Friday, October 20, 2017
In 1843 Linus Yale, inspired by something the Egyptians invented four thousand years before, patented the most invulnerable lock ever make.
Yale went on to secure the doors and gates of nearly every country, and became the greatest defender of property rights in the world.
These days, cities ill with fright are nothing but gigantic locks.
Few hands hold the keys.
"Children of the Days, pg320"
October the 20th is the feast day of Roman Catholic Saint Paul of the Cross. In his youth, his family planned for him to become a merchant, but Paul was granted a vision. While still a young layperson, Paul founded the Barefoot Clerks of the Cross and the Passion. At one point, all the brothers deserted him, but his order eventually received Pope Benedict's approval.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
On October 19, 1938, Charles Lindbergh, the world-renowned aviator accepted, "by order of the Führer," Hermann Göring's, the Service cross of the German Eagle at the 1938 Berlin Olympics. This medal was giving to him for his historic flight across the Atlantic ocean in 1927. Pure propaganda which Lindberg never apologized for, nor would he return the medal even after the Nazis atrocities were openly reported by the world.
Is there any doubt that in today's America, Lindbergh would be a Trump supporter(?)
On this day in Tokyo, Japan, an annual fair called Bettara-Ichi, or Sticky-Sticky Fair, is held near the sacred shrine of the god Ebisu. The children carry sticky pickled radishes tied to straw ropes through the streets in the hope of chasing away evil spirits and receiving the blessings of the seven Shinto gods of luck and good fortune.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The California State Senate capped off a rather heady year for the Reverend Jim Jones--one that began with his designation as "Humanitarian of the Year" by the now defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner--by adopting a resolution on October 18, 1976, commending Jones and his Peoples Temple congregation "for their exemplary display of diligent and devoted service to and concern for their fellow man, not only in this state and nation, but throughout the world." Just over two years later, the great "humanitarian" would oversee the mass murder-suicide of more than 900 of his cult followers in Jonestown, Guyana.
(Bad Days in History pg.373)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Christopher Columbus received the warmest of welcomes when he first arrived in the New World that he immediately claimed it for Spain on October 12, 1492. The native people of that Bahamian island were so excited to see him that they swam out to his ship to offer greetings. The explore, in turn, was much impressed by their gentle hospitality:
"They...brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks' bells. They willingly traded everything they owned... They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features... They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane."
Columbus also saw the vast potential in the natives he met that fateful day: "They would make fine servants... With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
And so he did.
Meanwhile, back in Rome, this day was sacred to Fortuna Redux, the goddess of successful journeys and safe returns.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
It was sixteen years ago on this date that the most Hypocritical preacher since one of those child-molesting Popes -- pick one -- Jimmy Swaggart resigned from his TV Ministry for having sinned by sleeping with a prostitute... repeatedly. What is really bizarre, but not that surprising to us who have witnessed the hypocrisy of Christians who look down at others for sins they don't do, while making their sins of greed, glut-ency, and racism popular by covering it in "God Wants You To Be Successful at any cost just as he wants homeless people to get a job -- paraphrased."
Speaking of religion, every year on this date, Witches in the countries of Denmark and Germany honor the Old Lady of the Elder Trees, an ancient spirit who dwells within and watches over each and every tree of the elder family. Before cutting any branches to use as magic wands, a libation of elderberry wine is poured onto the tree's roots and a special prayer is recited to Jimmy Swaggart.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The people of France's second largest city had been slow to accept the new order of things and actually had the audacity to rebel. Fouché arrived to guide them back to reason. He started by parading the local bishop on a donkey that was dressed in the cleric's vestments and miter, wwiht a chalice around its neck and a missal tied to its tail.
Oddly enough, on this same day in Brazil, the annual Festival of Light begins; the centuries-old festival which is celebrated for two consecutive weeks and includes a parade of penance and the lighting of candles, torches, and hearth-fires to symbolically drive away the spirits of darkness who bring evil and misfortune.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
New Orleans Witch Claims She Cured Cancer Using Black Magic
A self-proclaimed witch from New Orleans, Louisiana, claimed in an interview Thursday that she can cure people of cancer by means of black magic or the "Left Hand Path”— one of the approaches to magic in Western occult, a feat that has reportedly earned her thousands of followers. In an exclusive interview with the Sun, Black…
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Witchcraft Against Trump: 'Just Like Saluting the Flag'?
Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the supernatural efforts against President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening with Amanda Yates Garcia, the "Oracle of Los Angeles" -- someone who performs monthly rituals and "binding spells" against POTUS. "Binding spells ... are symbolic actions used to harness the powers of the imagination and achieve a tangible result eventually,"…
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
So, David Meade, a numerologist, is predicting the end-of-the-world this Saturday (Sept 23, 2017).
