Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ancient Wisdom Hidden in the Stars: Internal Access to the Infinite Realm

I've just created a new video, entitled "Ancient Wisdom Hidden in the Stars: Internal Access to the Infinite Realm" in which I show the full-screen version of the presentation that I prepared for my recent conversation with Derek Lambert and Dr. Luther G. Williams of the WaterBoyZ podcast

The video of the conversation with Derek and Luther can be found here, and I recommend watching the interview because a conversation can bring out aspects of and perspectives upon a subject that don't always arise in a monologue video. 

However, for those wanting to see the visuals that I was presenting and discussing during that interview, in a full-screen format that is easier to see than the presentation in the above interview, please follow the above link and watch the new video, which covers much of that same material (while presenting a few insights which even regular visitors might not have heard previously).

I am convinced that one of the truths which the ancient wisdom of the myths and scriptures from cultures around the world are designed to convey is the awareness that we ourselves already have access to the Infinite Realm, which means that everything we need -- far from being external to us, is available to us at all times.

I hope the message in the video will be a blessing to you.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Forty years after Jonestown, the people still refuse to wake up

November 17 and 18 of this year (2018) bring us to the 40th anniversary of the mass-murder of 918 men, women, boys and girls at Jonestown in Guyana.

The details of what that mass-murder represented have been lied about for forty years, and to this day the massacre continues to be described as a "mass suicide." 

For example, here is a piece which aired on NPR's "Fresh Air" this year, purporting to examine the Jonestown massacre. It begins by declaring:
This Sunday marks the fortieth anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, where cult leader Jim Jones convinced over 900 followers to commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced punch.
However, as the above video makes abundantly clear, the story that continues to be pushed by controlled media outlets is demonstrably false, and the abundant evidence that it is false has been amply documented for decades. 

To continue to push the blatant lie that the 918 men, women, boys and girls killed at Jonestown "committed mass suicide" constitutes an insult and an injustice to those who lost their lives in that massacre, as well as to the memory of Congressman Leo Ryan and members of his delegation (including two members of the press) who were killed when Congressman Ryan, who represented a congressional district from which many members of the "Peoples Temple" cult had been recruited (and who was also a former mayor of San Francisco, where the Peoples Temple had been headquartered before it moved to Guyana) visited Jonestown to investigate the allegations of abuse and enslavement that had come to his attention.

In addition, to continue to refer to Jim Jones as an "itinerant preacher" (as the above-linked NPR piece does in its second sentence, immediately following the first sentence which is quoted above) is to ignore the undeniable connections between Jones and very powerful patrons, many of them mentioned in the video documentary. Such a description is absurd.

In order to disabuse yourself of the lies and ongoing cover-up regarding the events of that fateful day, I would recommend carefully watching the above video in its entirety, perhaps several times. It is a segment of a 2006 documentary entitled Evidence of Revision: The Assassination of America

You can also listen to a somewhat condensed, audio-only version of the same material by visiting the archive of Bonnie Faulkner's long-running show, Guns and Butter. You can scroll down to episode #188, which aired on November 18, 2009, and which you can listen to online (or download to a mobile device) by following this link.

If you pay close attention, you will understand why the truth regarding the Jonestown massacre continues to be deliberately obfuscated to this day. 

And, if you think about it, you will also perceive that the Jonestown massacre was not perpetrated by "the government." 

Congressman Leo Ryan of the House of Representatives was a representative of "the government" -- which is to say, a representative of the lawful power of the people (in a democratic republic). The fact that he was murdered demonstrates a desire by those responsible for the things that were going on at Jonestown to prevent the details of what they were doing from becoming known to the government. The massacre followed his murder and the murder of some of those with him.

This point is extremely important to contemplate carefully. I am convinced that the best hope for the prevention of injustice, oppression, and everything associated with organized crime lies in the power of the people expressed through democratic government and its lawful organs of power. 

The murder of Leo Ryan demonstrates that, despite their great power and obvious control over many who are in the government, the forces behind what was taking place at Jonestown in Guyana understand the potential threat posed by the representatives and institutions of a democratic government. 

The continued repetition of egregiously, demonstrably false explanations of the Jonestown massacre as "mass suicide" demonstrates very much the same thing regarding the potential threat posed by the people themselves, should they ever wake up to what is going on.

Indeed, it is the power of the people themselves (should they ever become aware in large numbers to what is going on) which poses the greatest threat, because (as we have seen in the forty years since the perpetration of the massacre of more than 900 American men, women, boys and girls in Guyana), the representatives will not on their own do much of anything to confront the problem if the people themselves do not wake up and demand it.

On a personal note, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of the House of Representatives, who is seen in the video linked above and who was part of the delegation led by Congressman Leo Ryan to visit Jonestown forty years ago, is the currently-serving representative for the congressional district containing my hometown and the place where I was born. 

She was a legal aide to Congressman Ryan at the time. She was elected to this office in a special election following the death of the late Congressman Tom Lantos in 2008. Tom Lantos is the Congressman who appointed me to West Point back in 1987.

