Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gotthard Base Tunnel: Alpine tunnel connecting Uri to Ticino opens in 2016




Documentary about the massive transalpine-cisalpine tunnel project.


Gotthard Base Tunnel (Wikipedia)

The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel in the heart of the Swiss Alps expected to open in 2016. With a route length of 57 km (35.4 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world's longest rail tunnel, surpassing the Seikan Tunnel in Japan.

Its main purpose is to increase total transport capacity across the Alps, especially for freight, notably between Germany and Italy, and more particularly to shift freight volumes from road to rail to reduce environmental damage caused by ever-increasing numbers of heavy lorries. A secondary benefit will be to cut the journey time for passenger trains from Zürich to Milan by about an hour and from Zürich to Lugano to 1-hour 40 minutes.


The project consists of two single-track tunnels. It is part of the AlpTransit project, also known as the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA), which includes the Lötschberg Base Tunnel between the cantons of Bern and Valais and the under construction Ceneri Base Tunnel (scheduled to open late 2019) to the south. It bypasses the Gotthardbahn, a winding mountain route opened in 1882 across the Saint-Gotthard Massif, which is now operating at capacity, and establishes a direct route usable by high-speed rail and heavy freight trains.


After 64 percent of Swiss voters accepted the AlpTransit project in a 1992 referendum, tunnel construction began in 1996. Drilling operations in the eastern tunnel were completed on 15 October 2010 in a breakthrough ceremony broadcast live on Swiss TV, and in the western tunnel on 23 March 2011. AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. was planned to hand over the tunnel to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in operating condition in December 2016; this date was modified to 5 June 2016 on 4 February 2014 with the commencement of an 850-day opening countdown calendar on the AlpTransit homepage. Total cost of the project is 9.8 billion Swiss francs, or US$10.3 billion.

The two portals are near the villages of Erstfeld, Uri, and Bodio, Ticino. Nearby are two other St. Gotthard Tunnels: the 1881 Gotthard Rail Tunnel and the 1980 Gotthard Road Tunnel.

When completed, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will have been one of the longest tunnel construction projects in the world: 20 years of constant construction and preparation.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

'So Nahit 'N Val Camonega' by Camunian folk band 'I Luf'




I'm not sure what 'I Luf' means exactly, but "lùf" means "wolf" in the Camunian dialect. This song is an obvious cover of 'Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I suppose that it conveys that the Alpine valley is "Home." I think this is being sung in the Camunian dialect.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

"Moon-mountain portal" - Metaspiritual science in action II

I had mentioned in part one that weather conditions can block off the psychic-spiritual connection. Naturally it would be great if we could always enjoy the true "full Moon," but for many that's not always possible. While in some places, people can virtually always count on warm clear evenings during the summer and fall; here along the coast we're hit with fog in the afternoon, and it doesn't always clear out. Generally the weather is unpredictable.

I think that most people, while enjoying great weather, tend to subconsciously feel that it's just going to continue. However, at least here, it can change in one day. It can be absolutely perfect one day/evening, and it could be fogged in the next day. Usually it's more like in weekly patterns. Outside of traveling a certain distance to an always-good-weather spot, which is always great, those of us who live in unpredictable weather need to develop a strategy for the Moon cycles.

What I'm really getting at is that time is too precious to go through the trouble of planning and setting aside an evening for a full Moon... only to have the weather spoil the mood and connection that you were hoping for. Again, at least where I am, one evening could be as perfect as perfect can be... and the next night could be fogged in and sort've depressing. However, chiefly because you cannot make the psychic-spiritual connection that you want. I mean I could hike and enjoy just about any weather outside of heavy rain.

The only answer, for those of us living within an unpredictable weather area, is to look at the forecast leading up to the full Moon. Choose a good day within three days prior or following a full Moon evening, hopefully even the exact day. Also, it could allow a person or group to hand select a good day of the week. For evenings, I love Wednesday through Friday especially. Saturday you may have had something planned and it's hard to adjust or if you're visiting somewhere, Sunday evenings usually aren't good, and Monday/Tusesday are too early in the week.

I would also like to add that with quickly moving clouds at night, if they are strongly interacting with the Moon, they may actually enhance the energy. Sometimes as the clouds move over the Moon, it looks like sparks. There is a certain energetic interaction that I have found to work. I just didn't want to leave the impression that clouds are somehow a negative.


Metagenetics?

I think many who would criticize Stephen McNallen or Metagenetics, do so from a cowardly point of view. However, for an individual, it could be too large of a concept to start with. I think it's fine as a scientific study, but people need things they can personally and closely relate with. Why not make a Metaphysical connection to a favorite ancestor to start with? You're their direct DNA descendant. Perhaps later then, one could more closely tie in the larger concept in stages.

