The Gate of The Silver Key: Shub-Niggurath, Discendo
Its been a couple of days since I last visited the Land of the Silver God. I dont know if its terror or something else, ineffable, that made me delay the operation and visit back there. But my curiosity got the best of me. So I hicked up the mountain near my village and at midnight drew those alien symbols down on the ground. The only light that I had with me was those of the candles. The Mountain and trees around me suddenly started to feel very alive, like they were “animated” by some kind of untold power. It was like the Mountain itself knew what I was about to do. The nature herself was not to be found there.
I drew the symbols in my body and I took a sip of Absinthe, I laid down on the cold soil ready for my “descend” to the abominable place. I took a deep breath and I outered the unspeakable chants:
“Agar Am Da’tha’lah Ug’n lameh Nigiritraa”
Immideately I found myself back to the Woods of the Land of the Silver God. I called the priest and he came. He looked me and said:
PR: So are you ready to see our Goddess?
ME: Talk about yourself I do not bow down to anyone
PR: With that attitude and arrogance you will not go far boy…
ME: Its not arrogance, I do give praise but Ill not become a slave.
PR: Very well then. Let us not waste time. Let us go the road ahead is long. Lets have a chat child. Tell me, what you wish to learn?
ME: First of allwho and what is Shub-Niggurath? Sure I have read the novels and various “grimoires” but you should know better. Where she comes from?
PR: For starters, Shub-Niggurath is one of the Outer Ones, an Elder One as you mundanes call her. She like all other Outer Ones came from a Planet called Yugoth as called by the humans but the real name of that Globe is Shar’Goth. Niggurath have a humanoid shape with a goat head… Thats what your punny mind can receive as an image anyways. She has dominion over sexual powers and desires as well as fertility.
ME: I see, like the Aphrodite of the Outer Space (pun intended)
PR:HAHAHAHAH! You have a sense of humour I see.
While we were crossing the woods and getting closer to that abominable temple I was feeling the power of Shub-Niggurath crushing my being. Finally we where standing before the main gate of the Cyclopian Temple. The Priest looked at me and said:
PR: Go on then, my guidance ends here. Get inside and let your insticts guide you to the Mother. But a word of warning. Whatever you do do not touch anything without her permission. Whatever approaches you keep going and do not pay attention to it…
The tone of his voice was nasty and sinister. It matter of secs he had vanished. While I was standing before the Gate I felt the blasphemous presence of the Dark Goddess and every fiber of my being was against me going in. I took a deep breath and decided to proceed. From the momment I went in I could feel the abominable miasma all around me choking me with its stench. I could see it around as a black smoke.
I proceeded. While I was walking inside the Cyclopian Temple I saw weird paintings with strange creatures engaging in terrifying rituals of sacrifice, orgies and feasts of flesh, to a feminine figure, very attractive sexually which had goat hoodes and horns. At some point that sexually attractive figure changed to an abominable moster huge with myriads of legs and a terifying head of a sinister Goat.
While I was wandering inside and looking at the paintings I felt the presence of something or someone watching me. The lighting was dim and on the air was the smell of incense. After wandering for some minutes I found myself in front of a huge, assymetrical gate. On the centre of the gate there was a symbol which implied that inside the Dark Goddess resided. I reached with my hand the Monolithic gate and touched it.
Suddenly the gate satrted to move and with a very weird way beyond description to open. I looked inside and I saw obsidian floor with huge columns made from hematite with weird, alien inscriptions on them. Incense holders where hanging from the ceiling and a dozen of small candles where on the floor. Deep in back, in the darkness I saw a slim figure in the smokes. Suddenly a pair of glowing yellow eyes pierced my body with their glare and a very feminine voice said to me to get closer.
Although I was afraid my body moved on its own. As I was approaching the Dark Goddess the feeling of terror grew inside me. I reached the throne and then I laid my eyes upon her! I have never saw in my life more beautiful women than her!!! White skin, crimson lips and hair. She was sitting on her glorious throne from Onyx, naked.
I bowed and greeted her:
ME: Hail Shub-Niggurath, Goat of the Black Woods and Mother of a Thousand Youngs. Iam here to undertake your challenge and learn from you so I can be of your kin.
