Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Camp Site at the End of the World


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By The Lost Dutchman

Eve didn't feel at ease about it. She knew me well enough to know I prefer the most unlikely places, but this time the prospect of a possibly very primitive and hostile camp site "at the end of the world" filled her with an undefinable aversion. However, I was rejoicing in the idea of spending our holidays in a completely untouched spot, some new Garden of Eden.
We had taken a plane via Athens, took a ship to Volos and kept our fingers crossed. The boat was crammed with Greeks and we noticed few tourists on board, but as far as I was concerned, that didn't matter.
At S., the only town on the island with the same name, we found out that one of the two camp sites had been closed to the public.The other was twenty miles out of town. That much we got from a smelly local, sitting behind the empty desk of the Tourist Bureau.
"Camping P. is very quiet," the clerk assured us... and so was the town, as a little walk showed us.
An almost empty bus with a shaky driver took us to the camp site, situated near a small hamlet. The site, close to the sea, was covered with cypresses and pine trees. It looked like a large forest in which a few tents were slumbering in the sun.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mystery of the Green Children of Woolpit by Brian Haughton | Brian Haughton's Blog

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The Green Children of Woolpit


The story of the Green Children of Woolpit reads rather like a typical English fairytale, but are there any elements of truth mixed in with the mythology and folk beliefs of fairies and the afterlife?

The Green Children of Woolpit by Brian Haughton

During the troubled reign of king Stephen of England (1135-1154), there was a strange occurrence in the village of Woolpit, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. At harvest time, while the reapers were working in the fields, two young children emerged from deep ditches excavated to trap wolves, known as wolf pits (hence the name of the village). The children, a boy and a girl, had skin tinged with a green hue, and wore clothes of a strange colour, made from unfamiliar materials. They wandered around bewildered for a few minutes, before the reapers took them to the village.
Because no-one could understand the language the children spoke they were taken to the house of local landowner Sir Richard de Calne, at Wikes. Here they broke into tears and refused to eat the bread and other food that was brought to them.
For days the children ate nothing until the villagers brought them recently harvested beans, with their stalks still attached. It was said that the children survived on this food for many months until they acquired a taste for bread.
As time passed the boy, who appeared to be the younger of the two, became depressed, sickened and died, but the girl adjusted to her new life, and was baptized. Her skin gradually lost its original green colour and she became a healthy young woman. She learned the English language and afterwards married a man at King’s Lynn, in the neighbouring county of Norfolk, apparently becoming ‘rather loose and wanton in her conduct’. Some sources claim that she took the name ‘Agnes Barre’ and the man she married was a senior ambassador of Henry II.
It is also said that the current Earl Ferrers is descended from the strange girl through intermarriage. What evidence this is based on is unclear, as the only traceable senior ambassador with this name at the time is Richard Barre, chancellor to Henry II, archdeacon of Ely and a royal justice in the late 12th century. After 1202, Richard retired to become an Austin canon at Leicester, so it is seems unlikely that he was the husband of ‘Agnes’.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Grail: from myth to reality - by Philip Coppens


























