Friday, August 27, 2021

Autumn Equinox 2021 - Full Harvest Moon

"Moon-Venus-Mars Trifecta"

Last night, during the early morning hours of August 26, I went for a late hike. I was very behind on my sleep, so I slept several hours early, and I left for several hours to hike. I observed what I call the "Moon-Venus-Mars Trifecta." All three were in a perfectly straight line from left to right: Moon, Venus, and Mars. This may be much more relevant to me here for a couple of reasons. First, in this mountain oasis amid vast urbanization, the number of stars and planets which are visible on a clear night is limited. We're lucky to see what we can see here! In this particular location between the San Francisco Bay and some mountains forming a little valley, the Moon and Venus are very visible on a clear night, and Mars tags behind a bit. Other times it can be left to right--for example--Venus, Moon, and Mars.... or really any combination.

Last night the Moon still had that almost-full look to it, so to see them in a straight line, close, and equally distanced apart was special. I suppose absolute perfection would be Venus, Full Moon, and Mars with the same straight line, close proximity, and equally distanced. Other conditions are special, such as a triangle or a wider straight line across the sky. As I have stated before, now I have taken to associate--only for myself--my mother as the Moon, my sister as Venus, and my ex-fiance as Mars. Mars of course symbolizes "war" and male energy, but since all three have passed on and that concept suits some aspects of her personality, I make the association. The Moon does symbolize "the Mother" and Venus symbolizes love and feminine energy.

To see them up there, it was like all three were sending me a message that they're keeping watch over me, and of course being amid the darkness, trees, and brush of the trail... it only enhanced that feeling. Also, they could be a perfect Triple-Goddes: My mother Janet as the Crone, my ex-fiance Rachel as the Mother, and my sister Katherine as the maiden as she was so young when she passed. Personality-wise, Rachel would be a much better fit as the Crone with her temper and occasional brooding. Needless to say, in a perfect world for me, all three would still be here; along with cousins who would never be born. My misfortune. At one point, in the direction of a particularly dark area of the canyon, coyote howls started up! It's hard to say how many that it sounded like, although it could have been only a half dozen. I'm only sorry that I couldn't just stay out there longer, but I had to get more sleep.



"Technocrat Vera MacKenzie"

Yesterday, upon visiting a columbarium, I noticed again the location for the remains of a woman defined as "Technocrat Vera MacKenzie" who passed away in 1944. The name "Technocracy, Inc." was at the bottom of it. The technocracy movement as been around since the 19th century. It's similar to other "-isms and -acies" in that it can be used for both the common good or evil, and defended tooth-and-nail by many. In other words, another undefined thing that the super wealthy planned out for us without our approval. "A better world through science," even though "science" is presented as just one thing. Just like Democracy, Religion, Capitalism, Socialism, Anarchism, Republicanism, Humanism, eugenics, etc., there are vastly different types within each!

Is "science" when a fossil and artifact is discovered which absolutely does-not-fit established theories and would destroy careers and halt funding... that it's packed away in cold storage... or sometimes just goes missing!? It is supposed to be defined as Scientific Method, but it doesn't always work out that way when someone's idea of an "improper conclusion" results from that established method. Just like Capitalism or Socialism, Technocracy theoretically could be fashioned in such a way as to be a great aid to humanity. I'm guessing that this woman would be of the mindset of the early benevolent thinking. However, all we get is Agenda 30, "corporate humanism," Globalism, "billionaires unions," unelected bureaucrats, lobbying from the highest bidders, and so many other things that are each massive in scope. What was discovered from the MK Ultra program of the CIA doesn't in any way show any path to a world utopia, but simply control by the few.

Technocracy movement

Technocracy, Inc.

The Minds of Men | Official Documentary by Aaron & Melissa Dykes


'Ant Anstead sweeps Renée Zellweger off her feet for romantic kiss' (By Eileen Reslen - - August 23, 2021)

This here isn't the article, but she is really a charming lil gal. There are a few more photos in the above link. This is actually rare among particularly famous people. Most are just wierdos who thrive on being that. This really looks like genuine love. Too bad they didn't meet twenty years ago. Neat couple.


