GNOSIS NONCE MASS
In front of a projection of a massive baroque altar 12 faithful worshippers enter in an orderly fashion to offer up their sheep, goats, pets, wives & children for sacrifice.
High priests in business suits slaughter them & ritually sodomise eachother.
A glass harmonium plays Gnostic musak
A luminous cloud descends in red checkered trousers, laughing delirious divine laughter:
A ~ O, A ~ O, A ~ O, A ~ O, A ~ O!
In saeculo saeculorumorumorumorum… stop it you’re killing me!
The altar orgy transforms into a pious offering of thanksgiving over loaves of bread.
Jesus emerges laughing from the cloud.
Thanksgivers (in Latin): Master, why are you laughing at our humblemumble of thanksgiving?
We have done what it is right to do
Jesus (in Latin): I do not laugh at you.
I laugh at your praise
I laugh at your god.
Thanksgivers (Latin) Master, are you not the son of our god?
Jesus (Latin): Fools, how do you know me?
You pray strange prayers to a stranger god.
I am the Sethian spark
Unbegotten son of the Celestial Mother
The self-generated One
The Jism at the Jump
cue Benny Goodman’s Jumping at the Savoy . The faithful jitterbug. Jesus ascends a little above them.
Judas in red fright wig approaches him.
Judas: I know who you are and where you come from.
Jesus: Judas the Judaean, our trusty treasurer – pray tell, who?
Judas: You are from the immortal realm of Barbelo. You are sent by one whose
name I am not worthy to speak…
Jesus: Step away from the others.
Judas: I am not worthy…
Jesus: Judas, I shall tell you the mysteries of the Kingdom.
For you are the key.
The Barbelo Chorus (glass harmonium, bassoon, theremin & jews harp - for Judas)
Beyond Jahweh is Barbelo
Lift up your eyes
Behold a luminous cloud
Look at the light within it
And the stars surrounding it
And your star that leads the way
Beyond the shit and corruption
Creation of a malevolent demiurge
To the blessed realm
Barbelo! Barbelo! Barbelo!
Jesus: Judas I needs must sacrifice the man that clothes me.
So you must do what must be done.
Judas: Master I saw myself in a vision
Your 12 disciples were stoning me.
Jesus: You will become the 13th
Cursed by the generations
You will come to a field of blood
And you will rule over them.
Now do it quickly.
Judas: Let there be heaven though my place is in hell.
Jesus laughs the way he does. Judas kisses him on the mouth.
SWAT: Drop ‘em! Spread ‘em! Gay-assed muthafuckers!..etc
What are you doing here? You are a disciple of Jesus?
Judas: I am. This is he.
The SWAT team sound off 30 pieces of silver. They beat & hood Jesus then carry him off, cruciform.
When I hang from a tree
No way up for me
I fall flyblown
In a potters field
Green guts spilled
In terracotta clay
On a summers day.
Enter a Realtor.
Realtor: This here’s one hell of a piece of real estate.
Sweetest home sweet home bloodmoney can buy
And the cheapest
The owner’s a potter he has to sell
His right hand lost its cunning
The left was cut off for theft
Akeldama, they call it means
Field of Blood
But you can change that –
South face of the Hinnom
Position, position, position.
Judas swings on a rope next to the luminous trousered cloud.
Judas: I gave the money to the priests
They bought it
For a burial plot for strangers
I repent and confess my sins
In the presence of Christ.
Large projected superimposed images of the crux ansata, the ankh and a wandjina figure