Thursday, 21 February 2008

The Grail-spot

An article in today's Mail considers the claims made by an Italian research team to discovered incontrovertible evidence for the existence of the famous Grafenberg (or G-) spot. This quest for the Grail has turned in some interesting findings: yes, the legendary centre exists, but ultrasound scans reveal anatomical diferences between women who claim to have one and those who don't. In other words, according to the paper, 'some mothers do 'ave 'em'... and some do not. As Tim Spector of St Thomas' Hospital in London says, this 'raises the possibility that local genital differences rather than purely genetic differences may be important.'

A comment left at the end of the Mail article (its online edition) is worth preserving in this regard:

'This is good news insofar as scientists now admit the existence of the G-spot, something Tantra practitioners have known for 4,000 years. However, the statement that only 30% of women have G-spots is misleading. [Note: the paper does not make this claim. The report author suspects that a large proportion of women have no G-spot, but admits that, based on the lack of available data, this is speculation.]

From my experience as a Tantric educator, it appears that 100% of healthy women have a G-spot, but it is underdeveloped or inactive in the majority of cases. Along with other Tantric educators, I have found that advanced Tantric techniques, especially sexual healing techniques, can be very effective in initiating or restoring full G-spot function for the vast majority of women. The resulting orgasms are almost always more intense, satisfying and emotionally fulfilling than clitoral orgasms.'

Considering recent posts on the White Hart, a true image of the Goddess, and the quest for the Grail in the Marian Fields of Oxfordshire, this new report seems highly timely. I couldn't help but notice, either, that its author- Emmanuele Jannini- is a researcher at the University of L'Aquila: the eagle, the sign of Scorpio... and John the Baptist, who severed head has itself been attributed many Grail-like properties; and whose devotion is closely associated with unorthodox religious groups with Goddess (and tantric) leanings. Another Maritime signal, in other words: revealing the true identity of the 'lost' continent Atlantis; and a step towards the reclaimation of our drowned world.

As an occasional tantrika myself, I say this is very good news...

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Psychopathia Sexualis

This week saw the continuing trial of Steve Wright, the Suffolk man accused of the murders of five women who died, over a six week period, in late 2006. Inevitably, there was, at the time, quite a bit of 'occult interest': Ellis Taylor, I recall, wrote something about it after discovering that the various locations in which the bodies of the women were discovered formed a pentagram. I read subsequently that two of the victims- Anneli Alderton and Annette Nicholls- were left in a 'cruciform position': suggesting that there was indeed a ritualistic aspect to the crimes, conscious or otherwise. This fact reminded me of a quote I had read by Colin Wilson, which observed, in passing, just how many serial killers seem to stop after either nine or thirteen victims: as if to fulfill some ritualistic requirement. The 'thrill' of destruction has often been associated with the attainment of God-like powers, as famously portrayed by Alan Moore in From Hell, and closely explored by other Ripperologists. And in more recent times, Alexander Pichuksin, the so-called Chessboard Killer, claimed a existential, even religious motivation for his activities, which resulted in the deaths of at least 49 victims: 'I killed in order to live.' (Murder, he said, made him feel 'almost like a god.')

I haven't been following the trial very closely, but I did catch something in the Metro yesterday which caught my attention. Tom Stephens, the first suspect in the case, who was later released without charge, was arrested after informing the police about what he feared was his own split personality. According to the article: 'He had told officers he was worried about doing things which he doesn't know about, then going back to his normal personality.' This is a phenomenon we explored, in some depth, in a recent BTB report; with particular regard to the strange case of Alberto Izaga, the Swiss Re board member who murdered his three year-old daughter (in the shadow of the Westminster obelisk) after watching a horror movie in New York. Just as Stephens feared, Izaga has no memory of the attack or the disturbing events which preceded it.

This mechanism of the body-mind and spirit- which we might describe as being temporarily consumed by 'higher' or 'other' forces- may be related to another phenomenon, manifestations of which we have tracked on this blog. These are the (rather less devastating) personality transplants which frequently accompany head injuries. (We pulled together several examples in this article from last November.) I was reminded of this when, also in yesterday's paper, I read about a Californian woman named AJ, who claims to have complete recall of every day of her life. Experts have dubbed AJ's syndromes as 'hyperthymestic', after the Greek verb to remember. According to journalist Ross McGuinness, her abilities 'echo those of Funes the Memorious, a character in a fantasy story by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The tale recounts the life of Ireono Funes, a teenage boy from Uruguay who, after falling off a horse, remembers everything in full detail.'

Quite how head injury, 'split personalities' and transdimensional possession cohere is still, at this precise moment, something of a mystery...

