Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Phosphenes" Core Magick, Lesson 2

Leslie McQuade Griffin


Lesson 2:


Core magick represents the intersection between science and spirituality. Core Magick removes the cultural assumptions, constraints and expectations from magical practices and puts their methods in plain language, so that it may be grasped easily, understood accurately and practiced effortlessly. 
I have written these lessons in as simple a way as I possibly can.  The primary reason is because I am reaching out to people who may be considering Magick for the first time and especially to young people who may for the first time be seeing alternative ideas which are significantly different from the way in which they were raised.
Part of the purpose of meditation is to train yourself to fully relax into your natural center.  In this way, you have a consistent point from which to more accurately judge the effects of the various exercises, experiments and practices that will be introduced in these lessons.  It is also important to understand the cumulative nature of many of the lessons.  Much like the electronic dance music so popular today, layers of practices performed simultaneously have a cumulative effect that is usually greater than if the practices were performed separately or in sequence. 
I start with meditation because it is through meditation that a person comes to center.  Not just mental center, but also physical, emotional and energetic center.  I tend to think of this as “tareing the scale of the body”.  During my time in a testing laboratory, I spent a great amount of time measuring powdered coal.  The amounts I used for the tests were so small, even a random bit of dust or writing on the measuring dish would change the results.  In order for me to make accurate measurements, it was necessary to “tare”, or re-set the scale to zero before every measurement.
Press the TARE button to re-set the balance to zero before each measurement.
During my training as an anthropologist, I was taught that I AM the instrument, and that through data collection (note-taking) and paradigm assessment/comparison (journaling), I would create a record that could be used as scientific data by me and those who would follow.  In anthropology, we “tare” by knowing who we are, warts and all.  Many anthropologists, like the late, great Bronislaw Malinowski, show the depth of this through the two journals all anthropologists keep.  One is for DATA and the other is for SELF.  Anthropologists too, have cultural baggage that is so deeply ingrained, only careful and fearless internal examination can drag it out into the light.  I’ll talk more about this in just a moment.
Core Magick also deals with knowing who you are, and tareing your instrument before beginning the experiment. Meditation is how you tare your spiritual self.   The physical exercise prior is to make your body tired enough to want to sit still for a while.  In the silence of a still mind, a still body, and an emotionally still heart, you find your personal the TARE button.

Once you have found your personal equilibrium point, you can begin experiments.  Having the body, mind, emotions and spirit all balanced, EVERY TIME before you start the experiment, you will quickly be able to ascertain what is working and what is not.  For women, this is even more important because of the reproductive cleansing cycle hardwired into our Meatsuits.

After one month of consistent practice on meditation, on bringing yourself to tare, you are ready to begin some other experiments.  The next series of experiments will deal with collecting energy. 
This particular method was taught to me to teach my students my Kundalini Yoga teacher, Guru Paranjothiar.  He is a truly amazing human being.  His gentle teachings and profound insights continue to bring peace and tranquility in my life.
Jagathguru Guru Mahan Paranjothiar
Before you begin, there is some preparation you might want to consider.  First, the following work should be done when it is bright and sunny outside.  You will also need a candle, a way to light it and your journal. Prior to discussing and using phosphenes, I want to take a moment to talk a little bit more about cultural baggage.  If we were in a face-to-face classroom right now, I would do this demonstration for you.  This demonstration is to help you see your paradigm of the physical world, so that you may move beyond into a new paradigm.
 Demonstration: “Seeing the Invisible” 
Find a window in your house that gets lots of sunshine, and from which you can easily and comfortably see the sky, or simply go outside.

