Most striking is Chris Knowles' ingenious (and entirely valid) translation of Donna Molnar as 'Our Lady of the Grain' (or Corn), 'the title of Demeter in the Eleusinian Mysteries.' The spectre of this enormously significant myth was evoked repeatedly in 2007-8: from the 'cereal murder' at VirginiaTech, conducted at the height of Demeter's ancient feast of Cerealia; to the McCann's soujourn through the Underworld in search of their lost daughter Persephone, the goddess trapped in flesh.
(According to this Iron Age myth, Persephone, or Prosperina, is abducted by Hades and forced to spend six months of each year as his queen; her mother's frantic search for her missing daughter was symbolized in ancient Rome by white-clad celebrants, rushing through the streets of the City with lighted torches- see here. As if to demonstrate the ingenious maxim of Philip K Dick- 'The Empire Never Ended'- a white-clad Kate McCann, accompanied by her husband, lit candles in honour of her daughter, Madeleine, at Fatima on May 23, 2007, an 'occult announcement' which garnered intense global interest. And the symbolic connections between Ceres, our Lady of the Corn, and VTech go just as deep- as Todd Campbell discovered in a series of posts written shortly after those events, comparing the astrological sigil of [the planet] Ceres, the broken sickle, with Cho Seung-Hui's alter-ego, 'Question Mark'- see here.)
'When you reach the end of an age,' writes Chris Knowles, 'the myths and the symbols that once defined that age begin to turn against it.' The myths and symbols of Demeter and Persephone- and the countless iterations of the same- are those which will replace the symbols of the outgoing Age of Pisces; which will function as the undergirding of the New one; and, as such, are going to be invoked and endlessly reinforced between now and Pisces's final close.
And indeed, at roughly the same time as the 'Christmas miracle' of Donna Molnar, the same forms were manifested in a story of even greater symbolic content: that of Magdeline Makola, the South African-born nurse, recovered from the boot of her car after a period of possibly ten days held captive there. (The car, a red Vauxhall Astra- or red star- was found in a car park at Drumgelloch railway station almost 23 miles from her home- see here.) In addition to being yet another example of the perennially-recurring 'MM' sigil, examples of which we have been tracking on this blog since May 2007, see here, this story is keenly significant- if intensely traumatic for the woman concerned- for several other reasons.
Ms Makola, as Knowles reports, is a black woman, living not far from one of the most famous Black Madonna sites in Europe: Rosslyn Chapel. Like the identically-initialled Madeleine McCann, her name is a very direct reference to Mary Magdalene, the character whose veneration is believed to underlie both the medieval cult of the Black Madonna- superimposed over the elder archetypes of Isis and Kali- and the majority of the twelfth and thirteenth-century cathedra dedicated to Notre Dame. And the symbolism of her discovery, emerging, as it were, from a cave, from the depths of the wintry Underworld into the light of human consciousness, is a very accurate facsimile of the revelation of Kore that awaited the hungry, terrified initiates at the climax of the Eleusinian Mysteries; or the glimpse of the Pythia afforded at the end of the arduous journey on the Sacred Way to Delphi.
The interestingly-named Justice Ngema has today appeared in court charged with Magdeline's attempted murder; I will follow further developments with keen interest. In the meantime, let it be noted that both of these stories- which followed very swiftly upon our discussion of 'miraculous' content in bona fide Fortean events, see here- were presented to Christmas news consumers as festive 'miracles'- despite the horrendous and long-term suffering which is likely to ensue from both (details unlikely to receive the same sort of attention, as Chris Knowles observes.) And there were 'miraculous' survivals cited in the Covina shootings, too, as well as other coincidental details which- despite the high level of planning- may indicate some level of occult or 'fairy' influence.
We'll get round to highlighting these in our next post, very soon.
The Empire Never Ended... more to follow...
'Those who don’t know already (and there will be some) need to realise that today we are still fundamentally regulated by cultural devices and strictures set loose upon our forebears in the ancient world- in kingdoms such as Babylon and Egypt- several thousands of years ago. We have inherited their gods hidden in everyday language and societal control mechanisms so that in real effect, without even stepping into a temple or any occult congregation, we pay token to them every day.'