed to laymen, much more to foreigners”

Now the language used in Persia after the death of Alexander, under the Arsacides and Sassanides, that is, during the period in which the Avesta must have been edited, was Pahlavi, which is not derived from Zend, but from ancient Persian, being the middle dialect between ancient and modern Persian. Therefore, if the Sassanian kings had conceived the project of having religious books of their own written and composed, it is not likely that they would have had them written in an old foreign dialect, but in the old national language, the more so, because, owing both to their origin and their policy, they were bound to be the representatives of the genuine old Persian tradition.”

The bulk of the book is a rebuke.

Mazdeism had just been threatened with destruction by a new religion sprung from itself, the religion of Mânî, which for a while numbered a king amongst its followers (Shapûr I, 240-270). Mazdeism was shaken for a long time, and when Mânî was put to death, his work did not perish with him. In the Kissah-i Sangâh, Zoroaster is introduced prophesying that the holy religion will be overthrown three times and restored three times; overthrown the first time by Iskander, it will be restored by Ardeshîr; overthrown again, it will be restored by Shapûr II and Âdarbâd Mahraspand; and, lastly, it will be overthrown by the Arabs and restored at the end of time by Soshyos.”

And he who would set that man at liberty, when bound in prison, does no better deed than if he should flay a man alive and cut off his head.”

that Mânî should have rejected many Zoroastrian practices is not unlikely, as his aim was to found a universal religion.”

And of two men, he who fills himself with meat is filled with the good spirit much more than he who does not so; the latter is all but dead; the former is above him by the worth of an Asperena, by the worth of a sheep, by the worth of an ox, by the worth of a man.”

MANI, O PRIMEIRO VEGAN: “Like Mânî, Christian teachers held the single life holier than the state of matrimony, yet they had not forbidden marriage, which Mânî did; they never prohibited the eating of flesh, which was one of the chief precepts of Mânî” “The patriarch of Alexandria, Timotheus, allowed the other patriarchs, bishops, and monks to eat meat on Sundays, in order to recognise those who belonged to the Manichean sect”

All the main features of Mazdean belief, namely, the existence of two principles, a good and an evil one, Ormazd and Ahriman, the antithetical creations of the two supreme powers, the division of all the beings in nature into two corresponding classes, the limited duration of the world, the end of the struggle between Ormazd and Ahriman by the defeat and destruction of the evil principle, the resurrection of the dead, and the everlasting life, all these tenets of the Avesta had already been established at the time of Philip and Aristotle.”

According to the Avesta burying corpses in the earth is one of the most heinous sins that can be committed; we know that under the Sassanians a prime minister, Seoses, paid with his life for an infraction of that law. Corpses were to be laid down on the summits of mountains, there to be devoured by birds and dogs; the exposure of corpses, was the most striking practice of Mazdean profession, and its adoption was the sign of conversion. (…) Persians, says Herodotus, bury their dead in the earth, after having coated them with wax. But Herodotus, immediately after stating that the Persians inter their dead, adds that the Magi do not follow the general practice, but lay the corpses down on the ground, to be devoured by birds.” “There were therefore, practically, two religions in Iran, the one for laymen and the other for priests. The Avesta was originally the sacred book only of the Magi, and the progress of the religious evolution was to extend to laymen what was the custom of the priests.” “Between the priests and the people there was not only a difference of calling, but also a difference of race, as the sacerdotal caste came from a non-Persian province.” “when we learn from Herodotus (I, 101) that the Medes were divided into several tribes, Busae, Paraetakeni, Strouchates, Arizanti, Budii, and Magi, without his making any remark on the last name, we can hardly have any doubt that the priests known as Magi belonged to the tribe of the Magi, that they were named after their origin, and that the account of Marcellinus may be correct even for so early a period as that of Herodotus.”

UMA RELIGIÃO QUE NÃO É DE EXTREMOS: “That they came from Media, we see from the traditions about the native place of Zoroaster, their chief and the founder of their religion. Although epic legends place the cradle of Mazdean power in Bactria, at the court of King Vistâsp, Bactria was only the first conquest of Zoroaster, it was neither his native place, nor the cradle of his religion.”

The Pahlavi names of the cardinal points show that Media was the centre of orientation in Magian geography (Garrez, Journal Asiatique, 1869, II).”

< How many masters are there?>

<There are the master of the house, the lord of the borough, the lord of the town, the lord of the province, and the Zarathustra (the high-priest) as the fifth. So is it in all lands, except in the Zarathustrian realm; for there are there only four masters, in Ragha, the Zarathustrian city>”

NIE. O INCOMPREENDIDO FILÓSOFO-LEGISLADOR: “The temple of Azerekhsh is ascribed to Zeratusht, the founder of the Magian religion, who went, it is said, from Shîz to the mountain of Sebîlân, and, after remaining there some time in retirement, returned with the Zend-Avesta, which, although written in the old Persian language, could not be understood without a commentary. After this he declared himself to be a prophet

In the Avesta itself we read that Zoroaster was born and received the law from Ormazd on a mountain, by the river Darega

Cyrus is said to have introduced the Magian priesthood into Persia (Xenophon, Cyrop. VIII, I, 23)”

The proper word for a priest in the Avesta is Âthravan, literally, fire-man, and that this was his name with the Persians too appears from the statement in Strabo (XV, 733)”

NÓS GOSTAMOS DE MISSAS PORQUE AO SAIR DELAS NOS ACHAMOS MAIS IGNORANTES DO QUE QUANDO ENTRAMOS: “The very fact that no sacrifice could be performed without the assistance of the Magi makes it highly probable that they were in possession of rites, prayers, and hymns very well composed and arranged, and not unlike those of the Brahmans (…) it is quite possible that Herodotus may have heard the Magi sing, in the fifth century B.C., the very same Gâthas which are sung nowadays by the Mobeds in Bombay. A part of the Avesta, the liturgical part, would therefore have been, in fact, a sacred book for the Persians. It had not been written by them, but it was sung for their benefit. That Zend hymns should have been sung before a Persian-speaking people is not stranger than Latin words being sung by Frenchmen, Germans, and Italians; the only difference being that, owing to the close affinity of Zend to Persian, the Persians may have been able to understand the prayers of their priests.

KANT 0: “The theory of time and space as first principles of the world, of which only the germs are found in the Avesta, was fully developed in the time of Eudemos, a disciple of Aristotle.”

CARNE PODRE MISTURADA COM O AR – NÃO, ORA ESSA, CARNE É AR!: “The new principle they introduced, or, rather, developed into new consequences, was that of the purity of the elements. Fire, earth, and water had always been considered sacred things, and had received worship: the Magi drew from that principle the conclusion that burying the dead or burning the dead was defiling a god: as early as Herodotus they had already succeeded in preserving fire from that pollution, and cremation was a capital crime. The earth still continued to be defiled, notwithstanding the example they set; and it was only under the Sassanians, when Mazdeism became the religion of the state, that they won this point also.”

A CASTA DOS MAGOS GANHOU LENTAMENTE O PODER NO IRÃ, MAS HÁ UM MARCO: “Artaxerxes Longimanus. The epic history of Iran, as preserved in the Shah Nâmah, passes suddenly from the field of mythology to that of history with the reign of that king, which makes it likely that it was in his time that the legends of Media became national in Persia”

O FIM TRÁGICO: “their principles required an effort too continuous and too severe to be ever made by any but priests, who might concentrate all their faculties in watching whether they had not dropped a hair upon the ground. A working people could not be imprisoned in such a religion, though it might be pure and high in its ethics. The triumph of Islam was a deliverance for the consciences of many, and Magism, by enforcing its observances upon the nation, brought about the ruin of its dogmas, which were swept away at the same time: its triumph was the cause and signal of its fall”

He seems to have been a man of contemplative mind rather than a man of action, which often excited the anger or scorn of his people against him”

Men, when raised from the dead, shall have no shadow any longer (μήτεσκιν ποιοντας). In India, gods have no shadows (Nalus); in Persia, Râshidaddîn was recognised to be a god from his producing no shadow (Guyard, Un grand maitre, des Assassins, Journal Asiatique, 1877, I, 392); the plant of eternal life, Haoma, has no shadow (Henry Lord).

the holiness of marriage between next of kin, even to incest, was unknown to Persia under Cambyses (Herod. III, 31), but it is highly praised in the Avesta, and was practised under the Sassanians (Agathias II, 31); in the times before the Sassanians it is mentioned only as a law of the Magi (Diog. Laert. Prooem. 6; Catullus, Carm. XC).”

The struggle of Haoma against Keresâni is an old Indo-European myth, Keresâni being the same as the Vedic Krisânu, who wants to keep away Soma from the hands of men.”

Nothing is known of any Scythian religion, and what is ascribed to a so-called Scythian influence, the worship of the elements, is one of the oldest and most essential features of the Aryan religions.”

4. EVOLUÇÃO DO MAZDEÍSMO DO HINDUÍSMO

There were, therefore, in the Indo-Iranian religion a latent monotheism and an unconscious dualism; both of which, in the further development of Indian thought, slowly disappeared; but Mazdeism lost neither of these two notions”

Asureavisvavedas” = o Senhor onisciente

in the middle of the Vedic period. Indra, the dazzling god of storm, rose to supremacy in the Indian Pantheon, and outshines Varuna with the roar and splendour of his feats; but soon to give way to a new and mystic king, Prayer or Brahman.”

§7. The Indo-Iranian Asura was often conceived as sevenfold: by the play of certain mythical formulae and the strength of certain mythical numbers, the ancestors of the Indo-Iranians had been led to speak of seven worlds, and the supreme god was often made sevenfold, as well as the worlds over which he ruled. The names and the several attributes of the seven gods had not been as yet defined, nor could they be then; after the separation of the two religions, these gods, named Âditya, <the infinite ones,> in India, were by and by identified there with the sun, and their number was afterwards raised to twelve, to correspond to the twelve successive aspects of the sun. In Persia, the seven gods are known as Amesha Spentas, <the undying and well-doing ones;> they by and by, according to the new spirit that breathed in the religion, received the names of the deified abstractions, Vohu-manô (good thought), Asha Vahista (excellent holiness), Khshathravairya (perfect sovereignty), Spenta Ârmaiti (divine piety), Haurvatât and Ameretât (health and immortality). The first of them all was and remained Ahura Mazda; but whereas formerly he had been only the first of them, he was now their father.”

In the Veda, they are invoked as a pair (Mitrâ-Varunâ), which enjoys the same power and rights as Varuna alone, as there is nothing more in Mitrâ-Varunâ than in Varuna alone, Mitra being the light of Heaven, that is, the light of Varuna. But Ahura Mazda could no longer bear an equal, and Mithra became one of his creatures” “the Creator was formerly a brother to his creature.”

Yet, with all his might, he still needs the help of some god, of such as free the oppressed heavens from the grasp of the fiend. When storm rages in the atmosphere he offers up a sacrifice to Vayu, the bright storm god, who moves in the wind, he entreats him: <Grant me the favour, thou Vayu whose action is most high, that I may smite the world of Angra Mainyu, and that he may not smite mine! Vayu, whose action is most high, granted the asked-for favour to the creator Ahura Mazda.>”

Whereas in India the fiends were daily driven farther and farther into the background, and by the prevalence of the metaphysical spirit gods and fiends came to be nothing more than changing and fleeting creatures of the everlasting, indifferent Being, Persia took her demons in real earnest; she feared them, she hated them, and the vague and unconscious dualism that lay at the bottom of the Indo-Iranian religion has its unsteady outlines sharply defined, and became the very form and frame of Mazdeism.”

§11. The war in nature was waged in the storm. The Vedas describe it as a battle fought by a god, Indra, armed with the lightning and thunder, against a serpent, Ahi, who has carried off the dawns or the rivers, described as goddesses or as milch cows [vacas leiteiras!], and who keeps them captive in the folds of the cloud.” Rios de leite, montanhas de baunilha: talvez tenha sido a concepção inicial de uma sociedade obesa mórbida como a nossa…

<The son of waters> is both in the Vedas and in the Avesta a name of the fire-god, as born from the cloud, in the lightning.”

