Jon Presco | 6 Apr 21:36 2007
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The Rose Amongst Thorns

The Rose Amongst Thorns

The Rose Line of the Swan Brotherhood

(Images: Swan House. Swan Brethren emblem showing rose amongst
thorns. Virgin Mary as Rose of the Canticle of Canticals. Beakers on
Swan coat of arms. Swan Brethren plates with rose and thorns coat of
arms)

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007/01/roesmont-roover-brotherhood-
and-wedding.html

The emblem worn by the Swan Brethren depicts a a rose, or lily,
amongst thorns. At the root of the rose is the Latin word SICUT which
is the first word from a line from Song of Songs.

2:2. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea inter filias

On the façade of the Swan Brethren House are four statues, effigies
of Prince William 1 of Orange, Ghisbertus van der Poorten, Gerardus
of Uden, and Earl Floris van Egmond van Buren. Gerardus is the knight
with the shield. Ghisbertus may be second from the right. I have
every reason to believe Ghisbertus is Ghisbertus Roesmont son of
Danielis Roesmont, a Swan Brethren, and Adriana Theodorici Rover.
Heilwigis Arnoldi Danielis Roesmont married Arnoldus Rover Van der
Poirten, or Poorten, meaning "of the port". Ghisbertus sat in
the "ships chair" which I assume means he was `Captain of the Port'.
Because he was the Master of Janskerk Church, which was allied with
the Swan Brethren, I believe it was Gisbertus Roesmont who gifted the
house of the brotherhood in 1483, and thus is one of the four statues
put on the Zwanenbroedershuis.

The Swan Brotherhood dined once a year on roasted swan. They ate from
plates with their coat of arms upon them, and the word "Sicut" The
Swan Brotherhood commissioned one of their members, Hieronymus Bosch,
to depict the Wedding at Cana where Jesus and his mother were
present. The words "Sicut lilium inter spinas " are associated with
the Virgin Mother and the Canticle of Canticles. It appears that the
Swan Brethren have created a Last Supper worship around Mary, who is
titled the Rose of the World, or, Rosa Mundi. The Brotherhood
incorporated the Genealogy of Jesse of the House of David in their
worship which suggests they may be honoring a Davidic lineage that
was present at the wedding in Cana, and perhaps managed to stay
together after the fall of the temple. Did they migrate to Holland?
There is a Jewish line of the Van der Poorten family.

The Swan Brotherhood also drank from a cup, or beaker, called
a "drinkkannen" or "drinkbeker" These beakers were owned by the
members and had their coat of arms upon them. Ghisbertus and Danielis
Roesmont were Swan Brethren, thus these beakers are the Rosemont
families Holy Grail, the third one I have found. It appears these
beakers enjoined the owner with the cup that Jesus drank from at the
wedding of one of his kinfolk. Here is a supper where a Holy Bond is
made between members of the Holy Family. This Holy Family associates
itself with a Lily, or Rose, and thus to wear the emblem of Swan
Brethren is to be joined to the Holy Rose Tree where you are seen as
a budding rose amongst the thorns. Here is where my genealogical
search for my Rose liniage ends, where it began. In the images above
we see the symbols and Biblical passages that were applied to the
Virgin Mary that come from the Canticle of Canticles.

Today, Good Friday, I drink from my Rosamond families lost cup. I put
down this cup and name the man who betrayed me and his family. My
older brother, Mark Broderick Presco hated me from the very day he
first lay eyes on me. He corrupted my sisters, and in a dark covert
manner rested the artistic legacy of Christine Rosamond from the
adult Heir because he feared the truth would come out that he did not
pay his taxes, encouraged Christine not to pay taxes, and used
Rosamond's beautiful images of women as a illegal tax right-off. This
dark hateful misogynist disowned his son, his only child, and kept
from me the whereabout of my minor child when she disappeared. No
brother has ever known such a brother who spat on the words and very
meaning of Loyalty and Trust. Always lurking in the back ground, he
smirked as he undermined all the members of his family because he is
a Narcsistic psychopath who loathes women, his only child, his father
and mother, God, and his only brother.

It is time to cross the River and awaken the sleeping Kingdom of
Roermond, and all the forsaken memory stored within.

Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange is a member of the Swan
Brethren, as was his mother, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Prince
Willem is kin to Floris Egmond van Buren one of the statues of Swan
House, and the 8th. President of the United States, Martin van Buren.
Willem ran the New York Marithon using the name of his van Buren
ancestors who knew, or knew of, the Roesmonts.

Willem forfeited by law his succession to the British throne when he
married a Catholic. Did he marry a Catholic in order to end the split
between the Protestant and Catholics who had members amongst the Swan
Brethren? The Protestants hated the worship of Mary, born of the lily
and rose. However, with new information about Mary being Sophia, the
Goddess of Knowledge, there might be newfound Unity, a mending of a
great religious rent. With the rise of the Roza Mira Prophecy in
Russia, and my theory that King Cyrus wrote Song of Songs, one can
begin to see the world religions are Rosebuds on the same Divine Tree.

Jon Presco

Swam Knight

Copyright 2007

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com

Canticle of Canticles Chapter

2Christ caresses his spouse: he invites her to him.
2:1. I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys.* Ego
flos campi et lilium convallium 2:2. As the lily among thorns, so is
my love among the daughters. Sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea
inter filias
2:3. As the apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved
among the sons. I sat down under his shadow, whom I desired: and his
fruit was sweet to my palate. Sicut malum inter ligna silvarum sic
dilectus meus inter filios sub umbra illius quam desideraveram sedi
et fructus eius dulcis gutturi meo 2:4. He brought me into the cellar
of wine, he set in order charity in me. Introduxit me in cellam
vinariam ordinavit in me caritatem 2:5. Stay me up with flowers,
compass me about with apples: because I languish with love. Fulcite
me floribus stipate me malis quia amore langueo 2:6. His left hand is
under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me. Leva eius sub
capite meo et dextera illius amplexabitur me 2:7. I adjure you, O ye
daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the harts of the field, that
you stir not up, nor make the beloved to awake, till she please.
Adiuro vos filiae Hierusalem per capreas cervosque camporum ne
suscitetis neque evigilare faciatis dilectam quoadusque ipsa velit
2:8. The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the
mountains, skipping over the hills.* Vox dilecti mei ecce iste venit
saliens in montibus transiliens colles 2:9. My beloved is like a roe,
or a young hart. Behold he standeth behind our wall, looking through
the windows, looking through the lattices. Similis est dilectus meus
capreae hinuloque cervorum en ipse stat post parietem nostrum
despiciens per fenestras prospiciens per cancellos 2:10. Behold my
beloved speaketh to me: Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my
beautiful one, and come. Et dilectus meus loquitur mihi surge propera
amica mea formonsa mea et veni 2:11. For winter is now past, the rain
is over and gone. Iam enim hiemps transiit imber abiit et recessit
2:12. The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is
come: the voice of the turtle is heard in our land: Flores
apparuerunt in terra tempus putationis advenit vox turturis audita
est in terra nostra 2:13. The fig tree hath put forth her green figs:
the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my
beautiful one, and come: Ficus protulit grossos suos vineae florent
dederunt odorem surge amica mea speciosa mea et veni 2:14. My dove in
the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, show me thy
face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy
face comely. Columba mea in foraminibus petrae in caverna maceriae
ostende mihi faciem tuam sonet vox tua in auribus meis vox enim tua
dulcis et facies tua decora 2:15. Catch us the little foxes that
destroy the vines: for our vineyard hath flourished.* Capite nobis
vulpes vulpes parvulas quae demoliuntur vineas nam vinea nostra
floruit 2:16. My beloved to me, and I to him who feedeth among the
lilies, Dilectus meus mihi et ego illi qui pascitur inter lilia 2:17.
Till the day break, and the shadows retire. Return: be like, my
beloved, to a roe, or to a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Donec adspiret dies et inclinentur umbrae revertere similis esto
dilecte mi capreae aut hinulo cervorum super montes Bether

As sources for the text in Books of Hours were especially 3 books in
the Old Testament important. The psalms are occupying the majority of
pages, Ecclesiasticus furnished most of the capitula in the Hours of
the Virgin (with the important predictions taken from Isaia), and the
Canticum Canticorum was the foundation of the general Marian
vocabulary, and source for a large number of antiphons and chapters.

Canticum Canticorum is a beautiful oriental erotic poem, for some
mysterious reason included in the Old Testament. In medieval exegesis
and theology did it serve as a song of praise for the Virgin Mary,
and the vocabulary has penetrated all veneration of the Virgin,
including the Horae beate Marie Virginis from the very beginning in
the 12th cent. (The antiphons were already present in the earliest
regular liturgical offices for the special feasts of the Virgin
during the year).In the complete text below are some of the most used
quotations highlighted in blue incipits. These are capitula or
antiphons used all over Western Europe (some are still found in the
Officium parvum in the Roman Breviary).

In some local uses are other textparts also included, and quotations
of single phrases are found everywhere. The publication of a
xylographic flemish edition of Canticum Canticorum as a beautifully
illustrated block-book in the 15th cent. is well known. The reasons
for the publication must be seen in the light of the dramatic
increase in Marian devotion towards 1500, which eventually became so
appalling to humanist intellectuals (like Melancthon), that it
contributed to the protestant movements. In 13th century Hours from
Liège did the Song of Songs also provide three lessons at Matins (2nd
Nocturn) with responsories and versicles.

Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange,

The prince is a direct descendant of Anne, Princess Royal, eldest
daughter of British King George II. However, under the British Act of
Settlement, Prince Willem-Alexander forfeited his (distant)
succession rights to the British throne, because he married a Roman
Catholic.
Using the name "Van Buren," one of the less well-known surnames of
the House of Orange-Nassau, he has participated in the New York City
Marathon, where his aunt, Princess Christina, and several cousins
live. In the Netherlands, he was a participant in the Frisian Eleven
Cities ice skating marathon.


http://www.fictionwise.com/knight/boschsix.html

1483 Gezworene Ghisbertus of of the poorten gives its house to the
brotherhood to the Hinthamerstraat (now no. 94).

Heilwigis Arnoldi Danielis ROESMONT [Parents] married Arnoldus Rover
VAN DER POIRTEN.


Adriana Theodorici ROVER [Parents] married Danielis ROESMONT
The personages are certain as types of uitgebeeld by attributes and
clothing, which last in stylised folds falls. From left to right
stand on consoles: Prince Willem of oranje, the first oranje
Zwanenbroeder; Gijsbertus of of the poorten, donor of the current
Zwanenbroedershuis; Gerardus of Uden, the lord of lords and oprichter
of the brotherhood; Earl Floris van Egmond and neighbours.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/roseman/messages/183.html

http://www.gerbernzunft.ch/index.php?id=23

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007/02/speculative-freemasonry-
and.html

http://www.kringvrienden.nl/ki/ency/Overig/Beelden/Vier%
20Zwanenbroeders.htm

http://www.vanudenstichting.com/pages/wiezijn/gerardusuden/gerardus-
index.htm


http://www.ngw.nl/g/goutum.htm

"in throat three drinkkannen of zilver, placed 2 and 1, and
vrijkwartier of azure, load with a swan of zilver, with for the neck
a crown of gold."

Origin/declaration:
The three drinkkannen are for the three most important havezathen
(states) in the village, the Drinkuitsma State, the Putsma State and
the Schenkinsma State symbolic. The vrijkwartier have been inferred
of the weapon of the slaughtered Wiarda, original occupants of the
Schenkinsma State. The swan has however storing wings in the rural
weapon and instead of a wall crown an ordinary crown for the neck.

Unique also the collection of eighteen tinnen drinkkannen from the
sixteenth and seventeenth century is. The kannen were used by the
Broeders during their meals to drink wine from; every sworn Broeder
had own drinkbeker be. On the abdomen of the kannen an image of the
lelie between the thorns with the word Sicut stands. On deksels of
the kannen is the name of the user and weapon has been engraved. The
brotherhood has now still the kannen of among others Willem of oranje
and the sepulchres of neighbours (Frederik, Floris and Maximilaan van
Egmond). Tinnen drinkkannen became obsolete at a certain moment and
was replaced by glazen. The brotherhood has still a collection glass
work, which comes from the end from the 19th century.

Heilwigis Arnoldi Danielis ROESMONT [Parents] married Arnoldus Rover
VAN DER POIRTEN.
Other marriages:
BERWOUT, Arnoldus

Unknown married Heilwigis Johannis VAN BERCK.


Heilwigis Johannis VAN BERCK [Parents] "Hilla" died before 1474. She
married Unknown.
Other marriages:
ROESMONT, Godescalcus
They had the following children:


F
i

Heilwigis.

Danielis ROESMONT [Parents] died before 1422. He married jonkvrouw
Adriana Theodorici ROVER.
Other marriages:
VAN BERCK, Katharina Johannis


jonkvrouw Adriana Theodorici ROVER [Parents] married Danielis
ROESMONT.
They had the following children:


M
i

Gisbertus ROESMONT.


M
ii

Daniel Danielis ROESMONT.


M
iii
Godescalcus ROESMONT.


F
iv
jonkvrouw Beatrix Danielis ROESMONT.


Katharina ROESMONT.

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange

Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands)

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange

Born
April 27, 1967 (age 39)Utrecht, Netherlands
Other names
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand
Title
Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau,
Jonkheer of Amsberg
Spouse
Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
Children
Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia
Parents
Claus von Amsberg and Beatrix of the Netherlands
Dutch Royal Family

HM The Queen
HRH The Prince of Orange
HRH Princess Máxima
HRH Princess Catharina-Amalia
HRH Princess Alexia
HRH Prince Friso
HRH Princess Mabel
Countess Luana
Countess Zaria
HRH Prince Constantijn
HRH Princess Laurentien
Countess Eloise
Count Claus-Casimir
Countess Leonore
HRH Princess Irene
HRH Princess Margriet
Prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven
HH Prince Maurits
HH Princess Marilène
HH Prince Bernhard
HH Princess Annette
HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan
HH Princess Anita
HH Prince Floris
HH Princess Aimée
HRH Princess Christina
Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, (Willem-Alexander Claus
George Ferdinand Prins van Oranje, Prins der Nederlanden, Prins van
Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg, born April 27, 1967) is the
eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and is the heir
apparent to the Dutch throne, with the style HRH The Prince of Orange
(in Dutch: "Z.K.H. de Prins van Oranje").
Contents
[hide]
1 Heir Apparent and Titles
2 Early life and education
3 Work and royal duties
4 Leisure activities
5 Marriage
6 Children
7 Trivia
8 External link
9 References
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Heir Apparent and Titles

Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand (English: William-Alexander
Nicholas George Ferdinand), Prince of Orange, Prince of the
Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg is the
eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her late husband,
Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg. He is the
first male heir-apparent to the Dutch throne since Prince Alexander,
son of William III, died in 1884. If he survives his mother, he would
assume the throne under the title of King William IV of the
Netherlands[1] upon his mother's eventual abdication or death. If he
ascends the throne, he will be the Netherlands' first male monarch in
over a century.


The Latin Vulgata text was taken litterally, as it is illustrated in
a french woodcut from around 1500 cut after a model by a good
miniaturist working in Paris, and used in several parisian editions
of Horae (prints among others by Th. Kerver and G. Hardouin), where
scrolls of text are shown with a corresponding visualisation of the
symbols and so-called "Names of Mary".

Without knowledge of the imposed Marian symbolism in Canticum
Canticorum is the picture unintellegible: Lines like "Veniat dilectus
meus in hortum suum", or: "Descendi in hortum nucum, ut viderem poma
convallium" and "Dilectus meus descendit in hortum suum --- et lilia
colligat." are the background settings for the picture.At the top is
God as ruler of the World, saying:Tota pulchra es amica mea et macula
non est in te. [Cant. 4,7 - common antiphon]To the left of the
Virgin:Pulchra ut luna. [Picture of the Moon, Cant. 6,9]electa ut
sol, [Picture of the Sun, Cant. 6,9]Porta celi. [A city gate]
Plantacio rose. [A rose bush]Cedrus exsaltata. [Scroll around a tree]
Puteus aquarum viventium [Water font in stone, Cant. 4,15]Virga iesse
floruit. [Branch in blossom, common typology to the birth of the
Virgin, from Isaias 11,1]Ortus conclusus. [Enclosed garden, Cant.
4,12 - common antiphon, cf. Speculum humane salvationis chapter 3:
Ortus conclusus et fons signatus significat Mariam.]To the right of
the Virgin:Stella maris. [A star, cf. the hymn: Ave maris stella,
found in all Horae] Sicut lilium inter spinas. [A lily, Cant. 2,2 -
Parisian and Carthusian antiphon]Turris david cum propugnaculis.
[Tower in a city, Cant. 4,4 - Typology to the Marriage of Mary and
Joseph in Speculum Hum. Salv. chapter 6]Oliva speciosa. [Scroll
around a tree]Speculum sine macula. [A round mirror]Fons ortorum. [A
fountain, Cant. 4,15 - common antiphon]Civitas dei. [The city of God,
i.e. the Heavenly Jerusalem]

http://12koerbe.de/phosphoros/runge.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/bible/son002.htm

http://www.waits.org.uk/festival.html

William was born in the castle of Dillenburg in Nassau, Germany. He
was the eldest son of William, Count of Nassau and Juliana of
Stolberg-Werningerode, and was raised a Lutheran. He had four younger
brothers and seven younger sisters: John, Hermanna, Louis, Mary,
Anna, Elisabeth, Katharine, Juliane, Magdalene, Adolf and Henry.

When his cousin, René of Châlon, Prince of Orange, died childless in
1544, the eleven-year-old William inherited all Châlon's property,
including the title Prince of Orange and vast estates in the
Netherlands (present-day Netherlands and Belgium). Because of his
young age, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V served as the regent of the
principality until William was fit to rule. However, Charles V
demanded that William receive a Roman Catholic education. William was
sent to Brussels to study under the supervision of Mary of Habsburg
(aka Mary of Hungary), the sister of Charles V and governor of the
Habsburg Netherlands (Seventeen Provinces). In Brussels, he was
taught foreign languages and received military and diplomatic
education.[citation needed]

On 6 July 1551, he married Anna van Egmond en Buren, the wealthy heir
to the lands of her father, and William earned the titles Lord of
Egmond and Count of Buren. They had three children:
Maria (1553 – 1554);
Philip-William (1554 – 1618); and
Maria (1556 – 1616).

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old
Kinderhook, was the 8th President of the United States from 1837 to
1841. Before his presidency he served as the 8th Vice President (1833-
1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. He was a
key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the
Second Party System, and the first president who was not of English,
Irish, or Scottish descent. Van Buren was the first President who did
not experience the American Revolution firsthand. He is also the only
president not to have spoken English as his first language, but
rather grew up speaking Dutch.

Van Buren was the first of a series of eight presidents between
Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln who served one term or less. He
also was one of the central figures in developing modern political
organizations. As Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State and then Vice
President, he was a key figure in building the organizational
structure for Jacksonian democracy, particularly in New York State.
However, as a President, his administration was largely characterized
by the economic hardship of his time, the Panic of 1837. Between the
bloodless Aroostook War and the Caroline Affair, relations with
Britain and its colonies in Canada also proved to be strained.
Whether or not these are directly his fault, Van Buren was voted out
of office after four years, with a close popular vote but a rout in
the electoral vote. In 1848 he ran for president on third party
ticket, the Free Soil party.

Biography

Martin Van Buren was born in the village of Kinderhook, New York,
approximately 25 miles south of Albany, the state capital, as the
third of five children. His great-great-great-great-grandfather
Cornelis had come to the New World in 1631 from the Netherlands. His
father was Abraham Van Buren (February 17, 1737–April 8, 1817), a
farmer and popular tavern-master. His mother was Maria Goes Hoes
(February 27, 1743–February 16, 1817), a widow who had three sons
from a previous relationship. Van Buren was educated at the common
schools and at Kinderhook Academy. In 1796, he began the study of
law, completing his preparation in 1802 in New York City, where he
studied under William Peter van Ness. In 1803, he was admitted to the
bar and continued an active and successful practice for 26 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_van_Buren

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The Resurrection of the Rosa Mundi and the Frisian Earth Mothers

The Resurrection of the Rosa Mundi and the Frisian Earth Mothers

(Images: Rosamond, Frisian Earth Goddess. Rena's sister. Rena.
Marilyn. Rose Mary of the World.)

"1. For the sake of our dear forefathers, and of our dear liberty, I
entreat you a thousand times never let the eye of a monk look on
these writings."

The Oera Linda

In 1971 I did a large painting of Rena Christianson who is of Swedish
descent. We were lovers and friends and spent much of the summer of
1970 camping and hiking by the sea. Her older sister appeared on the
cover of Look magazine at this time, she one of the models for an
article on Bikinis and California Beach Goddesses.

Irene means "serene". I depicted Rena as a goddess with a thalo-blue
cape with a border of stars. She was facing to the right and gazing
at a sunset. There was a crescent moon rising. One could say Rena was
a Hippie Goddess who came to California from Nebraska to compete in
the California Goddess contest. Her sister was the mistress of Robert
Vesco. Beauty equaled power and wealth, to some. As an artist, Beauty
was my model. My childhood sweetheart, Marilyn, was my model. As
teens we spent much time by the sea in Santa Moncia. Mary Magdalene
Rosamond's four beautiful daughters were born in Ventura by the Sea.

This is the painting that inspired my sister to take up art.
Overnight she became rich and famous. As 'Rosamond', she misused her
gift and sought Power. She hung around wealhty and powerful people
and married into a powerful Masonic family. She forsake her/our poor
humble roots, and employed beautiful models to get others to worship
her. In the end she was her sole model. After she died my ugly
sister, the Evangelical, and my ugly brother, the Right-wing neo-Nazi
Republican, rested Rosamond's artistic legacy away from the adult
heir. These evil siblings are the backers of George Bush, whose
minion are destroying the Earth. Only recently have some Eangelicals
realized they made a huge mistake backing the Republican Capitalists
who have done all they could to destroy the ecological movement, and
are now seeing this as imperative, or, there will be no Earth for
their King Jesus, their Savior, to rule over.

A Savior is one who saves his people. There is no sound evidence that
Jesus came to save the world and all its people. Evangelicals claim
Jesus is only coming for them. I have concluded that Jesus was a
Judaic Mithra who was annointed by the Partian Magi to defeat Rome,
the Beast that was enslaving the Earth. He failed. Evangelicals in
the South used Biblical words to keep their slaves, and launched a
war of Terrorism against the Union.

With the melting of the ice caps, many lowlands will be submerged. No
nation is more threatended then Holland, that was once ruled by the
Frisian Earth Mothers, Rosamond being one of them. As another Jon, I
was born to save my people. I have found the root of my Rose Line. I
will enjoin the ancient Frisian cause to the Roza Mira prophecy in
order to save the world from a global catastrophe.

There will be no Second Coming. The time of waiting for Jesus to save
anyone, is over.

I am looking at the city of Roermond as being the source of the
Roesmont name. This Dutch town was named after the Goddess, Ruramonde
who has been compared to Rosmerta.

Jon

Swan Knight and Sea King

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com

http://www.earth-history.com/Europe/eur-radford-chapter-07.htm

http://www.earth-history.com/Europe/God-king/radford-chapter-08.htm

"The name comes from "Ruramonde". Rura was an old Celtic-Germanic
goddess associated with water. After Rura the river Roer which flows
through Roermond is named. It did not flow into the river Maas until
1338-1342, when the flow of the river Maas was altered to pass the
city. "Monde" is an old Celtic-Germanic word meaning "bridge".
Roermond therefore means "bridge of Rura".

"At this time Rosamond the Mother, who had done all in her power by
gentle means to preserve peace, when she saw how bad it was, made
short work of it. Immediately she sent messengers throughout all the
districts to call a general levy, which brought together all the
defenders of the country. The landsmen who were fighting were all
caught, but Jon with his seamen took refuge on board his fleet,
taking with him the two lamps, as well as Minerva and the maidens of
both the citadels. Helprik, the chief summoned him to appear; but
while all the soldiers were on the other side of the Scheldt, Jon
sailed back to the Flymeer, and then straight to our islands. His
fighting men and many of our people took women and children on board,
and when Jon saw that he and his people would be punished for their
misdeeds, he secretly took his departure. He did well, for all our
islanders and the other Scheldt people who had been fighting were
transported to Britain.

Jon, John, Jhon, Jan, are all the same name, though the pronunciation
varies, as the seamen like to shorten everything to be able to make
it easier to call. Jon - that is, "Given" - was a sea-king, born at
Alberga, who sailed from the Flymeer with a fleet of 127 ships

KALTA AND THE ORIGINS OF THE CELTS

This chapter is the story of Rosamond, Kalta and the early years of
Minerva however standard history has very little to say about these
historical personages. Their influence on the course of Europe and
the Mediterranean was enormous, affecting everything that has
followed for thousands of years. Of Rosamond nothing is known except
for a namesake, Fair Rosamond, the mistress of King Henry II who has
been endowed with many legends and dubious stories beyond her
station. Kalta is not remembered but the Celts who were named after
her have various "historical" descriptions. The Celtic language is
divided into the Gaulish or continental version, that was largely
supplanted and Latinized by the Roman occupation, and the various
branches that are still spoken in parts of the British Isles; Irish,
Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish and Breton. The Celtic religion was presided
over by the Druids and reflects an ancient Indian culture,
strengthening the belief in the Indo-European connection. Their
origins have been variously placed somewhere in the east, through
ancient German invasions as though a politically important people who
rose to common language and power against the Romans, who are our
only historical source, have to have a migratory, tribal beginning
rather than an indigenous one.

One could then question that indigenous land in the east, but the
truth is as in most cases, a blend of the various theories. The
theories are not wrong but neither can they be applied to all
peoples. The examiners of the archaeological evidence assume that
ancient peoples did not know of, or trade with each other, shared
little development and were more tribal than regional. There are many
descriptions of these various peoples toward the end of the Book but
now comes very early information about some beginnings lost in time.

In this account we have the second correlation between the way Frya's
people recorded dates and the Christian chronology. Given an accurate
rather than an approximate date, the sinking of Atland would then be
set as 2163 BC (1600 + 563 = 2163). This transcribing was obviously
done in Christian times. To be able to date the foundation of Greek
independence from their overlords in either Asia Minor or Crete to
1600 BC is momentous. It is a time before Homer and Minos of the
latter Greek myths. There were no Greeks at this time but what we now
know of as Greece, was inhabited by "cliffhangers" (Hellingers) and
agriculturists. It was a time before the geological disturbances in
the Mediterranean that permitted Aegean independence from Crete and
the destruction of Thera, another maritime trading city. When a major
geological event occurred in man's early-civilized history, it was
not recorded like even a minor military campaign because the
destruction removed the potentates who built the monuments. Mythology
has many references to catastrophes but proud monuments have few.

When the old Earth Mother died she named Rosamond as her successor
but she also named Minerva, a well liked priestess of Walhallagara on
the Rhine, as next in line and Sijred, the Burgtmaid of Flyburgt as
next or third choice. Minerva was also called Nyhellenia, a first
name of respect that has become Helen, a Greek name. We shall see how
Hellas, the Greek name for Greece, and Minerva, the Roman name for
Pallas Athena, the goddess of wisdom, handicrafts and arts, later
war, are from the same Rhine maiden. There is an account of the
seamen naming the Greeks, Hellingers because they clung to the cliffs
like goats and there is also the Germanic derivation of the
word "Greek" as being related to the same root as our
word "agriculture."
The other maiden Sijred was given the name Kalta by the seamen
because of her devious ways. Land dwellers took it as a title and
eventually she gave us the Celtic name and heritage. She wanted to be
Earth Mother and was such a poor looser that by her treachery, Gaul
and Britain were lost to the Mother. She was driven out of the Rhine
but founded a new citadel in Britain and even managed to win Cadiz in
Spain to her influence with the help of the Golen.

When the principles of Frya were being violated Rosamond had both the
compassion of a true earth mother and the strength to act decisively.
She would not tolerate a popular sea-king taking independent action
even if he thought it was justified at the time. Apparently the sea-
king Jon had a hotter blood and was too quick too act for the fair
Rosamond and the consequences were enormous; the Celts, the Ionians
and much of history was seeded at this time including the eventual
fall of the unifying force of the Earth Mother.

http://www.history.kessler-web.co.uk/KingListsEurope/FranceHolland.htm

FRISIAN FOLK MOTHERS
2194 -?2145 BC
Fasta


Medea


Thiania


Hellenia




ar.2013 BC
Minna




1631 - ? BC
Rosamond

ar.1621 BC
Hellicht




? - 590 BC
Frana

590 - 559 BC
Adela
De facto ruler.
590 - 306 BC

After Frana, the authority of the Folk Mothers collapses. A period of
division follows, with no clear Frisian rulers apparent.
306 - c.270 BC
Gosa
Eventually ruled jointly with the first king of Frisia.




