Dedicated to my good friend Mani Gerlach who inspired this blog post.
The first thing Mr. Beelzebub does for Will Mesa is to remind him of his life of abnormality in a remote lunatic corner of the Universe, so remote that it is almost beyond the reach of the Emanations of the Holy Sun Absolute.
Mr. Beelzebub reminds him again and again and again of this fact and the language of repetition is one of the most powerful tools of the Hermetic Tradition. But Will Mesa does not enjoy being reminded of this fact again and again and again, particularly after he made the startling discovery about the difference between Mama and Papa and after he understood an article in Scientific American. Totally and completely overtaken by this extraordinary discovery and achievement, Will Mesa began to think that he was normal. But the person who gave life to Mr. Beelzebub was such a good Devil, that he decided right on the first pages of the book in which he breathed life into Mr. Beelzebub, to curse Will Mesa in anticipation for the fact that that Will Mesa was going to curse him as soon as he was reminded of his abnormality. And now, just because the aspiration of Will Mesa to one day becoming even if only an “incorrigible little crazy devil” (ilcd) with earned full rights, he right now curses all of you, readers of this blog, in anticipation for the fact that all of you are also abnormal three-brained beings living in this remote lunatic corner of the Universe and you are going to curse Will Mesa for reminding you of this fact. After all, like Will Mesa, you also made the startling discovery about the difference between Mama and Papa and you have read all kinds of fantastic sciences cooked by what Mr. Beelzebub himself calls “learned beings of new formation.”
But if that were all Mr. Beelzebub does for Will Mesa, then Mr. Beelzebub would not be a reliable teacher. Actually, he is and that is only half of the story. The second half is as important as the first half.
During the second half of the story, Mr. Beelzebub shows Will Mesa what to do in order for him to become normal again. And not only what to do, but why to do it and how to do it. And yes, and this may sound unbelievable, normal again on this remote lunatic corner of the Universe, almost beyond the reach of the Most Holy Emanation.
All Will Mesa has to do is to follow the example of Mr. Beelzebub.
All Will Mesa has to do is to live like Mr. Beelzebub lives his life in this remote lunatic corner of the Universe, among so many lunatics like Will Mesa, and like you too who are reading this blog.
That is the most important thing Mr. Beelzebub does for Will Mesa.
And he does it with such an impulse of genuine being-pity, by always allowing the suffering of Will Mesa to go through Him that it borders on the unbelievable. Yes, Mr. Beelzebub carries on his shoulders the suffering of Will Mesa. And that is so unbelievable that makes Mr. Beelzebub entirely believable.