Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis – Part III

Cat Priestess Circe

That most celebrated sorceress of Greek Myth, Beautiful Circe, was famed for her ability to transform men into animals.  The tale of her enchanted isle where Odysseus’s men are transformed into swine, echoes the history of the magic powers of the Cat Priestesses.  Even as the spirits of the Cat Priestesses of Lost Lemewria resided on Earth only within the Catoliths, the shards of the Orb of Holofelinity, their power to transform life on Earth was great.

Earth was like a fresh canvas for the Cat Priestesses to paint their ideal picture upon.  It was a living canvas, and their subjects were not only the plants and animals in all their variety, but the elements themselves and the very climate and geography of Earth.  From the depths of the frigid seas at the height of the ice age, arose two continents:  New Lemewria in the Pacific (named for their lost home planet), and Catlantis in the Atlantic.  

The Cat Priestesses had the capacity to manipulate with great facility the DNA code of living organisms using the the psychokinetic power of their own minds, the power of Holofelinity.  For them it was like weaving a tapestry.  Woven into this tapestry most centrally was Homo Sapiens.  It was around 70,000 years ago, a point in geological history marked by the eruption of the supervolcano, Toba, on what is now the island of Sumatra in present day Indonesia,  that the Lyrans, in the aftermath of this eruption which blanketed the globe with a 1/4 inch of ash, that the Cat Priestesses, first created humanity as we recognize ourselves today.  Taking indigenously occurring local proto-human primates, the Cat Priestesses wove strands of their own Lyran DNA code into that of the primates.  This Lyran DNA was the proverbial “Missing Link” of evolutionary theory.  The tiny number of surviving proto-humans were all given this Lyran DNA and made subservient to the Cat Priestesses who presided over them in the forms of beautiful women with the heads of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and tigers.

Upon New Lemewria and Catlantis the Cat Priestesses created cat civilizations that aspired to the finest values of Lyran Cat Civilization on Lost Lemewria, namely the celebration of beauty and the pursuit of pleasure above all.   Yet, the Lyran Cat People were feline in essence and therefore always fundamentally predators at heart.  For Lyrans beauty and pleasure was often found in the thrill of the hunt and the submission of the prey.  Lyran civilization evolved predation into sado-masochistic rituals that were at once religion, theater, sport and  – not least of all – sexual indulgence.  In this spirit, the earliest Homo-Sapiens were created mostly for the pleasure and amusement of their Cat Lords and Ladies.  It should be noted that by this time the Cat Priestesses from Lyra had incarnated on Earth into both Male and Female forms – Gods and Goddesses to humankind – but for the Lyrans themselves it was a replication of the social order that once existed on their home planet (I will return to this subject later).

Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis – Part II

The Power of Holofelinity underlies “transubstantiation” throughout the cosmos and all its ages.


Transubstantiation, a power ascribed to the Eucharist within the Catholic Mass, transforms bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.  It is to be noted that only that which IS the Lord Jesus Christ himself is transubstantiatied.  In communion, neither Jesus’s loin cloth (technical name, “Perizoma”) nor his crown of thorns are tasted by the faithful – only his body and his blood.  This is because transubstantiation only metamorphoses the body but does not transform the objects that belong to that body. 

In the final days of the Cat Planet, the Cat Priestesses found themselves in a terrible predicament:  Theirs was a power of transubstantiation dependent on a magical crystal, the “Orb of Holofelinity”, and if they could escape their doom through transubstantiation they could not take the Orb with them, and so they took a chance doing something that had been made taboo since time immemorial upon Lemewria:  They chose to translate themselves into the Orb of Holofelinity itself.  Doing this would shatter the Orb and also they could never return to their physical forms, but the most important thing – the power of Holofelinity – would be preserved.  That power they would not allow the Reptilians to destroy.

Lyran Space Kitten escaping exploding Lemewria in the final conflagration of the Disco-Lyran Wars.