The basic Grail account opens with a young man, Perceval, encountering knights and realising he wants to be one. Despite his mother’s objections, the boy trains for the knighthood and begins a series of travels. On one such trip, he comes across the Fisher King, who invites him to stay at his castle. While there, he witnesses a strange procession in which young men and women carry magnificent objects from one chamber to another, passing before him at each course of the meal.
The first person to write about the Grail was Chrétien de Troyes, who did not identify the nature of the Grail itself. Subsequent authors, like Robert de Boron, identified it as a Christian relic, and normally as the cup used during the Last Supper. However, the German author Wolfram von Eschenbach then wrote his Grail book, Parzival, in which he stated that previous authors had committed serious errors in their accounts, while at the same time identifying the Grail as a stone that had fallen from heaven, and which displayed supernatural qualities, bestowing apparent longevity on those who were near it, as well as attracting water.
Parcival has a unique position in the Grail literature, but is still seen as a work of fiction. Wolfram stated that the characters of those who possessed the Grail were genuine people, whose names and histories his sources had investigated in Latin documents. Furthermore, Wolfram did not write fiction, and stating that Parzival is nothing but a work of fiction therefore needs an explanation why Wolfram departed from his non-fictional writings to meddle in the fictional literature.
There are over 600 names in Parzival and its sequel Titurel combined, resulting in one of the longest identification parades ever. As most believe we are faced with a literary invention by Wolfram, any identification with historical characters seems futile.
Interestingly, most of those who have attempted this match, have tried to find correspondences with the kings and nobles of Aragon. This is interesting, for Guyot de Provins, one of the primary candidates for the role of Kyot of Provence, had strong ties with Aragon. Guyot wrote about the kings of Aragon, who were his magnanimous protectors: his patron was Alfonso the Chaste, Alfonso II, the son of Alfonso I (1104-1134), who freed Saragossa from Moorish domination in 1118.
Using this as his starting point, Swiss scholar, André de Mandach, began his research, resulting in the first publication of his work in 1992, arguing for the existence of an “UrParzival”. De Mandach felt that Wolfram’s account might not only be based on real events, he also wondered whether the legend was perhaps written in a code. The key to unlock this code, de Mandach felt, lay in the history of the Northern Spanish kingdoms, in the period of 1104 to 1137. Is it not a nice coincidence that Flegetanis, the enigmatic “first source” from which Wolfram stated he retained his information, is a family name in the Empordà, the northern Catalonian region of Spain?
The Grail Code
De Mandach realised that the key to breaking the code was the “honorary surnames”, nicknames, which was a popular tradition in Spain and specifically in Islam since the 7th century AD. Indeed, the practice became so popular that it was exported to other parts of Western Europe, with kings being labelled “the Good”, “the Seemly”, “the Just”, etc.
He argued that Anfortas, identified as a king, was thus King “something” Anfortas – “something” requiring to be substituted with a name like Alfonso, Raymond, or another popular name of the time. This approach is much more direct than most researchers’ attempts, when trying to explain that Anfortas might come from the ancient French “enferté(z)”, itself derived from the Latin “infirmitate(m)”. Such reasoning is indirect at best.
Alfonso I of Aragon
This approach enabled de Mandach to identify this person as King Alfonso I of Aragon, who was nicknamed “Anfortius”. Indeed, it is that simple: Anfortas was Anfortius. He is identified as such numerous times, including in his will, and in Flamenca, where he is known as “Anfors”. Coins minted under his reign identify him as “ANFUS REX”, some of these coins having Toletta (Toledo) on the reverse side. Just on this basis alone, it is clear that de Mandach had just cracked the code. The question is why it lasted until 1992 until someone did so. And why few have noted his contribution. Perhaps the reason can be found in the fact that de Mandach wrote for a scientific audience, who had impossible pains to accept the historical nature of the Grail account.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Well, We Survived The Rapture | Socyberty



Yes, May 21, 2011 came and went, and the rapture didn’t happen, as I knew it wouldn’t. According to Harold Camping and his misguided followers it was supposed to occur May 21, 2011. Guess what, they were WRONG!
Uh, Dur, there’s no surprise here.

by Bill M. Tracer in History
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Harold Camping is following in the foot steps of many dispensationalists, starting with the first of that lot, John Nelson Darby, {November 18, 1800 -April 29, 1882}. In point of fact the use of the term “rapture” is found no where in the Bible, in any language. This concept was incorporated into Christian thought less than 200 years ago, credited to John Nelson Darby, who preached about the “rapture” in the 1830s. So, for more than 1,800 years of Christian history, no Christians anticipated the “rapture”. Throughout that time, no priest or preachers taught about the “rapture”. Jesus did not teach the “rapture”, nor did Paul, nor any of the Disciples. The “rapture” is not of true Christian origin, but Darby’s distorted misinterpretation of Paul’s writing in 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17. John Nelson Darby came up with this delusional misconception during his convalescence following a serious injury when he fell from a horse in October 1827. You’d think if it had any genuine validity as a Christian concept, it would have been a part of Christianity long before Darby fell off that horse. Unfortunately his distorted post horse fall ideas have influenced far too many evangelical and fundamentalists Christian types over the years since then. The entire concept of the “rapture” is little more than wishful thinking escapism, for those who feel they just can’t face the judgments of the tribulation or maybe a way for the “special” to avoid the four horsemen. I can see why Darby might want to avoid those horsemen, after his fall. It is among the most unsound “modern” bits of quasi Christian theology, in all of Christian history, second only to “Dispensationalism”, also credited to post horse fall Darby, which maybe should really be called Sin-sationalism, (sic).
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Friday, May 20, 2011

YouTube - Lost Without You | Corjan

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Story of Troy: Part One | Socyberty

The Story of Troy: Part One

by Allison Jae

The story of the fall of Troy.
Part One of Seven.

