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Phantacea Publications in Print

Phantacea Publications in Print

- The 'Launch 1980' story cycle - 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Fantasy Trilogy - The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels - The phantacea Graphic Novels -

The 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle

The War of the Apocalyptics

Front cover of War Pox, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2009

Published in 2009; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Nuclear Dragons

Nuclear Dragons front cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2013

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Helios on the Moon

Front cover for Helios on the Moon, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Published in 2014; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

The 'Launch 1980' story cycle comprises three complete, multi-character mosaic novels, "The War of the Apocalyptics", "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon", as well as parts of two others, "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit". Together they represent creator/writer Jim McPherson's now concluded project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series.

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'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Epic Fantasy

Feeling Theocidal

Front Cover for Feel Theo, artwork by Verne Andru, 2008

Published in 2008; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The 1000 Days of Disbelief

Front cover of The Thousand Days of Disbelief, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published as three mini-novels, 2010/11; main webpage is here

Goddess Gambit

Front cover for Goddess Gambit by Verne Andru, 2012

Published in 2012; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Circa the Year of Dome 2000, Anvil the Artificer, a then otherwise unnamed, highborn Lazaremist later called Tvasitar Smithmonger, dedicated the first three devic talismans, or power foci, that he forged out of molten Brainrock to the Trigregos Sisters.

The long lost, possibly even dead, simultaneous mothers of devakind hated their offspring for abandoning them on the far-off planetary Utopia of New Weir. Not surprisingly, their fearsome talismans could be used to kill Master Devas (devils).

For most of twenty-five hundred years, they belonged to the recurring deviant, Chrysaor Attis, time after time proven a devaslayer. On Thrygragon, Mithramas Day 4376 YD, he turned them over to his Great God of a half-father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, to use against his two brothers, Unmoving Byron and Little Star Lazareme, in hopes of usurping their adherents and claiming them as his own.

Hundreds of years later, these selfsame thrice-cursed Godly Glories helped turn the devil-worshippers of Sedon's Head against their seemingly immortal, if not necessarily undying gods. Now, five hundred years after the 1000 Days of Disbelief, they've been relocated.

The highest born, surviving devic goddesses want them for themselves; want to thereby become incarnations of the Trigregos Sisters on the Hidden Continent. An Outer Earthling, one who has literally fallen out of the sky after the launching of the Cosmic Express, gets to them first ...

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The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels

The Death's Head Hellion

- Sedonplay -

Front cover for The Death's Head Hellion, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Contagion Collectors

- Sedon Plague -

Front cover for Contagion Collectors, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Janna Fangfingers

- Sedon Purge -

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011

Published in 2011; two storylines recounted side-by-side, the titular one narrated by the Legendarian in 5980, the other indirectly leading into the 'Launch 1980' story cycle; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

In the Year of the Dome 4825, Morgan Abyss, the Melusine Master of the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon, seizes control of Primeval Lilith, the ageless, seemingly unkillable Demon Queen of the Night. The eldritch earthborn is the real half-mother of the invariably mortal Sed-sons but, once she has hold of her, aka Lethal Lily, Master Morgan proceeds to trap the Moloch Sedon Himself.

In the midst of the bitter, century-long expansion of the Lathakran Empire, the Hidden Headworld's three tribes of devil-gods are forced to unite in an effort to release their All-Father. Unfortunately for them, they're initially unaware Master Morg, the Death's Head Hellion herself, has also got hold of the Trigregos Talismans, devic power foci that can actually kill devils, and Sedon's thought-father Cabalarkon, the Undying Utopian she'll happily slay if they dare attack her Weirdom.

Utopians from Weir have never given up seeking to wipe devils off not just the face of the Inner Earth, but off the planet itself. Their techno and biomages, under the direction of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon's extremely long-lived High Illuminary, Quoits Tethys, have determined there is only one sure way to do that -- namely, to infect the devils' Inner Earth worshippers with fatal plagues brought in from the Outer Earth.

Come All-Death Day there are more Dead Things Walking than Living Beings Talking. Believe it or not, that's the good news.

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phantacea Graphic Novels

Forever and Forty Days

- The Genesis of Phantacea -

Front cover of Forever and Forty Days; artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, ca 1990

Published in 1990; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

 

The Damnation Brigade

- Phantacea Revisited 1 -

Front cover of The Damnation Brigade, artwork by Ian Bateson, retouching by Chris Chuckry 2012

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Cataclysm Catalyst

- Phantacea Revisited 2 -

Front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 2013

Published in 2014, main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Kadmon Heliopolis had one life. It ended in October 1968. The Male Entity has had many lives. In his fifth, he and his female counterpart, often known as Miracle Memory, engendered more so than created the Moloch Sedon. They believe him to be the Devil Incarnate. They've been attempting to kill him ever since. Too bad it's invariably he, Heliosophos (Helios called Sophos the Wise), who gets killed instead.

On the then still Whole Earth circa the Year 4000 BCE, one of their descendants, Xuthros Hor, the tenth patriarch of Golden Age Humanity, puts into action a thought-foolproof, albeit mass murderous, plan to succeed where the Dual Entities have always failed. He unleashes the Genesea. The Devil takes a bath.

