Lecture Transcript – History of the Raindance Movement – Indigenous Uprising in the 30th Century
Term 4 Case Study: The character and person of Iconoclast and the Heiaha Nation
Week 2: Understanding the spiritual and political consequences of Heiaha language
Professor R. Geronima
It is known that Iconoclast’s insurgency, other than herself, has one other member of the Heiaha nation. Though it has been impossible to speak with Iconoclast directly, the person of ‘Moia’ has been open with educational institutions and academics, whilst refusing to engage with Pandef or even UN Peacekeepers. Furthermore, ‘he’, will only speak in Heiaha, requiring myself and others to spend months learning his language. Why did he do this? Language is power, language is peace, language is understanding. He is forcing us to understand the conflict on his terms. On Heiaha terms. Whilst the military will only ever see an ‘enemy’ in Iconoclast, Moia is slowly teaching us to understand. He is preparing us for peace. Their peace.
So, all aboriginal cultures have been subject to colonial trauma, brutality and rape – Iconoclast is aware of this. So she radically subverts the narrative by invading the world – symbolically, the city of Polis Earth – via the doctrine of the Raindance, turning the Heiaha into colonisers, and us in the so-called civilised world, into the traumatised colonised. They are teaching us their language, so we can’t appropriate it. This is evidence Iconoclast is not a nihilist in the tradition of 20th/21st Century criminals who are not worthy of mention in our 30th Century dictum. No, Iconoclast is something different. Even her choice of name – ‘Iconoclast’, actually translates from the Heiaha god ‘Jesmajesmaea’. A force of specifically aspirational change, a proud antagonist (in contrast to their destroyer concept, who has a similar name). Jesmajesmaea is enemy of stillness, for which there is no word, or concept in Heiaha. The entire Heiha language is based on ‘growth’, a kind of fourth dimension. Things, living things, from man to mountains, do more than exist in 3D; they grow. They change. At the core of this, is the Heiaha supreme concept of ‘Hasmawajea’, or ‘Thought’. The closest thing they have to a supreme diety, or rather supreme ‘consciousness’ which exists necessarily in all things. There is no nothing, all things think, thus, all things change.
In Heiaha, there are four primary elements and a fifth element of ‘totality’.
- Rage – Majes
- Hope – Jesma
- Wonder – Ahawa
- Love – Waaha
And the fifth element of ‘totality’, which combines all four, is of course ‘Thought’ – Hasmawajea. Please refer to handouts which match Heiaha cyrillic with the Latin equivalent sounds and their numerical significance. Numbers, words and ideas are all part of the same language to the Heiaha. Imagine seeing the world that way, so holistically. What would this do to your view of the world. Conversations at once become a communication of ideas, logistical practicalities and an act of spiritual contemplation. Dare I say, that learning the Heiaha language and actually being able to apply it, which by no means is any non-Dorian scholar on Earth currently able to do, would be like a state of Enlightenment. It is no wonder Iconoclast does not consider herself ‘human’ the same way we do and draws that distinction frequently. She is not blinded by rage, Iconoclast has distinctive historical, practical, spiritual and philosophical reasoning behind what she is doing; her language, the way she has to view the world necessitates it. So the answers to peace may well, also lie in her language.
In order to proceed, I need to bring attention to something we’ve realised about the way Heiaha people think. They do not consider themselves people as we do, but rather as items of nature, or rather in Iconoclast’s case, forces of nature. Their holistic mentality means they are in effect like sunshine and winds… like lightning and floods. By perceiving all things at once, they simply are. Heiaha, numerically, is 1921-10. They are of the 192100th epoch. They do not understand themselves as a culture, but as the stuff of stars, supernovas, moons and rivers. Then is it not strange, that we are expecting the stars, to acquire a conscience?
Morality to them, isn’t about ethics, it is a matter of forces, balances, of emotions. Much like the swelling, burning and exploding of stars.
Now, let me refer back to Iconoclast’s name Jesmajesmaea. ‘Jesma’ is how Heiaha greet each other and it is how Moia began greeting us when we began to understand the basics of their language. Jesma, is the element, force or god of ‘Hope’. By greeting each other in this way, they are making simultaneously a historical placement of the greeting via its numerical quality, they are literally making a historical act of hope when meeting someone. Now, Jesmajesmaea is the ‘Hoping, Raging’ god, birthed in the universe in its 90th epoch. To elebaroate, ‘e’ meaning 9 and ‘a’ meaning 10. Interesting that it is not said MajesJesmaea, as this would literally be the angry, hoping god. However, Rage may be senior to Hope, but as a consequence, Hope supersedes Rage, though it needs it. For you see, whereas we equate age with accumulating years and seniority and thus the patriarchal, traditional superiority of the aged- the Heiaha, by contrast, cherish the young. Age is conceptual hierarchy in Heiaha, the higher the number, the younger the force or idea, meaning it is the rightful heir and thus leads rather than follows. Imagine if we did things that way? Thus ‘Majes’ is rearranged into ‘Jesma’, the 90th HopingHoping god. That is Iconoclast’s true name as she understands it.
Interestingly, this makes up half of the ‘totality’ of ‘Thought’. Rage and Hope, now require ‘Wonder and Love’ to become complete. Jesus Christ, it’s an invitation. She’s inviting someone to challenge her! To complete her! To engage with her in a conversation and ‘complete’ the world. To save the world. So where is our ‘Wondering’ ‘Loving’ god, who will complete our adversarial, ‘Raging’ ‘Hoping’ god? Do I really need to say it? Where is Asem?