To always put up some type of loud "racial banner" just seems to distract the individual from locating her or his place within this Metaphysical environment. In other words, a Shintoist doesn't wave a Japanese war flag. They make connection with their direct ancestors. I believe that larger collective identities should be secondary, at least within this folk-spirit tie-in. An individual cannot truly ever be certain whether or not Diana, Freya, or Inanna is their direct ancestor I don't think. However, an individual can be certain that their great-great-grandmother is indeed their direct ancestor.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Study of the Occult



Good short video from YouTube user Venus Satanas. She mentioned keeping notes, which is a good idea for maintaining important points. I have found that a composition book dedicated to one area of study is preferable to keeping notes on MS Word files, in which it just seems to get lost. With a composition book, your study is always handy.

It's amazing how quickly the great points can collect and harmonize together... and develop into a certain construction. I say this for anyone, even beyond the broad definition below... Christians, Heathens, etc. The only thing I disagreed with a bit here is the idea that one must devour book after book and be active every day. We can get to things when we get to them.

Occult

Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD.

--Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke


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Friday, August 15, 2014

The problems with Atheism



[8-26-14: I should have mentioned before that the above video is a Polytheists reaction to an Atheist (Richard Dawkins). A point of view which I haven't seen a lot of; from YouTuber OtherGonzo.]

You may have seen them, perhaps on YouTube. Bill Maher, the late Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Matt Dillahunty, the late George Carlin, "the Amazing Atheist," and others. They seem to have it all figured out, “religion is the problem with the world.” They have an answer for everything. “Christianity is immoral,” “Mother Theresa did more harm than good," etc.; they’ve obviously done a lot of thinking. Denouncing all religion as make-believe, they proclaim that they are “of science,” and that it’s time for mankind to let go of all fairy tales and progress as a species into the future... into "the age of reason." But is it really all just that simple?

First off, if the powers-that-be wanted to put the screw to them, they could be marginalized overnight. Therefore they certainly have some degree of system approval. In other words, they are politically-correct. That fact doesn’t intrinsically ruin their argument, but it should at least diminish the smugness of a Sam Harris… who really gets a kick out’ve himself as he bucks the system with his brand of wit, humor, and intellect. In reality, he or Bill Maher are not “bucking the system.” Atheism, if not popular, is system approved… and becoming more so all the time. Because of this approval, they are on the rise. Without this approval, they would be just another small faint marginalized voice trying to be heard, no matter how right or wrong they may be.

Atheists often declare that they are “of science.” What science? That’s like someone saying that they are “of religion,” “of politics,” or “of economics.” Because I have not yet heard them clarify this point, I must assume that they are “of mainstream Western science.” The “science” that—upon discovering fossils, ruins, and artifacts which cannot be placed into their established doctrines—hides them away in secret warehouses so nobody can see them. Hidden away by ego-driven careerists so they don’t have to admit that they were wrong all along. At least closed-minded religious zealots don’t hide evidence as a matter of policy!


Is an archeological dig all that different from a crime scene? In both, evidence must be carefully gathered and sifted through to find the truth. The one big difference is that in a crime scene, someone can be arrested and indicted for being caught hiding evidence! In mainstream Western science, however, this practice is considered okay. On top of this undefined “of science” logic problem for Atheists, they do ignore evidence as we will see. In this regard, Sam Harris has a lot in common with John Hagee.

Atheists seem to judge all religions or spiritual traditions upon the “Abrahamic standard.” In other words, they’re angry at Christians and Muslims, and they help mask over it by attacking every religion or spiritual tradition in the world. Abrahamic religions are not Earth-based—not “of the world”--and don’t share the scientific compatibility that most Earth-based spiritual traditions do. When Matt Dillahunty wants to express his anger for his father for cutting off all ties with him for not being a Christian… part of that expression is to attack Buddhists. Isn’t there just something inherently wrong about that? To me, that’s even worse than what his father did to him!

If these people are “of science,” why do they punish (belittle, mock, humiliate, etc.) ancient spiritual traditions which are highly compatible with “scientific progress?” In fact, these traditions have helped advance it over the ages. Isn’t there something illogical—dare I say evil--about attacking someone who is part of the apparent dynamic that you proclaim to be a proponent of? “Atheism” is often not only a word for people who are “not Theist,” but it can be a cold, blunt, and bloodless way of viewing the world... or science… because the real truth is that we most often don’t know the secrets of the universe!

Matt Dillahunty seems to generally be a nicer person than John Hagee, who I just saw on TV the other day standing on top of a building in Jerusalem proclaiming that the Chinese army will be invading Israel from the east in a couple of years in the Battle of Armageddon, etc., etc. However, even Hagee doesn’t resort to the foul-mouthed displays which Dillahunty conducts when he’s frustrated with someone who disagrees with him. Just for the record, Chuck Missler and Michael Newdow are two examples of a Christian and Atheist who are very reasonable. Also, just for the record, the YouTube Atheist "Cult of Dusty" makes some good arguments; however, he would be much more effective if every other word out've his mouth wasn't a four-letter word. Clearly the positive trend of using "alternative f-words" instead of THE F-word hasn't reached him yet.

