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Who will babysit the babysitters?
(Jello Biafra, 'Lard')

Steiner Goethean Plant

--| Mars, Michael, Lard & Meteoric Iron |----- 

| Celestial Fireworks on Display
| Globe and Mail, November 17, 2003
| Toronto - A celestial fireworks display is expected to keep backyard
| astronomers and scientists alike awake overnight nationwide Monday for
| what is thought will be the last great meteor shower for close to a
| century.
| The much anticipated Leonid meteor storm is expected to produce as
| many as 20 to 30 shooting stars a minute on Monday night and into the
| early morning hours Tuesday as Earth passes through the debris trail
| of the Tempel-Tuttle comet.
| "It will be very spectacular," said Peter Brown, an astronomy
| professor at the University of Western Ontario.
| "We won't see another major Leonid show until the end of the 21st
| century."

--| The Power of Lard |---

The power of Lard Lard
You can see it
In the clouds up in the sky

Floats by in clusters
In our water supply

It's all of us, man
In our pores and in our hair

What we conceal
With these corny clothes we wear

Lard is all
Lard is divine
Lard is control
Lard whips and chains our soul

Lard-We carry credit cards
Lard-We live in fear of art

Lard is the -OM
Lard is revolution
Lard is the tapeworm
In the bottle of cheap tequila
That comes alive at night
And sneaks up
And bites your nipple


Nowadays, most of us need someone
To run our personal life
Someone to see that
The plants are watered,
Someone to make sure the place is clean,
Someone to make sure dinner is waiting,
Someone to call for theatre tickets,
Someone to make up those cheap excuses

What we need is...

Lard-The answer
Lard-The dancer
Lard-The ointment
Lard-The dream
Absorb it
Inflame it
Respect it
Molest it
The country right now just wants to be
Soothed, and told it doesn't have to pay or
Sacrifice or learn
No one is over the hill
When the mountain comes to Mohammed


Lard-We love to eat
Lard-We love to pray
Lard-Mold over mind

Every time I take a crap
It's a cosmic experience

Religion and chemicals
Are the key to the future

Next time we have sex
Just pretend I'm Ed Meese

The weasels have it down, man
It's a whole new age


Which would you prefer-
A computer or a gun?

The sharks out lived the dinosaurs, you know

Pity the poor trainer
In the stable when the race horse farts

Poison oak really is
The aphrodisiac of the Gods

When people are asleep
We must all become alarm clocks

Hey, man
Life is my college

It's Dental Floss of the mind
Who will babysit the babysitters?

Ever hear about that guy in New York whose dick
Fell off in the bath after he shot it full of coke?

It's OK to run out of butter in Zambia
Just smear squashed caterpillars on your toast

Waiter, there's a terrorist in my soup
Which came first- Max Headroom or Gerald Ford?

Are you a man or are you a mouse?
If you love your fun- Die for it!

And feel
The Power of Lard
The Power of Lard
The Power of Lard
The Power of Lard

Avoid everything, etc...

(Jello Biafra, 'Lard')


--| Mars, Red-Blood, and Iron |-----

When we go back in time to when the earth was still united with the
sun, there was as yet no solid gold. The particles of the white
sun-ether became first fluid, and then solid. These are the veins of
gold which are now in the earth. Gold is solidified sunlight. Silver
is solidified moonlight. All mineral substances have gradually
solidified. When human beings become ever more spiritualised
quicksilver will also become more solid. At one time gold and silver
formed drops just as water does now. The fact that mercury is still
fluid is connected with the whole process of Earth evolution. It will
become solid when the God Mercury has fulfilled his mission. In the
middle of the Atlantean Root Race quicksilver was brought down from
mercury in etheric form. Had we not had quicksilver we should not have
had the Christ-principle.

When the Mars Principle (Kama-Manas) was incorporated into the earth,
iron was brought down to the earth from Mars. Iron originates in Mars.
It was first in astral form and later densified. When we trace the
earth to that period of time we find ever fewer warm-blooded animals.
It was only in the middle of the Lemurian Age that warm blood made its
appearance together with the Mars impulse. Iron came into the blood at
that time. It is iron that in all occult writings is brought into
connection with Mars, quicksilver with Buddhi-Mercury. The Earth was
therefor understood as Mars and Mercury. Everything that did not
originate from Mars and Mercury has come over from the Moon.

(Steiner, 28 Oct. 1905)


We in fact can divide our present terrestrial stage into two parts.
During the first it came about that our blood is red. What has given
us our red blood? During the separation of the earth and the sun, this
globe composed of fluid substance was shot through by other fluid
forces emanating from the planet Mars. Before this passage of Mars not
the slightest trace of iron existed on this earth. In fact, that is
the result of this passage; all substances containing iron such as our
blood have been subjected to the influence of Mars. Mars has coloured
the substance of the earth. And the appearance of red blood is the
result of its influence. That is why the first half of earth evolution
is referred to as the period of Mars.

