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Restoration of free source cut and past function is the only solution to global order at a free and independent individual level.
Word from Henry Kissinger about Putin is that he does not “think Putin is a character like Hitler,” Kissinger replies. “He comes out of Dostoyevsky.” Henry Kissinger: ‘We are in a very, very grave period’ If Kissinger is correct then Putin isn’t an enemy we, the people, of the United States would choose. At least not the “we the people” that are US citizens who align themselves with progressive ideals that have brought us decent working conditions, and education. According to the themes in Crime and Punishment, “Dostoyevsky was especially appalled by the idea that actions taken in pursuit of a better society were themselves necessarily good. He saw in this seemingly innocent theory a potential justification for violence. It was the same danger that Dostoyevsky recognized in the nihilists and anarchists, who by the 1870s and ’80s had indeed turned to terrorism to achieve their ends. Dstoyevsky’s novels are prophetic in regards to the assassination of Alexander II.” Kissinger is saying that he thinks Putin is a thinker that would have stood against violence as a solution to social ills. This is a startling insight when put in perspective against the current NATO vs BRICS global stand-off, as it can be safely assumed from Kissinger’s statement that the BRICS are as against terrorism as NATO claims to be.
So what is the United States fighting for? Rhetoric would have it that we are fighting Terrorists. Economically, many writers say that the US is fighting to maintain our current Military Industrially imposed US Dollar domination of the globe. The problem with this economic fight is that the military solution looks a lot like terrorism. The fight is sinking the very ideals that made the United States a “utopian ideal.” Instead what we have is dystopian writers saying that the US is going to fall and the entire globe is facing bleak and dark days ahead. Globalists who identify with the underdog BRIC nations right to thrive without being dominated by NATO are currently also waking up to the reality that harmony is going to be required if we want to maintain and sustain trade as we know it on this Globe. On this front, our current President Trump may be the hero of the hour. Working with Putin, opening up North Korea makes sense. Others would say Trump is taking us down a suicidal path with Russia as the Pied Piper. ” All we can hope for is that the rest of the world manages to come together and build at least the scaffolding of a functional imperial replacement in time to avoid collapsing into a new post-imperial dark age. ”
One thing is for sure, no matter who you think the bad guys are on this Earth, global life requires that all of our interconnected lives find a way to harmonize our greed, powers, resources and desires, good and bad, or we all lose.
Wells Fargo brings to light the reality behind the war on terror. Questionable accounting methods have been an underlying terror in the “war on terror” since the fraudulent Enron accounting methods were revealed in 2001. The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) began investigating just how far the Arthur Anderson fraudulent accounting methods used by Enron reached into other Wall Street firm’s financial reports but the investigation went down with the SEC offices in building number seven when the terror went 911. Wiki. list of tenants in the building number 7 But, as it does, truth will win out and here we are again.
Interest in just how wide-spread the fraud goes is always the first question when it is revealed, this is happening with Wells Fargo today. http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/22/investing/wells-fargo-fake-accounts-banks/ At the same time, our political representatives go through the actions of demanding accountability. Senator Elizabeth Warren has reached internet hero status for her grilling of Wells Fargo executives regarding their accountability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJhkX74D10M Yet, as wonderful as this woman is, the reality is “same, same, but different.” No change. Our banks are criminal enterprises. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2016/09/the-debate-is-over-banking-has-become-a-criminal-enterprise-in-the-u-s/
Terror, war and social confusion in the face of economic failure has obscured the corruption in the heart of our economy. Terror on all fronts has allowed for capital issuance to shore up money flow needed to keep the false front/false flag waving. This claim may oversimplify the complexity of what is involved and at stake in the global economy and the terror, but at the root remains this fraudulent accounting game. Note the continued pentagon money corruption as case in point. 9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon Trillions have continued to be “lost” out of the Pentagon budget year after year. In 2016 the loss has been reported as $6.5 trillion. The war on terror is bleeding money to win a losing corrupt battle.
The current Wells Fargo debacle tells us that the global money power game has reached a place in which all the major players are bankrupt, overextended and unable to keep playing, they can only continue to falsify accounting to keep afloat. When this happens to players of the popular Monopoly Game by Hasbro the board has to be wiped clean and the game has to start over. In real life, throughout history, wiping the board clean means going to war. I have family members who think this is just fine, the mental disconnect from the death and suffering this thinking encompasses is astounding. Soldier glory is a mental state, a warrior state of mind, that blacks out moral subtext and social/economic reality. It is a mental state that appeals to the fight in us when faced with terror, yet it is a fight that inevitably leads us to the wrong enemy and hundreds of thousands wrongfully dead.
