Break the bonds of consensus reality; connect psyche and soma, dare
to channel heightened sexual/aggressive energies in service of the Will.
The Shadow Tarot
"He smote the towers of wailing; he brake them in pieces in the fire of his anger,
so that he alone did escape from the ruin thereof."
Aleister Crowley, Liber CCXXXI
"The 27th Tunnel is under the aegis of Parfaxitas whose number is 450. His name
should be vibrated in a deep and imperious note of command in the key of 'C' (lower
register), and the sound should be reminiscent of thunder . . . "
"The formula of Parfaxitas is that of the VIIIo+ O.T.O., which comports
the assumption of astral animal forms for the reification of atavistic energies . . .
"The sigil of Parfaxitas depicts a Fortress with a door and two windows (eyes)
superposed upon the letters SUE, the number of which is 71, which is the number of LAM . .
Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden
excerpted from . . .
The Shadow Tarot
© Linda Falorio, 1995
The sigil of Parfaxitas evokes dark/shadow forces of explosive intensity. The yantra
provides a means of integrating these into the personality without shattering its fragile
vessel. The tide is high. The energy is rising all around us, its force falling like a
comet shower from the stars.
Upon altars of flame, with knives like crystals, the neuronaut himself is blasted,
spiraling yab-yum DNA mutation into atavisms of far future selves. Twin Turrets of
Silence, yoni-eyes yet mute and closed balance upon the Towers of Shaitan. Eyes of the
Infinite, Negative source of all Positivity, we tremble at their terrible openings to come
upon LAM's bidding—that inscrutable Guardian, angelic archetype, humanity's Higher Self
pulling us forward into what we, the human species, might become.
The portal of this tunnel is the Death Posture, Self-Love, Eroto-comatose Lucidity. The
formula = Thanatos + Eros: Love and Death played against the night black of Saturn,
primeval goddess in the heavens in whose moist womb the resultant entity materializes.
Cats howling, threatening faces of owls have been carved with migrainous art into the
Aztec altar, adorned with skulls of alien beings not unlike ourselves. While hybrid
creatures born of imperfect rites performed, elemental automata, and demons of personal
subconsciousness rule the blackened void, that "inbetweenness state which is the
pathway between ecstasies" (Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden).
A need for work with the energies of Parfaxitas may be suggested when we find ourselves
embroiled in issues of violence, where we find nonviolence born of fear of violence, where
is experienced fear of excitement, chaos, change. There may be fear and abhorrence of
outré states of consciousness and post-industrial mutant modes of being; here is clinging
to tradition, to safety, and sanity as defined by narrow consensus reality, here is a
cherishing of fantasies of a never-existent, civilized, peaceful human past.
Powers of this tunnel are the ability to channel heightened sexual and aggressive
energies in service of one's will. Here too, we find the ability to connect psyche and
soma for willed mutation of consciousness and DNA, here is expanding conscious reality to
assimilate pre-bicameral breakdown primitive modes, with the admission into psyche of
pre-human/ non-human/ post-human atavisms. Here we break the bonds of consensus reality,
here we mutate consciousness via congress with cosmic rays, and miscegenation with alien
forms. Here we dare to stretch the definition of our humanness, reaching for
extraterrestrial realities that adumbrate our future selves, pushing evolution from
primitive mammalian preprogrammed linear time circuits which bind us to social-sexual
selves and to our own meta-programming of collective neuro-genetic circuitry. Thus is
wrought evolution of the species by design, orchestrated by far future selves
time-traveling back into the present.
Lack of success in channeling these difficult energies can lead to twisted,
self-destructive acts, sado-masochistic sex, joy in violence as servant of
Kali-Shiva-Mars. Here is the world of outlaws, leather-freaks, street gangs, piercings,
punks, the sexual energy and violent power of disenchanted youth screaming to be heard.
"Amma, Amma, par Aion Orion!" Bind it! Bind it by the Aeon of Orion! That
Dark Prophet who prepares us for the coming of the Crowned and Conquering Child (Liber
AL vel Legis III: 3-9, 11-13, 17-18, 23-29, 46, 49-60, 70-72).
The danger of society failing to integrate the raw power of this tunnel is summed-up in
the corresponding dayside tarot card's ancient title: WAR.