Light a candle of any color and position it so that you can see the flame against the bright blue of the sky.  What do you see?  Concentrate on the space above the candle flame. 
You should be able to see the Heat Shimmer, distorting the air and giving off infra-red light in the form of heat.  In this way, you can see what is usually invisible to the human eye, but easily tangible to the skin. 
Look for the place where the Heat Shimmer diffuses and becomes nearly indistinguishable.  Put your hand there.  How hot does it feel?  Move your hand down.  Can you see the Heat Shimmer washing out and moving around your palm?  Move the Heat Shimmer around.  You will find it behaves in much the same way as smoke.  In fact, it is this heat that gives the tiny incinerated particles that make up smoke their movement. 
 Visible light waves vs. Infrared waves 
Whether it is to send prayers to heaven, activate spells, or give devotional gifts to Deities and ancestors, most of the world’s cultures use smoke and fire.  Having seen Heat Shimmer coming off the fire on your candle, or if that was not possible, seeing if come off the fire in this photograph, clearly demonstrates the way in which fire “releases” the spirit of that which is burning.  The spirit in this case is the energy produced (heat and light) when matter moves from a solid state to an energetic one.
Humans are in many ways incredibly myopic.  I mean this both literally and figuratively.  Take for example, our visible spectrum.  Compared with game animals like deer and elk, our range of perception is clearly different.  The ability of deer to see in the ultraviolet range is the reason why my dad insisted we not wash our hunting camouflage.  The phosphates and phosphate analogs used in laundry detergent leave residues that glow white in the ultraviolet range.  He explained that we look like we are wearing white suits under a black light. 

My father, like all other good hunters, was very aware of the differences between the sensory capabilities of his prey versus his own.  Weeks before we were to go hunting, we began a special diet to make us smell less human, and an exercise program targeting squeaky or crunchy joints.  We abstained from meat, coffee, potatoes, onions and garlic.  Four days before, we began washing with only water and Scotch-Brite pads to keep our skin from glowing or smelling like perfumes.  And we would leave all our clothes outside doused with doe sent to allow them to loose whatever human smells might be left.  We used banana scented gun oil to hide the smell of metal and gunpowder.  And EVERYTHING was covered in camouflage.

Leslie McQuade Griffin in the Field
Take as another example, the visual capabilities of insects.  If we had the same visual acuity as the humble honey-bee, think of the many ways in which human culture (i.e. advertising, entertainment) and science (i.e. telescopes, computer monitors) might be different if we saw more on the purple end of the color spectrum than the red one.  I make this point to emphasize the importance we as humans place on visual data. 

There is an interesting story told in “What the Bleep do we know anyway” that, although it is probably a folktale, serves to illustrate a point (like most folktales).  The story goes something like
            ”One-day, an Incan shaman was standing on the beach, as he did every morning, looking out past the waves to the horizon.  He noticed that the waves were moving strangely.  He looked at the waves by his feet, and saw that they too were not behaving as usual.  He slowly looked out again towards the horizon, looking for the cause of the strange waves.  And then, on the horizon, they appeared; ships of the conquistadors.  Recognizing the importance of this, he went back to the city to get the chief and his other aids to look at this strange phenomenon.  Of course, word quickly spread, and soon everyone was on the beach, looking at the strange waves, but they could not see the ships. It wasn’t until the shaman described what the ships looked like that people could see them, and then it was as they appeared out of nowhere.  Once the people knew what they were looking for, they were able to see it”.
The almost sacred importance we place on personal visual experience is one of the most difficult of the inherent biases of the human sensory condition.
Look at this block of text – Do you understand?
The answer is at the end of this post.

If you do, it is only because someone, through written text or vocal instructions, taught you how to see it.  Phosphenes are exactly the same.  Once you see them, you see them, but if you can’t, it is difficult to find a trigger to help jolt you into the new way of seeing.  Please be aware that sometimes, like the Inca discovered on that beach long ago, you must believe it to see it.
Now the western model of science we are taught as children would have a tough time explaining this.  Science says (in essence) if it cannot be seen, it does not exist.  And that if you only see it when you believe in it or know what you are looking for, it similarly does not exist.  And yet, on a daily basis, we are asked to believe in things we cannot see (atoms, photons, bacteria, viruses, etc.) simply by the fact that others who “know” have seen these things.  Why then do we use such a different yardstick to measure those things science consistently labels magick?  Why do we not, as we do in science, simply believe the reports of the experts?  THIS is the cultural bias I endeavor to show you.  Let us move forward with the demonstration and discussion of phosphenes, and unlearn some things our culture taught us.
 Practice: Seeing Phosphenes
Repeat the steps for Meditation i.e. exercise, sit down, concentrate on your breathing, lift off, get into space.
Now that you are in space, maintain this clarity, get up and walk outside into the sunshine.  Look up into the sky, and what do you see?  Give yourself some time to really look into the sky.  Allow your focus to relax and shift.