KINGS OF FRISIA (FRISO)
304 - 264 BC
Adel I Friso
De facto king.
264 - ? BC
Adel II Atharik




? - 70 BC
Adel III Ubbo

70 BC - AD 11
Adel IV Asinga Ascon

ar.60 BC
Prontlik
Folk Mother appointed by Adel IV.
AD 11 - 15
Diocarus Segon

15 - 28
Dibbald Segon

28 - 47
Tabbo

THE OERA LINDA BOOK

THE LETTERS

Chapter I: Okke, my son -

1. You must preserve these books with body and soul. They contain the
history of all our people, as well as of our forefathers.
2. Last year I saved them in the flood, as well as you and your
mother; but they got wet, and therefore began to perish. In order not
to lose them, I copied them on foreign paper.
3. In case you inherit them, you must copy them likewise, and your
children must do so too, so that they may never be lost.
4. Written at Liudwerd, in the year 3449 after Atland was submerged -
that is, according to the Christian reckoning, the year 1256.
5. Hidde, surnamed Oera Linda - Watch!
Chapter II: Beloved successors -
1. For the sake of our dear forefathers, and of our dear liberty, I
entreat you a thousand times never let the eye of a monk look on
these writings.
2. The monks are very insinuating, but they destroy in an underhand
manner all that relates to us Children of Frya.
3. In order to gain rich benefices, they conspire with foreign kings,
who know that we are their greatest enemies, because we dare to speak
to their people of liberty, rights, and the duties of princes.
Therefore they seek to destroy all that we derive from our
forefathers, and all that is left of our old customs.
4. Ah, my beloved ones! I have visited their courts! If Wr-alda
permits it, and we do not show ourselves strong to resist, they will
altogether exterminate us.
5. Written at Liudwerd, in the year 803 of the Christian era. Liko,
surnamed Oera Linda.

http://www.earth-history.com/Europe/eur-radford-chapter-07.htm

The sage of the swan knight (to the chronicle of G. of of the barns
for 1470} then knight Derick of kleef died, lagged behind its for
the, the beautiful Beatrix, only. To goods which she inherited
belonged also the imperial citadel in nijmegen. After the death of
its father this distinguished kleefse lady had defend its country
goods against hostile attacks. Then she on a beautiful, clear day on
the citadel stayed she saw something marvellous: on the rijn, at the
village fair valley, a beautiful white swan, which to gouden a collar
for its neck scheepje moved on, swam. In this stood a nice youth with
gilds sword, a hunting horn and a precious ring to its finger. For
itself he kept a red shield, on which zilveren binnenschild zat with
eight gouden lelievormige koningsscep¬ters with in in the middle of
green Cynober, the emerald (the current district weapon). This youth,
Elijas called, came from the earthly Pa¬radijs, also the graal
called. He fodder with its scheepje until citadel altitude and
requested Beatrix for a conversation. She shutted down to him and
greeted him pleasantly. The knight told her that he had come its
defend country and its enemies to cover and dissipate. In a visioen
to maid Beatrix it had been revealed that she would marry such a man
and that already their offspring victors would become. He told its
only its name and that he a knight was. The youth pleased to Beatrix
this way well that she became amorously on him and he promised will
marry her with its. But he never warned her him if to ask for its
family where he came from. Because: "then you immediately and to see
again you me loses me never more." Beatrix took him to its spouse and
the stately knight overcame everyone who them aan¬viel.

http://tribwatch.com/roslin.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosmerta

http://www.teaattheford.net/viewpost.php?id=11712

http://www.historieroermond.nl/kalendarium/kalendarium1600/kalendarium
.htm

www.britam.org/Roses.html

Roermond is a historically important town situated on the banks of
the river Maas (Meuse). Contrary to popular belief its name does not
come from the "mond of the Roer", which means "mouth of the river
Roer" in Dutch. The name is much older and since Dutch was not widely
spoken in Limburg until the 1900s its origin is older. The name comes
from "Ruramonde". Rura was an old Celtic-Germanic goddess associated
with water. After Rura the river Roer which flows through Roermond is
named. It did not flow into the river Maas until 1338-1342, when the
flow of the river Maas was altered to pass the city. "Monde" is an
old Celtic-Germanic word meaning "bridge". Roermond therefore
means "bridge of Rura".

Plato's theory concerning Lethe was one about learning; he held that
men could not learn, only be reminded of what they had known before
(but forgot). But knowledge must come from somewhere. It does not
spring new into the minds of men, because nothing new is possible;
everything has already been created (?). So Plato theorized that
knowledge was imparted to men's souls in the otherworld, in the pause
between death and rebirth. This realm was where archetypes dwelt - it
was the locus of all Platonic ideals, the perfect forms which cast
imperfect shadows upon the world we know. Men learn while they are in
that place, and they learn from experiencing and observing
perfection. After dying (according to Plato) their souls spend a
thousand years in interregnum there, and then are reborn into Earth,
the cave. But before they come back into rebirth, they have to cross
a scorching-hot dry plain, so that they come thirsty to the brink of
the hidden river, are unable to resist the water of Lethe. They
drink, and forget everything.

The vital step, the key to bringing back knowledge of perfection from
the otherworld, is to abstain from drinking the water of Lethe.
However restraint is all but impossible; only the disciplined mind
and self-control of a true philosopher will save a man from drinking
deep, and only a true philosopher will be able to cross the river and
bring back some understanding of the world of true things.

From an Orphic grave text found in Italy, circa around 300 BC: You
will find a spring to the left of the house of Hades,and standing
beside it is a white cypress.Do not approach.You will find another,
flowing cold waterFrom the pool of Memory, and before it there are
guards.Say to them: I am a child of Earth and starry Heaven,But my
lineage is heavenly. You must see this yourselves.I perish and am
withered with thirst. Give me quicklyThe cold water flowing from the
pool of Memory.They will give you to drink from the divine spring,And
you will reign among heroes thereafter.

In the Upanisads of India, the soul after death travels through the
underworld, and must cross first a pond named Ara (which can only be
traversed by the mind) but those who know only the obvious sink in
this pond and drown. Having won past the pond of Ara, the soul passes
flying moments (ie, wins free of Time) and comes to the river "Apart
from Old Age" which, again, must be crossed by the mind alone. After
crossing this river, all good deeds and bad deeds are washed away
from the soul. The good deeds and bad deeds wash back to the upper
world, to the relatives of the deceased; all those whom the soul
loved, receive the good deeds as gifts, and all those whom the soul
detested, are struck with the weight of the deceased's bad deeds.
In Norse mythology, this notion of the hidden spring crops up yet
again. And this time, the spring is at the root of a tree. The tree
is the world-tree Yggdrasill, and the spring which wells out of its
root is Mimir's Spring. And that is the spring in which knowledge and
understanding are hidden, but he who drinks from it is filled with
wisdom. According to some versions, Mimir's Spring ran with mead, not
water, and it intoxicated (ie, brought its own forgetfulness).
Mimir's name derives (possibly) from the proto-Indo-European
reconstructed verb *(s)mer to think, to recall, to reflect, to worry
over" and might be translated as Memory. This compares to the Celtic
goddess Rosmerta, patroness of memory, whose name also derives from
PIE *(s)mer. It is also specified that when Mimir drinks from his
spring, he drinks with a horn called the Gjallarhorn, that is to say
the Cup of the River Gjoll . . . and this river, Gjoll, is one of the
major rivers of the Norse underworld. The Gjoll, in fact, runs right
past the gates of Hel. Mimir's Spring bubbles up from the waters of
the Gjoll.

Mimir drank from the spring every morning. Few others tasted the
water; Odin himself drank just once, and paid for it by forfeiting
one eye.

In Roman mythology, the river between the lands of the living and the
dead was the Styx, and souls were ferried across it by the ferryman
Charon or Kharon. The ferryman himself crops up in other legends; he
is Thanatos, Odin, Mors, the Morrigan, ie Death. From a Slavic
funerary song: A river runs here, a fiery river,From east to
west,From west to north.Over that river, the fiery riverDrives the
Archangel Michael, the light.He transports souls, the souls of the
righteous.The righteous souls, the soul rejoice.... But the twisted,
sinful souls remain.
So only the souls of the righteous could cross the river to death.

The root of the tree will divide in two, they will drink from the
hidden river. The symbols are code: a tree, a hidden river, a cup.
The cup is the Grail, but a draught of water from a hidden river at a
tree's root is associated with death and rebirth, the soul's journey,
wisdom and forgetfulness, and the washing away of karma on the way to
samsara, Nirvana.

The ancient Persian water goddess, fertility goddess, and patroness
of women, as well as a goddess of war. Her name means "the immaculate
one". She is portrayed as a virgin, dressed in a golden cloak, and
wearing a diamond tiara (sometimes also carrying a water pitcher).
The dove and the peacock are her sacred animals.

Anahita was very popular and is one of the forms of the 'Great
Goddess' which appears in many ancient eastern religions (such as the
Syrian/Phoenician goddess Anath). She is associated with rivers and
lakes, as the waters of birth. Anahita is sometimes regarded as the
consort of Mithra
When Persia conquered Babylonia (in the 6th century BCE), Anahita
began to show some similarities with the goddess Ishtar. Since then
her cult included also the practice of temple prostitution. During
the reign of king Artaxerxes (436-358 BCE) many temples were erected
in her honor; in Soesa, Ecbatana, and in Babylon.

As a divinity Aredvi Sura Anahita is of enormous significance to the
Zoroastrian religion, for as a representative of Aban ('the waters'),
she is in effect the divinity towards whom the Yasna service - the
primary act of worship - is directed. (see Ab-Zohr). "To this day
reverence for water is deeply ingrained in Zoroastrians, and in
orthodox communities offerings are regularly made to the household
well or nearby stream" [43][å]

It is "very probable"[16] that the shrine of Bibi Shahrbanu at royal
Ray (Rhagae, central Medea) was once dedicated to Anahita.[16][ñ]
Similarly, one of the "most beloved mountain shrines of the
Zoroastrians of Yazd, set beside a living spring and a great
confluence of water-courses, is devoted to Banu-Pars, 'the Lady of
Persia'."[44][45]
Anahita
Language of origin:
Old Persian
Meaning/translation:
unstained, immaculate
Info about origin:
in Persian mythology this is the name of a goddess of water and
fertility
Words:
a=un; ahit=unclean
Variants:
Anahita German, English

Anahi English
Anna
Language of origin:
Hebrew
Meaning/translation:
He (God) was gracious
Info about origin:
in the Bible Anna is the mother of Maria

'Anna' is originally the Greek/Latin form of the Hebrew name 'Hannah'
Words:
channah=the grace

End nineteenth century left the brotherhood 560-delig a servies in
the colours blue and blank designs by the Porceleyne bottle at dig.
The servies was made between 1881 and 1885 and the different
components contain the emblem of the brotherhood (the lelie between
the thorns) and the zinspreuk Sicut Lilium inter Spinas. The servies
has been used a lot of years during the fraternal meal, but the most
beautiful pieces, among which two large soup tureens are themselves,
nowadays in the vitrinekast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruramonde

http://www.wereldorientatie.net/htm/kaarten/pages/Roermond_jpg.htm

www.ngw.nl/r/roermond.htm

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Wizard of Oakland


The Wizard of Oakland
The California Naturalists
The Knights of Rosamond

(Gandalf. Joaquin Miller. John Muir. John Burroughs. Miller's house
in Oakland.)

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_print.cfm?
stid=3951&spordinal=3

"As a token of her confidence, she told him he need no longer call
her, "Auntie." The previous year, Bilbo had suggested that Frodo no
longer address him as, "Uncle," if he wished. Plain, "Bilbo," would
do. Frodo still called Bilbo, "Uncle," now and then; it had become
too ingrained a habit. But, following suit, Rosamunda suggested Frodo
might call her, "Rosa," or, "Rosamunda." Frodo forgot, and called
her, "Auntie," many times, but, within the space of an afternoon
tea, "Rosa," she became."

Joaquin Miller was a friend of my great grandfather, William
Broderick, who married the daughter of August Janke and William
Stuttmeister. On his way to the trolley car to San Francisco Miller
would stop and visit my kinfolk. He carried my father on his lap when
he went with Melba to the city that Ralston built. The Janke family
were co-founders of Belmont California where William Ralston and his
wife held a Salon for famous writers of the West. Mark Twain and Bret
Harte were guests at Belmont. Bret Harte was patronized by Jesse
Benton, the wife of John Fremont who Miller thought highly of, he
making a monument of Fremont on `The Heights' where he founded a
Bohemian retreat for artists and writers. Miller was a co-founder of
the Bohemian Club and Grove, along with the poet, George Sterling,
who lived in Bohemian shacks in Oakland (near Lake Temescal) with his
good friend, Jack London. This area later became part of the city of
Piedmont.

Joaquin Miller wrote a book titled The Building of the City
Beautiful. There was a movement in America to save major cities from
decay. My Stuttmeister kin built forty homes in the City of Fruitvale
that was later incorporated into Oakland. They named several streets
after trees. Miller planted trees in the hills above Fruitvale.
Miller admired the Naturalists, such as John Muir, and John Burroughs.

"John Burroughs (April 3, 1837-March 29, 1921) was an American
naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S.
conservation movement. According to biographers at the American
Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the
most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American
literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the century he had
become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old
Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of
nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into
their own."

George Sterling was a co-founder of the Bohemian community of Carmel
where my late sister, the artist Rosamond, had two galleries. I did
volenteer work for the Upstairs Art Association that was located in a
Victorian office building in downtown Oakland. We worked alongside
Oakland Redevelopment in the Beautification of Oakland.

The Order of Knights of Rosamond will be a Naturlist Ecological
Movement that will admit men and women. The purpous of this Order is
to save Holland from the coming flood due to Global Warming. I
associate this Great Flood with the destruction of Atland, the
homeland of the Frisians that was once ruled by the Earth Mother,
Rosamond. Though much of the Oera Linda Book may be fiction, the
sinking of the Frisian Homeland MAY prove the most prophetic prophecy
of Humankind, for so goes Holland, so goes most of the major cities
of the world.

In the coming days I will discuss how the False Prophecy of John
Darby and the Evangelicals has employed a FALSE TERROR to divide our
Nation in twain. Neo-Confederates from the Red States have been
working secretly in our rural areas and suburbs to create a Have and
Have Not Society, where White Folk abandon the cities and many non-
whites who dwell there by calling for the distruction of Big
Government. This means huge tax cuts for dwellers in Suburbia and the
abandonment of the Civil Rights Movement. Many white singles mothers
who live in the Burbs are becoming Secular Evangelicals in hope they
can bring home a bigger pay check, and have a network of like-minded
Suburbanites to back them up when the End Time comes, and poor non-
white pour out of the big cities in order to graze like cattle on
their green lawns.

This evil Doomsday Dream destroyed one of the oldest cities on Earth,
Baghdad. This false porphecy will cost us a trillion dollars. This
vast treasure could have gone to Ecologists and Scientists who MUST
find a way to replace automobiles that burn focile fuels. To this end
I awaken the Bohemian Wizards of Oakland so that there may be a new
cosmology, based NOT on drugs and drug elitists, but on a REAL NEED
to save Mother Earth from a REAL DOOM.

In launching the Last Crusade to save the Earth, I will be
petitioning those who took the Bohemian Grove from the Bohemian
Artists and Writers of my place of birth. These are greedy, fat,
warmongering, capitalist who are raping the earth under the Banner -
the very Cross of Jesus - whom they use like their own Dark Wizard.
This Dark Wizard was invented by the Catholic church, and in order to
make it/him more powerful and they more rich, they even made a man
God Himself.

In order to cpature more beautiful white women in their Catholic web,
they made the mother OF GOD a Goddess, stealing her very nature from
the peoples this dark church oppressed. Only this Goddess is REAL. So
be it! May she born many sons, daughters, and Saviors of the Rosa
Mundi.

I demand all Evangelicals abandon the Republican Party that was co-
founded by John Fremont who is in my family tree. My forefathers were
followers of William of Orange a royal promoter of the REAL
Protestant religion. My the liars of Darby and Tim Lahaye, found
their own party, and stop hiding their Dark Agenda behind a secular
foundation.

Jon the Nazarite

Swan Knight

Grand Master of the Order of Rosamond

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atland

Atland, or Aldland as it is sometimes spelt, is the name applied to
Atlantis by the Oera Linda Book. Said to have been destroyed in a
conflagration of nature in 2194 BCE, it was allegedly located in what
is now the North Sea. All dates in the Oera Linda Book are reckoned
from this event. Note: some early researchers gave the year as 2193
BCE, but this is based on an erroneous calculation that assumes the
existence of a 'Year Zero' between 1 BCE and 1 CE, which does not in
fact exist.

If Atland has any basis in reality, then it almost certainly refers
to the Dogger Bank, a large expanse of extremely shallow ground in
the middle of the North Sea.

As for the year of Atland's supposed destruction, 2194 BCE, it is
interesting to note that when Comet Hale-Bopp approached closest to
the earth in 1997, astronomers calculated that it had last made such
an appearance 4,200 years earlier, plus or minus ten years. 2194 BCE
and 1997 are 4,190 years apart, and whilst this may be no more than a
pure coincidence, it is worth pointing out that throughout history
comets have been regarded as harbingers of doom and disaster.

Atland is also the Swedish title of Olof Rudbeck's book that came out
in several volumes, starting in 1679. The Latin parallel title is
Atlantica, and the subtitle of both is Manheim, i.e. the 'home of
mankind'. Atland means 'fatherland', and it was the original name of
Atlantis according to Rudbeck.

"In 1905 Sterling and his wife moved from Piedmont to the sleepy
village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, south of Monterey. Here they built a
cottage to escape city life; but other poets, writers, and artists
soon followed them. An artist colony developed over which Sterling
presided, including Mary Austin, photographer Arnold Genthe (whose
portrait of Sterling is pictured above), poet Nora May French, James
Hopper, John Hilliard, and others.

Sterling also maintained a room at the Bohemian Club in San
Francisco, to whose exclusive fold Bierce had given him entrée. This
Club (founded in 1872, it was the first in the U.S.) sponsored summer
outings on the Russian River, north of San Francisco, which were
called "High Jinks" and were attended by Sterling, London, Stewart
Edward White, and many others. Sterling wrote and directed a number
of plays for these events, including The Triumph of Bohemia: A Forest
Play and Truth; A Grove Play.

http://alangullette.com/lit/sterling/awow.htm

http://alangullette.com/lit/sterling/

I was alone then; his wife Carrie (who I never met) being in Oakland.
I have said that he was the genius loci of that coast: he was also
the presiding genius among the artists in Carmel, who included Fred
Bechdolt, Michael Williams, Herbert Heron, Redforn Mason, John
Northern Hilliard, Grace McGowan Cook, and Chris Jorgensen. George
was their leader in a standing feud with the forces of realty
and "civic progress," headed by Perry Newberry, who wished to
urbanize Carmel and promote a boom in lot-buying and house-building.
The war was fought lustily and bitterly; and the two factions were
scarcely on speaking terms.

Life, however, seemed simple and leisurely there. Almost every
morning, if I recall rightly George took me on a round of calls,
often distributing surplus game among his friends. There were wagon-
rides up the Carmel valley, along the 17 mile Drive to Point Lobos,
and a sea-fowl haunted spot several miles below Lobos where we
picnicked with the Turner family. There were mussel-stews and
incredibly complicated "mulligans" cooked amid the white sand-dunes;
there were walks to Pebble Beach and in the woodlands carpeted with
yerba buena and wild strawberry plants.

http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/nonfiction/5/george-sterling:-
poet-and-friend

http://london.sonoma.edu/Documents/will.html

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2003029077_floyd31.html

Who are the freestyle evangelicals? They hold many traditional
beliefs, but less strictly and with less fervor. They attend church
less regularly, are open to contemporary worship styles, and focused
on spirituality. Many belong to nondenominational churches in the
suburbs, especially in the "red states" of the South and West. A
large number are married women with children.

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/129/story_12995_1.html

A Wine of Wizardry

Without, the battlements of sunset shine,'Mid domes the sea-winds
rear and overwhelm.Into a crystal cup the dusky wineI pour, and,
musing at so rich a shrine,I watch the star that haunts its ruddy
gloom.Now Fancy, empress of a purpled realm,Awakes with brow caressed
by poppy-bloom,And wings in sudden dalliance her flightTo strands
where opals of the shattered lightGleam in the wind-strewn foam, and
maidens fleeA little past the striving billows' reach,Or seek the
russet mosses of the sea,And wrinkled shells that lure along the
beach,And please the heart of Fancy; yet she turns,Tho' trembling, to
a grotto rosy-sparred,Where wattled monsters redly gape, that guardA
cowled magician peering on the damned

But evening now is come, and Fancy foldsHer splendid plumes, nor any
longer holdsAdventurous quest o'er stainéd lands and seas--Fled to a
star above the sunset lees,O'er onyx waters stilled by gorgeous
oilsThat toward the twilight reach emblazoned coils.And I, albeit
Merlin-sage hath said,"A vyper lurketh in ye wine-cuppe redde,"Gaze
pensively upon the way she went,Drink at her font, and smile as one
content.

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/CITYBEAUTIFUL/city.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Beautiful_Movement

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/CITYBEAUTIFUL/plan.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir

http://www.jacklondons.net/annualhighjinks.html

Generally stated, the City Beautiful advocates sought to improve
their city through beautification, which would have a number of
effects: 1) social ills would be swept away, as the beauty of the
city would inspire civic loyalty and moral rectitude in the
impoverished; 2) American cities would be brought to cultural parity
with their European competitors through the use of the European Beaux-
Arts idiom; and 3) a more inviting city center still would not bring
the upper classes back to live, but certainly to work and spend money
in the urban areas.
The premise of the movement was the idea that beauty could be an
effective social control device. "When they trumpeted the meliorative
power of beauty, they were stating their belief in its capacity to
shape human thought and behavior." (Wilson, 80) Based on their fear,
and a sincere sense of responsibility to improve the lives of the
inner city poor, the City Beautiful reformers believed that "'civic
loyalty' itself--that elusive abstraction which rolled so easily from
Progressive tongues--[could] provide the foundation stone" for a
harmonious urban moral order. (Boyer, 252) Edward A. Ross'
contemporary work Social Control advocated that "emotions once
channeled toward the supernatural be redirected to the civic ideal..."

The idiom the City Beautiful leaders used in their ideal civic
centers was the Beaux-Arts style, named for the famous Ecole des
Beaux-Arts in Paris, which instructed artists and architects in the
necessity of order, dignity, and harmony in their work. The first
expression of this monumental style in the United States was found at
the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Miller shared a dream with many early Californians-Bidwell, Sutter,
London-that his most important work would be not merely the
construction of lines, but the model of a new way of living. When he
bought his 52 acres, historian Kevin Starr tells us, he "was planting
the seed of a model city." In Miller's novel, The Building of the
City Beautiful, protagonist John Morton dreams of building on the
Oakland Hills overlooking the Golden Gate. Starr summarizes: "Through
patient, Tolstoyan labor, Morton hopes to inspire the Bay Area to
fill the hills that crowd the water's edge, not with commercially
convenient lots, but with rhythmic sequences of landscaping and
architecture." (290) In addition to his rustic monuments, Miller
planted thousands of trees, eucalyptus, pine and oak, a legacy which
is now completely taken for granted.

To most residents of Oakland, "Joaquin Miller" is the name of a
picnic site, a location for music on summer nights, a route between
Highway 13 and Skyline Drive. Although his plan to be cremated on the
great funeral pyre was squashed by the city fathers, his ashes were
scattered nearby. And so the park became an open-air, sunny mausoleum
for this poet, pioneer, and nineteenth century champion of the
multitude.



Xavier Martinez and Joaquin Miller's daughter. Gift of Warren Howill.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org:8082/search.image.html

Early Artists of the Bohemian Club: San Francisco as the Center of
West Coast Art

August 17 through October 13, 2002, the Hearst Art Gallery takes us
back a hundred and thirty years, to a time when post-Gold Rush
California was developing its culture. As noted historian Kevin Starr
puts it, "The 1870s were emerging as a golden age of landscape
painting in the Far West, and the Athens of this golden age was San
Francisco."

At the center of this still rough-and-tumble Athens was the Bohemian
Club, chartered in 1872. Its founding members included newspapermen,
a vintner, a printer, artists, an actor-manager, a poet, and a few
men of business. Among them were such names as Ambrose Bierce, Daniel
O'Connell, Joaquin Miller, and Henry George. Mark Twain and Bret
Harte were honorary members, and in the next generation Jack London
and Frank Norris also joined. But the club's most notable creativity
was among its members who worked in the visual arts. The roll call of
artists who joined the Bohemian Club in its first few years, says
Starr, "constitutes a list of painters who are today recognized as
important mid-nineteenth century American artists."
"The Bohemian hegemony on artistic talent continued through the turn-
of-the-century period as a second generation of Bohemian artists, a
number of them California-born, returned from European study to
Northern California with high ambitions," Starr writes. "These
younger painters were joined by a generation of sculptors, designers,
architects, and writers -- again, many of them active in the Bohemian
Club -- whose cumulative creativity made these years a second and
even more brilliant era." It was "an astonishingly rich cadre of
artists who had before themselves no less a task than the translation
of American civilization, in all its eclectic vigor, to the shores of
the Pacific."

The works on display date from the Bohemian Club's strongest period,
from the 1870s to about 1915. Artists exhibited include Samuel
Marsden Brookes, Norton Bush, Giuseppe Cadenasso, Maynard Dixon, Paul
Frenzeny, Percy Grey, Thomas Hill, Christian Jorgensen, William
Keith, Lorenzo Latimer, Xavier Martinez, Gottardo Piazzoni, Granville
Redman, William Ritschel, Julian Rix, H. E. Smith, Jules Tavernier,
Frank van Sloun, Virgil Williams, and Theodore Wores.
The artworks are on loan from numerous public and private lenders
including the following institutional lenders -- Berkeley Art Museum,
California Historical Society, Crocker Art Museum, California School
for the Deaf, Filoli Center, Mills College Art Museum, Monterey
Museum of Art, Sharpsteen Museum, Society of California Pioneers,
California State Parks Museum Collections, and the Triton Museum of
Art.

The exhibition curators are Julie Armistead and Nancy Ferreira.
An abundantly illustrated full color catalog, with an essay by art
historian Ann Harlow, accompanies Early Artists of the Bohemian Club.

During the exhibition will be a lecture by Dr. Starr, who will speak
on "The Golden Age of Bohemian Artists," Saturday, September 28, at 7
p.m., at the St. Mary's College campus in LeFevre Theatre. Dr.
Starr, who graduated from the University of San Francisco and holds a
PhD in American Literature from Harvard University and a Master of
Library Science from U C Berkeley, is the author of numerous highly
acclaimed books and articles on California history and a member of
the Bohemian Club

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/1905b/sfb05a03.htm


The San Francisco of 1862 was seven years away from the completion of
the transcontinental railroad, which would mark the end of the
frontier period. Coolbrith arrived in San Francisco with a reputation
as a poet, and it was natural that she would make friends with the
writers of her day: Samuel Clemens, Bret Harte (shortened from
Francis Brett Harte), Charles Warren Stoddard and Joaquin Miller.

The third act of Ina's life began in September 1873 when she was
named librarian of the Oakland Free Library with a salary of $80 a
month. During the next nearly twenty years, she exercised her
influence on Oakland's young people, and this is the period during
which she befriended a young, impoverished, impressionable Jack
London. Her own writing suffered, and was dealt an irretrievable blow
in 1906 when her apart ment at 1604 Taylor, together with all her
notes, burned in the great fire. Coolbrith abandoned hopes of writing
her autobiography, which would have been a singular record of a
precious time. She was afraid of telling the truth, for fear of
shocking, and afraid of holding back for fear of boring the reader.
Instead, she devoted herself to organizing and conducting salons.
Like that of many women, her legacy was to be felt in her influence
on others.

In 1915, she was named poet laureate of California

Some of his Bay Area colleagues must have found it comical to hear
this writer identified as "the voice of the West," for despite
legends that have eddied up around Harte (it's been said that he once
fought Indians and later battled bandits as an expressman--probably
both untrue), he was really a dude, something of a snob, a city boy
all the way down to his clean socks. He wrote about miners, yet his
first-hand experience with mining was very limited. He described the
travails of prostitutes and gamblers and other undesirables, yet he
hankered after a life of genteel clubs and hansom cabs. Other San
Francisco writers had experienced the hardships of a western
existence; Harte crafted his fiction from second-hand gleanings. He
had spent eight years in the Bay Area listening to men who'd
journeyed to and from gold diggings, worked riverboats or
stagecoaches, always trying to catch the tenor of their speech and
the atmosphere of their lives, so that when he sat down finally to
pen a western narrative, he didn't have to depend exclusively on his
imagination.

But to most of his readers it didn't matter that Bret Harte
romanticized this part of the country. Americans were anxious in his
time to believe stories about miners with deep-seated soft spots and
whores with hearts as golden as the metal that had made California
famous. Harte was in the business of legend-making--an aspiring Homer
of the gold camps. And for the 17 years of his San Francisco
residency, there were few others to rival him.
* * *
He followed his mother from New York to Oakland in 1854. His father,
a teacher plagued by chronic penury, had died almost a decade before,
and his mother was coming west to remarry. Francis Brett Harte, as he
was known at birth (only after he took up as a career scribe did
Harte become known by his middle name, dropping its second t), had
less clear ideas of what he might accomplish in California. He tried
working for an East Bay apothecary and doing some tutoring, but it
wasn't until he moved with a married sister to Humboldt County, on
the coast near Oregon's border, that he discovered his true calling.
When, not long afterward, a weekly called The Californian was
established in San Francisco, the new writer went over to it
enthusiastically. In the columns of this periodical and of some of
the daily papers appeared the poems and the sketches which rounded
out Mr. Harte's "time of probation." The Californian was the means of
acquainting him with Mark Twain, also a new figure on the literary
horizon. Indeed, it has been said by men who knew the little group of
enthusiasts connected with The Californian that it was Harte who
induced the Mississippi pilot first to put to use his genius as a
humorist.

This catch-penny work of the days of The Californian was profitable
to Harte simply as experience. Like many another story-teller, he
came to the conclusion that steady employment, with a few leisure
hours in the day, would do more to advance him than anything else,
and so he found work, first in the United States Surveyor General's
office, then with the United States Marshal, and later in the mint.
Shortly before going to the mint he was introduced to Easterners by a
sketch in The Atlantic Monthly, " The Legend of Monte Diablo," which
introduction was due largely to the patronage of Jessie Benton
Fremont, one of the most cultivated women in California. His
secretaryship at the mint, which began in 1864, led to a very
productive period, some of the fruits of which are

http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/isadora.html

The Bohemian Club was incorporated May 17th, 1872. It was instituted
for the association of gentlemen connected professionally with
literature, art, music, the drama, and those having appreciation of
the same. The membership, including life, honorary, and army and
navy, is 750; the limit of regular membership being 600. Meetings
held second Tuesday in January, April, July and October. OFFICERS
James D. PHELAN, President Frederick W. HALL, Vice-President Chas. S.
AIKEN, Secretary F.G. SANBORN, Treasurer Thomas J. BARBOUR, Director
David BUSH, Director CHarles J. DICKMAN, Director D. Ernest MELLISS,
Director Wm. Letts OLIVER, Director J. Wilson SHIELS, Director J.C.
WILSON, Director
HONORARY MEMBERS BROWMLEY, G.T., 1418 Washington CLEMENS, S.L.,
Hartford, Conn. COOLBRITH, Miss I.D., 1200 Leavenworth. GILMAN, D.C.,
Baltimore, Md. FLETCHER, Robt. H., S.F. Art Assn. HARRISON, A., Union
Club, N.Y. HILL, Thomas, Wawona, Cal. IRVING, Sir Henry, London,
Engl. JEFFERSON, J., Players' Club, N.Y. JORDAN, D.S., Stanford
Univ., Cal. KEITH, William, 424 Pine. LIPPENCOTT, Mrs. Sarah. MILLER,
Joaquin, The Heights, Oak. ASCAGNI, Pietro. MUSIN, Ovide G. NEWCOMB,
Thos., Albany, N.Y. ROOSEVELT, Hon. T., Washington. SALVINI, Tomaso,
London, England. STODDARD, C.W., Washington, D.C. WALLACE, Wm. T.,
799 Van Ness Av. WINTER< WM., New Brighton, N.J. WHEELER, Benj. I.,
Berkeley, Cal.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~npmelton/s99_249.htm

http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/research/bohemianbierce.html

The Bohemian Club (founded in 1872) is a private men's art club based
in San Francisco, California, with a membership of many prominent
local and global leaders. In its diverse membership, and ranging from
artists and musicians to leading businessmen, it was modelled on the
prominent Century Club, based in New York.