Zodiacal History

This follows on from a comment (left by Wise Woman) on yesterday's post re: the appearance of the White Hart. (Ellis Taylor has also done something on the same subject, presently found on the Features section of his website.) Considering the themes of royal sacrifice (whether voluntary or otherwise) and the zodiacal imagery which these legends frequently evoke, I recalled a visionary passage in Mary Caine's highly unusual book, The Kingston Zodiac. This, I should stress, takes the same approach as the better-known research of Katherine Maltwood, who 'discovered' (or re-discovered) a complete, possibly Sumerian, zodiac comprised of land effigies, in the countryside in and around Glastonbury, in Somerset. Mary Caine, having investigated the Glastonbury claims for several years, was later prompted to apply the same methodology to her native county of Surrey- which happens also to be my own. (As a matter of fact, I live in the very 'skirt' of Virgo: in a region which, give or take a bit, could be fairly characterised as being at the feet of the Goddess.)

Zodiacs, she argues, 'are a space-time concept; a diagram of the tools of Creation- and thus its effects should be discernible on Time and Space, or form. The sequential action of its signs can be seen on all time-scales, from the changing character of the vast Precessional Ages, (a cycle of nearly 26,000 years), to the yearly seasons, even to down to the daily hours, minutes and seconds used by astrologers in calculating horoscopes... It was the suspiciously Zodiacal sequence of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties that first alerted me to its possibilities.'

She continues:

'Henry Tudor, owing his claim to the throne through his mother, reigned under maternal Cancer. His son Henry VIII, himself a sun-Cancerian, followed him as the very epitome of Leo's sun-king. And what could be more Virgoan than Elizabeth the Virgin Queen? In fact, there were four queens in this period. James I's ambiguous sexuality seems to suit Libra, whose sign tends to equalise the sexes. It was under Libra's Venusian ray that Shakespeare flourished, and the Authorised King James Bible, in style so superior to modern versions, was written. Under Scorpio comes Charles I's outdated assumption of his Divine Right to rule, his execution and Cromwell's ensuing dictatorship. Charles II's reign, libertine yet philosophical, are typically Sagittarian.

When I finally put this theory to the acid test of a mathematical time-scale, not only did these kings and queens fit nearly into their Zodiacal periods, but working back from 1500 on the thirty-year (per zodiacal sign) I found the little princes in the Tower coming under Gemini- as well as the fighting brothers of the Wars of the Roses. Richard the Lionheart and his Scottish contemporary William the Lion both came under a Leo period; William Rufus typified the worst of Taurus, and his father William the Conqueror invaded under Aries' martial sign.

Working forward from the Stuarts proved no less rewarding; George III, 'Farmer George', comes under a period of Taurus; Victoria became Mother of Millions of her sea-borne Empire during Cancer's maternal water-sign; her son Edward VII presiding regally over another period of Leonine splendour, until Leo's too-arrogant sun set in the blood of the First World War. To bring this calendar up to date, one must hope that Prince Charles, embroiled at present in thirty years of Scorpio (1980-2010) fares better than his ill-fated ancestor. These are but a few time-correspondences that appeared, and as the whole theory has already been published, they must suffice here.'

Thursday, 14 February 2008

The White Hart

Unusually, perhaps, there's a glorious little article in today's Daily Mail; which- for your convenience- I've archived at Behemoth Conspiracy. This summarises some of the lore and legend surrounding the appearance of a white hart: that most magical of creatures, emblem of kings. One was spotted in the Highlands of Scotland earlier this week... and now a second, separate sighting has been reported: in no less a place than the New Forest in Hampshire- one of the great receptacles of English myth. I've been fascinated by the story of King William II- known as 'Rufus'- ever since I first encountered it through the books of Paul Broadhurst, author of The Green Man and the Dragon. His death in the New Forest, by an arrow through the lung, is commemorated in the Rufus Stone; which legend holds marks the spot of the oak tree which the fateful arrow glanced before killing the king. Of great interest in this regard is the work of Margaret Murray, the anthropologist and scholar of paganism, who interpreted the incident as one in 'a bewildering list of English kings and substitute victims who have been killed as ritual sacrifices.' This is how author Colin Wilson describes her third book, published in 1954, The Divine King in England. Now, far be it for me to contradict Wilson, especially as it's a book I have yet to read; but ever since learning of its existence some years ago, I have harboured a suspicion that, yes, Margaret Murray (MM) was 'definitely on to something.' Call it the conspiracist's curse...

'King Kill 33', of course, is the wonderful title of another 'fringe publication'; though the Kennedy hit came just a few years too late to be considered for inclusion in Murray's research. How interesting, however, that JFK should be back in the news on this particular day: not only through through the spectral lens of Barack Obama, for whom a similar fate was predicted by Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing, but more specifically, in the words of a businessman from Canada who claims to be the former president's love-child.

The twin appearances of the white hart in England and Scotland seem to me equally as portentous as the Greenwich whale: that beautiful female bottlenose who swam up the Thames (past the Royal National Maritime Museum) as far as Westminster, just over two years ago. In both cases, I sense an association with the goddess- with the New Aeon- and with the Maritime Signals which are the very signs of that age. I further sense that Robert Graves's study, The White Goddess may hold some vital keys. I will check on this tomorrow.

And all of the above is of extreme significance to the Goddess Trail I embarked upon last week, and to which I will be returning- hopefully- this weekend. On this subject I am busily preparing an introduction, in the shape of a fairly lengthy article, which I will post at Battling the Behemoth as quickly as is humanly possible. If anybody reading this would like to be added to the BTB 'guest list', please e-mail Todd Campbell at

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Fast Food Nation

Well, to those (very select) members of the global elite who have been invited to read these words, may I bid you very warm greetings. You'll know the strange week that I've been subjected to: a strange week which is the culmination of some steady weirdness, steady hoodoo, that's been a personal theme since the closing stages of 2007 and into the new year. But such things come in cycles; and it's a cliche, but a truism, that's it's often just when you think things can get no worse they start to get steadily better. So in spite of everything, I feel empowered; ready to begin a new chapter of my life with optimism and confidence.

Homily over.

I've been reading Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser recently: a global bestseller, which, like Naomi Klein's No Logo and a raft of copycat works, dissects American culture from the perspective of some of its most successful brands: in Schlosser's case, its fast food joints. It was marketed, to some extent, as a shopfloor expose; but the meat of the book is not its many (valid) criticisms of the content of your average hamburger; but the even deadlier effect of the procedures that the industry has spawned: a factory-line mentality, whose 'successes' are now imitated in almost area of industry. McDonald's, who wrote the book on employee processing, is fingered as one of the worst offenders; and it is interesting, therefore, that the birth of this chain occurred in Anaheim, California: the same city that gave the world the Hell's Angels. Ray Kroc, still the company's CEO, is frequently credited with introducing the innovations which made it the envy of the Republican elite; one of the book's most interesting sections outlines the many similarities (and 'synergies') between Kroc and Walt Disney- the man who brought the Process to Hollywood. The same chapter concludes with an excellent description of Disney's Tomorrowland attraction: which was the subject of an article by Miss Hoi Polloi not so long ago. I thought this information compliments a few of the points that she made there.

'After the war, Disney continued to work closely with top military officials and military contractors, becoming America's most popular exponent of Cold War science. For audiences living in fear of nuclear annihilation, Walt Disney became a source of reassurance, making the latest technical advances seem marvellous and exciting... [His] passion for science found expression in 'Tomorrowland', the name given to a section of his theme park and to segments of his weekly television show. Tomorrowland encompassed everything from space travel to the household appliances of the future, depicting progress as a relentless march toward greater convenience for consumers. And yet, from the very beginning, there was a dark side to this Tomorrowland. It celebrated technology without moral qualms. Some of the science if espoused later proved to be not so benign- and some of the scientists it promoted were unusual role models for the nation's children.

In the mid-1950s Wenher von Braun cohosted and helped produce a series of Disney television shows on space exploration... At the time, von Braun was the US Army's leading rocket scientist. He had served in the same capacity for the German army during WW2. He had been an early and enthusiastic member of the Nazi party, as well as a major in the SS. At least 20,000 slave laborers, many of them Allied prisoners of war, died at Dora-Nordhausen, the factory where von Braun's rockets were built. Less than ten years after the liberation of Dora-Nordhausen, von Braun was giving orders to Disney animators and designing a ride at Disneyland called Rocket to the Moon.

Heinz Haber, another key Tomorrowland adviser- and eventually the chief scientific consultant to Walt Disney Productions- spent much of WW2 conducting research on high-speed, high-altitude flight for the Luftwaffe Institute for Aviation Medicine. In order to assess the risks faced by German air force pilots, the institute performed experiments on hundreds of inmates at the Dachau concentration camp near Munich. The inmates who survived these experiments were usually killed and then dissected. Haber left Germany after the war and shared his knowledge of aviation medicine with the US Army Air Force. He later cohosted Disney's 'Man in Space' with von Braun. When the Eisenhower administration asked Walt Disney to produce a show championing the civilian use of nuclear power, Heinz Haber was given the assignment. He hosted the Disney broadcast called 'Our Friend the Atom' and wrote a popular children's book with the same title... 'Our Friend the Atom' was sponsored by General Dynamics, a manufacturer of nuclear reactors. The company also financed the atomic submarine ride at Disney's Tomorrowland.'