A central motif throughout Arthur C. Clarke’s writings is the evolution of human consciousness through extraterrestrial – and seemingly divine – influences.  In 2001: A Space Odyssey we are introduced to the “Monoliths”.  These mysterious dark metallic oblong objects appear consequentially and seem to bestow a decisive blessing resulting in an evolutionary leap in consciousness:  Immediately after touching the monolith in curiosity, the primitive early man (indeterminate hominid?) picks up the femur of a tapir and strikes his enemy dead:  The use of tools. 

Like the Monoliths of 2001, the Catoliths appeared on Earth mysteriously before the dawn of human civilization, before humans as we know ourselves existed.  These were the shards of the Orb of Holofelinity that had transubstantiated from Lemewria to Earth.  These shards were the Cat Priestesses themselves, the consciousness of the Cat Priestesses lived within these mighty crystals.  The crystals took the form of tall, elegant, mystical cat statues that evoked the beautiful forms of the Lyran Cat Priestesses.  The design of the Catolith Cat Statue of Cathenge is a replica of the ancient Catolith of the Cat Priestesses, the Catolith formed from the Orb of Holofelinity.  The Catolith is the sacred icon of Holofelinity, Universal Cat Consciousness.

The Catoliths materialized on Earth at carefully chosen geographic coordinates that would amplify the Power of Holofelinity.  There were only 9 Catoliths, and their locations are no longer certain – some may have been under the sea or deep within caves, but in Africa it was upon the banks of the Nile in Ancient Egypt that a Catolith stood.  The Cat Priestesses, now consciousness bound to crystals, were pleasantly surprised by the pliability of life on Earth.  Here was a primeval planet, beautiful, rich in resources, and with a pre-existing abundance of complex genetic diversity, yet no civilization whatsoever – all of Earth’s creatures were just animals. 

The Cat Priestesses found that their minds could play here freely and that they could not only invest their consciousness into the life forms a round them and thereby experience physical existence once again, but that they could, using their minds, manipulate the DNA of all living things on Earth.  This is how they became the animal headed Egyptian Gods.  They melded the humanoid Lyran form (yes, lyrans were humanoid – but with feline characteristics) with animal forms – somewhat whimsically.

The Cat Priestesses created human beings to be the vessels of Lyran consciousness – their consciousness –  and to fulfill the Lyran impulse to create physically.  The early civilizations of Lemewria and Catlantis were formed by the humans newly mutated from an existing hominid race (like Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon).  Cat Lords and Cat Priestesses were beautiful humans with cat heads and other feline characteristics.  This drastic difference in morphology denoted their higher rank and power – they were the “gods” on Earth who carefully taught the newly created humans the arts of Civilization, and inculcated the Lyran ethos of beauty and pleasure before all else, and the practical principle of Holofelinity. 

I’m running out of time for describing the practical use of Holofelinity, but I think that it is summed up well in this clip from “The Cat from Outer Space” (Disney, 1978);

Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis – Part I

Cat Priestesses on the lost love planet of Ancient Lemewria transubstantiating Catkind into transcendental expressions of pizza through the Orb of Holofelinity.

In human history, one of the truly definitive moments was when the Egyptian solar deity,  Atum Ra, transformed himself into the Great Cat Mau and beheaded the Demon Serpent Apep who threatened to destroy the Ennead (pantheon of nine Egyptian deities) that dwelt in the “Ished Tree” (Tree of Life). 

The Great Cat Mau (Avatar of Atum Ra) beheading Apep the Disco Reptilian Demon Serpent.

Like so many antediluvian stories, the details are rather hazy, but I can set the record straight:  The incident described in the Egyptian myth describes the final victory (circa 12,900 years ago) of the Lyran Cat Priestesses over the dreaded Disco Reptilians.  This was a conflict that started on a planet orbiting the pole star, Vega, 25 light years away from Earth. 

Exoplanet Kepler 62D and associated planets are considered by astronomers to be most similar to Earth, and possibly habitable.