Below is a screenshot from the video documentary, showing Congressman Leo Ryan in Jonestown, on the night of November 17, 1978, the day before he was murdered. You can see this image at about the 0:49:49 mark in the video. 

As the camera pans out, we see in the background a hand-painted sign, affixed to the wall of the building within the Peoples Temple compound where Congressman Ryan was speaking that day. It speaks to the danger we all face if we continue to refuse to wake up.

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Welcome to new visitors from The WaterBoyZ with Derek Lambert and Dr. Luther G. Williams

Special thank-you to Dr. Luther G. Williams and Mr. Derek Lambert for inviting me over for a very enjoyable discussion of the celestial foundations of the world's ancient wisdom, contained in the myths, scriptures and sacred stories of cultures around the globe.

Derek and Luther named their program the WaterBoyz -- inspired, they explained, by the well-known interview with the great Bruce Lee, in which he says: "Be water, my friend."

Above is the video of our conversation, which was recorded on November 13, 2018.

Welcome to any new visitors who heard about this blog or website through this video!

Below are some links to previous blog posts which explore some of the topics which surfaced during the interview with Derek and Luther:
If this is your first time visiting this blog or website after hearing about this research on the show, I hope that you will find this discussion of the ancient wisdom, given to virtually every culture on our planet as a precious treasure, to be helpful in some way -- and hope you will visit again soon!

If you enjoyed the interview, please give some feedback to Derek and Luther at their YouTube channel, their websites, or below the video itself.

I certainly wish Derek and Luther great success with their own research and with their podcasting, and hope to cross paths with them again soon! 

On a personal note, it happens that Derek conducted the interview from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he lives with his family -- and where I spent some very formative years while I was in one of the line battalions of the the 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, during the early 1990s. 

After the interview was over, I ran across an old mug from my days at Fort Bragg (an ancient artifact), which I would have used during the interview had I come upon it earlier. Here's a photo of me unwinding by enjoying a nice cup of organic apple cider vinegar from the old mug (I don't drink coffee these days), immediately following the completion of the interview:

(as with many ancient pieces of pottery, the mug has a different design on the other side).

Saturday, November 10, 2018

One year after the revelation of the Pylos Combat Agate: an astonishing ancient artifact with undeniable celestial correspondences

One year ago this week, articles in newspapers, magazines, and academic journals around the world began to appear, showing images of the amazing ancient artifact that has come to be called the Pylos Combat Agate, shown above.

This hard gemstone was unearthed in a tomb discovered near the city of Pylos, on the west coast of the Peloponnese in Greece -- an ancient city, mentioned in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The tomb, a "shaft grave," was found in an olive grove outside the ancient ruin known as the "Palace of Nestor," and had apparently not been disturbed since being sealed, fully 3,500 years before. The tomb contained a complete skeleton of a male warrior, with armor and swords and over 3,000 artifacts -- including more than fifty "sealstones."

One of these, the stone shown above, was initially encrusted with mineral deposits and had to be carefully cleaned in a process that took some months, but which revealed a scene of incredible artistic sophistication and detail. The artwork is even more astonishing because the entire stone on which the scene is engraved is only 37 millimeters in length!

Some of the articles which describe the significance of this find are listed below. Note that the grave has been dubbed "the tomb of the Griffin Warrior" based on artwork discovered in the tomb on a different artifact:
A friend on Twitter alerted me to the articles describing this incredible discovery when these articles were first appearing, in early November, 2017.

I immediately recognized that this scene, which had lain under the earth for 3,500 years (and which was executed with a level of detail and precision that astonished scholars and historians) was also remarkable for another reason.

The scene on the stone can be shown to be based on specific constellations, using a system of celestial metaphor that informs other artwork from other cultures and other centuries -- indeed, even from other millennia!

Part of the reason that the constellational connections in the scene were so obvious to me was that I had previously published discussions of the celestial connections in other scenes patterned upon the same constellations -- in books discussing the ancient myths, scriptures and sacred stories that can be shown to be based on celestial metaphor (such as Star Myths of the World, Volume Two: Myths of Ancient Greece, and Star Myths of the World, Volume Three: Star Myths of the Bible, both of which were published in 2016, before the existence of the Pylos Combat Agate became known to anyone living in  modern times).

Believing that this connection would be of interest to scholars, I wrote an article describing the patterns in the artwork which match the characters in the scene to the constellations Hercules, Ophiuchus, Scorpio and Sagittarius in the night sky (as well as to the star Vega in the constellation of Lyra the Lyre). I sent this article to one scholarly publication after another, including those focused on art history, as well as those focused on ancient Greece and Rome. 