Another problem is that for some peoples around the world, their religion or spiritual tradition IS their culture! I know, that’s a gray area sometimes, but many times they are of a benevolent and folk-based nature. What is “the culture” of Atheists? Ever hear of “Atheist music?” I know, that can also be a gray area, and perhaps we can all at least agree that Atheism is not “a culture.” Still, that brings up another problem… a non-culture attacking a culture? Even with Christianity and Islam aside, the non-culture of Atheism attacking people who actually have a culture… doesn’t that strike you as something based in jealousy? If not, why don’t they only focus on those who actually condemn them? Perhaps if they actually had "a culture" of their own, they might not have so much time on their hands to attack others so much? How can a non-culture have get-togethers? A non-demograhic demographic?

As I have stated in other posts, the true purpose of the coming Christian vs. Atheist conflict in our society, is to prevent the scientific study of Metaphysics. There is a Mount Everest of proof of a Metaphysical world! It can be measured, recorded, and tied to clear patterns using scientific method. Personally, I am infinitely more impressed with the American Society for Psychical Research than I am for the Freedom from Religion Foundation. In reality, one conducts non-biased research of Metaphysical science; and the other has an absolute vested interest in opposing any study of this most important science… even though they claim to be “of science.” How can anyone be “of science” if they’re opposing the mere study of a particular branch of science for political purposes? That's intellectual dishonesty as well. Matt Dillahunty likes to say to Christians, “the burden of proof is on you,” yet why don’t Atheists actually look at the huge amount of metaphysical evidence rather than giggle at Christian mythology? No evidence!? Where have you been!!??


Most spiritual traditions don’t operate anything like “organized religion,” yet Atheists treat them the same as the massive Christian or Muslim movements around the world. I would have much more respect for any folk-tradition—dare I say true-diversity—than I do for monocultural organizations like the Atheistic Universal Life Church, which opposes true-diversity. Atheists, like many Christians and Muslims, oppose any true-diversity.

A few well-known scientists have given their name to Atheism in recent years. However, virtually none of those individuals ever actually invented anything. They are what I would consider people who have great memorizational ability, but not truly great minds. They’re the types of people who literally hide away archeology in storage rooms because it doesn’t fit their established model of the world… and then call that “science.” Religion is not “the problem with the world.” The cause and effect from the symbiotic-relationship between closed-minded religion and closed-minded science is really the problem.

Metaphysical science should be studied without any prejudice—from Deist, Theist, or Atheist—in all scientific, corporate, and academic institutions. Consciously or unconsciously, “organized religion vs. Atheism” is the Hegelian dialect construct which is blocking the advancement of the human species.

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8-26-14 ADDITION - Recently I left a comment in response to an Atheist to a Christopher Hitchens video which I wanted to add here:

Perhaps a welcome "slant" to counterbalance the slant that we get the other 99.7% of the time. A "slant" nevertheless. He said a few things which were not true. He stated at the end that "all religions" placed shame upon sexuality. Stunningly, wildly, breathtakingly untrue. Abrahamic religion has spent the last two thousand years stamping out every earth and fertility based native spiritual tradition.... and now as an added bonus for centuries of mass murder and genocide, the victims are expected to be judged by Abrahamic principles? "Abrahamic religion vs. Atheism" is a Hegelian dialectic by which both sides play as "thesis" against "antithesis." They're not opposites, but opposames... both at war with free thought.. and opposing even the mere study of metaphysical science while at the same time falsely claiming to embrace science. Atheism is not free thought! A true free thinker is a complex thinker who continuously listens to all evidence and continuously integrates new knowledge from all sources without prejudice. Atheists have a vested interest (aka "DOGMA") to silencing anything to do with metaphysics. That is absolutely NOT free-thought.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hazel tree patchwork: Part II




In the last five years or so, our Earth has been making some bizarre noises, usually from under the ground. These occurrences come in many forms, and you can find them on YouTube. The sky is the limit as far as how different people and concerns can interpret what this is or why it's happening. However, the occurrence in the above video from a city in rural British Columbia takes the cake! It sounds like a massive trumpet or horn. If I allow my imagination to go free, I almost imagine something out've Odinic mythology, and the thunder-like grumbling made Thor come to mind. Perhaps the trumpets at the Battle of Legnano. Also, the trees rustling in the wind, especially after the sounds are over, remind me of the spirit of the Almother. Something tells me that this whole phenomenon has something to do with the "electric universe." Like with so many other subjects, modern science rejects the electric universe because then they would have to say "oh, all of the things we have proven in the past, well, they're all false," which wouldn't work well for scientific/academic "careerists."