Matt Flavel on The Patrick Ryan Show (2021)

Aug 25, 2021

Asatru Folk Assembly

AFA Alsherjargothi interviewed after the founding of Baldrshof in Murdock, MN January 2021.


Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (with lyrics)

162,844,283 views - Dec 24, 2010

Zoe Tsolaki

Guys, I know this isn't the original album cover, but I think it's an amazing picture, and I believe it represents Pink Floyd's legacy and success throughout these years.

This song was posted as a tribute to Syd Barrett.


'Wish You Were Here' lyrics

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skys from pain.
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
Your heros for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.




Dodge Challenger R/T "Muscle Car"

There's nothing like a red-orange Dodge Challenger with two black stripes down across the top and all-black rims and general accessories. There's that particular deep red-orange color, but also the deep medium blue is nice. This is the one automobile in which I think the modern version looks better than the classic 1970 Dodge Challenger convertable... which is saying a lot. The original Chrystler model was available from 1970 to 1974, the second incarnation under Mitsubishi from 1978 to 1983, before returning with Chrystler in 2008.

Dodge Challenger (Wikipedia)







The 1970 Dodge Challenger convertable

In the same league as a 57 Chevy Bel Air or 67 Ford Mustang.




The danger that is never spoken of...

Yesterday after having two fillings replaced at my dentist's office, I tried eating at least something in the form of a few almonds and small celery sticks. At one point I bit my lip slightly without even noticing or feeling it at all. I can really see how someone could truly tear up their lip in this manner! The simple truth is: NEVER EAT ANYTHING AFTER YOU HAVE HAD NOVOCAINE AND YOUR MOUTH IS STILL NUMB! Never as in literally never never! It's not worth even tempting a terrible accident. Only liquid through a straw if necessary. I remember in the movie 'North Dallas Forty' where the issue of a player being given a shot to numb pain in his injured knee, and how he could tear up his knee simply by not feeling what's going on there!




TV roundup

Creature Features (TV20 in northern California; Saturdays; check your local cable channels)

Reasonable Doubt (Investigation Discovery; Mondays; investigating possible innocent people in prison)

American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX; Wednesdays)

American Justice (A&E; Fridays; this classic cable program goes back to the 80's with Bill Kurtis)

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E; Thursdays)

Deadly Women (Investigatin Discovery; Thursdays)

Monsters and Mysteries in America (Travel Channel; Mondays)

Neighborhood Wars (A&E; Wednesdays; crazy neighbor videos)

Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery; Thursdays; murders in rural America)

Ancient Aliens (History Channel; Fridays)


Ghost Adventures is starting another season on the Travel Channel, and Court Cam (crazy videos taken inside of courtrooms) on A&E, are on very frequently on many nights and I catch a few episodes.


Autumn Equinox

Occurs from Tuesday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 29





Killing Me Softly With His Song | Roberta Flack | Lyrics ☾☀
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Megan Smith
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Released | January 21st, 1973
Album | Killing Me Softly






Full Harvest Moon 2021

The Full Harvest Moon will occur on the evening of Monday, September 20 and the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 21.

The start of the Autumn Equinox and the Full Harvest Moon coincide after midnight on Tuesday, September 21. That's a truly special occurence!




Battle of Lexington

Patriot's Day - The somewhat forgotten American holiday

April 19, 2021

Patriots Day is an annual event, formalized as several state holidays, commemorating the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Menotomy, some of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday occurs on the third Monday of April each year, with celebrations including battle reenactments and the Boston Marathon.

Observed by Massachusetts, Main, Wisconsin, Connecticut (since 2018), North Dakota (since 2019), and encouraged in Florida.