The club was originally formed exclusively by journalists, who
lamented the lack of art and culture in the post-gold rush San
Francisco, and wanted to capture something of "la vie boheme" which
had become popularized among the avant garde of the United States at
the time. It was quickly apparent that the group needed to relax its
rules for membership, and start permitting some people with no
artistic talent but with major financial resources to join. Pretty
soon, the "bohemian" writers were on their way out and the wealthy
and powerful were in control of the club—which remains true today.
The membership lists are private and only a few people outside of the
club have ever seen them. Some prominent figures are given honorary
membership only, Richard Nixon and William Randolph Hearst being two
notable examples.

Members include some U.S. presidents (usually before they are elected
to office), many cabinet officials, and CEOs of large corporations,
including major financial institutions. Major military contractors,
oil companies, banks (including the Federal Reserve), utilities, and
national media have high-ranking officials as club members or guests.
Many members are, or have been, on the board of directors of several
of these corporations. However, artists and lovers of art are still
among the most active members of the club and the Club's bylaws still
require that there be a certain number of artists, writers, and other
academics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Grove

http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/newstart/bohemian-grove/



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http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/harte-pierce.html


http://www.cateweb.org/CA_Authors/miller.html
http://www.litvert.com/oaklandmemoir.html

http://www.cateweb.org/CA_Authors/Coolbrith.html

http://www.cateweb.org/CA_Authors/miller.html

Joaquin Miller (1841?-1913)by Janice Albert

Time works on literary reputation in such a way that, when the
glacier of critical opinion is past, only El Capitan remains,
splendidly removed from the fragmented shards and rubble ground to
gravel underfoot. The agency of chance in creating El Capitan is
forgotten. If the remaining knobs and knolls could speak of their own
hopes and dreams, we would smile gently at their pretension. "You,
too, aspired to greatness? Oh, puleeze."

These were my thoughts upon visiting the park located off Joaquin
Miller Drive, a park which bears Miller's name, which includes
his "Frémont Ranch," and which contains seven monuments left by the
Poet of the Sierras.

This statue of the Poet of the Sierrasis in Oakland's Joaquin Miller
Park
The monuments themselves are crude by almost any measure. Miller
seems to have done all the work himself, mixing equal parts of
serpentine and Portland cement. There is a barrel-shaped tower
dedicated to the Brownings, a pyramid to Moses, a battlement-like
tower dedicated to General John C. Frémont.
The shapes themselves-triangle, circle, square-suggest a child's
basic play set. His house remains, The Abby, California Historical
Landmark no. 107, along with a "Sanctuary to Memory," where he stored
his mementos and where his grieving daughter Juanita created a
replica of her father lying in bed as he had during the last days of
his life, surrounded by his boots and other memorabilia. In this
vicinity is a statue of himself seated rather woodenly on a horse.
This is the only monument not of his own design. The work of Kisa
Beeck, it was commissioned by Juanita to mark the spot where her
grandmother's cottage once stood. The seventh monument is a massive
stone stage, approached by three broad steps. On this elevated
platform, Miller wished to be cremated in an open funeral pyre in the
manner of the Native Americans he so admired.

All around these emblems of the past, Joaquin Miller Park bustles
with activity. The Oakland Parks and Recreation Department operates a
community center; there is a ranger station and a municipal wood
chipping site. Weddings take place here. For many years, residents of
the wider East Bay have visited Woodminster Amphitheater to hear
musical theater performed on summer evenings. For many local singers
and dancers, Woodminster was their first auditioning experience, and
for some, their first appearance on a professional stage. The
amphitheater itself, with its adjacent fountain and spectacular
views, is dedicated to California Writers. (The name Woodminster
means "cathedral in the woods.") The park, now 512 acres, began with
the acquisition by the City of Oakland of the 52 acres Miller
purchased in 1886.

The man christened Cincinnatus Heine Miller, (1841?-1913) who
idolized Moses and the Brownings, was advised by none other than Ina
Coolbrith to adopt the mannerisms that would become his persona. She
prompted him to dress in the fashion of the "Wild West" and to adopt
the name of his hero, Joaquin Murrieta, as his own. To Miller,
Murrieta was a champion, a modern Robin Hood. Miller shares this view
with fellow poet Pablo Neruda, who sees Murrieta as a Chilean martyr
to Yankee greed in his Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murrieta. Miller
would read with interest the essay in Richard Rodriguez' collection,
Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father in which a
doubting Rodriquez writes of his trip to confront a human head in a
jar. And he would scorn contemporary historian James D. Hart's
dismissal of Murrieta as "probably simply another border ruffian"
(274).

As a youngster, after traveling with his family to the West Coast in
a wagon train from Indiana, Miller worked in the mines and lived
among the Modocs on his way to becoming a poet. Like Robert Frost, he
had to go to England to achieve first publication. He returned to the
United States with a reputation as a man who had taken tea with the
Queen.

Poems of Miller's, with their optimism, their regular meter and
sonorous refrains, as well as their sharp social protest, held a
place in the curriculum for the school children of his day.
In "Columbus," the poet imagines an ongoing conversation between the
good mate and the "Adm'r'l." At each crisis in the voyage the mate
asks: What shall I say? What shall we do? And the Admiral's answer is
always the same: On! Sail on! The form and dramatic situation, a crew
member bringing a crisis to his superior, resemble Walt Whitman's "O
Captain, My Captain." (Whitman was one of the few American writers to
befriend Miller.) In "Resurgo San Francisco," the poet contemplates
the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Like a
stern church father, he accuses San Francisco of bringing on its own
ruin through its greedy ways-

Your prophets must not now forget:
Must not forget how you laid hold
This whole west world as all your own--…

The simple Mexican's broad landsYou coveted, thrust forth both
hands,Then bade Ramona plead her causeIn unknown language, unknown
laws!

The reference to "Ramona" is shorthand for the plight of the
California Indian made public through the writing of Helen Hunt
Jackson, first in her book A Century of Dishonor and then in her more
directly appealing, novelistic treatment of the same theme, Ramona
(1884). Miller ends his poem with this taunting challenge to San
Francisco: Who made your High Priest higher than/ The humblest,
honest Chinaman?

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Righteous Holy War against California and Lady Liberty

Righteous Holy War against California and Lady Liberty

(Images: Goddess. Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom. Rossetti Goddess with
Lilies and Roses. Jesus sucking life off the planet. Jesus doing the
work of the un-Goddess with the de-population of the Rosa Mundi, he
taking-up those who are utterly ashamed to be living on a Sexual
Planet."

"Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island, called
California, very close to the Terrestrial Paradise, and it was
peopled by black women without any man among them, for they lived in
the fashion of the Amazonia."

On September 11, 2003, Osama Bin Laden launched a terrorist attack
against Infidels, those who do not believe in God/Allah, in short,
Pagans. He said he was bid by Allah to stop the spread of American
goddess worship as promoted by Madison Avenue who hire beautiful
white women to prance all over the world in bikini bathing suits, and
thus tempt devout and pure Muslim teenage males. Osama DID NOT launch
a Holy Jihad against Christians, or Evangelicals, but, before the
fire was put out at the World Trade Center, Evangelical leaders in
the Senate and Congress were seen running to Fort Knox, blubbering
and crying "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

A year later, many rich Suburban housewives got that new kitchen
remodel thanks to the windfall Lord Bush gave to the Worthy Ones, who
spend their days gambling the money Jesus gave them on the Stock
Market. In GOLD is the name GOD.

The day President Clinton bombed Baghdad I was making a pilot for my
T.V. show that I hoped would air on Public Access Television. I read
from my essay, the Statue of Liberty `The Rose of the World'. I spoke
about Pat Robertson's plea to his T.V. viewers back in 1990 to write
their Senators and Congressman and have the Statue of Liberty torn
down because she was goddess-worship. Bin Laden had targeted Lady
Liberty, but the passengers on that jet took on Osama's hijackers.

The neo-Confederate evangelicals declared Cultural Warfare on
California, they declaring it a sanitarium for Liberal Drug-crazed
Nuts. Evangelical ministers told their sheep that their `Killer
Jesus' was going to be extra-brutal to Californians who have lost
touch with reality, and mock all Christians, including the Catholics.

In 1543 the devout Spanish discovered California and named it after a
Black Goddess, Calafia. The Song of Songs is about Solomon's love of
a Black Queen of Egypt. Consider the Black Madonnas.

Abraham was brigand who came into North Africa and Anatolica and
destroyed much of the Goddess Worship. His sons married temple
prostitutes, or temple goddesses, and enslaved them in what can be
titled a Hot, Toxic War-like Pedigogy that led to the heating up of
the planet, and the destruction of Cool, Feminie Psychic Vibrations
that produced rapturous endorphins of well being and belonging to the
Earth.. The Hot Toxic ones get off on murder and utter distruction
such as is prophesized in the End Times and Tribulation.where
happiness and well being can only be achieved when one is TAKEN UP,
lifted off the dirty, filthy, sex-ridden Earth, thanks to the ex-
Goddess Eve, who betray the first man. This gloom and doom is pushed
like a drug upon Americans so that they may live in a hot, toxic
obsession that has created mass hallucinations - and shame-based out
of body-experiances where one is bid to get rid of their bodies that
have been cursed with evil reproduction organs and soul-corrupting
desire to have sex. There is no difference between Osama Bin Laden
and the Evangelical Jesus - NONE!

The Knights of Rosamond will defend the Earth from those hot ones who
hate it, and who have long made Holy Righteous War against Women.

Here is an Artist who depicts REALITY as normal, non-evangelical
people see it. It looks like most of the Nuts live outside
California, in the Red States.

arts.guardian.co.uk/gallery/image/0,,-1080329...

Joaquin Miller had dinner with the Pre-Raphaelites and Rossetti who
took back Goddess Worship from the Catholic church, and handed it
back to the Pagans.

Jon Presco

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/

"In 1870, Miller left the United States for London, England. Europe
was fascinated by cowboys and Indians and he was a hit. He dressed in
garish colors and exaggerated western fashion and presented a card
that read: "Joaquin Miller: Byron of the Rockies." (He had adopted
the name from Joaquin Murieta, thinking it a better name for a poet
than "Cincinnatus.") He dined with Anthony Trollop, Dante Gabriel
Rossetti, Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce, among others, and strew rose
petals at the feet of Lily Langtry. (Bierce is said to have called
him "The greatest liar this country has ever produced.") His poetry
was touted by the finest English poets as exemplary of western
naivete.

In 1883, Miller bought a piece of property near Washington, D.C., and
built a cabin. Three years later, he lost a considerable sum in the
stock market and sold it in order to recover some of his losses. That
cabin is now maintained by the National Park Service and is the site
of an annual series of readings associated with the regional poetry
powerhouse Word Works, Inc.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/05/60minutes/main598218.shtml

Rise Of The Righteous Army
Evangelical Movement Shapes Culture With 'Left Behind' Series

Feb. 8, 2004

'The "Left Behind" series, novels whose plots revolve around the
Rapture now number 40 million in print. (leftbehind.com/CBS)';

The "Left Behind" series, novels whose plots revolve around the
Rapture now number 40 million in print. (leftbehind.com/CBS)

Quote

"With [George Bush in] the White House, Tom DeLay...in the House of
Representatives...these are parts of the righteous army that has
finally come into its own." Rev. Peter Gomes

(CBS) Evangelical Christians form one of the most potent forces in
American politics and society. They are people who place their faith,
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, above everything else in
their lives and hope to spread that Gospel to the world. An estimated
70 million Americans call themselves evangelicals, and their beliefs
have already reshaped American politics. In the last election, 40
percent of the votes for George W. Bush came from their ranks, and
now those beliefs are beginning to reshape the culture as well --
thanks to a group of best-selling novels known as the "Left Behind"
series. If you want to understand the people behind this political
and cultural shift, the place to begin is in church. Correspondent
Morley Safer reports.

"I don't think the media has really caught on to what's been going on
in the last 30 years or so in America. An enormous number of people
have come to faith in Christ and consider themselves evangelical
Christians. And these are people that are buying, reading and
distributing our books," says Rev. Tim LaHaye. LaHaye and Jerry
Jenkins have written a series of runaway bestsellers known as
the "Left Behind" novels. All together, there are 40 million books in
print, and another 17 million in spin-offs. Plus, "The Kids" series,
audio books and comic books are worth $100 million in annual revenue.
The books give a graphic version of the New Testament prophesy of the
end of the world, happening in our time, in which only the righteous
are saved. It's a triumphant tale -- unmistakably Christian,
undeniably American. "I think if you cut us, Jerry and I would bleed
red, white and blue," says LaHaye. "We believe that God has raised up
America to be a tool in these last days, to get the Gospel to the
innermost parts of the earth." The "Left Behind" sagas begin with a
mysterious event: one third of the passengers on a transatlantic
flight suddenly disappear, leaving only their clothes behind. What
has happened? It's an event that evangelicals call the Rapture, where
every true-believing Christian, and every child under the age of 12,
vanishes in an instant to a better place. All others will face the
Tribulation. "It could happen at any moment. It could happen, as we
like to say, during this interview. Like that. Bang," says Thomas
Ice, who might be called a professor emeritus of the Rapture. He runs
the Pre-Tribulation Research Center out of his garage in a Dallas
suburb. It's a one-man think-tank funded by LaHaye and dedicated to
preparation for the last days on earth.


Dinner at Rossetti's

by Joaquin Miller

There is no thing that hath not worth; There is no evil
anywhere;There is no ill on all this earth, If man seeks not to see
it there.

September 28. I cannot forget that dinner with Dante Gabriel
Rossetti, just before leaving London, nor can I hope to recall its
shining and enduring glory. I am a better, larger man, because of it.
And how nearly our feet are set on the same way. It was as if we were
all crossing the plains, and I for a day's journey and a night's
encampment fell in with and conversed with the captains of the march.

But one may not gave names and dates and details over there as here.
The home is entirely a castle. The secrets of the board and fireside
are sacred. And then these honest toilers and worshippers of the
beautiful are shy, so shy and modest. But I like this decent English
way of keeping your name down and out of sight till the coffin-lid
hides your blushes--so modest these Pre-Raphaelites are that I should
be in disgrace forever if I dared set down any living man's name.

But here are a few of the pearls picked up, as they were tossed about
the table at intervals and sandwiched in between tales of love and
lighter thoughts and things.

All London, or rather all the brain of London, the literary brain,
was there. And the brain of all the world, I think, was in London.
These giants of thought, champions of the beautiful earth, passed the
secrets of all time and all lands before me like a mighty panorama.
All night sol We dined so late that we missed breakfast. If I could
remember and write down truly and exactly what these men said, I
would have the best and the greatest book that ever was written, I
have been trying a week in vain, I have written down and scratched
out and revised till I have lost the soul of it, it seems to me; no
individuality to it; only like my own stuff. If I only had set their
words down on the next day instead of attempting to remember their
thoughts! Alas! the sheaves have been tossed and beaten about over
sea and land for days and days, till the golden grain is gone, and
here is but the straw and chaff.

The master sat silent for the most part; there was a little man away
down at the other end, conspicuously modest. There was a cynical fat
man, and a lean philanthropist all sorts and sizes, but all lovers of
the beautiful of earth. Here is what one, a painter, a ruddy-faced
and a rollicking gentleman, remarked merrily to me as he poured out a
glass of red wine at the beginning of the dinner:

"When travelling in the mountains of Italy, I observed that the
pretty peasant women made the wine by putting grapes m a great tub,
and then, getting into this tub, barefooted, on top of the grapes,
treading them out with their brown, bare feet. At first I did not
like to drink this wine. I did not think it was clean. But I
afterward watched these pretty brown women" and here all leaned to
listen, at the mention of pretty brown women-- I watched these pretty
brown women at their work in the primitive winepress, and I noticed
that they always washed their feet after they got done treading out
the wine."

All laughed at this, and the red-faced painter was so delighted that
he poured out and swallowed another full glass. The master sighed as
he sat at the head of the table rolling a bit of bread between thumb
and finger, and said, sitting close to me: "I am an Italian who has
neven seen Italy. Belle Italia!..."

By and by he quietly said that silence was the noblest attitude in
all things; that the greatest poets refused to write, and that all
great artists in all lines were above the folly of expression. A
voice from far down the table echoed this sentiment by saying:"Heard
melodies are sweet; but unheard melodies are sweeter." "Written poems
are delicious; but unwritten poems are divine," cried the triumphant
cynic. "What is poetry?" cries a neighbor. "All true, pure life is
poetry," answers one. "But the inspiration of poetry?" "The art of
poetry is in books. The inspiration of poetry in nature." To this all
agreed.

Then the master very quietly spoke: "And yet do not despise the books
of man. All religions, said the Chinese philosophers, are good. The
only difference is, some religions are better than others, and the
apparent merit of each depends largely upon a mans capacity for
understanding it. This is true of .poetry. All poetry is good. I
never read a poem in my life that did not have some merit, and teach
some sweet lesson. The fault in reading the poems of man, as well as
reading the poetry of nature, lies largely at the door of the reader.
Now, what do you call poetry?" and he turned his great Italian eyes
tenderly to where I sat at his side.
To me a poem must be a picture," I answered.

Proud I was when a great poet then said: "And it must be a picture--
if a good poem so simple that you can understand it at a glance, eh?
And see it and remember it as you would see and remember a sunset,
eh?" "Aye," answered the master, "I also demand that it shall be
lofty in sentiment and sublime in expression. The only rule I have
for measuring the merits of a written poem, is by the height of it.
Why not be able to measure its altitude as you measure one of your
sublime peaks of America?"

He looked at me as he spoke of America, and I was encouraged to
answer:"Yes, I do not want to remember the words. But I do want it to
remain with me a picture and become a part of my life. Take this one
verse from Mr. Longfellow:

"And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest
the dayShall fold their tents like the Arabs, And as silently steal
away.'"

"Good!" cried the fat cynic, who, I am sure, had never heard the
couplet before, it was so sweet to him; "Good! There is a picture
that will depart from no impressible clay. The silent night, the far
sweet melody falling on the weary mind, the tawny picturesque Arabs
stealing away m the darkness, the perfect peace, the stillness and
the rest. It appeals to all the Ishmaelite in our natures, and all
the time we see the tents gathered up and the silent children of the
desert gliding away in the gloaming."

A transplanted American, away down at the other end by a little man
among bottles, said: "The poem of Evangeline is a succession of
pictures. I never read Evangeline but once." "It is a waste of time
to look twice at a sunset," said Rossetti, sotto voce, and the end
man went on: "But i believe I can see every picture in that poem as
distinctly as if I had been the unhappy Arcadian; for here the author
has called in ail the elements that go to make up a perfect poem."
"When the great epic of this new, solid Saxon tongue comes to be
written," said one who sat near and was dear to the master's
heart, "it will embrace all that this embraces: new and unnamed
lands; ships on the sea; the still deep waters hidden away in a deep
and voiceless continent; the fresh and fragrant wilderness; the
curling smoke of the camp-fire; action, movement, journeys; the
presence--the inspiring presence of woman; the ennobl- ing sentiment
of love, devotion, and devotion to the death; faith, hope and
charity,- and all in the open air."

"Yes," said the master thoughtfully, 'no great poem has ever been or
ever will be fitted in a parlor, or even fashioned from a city. There
is not room for it there."

"Hear! hear! you might as well try to grow a California pine in the
shell of a peanut," cried I. Some laughed, some applauded, all looked
curiously at me. Of course, I did not say it that well, yet I did say
it far better, I mean I did not use the words carefully, but I had
the advantage of action and sympathy.

Then the master said, after a bit of reflection: "Homer's Ulysses,
out of which have grown books enough to cover the earth, owes its
immortality to all this, and its out-door exercise. Yet it is a
bloody book a bad book, in many respects--full of revenge, treachery,
avarice and wrong. And old Ulysses himself seems to have been the
most colossal liar on record. But for all this, the constant change
of scene, the moving ships and the roar of waters, the rush of battle
and the anger of the gods, the divine valor of the hero, and, above
all, and over all, like a broad, white-bosomed moon through the
broken clouds, the splendid life of that one woman; the shining
faith, the constancy, the truth and purity of Penelope--all these
make a series of pictures that pass before us like a panorama, and we
will not leave off reading till we have seen them all happy together
again, and been assured that the faith and constancy of that woman
has had it reward. And we love him, even if he does lie!"

How all at that board leaned and listened. Yet let me again and again
humbly confess to you that I do him such injustice to try thus to
quote from memory. After a while he said: "Take the picture of the
old, blind, slobber-mouthed dog, that has been driven forth by the
wooers to die. For twenty years he has not heard the voice of his
master. The master now comes, in the guise of a beggar. The dog knows
his voice, struggles to rise from the ground, staggers toward him,
licks his hand, falls, and dies at his feet."

Such was the soul, heart, gentleness of this greatest man that I ever
saw walking in the fields of art....

http://www.notfrisco.com/calmem/miller/rosetti.html

In 1534 HERNANDO CORTEZ sent Hernando de Grijalva on an errand of
discovery to the Pacific coast, who probably saw the peninsula of
California. Twenty-five years before the Spanish leader discovered
the country, a romance was published in Spain in which are described
the doings of a pagan queen of Amazons, who brought from the " right
hand of the Indies " her allies to assist the infidels in their
attack upon Constantinople. The romance was entitled Esplandian, the
name of an imaginary Greek emperor, living in Stamboul, the Turkish
name of Constantinople. The Amazonian queen was named Calafia, whose
kingdom, rich in gold, diamonds, and pearls, was called California.
The author probably derived the name from California, the title of a
successor of Mohammed. The author says: " Know that on the right hand
of the Indies there is an island, called California, very close to
the Terrestrial Paradise, and it was peopled by black women without
any man among them, for they lived in the fashion of the Amazonia.

They were of strong and hardy bodies, of ardent courage, and of great
force. Their island was the strongest in all the world, with its
steep cliffs and rocky shore. Their arms were all of gold, and so was
the harness of the wild beasts which they tamed and rode. For in the
whole island there was no metal but gold. They lived in caves wrought
out of the rocks with much labor. They had many ships with which they
sailed out to other countries to obtain booty." Both Cortez and
Grijalva believed, as everybody then believed, that they were in the
neighborhood of the coast of Asia; and, as the aspect of the country
corresponded with the description in the romance, they named the
peninsula California.

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/california.htm

www.dcpox.com/pox80.html

www.nonraptured.com/politics.htm

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Installing The Shekinah and Rosa Mystica on Santa Rosa Island

Installing The Shekinah and Rosa Mystica on Santa Rosa Island

(Images: Sant Rosa. Anceint shade of the Mammoth. View from Sulphur
Mountain. Maps of Santa Rosa. Clicl in image to enlarge)

Ezekiel, 11:22-23, "Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with
the wheels beside them; and the Glory of the God of Israel was over
them. And the Shekinah rose up from over the midst of the city, and
stood over the mount of Olives to the east of the city".

When I awoke yesterday morning, my Angel bid me restore the Shekinah.
The day before I had read a theory put forth by Fridrich von
Suhtscheck that the story of Parzival is based upon the Song of the
Pearl, or, the Hymn of the Pearl, or, the Hymn of Judas Thomas who
was born of royal Parthian parents. For the reason Meher Baba was
born of a Parthian father, I looked at Sulphur Mountain above Ventura
as the new home of the Shekinah, or, the Rosa Mystica.

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.culture.templar.history/134

I was interrupted by several phone calls, and did not install the
Shekinah. This morning my instructions were repeated. I was told that
in a week there would be an amazing sign that my work is completed.

My grandson was born under the auspices of Parzival on April 17,
2005. The Teacher of the Frisians, resembles the story of Judas
Thomas. The Zohar give lessons on the Rose amongst Thorns. My
daughter wanted to name her firstborn Lily-Rose – if she was a girl.

Last year, on July 8th, I founded Rosacruz, a New Israel and Zion so
that religious strife in Northern Africa will come to an end, and
perhaps the three religions born of the Seed of Abraham will know
Peace. Rosacruz is made up of the two Channel Islands off the coast
of Ventura and Los Angeles. They are not part of the United States,
thus they are neutral. I wanted to create a cybor-space for the
Shekinah, and keep these islands pristine. Long ago Mammoths swam out
to these islands where their bones can be found. They are monuments
to the rising sea levels and the melting ice caps.

Meher Baba founded a retreat on Sulphur Mountain that rise above the
home of Royal and Mary Rosamond, and their four beautiful daughters,
they sea-nymphs like Rhodos who was the wife of Helios, thus, she is
Lady Liberty crowned with the halo of the Shekinah.

"The beginning of the Zohar reveals that the book is concerned with
the mysteries connected with Rosa Mystica and her Son. Rosa Mystica
is Our Lady also called Kneset Yisrael, Matronita and Sabbath Queen.
This spouse of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) mirrors the
mysteries of the Godhead as the Moon mirrors the Sun. She is the
Woman (Isha) clothed with the Sun standing on the Moon."

There is a rose garden atop Sulpher Mountain. Those who wish to
connect with the Shekinah on Santa Rosa can see the Channel Islands
from Meher (Mithra) Baba's retreat. Anyone who seeks the light of God
and the Rosa Mystica are forbidden to set foot on Santa Rosa Island
until the end of the world.

"A later Jewish haggadic tradition furthermore holds that at the
banquet at the end of the world, the behemoth will be served up along
with the Leviathan and Ziz."
There will be other places around the world where the presence of the
Shekinah can be experienced.

"In the New Testament the Shekinah is the glory emanating from God,
his effulgence. She is equated with certain Sephira, particularly
Malkuth, the Kingdom, and is mentioned as a messenger from on high,
when she appeared to Moses. Maimonides regarded Shekinah as an
intermediary between God and the World.14. This blinding light of
Shekinah was the flame of the burning bush, a bush with thorns, a
rose-bush no less, guarded by the angel Zagzagel, which name
means "divine splendour", the angel of the Presence."

"Metatron is also referred to as the Liberating Angel or in his
female aspect the Shekinah. The Shekinah is thought to have been the
feminine presence of God which dwells upon the earth with man. She's
also identified in Christian traditions as the Holy Spirit."

Jon Presco

Nazarite Prophet born of Metatron

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com

The Hymn

(The Hymn of Judas Thomas the Apostlein the Country of the Indians)
Translated by G.R.S. Mead

I. When, a quite little child, I was dwelling In the House of my
Father's Kingdom, And in the wealth and the glories Of my Up-bringers
I was delighting, From the East, our Home, my Parents Forth-sent me
with journey-provision. Indeed from the wealth of our Treasure, They
bound up for me a load. Large was it, yet was it so light That all
alone I could bear it.

http://aronbengilad.blogspot.com/2005/09/mystical-rose.html

http://www.britam.org/Roses.html

http://www.paghat.com/roseofsharonmyths.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malkuth

www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/OjaiOve...

www.coloradocollege.edu/Dept/GY/faculty/wphil...

www.diveboat.com/map_of_great_escape_dive_des...

http://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/NympheRhode.html

Meher Mount is a center left in trust to the Meher Mount Corporation
by Agnes Baron, who was one of the original people to find the
property in 1946 at the request of Avatar Meher Baba. He visited
Meher Mount on August 2, 1956. Today, it is a universal center open
to all for inspiration, education, and work programs in agriculture,
ecology, and humanitarian service. There are opportunities for day
visits, group events, and individual retreats as well as resident
work programs

www.meherbabainformation.org/mehermount.asp

Approximately 40,000 to 20,000 years ago, a small group of 14-foot
tall, 20,000-pound Columbian mammoths embarked on a journey that
would eventually end in the development of a new species—the Channel
Islands pygmy mammoth. Leaving the heavily grazed mainland behind,
these Columbian mammoths swam towards the scents of abundant
vegetation from the huge, mountainous island of Santarosae.

Approximately 20,000 years ago when sea level was about 300 feet
lower than it is today, the four northern islands joined together to
form an Ice Age "superisland" known as Santarosae. This island was
only 6 miles from the mainland at its closest distance. As the ice
sheets and glaciers melted and the sea level rose, only the highest
parts of Santarosae remained as modern islands.

http://www.nps.gov/chis/historyculture/pygmymammoth.htm

The text from the Book of Job 40 (King James Version Bible) is as
follows:
15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an
ox.16 Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in
the navel of his belly.17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews
of his thighs are wrapped together.18 His bones [are as] strong
pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.19 He [is] the
chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to
approach [unto him].20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food,
where all the beasts of the field play.21 He lieth under the shady
trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.22 The shady trees cover
him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him
about.23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he
trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.24 He taketh it
with his eyes: [his] nose pierceth through snares.
The passage describes a large powerful animal that appears to be
herbivorous (40:15).
In Jewish belief, Behemoth is the primal unconquerable monster of the
land, as Leviathan is the primal monster of the waters of the sea and
Ziz the primordial monster of the sky.
There is a legend that the Leviathan and the Behemoth shall hold a
battle at the end of the world. The two will finally kill each other,
and the surviving men will feast on their meat. According to midrash
recording traditions, it is impossible for anyone to kill a behemoth
except for the person who created it, in this case the God of the
Hebrews. A later Jewish haggadic tradition furthermore holds that at
the banquet at the end of the world, the behemoth will be served up
along with the Leviathan and Ziz.

The term rosacruz talks about to a legendary classified order that
dates from century XV or the XVII, associated generally the symbol of
the Pink Cross. Diverse modern esoteric organizations, normally
denominated brotherhoods or orders, that use rituals related to
francmasonería are reinvindican inheriting of the legendary Rosacruz
Order of century XVII.
The Rosacruz Order was founded, according to certain legend, by
Christian Rosenkreuz (who pronounces Krístian Rósen Kroits), horseman
of century XV.

