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For most of recorded history, the “Money Power” has been the deep state bogeyman in our moral and ethical standards of honor in government and society. Honor being “standing for the good of all in the face of forces that are out of our control.” Our last Federal Reserve Chairman, Bernanke, coined the most recent level of covert/overt monetary manipulations to maintain the “money power a “moral hazard.” The public knows this moral hazard as bailouts; money created out of nothing to maintain/shore up the established parasitical practices of Bankers.
The money power, bankers, have been a parasite within humanity’s ethics code for centuries. Politically, the result of feeding the usurious in society has always ended in violent rejection of the “money powers” when the debt has grown too big to be able to pay. War has always been the answer.
This “deep state” wrong/ righted via war is not just political, but also religious: Jesus Christ throwing the “Moneychangers” out of the Temple is the only instance in the New Testament in which this Messiah who was to bring a sword is portrayed as driven to violent rage. Up until this point, the prophetic sword in the story of Jesus had been love and the need to treat all as equal sons and daughters of God the father. The target of Jesus’ violent rage was the Moneychangers’ (bankers) who’s usurious behavior, profiting on the exchange of money used at the temple drove Jesus to upturn their stalls. This hate/rejection of usury, and in turn the Hebrews, was part of the “Christian” religion for over 1000 years.
In the 1100s the Church bowing to political and economic pressure, likely to borrow money themselves, allowed for usury. The official justification for this change was in the interest of balancing the improvement to mankind’s standard of living via the practice of this “minor sin.” Purgatory was invented to cover the debts on the soul of the usurious. The stalemate of this “deep state” hold on power via usury has been an acknowledged state of existence that many have actually accepted as unavoidable and essential for the “good of all.” War being an unfortunate reality equally unavoidable.
Now, for the first time in recorded history this underlying double standard in the ethical reality of our economic/ social existence looks to become a mute point. Technology and China are moving us beyond the “usurious middle men,” the money power, the bankers, some like to call them the “banksters” are facing an end to their hold on humanity!
What is the United States to become under the rule of an American Businessman with seemingly no regard for anything but making money? War being the driving engine of the US money making machine. Veterans for Peace has won out on the “no parade” front for now, but for how long? See the Veterans’ news release
Thwarted in his War ambitions in Afghanistan, Trump’s frustration is eyeing Blackwater as an alternative to the national military. Officials worry.
Paying attention and using informed discernment has never been more important in U.S. history, if we, the people, do not want to get fooled again.
This post is a little change of pace; time out to study the personality types. Four cards, the Sword face cards, called to me today. The Thinking personality. Psychologist Carl Jung defined the four personality types using the four suits of the Tarot. These types are, Feeling (cups), Thinking (swords), Intuitive (wands) and Sensate (pentacles). Each personality type has four levels of consciousness: page, knight, queen and king.
The Yoga of the West tradition says that each level of personality travels each path on the Tree of Life simultaneously. The Tree of Life is said to be four-dimensional, each path has four levels of consciousness, levels of personality. On each path each individual human, all of us combined are reflecting the Light to produce what Jung named our “Collective Unconscious.” Every individual has a unique consciousness dominated by different aspects of personality type at any given time. Jungian theory is that we are mostly unconscious of the different aspects of our selves. Jung theorized that we are all born with one aspect as our conscious type. (determined by our birth sign) A secondary type will also be within our conscious recognition but less than the first. A third is barely realized consciously and a forth largely unconscious may or may not be recognized in our lifetime. A person who does realize wholeness is fully conscious of his/her full personality strengths and weaknesses in every type.
My overall read on the Thinking personality is that Thinking types know that wholeness requires fighting for ideals. Thinkers rule with heads above the clouds. Wholeness requires Thinker’s to practice realistic tolerance. Tolerance that finds value in what is. The Thinker’s attributes are revealed in the Tarot’s face cards as follows.
The Knight of Swords represents the thinking personality’s ability to know just what decisive action is needed to bring right creation and or events to correct form. This is the knight we all want to be around if we are in trouble, more important this is the knight we need inside ourselves making sure NO ONE takes advantage of us. This is the warrior energy at work, energy that every man, woman and child needs in order to be free. This is the aspect of our personality that refuses to be taken advantage of, refuses to be victimized, and refuses to allow injustice to go unchallenged. In the Tarot card image, this knight’s energy is in full thrust against the wind, and this knight is pushing his horse to its’ limit. Nothing gets in this knight’s way.
The Page of Swords is the thinking idealist. Note the wind is blowing and the ground he stands on looks turbulent, there is intense, joyous, readiness here. This figure’s Sword is raised straight up, and anchored with both hands. Thinking is pure, but note the flowers at his feet are buds. We can see the white of pure thought peeking out, but the flowers are still hooded. This figure’s energy is for just cause and he is willing to fight to make the cause come into being, but his thinking is still unformed. His blade is a double edged one, and he is as likely to hurt him self as he is to accomplish his idealistic feat. The Page of Sword’s personality aspect is the burning bright brilliance of passion for free thought. The freethinking birds above his head seem to form a lemiscate like the one found crowning the Magician’s head. Realizing the ideals of this aspect in our personality requires us to overcome the endless self-induced cuts, or jaded realities that block what is right. It is the Page aspect of the Thinking personality that needs to practice debate and intellectual challenge to maintain whole thinking.
The Queen of Swords is a single-minded freethinker as symbolized by the single bird in the sky. The butterflies on her crown and throne. Her head is above the clouds, she enjoys clarity and objectivity; she wants truth. The Queen’s left hand is up and welcoming, she is willing to listen. Her sword is straight up; you will get a fair hearing. But, note the frayed, or tasseled rope on her wrist. In the Sword number cards you see figures with their arms bound, powerless. This figure has been bound, she has been there, and done that, she has survived, do not mess with her, do not attempt to feed her any lies, she has the power of freedom. The cross to wholeness for this figure is seen in the child on her throne, it is just a head, pure intellect. This queen can be a harsh critic; she doesn’t give herself or anyone else any slack.
The King of Swords is the only king that looks straight at us. He asks us, “Is your life a life of truth?” This king has his sword in his right hand fully revealed but note it is angled. This king’s justice is tempered by compassion. The ring of power that this king wears on his left hand further symbolizes his compassionate understanding. There are butterflies of transformation on his throne, joined by an angel whispering in the king’s ear, and a winged angel’s head decorates his crown. These winged beings tell us that this king’s humanity has elevated his thinking to celestial realms. The two birds in the sky are the bird of justice flying in the company of the bird of expedience. This king is not quick to judge and condemn, he considers extenuating circumstances.
Watch for aspects of the Thinking personality today, in yourself and in others. All of us, male and female, have the capacity to realize all four aspects of personality. All of us have the capacity to realize wholeness. We are all both male and female and we all are capable of realizing every dimension of every personality.
People also consult the Tarot 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 http://bit.ly/9BiovO