'In George Orwell's 1984, a so-called Socialist revolution joined the territories of the Americas with those of the British Empire & renamed the new area "Oceania." Ingsoc is an acronym for "English Socialism," the political philosophy adopted when the Socialist Party began to rule…...Ingsoc establishes that all knowledge, meanings, values, & reality are contained in the Party's tenets. The Party is conceived of as a collective mind that may or may not endorse an individual's existence. In other words, anyone who fails to comply with Party rules will lose existence, whether metaphorically or factually.'
I'd like to chart if I may, historically speaking, the foremost contributing factor from the last 1500yrs by which we came about our present, worldly position, that is, an ostensible mess without any glimpse of improvement on the horizon. The event of which I speak is the rise of the British Empire, centred in the English metro/cosmopolitan city of London. It's not a mess of course to those who guide the worlds destiny, because to them, implementing chaos is a means of bringing to fruition the next stage in our evolution as they like to put it. It's part of an Alchemical formula made famous by the philosopher Hegel & later his pupil Karl Marx, only he veiled the r-evolutionary process in economic terms so as to rope the ever-suffering common man into the….PLAN,
but more on that later.
I was born & bred in Manchester, England, I've always loved the English people, I'm married to a (Protestant) Scotswoman, I have Welsh relations & my (Catholic) family is wholly from Northern Ireland. I hold no animosity towards anyone really, I am however, determined to log/document/reference the facets of society pertinent to the well-documented Plan to enslave those who survive the Tribulation
we've been up to our necks in since birth, regardless of who it offends….for obvious reasons.
I want to help first & foremost, many people are asking; 'why is life so crap?' etc, so maybe I can come in handy for those few who really want to find out, because I know why. I never came into this world fully-armed, helmed & all-knowing like Pallas Athena (pictured above as Britannia), the same as everyone else, I learn as I go & as to what Gods (i.e. the bigger picture) thoughts on all this are I'll soon find out I suppose, but for now I'll keep it mundane, so here's my explanation on mans role in the current state affairs & why Britain has played such a
leading part in it.
The common belief that the people of the British Isles pre-Roman times were barbaric tribes of little consequence cannot be substantiated to anyone who looks into it. For example; 'The Druids were initiates of a secret school that existed in their [the Britons] midst. This school, which closely resembled the Bacchic & Eleusinian Mysteries of Greece or the Egyptian rites of Isis & Osiris, is justly designated the Druidic Mysteries. There has been much speculation concerning the secret wisdom that the Druids claimed to possess.Their secret teachings were never written, but were communicated orally to specially prepared candidates. Robert Brown, 32°, is of the opinion that the British priests secured their information from Tyrian & Phœnician navigators who, thousands of years before the Christian Era, established colonies in Britain & Gaul while searching for tin.'
- Manly Hall The Secret Teachings Of All Ages (1928)
Obviously the Romans did not eradicate Druidism in Britain or elsewhere as is supposed, the Roman Church however did suppress it for as long as it could, which was until the 10/11th Cen AD mark. Many groups had moved in on the indigenous Celtic Britons between the period of the Roman & Norman Conquests, the most successful being the Germanic Ang-les & Saxons, who achieved supremacy in what is now mainly the area of Eng-land & is whence the name derives. All the monarchies of Europe at the time of the 11th Cen were for many years being tied by marriage under the auspices of the Catholic Church; & every now & again a row would break out, but relatively little compared to what was round the corner. Such a dispute arose over the Realm of England in 1066. From this point on in history,
absolutely nothing is what we're being told it is/was. In any event, the Normans under William The Bastard won out over the Saxon King Harold but they needed an allied Viking army to invade the north first which just about swung the balance. The Normans incidentally were originally Vikings themselves (North-Men), who'd colonised the north west of France a couple of centuries previous, hence their proclivity to be able to call on their northern brethren.
Our concern here, however is dates.
When the Norman Conquest of England occurred in 1066, they had simultaneously been busily colonising Southern Italy including Malta & Sicily & had in fact defeated a Papal army & imprisoned a Pope, & by the time of the 1st Crusade in 1099, the Normans were fully in charge of Italy south of Rome & had been launching full-scale attacks from there against the eastern Byzantine Empire for years. Together with other Frankish (French) leaders, the Normans duly lent their weight behind the 1st Crusade & thus marked the beginning of the troublous modern era.
As remarked in previous Blogs, the Frankish leaders of the 1st then subsequent Crusades were members of the Mystery Schools,
When the Europeans became established in the Holy Land around 1110, a band of white-robed Warrior Monks, not unlike the Celtic Druids appeared in Jerusalem, calling themselves the;
Curiously, there was other blood-thirsty religious fantasists donning similar clobber extant in the Levant (white mantle, red sash) though these belonged to another branch of the Mysteries (NOT Islam) & were named 'Assassins', originating initially from Persia but now firmly entrenched all over the Middle East. As most reading this will know, the Templars & Assassins, although ostensibly opposing one another, were in fact soldiers for the same Pagan Brotherhood, whose sphere of influence now stretched from Ireland to India, all that remained to be done was to eliminate the Catholic Church (& thus Judaism) & Islam, one powerfully based in Europe,
the other in Asia & Africa.
It's been my opinion for a while now that the aforementioned (synchronised) events, marked the point where the suppressed Mystery Schools, based primarily in France made their move for supreme, executive & universal power.
It's now England comes to the fore in world history, primarily because of the wealth being generated by the Templars & their newly developed international banking system (cheques, credit, usury etc). Meanwhile, the French-speaking English so to speak turned their attention on it's Celtic neighbours. Excuses were made & incidents provided so that by the late 13th Cen, the Home Nations had been reduced to vassal states with only the occasional rebellious outbreak. Most seriously, was the uprising of the Scots in 1297. Though most of the Scots Nobility involved were of partial Norman descent, many had Gaelic roots & had immediately despised English servitude, so the Scots made a break for it, being aided by the equally disaffected Irish for the most part. After a long bloody campaign, the Scots finally capitulated in 1305, with the execution of the Scots leader William Wallace in London of that year. Much has been made of the barbarity of Wallace's execution, Wallace was dragged by horse to his place of execution, partially hanged, disembowelled, his heart torn out…..then beheaded. Wallaces organs were then ceremoniously burned on the scaffold. For contumacy or disobedience, the penalty in modern Freemasonry is somewhat similar, as the oaths of the first 3 degrees include the following words:
'Binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my left breast torn open, my heart plucked out…… [Fellowcraft]
Binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken from thence & burned in ashes…..' [Masters Degree]
This perculiar punishment was introduced by the Plantagenets, just prior to the reign of the Edward I (Longshanks) by his father Henry III, though Edward modernised it for his wars against the Scots, Welsh & Irish. Edward was most assuredly a pagan Knight Templar, as was his son & grandson, Edwards II & III. Incidentally, the burning of the entrails of animals (not humans) as a sacrifice to God is mentioned in the Bible (Levicitus). During the reign of Edward II, the French King & the Church turned on the Templars & outlawed them in 1307, those who escaped arrest either fled abroad, or following in their Druid predecessors footsteps, went underground. Apparently both sides in the affair were practicing the black arts, for it is said that 55 Templars arrested & tortured under the Inquisition were burned at the stake,
making one wonder what God would require such a sacrifice?