Râma é o mortal mais forte que habitou a terra, o sal da raça humana.

Num mundo perfeitamente maniqueísta, necessariamente pai ou mãe são diabólico(a)s, mãe ou pai são angelicais. O Ocidente já escolheu sua versão, sua restrição além-aquém do ou. Esteril-o-tipo. Satanização do Destino.

Yâtu, o Deus do Tédio

There was a class of myths, in which, instead of being carried off, she was supposed to have given herself up, of her own free will, to the demon, and to have betrayed the god, her lover. In another form of myth, still more distant from the naturalistic origin, the Pairikas were <nymphs of a fair, but erring line,> who seduced the heroes to lead them to their ruin. Afterwards the Pari became at length the seduction of idolatry”

Páris com P de Pecado

Saoshyant, the son of Zarathustra”

Ano-novo é que faz comida boa (quando passa)

The sacrifice is more than an act of worship, it is an act of assistance to the gods.” Haoma, the Indian Soma, is an intoxicating plant, the juice of which is drunk by the faithful for their own benefit and for the benefit of their gods. It comprises in it the powers of life of all the vegetable kingdom.” “There are two Haomas: one is the yellow or golden Haoma, which is the earthly Haoma, and which, when prepared for the sacrifice, is the king of healing plants; the other is the white Haoma or Gaokerena, which grows up in the middle of the sea Vouru-kasha, surrounded by the ten thousand healing plants. It is by the drinking of Gaokerena that men, on the day of the resurrection, will become immortal.” “Spell or prayer is not less powerful than the offerings.”

Agni, as a messenger between gods and men, was known to the Vedas as Narâ-sansa; hence came the Avesta messenger of Ahura, Nairyô-sangha.”

HARD HARD LIFE

FACILITY OF FELICITIES

EASINESS OF DIZZINESS

FABRIC OF CORRUPTION

NECESSITY OF CRISIS

The Amesha Spentas projected, as it were, out of themselves, as many Daêvas or demons, who, either in their being or functions, were, most of them, hardly more than dim [vis, decaídas] inverted images of the very gods they were to oppose, and whom they followed through all their successive evolutions. Haurvatât and Ameretât, health and life, were opposed by Tauru and Zairi, sickness and decay, who changed into rulers of thirst and hunger when Haurvatât and Ameretât had become the Amshaspands of waters and trees.”

In the eyes of the Parsis, animals belong either to Ormazd or Ahriman according as they are useful or hurtful to man; but, in fact, they belonged originally to either the one or the other, according as they had been incarnations of the god or of the fiend, that is, as they chanced to have lent their forms to either in the storm tales”

Persia was on the brink of zoolatry, and escaped it only by misunderstanding the principle she followed.”

as Tistrya had been compared to a shining star on account of the gleaming of lightning, the stars joined in the fray, where they stood with Tistrya on Ahura’s side; and partly for the sake of symmetry, partly owing to Chaldaean influences, the planets passed into the army of Ahriman.”

In the Veda Yama, the son of Vivasvat, is the first man and, therefore, the first of the dead, the king of the dead. As such he is the centre of gathering for the departed, and he presides over them in heaven, in the Yamasâdanam, as king of men, near Varuna the king of gods.

His Avesta twin-brother, Yima, the son of Vîvanghat, is no longer the first man, as this character had been transferred to another hero, of later growth, Gayô Maratan; yet he has kept nearly all the attributes which were derived from his former character: on the one hand he is the first king, and the founder of civilisation; on the other hand, <the best mortals> gather around him in a marvellous palace, in Airyanem Vaêgô

WINTER WON’T COME: “The world was imagined as lasting a long year of 12 millenniums. There had been an old myth, connected with that notion, which made the world end in a frightful winter, to be succeeded by an eternal spring, when the blessed would come down from the Vara of Yima to repeople the earth. But as storm was the ordinary and more dramatic form of the strife, there was another version, according to which the world ended in a storm, and this version became the definitive one.” (Director’s Cut)

This brings us to the question whether any historical reality underlies the legend of Zarathustra or Zoroaster.”

N[A]DA

A Lei e a Verdade são Figuras, Imagens, Símbolos, Sensaborões, Não! Não as Quero Não os Quero de Forma ou Conteúdo algum!

Imortalidade e Clareza são meros contos do vigário

O que há é Nada, depois de Nada,

Nada há!

A vida veio da água e termina no breu oceânico

Anunciador que admoesta

Admoestador que anuncia

Como um raio

e cuspo gases

Que nada!, isso é tudo…

Mazdeism has often been called Zoroaster’s religion, in the same sense as Islam is called Muhammed’s religion, that is, as being the work of a man named Zoroaster, a view which was favoured, not only by the Parsi and Greek accounts, but by the strong unity and symmetry of the whole system.” “it was thought that Zoroaster’s work had been a work of reaction against Indian polytheism, in fact, a religious schism. When he lived no one knows, and every one agrees that all that the Parsis and the Greeks tell of him is mere legend, through which no solid historical facts can be arrived at. The question is whether Zoroaster was a man converted into a god, or a god converted into a man.”

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profeta de deus, organizador da liturgia, com o objetivo de ser <intermediário> entre Ormuz, o princípio do bem, experimentado na luz do sol e cujo animal simbólico é a águia real, e Ahriman, o princípio do mal, experimentado nas trevas e cujo animal simbólico é a serpente (Janz, 1985, p. 183-184).”Apud Flávio Senra, 2010

Segundo Janz, foi em Basiléia que o jovem Nietzsche conheceu um teórico que haveria de influenciá-lo em seus primeiros escritos. Teria sido o Sr. Johann Jakob Bachofen responsável por influenciar a leitura que Nietzsche fez da tragédia grega e, também, responsável por oferecer o referencial bibliográfico para o conhecimento que o filósofo teria da religião de Zoroastro. Trata-se de Friedrich Creuzer (1771-1858), o autor compartilhado por Bachofen e o jovem Nietzsche. Creuzer foi autor de Symbolik und Mithologie der alten Völker besonders der Griechen (Simbólica e mitologia dos povos primitivos, especialmente dos gregos), obra publicada entre 1810-12, em quatro volumosos tomos. Através de Thomas Gelzer, estudioso do pensamento de Bachofen, organizador de Die Bachofen-Briefe (As cartas de Bachofen), publicadas em 1969, chegamos a conhecer um pouco mais sobre esse elo de ligação (sic) entre os autores aqui citados. Creuzer foi estudioso de Plotino e Proclo. A partir desse último, chegou a influenciar o romantismo e Goethe. Foi em Creuzer, entre outros, que Nietzsche se apoiou para preparar o curso de inverno de 1875-76, curso repetido no semestre de inverno de 1877-78, sobre os arcaísmos da cultura religiosa dos gregos. Segundo o importante biógrafo de Nietzsche que foi Janz, a obra de Creuzer foi retirada da biblioteca da Universidade da Basiléia em 1871, momento da redação de O Nascimento da Tragédia e, posteriormente, foi adquirida por Nietzsche.”

A tradução [do nome Zaratustra em persa] sugerida pelo literato é Estrela de ouro, Estrela de fulgor, o que destelha ouro.”

Por Salomé, Nietzsche perdeu a cabeça!

Bibliografia:

BOYCE, M. Zoroastrismo. In. BLEEKER, C. J.; WIDENGREN, G. Historia religionun. Manual de historia de las religiones. Religiones del presente. p. 211-236.

GADAMER, H-G. Nietzsche l’antipode. Le drame de Zarathoustra. Paris: Editions Allia, 2000.

GÂTHAS. Traduzido do avestano para o inglês por Ali A. Jafarey e do inglês para o português por Onaldo A. Pereira. Goiânia: Comunidade Ascha, [s.d.].

HEIDEGGER, M. ¿Quien és el Zaratustra de Nietzsche? In. Conferencias y artículos. Barcelona: Editiones del Serbal. p. 75-93.

TATSCH, F. G. Persas. In. FUNARI, P. P. (Org.) As religiões que o mundo esqueceu. São Paulo: Contexto, 2009. p. 102-143.

WINDEGREN, G. Fenomenología de la religion. Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1976.

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But the great weapon of Zarathustra is neither the thunder-stones he hurls, nor the glory with which he is surrounded, it is the Word.”

the Romans worshipped the thunder as a goddess, Fama

MEU ANCESTRAL ERA UM YOUKAI E EU NASCI POR INSEMINAÇÃO ARTIFICIAL INCUBADA INDIRETA”: “As he overwhelmed Angra Mainyu during his lifetime by his spell, he is to overwhelm him at the end of time by the hands of a son yet unborn. <Three times he came near unto his wife Hrôgvi, and three times the seed fell upon the ground. The Ized Neriosengh took what was bright and strong in it and intrusted it to the Ized Anâhita. At the appointed time, it will be united again with a maternal womb: 99,999 Fravashis of the faithful watch over it, lest the fiends destroy it.> A maid bathing in the lake Kãsava will conceive by it and bring forth the victorious Saoshyant (Sôshyôs), who will come from the region of the dawn to free the world from death and decay, from corruption and rottenness” O homem que é num só ruptura e continuidade.

Etymology was unable to preserve the Daêvas from this degradation, as the root div, <to shine,> was lost in Zend, and thus the primitive meaning being forgotten, the word was ready to take any new meaning which chance or necessity should give to it.”

VIRA VILÃO: “Though the word Indra is the name of a fiend in the Avesta, the Vedic god it denotes was as bright and as mighty in Iran as in India under the name of Verethraghnaa

NÃO HÁ DIALÉTICA, THOMAS EDSON: “There was no religious revolution: there was only a long and slow movement which led, by insensible degrees, the vague and unconscious dualism of the Indo-Iranian religion onwards to the sharply defined dualism of the Magi.” O mesmo é a gota que precede a tempestade, o raio anunciador, o Zaratustra do XIX.

there is hardly any religion in which slow growth and continual change is more apparent. When the Magi had accounted for the existence of evil by the existence of two principles, there arose the question how there could be 2 principles, and a longing for unity was felt, which found its satisfaction in the assumption that both are derived from one and the same principle. This principle was, according to divers sects, either Space, or Infinite Light, or Boundless Time, or Fate.” “at any rate, no one can think of ascribing to one man, or to one time, that slow change from dualism to monotheism”

The seven worlds became in Persia the seven Karshvare of the earth: the earth is divided into seven Karshvare, only one of which is known and accessible to man, the one on which we live, namely, Hvaniratha; which amounts to saying that there are seven earths.”

Mitra means literally, <a friend>”

Ahriman created a lovely bird, the peacock, to show that he did not do evil from any incapacity of doing well, but through wilful wickedness (Eznik); Satan is still nowadays invoked by the Yezidis as Melek Taus (<angel peacock>).”

5. O VENDÎDÂD: PRÓLOGO-SINOPSE / PREPARAÇÃO PARA A LEITURA: O PURO E O IMPURO

There is nothing in worship but what existed before in mythology.” “The Parsis, being at a loss to find 4-eyed dogs, interpret the name as meaning a dog with 2 spots above the eyes” “This reminds one at once of the three-headed Kerberos, watching at the doors of hell, and, still more, of the two brown, four-eyed dogs of Yama, who guard the ways to the realm of death” “the notion of uncleanness is quite the reverse of what thought elsewhere: the corpse, when rotten, is less unclean than the body still all but warm with life; death defiles least when it looks most hideous, and defiles most when it might look majestic. The cause is that in the latter case the death-demon has just arrived in the fullness of his strength, whereas in the former case time has exhausted his power.” “The Indo-Europeans either burnt the corpse or buried it: both customs are held to be sacrilegious in the Avesta.” “the dead man was a traveller to the other world, whom the fire kindly carried to his heavenly abode [nos Vedas]” “burning the dead is the most heinous of sins: in the times of Strabo it was a capital crime”

The Magi are said to have overthrown a king for having built bath-houses, as they cared more for the cleanness of water than for their own.”