It began with a nightmare.
Hecuba, queen of Troy, was with child. The night before the birth, she woke up shrieking. “The fire!” she cried out. “It spreads!

King Priam bolted up. There was no fire. Hecuba had been dreaming. Shaking, she stammered out what she’d dreamed about. Instead of bearing a child, she’d brought forth a tangle of flaming snakes.
“Send for Calchas!” commanded Priam.
Old feet shuffled through the palace. Priest of Apollo, interpreter of omens, reader of dreams and the future, Calchas gave ear to the queen.
“The vision speaks plainly,” he pronounced. “The child will bring fire and ruin upon Troy. There’s but one course of action.” He peered at the queen, then the king. “When it’s born, cut the infant’s throat.”
At first light Hecuba gave birth to a boy. She held him until noon, weeping all the while. Priam at last took the baby from her arms but couldn’t bring himself to kill him. Still, he knew what must be done. He had a herdsman brought to the palace and entrusted him with the child and the deed. “Take him high on Mount Ida,” he instructed. “Seek an untraveled spot and leave him.” He touched his son’s face, then the rattle his wife had pressed into his tiny hand. He then turned away.
The herdsman obeyed and left the infant to die. Five days later he returned to the place—and gasped. No crow-pecked corpse lay before him, but a living baby, being suckled by a she-bear. Amazed, sure the boy was fated to live, the man carried him home to his wife.
The next day, he walked to Troy and presented Priam with a dog’s tongue as proof that the prince was dead. He then returned to his hut. He would raise the child in secret. He and his wife named him Paris.
The lad grew up hardy, handsome, and quick with his wits as his feet. He tended cattle, unaware that he was a prince. When the herdsman set their bulls to fight, fair-minded Paris was often asked to judge the winner. Zeus, chief among all the gods, watching from his palace on Mount Olympus, took note of the young man.

It was at this time that the gods attended the wedding of the sea goddess Thetis. They’d all been invited, with one exception. Eris, the spiteful goddess of strife, had been shunned. Enraged, she plotted her retaliation, and in the midst of the festivities she flung a golden apple into the throng. Written upon it were the words: FOR THE FAIREST. Zeus’s wife Hera assumed it was meant for her. Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle, boasted that her own beauty outshone Hera’s. Appalled, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, insisted that the apple should be hers. Their quarrel grew vicious, halting the feast. Watching, Eris grinned. Finally, Zeus had to be called on to choose the most beautiful of the three. He eyed them all, knowing that the two he passed over would make his life a misery. He longed to pass the task to another.
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Pyramid of Cathari Gnosis

In an earlier article we explored just what Cathari Gnosis is and is not. Now, we’ll look at this process more closely, breaking down its methodology into the stair steps of a pyramid-like structure.


by Bill M. Tracer

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As explored in the earlier article, What is Cathari Gnosis?, the word “Cathari”, meaning purified, is the 11th century CE Latin derivation of the Greek origin word, katharoi, “the pure”. Gnosis, also of Greek origin, means “understanding of spiritual mysteries”, or “knowledge of spiritual truths, Cosmic knowledge” or “knowledge of the Eternal or Infinite”.
Cathari = Purified
Gnosis = Knowledge of the Infinite
Therefore Cathari Gnosis (CG) is the process of purifying knowledge of the Eternal. It takes on the form of a pyramid for it begins with a foundation of total inclusiveness, which is the belief that there is truth to be found in every system of belief, every philosophy, every religion the world over and throughout all of history. Unfortunately, there is also falsehood to be found in all these same philosophies and belief systems, as well. No religion is immune to this effect. No spiritual belief system can stand apart from this particular and very Human limitation. No philosophy devised by man can fully explain the meaning of our existence, nor do any have a monopoly on all truth without the inclusion of errors, regardless of claims to the contrary. All philosophies, religions, and schools of thought are man made, thus subject to this limitation. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Pyramid of Cathari Gnosis | Socyberty

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Chronicles of Contact Twenty Five: Dying Scientist Talks



Image via CrunchBase | “Dying Scientist Talks,” on YouTube – 15 parts


“Dying Scientist Talks,” is a series of animated videos, posted in August 2008, on You Tube. About I5 X 3 minute parts it is the revealing interviews of, “Jim,” who claims to be a retired scientist, who worked for NASA as an Aeronautical Engineer, for over a decade in the 1990’s




Very few YouTube videos get a legal disclaimer, restricted access and verbal threats but, "Dying Scientist Talks," videography gets it all. Another interesting post in, "The Chronicles of Contact."


