First I want to wish everyone a blessed Beltane ~ may this eclipse of the Sun by the Moon in Taurus prompt you to discern where in your life you need to purge anything holding you back from knowing your True Will and aligning your daily self with your True Self. If it calls to let go of things you have cherished but which are outworn - outworn values, outworn morals or judgments - outworn like worn out clothing - may they fall from you gracefully if you need that. Strip them gracefully, lest in time they be stripped from you forcefully... but if you should be so stripped and you realize you needed this, do not grieve the loss overlong, but move forward in your true and manifest radiance, move forward consistently and steadily (which is one positive capability of Taurus).
In near-conjunction with Uranus, both realizations and opportunities may be sudden. Sudden insights about your body, your possessions, your values, your sensual satisfaction (too little, or focusing too much), your home, may come at this time. As always maintain a space (physically but especially psychically and spiritually) that honors and protects you, and is cleansed of malicious influences - this is especially important on the Cross-Quarter days and Quarter days, and especially on Beltane and Samhain - but especially when we have an eclipse at the same time, and Pluto turning retrograde.
I have been thinking of Babalon a lot in the past week, after not doing so very much in the past 6-8 months (focusing in these past 6-8 months more on Lilith). I had at one time equated Them as being somewhat synchronous - the past few months, I have been in some doubt whether They are. So interesting then that in making ready for a sacred bath before the exactitude of the Moon (now), I saw a new Youtube post in the Devil's Temple, about Babalon.
This in particular caught my attention: "Submission of the feminine energy, of the cyclic control and domination that submission plays against domination itself. Feminine predation, the predation of the mind of God."
This is something I have sensed intuitively for many years, but did not yet have the words for. Does this mean the Feminine "submission" that brings patriarchal domination down, which brings the usurper to his knees? Because this makes such sense to me, and I have intuitively sensed something like this for years... the usurping to be seduced by Babalon - thinking to dominate Her but slowly, achingly... and finally and inevitably brought to his/their knees by the Shakti godhead... and in submission to humbly, willingly and gladly suck themselves and drink their seed at the feet of Shakti Satania and thus learn and be liberated from false pride...
Is there anyone for whom this rings true, with whom it resonates?
There is the old story of Alraune, which was later made into at least two films in the Weimar period of Germany, and again later in West Germany in the early 1950s (before the destruction of the war, and after the destruction of the war was over, but not during the hyper-masculine energies in between). What would seem to be the best stars Brigitte Helm, who also portrayed a Babalon/Whore of Babylon-like figure in her aspect as "False Maria" in Fritz Lang's German Expressionist masterpiece, Metropolis.
There's more going on in the film Alraune than I want to get into addressing here, but a short synopsis from Wikipedia may suffice right now:
"Alraune is a 1928 German silent science fiction horror film directed by Henrik Galeen and starring Brigitte Helm in which a prostitute is artificially inseminated with the semen of a hanged man. The story is based upon the legend of Alraune. In this version, the blasphemous sexual union causes the progeny (a daughter) to grow to adulthood quickly, behave in a sexually promiscuous fashion and cause the men who fall in love with her nothing but hardship, heartache and ruin, if not death."
Elsewhere (Revisiting Alraune: a century-old forgotten sci-fi gem - All The Right Movies) we are told:
"Alraune is one of the more emotionally complicated and even occasionally feminist silent films.
The way the professor dehumanizes Alraune and blames her for his own fixations is a fairly clear cut example of a man trying to control a woman that he has absolutely no respect for so, by the end, you’re likely to have a fairly positive view of Alraune despite her status as the “wicked woman.” The fact that the story so strongly sides with her is one of the most interesting things about it. During the time, it would have been very easy to simply villainize her and portray the professor as the one wronged, which many other films featuring unrepentant femme fatales did, and continue to do. Alraune’s embrace of her own amorality and her lack of interest in pleasing men that strive to exert control over her is honestly admirable, making this one of the more emotionally complicated and even occasionally feminist silent films, despite it utilizing a highly unlikely foundation for delivering that message."
It seems to me very much, that Alraune is a harbinger of Babalon, and that Babalon is especially present this Walpurgis. Don't be surprised if she reveals herself to you; but be thankful if and when she does.
Thanks for posting this so others can see it too!
Here ya go with English sub titles
Thanks for your Blessing and am going to have to see if I can find Alraune someplace starting with You Tube. I had no idea that artifical insemination was around in 1928.
Happy Walpurgis ´22! Thanks for this post 🖤