Some people find it helpful to relax the focus of your eyes, like when you look for the three dimensional image hidden in  “magic eye” artwork. When I do this, I see a number of things.  I see the parasitic worms I picked up by swimming in a river in Kazakhstan (perfectly harmless and, in Kazakhstan, a rite of passage), I see the occasional bit of fuzz on my contacts, but most importantly, I see something that as a child I simply called “glitter”. 

The “glitter” is bright, pops in and out of view, and moves quickly in short distances. Science explains these as phosphenes.  They are, according to science, a bio-constant hallucination caused by various external factors acting on the optic nerve.   In fact, this glitter is none other than Prana, Mojo, Ju-Ju, Mana, Chi, LVX, “the Force”, or Yods.  This is the external energy that floats all around us, and it is through collecting this and projecting this that some types of magicks are done.
Once you see these phosphenes, I want you to take a couple of quick, deep breaths, and then hold your breath.  They for most people, they become brighter, and as you hold your breath longer, they get brighter still, and usually more numerous.  Breathe normally for a moment.
Phosphenes are exactly the sort of thing my family told me to ignore when I discovered it as a child.  I was deeply curious and precocious, and peppered my exhausted relations with my insatiable curiosity.  To questions like these, I got a pat answer: “It’s not real; it’s just your imagination playing tricks on you.  Just ignore it. You will grow out of it”.
I wish the caption said, “See the white dots?  They’re the one’s I’m talking about!
I refused to accept this answer.  I had asked all my friends, and we could all see it.  We decided it was just because they were old and couldn’t see as well as we could.  In fact, at the time (I was only 3 or 4), I didn’t know a single adult that did not wear glasses of some kind.
So many times, when talking to spiritual leaders and teachers around the world, I have heard that deeply mystical experiences occur spontaneously in children.  Depending on the culture, the reactions of family are different.  In the case of my guru, when his out of body experience occurred, he happened to be in a culture equipped to make the most of it and train him appropriately.  Not all children are so fortunate, and many of us spend the rest of our lives coming to terms with, and learning how to induce, these altered states of consciousness.

Magickal deprogramming starts with language acquisition, and as such it is extremely difficult to overcome.  This is why it is necessary to, in Core Magick, strip away these cultural blinders.  Like a hobbled horse, once the hobble is removed, the freedom is intoxicating.  The joy of the realization of your co-Creator status with Deity can be the most deeply moving experience in a person’s life.

After decades of research into the subject, the physical reality of phosphenes is incontestable.  It has also been substantiated that regular meditation can sensitize a person to this phenomenon.  The following link to Wikipedia, although not admissible as true scientific data, is important to me as an anthropologist because it represents the current state of knowledge available to the general public.  For those interested in a little more detail, a good, general history of the study of phosphenes can be found at the beginning of this interesting article, as well as a more complicated discussion on Chinese usage of the phosphene phenomenon; For those who are seeking a deeper understanding, might I recommend perusing something from the Suggested Reading List found at the end of this post.
Anthropologists who specialize in the study of archaeological and tribal art have discussed the importance of phosphenes in various motifs throughout space and time. Because phosphenes are a cross-cultural constant (i.e. something that is found amongst most every human society, like mother-in-law jokes and table manners), and phosphenes can be triggered by mechanical pressure on the eyes, deep trance states and/or the ingestion of entheogenic plants, they can also give anthropologists clues, through the artwork that looks like phosphenes, to the cognitive states of those who produced the art.  Here is a chart that compares some known phosphenes with rock art found in s few different locations throughout the world.