The symbol that it identifies at your service is normally compound of
one or more pink decorating a cross. In some cases a cross surrounded
by a crown of roses is used; next to the symbol it can appear a
double triangle or a star. In other cases it is simply a cross with a
rose in center. Some times the rose or the cross is adorned with
cabalistic and alquímicos symbols. The symbol varies depending on the
brotherhood at issue.

"Pink-cross" also designates to the seventh and last degree of the
fourth order of the French masónico rite, that has like main symbols
the pelican, the rose and the cross. The expression "Pink-Cross" can
also designate to the member that has the degree of Rosacruz Horseman.
RHODE was the Haliad (Sea) Nymph or goddess of the island of Rhodes.
She was a daughter of the sea-god Poseidon, and the wife of the
island's most important god, Helios the Sun.
Rhode was identified by the Rhodians with the goddess Athena, and her
seven sons with the Korybantes of Krete.

RHODOS (Rhodos), was, according to Diodorus (v. 55), a daughter of
Poseidon and Halia, and sometimes called Rhode. The island of Rhodes
was believed to have derived its name from her. According to others,
she was a daughter of Helios and Amphitrite, or of Poseidon and
Aphrodite, or lastly of Oceanus (Pind. Olymp. vii. 24; Tzetz. ad
Lycoph. 923). She was a sea-nymph, of whom the following legend is
related. When the gods distributed among themselves the various
countries of the earth, the island of Rhodes was yet covered by the
waves of the sea. Helios was absent at the time; and as no one drew a
lot for him, he was not to have any share in the distribution of the
earth. But at that moment the island of Rhodes rose out of the sea,
and with the consent of Zeus he took possession of it, and by the
nymph of the isle he then became the father of seven sons. (Pind. Ol.
vii. 100, &c.; Ov. Met. iv. 204.)

The Zohar and Rosa Mysticaby Athol Bloomer"Rabbi Hezekiah
opened, `Like a rose among thorns, so is my darling among the
maidens' (Song of Songs 2:2). Who is Rosa Mystica? Our Lady of Israel
(Kneset Yisrael/ Matronita/ Sabbath Queen). For there is a Rose and
then there is Rosa Mystica. Just as a rose among the thorns is
coloured red and white, so Our Lady of Israel includes judgement and
mercy. Just as a Rose has 13 petals, so Our Lady of Israel has 13
attributes of mercy surrounding her on every side. Similarly from the
moment Elohim (God) is mentioned (in Genesis 1) he generates 13 words
to surround Our Lady (in Eternity) and protect her. Then Elohim is
mentioned again. Why again? To produce 5 sturdy leaves surrounding
Rosa Mystica. These 5 are called Salvation (Yeshuot/Yeshuah), they
are 5 gates. Concerning this mystery (raza) it is written: I shall
raise the Cup of Salvation (Psalm 116:13). This is the cup of
Blessing, which should rest on 5 fingers and no more – like the Rose
sitting on 5 sturdy leaves, paradigm of 5 fingers. This Rosa Mystica
is the Cup of Blessing" Zohar 1:1a.The Zohar is a book that records
many of the Jewish mystical insights and traditions that I believe
have their source in the mystical teachings of the early Jewish
Christians that founded the Church. These mystical teachings were
passed on in secrecy in the Jewish community by certain schools of
mystics. They were veiled in order to preserve these mysteries and
disguise their Jewish Christian meaning. The beginning of the Zohar
reveals that the book is concerned with the mysteries connected with
Rosa Mystica and her Son. Rosa Mystica is Our Lady also called Kneset
Yisrael, Matronita and Sabbath Queen. This spouse of the Ruach ha
Kodesh (Holy Spirit) mirrors the mysteries of the Godhead as the Moon
mirrors the Sun. She is the Woman (Isha) clothed with the Sun
standing on the Moon.The Zohar opens quoting the verse from the Song
of Songs about one who is a `shoshanah' among the thorns. Shoshanah
is translated as a Lily or as a Rose. In Ladino it is translated
as `roza'. The Zohar considers it to be a rose as well. Since ancient
times the Rose has been the sign of Mystery. In Aramaic `mystery'
is `raza' and the European word `roza' derives from the Aramaic word
Raza symbolised by the Rose. The rose was also a symbol of paradise
for the early Christians coming from the Jewish concept of the
Mystical world called Pardes to which the mystics ascend and
descend.The Zohar then discusses this Rosa Mystica who is the woman
of Israel called Kneset Yisrael. Other traditions call her Matronita,
the Heavenly warrior Queen of Israel. In the Catholic understanding
this is Our Lady under her title of Rosa Mystica. This title is
intricately linked with Our Lady's title of Immaculate Conception.The
Zohar refers to this Rosa Mystica as connected with the 13 qualities
or attributes of Mercy (chesed). She is the mirror or created light
that mirrors clearly and perfectly the 13 qualities of Mercy of the
Divinity himself (seen as Divine Mercy). This is Our Lady of Fatima
(as Our Lady of Mercy) who is connected with the number 13. This
mystical Rose is red and white mirroring the Divine attributes of
Judgement and Mercy. As a Rose has 13 petals so the Rosa Mystica has
13 qualities or paths of Mercy. "Like a rose (shoshanah) among
thorns, so is my darling among the maidens" (Song of Songs 2:2).This
first section of the Zohar speaks of the Immaculate Conception using
this verse from the Song of Songs to show that Our Lady the Rosa
Mystica is saved, by Yeshuah through his 5 wounds (gates), from the
demonic forces that have ruled men since the Fall. The thorns
represent sin and the demons. The 5 leaves that surround the rose are
connected here with Salvation. Salvation is Yeshuah (Jesus) in
Hebrew. Salvation's five gates are the five wounds of Yeshuah in his
hands, feet and heart. These five gates are also linked to the five
books of the Torah.Song of Songs 2:2 refers to Our Lady and her
Immaculate Conception and the following verse to her Son the Beloved
(dodi) who is the Messiah. The Zohar asks "Who is Shoshanah (Roza)?"
The answer is Kneset Israel or the Woman of Israel. "For there is a
rose and then there is Rosa Mystica." Daniel Matt states: "A rose
blossom can have thirteen petals in its second tier." The Zohar
states : "Just as a rose has thirteen petals, so Kneset Yisrael (Our
Lady) has thirteen qualities of mercy surrounding Her on every side."
It is this Celestial Mother that fully understands the concept of God
as `Elohim' (God). She does this through her spousal relationship
with the Holy Spirit of Understanding (Binah). This Holy Spirit is
called `Ruach Elohim' in Genesis 1. Between the first and second
mentions of `Elohim' in Genesis 1, there are thirteen Hebrew words
symbolising the 13 qualities of Mercy. These 13 qualities are in a
deep way connected with the Spirit of God and his spouse the
Celestial Mother. These 13 qualities of Mercy are linked to the 13
rivers of balsam that await the righteous (Tzaddikkim) in the World
to Come.

This Mystical Rose is linked to the opening verses of the Torah as
mentioned above. The first verses are seen as a mystical Rose. The
phrase `et ha shamayim' is especially seen as the concept of the
Mystical Rose. Paradise is seen as the Mystical Rose Garden
(Rosarium) mirrored on the earth by the Rose Garden between the Kotel
(Wailing or Western Wall of the Temple) and the Temple itself.
Shamayim is Heaven, which is linked to the concept of Paradise or
Pardes. In the Celestial Mother her attributes (that mirrors the
Divine attributes perfectly) are seen as the enclosed Rose Garden. In
her son the Beloved they are seen as an Apple Orchard linked to Song
of Songs 2:3 "Like an apple tree among the trees of the orchard, so
is my beloved among the sons of men."

Zohar 1:9a refers to this Groom as the Sun. "Dwelling in those skies,
crowned in them, he is like a groom coming forth from his chamber."
This Sun is then linked to `the end of Heaven above' which earlier
was revealed as the male cherub on the Ark of the Covenant. Bereshit
in Genesis 1:1 is made up of six letters (shoshan- the six petalled
rose). It is followed by 6 words (bara Elohim et ha-Shamayim ve-et ha-
aretz).This is linked to the six times that YHVH appears in Psalm
19:8-10. The mystery of the circuit of the sun (as male and female)
is revealed In Psalm 19. `His circuit' is the `end of heaven below'
who alludes to the female cherub.Zohar 1:10b asks the companions to
sing songs of Praise to the bride as this is what pleases the Groom.
Jacob Frank and his followers used to sing parts of the Zohar in
honour of the Virgin Bride and they were accused by their enemies of
engaging in sex with a naked woman. Zohar 1:10b is linked with
Revelations 12 where the Woman of Israel (Mary) is in the wilderness.
The "Shema Yisrael" also is made up of six words linking it to the
concept of Shoshan – the six petalled Rose. Zohar 1:14a associated
the head Teffilin with the verse "Your head upon you is like Carmel".
The male is the Head Tefillin associated with the word `zakhar'
(male) and zakhor' (remember). The female is the Hand Teffilin
associated with `shamor' (observe). The Teffillin boxes represent the
Two Hearts that are the Two Roses. Wearing them both unites
symbolically the Two Hearts as the One Rosa Mundi. The Hebrew phrase
head and year (rosh ve-shanah) connected with Rosh ha Shanah can be
rearranged to mean `riah shoshan' (to see a Rose). The Rose Bush is
also associated symbolically with the burning bush of Moses.

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007/01/nero-as-mithrasthe-
shekinahst.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/12/hannahs-and-zachariahs-song-
and-return.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Invictus

http://www.eclipse.net/~molnar/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophany

http://www.ial.goldthread.com/Meher_Baba.html

http://theawakenermagazine.org/avol21/av21n01/av21n01p53.htm

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-55442/history-of-
Mesopotamia#361586.hook

http://www.pyracantha.com/Z/avesta.html

http://www.gnosis.org/library/hymnpearl.htm

www.nibelungen-hort.de/.../index.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/1724

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/1720

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.culture.templar.rosemont/1922

http://astrology.about.com/od/thebirthchart/ss/ReadingCharts_6.htm

http://www.maryshea.com/star2007.html

http://www.mehermount.org/5.html

http://www.meherbabainformation.org/mehermount.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism

According to Persian traditions, the god Mithras was actually
incarnated into the human form of the Saviour expected by
Zarathustra. Mithras was born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother
once worshipped as a fertility goddess before the hierarchical
reformation. Anahita was said to have conceived the Saviour from the
seed of Zarathustra preserved in the waters of Lake Hamun in the
Persian province of Sistan. Mithra's ascension to heaven was said to
have occurred in 208 B.C., 64 years after his birth. This birth took
place in a cave or grotto, where shepherds attended him and regaled
him with gifts, at the winter solstice. This is based on an older
myth about birth of Mithra, that his magical birth at the dawn of
time was from a rock from which he formed himself using his Will. He
holds in his hand a dagger and a torch. A statue from Housesteads
shows Mithras being born from the rock while the twelve signs of the
zodiac surround him, showing his image as a stellar god who rules the
cosmos even at his birth. A serpent [is at} times shown to be coiled
around…Mithras or [his] birth stone/egg. (Mithras and Mithraism)

When Mithraism became the chief religion in the late Roman Empire,
Mithras was called Sol Invictus, or the invincible sun. The eye of
Mithras was the sun itself (Mithras, the Soldier's God). The players
are now complete for the incredible transformation of Constantine.

The Romans held a festival on December 25 called Dies Natalis Solis
Invicti, "the birthday of the unconquered sun." The use of the title
Sol Invictus allowed several solar deities to be worshipped
collectively, including Elah-Gabal, a Syrian sun god; Sol, the god of
Emperor Aurelian (AD 270-274); and Mithras, a soldiers' god of
Persian origin.[1] Emperor Elagabalus (218-222) introduced the
festival, and it reached the height of its popularity under Aurelian,
who promoted it as an empire-wide holiday.[2]

"The Islamic republic does not have 'an awkward relationship' with
Zoroastrianism. It forbids Zoroastrian practices, including the
celebration of the Zoroastrian New Year, Norooz. Forget
about 'guarded recognition'; there is a ban ... there is a big
Zoroastrian revival under way in Iran ... And to say that the
authorities 'beat up and gassed' some 'revelers' is quite an
understatement, since, on the evening of March 15h, there were very
large-scale demonstrations all over Iran ... But al-Reuters makes it
sound like a frat party that just got a bit out of hand..."

How large were these Zoroastrian celebrations?

"... according to Iranians with whom I have spoken, there were
monster demonstrations in eleven provinces and 37 cities, and many
thousands — one source said more than 30,000 — people were arrested,
some only briefly, others shipped off to the infamous prisons and
torture chambers of the regime." (Ibid.)

http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n2015.cfm

This role of Christ's connection to the sun is more fully solidified
with the addition of the archetypal halo, symbolizing the sun,
especially during the Middle Ages (ironically, enough, a time when
the light of reason became subject to the powers of superstition).
However, like the sun being recognized as a deity for millennia, the
symbol of the halo can likewise be traced back to its origin in the
remote past.

One of the earliest attributions of the halo to the sky god (sun) is
the Egyptian. Egyptians halos commonly were drawn as a large sphere
in the color of the sun. Egyptian art contains numerous examples of
halos, often associated with self-created and father of all the gods,
Ra, who was associated with the sun. The lion-headed Sekhmet is also
depicted as having a halo. Sekhmet was sent to a deity who was sent
forth to reprimand humanity when the honor of the gods was neglected.
Likewise, the Greek sun god Helios (Roman Apollo) is depicted with a
halo surrounding his head, in the Roman, Neptune, god of the sea, and
the mythic founder of Rome, Romulus are often illustrated with halos
adorning their heads. After 100 C.E. Roman emperors used the halo in
imperial coins (called a nimbate), (Halos in Western Art).
Constantine continued the practice, and the medieval church depicted
Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the apostles backlit by the sun halo
numerous times in Christian art, a practice that continues to this
day. And in the Christian Revelation story, Christ will return from
the heavens clothed in clouds of glory and great light. The
connection to the sun is obvious.

http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/c/christ_constantine_sol_in
victus.html

Before the instigation of blood sacrifice the gifts that Adam placed
on the altar in Eden were offerings of aspiration. He preferred roses
as symbols of his desires. He longed for a companion. This relates to
the mystery of womanhood, the real sense of that Garden which he was
given to cultivate. The roses were the very offspring of Shekinah,
the Rose of the World, that immanent, demiurgic power of the divine
who is herself represented by the Garden. The Shekinah
(Hebrew "shachan", meaning "to reside") is the female manifestation
of God in humanity, the indwelling spark of the divine. In the New
Testament the Shekinah is the glory emanating from God, his
effulgence. She is equated with certain Sephira, particularly
Malkuth, the Kingdom, and is mentioned as a messenger from on high,
when she appeared to Moses. Maimonides regarded Shekinah as an
intermediary between God and the World.14. This blinding light of
Shekinah was the flame of the burning bush, a bush with thorns, a
rose-bush no less, guarded by the angel Zagzagel, which name
means "divine splendour", the angel of the Presence. This bush is the
ever-flaming, ever-revealing blossoming of divine power that is truly
Rosa Mundi, the Rose or Soul of the World, that had dwelt in Eden
since the Creation, and which sustains the world. The Talmud tells us
that when God drove Adam out of the earthlly paradise, the Shekinah
remained behind "enthroned above a cherub under the Tree of Life, her
splendour being 65,000 times brighter than the sun", and that this
radiance "made all upon whom it fell exempt from disease", and,
further, that then "neither spirits nor demons could come nigh unto
such to do them harm". Here is the origin of that sheltering star
invoked in the ritual of the cabalistic cross.

http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/rose.htm

What was the Star? On April 17, 6 BC two years before King Herod died
Jupiter emerged in the east as a morning star in the sign of the
Jews, Aries the Ram. The account in Matthew refers twice to the Star
being in the east with good reasons. When the royal star of Zeus, the
planet Jupiter, was in the east this was the most powerful time to
confer kingships. Furthermore, the Sun was in Aries where it is
exalted. And the Moon was in very close conjunction with Jupiter in
Aries. Modern calculations suggest that this was close enough to be
an occultation (eclipse). But the Sun's glare would have hidden that
event. Saturn was also present which meant that the three rulers of
Aries' trine (Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn) were present in Aries. Saturn
and Jupiter were said to be attendants on the rising Sun, another
regal aspect for astrologers. By modern expectations this is trivial,
but for ancient stargazers this configuration was truly awesome. (p.
96-101)

Was the Star the lunar eclipse (occultation) of Jupiter? The lunar
occulation of Jupiter on April 17, 6 BC was just one of several
astrological conditions pointing to a king's birth. The greatness of
a ruler or king was said to depend on the number of regal
astrological effects at the time of birth. This distinguished, say, a
low level governor from an emperor. Knowing that lunar conjunctions
(close approaches) with Jupiter were one condition for a king's
birth, I looked for the closest conjunctions, namely occultations in
the time frame biblical scholars claim as likely for the birth of
Jesus. I quickly focused on the occultation of April 17, 6 BC after
realizing that Jupiter was also "in the east" in Aries. "In the east"
is mentioned twice by Matthew because astrologers such as the Magi
said this was the most important time for Jupiter to produce future
kings. Moreover, the Moon's incredible nearness to Jupiter amplified
that power. Keep in mind that astrologers of Roman times were making
crude calculations of planetary positions to create horoscopes, but
they could not predict eclipses or occultations as we now can.
However, they could estimate when these were likely. But keep in mind
that the occultation was the key to finding this incredible day which
has many important conditions pointing to the birth of not just a
king, but a great king in Judea. (p. 64-84)

Why didn't King Herod and the people of Jerusalem see the Star? Jews
of King Herod's time did not practice the astrology of their
neighbors because it was tied to pagan Greek philosophy. So Jews did
not recognize the Star. But they knew the time of the Messiah was at
hand, and the Magi's message confirmed their expectations and hopes.
(p. 11)

How rare was the Star of Bethlehem? The conditions of April 17, 6 BC
never repeat perfectly, but the core elements as I discuss on pages
17, 26, 71, and 101-102 have a period of 60 years. By modern
expectations this seems short, but it was very long for ancient
times – a once in a lifetime occurrence. Keep in mind that this does
not mean everything aligned every sixty years to produce a powerful
regal condition; the planet Mars was notorious for ruining great
fortunes.
Could a comet have been the Star? Comets indicated that a reigning
king was going to die or that there was an impending war or
disturbance – hardly the stuff for a great regal birth. In the book I
list the comets of Roman times and the interpretations of those
events. None was claimed to foretell the birth of a king. (p. 17-21)

Some people claim the Star was a Supernova. Was it? There is no
historical evidence from ancient times that a supernova meant the
birth of a king. Like the theory of the comet, this idea is a modern
notion. And it was started by Johannes Kepler's observation of the
supernova of 1604. (p. 21-25)

Could the Star have been a miracle? The great astronomer/astrologer
Johannes Kepler (p. 24) thought the Star was a miracle accompanied by
natural phenomena such as a triple conjunction and a supernova
similar to what he observed in 1604. Most people, however, believe
that it was not a miracle but something with a natural basis. My work
shows that we do not need a miracle star to explain the Star of
Bethlehem.

Who were the Magi? Magi originated from a caste of Zoroastrian
priests. During Roman times they were recognized as physician-
astrologers who healed the sick, interpreted dreams, and cast
horoscopes. Their art included "magic" - a word derived from their
name. They were considered to be "Wise Men" who were truly
knowledgeable. Most importantly, they were well known for practicing
astrology. (p. 33, 36-37)

From where did the Magi come? Magi were known throughout the Near
East: Mesopotamia, Parthia, Syria, Persia. We have no firm evidence
about their specific origins. (p. 33) I notice that the Romans
depicted them in Parthian garments, so the Magi may have been from
there. But no one knows for sure.

A theophany is said to be a visible manifestation of God to humans.
Pantheistic-types would probably argue that any and everything that
exists is imbued with the substance of God, and is therefore a
manifestation of God. The ancient Hebrews, however, seem to have seen
things a little differently.
Most of us have heard the story of Moses receiving the Ten
Commandments, and this one of the more famous examples of theophany
in the Hebrew Bible - the Torah or Pentateuch. However, there is a
parallel tradition (ie, outside the actual Bible itself) which claims
that it was not actually god who gave Moses the stone tablets, but
rather an intercessory angel acting on his behalf. This angel is
variously referred to as The Angel of the Presence, or the Angel of
the Face. His name is generally given as Metatron, although he has
countless other names as well (Check out this list of some 75 of
Metatron's other names).

In Jewish mystical traditions, Metatron is basically the next highest
being after God. Depending on who you ask, Metatron acts as the
presence of God in the world, either because God is transcendent, or
because if God himself appeared to humans their minds would simply
stagger and implode in on itself. Metatron is sometimes portrayed as
the prince of all the angels, and even sometimes as another
manifestation of the Logos principle. Metatron is responsible for the
sustenance of mankind, and is their link to the divine.

In the Old Testament, it's argued that Metatron is the dark angel
against whom Jacob wrestles. He is also sometimes thought to be the
angel who lead the Israelites through the wilderness of Exodus. Some
say he also is the force which kept Abraham from sacrificing his son
Isaac. He also may have been the angel which made the warning
announcement that God was about to unleash the destruction of the
Flood. William Blake also has an painting of the Angel of the
Presence bringing Eve to Adam. Some also believe that Metatron was
the transfigured form that the patriarch Enoch took when God raised
him up to Heaven.

Metatron is also referred to as the Liberating Angel or in his female
aspect the Shekinah. The Shekinah is thought to have been the
feminine presence of God which dwells upon the earth with man. She's
also identified in Christian traditions as the Holy Spirit. Philip K.
Dick's novel The Divine Invasion talks about the Shekinah manifesting
on earth as the Torah, the Sacred Law - rather similar to the Word or
the Logos. God and the Shekinah seek to reunite with one another.
Hindu mythology offers the parallel of Shakti - the female
manifestation of the divine. It's only through the union of the gods
and their shakti consorts that creation occurs.

Metatron also has a twin brother according to certain traditions
named Sandalphon. Gustav Davidson's A Dictionary of Angels (where
I've mined a good bit of this info so far), offers the possible
connection to Zoroastrianism: where Metatron and Sandalphon are
modified equivalents of Ormuzd (Ahura Mazda) and Ahriman (Angra
Mainyu).

Ahura Mazda (Persian &#1607;&#1585;&#1605;&#1586; (Hormoz) also transcripted as Ormazad,
Ormuzd, Hormuz, Ormus, Ohrmizd) - The Wise Lord - is the god of the
Zoroastrian religion in Persia. He is revered and worshipped by
Zoroastrians as the good god. He is opposed by Angra Mainyu
(Ahriman), who according to some traditions is his twin brother.
According to Zoroastrianism, the Earth was created by Ahura Mazda as
a battlefield to fight Angra Mainyu.

This idea that Metatron/Ormuzd created the world also seems to
correlate to gnostic thought, where Metatron is sometimes said to be
the Demiurge - or the false sub-god below the True Transcendent God.
As far as I can tell though, in Jewish mysticism, this is not
portrayed in a negative light, which is interesting. Rather than
being ignorant or working against the True God, Metatron as the Angel
of the Presence works on his behalf. Davidson also says that there is
possibly a connection between the Persian savior god Mithra and
Metatron. I think I'd like to learn more about the influence of
ancient Hebrew thought (as well as Zoroastrianism & Mithraism) on the
later Christian gnosticism with which I'm more familiar. Seems like
there's a ton of other connections to be mined here.

the Graal is found to Tacht-I-Sulaiman
A voice in "Artù" describes the second hypothesis which the English
monarch was a representative of the Zoroastrismo. Well, the Castle of
the described Graal, from Wolfram Von Eschenbach, is amazingly
similar to Tacht-I-Sulaiman, the main center of the cult of
Zoroastro. Here, before coming dispersed and it removes to you,
follows us of Zarathustra adored the symbolic "Real Fire", source of
the acquaintance. Tacht-I-Sulaiman could be therefore the mythical
Sarraz, from which the Graal (the "Real Fire") reached, to which it
returned, and perhaps where still it is found.

… the Graal is found in the Castle of Montségur

After that the cult of Zoroastro had been dispersed, some of its
doctrines were inherited from the Manichaean and, of continuation,
from the Catari or Albigesi: these last ones were joints in Europe
from the Middle East, passing for Turkey and the Balkans, and they
had been settled down in France in XII the century. In 1244, after a
long persecution from part of the Papacy and the French, they were
exterminates to you in their fortress of Montségur; if they had
carried with they the Graal during the peregrinations, hour it could
find itself with to the rest of their treasure in some impenetrable
hiding place of the castle. E' of new Wolfram to supply an indication
in purpose: the "castle of the Graal", that similar one to Tacht-I-
Sulaiman, calls in fact "Munsalvaesche", "Mount that is Saved"
or "Sure Mount".

http://www.riccardobrunetti.it/graal.htm

"The air is thin here," (even though the physical location of the
land is maybe 500 feet above sea level) Griffin says during a
Thursday night orientation lit by only a single candle. Griffin is
surrounded by cross legged meditators sitting in the flaxen mowed
grass, some in lawn chairs. He further explains that Meher Mount is a
place where enlightenment can happen—and because the "fabric is worn
thin" here, it is more probable that the divine spark within any of
us could finally permeate our physical body and mind to shuttle us
off to the Hindu version of "heaven" and perhaps to the level of
enlightenment where he lives.

http://www.hardlight.org/risingsun.html

http://www.belovedarchives.org/printer_friendly/glow_art004_pf.html

http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/nograpes.html

www.gutenberg.org/files/19993/19993-h/19993-h.htm

On June 6th., D-Day, I awoke in the home of my daughter's mother
andbegan to read the twenty five pages that constitute the
AstrologicalReport for Tyler Robert Hunt, who is my newborn grandson.
At around4:00 A.M. I announced to myself that Tyler was going to be a
realJedi Warrior, a real jet pilot who as a citizen will
designspectacular video games for a living. There is no limit to
hisimagination, nor daring. Like his father he will take
incrediblephysical risks. He is the Fool stepping off a mountain into
space.He may become an astronaut who will be hurled into space atop
fieryrockets. His Grand Trine in fire will bring him to many
thresholdswhich he will be able to cross with relative ease,
including spiritual ones. Being an Aries he is Parsifal, the Pure
Fool. Hewill excel in Martial Arts taught to him by his uncle David.
He willbe a Artist-warrior who will heal the Karma of distructive
wars, andbring a New Salvation.The Astrologer who did Tyler's chart
did so for free afterover hearing Heather's mother talk about our
daughter who was in thehospital about to give birth.On December 2,
2004 I posted several e-mails in my Grail e-mailgroups about Parsifal
and The Fool of the Tarot deck. Tyler fits thebill, and when my
daughter awoke I told her of my vision. Tyler'sfather is a surfer,
champion skateboarder, a snowboarder, a builderof a very fast car.
The day before, I remarked to Heather that Tylerdoes not like
gravity, and is a flyer. This is a Charioteer ofFire. I am certain he
is kin to the Fisher Kings. He is the ProdigalSon of the Mountain of
Salvation. One day he will come in my door,and I his Grandfather will
ask him a Grand Question.This child is a Peacemaker. Gandhi also has
a Grand Trine in fire. Iwas born on Gandhi's birthday on Yom Kippur.
Tyler has come topersonify the Fool's Journey of the High Arcana, and
show us TheWay. If he loses his head, now and then, it is for a good
purpose.In the end, all good things are restored. Tyler Robert Hunt
hasalready begun to clean house. Fire is Cleansing, Eternal,
and......"ALL WAYS ARE LAWFUL TO INNOCENCE.""The first Fire sign of
the Zodiac, Aries, symbolizes the will toaction, energy in process.
The original name in Egypt of theconstellation of Aries, was Seret,
the Ewe. Aries approaches lifewith the exploratory innocence of the
newborn. Eager and exciteds/he leaps before he looks. "Here I am, I
exist" he cries joyfullysetting out on a path of discovery. Like the
Fool tarot card, Ariestrusts in the
Universe.

"http://www.monsalvat.org/http://www.rahoorkhuit.net/library/thoth/tru
mps/book/fool.htmlhttp://www.crystalinks.com/aprilfoolsday.htmlhttp://
www.cardinalstarsystems.com/index.htmlhttp://www.cardinalstarsystems.c
om/message/message.html"So, before I get back to that spring cleaning
there's just one morething to tell, and it's a pleasant one at that!
Sonoma has a brandnew citizen! I would officially like to welcome
Tyler Robert Hunt,born April 17 here in Sonoma Valley Hospital to our
planet! Andyes, Tyler does have those fire trines! I hear he is
beautiful,alert and already making connections with everyone! I took
a peekat his chart, and what a great new human he is---Tyler, we
allwelcome you to the tribe! Live long, love lots and prosper!It's a
beautiful spring, folks, don't forget to enjoy it. Leaveyour brain on
idle, walk outside and breathe. Till next time…Love,PJGrand Trines in
Fire: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.Fire is identified with spiritual
energy as it represents LIFE. Theelement of Fire energy expresses
through action and activity.Individuals with a Grand Trine in Fire
may be like the EnergizerBunny and keep going and going until their
battery finally wearsout. As a result their major challenge is not to
over-extendthemselves.The element of Fire, like a flame, will burn as
hot as it can untilall of its fuel is gone. These folks also are very
truthful to afault.

