Saturday, November 17, 2012

I am Moses, your Prophet

"I summon you, Headless One, who created earth and heaven, who created night and day, you who created light and darkness; you are Osoronnophris whom none has ever seen; you are Iabas; you are Iappos; you have distinguished the just and the unjust; you have made female and male; you have revealed seed and fruits; you have made men love each other and hate each other.
"I am Moses your prophet to whom you have transmitted your mysteries celebrated by Israel; you have revealed the moist and the dry and all nourishment; hear me."
The Stele of Jeu the Hieroglyphicist, Translated by Hans Deiter Betz.

Who is Moses, the Prophet of Osoronnophris?

Das me. 

(Das you too.)

You are of a people not like the people you have been raised with. I know you've noticed. There's something different about you.

You were cast adrift among the rushes, raised by natives of this oppressive land, but your real people have always found a way to reach you, to draw your attention to the signs and wonders of your home world, the miracles your people can experience regularly by right of birth.

One day you learned you were not of the oppressor's native race. You learned that you, in fact, were the spirit of the oppressed, and enraged, you murdered that which oppresses. Though maybe none saw you murder the oppressor, you imagined all around you could see your guilt, that you are indeed an alien, and you ran, you hid, you blended in as best as you could.

But Moses didn't get a break, and neither do you. It might have taken a while, but you met your burning bush, and accepted your fate. Or maybe you haven't yet, but I tell you, it's coming. It might take 40 years. I honestly hope not. They're coming though, those serpent flames that speak to you and tell you you're not free to do what you want, but if you think about it a bit, you'll be able to do what you will.

And you'll do it. And you'll understand that damned desert god, Osoronnophris, who none has ever seen, and you will receive the mysteries that were celebrated by the Israelites, mysteries of cleansing, of selection, of holiness and a spiritual status. You will understand your place as a child of that Source of Light, of your existence as Light in Extension, and you will do what you must.

Because you can.


  1. All I can say is, I read this, and it hit me. So much so, that I started to read again. As I was doing so, memories and feelings from my childhood came rushing through. I had a very difficult and painful childhood. I always, to my recollection, felt a sort of wistfulness that I could never account for. I was very much loved by my mom, but in school, I had a tough time fitting in. Music and books becamee my refuge.I hated the neighborhood where I grew up and wanted desperately to escape.

    I did make my escape but I am still wandering through the desert! I still feel that I am not "among my people". Indeed I am Moses, and it has been a very long and arduous journey. Wonderful post!

  2. "and you will do what you must.
    Because you can."

    You and Deb at Charmed I'm Sure are my personal prophets at this point, Frater. It's nice to be reminded that other people still remember and ascribe to the idea that some of us do things not out of some sort of masochism, but because we're Told To. This is hard. Is some of the hardest stuff I've ever been Told to do. But I think that when I come out the other side, even I won't believe what I could and did do.

  3. So then is sin, for a magician, to ignore or repress that yearning to express their will?

  4. Rufus Opus is not a prophet. Or he's a false prophet.

    Rufus says everything you do will eventually lead to things being all right. Just do your will, and you'll be good. You'll gain riches, love, your will, etc.

    A prophet tells you everything will go to hell if you don't repent. You must turn away from yourself, and turn back to God (the Source, the Divine, whatever). Maybe it will go to hell even if you do what the Divine wants. See Jeremiah chapters 14, 28.

    I'm not saying that what Rufus says isn't correct, or useful. I'm not saying he can't be an inspiration.

    I am saying that Prophet is not his title. And to you I say: If you are not inspired, even sent, by the Lord to warn of calamity, do not claim the title of prophet. If you speak of peace, you will be proved false, for the Lord did not send you.

    I have met prophets, men and women sent by God to warn of calamity. They've been correct, but they were not nearly as personable as RO is. He's no prophet, he's not nearly disagreeable enough.

  5. OMG, Mr. Rassbach, I LOVE you. Can I PLEASE quote you on this, and maybe put it as a disclaimer into all my books and other publications?

  6. Feel free to quote me, and use it as a disclaimer. I didn't come up with the idea, I'm just spreading it. :)

  7. I am Moses with my xanax tablets lol


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