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Pagan calendar website

This Pagan calendar shows Pagan, Witch, Druid and Heathen festivals, dates and events.

This site is from the UK, and doesn't include southern or eastern European traditions, but there's so much overlap. Good daily rundown, with moon cycles. I think pagans should develop their own traditions and important dates to merge into this concept.



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"The Process Church"

I watch a lot of YouTube videos, but usually the subjects aren't applicable here. However, if you wanted to watch something very macob but still interesting, there are quite a few videos about the Satanic "Process Church." They were involved in many bizarre happenings. This, of course, has nothing to do with "native-folk spirituality." Many Satanists say that they're actually Atheists who worship the self in some manner. There are also many who worship the Satan of the Christian Bible. I have no doubt that the Process Church is still around. Their philosophers are pretty dark, as opposed to--for example--the Temple of Set, which I believe tries to avoid a negative image for the most part. Also, many of the webpages or articles devoted to the Process Church are pretty dark in nature.


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Since I mentioned Mt. Shasta in part one, I found the main documentary. Although this generally goes beyond what this blog covers, the metaphysical power of mountains does tie in to the folk-spirit concept. Many times the works of researchers like Jordan Maxwell, Michael Tsarion, Mark Passio, Jay Wiedner, or David Wilcock do overlap.




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"Polytheists calling "Pagan" a negative term?

Two recent posts by the AFA present this term negatively. One, entitled 'A Declaration from the European Council of Ethnic Religions', quoted the council's declaration: "We object to the use of the term “pagan” by extremist political groups of any kind, as it reflects negatively on our reputation." This may be partly true, but doesn't the term "religious" also give a false perception in the minds of most people? I think I would rather be called a "pagan," than to be called "religious."

The other post was entitled 'The Difference Between Asatru and Modern "Paganism."' The post, which was only one paragraph, stated: Asatru has much more in common with traditional American Indian religion, indigenous African religion, or similar ethnic beliefs than with what passes for "paganism" in the modern industrialized West. It is the “way of a people”  -  in our case, the people of Northern Europe.  It is a part of our deeper identification, our way of relating to the Holy, an expression of the soul of our Folk.  We have been cut off from these root for too long...but every day, our sense of reconnection grows!

I think there is a need for more clarity here. For one thing, Asatru/Odinism--during the late the pre-Christian era-- was dominant in what is today Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and what had been Prussia. This wouldn't include Finland, which had a different indigenous spiritual tradition and pantheon of gods. Still, that's a large territory. However, it wasn't the only tradition of northern Europe! The reason I think this is applicable here is that this "modern paganism," is at least partly derived from traditions of Europe... including those which co-existed in what were these Odinic regions. Therefore, in those cases, how could Asatru be closer to native spiritual traditions on other continents?


I understand, the AFA is making reference to some of the eclectic, rootless, and generally jackassy behavior of some Wiccans and Pagans. However, there's sometimes a thin line between some of that behavior and what really was a tradition of very spirited ceremonies... such as parades with animal and other masks. For example, ancient Gaul (today France) was not Odinic! Certainly there was a lot of crossover, Odinic influence touched every part of Europe at some point, and it may have been the primary pre-Christian tradition of northern-central Europe. The Druids, at one point, were present in what is today the British Isles, France, and parts of Germany; as well as perhaps Scandinavia, Spain, and elsewhere. That is also a large territory.

This declaration by the European Council of Ethnic Religions umbrella organization is a good thing. It addresses many of the problems of these native spiritual folk societies. Interestingly, among these societies three were from Italy: Societas Hesperiana (Greek pantheon in Italy), Movimento Tradizionale Romano (Roman pantheon), and Federazione Pagana Italiana (Celtic and Streghe traditions). It's interesting that the Roman groups used the phrase "Saturnia Tellus," which means something like "the land of Saturn"... as the peninsula was once known as "Saturnia." These aren't the only groups in Italy. Comunità Odinista (Langobard/Odinist) and Ordine Bardi, Ovati e Druidi (Gaulish/Druidic) come to mind. Comunità Odinista is a worldwide group for Odinic-Langobard descendants, and Ordine Bardi, Ovati, e Druidi is the Italian branch of a worldwide group called The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. It's important to remember that, although this all sounds so organized, these are very small groups.


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The "Llullaillaco Maiden" was a fifteen year old Amerindian girl who was sacrificed five-hundred years ago, and was discovered frozen inside of an inactive Argentine volcano at 22,000 feet. After being thawed out, she was put in a museum in Argentina, and she looks as though she could wake up, stand, and walk away as seen here.


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A website all about the Norse/Langobard Goddess Freya:

GoddessFreya.info

There is a lot of interesting information and folklore about Freya here. Some of the images are great; some too overtly sexualized. I especially like the prayers and invocations.





