The above pose of Herr Dracool is very f-a-m-i-l-i-a-r, so I'm sure you don't need me to spell it out.
Or do you?
We all know why the Nazi coloured mosquito goes for her throat, don't we?
Or do we?
You see I've been a-wondering, & not upon a star, because they're far too hung up for my liking.
What if... what if.. one of the least considered parts of our anatomy is actually of vital (vital C.1386, "of or manifesting life) importance?
What if the throat of humanity has been under attack for a long time & what if it holds a key for us?
To start off lets go back to the beginning, no not of this article, I mean THE very beginning. In his opening speech, God apparently wasn't much more than a throat, for if you recall he only did words. The lighting & stage show came later.
Coming forward again in time to my last post we recall that executing people by hanging has been around at least 2,500 years. It seems it's all explained in a few words by experts telling us that it was a quick, clean & effective method of crowd control.
We will take our own word 'Bollocks' as our opening point & do a little creative side-stepping of history. I have no idea if what follows has any truth to it, but I do not feel anyone is harmed by considering alternative views. So if your game, lets head off on our sky-blue trail.
I've never been greatly into chakras, I've read some about them but not connected with them in any meditative kind of way. Of these colourful energy 'wheels', I always found number 5 to be the least interesting, a bit bland, lacking the earthy punch of the lower chain gang or the spiritual superiority of the head honchos.
However looking at what humanity's been up to it's neck in, made me enact my own crime scene investigation. If this hunch that the human neck & throat was a 'target area' then I expected to find that I had been missing something on the rather largish side.
I did not disappoint myself.
Lets look at some words from the more charkratically aware, presented in a becoming shade of sky blue.
"The 5th chakra or Vishudda is located at the throat center and the color of this spinning wheel is a beautiful deep sky blue. I’ve always considered this chakra to be responsible for speaking our truths. According to Carolyn Myss (Sacred Anatomy), the throat chakra is our will power chakra."
"Gateway of Time and Space (Fifth) - The throat chakra represents our power to communicate verbally and the development of speech is unique to the human race...The human voice can conceal the truth or reveal the truth. It can convey emotion and information...Self expression and creativity are crucial to health ... healthy life - as well as a healthy body - requires that a person maintain dominion over his or her life and their throat chakra. This includes having the inner capacity to speak up on behalf of one's own needs...The inability to communicate your feelings, your ideas, your sorrow, your anger or your joy is like pouring concrete around your heart and your throat."
"Our neck, mouth and throat region is the gateway to the rest of our body. Most of our communication is either heard or spoken, and everything we eat and drink passes through our throats. With our voices, we let other people know what we think and how we feel...A strongly developed fifth chakra allows us to ... combine our heart energy with mental clarity, and communicate truthfully in ways that are understood by others. We also can hear the resonance in others' voices, so we have perception beyond the words they speak."
"The Fifth Chakra gives voice to the feelings of the heart, it speaks out our love, kindness, and forgiveness. In this center the four elements - earth, water, fire, and air - of the lower chakras are combined into pure energy. An awakened Throat Chakra brings us into synchronicity with life. This chakra deploys the matrix around which we create our world."
"...Represents our gateway to consciousness. It is our center of sound, vibration and
self-expression. It is the realm of consciousness that control, creates, transmits,
and receives communications, both within ourselves and between each other. It is the
center of dynamic creativity."
"...Nexus where inner and outer world meet"
The following quote makes some big promises, but I for one am certainly going to allow for the possibility "The Fifth chakra is our psychic center, responsible for clairvoyance, clairaudience,and the ability to communicate without words... The Throat Chakra can have siddhis or magical powers available to someone who has an open throat chakra center. These include the ability to bilocate, to become invisible,to look into the past, and to know the workings of destiny... It also gives us the ability to envision possible futures and to act on our vision. The fullness of our interior world becomes available to us for the first time."
The New Zealnd Tui - surely one of the most amazing & stunning voices in creation - even nature has highlighted it's voice
"This is the Mother Chakra... You can inflict pain or kindness with the voice. What is more important to know is the voice represents our "Intent". We will decree a thing and it will be so."
"The ether is the crossover between the physical and the spiritual dimensions...The throat Chakra is associated with abundance, and with the state of consciousness called, "grace"."
"Metaphysically, this chakra is related to creativity, creating, manifesting in the physical world... It functions as the crossover between the physical world and the world of Spirit. On the physical level, it corresponds to deep space as the most subtle physical element. Metaphorically, it represents a person's relationship with his space, the movie that is playing around them. From the point of view of the Spiritual, it represents the matrix on which physical reality manifests."