Fifty-nine hundred and eighty years later, New Century Enterprises launches the Cosmic Express from Centauri Island. It never reaches Outer Space; not all of it anyhow. As a stunning consequence of its apparent destruction, ten extraordinary supranormals are reunited, bodies, souls and minds, after a quarter century in what they've come to consider Limbo. They name themselves the Damnation Brigade. And so it appears they are -- if perhaps not so much damned as doomed.

At least one person survives the launching of the Cosmic Express. He literally falls out of the sky -- on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. An old lady saves him. Except this old lady lives in a golden pagoda, rides vultures and has a third eye. She also doesn't stay old long. He becomes her willing soldier, acquires the three Sacred Objects and goes on a rampage, against his own people, those that live.

Meanwhile, Centauri Island, the launch site of the Cosmic Express, comes under attack from Hell's Horsemen. Only it's not horses they ride. It's Atomic Firedrakes!

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The Shining Ones

The Moloch Sedon & the Thrygragos Brothers

- Define your terms (deva, devil, Devil v/s devil) - Thumbnail Lynx - The Moloch Sedon - Thrygragos Varuna Mithras & his 2 Bros - The Disputatious Ones - More Lynx to Excerpts from the Novel - Bottom of Page Lynx -

This webpage contains a collection of character-suggestive images and excerpts from 'Feel Theo'. All are specific to the 1st & 2nd generation of Sed-Head's devil-gods as they were pre-Mithramas Day, 4376 Year of the Dome (Thrygragon)

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The Lone Member of the Devic First Generation


Collage  referring to the Moloch Sedon as the mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

The Mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky


Collage  referring to the fact that only the Moloch Sedon ever wins a Sedonplay, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

There's only ever one winner of a Sedonplay


Shot of a statuette of Exu, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006

Why does Sedon carry a damn pitchfork anyhow?


The Great God of Truth, Light, Justice, and so much more


Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for Feeling Theocidal, the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990

Never annoy a Great God


Collage  referring to Thrygragos Mithras having been many different gods over time, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Could be Thrygragos Varuna Mithras actually suffered from Tri-Solar Disorder


Collage  referring to Thrygragos Mithras perhaps getting too big for his toga, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Smiler says: "Don't let yourself get a swelled head -- because it might just fall off!"


The Disputatious Ones (Mostly Lazaremist Extremists)


Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for Feeling Theocidal, the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990

Even if you are One


3 Images suggestive of Thrygragos Lazareme, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

The Great God Lazareme as Thrygragos Everyman


Beware of Firstborns - A collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Beware of Firstborns -- Especially if you are a firstborn!


A jumble of shots, most of which were found on the Web, indicative of Thrygragos Lazarene and his 3 Unities circa 4376 YD, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

The 3 Unities of Lazareme: Lord Order, Balance and Abe Chaos


 

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Define your terms ...

deva

"god, good spirit" in Hindu religion, from Skt. deva "a god," originally "a shining one," from *div- "to shine," thus cognate with Gk. dios "divine" and Zeus, and L. deus "god" (O.Latin deivos).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper


devil

Origin: bef. 900; ME devel, OE déofol < LL diabolus < Gk diábolos Satan (Septuagint, NT), lit., slanderer (n.), slanderous (adj.), verbid of diabállein to assault someone's character, lit., to throw across, equiv. to dia- dia- + bállein to throw

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.


To which, when I'm feeling polite, I say baloney. Devil came from deva; hence the devil-gods of the PHANTACEA Mythos.


Devil v/s devil (in Theology)

a. (capitalized) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan.
b. (not-capitalized) a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God (the Blob - at least according to devil-gods featured within the PHANTACEA Mythos), and having power to afflict humans both with bodily disease and with spiritual corruption (at least so claims dictionary.com).


To which I'm obliged to note that, in the PHANTACEA Mythos anyhow, third generational devils (not-capitalized) are often referred to as Master Devas whereas their All-Father may well be the inspiration for the Devil (capitalized).

And that'd be none other that the Moloch Sedon!

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The Moloch Sedon

- The Lone Member of the 1st Generation of Devazurkind -

| Why does he carry a damn pitchfork anyhow? | re: Exu | The Mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky | re: Mighty Eye | No one ever wins a Sedonplay except Sedon - but the Bull's willing to try one anyhow | re: The Sed-Play Collage |

Why does he carry a damn pitchfork anyhow?

Shot of a statuette of Exu, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006The tiny twinkle brightened, bloated. Ergo, the Masochist was slowly returning from his rendezvous with the mighty Eye-Mouth in the sky.

How should he greet him, in what semblance? More to the point, what semblance did the Moloch Sedon prefer to adopt these days? Was he still going with the veneer of a near-naked, red-skinned – not red-furred – satyr? Probably.

True, as if to make himself appear less oafish and more fearsome, he usually sported stubby horns, filed-sharp teeth, a forked goatee and tongue, a braided ponytail and a spade-bladed tail. But did he have to carry a pitchfork with him, like a labarum or a sceptre, whenever he held court in his Grand Elysium pyramid?