Sometimes their honest to others can be brutal and withouttempering.
The energy expressed is expansive and along with that canbe explosive
in both happiness and friction. Most Grand Fire folkswill need to be
learned to conserve their energy and explore the allemotions instead
of just the emotional one.Depending on what houses and planets are
the Grand Trine, this isalso an indication of spiritual inspiration
in a chart. Many greatspiritual leaders so Grand Fire trines. On the
other side, GrandWater trines can indicate that as well
From: Judy s <judomom47 <at> ...>Date: Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:44 amSubject:
Re: ..... Mr Presco's grandchild's ....? judomom47OfflineSend
EmailInteresting, Jon, that you mention that your grandsonwas born on
April 17th, and talk about astrology.I have a close friend who shares
that birthdate, andhe has boasted that it is considered to be
thepossible REAL birthdate of Jesus Christ (if he didindeed exist)The
following website makes the
claim:

http://www.desy.de/fortbildung/vortraege/bludman.htm

As an astrologer, I would love to know your grandson'sexact time of
birth. It was already mentioned that hewas born in Sonoma on Sunday
morning?Perhaps you can indulge me with your own date ofbirth, having
mentioned that it is significant aswell. (Ghandi's birthday) Ghandi
was born on Oct. 21948, I believe. Do you also have a place and time
foryour birth?
Origin of April Fool's DayJust as Nissan is the first of the Hebrew
months according to theTorah, April was the New Year in the Old World
calendar. Ancientcultures, including those as varied as the Romans
and the Hindus,celebrated New Year's Day on April 1st. Even the
Zodiac wheelbegins with the constellation of Aries (April). But in
the year1582 this natural in-sync resonance with the cycles of
naturechanged, at least with a new Church mandated calendar. In 1582
PopeGregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar)
toreplace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for
NewYear's Day to be celebrated Jan.1st. Many countries,
however,resisted the change. In fact, some European countries held
out forcenturies (Scotland until 1660 Germany, Denmark, and Norway
until1700 and England until 1752). But the first to resist the
newcalendar changes were in France. Still keeping their
traditionalcalendar (celebrating April 1st as their New Year) they
werelabeled "April's fools" and it became local custom to pull pranks
onthose people."Foolish" ConnectionsIronically, the word "Fool" is
actually an appropriate term todescribe the nature of the month of
April. For just as Aries is thebeginning of the Zodiac, the Fool card
is the beginning point of thearchetypes of the Tarot Deck.Meaning of
Fool Card – Beginning of a journey with simple faith.Leaping into
some new phase of life. Being free spirited, carefree.(as in the
Beatles song "Fool on the Hill").The Zodiac sign Aries that
corresponds to April is represented by aRam's head, a symbol
of "energy bursting forth, the creative forceof Spirit", much like
the Tarot's symbolism, it is the beginning ofa journey.Passover
occurs this same month, for it is also a new beginning. Itis the
holiday commemorating the birth of the nation Israel intofreedom
after the being released from the constraints of Egypt.

http://searchwarp.com/swa6666.htm

http://www.astrotogo.com/signs/about/aries.cm

Tarot - The Fool - #0 - Zero PointThe Fool fearlessly begins the
journey into the unknown. To do this,he does not regard the world he
knows as firm and fixed. He has aseemingly reckless disregard for
obstacles. In the Ryder-Waite deck,he is seen stepping off a cliff
with his gaze on the sky, and arainbow is there to catch him. In
order to explore and expand, onemust disregard convention and
conformity. Those in the throes ofconvention look at the
unconventional, non-conformist personalityand think "What a fool".
They lack the point of view to understandThe Fool's actions. But The
Fool has roots in tradition as one who is closest to the spirit world.

In many tribal cultures, those born with strange and unusualc
haracter traits were held in awe. Shamans were people who could see
visions and go on journeys that we now label hallucinations and
schizophrenia. Those with physical differences had experience and
knowledge that the average person could not understand.The Fool is
God. The number of the card is zero, which when drawn isa perfect
circle. This circle represents both emptiness andinfinity. The Fool
is not shackled by mountains and valleys or byhis physical body. He
does not accept the appearance of cliff and air as being distinct or
real. When you receive The Fool in a reading, you are ready to begin
The Fool's Journey into the unknown. The Fool's originality,
enthusiasm, sense of adventure and faith in the world are yours.

http://www.crystalinks.com/aprilfoolsday.html

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Matthew Fox, Ratzinger, and the New Reformation

Matthew Fox, Ratzinger, and the New Reformation

(Images: Matthew Fox. Rose of the World. The Rose, Shamrock, and
Thistle. MP Bennet Rosamond GM of Orange Order. Orangeman carrying
flag of the Red Branch Knights.)

"Ratzinger used the power of the Vatican to silence and dismiss those
whose views did not fit those of Pope John Paul II, according to Fox,
including theologians of Latin America's liberation theology
movement. Fox himself came under criticism for his views on the role
of the feminine in church teachings and creation spirituality."

I awoke about 4:30 this morning. Sitting at my computer I looked out
my window at the eastern sky that was turning a deep thalo-blue as
the sun prepared to rise. I then noticed a crescent moon hiding in a
huge pine tree.

I had been googling Matthew Fox who was expelled from the Catholic
Church by the Pope when he was Cardinal Ratzinger. Yesterday I
installed the Rosa Mystica a.k.a the Virgin Mary on the island of
Santa Rosa. Looking at the crescent moon I said to my self; "The Rosa
of the World has vacated the Catholic church."

Beauty is awake, and has been set free from her thorny prison. She is
IN THE WORLD. No church will ever capture her again. The Rosa Mundi
is BORN OF THE WORLD, and we, her children, are free of that church
born of Satan Paul, the false apostle, who loathed women so much - he
castrated himself!

Matthew Fox was silenced because he was imparting teaching from the
East, and was installing a ecology movement in the Catholic church.
Matthew began a New Reformation by nailing new ideas on the same
church door Martin Luther nailed his theses to. As a descendant of
the Rosamond/Roesmont family, who were Orangeman and followers of
William of Orange a Swan Brethren, I support the New Reformation of
Matthew Fox. Further more, I declare the Catholic church an outlaw
church in America, and a insult to Lady Liberty.

This Nation was founded by Protestants from Ulster where come the
Rose and Thistle.

"Qualifications of an Orangeman," the rules governing the all-male
membership of the Orange Order, a member "should strenuously oppose
the fatal errors and doctrines of the church of Rome and scrupulously
avoid countenancing (by his presence or otherwise) any act of
ceremony of popish worship; he should by all lawful means resist the
ascendancy of that church, its encroachments and the extension of its
power, ever abstaining from all uncharitable words, actions or
sentiments, toward his Roman Catholic brethren."

Matthew Fox lives in Oakland and taught at the College of Holy Names
where he was censored by Ratzinger. Ratzinger's papal power got
Matthew blackballed on 'Hardball'.

"Last night I was all hooked up to be on "Hardball with Chris
Matthews" to be interviewed about the new pope when they suddenly cut
the line and said they did not have time for me. I said: "This is a
political act." The tv man hooking me up said it was the "first time
in 8 years of working in television" that he had seen anything like
that happen."

Jon Presco

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Black_Preceptory

http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=1323

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_Spirituality

http://www.jenforum.net/rosamond/messages/11.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/05/red-branch-knights-and-king-
davids.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/05/scarlet-thread-kingdoms.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/05/yad-of-iongwions-battle-
of.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007/03/holy-blood-and-grail-of-
holland-images.html

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/search?q=orange+order

"On May 18, 2005, Reverend Matthew Fox, formerly of the Roman
Catholic Church, nailed 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in
Wittenberg, Germany. Some 500 years after Luther pounded his theses
on the door of the same church, Fox is after a transformation just as
radical
Matthew Fox

It is true that Reverend Matthew Fox has personal reasons for being
angry. Pope Benedict XVI, when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, was among
those responsible for Fox's departure from the Catholic Church—he is
now an Episcopalian. Ratzinger used the power of the Vatican to
silence and dismiss those whose views did not fit those of Pope John
Paul II, according to Fox, including theologians of Latin America's
liberation theology movement. Fox himself came under criticism for
his views on the role of the feminine in church teachings and
creation spirituality. But Fox's concerns go beyond the internal
workings of the Catholic Church; the ex-priest is worried about the
state of Creation itself. He points to the largest wave of
extinctions since the disappearance of the dinosaurs; the growing
divide between rich and poor; widespread violence; and the
mistreatment of millions because of their race, sexuality, gender, or
nationality. Fox believes that at a time when the church should be
part of the solution, it is instead mired in its own corruption and
ineffectiveness.

Theologian Matthew Fox, a former Catholic Priest Expelled by
Ratzinger, invites Pope Benedict XVI and Others to Debate 95 Theses
for a Christianity for a New Millennium on Wednesday, May 18,
Wittenberg, Germany

The election of Joseph Ratzinger to the papacy opens a major
opportunity for a discussion about the direction Christianity should
take as the twenty first century unfolds. In his first mass after his
inauguration on April 24, the Pope said he would take time
to "listen" to the "whole" Church. No one is better placed to
participate in this dialogue than Matthew Fox who, as a prominent
Dominican priest, spent ten years in intense struggle with Ratzinger
during the 1980s before Fox was silenced and then expelled in 1993
from the Dominican Order. Ratzinger did this in his capacity as Head
of the Congregation of Doctrine and the Faith, formally known as the
Holy Inquisition, founded in the sixteenth century to counter the
Protestant Reformation. Besides Fox, roughly one hundred other
leading theologians and pastoral ministers were expelled from their
work by Ratzinger in the squelching of debate during the papacy of
Pope John Paul II, including Swiss theologian Hans Kung, German
theologian Eugen Drewermann, Brazilian Franciscan Leonardo Boff and
American theologian Charles Curran.

In Fox's new book called "A New Reformation!" he proclaims that we
are in fact confronted with two churches: one expressed by the image
of the Punitive Father, personified by a rigidly hierarchical church
structure, repression of the feminine, spreading of homophobia and
the elimination of internal dissent; and the other expressed by the
feminine figure of Wisdom, personified by a Mother/Father God of
justice and compassion. It is time for Christians to choose whom it
will follow: an angry exclusionary god or the loving open path of
wisdom.

22 Questions for Cardinal Ratzinger and the Silver Lining in the
Election of this first Grand Inquisitor as Pope By Rev. Dr. Matthew
Fox

Last night I was all hooked up to be on "Hardball with Chris
Matthews" to be interviewed about the new pope when they suddenly cut
the line and said they did not have time for me. I said: "This is a
political act." The tv man hooking me up said it was the "first time
in 8 years of working in television" that he had seen anything like
that happen. I think Chris Matthews' program should be
renamed "Softball." When it comes to religion the American media is
soft, soft, soft

Basic Beliefs

A good summary of the main tenets of Creation Spirituality can be
found in the 2004 book Who Is My God?, which lists ten major
principles.
The universe is basically a blessing, that is, something we
experience as good.
Everyone is a mystic--born full of wonder and capable of recovering
it at any age.
Everyone is a prophet, a mystic in action, who is called to interfere
with anything that interrupts authentic life.
Humans have to dig and work at finding their true self.
Salvation is best understood as "preserving the good."
The journey that marks that digging can be named as a fourfold
journey: 1) via positiva: delight, awe, wonder, revelry; 2) via
negativa: darkness, silence, suffering, letting go; 3) via creativa:
birthing, creativity; and 4) via transformativa: compassion, justice,
healing, celebration.
Everyone is an artist in some way, and art as meditation is a primary
form of prayer.
We are all sons and daughters of God; therefore, we have divine blood
in our veins, the divine breath in our lungs; and the basic work of
God is: Compassion.
Divinity is as much Mother as Father, as much Child as Parent, as
much Godhead (mystery) as God (history), as much beyond all beings as
in all beings.
We experience the Divine in all things and all things are in the
Divine.
Much of this summary is drawn from 95 Theses of Matthew Fox, which
can be found here:

www.matthewfox.org

http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/16109.htm

www.matthewfox.org/sys-tmpl/photographs/view....

November 1989

The Kingdom of God Is No Longer Within You

If you were a Catholic drawn into the Eastern traditions, perhaps
practicing yoga or Zazen meditations, your mystical introspection and
self-inquiry would soon be outlawed by the Vatican. For the past
three decades Catholics around the globe have engaged in a giant
experiment with the many cultures of the world, embracing practices
once considered anathema-non-Latin liturgy, guitar recitals instead
of choir hymns and more. Since Vatican II (1962-65), much stress has
been placed on dialog and interfaith efforts, and this has fostered
an openness to philosophical matters, too, fueled by Rome's more open
doctrine which said, in essence, that the Church recognizes truth and
spirituality wheresoever it may be found.While the doors were open,
many things got in, to the delight of liberal Catholic seekers and
the dismay of conservative theologians. Yoga classes was one (a
Spanish religious, Mariano Ballester, was recently accused of
organizing yoga courses in the Jesuit headquarters, 100 meters from
St. Peter's Basilica); Eastern concepts of divine immanence was
another. A number of Catholic thinkers and writers are teaching
things the Vatican has called "dangerous and deviant." In April we
reported that Dominican priest Michael Fox was silenced for his
mystical writings, Meister Eckhart views and denial of original sin.
In August we noted that Father Thomas Berry, a 74-year-old American
Catholic is stressing the sacred and conscious nature of the natural
universe and calling for a reverence for creation and all living
creatures. This belief in "divine immanence" is officially condemned
by the Church, but more and more members are finding it closer to the
truth they intuit than the catechism of their youth. This is
especially true in Europe.

The Rector of the University Pontificia Urbaniana, Indian Carmelite
Daniel Acharuparambil, believes, "Oriental meditation is valid so
long as it is used in a balanced way. We have not got a technique
such as yoga that unites body and soul in Christian
spirituality."That may be so, but the Vatican fears too many such
incursions have taken place. On August 14th it was announced that
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the same man who has been silencing
American Catholic academics, will soon publish a document in which he
prohibits the practice of yoga in the Catholic Church and urges the
faithful to return to orthodox Christian prayer.Cardinal Ratzinger is
the Prefect of the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith, formerly known as the Holy Office of Inquisition. His word
is law; and his law affects almost one-fifth of the human family.

For your ready reference, here is the editor's Pocket Guide to World
Religious Demographics (Numbers rounded up for simplicity):1 billion
Catholics1 billion Moslems1 billion Hindus/Buddhists1 billion
Chinese1 billion Other faiths/non-religious.5 billion
Protestant/Eastern Orthodox5 billion + total humansWhen Ratzinger's
decree is issued, American nuns will no longer wear saffron robes or
sit in the famed Lotus posture. Italian friars will have to abandon
their fascination with Zen philosophy and other Eastern mystical
disciplines. Indian priests must renounce their morning hatha yoga
regimen and stop teaching that God is within man, for which the
customary Biblical justification is the oft-quoted Luke 17:21 -
"Neither shall they say Lo here or Lo there. For behold, the kingdom
of God is within you." If Ratzinger has his way. God will remain in
His heaven and man will meet Him at death and not sooner.We admire
Cardinal Ratzinger's courage and agree with his basic premise that
yoga, Zazen and non-dual philosophies are not compatible with the
basic principles of Catholicism. In these pages two years back
[Nov. '86] and in personal missives sent to Rome, we urged the Pope
to cease his inculturation programs among Hindus, and to ask his
sisters and priests to stop wearing our sacred saffron robes, to stop
reading from our scriptures, to stop using our holy symbols and
practices and thus to stop confusing people with where Catholicism
stops and Hinduism begins. We engaged in an impassioned exchange with
those who defend such tactics, focusing on Father Bede Griffiths who
has an "ashram" in South India, does puja instead of mass, wears the
ochre vestments, uses the "Aum" symbol and calls himself "swami."
Until now, he could and did say that his Church did not object.
Perhaps our voice was heard, but more likely the Church felt this
syncretic approach would only lead to the dilution of the values and
beliefs that are unique to Saint Peter's tradition.Years ago,
according to Madras-based Swami Kulandaiswami, Thailand's Catholic
priests tried a similar tactic, incorporating Buddhist rites, mantras
and more into Catholic liturgy. It backfired. Buddhists vehemently
objected, calling it "an insult to Buddhism." Decades ago the
Catholic bishops of India at their National Center in Bangalore had
figures of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and the Nataraja displayed on window
grills of their church. The Hindu Astheega Sangham took them to court
and had the images removed. The plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Parasaran,
argued, "If you wish to honor or respect Hindu deities, place them on
your altars and not on your window sills."When faced with tough
issues such as these, Hindus are neurotic. I have seen Hindu leaders-
men and women alike, of such strength and conviction they would
welcome death before abandoning the Sanatana Dharma-turn to emotional
and intellectual jello in the presence of a priest. A Moslem or
Buddhist cannot elicit this response. There is an explanation for
this. For many decades, and even today, the best and brightest of
Hindu children were educated in Catholic schools. Their mentors,
examples and friends were the kindly nuns and the erudite priests.
They now find it hard to stand up for dharma in any dialogue, or even
to consider that they have reason to stand. This is a natural
response. It is also a terribly debilitating one.What will happen
next? Will all the Catholics who learned yoga from Swami
Satchidananda or SYDA give it up or become covert practitioners? Will
syncretic Catholic ashrams bend to the Vatican's will or break off
and start their own churches, like a French and American priest
recently did? Stay tuned.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/1989/11/1989-11-01.shtml

Welcome: 22 Questions for Cardinal Ratzinger and the Silver Lining in
the Election of this first Grand Inquisitor as Pope

22 Questions for Cardinal Ratzinger and the Silver Lining in the
Election of this first Grand Inquisitor as PopeBy Rev. Dr. Matthew
FoxLast night I was all hooked up to be on "Hardball with Chris
Matthews" to be interviewed about the new pope when they suddenly cut
the line and said they did not have time for me. I said: "This is a
political act." The tv man hooking me up said it was the "first time
in 8 years of working in television" that he had seen anything like
that happen. I think Chris Matthews' program should be
renamed "Softball." When it comes to religion the American media is
soft, soft, soft.Thus I have taken it upon myself to feed journalists
with some real questions about this man and his record and his
intentions. Twenty two questions follow:1. You come from Bavaria,
that part of Germany that most admired Hitler and first voted for
him. Did you ever denounce Hitler or fascism? If so, when? If not,
why not?2. If you denounced Hitler why do you support today the
Spanish priest Escriva who admired him publicly and why did you rush
Escriva, founder of the opus dei movement, into canonization thus
leaving the impression that fascism is a path to holiness?

http://www.matthewfox.org/sys-tmpl/htmlpage10/

Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive,
surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America.
He has the scholarship, the imagination, the courage, the writing
skill to fulfill this role at a time when the more official Christian
theological traditions are having difficulty in establishing any
vital contact with either the spiritual possibilities of the present
or with their own most creative spiritual traditions of the past.
Here he has given us abundant selections from the spiritual
literature of the Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and the
indigenous peoples of Africa and America to illuminate our
understanding of Creation, the Divine, the Human experience of the
Divine, and our way in to the future. Out of these sources, and with
reference to discovery of an emergent universe by contemporary
science, he has, it seems, created a new mythic context for leading
us out of our contemporary religious and spiritual confusion into a
new clarity of mind and peace of soul, by affirming rather than
abandoning any of our traditional beliefs".Thomas Berry, author
of "The Great work," "The Dream of the Earth" and "The Universe
Story", wrote the above as comment on Matthew Fox's new book "One
River, Many Wells"Excerpts from Dr. Fox's books, "Creativity: Where
the Divine and the Human Meet," "One River, Many Wells: Wisdom
Springing From Global Faiths," and "Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of
the Flesh" are available through the links on the left.A BRIEF
BIOGRAPHYMatthew Fox is author of 28 books including "Original
Blessing," "The Reinvention of Work," "Creativity: Where the Divine
and the Human Meet," "One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from
Global Faiths," "A Spirituality Named Compassion" and his most
recent "A New Reformation!." He was a member of the Dominican Order
for 34 years. He holds a doctorate (received summa cum laude) in the
History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de
Paris.Seeking to establish a pedagogy that was friendly to learning
spirituality, he established an Institute in Culture and Creation
Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in
Chicago and twelve years at Holy Names College in Oakland. For ten of
those years at Holy Names College Cardinal Ratzinger, as chief
Inquisitor and head of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith (called
the Office of the Holy Inquisition until 1965), tried to shut the
program down. Ratzinger silenced Fox for one year in 1988 and forced
him to step down as director. Three years later he expelled Fox from
the Order and then had the program terminated at Holy Names College.
Rather than disband his amazing and ecumenical faculty, Fox started
his own University called University of Creation Spirituality nine
years ago in Oakland, California. Fox was President and a member of
the Board of Directors for nine years. He is currently lecturing,
teaching and writing and is President of the non-profit that he
created in 1984, Friends of Creation Spirituality.The principle
objections from the Congregation of the Faith to Fox's work were that
he is a "feminist theologian;" that he calls God "Mother" (Fox has
proven the medieval mystical tradition did exactly that); that he
prefers "original blessing" to "original sin;" that he calls
God "child"; that he associates too closely with Native Americans and
people of the wikka tradition; that he does not condemn homosexuals;
that he has replaced the naming of the spiritual journey as
Purgation, Illumination and Union with the four paths of Creation
Spirituality: The Via Positiva (joy, delight and awe); the Via
Negativa (darkness, silence, suffering, letting go and letting be);
the Via Creativa (creativity); and the Via Transformativa (justice,
compassion, interdependence). Matthew Fox has been renewing the
ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality that was named for him by
his mentor, the late Father Marie Dominic Chenu, o.p., in his studies
in Paris. This tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and
artists, wisdom centered, prophetic and caring about eco-justice and
social justice and gender justice issues. Fox's effort to reawaken
the West to its own mystical tradition has included revivifying
awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism
of Thomas Aquinas as well as interacting with contemporary scientists
who are also mystics. Fox is a well received lecturer who has spoken
at many professional and community gatherings on many continents and
in many countries around the world. Fox's books have received
numerous awards and he is recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of
Conscience Award of which other recipients have included the Dalai
Lama, Mother Theresa and Rosa Parks. He has led a renewal of
liturgical forms with "The Cosmic Mass" that mixes dance, techno and
live music, dj, vj, rap and contemporary art forms with the western
liturgical tradition. Fox believes that by "reinventing work,
education and worship we can bring about a non-violent revolution on
our planet" and has committed himself to this vision for many years.
He resides in Oakland, California.See www.thecosmicmass.com;
www.historicsweetsballroom.com. For inquiries about lectures contact:
33dennis <at> sbcglobal.net or call: 510.835.0655A review of his
autobiography Confessions: The Making of a Post-Denominational Priest
in the March 11, 1996, "Publishers Weekly" says, "This highly charged
autobiography of a priestly life will stand as a lasting memorial to
the difficulty of maintaining certain articles of faith and dogma at
a time of shifting cultural paradigms. Fox's portrait of himself…is
likely to become a classic."

http://www.matthewfox.org/sys-tmpl/htmlpage20/
https://www.wisdomuniversity.org/

http://roughian.tripod.com/

According to "The The complex Bowman Flag with its swallow-tail fly
was designed by John and Honor Bowman of Richmond NSW in 1806. The
shield on the design shows the rose of England, thistle of Scotland
and shamrock of Ireland. It commemorates (by the motto England
expects that every man will do his duty) the Royal Navy's victory at
the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October, 1805) a landmark event for
Britain's Australasian colonies. The design was hand painted, in
oils, on silk made from Honor Bowman's wedding dress. The flag is
preserved by the Mitchell Library, Sydney, where it is displayed. The
design was an inspiration for Australia's National Coat of Arms which
features a shield showing the six Australian State Badges supported
by an emu and kangaroo.

Qualifications of an Orangeman," the rules governing the all-male
membership of the Orange Order, a member "should strenuously oppose
the fatal errors and doctrines of the church of Rome and scrupulously
avoid countenancing (by his presence or otherwise) any act of
ceremony of popish worship; he should by all lawful means resist the
ascendancy of that church, its encroachments and the extension of its
power, ever abstaining from all uncharitable words, actions or
sentiments, toward his Roman Catholic brethren."Membership in the
Royal Black Preceptory requires being "in good standing" with the
Loyal Orange Lodge, plus rules such as being allowed only to marry a
Protestant.The most public manifestation of the Loyal Orders'
activities take the form of parades, hundreds of which are held
throughout the summer in what is known as the Protestant marching
season. Most of these parades take place without incident but some,
which pass through predominantly Catholic districts, are bitterly
resented by residents, who see the parades as expressions of
Protestant triumphalism over their Catholic neighbors.Between 1995
and 2000, the dispute over the Orange Order's annual parade at
Drumcree, near Armagh, led to some of the most serious street
violence in Northern Ireland's history. In recent years, the most
controversial of these parades, including the one at Drumcree, have
been rerouted by the Independent Parades Commission, established as
part of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement to help find a lasting peace
between Protestants and Catholics. Following the rerouting of these
parades, the Loyal Orders have shown greater willingness to seek
mediation with Catholic residents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Black_Preceptory

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The Sun and the Rose

The Sun and the Rose

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/05/red-branch-knights-and-king-
davids.html

(Images: Statue of Liberty. Rosa Mundi. Helios, the Colossus of
Rhodes. The Corybantes. Mithra wearing a Phrygian cap. Helios as
light house wearing a Phrygian cap.)

It is said Helios was the husband of Rhodos and they gave birth to
the Dactyles who I identify as the Nazarites who came out of Egypt
with Moses. One of the Dactyles, Actis, sailed off to Egypt and
founded there the city of Heliopolis "the city of the sun". Joseph,
Mary, and the infant Jesus fled here (supposedly) after being blessed
by the Parthian Magi who wore Phrygian caps. In truth I suspect the
Magi took the infant "Savior" there in a caravan. I believe that
infant was John the Baptist born of the angel Meteron who also
appeared to Samon's partents and filled her womb with the Holy
Spirit. Samson, or, Shim-shun, means "liken to the sun". John and
Samson were Nazarites who are connected with the worship of Mithra as
Sol Invictus.

Pope Adrian tried to save the island of Rhodes from the Turks. No
Catholic leaders came to the rescue of the Knights of John and Malta,
and thus Rhodes was lost. Adrian had tried to reform the Catholic
church, the the rich, powerful, and greedy wanted him to fail. I
believe powerful Cardinals had him poisoned.

Adrian was a good friend of my ancestor, Goteschalk Roesmont, the
Master of Louvain University where Adrian taught. Roesmont
corresponded with Erasmus who was a Reformer in his own right. There
is a Protestant Prophecy aroung the Prince of the Scarlet Thread, and
the Red Hand Branch of Ulster. I hereby declare Santa Rosa Island the
New Rhodes in the West. Atop its highest peak the Rose of the World
now stands as a beacon for those who have a true love of Liberty and
Religious Freedom. She is a new beacon, the needle and thread of a
broader vision that will in time unite all the religions of the
world. She will be guarded by the New Dactyles. The Knights of
Rosamond will consist of a hundred and fifty women, and a hundred and
fifty men. No more, no less. As one we will light a Torch that will
Enlighten the World.

Jon

Nazarite

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/

"During the 18th century, the red Phrygian cap evolved into a symbol
of freedom, held aloft on a Liberty Pole during the American
Revolutionary War. It was also adopted during the French Revolution,
and to this day the national emblem of France, Marianne, is shown
wearing a Phrygian cap.

The Phrygian cap was worn during the Roman Empire by former slaves
who had been emancipated by their master and whose descendants were
therefore considered citizens of the Empire. "

The Dactyls of Mount Ida in Phrygia invented the art of working
metals into usable shapes with fire. They also discovered iron. The
three Phrygian Dactyls, in the service of the Great Mother as
Adraste, are usually named Acmon (the anvil), Damnameneus (the
hammer), and Celmis (casting).

Pope Adrian VI was crowned in St. Peter's Basilica on the 31 August,
at the age of sixty-three and immediately entered upon the lonely
path of the reformer. The Catholic Encyclopedia characterized the
task that faced him:

"To extirpate inveterate abuses; to reform a court which thrived on
corruption, and detested the very name of reform; to hold in leash
young and warlike princes, ready to bound at each other's throats; to
stem the rising torrent of revolt in Germany; to save Christendom
from the Turks, who from Belgrade now threatened Hungary, and if
Rhodes fell would be masters of the Mediterranean-- these were
herculean labours for one who was in his sixty-third year, had never
seen Italy, and was sure to be despised by the Romans as
a 'barbarian'.

http://www.castles-abbeys.co.uk/Medieval-Rhodes.html

http://jesus8880.com/chapters/gematria/helios-greek-mythology.htm

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2006/05/red-branch-knights-and-king-
davids.html

http://www.maicar.com/GML/Rhodes.html

Helios was depicted as a youth with a halo wearing a billowing white
cloak. His daughters were Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia
("shining"). He had a son named Phaeton who drove his chariot across
the sky one day but the unskilled youth lost control of the horses
and fell to his death.

He was later depicted as a key figure in the Mithraic mystery
religion that was a key competitor with early Christianity. He is
shown on a relief in the Mithraeum under St. Prisca in Rome. In early
Christian art, Jesus was sometimes represented as an incarnation of
Helios such as in a fresco in the necropolis beneath St. Peter's in
Rome.

Cherethites and Pelethites. A group of mercenaries loyal to David .
As a military unit separate from the regular army, the Cherethites
and the Pelethites were under the command of Benaiah. They followed
David on his flight from Absalom , fought for him during the revolt
of Sheba, and supported Benaiah's efforts to crown Solomon as his
father's successor. Although this personal mercenary unit seems to
disappear after David's death and the elevation of Benaiah to
commander-in-chief of Solomon's army, some scholars connect the
Cherethites with the Carites mentioned in 2 Kings 11.4, 19.

The Dactyls of Mount Ida in Phrygia invented the art of working
metals into usable shapes with fire. They also discovered iron. The
three Phrygian Dactyls, in the service of the Great Mother as
Adraste, are usually named Acmon (the anvil), Damnameneus (the
hammer), and Celmis (casting). Of Celmis, Ovid (in Metamorphoses iv)
made a story that when Rhea was offended at this childhood companion
of Zeus, she asked Zeus to turn him to diamond-hard adamant, like a
tempered blade. Zeus obliged.

An Idaean dactyl named Herakles (perhaps the earliest embodiment of
the later hero) originated the Olympic Games by instigating a race
among his four "finger" brothers. This Herakles was the "thumb"; his
brothers were Aeonius (forefinger), Epimedes (middle finger), Jasius
(ring finger/healing finger), and Idas (little finger).

Of one type are the Telchines, daemons of Rhodes, associated with
seals (Suetonius, On Terms of Abuse in Greek). Like seals, the
Telchines are ambiguous characters, halfway between fish and men,
towards whom they have mixed sentiments of neighborliness and
hostility, and between the sea and the earth, that is, between wet
and dry. The Telchines are both magicians an metallurgists. As
magicians, they have the evil eye: their glance alters things. As
metallurgists, they are credited with a number of works of art,
notably the sickle of Kronos (Strabo 14.2.7) and the trident of
Poeseidon (Callimachus, Hymn to Delos 31).