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The Chronicles of Contact Twenty Five ` Dying Scientist Talks

by James DeVere 

Monday, February 21, 2011

What is Cathari Gnosis?

















Have you heard of Cathari Gnosis? What is the philosophy of those who embrace this Cathari Gnosis? Is it a specific religious group? Or is it a cult?

To answer these questions we must first break down the ideas behind the terminology “Cathari Gnosis”, thus getting to a root understanding of just what it means.

 Cathari is of Latin derivation from the Greek origin word, katharoi, meaning “the pure” or “purified”. The 11th century French and Italian Cathars chose their name to indicate the view that their beliefs had greater “purity” than did their Catholic contemporaries. Unfortunately, they paid the ultimate price for holding such an extreme view, for they were shamelessly and unjustly murdered by order of Pope Innocent III, who most certainly did not live up to his name.



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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ufo Angels & the Bible




The angels or messengers have a key roll in numerous religions, and they seem to be associated with UFOs. God created Angels before humanity, regularly worship God, and are called the Sons of God. Angels are sometimes referred to as guardians or spirit guides. They are often described as pure energy, usually glowing white light emanating from a human form. The ancient Sumerian records describe angels know as cherubim. They were used to protect sensitive areas of the gods and prevent humans from entering. The angels evolved into more spiritual beings that often were depicted with wings and guarded sacred places. They were servants of God and carried out his commands. Angels are usually depicted with wings and the ability to fly, yet descriptions of them in the Bible do not mention wings indicating they likely used some type of unidentified flying object (UFOs) to fly.

These angelic visitors are real according to most of the great historic religious writings of mankind and much of Earth’s history revolves around these visitors from space who are often identified as Gods or angels. In Vedic writings the topmost authority in the material universe is known as Brahma, and he lives in the highest material planetary system, called Brahmaloka or heaven. It seems reasonable to assume the most sacred writings of our ancestors are not simply myths, but are based on actual visits by angels, ET visitors, devas or what ever you choose to call them. They are often given credit for bringing writing, agriculture, and religion to Earth. Thousands of books, art and songs have been authored describing their interactions with Earth.
If you visit the great temples and churches around the world, almost all have the story of a strange being who oversaw their construction. Often there are similar stories of strange flying objects in the sky and even art to convince us they are real. We celebrate Christmas throughout much of the world based on the birth of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. The logical question is what has this to do with UFOs? I suggest there is a connection.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Spirit Revolution

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“You say you want a revolution?  We all want to change the world.
But if you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out.
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright?”

-  John Lennon, Revolution

What is The Spirit Revolution?
The Chartres LabyrinthIn this unprecedented period of history, we have the rare opportunity to truly change ourselves and the world.  On the approach to the energetic changes that will come with the stellar alignments of 2012, there may be no greater opportunity in our lifetimes to seize the opportunities for spiritual evolution.  Our evolution.  R-evolution.
We are tired of the apocalyptic overload that is being thrust upon the world in regards to 2012, and wanted to be a positive force for counter-balancing that fear: fear of destruction, fear of the “end of the world”.  Fear rules, and it can rule absolutely if you feed it with ignorance.  Our mission is to prove that 2012 represents The Beginning of the World, and feed that notion of positive change and hope with wisdom and enlightenment.  Each week we will feature guests with similar and harmonious missions to make the world a more beautiful, joyous and abundant place for all.  We will recommend tools – books, DVDs, websites, courses, programs – to help everyone on their path to a personal and global Spirit Revolution.
Our modern world is dominated by fear while starving for wisdom and deeper spirituality.  Today’s challenge is for all of us to transform and embrace those two qualities ourselves, to create a better world  through our own personal transformation. Thus, the mission of the Spirit Revolution is to create profound, lasting personal and social transformation, through rediscovering the ultimate meaning of spirituality, and applying this to daily life.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Belogradchik - Mysterious Rock Formations Full Of Legends

Weird rock formations has created what is today Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria. Limestone, sandstone and conglomerates are parts of the formation, and the rocks range up to several hundreds of meters. They are all covered in beautiful shades and colors like red, grey and yellow.

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It is the place on the Balkans that has the most legends surrounding it, and some people even think ghosts live there. 230 years ago the formation for this landmark started, and the rocks have names like Adam and Eve, Rebel Velko, the Dervish and goddess Bendida.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Myths and Legends of Brittany

Welcome to the Land of Enchanters:
Myths and Legends and the Fairies and Gnomes unique to Brittany.  Read the story of Merlin - (Mir Dan in Brittany) and about Standing Stones - Mégalithes.