With a wide smile the Queen of the Cyclopian temple said:
SN: Very few have reached so far and noone went beyond here. Why you should be different?
ME: To my knowledge great Goddess many have been past here. I choose to heed the words of the Priest and came here.
SN: I see that you are determined. For that alone I’ll allow you to take the trial, but do not be fooled you will not be under my favour…
She looked me with a stare very judgemental and pierced my soul. I noded yes and she sat on her throne again. She said to me:
SN: Drink from the cup at your right and sit down. I sat down reluctantly, and took the cup and drank the dark liquid. It was sweet and the taste was like I was drinking cherry juice. She looked me and said:
SN: So are you ready? Here is where the trial starts. What you just drank is called Eg’n Nethaf’thum Mortis. Its pure toxin mixed with my blood. In a minute or so you’ll start to feel dizzy, you’ll want to vomit and feel unbearable pain. If you manage to retain your sanity inside this psychedelic “trip” Ill bless and teach you.
Before she could finish her sentence this blasphemous entity I had already been paralyzed. Everything around me was swirling and a strong headache made my body move uncontrollably. My ears was in pain and I was hearing a buzz which drove me mad. Minutes seemed hours and hours like years. I found myself floating in the cold void. I could not feel anymore my “being” but still, something was connecting me with my physical pain. Inside that cold darkness infinite images were passing through my eyes. Images of happiness, sadness, ruin, and destruction. After all these, and while fighting to stay sane I had visions of strange cultures and beings. Entities out of human comprehension. Manuscripts, techniques, technical instruments and strange alien technologies and buildings of immense height. The “volume” of knowledge as the Greeks said ahhaha (self sarcasm)… All that knowledge caused me unbearable pain, pain beyond imagination both physical and mental.
I saw visions of the Old Ones and from whence they came. I saw them building Cyclopian towns and libraries of assymetrical architecturewhich had corridors which led to different dimensions. I saw abominable rites and heard blasphemous chants which no human dare to speak and “black deeds” which no human ever performed or ever will. And In that delirium which I have fallen, I saw him… Inside my pain I got a glimpse of him… YOG-SOTHOTH, The Gate to All That Is. I felt his stare piercing every fiber of my body tormenting it to its limits. It was like he could read me like an open book. At that momment I remembered all events that have passed through my life. Suddenly I returned to my body.
OH My God!!! What have I done!!! So much pain! Agony!!! All around me there was spilled the black liquid and I was vommiting uncontrollably. All around me black creatures were gathered. They where the same as those on the paintings in the walls. I assumed they where the “Thousand Youngs”. I turned my stare up and looked Shub Niggurath. While she was still in her throne she looked at me and smiled:
SN: The descend has ended. You are back…Hahhahahha!!! You will see the world in a different view;
Still dizzy and with my eyes trying to focus I got up. Something was…Odd. I felt lighter, like out of my body. My senses were enhanced somehow. While still looking around I saw my reflexion… My physiology had changed! I had eyes with the golden colour of the moon, hair silver and deep dark skin like obsidian. I was sure that my trial was over, but her teachings…Not!
END OF PART III
Blessing & Gift of the Black Goat of a Thousand Youngs
I once again visited the place where Shub Niggurath dwelled. When I “arrived” she took me to a strange chamber and showed me strange books and scrolls which contained to what my understanding was at the time rituals and spells. During my stay there she helped me and teach’d me how to manipulate my energy to each part of my body and how to awaken my personal sexual energy. After some time she gave me a certain circle which she told me that is to be used to travel to other places within the land of the silver God. Here is the circle which I received:
The Circle as a whole
The symbols translates as follow:
- Unto the Moon of Uru’k
- Transcend the confines of Space and Time
Image here: http://imgur.com/a/F8odR
- By Shub-Niggurath’s Will
- Let me pass/through
5)Transcend the Realms of Spirit
- For Iam the Black Man
7+8) Coordinates for the Land of Uru’k (Eibons birthplace according to her)
Image here: http://imgur.com/a/ijDn9