The Telkhines play a variety of roles in myth, sometimes they appear
almost identical to the Hekatonkheires (Storm-Gods) and Elder
Kyklopes (Lightning-Thunder metalworkers), at other times they take
on the role of Kouretes and Daktyloi, and later as those Rhodian sons
of Poseidon known as the Daimones Proseoous.

The first inhabitants of Rhodes were the TELCHINES, wizards who
discovered certain arts, and were the first to fashion statues of
gods. Zeus flooded some of them while others emigrated or were
expelled from Rhodes by the HELIADES 2 [for more details about the
TELCHINES see CORYBANTES].

Helius patron of Rhodes

This is how Helius won the patronage of Rhodes:

It is said that when the immortals divided the earth among them, the
island of Rhodes did not yet exist, and that when the division was
effected Helius was absent, being left without any allotment of land.
When Helius pointed this out, Zeus was about to order a new casting
of lots, but Helius refused, knowing that the island of Rhodes would
rise over the surface of the sea and become a rich land. So Helius
asked the gods to make an oath swearing that when the island had
risen it should therafter be his own prize of honor.

Rhode 2

Helius consorted with Rhode 2, daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite,
or of Poseidon and Halia. This Halia is said to be the daughter of
Thalatta (the Sea) and sister of the TELCHINES. Halia was raped by
her sons, and cast herself into the sea, being given the name of
Leucothea, as it is also told about Ino, the daughter of Cadmus and
Harmonia 1.
The HELIADES 2

Helius and Rhode 2 had sons, the HELIADES 2, and a daughter
Electryone. The HELIADES 2 were astrologers; they divided the day
into hours, and introduced new practices in seamanship. The most
talented among them was Tenages, but his brothers gave way to Envy
and killed him. When their treacherous act became known, all who had
taken part in the murder fled and settled in different places.

Actis.
Actis sailed off to Egypt and founded there the city of Heliopolis.

Heliopolis

the City of the Sun, a Greek form of (1) Baalbek, in Syria; and (2)
of On, in ancient Egypt, noted for its temple of Actis, called Beth
Shemesh or Temple of the Sun, in Jer. xliii. 13.
Jesus with Elihu and Salome in Egypt. Tells the story of his
journeys. Elihu and Salome praise God. Jesus goes to the temple in
Heliopolis and is received as a pupil.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/agjc/agjc50.htm

The Phrygian cap was adopted by freed slaves in Roman times, and thus
this cap became a symbol of liberty. This headgear made its last
appearance in the 18th century during the French Revolution. A
conical cap with top turned forward, it is often red to signify
circumcision and is the origin of the bishop's mitre and the
Rosicrucians' hat.

The Phrygian cap or Liberty cap is a soft conical cap with the top
pulled forward, worn by the inhabitants of Phrygia, a region of
central Anatolia in antiquity. In vase-paintings and other Greek art,
the Phrygian cap serves to identify the Trojan hero Paris as non-
Greek; Roman poets habitually use the epithet "Phrygian" to mean
Trojan. The Phrygian cap can also be seen on the Trajan's Column
carvings, worn by the Dacians, and on the Arch of Severus worn by the
Parthians. The Macedonian, Thracian, Dacian and 12th century Norman
military helmets had a forward peaked top design resembling the
Phrygian cap.

The Phrygian cap is worn by the syncretic Hellenistic and Roman,
though originally Persian, saviour god Mithras. The same soft cap is
seen worn by an attendant in the murals of a late 4th century
Thracian tomb at Kazanlak, Bulgaria

The Phrygian cap was worn during the Roman Empire by former slaves
who had been emancipated by their master and whose descendants were
therefore considered citizens of the Empire. This usage is often
considered the root of its meaning as a symbol of liberty. In
Byzantium, Anatolian Phrygia lay to the east of Constantinople, and
thus in 6th-century Ravenna, part of the Eastern Empire, the three
Magi wear Phrygian caps, as generic "easterners"

During the 18th century, the red Phrygian cap evolved into a symbol
of freedom, held aloft on a Liberty Pole during the American
Revolutionary War. It was also adopted during the French Revolution,
and to this day the national emblem of France, Marianne, is shown
wearing a Phrygian cap.

The cap has appeared on the coat of arms of Argentina and the United
States of Central America, and an effigy of "Liberty" was shown
holding the Liberty Pole and Phrygian cap on some early United States
of America coinage (pictured right). It also appears on the Flag of
the State of New York, as well as the official seal of the United
States Army. The cap had also been displayed on certain Mexican coins
(most notably the old 8 Reales coin) through the late 19th century
into the mid 20th century.
www.shout.net/~bigred/Phrygian.html

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Parthians had a more
marked influence on art and architecture. Local schools of art
flourished, and at first Greek ideals predominated, but in the last
two centuries of Parthian rule a "Parthian style" is evident in the
art recovered from Mesopotamia and other regions. Whereas Achaemenian
and Sasanian art are royal or imperial and monumental, Parthian art,
like Seleucid art, can be characterized as "popular." Parthian works
of art reflect the many currents of culture among the populace, and
one may say that it is expressionist and stylized, in contrast with
Greek and Roman naturalistic or realistic art. The characteristics of
Parthian art in Mesopotamia are total frontality (i.e., the
representation of figures in full face) in portraits, along with an
otherworldly quality. In Middle Eastern art from previous periods,
figures were almost always shown in profile. Another new feature of
Parthian art is the frequent portrayal of the "flying gallop" in
sculpture and painting, not unexpected in view of the importance of
cavalry and mounted archers in the Parthian armies. Likewise,
Parthian costume, with baggy trousers, became the mode over much of
the Middle East and is portrayed in painting and sculpture. In
architecture the use of ayvans (arches in porticoes) and domed vaults
is attributed to the Parthian period; they may have originated in
Mesopotamia.

Also, we have told our readers of the confusion which most students
of history find in trying to straighten out the history of Ireland,
but it is generally conceded that there are two distinct phases to
the He­brew story of Ireland. The one is that concerning Jeremiah and
the king's daughters, and the other is that which is told in the
Milesian records, in which we have the story of the prince who
married one of Jere­miah's wards. The Milesian story takes its rise in
Egypt and Palestine amid the scenes of Israel's in­fancy. Now we are
ready to call your attention to two other names in the genealogy of
Zarah's royal house, which we have italicized, i.e., Easru and Sru,
for in the Milesian records the descendants of these men, and some of
their predecssors, were called by a name which to this day means the
children of the Red (or scarlet) Branch.

http://members.tripod.com/~McCoin_Geneology/index-29.html

http://reluctant-messenger.com/judahs_sceptre_307.htm

http://jahtruth.net/navan.htm

http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/redhand.html

http://www.the7thfire.com/queen_tephi/voyage_of_Zarah-
Gaelic_History.html

http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?page=book&id=1265&section=1368

Many of the ancient Irish records, when making reference to
an "eastern king's daughter", also mention an old man; "a patriarch,
a saint, a prophet", called "Ollam Fodhla" and his scribe-companion
called "Simon Brug, Brach, Breack, Barech, Berach", as it is
variously spelled. Reportedly, they carried with them many ancient
relics. Among these were a harp, an ark or chest, and a stone called,
in Gaelic, "Lia-Fail (pronounced Leeah-Fail), meaning "Stone of Fate"
or "Hoary of Destiny".

Tradition asserts that Ollam Fodhla was none other than Jeremiah, the
prophet; that the king's daughter was the heir of Zedekiah, the last
king of Judah. Simon Brug (Baruch) was Jeremiah's scribe who figures
prominently in Biblical history, and the harp was the one belonging
to King David. The ark or chest was the Ark of the Convenant.
Finally, that the stone, "Lia Fail" was the stone that Jacob anointed
with oil at Bethel.

The Red Branch Knights and King David's Royal Bodyguard
By
Jon Presco
Copyright 2006
http://www.livius.org/cao-caz/caria/caria.html

On this day, May 11,2006, I declare the Carian Knights are the Red
Branch Knights of the Orange Association of Ulster. The Carians were
mercenairies for the Pharaohs and appear to be King David's
bodyguards the Carites, also known as the Cherethites and Pelethites.
The Carians founded Miletus, and thus are the forefathers of the
Milesians and the Red Branch Knights. These dancing warriors have
been described by other authors as David's "Swiss Guard". They appear
to be kin to the Corybantes and the Dactyls who guarded the infant
Zeus in a cave on Crete where he lay in a winnowing basket. The
Dactyls taught this infant god the Ogham.
"An Idaean dactyl named Herakles (perhaps the earliest embodiment of
the later hero) originated the Olympic Games by instigating a race
among his four "finger" brothers. This Herakles was the "thumb"; his
brothers were Aeonius (forefinger), Epimedes (middle finger), Jasius
(ring finger/healing finger), and Idas (little finger)."

My Rosamond/Rougemont ancestors lived in Switzerland, and Sergeant de
Rougemont was knighted by William of Orange after leading warriors
against the forces of the Pope in Ireland. Sergeant's offspring
became Grand Masters of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Canada. Did the
Carian Red Branch Knights help Tea Tephi and Jeremiah flee to Ireland
so the Seed of David would not perish?

I suspect it was the Carians who came out of Egypt early as a
military scouting party for Moses. These knights had their own
priesthood whom I identify as the Nazarites who have their origin in
Crete. The Cretans led a vast army against Egypt and lost a naval
battle in a man-made canal that led to the Nile from the Red Sea. I
suspect this loss was reversed in the tale of the parting of the Red
Sea, where in truth the Egyptians flooded this canal. Because Crete
was devastated in the eruption of the valcano on Thera (thus the
pillar of fire that Moses saw) the Cretans were in need of a new
home. They employed the Cretans, the Carians, that were in Egypt.

The Carians, who were in league with the Kenites and Jethro to free
the Carian Princes from captivity, were led to a patch of wild grapes
by The Lord, and thus became the BRANCH. These priests and knights
were betrayed and their bones lie scattered in the valley of Kedron
between the Zion on the Mount of Olives. It is this Royal Bodyguard
and their Priesthood that is raised from the dead in Matthew 27:53.
by the Savior who is a Nazarite.

Because many scholars associated Samson with Hercules who was the
leader of the Curetes and Corybantes, then I suggest they are the
Carians, or, of the Carians who founded Miletus. These knights were
said to be Philistines, Why David went over to the Philistines and
employed Carian knights to defeat King Saul, remains the greatest
mystery in human history that is consuming our present day history in
on-going intrigues that threaten to destroy us all.

I have come to open the Golden Gate with my restored hand and my
risen knights. Did not Moses' arms grow weary signalling to his
knights in a battle that lasted for days, so much so, that his arms
had to be held aloft? Was not Moses' tongue tied to the roof of his
mouth, and thus Aaron was his spokesman?

Jon Presco

Parthian art influenced that of the Nabataeans in Roman territory,
as it did others throughout the Middle East.

Parthian was an Iranian language written in the Aramaic alphabet. It
had an enormous number of words and even phrases that were borrowed
from Aramaic, and scribal training was necessary to learn these.
Syriac, being a Semitic language with emphasis on consonants, evolved
several alphabets based on the Aramaic alphabet. The Aramaic alphabet
was better suited to Syriac than to Parthian phonology. Parthian was
therefore difficult to read and was mainly used by scribes or priests
for official or religious writings.

The largest lacuna is in literature from the Parthian period. The
largely oral literature of the Parthians, famous for their minstrels
and poetry, does not seem to have found many echoes in Mesopotamia,
where the settled society contrasted with the heroic, chivalric, and
feudal society of the Iranian nomads that continued to dominate
Parthian mores even after they had settled in Mesopotamia.
Nonetheless, the end of the Parthian period saw the beginning of
Syriac literature, which is Christian Aramaic, and some of early
Syriac literature, such as the "Song of the Pearl," contains Parthian
elements. In the realm of language, rather than literature, the
writing of Aramaic changes to Parthian in the 2nd century AD, as can
be seen from a bilingual (Greek and Parthian) inscription on a bronze
statue from Seleucia dated AD 150–151. It tells how Vologeses III
defeated the king of Mesene and took over the entire country. After
this period one no longer speaks of Aramaic, but of Parthian and
Syriac written in a new cursive alphabet.

The Yad of Ion
Gwion's Battle of the Trees
http://www.uponreflection.co.uk/ogham/finger_ogam.htm

(Photos: Yad used to point to the Words of God in the Torah. Plato
from Raphael's 'The School of Athens'. Ogmios the Mercury of the
Gauls. Ents and more Ents from Tolkein)
"Not of mother and father was I made, Did my Creator create me. Of
nine-formed faculties, Of the fruit of fruits, Of the fruit of the
primordial God, Of primroses and blossoms on the hill,Of the earth,
of an earthly course, When I was formed, Of the flower nettles, Of
the water of the ninth wave."

John the Baptist was born of parents who had no child and was filled
with the Holy Spirit while even in his mother's womb. This Holy
Spirit is passed on to Jesus while in his mother's womb. How then can
Appolas, a follower of John, be introduced to the Holy Spirit for the
first time by Paul's false prophets? How can this Holy Spirit
increase ones logic? I think Paul should have spent all his legal
arguments, all his divisive words, explaining just what the Holy
Spirit was, or, is. Could it be ingested by drinking a cup of water
blessed by the Holy Spirit in John?
The Knights of the Red Branch may have known the Ogham Tree Alphabet
as there is a reference to Gwydion, or, Gwion's epic riddle-poem.
Oghma is the Irish Ogmios. The Milesians had an influence on the
scholars of Athens. Is it possible the Milesians knew the Ogham
finger-bet? Did Tea Tephi learn the Ogham and somehow it made it way
to Judah? Was Merlin an Ionian scholar from Miletus?

"The Knights of the Red Branch keep the true story of their own
foundation a deep secret within their ranks, and many even in the
Order of Lords do not know the full tale. Within the Order though,
one tale that is strongly believed to be the true one revolves around
the name of this Knighthood. It is said that in ancient times, during
the Age of Legends, before the Tessarakonta, a Mercenary Company of
Noble Warriors wandered the land. Going where and when they pleased,
they were different from all other such groups of the time, because
they held themselves to a higher moral code that even most landed
Nobles, and they only took commissions that they could accomplish
honorably.

When the War of Trees (the Tessarakonta) had just barely begun, this
Company was in the service of a Gwydion, King Harrken the Ranger, in
the lands of the Dreaming very near to the Kureksarra Plains, also
known as the Red Plains. Before war tore into this land, it was very
fertile, and was home to some of the most exotic flora ever
remembered in the whole of the Dreaming outside of Arcadia itself."

Oghma is also known as The Binder of What is Known, the Lord of
Knowledge, Patron of Bards and the Wise God.

He resides most often in his House of Knowledge, a huge library
filled with every type of book and document. Each volume is chained
to the shelves, only removable by the master librarian's key.
However, no request for information has ever been denied.
Oghma is known for his ability to answer any question after a short
period of study (the more difficult the question, the longer it
takes) and the fact that he knows the secret name of all non-godlike
creatures.

Raphael shows a group of ancient philosophers engaged in learned
discussion. At the center are Plato and Aristotle, their contrasting
gestures representing the key differences in their philosophies.
Plato, with his importance on abstract thought, points his finger
towards the sky, while Aristotle gestures towards the earth,
representing his emphasis of empiricism.
There are those who see the colors worn by the two figures as being
symbolic as well, with Aristotle's brown and blue representing the
elements of earth and water, which suggests Plato's two colors could
represent fire and air. This idea of giving the various figures
gestures that reveal the essence of their philosophies is continued,
with the arch cynic Diogenes laying on the steps by himself and
Euclid illustrating the proof of a geometric theorem in the right
foreground. "
As late as the 1930s the eminent archaeologist R. A. S.
Macalisterproposed that ogham was part of the secret language
of 'druidic freemasonry'." "It is in their capacity as educators,
judicial administrators and priests, that the Druids represent the
motive force behind the development of early Celtic learning.
Remarked upon by both Greekand Roman writers, is the Gaulish respect
for eloquence. Julius Caesar tells of a learned class committed to
the maintenance of a strict oral tradition through which the highest
of intellectual matters are pursued. The Greek academic, Lucian,
reports on a Gaulish deity, `Ogmios', who he identifies as a god of
eloquence or language, apparently comparable to the Greek god
`Hercules' in terms of strength."
http://www.oelodge.uklinux.net/history_files/image096.JPG

http://www.janih.com/lady/magick/alphabet.html

http://www.sequanicalendar.com/ogmios.html

http://www.lugodoc.demon.co.uk/MYTH/MYTH03.HTM

http://www.uponreflection.co.uk/ogham/finger_ogam.htm

http://whisperingwood.homestead.com/Oghamsigning.html

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Glossary/Word_of_the_Week/Archived/Ya
d/yad.html

http://www.mayalords.org/restfldr/yad.html

GOD OF ELOQUENCE, POETRY, LITERATURE, & LEARNING The Intercalary Moon
of the calendar is included before the Winter or the Summer Solstice
as a time collected by the Druid astronomers for the people in order
that their calendar may balance the lunar and solar cycles. Every two
and one half years, in order to justify the difference between the
365 days of the solar year and the 355days of the lunar year, the
Druids add an intercalary moon alternately before each solstice. The
nights of the Intercalary Moon represent, in their respective order,
each moon throughout the year. In a sense, it is a bringing together
of lunar time to balance solar power.

Ogmios, the Gaulish cognate of the Irish Ogma and the British Omia,
is the god of eloquence, poetry, literature and learning. Moreover,
because of the similarity of his name to the other Gaulish months of
the calendar and his identification as a solar deity leading others
into wisdom and unity, he is chosen to represent the Intercalary
Moon. He is the son of ancient wisdom that balances solar and lunar
time by enticing lunar deities, captured and chained by gold and
amber strands to his tongue, to follow his leadership. Keeping the
moon faces behind him tied lavishly to his own being, his strength
and shining heroics remind us that he is descended from the Sol
Invictus or Solar Wheel of the Indo-European divinities.

In Scots-Gaelic, Ogmios means "young month." And indeed, as a young
god, Ogmios is all-powerful. On the coins of the Armorican tribes of
ancient Gaul, an Ogmios figure is depicted with radiant curls for
hair as rays of the sun. Accompanied by the lyre and the boar, both
symbols of the year, from his mouth emanate beaded strands with small
heads or moons attached. As a translator of ancient wisdom, Ogma of
the Tuatha De Danaan of Ireland is the inventor of Ogham, the sacred
script of the Druids. He rules from the Sidhe mound ofAirceltrai as a
champion druid and warrior like his successors, CuChulainn and Bran,
inventors of their own Ogham. Perhaps, his most important role, and
his most spiritual role is one similar to Hermes in Greek mythology,
that of a transgressor of souls and path-maker to the goddesses and
gods. Ogmios guides us tohigher knowledge by representing time beyond
the year. His moon is a time to contemplate the genius of bringing
together lunar and solar energy to transcend our yearly cycle into
the spirals of the precession through the stars, the moon and sun as
they move toward eternity."

In the painting of John the Baptist by Leonardo Da Vinci, we see John
with his forefinger pointing upwards towards the cross he holds in
his other hand. John is like Mercury holding his staff, his
divinerwand, the Caducean. This gesture is made by Mercury in
Botticelli's painting 'Primavera'. In the Ogham alphabet the
forefinger is named the 'Diviner' after the Rowan tree; thus, John is
saying I am the Diviner who was crucified on the cross?

In the Ogham finger-bet the Dactyls taught the infant Zeus,
theletters assigned to the diviner-finger are D,G,O, and L.
Rearanged,they spell GOD-L, El being the chief deity of the Jews,
also known as Elohim. It is to this Sea Serpent that the Savior cries
out to while on the cross. The Hebrew letter L looks like a sea-
serpent. El is said to have swam in all the major currents of the
world, and lends his name to the eel. It was told the Messiah would
be raised as theNehushtan, the 'brazen serpent' who was upon the
staff that Moses carried out of the wilderness, and was the ensign of
the new nation he founded it put under the terebinth tree atop the
hieghts, and was part of the 'Asherah Grove' that once grew outside
the temple.

Asherah was the wife of El. The diviner-finger is call the 'hammer'
and the thumb the 'anvil'. When you strike the anvil with the hammer
you get L--ight and EL-ectricity, the Spark of God. Consider the
Cistine Chapel and Godpassing this spark to Adam. Now consider the
pointing finger of John the Baptist, and those who came to name him,
they making SIGNS to his mute father, asking what name he had chosen.
But, they knew Zachariah had taken a vow of silence. Could it be they
were making SIGNS to the eight year child, asking John how he would
be named, as there was an argument between his parents - as an anel
appear to both, and not just the father? Yes! John signs back, asking
for a slate to write his name on, and then his tongue is loosed, and
he speaks! And the people there are amazed. And they went and
broadcast John's saying about the land -even abroad! Where, at
Ephesus? What did the 'Messenger of God'say..."Repent! The Kingdom of
God is upon you!"

In the Qur'an the infant Jesus speaks the moment he emerges from the
womb. When Mary comes amongst her people they are amazed, they
thinking she has committed adultery. Having taken a vow of silence,
she can not defend herself, and thus POINTS at her newborn, who will
come to his mother's defence; "I am a servant of Allah, his
Messenger."

Hermes and Mercury were Messengers, as was Thoth. It is said in
theTorah the Messiah would be quickened of learning...as quick
asquicksilver, Mercury? Hermes is from Arcadia and fits the
attributesof the 'Good Shepherd'. I suspect John as Hermes was
replaced withthe more Roman-like Mercury, Jesus, he the fiction of
Saint Paul. In Zacariah singing Hannah's Song, rather then his wife,
Elisheba,comes the truth, as Mary sings this song, why not
Elisheba "thedaughter of the oath", the oath of the Nazarite.
Elisheba and Hannahborn Nazarite sons, for life. I have connected
them with the Dactylsand the Curetes, the 'Sons of God' and
the 'Watchers', the vigilantone who remained awake on the Mount of
Olives. Hermes had the abilityto put people asleep and awaken them
with his wand. Hermes was theprotector of graves. When silence fell
on a group, it was said Hermeswas amongst them....once again.

The YAD of the CHILDREN: III

The other item in the book was the YAD and the simple explanation
found in the palm was the only clue to its decipherment. Actually, in
the YAD, there are four variations of this code, each referring to a
different type of information.

The first tells the reader to ignore Genesis by the simply removing
January from the list of the months, and repeating the message lower
down that one should begin with Nisan (Springtime? the time of the
Exodus).

A second message is a bit obtuse: that ". . . you will find the
beauty of splendor and also its wonder. . . " This phrase, as
previously explained, is found in modern Chinese sign language
as: " . . . the bud of perplexity becomes the flower of
Intelligence. . . . " Such a modern concept would not made much
sense, unless it originated during a period of European oppression.
Since it is part of a signing language, there are no records of such
manual dexterity in China (even though it is a necessity even today,
where there are so many variations of the spoken language, which,
when written, is called Mandarin.)

The only other author who confirms the Chinese source of such
information is a later artist, Leonardo da Vinci. He took a simple
geometry problem and drew on reams of paper, the well known but
futile attempt, to make the squaring of a circle understood with
Logic, the new mind game of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance.
Since his time, no one has ever been able to solve what he believed
was impossible: to square the circle. Or did he know it was possible?
He included with his signature, a rebus of a square within a square.
It has been thought that he was telling the world that he would
eventually solve the dilemma he created on paper. (after death?).
However, a square within a square is both a Chinese and Japanese
ideogram that is the character for" Muslim." And sure enough, the
problem that da Vinci created on paper is found in these two
countries.
Simple geometry was just another exercise discovered during the
Middle Ages. Greek books were brought into Europe with "new" kinds of
information, one of which was the discipline of Geometry. The problem
of a squared circle is simplistic and childish. In mathematics, it
has no practical application. In myth, it has but one purpose and one
purpose only: to verify that the world was created. 360 x 360 or
(360) 2 = 129,600. It is the only way to square a circle. The
resultant is a globe. The Chinese myth is found in the book The
Journey to the West (or How Religion Crossed the Sea.) This story is
repeated in every Asiatic country in song and in dance. It is to be
remembered and never forgotten.
With this sort of a background, even though it is eclectic, the YAD
is fairly simple to understand. It was designed as an exercise of
anti-logic. The greatest philosophers in the Christian world could
NOT decipher it. They used every logical concept they knew but it was
not to be read.Yet the text of the YAD reads ". . . a small child
leading them (in) everything that should be known. . . . "
In learning their letters and words, children tend to write the
reverse of what they see. Or they connect lines where there are no
connections, or they just plain misspell a word not familiar to them.
When this childish process occurs, the poem within the 28 units of
the fingers is drastically changed. It tells an amazing story, still
connected to the original, yet a flagrant version of it.The last clue
to reading the YAD is the information found above each of the
fingers. When it says the "longest day", the word above says WINTER;
the shortest day has the word SUMMER above it. Both are obvious
errors since the winter months have short days and the summer months
have short nights. Without January, one would only read the second
notation (the season), not the first (the finger name). Then, by
using the same season designated in the thumb, one would read the
numbered passages in the Torah. (i.e. Over the fourth finger (chapter
of Exodus, not Genesis), one would read 11,21,31, not 1 and 6, as
indicated by the finger notations. The learning process of the
children still must be remembered. 21 and 31 can then be changed to
12 and 13.
Since the passage, found in this manner, includes a reference to
a "Hand" and God's ability to make the deaf hear, and the dumb speak,
it should be the correct section.
The rest of the code reads in the manner that the history of the Jews
is taught in schools, across the chapters.(not down each column) and
leads the reader to the place of origin: the location of Jerusalem.
Not the city that Frederick bargained for with the Saracens
(Musselmen), but the city that could never be destroyed.
The code of the children, was created by the teachers of children. It
was a cipher that defied the game of logic because of its simplicity.
Few philosphers, experts in Logic and other forms of persuassion
would deign to play with or even read about the games of children.
Children have always been the hope of the future. Go to THE YAD of
the CHILDREN: IVSaith I, "Daniel, the Younger, the priest [say] now I
come to instruct you in wisdom with this powerful hand with a broad
and full explanation so that all who wish to engage in its work [run
with it] can read into it in an easy, clear manner fully explained
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October,
November, December[In} everything that should be known for in the
seasons we begin from "Nisan" according to the opinion of
Rabbi "Joshua" and after it, the season of Tammuz; and after it, the
season of Tishri; and after it, the season of Tevet; and you must
know how many years you are from the Great Cycle [of 28] as in that
year the sun continually returns to the beginning of her creation in
the season of "Nisan" at the beginning of the eve of the 4th day; and
in them the circuit of the sun goes through four seasons of the year
as they were and afterward, if you want to know, the season of Nisan
comes at the beginning of the cycle.
The above poem in the fingers have the same roots as the previous
proper translation by Danny Matt, but it has errors that a child
might make: The translation might be the following:Follow the Sun
crosswise, her timeGo around the home of the Sun and the Moon,Read
repeatedly (and) delve into,The memory of the nation's wisdom (in
the) realm Of the ship's trail. Ask the appointed time (*to)
withhold,The stoney place of knowledge; See with inner vision (and)
teach A Judean wisdom. Remind (him of) knowledge of her Abundance;
Teach the light of instruction for her.(Note *: (of) her elite
(nobles).
A new set of words in the fingers, based upon common errors a child
would make as [s/]he struggles to learn to write Hebrew, the poem
above tells a story very different from the original.If we take into
consideration that the children of any nation is the life line of its
future, their role in this YAD cipher was very necessary. The cipher
is fairly simple to understand, has nothing to do with changing a
calendar into Julian or Gregorian. It holds the key to reading the
history of their ancestors.
Following the rule as it was laid out by Abraham Zacuto,of the eve of
the 4th day. . .We can translate the above into:
Begin at Nisah (the Journey, or Exodus) at the beginningof the eve
(first watch) of the 4thday. . .Since we are to read a book, one must
change "day' into "chapter." The fourth Finger (Little Finger) gives
us Tevet (Winter). However, the notation above the finger tells us
that it has a "short night." The season with a short night isTammuz,
not Tevet. So verses 1 and 6 should not be read; instead one should
read 11, 21, and 31 of Exodus. And since children, in the beginning
of their learning curve read many things backwards, we should read
verses 11, 12, and 13.The text that is indicated (via King James
version) is:
4.11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who
maketh the dumb or deaf or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the
LORD?4:12 Now therefore, go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach
thee what thou shalt say,4:13 And he (Moses) said, O my Lord, send, I
pray three, by the hand of his who thou wilt send. . ."From here on
in, you are on your own. The fact that the hand is mentioned is
enough of a clue to verify that you are on the right track. (Back to
thehttp://www.mayalords.org/restfldr/chanpoem.html

http://www.mayalords.org/restfldr/yad.html

http://www.irishstoryteller.com/milesian.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/1245

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/1457

http://members.tripod.com/Taliere/ogham.htm

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/27

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Templar-de-Rosemont/message/1740

http://www.shee-
eire.com/Magic&Mythology/Gods&Goddess/Celtic/Gods/Oghma/Page1.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Chamber/2596/powers/Oghma.html

Oghma is also known as The Binder of What is Known, the Lord of
Knowledge, Patron of Bards and the Wise God.

He resides most often in his House of Knowledge, a huge library
filled with every type of book and document. Each volume is chained
to the shelves, only removable by the master librarian's key.
However, no request for information has ever been denied.

Oghma is known for his ability to answer any question after a short
period of study (the more difficult the question, the longer it
takes) and the fact that he knows the secret name of all non-godlike
creatures.