After receiving polite rejections from all of them, I published my analysis on my own blog and in online sites interested in the research of ancient history and the evidence that the conventional paradigm of ancient history is in need of revision. You can find links to blog posts discussing the celestial connections below. These blog posts also contain links to articles on the celestial connections in the Pylos Agate which were published on Ancient Origins and on Graham Hancock's website, as well as links to one version of the articles that I submitted unsuccessfully to various scholarly publications:
I also created a video illustrating the celestial connections in this ancient artifact, which I titled "The Pylos Combat Agate among the Infinite Realms" and which I embedded below. That video contains some footage showing the "sandy beaches of Pylos" mentioned in the Odyssey, as well as of the ruins of the grand edifice dubbed the Palace of Nestor, which is nearby to the grave site of the Griffin Warrior.

You will see that specific details in the artwork on this ancient stone point to an undeniable celestial connection -- including the "extended leg" and body posture of the triumphant swordsman, the "overhead weapon" of that swordsman (matching the outline of the constellation Hercules in the night sky, who carries a weapon brandished overhead as well), and the grasping by that same swordsman of the crescent-shaped crest of the spearman's helmet with his other arm (matching the many myths in which a figure associated with Hercules grasps another figure associated with the crescent-shaped constellation of Corona Borealis, which is just beyond the downward-reaching "other arm" of the constellation Hercules in the heavens).

Below is one example of ancient artwork in which the hero Heracles is depicted grasping such a helmet-crest, while standing in a posture reminiscent of the outline of the constellation Hercules in the night sky:

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

Below is another, in which Heracles is even more clearly depicted in the posture suggested by the outline of the stars in the constellation Hercules -- and in which one hand brandishes a sword overhead while the other reaches out towards a crescent-shaped helmet crest (although the artist does not have Heracles actually grasp this crest, in this particular scene):

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

Here is another depiction of a very similar scene, but on a different ancient vase (you can see that it is a different piece of artwork if you look closely, particularly if you look at the shields carried by the Amazons whom Heracles is battling in the scene). Obviously, this particular mythological encounter, which can be shown to be based upon specific constellations in the night sky, was very popular among ancient artists:

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

Finally, here is yet another piece of ancient artwork, this one dated to about 450 BC, which shows the hero Heracles in a similar posture (based on the outline of the constellation Hercules in the sky), once again brandishing his weapon over his head, but this time reaching out with his other hand towards a different crescent-shaped object: the massive curving horn atop the head of a figure who is usually identified as the god Achelous (a very important figure in ancient mythology, discussed in my 2014 book The Undying Stars):

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

In all of these scenes, the figure of Heracles is associated with and depicted in the same general posture as the outline of the constellation Hercules in the heavens -- and is reaching out with his lower arm (the arm not brandishing a weapon) towards a crescent-shaped object, which is usually a helmet crest but can also be envisioned as the great curved horn of Achelous, and which clearly corresponds to the beautiful crescent-shaped arc of stars known as Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown.

The same posture, and constellational connections, can be seen in the artwork depicted on the newly-discovered Pylos Combat Agate, albeit on an artifact that was made over a thousand years earlier. And there are many other details in the artwork which point to an undeniable celestial connection, such as the location of the enlarged "sphere" or "globular" tip of the scabbard of the swordsman, which corresponds to the location of the bright star Vega in the heavens, in the constellation Lyra which is also adjacent to the constellation Hercules (see star-chart below, with comparison to the figures in the Pylos Combat Agate):

And those are just a few of the correspondences (mostly those associated with the figure of the swordsman in the Combat Agate) -- many more can also be discussed, and these also have parallels to other artistic depictions of mythological scenes and figures from other centuries and other cultures.

I would have thought that, given the importance of this archaeological find, and the radical revision of the conventional understanding of history that this artifact should engender, that the undeniable parallels between the scene on the Pylos Combat Agate and the constellations of the night sky (as well as undeniable connections to other artwork from other cultures, depicting other figures based on those same constellations, including David slaying Goliath as described in 1 Samuel and as depicted on artwork from many different centuries, and Hercules or Heracles slaying a variety of opponents as depicted in literally hundreds of pieces of ancient Greek pottery) would be of interest to scholars and art historians, as well as to some of the same publications that were interested in the discovery of the Combat Agate in the first place.

Thus far that does not seem to be the case. There seems to be a widespread reluctance on the part of academia to investigate certain lines of inquiry, despite overwhelming evidence which points in those directions.

I remain confident, however, that the truth will not remain suppressed forever.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Star Myths: the ancient system

Here's a new video I just published entitled "Star Myths: the ancient system" which describes what I mean when I assert that virtually all the world's ancient myths, scriptures, and sacred stories are based on a system of celestial metaphor -- that the characters and events can be shown to be founded upon specific constellations.

Virtually all of the characters and episodes described in the Bible, for example, are based on specific constellations -- from the characters of Adam and Eve (and, for that matter, the Serpent) all the way through to the visions described in the book of the Revelation of John.