If by the 13th Cen England was firmly in the control of the Templars, Scotland was not. Edwards vindictive fury at Wallace may have stemmed from the fact that Wallace had slew in single combat the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Sir Brian De Jay in 1298, it would have certainly done him no favours in any event. Moreover, the subsequent vindictive revenge shown to Scotland in later years by the English almost certainly arises from the successful rebellion led by
Robert The Bruce, began in 1306 & completed in 1328, during that time, Bruce had met in battle & defeated in succession, three of Englands mightiest Courts; Edwards I, II & III, an incredible feat considering Englands natural resources, wealth, manpower, advanced technology (they had gunpowder), yet….. Bruce is still maligned in his own country.
(See the film; Braveheart for an example of anti-Bruce propaganda & no, Bruce did not betray Wallace & the historical Braveheart was the Bruce, not Wallace)
In England, the Templars, under the strong rule of Edward III consolidated power. It was then the still extant international Order Of The Garter was instituted, the Templar Cross was adopted as the national flag & a programme of awful revenge was enacted against the enemies of the Order; Scotland, Ireland, France
& the Church in particular.
The period known to history as the Renaissance (meaning rebirth) is particularly noted for it's pagan imagery, would you agree? Whilst the Brothers were hammering away at the Vatican in one part of the continent, open & seemingly endless warfare was the preferred plan of attack further north. The Scots fell back under English domination almost immediately after the death of Bruce though they did manage to stay nominally independent till 1707, & incidentally, it's been suggested that with the incremental introduction of the Templars into Scotland from the 12th Cen on, Scotland had become a safe naval base for the exploration of the Americas by the Brotherhood by the 15th Cen…...
Be that as it may, in time, Scotland was to become a cornerstone of Freemasonry,
France however would be a different matter.
European Monarchs proved a much sterner stumbling block than the sparsely resourced, leaderless Scots & later Irish who were now struggling for independence & increasingly looking to the French & Spanish as their Catholic benefactors.
As I've documented in many other Blogs, the pagan Mystery Schools see anyone of the un-initiated (profane) as nothing better than animals (goyim), this includes members of the Catholic & Protestant Church, Jews, Muslims, as evinced by the butchery of the Crusades, where many Jews were slaughtered by the crusading Noblemen in Jerusalem itself. In other words, anyone is fair game outside the 'Shut palace of the King' as they say, thus they consider warfare, plunder, piracy, tyranny, propaganda, anything that furthers the goal of the re-establishment of their Utopian 'Golden Age' as acceptable conduct, or as they put it; 'The ends justify the means'.
& because England was largely isolated from mainland Europe being part of an island, it could operate as it wished for the most part if it had a decent navy, which it had.
It was no coincidence it was in the reign of Edward I (Longshanks) when the terrible wars with France began in the late 13th Cen, ending only after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. The Templars had been defeated by the Muslims in the Holy Land so now they were trying to dominate Europe but were rebuffed by some spirited resistance from all quarters. Edward had expelled the Jews in 1290 & it's really from here they began to be used as a political football. By the 1st Crusade, the Roman Church remained a force only by virtue of the sympathetic European monarchs who upheld it, & the Inquisition, instituted to counter the subversive attacks from the Mystery Schools (Cathars, Troubadours, Bogomils, Templars etc), was predominantly a secular affair, very seldom did the Church condemn anyone to the flames if ever, because many groups (according to my research) had already infiltrated the Church even then, specifically the Dominicans, the Franciscans & later of course the Jesuits, & it was these groups, operating under the principle of the Dialectic, who began & oversaw Inquisitional proceedings on behalf of the Church at Rome when secular rulers referred cases to it.
Domestically speaking, the English found plenty of excuse to war between themselves in the meanwhile, with the unmistakeable stamp of the Templars at the heart of everything. From the Black Death of the mid-14th Cen, to the break with the Pope 200yrs later, England was in the throws of a power-struggle, at least ostensibly. The struggle became known as the; 'Wars of the Roses'. What this war really represented as far as my research has told me, was the last resistance of the old-guard, still sympathetic to European monarchs & the Church. It's easy to tell who's who, merely see which monarch of the period is vilified by Shakespeare. Richard's II & III are given especial treatment, maybe thats the reason Laurence Olivier became a household name?
It was during Richard II reign the Peasants Revolt erupted out of nowhere. The name is a bit of a giveaway (& should be an indication of how they view the English people), what self respecting individuals would collect under such a banner? It was the work of the secret societies not the common man.
(See; A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill)
As England was still nominally under the auspices of the Church, any unsanctioned action taken against a ruler could bring down the weight of Europe on oneself, so for the time being circumspection was called for lest the veil be rent asunder. Richard III is remembered for his alleged murder of the two 'Princes in the Tower', well at least he never butchered two of his wives….
During the Renaissance many Italian individuals became active on behalf of England, & when Henry VII (Tudor) assumed power in 1485, according to Manly Hall, the Plan to colonise the Americas by the Mystery Schools was well underway;
'The secret preparations for the colonizing of the Fortunate Isles, or "the Blessed Isles of the West," were in the keeping of the Albigenses, the Troubadours, & the chivalric Orders of Knighthood.'
(The Secret Destiny of America - 1951)
These Orders were Medieval institutions, Hall goes on;
'The final phase of the exploration project was left largely to the erudition of Lorenzo the Magnificent & the skill of Leonardo da Vinci. Lorenzo de' Medici was a distinguished Platonist, a patron of Secret Societies, the founder of an important philosophical school, & a subtle adversary of the Borgias. Leonardo was a faithful agent of the great Florentine prince...'