Everything that goes out of the body of man is dead, and becomes the property of the demon. The going breath is unclean, it is forbidden to blow the fire with it, and even to approach the fire without screening it from the contagion with a Penôm. Parings of nails and cuttings or shavings of hair are unclean, and become weapons in the hands of the demons unless they have been protected by certain rites and spells. Any phenomenon by which the bodily nature is altered, whether accompanied with danger to health or not, was viewed as a work of the demon, and made the person unclean in whom it took place. One of these phenomena, which is a special object of attention in the Vendîdâd, is the uncleanness of women during their menses. The menses are sent by Ahriman, especially when they last beyond the usual time: therefore a woman, as long as they last, is unclean and possessed of the demon: she must be kept confined, apart from the faithful whom her touch would defile, and from the fire which her very look would injure; she is not allowed to eat as much as she wishes, as the strength she might acquire would accrue to the fiends. Her food is not given to her from hand to hand, but is passed to her from a distance, in a long leaden spoon. The origin of all these notions is in certain physical instincts, in physiological psychology, which is the reason why they are found among peoples very far removed from one another by race or religion.”

Only the case when the woman has been delivered of a still-born child is examined in the Vendîdâd. She is unclean as having been in contact with a dead creature; and she must first drink gômêz [urina de vaca] to wash over the grave in her womb. So utterly unclean is she, that she is not even allowed to drink water, unless she is in danger of death; and even then, as the sacred element has been defiled, she is liable to the penalty of a Peshôtanu [proscrito que é melhor matar do que deixar que viva na comunidade].”

metal vessels, can be cleansed, earthen vessels cannot; leather is more easily cleansed than woven cloth; dry wood than soft wood.”

Assaults are of 7 degrees: âgerepta, avaoirista, stroke, sore wound, bloody wound, broken bone, and manslaughter. The gravity of the guilt does not depend on the gravity of the deed only, but also on its frequency. Each of these 7 crimes amounts, by its being repeated without having been atoned for, to the crime that immediately follows in the scale, so that an âgerepta 7x repeated amounts to manslaughter.”

The lowest penalty in the Vendîdâd is five stripes, and the degrees from five stripes to Peshôtanu [pena capital] are ten, fifteen, thirty, fifty, seventy, ninety, two hundred. For instance, âgerepta is punished with five stripes, avaoirista with ten, stroke with fifteen, sore wound with thirty, bloody wound with fifty, broken bone with seventy, manslaughter with ninety; a second manslaughter, committed without the former being atoned for, is punished with the Peshôtanu penalty. In the same way the 6 other crimes, repeated eight, or seven, or six, or five, or four, or three times make the committer go through the whole series of penalties up to the Peshôtanu penalty.” “400 stripes if one, being in a state of uncleanness, touches water or trees, 400 if one covers with cloth a dead man’s feet, 600 if one covers his legs, 800 if the whole body. 500 stripes for killing a whelp, 600 for killing a stray dog, 700 for a house dog, 800 for a shepherd’s dog, 1000 stripes for killing a Vanhâpara dog, 10,000 for killing a water dog.” “Yet any one who bethinks himself of the spirit of the old Aryan legislation will easily conceive that there may be in its eyes many crimes more heinous, and to be punished more severely, than manslaughter: offences against man injure only one man; offences against gods endanger all mankind. No one should wonder at the unqualified cleanser being put to death who reads Demosthenes’ Neaera” “It may be doubted whether the murder of a shepherd’s dog could have been actually punished with 800 stripes, much more whether the murder of a water dog could have been really punished with 10,000 stripes, unless we suppose that human endurance was different in ancient Persia from what it is elsewhere, or even in modern Persia herself” “In the Ravâets, 200 stripes, or a Tanâfûhr, are estimated as equal to 300 istîrs or 1200 dirhems, or 1350 rupees; a stripe is therefore about equal to 6 rupees. How far that system prevailed in practice, whether the guilty might take advantage of this commutation of his own accord, or only with the assent of the judge, we cannot decide. It is very likely that the riches of the fire-temples came for the most part from that source, and that the sound of the dirhems often made the Sraoshô-karana fall from the hands of the Mobeds. That the system of financial penalties did not, however, suppress the system of bodily penalties, appears from the customs of the Parsis who apply both, and from the Pahlavi Commentary which expressly distinguishes three sorts of atonement: the atonement by money (khvâstak), the atonement by the Sraoshô-karana, and the atonement by cleansing.”

The outward form of the Vendîdâd has been often compared with that of the Books of Moses. But in reality, in the Bible, there is no conversation between God and the lawgiver: the law comes down unasked, and God gives commands, but gives no answers. In the Vendîdâd, on the contrary, it is the wish of man, not the will of God, that is the first cause of the revelation.”

No momento, tenho 4 anos de cão.

Ravâet (l.c.): “Ormazd, wishing to keep the body of the first man, Gayômart, from the assaults of Ahriman, who tried to kill him, cried out: <O thou-yellow-eared dog, arise!>”

<The Dakhma is a round building, and is designated by some writers, ‘The Tower of Silence.’ A round pit, about six feet deep, is surrounded by an annular stone pavement, about seven feet wide, on which the dead bodies are placed. This place is enclosed all round by a stone wall some twenty feet high, with a small door on one side for taking the body in. The whole is built up of and paved with stone. The pit has communication with three or more closed pits, at some distance into which the rain washes out the liquids and the remains of the dead bodies> (Dadabhai Naoroji, The Manners and Customs of the Parsees, Bombay, 1864, p. 16). Cf. Farg. 6:50. A Dakhma is the first building the Parsis erect when settling on a new place (Dosabhoy Framjee).”

The Avesta and the Commentator attach great importance to that point [deixar o cadaver ao relento no topo de montanhas, ao invés de enterrá-los ou, muito menos, cremá-los]: it is as if the dead man’s life were thus prolonged, since he can still behold the sun. <Grant us that we may long behold the sun,> said the Indian Rishi.”

DEUSA DA LAREIRA: “<When the child is being born, one brandishes a sword on the four sides, lest fairy Aal kill it> (Polack, Persien, 1:223). In Rome, three gods, Intercidona, Pilumnus, and Deverra, keep her threshold, lest Sylvanus come in and harm her (Augustinus, A Cidade de Deus, 6:9).”

Conversão monetária: “An istîr (στατήρ) is as much as 4 dirhems (δραχμή). The dirhem is estimated by modern tradition a little more than a rupee.”

Sraoshô-karana is translated by kâbuk, <a whip,> which agrees with the Sanskrit translation of the sî-srôshkaranâm sin”

Enfraquecimento paulatino do (coração?) do homem: “In the time of Chardin, the number of stripes inflicted on the guilty never exceeded 300; in the old German law, 200; in the Hebrew law, 40.”

In later Parsîism every sin (and every good deed) has its value in money fixed, and may thus be weighed in the scales of Rashnu. If the number of sin dirhems outweigh the number of the good deed dirhems, the soul is saved. Herodotus noticed the same principle of compensation in the Persian law of his time (1:137; 7:194).”

Complete translations of the Vendîdâd have been published by Anquetil Duperron in France (Paris, 1771), by Professor Spiegel in Germany (Leipzig, 1852), by Canon de Harlez in Belgium (Louvain, 1877). The translation of Professor Spiegel was translated into English by Professor Bleeck, who added useful information from inedited Gujarathi translations (Hertford, 1864).”

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O ZEND-AVESTA COMENTADO

Vendîdâd

Fargard I

Okeanos, the river that divides the gods from the fiends.”

As Irân Vêg is a place of refuge for mankind and all life from the winter that is to destroy the world, winter was thought, by a mythical misunderstanding, to be the counter-creation of Irân Vêg: hence the glacial description of that strange paradise.”

os contos sobre pessoas sem-cabeça, com olhos sobre os ombros, que Plínio recebeu de Ctésias, o meio-persa (História Natural, 5:8; 7:2; apud St. Agostinho (…)). Geógrafos persas mencionam tal povo, localizado nas ilhas orientais próximas à China. A origem mitológica dos relatos deve ser atribuível à Grécia ou à Índia (cf. Pausânias (…)).” O Cavaleiro Sem-Cabeça é a Primeira Vinda da Anarquia, a Morte de Deus Número Um!

Fargard II

Antediluvianos somos. Haverá mais livros. Noé era o Anjo Vingador, a Fome, a Guerra, a Peste e a Morte num(a) só. E esta é a Cidade de Deus dos Escolhidos. Mas tudo se torna chato com o Tempo. Anti-luvas de pelica para disputas e atritos! Anti-ONU, anti-onipotência.

The world, lasting a long year of 12 millenniums, was to end by a dire winter, like the Eddic Fimbul winter, to be followed by an everlasting spring, when men, sent back to earth from the heavens, should enjoy, in an eternal earthly life, the same happiness that they had enjoyed after their death in the realm of Yima [the first man, Iran’s Adam]. But as in the definitive form which was taken by Mazdean cosmology the world was made to end by fire, its destruction by winter was no longer the last incident of its life, and therefore, the Var of Yima, instead of remaining, as it was originally, the paradise that gives back to earth its inhabitants, came to be nothing more than a sort of Noah’s ark.” “Yima had once the same right as his Indian brother [Yama] to the title of a founder of religion: he lost it as, in the course of the development of Mazdeism, Zarathustra became the titular law-giver.”

Eu tenho um anel e um punhal, mas o que eu queria mesmo era um pônei…

A Terra não suporta 300 anos de prosperidade…

In Aryan mythology, the sun is, as is well known, the symbol and source of royalty: Persian kings in particular are <the brothers of the sun>.”

And Yima made the earth grow larger by one-third than it was before, and there came flocks and herds and men”

Três impérios de 300 anos, totalizando 900 anos. Aproximadamente o mesmo ciclo de vida de Adão…

And Yima made the earth grow larger by two-thirds than it was before”

And Yima made the earth grow larger by three-thirds than it was before”

REBOOT DA MATRIX 2.0: “There shall be no humpbacked, none bulged forward there; no impotent, no lunatic; no poverty, no lying, no meanness, no jealousy; no decayed tooth, no leprous to be confined”

O Mito da kilométrica Macross: “In the largest part of the place thou shalt make 9 streets, 6 in the middle part, 3 in the smallest.”

Vamos fazer uma Arca de Noé ecológica movida a engenhos de cana-de-açúcar! Com um Lollapalooza todo dia ali dentro, para nos matar intoxicados de tanto ócio sonoro opiado. Era negra esta nau? Sim, tanto faz, sou indiferente, mas duvido que oriental!

Teto solar não funciona na chuva.

As the bird, because of the swiftness of his flight, was often considered an incarnation of lightning, and as thunder was supposed to be the voice of a god speaking from above, the song of the bird was often thought to be the utterance of a god and a revelation.”

Fargard III

Although the erection of Dakhmas is enjoined by the law, yet the Dakhma in itself is as unclean as any spot on the earth can be, since it is always in contact with the dead. The impurity which would otherwise be scattered over the whole world, is thus brought together to one and the same spot. Yet even that spot, in spite of the Ravaet, is not to lie defiled for ever, as every 50 years the Dakhmas ought to be pulled down, so that their sites may be restored to their natural purity.”

Um homem quando não dá mais esperma, já não pode dar passos firmes com as pernas. São muitas e permanentes as perdas.