Couldn’t he come up with something more creative? Did he really not want to disillusion his admirers – his vilifiers more like – that badly? In short, even though they hadn’t been seen in hundreds of years, did he really not want to let down the Dual Entities by appearing as other than their conventional visualization of their everlasting antagonist, their Satan, their Devil Incarnate?

Probably not answered that. As much as anything even vaguely hircine offended Mithras – merely contemplating Tralalorn and her goatish chimera, something he strove never to do, made him gag involuntarily – Sedon delighted in the look. HaShatan the Peacock Angel, wasn’t that the latest name the Legendarian said some otherwise forgettable Middle Eastern sect referred to Sedon on the Outer Earth these days?

Unlike the Female Entity, who could remember everything, hence her given name Mnemosyne, which meant memory, he had no great memory for names. But it could be. At any rate, he’d soon find out if his father persisted in the guise of a hayloft bumpkin.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras"

re: Exu

The mouse-over message reads: "Shot of a statuette of Exu, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006"; in the PHANTACEA Mythos the Moloch Sedon hates to disappoint his fans; consequently, since they tend to think of him as the Devil Incarnate, he often appears holding a pitchfork; there are a number of statuettes of Exu in the Afro-Brazilian Museum of Salvador, Brazil; all of them depict Exu holding a pitchfork; I first used this image in the Winter 2006/7 edition of PHANTACEA on the Web; Click to return;


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The Mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky

Cruel Plathon – the fearsome, multi-horned Bull of Mithras – slavered visibly. And he had such huge teeth. He was hauling his [Jotan Tethys's] Meroudys in from Apple Isle in order to offer up her and their newborn, or about to be born, rendered bled, to the Moloch Sedon, whom Jot had heard revelled in eating babies.

That was how Mithrants and Mithradites alike would secure Sed-sire’s aid, and their corresponding success, come this afternoon’s pending Theomachy. It had to be.

Regardless of the fact that everyone except apostate Horrites – like the homicidal Persian he’d heard about a few months back – and other suchlike maniacal monotheists knew Master Devas and their progenitors reviled, not revelled in, blood sacrifices, Jotan felt sure of that.

Bursting away from his escort he raged off in the direction of the Praetorium, above which the glorified dogcart by now circled. Thinking him belatedly crazed by the departure of his recently All-claimed azura – which, given his baseless paranoia, he probably was – his companions tackled him. They then proceeded to hammer on him with his very own hornpipe for trying to skedaddle.

A raven saw their faith-fanaticized brutality transpire. It was no ordinary raven. Neither was it a psychopomp. While it couldn’t talk, its cawing was instantly picked up and echoed by hundreds of other Hellion-trained ravens in the Mithrants’ campsite and its environs. Not just Hellions comprehended squawking ravens.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 6: Hard Bodies"

Collage  referring to the Moloch Sedon as the mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map of the Moloch Sedon as Sed-Star (the Mighty Moloch in the Sky): Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation Head of an ancient Devil shot in Rome by Jim McPherson, 2008 Ian Bateson's Eye-Mouth, from cover of Phase One #1; circa 1986 Red Demon shot in Berlin by Jim McPherson, 2008 Blue, bearded devil shot in Mexico by Jim McPherson, 2008 The devil's forked pendulum, shot somewhere in Western Europe by Jim McPherson, 2008 Shot of a statuette of Exu, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006 A devil devouring the bodies of the doomed, from a postcard bought in Firenze, Italy, 2008

re: Mighty Eye-Mouth

  • The mouse-over message reads: "Collage referring to the Moloch Sedon as the mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008";
  • I shot the ancient Devil's head in Rome, 2008; remarkably it's going on 2,000 years old;
  • the eye-mouth image is by Ian Bateson, circa 1986; a blow-up of it is here;
  • I shot the red demon's head in Berlin, 2008; there's more about him here;
  • I shot the bearded blue devil's head in Mexico, 2008;
  • I seem to recall that the devil's forked pendulum was initially intended as a bookmark; I shot it somewhere in Europe, 2008;
  • a note on the Brazilian devil (Exu) is here;
  • the gruesome image of the Devil being a moloch and eating the bodies of bad folks, whose immortal souls are no doubt hell-bound, is from a mediaeval Roman Catholic baptistery in the main square of Firenze (Florence), Italy; I scanned it from a postcard I bought there in 2008 because my shot of same wasn't very good;
  • Click to return;
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Collage referring to the fact that only the Moloch Sedon ever wins a Sedonplay, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map of various aspects of the Moloch Sedon: Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation AncientDevHed Ian Bateson's Eye-Mouth, from cover of Phase One #1; circa 1986 Red Demon shot in Berlin by Jim McPherson, 2008 Blue, bearded devil shot in Mexico by Jim McPherson, 2008 The devil's forked pendulum, shot somewhere in Western Europe by Jim McPherson, 2008 Shot of a statuette of Exu, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006 A devil devouring the bodies of the doomed, from a postcard bought in Firenze, Italy, 2008

No one ever wins a Sedonplay except Sedon - but the Bull'll try one anyhow

Plathon was among those who suspected Concord, who’d been boss-cowing him around for the majority of that same sheepish era, re-subsumed her third triplet either before or shortly after the Crimson Conspiracy so dismally backfired. Had Strife-Marutia finally reasserted herself decades more than three centuries afterwards?

