On the day of execution the new arises from the gallows. Everything dies again to create anew. The cycle continues and continues. Like Ymir, Ask and Embla went Blackstar. Their offspring and all successive generations did likewise. Through the tilted order of life and death the Nordic race of man multiplied within the boundaries of Midgard, as fate would have it.
This path correlates to, but does not necessarily mirror, the runes the Norns carved at the base of Yggdrasil, the universal ash tree. Only women kneel and smile, at the centre of it all. The Norn’s runes provoke even the most powerful of the ancient Nordic astronauts. Odin sought the wisdom of the runes and sacrificed an eye to acquire them. Sacrifices must be made in order to obtain what we desire.
You must sacrifice your eyes so that you may truly see.
All is there. Fate is nearly sealed. We must strive to find Truth before our time expires. Look within ourselves to see it all.
As you all know, one year ago today was the day the great David Bowie died, two days after his 69th birthday and release of his masterpiece “Blackstar”. Two days ago, on what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, an EP titled “No Plan” came out. I’ve been listening to it non-stop ever since.
It starts with “Lazarus”, a great song (and video) originally released on “Blackstar” which includes the unforgettable line “Look up here, I’m in heaven“.
Next is the title track “No Plan”, which seems to have been written from the perspective of someone who has died.
The third track, “Killing a Little Time”, concerns Bowie’s anger at no longer being able to write more songs because of his death.
The last track, “When I Met You”, wraps up the EP in experimental fashion with noted use of vocal overlays, which evokes a mysterious and spiritual sense.
Hallo. Mitt Navn Er Magnus, the Oracle of Ørmen.
In the villa of Ørmen stands a solitary candle. The light upon my eyes implants a vision.
Billions of years ago, the Giant Ymir went Blackstar. From his remains formed the Milky Way and eventually the Earth. Many years later, rains fell upon the Earth and spawned two Ash trees. When the trees died their trunks fell into the sea. Ancient Nordic Astronauts Vili, Vé, and their leader Odin discovered the trunks washed ashore and used them to craft the first Nordic human beings, the male Ask and the female Embla. The Astronauts endowed the beings with life, animation, intelligence, speech, and the senses. They were placed in Midgard, in the centre of it all, with the protection of a great wall from the savages who roamed the Earth.