Bill Cooper takes up the story;
It's in The Secret Destiny Of America that Manly Hall connects the voyages of Christopher Columbus directly to the Tudor Court at London; 'The voyages of [John] Cabot [who Hall equates with Columbus] were important inasmuch as they resulted in a division which gave most of North America to the English group which was free from the theological & mercenary pressures of the Spanish program.'
In the event it proved to be the case, as Henry Tudor's (Order of the Golden Fleece) son Henry VIII, broke from the Church in 1534.
Imagine how much else we're not told the real truth of?
The 17th degree in the Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry is called the Knight Of The East & West. From Richardsons Monitor Of Freemasonry (1860) we observe;
'This degree originated in Palestine, & was brought to the west by the Knights, eleven of whom made their vows of secrecy, friendship & discretion before a patriarch & Prince of Jerusalem. The meeting is called a Council….below is a rainbow, & in front of a basin of perfumed water & a skull & bones.'
There's a powerful secret society in the US called Skull & Bones, you may have heard of it? Members of the Bush family & some of the most powerful men in America belong to this Fraternity or
Brotherhood of Death, as it's known. Moreover;
'The speculation about the disappearance of the Templar ships & the men who manned them calls to mind one of the most mysterious tenets of Freemasonry. In the lecture that sums up the initiation of a new Master Mason, the newly admitted candidate is told that this degree "will make you a brother to pirates & corsairs."
John J. Robinson Born In Blood The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry
If I remember aright, the pirates favourite quarry was usually the Spanish.
It was at the Court of Henry VIII's daughter, Elizabeth I when the profession of Buccaneering really hit the high seas, & here we have a glimpse of the truth of the matter;
'The Spanish became a lifelong enemy for [Sir Francis] Drake & they in turn considered him a pirate.'
At home, the Scottish issue had been boiling over for years. There were fierce battles between the Scots & English usually around the Border Country ever since the Scots had applied for assistance at the French Court, who obliged, & it's because of the Auld Alliance the Scots managed to remain an independent nation for as long as it did, despite some fearful interference by it's southern neighbour. The situation of the Scots by the period of Elizabeths Court was becoming ever more fraught with danger. Protestantism had swept the corridors of power, meaning of course the secret societies had moved in (Martin Luther aided William Tyndale in his Bible translation into English) & as was the case in England, a female had by chance assumed the throne, Elizabeths cousin, Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots). Mary, a Catholic was manipulated throughout her tragically brief reign by those around her, eventually fleeing in terror to England where she expected to find safe haven in the realm of her relative. Those around Elizabeth saw to it that Mary be implicated in a regicide conspiracy with the Spanish, tried & beheaded, & Elizabeth obliged.
Among the loudest voices calling for the Head of State was the final editor of the King James Bible, presumed chief-author of the Shakespeare Plays, & progenitor of modern Freemasonry & Rosicrucianism, a young Sir Francis Bacon.
Because Elizabeth had no heir, the throne was offered to the wholly brainwashed Mary's son James & thus the two Crowns of England & Scotland were united in 1603 & James I (VI of Scotland) found himself sat enthroned in London.
(For more on the story of James see my Blog; Catholic Holocaust Day In The UK)
However, it's through the Scottish Dynasty of the Stuarts all this Priory of Sion, Divine Bloodline of Jesus & Mary Magdalene revolves & Prince William of our day is a direct descent of the Stuarts through his mother, who's French connections I'm sure you're aware of….I digress.
(Incidentally, Macbeth was the first project of note of Roman Polanski's after the ritualistic slaughter of his wife & friends.
"Freemason" actually comes from the French: frère-maçon, which literally means, "The Sons of Light." Which light will certainly, in researching the problem, that it is not the light of Christ. It is the light of the fallen angel of light, for when they [Knights Templar] were forsaken by the church, by Christ vicar on earth, the Pope, they spurned God & turned to Lucifer.' (J.J. Robinson ibid)
The Realm of England has been Luciferian since at least 1485, perhaps with the brief intermittence of the reign of the Catholic Mary, Henry VIII's eldest daughter from 1553-58, now known to history as
Who's reign was nowhere bloody near as bad as her fathers
or sisters would be.
The epithet for her sister Elizabeth has come down to us as;
Good Queen Bess.
Francis Bacon's last literary work was called The New Atlantis (1626). The story of Atlantis, first appeared in the Critias of Plato, & was & is the Mystery Schools utopian blueprint for an idealised democratic/social/communstic society. The Greeks, who taught it to the Romans, learned it from the Egyptians & the Gnostics were the carriers of the teaching throughout the Dark Ages of the Catholic Church. The Gnostics became the Cathars (the 'Pure Ones'), the Albigensians (Dante e.g.), Bogomils etc centred primarily in southern France & all these revolutionary groups eventually fell into conflict with the Church who correctly saw them as heretical, as they eventually did the KnightsTemplar, who, says the founder of the Church of Satan Anton Lavey in the Satanic Bible (1966), were….'Satanic'.
It was the at Elizabethan Court the Faustian legend (1592) was first dramatised in English by Christopher Marlowe. The ancient story, some say dating back to the Book of Job of the Bible involved a pact, signed in blood between man & demon in return for material wealth in this world & the soul of Faust in the next. Oswald Wirth, a French Freemasonic writer wrote in The Ideal Initiate (1927), that the blood oaths of Masonry are literally an act of 'selling ones soul to the Devil'.
(See 1st in Bill Cooper's Scarlet & The Beast series for the full quote)
Freemasonry was first mentioned in print as an existing Order in 1646 although Manly Hall dates the founding of the institution to Marlowe's contemporary Sir Francis Bacon, without saying exactly when;
'Sir Francis Bacon, the Rosicrucian initiate, wrote into the Shakespearian plays the secret teachings of the Fraternity of R.C. & the true rituals of the Freemasonic Order, of which order it may yet be discovered that he was the actual founder'
- Manly Hall The Secret Teachings Of All Ages (1928)
Now it was a case of spreading the word as it were. As noted, this task had been in operation for a couple of 100yrs with the opening up of the Americas, but the building of a vast western empire requires manpower, so Africa was chosen as the breadbasket to feed the operation. The impetus for the Slave Trade, again would be the ubiquitous Sir Francis;
'1660 was the year of the Royal Society’s foundation. It was also the year in which Charles II granted a charter to the “Royal Adventurers into Africa”, an organisation who would trade in gold, wood, ivory, as well as slaves. The Royal Adventurers were often regarded as a ‘sister’ society to the Royal Society. Indeed, many institutions & companies at this time were investing in the profits of newly opened trade with America, Africa & Asia.' - https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/diversity-in-science/black-history/slavery/
'Established in 1660 the Royal Society sought to realise Bacon's vision of experimental science as a collective activity undertaken for the good of the state.'
