DOCTOR STRANGE EVOKES HIPPIE WITCH GOETIA GIRL GAAP
Portrayed as an advisor to sorcerers, with the power to make her master knowledgeable in all arcane sciences, and philosophy, the Succubus called Gaap is more than this, to the psychic Übermensch and remote viewer Aaron C. Donohue. (please note: Donohue has since changed his surname to Donohoe.)
Using the sorcery methodology of Faustus Crow, Donohoe’s summoning of this ancient Succubus, via his remote viewing session, was a time of pleasant rediscovery concerning childhood recollections about an invisible friend.
He started to recollect that it was Gaap, who had been his personal Necronomicon Nightgaunt when he was a child; suffice to say, he was a very lucky boy.
He remembered that Gaap informed him that he was going to grow up to become like Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, (known as Doctor Strange) who is a superhero appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics, which Donohoe avidly read as a child.
Donohoe now speaks fondly of those times when he was carried off by Gaap.
He describes her to be a classic Witch, who sometimes assumed the guise of the Aztec Goddess Tlazolteotl.
She would usually manifest naked at the end of his childhood bed, apart from being dressed in nothing more than a black robe wearing a conical hat.
She then took him on out of body night journeys upon her Sabbat broomstick, to view the future events of fourth dimensional ‘signposts’ in his life.
Gaap told him that she empowers the internal self image of a Doctor Strange, when coupling with a sorcerer within his eroticised dreams, of similarity to the Dakinis of the Tibetan Buddhist’s, who empower their Buddha’s.
Each Buddha is essentially an Avatar, which is assumed as an internal self image via meditation by the practitioner. The internal assumption of an Avatar enables the practitioner to become a Buddha within a lucid dream. This technique greatly accelerates the spiritual progress of the practitioner.
The Buddha Avatars are empowered by a corresponding Dakini who personifies the (mitochondrial DNA) Shakti (bio-photon) power of the (electron) dream.
Whereupon Donohoe moulded his inner self image upon a Buddha Avatar of a Doctor Strange, who is empowered by the Dakini Gaap.
The character of Doctor Strange is described as being a former neurosurgeon before he became the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
Donohoe saw the neurosurgeon as representing an in depth understanding of consciousness and neurology, and how to manipulate it via shamanic techniques of trance inducement.
Doctor Strange had originally debuted in the Silver Age of comics, whose character featured in several self-titled series along with Marvel-endorsed products, which includes video games, an animated television series as well as a direct-to-DVD film.
There is other Doctor Strange merchandise, such as trading cards; all of which Donohoe obsessively collected of meditational aids, inspiring power objects and elemental weapons.
Donohoe describes Gaap, as having silken white skin, which seemed to glow as if she had spent years under the sunless sky of the far North, who sometimes had silvery hair or to be otherwise black as a Raven’s wing.
This Succubus taught Donohoe the arcane sciences of Doctor Strange, wherefore gifting him wisdom beyond his boyhood years.
He said these events happened during the night, when she induced erotic lucid dreams. Many of the Doctor Strange events and fourth dimensional signposts of his life showed by this Succubus have already come true, just as she said they would.
As for Doctor Strange, his character had been co-created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange made his eventual debut in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963), which is a split book, Strange shares with fellow Marvel character, the Human Torch who is a practitioner of Tummo Yoga.
In issue #135 (August 1965), the Torch was eventually replaced by berserker Nick Fury until issue #168 (May 1968). Doctor Strange then appeared in issues #110–111 and #114, somewhat before the character’s eight-page origin story appeared in #115 (December 1963).
The character is said to have been inspired by the Chandu the Magician radio program, which originally aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System during the 1930’s. Although Donohoe believes that they were psychically influenced from another dimension to create Dr Strange in order to empower his Übermensch self image.
Ditko drew the Doctor Strange feature through Strange Tales #146 (July 1966), it was during this period Ditko and Lee introduced many of the allies of Strange, such as his lover Clea, who made her, unnamed debut, in Strange Tales #126 (November 1964) around the same time that the TV sitcom, called, Bewitched was first televised, along with the Addam’s Family and The Munsters.
Donohoe sees Clea as being a coded reference to Gaap, since both names have four letters, which in Runic numerology add up to the same Rune. Although Donohoe also calls Gaap by the name of Gaapa.
Clea in Runic numerology adds up to 50, which is then reduced down to the 5th Rune of Raidho. Gaap adds up to the 23rd Rune of Dagaz, which also reduces down to the 5th Rune of Raidho.
