The Queen B
The summer of 2014 was esoterically dedicated to all things Isis. From the rise of the new terrorist group, ISiS, to the Ice Bucket Challenge where Isis Pharmaceuticals was one of the five drug stocks that benefited from charitable donations and ALS awareness, this was the season of the mother goddess of Egypt. You can’t talk about magic without Isis who is the most important, and most powerful magical female deity of the Egyptian pantheon. As all things in our reality have positive and negative polarities. Archetypical Isis is portrayed as having dual aspects of Light and Darkness in her magic, and the mystery of the magical doctrine of polarity. It is said Isis learned her magic from Thoth, although according to some legends she obtained her powers from Ra himself by tricking him into revealing his name to her, thus acquiring his full magical knowledge. The Black Isis represents the primordial power-aspect of femininity. Out of Africa she would be portrayed as a dark skinned woman, though in modern times she is depicted as fair.
In 2006 Beyoncé released the album “B-Day”. In the track titled “Irreplaceable” Beyoncé sings “to the left to the left”. The left has always been associated with darkness. Black magic is known as the “Left-Hand Path” and moving to the left in ritual magic is done with evil intent and is supposed to attract negative influences. The letter “B” is also the Hebrew letter Bet or Beth, meaning house or womb. Beth is the heiroglyphical image of the divine mother whom the cabalists call AIMA. Black Isis was a magician and the archetype for the High Priestess of the tarot. In the Bohemian Tarot, before the addition of the Fool, Beth correlates to The High Priestess. This tarot card was originally called La Papessa, or the female Pope. Isis is the archetype for the High Priestess in her aspect as Hathor, goddess of the Moon. The letter “B” also appears on the card on the pillar of Boaz, the left hand path. In some Christian interpretations of the Tarot, The High Priestess also came to be associated with the Virgin Mary who for many is the mediator through which the oppressed might commune with God.
Scholars of comparative religion with Afrocentrist backgrounds have suggested that Black Madonnas are descendants of pre-Christian mother or earth goddesses often highlighting Isis as the key ancestor-goddess. There is a tendency for all the goddesses to merge into each other which makes it difficult to be sure which qualities to attribute to which divinity. It is true that a large portion of the ancient miraculous Madonnas of the world are black. The three great goddesses from the East, Isis, Cybele and Diana of the Ephesians are all represented as black. The lover of Solomon in the verse “I am black, but I am beautiful, O ye daughters of Jeruselem” is thought to be the Queen of Sheba. Another goddess who conveys many of the qualities that are inherent and essential to the black virgin is the Egyptian goddess Neith and her temple in Sais is traditionally known as the House of the Bee. The ankh used by Isis with her Initiates may account for some of the oddly-shaped scepters carried by the Black Virgins.
Early Christian pictures of a seated mother Mary and child were no doubt influenced by images of mother Isis and child Horus. During medieval times, the Knights Templar were involved in the financing the building of over 1,000 churches and cathedrals throughout Europe, many in honor of the Black Virgin. Both Chartres and Notre Dame were centers of Black Madonna worship. Many scholars believe the Black Madonna cult was not related to Mary the mother of Jesus, but the worship of Queen Semiramis of Babylon and Isis/Ishtar. The Egyptians portrayed Isis in white in her positive mode and in black in her negative form. The Black Madonna was the Black Isis/Ishtar and more directly Queen Semiramis who was known in Babylon as the Madonna. The Black Madonna symbolizes the negative use of female “Moon” energy while the black sun symbolizes negative use of the male solar energy. Moon Magick, better-termed sorcery, is the magick of witchcraft, glamour and illusion.
There are many icons of Mary that show black faces and hands. In France, these are called Vierge Noires—Black Virgins. Elsewhere, may be called Black Madonnas or the “other Mary.” Jung called her Isis, while others claim she is the symbolic remains of a prehistoric worship of the Earth Mother. She is generally connected with Cybele, Diana, Isis, and Venus, as well as with Kali, Inanna, and Lilith. Historically she is connected with the Crusades, the Islamic occupation of Spain, the Conquistadors, as well as the Merovingians and Knights Templars, who viewed her as Mary Magdalene. The Ancient Egyptians viewed reality as multi-layered in which deities who merge together for various reasons, whilst retaining divergent attributes and myths, were not seen as contradictory but complementary. In a complicated relationship Hathor is at times the mother, daughter and wife of Ra and, like Isis, is at times described as the mother of Horus, and associated with Bast.—Ean Begg, Cult of the Black Virgin
What if Jay-Z really was in the O.T.O. and they used Beyoncé in elaborate rituals to bring forth their Scarlet Woman incarnate? Who better than a pop star to effect change in human consciousness on a massive scale? Could Beyoncé be the spirit of Nu-Isis in the world? In 2013, Beyoncé released the song called “XO”. The O.T.O. is a secret society dedicated to channeling extra-terrestrial gods through sexual energy to usher in archetypal aeons such as Isis. Their supreme goddess, whom they work to invoke upon the earth, is Babalon aka the Scarlet Woman, the Great Mother of Abominations who is part Ishtar, part Kali and the whore of Babylon from the book of Revelations. After her performance at the VMA’s in 2014, Beyoncé was praised to high heaven by the media as a paragon of feminism even though her songs contained lyrics like “Bow Down Bitches” and “Tear that cherry out”. Michelle Obama and Beyoncé are close “friends” and their families often spend time together. They praise each other publicly and support each other’s projects. At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Michelle Obama called Beyoncé “a role model and a powerful presence for young girls and women all around the world”. Isn’t that odd for the First Lady to be commenting on a pop star at an awards show as if she were close family? Wiser people would know why this makes perfect sense, but on the surface it is definitely unprecedented. Jay-Z and Barak Obama have an intimate relationship as well, with the rapper playing a large part in in political fundraising and support. The President said, “Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls,” according to the L.A. Times. He added that he and Jay-Z have a lot in common. “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard but it's okay.” As Beyoncé and Michelle’s relationship has developed, these two women have become markers of 21st-century feminism. The release of a Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album, which includes the song “***Flawless” samples generously from a TEDx Talk given by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled “We Should All Be Feminists.”
