The Third Method is the Dramatic, perhaps the most attractive of all; certainly it is so to the artist's temperament, for it appeals to his imagination through his aesthetic sense... In the third, identity is attained by sympathy. It is very difficult for the ordinary man to lose himself completely in the subject of a play or of a novel; but for those who can do so, this method is unquestionably the best.
Ch.1, Magick in Theory and Practice, Aleister Crowley
When I was discussing the principles of Theatrical Ritual with Vincent Bridges he likened the unconscious mind of the viewing audience as a kind of battery pack to ''power'' whatever the purpose of the ritual is. In this way the Theatrical Ritual combines the more conscious aspects of the Ceremonial Ritual with the more subconscious aspects of the Natural Ritual; it acts as a conduit between these worlds. Various strange synchronicities occurred during my last run of plays - one contained a lost submarine and then a submarine was lost in the actual world, one involved the characters attempting to cure ''sleeping sickness'' and then there was an announcement that we were close to doing this in the actual world. As a compatibilist [a kind of soft determinist] I am not confident that these theatrical endeavours caused the synchronicities persay but that they perhaps reflected them, more like prophecy than ''magic''. That said, as discussed in Terms and Conditions, your typical magician thinks their rituals cause the phenomena that they see in the world, they are, as a group, overwhelmingly philosophical presentists believing in multiple possible futures and that their choices ''matter''. Reflecting on this mix of prophecy and magic, and to what extent the ''management'' of this unifying colour project are on one side or the other, I was wondering what will [potentially] be caused by these heavy dragon rituals, as they [potentially] work their influence on the unconscious minds of the viewing audience and [potentially] power the manifestation, or indeed what they will be reflecting if the future already exists.
Yellow (Citrine) - January, February, March
Green (Olive) - April, May, June
Blue (Black) - July, August, September
Red (Russett) - October, November, December
Looking back over the predictions I made at the beginning of the year I can see that I was very much right about the Green tying into Environmentalism, and the growing strength of that movement and we've seen that borne out in School Climate Strikes, Extinction Rebellion Protests and the recent surge of Green parties in the European elections. On that note if we can say that the Gilets Jaunes was a manifestation of the yellow that particular aspect seems to be abating as the Green takes centre stage - this stage being ''initiated'' by the Notre Dame fire - we also learned that they [Yellow and Green] were juxtaposed against each other [anti-carbon tax vs pro carbon tax] which might help us with figuring out what happens next. I was wrong about military intervention happening, so far, but considering the ''Green Phase'' of this project culminates at the end of June there is still time for that and it would be wise to add the proviso that I think this needs to be intervention in a location which requires the use of green uniforms as opposed to other types so we can narrow it down there. I also think all these events need to take place in the developed world for theatrical reasons.
The Black quarter of Malkuth is associated with the element of Earth. In the Qabalah, Malkuth is said to lie atop the the World of the Shells, the Qliphoth. Then this quarter of the Sefira would be the part directly abutting the Qliphoth. Therefore the logical prediction for the Black Summer is that the Earth itself will be the Enemy. This brings us back to the juxtaposition of the colours. At the moment, in the Green quadrant, we are very much focusing on ourselves as the despoilers of the Earth but also its erstwhile wardens. In order to create a juxtaposition to that sentiment it would be necessary for the planet to be seen as an Enemy and for that Enemy status to not arise from anything we have done i.e. the damage inflicted by Enemy Earth cannot be related to anthropogenic climate change. The tail of the serpent Apophis was said to be the cause of earthquakes in Egyptian myth. Therefore right now my prediction has to be a major Earthquake in a major city of the developed world + perhaps a tsunami. What else could bring our ''Black Summer'' - I guess a serious volcanic event could turn the sky grey and black? So I checked out the news and it turns out there have been various warnings about this kind of event [San Andreas, the big one] over the last few days but they are being reported in the Daily Express and some are the typical conspiracy theorist astrological alignment type stuff so I don't know what the % truthiness is in all that. However if we are cycling through the quarters of Malkuth then mid August would be where we are directly over the source of Evil in Kabbalistic tradition.
In my eyes, indisposed In disguises no-one knows Hides the face, lies the snake The sun in my disgrace Boiling heat, summer stench 'Neath the black the sky looks dead Call my name through the cream And I'll hear you scream again Black hole Sun, Won't you come, And wash away the rain