This fact by itself is not at all widely understood, and has tremendous implications -- but even more astonishing is the fact that the same can be said for the characters and events described in the myths of ancient Greece, and of ancient India, ancient China and Japan, ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, and those of other parts of Europe including the Norse myths, and of other parts of Asia, and of cultures from Africa, Australia, the Americas, and the Pacific.

Still more astonishing is the fact that the system of celestial metaphor used in these ancient myths appears to be a world-wide system: it envisions the constellations in the same way, and ascribes to them similar characteristics, from one culture and mythology to another, even though separated by mighty oceans. Evidence is presented in this video to establish the commonality of this system -- and hundreds more such examples could be offered.

The ramifications of this evidence are profound, and should change our understanding of humanity's ancient history. Additionally, it is very likely that this ancient system was using these celestial metaphors to convey esoteric truths intended for our benefit -- truths we still need in our lives, to this very day. The more we learn to understand the language that they are actually speaking, which is a celestial language and a metaphorical language, the more likely we are to be able to hear what they are trying to tell us.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Festival of Lost Meanings

image: Wikimedia commons (link). Background: Butterfly Nebula (link).

Halloween is one of the most important and esoterically meaningful days of the entire annual cycle, and yet according to Alvin Boyd Kuhn it has become "a festival of lost meanings," in which although "the form survives, the meaning is lost."

In an essay entitled "Halloween, a Festival of Lost Meanings," Kuhn explains that the great cycle depicted in the zodiac of the heavens serves in the ancient wisdom of the world as "a pictorial or semantic representation of man's divine soul as it swung round the repeated cycles of life in many incarnations on the earth" (7 - 8, original pagination).

This great cycle, representative of the cycle of the soul in its own cycling down into incarnation and back again, multiple times, was divided into quadrants by the four stations of the two solstices and two equinoxes, and festivals associated with those four stations conveyed profound truths about the corresponding turning points in our soul's own cycle. 

As a festival associated with one of these four very significant points, Kuhn argues, Halloween thus "carries one-fourth of the symbolic representation of human life depicted in the great zodiacal figure or graph devised by the sapient genius of ancient Sages" (7).

Celebrated forty days after the day of the September equinox -- a period of time equating to the gestation of the child inside the womb of the mother, which is forty weeks (see page 10 in Kuhn's essay) -- the ancient tradition of Halloween (which has parallels in other ancient festivals given different names in different cultures) depicts our predicament when plunged into the incarnate world, in which incarnate souls "enwrapped in the coats of animal skins, their divine potential reduced if not smothered by the deadening blanket of the body's sensuous life" forget their true nature and believe themselves to be "the physical creatures they outwardly were" (26). 

The costumes worn on this night, often grotesque, sensuous, or animalistic serve to picture the reality of our incarnate situation, by conveying the metaphorical juxtaposition of, in Kuhn's words, "a being potentially of god stature glaring out through the eyes and features of an animal, a god grimacing like a beast" (26).

And yet, as Kuhn also discusses in this important essay, the descent into this life is essential for our development and growth:
For it is out of reflection of the consequences of our acts that mind is born. And only when mind assumes full direction of the soul's employment of the life forces will the still higher birth of spirit be brought to pass. Even the fool's folly becomes in the end, through the pain that follows it, life's appointed schoolmaster, our pedagogue in growth. Out of our wildest orgies eventually emerge the principles of wisdom. 33
Later in the same discussion, he argues that soul and body may seem to be at odds with one another, but their apparent battle is not meant to "terminate in the victory of the one and the destruction of the other" but rather that "It is going to eventuate in the wedding of the two when they have learned to like each other well enough to harmonize their opposing forces in equilibrium and stabilization in complementary fulfillment of the functions of both. All polar opposition is to be consummated in the union of the two . . ." (35).

The essay goes on to discuss the importance of symbols strongly associated with Halloween, including the Moon, the jack-o-lantern, witches, ghosts, and masks. 

Kuhn's essay also approaches the awe-inspiring goddess Hecate of ancient Greece (pictured above, in her triform aspect), who is associated with crossroads (and thus, Kuhn argues, with the union of the forces of soul and sense -- and by "sense" Kuhn means the body, the senses, sensuality, and physicality). He examines the possible connection between the name of the goddess and the number six, as well as with the word "hex" (which, of course, signifies the number six), as well as with the descent into the darkness but also with the guiding of the soul by the light of her twin torches (and see another ancient depiction of the triform goddess Hekate or Hecate, this time with three Kharites or "Charities," who were known as the Gratiae or "Graces" in Latin -- bringing the number depicted to six).

The importance of the descent into the darkness is also explored in great depth in the profoundly important book In the Dark Places of Wisdom, by Peter Kingsley (which has been discussed in previous posts such as this one and this one).

There, Peter Kingsley writes:
Those people realized there's something very important hidden in the depths. For them it wasn't only a question of confronting a little bit of darkness inside themselves -- of dipping their feet in their feelings, paddling in the pond of their emotions and trying to bring them into the light of day. It was a question of going right through the darkness to what lies at the other end. 69
Later in the same discussion, he says: "To reach there, you have to go down into the darkness [ . . . ]" (71).