I've covered the basics of the origins, machinations & purposes of the British Empire in my How The East Was Won Blog, so I'd like to focus more on events domestic if I may, in any event, given the background of the people who instigated the British Empire, I'm sure you're able to discern the character of that enterprise without too much going into particulars, suffice to say, it was a levelling process done in conjunction with the secret societies of other nations with a view to establishing a standardised one-world, utopian, socialistic Order, based upon the principles set out in Bacon's New Atlantis. & as for the British Abolishing Slavery in the early 19th Cen, I can't remember which of the utopians I was reading but the definite impression I got from reading that literature was by then, they'd sussed out a man will work a lot harder if you throw him a few beans & give him the impression he's FREE….a lot harder.
(See Bill coopers Mystery Babylon series 10-14 in particular)
From James I the throne passed to his (Scottish) son Charles I.
A Puritan (Gnostic) influenced rebellion broke out in his reign spilling over into a bloody civil war, between nominally royalists & parliamentarians, with the latter emerging victorious & once again a Scottish Monarch was beheaded in England…..unfortunate family you may be thinking,
cursed even…..probably, but it has more to do with the destruction of thrones & the replacement thereof by a Parliamentary Democracy, the same scenario was to be played out in the US, France & eventually Russia, & as we've learned, democracy (majority/mob rule) is the first of a 3-step process towards communism, the second being socialism. But it was to be London, England where the seat of Satan would reside. Again, I have serious misgivings regarding the awful back-to-back events of the Great Plague & Fire which afflicted England & London, er, straight after the Slave Trade was initiated by the Rosicrucian Royal Society. As I said, it was a levelling process in more than one sense of the word. The Jews were reintroduced in England in the 1650's, right on the money as it were for the establishment of the worlds first Central Bank in London in 1697, within the vicinity of the finance centre now known as the City of London, an autonomous region, somewhat similar say to the
District of Columbia in the US & is traditionally the
seat of the Knights Templar.
The Act of Union with Scotland followed in 1707 (start of Great Britain) much to the chagrin of patriotic Scotsmen.
(See; Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation - Robert Burns)
The Act of Union with the Welsh occurred in 1536;
'It is unlikely the English authorities sought the extinction of Welsh. What they wanted was uniform administration, & implicit in that was the creation of a Welsh ruling class fluent in English. In 1536 significant numbers of the Welsh gentry already spoke English. The proportion rose rapidly thereafter, but more than 200 years passed before English wholly ousted Welsh from the homes of the landowners.
When this happened, Welsh became confined to the working & lower middle classes, a central development in the public attitude to the language.' - https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/periods/tudors_04.shtml
The newly acquired continents of America & Australasia required plantation with stern stock to make the enterprise successful, thus incidents & events were once again contrived to bring this about. In England, the disenfranchised Templars began to organise themselves into guilds, secret societies etc after the dissolution of the Order in the 14th Cen. This occurred partly because of the removal of more & more powers from the monarch etc & consequently the end of feudal overlordship, resulting in turn in the rise of the municipalities & the enlargement of provincial towns, where Lord Mayors were installed, charters drawn up as industrialisation increased, more & more people were (as the BBC notes above) were forced off the land & into the towns, none of it by accident. Monopolies began to emerge, draconian land laws were legislated as the wheat, corn & every foodstuff under the sun rolled in from the colonies. It was a trick-box of some note, the only option for many as they saw it WAS the military or the navy, there was war a-plenty with the French & Spanish, who, I may add were using the same scams as the English, the world was your oyster in those days.
In Scotland, the Gaelic culture had by no means died away, especially in the Highlands, where the clan system still operated at the time of the Act of Union in 1707.
'Highland Clearances, the forced eviction of inhabitants of the Highlands & western islands of Scotland, beginning in the mid-to-late 18th century & continuing intermittently into the mid-19th century. The removals cleared the land of people primarily to allow for the introduction of sheep pastoralism. The Highland Clearances resulted in the destruction of the traditional clan society & began a pattern of rural depopulation & emigration from Scotland.'
A primary reason for the destruction of the Highlanders, says the Encyclopaedia Britannica was the rebellion of Charles Edward Stuart, an Italian, better known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'. Stuart was trained by legendary Rosicrucian & Freemason Andrew Ramsay, a Scot, & it was through Edward Stuart's grandfather, James II of England we're told that Freemasonry came back into France in 1688, with a vengeance. James (son of executed Charles I) had been ousted as King & had fled to Ireland, only to be defeated there (under highly suspect circumstances) at the Battle of the Boyne, then fled to France with a large Scots retinue know as Jacobites. In their 1989 book; The Temple & The Lodge, Masonic writers Baigent & Leigh detail the sorry saga under a chapter entitled;
The Masonic Jacobite Cause.
Briefly, Bonnie Prince Charlie's father James, had been defeated in an uprising of the Scots in 1715 & subsequently fled to France (see a pattern developing here?), despite this, the Highlanders were willing to back his son 30yrs later because of his Scottish heritage. When Stuart landed in Scotland, a large Highland army marched with him as far as Derby in England & for some reason they would go no further & returned to their homeland, there, exhausted & heavily depleted, they were met by government forces at Culloden east of Loch Ness & routed. Charles somehow escaped & fled to France, ending his days eventually in his native land in Rome.
…..Sounds to me like a stitch up. The more I read about the famous Jacobites, the more suspect they become.
When Charlie's grandfather James II met the forces of William of Orange at the Boyne in Ireland, there was an exchange of cannon fire across the river…..& he fled…to France. Consequently, many of the 25,000 or so leaderless Jacobite troops, mostly Irish were butchered. It seems to me the uprisings were contrived to draw the Irish & Scots into rebellion, then they could enact harsh land laws, deport 1000's to the colonies who were in need of manpower, neutralise/execute potential trouble-makers & so on, eviction in Ireland became epidemical after the Battle of the Boyne, Northern Ireland Catholics especially lost most of their land to implanted Scottish settlers loyal to the Crown. In the south of Ireland, worse was to follow, like India, it was hit by a series of unsatisfactorily explainable, catastrophic famines, not as many as India mind you but proportionately, just as devastating, millions died & millions more emigrated to the Americas & other distant lands.