The true enemy is the mind game that turns the 1%’s terror of losing their control into a terrorizing bogey man for the 99% to fight. The true fight before the people is the fight to see the mind game, the bogey man, for what it is. This is not easy, the loss of financial liquidity involved in the terror puts the squeeze on the lowest income earners in the 99% and the resulting terror promotes blind rage and violent uproar in the face of powerlessness. Headlines about protests and blood on the streets begin to rule our news. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/21/protests-after-charlotte-police-officers-kill-man-outside-apartment-complex.html The squeeze and “sucking” of all the resources available to shore up an overextended system encroaches on all that there is no matter how sacred, as our Native Americans have witnessed for hundreds of years and to this day. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/04/492625850/dakota-access-pipeline-protests-in-north-dakota-turn-violent The 1% will not face the terror of their making and we the people need to face down and reject the bogey man terror they are pawning off on us in order to cover up their corruption and to remain in the 1% position of power.
The people’s 911 is to turn the 1%’s 911 upside down, to do this is to realize the energy of new consciousness: 2000 plus years new. I’m talking about mindfulness, harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust, consciousness brought to us by Christ, Buddha, Mohammad and Pythagoras. I’m mystical/magical/mathematical enough to believe in the quantum leap of prophesy attributed to our current time in the space continuum of these great teachers’ existence. http://earthsky.org/human-world/when-will-the-age-of-aquarius-begin Terror is something we must fight, but not in the way the corrupt masters of our economies are directing us to fight. The real fight before the 99% is to recover our ability to survive in spite of the money power’s false paradigm of existence crashing down upon us.
The front line of the 99%’s fight against the 1%’s terror is in the fight for the ordinary. I’m talking about the basics of true existence. The right to grow our own food. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/right-to-grow-food-zl0z1211zrob.aspx The fight to access clean water. http://water.org/water-crisis/water-sanitation-facts/ To clear the board of the corrupt money power game is to realize that the game has us harnessed to a survival based on the issuers/bank’s false paradigm of existence. To win requires that we stop being dependent on their monetary paradigm. This is what the Native American’s way of life does, this is what the Amish way of life does. If the people are going to win this round of historical corruption and denigration of all we say we hold sacred then the people need to be the ones that are brave enough to face the terror of monetary value disintegrating.
America’s new test of bravery is one in which we embrace reality and fight for the ordinary in the face of terror. We need to shore up our resources in our communities. Each individual needs to do their part in securing their source for local food and clean water, and fight for the same rights of others where they can. Individual financial survival and personal sovereignty also calls for moving money out of the big corrupt banks and into local credit unions and community banks. Promoting community survival is the best way for the 99% to diffuse terror as the big banks and military corrupt fail.
For what it is worth, I do believe the meaning of this symbolism bears repeating.
The Eye in the Pyramid Cap is a Magi symbol. It is found on the US Dollar bill and this is one reason why I use it on the cover of Choosing Honor. The Magi teaching attached to this symbol is that when one attains highest consciousness one enters the state of being in which one can choose to become a savior: Messiah. In the Magi tradition, once the highest consciousness is achieved then the hovering pyramid cap with the eyeball lowers and connects with the base pyramid. A full pyramid with the eye symbolizing realization of full being, wholeness. This teaching applies to both individuals and mankind as a whole. “As it is above, so it is below.”
Zoroastrian traditional places the prophet Zoraster in the center of wings, which is said to be from pre-Islamic Persia; the first texts date from 226-641 AD.
The concept of floating eye, flying disc, and the flying eyeball dates back to Sumeria. Sumeria, according to archeologist carbon dating, existed 5000 years ago. There are many theories regarding the meaning of the Sumerian flying disc: knowledge that came from heaven, saviors that came from heaven, and aliens are the most common.
The prophet Zoraster is said to have lived in 6th Century BCE, his teachings invoked saviors from the past who had attained this higher consciousness. He said these beings were like the dawns of new days and would come to the world in service; to model the way to the savior state. Zoraster hoped himself to be one of them. The belief in coming saviors developed from his teachings which also incorporated belief in angels and demons. There can be no doubt that the prophet Zoroaster’s ideas influenced Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the beliefs regarding ethical monotheism, heaven, hell, angels, the resurrection of the body, and the messiah figure: the extent of his influence is not known for certain.
The ALEPH path is represented by THE FOOL archetype. This is the leap of faith consciousness on the Tree of Life. ALEPH is shaded on the diagram to the left.
