Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sierra Leone goddess of fertility

On this New Year's Day in the African republic of Sierra Leone, an ancient seed-sowing ceremony is performed in honor of, and to appease, the powerful goddess of fertility who watches over the crops.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Red Rectangle: a message from god?

An image of star HD 44179, surrounded by an extraordinary structure known as the Red Rectangle.

This image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA 

The source of the red light emitted by the Red Rectangle baffled scientists for more than 30 years. The same kind of red emission was seen throughout the Milky Way and in other galaxies, but scientists weren't sure what created it. The mystery was finally solved in 2007: The glow comes from strange activity at the molecular level inside clusters of dust.

According to Space.com, the star at the center of the Red Rectangle is similar to Earth's sun and is responsible for those evenly spaced lines as it releases gas and other material to create the nebula and its distinctive shape. NASA experts now believe the star is also a close binary (meaning it has a stellar partner), and is surrounded by a dense area of dust, according to the statement.
The star at the center of the Red Rectangle will eventually leave behind a hot white dwarf that will give off brilliant ultraviolet radiation that will cause the surrounding gas to glow.

I'm glad they settled that.  Still looks like an angel message from god to me.

Dr TV Boogie

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy Palilia!

On this day an annual festival called the Palilia (Feast of Pales) was celebrated in ancient Rome to honor the pastoral goddess Pales.  In the country, special purification rites were performed to keep the sheep disease-free.  Shepherds, followed by their flock, would traditionally leap through bonfires.  In the city of Rome, the festival was celebrated with wine and merriment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

More than 100 students and teachers affected by mass hysteria

A MYSTERIOUS wave of mass hysteria has struck secondary school students and staff at several schools in Kota Bharu, the capital of Malaysia's Kelantan state, since last week.
The "epidemic" began last Monday when more than 10 students and a teacher at one school were overcome with hysteria.
As the week progressed, it quickly spread throughout the school, affecting more than 50 female students and a few more teachers, disrupting classes.
Students were seen roaming around the school freely, reported local newspaper The Star, with some students claiming to have seen "strange, supernatural beings" at the school.
By Wednesday, more than 100 female and male students, as well as teachers, were allegedly hit by the condition, forcing school officials to shut down the school from Thursday to Saturday to avoid more students from being possessed.
The state education department was said to have sent several ustaz (Muslim scholars) to the school to recite Quranic verses and conduct prayers with students and staff in the hopes to "cleanse" the school. A Chinese bomoh (shaman) from Perak, along with his team, were also called in for assistance.
However, these attempts proved unsuccessful, as on Sunday, though the press was barred from accessing the school, they could hear screams and shouts coming from within the school compound.
Today, three other schools, located less than 10 km from the school which was first hit, reported incidences of more than 30 students succumbing to hysteria.
When reached for comment, state education department officials have said that this was an internal issue and declined to comment further.
A local traditional medicine expert, Wiru Sankala, told The Star that the recent hot weather and repressed emotions, as well as the widely-shared reports of what has been happening, could be why the hysteria has spread to other schools.

In Malaysia, mass hysteria appears to be a fairly common psychological phenomenon, normally striking young teenage girls, especially those at boarding schools.
In May last year, a local university announced an anti-hysteria kit claiming to deter "evil spirits", which costs up to RM8,750 (US$2,224) and comprises everyday items such as salt, vinegar, black pepper, lime, chopsticks and formic acid.
On social media, Malaysian netizens have jokingly questioned why the kit has yet to be used to help solve the schools' hysteria problems:

Friday, April 15, 2016

A good day to have a Penis.

Huffington Post calls it The Penis Festival.  It's the Festival of the Iron Phallus (Kanamara Matsuri) is celebrated annually in Kawasaki City, Japan.  The ancient Japanese deities associated with sexuality and human reproduction give their sacred blessings and encouragement, especially to couples who wed late in life or to men who suffer from declining potency.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Titanic sank on this date.

According to superstitious belief, the fourteenth day of April is a very unlucky time for travel, especially by ship.  (Yes, it was on this date in the year 1912 that the Titanic sank).  Whether the Titanic tragedy spawned the superstition or merely served to reinforce it is unknown.  

Maryamma (or Mariamne), the Hindu goddess of the sea, is honored in India with a sacred festival which begins annually on this day.  Hmmm, probably not a good date to be polluting the oceans with a diesel ship.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Toronto area had 78 UFO sightings last year, survey finds

Toronto area had 78 UFO sightings last year, survey finds

The truth is out there. For at least 78 people in Toronto, the truth was also flying right in front of their eyes during 2015, according to the annual Canadian UFO survey. Conducted by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research, the survey compiles reported UFO sightings across Canada each year appearing in various sources, most of them online. Each…

Saturday, April 9, 2016

UFO in the mountains?