At that time, iron was a fluid substance and the metals only hardened
later on. Mercury is the only metal which has not yet solidified. When
this will have happened the soul of man will have become totally
independent of the physical and astral imaginative vision will have
become conscious. This fact is connected with the forces of Mercury
which influence the second part of the Earth evolution during which
they will densify and finally become solid. The Earth is both Mars and
Mercury. And it is this which the Initiates have woven into our
language by indicating that the days of the week belong to the planets
of our evolution: Mars and Mercury are placed between the Moon and
Jupiter. (53, pp. 107-108)

(Steiner, June, 1906)


But another event took place, concurrently with the separation of the
sun and moon from the earth - as you have heard on various occasions.
I refer to the passage of Mars through the earth. The substance of the
two cosmic bodies Mars and Earth was at that time so thin that the
substance of Mars could pass through the earth, and there was left
behind in the earth a substance which it did not have before, iron. If
you go through all the various conditions of the ancient Sun and Moon,
you will find no trace of iron; iron first came about through the
transit of Mars through the earth. And it was that event too which
enabled red blood to be formed. What was the consequence of the
permeation of the earth with iron? The earth became fiery, became
permeated with an atmosphere of warmth.

And now we come to a thought which I beg you to take hold of with
precision. Imagine that all the warmth which is present in the bodies
of men and animals inhabiting the earth today were living as an
atmosphere of warmth around the earth. Then you have approximately the
state of the earth immediately after the separation of the moon.

The earth-beings did not yet possess warmth, but warmth surrounded
the whole globe, it was still outside. Thus we can think of the earth
at this time as a body still fluid, a body in which the other metals
were present in solution in a variety of ways, and which was
surrounded by a sea of fire, or warmth. Into this sea of warmth the
sun sent its rays of light from without. For the occultist light is by
no means merely physical, but it is the bodily expression of the
spirit. It is because these sun-Spirits in the sun-rays are taken into
the earth-warmth that there is first formed the common soul, the
common astral body of all mankind and the higher animals. (124, pp.

(Steiner, 28 Oct. 1907)


--| Michael and Meteoric Iron |-----

And when in high summer, from a particular constellation, meteors fall in
great shows of cosmic iron, then this cosmic iron, which the Gods bring to
bear against Ahriman, as he seeks Dragonlike to coil round the shining
human forms. The force which falls on the earth in the meteoric iron is
truly a cosmic force whereby the higher autumn approaches. And this
majestic display in cosmic space, when the August meteor showers stream
down into the human being shining in the astral light, has its
counterpart--so gentle and apparently so small--in a change that occurs in
the human blood. This human blood, which is in truth not such a material
thing as contemporary science immagines, but is permeated throughout by
impulses from soul and spirit, is rayed through by the force which is
carried as iron into the blood and wages war there on anxiety, fear, and
hate. The processesses which are set going in every blood corpuscle when
the force of iron shoots into it are the same, on a minute human scale, as
through the air. This permeation of human blood by the anxiety-
displelling force of iron is a meteoric activity. The effect of the raying
in of the iron is to drive fear and anxiety out of the blood.

And so, when the Gods with their meteors wage war on the spirit who would
like to radiate fear over all the earth by his coiling serpentine form,
and while they cause iron to stream radiantly into this fear-tainted
atmosphere, which reaches its peak when autumn approaches or when summer
wanes--so the same process occurs inwardly in humans, when their blood is
permeated with iron. We can understand these things only if, on the one
hand, we understand their inner spiritual signifacance and, on the other,
if we recognize how the sulphur-process and the iron-process in human
beings are connected with corresponding events in the cosmos.

Those who look out into space and see a shooting star should say to
themselves with reverence for the Gods: 'That occurance in the great
expanse of space has its minute counterpart continuously in myself. There
are the shooting stars, while in every one of my blood corpuscles iron is
taking form. My life is full of shooting stars, miniature shooting stars.'
And this inner fall of shooting stars, pointing to the life of the blood,
is especially important when autumn approaches, when the sulpher-process
is at its peak. For when people are shining like glow-worms in the way I
have described, then the counter-force is present also, for millions of
tiny meteors are scintillating inwardly in their blood...


During this Autumn Festival of Michael, there should grow in you
all that goes against LOVE OF EASE, against anxiety, and makes for
The FESTIVAL OF STRONG WILL: that is how we should concieve of the
Michael Festival.


The Dragon paints itself out of the cosmos. The Dragon paints itself for
us, forming its body out of bluish-yellow sulpher streams. We see the
dragon shaping itself in shimmering clouds of radiance out of the sulpher
vapours; and over the Dragon rises the figure of Michael: Michael with his

We shall picture this rightly only if wte see the space where Michael
displays his power and his lordship over the Dragon as filled not with
indifferent clouds but with showers of Meteoric Iron. These showers take
form from the power that streams out from Michael's heart; they are welded
together into the sword of Michael, who overcomes the Dragon with his
sword of Meteoric Iron.

(Rudolf Steiner, The Michael Imagination,
 Dornach, October 5, 1923) 


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