combatting normality
"...and all but Lust will turn to dust in Humanity's Machine."    -   Oscar Wilde: The Ballad of Reading Gaol=

Read the story of Lazarus

THE PARABLE of
DIVES and LAZARUS


POETRY

poems of the month

fish

measuring my face

old clothes

modern iranian poems

my hero

face at the bottom of the world

perhaps (maybe)

the diogenes sequence

where to store furs

i am and am not:
      fragments of rumi

already backwards

destiny and destination

rejoice in the dog

post-millennium maggot

the book of nothing

dispatches from the war against the world

the joy of suicide

the transcendental hotel

cinema of the blind

lament of the earth mother

haikai by okami

a drunken zen saint

gloss on rilke's
ninth duino elegy

the rubáiyát of omar khayyám

genrikh sapgir:
an ironic mystic

imagepoem

 

BETWEEN POETRY AND PROSE

good riddance to mankind

the maxims of michel de montaigne

400 revolutionary maxims

the most terrible event in history

the rich man and the leper

disgusting

art, truth and bafflement

 

SHORT STORIES

godpieces

the three bears

three albanian tales

odorous underwear

a little creation story

 

ESSAYS & MEMOIRS

a curious and peculiar
kind of queer

the ivory palace

helen's tower

extortion through e-bay

schopenhauer for muthafuckas

are doctors autistic ?

single track in the snow

never a pygmy

against money

original sin'

the holosensual alternative

tiger wine

the death of poetry

the absinthe drinker

with mrs dalloway in ukraine

love  and  hell

running on emptiness

a holocaust near you

a note on the cathars

happiness

londons of the mind
& dealing death to the caspian

genocide

a muezzin from the tower of darkness

kegan and kagan

being or television

satan in the groin

womb of half-fogged mirrors

tourism and terrorism

diogenes: the dog from sinope

shoplifting

this sorry scheme of things

a holy dog and a dog-headed saint

fools for nothingness

vacuum of desire: a homo-erotic correspondence

a note on beards

translation and the oulipo

a black sufi saint

western values

 

 


THE ZEN and CATHAR-SUFI

CHURCH OF LAZARUS & THE DOGS

This carving explained ->

 

THE   ELEVEN   PRECEPTS


1.
  Man is irredeemably evil. The creation of children is therefore an act of evil.

2.   The world has become the Planet of Pain. Almost all that pain is created by humans in their pursuit of luxury and pleasure.

3.   The holy life has no reward beyond the grave: its integrity is its own reward.

4.   If there is a single "God", he/she/it is utterly evil.

5.   The only god is nature from which we have separated ourselves and which we are annihilating through greed, hedonism, and our pathological inability to see the wood for the trees.

6.   All animals are prophets.

7.   Monotheisms are blasphemies against love and nature.

9.   Suicide is the only worship.

10.   We are the only irrational beings, and we are living at the end of time, which we have invented and are destroying.

11.   The only good human is a dead human.

 

 

 

THEMEATRIX

 

 

Being a Cathar church, the church of Lazarus and the Dogs
has no building to corrupt it.

 

 

Being a Zen church, it has no organisation to corrupt it.

 

 

Being a Sufi church, it has no wealth to corrupt it.

 

 

Its trinity of 'saints' comprises

Diogenes of Sinope; Abu Yi'zza of Southern Morocco
and Santoka of Japan.


Suggestions for more or others
will be gratefully received.   

 

 

 


the biblical text with romanesque illustrations

 

 

diogenes: the dog from sinope

 

 

a holy dog and a dog-headed saint

 

 

"The best of Man is his Ruins..."

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