Study of Beelzebub's Tales




39 The Holy Planet “Purgatory”


“The point is that, in spite of the fact that the initiates of that epoch were still relatively normal responsible beings who did not easily change their ideals, as is done there at the present time by the majority of contemporary beings, just as, as they themselves express it, the ‘London-Phu-Phu-Klé” change their gloves; yet during this period the psychosis which seized all these strange three-brained beings of finding out at whatever cost whether they had a soul and whether it was immortal, was so strong and widespread, that this unhealthy need of their psyche stirred and infected the minds of even the genuine initiates there and they, having fallen under the influence of this psychosis, mixed into the Legominisms concerning the holy planet Purgatory and handed down such a ‘Khaboor-Chooboor’ that the tail of our Lucifer from pleasurable emotion turned a shade of what is called the color ‘tango.’


“Just these same two expressions, namely, paradise and hell, served, in my opinion, as the cause of all the subsequent ‘twaddle.’