The name of Gaap refers to the Ginnungagap (Gap) of Norse lore, which is the great yawning void between fire (0) and ice (1) from where all (Tulpa) form is created.
The Ginnungagap is a symbolic allusion to hypnagogic trance, where the conscious awareness of a Sorcerer Artist is caught between sleeping (fire/spirit/energy/information/dreaming/microcosm) and waking (ice/physical/matter/hologram/waking/macrocosm); wherefore Gaap is a mistress of hypnagogic (superimposition () state) trance, which of an experience, is when the Sorcerer Artist takes account of his life, whereby leading to creative (Tulpa) artworks.
The Rune of Dagaz means day, dawn, illumination and awakening, which Donohoe sees as a reference to the dawning age of Aquarius, of the Hippie era; whereas the Raidho Rune means wagon or chariot, ride and journey.
Wherefore, Donohoe equates the 5th Rune with a Volkswagen Type 2 camper van, which is quite apt for Gaap, since she carries her master through space and time of a magical mystery Sabbat tour.
The Raidho Rune is similar in meaning to the Hebrew mystical tradition surrounding the chariot-throne of God, called the Merkabah as well as the Hindu chariot symbolism surrounding the Vimana, many equate with a UFO. Wherefore Donohoe believes that Gaap influenced Lee and Ditko to create Dr Strange upon whom Donohoe later modeled himself.
Donohoe also sees the four letters of Clea and Gaap being associated with the 4th Rune of Ansuz, which is the shaman Rune of the Norse God Odin, the Saxon’s called Woden, who is the ‘Sorcerer Supreme’ of their shared pantheon, whom travels the multiverse world-tree of Yggdrassill, when to trance ride his eight-legged (TARDIS) mare of a ‘Spider’ horse called Sleipnir.
Both Odin and Woden have a byname, which is that of the unknowable one, of an eternal question mark. The sacred colours of Odin/Woden are blue and black; whereby Dr Strange wore blue to now wear black.
The name of Odin gave rise to the word Odd, which is used to describe anything ‘Strange.’ Basically, Dr Strange is a veiled reference to Odin/Woden, the master of the Runes, lord of the dead.
The enemies, of Dr Strange, such as Nightmare in #110, and the flame-headed Dormammu, were featured in #126 (November 1964).
These superb stories showcased the surreal landscapes of increasingly occult symbolism, which enabled the feature to become a mystical favourite among the Timothy Leary college students during the, ‘make love, not war,’ Hippie era.
The Comics historian Mike Benton made the astute observation: “The Dr. Strange stories of the 1960’s constructed a cohesive cosmology that would have thrilled any self-respecting theosophist. College students, minds freshly opened by psychedelic experiences and Eastern mysticism, read Ditko and Lee’s Dr. Strange stories with the belief of a recent Hare Krishna convert. Meaning was everywhere, and readers analyzed the Dr. Strange stories for their relationship to Egyptian myths, Sumerian gods, and Jungian archetypes.”
Alas not all, were impressed by the ‘dawning’ age of Aquarius zeitgeist interest in Doctor Strange: “People who read ‘Doctor Strange’ thought people at Marvel must be heads (drug users),” recalled, the then-associate editor and former Doctor Strange writer Roy Thomas in 1971; “because they had had similar experiences high on mushrooms. But … I don’t use hallucinogens, nor do I think any artists do.” How wrong he was concerning the artists usage of power plants, although not all indulged; as Salvador Dali once said; “I don’t do drugs, I am drugs.”
As co-plotter and later sole plotter, who was highly versed in the ‘Marvel Method,’ of viral-meme brand sorcery, Ditko took Strange into ever more arcane abstract realms. In an epic 17-issue story arc in Strange Tales #130–146 (March 1965–July 1966), Ditko introduced the cosmic character Eternity, who personified the universe, he was depicted as a silhouette, whose outlines are filled with the cosmos.
As historian Bradford W. Wright observed: “Steve Ditko contributed some of his most surrealistic work to the comic book and gave it a disorienting, hallucinogenic quality. Dr. Strange’s adventures take place in bizarre worlds and twisting dimensions that resembled Salvador Dalí paintings. Inspired by the pulp-fiction magicians of Stan Lee’s childhood as well as by contemporary Beat culture, Dr. Strange remarkably predicted the youth counterculture’s fascination with Eastern mysticism and psychedelia. Never among Marvel’s more popular or accessible characters, Dr. Strange still found a niche among an audience seeking a ‘challenging alternative’ to more conventional superhero fare.”