Fargard IV

A responsabilidade conjunta da família [até o nono grau de parentesco] era um princípio da lei persa, bem como da lei germânica antiga (cf. Marcellinus)”

Atenuantes acrescidas com a passagem do tempo (para a herança da culpa):“ só o filho nascido depois da quebra de contrato é responsável por ela; os corretos não o são; quando o pai morre, o filho, se honesto, não tem nada a temer para si. Os Ravaets [os que enterram corpos sozinhos] não podem transferir sua punição (…); a alma daquele que rompe um contrato verbal demora 300 anos no inferno” Em regime fechado ou semi-aberto? Domiciliar, para o capeta (Arihman)?

Fargard V

There is no sin upon a man for any dead matter that has been brought by dogs, by birds, by wolves, by winds, or by flies.”

The Ratu is the chief priest, the spiritual head of the community.”

The frog is a creature of Ahriman’s, and one of the most hateful; for, in the sea Vouru-kasha, it goes swimming around the white Hom, the tree of everlasting life, and would gnaw it down, but for the godlike fish Kar-mâhî, that keeps watch and guards the tree wherever the frog would slip in”

A grávida que abortou deve tomar gômêz com cinzas, três, seis ou nove taças, até lavar o túmulo que tem no útero” “e a ela não está permitido, até o quarto dia, tomar água ou sal, ou qualquer comida cozida com água ou sal: no quarto dia deve ser-lhe dado nîtrang, para se lavar e lavar suas vestes, e não lhe está permitido lavar-se e lavar suas vestes com água até o quadragésimo primeiro dia” “a roupa poluída pelo morto só pode vestir mulheres, mesmo depois de lavada e exposta por 6 meses à luz do sol e da lua”

Fargard VI

the dead shall become immortal by tasting of the white Haoma”

Fargard VII

O solene momento da morte: “the Drug Nasu [corrupção, poluição] comes and rushes upon the dead, from the regions of the north, in the shape of a raging fly, with knees and tail sticking out, all stained with stains, and like unto the foulest Khrafstras

Fargard VIII

Quatro sujeitos podem ser mortos sem uma ordem do Dastur [sacerdote]: o Nasâ-burner [quem queima cadáveres], o andarilho, o sodomita, e o criminoso pego em flagrante”

Fargard IX-XI

(…)

Fargard XII

So, besides the general uncleanness arising from actual contact with a corpse, there was another form of uncleanness arising from relationship with the dead. (…) Whether this is the primitive form of mourning, or only a later form of it, we will not discuss here.”

The son deserts the house where his father has died; he could not live and walk in it”

Fargard XIII

Sobre os cães no lato senso.

I a. i. Which is the good creature among the creatures of the good spirit that from midnight till the sun is up goes and kills thousands of the creatures of the evil spirit? § Ahura Mazda answered: <The dog with the prickly back, with the long and thin muzzle, the dog Vanghâpara or Duzaka [hedgehog]>.” Quem matar um porco-espinho que caça os animais malignos entre meia-noite e o nascer-do-sol vai para o inferno e sua descendência é castigada por 9 gerações. O cágado é o “porco-espinho do mal”. A doninha, o castor e a raposa também são espíritos benignos.

The young dog enters the community of the faithful at the age of 4 months, when he can smite the Nasu.”

Whenever one eats bread one must put aside 3 mouthfuls and give them to the dog… for among all the poor there is none poorer than the dog.” “Bring ye unto him milk and fat with meat; this is the right food for the dog.”

De acordo com a lei de Sólon, o cão que morder alguém deve ser entregue à vítima amarrado a um bloco de 4 cúbitos de comprimento (Plutarchus, Solon, 24); o cavalo que matou um homem é condenado à morte (Eusebius, Prep. Evang., 5).”

If there be in the house of a worshipper of Mazda a mad dog, or one that bites without barking, what shall the worshippers of Mazda do?

They shall put a wooden collar around his neck, and they shall tie him to a post, an asti thick if the wood be hard, two astis thick if it be soft. To that post they shall tie him; by the 2 sides of the collar they shall tie him.”

If they shall not do so [tratar o cão enfermo], and the scentless dog [cão sem faro] fall into a hole, or a well, or a precipice, or a river, or a canal, and he be wounded and die thereof, they shall be Peshôtanus [pecadores irretratáveis].”

Which of the 2 wolves deserves more to be killed, the one that is born of a he-dog and of a she-wolf, or the one that is born of a she-dog and of a he-wolf?

Of these 2 wolves, the one that is born of a he-dog and of a she-wolf deserves more to be killed than the one that is born of a she-dog and a he-wolf.

For there are born of a he-dog and of a she-wolf such dogs as fall on the shepherd’s dog, on the house dog, on the Vohunazga dog, on the trained dog, and destroy the folds; such dogs are born as are more murderous, more mischievous, more destructive to the folds than any other dogs.”

Um cachorro come comida podre, como um padre; ele possui gratidão, como um padre; ele é facilmente satisfeito, como um padre; ele só quer um pequeno pedaço de pão, como um padre; nessas coisas ele é exatamente como um padre.

Ele marcha à frente, como um guerreiro; ele luta pelas pacíficas vacas, como um guerreiro; ele é o primeiro é sair de casa, como um guerreiro. (…)

Ele está sempre atento e tem o sono leve, como um pastor; ele é o primeiro a sair de casa, como um pastor; e o último a retornar para casa, como um pastor.

Ele canta como um trovador; ele é intrusivo, como um trovador; ele é esquálido, como um trovador; ele é pobre, como um trovador.

Ele gosta da escuridão, como um bandido; ele espreita à escuridão, como um bandido; ele é um comilão imoderado, como um bandido; ele é um guardião não-confiável, como um bandido.

(…)

Ele adora dormir, como uma criança; ele pode sair correndo sem destino e se perder, como uma criança; ele é linguarudo e babão, como uma criança, ele caminha de 4 pela casa, como uma criança.”

Os indianos e Platão concordam com a medula sendo a origem do sêmen; Aristóteles discorda.

FADO-LESÃO

epilep(oe)sia

Fargard XIV

Mil almas de cachorros mortos se juntam para formar um cachorro d’água (??). E aquele que o matar será o responsável por uma peste inteira a devastar os campos (10 mil chicotadas de cada um dos 2 tipos existentes, o que soa inverossímil como legislação real jamais aplicada; ou multa exorbitante; ou o sacrifício de 10 mil cobras venenosas, ou tartarugas, ou sapos, ou formigas [??], ou vermes da terra ou moscas).

A “cobra venenosa” do parágrafo acima pode ser uma forma de se referir ao gato, já que é reputado como “tendo o mesmo formato do cão”, mas sendo maligno.

Os animais a que os Gaures [indianos] mais têm repulsa são as serpentes, os vermes, os lagartos e outros dessa espécie, os sapos, os caranguejos, os ratos e os morcegos, e sobretudo os gatos” G. du ChinonEles dizem, ainda, que os sapos são a causa da morte dos homens, pois envenenam as águas que habitam continuamente, e quanto mais destes espécimes houver mais doenças vão causar”

Fargard XV

He who gives too hot food to a dog so as to burn his throat is margarzân (guilty of death)”

Fargard XVI-XVII

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Fargard XVIII

If a Gahi (courtezan) look at running waters, they fall; if at trees, they are stunted; if she converse with a pious man, his intelligence and his holiness are withered by it (Saddar 67 Hyde 74). Cf. Manu, 4:40-ss.

O Zartust Isfitamân! with regard to woman, I say to thee that any woman that has given up her body to two men in one day is sooner to be killed than a wolf, a lion, or a snake: any one who kills such a woman will gain as much merit by it as if he had provided with wood 1000 fire-temples or destroyed the dens of adders [ninhos de víboras], scorpions, lions, wolves, or snakes”

Fargard XIX

an old myth in which Zarathustra and Angra Mainyu played respectively the parts of Oedipus and the Sphinx.”

A ponte que passa pelo Inferno mas leva para o Céu: “This bridge is known in many mythologies; it is the Sirath bridge of the Musulmans; not long ago they sang in Yorkshire of <the Brig o’ Dread, na brader than a thread> (Thoms, Anecdotes, 89), and even nowadays the peasant in Nièvre tells of a little board–

<Pas pu longue, pas pu large

Qu’un ch’veu de la Sainte Viarge,>

which was put by Saint Jean d’Archange between the earth and paradise”

A teoria de anjos do mal: “Indra the Daêva, Sâuru the Daêva, Naunghaithya the Daêva, Taurvi and Zairi, Aêshma of the wounding spear, Akatasha the Daêva, Zaurva, baneful to the fathers, Bûiti the Daêva, Driwi the Daêva, Daiwi the Daêva, Kasvi the Daêva, Paitisha the most Daêva-like amongst the Dâevas [Opposition, or counter-action, a personification of the doings of Ahriman/Angra Mainyu and of his marring power].”

Fargard XX

Thrita, o primeiro médico.

As funções de médico e matador (logo, encantador) de serpentes eram unificadas. Princípio de HxH: quem tem o veneno, tem o remédio.

Eram 8 as doenças.

Fargard XXI

There were old myths in which a cloud was compared to a bull in the atmosphere, from whom rain was supposed to come.”

As light rises up from Hara Berezaiti [Alborz, the mountain by which the earth is surrounded], so waters spring up from it and come back to it”

In the Avesta the word Airyaman has the same meaning as in the Veda; but the character of the god is more fully developed, and whereas he has no distinct personality in the Vedic hymns, he appears here in the character of a healing god, which is derived in a very natural manner from his primitive and general character.”

the ruffian Angra Mainyu wrought by his witchcraft 9 diseases, and 90, and 900, and 9000, and 9 times 10.000 diseases [ou seja, 9.999].”

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Introdução ao Segundo Volume do Zend-Avesta de Darmesteter (compilação em 3vol.)

These writings are generally of a higher poetical and epical character than the rest of the Avesta, and are most valuable records of the old mythology and historical legends of Iran.”

In India the Sîrôzah is recited in honour of the dead, on the 30th day after the death, on the 30th day of the 6th month, on the 30th day of the 12th month, and then every year on the 30th day from the anniversary day (Anquetil, Zend-Avesta, II, 315).”

the attribution of each of the 30 days of the month to certain gods, seems to have been borrowed from the Semites: the tablets found in the library of Assurbanipal contain an Assyrian Sîrôzah, that is, a complete list of the Assyrian gods that preside over the 30 days of the month”

The Ormazd Yast is recited every day at the Hâvan Gâh, after the morning prayer (Anquetil, Zend-Avesta, II, 143): it is well also to recite it when going to sleep and when changing one’s residence (§17).”

Como se trata de uma religião humilde, o Masdeísmo possui cerca de duas dúzias de nomes para Ormazd. “With the Musulmans, Allah had 1001 names. On the names of God among the Jews, see Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, XXXV, pp. 162, 532.”

Sîrôzahs, Yasts and Nyâyis

Sîrôzah I

A paz que quebra pernas.

The month was divided into four weeks, the first two numbering seven days, the last two numbering eight.”

A lua engravidou do touro. E assim nasceram as 208 espécies animais, devidamente salvas no Dilúvio.

Sîrôzah II

(…)

Ormazd Yast

MAZDA significa: onisciente.

AHURA MAZDA: Senhor Onisciente.

Bahman Yast

Assim Falou: “Foi no topo da montanha que Ahura revelou a lei”

Haptân Yast

(…)

Ardibehist Yast

The Airyaman prayer is the greatest of spells, the best of spells, the very best of all spells; the fairest of spells, the very fairest of all spells; the fearful one amongst spells, the most fearful of all spells; the firm one amongst spells, the firmest of all spells; the victorious one amongst spells, the most victorious of all spells; the healing one amongst spells, the best-healing of all spells.”

Khordâd Yast

(…)

Âbân Yast

One must be cautious in the use of the Greek sources, as the Greeks, with the eclectic turn of their mind, were inclined to confound under the name of Anâhita all the great female deities of Asia Minor, and her name became a common appellation for the Aphrodites as well as for the Artemides of the East.”

she, Ardvi Sûra Anâhita, who has a thousand cells and a thousand channels: the extent of each of those cells, of each of those channels is as much as a man can ride in 40 days, riding on a good horse.”