Practice: See the Swarming Phosphenes

We are going to repeat the same experiment, i.e. Tare your instrument (once you know how Tare feels, you will be able to achieve it faster and faster, then meditation will take on a different role in your practice), look up into the sky, and look at the phosphenes.  This time however, I want you to hold up your hands, palm facing palm, about 8 to 10 inches apart, at eye level, while looking up into the clear blue sky.  What do you notice?  Again, take a couple of quick, deep breaths and then hold your breath.  What do you see now?
The first time you see the phosphenes swarming more thickly around your hands than anywhere else might be a little startling to you.  It was to me.  If this is “merely” a hallucination, why do they cluster around your hands?  Science has shown that as bio-electric organisms, there is a measureable energy field that surrounds us.  These bits of Yod, or Chi, or Prana, or Mana (in the Hawaiian system) or Juju are naturally attracted to our energy field.  Now that you see them, and know they exist and can be collected, it will be easier for you to collect and condense these.  Cultures that have taken the time to learn to collect and move the phosphenes describe different methods of collection and projection.

When I collect phosphenes, I make sure I see them first.  Then, I open my glabella, and I consciously slide that feeling up my forehead, past my hairline and to the spot that on babies is called the fontanelle.  There is a reason why the fontinelle remains an important location on the skull after the sutures close.  This spot is a major energy point, also known as the crown chakra.  This is an energetic porthole.  When it is open, and energy is moving through it, you can easily collect energy through it. In Reiki, they speak of a glittering waterfall pouring out of the heavens, through the top of your head, down through your hands and into the patient.

Experiment: Soaking up the Phosphenes

Using the bright blue sky as a backdrop and your hands up in front of your face, concentrate on your breathing and on how your skin breathes.  Your lungs are like a billow for a furnace.  As you draw air in through your nose and mouth, through the top of your head and through every pore of your skin, you are also pulling phosphenes into yourself.  You are soaking up the phosphenes as if they were water and you were a dry sponge.  Watch carefully, and you will be able to see the glitter/phosphenes entering your body through your skin. I find it easier if I consciously soak up when I inhale.  As I exhale, I consciously hold all the phosphenes/glitter in, and let only the used, empty air escape.  This technique is much the same in Kundalini Yoga, Core Shamanism, Voodoo/Hoodoo, Shaking (a type of Appalachian Faith Healing I learned from my Mammaw Musick), Reiki and Hawaiian (Huna) Shamanism. 
Don’t shield yourself from it – SOAK IT UP!
How does this energy make you feel?  What types of changes do you notice in your physical body?  In your emotional body?  Your mental body?  Even though I no longer need to breathe particularly hard or deep, I nearly always experience a slight dizziness or lightheadedness as the energy settles in.

Experiment: Moving the Phosphenes

With your hands up in front of your face like you are reaching out to grab someone’s head, exhale, and push the collected energy out of your body, through the inner surface of your hands, and collect it into a ball.  You can watch yourself do this, if you use the backdrop of the sky, and relax your eyes a little.  Those with experience in these things will probably also see the Heat Shimmer we mentioned earlier, along with the phosphenes, which is ideal.
Once you can form a ball, get it to hold together with only one hand, and then with none, just hovering in mid-air.  Now, you should play with this ball of phosphenes.  Try eating it.  See what happens if you put it on your cat.  Give it to one of your houseplants, or put it in food to see how others react.  This is raw energy, with no spells or ideational attachments.  This is the clay of Core Magick, and now that you can see it, and have manipulated it a little, test it out.  Work on this for a lunar cycle.  In the next lesson, I’ll explain a little more about what you can do with this raw energy.
This takes practice.  These Phospheres, glitter-balls, Chi-balls or whatever other name you choose to give them, are a natural outgrowth of your improved knowledge of the capabilities of your Meatsuit/body. It’s just like you take driving lessons to learn to drive a racecar, except you are learning how to really use this Meatsuit/body you drive.
I recommend you repeat this experiment as often as possible for a lunar month.  This exercise is like the other one.  The more times you repeat it, the more consistent your results will be. Be sure to write the results of each experiment.  Try fasting on just water before you do this work, then try eating a full meal.  Record the differences in your experiment.  Everything you eat, drink, smoke, feel, do … these are all factors that will change your results.  Your body is everything you need for working Core Magick, you simply need to know how to squeeze the most from it. Your body is everything you need for these experiments.  Remember, you ARE the instrument.  