A story appeared at the Drudge Report and linked to the Mirror on Thursday suggesting that the Arizona mountains are harboring an unidentified flying object.

So here are the details from that story:

The story says someone who was "flying" around on Google Earth discovered the alleged UFO. The coordinates place it near the Arizona-New Mexico border in a place called Swaggart Springs. The Google Earth screen capture shows some sort of structure and parked next to it is a white SUV. Roads seem to be non-existant in the area, but, that doesn't really mean much. 

So, what could this image depict? It could be a housing structure of some sort. It could be an inflatable of some sort. It could be a UFO. It could be nothing.

Here are the map coordinates for those of you who want to do your own satellite imagery interpretation: 31° 26′ 43″ N 109° 04′ 30″ W

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Haunting of Bachelor's Grove

Chicagoland's most desolate cemetery, just outside of downtown Chicago, is said to be one of the most haunted places in the country. In the Chicago suburbs, screened from the city by the nearby Rubio Woods Forest Preserve, lies an abandoned graveyard widely believed to be the most haunted place in the region. Over the years, more…

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Is Daniel P Whittier, right about Planet 9?

You've all heard about it by now.  How recently discovered Planet 9 visits the Kuiper belt  every 20,000 years and knocks astroids throughout the universe.   Daniel Whittier, a professor at the University of Louisiana, thinks so.  And who is he?  Well, judging from his shitty AOL type webpage , I don't think we have anything to worry about.  Still, it goes something like this in the NY Post:

Planet Nine — a new planet discovered at the edge of the solar system in January — has triggered comet showers that bomb the Earth’s surface, killing all life, says Daniel Whitmire, of the University of Louisiana.

The astrophysicist says the planet has a 20,000-year orbit around the sun and, at its closest to us, it knocks asteroids and comets toward Earth.

Fossil evidence has suggested most life on Earth is mysteriously wiped out every 26 million to 27 million years.

Daniel Whittier's Webpage:

I hope they invest more in their telescopes than they do their webpages. 

Miniature Pine Boats

In France, a children's springtime festival takes place on this day.  Miniature pine boats, each holding a burning candle, are cast into the estuaries of the Moselle River to symbolize the "sea of life" and the happiness of sailing its sacred waves.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Festival of Kuan Yin

Every year on this day (April 5), Kuan Yin (the powerful Chinese goddess of healing, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness) is invoked for protection, love, mercy, and wisdom.  Offerings of incense and violet-colored candles are placed on her altar, along with rolled-up pieces of rice paper upon which various wishes have been written.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The festival of Cybele

The annual festival of Cybele, the Megalesia, was celebrated on this date in ancient Rome.  She was a goddess of fertility whose cult originated in Phrygia. Her male attendants were self-castrated priests and worship of her was wild and orgiastic.

Where do I sign up?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Are Plants Intelligent?

C O N T E N T S: KEY TOPICS This article ( Are Plants More Intelligent Than People? (More…) POSSIBLY USEFUL The reason plants respond to human emotions, and even harmonious vibration, such as those found in certain musical pieces, is because they are part of a larger intelligence. (More…) "The last word in ignorance…

Friday, April 1, 2016

All Fools' Day

The month of Venus begins with April Fool's Day (also known as All Fools' Day), an occasion for playing practical jokes on friends, family, and coworkers.  This custom dates back to olden times when inmates of insane asylums were allowed out in the streets for one day each year for the sadistic amusement of those who were (supposedly) normal.

And for your Fool's Day enjoyment, a visit to the mental hospital.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy beginning of Nowruz

Nowruz, the annual Iranian New Year celebration begins on this date and continues for thirteen days.  Bonfires are lit and sacred rituals involving eggs and mirrors are performed.

A Pagan religious festival was held each year on this day in ancient Mesopotamia to celebrate the sacred union of the God and Goddess, and to give thanks for the creation of the human race.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Michigan Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood.

I've never been so proud of having been born in Michigan than after reading in The Daily Beast that Michigan Satanists defended Planned Parent hood this past Good Friday.  They were dressed in black robes and drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon the female body."

According to the World Net Daily (WND is there acronym designed to hide the fact that they are part of the established church organization responsible for killing millions of Pagans in the name of their god), "... it just proves abortion is evil."

They really don't see who the evil ones are here, never have and never will.  Bastards!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Unicorns are real and Kim Jong Il is Christ.