His alternate name, "The Binder", refers to his ability to trap
demons and devils into a special prison of his making, and hold them
there until such time as he chooses to release them.Oghma is
considered a patron of things creative and beautiful in both men and
women alike.
Deity: The Hazel deity is Oghma (also known as Ogma), son of Boann
and The Dagda. The God of Communication and Writing, as well as
Literature and Eloquence, Oghma is said to have invented the Ogham
Alphabet and made a gift of it to the Druids. He is often considered
the Patron Deity of Poets. Oghma was also the champion or designated
warrior representative of the Tuatha De Danaan and fought with Llugh
against the Fomorians (ancient Irish Sea Gods). In myth, he assumed
the role of helping to escort the recently-dead to the OtherWorld.
Credited with more personality than many of the old Irish deities,
Oghma was given two nicknames. The first was "Cermait" which
means "honey-mouthed" and is related to the Irish gift of the gab
also known as blarney. The other was "Grianainech," which means "the
sunny-faced," believed to come from Oghma's great wisdom. Oghma was
married to Etan, daughter of Diancecht the Irish God of Medicine, and
three of his sons eventually became co-rulers of the Tuatha. In the
final battle at Mag Tuireadh, Oghma managed to wrestle the sword from
the King of the Fomorians, but was obliged to pay for this mighty
accomplishment with his life. He is often equated with Heracles,
Greek hero and son of Zeus.Aillinn and Baile

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http://ogham.lyberty.com/graves2-1.html

http://members.aol.com/michellezi/poems/cadgoddeu.html

http://ogham.lyberty.com/graves10-1.html

http://valarguild.org/varda/Tolkien/encyc/ents.html

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Labyrinth of the Scarlet Thread Knights

Labyrinth of the Scarlet Thread Knights

http://www.ajmorris.com/a06/GhostDance.htm

Labyrinth. Rosamond's Labyrinth. Greel warriors. Rosamond, note ball
of red thread. Ariadne)

"Who are you, and what is your name?" were the first questions asked
her. Drawing herself to her full stature of nearly six feet she told
her name, then, bending slightly forward with her hand pointed
upward, she said in a low tone, with intense earnestness: "I am the
mother of Christ who is now upon this earth, making preparation for
rebuilding it."

Scarlet Woman from Rosebud.

The Carians were conquered by Cyrus the Great, the `King of Kings',
and the Messiah of the Jews. They began to worship Ahuramazda and
follow the teaching of Zarathustra. Before that, they worshipped Zeus
Labraundeos at Labraunda. The double bladed axe, the Labrys, was the
symbol of this cosmology that honored the Great Goddess and Earth
Mother, also known as `The Mistress of the Labyrinth'.

While the Jews were in the wilderness, they asked Aaron to make gods
to go before them.. I suspect these gods were the Labrys the axe of
the Earth Mother. If so, then Aaron was a priest of On-Heliopolos as
was Joseph before him, and is of Carian descent – as is Moses who
establishes the Nazarite Order of Judges to rule over the multitude.
The Nazarites ruled Judea before the first king, Saul.

King Henry the second claimed he descended from the Kings of Troy who
were allied with the Carians who guarded the Silk Road. Henry built a
labyrinth for Fair Rosamond who was discovered via the clue of a
scarlet silk thread.

There is a new Christian prophecy about the Scarlet Thread and a
lineage of King David. However, this prophecy does not entail a
second coming of a Savior or Messiah BORN OF WOMAN. The evangelicals
have adobpted the wierd teaching of John Darby who has Jesus coming
out of a cloud and raising up the new temple with evangelicals
within. Mother Mary has been left out of the second coming. Pope
Ratzinger ignores this elimination of the Catholic Mother Mary in the
grand scheme of things, and goes after Matthew Fox for including many
women from all walks of life in the Rebirth and Spiritual
Creativeness and Reconstruction of the Earth and the Rosa Mundi.

"She refused to tell any thing about the orgie of the Ghost Dance
beyond the fact that she had been proclaimed by the members of the
order to be the Virgin Mary."

When Scarlet Woman from Rosebud announced she was the Virgin Mary,
and had given birth to a Christ who would save her people, the
President of the United States sent an Army to put down the Ghost
Dancers. The Knights of Rosamond will take an oath to protect any
woman who claim she is the mother, or, is about to become a mother of
a Savior-Messiah. Like the Curetes and Corybantes, we will form a
protective circle around this woman, and shield her from anyone who
means her harm.

To all those who are being hounded and hunted by the Radical Male
Seeds of Abraham, may you find sanctuary in the epicenter of the
Scarlet Thread Labyrinth where wait the the Rosa Mystica, the
Mistress of the Labyrinth. May a new dance sweep over this Nation and
World.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2007

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com

"Roman de la Rose

In the century that followed Henry and Eleanor, the rose garden
metaphors associated with Fair Rosamond and courtly love were adapted
by the most famous of French medieval poems, Roman de la Rose.

In this allegorical dream-poem, the lover tells of his quest for the
rose (his love) inside the walled garden. After he is shot with an
arrow by Cupid, he has to deal with characters like Idleness,
Jealousy and Foul Mouth who are in the way (Jealousy actually locks
the Rose away in a tower). For all the inspiring allusions to the
Garden of Eden and the Virgin Mary, the sexual innuendoes of plucking
her rosebud ensured it remained popular for centuries."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corybantes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kj7RqITm4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEPdrTLK2Vo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-bL-ZtoBIA

"And he brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, and gave
him the Testimony; they made him king and anointed him, and they
clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!"

Karl Kerenyi (and Robert Graves) theorize that Ariadne (which they
derive from a Cretan-Greek form for arihagne, "utterly pure" ) was a
fertility goddess of Crete, "the first divine personage of Greek
mythology to be immediately recognized in Crete" (Kerenyi 1976, p
89), once archaeology had begun. Kerenyi claims that her name is
merely an epithet and that she was originally the "Mistress of the
Labyrinth",

According to the legend, Minos attacked Athens after his son was
killed there. The Athenians asked for terms, and were required the
sacrifice of seven young men and seven maidens every nine years to
the Minotaur. One year, the sacrificial party included Theseus, a
young man who volunteered to come and kill the Minotaur. Ariadne fell
in love at the first sight of him, and helped him by giving him a
magic sword and a ball of the red fleece thread she was spinning, so
that he could find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

PYRRHIKHOS (or Pyrrhichus) was the leader of the Kouretes, the shield-
clashing Daimones (Spirits) which guarded the infant god Zeus on
Mount Ida in Krete.

He was named for the pyrrhikhê, a Greek war dance of clashing spear
and shield. According to Aristophanes it was performed beside the
funeral pyres (pyrrhos) of great warriors who fell in battle, hence
the name "fire-dance".

Labrys is the term for a doubleheaded axe, known to the Classical
Greeks as pelekus &#960;&#941;&#955;&#949;&#954;&#965;&#962;[1] or sagaris, and to the Romans as a
bipennis.

This is not the first use of the symbol. Representations of the
labrys are on paleolithic and Neolithic finds of "Old Europe" often
associated with the worship of the Great Goddess and similar Earth
Mother goddesses who were the deities of most early cultures. The
labrys symbolism is continued in Minoan, Thracian, Greek, and
Byzantine religion, mythology, and art that date to over three
thousand years ago. The labrys also appears in African religious
symbolism and mythology (see Shango). In English the first appearance
of "labrys" is reported in OED from Journal of Hellenic Studies XXI.
108 (1901): "It seems natural to interpret names of Carian
sanctuaries like Labranda in the most literal sense as the place of
the sacred labrys, which was the Lydian (or Carian) name for the
Greek &#960;&#941;&#955;&#949;&#954;&#965;&#962;, or double-edged axe." And, p. 109, "On Carian coins
indeed of quite late date the labrys, set up on its long pillar-like
handle, with two dependent fillets, has much the appearance of a cult
image."

The non-Greek word "labrys" first appears in Plutarch as the Lydian
word for axe (Greek Questions, 45):

Herakles, having slain Hippolyte and taken her axe away from her with
the rest of her arms, gave it to Omphale. The kings of Lydia who
succeeded her carried this as one of their sacred insignia of office,
and passed it down from father to son until Candaules. Candaules,
however, disdained it and gave it to one of his companions to carry.
When Gyges rebelled and was making war upon Candaules, Arselis came
with a force from Mylasa to the assistance of Gyges, slew Candaules
and his companion, and took the axe to Caria with the other spoils of
war. And having set up a statue of Zeus, he put the axe in his hand
and called the god, "Labrandeus," labrys being the Lydian word
for 'axe'[2].

Archeology suggests that the veneration of Zeus Labraundeos at
Labraunda was far older than Plutarch imagined. As with its apparent
cognate, "labyrinth", the word entered the Greek language as a
loanword, so that its etymology, and even its original language, is
not positively known. The loanword labyrinth was used in Greek, but
the designation "The house of the Double Axe" for the palace at
Knossos is an imaginative modern innovation.


In the Song of Solomon the Beloved says of His spouse, among other
things, "Thy lips are as a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is
comely (Cant. 4: 3).

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in all of
Judaism, and was central to the kapparah (covering) of the sins of
Israel. The scarlet thread, as explained in the above passage,
miraculously turned white if Adonai accepted the sacrifice, thus
indicating that He forgave the sins of the people. If the thread did
not turn white, then they were sad, as their sins were not forgiven.

"The scarlet line of Rahab is a symbol of her faith that God will
provide deliverance in the time of judgment. Throughout the
Bible 'scarlet' speaks of sacrifice made on the behalf of the
believer, and it is seen in the vestments of the tabernacle and in
the priestly garments in Exodus" (ibid., note on Joshua 2:18-21).
This message is not based on Dr. Criswell's famous sermon, "The
Scarlet Thread of Redemption," but the basic idea came from it.

Rahab was saved from destruction because she had enough faith in God
to hang a red rope out of her window. This blood-red rope is a type
(or picture) of the blood-red scarlet thread that runs through the
Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The Scofield note on Joshua 2:21
says, "The scarlet line of Rahab speaks, by its color, of safety
through sacrifice (Hebrews 9:19, 22)." That red rope pictures the
scarlet thread that runs from one end of the Bible to the other.

The colour "scarlet" represents dominical rights, and it is at once
remarkable and instructive to see how the thought of supremacy in
relation to Christ runs through Scripture like a "thread of scarlet."
This beautiful thought is introduced in what is perhaps one of the
darkest chapters in the Old Testament, Genesis 38. In dark, sordid
circumstances an element which has power to "break through' and "rise
up" (as the names of the twins suggest) is in evidence, and this
culminates in a generation from which David springs (Ruth 4: 18-22).
Thus God's king, the man after His own heart, to whom the throne and
its rights can be entrusted, comes to light.

www.matrifocus.com/BEL02/spotlight.htm

http://www.explorecrete.com/history/labyrinth-myth.htm

http://messianicart.com/chazak/anti/scarletthread.htm

http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/hughes/THREADSC.html

http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/ml/ml22.htm

http://www.sexualfables.com/the_woman_in_the_bower.php

The Woman in the Bower

Swinburne's choice of the "rose of the world" as one of his first
subjects for verse suggests that he associated his conception of
Rosamond with courtly love allegory, specifically the Roman de la
Rose, in which the rose is the eternal symbol of the beloved and of
the perfect beauty that is fearfully transient but simultaneously
immortal.3 As in Swinburne's later lyrics "Before the Mirror"
and "The Year of the Rose," Rosamond's central symbol is the rose,
and, like them, this play recapitulates the major preoccupations of
courtly love poetry: the apotheosis of beauty; love as the necessary
consequence of beauty fear of mutability; and a final insistence on
the immortality of both love and beauty, which can be attained,
paradoxically, only through death.
http://victorian.lang.nagoya-
u.ac.jp/victorianweb/authors/swinburne/harrison/2.html"Many men say
that there is nothing in dreams but fables and lies,but one may have
dreams which are not decietful, whose import becomesquite clear
afterward." Thus begins the 'Romaunt of the Rose' by Chaucer, that
ends thus... "The ending of the tale you seeThe Lover draws anigh the
tree,And takes the branch, and takes the rose,That love and he so
dearly chose."

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the
mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said
unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this
Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know
not what is become of him.
http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc02/htm/iv.vi.xxxiii.htm
http://www.livius.org/men-mh/messiah/messiah_04.html

Furthermore, I resettled upon the command of Marduk, the great lord,
all the gods of Kiengir and Akkade whom Nabonidus had brought into
Babilani to the anger of the lord of the gods, unharmed, in their
former temples, the places which make them happy.[7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_in_the_Judeo-Christian_tradition

In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of
hundreds; of the bodyguards and the escorts; and brought them into
the house of the Lord to him. And he made a covenant with them and
took an oath from them in the house of the Lord, and showed them the
king's son. Then he commanded them, saying, "This is what you shall
do: One-third of you who come on duty on the Sabbath shall be keeping
watch over the king's house, one-third shall be at the gate of Sur,
and one-third at the gate behind the escorts. You shall keep the
watch of the house, lest it be broken down. The two contingents of
you who go off duty on the Sabbath shall keep the watch of the house
of the Lord for the king. But you shall surround the king on all
sides, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes
within range, let him be put to death. You are to be with the king as
he goes out and as he comes in." So the captains of the hundreds did
according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. Each of them
took his men who were to be on duty on the Sabbath, with those who
were going off duty on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
And the priest gave the captains of hundreds the spears and shields
which had belonged to King David, that were in the temple of the
Lord. Then the escorts stood, every man with his weapons in his hand,
all around the king, from the right side of the temple to the left
side of the temple, by the altar and the house.

1. (13-14) Joash, the rightful heir, is revealed to Athaliah.

Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the escorts and the people, she
came to the people in the temple of the Lord. When she looked, there
was the king standing by a pillar according to custom; and the
leaders and the trumpeters were by the king. All the people of the
land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. So Athaliah tore her
clothes and cried out, "Treason! Treason!"

Cyrus the Great figures in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as the
patron and deliverer of the Jews. He is mentioned twenty-three times
by name and alluded to several times more. [1] From these statements
it appears that Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch
under whom the captivity of the Jews ended, for in the first year of
his reign he was prompted by Jehovah to make a decree that the temple
in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might
return to their land for this purpose. Moreover, he showed his
interest in the project by sending back with them the sacred vessels
which had been taken from the temple and a considerable sum of money
to buy building materials with.

The personage of Cyrus the Great is unconditionally praised in the
Jewish sources (as mentioned above). It is likely that, after the
Persian conquest of Babylon, Cyrus had commenced his relationship
with the Jewish leaders in exile,[2] and that he later was considered
as a messiah sent by Yahweh.[3] Daniel was in the favor of Cyrus, and
it was in the third year of Cyrus that he had the vision recorded in
his tenth chapter.

Cyrus issued the decree of liberation to the Jews,[4] concerning
which Daniel had prayed and prophesied.[5] The edict of Cyrus for the
rebuilding of the Second Temple at Jerusalem marked a great epoch in
the history of the Jewish people

The Persian period
Meanwhile, their homeland had been subjected to the Lydian king
Alyattes, and, later, to the Persians. This happened after the
Persian king Cyrus the Great had defeated the powerful king of Lydia,
Croesus, who had had some influence in Caria. Thi is usually dated to
547, but this is probably inaccurate. Next year, the Lydians
revolted, but Cyrus sent his general Harpagus, who subjected them
again. This time, he also took the Greek cities on the coast and then
moved to the south, where he subdued the Carians and the Lycians.

The Carians offered their services to their new masters. They are
mentioned in cuneiform documents from Borsippa in Babylonia and from
the Persian capital Persepolis.
In a vision (more...), Zarathustra was ordered by a spirit named Good
Thought to start preaching against the bloody sacrifices of the
traditional Iranian cults and to give aid to the poor. Gradually, the
prophet began to understand that Good Thought had been sent by the
supreme god Ahuramazda, a name that can be translated as Wise Lord.
Zarathustra sometimes addresses his god as Ahura, lord, and as Mazda,
wisdom.

From the Gâthâ's, we learn that Zarathustra started to preach that
Ahuramazda had created 'the world, mankind and all good things in it'
through his holy spirit, Spenta Mainyu. The rest of the universe was
created by six other spirits, the Amesha Spentas ('holy immortals').
However, the order of this sevenfold creation was threatened by The
Lie; good spirits and evil demons (daeva) were fighting and mankind
had to support the good spirits in order to speed up the inevitable
victory of Ahuramazda. The believer could side with Ahuramazda by
avoiding lies, supporting the poor, several kinds of sacrifices, the
cult of fire, et cetera.

http://www.williamjames.com/transcripts/fox1.htm

Original Blessing
Like all works of genius, the thesis is simple and elegant. Fox's
central claim is that Christianity in the west (not so much in the
orthodox east) has focused upon the nonscriptural notion of original
sin at the expense of scripture's exuberant message of joyful
original blessing. Original sin, which appears to be the fifth-
century contribution of Augustine, generates a worldview centering
around a primordial fall salvaged by a bloody sacrifice (Christ's).
From this way of approaching reality, humans are depraved, the world
is fallen, and experiences such as beauty or the erotic are
immediately suspect as temptations. The original blessing model,
which Fox claims can be traced back to the Genesis account of God's
creation of a "good" universe, argues instead for a panentheism that
sees God--and God's goodness, light, beauty, and love--in (but not
exhausted by) the created order, thereby opening up the possibility
that humans are good because made in God's image, and that the world
and all of God's gifts should be celebrated rather than condemned.

Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland,
California in 1996, which became Wisdom University in January, 2005.
The school advocated new forms of ecumenical worship and encouraged
combining liturgy like Christian (Catholic) Mass with Native American
rituals like sweat lodges and even pagan circle dances such as the
ones taught by Starhawk. Fox promotes the Techno-cosmic Mass.

Seeking to establish a pedagogy that was friendly to learning
spirituality, he established an Institute in Culture and Creation
Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in
Chicago and twelve years at Holy Names College in Oakland. For ten of
those years at Holy Names College Cardinal Ratzinger, as chief
Inquisitor and head of the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith (called
the Office of the Holy Inquisition until 1965), tried to shut the
program down. Ratzinger silenced Fox for one year in 1988 and forced
him to step down as director. Three years later he expelled Fox from
the Order and then had the program terminated at Holy Names College.
Rather than disband his amazing and ecumenical faculty, Fox started
his own University called University of Creation Spirituality nine
years ago in Oakland, California. Fox was President and a member of
the Board of Directors for nine years. He is currently lecturing,
teaching and writing and is President of the non-profit that he
created in 1984, Friends of Creation Spirituality.The principle
objections from the Congregation of the Faith to Fox's work were that
he is a "feminist theologian;" that he calls God "Mother" (Fox has
proven the medieval mystical tradition did exactly that); that he
prefers "original blessing" to "original sin;" that he calls
God "child"; that he associates too closely with Native Americans and
people of the wikka tradition; that he does not condemn homosexuals;
that he has replaced the naming of the spiritual journey as
Purgation, Illumination and Union with the four paths of Creation
Spirituality:

3. (12) Joash is crowned and received as king.

And he brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, and gave him
the Testimony; they made him king and anointed him, and they clapped
their hands and said, "Long live the king!"


And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the
mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said
unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this
Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot
not what is become of him. Acts 7:40
2
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in
the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and
bring them unto me.
3
And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their
ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving
tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy
gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
5
And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made
proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
6
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings,
and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to
drink, and rose up to play.

www.sexualfables.com/the_woman_in_the_bower.php

It was widely known at the time, throughout both England and France,
that Henry was having an affair with young Rosamond de Clifford.
Eleanor's spies reported the goings-on to her in her castle at
Poitiers, to which she had now retired. It seems that as the affair
persisted, she became angrier, since Henry's past affairs had never
lasted long and this new infatuation appeared to be growing more
intense. Eleanor decided to act, stealing into England with her
knights, headed for Woodstock, where Henry had his mistress hidden
away. The palace was deep in the forest and its approaches were
constructed like a labyrinth designed to foil Eleanor, should she
ever decide to do what she was doing now. Alas for Rosamond, a silk
thread had become detached from a needlework chest that the King had
given her for embroidery. Once the Queen discovered it, she was able
to follow it to the heart of the labyrinth and surprise the young
woman. The Queen's soldiers quickly overpowered the single brave
knight who was there to protect her and at last Eleanor confronted
her nemesis. She offered Rosamond a choice between a dagger and a
cup of poisoned wine. Rosamond apparently chose the poison and died,
and that was the end of her, or so the story goes.

http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/1211.htm

http://www.livius.org/cao-caz/caria/caria.html

http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/ionians.htm

http://www.bibleorigins.net/BalaamsKittimOracle562BCE.html

http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc02/htm/iv.vi.xxxiii.html

CREATION SPIRITUALITY with MATTHEW FOX, Ph.D.
JEFFREY MISHLOVE: Ph.D.: Hello and welcome. I'm Jeffrey Mishlove. Our
topic today is "Creation Spirituality." With me is Matthew Fox, who
is a Dominican priest and theologian and director of the Center for
Creation Spirituality and Culture at Holy Names College in Oakland,
California. Matthew is the author of numerous books, including
Original Blessing, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Illuminations
of Hildegard von Bingen, Breakthrough, The Creation Spirituality of
Meister Eckhart, and books with such whimsical titles as On Becoming
a Musical Mystical Bear. Welcome.

MATTHEW FOX, Ph.D.: Thank you, Jeff.
MISHLOVE: It's a pleasure to be with you, Matthew.
FOX: It's good to be here.
MISHLOVE: You are a pioneer in developing a new kind of ecumenical
spirituality within the Catholic Church, one that seems to recognize
the spiritual thrust in many, in fact in all different religions and
cultures.

FOX: Yes, I call it deep ecumenism, and I think it's something that
is long overdue. You know, when the Western churches went out in the
sixteenth century and encountered the African, the Native American,
the native Asian religions, they had lost a cosmology, they had lost
their mystical traditions, and so the encounter was extremely severe,
of course, and it contributed to the genocide against these peoples.
I think when you're looking for wisdom in the world today, you have
to look at the native peoples the world over, the wisdom of their
religions, and this forces one to look at the wisdom of one's own. I
think this whole tradition of mysticism is something that's been
ignored in ecumenism. Ecumenism is not meant to be reading
theological position papers at each other. It would be best to meet
in sweat lodges, or in processes of ancient ways of prayer. We do
this in our Institute, and I think it's an essential part of
recovering a living cosmology, which I think is the only hope that
mother earth has of survival, frankly -- is the human race changing
its ways from violence to cosmology, to mysticism.
MISHLOVE: You seem to suggest in your writings -- and it's surprising
to me to read this in the writings of a Catholic priest -- that
religion itself works against genuine spirituality.
FOX: Well, it often has. Perhaps it doesn't have to, but I think that
religion often becomes a sociological phenomenon. You certainly see
it in your right-wing television preachers, and so forth, where
religion is being manipulated for political reasons and economic
gain. And of course it's what Jesus took on in his own day, and any
prophet does -- criticizing religion. Gandhi was in fact criticizing
the Hindu religion of his time in proposing the intimate connection
between social justice and moral development. Hinduism in his day had
split the two things, as religion does whenever it goes corrupt. So
the renewal of religion is always out of some kind of spiritual
awakening, of the community as well as of the individual.

Sioux Ghost Dance
The Ghost Dance movement was a religious belief system with Cargo
Cult elements that combined Christian dogma with traditional beliefs
and a yearning for the better days of bygone eras. It started in the
1860s and peaked in 1890. Government reaction to the movement was the
brutal massacre at Wounded Knee. To learn more, see:

The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization

The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Knee

Newspaper article from The Chillicothe Constitution [MO] 15 Nov 1890,
pg 4
THE INDIAN CRAZE.
Dramatic Scene Before AgentMcLaughlin.
AN INDIAN VIRGIN MARY.
She Claims to Be Mother of the Red Messiah -- Chief Gall, Though
Skeptical, Is Not Prepared to Say the Thing is Impossible.
Standing Rock Agency, N. D.,

Nov. 15. -- "Bring in the Virgin Mary" was the order of the Indian
who officiated as bailiff of the Indian court, of which Chief John
Grass and two other Sioux are members. Out from the murmuring crowd
in the large room came Waltitawin (scarlet woman), the wife of
Iikpoga and a member of the Walokpis band of Sioux Fearlessness was
the leading element of her attitude as she stood gracefully before
the railing, behind which sat the agent and his interpreter, and
looked indifferently at John Grass and the two other Indians who
composed the court.
"Who are you, and what is your name?" were the first questions asked
her. Drawing herself to her full stature of nearly six feet she told
her name, then, bending slightly forward with her hand pointed
upward, she said in a low tone, with intense earnestness: "I am the
mother of Christ who is now upon this earth, making preparation for
rebuilding it. The earth is to belong solely to his chosen people,
and this continent is to be extended much further west, taking in a
part of the great sunset water. The eastern part of the continent
will be abandoned, all but in the western part where great herds of
buffalo will wander as in days long ago, and with the disappearance
of the whites from the earth will come the resurrection of all the
Indians who now sleep, and forevermore they will wander over the
earth with no one to question their rights to kill the buffalo, none
to say: 'Do this or I will put you in the guard house.' "

With a gesture to attract the particular attention of Major
McLaughlin, she drew an imaginary line upon the floor and stepped
over it, saying: "In those days there will be no reservation, no
messenger from the Great Father to say to the Indians: 'Come back
here; stay on your reservation.' " She continued to expatiate upon
the rosy-tinted dawning of the Indians millenium morning until
stopped by the court.

She refused to tell any thing about the orgie of the Ghost Dance
beyond the fact that she had been proclaimed by the members of the
order to be the Virgin Mary.

Pending an interview with the woman's husband, and consideration by
the court as to the disposal of her case, she was sent to the guard
house, to which she walked with the air of a theatrical martyr. The
last case tried by the court for the day was that of an Indian who
blonged on the Rosebud reservation, and was wandering around among
the Indians of Standing Rock without a pass from the Rosebud agent or
commission from the agent at Standing Rock. He was supposed to be the
bearer of messages from the Indians of the Rosebud Agency relative to
the coming of the Messiah, and when arraigned before the court and
questioned as to his mission he explained that his wife belonged to
the Standing Rock Agency, and that he went to the Rosebud agent and
requested a pass to go visiting his wife's relatives, but that the
agent refused to give him permission. Then he concluded he would come
to Standing Rock to live, and he wished to be taken upon Major
McLaughlin's list. He was questioned as to his belief in the coming
of the Messiah, and it was found that he not only believed that the
Messiah was coming and that he would bring with him the buffalo, but
he would also have the power to furnish each Indian with a spring
wagon by the mostion of his hand. This man was sent to the guard
house to be confined until morning, when he was to be taken to the
line between the two agencies, and, after being warned not to return,
was to be turned loose upon his own reservation.

Chief Gall treated the matter very seriously and said to a
reporter: "I listen. Since this excitement has come upon my people I
sit and listen and wonder if these things can be possible. When they
tell me that the buffalo are coming back and that there is to be a
resurrection of our fathers I shake my head. They tell me that the
Messiah can make spring wagons with a motion of his hand. I think
this can not be. But sometimes I think of the wonderful things which
white men believe in their religion, and I am not so sure that these
Indians are wrong. I went to the office of a St. Paul paper and
talked through a machine to some one a long way off, and since then I
can not say that any thing is impossible. Your people believe that in
the beginning of the world wonderful things were done by men; the
Indians believe that in the future wonderful things may be done by
men. It seems to me tha the Indians are not justly accused of being
crazy, for believing that what has happened once may not happen
again, I listen. But I take no part in the dance, and I do not lend
my sanction to it. The Indians want the good old times, to most of
them known only by tradition, without stopping to think how much
better they are situated now than if the Government were to withdraw
its support. Yesterday 140 cattle were killed here and distributed
among the people. This shows to me that the Government does not want
the Indians to starve."

Caria: the southwest of modern Turkey, incorporated in c.545 BCE the
ancient Achaemenid empire as the satrapy Karkâ. Its capital was
Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum), which had been originally been founded
by the Greeks. In Antiquity, the Carians were famous mercenaries.

Early history

Caria and the Carians are mentioned for the first time in the
cuneiform texts of the Old Assyrian and Hittite Empires, i.e.,
between c.1800 and c.1200. The country was called Karkissa. They are
absent from the Egyptian texts of this period.

After a gap of some four centuries in which they are mentioned only
once (below), the first to mention the Carians is the legendary Greek
poet Homer. In the Catalogue of ships, he tells that they lived in
Miletus, on the Mycale peninsula, and along the river Meander. In the
Trojan war, they had, according to the poet, sided with the Trojans
(Homer, Iliad, 2.867ff). This is a remarkable piece of information,
because in Homer's days, Miletus was considered a Greek town; the
fact that it is called Carian indicates that the catalogue of ships
contains some very old information. In the fifth century, the Greeks
thought that the Carians had arrived in Caria from the islands of the
Ionian Sea, whereas the Carians claimed to be indigenous. Homer
confirms their story.

Early history Pharaoh's mercenaries The Persian period The Hecatomnid
dynasty


The Carian coast north of Bodrum

It is also confirmed by modern linguistics: the Carian language
belongs to the Hittite-Luwian subfamily of the Indo-European
languages. It is related to Lycian and Lydian, the languages spoken
to the southeast and north of Caria. Had the Carians arrived in their
country from the west, their language would have been closer to
Greek.

It seems that the Greeks settled on the coast in the dark ages
between c.1200 and c.800, where they and the Carians mixed. The Roman
author Vitruvius mentions fights at Mycale (On architecture 4.1.3-5).
According to the Greek researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus (fifth
century BCE), the inhabitants of Miletus spoke Greek with a Carian
accent (Histories 1.142). Herodotus himself is also a good example of
the close ties between the Carians and Greeks: his father is called
Lyxes, which is the Greek rendering of a good Carian name, Lukhsu.
Because of his descent and birth place, Herodotus is one of our most
important sources.
Caria is, like Greece, a country of mountains and valleys, poor in
agricultural and other resources - in comparison with Egypt and
Babylonia a backward country. Hilltops were fortified and there were
several villages in the valleys, but there were hardly any cities.
Because of their disparate country, the Carians were divided; when
they learned to read and write, every village used its own version of
the Phoenician alphabet.

What united the Carians, however, was their religion. One of their
ritual centers was Mylasa, where they venerated a male supreme god,
called 'the Carian Zeus' by Herodotus. Unlike his Greek colleague,
this Zeus was an army god. One of the Carian goddesses was Hecate,
who was responsible for road crossings and became notorious in Greece
as the source of witchcraft. Herodotus calls her Athena and tells
that her priestess got a beard when a disaster was appending
(Histories 8.104). On mount Latmos near Miletus, the Carians
venerated Endymion, who had been the lover of the Moon and had
procreated as many children as there are days in the year. Endymion
was sleeping eternally, a story that the Greeks told about Zeus'
father Kronos.