Recommended Reading
1.     Derek Hodgson (2006). Altered States of Consciousness and Palaeoart: an Alternative Neurovisual Explanation. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16 , pp 27-37 doi:10.1017/S0959774306000023
2.     Suzanne Carr (1995) Chapter 2: A Cognitive Archaeological Framework in Entopic Phenomena
3.     A. Szostek, Entopic Imagery and Altered States of Consciousness, October 6, 2011
4.     Otto-Joachim Grusser & Michael Hagner. (1990) On the history of deformation phosphenes and the idea of internal light generated in the eye for the purpose of vision.  Documenta Ophthalmologica 74: 57-84. Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands.
5.     Rudolph Phister. Phosphenes and inner light experiences in medieval Chinese psychophysical techniques – a preliminary Sondage. (no date)
6.     Thomas Blackburn.  Biopsychological aspects of Chumash Rock Art The Journal of California Anthropology (1977)
 (ANSWER:  I don’t like what it says, but the image was so perfect for the discussion I decided to use it anyway.  I do not intend to be offensive, and I apologize if anyone was in fact offended.)

Monday, June 18, 2012

"What is the Alpha Omega?", Episode 1 of ASK THE SECRET CHIEFS

New Series!

as revealed by

Frater Lux e Tenebris

In this new series, the Secret Chiefs answer sincere questions directly from the public. If you have a question, please post it in the comments section. All questions are reviewed by the Council of 12 Magi, and one will be selected to be answered in each episode of this new series!

Episode 1

"What is the Alpha Omega?"

Everyone knows actually very little about this order that has been called by the name "Alpha Omega," revealed only timidly at the beginning of last century, yet that has other names hidden in the flow of time. 

When this order was revealed for the first time, it was intended to lightly suggest the other mysteries related to it.

I hope that some might have understood from the meaning of these two letters, AO, posed as an abbreviation for the name of the order, Alpha Omega. 

Everyone supposed that it referred to the Apocalypse of John and the beginning and the end of time. Everyone supposed that it referred to the word of Jesus Christ, as Alpha Omega.

Rites of Isis: Moina and S.L. MacGregor Mathers

But no one understood the true scope and true meaning of these words. These Greek words reflect rather upon the message and mission of this order, as they should also have done also in the Rites of Isis of S.L. MacGregor Mathers and his wife, Moina, had they not failed in their purpose. Mathers and his wife were too attached to the Christian symbolism in the Golden Dawn, which therefore colored anything they did or would ever do.

But the actual message is different, and alludes to the actual mysteries, upon which the ediface of Christianity itself was erected; extremely ancient mysteries that shortly after Mathers, would explode in the so-called Pagan Renaissance. 

Indeed, the Golden Dawn itself is but a revestiment of ancient Pagan mysteries in primarily Christian and Rosicrucian symbols, given a Freemasonic ritual structure, as suitable to be easily understood in 19th century England. 

These are the same ancient Pagan mysteries encoded in the rites and symbols of nascient Christianity itself, that they should not perish with the rise of the aggressive new religion.

The Alpha Omega, however, has always rested upon a solid foundation of Pagan mysteries, although it does not reject the Christian symbolism of the Golden Dawn. 

Thus the AO inevitably incorporates also the mysteries of King Arthur and the Saga of the Grail. Dion Fortune intuited this and, in fact, in her literary works makes clear the direction in which she pursued her initiatic life.

The mysteries of the saga of King Arthur and the Kights of the Round Table are the background and introduction to the true esoteric mysteries transmitted in the practices of the AO.

If one wishes to understand the true initiatic path of the Alpha Omega, these mysteries must be thoroughly mastered.