Regardless, the Moloch Sedon was hardly the only one who could and did play insidious games. Panharmonium Accord or no Panharmonium
Accord, he and Lady Lust had made plans of their own – ones that would sideline Mithras, Kore and the Attis hopefully forevermore – and he was not prepared to tolerate anyone else, even his grandfather, interfering with them.

True, no one but Sedon ever won a Sedonplay. Nonetheless, there had to be a way he could he turn this one to their advantage. The question was how?

“Whoever he was,” Plathon deliberately deflected, attempting to get everyone in the know back on track, as well as the Masochist off it, “And however it was done, some one or some thing chopped him up right royally. It looks like he was put through a sausage grinder. Unless it’s for dinner, not even the Nergalids’ zombies can make any use of him so Gravedigger’s burying his remains. He enjoys that sort of thing.”

“Be that as it may, your bull-ship, I’d say we know what to name junior here,” did say Miracle Maenad ...

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 9: Mithradite Moments"

re: Sed-Play Graphic

  • The mouse-over message reads: "Collage referring to the fact that only the Moloch Sedon ever wins a Sedonplay, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008";
  • I shot the oversized eyeball in a Berlin museum dedicated to contemporary European culture in 2008;
  • notes on the red demon's head and the bearded blue devil's head are here and here;
  • a note on the nearly 2,000 year old head of the Devil is here;
  • I shot the central image of a smirking devil (a faun?) at 'Quinta da Regaleira', an estate in Sintra, Portugal, in 2008;
  • I spotted this cliff head at the same place in Sintra, Portugal in 2008; for some perhaps even more obvious cliff heads click here;
  • a note on the Brazilian devil (Exu) is here;
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Thrygragos Varuna Mithras

- The Great God of Truth, Light, Justice, and so much more -

| Henotheism | Notes on 'Mithras Erupting' Collage | Notes on 'Great Gods Going' Collage | Additional Notes on the two 'Henotheism' Collages | Could be Thrygragos Varuna Mithras actually have suffered from Tri-Solar Disorder | The 'Bi-Solar Disorder' Collage | Notes on the 'Bi-Solar Disorder' Collage | Smiler says: "Don't let yourself get a swelled head because it might just fall off!" | Notes on the 'Heds Fall Off' Collage |

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for Feeling Theocidal, the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990

Top text reads: "Never Annoy a Great God"

Sides text reads: "Thrygragon, 4376 Year of the Dome"

Bottom text reads: "Mithras Erupting"

Mouse-over reads: "Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for 'Feeling Theocidal', the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990"

Henotheism

In his view, subordination – what some called henotheism, namely a state of affairs in which there are many gods but only one prevails as the King or God of Gods – was small price for his brothers to pay for his forbearance and intercession on their behalf with All of Incain. He, the deservedly declared Sire of Civilization on both sides of the Dome, had nonetheless experienced it many times over the millennia on the Outer Earth, where neither of them was ever venerated under any name.


During Vedic times, for one, his binomial alter ego, Varuna or Uranus, as some Middle Sea westerners had him, came to be considered the ultimate ruler and judge; the one who sets the parameters within which everybody could thrive, warrants and ensures contracts, forgives and punishes sin. For two, circa a thousand years ago, that curious fellow Zarathustra – he of the potent, not to mention swimmingly preserved spermatozoa – acknowledged him, Mithras, by name, as the ‘Judger of Souls’.


That Zarathustra also spoke of him as his God’s divine representative on earth made no never-mind to Mithras. As much as it looked and sounded like Varunamithra, Ahura Mazda meant Lord Wisdom in Zarathustra’s native tongue. He was therefore more of a concept than a unique entity. Since Mazda’s emblem, a winged ring or sun-disc was as close as he came to having one of his own, Mithras got his reverence second-hand.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras"


And henotheism was what he, ever so magnanimously, was offering his brothers. They didn’t submit, didn’t subordinate themselves to him, then they and not he would be responsible for their demise. They’d be the authors of their own ‘theocide’, to coin a word.

-- also from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras"


Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for Feeling Theocidal, the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990

Top text reads: "Even if you are one";

Left side text reads: "Bodiless Byron"

Right side text reads: "Little Star Lazareme"

Bottom text reads: "Great Gods Going"

Mouse-over reads: "Collage prepared by Jim McPherson illustrating the major storyline for 'Feeling Theocidal', the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990"

Additional Notes on the two 'Henotheism' Collages

  • in 'Mithras Erupting', images of the sun, the snowy background and the volcano blowing were taken from the Web; notes on the images I used for Mithras himself can be found here; Click to return to graphic;
  • as for 'Great Gods Going' the two moons and the (same) volcano blowing were taken from the Web; I shot the Byron-figure in the Mexican Museum of Anthropology some years ago whereas the Little Star Lazareme-figure, I believe, was shot at a museum in Frankfurt, Germany, in the spring of 2008; Click to return to graphic;

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Could Thrygragos Varuna Mithras actually have suffered from Tri-Solar Disorder?