Indeed, his description has many echoes of the cross-road described by Alvin Boyd Kuhn in his discussion of the importance of the goddess Hecate -- particularly when Peter Kingsley writes that this journey takes the one who pursues it "to the point where all the opposites meet" (70).

There is a deep teaching in this descent into the darkness and the quest for the place "where all the opposites meet." Alvin Boyd Kuhn argues that Halloween is a festival designed to feed and nourish our spiritual health -- but that we are practically starving our minds because we now chew only on the "dead outer husk" of what was given to us to serve as "sublime truth" (6).

This Halloween, in addition to observing the season's festivities, I would recommend taking the time to visit Alvin Boyd Kuhn's essay on "Halloween: A Festival of Lost Meanings" which can easily be read in an hour or so, as well as meditating on Peter Kingsley's In the Dark Places of Wisdom, which takes more than a day to read but which is best consumed slowly (in my opinion) and savored and chewed upon rather carefully.

Even if you have read them previously, this point in the year's annual cycle is an excellent place to visit them again.

image: Wikimedia commons (link). Background: Pelican nebula (link).

Monday, October 29, 2018

New video: Shipwrecks and Stars

Here is a new video that I just published entitled "Shipwrecks and Stars: from the Depths of the Sea to the Oceans Above."

The video explores the amazing and recently-published discovery of the oldest intact shipwreck in the world, a ship from ancient Greece found at the bottom of the Black Sea by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project.

Articles discussing this extremely significant find can be found here, here, herehere and here (among other places on the web).

The ship, which has been dated as being about 2,400 years old, has drawn numerous comparisons to the ship depicted on the famous Siren Vase, which depicts a scene from the Odyssey in which Odysseus and his companions must pass by the island of the Sirens, supernatural beings who lure sailors to their deaths with bewitching songs.

The video discusses this comparison, and its significance, in light of the fact that ancient myth from around the world (including this episode from the Odyssey) can be shown to be based upon a common esoteric system of celestial metaphor -- and the fact that ancient artists appear to have encoded such celestial metaphor into their art as well.

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

Saturday, October 27, 2018

U-shaped chemtrails and their ramifications

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, October 26, 2018.

I wasn't planning to write on this topic today, but while driving along this beautiful western edge of the North American continent where I live, I happened to notice some extremely suspicious "persistent contrails" in the sky, and felt that they were worth sharing to illustrate the undeniable fact that something is going on without the consent of the people, and indeed without even the admission that it is taking place.

Not only is something being deliberately sprayed into the air in an ongoing campaign, but the very existence of that activity is denied and those who point out the overwhelming and obvious evidence are ridiculed as "conspiracy theorists."

Above is an un-retouched section of a photograph that I took this morning of two persistent contrails (or, as they are more appropriately and popularly known, two chemtrails) forming two distinctive U-turn patterns in the sky, and crossed by a third and shorter chemtrail.

Below, for context, is the full photograph, which shows that these U-shaped "horseshoe chemtrails" which I witnessed this morning were present in the context of several other chemtrails, none of which were curved in this dramatic fashion:

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, October 26, 2018.

The view is of US Highway 101 (the westernmost north-south highway in the US Highway System), facing south. The twin horseshoe chemtrails can be seen just above the lowest point of the mountainous horizon, just above the point where the highway itself disappears from view.

Those who deny the obvious evidence that someone, for reasons unstated, has for years been carrying on a campaign of spraying something into the air in the skies above populated country, calling the suggestion a "conspiracy theory" generally insist that the trails which are popularly known as "chemtrails" are simply ordinary contrails from "normal water-based contrails routinely left by high-flying aircraft under certain atmospheric conditions" (as stated in the dismissive Wikipedia entry entitled "Chemtrail conspiracy theory" which ridicules the possibility that these trails in the sky could be anything else besides routine condensation trails).

If these are trails left by ordinary "high-flying aircraft" such as passenger jets just going about their business, carrying passengers to and from their routine destinations, then an obvious question would be: "Why would an ordinary plane choose to make such a dramatic horseshoe pattern in the sky?" 

I have been on many passenger flights and I have never had a single one of them make a screeching U-turn during its travels such as the U-turns which created the chemtrails shown in the above images. 

Nevertheless, we could argue that an airplane might at some point be required to make such a dramatic U-turn for some reason -- one never knows. However, the obvious problem which is raised by the photographic evidence above is the fact that not one but two different airplanes obviously decided to make a very similar U-turn in a very similar part of the sky, at just about the very same time this morning, in order to leave the trails that you can see in the image.

Surely the possibility that not one but two different planes on routine flights decided to execute hairpin turns at about the same time would seem to be extremely unlikely. Thus, the confident (and condescending) tone of the Wikipedia articles dismissing the "chemtrail conspiracy theory," and which consistently proclaim that the phenomenon known as "chemtrails" is simply caused by "normal water-based contrails routinely left by high-flying aircraft under certain atmospheric conditions" would seem to be called into question by the evidence of "persistent contrails" in shapes that clearly indicate that they were not created by aircraft following routine flight patterns whatsoever.