The Highlands & Ireland have never recovered,
nor have the Welsh or English peoples from these acts of terrorism.
(Beware the Doublethink propaganda with britannica; https://www.britannica.com/place/United-Kingdom/Urban-settlement)
To reinforce our case, in the next major rebellion involving Britain, the Jacobites were again on the opposing side; https://americanrelichysteries.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/george-washington-was-a-jacobite-evidence-scottish-cockcade/
They next spring up in Paris as the instigators of that revolution;
''He [Adam Weishaupt] called them Areopagites, installed himself their chief, & called this monstrous association The Order of Illuminees. It was on the first of May, 1776, that the inauguration was celebrated. Let the reader well observe this epoch. It indicates a feeble beginning; it preceded the French Revolution but by a few years; that however was the time when that abominable Sect first started into existence, which was to combine all the errors, all the conspiracies, & all the crimes of the adepts of Impiety, Rebellion, or Anarchy, & which, under the name of Jacobin, was to consummate the dreadful Revolution.'
- Abe Barruel Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (1797).
In the John J. Robinson & Baigent/Leigh works on Freemasonry mentioned above, both say the Knights Templar became Freemasonry, Robinson admittedly, only became a Mason after he wrote the book.
So it isn't us making things up, they say it themselves.
Officially, the Order of Knights Templar ceased to exist in 1314 when it's leaders were burned at the stake in Paris by the
French King Phillip The Fair.
Baigent & Leigh state unequivocally that Freemasonry entered France with the British Jacobins & that those clubs/cells, operated as the secret societies behind the planning & execution of the French Revolution. The French author Eliphas Levi, writing in the mid-1850's (from whom much of Albert Pike's Morals & Dogma was taken), explicitly states the following;
1: The French Revolution was the revenge of the Templars.
2: Next, all efforts should be made against the Pope.
3: The Johannites of Switzerland were involved.
(Magic, A History Of It's Rites, Rituals & Mysteries)
(See also; https://crusaderhistory.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/jacques-de-molays-revenge/)
Switzerlands flag is the inverse of the flag of England, as is the banner of the Knights of St John/Hospitallers/Johanites the inverse
of the Templars;
'The only answer that made sense, Templar Knights had escaped from France, crossed the border into Switzerland & granted sanctuary, bringing with them their military expertise & Templar treasure… buying their way into this new country. The Templar’s were Europe’s bankers from the 11th – 14th century, now the largest banking & financial institutions of Europe are located in Switzerland.
Frenchman Eliphas Levi states;
'….that philosopher whose celebrity prepared new Jacqueries & was a peg to hang the sanguinary projects of Johannite schemers bore the name Jean Jacques [Rousseau of Geneva], while those who were prime movers in the French Revolution had sworn in secret the destruction of throne & altar over the tomb of Jacques de Molay.' (ibid).
Albert Pike speaks the same explicit language to drive the point home; http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/morals_and_dogma/knight_kadosh.htm
From at least this moment on if not way before, I find it incredible to believe how any animosity between the British & French on the battlefield could have been anything other than the dialectic in action. For example, it has been noted the British commanders, the Howe brothers showed dilatory conduct during the American War of Independence, a campaign fully backed by the French of course, yet the Howe's were treated with dignity when they returned to England;
'Historians have tended to see Howe's abandonment of Burgoyne as either an act of outrageous or mystifying negligence. In fact, however - & this is a crucial point - it was perfectly consistent with the way in which Howe (& Carleton, & Cornwalis) had conducted, & were to conduct, operations throughout the course of the conflict.'
(Baigent & Leigh ibid)
Next up was Napoleon, if our hypothesis is correct, there should be some link between him & the Brotherhood;
'The evidence in favor of a Masonic initiation previous to Napoleon's assumption of the imperial title is overwhelming:The initiation took place in the body of an Army Philadelphe Lodge of the—Ecossais—Primitive Rite of Narbonne, the third initiation of the " Note Communique" being an advancement in that Rite; These initiations took place between 1795 & 1798.'
Mackey's Encyclopaedia Of Freemasonry (1873)
His military conduct, like that of the British Commanders, has baffled military strategists & historians alike, why for instance did he march his troops into a Siberian winter when there was no call for it whatsoever?
Napoleons worth to the Brotherhood was his Egyptian & Palestine campaigns, Egyptology began there & then as did excavation in the Holy Land, by the British, who ACTED as protectorate of the oppressed Muslims. Egypt was then plundered by both the French & British.
One of the 'prime movers' of the French Revolution was the Illuminatus Cagliostro (Italian), from Albert Pike's Morals & Dogma (1872), we read;
'Cagliostro was an agent of the Templars, & therefore wrote to the Free-Masons of London that the time had come to begin the work of rebuilding the Temple of the Eternal. He had introduced into Masonry a new Rite called the Egyptian, & endevoured to resuscitate the mysterious worship of Isis.'
Levi (ibid) adds; 'Like the Templars, Cagliostro was addicted to the practices of Black Magic & to the fatal science of evocations.'
Freemasonry is based on the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians whose priests were practitioners of the Dark Arts; 'Egypt has always been considered as the birthplace of the Mysteries. It was there that the ceremonies of initiation were first established…..the year 1770, there was published at Berlin a work entitled Crata Repoa; oder Einweihungen der Egyptischen Priester; meaning in English, Crata Repoa, or Initiations of the Egyptian Priests. This book was subsequently republished in 1778, & translated into French under the revision of Ragon, & published at Paris in 1821, by Bailleul. It professed to give the whole formula of the initiation into the Mysteries practiced by the ancient Egyptian Priests.' (Mackey ibid)
Napoleon ravaged Europe, in particular the Catholic countries, & only after he'd led the French to hell & back, was he given a paradisiacal retirement home in St Helena curtesy of the
British East India Company.
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Below is a partial list of objectives achieved by war;
'Anglo-Indian Wars (1766-1849) – The Anglo-Indian wars were a series of wars fought between the British East India Company & different Indian states. These wars led to the establishment of British colonial rule in India, which gave Britain unrestricted access to exotic & valuable resources native to the Indian continent.'
