Peter Fotis Kapnistos
Jerk Saw Siege: most unholy name
September 29, 2013 | 5 comments
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In medieval traditions, the Black Mass was first known through parodies, called Feasts of Asses, to ridicule a custom of religious festivities with a reverse reading of biblical scriptures (spoken, not spelled). According to the Old and Middle English articulations of the Bible, “Jesus Christ” pronounced backwards is: Ts’ierk sah-syge.
Psychologists have observed that elements of reverse speech may sometimes become subconscious expressions. The reverse of Jesus Christ (and other accepted names) may somehow affect individuals, whether they understand it or not.
In the 13th century, a horse-drawn carriage moved at dusk through a shadowy forest. The witch Angéle had been warned about the parody feast. It was a deceitful temptation.
In a coven of the woods, a mischievous-looking jester sat under tubular shapes dangling from a dead tree’s bough. They glinted in the twilight, resembling elongated and curved fruits in clusters hanging above a petrified trunk. The surroundings smelled of char-grill smoke and marshland gas.
“What is that?” the witch pointed to a loose branch.
“Ts’ierk sah-syge,” the sinister rascal replied with a gray smirk. “Jesus Christ backwards — most unholy name in ye olde english.”
The skin sleeve of the forbidden fruit was made from intestine, smeared with dung and parasites. The pink fat inside consisted of heart, liver, and lungs minced to bits in a cutter’s mill and stewed with blood-clotted brine in the stomach of an animal.
“Ts’ierk sah-syge,” the ruffian shouted again as the coach sped off. “Warmest next to man on a witch’s Sabbath.” The scent carried over in the air of nightfall. “Cook it afore ye eat it, or ye shall die!” Angéle de la Babin was found guilty of sexual relations with the devil’s spirit (may its name be blotted out!) and burned to death in 1275.
The official party portrayal was that Hitler lived as a dedicated vegetarian. But according to some of those who attended to him, he liked sausages, schnitzel, liver dumplings, stuffed pigeon and “the occasional slice of ham.”
One of his cooks, Dione Lucas, talked about “Hitler’s fondness for Bavarian sausages.” Margot Wölk was forced to work as Hitler’s food taster.
After Claus von Stauffenberg’s attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944, the taste-testers were forced to stay at an empty school near the Wolf’s Lair. “We were guarded like caged animals,” Wölk said in an interview.
“Wölk hasn’t spoken about the horrors she experienced during World War II until recently, when a local reporter came to interview her for her 95th birthday, Spiegel Online reported. It was time to tell her story.”
“It took decades for her to learn to enjoy food again, and years longer to be willing to talk about what she endured. Her life as Hitler’s food taster haunted her dreams, but she sums up her experience in the Wolf’s Lair with one concise thought. ‘I just wanted to say what happened there,’ Wölk said. ‘That Hitler was a really repugnant man. And a pig.’” (Lylah M. Alphonse, “The Woman Forced to Risk Her Life Tasting Hitler’s Food,” Yahoo! Shine, April 5, 2013)
Entire books nowadays dispute the alleged myth that Hitler was vegetarian, including, “Hitler: Neither Vegetarian, nor Animal Lover” (2004) by writer Rynn Berry. The Third Reich’s propaganda minister Joseph Gobbles tried to sell Hitler as a vegetarian to make him seem as peaceful as Gandhi.
The biblical story tells of God trying to turn the children of Israel away from meat by providing them with “manna.” Exodus says that fresh manna tasted like wafers that had been made with honey. “When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.” But the people got bored with manna saying, “Give us flesh, that we may eat.”
“Therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and you shall eat. You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days, but even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils and it be loathsome unto you, because you have despised the Lord who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, ‘Why came we forth out of Egypt?’” (Numbers 11:18-20)
The Old Testament finishes with an inner sense of God slighted by people eating flesh and offended by their animal sacrifices. “I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.” There is no suggestion in the New Testament of Jesus ever dining on meat. Only loaves of bread, fish, and honeycomb are referred to. The Revelation talks about a “tree of life bearing twelve crops of fruit” as a source of food in a field of everlasting life. But it does not allude to animal protein.