Bunker Hill Day
Evacuation Day (Massachusetts)
Minor American Revolution holidays



Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Official Video)
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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Interesting family marriage link to Romansh from Graubünden

Albula Alps

I discovered that my grandmother had a cousin who emigrated from Lombardia and settled in northern Wisconsin, where she married a man whose surname was Manni. When hearing of this in the past, or reading it on some family biography or obituary, nothing in particular registered with me. Manni is an Italian surname. After poking and prodding around recently, partly to examine where the Manni family originated, I found out that they were not from say Lombardia or the Veneto as expected... but were from Switzerland! My very next thought was TICINO! That would have been a very curious connection since the Swiss Italians are historically Lombard in culture and language, and especially the more particular Alpine cultural aspect of it. Of course, the migration of Ticinese were a California phenomenon, not at all what one would expect in Wisconsin.

Well, as it turns out, the Manni's were Romansh! The Romansh were an ancient people who clearly have a linguistic connection to Latin/Roman and historical Rhaetia. Sandwiched between Swiss and Austrian Germans to the north, and Lombardo-Venetians to the south, their particular identity has been marginalized and they've lost ancestral territory and sovereignty over the centuries. Actually the Romansh in Albula are surrounded by German speaking communities, so there's a slight geographical disconnect between the Romansh and Lombard speaking areas (they do connect on the northern Ticino border to the east). Jim Caviezel is one very famous American who is half Romansh and half Irish. The Manni family was from the Albula District or Albula Alps of Graubünden, with links to the Maloja District as well. I really don't know anything about this particular family of whom I share an affinity, but from sifting around their family tree I noticed that they have the coolest names! Men named Ivan, Jacob, and Emil; women named Veronika, Mimi, Naoma, and Sabina; surnames like Manni, Accola, and Bandli. My immigrant ancestors were more like Basilio, Santo, Bertillo, Giovanna, Coronata, and Theresa; with surnames like Calvetti, Brunelli, Fornoni, and Bellicini.


Engadin Valley
In Romansh, the surname Accola means "Neighbor," and they were something like neighbors back in the Alps; neighboring cultures so to speak. Of course, they were also neighbors in northern Wisconsin. Accola also means "tenant farmers" or a reference to a farming community. The 81 mile long Engadin Valley runs through these districts. Emgadin comes from the Romansh "Engiadina." The Romansh toponym Engiadina was first attested as Latin vallis Eniatina in AD 930. A derivation from the reconstructed ethnonym *Eniates (with a Celtic suffix -ates denoting "settlers, inhabitants", as in Licates or Atrebates) has been suggested, with the first part of the ethnonym in turn containing the name of the En [Aenus (Enus)]. By that derivation the name would mean lit. "Valley of the Inn people."

Rhaetian Railways snaking through the Albula and Bernina Alps
It's fun to have a family affinity to Graubünden; a pleasant surprise! I prefer the name Graubünden to Grisons; although it's named Grischun in Romansh, Grisun in Lombard, and Grigioni in Italian. Romansh is a Romance language originating from ancient Latin, just like Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Rumanian. The Lombard language, as well as the other languages and dialects of the Italian peninsula are all of a Romance linguistic origin; although a Lombard or Romansh speaker would not be able to communicate with say a Portuguese speaker any more than an English speaker could communicate with a German speaker even though they're both part of the Germanic branch of Indo-European... in all cases assuming that this was their only language. In fact, the three Alpine-Italian languages of Romansh, Ladin, and Friulan are considered to be Romance languages; they distinctly are not Italian or Lombard. In the above link in this paragraph, there's an good audio example of spoken Romansh. Friulan is related to Slavic, as many Slavs were invited into Friuli during the Middle Ages to replace the population decimated from the Black Death.




The Manni family and related clans were from the third (L-R) of the four Romansh areas above

The Albula Alps of Graubünden

The Great Alps,

Its massive mountains and valleys,

Its majestic peaks,

Its mighty forests, rivers, and lakes,

The land that shaped us!


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Raccoon breeding populations now present in Lombardia

'The masked invader strikes again: the conquest of Italy by the Northern raccoon'

Hystrix: The Italian Journal of Mammalogy - vol. 26 - January 2015

The Northern raccoon Procyon lotor is a species native to North and Central America, but alien populations have established in Europe, several Caribbean islands, and Japan, being introduced for fur farming, hunting, or as pets/attraction in animal parks. In the introduced range, raccoons may impact on breeding birds and amphibians, exert crop damages and transmit pathologies to wild species and humans. The species has been introduced also in Italy, where the only known reproductive population is observed since 2004 in Lombardy, along the Adda river.





