Friday, October 23, 2015
Thoughts upon the Festival of Thesmophoria - Part 1
Above, an image for the season. Bats represent "dark" but not evil energy. There probably isn't a more misunderstood animal than the bat. I'm in awe of bats. Last week while hiking along a wooded trail at twilight, I saw a cluster of them in one area, darting about in a circular clearing above me. As far as I know, they pose almost zero threat to people or other animals. Maybe if they got inside of a garage or barn they could be a problem; and only the tropical vampire bat would be of some concern as far as aggressive behavior. 99.5% of the time they are merely little fury flying caretakers of the environment; keeping insect levels down, pollinating, and fertilizing. True stewards of the earth; minus the credit.
Festival of Themophoria
10/23 eve to 10/26 eve: Thesmophoria–Old Greek festival commemorating the transformation of Goddess Kore (Queen of the Living) into Persephone (Queen of the Dead), when She eloped to Elysium with Her partner, God Dionysos/Plouton, accompanied by Goddess Hekate and spirits of the dead. At Eleusis, Dionysos was considered the life aspect and Plouton the death aspect of the same Deity, just as Kore was considered the life aspect and Persephone the death aspect of the same Deity. Dionysos was wild, and subject to excess drinking, dancing, and sex. While Kore, Gaia, Zeus, and Helios considered Him to be a marital prize, Demeter thought otherwise. Consequently, She mourned their union by striking the Earth with famine.
Large Hadron Collider - The hour is now!
'Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days'
The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes.
If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.
It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.
The experiment is sure to inflame alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would spell the end of our universe with the creation a black hole of its own.
Jesus the Druid?
As you may already know, there were sixteen almost identical ancient "sun as savior" myths from the edge of Europe to India. Well apparently one of these sun deities was present in Druidic Tradition as Esus or Hesus. I had always heard stories from researchers that the ancient Phoenician-Saturnian religion somehow migrated and influenced the Druidic tradition; and also that the ancient "mystery school network" not only existed between Greece and Egypt to India, but also possibly included the Druids and the Chinese. Esus was even carved onto the Pillar of the Boatmen along with the Gaulish god Cernunnos.
'Jesus the Druid: Was Christ in Great Britain?'
Genocide as good entertainment?
The movie 'The Last Witch Hunter' opens today. It's interesting that the mainstream cries "foul" whenever they perceive some injustice--real or imagined--yet, they would object to any criticism of movies in which evil "pagans" are systematically murdered... and especially in light of the fact that it once happened. Can you imagine if, instead of "witch hunter," different religious or spiritual demographic names replaced "witch?" I wonder how much the films' director Breck Eisner would enjoy that??