(Smiler says:) “Or would you prefer Zeus? That was you, wasn’t it? One of you! The Great God reduced to infancy, the one the Etocretans’ human king, who was always designated Minos, sheltered in a mountaintop cave while the Female Entity’s perverse goddesses sought to extirpate you forevermore.”

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"


At his request, the Legendarian once in awhile regaled him with the utter strangeness of the egg-myth of Mithras. The Earth virgin, who had to have been derived from Mediterranean Athena and others of her by then long familiar ilk, had a name: Anahita or Aban.

Just as his had done in earlier creeds naming him as Varuna, Mithras, or both, as the binomial god Mitravaruna or Varunamithra, her adherents venerated her as a fertility deity. How that jibed with her being retroactively declared a virgin mother, well, divinity had its dividends.

-- also from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras"


The male of the two putative Cosmic Principals – Adam-Kadmon, according to some current Cabalists the Legendarian also told him about – had loosely labelled him schizophrenic. Helios had even joked that the term ‘splitting headache’ was coined for guys, even if they were gods, like him.

To that, and to Helios’s further assertion that he suffered from a mental illness more correctly categorized as bipolar disorder in his future-speak, Mithras countered that he was better branded the bi-solar disabler of disorder.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"


Collage  referring to Thrygragos Mithras having been many different gods over time, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map suggesting Thrygragos Varuna Mithras suffered from , at the minimum, a Bi-Solar Disorder: Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation A statue of Kronos-Saturn, as shot in Rome, Italy, by Jim McPherson in the Spring of 2008 A statue of Zeus-Jupiter, as shot in Rome, Italy, by Jim McPherson in the Spring of 2008 Probably St Jerome, used to represnent Varuna-Uranus i n PHANTACEA Mythos, shot by Jim McPherson in Rome, Italy, during the Spring of 2008 Probably St Jerome, used to represnent Varuna-Uranus i n PHANTACEA Mythos, shot by Jim McPherson in Rome, Italy, during the Spring of 2008 A head suggestive of Mithras, as shot at Ostia Antgua by Jim McPherson in the Spring of 2008 The so-called Mouth of Truth A shot of head reminiscent of Thrygragos Mithras as taken in an actual, onetime Mithraeum in Rome, Italy, by Jim McPherson, 2008 Three 2000-year old scary heads shot by Jim McPherson in Rome, 2008 Ahura Mazda riding a winged sun-disk as spotted and shot in Urfa, Turkey, by Jim McPherson in 2003 Text reads "Bi-Solar Disorder" Severed head being sat upon in Diego Rivera mural, as shot by Jim McPherson at the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City Scanned in shot of the head of Zeus-Oromasdes, from a postcard bought in Turkey in 2003

Notes on the 'Bi-Solar Disorder' Collage

  • The mouse-over message reads: "Collage referring to Thrygragos Mithras having been many different gods over time, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008"; Click to return to graphic;
  • I shot most of the graphics that I incorporated into this collage while I was in Rome in the Spring of 2008;
  • this one and this one are actual renditions of Kronos and Zeus respectively; Click to return to graphic;
  • I use both of these St Jerome types as representative of the elder god, Varuna/Uranus; Click to return to graphic;
  • the Mithras-suggestive "Mouth of Truth" is famous; I cross-reference it with the oft-repeated statement that 'devils are veracious, not voracious'; just as significantly, Mithras is often referred to as the Great God of Truth, amongst many another thing (and not just in the PHANTACEA Mythos either); Click to return to graphic;
  • I shot Diego Rivera's 'bum-head' at the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City; most of the rest of the mural (which is entitled "Man, Controller of the Universe") is reproduced here; Click to return to graphic;
  • as also per here, I shot this Mithras-suggestive head in Ostia Antigua, a half-hour train ride from Rome proper;
  • I shot both of these heads, that of Maybe-Mithras and that of Maybe-Varuna, in the remains of an actual Mithraeum not far from the Roman Colosseum; Click to return to graphic;
  • Zarathustra's 'Wise Lord', Ahura Mazda, is often associated with Thrygragos Mitravaruna in the PHANTACEA Mythos; I took this shot in Urfa, Turkey, during the Fall of 2003; also used here; I first used it here; Click to return to graphic;
  • I bought the postcard from which I scanned in this shot of 'Zeus-Oromasdes' (Mitravaruna in the PHANTACEA Mythos) atop Nemrut Kommagene during the same return trip to Turkey in 2003; I first used it here; Click to return to graphic;
  • a note on the nearly 2,000 year old head of the Devil is here; I shot his two evidently demonic companions at the same place, across the street from Rome's main train station; Click to return to graphic;

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Smiler says: "Don't let yourself get a swelled head ... because it might just fall off!"

