I’m Closer to the Golden Dawn

Some may recognise this post’s title – it’s the opening line from David Bowie’s ‘Quicksand’ and refers to Alistair Crowley‘s OTO-like organisation.  Personally, I like the tune and it always comes to mind on mornings like today when the sky was like the photosphere of the Sun, absolutely flawless in it’s colour transitions.  The pictures are taken using my Panasonic Lumix TZ5, set to ‘auto’.

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Quicksand Lyrics

I’m closer to the Golden Dawn

Immersed in Crowley’s uniform

Of imagery

I’m living in a silent film

Portraying Himmler’s sacred realm

Of dream reality

I’m frightened by the total goal

Drawing to the ragged hole

And I ain’t got the power, anymore

No I ain’t got the power anymore

I’m the twisted name on Garbo’s eyes

Living proof of Churchill’s lies

I’m destiny

I’m torn between the light and dark

Where others see their targets

Divine symmetry

Should I kiss the viper’s fang

Or herald loud the death of Man

I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought

And I ain’t got the power anymore

Don’t believe in yourself

Don’t deceive with belief

Knowledge comes with death’s release

Ah ah ah ah

Ah ah ah ah ah

I’m not a prophet or a stone age man

Just a mortal with the potential of a superman

I’m living on

I’m tethered to the logic of Homo Sapien

Can’t take my eyes from the great salvation

Of bullshit faith

If I don’t explain what you ought to know

You can tell me all about it

On the next Bardo

I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought

And I ain’t got the power anymore

Don’t believe in yourself

Don’t deceive with belief

Knowledge comes with death’s release

Ah ah ah ah

Ah ah ah ah ah

Don’t believe in yourself

Don’t deceive with belief

Knowledge comes with death’s release

Ah ah ah ah

Ah ah ah ah ah

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England