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Reality star lives like an ancient Celt

Mick Dodge seems to be a modern-day "ancient Celt." He looks like, has the survival skills of, and lives in harmony with the land like.. a Celt.



Watch: Mick and Will build a forest roundhouse, an ancient structure that the Celts inhabited thousands of years ago.

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Brescian Stiletto C. 1600 for sale by Fagan Arms

Brescia, Italy has been noted for the quality of its metal work since the early Renaissance. Pierced, embossed and relief chiseled elements for furniture, swords, daggers, armor and later, firearms of the finest quality were produced. This stilleto is a product of a Brescian workshop of the late Renaissance. Its deeply chiseled hilt is adorned with lovely scrolling Spring tendrils with heart shaped leaves in ironic, a doubly ironic contrast to its sole function: to end life. The scalloped edge diamond section blade is made to penetrate protective clothing and the scallops may have been intended to facilitate the introduction of poison or and infectant into the wound. Blade length: 6 7/16"

Price: $2,800

I would love to own that. There are some good and very affordable replicas at BudK.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Arctic Home in the Vedas: Part 19 - "Sun vs. Saturn"




In the very ancient world, largely in the Middle East, there were two major competing religious cults. This would have been from about 15,000 years ago to the time of the Sumerian civilization (today Iraq), and up to the time of the Aryan civilization (today Iran). Prior to about 15,000 years ago, there were literally two stars in our sky: The Sun and Saturn. Saturn was apparently the closer and brighter of the two, and lit up the northern sky, and the Earth's North Pole was not only habitable, but light twenty-four hours a day during the "Golden Age." I suspect that Saturn, which is today a dwarf star, was only brighter from the perspective of northern peoples; and was probably a bit hazy.

As discussed before, both the six-pointed Hexagram (today, the "Star of David) and the Pentagram (today used as the symbol of Wicca and other similar groups) were symbols representing Saturn then. Both symbols were Sumerian, and both are literally found on Saturn itself! How that could be is one of the great questions of human existence, and speculating would take away from the facts here. The "Talisman of Saturn" and other similar coin-like artifacts feature the Pentagram on one side and the six-pointed Hexagram on the other. The Aryan civilization was a "Sun cult," and used symbols of the Sun.. such as Swastikas and the Black Sun. The National Socialists were aware of this, and adopted some of this symbolism. As stated many times here, the real "Aryans" were a mix of true-Mediterranean and pure Teutonic; which would make them Indo-European, but not Germanic, Indian, Iranian, etc. This is about ancient cults, not necessarily racial or ethnic types.


There were sixteen Sun-cults in that general region over thousands of years that we know of, all with the same astrotheological/mythological theme. The ancient Egyptian religion was number fifteen, with the god Horace representing the Sun; and number sixteen was Christianity, with Jesus ("the Son"; "the light of the world") allegorically representing the Sun.

Judaism actually began as an ancient Hebrew Saturn-cult, and the six-pointed Hexagram wasn't chosen as its symbol a millennium ago by accident. There are some very negative things written in the Talmud regarding Jesus, but that didn't have anything to do with any man. It was common lashing out against a rival Sun-cult. The Christian Sun-cult lashed back with a depiction of "Satan," which was just another name for "Saturn." Most Christians and Jews today know nothing about this. It wasn't Christians vs. Jews, it was Sun-cult vs. Saturn cult. Naturally Satanism is a Saturn-cult, and Satanic groups use an inverted Pentagram.

Islam developed later, and clearly originated as a Saturn-cult. The Islamic black cube is a Saturnian-Hexagram, and the six-pointed Hexagram as-well-as the Pentagram are used. The Islamic state of Morocco features a Pentagram on its national flag. There are even Mosques with the "Star of David" featured on the outside front. When looking at all of these institutions, and how they've interacted over history, you can get a glimpse of the Sun-cult vs. Saturn-cult phenomenon. Saturday and Sunday? Yes, they mean "Saturn's Day" and "Sun's Day."

The pre-Roman Italian peninsula was known as "Saturnia." Not surprisingly, one of the main Roman festivals was "Saturnalia," which was three days to honor the deity Saturn from Roman mythology. Part of the celebration was a human sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn. Wikipedia: "In Roman mythology, Saturn was an agricultural deity who was said to have reigned over the world in the Golden Age...." Bingo! That's it. The ancient legends, such as that of "Hyperborea," were based on reality. See thunderbolts.info and 'Symbols of an Alien Sky' for the scientific proof. The Roman Catholic Church has maintained its Saturnian roots; while Protestants broke away as Sun-cults.