NOTE: Actually Smiler doesn't say anything of the sort in 'Feeling Theocidal '. Besides, even if he did, no one would remember it because no one can remember him unless he's right there in front of them and wants them to both see and remember him. Someone who does say something like it, however, is Thrygragos Lazareme's universally acclaimed-exquisite Unity of Balance.

The main entry re the Smiling Fiend on this page is here, with the most tellingly significant statements found here and here. Harmonia doesn't have her main entry on this page. (It's here.) There are the aforementioned this, as well as this and this, though.


| Sperm-a-Crack | Kill Devs | Why 2 Names for 1 Great God |

Collage  referring to Thrygragos Mithras perhaps getting too big for his toga, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map suggesting Thrygragos Varuna Mithras may have been getting too big for his toga: Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City Various MithraVaruna Heds Hammurabi receiving his Code of Laws from Shamash, stela found in the Louvre, Paris Yet another headless god, this one spotted on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, shot there too by Jim McPherson, 2008 Ahura Mazda riding a winged sun-disk as spotted and shot in Urfa, Turkey, by Jim McPherson in 2003

Crack! Sky-Father Varuna’s spermatic lightning hit the Mother Earth virgin’s ovum in the form of a raised, navel-like boulder or omphalos – an egg hard boiled to the point of petrifaction – and, voila, he was born. Ha!

Certain misconceived Outer Earth mythologies aside, as well as his occasionally crippling severe and sometimes regrettably long-lasting schizophrenic episodes, he and Varuna weren't separate beings. Varuna was just his first name.

The Legendarian, who claimed to have copied the entire library of Alexandria with his devic half-father’s power focus, had even learned a term for the event: ‘petra genetrix’.

Not only that, he’d come back with a date for it: Year of the Dome 3800, or thereabouts. Ha again! As if!

To cite just one example of how nonsensical the notion of him being born a mortal, only to go on to become humanity’s saviour, he gave Hammurabi his famous code of laws, minus the state-sanctioned executions, when the Babylonians revered him as the Sun God Shamash.

And that was something like 1600 years before he was supposed to have been born.

-- also from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras"

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"... You and I [Helena Somata said to Datong Harmonia a week before Thrygragon] may never be on the same side but we’ve enough in common to join forces once in awhile. Part of a mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros, woman struggling against chains reminiscent of Datong Harmonia, the Unity of Panharmonium, photo taken in 2005 by Jim McPherson, graphic prepared on PHOTOSHOP, 2007How dare you tempt me on my own turf? I should abolish you for foolhardiness alone. It’d serve you right.”

“Didn’t you just try?”

“Half-heartedly. There’s another way to eliminate devils?”

“More than a few, as it happens. Cutting off their head’s one, but then you have to dispose of it properly or they’ll just screw it back on. But by far the most effective is to deprive them of worship. Which is also to say of worshippers ...."

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 3: The Unity of Panharmonium"


Shot of a bust or head reminiscent of the Sky God Varuna, Uranus and/or Zeus, photo taken by Jim McPherson, 2006

The Devil Sedon had one name. So did Unmoving Byron and Everyman’s Lazareme. But, despite efforts his followers made over the millennia to combine them into a binomial, Mitravaruna or Varunamithra, he always had two.

When he was feeling generous, the mighty Moloch who was both his father and his practical mother complimented Mithras with words to the effect he had two names because he was simply too powerful to be just one god. Indeed, as the Legendarian often complained, there were so many holes in his collection of personal recollections he could well have been a lot more than two distinct deities simultaneously.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"


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Notes on the 'Heds Fall Off' Collage

  • The mouse-over message reads: "Collage referring to Thrygragos Mithras perhaps getting too big for his toga, graphic prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008"; the collage's text reads: 'Smiler says: "Don't let yourself get a swelled head because it might just fall off!"';Click to return to image;
  • Sperm-a-crack being scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City; Click to return to image;
  • Rivera's Headless God being scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City; Click to return to image;
  • Rivera's Bum Head being scanned-in from a postcard of Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe", which can be seen in the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City; Click to return to image;
  • Notes re the various Varunas (and Mithrases) can be found here, here, here, and here; Click to return to image;
  • Apparently unaware that he was dealing with a homicidal nut ball, Shamash (Mitravaruna in the PHANTACEA Mythos) is here shown giving Babylon's then king, Hammurabi, his famous Code of Laws; stele found in the Louvre, Paris; Click to return to image;
  • Yet another headless god; I spotted this one on the Capitoline Hill in Rome in the late Spring of 2008, I shot it there and then too; I find it uncannily apropos to 'Feeling Theocidal ' at least in part due to the two gorgoneions (Medusa heads) perceptible on the god's arms; I used the same shot here; Click to return to image;
  • I took this shot in Urfa, Turkey, during the Fall of 2003; it's also used here; I first used it here; Click to return to image;
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The Disputatious Ones

| The Great God Lazareme as Thrygragos Everyman | Firstborns - Smiler, Harmonia &, um ... | The 3 Unities of Lazareme |

The Great God Lazareme as Thrygragos Everyman

He was called Thrygragos Everyman because he seemed humanoid to a human, saurian to a Saur, ophidian to an Ophidian, androgynous to an Androgyny, and so it went. For their part, many devils saw him as today, as a bright blur vaguely in their own chosen shape.