Beautiful were her white arms, thick as a horse’s shoulder or still thicker; beautiful was her…”

A Parsi poem, of a very late date, gives further details about Gandarewa. It was a monster who lived <in the sea, on the mountain, and in the valley>; he was called Pâshnah zarah, because the sea did not go above his heel (a misinterpretation of his Avestean epithet zairi pashna, golden-heeled, the Zend zairi being mistaken for the Persian zarah, sea); his head would rise to the sun and rub the sky; he could swallow up 12 men at once. Keresâspa fought him for 9 days and 9 nights together; he drew him at last from the bottom of the sea and smashed his head with his club: when he fell on the ground, many countries were spoiled by his fall (Spiegel, Die traditionnelle Literatur der Parsen, p. 339, and West, Pahlavi Texts, II, pp. 369ss.).

In the Vedic mythology the Gandharva is the keeper of Soma, and is described now as a god, now as a fiend, according as he is a heavenly Soma-priest or a jealous possessor who grudges it to man. What was the original form of the myth in Mazdeism is not clear. In the Shâh Nâmah he appears as the minister of Azi Dahâka [rei tirânico, vinculado ao símbolo da cobra]. Cf Yt. XV, 27 seq., and Ormazd et Ahriman, pp. 99, note 5; 215, note 1.

Frangrasyan (Afrâsyâb) was king of Tûrân for 200 years. The perpetual struggle between Irân and Tûrân, which lasts to this day, was represented in the legend by the deadly and endless wars between Afrâsyâb and the Iranian kings from Minokihr down to Kai Khosrav (Kavi Husravah). The chief cause of the feud was the murder of Syâvakhsh (Syâvarshâna) by Afrâsyâb; Syâvakhsh, son of Kai Kaus (Kava Usa), having been exiled by his father, at the instigation of his mother-in-law, took refuge with Afrâsyâb, who received him with honour, and gave him his daughter in marriage: but the fortune of Syâvakhsh raised the jealousy of Afrâsyâb’s brother, Karsîvaz (Keresavazda), who by means of calumnious accusations extorted from Afrâsyâb an order for putting him to death (see Yt. XIX, 77). Afrâsyâb was revenged by his son, Kai Khosrav, the grandson of Afrâsyâb (Yt. IX, 22).”

Os avós de Moisés: “A part of the waters she made stand still, a part of the waters she made flow forward, and she left him a dry passage to pass over the good Vitanghuhaiti.”

Outro mito bastante difundido é o da esfinge (às vezes antropomórfica!) fazedora de enigmas e do herói que é capaz de responder às perguntas corretamente: “This legend is fully told in the Pahlavi tale of Gôsti Fryân (edited and translated by West): a sorcerer, named Akht, comes with an immense army to the city of the enigma-expounders, threatening to make it a beaten track for elephants, if his enigmas are not solved. A Mazdayasnian, named Gôsti Fryân, guesses the 33 riddles proposed by Akht; then, in his turn, he proposes him 3 riddles which the sorcerer is unable to guess, and, in the end, he destroys him by the strength of a Nirang. Cf. Yt. XIII, 120. This tale, which belongs to the same widespread cycle as the myth of Oedipus and the Germanic legend of the Wartburg battle, is found in the Zarathustra legend too (Vendîdâd XIX, 4).” “Grant me this, O good, most beneficent Ardvi Sûra Anâhita! that I may overcome the evil-doing Akhtya[?], the offspring of darkness, and that I may answer the 99[?] hard riddles that he asks me maliciously, the evil-doing Akhtya, the offspring of darkness.”

Between the earth and the region of infinite light there are 3 intermediate regions, the star region, the moon region, and the sun region. The star region is the nearest to the earth, and the sun region is the remotest from it. Ardvi Sûra has her seat in the star region.”

The Hvôva or Hvôgva family plays as great a part in the religious legend, as the Naotara family in the heroic one. Two of the Hvôvas, Frashaostra and Gâmâspa, were among the 1st disciples of Zarathustra and the prophet married Frashaostra’s daughter, Hvôgvi (cf. Yt.XIII, 139).”

The conversion of Vistâspa by Zarathustra is the turning-point in the earthly history of Mazdeism, as the conversion of Zarathustra by Ahura himself is in its heavenly history.”

Aregat-aspa is the celebrated Argâsp, who waged a deadly war against Gustâsp to suppress the new religion: he stormed Balkh, slaughtered Lôhrâsp and Zartûst (Zarathustra), and was at last defeated and killed by Gustâsp’s son, Isfendyâr.”

the skin of the beaver [na verdade, lontra, otter] that lives in water is the finest-coloured of all skins”

Khôrshêd [Sun] Yast

Darmesteter – Études Iraniennes

Mâh [Moon] Yast

(…)

Tîr Yast

Estrelas contra planetas

Pena que a Terra é um planeta

Oh, o Mal venceu!

Tistryia (o protagonista “não-antropomórfico” deste capítulo) é Sirius, a estrela que está no céu no Ano-Novo. Canino-maior. Adviria daí a famosa expressão “calor do cão”.

Morte e Vida Tempestiva

Haptoiriwga (Ursa Major) is the leader of the stars in the north (Bund. II, 7). It is entrusted with the gate and passage of hell” Cérbero, O Urso

The age of 15 is the paradisiacal age in the Avesta (Yasna LX, 5 [18]).”

Gôs [Vaca] Yast

(…)

Mihir [Luz, Verdade…] Yast

mithra” (com letra minúscula) é contrato.

2. (…) Break not the contract, O Spitama! neither the one that thou hadst entered into with one of the unfaithful, nor the one that thou hadst entered into with one of the faithful who is one of thy own faith. For Mithra stands for both the faithful and the unfaithful.

3. Mithra, the lord of wide pastures, gives swiftness to the horses of those who lie not unto Mithra.

(…)”

Mithra is closely connected with the sun, but not yet identical with it, as he became in later times”

OS 6 MUNDOS INÚTEIS (DV!): “The earth is divided into 7 Karshvares, separated from one another by seas and mountains impassable to men. Arezahi and Savahi are the western and the eastern Karshvare; Fradadhafshu and Vîdadhafshu are in the south; Vourubaresti and Vourugaresti are in the north; Hvaniratha is the central Karshvare.– Hvaniratha is the only Karshvare inhabited by man (Bundahis XI, 3).” SOBERBO E HUMILDE AO MESMO TEMPO.

Those who lie unto Mithra, however swift they may be running, cannot overtake (…) The wind drives away the spear that the foe of Mithra flings, for the number of the evil spells that the foe of Mithra works out.”

71. Who, eagerly clinging to the fleeing foe, along with Manly Courage, smites the foe in battle, and does not think he has smitten him, nor does he consider it a blow till he has smitten away the marrow and the column of life, the marrow and the spring of existence.

72. He cuts all the limbs to pieces, and mingles, together with the earth, the bones, hair, brains, and blood of the men who have lied unto Mithra.”

The Hindus supposed that the sun had a bright face and a dark one, and that during the night it returned from the west to the east with its dark face turned towards the earth.”

he who stands up upon this earth as the strongest of all gods, the most valiant of all gods, the most energetic of all gods, the swiftest of all gods, the most fiend-smiting of all gods, he, Mithra, the lord of wide pastures”

Mithra está vinte vezes entre dois amigos”

Mithra está cinqüenta vezes entre dois amantes”

Mithra está sessenta vezes entre dois pupilos do mesmo mestre”

Mithra está oitenta vezes entre o genro e o seu sogro”

Mithra está noventa vezes entre dois irmãos”

Mithra está cem vezes entre pai e filho”

Mithra está mil vezes entre duas nações”

Mithra está dez mil vezes quando unido à Lei de Mazda”

He is the stoutest of the stoutest, he is the strongest of the strongest, he is the most intelligent of the gods, he is victorious and endowed with Glory”

Srôsh Yast Hâdhôkht

(…)

Rashn [Verdade/Justiça] Yast

Derivação, avatar ou afluente do outro deus da verdade, Mithra.

Farvardîn Yast

This latter part is like a Homer’s catalogue of Mazdeism. The greatest part of the historical legends of Iran lies here condensed into a register of proper names.”

There are five classes of animals: those living in waters (upâpa), those living under the ground (upasma = upa-zema), the flying ones (fraptargat), the running ones (ravaskarant), the grazing ones [animais de pasto] (kangranghâk); Vispêrad 1:1 e seg..; Yt. 13:74. The representatives of those several classes are the kar mâhi fish, the ermine, the karsipt, the hare, and the ass-goat (Pahl. Comm. ad Visp. 1. 1.).”

Gaotema, the heretic.”Siddhartha, o Buda.

The 6th and last Gâhambâr (see Âfrigân Gâhambâr), or the last 10 days of the year (10th-20th March), including the last 5 days of the last month, Sapendârmad, and the 5 complementary days. These last 10 days should be spent in deeds of charity, religious banquets (gasan), and ceremonies in memory of the dead. It was also at the approach of the spring that the Romans and the Athenians used to offer annual sacrifices to the dead; the Romans in February <qui tunc extremus anni mensis erat> (Cicero, De Legibus, II, 21), the Athenians on the 3rd day of the Anthesterion feast (in the same month). The souls of the dead were supposed to partake of the new life then beginning to circulate through nature, that had also been dead during the long months of winter.”

<Zartûst went near unto Hvôv (Hvôgvi, his wife) 3 times, and each time the seed went to the ground; the angel Nêryôsang received the brilliance and strength of that seed, delivered it with care to the angel Anâhîd, and in time will blend it with a mother> (Bundahis, 32:8). A maid, Eredat-fedhri, bathing in Lake Kãsava, will conceive by that seed and bring forth the Saviour Saoshyant; his two fore-runners, Ukhshyat-ereta and Ukhshyat-nemah, will be born in the same way of Srûtat-fedhri and Vanghu-fedhri (Yt. 13:141-142).”

By Zartûst were begotten three sons and three daughters; one son was Isadvâstar, one Aûrvatad-nar, and one Khûrshêd-kîhar; as Isadvâstar was chief of the priests he became the Môbad of Môbads, and passed away in the 100th year of the religion; Aûrvatad-nar was an agriculturist, and the chief of the enclosure formed by Yim, which is below the earth (see Vend. 2:43[141]); Khûrshêd-kîhar was a warrior, commander of the army of Pêshyôtanû, son of Vistâsp (see Yt. 24:4), and dwells in Kangdez; and of the three daughters the name of one was Frên, of one Srît, and of one Pôrukîst (see Yt. 13:139). Aûrvatad-nar and Khûrshêd-kîhar were from a serving (kakar) wife, the rest were from a privileged (pâdakhshah) wife”

bathing in Lake Kãsava, she will become pregnant from the seed of Zarathustra, that is preserved there, and she will bring forth a son, Oshedar bâmî.”

Bahrâm [Genius of Victory] Yast

The raven was sacred to Apollo. The priests of the sun in Persia are said to have been named ravens (Porphyrius). Cf. Georgica, I, 45.”

Râm Yast

Takhma Urupa (in later legend Tahmûrâf) was a brother to Yima. He reigned for 30 years and rode Ahriman, turned into a horse. But at last his wife, deceived by Ahriman, revealed to him the secret of her husband’s power, and Tahmûrâf was swallowed up by his horse. But Yima managed to take back his brother’s body from the body of Ahriman and recovered thereby the arts and civilisation which had disappeared along with Tahmûrâf (see Minokhired XXVII, 32; Ravâet apud Spiegel, Einleitung in die traditionelle Literatur, pp. 317 seq.; Ormazd et Ahriman, §137 seq.).”

