Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, generally confines his rants to his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pHantaJim). Not at all coincidentally pHantaJim is also the name of this page’s blog-meister. Funny that.
He likes Doonesbury, even the repeats, and when this came up on today’s date (http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/), this did too:
Unfortunately John Lennon did not use ‘Intensity’ when he went for walks
Phantacea is the Greek word for ‘imagination’. John Lennon wrote ‘Imagine’. Thirty-five years ago today his illusory ‘side effect’ did not go out for a walk.
As detailed throughout “Goddess Gambit“, Book Three of “The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories‘ fantasy epic, and the ultimately related Launch 1980 story cycle, plenty was going on thirty-five years ago in the Phantacea Mythos.
– “Goddess Gambit”: On Dustmound, Smiler, now possessing Molorchus, insists Vetala bears and has his azuras; when she refuses he reveals to her the truth of the VAM Entity, the amalgamate abomination (Mithras, Varuna & Ahriman were Thrygragos Sedon’s firstborn, not as per here the Thanatoids of Lathakra plus brood brother Phantast), and the consequential fact that her actual father was Sedon, not Mitravaruna;
– “Nuclear Dragons”: In NYC, someone kills John Lennon; hearing of it on Centauri Island Hiyati Samarand (homunculus possessed by Bodiless Byron’s Dragon) has a heart attack; by now most of Sentalli’s Untouchables, most of whom turned out to be homunculi, aka homun beings, have died;
– “Goddess Gambit”: Final battle for Dustmound begins; Trigregos Titan (Vetala’s Soldier) caked by tellurian material in the form of demons projected by Molorchus-Smiler (who’d established a pipeline to hell itself);
– “Helios on the Moon”: Indescribable Mr No Name brings the cosmicompanions out of the computer while Smythe brings devic eyes to UNES Liberty; Strife takes over Mnemosyne Machine (unoccupied aspect of the Female Entity, that of memory); claims she has ejected the future Erebe-Night (actually Demon Queen Lilith, Smiler-Daemonicus’s Gomorrah) into a black hole after Starrus-Yajur;