Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours!
bodies! suffering! magnanimity!
Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent
kindness of the soul! (Footnote of Howl)
Laughing Buddha from the Beat Museum, San Francisco/photo by Mac McKinney
So it is as timely as the avatar Krishna reestablishing the Dharma during the Battle of Kurukshetra that suddenly Howl, the movie, is coming out, for once again humanity is at war (as if it ever stopped) not only with itself, but with the low predatory state of collective consciousness that divides it, that continues the delusion of the Other, the negative projection of our Shadow selves, made infinitely worse by high tech, mechanistic and dehumanized pseudo-civilization:
Moloch whose mind is pure machinery!
Moloch whose blood is running money!
Moloch whose fingers are ten armies!
Moloch whose breast is a cannibal dynamo!
Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb! (Part II of Howl)
This is our generation's challenge, to confront, once again, the nihilistic death cult of Moloch, the Matrix, Orwellian Oceania, whatever name it goes by, that makes us fear, grovel and hate en masse.
From the Beat Museum, San Francisco/photo by Mac McKinney