Slowly but surely, the North American raccoon is literally spreading across the planet. First introduced into Germany, Japan, and Cacucus during the last century, they are quick to adapt and reproduce. Their habitat is typically northern moderate, but they're native to tropical Mexico and Central America as well. Alaska and northern Canada are too harsh. However, their potential to inhabit territories far and wide exists. In Japan, they have done much damage to ancient temples by sheltering up within the the area around the rafters (urinating for example). The love affair with the raccoon in Japan seems to have ended, as the government is trying to eradicate them. In Europe, they started out in Germany, and have spread heavily into Denmark and Switzerland, and also into France and central Europe, and now into Lombardy.

In Europe, raccoons don't seem to be any more of a nuisance than in North America. Since they have working hands, including opposable thumbs, they can open garbage cans to get at leftover food. There is insufficient data on the Alpine region of Lombardy (Sondrio for example), so it would seem likely that they are there as well. It is known that there are breeding populations in south-central Lombardy. The following link actually has some expanded information, including two good maps; one of Italy and Switzerand, and one of Lombardy: The Italian/Swiss map clearly shows the considerable extent to which raccoons have inhabited that country, and in turn the potential for the same thing to happen in Italy. An entirely separate breeding population of Raccoons has even taken root in Belarus.

I'm not suggesting that this is something good. Invasive species can cause lots of problems. We have seen the damage done by giant rodents from South America--called nutria--have done in states like Louisiana. Another example are the farm factory pigs which sometimes escape into the wild and breed with with wild boars (an invasive species) of which they descended from before genetic modification. The offspring quickly regain their old DNA and become hairy with tusks again, while becoming even bigger. Some can be up to seven or eight hundred pounds! One "monster pig" was shot in Alabama in 2007; 9 feet 4 inches, and 1,051 pounds. Then of course there are the killer bees from the African bees who escaped in the 1950s and cross-breeding with local Brazilian honey bees, and they migrated to the United States years ago.

So what does invasion of raccoons mean to Lombardy? It would seem highly likely that they will increase rapidly because of the ideal climate and environment there.


Monday, August 16, 2021

The Tarot: The name originally came from the Brescian "Tarocho" - Part III

Cards from the Pierpont Morgan Bergamo deck

Final thoughts

Apparently the Tarot came into Europe via Marduk, Egypt (Egypt, the Levant, and Hejaz), and the first European records of them were in Milan, Ferrara, Florence, and Bologna. With such an obscure origin, they may be a remnant of the old mystery schools which stretched from ancient western Europe (Druids?) to Greece to Egypt to India to China at one point. Also, it was very dicey with the Medieval power of the Church, and the Islamic world looming so large. The old knowledge and teachings of Hermeticism and similar ancient traditions were already present when Christian and Muslim despots arrived on the world stage as societies transitioned from native paganism to Abrahamic systems (the Middle East had been largely Indo-European with spiritual systems such as Zoroastrianism).

Queen Theodelinda fresco at Monza

Where the Tarot may have fit in within the ancient wisdom... I'm sure someone from some level of initiation knows. It's very curious that the modern incarnation of Tarot got its name from Brescia. The artisans of Brescia--whether producing fine clothing, luxurious silk accessories, leather products, brilliant weaponry, the finest textiles, etc--were second to none. They exported their crafts to the Near East during that time period, and perhaps that's how the Tarot came in. Brescia was then part of the Venetian Republic, and Venetian ships exported the goods overseas.

The middle card in the image above looks much like depictions of the Lombard Queen Theodelinda, and perhaps the figure on horseback as well. Compare those images to the example of the art depiction of Theodelinda on the left, from the Cathedral she had constructed at Monza, Lombardia. What other monarchical figure in Lombardia appeared like that... blonde.. monarchical.. so grand? Clearly someone important, a queen. I can't think of too many others. Was there a Queen Theodelinda card(s) on the Pierpont Morgan Bergamo deck? She ruled some seven centuries earlier.