The Fool in Tarot is the zero path, the ALEPH path of unlimited potential. In many ways The Fool is all of us on every path on our journey on the Tree of Life. This Fool path is one on which all that we need manifests because we follow the Light, that from which all things come, without question. The Fool has no fear or anxiety; he’s a newborn soul about to step off a cliff into the material world. He has all the tools he needs in the bag on the staff, but he hasn’t opened the bag yet. He knows that he can trust in the long, straight and narrow path his staff represents: his will. The white rose in his left hand represents purity of thought. The little white dog nipping at his heels is his guardian. The dog will protect him, but he will also push him to learn the lessons that he came here to learn.. Life is wasted if no lessons are learned. The mountains behind the Fool represent the realms of Light that he has just left, and will spend his life trying to attain again. The valley he is about to step into represents our own physical, material world. The Fool willingly walks right off the cliff of the unknown in order to be who he/she was born to be and create what he/she was born to create. This path is also a path of understanding that even if you fall on your face or make a fool of yourself, everything will be all right, “just pick your self up, dust your self off, and start all over again.” Wholeness for the Fool is found in seeking and knowing what he/she does not know.
Bringing Your Reality Into Form – The 3rdth Path
The 3rd path in the Yoga of the West tradition, Kabbalah using the Tarot, is the path known as Binah, the birth giver. This is the cosmic gate from which the Light brings being into form. The numbers 3 of each suit in the Tarot deck, 4 cards combined, reflect the energy at work here. On this path order of all comes into existence. This is the hub of paths that includes the Magician, the Empress, the Chariot and the Lovers, a hub of synthesis. This path is a fusion of opposites; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We achieve this whole by fulfilling the work we are born to create, rejoicing in the profound recognition of what is valuable, experiencing birth pain in our hearts and knowing objective truth.
The first card is the 3 of Pentacles, which portrays three figures in conference in what can only be a cathedral. This card depicts sacred work, service. A workman is standing above a priest and a “judge,” in a clown cloak. The workman is the artist and he is raised above the others. The artist’s work, the work of creation is what is most important. This image makes me think of Michelangelo painting The Last Judgment in the Sistine chapel in the Vatican. The Pope’s master of ceremonies, Biagio de Cesena, insulted the painting and Michelangelo responded by portraying him as Minos, in the hell part of the picture with ass’ ears and a snake biting his penis. Funny but, in the workings of this path, dangerous, because if the three do not come to agreement the great work goes undone. Wholeness requires us to unify the three aspects of ourselves that these figures represent. Doing our true work in the world requires us to balance our creative perfectionist, with our spirituality and our practical worldly concerns (making a living).
The second card is the 3 of Cups. The name of this path, Binah, means understanding. The three figures in this card have come to full understanding. They have come together to rejoice in a spirit of equality to celebrate what is most valuable to them, their mutual understanding. Also, from the harvest fruit all around them, they are celebrating mutual success. These figures dance in a circle, not in a line, no one comes first, no one comes last. Wholeness requires us to put aside our individual ego and celebrate be part of a group without the need to be exceptional.
The third card on this third path is the Three of Swords. Three is a magic number and this three of Swords is THE card of creativity. The look of the three swords stabbing into a heart brings to mind heartbreak. But the pain in this Fire card is birth pain, the pain of creation, the pain of the right thing happening. No body gets out of this world alive. There is nothing to do with pain except take it into our hearts and in so doing transform it into creative energy. It is up to us to create the world we experience. To master the path of the Three of Swords is to master the understanding that the formation forces of life deliver what we need, not what we want.
The final card on this path of creative fulfillment is the Three of Wands, symbolizing intuition: knowing. The lone figure standing above all represents understanding what needs to be brought into being. The figure in this card stands centered in knowing, looking out over the sea of possibility. The figure’s right hand, the hand that symbolizes bringing the material world into form, rests securely on the right wand. This is the path of the prophets, the saints, the visionaries; the path of genius that changes the world as we know it. Wholeness on this path requires us to find centered knowing.
This reading is meant for the practice of Yoga of the West, a Tarot meditation designed to build a bridge of intuition between the reader’s unconscious and conscious mind. People also consult the cards as an oracle. Caution is advised. An oracle opens the door to spiritual deception as easily as spiritual truth. To read more about Yoga of the West go to https://choosinghonor.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/yoga-of-the-west-a-mindfulness-practice-that-uses-the-tarot-to-reflect-the-workings-of-the-light/
The first Crossroad that must be crossed to transcend the Tree directly is represented by Temperance and The Tower. Think of it as a metamorphosis via creativity. No matter which side you dance on this path, light or dark, this cross cannot be transcended unless one completely lets go of patterns of oppression. Liberation from self-oppression is the final liberation that occurs at this Crossroad. Liberation from the oppression from loved ones and family must be realized before you can even begin to cross this road.