The old saying "old legends die hard" couldn't be more applicable than with the Sun vs. Saturn rivalry. These ancient cults and mystery schools are so ingrained in the world that they refuse to bury the hatchet! The "cult of Saturn" wishes to return to the "Golden Age," which sounds more like an excuse to take over. We're just expected to go along with all of this nonsense. The dramatic role of Saturn in human history has been kept a secret for a long time. The Sun-cults apparently want to make the Book of Revelation come true; while the Saturn-cults apparently want to make the Golden Age come true. How do we know that this isn't all a role-playing charade, with all the main players just play-acting their parts?


Saturn vs the Sun, Black Cube and the Saturnian Cult – Santos Bonnaci

Zen Gardner - ZenGardner.com - August 1, 2013

Here’s some terrific information you won’t come across as well strung together and condensed as this. The remarkable Santos Bonacci has many youtube clips to enjoy and learn from. That he can reel off such in depth, perceptive and detailed information is a real testament to the power of researching with a passion for Truth in full-on conscious awareness. It’s there for the having, and people like this give us all a head start in the many amazing fields of knowledge we need to become familiar with in order to better understand and heal the world we’re living in. – Zen



 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

"Moon-mountain portal" - Metaspiritual science in action















You don't need any special training or attain a certain degree to make a strong ancestral connection, as I will explain here. Recently I wrote about my failure to make a connection during the new moon a couple of weeks back. I not only failed, but felt a strong depression and sadness, although I'm not very prone to these feelings for no reason. Some people can work with new moons, but with no sun-moon interactive energy to connect to, I was totally lost. Last night it was very foggy and overcast in the northern Santa Cruz mountain chain, so again I failed to make any connection. I thought that by the supermoon merely being in the sky that it would work, but clearly the heavy fog cut the connection off.


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To the best of my knowledge, to make a a metaspiritual/ancestral connection, the following should work:

1) Folk-spirit: A genuine interest in or already being on a folk-spirit journey. It doesn't require a definite decision or commitment to any particular "path."

2) Planning: Plan on being alone and unhurried at least during the point of connection. If there are others, perhaps each person could take a turn. I don't really want to promote alcohol, but a little wine or mead may be helpful for relaxation and focus.


3) Place: It should be during a full moon, at or close to the base of a mountain, during a clear night, without too much wind, and without loud distracting noises. It really doesn't have to be a full moon, but the fuller the better. It doesn't have to be an entirely clear night, but the moon and peak should be visible most of the time. The mountain should be over one thousand feet, and the taller the better. Midnight is good, but an early evening is fine too. If you're alone, and the best spots are too dark or remote, you may choose a more well lighted spot a little further away.

4) Connection: There isn't a need for any special ritual. You can bring a stone or crystal to help you connect. You may want to walk slowly, gaze upon the bright moon, gaze upon the black peak of the mountain, feel the warmth or coldness of the environment, and try to forget about the problems and pressures of your life. Hopefully, with the sun-moon radiance upon you, you will soon feel a sense of timelessness. All places and times will feel together as one.

Think about your favorite direct ancestor. Not necessarily the greatest one, but the one you may feel an energetic link with. Try to picture and imagine them during their life. Don't think that you are in one place and time. You are spirit, you are part of many places and times. The sun-moon energy (Alfather and Almother) will draw the curtain of timelessness, the mountain will be your spiritual antennae to the other dimension, and you are the catalyst. You don't need to ask for permission... you already belong! You are not alone in the abyss of the Ur, and you don't need to be afraid of it.

Even if you've never met them, even if they never lived in the land that you occupy, no matter how many generations have passed, no matter how much time has passed, even if nobody even thinks about them anymore, they're a spiritual mother or father to you. Don't be afraid to whisper a few words now and then. During this drawing of the curtain of timelessness, they know that you're connecting to them. Even if they've come back to the earth, their higher self is conscious of you. Hopefully you will feel a very positive energetic bond with them.

Just this morning on an episode of 'Ancient Aliens', I heard David Wilcock say regarding our "third eye" (pineal gland) that "we already have a built-in stargate."

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With all of the above conditions, there is a good chance of making a connection. However, you cannot "will it to happen." It will happen when it's ready to happen. If I had gone the evening before, when the conditions were clear, I may have had a different result. If it doesn't happen, don't give up. I don't believe that we're even meant to make these powerful psychic-spiritual connections very often. If you do reach that "place," then you may want to stay there for awhile because you don't know when you might get it back next.

It reminds me of the movie 'Frequency' (2000) with Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel, which is a great science fiction movie with a similar type of theme. It also reminds me of the frequent line from the book and movie 'The Mothman Prophesies' when the apparent spirit being would depart back into the abyss: "I will see you in time." This whole endeavor isn't about being a slave to a higher deity, but being in fellowship with our folk-spirits. While becoming, we discover, we already are.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Hecate and Cernunnos: Locating the proto-European spiritual paradigm

A few evenings ago, I had an online chat with a Celtic polytheist. When asked what my spiritual paradigm was, I tried to convey across that I was an adherent of European paganism aka "European witchcraft".. not Wiccan. She seemed to be against the Wiccan concept partly because it was so eclectic, which makes sense. However, when pressed for a rundown of deities, I mentioned Hecate and Cernunnos. Being someone who doesn't believe in mixing paradigms, she quickly responded by finding it odd that "Cernunnos is Celtic and Hecate is Greek." She herself seemed confused as to whether she was a Gaelic polytheist or a Gaulish polytheist.

