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1) Hello Jason. Firstly I am honored to be conducting this interview with you. Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your projects you are involved with?
I guess I mostly answered that above.
The reaping of the corn, the crisp Autumnal nights decked out in gloves and collars turned up as we roam the graves, the legends of the Old South, ghosts, the supernatural, the search for the Beloved, the Amada, Ella, as She calls from within the blood, rural folk ways, the absolute rejection of modern morale (or the lack of Morale in Modern society), the elder ways of yesteryears and etc. Of course HARVEST RAIN keep or have a certain 'aura' that surrounds it as we represent the lost or I like to say the occult (the hidden) side of the deep rural South where we still say "Yes Mam" and we still open the door for Ladies. We still keep a morale of a true Gentleman or Gentile-Man. Where the Archetype is still at work within the rural "Christian" communities. If you look good enough you still see old customs and you come to realize that it does not matter whether one calls their God Christ or Wuotan because this is where the mystery of the Archetype takes hold. Serrano shows this to us especially in "The Resurrection of the Hero" where he writes on what he terms "Esoteric Kristianism". However - it is shown and written about in all his Esoteric books, mainly the Trilogy.
4) What lies in the future regarding future musical works?
We are currently working on a new album called "CATHEDRAL WEATHER". I have some tracks that did not make it to the BLOOD HYMNS album that I am going to release as GENTILE PEASANTRY. I have been contacted by a Label so it may be soon.
5) Harvest Rain has a very metaphysical, dream-like atmosphere in the music. Do you develop some of your artistic creations from recollections of your dreams?
Yes. It's just music that comes naturally to us. We could care less about expensive equipment and so on. It is TRUE SOUL MUSIC. Astral music. Without question my music and Spiritual Path go hand in hand. Songs like "Strange Evening Glow". After I sat down and listened to that song upon finishing it I was so mystified that I had created that. But of course as a musician each new inspired song is the "best one yet!". Another song that I have had the most compliments on would be a tie between "Strange Lights Appear" and "Thuletide". I honestly do not know how this songs are made. But they do represent my soul, my dreams, my visions. You are right about that.
Early in life it was living and playing in a real true rural country home and farm. All that is now gone. Even the Amish are loosing the battle against 'Modernity'. Then came my interest in ghosts and the Occult at a very young age. And I will not play games. I have experimented with plenty of mind-altering chemicals that took me to places I often wished I'd not seen. Jung, Hesse, Parapsychology, old legends and I was always sharp with my 'Intuition'. I could see that the "Wicca Movement" was highjacked by Feminism. My venture into "raw heathenism" was towards both the good and the bad or shall we say "Beyond Good and Evil". Abraxas. Not fluffy bunny spells to get girlfriends and etc. Then came the synchronistic year that literally lead me straight to Miguel Serrano. There has been no turning back.
7) Miguel Serrano is one of your greatest influences. Were you in contact with him? What are your thoughts on him?
I wrote to him and received some letters and some were written in copies of books given to me as gifts on the first few pages ("MANU" and "THE SON OF THE WIDOWER"). There are things that one wishes to keep private, but I will reveal this. I "asked the question". In my opinion the most important thing he wanted me to know and do was "find my ELLA, my "HER" (or, "Medea", as he put it since I am Jason, for those who know the legend)". In other words, find Thule-Hyperborea within my soul. Keep searching. With no quarter. Fight til the end. No stopping. No pity. Kali Yuga may come and strip me bear. Still stand proud and speak and represent those "Golden Shadows of the Black Sun". "Remember those who have fallen for our just cause." I feel there is a new uprising of the Esoteric SS, that is to say, the Schwarze Sonne or Black Sun. The Occult part of this conflict continues. It is hard at times to keep going, but the Dawn always comes just after the darkest part of Night. Lucibel shines in the East and "if you listen hard enough you will hear me (Serrano) like a faint Cathedral Bell". For those who have ears let them hear. My thoughts on him, my friend, would take a whole book. He is a main part of my life and destiny.
8) You have translated some of Miguel Serrano's works into English. Are you going to be assisting his estate in translating his works for the public? It is such a shame that more of his works are not available in English as I believe he is one of the last great philosophers and his voice needs to be heard.
There is a reason why his words will only be available to the "underground" or the number of the few. That tribe of Robots that work for the Demiurge, that blood-sucking Jehovah or El Shaddai, will see to it that the TRUTH not get out. They will buy the Copyrights and never have them published. Be forwarned. This is a serious war that has gone on for millions of years. I have indeed translated from his Doctrine for my own Religious reasons. Everything from a good amount of "The Golden Cord - Esoteric Hitlerism" and "MANU - For the Man to Come", "The Resurrection of the Hero" and the "Ritual of the Black Sun" which appears in MANU. I also put together a nice booklet entitled "THE PATH OF ESOTERIC HITLERISM" which contains nothing but the major quotes from the books. "The Last Avatar" was translated last year by someone. It was a very noble thing to do as Serrano's Grandson said that "No one owns the Copyrights to Miguel Serrano". That is absurd to think someone OWNS his words. It has nothing to do with his "Estate" - which I have heard all three will be put to English but my questions have gone unanswered so I am "intuitively" feeling shakey about that. This is a situation where we need only the QUALITY and not "Quantity". We need real beings who still feel that Hyperborean wind in their very blood. They feel that Ancient Sun coming back. Swirling through and against time and space. The Elect. As Serrano would say, man into Virya (Hero), Virya into Divya (God-Man). It's an ancient Alchemical Initiation of the Blood. Man back into the Overman or Superman.
9) You also ran a website with translations of Julius Evola's writings. Is the site still active and is there going to be any updates?
I once ran it but I got too involved with Serrano so I wanted to spend my time where my Path was leading me. But http://thompkins_cariou.tripod.com is by far the best place for English writings by Evola. And we did not care about "Political Correctness". No compromises. That is why it is called "EVOLA AS HE IS".
10) Your thoughts on the UFO phenomenon. Fact or fiction? Personally I believe fact. Mankind is ridiculous with their ego to believe that we are the only form of "intelligent" life in the galaxy.
The Disks of Light are the reincarnation of the Grail Archetype. I have a writing on this in a book I have begun. In the middle ages they searched and searched yet only the few saw. Today we search and search and only the few see the "New Grail" or GRAL since I believe it was an Emerald which fell from Lucifer's crown when the "Heavens" were at war. Parables within parables. The GRAL is the Search itself......
UFO's are very real.
11) Jason, I thank you for your time. Are there any parting comments or wisdom that you would like to share?
Thank you. I have enjoyed answering these questions. I hope I stayed on track. Sometimes I can ramble because there is so much to try to explain. Thank you for the interest in HARVEST RAIN.