Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Ends Of The Ages

Poul and Karen Anderson's Witch-Queens find that the Gods are troubled at the end of the Age of Pisces and James Blish's magicians find that the angels are troubled at the end of the Age of Aquarius.

"'...the Gallicenae may no longer be able to raise the Gods in aid; and They Themselves are troubled. For the heavens have moved from the Sign of the Ram to the Sign of the Fish, and the Old Age dies as the new comes to birth.'" (Gallicenae, p. 32)

"...those bright angels were summoned one by one before the convocation for a council of war. Bright, terrible and enigmatic They were at any time, but at this calling They were in a state of spirit beyond the understanding of any of the masters present in the chapel. ARATRON, chiefest of them all, appeared to be unaware of the forthcoming unleashing, and disappeared with a roar when it was described."
-James Blish, Black Easter (New York, 1968), p. 129.

The magicians had intended to consult all seven Olympians. However, PHALEG vanishes, OPHIEL is preoccupied and the water-spirit, PHUL, appears without a head throwing the chapel into an uproar...

These celestial disturbances are reflected in the secular realm. Not only is the Roman Empire divided between East and West but now the Western Empire is divided between North and South and will soon retreat from the North. The unleashing of the demons causes World War III - as well as Armageddon.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

But I, as a Catholic, don't believe it MATTERS that some think there were "ages" of the Ram, Pisces, Aquarius, etc. "I Am Who Am," who sent His Son to become Incarnate as a Man for our salvation, is not bound by astrology.