One must consider the preliminary practices of magic and the magic of human development similar to the Golden Dawn and to many other initiatic schools, before proceeding onward, after having mastered such practices.

Let us consider the Arthurian mysteries and the appeal to Pagan knowledge in Europe before Christ. From the union and mingling of these two mysteries, the ancient Pagan mysteries and the modern ones reformulated in Christian symbolism, we can enter into a true understanding of the mysteries of the Alpha Omega.

The AO is ecumenical and nonsectarian, because it incorporates multiple mysteries and symbol systems and is not merely framed in those of sectarian Christianity alone, which was deviated over the centuries and millennia from the minds of that religion to be a vehicle of slavery to dogmas at times absurd. 

We see this reflected in the Golden Dawn today in the myriad Christian oriented "Golden Dawn" orders, which, unlike the ecumenical Alpha Omega, stubbornly insist on maintaining sectarian polarisation and conflict in the Golden Dawn community. Indeed, such dogmatic sectarianism, imported from Christianity, has proven the bane of the Golden Dawn for decades.

Alpha Omega, on the other hand, is a symbol that connects the masculine and feminine, which is already enough to make us hated by Christian movements for the mere fact that in their creed the sacred feminine does not exist, except in the function of the Virgin Mary, denying all other aspects - indeed for centuries actually diabolizing the sacred feminine.

The Golden Dawn, whose mysteries have been completely profaned through publication, has today descended into sectarian chaos, like a tree torn out of the fertile Earth, slowly dying with its roots exposed to the to the otherwise nourishing rays of the Sun.

I can in such a public arena not say much of the mysteries of the Alpha Omega, for this order still remains internally pure and pristine, with its AO mysteries unprofaned, and its roots shrouded in secrecy, drawing nourishment deep inside the fertile Earth. 

This is why, despite decades of persecution by sectarian intrigue, the AO has survived and today remains a healthy and growing organism, rising above the chaos presently eating at the heart of the Golden Dawn.

Again, since the mysteries of the Alpha Omega remain oath-bound and unprofaned, it has only been permitted to me to make such vague hints here as to their true nature. This I have done at the invitation of Frater Lux ex Septentrionis, so as to give renewed hope to those who may have become discouraged with the current sad state of the Golden Dawn, which David Griffin has so masterfully revealed on this wonderful blog.

The Golden Dawn Blog has become a shining example of the freedom of thought and expression made possible by the Blogosphere, giving hope to serious researchers and sincere seekers - who are neither sectarian nor racist - that the TRUTH is not dead beneath heavy and unnecessarily repressive vestiments, whether Christian or those of any other stripe.

This truth continues to survive in secret and is available to all those with a pure heart, who hear the call of chivalry stir within.

To all those Knights and Ladies, still heeding the call of Chivalry in these modern times, I say:

"Take heart! We are here and the ancient mysteries still remain intact. These mysteries remain pure and uncontaminated by the absurd notions of those who seek but to dominate you! To those of you who hear the call to freedom within, knock upon the doors of the Alpha Omega, and if your heart be pure, they shall open wide to receive you."

Monday, June 11, 2012

Journal of the Golden Dawn Research Center 1.1

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha Omega is pleaed to bring you this premier issue of the Journal of the Golden Dawn Research Center.

This debut issue of the Journal sets a high bar for academic excellence for the Golden Dawn community with the introduction and premiere article of Italian ethnohistorian, Professor Paolo Portone, since 2007 president of C.I.R.E. (Centro Insubrico di Ricerche Etnostoriche) the Center for Ethnohistorical Research in Cuomo, Italy.

C.I.R.E. President
Prof. Paolo Portone

The HOGD and the AO, in collaboration with the Center for Ethnohistorical Research, present the debut issue of the Journal of the Golden Dawn Research Center FREE of charge - as a service to the entire esoteric community, bringing you a new standard of academic excellence. You can read the entire premiere number of the Journal at the  Golden Dawn Research Center by following the links from the Table of Contents below.