Madonna’s story today about being a prisoner during marriage is very common for women. http://www.aol.com/article/2015/03/11/madonna-says-i-was-a-prisoner-during-guy-ritchie-marriage/21152333/?ncid=webmail1 My own experience was to realize self-oppression as the real culprit. Self-oppression is my behavior that puts me in my prescribed role in society as a daughter, sister, wife, mother. Though, that said, I have found that the oppression is not all self induced. Men, even men who profess support for women’s rights, do take advantage of our female conditioning to self-oppress. They are conditioned to take advantage of us. Continued propagation of the species requires this behavior. Sigh. What we do in the creative zone is always sticky and messy. Creativity and sexuality are one and the same force. I appreciate Madonna for breaking social boundaries. She has never failed to own her reality publicly.
Tarot is a book written to maintain an underground mystery school for free thinking believers in the power of the Light. These freethinkers are often called the Illuminati. The Illuminati are just one of many schools, cabals, of thought based on the workings of the Light. The school that uses Tarot cards is called Yoga of the West.
The secret doctrine of the Light, because of its heretical nature, has been reserved and shared with only those deemed worthy. Those who have the “eyes to see.” This teaching that reveals the Light is Gnostic (pre-Roman Christian), Pythagorean, and Pagan, but predominantly it’s Judaic. The root teaching focuses on our power as individuals to realize the power of creation, to become one with the Light, create miracles and attain eternal life. These are Messianic teachings.
Kabbalah has been subjected to centuries of hearsay. Evidenced by the many different spellings used by the different schools of interpretation: Cabala, Kabbala, Qabala, Qabalah, Practical Kabbalah, Christian Kabbalah, Hermetic Qabalah, English Qabalah. All these different cabals are working to interpret a diagram known as the Tree of Life. This diagram is a four dimensional diagram of paths. Paths that reflect the workings of the “Light.” The Light is the life force; it is the energy of creation. There are no words to define the Light. So scholars of this work assign symbols, numbers and archetype beings in different combinations to each path in their effort to define the power.
The creator of this diagram is shrouded in mystery. Many researchers say the diagram was created in the middle ages, others say it goes all the way back to the time of the Biblical Genesis, and still others say it was given to Moses along with the Ten Commandments. The mystery becomes even more intriguing with the work of modern Kabalist mathematicians who have created four dimensional computer generated diagrams of the Tree that reveal DNA.
Famed psychologist Carl Jung named the archetype paths on the Tree of Life our Collective Unconscious. The four dimensions of the Tree, reflected in the four suits of the Tarot deck, reveal the Jungian four personality types. Jung hypothesized that when and or if we are able to bring all of the workings of the paths into our conscious awareness then we become whole human beings. This is also when we balance all aspects of the four personality types within our self. A whole human being is a master of the paths, a Messiah. A Messiah is able to wield the full powers of creation. A master of the paths realizes eternal life.
Every Tarot card symbolizes an aspect of the Light at work on the paths on the Tree of Life. The symbolism on each card reflects how the Light works on the path it represents. The Tarot’s face cards represent personality types in relation to the entire Tree.
Studying and meditating on different Tarot cards everyday is practicing Yoga of the West. A practice designed to build fluency in the workings of the paths. The lowest paths reflect the lowest consciousness, and they transcend to the highest paths, which reflect the highest consciousness. Mastering awareness of all the paths is, in the Yoga of the West tradition, how you become a whole human being, a Magician, a Messiah, creator of miracles, master of your reality.
An interesting footnote to always keep in mind regarding Messianic consciousness and the power to create miracles is the fact that, in the Tarot, you find this highest consciousness is reflected in both the Magician and the Fool archetype cards. The Magician and the Fool are equals. The Magician sits at the “right hand of the father,” and the Fool sits at the “left hand of the father.” The Magician consciously works the Light to create miracles. The Fool trusts in the Light, “that from which all things come,” to create miracles. Both forms of consciousness create miracles. The power is in the Light, not in our consciousness. Our consciousness is only a reflector of the Light.
Mary T. Ficalora, is the author of the award winning book, Choosing Honor: a philosophical treatise that applies the symbolism found on the Tree of Life to reveal an unpredictable tonic for what ails America. http://www.availpress.com/