Donohoe’s visions of Gaap the Witch, involved surreal imagery, like that of Ditko’s artwork merged with Alan Moore’s Doctor Manhatten occult insights.
The moment Gaap appeared to him within the ‘beehive’ temple of an abandoned Masonic hall, which he recognised as a signpost shown to him as a child, Donohoe remembered her as his childhood Queen-Bee Witch teacher.
Donohoe’s comic book portrayal of Witch girl Gaap is very much in the style of Ditko. He considers her to be a powerful Succubus, thought to be among the most influential of the seventy-two Goetian Succubae, who has been playing an important role in Donohoe’s strange life, and obviously the lives of his strange family, for many years.
Proof of this can be found in Donohoe’s childhood drawings. One of which is a grade school crayon drawing of his Munster family, clearly showing a naked woman standing beside Donohoe, who is whispering into his boyhood right ear. Apart from her nudity, she seems to be wearing a black cloak and a conical hat, and in her hands, she holds two upside-down crosses. That is pretty heavy art work for a preconscious little boy in grade school.
Donohoe was fascinated with another character, who frequented the Doctor Strange universe called Sise-Neg, whom first appears in Marvel Premiere #13-14 (January 1974). Sise-Neg was created by the comic giants, Steve Englehart, Neal Adams and Frank Brunner.
Sise-Neg (genesis spelled backwards) is a 31st-century sorcerer of similarity to the science fiction Babylon 5 TV series, Techno-Mages, who attempts to become omnipotent by travelling back into time through history in order to collect all magical energies.
During one of his time travel jaunts into the past, Sise-Neg impersonates the magician Cagliostro, while he is in 18th century Paris, where he encounters the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange. Dr Strange at the time is searching for his perennial foe Baron Mordo.
Despite opposition from Strange, Sise-Neg journeys back into the prehistory of Earth when the Necronomicon demon Shuma-Gorath rules, and subsequently banishes the entity. Continuing on his journey back into time, Sise-Neg reached the moment prior to the Big Bang, which created the universe; whereby he becomes all-powerful.
Originally intending to recreate the universe in his own image, Sise-Neg realizes that his quest to achieve godhood was pitiable, since reality is already in Tao harmony, as it should be. He therefore decides to recreate the universe exactly as it was.
This leaves Strange to wonder whether this was, paradoxically, the original creation of the universe. Stan Lee, seeing the issue after publication, ordered Englehart and Brunner to print a retraction saying that Sise-Neg was not the Abrahamic God but just a fallen Luciferian God, in order to avoid offending the cultic sensibilities of religious readers, who have the shared habit of raging war over their religious ‘brands.’
The writer and artist instead concocted a fake letter from a fictitious minister, praising the Gnostic story, and mailed it to Marvel from Texas. Marvel unwittingly printed the letter and dropped the retraction.
Suffice to say, Donohoe admires Sise-Neg of another sorcerer Avatar to assume, whose Luciferian Techno-Mage characteristics is also empowered by Gaap.
Donohoe is working on assuming the internal guise of Sise-Neg, in order to discover the secrets of the 31st century Techno-Mages, who, Donohoe believes, have created an ancestor simulation within which we exist of a Matrix.
This may be one of the reasons why Donohoe’s childhood drawing also depicts Gaap holding onto a four-cornered object in her hands, which, when three dimensional is probably a Cube, like that of a Hellraiser box. Or perhaps it represents Dr Who’s TARDIS of an eight-legged (Cube) night-mare Spider horse called Sleipnir, trance ridden by a ‘browsing’ Doctor Strange.
Donohoe related that while in Stage Seven, being the auditory level of his remote viewing session, he heard, ‘within’ his skull, ‘four’ female voices uttering a monotonous mantra coming from the ‘Omega Point’ object.
Although all of the voices were heard as a single tone, likened to an Ouroboros ring being struck, which he felt to be the ‘Aum’ vibration of the browsed ‘Wyrd Web’ Superstrings.
Gaap is the ‘thirty-third degree’ Yggdrassill vertebrae of a Runic Valkyrie listed in the Goetia.
She is said to rule over ‘sixty-six’ legions of necktie Succubae Witches who serve a Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme as their Techno-Mage master.
The Psychic Übermensch Aaron C. Donohoe by Erin C. Donohoe (2012)