This brought up the issue of the proto-European--aka "Alpine race"--role in the ancient world. To begin with, people just can't seem to grasp the fact that the Europe of the last glacial movement was one which was basically devoid of both Mediterranean and Teutonic peoples... and it was almost half covered in massive ice sheets. Demographically, Europe, north Africa, and the Middle East/western Asia cannot be compared to today.

Hecate seems to clearly be a deity which predates classic Greek mythology... clear back to the proto-European world. I believe a local name--in what is now Greece and Turkey--for a "European goddess"... not a "Greek goddess." The Mother Goddess, or what I call "the Almother." Being that Hecate is perhaps the strongest historical manifestation for this goddess, then her name would seem to be a good one to use. The gods and goddesses of Greek antiquity were different from those of the more distant past. The Almother was a European goddess... which manifested in Greece as Hecate. Just for the record, this was thousands of years before there were any Turkic people in what is now Turkey.

Cernunnos was probably a fusion of the proto-European "horned god" and Odin or Tyr of the incoming Teutonic peoples. Therefore "Cernunnos"--which is a Romanized name for the chief god of Gaul--is as much proto-European as he is Gaulish/Celtic. I just don't see the point in renaming the Mother Goddess and Horned God of the proto-Europeans. There probably was not "one name" for these deities, but regional names for them. Stewart Farrar, a pioneer of Wicca, used the name "Karnayna" for Cernunnos. Hecate is also spelled "Hekate." To attempt to make some distinction, perhaps these names could be used since they possibly might be closer to the proto-European names in those locales, as well as being the strongest manifestations of "the Alfather" (Cernunnos) and "the Almother" (Hecate).


When coming up with a name for a larger collective, most often one must use some local name. There's often no way around this. For example, the name "Asatru" is an Icelandic name... used for a larger Odinic collective. There were other local names as well. Therefore "Asatru"--within the expanded meaning of the collective--can be used in reference to the Odinic manifestation of Austria, Ukraine, or Spain. It's no longer just in reference to Iceland. Coming up with entirely new names for every expression of the same thing would add further confusion to an already somewhat confusing endeavor.


Vehmology

"Vehme" stands for the same five elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit) as does the pentacle star, and seems to have been the basis for European witchcraft. The proto-European spiritual tradition was based on science! It took into account the metaphysical... "spirit." What I call "Vehmology" is science. Magic and science were the same. The true purpose of the coming "Religion vs. Atheism" conflict in society is to prevent the scientific study of metaphysics. Closed-minded religion, closed-minded Atheism, and closed-minded science all have a vested interest in preventing the mere academic study of metaphysical science, which makes them Hegelian "opposames" rather than true opposites.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mystery schools of ancient Egypt, Greece, Babylonia, and India



There's has been much talk--probably since the advent of Harry Potter--about "mystery schools" in the ancient world, and even to the present. Mainstream academics seem to avoid the subject. Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Hermeticism, and Kabbalah--just to name a few--seem to have hoarded ancient knowledge over the many centuries of religious zeal. I believe that to be true, and justified... but often self-serving.

Sometimes the Druids are included within the mystery schools of ancient times, but somehow a shared-knowledge network stretching from Ireland to India thousands of years ago seem a bit far-fetched to me. I do think that ancient peoples had knowledge of how to use the Earth's energy in areas of anti-gravity, alchemy, sacred geometry, etc.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hazel tree patchwork: Part 1





August 5th is known in pagan circles as the start of “Hazel Celtic tree month” or “Hazel Moon,” August 5th to September 1st. This appears to be originated from British Isles Celtic. I’m not sure it pertains to continental Celtic as well. 


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The image above is Mount Shasta in far northern California. This 14,162 foot tall inactive volcano is the location of many mysteries, which ties into the "mystery of the mountain" concept covered here. Some of these old legends--such as connections to UFOs, Atlantis, Lemuria, "inner earth," etc.--are not covered on this blog. You can find much on YouTube about these legends of Mt. Shasta. I believe at the least that the mountain, which stands alone and is not connected to any other mountains, make a perfect antennae to the beyond. This energy may account for all the strange lights seen by people over the many decades.