This planet, known as “Lemewria”, was the home planet of the Lyran Cat people whose highly spiritual existence informed a civilization devoted to beauty, pleasure and love. 

Perfect feline bliss of existence on the ancient Cat Planet of Lemewria

Indeed, it was such a perfectly beautiful utopia of orgiastic sensual gratification that it attracted the implacable enmity of the Disco Reptilians whose sole gratification, diametrically opposed to the values of the Lyrans, was in inflicting suffering in all its forms upon others.  For Reptilians, subjugation equals celebration, and there’s was an interstellar discotheque of wanton destruction.  Ultimately, the highest flowering of Lyran civilization was decadent and resulted in weakness through an excess of self-indulgence and so it was that Lemewria fell completely to the Disco-Reptilians who utterly destroyed the Cat Planet. 

Artist’s rendition of Lyran planet (Lemewria) exploding in collision.

Even today astronomers observe mysterious clouds of dust encircling the star Vega – these are the remnants of Great Lemewria and its many satellites, all that is left of the cosmic homeland of the Lyrans.

The “Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis” existed on Lemewria as a sacred order of female Lyrans whose special duty it was to care for the “Orb of Holofelinity”, a vast crystalline orb composed of the mysterious element of “Pizzazzium”.  This Orb of Holofelinity generated the “Universal Cat Consciousness” that allowed all Lyrans to manifest their dreams through the power of their minds.  Lyran society was based pre-eminently upon the mind, and through the power of thought alone a Lyran could be anything or create anything.  The Cat Priestesses were the stewardesses of this metaphysical power and their ethos was one of beauty, pleasure, and love above all. 

Cat Priestesses of Lemewria!

They were beings of limitless compassion devoted to the pursuit of endless pleasure.  Through providing this power generously to Lyran society they unintentionally fostered a world where the majority of Lyrans chose to occupy their time by transforming themselves into pizza.  It sounds very odd, but actually it is logical:  If all you want in life is to experience pleasure then you will wish to BE pleasure itself, and pleasure in its purest form is actually pizza.  Nothing is better than pizza.

Decadence in the Lyran Cat Civilization

Earth’s turns in “Great Years” that mark the complete precession of the equinoxes over a 26,000 year period and the transit of the entire zodiacal circle.  From our present new age of Aquarius, if we look back merely 4 Great Years we see an Earth in the depths of the Ice Age and aligned not with the pole star Polaris, but with the pole star, Vega.  This was the earth that the Lyran Cat Priestesses, refugees exiled from their long lost love planet of Lemewria, beheld when they arrived.  Girded in mighty glaciers, the Lyrans beheld crystalline beauty in every snowflake and an exhilarating freedom from persecution – for the Lyrans; Earth was salvation.

Arrival of Lyran Consciousness on Ice Age Earth (circa 100,000 BCE)

Perhaps it seems unimportant to which star Earth aligns, but for those like the Lyrans who used not spaceships, but the power of their own minds to cross the vastness of space this alignment was very important.  At that time, between Earth and Vega there was an electromagnetic concordance, a standing wave, a “wormhole” that allowed the Lyrans to transubstantiate from the demise of Lemewria to the dawn of Earth.  There in the wilderness of Earth, when they beheld the great prehistoric cats, Saber Tooth Tigers, Smilodons, the Lyrans were smitten and melded their form with that of the Cats they admired. 

Combinations of human with animal, such as are seen in the iconography of Ancient Egypt, are termed “therianthropic” or “Theriencephalic”, and the earliest humans beheld their creators, the Lyran Cat People, as having human bodies and the heads of lions.

Egyptian Lion Goddess, “Sekhmet”

Cathenge at Burning Man 2022!