The flight patterns indicated by the photograph above would have to be described as anything but "routine" by anyone who has any familiarity at all with flying on aircraft back and forth across the country.

And the dramatic horseshoe-shaped U-turn chemtrails which I saw in the sky this morning are by no means the only such "non-routine" shapes that I have seen when observing chemtrails over the Central Coast of California.  Below is another such chemtrail which I personally observed and photographed, on June 23, 2014, over a residential area of San Luis Obispo, California:

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, June 23, 2014.

Once again, here is clear evidence that these chemtrails are not the product of condensation that is "routinely left by high-flying aircraft." To describe the flightpath of the aircraft which left the chemtrail shown above as "routine" would be completely absurd. Have any readers ever been on a "routine" flight which meandered across the sky while executing such sharp turns as those demonstrated in the photograph above? The turns made by the aircraft which produced the above chemtrail are beyond "hairpin turns" -- they are practically curlicues ("curly-cues").

I blogged about the chemtrail phenomenon, and included the above photograph, in this post from June of 2014.

And, once again, the above S-curves are by no means unique. Just a couple months before observing the dramatic curlicue contrail pictured above, I photographed this oxbow-shaped chemtrail, also above the city of San Luis Obispo, in April of 2014:

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, April 23, 2014.

As you should be able to see, the pilot of the above aircraft (assuming this aircraft even had a pilot, and was not some kind of computer-driven or remotely-controlled plane) has executed a sweeping curve across the sky -- a pattern which I have never experienced during any commercial air flight that I have ever taken when traveling from one city to another. 

In case you are having trouble seeing the parabola-shaped curve of the chemtrail in the above photo, here is a second shot of the same chemtrail from April 2014, taken just a few minutes later, in which I have added a series of small red-and-white arrows pointing to the sweep of the chemtrail's path:

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, April 23, 2014.

Once again, I blogged about this chemtrail back in 2014 as well -- interested readers can visit that post here. That post contains another photograph, taken just a few seconds after the above photograph was taken, showing some chemtrails in an adjacent part of the sky (basically, to the left of the image above, which is to say to the north) which are perfectly straight and all parallel to one another -- which refutes any critic who might argue that the dramatic bend in the above-pictured chemtrail might be caused by "wind shear" or other atmospheric phenomenon.

Photographs such as those shown above should leave little doubt that these persistent trails are not the product of "routine high-flying" passenger jets plying their way across the skies to take people to their various destinations. Someone is spraying something, out of aircraft which usually follow straight-line paths but which occasionally make dramatic turns, oxbows, and S-curves -- for reasons unknown.

The fact that this activity is not publicly debated by the legislative bodies established by the Constitution which sets out to establish a democratic representative republic in the united states -- and that this activity is actually denied, as though it is not going on at all -- indicates that we are not actually living in a democracy (or a democratic republic) as established by the Constitution.

If you lie to the people and tell them that some activity is not taking place, then no one can possibly argue that this activity is approved by the public (or by their elected representatives).

It is one thing for such activity to be going on above the heads of the people, and for some percentage of the population to disagree that such activity should be taking place. There could be public debate about the reasons why it is necessary, and those running in elections could make their opinions on the subject known to the voters, who could weigh their position on that issue along with the views of that candidate on other issues, before deciding on who they want to vote for.

But it is an entirely different matter for that activity to be going on in secret, with no debate, and indeed with active denial that it is taking place at all (even though it has obviously been going on for years) -- and to call anyone who brings up the obvious evidence that such spraying is taking place a "conspiracy theorist."

Indeed, the Wikipedia entry on the so-called "Chemtrail conspiracy theory" (which is linked above and a screenshot of which is included at the bottom of this post) consistently refers to those who believe that these trails represent something more than "routine water-based condensation trails" not only as "conspiracy theorists" but as anti-government conspiracy theorists. The Wikipedia entry cites belief in chemtrails as an example of "anti-government paranoia" and as being "particularly favored by right-wing groups because it fits well with deep suspicion of government."

However, as I have just explained, this activity is going on without any democratic debate, completely outside of the established organs of democratic government. I am neither right-wing (far from it) nor against government: I believe that a democratic government is supposed to represent the will of the people, and thus I am pro-government

The government should properly represent the power of the people (acting through their elected representatives in accordance with the Constitution) to stop criminal behavior, such as anti-competitive behavior on the part of large corporations (outlawed by anti-trust laws enacted during the last decade of the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century), or the sale of adulterated food products and pharmaceuticals (prohibited by various laws  such as the Pure Food and Drug Act enacted during the first decade of the twentieth century and by the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration around 1930), or the deliberate pollution of streams and waterways (outlawed by various acts passed during the second half of the twentieth century, and by the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970) -- and to this list of behavior which I believe the people, through their government, have the power to regulate and prohibit I would add the deliberate spraying of unknown substances from aircraft in high volumes and going on for years on end.