Alignements - These are narrow and tall stones  in lines and there are many of these, the best known at Carnac. At Plessis-Balisson, the alignement stone close to the village was once part of a Druid cemetery. In Languidic, the alignment stones are called Soldats de saint Cornély
Dolmens - These are frequent and superstition has it that these were created by fairies.  One story is that a dolmen, at Collinée had nothing left but a flagstone which bore the inscription  "Qui me tournera, gagnera". Two peasants attempted this and then read Qui m'a tourné n'a rien gagné"  which was not quite what they had anticipated as it meant whoever turned the stone gained nothing.  However a third peasant took the stone home, broke it and found it held hundreds of pieces of gold.
Menhirs - These are groups of stones and they too have their various stories - for instance at Locarn, two blasphemous priests were turned into Menhirs.
Steles -  Some of these hemispherical stones are considered to be fertility symbols and at Senven-Léhart, legend has it that sterile women used to visit the stone at the chapel of Saint Tugdual at nighttimes to rub their stomachs against the round stone  and  nine months to the day later had a baby.
Tumulus - These are earth covered dolmens and impressed the Breton peasants greatly in the past.  At Kermein in Langonnet, the tumulus is 40 metres in diameter and considered to be the tomb of the King Morvan.

St Michael and the Devil  
When you next go to Dol de Bretagne - cast a glance at nearby Mont Dol, which rises up out of the reclaimed marshlands.  The story is that the Devil was furious when Mont St Michel was built and full of resentment towards St Michael to whom the monastery was dedicated.  The Devil and St Michael agreed to compete for ownership of the Mount, which the Devil claimed to be his and decided that whoever could jump the furthest would win.  The Devil fell into the River Couënon but the air lifted St. Michael's wings and he was swept to Mont Dol. On one of the rocks of Mont Dol there is the footprint of St. Michael and the claw mark of the Devil. 
 
Saint Suliac
The town of St. Suliac was built around a monastery founded by Suliac, son of Bramail, King of Wales. The king was furious with his son taking holy orders but gave in to his wishes eventually. After his father's death, one of his sister-in-laws was dependent on marrying him in order to stay on the throne when Sulliac's brothers died. The ambitious Hararné was furious at his refusal and determined for revenge so Sulliac took a boat to the estuary of the Rance and sailed to the first isthmus which is now known as the St. Suliac pool.  He was given land by the chief of the region and he and other  monks cultivated the land growing grain and grape vines.  The  town of  Rigourden, neighboured the monastery  but was the other side of what was then the narrow Rance which could be crossed by stepping stones. The people there  kept donkeys who frequently escaped and ran riot over the monastery lands. Sulliac magically froze the animals where they stood and only released them on their promise not to cross the river and enter the monastery grounds.  He also widened the River Rance at that spot.

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Another Leap through the Air - from  Dinan  and the founding of Lanvallay
Valay was a monk from Landevennec who set up home near the capital of the Diablintes.  Valay was very concerned about the conduct of the women of the area and decided to reprimand them firmly about their gossip and cruel tongues. They did not take kindly to this and chased Valay, with the intention of stoning him and the poor monk could hardly get away from their fury.  He made a dash for the high rocks at the top of the valley of the Rance and the women triumphantly drew near, thinking they had caught him.  However he leapt into the air and landed on the other side of the river on rock.  His footprints are there to this day. His home became Dinan and the right hand side of the Rance where he landed was called Lanvallay!

The Birth of the Morbihan
The Gulf of Morbihan is an inland sea in the South of Brittany.  There are  368 islands  there.  It is said that when the fairies were driven out of the forest of Brocéliande the tears they shed formed the inland sea.  The fairies had garlands of flowers which threw into  the sea and each flower transformed into an island. Three garlands were thrown into the Atlantic and turned into the islands Houat and Hoedic. The fairy queen's garland became the  Isle of Beauty.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ancient Mysteries: Spirit of The Forest | Socyberty

Ancient Mysteries: Spirit of The Forest

by Mr Ghaz 

The Celts worshiped bloodthirsty gods in dark woodland sanctuaries. While evidence suggests that this may be a grimly exaggerated description of the truth, the Celts undoubtedly regarded forests and woodlands as sacred place of power and danger.

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