He is doing this based on the Bible's Book of Revelations, specifically Revelation 12:1–2, which reads:
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
'Jesus People' – a movement born from the 'Summer of Love'
By Larry Eskridge, Instructor in HIstory, Wheaton College (Illinois). A crowd at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco celebrates day one of the 'Summer of Love.' AP Photo This year marks the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” Popular culture remembers the tens of thousands of joyous young hippies that descended upon San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury…
Friday, September 15, 2017
Scare, clowns, scare
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 14: ——— Confess your greatest phobia: A) Spiders B) Snakes C) Clowns We can't provide help to anyone who chooses icky "A" or wriggling "B," because we don't have space to analyze arachnophobia or ophidiophobia. We're here to discuss your fear of clowns. You are…
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Bigfoot, Aliens and the Senate Health Care Bill
Walk down the street and ask folks two questions starting with: 1. Do you like the Republican Party's Senate health care bill? Then move on to: 2. Do you believe in Bigfoot? It's more likely they'll tell you yes to No. 2. People really, really don't like the Senate health care bill known as the Better…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Scottish Couple Offers Potential Nanny $63K To Live In Their Haunted House
A Scottish couple placed an ad for a nanny, offering a £50,000 ($63,000) yearly salary, after five nannies quit in the past year because of “supernatural incidents,” The Scottish Sun reported last week. The couple posted the ad on Childcare.co.uk on May 29, 2017. The posting stated they have two children ages 5 and 7. The…
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In the film Citizen Cane, the newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles) says with his dying breath: Rosebud. Spoiler alert: if you haven't seen this film by now you suck: Rosebud was the name of his sled he played in the snow with when a child.
So, today I read that Roger Ailes died, the Fox News Founder who was forced out by the Fox News sex scandals.
I wonder what Roger Ailes last words were?
All woman who suffered the “psychological torture” of this guy.
R.I.P Roger Ailes, you old sly fox, you.
It was a day not unlike today that they took Madame Blavatsky away. Russian born, she was a mystic. From 1848 to 1858, she traveled the world without a man. She entered Tibet to study with the Masters for two years, and in 1871 she went to Cairo where she founded the Society Spirit for occult phenomena along with Emma Cutting (later Emma Coulomb). In 1879 Madame Blavatsky emigrated to New York where she impressed all with her psychic feats. She was no one-trick pony, she did it all: mediumship, levitation, out-of-body projection, telepathy, clairvoyance, and clairsentience.
Her first book, Isis Unveiled, appeared in 1877. In the preface she stated that the book was "a plea for the recognition of the Hermetic Philosophy, the ancient universal wisdom." And no doubt it was, for the Hermetic Society which still exist today, began with her book.
Just goggle Madame Blavatsky and you'll find pages and pages of opinions, good and bad. In his book, "The Spear of Destiny," Trevor Ravenscroft writes that the Madame was used by the Alister Crowley's "Golden Dawn" group along with soon-to-be Nazis party leaders to raise demons out of her... well... vagina. I don't know about that, but I do know she was a great woman in a time where woman weren't allowed to vote or have organisms, and so if she did materialize something good or evil out of her vagina, more power to her.
Happy White Lotus Day!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Does God Exist? Some Scientists Think They Have Proof
This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Editor’s note: This is a revised version of the original piece. We have done so to make explicit the author’s expertise with regard to the subject of this article. We have also incorporated important context that was missing in the original version. The question of whether a god exists…
Monday, May 15, 2017
On this day in 1828 Franisco de Goya died in exile.
Harassed by the Inquisition, he had fled to France.
On his deathbed, between incomprehensible mutterings, Goya spoke of his beloved home on the outskirts of Madrid, on the banks of the Manzanares River. There, painted on the walls, was the best of his work, his most personal.
After his death the house was sold and resold, paintings and all, until the works were finally removed from the walls and transferred onto canvases. In vain they were put up for sale at the Paris Exposition. No one wanted to see, much less buy, those ferocious prophesies of the century to come, in which grief slaughtered color and horror shamelessly revealed its raw face. The Prado Museum did not wish to buy them either, and at the beginning of 1882 they entered its halls by donation.
The "black paintings" are now among the most visited in the museum.
"I painted them for myself," Goya said.
He did not know that he painted them for us.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
26 percent of Americans are atheist? Researchers say the godless are undercounted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Stewart differs from most atheists. He'll tell you there is no God. But when he gets together with other faithless folks in the Kansas City Atheist Coalition, they color code their name tags. One hue for those who are proudly public about their beliefs, another for whom photographers are asked to…
Where do I sign up?
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Which State Has The Most UFO Sightings?
Just in time for Alien Day, a new book on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) has settled the bet for where to head if you’re interested in spotting one for yourself — and no, it’s not Nevada’s Area 51 or Roswell, New Mexico. According to findings reported in "UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015,"…