Vol. 1 No. 1

Table of Contents

And this is only the beginning!
Celebrate with us the birth of the ... 
Journal of the
Golden Dawn Research Center

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Troll vs. Troll

Shameless Satire! ...
... of Golden Dawn Witch Hunt Trolls

by Guest Blogger
by VH Frater A.A.

Welcome all Flame Fans to the Alpha Omega Arena which tonight hosts the first of the Troll vs. Troll World Series, sponsored by Red Rose Enterprises Inc. Your commentators for this bout are Caput Mortuum and Frater AA who has flown directly from White City, London to Nevada especially for this historic first fight. 
Our referee tonight is Daemon est Deus Inversus.

 Over to you!

CM: The atmosphere here is electric as the crowds gather for this eagerly awaited grudge match between Pitbull McTroll fighting out of the SRIA stable, and two times World Champion contender McMirrorTroll who currently claims no affiliation but trains with major McGD licensees.

AA: There are more than 28 000 people here tonight at this great new venue, which will be host to many more events in coming years.  All the usual faces are gathered at the ringside with the promoters of the various stables, and we are all excited at the prospect of finally seeing these two monsters square off in the ring – it has been a long wait!

CM: Yes – after the Mirror got cracked in recent dust ups at minor blog-venues we didn’t know how long that would take to fix, but news on the street is that the glue is holding and we are in for a great fight here tonight!

AA: The crowd are going wild now that the music has started – the Trolls are about to emerge!  Referee for the night is ROAO’s own Daemon est Deus Inversus!

In the Red Corner – from SRIA Nebraska, unbeaten in 15 of the the last 17 bouts, and weighing in at 120kg, the vicious, the unstoppable, the one and only PITBULL!!!

SRIA Pitbull Troll

In the Purple Corner, fighting as an independent out of California, the only Troll to come so close to the World Title on TWO occasions, weighing in at 120lbs, winner of 20 of the last 23 fights, the fast and the furious, the master of slipperiness, the one and only Max McMIRROR!!!

Max McMirrorTroll

Flame fans are in for a treat tonight.  Mc.Mirror has been bragging that this will be over in just a few rounds because Pitbull is too slow and predictable to avoid that trademark jab, but there is no doubting the power behind Pitbull’s offensives!

CM: This one is hard to predict.  I think that whoever gets the best start may soon build a strong points advantage, but both Trolls have delivered unexpected knockout blows before now, so we will be on the edge of our seats with this one. Seconds out! Round ONE!!!

AA: There was a camera flash there from the audience and MirrorTroll reflected it at Pitbull just after the opening bell…  the action is fast and furious as predicted…  Pitbull is wrong footed!

Mirror: “You aren’t strong, you just got ugly when you were young – you make more noise than a jet engine breaking, but you got no substance under all that blubber.  You think you have something to say?  Let’s hear it.  I’ll serve it right back to you so you can wear it!”

Pitbull: “Everyone knows that you’re just a nasty little liar.  You twist words until even YOU don’t know what real means.  You’re so contemptible in your arrogance that I’m wearing these gloves just so I don’t have to dirty my hands on you. Nobody wants to listen to you, so why not just shut up and take your ignorance home with you.  We’re bored with you!”

CM: Pitbull just about pulled that one back.  It looked really dicey there for a moment but composure is returning.  The Pitbull does not expect to be speaking second – EVER!  So this is already a turn up for the books!

Mirror: “We are listening to the most arrogant, the most boring, the most contemptible of all Trolls, who doesn’t even have a home since nobody will have it inside!  Why should we listen to this ignorance?  WE have spoken, and WE are the only ones anyone’s really gonna listen to – this is just a dull-witted mountain of idiot flesh muttering, so where’s the interest in that?”