The one commonality of his seeming was members of every species – save for pureblood Utopians, who despised devakind – perceived him as the faultless embodiment of his, her or its own genus.

In that, Lazareme was in some respects proof of the theorem that in every individual there resides the spark of godhood.

Put another way, if God, as he’d heard, was made in the image and likeness of whomever or whatever, he had an innate as well as, to quote him at his acerbic best, God-given aptitude for unthinkingly making sure he looked the part.

-- from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 11: Theomachy as Theomedy"

3 Images suggestive of Thrygragos Lazareme, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map of the Great God Lazareme as Thrygragos Everyman: Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation

Notes on the 'Laz-As-Everyman' Collage

  • The mouse-over message reads: "3 Images suggestive of Thrygragos Lazareme, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008"; the collage's text reads: 'Thrygragos Everyman'; return to collage;
  • This looks like a Turkish 'bondcut', a good luck charm reputedly used to ward off the 'Evil Eye' in modern day Turkey (I've one on my mask-wall at home); image taken from the Worldwide Web; the moon behind it, also taken from the Web, is also used here; more bondcuts are shown here; return to collage;
  • Image of Helios called Sophos the Wise, a mainstay of the PHANTACEA Mythos, whom more than a few characters featured in 'Feeling Theocidal ' feel the Great God Lazareme looks like; scanned in from the front cover of pH-3, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; return to collage;
  • Image, taken from the Web, of a man who has painted his skin blue, like Alorus Ptah, the 1st patriarch of Golden Age Humankind (the Biblical Adam), is described throughout 'Feeling Theocidal '; the white 'war paint' and red 'third eye' supposedly make him reminiscent of the Hindu God Shiva or Shankar (see also here); red background, also taken from Web, is a shot from the opening sequence of the 2008 Olympics in China; return to collage;
  • I shot this statuette ostensibly of a Sun God in Frankfurt, Germany, during the Spring of 2008; I've been using it to represent Thrygragos Lazareme ever since; it's also used here; return to collage;

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Beware of Firstborns - A collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map entitled "Beware of Firstborns - Especially if you are a Firstborn": Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation

Firstborns: Smiler, Harmonia &, um ....

“Come now, brother. You can do better than that.”

“Rhadamanthys?”

“Only after I was done as King Sodom and then only after you mistook me for Father Sedon and caused the Male Entity to attempt to assassinate me by asteroid. And, even then, only if I am to call you incompetent, which you are, but that would be impertinent.

“Or would you prefer Zeus? That was you, wasn’t it? One of you! The Great God reduced to infancy, the one the Etocretans’ human king, who was always designated Minos, sheltered in a mountaintop cave while the Female Entity’s perverse goddesses sought to extirpate you forevermore.”

“You’re making that up.”

“Am I? Remarkably, some Outer Earthlings do recall me as Judge Druj, that’s true. And in what passes for their catechism ‘Druj’ does mean ‘the Lie’. But, when it comes to you, I’m not making up anything.”

“Ahriman!”

“Let’s not be so formal.”

“Smiler, then.”

“Much better. While there are tremendous advantages to never being remembered unless I let myself be seen, only to be forgotten the moment I depart, it does gall me to be so slowly recognized. It’s as if I don’t exist.”

-- also from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"

Notes on the 'Firstborns' Collage

  • The mouse-over message reads: "Beware of Firstborns - A Collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008"; the collage's text reads: 'Beware of Firstborns - Especially if you are a Firstborn'; return to image;
  • I shot the Red Devil at the mighty impressive Folklore Museum in Dahleem, just outside of Berlin, in May 2008; I've been using it to represent Smiler (Rhadamanthys in the PHANTACEA comic books) ever since; the best shot of his head is probably here; the main feature on the Smiling Fiend is here; return to image;
  • The head of Ahriman (identified as Smiler in the PHANTACEA Mythos) as carved by Dr Rudolf Steiner, scanned in from 'The Spear of Destiny' by Trevor Ravenscroft, Samuel Weiser Inc, 1995 printing; Ahriman (though, as per usual with the character, with no hint that Smiler even exists) is first mentioned by name in 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 2: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras", which is still online; return to image;
  • A headless god spotted on the Capitoline Hill in Rome in the late Spring of 2008, I shot it there and then too; I find it uncannily apropos to 'Feeling Theocidal '; that's at least in part due to the two gorgoneions (Medusa heads) perceptible on the god's arms; I used the same shot here; return to image;
  • Statue suggestive of Datong Harmonia, shot by Jim McPherson on Capitoline Hill in Rome, 2008; it's actually part of this fellow, which is to say it's standing on the same plinth; that's another reason I find it uncannily apropos to 'Feeling Theocidal '; I used the same cut-out here; return to image;
  • Text reads 'Especially if you are a Firstborn'; I think of the hands behind the text as the 'outstretched grasping hands', shot in Ankara, Turkey, when I was there in 2003, they're in the shape of the Ameslan sign for 'want'; I used the Ankara hands here and here, among a number of other places; return to image;
  • Figure I find suggestive of Smiler (as described first in 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"); shot on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy, 2008; my notes indicate the hooded figure with the outstretched grasping hand is supposed to represent Cola di Rienzo, a big shot in Rome circa the 16th Century AD who got caught and torn apart by a mob on the very spot his statue now stands; if they could remember he exists, which they can't unless he wants them to do just that, I'm sure more than a few of the devil-gods populating 'Feeling Theocidal ' wished that had happened to Smiler pre-Thrygragon; return to image;