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One unusual little thing happened here recently. A calico-colored cat belonging to someone, has hung around here for the last few years. It always seems to be out and about, displaying it's casual nature.. "catitude" as some call it. While out in front, I saw a raven swoop down and attack it from the air as the cat was walking across the street. The cat looked surprised and trotted away. When a raven group sets up camp in an area, they drive all other birds and some animals away. They never show aggression against humans that I have ever known. Some years ago, I saw many white feathers swirling in the air out the window one day. Some ravens had attacked a sea gull, as the gulls frequently make their way from the coast to the bay over this area. I have seen them attack hawks on many occasions, with the hawks not seeming especially intimidated.

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An American pioneer of modern Wicca, Margot Adler, passed away this past week. She had produced numerous books and other material on the subject. There's a well-known quote by her that is still relevant I think:

"We are not evil. We don't harm or seduce people. We are not dangerous. We are ordinary people like you. We have families, jobs, hopes, and dreams. We are not a cult. This religion is not a joke. We are not what you think we are from looking at T.V. We are real. We laugh, we cry. We are serious. We have a sense of humor. You don't have to be afraid of us. We don't want to convert you. And please don't try to convert us. Just give us the same right we give you--to live in peace. We are much more similar to you then you think." --Margot Adler


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I had been curious about the significance of what is called the "new moon," when the moon is in it's darkest phase of its cycle. In a post on the Traditional Stregheria Yahoo Group I wrote:

"....during the new moon rite of this past week.. I not only felt nothing, but I felt depressing feelings. I made no connections at all, as I always have. This is the first time I have experienced this. I always make connections, often euphoric ones. I always feel so energized by the Moon, but I must have always taken this energy for granted... as though I though it a focal point like an antenae, and not a true intrinsic energy source. Did I feel sorrow for the absence of the energy source?

I don't like to sound confused or needy... but I am confused. I suspect that I will have part of my answer on the evening of Aug 9th... if everything is as it always has been for me.."


I'm anxious for the "supermoon" on August 10th, to see if all the energy and connections will come back for me. An online search for "new moon depression" seems to show that this wasn't my personal quirk, but something that many experience. Although there is ritual associated with the new moon, I'm not in a big hurry to try to connect with a new moon any time soon.


"New moon/dark moon magick can be used in several different ways.  It can be used to work with the ancestors, divination, destroying a disease, bindings and working with spirits of the underworld. 

You can do "crossroad" magick, in otherwords, if you don't have a crossroads nearby, you can create one on your altar.  However, it it only used if you have reached a crossroads in your life and you need to reach a decision, or for tough decision making purposes in which you may not know what road to take. 

New moons are also used to send negativity back that you feel is being sent your way." --Toni, administer of Traditional Stregheria Yahoo Group.

"I find I am 'strongest' and have the easiest time making connections during the new moon." --Alwaysride from the group
 
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To go off-topic a little, a couple of days ago, I saw where the 2008 movie 'The Wrestler' with Mickey Rourke was on the Independent Film Channel. The movie won a number of awards, including a Academy Awards nomination for best actor and supporting actress (Marisa Tomei). I saw it for the first time a couple of months ago. I was thinking how this movie, in many ways, shows how life really is for most people. You're popular in some circles, neutral in others such as a job, and often treated shabbily during the day with strangers... such as a store clerk immediately reaching out and grabbing your money off the counter before you're even able to count.it. These things happen frequently to most people, and are usually just ignored. The vast majority of people don't like to admit to family and friends that they were treated in this manner by some damn stranger. Anyway, it was a good movie, with highs and lows, and a great ending... in its own way.
 
Also, related to the movie, there's a simple quote that rings true I think for just about everyone: "No matter how much that you have changed, you still must answer for what you have done." 

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I have not yet seen the 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' movies. Apparently I'm the only one who thinks that this concept just seems a little strange. A spiritual tradition which was the native culture once, shown yet again in a negative light, and with this..justification that they must be hunted down and murdered? What other religion would that portrayal be acceptable? Wow.. is this overly sensitive or unreasonable!?
 
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It's a well-established fact that early Christian movements, for centuries, combined local pagan holidays and traditions into Christianity in order to make a smooth transition during the mostly forced conversion periods. The amount of such melding over time is pretty substantial, especially in regards to Christimas. It is then quite frustrating when certain overzealous Christian figures somehow try to suggest that these connections are part of some "occult conspiracy." If there are "occult conspiracies," they really have nothing to do with native European pre-Christian spiritual traditions. There is a big difference between eastern occultism and the forced occultism that was a result of Christian inquisitions. One such figure of many, is Doc Marquis. It's not that he's incorrect as far as these pagan connections, but he purposely misleads gullible people as to how this came about.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Dreamers of the day



"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

--Edgar Allan Poe

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"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."

--T. E. Lawrence, 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'

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T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), despite his wording, seemed to have actually meant this concept to be beyond good or evil as a general truth; as he followed this quote with "This I did." However, this ending takes a bit away from the power and lore of the quote.

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