If we indeed lived in a democracy (or a democratic republic), then it would not be seen as "anti-government" to insist that such spraying be brought under the authority of the democratically-elected government. As it is, this spraying is going on without any democratic oversight whatsoever. Indeed, so far is it from being under democratic oversight, that the people are being deliberately told that it is not going on at all, and that anyone who draws the obvious conclusions from the evidence they can see with their own eyes over their heads on just about any given day of the week must be some kind of "right-wing" conspiracy theorist, exhibiting "anti-government paranoia."

Why the idea that a democratic government should have the authority to regulate the ongoing spraying of unknown substances into the air above our heads is "right-wing" is not explained in the Wikipedia article (or the sources it cites).

Why calls by citizens to their elected officials in the government to look into this obvious spraying is an example of "anti-government" sentiment (or, worse, "paranoia") is similarly not explained.

In fact, it is not explained because it is ludicrous and contradictory on its very face. The Wikipedia article (and the various "authoritative" articles that it cites in support of its condescending dismissal of the "chemtrail conspiracy theory") is not meant to inform: it is meant to ridicule, bully, and silence anyone who entertains the idea that the trails they are seeing in the sky could be anything other than "normal water-based contrails routinely left by high-flying aircraft."

This issue is an important issue -- but it is only one such example of an issue in which official sources can be seen to be deliberately lying to the people, which is profoundly undemocratic and indicates that something is gravely amiss with the current state of affairs. If official sources (including those cited by the Wikipedia article, which cites government sources denying that these persistent contrails represent deliberate spraying) will lie about this issue, then it stands to reason that they will lie about other matters, and indeed there is overwhelming evidence that they are lying about other matters as well.

Below is another image of the U-shaped chemtrails which I observed this morning (taken about ten minutes before the image shown above), as well as the latest version of the Wikipedia article ridiculing the "Chemtrail conspiracy theory." Interested readers can compare this latest Wikipedia entry with a screenshot I made of the Wikipedia entry on the "Chemtrail conspiracy theory" back in 2013 in this previous blog post. Unfortunately, that screenshot from 2013 does not include the entire Wikipedia entry, but it does include the first couple paragraphs, and as you can see, the language has changed since then (to become even more adamant that chemtrail believers are unscientific, and that their arguments are "flawed" and based on "misconceptions"). Obviously, Wikipedia remains steadfast over the course of many years in calling the idea of deliberate chemtrail spraying a "conspiracy theory," despite the clear evidence that these trails are not being laid down by routine jet aircraft flying along on ordinary flight paths.

We are being lied to.

Suspicious airborne trails photographed by the author above Central Coast of California, October 26, 2018.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The gods are real, part 2: Christopher Knowles and the ancient Mysteria

image: Wikimedia commons (link).

Here is a link to another important interview with Christopher Knowles, this one from July of 2017 (scroll down to the interview date of 07/09/2017). The interview, by Dr. Bob Hieronimus on 21st Century Radio, is divided into two separate files online, each containing one hour of the interview. 

Here for convenience are links to hour one and hour two of the interview. In order to download the interview to a mobile device, you can "right-click" (or "control-click") on the following two links: hour one and hour two. If you right-click (or control-click) on this second set of links, that action should bring up a pulldown menu, which contains a choice to "download linked file as" (select this option and save each file to a folder where you can find it, after which you can upload each file to iTunes, for example, and then export each one from there to a mobile device, or burn them to a pair of CDs).

In his research, Chris Knowles discovers an amazing amount of evidence which points very strongly to the conclusion that the Invisible Realm is absolutely real, despite what we have been conditioned to believe during our decades of schooling, as well as by a formidable array of reinforcing messages from various branches of the media after we complete our years of formal education.

In this interview, he lays out a very comprehensive argument regarding the reasons he believes that ancient "archetypes" (which he argues to be another name for ancient deities, who are very real) manifest themselves in modern life, despite efforts to repress or forget them. 

In an extremely important display of insightful analysis, Christopher Knowles sees a connection between the use of loud music (and, at times, entheogenic plants and fungi) in the ancient mysteria and in the ecstatic music of modern rock n' roll and its many branches, permutations, and counter-reactions or counter-movements (including punk). 

As he explains in this interview, and in his other work, in both cases the use of specific symbology and specific techniques (including loud music but also special effects including stage effects and lighting effects) is intended to deliberately evoke the power of the Other Realm -- and not just in a symbolic sense, but to actually achieve direct interaction with the gods.

As an example of the parallels between the ancient Mysteries and the modern music scene beginning especially in the 1960s and continuing in successive generations and permutations since then, Mr. Knowles cites the example of the Corybantes or Korybantes, who were said to bang loudly on their shields with their swords as a form of ecstatic percussion in certain ancient mysteria, and who are depicted in the famous Parabiago Plate (or Platera di Parabiago) shown above. In fact, in that ancient artwork, the Corybantes are shown accompanying the goddess Cybele, who is discussed at some length in the above-linked interview with Christopher Knowles. 