2. Territorial Gain.
'Arab-Israeli War or "Six Day War" (1967-1988) – Israeli forces took the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from Jordan.'
'World War I (1914-1918) – Extreme loyalty & patriotism caused many countries to become involved in the first world war. Many pre-war Europeans believed in the cultural, economic & military supremacy of their nation.'
This is what is taught at any rate & for the most part it is true, only not exactly for the reasons expressed above. I'd add to owlcation.com's list;
'An international Brotherhood's goal to unite all religions under the banner of paganism, the elimi-nation of nationalism & an enforcement of a socialised, political system on what's left of humanity after all the wars created by them (which they are) are complete.'
One such movement, & admitted in a round about way by Hall (his allusion to the Communist French Resistance during WWII) was & is….Communism. It was there in Paris as the Paris Commune in 1789. The Templars held property 'in common' & of course Britain has its; Commonwealth & House of ….Commons. Communism was not new to Europe when Marx & Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848, the purpose was the issue of a legal blueprint of demands upon Christian nations, then the revolutions of 1848 broke out. The ties between the disparate revolutionary groups of the mid-19th Cen are charted in Charles Heckethorne's classic;
The Secret Societies Of All Ages & Countries (1897)
After Marx had lit the blue touch paper, he, like Napoleon was taken into the care of the British, where he joined his collaborator Frederick Engels in England (1849), who was already established there, whilst Marx lived in England for the rest of his life. Several of the most notorious revolutionary groups can be traced to the door of Marx's organisation, the International, formed in London in 1864.
One is the Irish Republican Brotherhood, another is the Mafia, & note that Ireland & Italy were the most Catholic of European nations.
'On the 5th of Aug , all the delegates met at a dinner given to them by their English colleagues at Freemason's Hall, where an address was read which formed, as it were,
the foundation-stone of the International.' (Heckethorne ibid)
(Incidentally, 1864 was when the Palestine Exploration Fund was launched in London, but it's no secret the enterprise was a cover for British Intelligence surveillance operations. In 1882 Britain annexed Egypt, & it was from there they launched their attack on the Holy Land in 1917 during WWI)
Lenin lived for years in London, before moving to Switzerland, from whence, after being suitably fed & watered, he & his Bolsheviks were transported through enemy territory in a sealed train at the height of WWI, & then on to Russia. Whilst in London, Lenin was joined for a while by Trotsky & Stalin;
'It was during that period [in London] that I became interested in Freemasonry....In the 18th century, freemasonry became the militant expression of the enlightenment, as in the case of the Illuminati, who were the forerunners of the revolution; on it's left, it culminated in the Carbonari [Mafia]. Freemasons counted among their members Louis XVI & the Dr Guillotin who invented the guillotine. In southern Germany, freemasonry assumed an openly revolutionary character, whereas at the court of Cathrine The Great [Russia] it was a masquerade reflecting the aristocratic & bureaucratic hierarchy….
In my contacts with Whitechapel, & with the outside world in general, my go-between was an old Londoner, Alexeyev, an emigre Marxist who was closely allied with the editors of Iskra. He initiated me into the mysteries of English life, & in general was my source of information on all sorts of things'
- Leon Trotsky My Life (1929)
…...For an excellent expose on the links between the Mystery Schools & Socialism see;
Nesta Webster; World Revolution - 1921 & Secret Societies & Subversive Movements - 1923
'In 1862, the 1st International came into being & the part played in it by Freemasons such as Karl Marx, Tolain, Fribourg, Varlin, Camelinat, Beslay, Malon & Corbon is well known....Mazzini [Carbonari] & Marx were entrusted with the task of preparing the address & the constitution...A temple worthy of their cult was sought & found -- Temple Unique... was procured...the scheme of the association having been settled in London in 1864'.
- Edith Miller Occult Theocracy (1933).
Turning our attention to the Great War. Freemason Aleister Crowley worked all his adult life for British Intelligence. In 1911, he wrote;
'One last word on this subject. There is a Magical operation of maximum importance: the Initiation of a New Aeon. When it becomes necessary to utter a Word, the whole Planet must be bathed in blood. Before man is ready to accept the Law of Thelema, the Great War must be fought. This Bloody Sacrifice is the critical point of the World-Ceremony of the Proclamation of Horus, the Crowned & conquering Child, as Lord of the Aeon.'
(Of The Bloody Sacrifice & Matters Cognate)
Crowley worked the whole of WWI in America with the express purpose (by his own admission) of securing the US entry into it, which occurred in….1917.
On my other Blogs on WWI, I mention seeing at one time the transcripts of the trial of the Black Hand, the Serbian group responsible for assassinating Franz Ferdinand & his wife, the event said to have precipitated the Great War, & that those transcripts have disappeared off the internet. I mentioned them because of the frequency with which Freemasonry is brought up by the prosecution & it's fundamental role in the plot to kill the prince. Many quotes from those transcripts may be found in Leon de Poncins (1929) work; The Secret Powers Behind Revolutions. Poncins begins; 'On the 28th June 1914 the Archduke, heir to the crown of the Austrian monarchy, & his wife succumbed to the bullets of Serbian Freemasons. On the 12th October one of the assassins, Cabrinovic unconcernedly said to the judges of the military Court: "In Freemasonry it is allowed to kill".
Gavrillo Princip (pictured), during his interrogation said;
'He [co-conspirator Ciganovic] told me that the heir to the throne had been condemned in a masonic lodge'. US newspapers
Franz Ferdinand himself had confirmed Pricips views;
'Elsewhere count Czernin relates in his book : Im Weltkrieg. - In the world war - : The Archduke knew quite well that the risk of an attempt on his life was imminent. A year before the war, he informed me
that the Freemasons had resolved his death.'
Did the Great War really end in 1918? Because there's hardly been a second when Britain hasn't been blowing somebody away on a grand scale somewhere ever since.
If you're interested with the death/sacrifice aspect of the Mystery Schools then Crowley's your man;
As I've covered elsewhere, the reason for the world wars of the 20th century, primarily was the destruction of the Germans & the
Austro-Hungarian Empire as nations because, as the Holy Roman Empire, they were the upholders of the Catholic Church for many centuries. France & Spain were also but had been infiltrated & rendered impotent enough to be taken down by the end of the 18th Cen. Italy had to be brought down with due care, being the spiritual home of the Church, thus through people like Aleister Crowley, drugs were imported via Sicily & the south & thus the degeneration of a nation spread, crime became rampant etc.
