Dark Lilly Archive - Physinomes




The simplest way to explain physinomes is to use an example. When driving very fast, the only way to take a corner is on the right-hand side, that is, in England, the wrong side of the road. To make a habit of this, and survive, I must know when not to undertake this manoeuvre, when there is another vehicle, concealed by the bend, travelling towards me. Other drivers may say that, in such circumstances, they use their instinct; but instinct is an indefinable and unreliable means of ensuring survival. The internal apparatus which tells me when it is safe and when it is not safe, I call physinomes; an inbuilt warning system of cell-receptors and transmitters which exists in every human and being and in some is highly developed.


Physinomes are effective in many instances other than giving warnings. For example, there is no such thing as invisibility. The effect called invisibility is the fact of not being noticed. It is ones physinomes which advertise one’s presence or, when specifically retracted, ensure that one can pass unnoticed.


Physinomes sense the atmosphere in any location; they tell whether or not a person has been there, possibly identify that person.


The phenomenon is known in martial arts. Part of the combat training in martial arts techniques is to detect the presence of a potential enemy whom you cannot see. For example, when he is behind you, without turning around to see him and letting him know that he has been seen, you must be aware of how close he is, whether directly behind or to the right or the left. From the change in his signals, you must be able to detect when he moves from a passive to an offensive stance, that is, when he actually makes his attack. Assuming the attacker is trained, if you have got it wrong, you don’t get two chances, so, when he makes his attack, you must know exactly where behind you the attack is coming from.


In a non-martial arts context, your physinomes reacting to an impression made in the atmosphere can tell you when a person or persons in a room, although they have not said anything, have plans for you which are not in your best interests.


Everyone has head the expression: “you could cut the atmosphere with a knife.” This is as a result of quite undisguised tension between two people or two groups of people. If you possess the ability to listen to your physinomes, they will tell you when the atmosphere, although outwardly friendly, is really charged against you. This applies in commerce as well as in the social field. Depending on how developed you are, the warning can be anything from a feeling of general disquiet to real alarm concerning a specific subject. The legendary “sixth sense”, an instinctive awareness of danger, is, in fact, the physinomes speaking to you in a language you have not yet learned to understand.


Anonymous article taken from the Dark Lily Journal No 1, Society of Dark Lily (London 1987).