"Number 5 is the Chakra of the will, clearly because it is the voice we use to make our will known, weather we speak or not...The will is what matters in any rite or ritual... its what it is all about ... clear directed will, sent out to clear purpose...Are we talking the real voice here..? Not really, but the idea of the voice and what it represents."
Ok so that's a little trek through a part of your anatomy you may only have noticed when experiencing a physiological (or human) pain in the neck.
Oh one further little point about the fifth element, I mean chakra is that it resin-ates to the key of G. In the first part of this series we noted the masonic 'tie in' with all things noosey, so here we are again, this time with a little something well-hung in the key of G.
Is that our voice I see before me, locked inside the squar'encompass?
Lets now take a little looksie tog-ether at the nether reaches of space that is the ether-real world. It's a whole article in itself but we're just doing a fly by in the words of those who know better than I.
"ether - 1398, from L. æther "the upper pure, bright air," from Gk. aither "upper air," from aithein "to burn, shine," from I.E. base *aidh- "to burn" (cf. Skt. inddhe "burst into flames," O.Ir. aed "fire)... In ancient cosmology, the element that filled all space beyond the sphere of the moon, constituting the substance of the stars and planets. Conceived of as a purer form of fire or air, or as a fifth element."
"Behind all visible phenomena is the aether. All things, animate and inanimate are infused with this as well as greater and lesser portions of the other elements (air, earth, fire and water), in ... and all enterprise is confined by the facts arising from this underlying nature. All arts, crafts and sciences deal on some level with manipulating the elemental and spiritual nature of things."
"..., some have a deeper understanding of this nature, they know what most people know not, they have esoteric knowledge. This gives them the power to interact with the world on a more profound level than most mortals."
"The Fifth Element is Aether and is the secret ingredient in Alchemy. It is representative of Great Spirit or The Divine... Aether is the very Life Force which moves through us. It is present in all the other Elements. Aether is the animating force in all life...you will know Aether simply by connecting to the Master of Your Own BE-ing"
"The four elements with the addition of Ether, formed the Quintessence of Matter"
"The circle and other geometric lines direct the flow of the aether that makes Alchemy work. As the name describes, all transmutation circles must have a circle in them, with no exception"
The image below hoved into view on a Giggly Image search for circles avec ether
"A coil with wound wire is an arrangement, transforming vortex flows of ether into the permanent ether flow, analogous to the flow created by a constant magnet."
I can't say I really understand this, what actually crossed my mind with the mention of circles & geometric lines were these ethereal outcroppings
Ok, so thus far we have looked at our necks & throats as the doorway to the 5th chakra. Within this doorway lies the power of our communication - our ability to create as we are told our original god did through the word (or sound). This doorway links to both inner & outer worlds. Perhaps it links to other times too, as our own private flux capacitor.
Damn there so many paths I could follow here I'm not sure which one to take next or should that be neckst.
Ok we'll do a short trip to an alternative therapy in order to build just a little more foundation to the idea that we are up to our necks in shit creek & desperately in need of some shit kicking paddles.
For those who have not heard of the Alexander Technique here is a brief run down;
"F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), an actor who began his career as a Shakespearean orator, developed chronic laryngitis while performing. Determined to restore the full use of his voice, he carefully watched himself while speaking, and observed that... as he went to begin the act of speaking, he pulled his head slightly back and down, depressing his larynx, shortening his torso, causing him to tense his legs and feet... He sought a way to eliminate that restriction. Over time, he discovered ...a principle that profoundly influences health and well-being: when neck tension is reduced, the head no longer compresses the spine and the spine is free to lengthen. Alexander restored his own natural capacity for ease by changing the way he thought while initiating an action."
I have taken a number of Alexander lessons in my life. Before you proceed with any movement the first direction you receive is 'to allow your neck to be free."
" Alexander made no distinction between the use of the Primary Control and the use of Self: to interfere with the head/neck/back relationship meant to use your Self badly, and all that you do in your daily life will impede and deteriorate proper functioning, damage your health and harm your well-being. However, if you did not interfere with the integrity of the Primary Control (meaning, good use of Self), then every one of your activities will contribute to your greater well-being."
Who'd have thought such a short 'bridge' could have such an expansive effect on the body? I found this pic on an Alexander Technique site & felt it resin-ated well with the ether image further shown earlier - s above so below? Feel free to draw your own conclusions or even your own spirals.