Can this be so?  The skeleton of a unicorn?   Well, according to a North Korea state newspaper ad, a "unicorn lair" has been found.   What?  According to this same articleKim Jong Il was born beneath a double rainbow and that a new star appeared when he was born.  What, not only a unicorn, but another Christ.  

So whats the truth?  Well, the Christ thing is definitely another false alarm much as 2000 years ago, but the unicorn, according to U.S.News, the unicorn really looked like more of a rhinoceros than a horse. It reportedly stood about 6 feet 6 inches tall, measured around 15 feet long, and weighed about 8,000 pounds; which makes perfectly good sense seeing how everyone knows the unicorn liked to play around and never got on the arc when Noah was calling in the rain.   Crazy horse just kept fucking around.   

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Get over it: Easter has nothing to do with Christ.

Easter gets its name from a Pagan god, some say Ishtar, but here at Esoteric Daily, we prefer Oestre.  They are the same stories told to different tribes before Christianity stole the festivity in name of their Myth.  Nonetheless, here is the real reason for the season: Spring, rebirth, fertility.  

Yes, the Teutonic goddess of spring and the dawn, whose name is spelled Oestre or Eastre (the origin of the word "east" comes from various Germanic, Austro-Hungarian words for dawn that share the root for the word "aurora" which means " to shine"). Modern pagans have generally accepted the spelling "Ostara" which honors this goddess as our word for the Vernal Equinox. The 1974 edition of Webster's New World Dictionary defines Easter thus: "orig., name of pagan vernal festival almost coincident in date with paschal festival of the church; Eastre, dawn goddess; 1. An annual Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, held on the first Sunday after the date of the first full moon that occurs on or after March 21." The Vernal Equinox usually falls somewhere between March 19th and 22nd (note that the dictionary only mentions March 21st, as opposed to the date of the actual Equinox), and depending upon when the first full moon on or after the Equinox occurs, Easter falls sometime between late-March and mid-April.

Because the Equinox and Easter are so close, many Catholics and others who celebrate Easter often see this holiday (which observes Christ's resurrection from the dead after his death on Good Friday) as being synonymous with rebirth and rejuvenation: the symbolic resurrection of Christ is echoed in the awakening of the plant and animal life around us. But if we look more closely at some of these Easter customs, we will see that the origins are surprisingly, well, pagan! Eggs, bunnies, candy, Easter baskets, new clothes, all these "traditions" have their origin in practices which may nothing to do with the Christian holiday.

For example, the traditional coloring and giving of eggs at Easter is a Pagan ritual.  Period.  Eggs are clearly one of the most potent symbols of fertility, and spring is the season when animals begin to mate and flowers and trees pollinate and reproduce. In England and Northern Europe, eggs were often employed in folk magic when women wanted to be blessed with children. There is a great scene in the film The Wicker Man where a woman sits upon a tombstone in the cemetery, holding a child against her bared breasts with one hand, and holding up an egg in the other, rocking back and forth as she stares at the scandalized (and very uptight!) Sargent Howie. Many cultures have a strong tradition of egg coloring; among Greeks, eggs are traditionally dyed dark red and given as gifts.

As for the Easter egg hunt, a fun game for kids, I have heard at least one pagan teacher say that there is a rather scary history to this. As with many elements of our "ancient history, " there is little or no factual documentation to back this up. But the story goes like this: Eggs were decorated and offered as gifts and to bring blessings of prosperity and abundance in the coming year; this was common in Old Europe. As Christianity rose and the ways of the "Old Religion" were shunned, people took to hiding the eggs and having children make a game out of finding them. This would take place with all the children of the village looking at the same time in everyone's gardens and beneath fences and other spots.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ouch: Day of Blood for Cybele

In ancient Rome on this date, March 24, our ancestors mourned.  For it was the annual religious custom on this for people to lacerate themselves with knives and for new priests to castrate themselves and spill their good on the altar in the temple of the Mother-Goddess Cybele .

Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess in a Classical Guise.
The statue is representing a seated mature woman. On her head she wears a so-called mural crown formed as a city wall in ashlar masonry with seven corner turrets and three gates. The wall is surmounted by a parapet with merlons.
With her left hand she originally supported a frame drum similar to a tambourine, while beside there once stood a lion. She is Cybele, the great Oriental Mother Goddess. From early times she was venerated in Greece, and later in Rome where she was called Magna Mater, the great mother.
Representations of the goddess were widespread and small marble temples, naiskoi, wherein the goddess sits, are found all over the Mediterranean.