My name is the Overtaker (apaêta), O holy Zarathustra! My name is the Overtaker, because I can overtake the creatures of both worlds, the one that the Good Spirit has made and the one that the Evil Spirit has made.”

Dîn [O Caminho do Nirvana] Yast

Deidade relacionada ao cumprimento da Lei e à busca da Felicidade que foi deixada de lado no Zoroastrismo tardio. Na realidade, tratavam-se de duas gênias, as entidades femininas Daêna e Kista.

Ashi Yast

11. The men whom thou dost attend, O Ashi Vanguhi! have daughters that sit….; thin is their waist, beautiful is their body, long are their fingers; they are as fair of shape as those who look on can wish. Happy the man whom thou dost attend! Do thou attend me, thou rich in all sorts of desirable things and strong!”

Âstâd Yast

(…)

Zamyâd Yast

This Yast would serve as a short history of the Iranian monarchy, an abridged Shâh Nâmah.” Onde se lê “monarquia”, entendo até aqui “montanhas”: “7. To the number of 2000 mountains, and 200 and 40 and 4, O Spitama Zarathustra!”

33. In whose reign there was neither cold wind nor hot wind, neither old age nor death, nor envy made by the Daêvas, in the times before his lie, before he began to have delight in words of falsehood and untruth.”

The Glory is described as departing 3 times, because it is threefold, according as it belongs to the king considered as a priest, a warrior, or a husbandman.”

This tale belongs to the widespread cyclus of the island-whale (a whale whose back is mistaken by sailors for an island; they land upon it, cook their food there, and the monster, awaked by the heat, flies off and carries them away: see Arabian Nights, 71st Night; Babâ Bathrâ, 5).”

I am an infant still, I am not yet of age: if I ever grow of age, I shall make the earth a wheel, I shall make the heavens a chariot” “Snâvidhaka reminds one vividly of the Titanic Otus and Ephialtes (Odyssea XI, 308)

<Such were they youths! Had they to manhood grown,

Almighty Jove had trembled on his throne:

But ere the harvest of the beard began

To bristle on the chin, and promise man,

His shafts Apollo aim’d.> (Pope.)”

Afrâsyâb was charged with having laid Iran waste by filling up or conducting away rivers”

Vanant Yast

(…)

Yast XXII

8. And it seems to the soul of the faithful one as if he were inhaling that wind with the nostrils, and he thinks: <Whence does that wind blow, the sweetest scented wind I ever inhaled with my nostrils?>

9. And it seems to him as if his own conscience were advancing to him in that wind, in the shape of a maiden fair, bright, white-armed, strong, tall-formed, high-standing, thick-breasted [seios fartos], beautiful of body, noble, of a glorious seed, of the size of a

maid in her 15th year, as fair as the fairest things in the world.”

11. And she, being his own conscience, answers him: <O thou youth of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, of good religion, I am thy own conscience!>”

And in that wind he saw his own religion and deeds, as a profligate [immoral] woman, naked, decayed, gaping [arregaçada; boquiaberta], bandy-legged [aleijada], lean-hipped [descadeirada (?)], and unlimitedly spotted, so that spot was joined to spot, like the most hideous noxious creatures (khrafstar), most filthy and most stinking”

Âfrîn Paighambar Zartûst

May ten sons be born of you! In three of them mayest thou be an Âthravan! In three of them mayest thou be a warrior! In three of them mayest thou be a tiller of the ground! And may one be like thyself, O Vîstâspa!”

Vîstâsp Yast

The fiend is powerful to distress, and to dry up the milk of the woman who indulges in lust and of all females.”

Khôrshêd Nyâyis

(…)

Mihir Nyâyis

(…)

Mâh Nyâyis

(…)

Âbân Nyâyis

(…)

Âtas Nyâyis

Mayest thou burn in this house! Mayest thou ever burn in this house! Mayest thou blaze in this house! Mayest thou increase in this house! Even for a long time, till the powerful restoration of the world, till the time of the good, powerful restoration of the world!”

Firm-footed, unsleeping, sleeping only for a third part of the day and of the night, quick to rise up from bed, ever awake”

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Introdução ao Terceiro Volume do Zend-Avesta de Darmesteter (parte final)

Professor Darmesteter, having extended his labours in his University, found his entire time so occupied that he was obliged to decline further labour on this Series for the present [É que a terceira parte do livro é realmente um saco! Não valia a pena traduzi-la…]. My work on the Gâthas had been for some time in his hands, and he requested me, as a friend, to write the still needed volume of the translation of the Avesta.”

It will, I trust, be regarded as a sufficient result if a translation, which has been built up upon the strictest critical principles, can be made at all readable. For while any student may transcribe from the works of others what might be called a translation of the Yasna, to render that part of it, termed the Gâthas, has been declared by a respected authority <the severest task in Aryan philology> [C. Bartholomae]”. “On mathematical estimates the amount of labour which will have to be gone through to become an independent investigator seems to be much greater than that which presents itself before specialists in more favoured departments. No one should think of writing with originality on the Gâthas, or the rest of the Avesta, who had not long studied the Vedic Sanskrit, and no one should think of pronouncing ultimate opinions on the Gâthas, who has not to a respectable degree mastered the Pahlavi commentaries. But while the Vedic, thanks to the labours of editor and lexicographers, has long been open to hopeful study, the Pahlavi commentaries have never been thoroughly made out, and writer after writer advances with an open avowal to that effect; while the explanation, if attempted, involves questions of actual decipherment, and Persian studies in addition to those of the Sanskrit and Zend; and the language of the Gâthas requires also the study of a severe comparative philology, and that to an unusual, if not unequalled, extent.

It is to be hoped that our occupations are sufficiently serious to allow us to pass over the imperfections of Neryosangh’s Sanskrit style. He was especially cramped in his mode of expressing himself by a supposed necessity to attempt to follow his original (which was not the Gâthic but the Pahlavi) word for word. His services were most eminently scholarly, and, considering his disadvantages, some of the greatest which have been rendered. Prof. R. v. Roth and Dr. Aurel Stein have kindly transcribed for me valuable variations.”

Many readers, for whom the Zend-Avesta possesses only collateral interest, may not understand why any introductory remarks are called for to those portions of it which are treated in this volume. The extent of the matter does not appear at first sight a sufficient reason for adding a word to the masterly work which introduces the first two volumes, and, in fact, save as regards questions which bear upon the Gâthas, I avoid for the most part, for the present, all discussion of details which chiefly concern either the sections treated in the first two volumes, or the extended parts of the later Avesta treated here. But the Gâthas are of such a nature, and differ so widely from other parts of the Avesta, that some words of separate discussion seem quite indispensable, and such a discussion was recommended by the author of the other volumes.”

O ELO PERDIDO DAS RELIGIÕES, INDEED:

Ahura Mazda is one of the purest conceptions which had yet been produced. He has 6 personified attributes (so one might state it), later, but not in the Gâthas, described as Archangels, while in the Gâthas they are at once the abstract attributes of God, or of God’s faithful adherents upon earth, and at the same time conceived of as persons, all efforts to separate the instances in which they are spoken of as the mere dispositions of the divine or saintly mind, and those in which they are spoken of as personal beings, having been in vain.” “It is not a polytheism properly so-called, as Ahura forms with his Immortals a Heptade, reminding one of the Sabellian Trinity.” “It might be called, if we stretch the indications, a Hagio-theism, a delineation of God in the holy creation. Outside of the Heptade is Sraosha, the personified Obedience (and possibly Vayu, as once mentioned); and, as the emblem of the pious, is the Kine’s soul, while the Fire is a poetically personified symbol of the divine purity and power. As opposed to the good God, we have the Evil Mind, or the Angry (?) Spirit, not yet provided with full personified attributes to correspond to the Bountiful Immortals. He has, however, a servant, Aêshma, the impersonation of invasion and rapine, the chief scourge of the Zarathustrians; and an evil angel, the Drug, personified deceit, while the Daêvas (Devas) of their more southern neighbours (some of whose tribes had remained, as servile castes, among the Zarathustrians) constitute perhaps the general representatives of Aka Manah [Angra Mainiyu], Aêshma, the Drug, &c.”

Accordingly the evil principle is recognised as so necessary that it is represented by an evil God. His very name, however, is a thought, or a passion; while the good Deity is not responsible for the wickedness and grief which prevail. His power itself could not have prevented their occurrence. And He alone has an especially objective name, and one which could only be applied to a person.” “the Hegelian sublated dualism [dualismo negado] is a descendant from the Zarathustrian through the Gnostics and Jacob Boehme [De Signatura Rerum].”

The truth is, that the mental heaven and hell with which we are now familiar as the only future states recognised by intelligent people [??], and thoughts which, in spite of their familiarity, can never lose their importance, are not only used and expressed in the Gâthas, but expressed there, so far as we are aware, for the first time.”

Zarathustra’s human characteristics are wholly lost in the mythical attributes with which time and superstition had abundantly provided him.” “Who was then the person, if any person, corresponding to the name Zarathustra in the Gâthas? Did he exist, and was he really the author of these ancient hymns? That he existed as an historical person I have already affirmed; and as to the hymns ascribed to him and his immediate associates, I have also no hesitation. Parts of these productions may have been interpolated, but the Gâthas, as a whole, show great unity, and the interpolations are made in the spirit of the original. And that Zarathustra was the name of the individual in which this unity centres, we have no sufficient reason to dispute.”

They are now, some of them, the great commonplaces of philosophical religion; but till then they were unheard (agustâ).” “I would not call him a reformer; he does not repudiate his predecessors. The old Aryan Gods retire before the spiritual Ahura; but I do not think that he especially intended to discredit them. One of the inferior ones is mentioned for a moment, but the great Benevolence, Order, and Power, together with their results in the human subject, Ahura’s Piety incarnate in men, and their Weal and Immortality as a consequence, crowd out all other thoughts.”

Nor do I lay too much stress upon the difference between the Gâthic dialect and the so-called Zend; but I do lay very great stress upon the totally dissimilar atmospheres of the 2 portions. In the Gâthas all is sober and real. (…) No dragon threatens the settlements, and no fabulous beings defend them. Zarathustra, Gâmâspa, Frashaostra and Maidhyômâh; the Spitâmas, Hvôgvas, the Haêkataspas, are as real, and are alluded to with a simplicity as unconscious, as any characters in history. Except inspiration, there are also no miracles.

If there exist any interpolations, and we may say a priori that all existing compositions of their antiquity are, and must have been, interpolated, the additions were the work of the author’s earliest disciples who composed fully in his spirit”

the West Iranian as well as the East Iranian was in no sense derived from the Vedic. The old Aryan from which all descended was once spread without distinction over both West and East, while, on the other hand, the mythological features of the Avesta, kindred as they are to those of the Eastern Veda, are yet reproduced for us, some of them, in the poetry of the mediaeval West as drawn from the Avesta”

both burial and cremation may have been permitted at the Gâthic period, being forbidden long after.”

As the Asura (Ahura) worship extended into India with the Indians as they migrated from Iran, a form of Asura worship arose in Iran which added the name of Mazda to the original term for God. In the East it began to acquire additional peculiarities out of which, when Zarathustra arose, he developed his original system, while in other parts of Iran, and with great probability in Persia, it retained its original simplicity.”

The Aryan –âm was first written as the nasal vowel –ã, and still further carelessly reduced to –a, but never so spoken.”

The Greeks of the time of Herodotus probably, and those later certainly, found a form of Zarathustrianism in full development in Media; but if the contemporaries of Herodotus heard familiarly of a Zarathustrianism there, a long period of time must be allowed for its development if it originated in Media, and a still longer period if it found its way there from the East. If, then, the bulk of the later Avesta existed at the time of Herodotus and at that of Darius, how long previously must it have been composed; for such systems do not bloom in a day?”