Milanese tarocchi, c. 1500

A terrific head of state, Theodelinda could very well have been declared a Catholic saint. The Pierpont Morgan Bergamo card image would be very consistent with her artistic portrayals, downplaying her beauty, and depicting her as merely stately. Early historians had clearly described her as tall and beautiful, and she was later depicted as somewhat shorter as well. I guess it wasn't acceptable to show a woman as beautiful and physically imposing, especially if she was such a great head of state. Things were very touch-and-go when she took over alone as Queen of the Langobards. She was extremely loved by her people, and proceeded to patch things up with the Vatican and other surrounding states, pragmatically codified laws, defined the culture, and was a great patron of the arts. One of the great underappreciated female rulers in world history; one of the great underappreciated heads of state, period!


Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Tarot: The name originally came from the Brescian "Tarocho" - Part II

Arms for the Visconti-Sforza family

Trionfi (cards)

Trionfi (Italian: 'triumphs') are 15th-century Italian playing cards with allegorical content related to those used in tarocchi games. The general English expression "trump card" and the German "trumpfen" (in card games) have developed from the Italian "Trionfi". Most cards feature the personification of a place or abstraction.




Many of the motifs found in trionfi are found in trionfo, theatrical processions that were popular in the Italian Renaissance. The Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, once owned by the ducal House of Este, contains many murals depicting these floats. Petrarch wrote a poem called I Trionfi which may have served as inspiration.

The earliest known use of the name "Trionfi" in relation to cards can be dated to 16 September 1440 in the records of a Florentine notary, Giusto Giusti. He recorded a transaction where he transferred two expensive personalized decks to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.

In a letter from 11 November 1449, Antonio Jacopo Marcello used the expression triumphorum genus for a deck that was produced sometime between 1418 and 1425. It was commissioned by the duke of Milan, Filippo Maria Visconti, painted by Michelino da Besozzo and described in an accompanying text by Martiano da Tortona.

Two decks from June 1457 seem to relate to a visit at Ferrara of the young Milanese heir of the dukedom Galeazzo Maria Sforza in July/August 1457. Each deck consisted of 70 cards — the modern Tarot deck typically has 78.

The earliest known appearance of the word "Tarocho" as the new name for the game is in Brescia around 1502).

[Depaulis, Thierry (2008). "Entre farsa et barzelletta: jeux de cartes italiens autours de 1500". The Playing-Card. 37 (2): 89–102]



Tarocchini (plural for tarocchino) are point trick-taking tarot card games popular in Bologna, capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and has been confined mostly to this area. They are the diminutive form of tarocchi (plural for tarocco), referring to the reduction of the Bolognese pack from 78 to 62 cards, which probably occurred in the early 16th century.

The games of Tarocchini are very complex, yet the rules have changed little over the years.


Visconti-Sforza tarot deck

The Visconti-Sforza tarot is used collectively to refer to incomplete sets of approximately 15 decks from the middle of the 15th century, now located in various museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. No complete deck has survived; rather, some collections boast a few face cards, while some consist of a single card. They are the oldest surviving tarot cards and date back to a period when tarot was still called Trionfi ("triumphs" i.e. trump) cards, and used for everyday playing. They were commissioned by Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan, and by his successor and son-in-law Francesco Sforza. They had a significant impact on the visual composition, card numbering and interpretation of modern decks.



The surviving cards are of particular historical interest because of the beauty and detail of the design, which was often executed in precious materials and often reproduce members of the Visconti and Sforza families in period garments and settings. Consequently, the cards also offer a glimpse of nobiliary life in Renaissance Milan, which the Visconti called home since the 13th century.


Pierpont Morgan Bergamo (card deck)

This deck, also known as Colleoni-Baglioni and Francesco Sforza, was produced around 1451. Originally composed of 78 cards, it now contains 74, i.e. 20 trumps, 15 face cards, and 39 pip cards. The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City has 35, the Accademia Carrara has 26 in its catalogue, while the remaining 13 are in the private collection of the Colleoni family in Bergamo. Trumps and face cards have a gilt background, while the pip cards are cream-coloured with a flower and vine motif. The two missing trumps are the Devil and the Tower. Modern published reproductions of this deck usually contain attempted reconstructions of missing cards.


Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Tarot: The name originally came from the Brescian "Tarocho" - Part I


[The Tarot] first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi or tarock, is a pack of playing cards, used from at least the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini; many games are still played today; in the late 18th century, some tarot decks began to be used for divination via tarot card reading and cartomancy leading to custom decks developed for such occult purposes.



The first documented tarot packs were recorded between 1440 and 1450 in Milan, Ferrara, Florence and Bologna when additional trump cards with allegorical illustrations were added to the common four-suit pack. These new decks were called carte da trionfi, triumph cards, and the additional cards known simply as trionfi, which became "trumps" in English. The earliest documentation of trionfi is found in a written statement in the court records of Florence, in 1440, regarding the transfer of two decks to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.

The oldest surviving tarot cards are the 15 or so Visconti-Sforza tarot decks painted in the mid-15th century for the rulers of the Duchy of Milan. A lost tarot-like pack was commissioned by Duke Filippo Maria Visconti and described by Martiano da Tortona probably between 1418 and 1425, since the painter he mentions, Michelino da Besozzo, returned to Milan in 1418, while Martiano himself died in 1425. He described a 60-card deck with 16 cards having images of the Roman gods and suits depicting four kinds of birds. The 16 cards were regarded as "trumps" since in 1449 Jacopo Antonio Marcello recalled that the now deceased duke had invented a novum quoddam et exquisitum triumphorum genus, or "a new and exquisite kind of triumphs". Other early decks that also showcased classical motifs include the Sola-Busca and Boiardo-Viti decks of the 1490s.

In Florence, an expanded deck called Minchiate was used. This deck of 97 cards includes astrological symbols and the four elements, as well as traditional tarot motifs.

The expansion of tarot outside of Italy, first to France and Switzerland, occurred during the Italian Wars. The most important tarot pattern used in these two countries was the Tarot of Marseilles of Milanese origin.



The word Tarot and German Tarock derive from the Italian Tarocchi, the origin of which is uncertain but taroch was used as a synonym for foolishness in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The decks were known exclusively as Trionfi during the fifteenth century.

The new name first appeared in Brescia around 1502 as Tarocho.

[Depaulis, Thierry (2008). "Entre farsa et barzelletta: jeux de cartes italiens autours de 1500". The Playing-Card. 37 (2): 89–102]

During the 16th century, a new game played with a standard deck but sharing a very similar name (Trionfa) was quickly becoming popular. This coincided with the older game being renamed tarocchi. In modern Italian, the singular term is Tarocco, which, as a noun, refers to a cultivar of blood orange. The attribute Tarocco and the verb Taroccare are used regionally to indicate that something is fake or forged. This meaning is directly derived from the tarocchi game as played in Italy, in which tarocco indicates a card that can be played in place of another card.


Gaming decks

The original purpose of tarot cards was to play games. A very cursory explanation of rules for a tarot-like deck is given in a manuscript by Martiano da Tortona before 1425. Vague descriptions of game play or game terminology follow for the next two centuries until the earliest known complete description of rules for a French variant in 1637. The game of tarot has many regional variations. Tarocchini has survived in Bologna and there are still others played in Piedmont and Sicily, but in Italy the game is generally less popular than elsewhere.


Tarocco Piemontese: the Fool card

These were the oldest form of tarot deck to be made, being first devised in the 15th century in northern Italy. Three decks of this category are still used to play certain games:

The Tarocco Piemontese consists of the four suits of swords, batons, cups and coins, each headed by a king, queen, cavalier and jack, followed by the pip cards for a total of 78 cards. Trump 20 outranks 21 in most games and the Fool is numbered 0 despite not being a trump.
The Swiss 1JJ Tarot is similar, but replaces the Pope with Jupiter, the Popess with Juno, and the Angel with the Judgement. The trumps rank in numerical order and the Tower is known as the House of God. The cards are not reversible like the Tarocco Piemontese.