Lets proceed with a little more neck-centred text from the historical blockbuster, the Bible - OMG I thought I'd just play with that word, wasn't expecting this - if you play with your bible you get the sound 'Buy Baal'
Anyway whatever it spells, it has this to say - 'The stiff-necked and the unbelievers shall be punished' and 'they stiffened their necks that they might not hear the word of the Lord.' Hearing of course is part & parcel of the fifth chakra - what we speak & what we hear are it's domain.
So a little look at hearing, don't worry it doesn't get technical or cochleal.
I'm going to say here that see words as food. When we accept the words of another we swallow them. We sw-allow them. I have a feeling that this is a great deal of truth to this phrase. As I stood in line at another type of food store earlier this evening & read from my book 'Free Play', I came across these words "As we talk & listen, we are drawing on a set of building blocks (vocabulary) & rules for combining them (grammar)." I have come across the same description of foods as 'building blocks." I have never felt that words merely sit in the brain & get filed, I have always felt them in my body. I will travel many, many miles out of my way to avoid the slings & arrows of outrageous words. Indeed I have decided that whoever wrote that the pen is mightier than the sword was probably a secret society member who was having a secret society laugh, for of course the sword is simply a rearrangement of words - what a cunning (& cutting) remark.
The apparent 'real' world that I seem to be a part of has taken control of the fifth element of communication (words) through the media (sword). Blood is spilled daily within the world & words & I feel also, within the sword swallowers.
The ether seems to be fairly well under attack, (reconstruction?) too - webs abound in the sky blue 'air nets & the wide net.
The level of communication between the inhabitants of the real zoo oops I mean world, could be the subject of a rather chilling horror movie. I read the other day that a third of people (I think in the US) have an ilness called something like 'Celebrity Worship' - please don't make me go back & research that, I have my limits!
I have, in my life, enjoyed old fashioned murder mysteries, the ones where the 'he/she had it coming' nasty person gets cunningly offed & the sleuth appears to gradually solve the crime without the aid of modern blood samples, sperm samples or free samples. Despite that, it is not uncommon in these stories for one or more character to ejaculate.
"Well, of all the--" he ejaculated again, as he turned and strode on as before."
What a guy!
Descriptions like this perhaps tell us about an energy that we have forgotten or been fooled away from - the creative power of the ejaculated word - whether spoken or written.
OK I've gone on for long enough this time. What I've tried to bring into awareness this time is the enormous power that lies within our necks & throats. This is the area of the body that a rope is put around when someone is hanged, this is the part of the body that is then broken, squeezed or crushed. The vital bridge between heart & head is permanently disconnected.
Hanging is a toxic visual event. I believe that it is aimed at the eyes, mind & soul of the viewer.
I shudder to think just how much of this toxicity the human psyche has absorbed over god knows how long.
I have recently begun treatment for a long standing health condition. The alternative healer that I have been seeing tells me of the 'frequencies' that we inherit from our ancestors. So I'm wondering if there is within the human psyche a frequency of hanging. If this be so then what effect might that have had on the 'collective conscious or unconscious'? Could this be behind the current lack of communication between head & heart? Could it be behind the shocking lack of intiution we have today? Has creativity reached an all time low because the throat chakra of the human race has been strangled? Has the force of the Western World's communication dominance drowned out & suffocated our own voices?
Oops I nearly forgot I was supposed to do a sort of alpha-omage thing & finish where I started.
Let's return to the Dark Night, well he's a bit shy about coming out in the day. Here's something you probably didn't know until today (so a bit like me then).
We know that the man with a propensity for extra strong hair gel likes to dine a la carotid.
Etymologically our arteries are a bit of a surprise
"artery - 1398, from O.Fr. artaire, from L. arteria, from Gk. arteria "windpipe,"... They were regarded by the ancients as air ducts because the arteries do not contain blood after death; medieval writers took them for the channels of the "vital spirits."
I'm told by the ever reliable internet that Dracula is pretty much an invention of the 20th century - he made his name in the movies. I wrote about one of his early debuts in Hollywood a little while ago. Dracula had seemed a strange choice for introducing movies to the near virgin public. If I look again, with a slightly cynical, weary eye, I might wonder if all has not always been according to plan. Dracula goes for the throat of his victims, does that also include his audience? And just why does he give women a pain in the neck?
Is the throat the channel, bridge or passageway for our vital spirits? Do animals attack the throat of other animals because it's the easiest place to kill or is it that the essence of the dying spirit passes throught this gateway to the animal, vampire or rope that is biting down?
My plan is that ultimately this series will be about life so I leave you with this child who seems to me to exude throaty happiness