The oldest Riks have now an established antiquity of about 4000; were the hymns sung on the other side of the mountains as old? The metres of these latter are as old as those of the Rig-veda, if not older, and their grammatical forms and word structure are often positively nearer the original Aryan from which both proceeded.”

Em nenhum outro ramo da ciência a academia avança a passadas tão ligeiras quanto nos estudos do Pahlavi, vários trabalhos importantes tendo surgido após os comentários de Spiegel.” “Uma tradução do Pahlavi deve por óbvio ser empreendida, antes de tudo, à luz dos glossários disponíveis, uma vez que a língua é sobremaneira indefinida devido a suas múltiplas formas gramaticais. Qualquer referência tal qual um glossário, se puder inclusive ser provada como tendo sido escrita pela mesma pessoa que compôs os textos, seria decisiva no êxito da empreitada”

It is hardly necessary to mention that the restoration of texts goes hand in hand with translation. (…) Our oldest MS. (that of Copenhagen, numbered 5) dates from the year 1323AD; and what were the dates of the ancient documents before the eyes of the Pahlavi translator who writes in it?”

I regard it as unwise to suppose that the metrical lines of the Avesta, or indeed of any very ancient poetical matter, have been composed with every line filed into exact proportions.” “Priests or reciters of intelligence would here and there round off an awkward strophe, as year after year they felt the unevenness of numbers. Metre must inevitably bring a perfecting corruption at times, as a deficiency in the metre must also prove a marring corruption.” “where the text, as it stands, gives no satisfactory sense to us, after we have exhausted the resources of previous Asiatic scholarship, or direct analogy, in our efforts to explain it, it is in that case not the text as the composer delivered it.”

Isso dito, não-especialistas não devem supor que nossos textos sejam menos seguros ou confiáveis na aparência que (digamos) muitos trechos do Velho Testamento. Largas porções são tão claras, pelo menos, quanto o Rig-veda; e as emendas mencionadas [que os tradutores e copistas empreendem] muito freqüentemente acabam afetando a doutrina. Que o público cultivado, entretanto, confie no caminho acadêmico dos esforços, embora claudicantes, honestos e insistentes, confiando em que emendas, quando necessárias, ou possíveis, quando felizes, beneficiam em muito a harmonia do texto.”

Infinitives and accusatives generally, both in the Gâthas and the Rig-veda, avoid the end of the sentence.”

The meanings of the Vedic words not holding their own even in India, developing into the Sanskrit and Prâkrit which differ widely, how truly misguided is it therefore to attribute necessarily the same shades of meaning to the terms of the two sister tongues?”

Further reference: Dr. Julius Jolly – Geschichte des Infmitivs im Indogermanischen, 1873.

L.H. Mills, Hanover, Fevereiro de 1886

The Yasna, Visparad, Âfrînagân, Gâhs, and Miscellaneous Fragments

The Gâthas

Zarathustra, everywhere else nearly or quite a demi-god, is here a struggling and suffering man.”

As the extent of documents necessarily produces a certain impression upon the mind of an investigator, it must not be forgotten that the Gâthas were in all probability many times more voluminous than the fragments which now remain to us.”

Gâtha Ahunavaiti

Yasna 29

So far from being the demi-god of the other parts of the Avesta, Zarathustra’s declarations are characterized by her [The Kine’s Soul, o espírito do rebanho sagrado] as <the voice of a pusillanimous man>, while she, on the contrary, expected one truly kingly in his rank and characteristics, and able to bring his desires to effect, while the Bountiful Immortals (or the attending chieftains), as if they had meant their question in verse 7 to be a question uttered in mere perplexity or contempt, join in with chorus, asking when indeed an effective helper will be provided.”

LIMBO DE UM PROFETA EM CRISE CRIATIVA

Zaratustra é um Platão 2.0; monoteísta covarde, ainda não pode confessá-lo por completo, e prefere ser demagogo, um politeísta traíra. No fim, não agradará nem o Um nem a Meia-Dúzia do Olimpo (Iraniano, neste caso). Meio-homem. New torrent of values.

For whom did ye create me, and by whom did ye fashion me?”

Observe that Zarathustra, like other prophets, met at times little honour from his fellow-countrymen who are here well represented by the voice of the Kine’s Soul.” Literally: the little and weak (although numerous) flock.

Yasna 28 (?)

I see thee in that time when every man is intelligent because he is pious; but when shall it be?”

Yasna 30

The point and meaning of the entire doctrine is that a good God cannot be responsible for permanent evil; that imperfection and suffering are original, and inherent in the nature of things, and permanently so. The swallowing up of sin and sorrow in ultimate happiness belongs to a later period. It is not Gâthic Zarathustrianism. Evil was the work of an independent being. (…) But the blood-feuds of War, not to speak of the theological animosity, were too much for his philosophy. The sage could not regard all men and their circumstances with broad and equable impartiality.

The hated Daêva-worshippers, who were doubtless equally conscientious with the Zarathustrians, are said to have failed of correct discernment.”

Have we here possibly an indication of the pre-existence of souls? If Âramaiti gave a body, it may be inferred that a period elapsed between the acts of the two spirits and this.”

Yasna 31

Here we observe that the Zarathustrian Mazda-worship was aggressive and missionary in its spirit, and in a proselyting sense by no means indifferent to the final destiny of the Gentile world. (The later and traditional system announced indeed the restoration and so the conversion of all men, and that not as an object proposed to the efforts of charity, but as a necessary result – so by inference; see Bundahis (West), pp. 126, 129). I can find no trace of this in the Gâthas.”

Observe that we are forced by every dictate of logic and common sense to avoid the commonplace rendering here. Cattle do not have <paths> made for them, nor do they cry aloud for an overseer, or complain at the appointment of one who does not appear to them promising; nor is it one main effort of religion <to content the soul of cattle.> Cattle, as the chief article of wealth, are taken to signify all civic life. The <path> is the path for the people to walk in, securing safety for soul and life and herds. The adhvan is <the way> which <is the religious characteristics and teachings of the prophets> (XXXIV, 13).” “Observe that this cow (some would say <ox>) chooses her master, unlike other cattle. But observe also, what is more interesting, that she seems reconciled to the guardian appointed by Ahura. In Y. XXIX, 9, she actually <wept> at the naming of the pusillanimous Zarathustra, desiring a kingly potentate. Now, however, we see that she must have dried her tears, as she is satisfied with the simple workman whom he represents notwithstanding high rank.”

he who through, or on account of, a little sin which has been committed, commits the great one to secure a purification…”

Ich frage — was die Strafe ist?”

And which of the (religions) is the greater (and the more prevailing as to these questions which thus concern the soul?)”

Keiner von euch höre auf die Lieder und Gebote des Liigners.”

Yasna 32

blindness of bliss

One might suppose that the Daêva-party were very near the Zarathustrians in many of their religious peculiarities, but that they could not accede to, or understand, the dualism. After the manner of Pagans they implicated the Gods in their sins. (Compare the drunken Indra.) At all events a bitter and violent war of doctrines was waging with both speech and weapons. (I think it looks like the struggle of two parties who each claimed to be the proper representative of some similar form of faith, similar, of course I mean, outwardly.)”

GRAMMAR ISSUES AT ITS MAXIMUM

Curiosa inversão em relação ao <sentido ocidental da gramática>: “I do not think that the word is an accusative there. A simple accusative does not so naturally fall to the end of the sentence in Gâthic; it is generally in apposition when so situated. The nominatives tend toward the end of the sentence.” “We must, however, never forget that the supposed error of the Pahlavi is sometimes the reflex of our own (often necessary) ignorance.” “<v> was miswritten for <y> as often <y> for <v>. The Pahlavi language, not to speak of the Pahlavi translation, suggests it. How are we to account for the word vîyâvânînêd? We should not arrest our philology at the Zend and Sanskrit.” “Can gâus be a genitive here? But if a nominative, must not ye refer to it? How then could the Kine <kindle> the aid of grace? A genitive looks difficult.” “Certainly if âis can be used as a particle, anâis is not altogether impossible in some such sense. Moreover, the Pahlavi translation here and elsewhere has afforded us such a multitude of valuable concretes, that we shall do well to think twice before we reject its most startling suggestions.” “It is very difficult to decide in which sense yeng daînti noît jyâteus khshayamaneng vasô is to be taken.”

I will cause (verbal) missiles to be cast forth from the mouth for the harm of the wicked.”

Yasna 33

Taking up the peculiar <I who> of XXVIII, the composer returns to the first person, continuing in that form with little exception until the last verse, which, naming Zarathustra in the third person, implies (if it is not an addition, which, however, it may be) that Zarathustra had been the speaker throughout. As it is highly probable that the author who uses this <I who> is the same who uses it in XXVIII, and if we may take verse 14 as fair evidence that Zarathustra is the speaker here, we acquire some additional grounds for believing that the person who wrote (if we can apply such an expression to the author) the words <to Zarathustra and to us.> as well as <to Vistâspa and to me,> and <to Frashaostra and to me,> was universally recognised to be Zarathustra himself composing a piece to be recited by another.”

And perhaps it is this practical severity of dualism as opposed to the more facile <lying> of the opposed religion, which was the cause of that high reputation of the Persians for veracity, which was grouped with avoiding debt by Herodotus among the virtues of the race.”

the Riks of the Veda: (…) these latter may be regarded as representing the opposite extreme of this early religion [a desse compilado de Yasnas] [O extremo oposto no sentido de que a religião primordial possuía preocupações sobretudo práticas, com respeito ao cultivo da terra; já os Vedas são excessivamente formalistas nos rituais.]”

How the fields had better be worked, and how the people could best be kept from bloody free-booting as aggressors or as victims, this involved Ahura’s Righteous Order, Benevolence, Power and Piety, the four energizing Immortals all at once. And this only could secure the other two rewarding personifications, Welfare and Immortality.”

Its <Zarathustra> may mean <I> just as <David> is used by the Psalmist for <me.> And the language can mean nothing but a dedication of all that he is and has to God, his flesh, his body, his religious eminence, the obedience which he offers in word and deed, inspired by Righteousness, and the Kingdom which he has succeeded in saving and blessing. (I do not think that I have at all exaggerated the grasp and fervour of this section. Less could not be said, if the words are to be allowed their natural weight.)”

hamêstagã, the souls in the intermediate place between Heaven and Hell, whose sins and good works have been equal (West, Gloss. to M. î K.).”

There are certain cases where allowance for an ancient scholar working under great disadvantages becomes a critical necessity. Here the Pahlavi translator was clearly the victim of a manuscript. The word <âidûm> (sic) stood, as similar words so often stand, in his MS. as <âi. dûm.> Deeply imbued with a superstitious regard for every letter, and with a public equally scrupulous, he saw no course before him but to translate each as best he could. He chose to render <âi> by an infinitive, preserving the root, and could only think of a form of <dâ> for dûm (so also moderns in another case). Many writers, seeing such a step, cast away his paper, regarding themselves as absolved by such a <blunder> [gafe] from mastering his translations. But a little honest labour will always bring one back to sounder exegesis.”

We seem obliged to suppose that Ahura was poetically conceived of as sitting (like Vohûman in Vendîdâd 19:31 (Wg.)) upon an ornamented throne, or we may take the expression as pure metaphor equalling <exert Thy power.>”

Yasna 34

The kind of gifts which are proposed for offerings are not sacrificial beasts or fruits, but the actions of the truly pious citizen whose soul is intimately united with Righteousness, the homage of prayer, and the songs of praise. As no piety could exist without strict ecclesiastical regularity, so no ceremonial punctuality was conceived of apart from honour and charity”

Such is Your Kingdom, caring for the righteous poor, and therefore we declare You irreconcilably distinct from the Daêvas and their polluted followers. Ye are beyond them and before in the spirit of Your Reign!”