Mussolini was trained by MI5 (See; Mussolini was trained by MI5)
as was Franco of Spain, Emperor Hirihito & of course poor old Hitler,
who, like Marx, Engels, Lenin & Trotsky, had lived in England;
(See my; Dictatorial Insights)
Germany was never a nation before 1871, that was when the disparate German states (Bavaria, Hannover e.g.) were coerced into union with Prussia on the east by the Prussians. Prussia was home to the branch of Knights Templar known as the Teutonic Knights.
Baigent & Leigh in Secret Germany (1994) state;
'The Teutonic Knights played hosts to aristocrats from all over Europe in quest of excitement & combat - & Papal dispensation. Among them were a number of Scots, such as Henry Sinclair of Roslin. Henry, Earl of Bolinbroke, the future Henry IV of England, on being exiled by Richard II [Peasants Revolt], also campaigned with the Teutonic Knights. From them, he learned many of the martial & political skills that would enable him to return to England, depose Richard & establish his own dynasty.'
The Germanic peoples have always been fierce warriors & thus they had to be taken down from within, how would Britain have faired pitted against the British, French, Russians, & Americans twice in a row? Thats why the 3rd Reich was wholly built with Allied finance, betrayed (see Rudolf Hess), then burned to the ground, as is the way with the Mystery Schools, 'everything is seed & ashes, says the Alchemist' (Manly Hall). The plan for the destruction of the German peoples can be traced back to the Rosicrucian Manifesto's of 1614-16.
Again, they were the work of ENGLISHMEN, not Germans, as the Manifestos themselves would have us believe, specifically our old friend Sir Francis Bacon. These were the first in a long line of ruses (putting the blame on Germans & Jews) to destroy not only
the Church, but all religions & nation states.
Officially, Freemasonry has no connection with the Teutonic Knights although, '….their cross has been adopted in some of the
advanced Degrees.' (Mackey ibid)
The German states & Austrians were at all out war with Freemasonry by the end of the 18th Cen, as evinced by the surpression of the Bavarian Illuminati & the dramatising of the conflict by Mozart in the Opera; The Magic Flute. Austrian Marie Antoinette was a casualty of that conflict as was Mozart. The Illuminati was resurrected by one Theodore Reuss in Germany in the late 19th Cen. He took over the O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis or Eastern Templars) from Karl Kellner;
'Carl Kellner was an Austrian paper chemist & an avid student of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism & Eastern mysticism…..& an organization called the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light.
The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light was a mystical society which claimed descent from the late 18th century Austrian Masonic/Rosicrucian body known as the Fratres Lucis. The Fratres Lucis, aso known as the Asiatic Brethren or Initiated Brethren of the Seven Cities in Asia, was derived from the earlier German Order of the Golden & Rosy Cross. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light also appears to have had connections with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.' - https://hermetic.com/sabazius/kellner
Reuss, an agent of German Intelligence handed over the reigns of the O.T.O. to one Aleister Crowley, who as we've learned, worked for British Intelligence, predicted the Great War & did more than anyone else to bring America into it, according to himself.
There's always two sides to every story!
The goddess Britannia (the female personification of Britain) is most assuredly the Greek goddess Pallas Athena.
'The tradition of using the image of a powerful woman to depict a country goes back centuries. Even in pre-Christian times, the city of Athens was personified by Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom & war. The Romans also used strong maidens to personify their territories & conquests. When they invaded Britain, they used Britannia to depict the colonised country on their coins. Britannia first appeared on Roman coins around 119 AD'
Athenas symbol is the owl. The owl is symbolically worshipped in Bohemian Grove, California by Americas rich & powerful each year, & even though she's a woman, our Queen Elizabeth II was allowed in once, as was Alex Jones, perhaps it's because he had a British camera crew with him & Bohemian Grove members are
Why Bohemian? (Prague/Czech area used to be called Bohemia)
In any event, what the owl represents seems to be a mystery, what it does represent in the Mystery religions however, is described in the ancient Egyptian initiation ceremony of the aforementioned
found in manuscript form (originally in Greek),
in the vicinity of southern Germany
of all places around 1770;
'He [the Candidate] also was invested with an order, which however, he could only wear at the initiation of the Christophorus, & which represented Isis in the shape of an owl.'
(Incidentally; 'The reason that both Lucifer & Jesus can be considered one & the same is because of an often little understood chemical compound that is hidden within each of our own DNA called ‘Phosphorus.’ Phosphorus is essential for life & the phosphate is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, & also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes. Simply put, without phosphorus, we humans would simply not be human because consciousness & our spiritual energy would not exist. It is through our DNA which contains phosphorus, that we become conscious to the world & who we are in order to live in the light. Hence, Lucifer is really just an allegory to describe ‘Phosphorus’ which resides in our DNA.
The literal meaning of phosphorus (Phosp-Horus = Lucifer) is “Light-Bringer.”
For some reason the Crata Rapoa manuscript is sacred in the Mysteries, it's connected to the Book of Thoth & the resurgence in Europe of the Tarot Cards, also Egyptian in origin. So we have a resurrection of Egyptian learning, or as they would say, Osiris;
'For Isis, according to the Greek interpretation of the word, signifies knowledge; as does the name of her professed adversary Typhon [Christianity], insolence & pride, a name therefore extremely well adapted to one, who, full of ignorance & error, tears in pieces & conceals that holy doctrine, which the Goddess collects, compiles & delivers to those, who aspire after the most perfect participation of the divine nature.'
Britannia then, represents Isis, the Egyptian goddess of Magic;
'Isis, by magic—for the initiated priests were all magicians—resurrected the dead god & through union with him brought forth an order of priests under the collective title of
Horus, the hawk….'
- Manly Hall Freemasonry Of The Ancient Egyptians (1937)
Remember the Crowley reference to Horus?
Magic is the art of 'Illu-sion, or Delu-sion' as Manly Hall put it;
'The Basilidans [Gnostics] were called by the orthodox [Jews & Christians] Docetœ, or Illusionists.'
