Five Years Gallery. How To Write: Reading Groups

17 May 2015

Presented by the Library Of Aeronautics.

Part 1. The Freres d'Heliopolis: a group of French aviators and alchemists in search of the symbolic power of flight and of Fulcanelli's Golden Fleece via the Language of the Birds.

Part 2. Rocket engineer and chemist at JPL Caltech, Marvel Whiteside John Parsons (1914-1952), invoked gods of the air while mastering the technical jargon necessary for pioneering space rocketry.

The Language Of The Birds:

All words are cognates with a common etymological origin.

Golden winged,
Silver winged
Winged with
flashing flame,
Such a flight of birds
I saw,
Birds without a name:
Singing songs in
their own tongue
(Song of songs) they
came.
Paradise: In a Symbol
Christina Georgina Rossetti

Higher conciousness speaks though the machine using an entirely unanticipated language, the dispassionate language of unexpected, startling truth. J. de Lesseps
…through a conscious attempt to misunderstand, understanding is gained...the “language of unsaying” … characterized by the presence of an absence, the trace of other things it can mean.
An understanding of the 'holographic' Green Language, the Language of the Birds, a punning, multi-lingual word play is investigated to reveal unusual and, meaningful associations between seemingly unrelated ideas. Its most famous C20th exponent, the author known as Fulcanelli, claims that in our day this is the natural language of the outsiders, the outlaws and heretics at the fringes of society.
Fulcanelli's two books,
Mystery Of The Cathedrals; Dwellings Of The Philosophers, published after his disappearance in 1926 emphasize a phonetic cabala of argot, cant or slang. which he links to the Argonauts, of the quest for the Golden Fleece, insisting that the crew of the Argo spoke the Green Language. He also links this idea to the troubadour poet Villon whose brotherhood of thieves were the same nautes, or sailors, as the Argonauts. 

The Freres d'Heliopolis, consisting of the Lesseps family of aviators and their salon of inventors and artists formed around the symbol of the Fulcanelli (weaponsmith of the Sun), continuing an underground network of hermetic ideas while laying claim to the development of early flight. Their double identities and double entendres& seem to have inspired Jack Parsons, who wrote Freedom is A Double Edged Sword under the magickal pseudonym Fra Belarion (www.bibliotecapleyades.net/bb/babalon210.htm) and who became an important member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Aerojet Engineering Corporation. Parsons associated with the sci fi literary scene of the late 1940s and is thought to have been the inspiration for the comicbook character Captain Marvel, who would utter the words Shazam when transforming from his mundane identity to that of superhero.
(Parsons& married Marjorie Cameron, who would later act in the films of Kenneth Anger, before he disappeared, presumed&nbsp killed, after an explosion at his home in 1952).


Video: The Language Of The Birds










VOYAGER VOYANT…SEER
VOYOUS…THUGS
VOLER…FLY/STEAL
VOLEUR…THIEF
VOLANT…FLYING
VOILE…TO SAIL

LANGUE…TONGUE
JARGON
ARGENT…SILVER
ARGO
ARGOT…SLANG
ARGONAUT
ARGOTIER…STREET THIEF

AVION…PLANE
AVIAIRE…AVIAN/BIRD
AVIATEUR

NAUTE…ME
NAVIRE…VESSEL
NAVIGEUR…NAVIGATE

CABALLUS…HORSE
CABALEIRO…HORSEMAN
CABALE

TROBAR…TO INVENT/MEET
D'OR…GOLD