Cathenge made it back to Black Rock City this year, 2022! This installation of three Catoliths facing outward surrounding a fire brazier was placed at 3:30 and Esplanade in Black Rock City. The installation was smaller and more intimate than the 2019 Cathenge installation that featured six cats in a 100′ circle. The intimacy of the installation, and the fire brazier burning in the center, provided opportunities for late night gatherings where the Mysteries of Holofelinity, the Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis and many other subjects were discussed.

This Burning Man installation was kind of a “Victory Lap” for the forthcoming installation at Patricia’s Green Park in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, and also a test of the new 3D prints and the new interactive electronic sound and light system In order to produce a version of Cathenge strong enough to stand outside in San Francisco for one year the Catoliths had to be redesigned and reprinted completely. The 3D printed cats you see here are a more refined and durable version of what was presented in 2019. Careful work was done in the 3D modeling to produce a “2 ply cat”, that is to say, the print has an outer layer and an inner layer as well as a layer of “infill”. The skin of the Catolith is effectively 1/2″ thick, and the Catolith’s sections all join together neatly with a system of interlocking laps.

3D model of Catolith in Cinema 4D interface showing the interconnection system using laps.

Another important improvement for the new and improved Cathenge is the “Holofelinity Interactive Light and Sound Sculpture.” The Catoliths feature “interactive harmonic purring” which is a central part of the Cathenge concept. At Burning Man we were most gratified to find that the purring system kept functioning for the entire week without any failure. This was a great testament to the careful electronic engineering by Theremin Barney and programming and sound design by Jacob Tonski. Great teamwork all around!

Speaking of teamwork, I certainly didn’t do this alone. Many thanks to everyone that helped make it happen out at Black Rock City:

  • Hannah Wise was a great assistant, and really my right hand woman in making sure this thing got out to the Playa and got put up. She did a great job, went through a lot, worked hard, and saw it through.
  • Theremin Barney was – as always – indefatigable and unwavering in his support and with his incredible electronic skills resolved problems that perhaps no one else could. Thanks to Barney the interactive sound system functioned all week.
  • Jacob Tonski did loads of last minute wiring and troubleshooting for Cathenge’s installation on the Playa. While Jacob did not come out to the Burn, he was instrumental to making it a success and is a key collborator for the installation at Patricia’s Green.
  • Phoenix Fatale did whatever was needed to make sure Cathenge happened. Very grateful to have had her help with the project.
  • Mark Wurtzel helped by bringing the fire brazier and gave his loyal, energetic support to the project throughout the week.
  • Kian Tabrizi put in long hours with me assembling the Catoliths in the middle of the night when the installation was completed on opening Sunday.
  • Many thanks to Opal Essence and the others at Dustfish Camp for hosting the installation.
  • Special thanks to Marian Goodell – “Always a fan of Cathenge” – for being key in making it happen.

Cathenge (2019 – 2022) has been made possible by generous support from:

  • San Francisco Arts Commission
  • Kathryn and Lewis Shepherd
  • Burning Man Foundation
  • Institute of Crazyology
  • Ben Nehmadi

Solfeggio Tones and Vibrations of the Catoliths

Musica universalis (literally universal music), also called Music of the spheres or Harmony of the Spheres, is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies—the Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica (the Medieval Latin term for music). This “music” is not usually thought to be literally audible, but a harmonic, mathematical or religious concept.

The idea continued to appeal to thinkers about music until the end of the Renaissance, influencing scholars of many kinds, including humanists. Further scientific exploration has determined specific proportions in some orbital motion, described as orbital resonance. – Ref: Wikipedia

Lyran Cat Lord in Sailor Suit with Feline Cranial Extension.

Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:
There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.

Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice

Cat Temple for Burning Man 2022

Cathenge Cat Temple installation for Burning Man 2022 to be located at 3:30 and Esplanade in collaboration with Dustfish Theme Camp

Very, very pleased to announce that Cathenge will return to Black Rock City in 2022! We are producing a more compact version of the 2019 Cat Temple with the new and improved “2.0 Catoliths” that have been developed for the forthcoming Patricia’s Green public art installation in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. As per the illustration above, the Cats will stand on a triangular platform with a fire brazier in the center.

