On Thursday, May 25th at 9PM join us for the second installment of the “Space Cat Session Series” at Cathenge at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. Within the uniquely cosmic ambience of David Normal’s Cathenge Cat Temple art installation we’ll continue to explore the mysteries of the Cathenge Mythos – the epic tale 0f the Space Cats and their journey through the cosmos. In this second session we’ll focus in greater depth on the sacred order of the Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis and their rituals of Holofelinity – Universal Cat Consciousness.
In olden days of yore, the back pages of comic books sold miracles, panaceas, and all the wondrous novelties of the world for pennies on the dollar. Mail your allowance off to a mysterious far away post office box and you too could have x-ray vision, rippling muscles of steel, and/or a sea monkey kingdom. Ah, nostalgia! Yet, all is not lost – modern technology has not completely robbed us of our sense of innocent wonder.
So it is that you have arrived at this humble and obscure webpage that promises you the Infinite Universe! Yes, you! You too can become a CAT PRIESTESS OF PUSSIOPOLIS!
Explore and Expand in Holofelinity (Universal Cat Consciousness).
Wear Sacred Cat Ears, Collars, Claws and other Sexy Fashions for Cat Priestesses.
Express the Divine Feminine surging forth from the Ancient Past into the Present.
Champion and Nurture Real Cats both Wild and Domestic Everywhere.
Venerate Cathenge the Cat Temple with Beautiful Rites and Dances.
Channel the Galactic Wisdom of Lyran Space Cats, our Alien Feline Creators.
Discover your 9 Cat Chakras and attain Mental Mastery over Time and Space.
Be the first Cat Priestess on Your Block!!!
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Participate in the Cat Priestess Fashion Show at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cathenge at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Friday, Dec. 02, 2022 and instantly become a registered, official Cat Priestess of the Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis – that most venerable (yet excruciatingly hip) of sacerdotal institutions with a lineage beyond the Ice Age and over light years to other star systems in alien dimensions.
When you join the Cat Priestesshood you get:
Hand Lettered Certificate of Authenticity
Pussiopolis Membership Card
Cat Priestess Profile Page on cathenge.net
Sacred Cat Ears
Magical Holofelinity Power Collar of Pizzazzium
Cat Priestess Stickers
Coupons for Advanced Courses in the Mystic Arts of Holofelinity
Interested? Well, what are you waiting for?!
Send a letter of inquiry – feel free to ask any questions.
Aesthetics and Origins of the Ancient Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis
9 Brief Lessons on the History of the Cat Priestesshood and the Evolution of Love
All Ways for Pleasure!
Mind over Matter!
1. On ancient Lemewria the Cat Priestesses had their order. They were a highly select and evolved society of feline goddesses whose vocation was the guardianship of the orb of Holofelinity, The Universal Cat Consciousness.
2. Holofelinity Is the feline power of mind over matter. Even today on Earth, anyone who owns a cat can tell you that their cat rules their world. This is why the regal sign of Leo is especially connected with the Sun – The Lion is the star, the unifying force, which the world revolves around. All that happens under the sun is for the pleasure of the pussy.
3. Every cat and every Cat Priestess is beautiful! Every cat and every Cat Priestess is a star! Every star and every beauty is a form a pleasure, and all life’s experience expands to encompass pleasure.
4. To feel is feline, and all that is feline is a feeling. Every feeling is a falling star – so feel for what you wish. Loneliness is only longing for the feline stars. Wish upon the stars, my kitten, and the Milky Way shall be the milk within your dish!
5. The Orb of Holofelinity was composed of a rare element whose vibratory signature is beyond our periodic table of the elements, a special element called “pizzazzium”. It could be thought of in terrestrial terms as “ultra-cheesiness”. It was a kind of “Ambrosia” or “Soma” – a “divine nectar” of the immortal cat people who dwelt upon ancient Lemewria. The element of pizzazzium empowered and intoxicated the feline mind and enabled the transformative experiences of Holofelinity.
6. The civilization of the feline developed as a pure expression of the mind. Labor and toil were unknown in Lemewria because all things emerged and were manifested by the imagination of the dreaming, purring feline. Have you ever wondered what your cat is really doing when she is sleeping? Of course Kitty is not merely sleeping – she is creating worlds, conquering worlds, saving worlds and doing all heroic deeds and achievements of genius.
7. The Cat Priestess purrs the world into existence. Each purring breath, inhalation and exhalation, is the pulse of ins-PURR-ation. Inspiration is the goal itself, nothing is higher and more valued among Lyran Space Cats than the bejewelled forms of precious thought crystallizing with effortless grace into the satisfaction of physical existence.
8. The saga of the Cat Priestesshood of Pussiopolis is the drama of the evolution of love. Love is pleasure, yet pleasure is never perfect – love is a state of longing for perfection. As the machinations of desire unfold the story of existence, we can see through the ages and aeons of Holofelinity, the ideal of love become yet more sublime, more profound, more beautiful and . . . of course; more loving!
9. The Milky Way was created when a little kitten spilled a saucer of milk the Mother of the Universe had set out just for her, and it only happened but a moment ago, so no one has come along to clean up that beautiful mess splashed across the night sky.
Art reception and “ribbon cutting ceremony” for “Cathenge” interactive public art installation. a 3D printed interactive “Space Cat Shrine” newly installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. This is an evening to celebrate the completion of the immersive “Cathenge” project by David Normal. Come and experience Cathenge, a 3D printed light and sound sculpture, and meet the artist and his team. Reception to include added attractions and entertainments – all for the higher purrr-pose of welcoming the Ancient Space Cats into this dimension at Hayes Valley, San Francisco. This is an official dedication from the San Francisco Arts Commission, with tactical support from Burning Man Foundation, and vital sustenance from the Institute of Crazyology. This event will be held in conjunction with the “Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll” presented by the Hayes Valley Merchants Association and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association.
Music: ~MISSION DELIRIUM~ 9:00 PM ~Curious Planet Jazz Band~ 8:00 PM ~DR. HAL ROBINS, HOST & EMCEE~ Performances: ~Cat Priestess Fashion Show~ ~Dr. Paul Koudounaris, PhD, Feline Historian~ Attractions: ~Rocker of Abundance Installation and Performance by Dawn Jian~ ~KrOB Video~ Dedication: ~Ribbon Cutting Ceremony~ ~Jill Manton of SF Arts Commission~ ~Katie Hazard of Burning Man Project~ ~Hayes Valley Merchants and Neighborhood Associations~ ~Artist Statement by David Normal~
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).
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.
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);
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: