Thursday, 27 March 2008

I saw what I took...

... to be a grey heron today. I looked around to see if anybody else had seen it or shared my wonder, but it didn't appear so. Appropriately, an online article had the following to say about this particular bird and its use as a Christian symbol.

'Since this bird is sacred to the Greek sea-god Poseidon, it is an emblem of Atlantis, the lost island paradise thought to be populated by his children. Like the crane, the heron's habit of standing on one leg earns it a reputation for contemplation, vigilance, divine or occult wisdom, and inner quietness. Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, employed a heron as one of her divine messengers. Native American legends tell of wise men who, having died, visited the earth in the bodies of herons.

... During medieval times, herons were thought to fly above the clouds to avoid getting rained on. This supposed habit led them to become symbols of the righteous who avoided the storms of this world by placing their hopes and treasures in heaven.

Herons are considered melancholy birds. White ones symbolize innocence while ash-gray ones symbolize penance. Early Christians, believing that herons shed tears of blood under stress, made this bird an emblem of Christ's agony in the garden and the sweat of blood He endured there (Lk 22:44). Like many wading birds which eat snakes, frogs, and other symbols of the evil one, herons are images of the eternal struggle of good against evil and of Christ's battle against the Devil. The purple heron is associated with the phoenix and the Benu and brings their symbolic meanings of resurrection, regeneration, and renewal to the heron family.'

Friday, 14 March 2008

Our last post-


broaching the subject of Europe- has provoked a little controversy. This is no bad thing, and I am not about to curtail a decent debate. We ended that article with the observation, tenatively expressed, that the Goddess and the serpent are more kindred than most pagans care to acknowledge; an impression confirmed by some of the contents of Icke's latest schlockbuster. The Reptilian religion, we read there, comprises 'Sun god.. and goddess worship': a clunky construction, not strengthened by the presence, in the same sentence, of the incorrigible fraud Stewart Swerdlow; but a sentiment in keeping with my own findings. Of course, in the period whence this religion began- in the age of Sumer, from around 3000 BC- until the ascendancy of Constantinian Christianity in Roman Imperial times, the image of the serpent was not so loaded with evil as it is today; in propagating the 'Satanic-reptile' myth, Icke may actually be far closer in spirit to the religionists he claims to oppose. As Laurence Gardner writes in Genesis of the Grail Kings:

'The joint legacy of the serpent and dragon was that of the prehistoric crocodile, the most sacred of all creatures, and the traditionally identified serpent should not be confused with the cold and venomous image conjured by the English word 'snake.' The holy crocodile was Draco the mighty dragon of kingship, whence were named the Pendragons (Head Dragons) of the British Celtic kingdoms from the days of King Cymbeline of Camu-lot (the sacred kingdom of curved light) AD 10-17, down to Cadwaladr of Gwynedd (AD 654-664), whose dynasty introduced the famous Red Dragon of Wales... Crocodiles (dragons), extant in the Nile and Palestine's River Zerka, were not only worshipped at centres such as Crocodopolis, Ombos, Coptos, Athribis and Thebes, but they were also mummified and placed in royal cemeteries with the pharoahs themselves.'

Gardner also includes the following etymology, illuminating the association we have already drawn between the serpent and the Goddess... and the fundamental centrality of both to life and spiritual health:

'In Hebrew,' he writes: 'the name Eve was Hawah (Ava), but the verbal root which gave rise to the name was hayah ('to live')... In considering [hayah] it is of interest to note that the similar Arabic word hayya denoted a female serpent, whilst hayat related to life. As detailed by the linguist Balaji Mundkur, the words were all akin in origin, and the definitions of 'life' and 'serpent' were mutually supportive. This is particularly relevant since Eve (Khawa/Hawah) was not only the Lady of LIfe, but was also described as the Lady of the Serpent.' (Emphasis mine.)

Material here we will surely revisit anon.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Continuing...


... the local themes of our last few posts, here is the sight which assails visitors to Sutton Central Library (in my home county of Surrey.) The flag, of course, is that of the European Union; which conspiracy researchers have long connected to the Roman Catholic church. Icke reprints some of the better-known arguments in his latest book, the immodestly-titled 'The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy (and how to end it.)' In chapter 20, 'The Superstate Agenda', he writes:

'... the EU flag is symbolic of the mother goddess of Babylon yet again- Semiramis in all her many names and guises. The twelve stars, or pentagrams, of the Babylonian Zodiac represent the goddess, and the Roman Church thus claims that Mother Mary, as the 'Queen of Heaven', has 'a crown of twelve stars.' (This is in reference to the well-known prophecy of Revelation 12:1 in which 'a woman clothed with the sun'- commonly interpreted as Mary- is depicted 'with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head': closely mirroring Greek images of Artemis.) Of great interest are the circumstances in which this symbol was decided upon. Icke writes:

'The symbol for the EU flag is attributed to a Belgian Jew called Paul Levi, a converted Roman Catholic who was director of the 'cultural section' of the European Council, established in London in 1949. During discussions about the European flag, it is claimed, Levi was passing a statue of 'Mother Maria', which had a 'star coronet' shining under a blue sky. Levi is said to have immediately called the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Earl Benvenuti, a Venice count, and told him that twelve golden stars in a chain against a dark blue background should be the European flag.'

Icke, true to form, presents this amusing- even inspiring- anecdote as a 'cover story', intended to deflect attention away from the Council's real intention: to honour their Babylonian goddess, Semiramis. This would suggest that the symbol was already decided upon long before Levi's fortuituous encounter with the Marian icon, and quite probably long before the formation of the Council itself. But this, as with all massive conspiracy theories which rest on purely human ingenuity, is to deny the power of magic: a much more subtle force, whose outworkings are far too complex to be encompassed by the mind of a pub bore like Icke. Consider the related case of the Miraculous Medal, a nineteenth century medallion fashioned from a design similarly 'received' by divine edict: in this case, by the nun (and later saint) Christine Laboure. The design, based on information transmitted via disembodied voices and waking visions, consisted of the twelve stars, the Immaculate Heart... and a large letter M surmouted by a cross. Just as the EU flag was 'brought down' by a coverted Jew, Paul Levi, the world-wide popularity of the Miraculous Medal was based, in large part, on its role in the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne. The latter, also Jewish, was a member of Strasbourg's banking elite, and counted various members of no less a clan than the Rothschilds amongst his friends and allies.

The design, the 'M' motif in particular, would be adopted in amended form by Pope John Paul II; whose papal career was largely defined by his attempts to enshrine Mary not just at the heart of Catholicism but of global spirituality. Thus, the 'M'- like the starry crown- was revealed to the world through visionary experience channelled, in large part, through a Jewish brain; both symbols continue to be potent (often unconscious) manifestations of the tidal rising of the Age of Aquarius and the re-birth of Venus. Indeed, the importance of the 'M' was revealed in explicit fashion through the endless, and ongoing, Madeleine ritual of 2007-8... which, should any reminder be necessary, originated in the 'Month of Miracles', sacred to the Queen of the May herself.

Both the 'M' and the crown, then, are examples of the 'Maritime' phenomena which readers of this blog will doubtless be familar with. Thus it is highly interesting that this particular flag should be surrounded with a gold fringe: a feature which, if Icke is to be believed, indicates the primacy of British Maritime Law wheresoever such an emblem is displayed. He writes:

'The gold fringe is not part of the American flag known as the Stars and Stripes, but it is a legal symbol indicating the the court, government building, school or soldier is operating under British Maritime Law and the Uniform Commercial Code- military and merchant law, not common or constitutional law.' According to this theory, which is promoted by the Christian Patriot movement, British Maritime Law or its American equivalent, the Uniform Commercial Code, is the system of law favoured by the international banking community who are the legal owners of most of the former nations of ths world. This global coup d'etat was apparently pulled off in the 1930s, when several countries (including Great Britain and the United States) were forced to declare bankruptcy. According to Icke, this has meant 'that the banks have owned those countries ever since.' The tax burden, determined by the banks, is used merely to service the bankruptcy; and the governments who are responsible for collecting it 'are nothing more than debt-collecting agencies for the creditor banks.' In order to be legally bound by commercial law, citizens must register with the federal government as corporations, rather than individuals. This, the theorists suggest, is accomplished by accepting any document issued by any government body: a passport, driving licence, even a National Security number; by which means the recipient, quite unknowingly, is 'contracting to become an asset-employee of the United States Corporation.' Some researchers maintain that the Uniform Commercial Code is now the supreme law of the land; a move which, according to Icke, was implemented with the full approval of the American Bar Association: 'a subordinate branch, of the British legal system and its hierarchy based in London's Temple Bar (named after the Illuminati Knights Templar secret society.)'

If, in the unlikely event that any of this is true, then it must rank as one of the most potent 'Maritime Signals' of all; and proof positive, if it were required, that the Goddess is no fool. Such subjugation could be regarded as the Dark Side of Aquarius: a principle for which many metaphors have been recorded- as, for example, here. Indeed, one of the few observations of any value in Icke's highly-indulgent tome; whose span of six hundred pages include several factual blunders so egregious as to deserve to be exposed at a later date, is that 'at the heart of Illuminati symbolism is the worship of the goddess- the serpent goddess.' This would agree with my own findings; and is one very good reason why the Golden Dawn of 2012 and beyond- so warmly-anticipated by New Age Muppets everywhere- is something to be loved and feared in equal measure.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Fascinating confirmation...

... of some of Jake Kotze's early videos here, as an Israeli academic argues that Moses was under the influence of etheogens during the events recorded in Genesis and Exodus. Interestingly, Benny Shanon first put himself through similar experiences in an attempt to verify his theories- which sounds like a splendid excuse for a good mash-up, if ever I heard one. (Matthew Delooze, conspiracy researcher from Burnley, Lancashire, is presently in Columbia, I believe, doing the same thing. Does he know there's a war about to break out in the region, I wonder?)

Of great interest to me is Shanon's explanation for the transformation of the rod of Aaron- Moses's brother- into a snake. According to a bullet-point summary in today's Daily Mail, 'Objects changing into snakes are a common feature of hallucinations'; a fact which Icke, and others, have used to support the reptilian thesis. Aaron's Rod, indeed, much like the Grail, has caused no end of mischief in its own right; with numerous researchers indulging in the same sort of Boys Own-materialist fantasies of Graham Phillips et al in seeking to 'track it down.' In extreme cases, like that of David Shayler, such an exceptionally phallic approach to profundity can result in a kind of psychosis: Shayler remains convinced that an an anagram allegedly inscribed upon the rod demonstrates the validity of his claims to be 'the last incarnation of the Holy Ghost... or the Yeshua or Jesus Spirit.'

I have no particular squabble with the nature of his boasts; he isn't the first man to decide that he's divine and certainly won't be the last; but to base that understanding upon a long-lost artefact belonging to a Jewish patriarch, whilst simulataneously issuing fulminations against 'the Zionist enemy' strikes me as contradictory, to say the least.

I have had the Rod on my mind for a few days now, ever since the uncovering of the 'punishment room' (or ritual chamber) in the former 'care home' of Haut de Garenne in Jersey. The island region in which these gruesome finds were made is called St Helier- which happens also to be the name of a neighbourhood very close to my own: the beautifully-named (if not exactly beautiful) Rose Hill in the London borough of Merton. Helier, the patron saint of Jersey, was a French-Belgian ascetic of the sixth century AD, whose legend is highly significant. Associated, in particular, with healing- particularly of the skin and eyes- one of the early centres of Helier devotion was in the evocative department of Seine-Maritime in northern France.

Having spent several weeks engaged in punitive community service in nearby Morden, I have had reason, almost daily, to walk through one of the saint's few remaining English outposts- the St Helier estate in south London; discovering in the process, one of the most esoteric-looking modern buildings I have ever seen. Whilst its present function, I believe, is as a care home for disabled adults, its unusual design- and the presence of what appears to be a representation of Aaron's Rod on one of its brick cornices- suggests it may once have been either a synagogue, or, more likely, a Masonic lodge.

I discovered a similar motif on what was evidently a Freemasonic memorial to a member of a prominent Dunstable family, in the Priory Church of St Peter in the town. (A former Augustinian priory located at the intersection of Watling Street and the Icknield Way, and precisely in the path of the Michael ley line.) There is a great deal more to say about Helier and these symbols, but, in the meantime, your thoughts are welcomed.


'Aaron's Rod', above the entrance to the building below


... and a similar motif found in Dunstable Priory.