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The Three Unities of Lazareme

“You’ve been dreaming a lot about Andy and Ginny lately,” she [Harmonia] said [to her acknowledged father, Thrygragos Lazareme, before noon on Thrygragon] as Chaos’s attendants brought them their brunch.

“It’s the Unnameable, isn’t it? You’re worried about its head. I told you it’s all been arranged. From what the Silverclouds were saying last night, even Bodiless Byron agrees. Panharmonium dawned with Mithramas.”

“Something besides that, I think, though I’m so fucked-up I’m not sure what.”

“I can empathize. I fucked up last night too. Only I’m not sure who.”

-- yet another speaking sequence from 'Feeling Theocidal ' - "Theo 5: The VAM Entity"

A jumble of shots, most of which were found on the Web, indicative of Thrygragos Lazareme and his 3 Unities circa 4376 YD, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008

Image Map representing the 3 Unities of Lazareme, with the emphasis on Datong Harmonia: Click on individual graphics in the collage for the Cyberian equivalent of teleportation

Notes on the '3 Unities' Collage

  • The mouse-over message reads: "A jumble of shots, most of which were found on the Web, indicative of Thrygragos Lazareme and his 3 Unities circa 4376 YD, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008"; clockwise, starting from bottom, the collage's text reads: 'The 3 Unities of Lazareme: Lord Order, Balance, Abe Chaos'; return to image;
  • Image found on Web of a dove juxtaposed with a hand holding a bloody dagger; since, in Classical Greek mythology, Harmonia appears as the daughter of Love (Aphrodite) and War (Ares), I couldn't resist copying this off the Web when I first saw it; return to image;
  • Text reads: 'Datong Harmonia - The Unity of Panharmonium'; the image behind the text, of a woman struggling to break out of chains, is part of a mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros; Shot taken in Rome, 2008, suggestive of the Unity of BalanceI first saw it at the Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City back in the mid-80s; I took the photograph I'm using for this collage when I revisited it early in 2008; I find the mural (which is entitled 'Nueva Democracia') suggestive of Datong Harmonia, the Unity of Balance in the PHANTACEA Mythos (as well as the self-declared Unity of Panharmonium in 'Feeling Theocidal '), I prepared a very similar version of this graphic, albeit with a different photo, some years ago, that variation can be found here; I used the same graphic here; return to image;
  • I took the shot beside this paragraph in Rome around the same time as I took the shots featured in this collage; the mouse-over message reads: "Shot taken in Rome, 2008, suggestive of the Unity of Balance";
  • These look like Turkish 'bondcuts', a good luck charm reputedly used to ward off the 'Evil Eye' in modern day Turkey (I've one on my mask-wall at home); images taken from the Worldwide Web; another bondcut from the same photo is shown here; return to collage;
  • The note re this statue is here; return to image;
  • Years ago I read somewhere that 'datong' means 'harmony' in Chinese; since, as detailed in 'Forever & 40 Days -- the Genesis of PHANTACEA', the Moloch Sedon assigned Asian lands as far west as Persia, the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to Thrygragos Lazareme, his devic offspring often appear Asiatic; return to image;
  • A note re the Blue Lazareme is here; return to image;
  • This image, which I copied from the Web, is of a wild-eyed, modern-day adherent of Shiva/Shankar from the Indian subcontinent (I pasted in the 3rd eye); in the PHANTACEA Mythos, Unholy Abaddon, the Unity of Chaos (Abe Chaos, named after the Angel of the Bottomless Pit in the Biblical Book of Revelations), is often identified with Shiva/Shankar (as in Oppenheimer's 'I am Siva, Destroyer of Worlds'); primarily, though not entirely, this is due to his power focus, which is a trident (actually his real power focus is the so-called black-bolt blade of you guessed it, which he dare never withdraw, not even partially, for fear that by doing so he'll destroy Sedon's Headworld; what appears to be his trident forms its grip, guard and sheathe); return to image;
  • Image of Lord Yajur, the Unity of Order, as taken from the front cover of pH-3, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; unlike Abe Chaos, whom he hates with an irreducible passion, Yajur has no fear of drawing his so-called lightning blade; if it weren't for Datong Harmonia forever standing between them (in effect balancing them off), her two brood brothers might destroy a lot more than Sedon's Head going at each other; return to image;
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