Pharaoh's mercenaries
Like the Swiss, the Gurkha's, and other mountain people, the Carians
were forced to become mercenaries. Their country was too poor to
maintain a large population, and younger sons went overseas to build
a new future. They were military specialists and it is no coincidence
that Herodotus writes that the Greeks had been indebted to the
Carians for three military inventions: making shields with handles,
putting devices on shields, and fitting crests on helmets (Histories
1.175). Because of this last invention, the Persians called the
Carians 'cocks'.
The first reference to Carian mercenaries can be found in the Bible:
in 2 Kings 11.4, we read about Carians in Judah. (This may look
strange, but it fits the picture: according to 2 Samuel 8.18, king
David had a guard of Cretans.) The books of Kings were probably
composed in the sixth century, but the information stems from older
sources; this is the only mentioning of the Carians in the dark ages.

The Carians, however, were especially famous because they served the
Egyptian pharaoh. Our main source is, again, Herodotus. He tells us
that the first to employ these men was pharaoh Psammetichus I (664-
610; Histories 2.152), probably at the beginning of his reign. Some
circumstantial evidence supports Herodotus' words, because
archaeologists have discovered several settlements in the western
part of the delta of the Nile that were founded by people from the
Aegean. These settlements can be dated in the seventh century.

The Carians remained active in Egyptian service. They are known to
have fought against the Nubians (in modern Sudan) in c.593; on their
return, they visited Assuan and left inscriptions. According to an
Egyptian stele now in Cairo, they played an important role during the
coup d'état of Amasis (570), who gave the Carians a new base near the
Egyptian capital Memphis.
When the Persian king Cambyses invaded Egypt in 525 BCE, the Carian
contingents were still there, serving king Psammetichus III.
According to Herodotus (Histories 3.11), they sacrificed children
before they offered battle against the invaders.

They managed to switch sides, however. (They were not the only ones:
even the commander of Egyptian navy, Wedjahor-Resne, deserted his
king.) In Egyptian sources from the Persian age, we still find
Carians, now serving a new lord. One of the latest examples is an
Aramaic papyrus dated to January 12, 411. Seven years later, the
Egyptians became independent again; this time, the Carians were
unable to switch sides. The collaborators must have been dismissed.


A Carian. Relief from the eastern stairs of the Apadana at Persepolis
The Persian period
Meanwhile, their homeland had been subjected to the Lydian king
Alyattes, and, later, to the Persians. This happened after the
Persian king Cyrus the Great had defeated the powerful king of Lydia,
Croesus, who had had some influence in Caria. Thi is usually dated to
547, but this is probably inaccurate. Next year, the Lydians
revolted, but Cyrus sent his general Harpagus, who subjected them
again. This time, he also took the Greek cities on the coast and then
moved to the south, where he subdued the Carians and the Lycians.
The Carians offered their services to their new masters. They are
mentioned in cuneiform documents from Borsippa in Babylonia and from
the Persian capital Persepolis. When the Macedonian king Alexander
the Great conquered the Achaemenid empire, he discovered a Carian
settlement in the neighborhood of modern Baghdad. These Carians can
not have been deported from their homeland, but must have formed a
military colony, because it was a very strategic place, commanding
the Silk road.

Initially, the Carians seem to have retained some kind of
independence. In the Behistun inscription, which was made in 520 BCE,
they are not mentioned among the nations subject to king Darius I the
Great, but an inscription that was made about five years later, known
as DPe, does mention them (go here for these Empire texts.)

After 499, they joined the revolt of the Ionians against the
Persians. (go here for Herodotus' story and a brief comment.) They
were twice defeated by the Persians, but in a third battle they
annihilated their enemies - not even their generals survived.
Although Darius and his successors have claimed overlordship, it
seems that the Carians were always able to keep some degree of
independence. The Persians knew that they were good soldiers, and
after all, their country was poor, so there was no need to really
conquer it.

However, the Persians were present. In 1974, archaeologists have
found a threelingual inscription from the time Artaxerxes IV Arses
in Xanthus (in the southeast) and one of the languages was Aramaic,
the language of the Persian bureaucracy. The center of the Persian
administration in Caria was Halicarnassus. The Carian queen Artemisia
loyally supported the Persian king Xerxes when he invaded Greece in
480.
However, after 469/466, parts of Caria were conquered by the
Athenians. They remained more or less loyal to these Greeks until
412, when they returned to Persia. Again, they retained some
freedom.


Maussolus (British Museum, London)
The Hecatomnid dynasty
At the beginning of the fourth century, the Carians gained even more
independence: they were ruled by satraps of Carian descent. The first
of these was Hecatomnus of Mylasa (391-377), who was not only satrap
of Caria, but also of Miletus. He seems to have been fascinated by
Greek culture, but was loyal to the Persian king and -from a
religious point of view- always remained a Carian.

He was succeeded by his son Maussolus. When he became sole ruler, the
Achaemenid empire was in decline, but Maussolus remained loyal. For
instance, he fought for the great king against Ariobarzanes, a rebel
satrap in the northwest of modern Turkey (365). But almost
immediately after this war, he took part in the Revolt of the
Satraps: Maussolus, Orontes of Armenia, Autophradates of Lydia and
Datames of northern Turkey joined forces against their king, with
support of the pharaohs of Egypt, Nectanebo I, Teos, and Nectanebo
II. Although they were defeated, king Artaxerxes III Ochus had to
reinstall Maussolus as satrap of Caria. Even though the Persians
retained a garrison at Halicarnassus, Maussolus had in fact become
independent, and several ancient sources call him 'king'.


Halicarnassus

One of the most remarkable aspects of his reign is his strict
adherence to the ancient cults of Caria. Although it was not unusual
for the dynasts of what is now Turkey to sacrifice to the Persian
supreme god Ahuramazda, or to venerate the Greek gods, none of these
religious beliefs can be attested for Maussolus.

In 357, he helped the Athenian allies, who had revolted against
Athens. Some of these allies -Chios, Kos, Rhodes and Byzantium-
became federates of Maussolus. This was his usual policy: he ruled
Caria, had allies abroad, and left the towns in his territory more or
less autonomous. This model was copied by later rulers.


The Mausoleum (design M. Larrinaga; ©!!!)
Between 370 and 365, Maussolus returned the Carian residence to
Halicarnassus. (His father had resided in Mylasa.) The city was
fortified with modern walls and received many new inhabitants. Its
most famous building was the monument that the satrap built for
himself, which has become known as the Mausoleum. It was considered
one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Maussolus died in 353. He was succeeded by his sister (and wife)
Artemisia -she invited Greek artists to finish the Mausoleum-, his
brothers Idrieus and Pixodarus and finally his younger sister Ada.
They were quarreling. When Alexander the Great approached Caria in
334, Ada opened negotiations and became the new queen of Caria.


Ahuramazda: The 'wise lord', the supreme god of the Persians, whose
cult was propagated by the legendary prophet Zarathustra.

Zarathustra's teachings: the Gâthâ's
The Avesta is the holy book of the adherents of Zarathustra, the
Zoroastrians or -as they call themselves today- Parsi's. The Avesta
was codified c.600 CE, but this library of sacred texts contains
older material, such as the Gâthâ's. These hymns were perhaps written
in the fourteenth or thirteenth century BCE, almost two millennia
before the codification of the Avesta, and most scholars think that
they were composed by the prophet Zarathustra himself. (It must be
stressed that the date in the third quarter of the second millenium
is uncertain; a date in c.600 BCE can also be defended.)
In a vision (more...), Zarathustra was ordered by a spirit named Good
Thought to start preaching against the bloody sacrifices of the
traditional Iranian cults and to give aid to the poor. Gradually, the
prophet began to understand that Good Thought had been sent by the
supreme god Ahuramazda, a name that can be translated as Wise Lord.
Zarathustra sometimes addresses his god as Ahura, lord, and as Mazda,
wisdom.
From the Gâthâ's, we learn that Zarathustra started to preach that
Ahuramazda had created 'the world, mankind and all good things in it'
through his holy spirit, Spenta Mainyu. The rest of the universe was
created by six other spirits, the Amesha Spentas ('holy immortals').
However, the order of this sevenfold creation was threatened by The
Lie; good spirits and evil demons (daeva) were fighting and mankind
had to support the good spirits in order to speed up the inevitable
victory of Ahuramazda. The believer could side with Ahuramazda by
avoiding lies, supporting the poor, several kinds of sacrifices, the
cult of fire, et cetera.

Zarathustra also warned the people that there would be a Last
Judgment. At the end of times, angels were to lead all men and women
across a narrow bridge, where they would be judged by Spenta Manyu
(which is described as a beautiful maiden); the friends of The Lie
would fall into a large chasm of fire called Worst Existence, but the
followers of Zarathustra were to reach Paradise, which goes under the
name of House of Best Purpose.

It is impossible to establish how much of this is original.
Zarathustra says in the Gâthâ's that the innovative aspect was the
demand for social reform, which brought the prophet into conflict
with representants of the established cult, the priests of the god
Mithra and the goddess Anahita. What strikes us is the radical
dualism; Zarathustra demands that the pious choose for the good and
against evil, and promises that they will be rewarded at the Last
Judgment (text...).
Angra Mainyu, demons and gods
The Gâthâ's are only a small part of the Avesta, and it is possible
to distinguish (on linguistic grounds) between old and young texts.
The most important innovation by Zarathustra's disciples is the
personalization of evil. According to Zarathustra, the enemy of the
divine order had been The Lie, an abstract concept. There are several
texts, written in the same language as the Gâthâ's, which give evil
its name: Angra Mainyu, 'the hostile spirit'. He is described as the
leader of the demons.

It may be doubted whether Angra Mainyu has ever figured in
Zarathustra's own thoughts. The fact that he does not mention this
demon in the Gâthâ's is significant; there are seventeen Gâthâ's and
they are of a considerable length, so it may be argued that
Zarathustra had sufficient opportunity to mention Ahuramazda's
opponent. Instead, he speaks consistently of The Lie.

On the other hand, the name Angra Mainyu is very old. It is,
therefore, either a very early innovation, or it was a very common
name which Zarathustra sought to replace by the more abstract concept
of The Lie, which implied a greater personal responsibility. However
this may be, it seems certain that the name of the hostile spirit was
not very important to Zarathustra.
Another important question is whether Zarathustra was a monotheist.
In the Gâthâ's, he gives special attention to Ahuramazda and almost
ignores all the other gods. They figure in other Avestan hymns, the
Yashts, which are dedicated to lower deities. The Zoroastrian
tradition is univocal that the Yashts were composed by Zarathustra,
which would make him a polytheist. European scholars, however, have
argued that the Yashts were not written by the prophet himself,
because they are written in the language that is also known from the
cuneiform texts of the Achaemenid empire written between 521 and 331
BCE. However this may be, it is certain that under the Achaemenid
empire, Zoroastrianism was polytheistic.
Zarathustra (Greek Zoroaster): legendary religious teacher from
Bactria, founder of Zoroastrianism.
Hardly anything is known about Zarathustra's life. For example, it is
uncertain when he lived. The ancient Greeks speculated that he lived
six thousand years before the philosopher Plato and several scholars
have argued for a date at the beginning of the sixth century BCE.
Other scholars accept that Zarathustra is the author of the Gâthâ's
(a part of the holy book of the Zoroastrians, the Avesta), which they
date, on linguistic grounds, in the fourteenth or thirteenth century
BCE.
It is also unclear where Zarathustra was born and where he spent the
first half of his life. Every tribe that converted to Zoroastrianism
made up legends about the prophet's life, and nearly all of them
claimed that the great teacher was "one of them". On linguistic
grounds, we may argue that author of the Gâthâ's belonged to a tribe
that lived in the eastern part of Iran, in Afghanistan or
Turkmenistan. This fits neatly with a tradition that connects
Zarathustra with the ancient country named Bactria and a cypress at
Kâshmar (below), but it hardly proves Zarathustra's Bactrian origins.

The Gâthâ's are not a great help either. They contain some personal
information, but are hardly the stuff that biographies are made of.
The Denkard, a late Avestic text, contains a summary of an older
biography. It contains many legends and the reliability seems not
very great. The following reconstruction of Zarathustra's life is,
therefore, not to be taken as the very truth.
Zarathustra was born in Bactria (or Aria) as the son of a not very
powerful nobleman named Purushaspa and a woman named Dughdhova.
Zarathustra was the third of five brothers. He became a priest and
seems to have showed a remarkable care for humans and cattle. The
family is often called Spitama, which is a honorary title
meaning 'most beneficient', but was later taken for a family name.

Zarathustra's life changed when the god Ahuramazda granted him a
vision. A spirit named Good Thought appeared and ordered Zarathustra
to oppose the bloody sacrifices of the traditional Iranian cults and
to give aid to the poor. In one of his own compositions, Zarathustra
says:
Thee I conceived as holy, O Ahuramazda, when thy Good Thought
appeared to me and asked me: 'Who art thou? And whose is thine
allegiance?' [...] Then I answered: 'Zarathustra am I; to the false
believers a forthright enemy, but to the righteous a mighty help and
joy. [...] Thee I conceived as holy, O Ahuramazda, when thy Good
Thought appeared to me. [...] A difficult thing it seemed to me, to
spread thy faith among men, to do that which Thou didst say was best.
[Yasna 43.4]

Zarathustra started to preach that there was a supreme god, the "wise
lord" Ahuramazda, who had created the world, mankind and all good
things in it through his holy spirit, Spenta Mainyu. The rest of the
universe was created by six other spirits, the Amesha Spentas ('holy
immortals'). However, the order of this sevenfold creation was
threatened by The Lie; good and evil spirits were fighting and
mankind had to support the good spirits in order to speed up the
inevitable victory of the good.

A remarkable aspect of Zarathustra's teaching is that he employs
special words to describe the demons. Their names are remarkably
similar to words from the Indian Rigveda. Now it is reasonably
certain that the language of the Rigveda was spoken in eastern Iran
at some stage in the history of the second millennium BCE. We may
assume that Zarathustra opposed the old religion, which was to
flourish in the Punjab.

It was the duty of the believer to side with Ahuramazda, which was
possible by avoiding lies, supporting the poor, several kinds of
sacrifices, the cult of fire, et cetera. Zarathustra warned the
people that there would be a Last Judgment, where the friends of The
Lie were to be condemned to Hell and the pious allowed to enter
Heaven (text).
This new teaching caused a conflict between Zarathustra and the
priests of the god Mithra.
The Enemy has ever fought with me [...] he is most powerful. [...] O
Ahuramazda, aid me; obtain for me with thy Good Thoughts his defeat.
[Yasna 39]

There seem to have been some fights, and Zarathustra was forced to
leave his country. Not even his family wanted to assist him.
To what land to turn? Whither shall I go? Kinsman and friend turn
from me; none is found, to conciliate, to give to me; still less the
false-believing chiefs of the land. This I know, Ahuramazda, why I am
powerless: because my flocks are diminished and my followers are few.
Therefore I cry to Thee: Lord, look upon it.
[Yasna 46.1-2]

Finally, Zarathustra obtained asylum from a king named Hystaspes; he
may have ruled in Chorasmia or Aria. At his court, the prophet
debated with the priests of Mithra; on an official gathering, they
discussed thirty three questions, and Zarathustra's opinions
prevailed. According to legend, the cypress at Kâshmar (in northeast
Iran) commemorates this event (or another important event). The
Denkard tells more about this event (text).Many noblemen followed the
example of Hystaspes to convert to Zarathustra's new religion. From
now on, Zarathustra lived at the court of Hystaspes, until he was
killed at the age of seventy-seven by invading nomads. Some locate
his death at Bactra (Balkh, near modern Mazâr-e Sharîf) in
Afghanistan.

Zarathustra's teachings are strongly dualistic. The believer has to
make a choice between good and evil. Zoroastrianism was one of first
world religions to make ethical demands on the believers.

Zarathustra was not the inventor of monotheism, although several
European scholars have thought so. More information can be found here.

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The Anti-Creation Science Museum on Santa Rosa Island

The Anti-Creation Science Museum on Santa Rosa Island

"From California to Florida, a string of Creation "Science" museums
are springing up across the country as part of the Christian Right's
attempt to rewrite the past and make it conform to the Bible.

Just after the God of Abraham made the dinosaurs, he maketh the
Mammoth and putteth His first elephant almost everywhere. But, just
before He maketh the first monkey, He thought to Himself; "What a
darn shame no Mammoth live on an island."

After deducing there would not be enough grazing land, He taketh out
his Magic Wand, and shrinketh His beloved Mammoth, then put a pair of
them on Santa Rosa Island. Why did He choose this island, and no
other?

"Did You Know?

The Channel Islands are often called the "North American Galapagos"
because they are home to over 150 endemic or unique species. "

According to Christian Creation Scientists, God maketh the world and
all the creatures in it ten thousand years ago. To drive home their
point, mostly Protestant, Evangelical, Christians have established
Creation Science Museums across America. I do not know if the
Catholic Church has gotten aboard this new craze to wipe out all
doubters in American via the Republican Party, but, let me tell you
how the One Catholic God made two religions via my Huguenot
ancestors.

First He maketh a controversy over Two Communions and before you know
it, the Pope's Army is torturing and murdering the Huguenots,
chopping off limbs and spilling their guts all over the place. In
France, 50,000 were slain. Two million Huguenots fled to other parts
of the world and founded one of the first cities in America. If God
had not maketh two religions, then more then likely there would be no
Creation Science Museums, as Catholics were content with their theory
the Virgin Mary gave birth to God Himself, and in His wisdom God
maketh a Pope to rule over mankind in His stead. Perhaps God has gone
off somewhere to maketh another planet – with another punnishing
flood because Man is not content to be a happly little mud pie in
sheep's clothing and is forever wanting a wicked and creative will of
his own? Thank God for Creation Science for now Man not maketh
Science, or anything but Holy War, as God intended.

The question I put forth, did the Mother of God maketh Santa Rosa
Island, and the Pygmy Mammoth, so that one day there might be proof
the Protestants and Evangelicals are full of mammoth shit, and the
One God of the Protestants has shrunk their brains down to the size
of peanut?

In the article below, Chris Hodges gives the best reason why Bush and
his Evangelical Crusaders do not want to pull out of Iraq. These Nuts
have gotten all Americans fighting Creation Science Warfare where
their God bid them to defy reality at every turn because God can not
loose. It's scientifically imposible!

"The movement desperately needs the imprint of science to legitimize
itself. It achieves this imprint by discrediting real science and
claiming creationist science as true science. All attempts to argue
the creationists out of their mythical belief, to persuade them with
logic, evidence, scientific inquiry and fact, will fail. They have
created a "fundamentalist science." They know they cannot return to
the pre-Darwinian innocence that let them believe the Bible alone was
enough. They need, in the midst of their flight from reality, to
reassure their followers that science, science not contaminated by
secular humanists and nonbelievers, is on their side. In this they
are a distinctly modern movement.

Jon Presco

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/

http://rougeknights.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html

http://www.nps.gov/chis/historyculture/pygmymammoth.htm

www.csama.org/
: www.bvcsm.com/

www.teachinghearts.org/dre09creationnotes.html

http://www.ronaldbrucemeyer.com/rants/0824almanac.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot

Within less than 20,000 years, natural selection favored smaller-
sized mammoths that stood less than 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder,
less than half the height of their mainland ancestor. Thus, the small
mammoths became a new species, the Channel Islands pygmy mammoth.
The pygmy mammoth is an extinct member of an ancient and unique group
of mammals collectively known as probiscideans. This name comes from
the Greek word probiscis and refers to the large or extended noses.
While the fossil history of this group spans over 55 million years
and more than 160 different species, today's elephants are the last
survivors of this widespread group of animals.

Extinction

After 200,000 years as one of Earth's most dominant species,
mammoths, which once thrived across Europe, Asia and North American,
became extinct nearly 10,000 years ago. The extinction of the
mammoths was also part of the much wider phenomenon of disappearance
of the world's larger mammals, which started about 40,000 years ago
and reached its peak between 12,000 and 10,000 years ago. Just what
caused the demise of this Pleistocene megafauna is still unknown:
nearly 30 years of research and testing has not yet provided an
answer that is universally convincing.
Special IslandsMammoth finds are by no means rare. Complete skeletons
to cave paintings have been discovered on four continents in a wide
variety of locations: an engraving of a mammoth on mammoth ivory
found in a rock shelter southwestern France; a preserved frozen
carcass of a baby male mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia; a
sinkhole with more than 100 mammoth remains in Hot Springs, South
Dakota; and, of course, our own mammoth find right here in our
backyard, within Channel Islands National Park – the discovery of the
world's first virtually complete pygmy mammoth skeleton in 1994.

The slaughter in Paris lasted until 17 September, but spread to the
provinces, where it continued until 3 October. Admiral Coligny was
among the dead. In all of France about 50,000 were slain — more than
twice as many people killed over religion in 40 days, as French
revolutionaries killed over politics in three years!

When news of this holocaust of French Protestants reached the world,
Catherine de' Medici received the congratulations of all the Catholic
powers, and Pope Gregory XIII ordered bonfires lighted and the
singing of the Te Deum. Indeed, the Pope's joy was so great that he
commanded a gold medal to be minted, with the inscription, "Slaughter
[strages] of the Huguenots." He then had Giorgio Vasari paint
pictures in the Vatican of "the glorious triumph over a perfidious
race."

Creation "Science" Is the Christian Right's Trojan Horse Against
Reason
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Posted March 28, 2007.

From California to Florida, a string of Creation "Science" museums
are springing up across the country as part of the Christian Right's
attempt to rewrite the past and make it conform to the Bible.
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In the middle of the lobby of the 50,000-square-foot Creation Museum
in Petersburg, Ky., a 20-foot waterfall tumbles. Two life-size
figures of children with long black hair and in buckskin clothes play
in the stream a few feet from two towering Tyrannosaurus Rex models
that can move and roar. The museum, which cost $25 million to build
and has a sea of black asphalt parking lots for school buses, has a
scale model of Noah's ark that shows how Noah solved the problem of
fitting dinosaurs into the three levels of the vessel--he loaded only
baby dinosaurs. And on the wooden model, infant dinosaurs cavort with
horses, giraffes, hippopotamuses, penguins and bears. There is an
elaborate display of the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve, naked
but strategically positioned so as not to display breasts or
genitals, swim in a river as giant dinosaurs and lizards roam the
banks.

Before Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise, museum visitors are
told, all of the dinosaurs were peaceable plant-eaters. The evidence
is found in Genesis 1:30, where God gives "green herb" to every
creature to eat. There were no predators. T-Rex had such big teeth,
the museum explains, so it could open coconuts. Only after Adam and
Eve sinned and were cast out of paradise did the dinosaurs start to
eat flesh. And Adam's sin is a key component of the belief system,
for in the eyes of many creationists, in order for Jesus' death to be
meaningful it had to atone for Adam's first sin.

The museum has a theater equipped with seats that shake and gadgets
that spray mist at the audience as the story of God's six-day
creation of the world unfolds on the screen and the sound system
rocks the auditorium. There are 30-foot-high walls that represent the
cliffs of the Grand Canyon, floors that resemble rocks embedded with
fossils, and rooms where a "Christian" paleontologist counters the
claims of an "evolutionist" paleontologist. It has the appearance of
a real science museum, complete with a planetarium, a gift shop and
plaques on the wall with quotes from creationist "scientists" who
have the title doctor conspicuously before their names. It has
charts, timelines and graphs with facts and figures. It is meant to
be interactive, to create, like Universal Studios, a contrived
reality with an array of costly animatronic men and women as well as
moving dinosaurs.

The danger of creationism is that, like the pseudo-science of Nazi
eugenics, it allows facts to be accepted or discarded according to
the dictates of a preordained ideology. Creationism removes the
follower from the rational, reality-based world. Signs, miracles and
wonders occur not only in the daily life of Christians but in
history, science, medicine and logic. The belief system becomes the
basis to understand the world. Random facts and data are collected
and made to fit into this belief system or discarded. When facts are
treated as if they were opinions, when there is no universal standard
to determine truth, in law, in science, in scholarship, or in the
reporting of the events of the day, the world becomes a place where
people can believe what they want to believe, where there is no
possibility of reaching any conclusion not predetermined by those who
interpret the official, divinely inspired text. This is the goal of
creationists.

Other creationist museums are going up in Arkansas, Texas,
California, Tennessee and Florida. Museums are part of a massive push
to teach creationism in schools, part of a vast Christian publishing
and filmmaking industry that seeks to rewrite the past and make it
conform to the Bible. The front lines of the culture wars are the
classrooms. The battle is one we are slowly losing. Twenty states are
considering changing the way evolution is taught in order to include
creationism or intelligent design. Only 13 percent of Americans in a
2004 Gallup poll, when asked for their views on human origins, said
life arose from the strictly natural process of evolution. More than
38 percent said they believed God guided evolution, and 45 percent
said the Genesis account of creation was a true story.2 Courses on
intelligent design have been taught at Minnesota, Georgia, New Mexico
and Iowa State universities, along with Wake Forest and Carnegie
Mellon, not to mention Christian universities that teach all science
through the prism of the Bible.

The museum is an illustration of the movement's marriage of primitive
and intolerant beliefs with the modern tools of technology, mass
communication, sophisticated fundraising and political organization.
Totalitarian systems usually start as propagandistic movements that
ostensibly teach people to "believe what they want." This is a ruse.
This primacy of personal opinion, regardless of facts, destabilizes
and destroys the primacy of all facts. This process leads inevitably
to the big lie. Facts are useful only if they bolster the message.
The use of mass-marketing techniques to persuade and convince, rather
than brainwash, has led tens of millions of followers to accept the
toxic totalitarian line by tricking them into believing it's their
own. Ironically, at the outset the movement seemingly encourages
people to think "independently" or "courageously."

At first all have, in the totalitarian belief system, a right to an
opinion, or, in short, a right to believe anything. Soon, under the
iron control of an empowered totalitarian movement, facts become
worthless, kept or discarded according to an ideological litmus test.
And once these movements achieve power, facts are ruthlessly
manipulated or kept hidden to support the lie. Creationism is not
about offering an alternative. Its goal is the destruction of the
core values of the open society--the ability to think for oneself, to
draw independent conclusions, to express dissent when judgment and
common sense tell you something is wrong, to be self-critical, to
challenge authority, to advocate for change and to accept that there
are other views, different ways of being, that are morally and
socially acceptable. We are beginning to see the growing intolerance
that comes with the empowerment of these ideologues. There is a bill
in the Texas Legislature to strip all mention of evolution from Texas
school textbooks and institute mandatory Bible classes for all
students. This is just the start.

And yet, coming from the modern age, these Christo-fascists cannot
discount science. They employ jargon, methods and data that appear to
be science, to make an argument for creationism. They have created
parallel research and scholarly institutions. They pump out articles
in self-published journals to provide "evidence" that homosexuals can
be cured, that global warming is a myth, that abortion can cause
breast cancer, that something they call "post-abortion syndrome"
leads to deep depression and suicide and that abstinence-only
education is an effective form of birth control. This pseudo-science
has seeped into the public debate. It is disseminated by nervous and
timid media anxious to give both sides in every argument. Those who
have contempt for facts and truth, for honest research and inquiry,
are given the same platform by the press as those who deal in a world
of reality, fact and rationality.

The movement desperately needs the imprint of science to legitimize
itself. It achieves this imprint by discrediting real science and
claiming creationist science as true science. All attempts to argue
the creationists out of their mythical belief, to persuade them with
logic, evidence, scientific inquiry and fact, will fail. They have
created a "fundamentalist science." They know they cannot return to
the pre-Darwinian innocence that let them believe the Bible alone was
enough. They need, in the midst of their flight from reality, to
reassure their followers that science, science not contaminated by
secular humanists and nonbelievers, is on their side. In this they
are a distinctly modern movement.

They seek the imprint of science and scholarship to legitimize myth.
This is a characteristic they share with all modern totalitarian
movements, which co-opt the disciplines of law, science, medicine and
scholarship to give a modern veneer to their primitive and
superstitious belief systems, systems that allow the rulers to
dictate reality and truth. The "paraprofessional" organizations
formed by the Christian right, organizations of teachers,
journalists, doctors, lawyers and scientists, mimic the activities of
real professional groups. They seek to challenge the legitimacy and
the power of the traditional organizations. The duplication of the
structures and methods employed by the non-totalitarian world, the
use of pseudo-science to dress up fantasy, is slowly undermining our
legitimate scientific and educational institutions. It is destroying
the foundations of our open society. It is ushering us into a world
where lies are true.

Tagged as: science, christian right
Chris Hedges is the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York
Times and the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.
Within less than 20,000 years, natural selection favored smaller-
sized mammoths that stood less than 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder,
less than half the height of their mainland ancestor. Thus, the small
mammoths became a new species, the Channel Islands pygmy mammoth.
The pygmy mammoth is an extinct member of an ancient and unique group
of mammals collectively known as probiscideans. This name comes from
the Greek word probiscis and refers to the large or extended noses.
While the fossil history of this group spans over 55 million years
and more than 160 different species, today's elephants are the last
survivors of this widespread group of animals.

ExtinctionAfter 200,000 years as one of Earth's most dominant
species, mammoths, which once thrived across Europe, Asia and North
American, became extinct nearly 10,000 years ago. The extinction of
the mammoths was also part of the much wider phenomenon of
disappearance of the world's larger mammals, which started about
40,000 years ago and reached its peak between 12,000 and 10,000 years
ago. Just what caused the demise of this Pleistocene megafauna is
still unknown: nearly 30 years of research and testing has not yet
provided an answer that is universally convincing.

Special IslandsMammoth finds are by no means rare. Complete skeletons
to cave paintings have been discovered on four continents in a wide
variety of locations: an engraving of a mammoth on mammoth ivory
found in a rock shelter southwestern France; a preserved frozen
carcass of a baby male mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia; a
sinkhole with more than 100 mammoth remains in Hot Springs, South
Dakota; and, of course, our own mammoth find right here in our
backyard, within Channel Islands National Park – the discovery of the
world's first virtually complete pygmy mammoth skeleton in 1994.

The slaughter in Paris lasted until 17 September, but spread to the
provinces, where it continued until 3 October. Admiral Coligny was
among the dead. In all of France about 50,000 were slain — more than
twice as many people killed over religion in 40 days, as French
revolutionaries killed over politics in three years!

When news of this holocaust of French Protestants reached the world,
Catherine de' Medici received the congratulations of all the Catholic
powers, and Pope Gregory XIII ordered bonfires lighted and the
singing of the Te Deum. Indeed, the Pope's joy was so great that he
commanded a gold medal to be minted, with the inscription, "Slaughter
[strages] of the Huguenots." He then had Giorgio Vasari paint
pictures in the Vatican of "the glorious triumph over a perfidious
race."

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