Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On A Loch Ness Kind Of Wind

Last week in Thinking About Real And Fake Villains I talked about how I was thinking about doing a stop-motion video with Little Plastic Doll and Rubber Lizard doing something about espionage.

I am still thinking about that, but one problem I have is that I’m not very interested in espionage as it relates to normal politics.

It seems to me everything that could possibly be said about real espionage has been said in a serious way by people like, for instance, John le Carré and in a post-modern way by people like, for instance, Trevanian.

That having been said, there are other aspects of espionage that are, well, weird.

In unexpected ways espionage is often linked to the UFO world and the religious world and even the entertainment world. So I haven’t given up on the thought about something for Little Plastic Doll and Rubber Lizard dealing with espionage.

But I don’t have any real ideas yet.

However, it has been very windy around here the last few days.

Very windy.

And there’s this:

Windswept House describes a satanic ritual - the enthronement of Lucifer - taking place at Saint-Paul's Chapel inside Vatican City, on June 29, 1963. The book gives a scary depiction of high ranking churchmen, cardinals, archbishops and prelatees of the Roman curia, taking oaths signed with their own blood, plotting to destroy the Church from within. It tells the story of an international organized attempt by these Vatican insiders and secular internationalists to force a pope of the Catholic Church to abdicate, so that a successor may be chosen that will fundamentally change orthodox faith and establish a New World Order.

Windswept House
by Malachi Martin
at Wikipedia

And I have spent a lot of time with people who were very passionate about both the politics and theology—to the extent they are separate things—of Catholicism. I mentioned once—in a post about Megan Fox, of course—that I attended a Catholic seminary and even spent some time at the same church retreat where one of the real priests linked to events which in some ways inspired William Peter Blatty’s “The Exorcist” spent some time writing. And I’ve mentioned, too, just in passing, Blatty’s most recent book “Dimiter” — it is explicitly about espionage.

And there’s this:

Martin stated that, along with diabolic possession, angelic possession also exists and that angels could have use of preternatural powers in certain circumstances.

Martin was convinced that the antichrist described in the Book of Revelation was a literal historical figure, and was alive in 1996.

Malachi Martin
at Wikipedia

And there’s this:

Rome (CNN) -- The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

It's the first time a pope has stepped down in nearly 600 years.

"Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me," said Benedict, 85, according to the Vatican.

Just when I get interested in espionage, to the surprise of the world, the Pope announces he is resigning his office, the first time that has happened in something like 600 years, bringing the world to the very conclusion of the so-called “Prophecy of the Popes” attributed to Saint Malachy, which, real or fiction, has been around for something like five hundred years.

I don’t have any real ideas about this yet.

But I am interested in all this stuff.

And I think I can work with this.


Over at Loch Ness
tourists search for a creature.
I’ve often wondered

if the creature there
leaves Loch Ness and comes searching
for something in us.

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