- Hargreave Jennings The Rosicrucians, Their Rites & Mysteries (1870)
Crowley spent WWI going round America setting up Rosicrucian & Masonic cells (See Richard Kaczynski's bio), there was a great Rosicrucian Convention in 1916 (400th anniversary of it's founding - i.e. Martin Luther) which Bill Cooper covered in several of his Mystery Babylon shows. It was held in the 'Grove of Osiris', Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The setting up of America in 1776 was timed to coincide with auspicious numerological/astrological formulas, as was the French Revolution (1789), as was the founding of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 & the Russian Revolution of……1917
& many, many more dates with these numbers.
The British could act as the liberators of the Palestinians (who helped them defeat the Ottoman Empire) because they were familiar to them as the ostensible opponents of the French, who had butchered them a century before under Napoleon. When the
Great War was over, the British rounded the Palestinians up as criminals & brought an eternal Apocalypse
down upon their heads. Again from Hall (ibid 1937);
'In the Egyptian rites Horus is the savior-avenger, son of Isis, conceived by magic (the ritual) after the brutal murder of Osiris. Hence, he is the posthumous redeemer. Freemasons are Hori, they are the eye of Osiris, whose body therefore, is made up of eyes. Each Initiate is a Horus, each is a hawk of the sun, & for one reason is each raised & that is that he may join the army which is to avenge the destruction of wisdom, & restore the reign of the all-seeing lord [Lucifer]. Each one is dedicated to the over-throwing of the reign of [Christianity [Typhon]. The great battle, in which the sons of the hawk rout out the hosts of darkness, is the mysterious Armageddon of Revelation is the Kurukshetra of the Mahabharata & the Ragnarok of the Eddas. In this battle the host of the Adversary shall be routed forever.'
(taken from Bill Coopers Mystery Babylon 4)
Who is the Adversary? Religions for a start;
'49. I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against
all gods of men.
50. Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!
51. With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he
hangs upon the cross.
52. I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him.
53. With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian & the Buddhist, Mongol & Din.
54. Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous creeds.'
On the same day Aleister Crowley wrote this in the
Book Of The Law in 1904, Britain & France officially cemented their bond & pledged their efforts from then onwards
against the Germans;
'Entente Cordiale, (April 8, 1904), Anglo-French agreement that, by settling a number of controversial matters, ended antagonisms between Great Britain & France & paved the way for their diplomatic cooperation against German pressures in the decade preceding World War I…..' - Entente-Cordiale
Britain annexed India, Egypt & Palestine, half of Africa, all of North America, Australasia, half of Asia & by the way,
the other enemies of the Mysteries are the State & the Mob.
'Once a part of a united country or kingdom that is so predominant in size becomes nationalistic, then really the whole thing is under threat,' (Conservative party Leader William Hague - Jan, 2000).
In the late 19th Cen, Britain was still seen as an adverse force by most Americans, because of it's recent wars with & the backing of the South during the Civil War in which Britain was implicated as an instigator during the
post-war trials. Unfortunately for U.S. patriots however, most of America's Anglophile contingent resided in the corridors of power at Washington, where as always, they were busy setting up the machinery for a British usurpation from within. Noted U.S. historian Carroll Quigley (1910-1977), although an advocate of the aims of the factions behind the British Empire, openly criticised their methods;
'I realize that some of their methods were based on nothing but good intentions..[however].. their oblivion to the consequences of their actions, their ignorance of the point of view of persons in other countries or of persons in other classes in their own country - these things, it seems to me, have brought many of the things which they & I hold dear close to disaster.'
- Carroll Quigley The Anglo American Establishment (1956).
Quigley, writing in 1949 was in essence, bringing to light the forces behind the two catastrophic wars the world had just suffered, & without sparing any side a fair share in the responsibility for them, he does place the majority squarely on the shoulders of a British secret society called amongst other things; 'The Round Table' group.
Echoes of the Knights Templar?
'Chatham House [Round Table headquarters in London] had close institutional relations with a number of other similar organizations, especially in the Dominions. It also has a parallel organization, which was regarded as a branch, in New York. This latter, the Council on Foreign Relations…' (Quigley ibid).
I'm told most of the Presidents of the US are selected from this unelected bunch of oligarchs….the 'Council (Soviet in Russian) On Foreign Relations'. Be that as it may, the work in identifying the true causes of the world wars, begun by Quigley, was consummately finished by Englishman Anthony C. Sutton in his classics; Wall St & The Bolshevik Revolution & Wall St & The Rise Of Hitler. Nevertheless, it was highly respected historian & Bill Clinton mentor Quigley who stated in his above mentioned book;
'& by this date , certain members of the Milner Group & of the British Conservative government had reached the fantastic idea that they could kill two birds with one stone by setting Germany & Russia against one another in Eastern Europe'.
Since then, we've been, joined at the hip, side by side or should I say shoulder to shoulder with American countless wars, always against people who can't defend themselves & with us starting it, Trumping up all kinds of excuses just to pummel them;
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According to Manly Hall, 'Crata' means 'Cup'. I'm unable to find a definitive translation for Crata Repoa apart from 'Bitter Cup'.
Perhaps it is the San Graal, or the Holy Grail they are referring to?
I dare say it is…..
'& there came one of the 7 angels which had the 7 vials, & talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, & the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: & I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having 7 heads & 10 horns. & the woman was arrayed in purple & scarlet colour, & decked with gold & precious stones & pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations & filthiness of her fornication: & upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS & ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
& I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, & with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: & when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.'
- Book of Revelation - 17
(King James Version)
There's a twist to the tail as it were, as in my Egypt Blog & others, I note how the British empire collected trophies from it's vanquished down the centuries, one of the most infamous amongst many being the Elgin Marbles, now housed in the British Museum, London. The proper title should be the Parthenon Marbles, dating from the late 5th Cen BC, Athens, Greece, but not so.
The Parthenon & the Acropolis on which it stands was ransacked by the British who were heavily involved in Greece's war with the Turks early 1800's, the same time as the French began emptying Egypt of it's treasures I might add. In any event, the Parthenon was originally dedicated to....... Athena, & after a series of attempts
by the Greek government to
reclaim their famous property was met by a series of rebuffs by the British, the structure still lies stricken as if hit by a missile
to this day, I'll be visiting Athens shortly & will try to gauge the consensus of the locals on the issue, I don't know what to expect to be honest, for it was said that a local who caught the British on the morning they were hammering the sculptures out of their position, exclaimed with a loud, horrified gasp;
Above, the Elgin Marbles, London, England.