Contemporary science has created a “hemorrhage industry” that makes it promising for a small number of managers to turn a profit from wholesale slaughter. But it also deals out a variety of blood-borne pathogens to the great majority.
Red and processed meat most likely raises the risk of cancer and also may up the risk of heart disease, as reported by several medical studies. A diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.
A Defra study conducted in 2012 stated that 10% of sausages sold in Britain were found positive for the hepatitis E virus. “Those most at risk of falling seriously ill or dying from an infection include those with deficient livers or weak immune systems, like the elderly, cancer and transplant patients.” The research discovered the disease was also dangerous for pregnant women where it can cause fulminant hepatic fever, which affects the liver. Middle-aged men accounted for half of all those infected due to a heavy alcohol consumption which can impair the liver’s functions. The report concluded: “Confirmed hepatitis E cases have significantly increased in recent years, with 657 UK cases reported in 2012, a 39.5% increase since 2011.” Also under investigation was a horsemeat scandal.
A spokeswoman added: “This is an emerging issue and we are taking steps to see both how serious it might be and what actions to take.” (Bolaji Babafemi, “Deadly Hepatitis E Virus Found in UK Sausages,” International Business Times, September 15, 2013)
“Yes, it’s your party, I know it’s your party
And, you know that you can cry, and, it’s cool
But you have to remember that I too cried my 96 tears
And... it’s just something we all have to go through some time or another
And, you know, it would be unfair and it would be untrue
If I was to say to you that you couldn’t get much higher
So, you know, even if it’s your party and all...”
(The Residents, “Hitler Was a Vegetarian,” 1975)
“Saw” was a 2004 American horror film directed by James Wan, based on a story by Wan and Leigh Whannell. The film’s story revolves around persons who are chained in a dilapidated subterranean toilet and are given instructions via a microcassette recorder explaining how to escape. Meanwhile, police force detectives attempt to uncover the victims’ location and capture the mastermind behind this “game” and several other foul events. The Saw movie series became a horror franchise that consists of seven feature films distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and produced by Twisted Pictures.
Aleister Crowley boldly pictured himself as the Gnostic “Pope 666,” or the Black Mass personification of a “Jerk Saw Siege” who — along with additional evil — encouraged sacrificial homicide by slaying a young woman. Crowley articulated a decrepit occult stratagem promoting rampant bloodshed and war. Hailed as “Frater Perdurabo,” he wrote “Liber Al vel Legis” (Book of the Law, 1904) in Cairo, Egypt, forewarning of horrifying wars and bloodshed in store: “I am the warrior Lord of the Forties: the Eighties cower before me, and are abased.” Crowley said that a discarnate being named “Aiwass” dictated it to him. With distribution of his conjuring book, “Crowley proclaimed the arrival of a new stage in the spiritual evolution of humanity, to be known as the ‘Æon of Horus.’”
Aleister Crowley and his wife Rose Kelly had visited Egypt in 1904 after their wedding. Rose apparently was in contact with an eerie spirit from a stele in the Boulak Museum labeled “Stele 666.” They later named it the Stele of Revealing. The central tenet of the Aeon of Horus was the plea to “Do what thou wilt.” Newspapers usually blamed Crowley for having a sick sense of humor. But John Bull magazine actually accused him of being a “cannibal at large.”
In 1991, Anthony Hopkins won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the film “The Silence of the Lambs,” starring Jodie Foster. Dr. Hannibal Lecter appears to be a brilliant analyst, and the quintessence of the English gentleman. “He is meticulous in appearance, speaks very precisely, has an impeccable wit, astonishing intellect, and a gourmet palate.” But he is also a serial killer and a cannibal, “preparing the meat of his victims into tasty dishes for himself and serving them to unsuspecting guests.” Hannibal Lecter was a cunning fictional character in a series of horror novels by Thomas Harris, which produced an American psychological thriller film series after “Red Dragon” was first adapted to film in 1986. The novel “Hannibal Rising” was adapted into a film in 2006.