The Tarocco Bolognese omits numeral cards two to five in plain suits, leaving it with 62 cards, and has somewhat different trumps, not all of which are numbered and four of which are equal in rank. It has a different graphical design than the two above as it was not derived from the Tarot of Marseilles.


Card reading

The earliest evidence of a tarot deck used for cartomancy (fortune telling) comes from an anonymous manuscript from around 1750 which documents rudimentary divinatory meanings for the cards of the Tarocco Bolognese.


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Festival of Diana 2021: Part II


Reject Authority, Trust Yourself - Terence Mckenna
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Coastal Animist (thread):
If 2020 hasn't opened people's eyes to this reality, I can't imagine what will...

Eric Surf Veganarchist:
Yeah even the people who seemed anti establishment pre 2020 became authority worshipers in 2020.

Ryugo7 7:
@Eric Surf Veganarchist  Crazy ain’t it?

Watch Watchman and Read Watchmen ( AND MORAL OREL!)

luke smedley:
@Eric Surf Veganarchist  Fear and propaganda do an amazing job at doing that unfortunately 😪

Joseph (me):
AOC is the perfect example of the psychological derangement of our age. Nobody seems to doubt her eminence as a Liberal/Progressive, despite the fact that she wakes up each morning with one chief goal in mind which she has sworn to fight tooth-and-nail to help bring about. She seeks for all of the poor people of the world to be forced to pay a permanent WORLD TAX directly to the fronts of international banking cartels---whose combined net worth is the equivalent of hundreds of trillions of dollars according to their own biographies---literally for the air that they breathe.







1,256,443 views - Feb 15, 2021

Fuel The Mind

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In this video, David Goggins mentions that self-discipline is everything. It's all on you! The self part is what's big. Do not allow yourself to become civilized. Be uncommon amongst uncommon people. We have 2 voices in our minds. The coddling voice and the demon voice. The soft voice that is nurturing. The other voice that says to get up and pushes you. That's the voice you need to listen to. People look for inspiration. Inspiration is found in every first step you take. It's found in suffering. We believe we work harder than we actually are. Drop your entitled mindset. Most of us haven't worked hard. Learn to help yourself. Don't count on other people to help you. We all have our own tests. The only way to overcome it is for you and you alone to face it! Stay Hard!




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Evangelical Pastor John MacArthur tells fellow pastor Beth Moore to "GO HOME!" in regards to being a female pastor

There are many articles and videos about this. Here are a few:

Does the Bible Permit a Woman to Preach? (video; John MacArthur)

John MacArthur Beth Moore Go Home (audio; John MacArthur)

'John MacArthur Attacks Beth Moore' (article;

I could make a career off of this guy! The manner in which he plays up the stereotype is the stuff of Hollywood. He resembles the character "Warden Norton" from the 'Shawshank Redemption'. I left the following comment on one of these videos:

Pastor MacArthur is very similar to Warden Norton from the 'Shawshank Redemption'. Warden Norton was a zealous Christian, stuck firm to prison doctrine, and actually had quite a dry sense of humor if you watch closely. However, just like Warden Norton, Pastor MacArthur occasionally "goes a little too far" (((sarcasm))).

Pastor MacArthur (in jest): "She doesn't bother doing much prep work for her sermons, she's such a good off-the-cuff storyteller, a lot of people are starting to listen to her, she makes them laugh, and she's so cute!"



His Judgement Cometh

....and that Right Soon

-- Warden Norton's mantra




Dear Warden,

You were right.

.....Salvation lay within

 -- Andy Dufresne's parting message to the warden




I'm almost a bit surprised that nobody seems to have picked up on the Warden Norton/Pastor MacArthur thingie. The following video is the scene where "judgement cometh" for the warden, including the above quotes, and beneath it another sarcastic comment by myself on the video...

The Shawshank Redemption - Warden Norton's Death

"This is how Pastor John MacArthur got his start! In 1970 after recovering from the bullet wound that just barely missed his brain, John MacArthur Norton was let off on a technicality, then moved to Simi Valley, Califrornia and became a pastor, and the rest is history..."