AA: Ouch!  That was a bit of classic McMirror jabbing there – taking the words and shooting them right back with a new twist…   so far I have the Mirror well ahead on points…

Pitbull: You can do better than that!  You have no argument of your own so you just twist mine.  You are just giving me complements, that’s all! Any right thinking person can see that.  If you had any brains you’d use them, and realize that you’re outclassed here.  I’m being kind.  Go away and I may spare you some dignity.  Keep being in my face and I’ll show you what everyone but you knows, and you’ll be in pieces.  My honesty is more than you can handle.  You’re a weak little excuse for a Troll.  Run home to mommy!”

CM:  That riposte may have evened the score though.  The Mirror needs not to let the Pitbull gather a head of steam or it will be hard to get that jab working again – there won’t be any way to get a word in once the Pitbull’s trademark Drone starts… 

DING! DING!  (Seconds to their Corners...)

AA: Their trainers are telling them to keep their guards up – and Mc.Mirror looks a bit tired.  Pitbull isn’t even sitting.  Just standing and glowering.  Mc.Mirror’s corner are saying that the only way is to come out jabbing, and keep it coming. 

CM: Mc.Mirror can’t fight this on the Pitbull’s turf – there is no way to match that aggression – it needs speed, finesse, and plenty of points scored through that jab – let’s see if the Mirror can keep it up.  Looking a bit foggy just now… 

Seconds out!  Round TWO!

AA: Pitbull storms over to throw the first punches.

Pitbull: It is obvious that you have nothing meaningful to say, so just take your medicine and let these honest viewers get on with something more useful than just watching you suffer! You’re just a sad little bug waiting to be squished…

Mirror: Reality IS – you are the one with nothing to say… 

Pitbull: Anyone with any sense can tell…

Mirror: Anyone can tell that you need to take your medication or be forcibly committed!

Pitbull: Can tell that you are just a vacuous, empty…

Mirror:  Your head is so empty that that your brain rattles – so give it a rest!

CM: Ooof!  Pitbull is on the ropes!  This is a first!

AA: That jab is really working!

Pitbull: Your futile posturing is meaningless, anyone can clearly see that you are just a squawking midget clamouring for attention! You are a shabby and ridiculous little creature without even a shred of credibility! Your nasty, sordid little jabs are a disgrace...  do keep boring me with them, but you won't achieve a thing.  It’s common knowledge that you lack even basic decency, so keep it coming...  you'll only prove what people of substance all accept, that you have nothing to back up your noise! 

AA:  McMirror’s gone silent.  Looking stunned.  What is McMirror playing at – just standing and staring at the Drone like that.

CM: This is a dangerous move from the Mirror.  The jab is quiet and the guard is down – this could be carnage!

Pitbull:  My skill is in sharp contrast to your bone headed diatribes, you poor, misguided little excuse for a Troll!

You think you have what it takes?  Utter ROT...

AA: In a truly amazing turn of events, McMirror turned sideways as the Pitbull lunged! There was no stopping that trademark momentum – Pitbull has gone straight through the ropes!  Pitbull is out of the ring and being counted!  Pitbull is on the floor outside the ring, and FURIOUS!  The crowd is on its feet.

CM: The abuse is still flying but there’s no microphone down there in the crowd – do you think Pitbull can get back into the ring inside the count?

… EIGHT! … NINE!! … TEN!!!

AA: McMirror was already dancing a jig to the crowd, but Pitbull slid under the ropes on the Ten Count – is the referee going to allow that?

CM: No – it looks like it is all over.  Referee DeDI has stopped the contest and is holding the Mirror’s hand up and declaring it.  This is going to demand a rematch.  They were just getting started!

AA: In 3 minutes 25 seconds of Round Two, on a technical knockout, the winner of the first ever Troll vs. Troll Grudge Match, unbeaten in 21 of the last 24 fights, the still unbroken, McMIRROR, claims the Troll Weight Title!
Max McMirror Claims Troll Weight Title!

CM: Before that rematch there may be a few challengers to deal with though – there’s been a lot of noise coming out of the SlimeTroll camp lately, and we may be seeing that encounter happen before this grudge really gets settled.

AA:  That’s it for Flame Fans for tonight.  Tune in next time to Red Rose Enterprises and the Troll vs. Troll World Series of Flame.

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