The Idols Have Been Cast Down and Rent

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'Enlightenment, understood in the widest sense as the advance of thought, has always aimed at liberating human beings from fear and installing them as masters. Yet the wholly enlightened earth is radiant with triumphant calamity.' —Dialectic of Enlightenment, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one true God. Amen. The times are dark, and pestilence, famine, war, and death rule הַעוֹלָם הַזֶּ֗ה. To listen to the still, small voice in our hearts is increasingly difficult as we view more and more chaos unfolding before us: neighbours distrusting neighbours, nations taking up arms against nations, man's inhumanity to man. Yet to keep quiet and listen to that voice is to hear the proclamation of a new nation, the Kingdom of God, which is within all of us. Whether you call it hesychasm or דְּבֵקוּת, it shows a glimpse of הַעוֹלָם הַבָּא, which we can only pray to come soon. In the meantime, let us show compassion to one another, comfort the suffering, and share in one another's joy. On this Walpurgisnacht 2018: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one true God. Amen. Personnel: • Eva Gnostiquette (except where otherwise noted) ——vocals, guitar, synth, production, album art, design Notes: All lyrics written by Eva Gnostiquette except for 'Bella Ciao' (originally written by an anonymous anti-fascist), parts of 'Love Is a Contradiction if There Is No God' (some lyrics originally written by St. Athanasius), Movement IV of ‘A Guardian on the Threshold’ (written by Karl Marx; translated by Clemens Dutt), and 'Venceremos' (written by Claudio Iturra). All music composed by Eva Gnostiquette except for the aforementioned 'Bella Ciao' and 'Venceremos'. Cover art inspired by the work of David Tibet. Dedicated to: • My family • My friends: three Carolines, Michael Orion Powell-Deschamps, Devin, Noiyeh, Nicole, Sam, Hannah, Kit, and many more • And all who fought and continue to fight for freedom, equality, and unity.Read more »

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