The Gâthâ Ustavaitî

Those passages which express grief, fear, and passionate resentment, we should naturally refer to Zarathustra personally, and to the earlier portion of his career”

Yasna 43

A CEGUEIRA AUTO-INDUZIDA DOS PROFETAS: “The unbelieving opposers, as he declares, shall meet no favour at his hands, but detestation, while to the devout disciple he will be as powerful an aid. And this because his mind and thought are (as if blinded to the present) fixed upon the ideal Kingdom, while for the present he never ceases to toil on, making preparations for the Frashakard, and constructing hymn after hymn to set up the needed machinery of lore [crença].”

Wait only before Thou givest the word that I should go forth with Thy new truths (which bring such suffering to him who first pronounces them), wait till my obedient will, listening fully to all which Thou shalt say, shall come to me, and then shall that obedient reverence in me and my beloved, help on our effort, that we may spread abroad the tidings of Thy promised recompense to win the living to Thee”

happy is he whose benefit is for every one”

Mas deu nisso.

Ich will mich erheben.” Mais ou menos o contrário de dar a outra face.

SER & LAP

No jogo de dar a outra face, ganha quem tem mais caras.

Eu não posso me desperdiçar, como os vingativos de-todos-os-dias.

Minha trilha é unívoca, porém a terra é batida e os tornozelos vão firmes.

Será verdade que mentirosos não atraem fanáticos?

Realmente sabes que

O homem veraz

Nocauteará? Na mesa

Contra ele

O! Se não verão o ás!

* * *

No call tea

ganhei a luta

espera eu não pedi chá

nem chorei lágrimas

de sangue

* * *

It is bad policy to force a text to express what we happen to believe to be a more natural idea.”

No final, dá na mesma moita de hoje e sempre.

Yasna 44

Horses were material for sacrifice among the Persians according to Herodotus.”

Yasna 45

The Antizarathustra, the evil teacher par eminence, has been defeated”

Lúcifer discípulo.

Pode Satã ser um ignorante, um Sol, um bruxo idiota que nunca ouvira falar de Cristo? Não.

Poderia o detrator de Zaratustra, do Zaratustra antigo, ser um estrangeiro? Dificilmente.

Poderia o anti-eu, o Zaratustra do século XXI, ser um Aloísio ou Davi? No máximo um comunista chinfrim, ou um niilista sórdido negativo como Cioran. Um Hegel (!?). A anti-partícula que surge previamente à partícula que nega. Antecristo.

(Never do we see any aspersions upon Ahura’s name, or a suspicion of His purity as shown by complicity with cruelty, or the toleration of evil passions.)”

PRINCÍPIO DO NÃO-CONTRADITÓRIO APLICADO À RELIGIÃO

Não podemos provar deus, mas podemos refutar o diabo. No fim, trata-se de uma tautologia necessária se se quer ter alguém a quem blasfemar ou louvar, o que são a mesma coisa até que Aristóteles prove o contrário.

A text should never be changed, if it is possible to render it as it is.”

Yasna 46

there is not only hope for the tribesmen of Ahura, but for the pagan, and not for the <alien> only, but for the Turanian enemy, whose very name had been a synonym for suffering. If these even shall repent, they may be blest; and some had already turned. The converted tribe Fryâna offered many pious proselytes.” Não há religião que queira diminuir quantitativamente, nem que ampliar em números e fiéis represente, tragicamente, uma queda essencial (de qualidade), uma corrupção do cerne da crença. Realmente é muita fé na misericórdia do seu deus. “Here we have the clear evidence of the conversion of a border tribe. The Zarathustrians had saved some Turanian clan from plunder or annihilation, and so secured their friendship.”

Zaratustra, esse Pelé da Antiguidade: adora se auto-referir em terceira pessoa em assuntos magnânimos.

The Gâthâ Spentâ Mainyû (Spentâmainyû)

Yasna 47

His indwelling Spirit (which idea, or expression, has probably no direct connection with the <Holy Spirit> of the Old and New Testaments, but which, as giving the designation <spirit> to the Ameshôspends, may well have been the original of the <seven spirits which are before the throne of God>)

Yasna 48

Did he [the Pahlavi translator] suppose <woman> to be literally (!) expressed in the text?”

Yasna 49

The weapons of Ahura were not spiritual only, any more than those of Israel were, or those of Mohammed.” “And this Bendva had his functionaries and a system, and they were in full and active operation. And this was, beyond a doubt, a rival and settled system, and not merely an upstart and insurrectionary one. It had caused the true prophet many an hour of thought as well as anger. Its functionaries gave him pause (mânayêitî). Falsity in religion was as ever his opportunity; and invective follows. <The priestly judge himself who served the Drûg-worshippers was a cheat.> <The holy Order was his foe, and not his helper.>”

Quem não deve não teme

Mas quem não teme é um parvo

E todos os parvos devem alguma coisa

Estão em dívida com a vida

(ver continuação no Recanto das Letras: https://www.recantodasletras.com.br/frases/6280427)

Alguns têm primos que lhe pagam as dívidas

Esses não podemos mais nos olhos encarar.

Mas outros têm primos que levantam o dedo em riste

Nestes podemos à vontade pisar.

Yasna 49 (cont.)-Yasna 50

Were these verses then written by the prime mover? And was he other than Zarathustra? (…) Zarathustra was a princely disciple [principesco, extravagante, muito importante, o primeiro e acima-de-todos…?], on the hypothesis mentioned, and nothing more. The real author of Zarathustrianism was, in that case, in no sense Zarathustra (…) In fact he was the power behind both throne and home, and yet without a name! (…) But if Zarathustra had, as described, the leading name, and composed a portion of the hymns with their lost companions, is it probable that he possessed no decided prominence in this matter above Vîstâspa, Frashaôstra, and Gâmâspa?” “or was there a quaternion of seers, four Zarathustras, as one might say?” “these verses (6-1 1) were simply rhetorically put into the mouth of the monarch from the exigency of the style of composition.”

the Kinvat Bridge was the last crisis before salvation or perdition.”

The Gâthâ Vohû Kshathrem (Vohukhshathrâ)

Yasna 51

(…)

The Gâthâ Vahistâ Îstis (Vahistôistî)

Yasna 53

the nuptials of Zarathustra’s daughter, with the mention of his name, and the reference to her <father> as the one from whom her bridegroom obtained her, indicate that Zarathustra may well have been still living.”

That Zarathustra does not speak in the first person, has no importance whatever in the question. The piece is not of course a whole; but it may well be a whole out of which parts have fallen. That the subject passes on to the old polemical vehemence in the last verses, is far from unnatural. The marriage festival of Zarathustra’s child must have been, if without intention, a semi-political occasion, and the bard would express himself, as naturally, with regard to the struggle which was still going on.”

She is the youngest, and her name is as pious as that of a maid of ancient Israel, for she is called <full of the religious knowledge>.”

he warns all men and women against the evil Vayu, the spirit of the air.”

The Yasna [worships which include sacrifice]

Yasna 1

Haug first called attention to the striking coincidence with the Indian. In the Aitareya and Satapatha Brâhmanas, in the Atharvaveda, and in the Râmâyana, the gods are brought up to the number thirty-three. The names differ somewhat however.”

The star Jupiter has been called Ormuzd by the Persians and Armenians, and it may be intended here, as stars are next mentioned, but who can fail to be struck with the resemblance to the Mitra-Varuna of the Rig-veda. Possibly both ideas were present to the composer.”

The first day of the month is called Ahura Mazda. The first month is called Fravashi.”

the holy and effective, the revelation given against the Daêvas [Nota] This was the Vendîdâd, the name being a contraction of vîdaêvâ-dâta. It will not be forgotten that the Vendîdâd, although later put together, contains old Aryan myths which antedate Zarathustra, although in its present greatly later form, Zarathustra is a demi-god in it, and his name is involved in myth.”

That the thought, word, and deed here were more than the mere semi-mechanical use of faculties in reciting the liturgy, is clear. At the same time all morality was supposed to be represented in the liturgy. The evil man would offend in thought, word, and deed, if he recited it carelessly, or with bad conscience, and as guilty of any known and unrepented sins. The moral and ceremonial laws went hand in hand.”

Yasna 2-4

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(Yasna 5 é o 37.)

Yasna 6-8

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Yasna 9

H(a)oma = Soma, as a deity, flourished not only before the Gâthas, but before the Riks of the Veda, in Aryan ages before Iranian and Indian became two peoples. (…) Probably on account of bitter animosities prevailing between their more southern neighbours and themselves, and the use of Soma by the Indians as a stimulant before battle, the Iranians of the Gâthic period had become lukewarm in their own H(a)oma worship. But that it should have revived, as we see it in this Yast, after having nearly or quite disappeared, is most interesting and remarkable. Was it definitively and purposely repudiated by Zarathustra, afterwards reviving as by a relapse? I do not think that it is well to hold to such deliberate and conscious antagonisms, and to a definite policy and action based upon them. The Soma-worship, like the sacramental acts of other religions which have become less practised after exaggerated attention, had simply fallen into neglect, increased by an aversion to practices outwardly similar to those of <Daêva-worshippers>. The Yast is, of course, made up of fragments, which I have endeavoured to separate by lines. In the translation I have given a rhythmical rendering, necessarily somewhat free. It was difficult to import sufficient vivacity to the piece, while using a uselessly awkward literalness. The freedom, as elsewhere, often consists in adding words to point the sense, or round the rhythm.

Vivanghvant was the first of men who prepared me for the incarnate world. This blessedness was offered him; this gain did he acquire, that to him was born a son who was Yima, called the brilliant, (he of the many flocks, the most glorious of those yet born, the sunlike-one of men) [Nota] The fifth from Gaya Maretan the Iranian Adam, but his counterpart, the Indian Vivasvat, appears not only as the father of Yama, but of Manu, and even of the gods (as promoted mortals?).”

Âthwya was the second who prepared me for the corporeal world. This blessedness was given him, this gain did he acquire, that to him a son was born, Thraêtaona of the heroic tribe,/

Who smote the dragon Dahâka, three-jawed and triple-headed, six-eyed, with thousand powers, and of mighty strength, a lie-demon of the Daêvas, evil for our settlements, and wicked, whom the evil spirit Angra Mainyu made as the most mighty Drug(k)” Façanha anterior à de Indra que também matou dragões. Esses Adões orientais são um tanto peculiares (e apressados!).

Pourushaspa was the fourth man who prepared me for the corporeal world. This blessedness was given him, this gain did he acquire, that thou, O Zarathustra! wast born to him, the just, in Pourushaspa’s house, the D(a)êva’s foe, the friend of Mazda’s lore”

Yasna 10-18

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Yasna 19

May not khrafstra be a degeneration from kehrp-astar? While the term may be applied to wild beasts, one is strongly inclined to hold that foul insects are chiefly referred to.”

Yasna 20

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Yasna 21

Here, men and women are worshipped, as it is improbable that the <Immortals> whose names are in the feminine are meant. The prayer is in the Gâthic dialect, and ancient metre would hardly contain so artificial a formation.”

Yasna 22-25

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Yasna 26

Whether a real distinction existed in the minds of these early writers, between a Fravashi and a departed soul, is hard to say. That a Fravashi was worshipped as existing before the person to whom it appertained was born, may be owing to a poetical, and not a dogmatic, anticipation.”

We worship the Fravashis of (those) holy men and holy women; we worship all the good, heroic, bountiful Fravashis of the saints from Gaya Maretan to the Saoshyant, the victorious (From the Iranian Adam to the Christ of the resurrection; see Yast 19:89-91).”

Yasna 27-56

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Yasna 57

Observe how far West the word Daêva is applied; also, if Hindvô is not in a gloss in verse 29, the fact proves that a vast geographical extent was familiar to the writers of the Avesta.”

Yasna 58-72

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Visparad [todos os chefes de rituais]

Visparad I-XXIII

(…)

Âfrînagân

Âfrînagân I-III

(…)

The Gâhs

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MISCELLANEOUS FRAGMENTS

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