Cybele, the Corybantes, and the ancient mysteria are also discussed at length in my 2014 book The Undying Stars, as well as in the later book Star Myths of the World, Volume Two (Myths of Ancient Greece).

In the above-linked interview, Christopher Knowles gives a very comprehensive look at his theory regarding what could be going on with the powerful re-emergence of these extremely ancient patterns, and at one point posits the idea that the extreme trauma of the post-WW2 decades (including  the trauma created by the nuclear arms race and the pervasive sense of dread it engendered, as well as that created by the u.s. involvement in the Vietnam War during the years 1964 - 1975) may have triggered the re-emergence of these supernatural archetypes.

While I believe that is a very valid argument and a distinct possibility, I would also suggest that other forces might be at work, including deliberate, intentional, and fairly well-informed steps to evoke these kinds of supernatural forces by certain elements within the music and film industries beginning in the 1950s and continuing from there. These possible explanations are not mutually exclusive, and I would venture to guess that Mr. Knowles would also agree that multiple possible explanations could be at work in this case.

Whatever the explanation, the evidence and analysis which Christopher Knowles is writing about in his blog and in his books, and discussing in his various interviews, is extremely compelling, extremely important, and must not be overlooked by those trying to determine "what's going down" in the modern world and particularly in the trajectory of the past five or six decades.

This previous post links to two other important interviews featuring Chris Knowles and his work, and contains some additional discussion.

I believe that this topic, and the specific evidence that Mr. Knowles discusses in his research, relates directly to the practice of invoking the gods or taking on the identity of specific gods and goddesses through costume and drama, which appears to be found in cultures literally around the globe, from ancient Greece and ancient India to the Americas and China (and many others as well), discussed in this previous post entitled "Sacred ritual drama and the realm of the gods."

Note that in all of those cultures, the act of evoking the gods appears to involve loud music, driving percussive instruments, and ritual dance.

I would also add that, as the work of Mr. Knowles makes abundantly clear, the power of the gods and of the divine realm is not to be taken lightly or approached casually at all. The link in the paragraph above regarding sacred ritual drama and the realm of the gods discusses the very serious traditions observed by players in Cantonese opera down through the centuries, which they were very careful not to violate. 

There is also the question of the ultimate purpose of this potential connection with the divine realm, which is examined in many different ancient myths which all follow a roughly similar pattern, in which a mortal is asked to choose a gift from a god or goddess. In the Old Testament book of I Kings, the figure of Solomon is given just such a choice -- and the text tells us that he asked for wisdom in order to help others and to promote justice, a choice which pleased the Almighty. 

The ancient text tells us that the Lord specifically states that he is pleased that Solomon did not ask for riches, or long life, or power over his enemies, or even the destruction of the lives of his enemies -- thus telling us, according to the record of the of the world's ancient wisdom, the proper purpose of contact with the Infinite Realm. Other myths from other cultures which follow the same pattern demonstrate the negative consequences of making the wrong choice -- such as the story of the Judgment of Paris, who asks for the most beautiful woman in the world (thus launching the Trojan War), or the story of the choice of King Midas, who asks for wealth and riches (and learns, to his dismay, that the ability to turn everything to gold is actually a curse and not a blessing).

The work of Christopher Knowles points very strongly to the possibility that certain groups have preserved the knowledge and ability of making contact with the realm of the gods -- and they may not be motivated by the desire to gain greater wisdom in order to help the people and to prevent injustice, as advocated in the record of the world's ancient wisdom.

I would strongly recommend supporting and following his work, as a source of very important information and analysis regarding the events we see taking place around the world (and indeed in our very own country and very own neighborhood, as well as in the events which have shaped the world during the past several decades). 

When we realize that the gods are real, and that they do indeed manifest in some way in individual men and women, it should help us become more serious about blessing and not cursing (which is something urged in the ancient texts and traditions of many, many cultures around the globe), and about uplifting others rather than putting them down (and working to not put ourselves down, at the same time).

And, one other important and very hopeful ramification of this information is the realization that although the power of this knowledge can be (and has been -- and continues to be) used by some for their own self-promotion, power, and enrichment, the ancient myths and scriptures are quite clear that the power of the gods stands ready to help in the fight against oppression and injustice. This is the message delivered by the god Thor himself, in the poignant story of Thor's visit to King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway. It is also seen in the assistance given by the goddess Athena to Odysseus and his family in the Odyssey of ancient Greece, as she (along with other gods, including Hermes) helps him to return home and to deal with the usurping suitors who are destroying his household and plotting to marry Penelope and murder Telemachus.

The same message is found in many other myths and sacred stories from around the globe.


For the previous post entitled "The gods are real," follow this link.