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    From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to All on Saturday, March 02, 2019 07:40:06
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    The Holiness of Coffee, part I

    The Coffee Theory of Civilization is simple and indisputable: Coffee
    caused European civilization. Compare Scandinavian B.C. : crude Viking
    raiders, subsistence farmers, bestiality; with Scandinavia A.D. Nobel Peace Prize, euthanasia, Socialism and Danish modern furniture.

    Historical evidence suggests that the beginning of the Baroque period in art closely with the infusion of coffee into the indigenous European cultures.

    Coffee was first introduced in Southern Italy and soon spread northward, in the same sequence as baroqueness. The advent of the Roccoco period
    coincides with the advent of expresso methods. However, even Coffee has
    proven a mixed blessing, as the genesis of the insurance racket can be
    traced to Lloyd's coffee house in London, where habities wagered on the
    safe arrival of seagoing trading vessels.

    Selflessly braving untold hazards, the authors have collected several
    primitive chants from the secret javacrucian sect, which are recited by cultists while grinding beans, during the transsubstantion of water into starter fluid, and while actually imbibing. The most widely practiced javacrucian rite is as follows:

    Facing Rising Sun (where applicable; otherwise generic East or any
    source of light will do), and holding the mug of Brewe, celebrant takes
    first sip, elevates mug, and intones, "Gods, I needed that!" and means

    Other rare and previously unrecorded chants are offered below:

    A Grinding Invocation:
    We all worship the Black Bean
    Body of God, Caffeine
    Where there is Life There is Coffee!
    Where there is Coffee there is Life!
    (repeat as needed)

    Hayduke's Transubstantiation chant:
    Chemicals! Chemicals!
    Chemicals! Chemicals!, etc.

    Jamaican Blue Coffee Chant:
    Ja-va! Ja-va! Ja-va!!

    North America, circa 1940:
    I like Coffee, I like Tea,
    I like the Java-Jive and it likes me!

    The little-known Creation myth of the Javacrucians was channeled one Beltane Morning by Brother Buffalo, and promptly forgotten by all, who had not yet imbined the Sacred Substance. Careful anthropological research suggests that it had something to do with the great God fillintheblank being deterred from utter destruction of mankind in a fit of disgust with the lesser god Java.

    The Holiness of Coffee, Part II

    Formulation of the Holy Brew is widely varied, although genrally members of differing sects have no problem practicing even the most arcane rites
    together and harmoniously, as long as there's enough. Sects of the
    Javacrucian tradition vary mainly around addatives to the Basic Brew. The authors were able to identify and observe the following sub-sects:

    The Path of Sweetness and Light
    The Great Why Botherhood
    The Path of Delectable Darkness
    The Milky Way

    Obscure ritual tools have been excavated from settlements of puppies, who
    are suspected of being the largest suborder of kitchen Javacrucians. These artifacts include bean roasting pans, eleborate electronic devices with bells, whistles, lights, and radios, and offering trays and votive vessels.

    Heretic groups have naturally risen from such a widespread order, such as
    the path of the quick fix and the New Reformed Order of the Unleaded.
    Primitive societies often have the proto-Javacrucians. These include Cowboy Coffee, Denneys, and Norwegian Fam-Trads.

    Javacrucian Brahmans have strict cult requirements not easily met by the
    less devoted. These include keeping the Holy Beans in the freezer and
    grinding in the Prayer Wheel only seconds before expresing the Sacred
    Essence. Mystery cults also insist on arcane brewing methods known only to their members. Which is what makes them a Mystery, See?

    Associated Cults include Teaosophists, Rastacolians, Mateyanists, and the
    more distantly related Chocolics. This formerly obscure variety of the
    cocoa bean has experienced a monumental growth in membership in the last
    half of the 20th century, when Chocolate suddenly became widely available.

    We have unearthed some obscure references to a fusion practice wherein chocolate covered expresso beans are eaten whole in order to induce an
    altered state of consciousness. Chocolate is, of course, recognized in all Caffeine Cults as the Fifth Element.

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to KURT WEISKE on Saturday, March 02, 2019 11:00:00

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    The Holiness of Coffee, part I

    See the tagline below <G>.


    OLX 1.53 JavaScript: Instructions on how to make a pot of coffee.
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