Jokes aside, the two do indeed have many similar traits, including a dry sense of humor. Even their appearance is similar, although the pastor is older than the warden, and they have the same dress and basic demeanor. The warden does have a bolder temperment, and is more violent.

Beth Moore is an eccentric pastor who deviates away from Biblical teachings to tell silly and entertaining stories, and has a certain cutsy manner about her. I can almost read Pastor MacArthur's thoughts when watching her!: "Where's the ole fire and brimstone!? She's making them laugh! She's too cute! GRRRR"

These are great real-life characters! This would make a great high school theater production. You almost couldn't make this stuff up... because anyone would tell you that the two main characters were just too over-the-top! That in real-life, they wouldn't be soo stereotypical. Well, they are! Who would she be like? Lucy Ricardo? An old Goldie Hawn character? Sort've a Kelly Ripa behind the pulpit, or how about 'Long Island Medium' of the Gospel? Here are a few examples of Pastor Moore's Biblical stand-up routine...

"Beth Moore: Funny Phobias -  Funny stories of Beth Moore -  Beth Moore calls Biblical Christians scoffers"


'Beth Moore Responds to John MacArthur'

'The Ugly Truth the MacArthur/Moore Controversy Reveals'






"In 1985 I had an Lisa-Apple Computer. I wrote programs for it and my 64 Commodor, and in my Computer Magazine was a long article about how Bill Gates was digitizing the Book of Enoch. Legal battle persued because he did not produce it in a timely manner and return after he was given it at a meeting above a Pizza Diner. By the time the original was given back tons of pages were missing and destroyed. Why do I remember this? I was in college and working for a Pizza diner and a re-stocking at local and college libraries to put myself through college. I read the old paper version as it was written long before the crime took place. I know for a fact you have not read an old pre-1930's paper version. Beware of Digital Enoch."
-- Love Love, YouTube




Heat Of The Moment
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Everyman: Richard Gere's Buddhism Part 1
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Everyman profile of actor and Buddhist Richard Gere from 2003.





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"You have ultimate responsibility for your experience. What you experience, who you are, it's your responsibility. There's no one else thats going to fix it for you."

-- Richard Gere



Full Sturgeon Moon – August

This will be something of a tweener between two evenings (8/22@8:02 est), but it will be at it's brightest on the evening of Saturday, August 21st/the early morning hours of Sunday, August 22nd.

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. 


"Hour of the Witch"

The above was a Christian video series produced by Steve Wohlberg/White Horse Media about ten years ago about how "omg! witchcraft is going mainstream!" He obviously put a lot of work into it, but it never really took off in the way he wanted it to with about a thousand views a year. I thought it was funny that one YouTube user, Carla Brown, left a comment regarding how all these references would actually be an education for someone who was actually interested in the subject of Wicca: "Man this guy is giving out good books on wicca." I replied to her....

I remember something Stephen Flowers said several years ago in an interview. He brought up how his childhood Christian community (pastor, parents, sunday school teachers, etc) in Texas had brought to his attention a whole slew of pagan and occult things to avoid... and instead of avoiding them he thought: "wow, this looks like the kinda stuff that I should be getting into!"



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1987.Whitesnake - Here I Go Again '87 (Official Music Video)

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You're watching the official music video for Whitesnake - "Here I Go Again '87" from the album 'Whitesnake'. "Here I Go Again" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.





Hey 80's kids, always remember how fortunate we were to have lived during those days.  We ROCKED. RIP Tawny, the leg poses were gorgeous in this and that cartwheel was EPIC. We'll remember you, you're an icon.

-- Jamil Gotcher, YouTube


American Horror Story: Double Feature | Bad Omen - Season 10 Teaser | FX
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In American Horror Story: Double Feature a struggling writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to an isolated beach town for the winter. As they settle in, the town’s true residents make themselves known.

American Horror Story: Double Feature is the 10th installment of the award-winning anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, produced by 20th Television.



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David Lee Roth - California Girls (1985) (Music Video - MTV Version) WIDESCREEN 1080p 



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