Gold Skin was saved from execution, since
the Pharaoh and the High Priest recognized
the handiwork of the dreaded demon Fuku,
also known as the Mummy Basher for his vi-
cious attacks on helpless mummies.
Fuku is the God of Insolence. He respects
nothing and nobody. He once screamed at
the Pharaoh, Great Two House 9, “Give me
any lip and I’ll jerk the living prick offen your
Creature of Chaos, God of pranksters and
poltergeists, dreaded by the pompous, the
fraudulent, the hypocritical, the boastful. . .
wild, riderless, he knows no master but Pan,
God of Panic. Wherever Pan rides screaming
crowds to the shrilling pipes, you will find
Cut-rate embalmers offer pay-as-you-go
plans, so much a month for mummy insur-
ance. If you live fifty years or die tomorrow,
your future in the Western Lands is assured.
(An old couple with their arms around each
other’s shoulders stand in front of their mod-
est little villa.)
The Western Lands are now open to the
middle class of merchants and artisans,
speculators and adventurers, pimps, grave
robbers and courtesans. The Priests wring
their hands and warn of a hideous soul glut.
But Egypt is threatened by invasion from
without and rebellion from within. So the
Pharaoh decides to throw the biggest sop
he’s got to the middle classes, to ensure their
loyalty. He will give them Immortality.
“If we alienate the middle classes, they will
take their skills to the partisans and the
“It is true what you say, Great Outhouse.
But I likes the old ways.”
“I too. It was a good tight club in those
days. If things get rough, we can always li-
quidate the excess mummies.”
The Embalming Conclaves are able to offer
cheap rates because the embalming is done
on a moving belt, each team of embalmers
performing one operation: remove brains,
remove internal organs, wind the wrappings.
They become extremely dextrous and quick.
What used to take a month can now be done
in a day.
“These changes are too fast for Khepera,”
moans the High Priest. (Khepera, the Dung
Beetle of Becoming, is seen rushing frantic-
ally about, faster and faster. He throws him-
self on his back in despair, feebly kicking his
legs in the air.)
Three hours and twenty-three minutes
from Death to Mummification: an hour to
gut it out good, an hour in the drying vats, an
hour in the lime-cure vats, internal organs
stashed in tasteful vases, wrap it up and
store it in the communal vaults, which are
carefully controlled for humidity and tem-
perature and patrolled by armed guards at
“You see, Great Outhouse, things have got-
ten out of hand.”
“True. Things always do, sooner or later.”
Even the lowly fellaheen carry out home
embalmings in their fish-drying sheds and
smokehouses. Practically anybody xan get
into the Western Lands.
The young question the mummy concept:
“To keep the same asshole forever? Is this
a clarion call to youth?”
“It stinks like petrified shit.”
“Have you something better to offer?” says
aserious young Scribe. “We know that mum-
mification can ensure a measure of immor-
tality.” He turns to Neferti. “And what can
you offer that is better than such precarious
“I can offer the refusal to accept survival
on such terms, the disastrous terms of birth.
Ican offer the determination to seek survival
elsewhere. Who dictates all this mummy
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“And who are they to impose such
“They are those who succeed in imposing
“To reach the Western Lands is to achieve
freedom from fear. Do you free yourself from
fear by cowering in your physical body for
eternity? Your body is a boat to lay aside
when you reach the far shore, or sell it if you
can find a fool. . . it’s full of holes . . . it’s full
June 6, 1985. Friday. I am in Iran someplace,
looking at a map to see if the secret place of
Djunbara, where Hassan i Sabbah took
refuge from his enemies, is on the map. It
was somewhere north of the capital. It was
not supposed to be on the map, but it was
quite clearly marked.
Now I see a cleft in a block of limestone,
and through the cleft I can see an old man of
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great strength, a stone man, his arms and
legs of smooth marble.
The Stone Man gave HIS a base of power
to shut out his enemies and regroup his
Danger is a biologic necessity for men, like
sleep and dreams. If you face death, for that
time, for the period of direct confrontation,
you are immortal. For the Western middle
classes, danger is a rarity and erupts only
with a sudden, random shock. And yet we
are all in danger at all times, since our death
exists: Mektoub, it is written, waiting to
present the aspect of surprised recognition.
Is there a technique for confronting death
without immediate physical danger? Can one
reach the Western Lands without physical
death? These are the questions that Hassan i
Don Juan says that every man carries his
own death with him at all times. The impec-
cable warrior contacts and confronts his
death at all times, and is immortal. So the
training at Alamout was directed toward put-
ting the student in contact with his death.
Once contact has been made, the physical as-
sassination is a foregone conclusion. His as-
sassins did not even try to escape, though
capture meant torture. By the act of assassin-
ation they had transcended the body and
physical death. The operative has killed his
To modern political operatives, this is ro-
mantic hogwash. You gonna throw away an
agent you spent years training? Yes, because
he was trained for one target, for one kill.
The modern operative, then, is doing
something very different from the messen-
gers of HIS. Modern agents are protecting
and expanding political aggregates. HIS was
training individuals for space conditions, for
existence without the physical body. This is
the logical evolutionary step. The physical
body is not designed for space conditions in
present form. Too heavy, since it is en-
cumbered with a skeleton to maintain up-
right position in a gravity field.
Political structures are increasingly incom-
patible with space conditions. They are inex-
orably cutting our lifelines to space, by im-
posing a uniformity of environment that pre-
cludes evolutionary mutations.
The punctuational theory of evolution is
that mutations appear quite quickly when
the equilibrium is punctuated. Fish trans-
ferred from one environment to a totally new
and different context showed a number of
biologic alterations in a few generations. But
when more fish were brought in, uniformity
was reestablished. Alterations occur in re-
sponse to drastic alteration in equilibrium in
small, isolated groups. All isolated groups
are inexorably assimilated into an overall
uniformity of environment.
Iam the cat who walks alone, and to me all
supermarkets are alike. Yes, and the people
in them, from Helsinki to San Diego, from
Seoul to Sydney.
What did Hassan i Sabbah find out in Egypt?
He found out that the Western Lands exist,
and how to find them. This was the Garden
he showed his followers. And he found out
how to act as Ka for his disciples.
At death the Ren, the Sekem and the Khu
desert the body, soon to be a sinking ship.
The Ka is stuck with his boy. He is a front-
line officer taking the same chances as his
men, day after day, not just once like Jesus.
If his boy dies in the Land of the Dead, he
dies too. Forever. So your Ka is your only
guide through the Land of the Dead to the
Western Lands, the most dangerous of all
roads, since you are facing Death itself. Don’t
believe the Christian God or Allah or any of
that second-rate lot, in their sleazy heavens
of pearls and gold with their houris, gods for
slaves and servants, with lying promises . . .
the Slave Gods.
In present-day Egypt, or in the areas of the
Mayan and Aztec ruins, one encounters trun-
cated history, where the present-day reality
has lost all connection with the historical
past, to create a solid time-block. So the last
place to look for clues to ancient Egypt is in
Specifically, I want to reach Egypt about a
thousand years ago, when Hassan i Sabbah
was there. The concept of salvation through
assassination is taking shape. The first real
clue is the Egyptian concept of Seven Souls.
HIS sees that the Ka, the Double, is the guide
to the Garden. However, the Ka must kill the
False Ka in carnate form. And the False Ka,
the Feku, mustprcscnt itself when the true
Ka takes full possession of the human organ-
ism. This is the function of the human organ-
ism, to serve as a receptacle for the true Ka.
So the enemies of HIS are various carnate
manifestations of false, parasitic Kas.
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