N A O S
The Aeon of Typhon
The world is falling apart slowly.
Natural disasters, political corruption and the economic crisis indicate a new era.
Typhon was the most powerful God amongst the Titans, seeking revenge for his loved ones who were decimated by the Olympian Gods.
Typhon was the only God who was able to defeat the Zeus, the God of humans.
Yet a new battle came, where Typhon again threw huge rocks and mountains to Zeus but eventually a lightning made him to flee to Sicily, where Zeus crushed him and shut him in the bowels of the earth (Mount Etna)
In this new Aeon humans experience Typhon’s wrath.
N A O S and the Aeon of Typhon
Typhon is self knowledge
We see Typhon as an image of ourselves and by his story we can understand iniquity.
Typhon is monstrous in part because he is an unnatural synthesis of distinct species. He is part man (from head to thighs) and part beast with wings.
Typhon had a hundred dragons heads projecting from his hands, which, in combination with the huge coils of vipers, emitted terrifying shouts and hissings. The hundred heads of a snake growing from Typhon’s shoulders and the many tongues of a dragon spoke in many voices which at times made sounds of the different animals, sounds the gods could understand.
We are monstrous as well in the sense of being unnatural when judged by the standard of corporeal nature and certainly our souls are winged charioteers. We have consciousness about who we think we are. Nous is a complexity that belongs to us.
Typhon’s complexity consists in his many voices.
In this passage Typhon is the mean between the two extreme alternatives.
Man and beast. The contrast what is within and what is without the psyche
Typhoon is already a representative of chaos and destruction. We envision an unnatural creature of perplexing complexity and of unbridled hubris. Both self and knowledge would seem impossible under these circumstances, given the almost complete absence of pattern, structure shape and stability that would characterize our typhonian soul.
Typhon’s desire to dominate the gods is our desire to master the universe.