Christian Peet


First Tritone Lecture

The Tritones are arranged in four measures and constitute the Twelve Black Holes of Wisdom, which hath for their root and crown the Ineffable (K).
Above (k) is O.
Above O is (  ).
The twelve Tritones form the Illumasonic Tree of Sorrow.
Or none of this is true, but we remain sad.



One is Allah; One is Christ; One is YHVH, et al
One God of murder, rape, torture, and war.
To say nothing of ritual abuse and sacrifice of women and children.


Two appears unavoidable.
Sadly. (Or not.)
Tedious and useful, Two “pops up everywhere over and over” — but the reader should note: Two does not remain.


Three represents the Tritone. (Note: the present 3 concludes the Second Tritone rather the First.)
The First Tritone does not end, but infuses the whole of the Tree.
The First Tritone (which, of course, is beyond taxonomy, ineffable) may be indicated by the language symbols O > ain > ain soph >  ain soph aur, a phrase which appears to have four components but does not.


Four reminds us that cubes may be overestimated. Squares like YHVH go without saying.
The queer nature of relativity reminds us the album is evidence or a scrapbook only in the context of the hands that hold it so. 
Four is a dangerous number. Do not invoke lightly.


Five is key : Y|H|Sh|V|H


Six is His Name
Six completes the Tritone of HEROIN + SATAN + FUCK
Six is popular stuff.


Seven is Xir name.


Eight is a little girl whose paper heart is all torn up, and who is looking to you….


Nine is the last of the great numbers.


Ten is dirt.


Eleven is feeling all right.


Twelve = all = 0

Christian Peet currently writes about crime and magic(k) and is publisher for Tarpaulin Sky Press. Forthcoming books include Angela's Story (GenPop Books 2014) Crimen Magiae: No Evidence, No Jury, No Justice (GPB 2015). He is also the author of Big American Trip (Shearsman Books) and a chapbook-series called The Nines (Palm Press and Interbirth Books). His work appears in the anthologies The Best of Fence (Fence Books) and A Megaphone (Chain Arts) and in journals and websites such as Denver Quarterly, Montevidayo, and SleepingFish.

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