The women’s sexual revolution is an expression of what Thelemites call the formula of Nu-Isis who is Nature purged of the false ideas of ethics, morality or laws. According to Kenneth Grant, of the eleven major seats of cosmic (celestial) power, Nu-Isis is the eleventh and most important for the present Aeon. Nu-Isis is a term denoting the free circuit of polarity of the celestial (Nu) and terrestrial (Isis) currents which manifest through the twin terminals of sex, thus creating a vortex that incarnates forces of superhuman potential. Speaking of supernatural powers, at the 2010 Grammy’s, Beyoncé marched up to the stage followed by a militant squad of back up dancers dressed in riot gear, to perform her song “If I Were a Boy.” At about three minutes into the performance she points to someone in the crowd, calls him forth, puts her hand under his chin and seemingly levitates him to her eye level from the audience below. Whether or not this was an act of stage magic has yet to be determined as the stunt received little press, but the message is loud and clear: These people have god-like powers. Grant states that “a profound magnetic sleep must engulf the priestess chosen for the Ritual.” Is that something that we witnessed symbolically in the music video for “Sweet Dreams”? The influence of Nu-Isis concentrates the Occult Tradition in both its Eastern and Western forms; it also embodies the new Current of Energy pervading human consciousness at the present stage of its evolution. In my opinion, the Nu-Isis current is designed to heighten the public feminine sexual perversion to equal the current male perversion in the Aeon of Horus. To establish the poles like the circuits of a battery trapping the human consciousness. In other words, if you can get the women as obsessed with public sex that men currently are, they can create two matching polarities that trap the human consciousness wave in a lower vibration.
Back to the X & O. Isis is oftentimes depicted with a throne on her head and the name Isis literally means “the stone seat”. There is a legend known to Initiates concerning the secret abode of the Goddess: “The Spirit of Nodens—God of the Great Deep—flashed forth as lightning from the depths and formed a throne in celestial realms—a seat of stone—whereon the Goddess was established. She ruled from the throne of stone which Nodends had fashioned, and about her the temple of Nu-Isis grew into being. This also was of stone, hollowed out, and of the lightning. And this Seat of Stone whirled forth in the heavens—the vehicle of Noden’s fire—veiled from mortal eyes by a vitreous curtain of deep unyielding ocean.”…“The heart of the Sigil of Nodens is identical with the Mark of the Beast: ¤, is the fusion of O and X which produces the lightning flash. Nodens is the God of the Great Deep or Abyss. He reigns over the Abyss and controls and harnesses its lightnings. The seat of stone is Isis, the godess who grants all desires is invoked by the union of the X and the O (the Phallus and the Kteis). --Kenneth Grant, Aleister Crowley and The Hidden God
Isis sometimes appears in the form of a lion or a cat headed deity. On Beyoncé’s album “B-Day” she sings a song called "Kitty Kat". Along with the obvious Monarch Beta programming symbolism, could there also be aspects of the Scartlet Woman? O.T.O. members Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard were doing their Babalon working to incarnate the goddess on this plane. During one ceremony where Hubbard was “scrying in the Aethyr” while Parsons took notes, he described a vision he had of a savage and beautiful woman riding naked on a great cat-like beast. The lion represents the solar fiery heat of the sexual energy combined with the female image. A type of Sphinx is thus formed, and in Thelema it represents the formula of love under will. The Sphinx is Bast or Pasht, sacred to that sexual passion which, magically controlled, expresses the Law of Thelema.
In Weird Stuff! Operation Culture Creation Part 2 we talk about the reality of celebrities as cult leaders. There is a new religion called Beyism based on, you guessed it, Beyoncé. An organization in Atlanta, Georgia have founded a church called “The National Church of Bey” who believe that Beyoncé “sits among the throne of Gods”. They gather every Sunday to sing her songs like reading passages out of a Bible. The service consists of a “sermon” based on a specific Beyoncé lyric or verse, while shouts of “Surfbordt!” take the place of the traditional “Amen.” Church founder, Pauline John Andrews, known as “Minister Diva” recently stated: “We are very disappointed in the failure of the public to recognize the existence of a divine Deity walking among them. Deity’s often walk the Earth in their flesh form. Beyoncé will transcend back to the spirit once her work here on Mother Earth has been completed. As our congregation continues to swell, we ask that you consider what is more real; an invisible spirit on high, or a walking, talking, breathing Goddess who shows you her true form daily? Beyoncé’s spirit is entrancing. We know that she was sent to this place to spread love, peace, and joy … Open your mind to new possibilities and you will see, just as we did, that Bey is a true higher power. Surfbort! We have published the Beyble and it will soon be available for free to the public. Donations have poured in and we will soon have enough to build a temple in honor of Mother Bey.” The church currently caters to all women but men are welcome provided they symbolically sacrifice their manhood and remove their penises before pledging allegiance to Bey. The congregation also has hopes to build a temple in honor of the singer and further extend its reach outside the Atlanta. Once the temple is built they plan to invite their goddess to speak at the church. The church of Bey already has parishes popping up all over the United States, Canada and England.