Cat Temple services will be conducted from 2AM to 6AM from Monday – Monday of the Burning Man Festival. In the wee hours of the morning, night cats will gather around the Burning Brazier of Holofelinity, warm themselves, drink kava, receive the Blessings of the Cat Priestesses, and learn secrets of the lost extraterrestrial cat civilization of Ancient Catlantis.

Don’t miss it!!!!!

Kindly support the Cat Temple for Burning Man 2022! You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Cathenge GoFundMe Campaign here:
https://gofund.me/d5deea84

Link for Cathenge Fundraiser

This year Cathenge will focus on developing and expanding the Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis:

  • Cat Priestess Training and Rituals
  • Kava Service (2 AM to 6 AM whenever possible . . . )
  • Exploration of the Principles of Holofelinity
  • Cat Chakra Meditation
  • Feline History Lectures
  • Brazier of Holofelinity

If you are interested in being a Cat Priestess or otherwise helping the Cathenge Cat Temple of Pussiopolis at Burning Man 2022 contact:

Contact page for Cathenge.net – leave a message please.

Catolith Manifestation at the Fluffy Cloud Experience! Saturday July 23rd 2022!

Catolith Manifestation at the Fluffy Cloud Experience! Saturday July 23rd 2022!

Two new and improved Catoliths will appear tonight at the Fluffy Cloud Experience. Fluffy Cloud is an immersive light and sound installation first debuted at Burning Man in 2019. The event will be held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.

This Catolith appearance is a fundraiser for Cathenge for Burning Man 2022:

https://gofund.me/d5deea84

Drawing of Cathenge installation for Burning Man 2022. Catoliths will appear prominently on the Esplanade@3:33

Donations to Cathenge are tax deductible through the Institute of Crazyology, a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization.

New and Improved Catolith 2.0 with full moon and laser Cat Chakras!

Kittolith 2.0

In February we completed the “New Prototype Kittolith” and debuted it at the Space Cat Cavalcade. This 5′ tall Catolith was printed by Re3D in Houston, Texas. The sound and lights were created by Theremin Barney, Artur Pyrogovskyi, and Aaron Winette. In this video I am demonstrating the motion detection based sound/light interactivity that Barney engineered using passive infrared sensors. The cat itself is a speaker. A kind of transductive speaker is affixed to the perimeter wall of the cat statue and the entire plastic cat vibrates to produce the sound. The sounds are solfeggio tones that Artur programmed in a randomized cycle to be triggered by the voltage signal transmitted from Barney’s motion detection circuit. This is still a work in progress, but we are developing this system to be used in the ring of six Catoliths that will be installed at Patricia’s Green.

Blue Sparkle Kitten Print

Today I printed out a small version of “Thanata” the Catolith of Death in sparkly blue-green irridescent PLA plastic. This is the first version of the Catolith that I’ve modeled with decorative surface embellishment. I modeled this in the subdivision surface modeler “Sculpt” of Cimema 4D 3D software. My intention is to use these surface details as the basis for painted decoration of the big Catoliths. This small print is a useful experiment in painting technique that can be applied on a much larger scale.

Printing Test with Modified CR-10 S5

“Dipping your toe in the water”.  The saying is something like that, right?  Well, in this case it is a plastic cat toe.

I’ve been running test prints of just the toe of the cat.  First on the smaller Ender 3 printer with smaller size nozzle and now on the larger CR-10 S5 printer with correspondingly larger gauge of nozzle.  I’ve modified this printer with a direct drive extruder and an improved bed heater.  This is the first print I’ve done with the large printer.  I am testing all of the parameters and specifications in preparation for replicating this with another 6 printers.  There will be a total of seven printers dedicated to producing cathenge.  I reckon one will be devoted to each section of the six height segments of the Catolith and the seventh for printing the divider components.