Apocalypsia is a double-feature length stream of consciousness account of the millennial vigil from the Andes to the Amazon, from Rio to Avalon, Rome, Israel and India, to open the epoch of the Tree of Life in reflowering the diversity of life on Earth.
The true unveiling in cosmic and evolutionary time is now, in the awakening of humanity to the inner workings of the universe, from the big bang to the quantum, from the genetic code, even to the doors of perception. On the sinister side, we have committed genocide and embraced nuclear holocaust. We are heedlessly destroying our genetic heritage through the inferno of life's diversity and ill-conceived genetic modification. We are hurtling towards a mass extinction of life which could cause ten million years of genetic and social famine if we don't destroy ourselves in the process.
This seed celebration is to reflower the Tree of Life hidden since the foundation of the world, which returns at the end of time in the Apocalypse, a cataclysm which has always had the hidden meaning of "bridal unveiling". The return of the lost feminine face in all her manifold forms, Asherah, Gaia, Shulamite, Magdalen, Shekhinah, to bless the Earth in natural abundance and matrimonial concord.
Illustrations and commentary on key episodes in the Jerusalem episode of Apocalypsia:
The Opening, The Mount of Olives millennial reunion, Rachem Altzion, Hymn to the Epoch, Gaia-Isaiah (61) - The Anointing , Shekhinah, celebrating the dawn, the millennium from the world to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the Shulamite in old Jerusalem, the Epiphany renewal rites, including the gnostic Magdalen at Gethsemane, the vale of Kidron - renewing Asherah in Hezekiah's tunnel, the Gates of Mercy - "And thy gates shall not be closed day or night" (Isaiah 60), the Dome - cutting out the tongues of Fatima - repression of women in Islam, the Wailing Wall - consummating the Song of Songs.
The Jerusalem Epiphany celebration and seminar on Biodiversity. Miriam's Well and the anatomy of Ella. Ella in women's spirituality in Israel. Kali, Shiva and Buddha in Katmandu and Varanasi. The burning ghats - death, time and Kali. The feminine as temporal. Killing the girl child, dowry, bride burning and living suttee. The girl child as renewer of the Earth. Avalon and the Grail. The thorn tree and the Tor. The descent to the underworld at Kennet. Oxford. Science as the feminine. Biocosmology unveiled from the big bang through gender to the prescient mind. Cambridge. Under the English Channel.
Albi and the origins of the Inquisition in the crusade against the perfecti. Carcassonne and Beziers as religious genocides. The witch burnings at Strasbourg, and in Lorraine, Germany and Switzerland. The Ascension ceremony at Saintes Marie de la Mer. Rome and the Immaculate Conception liberated. Florentine renaissance. Milan and the Jungian stream of apocalypse. Amsterdam and the living sacraments of the biosphere. Shamanism and the visionary in nature.
Christianity and the Inca tradition in Puno, Cuzco and Maccu Picchu. Over the high Andes to Quillabamba and the Urubamba valley. Down the Pongo de Manique gorge to the Amazon Basin. The long river vigil through Sepahua, Atalaya, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Leticia to Manaus. Human impact on the Amazon and its tributaries. Murder in the National parks. Going south up the Madeira.
Titicaca. Isla del Sol as the birth place of the deities. Inti, Viracocha and the Pachamama. Christianity as sacrificial new comer. The Inferno of the Amazon from satellite and on ground zero. Wildlife in La Paz. The burning season circuit of Bolivia. Logging, burning and bulldozer as apocalyptic agents of destruction. Wildlife under apocalypse. The maranatha of Quetzalcoatl at San Ignacio. The Pantanal and "los tornados" - holocaust country. The biodiversity communique at Rio. Ascension from the Cristo Redemptor.